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Thread: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    never claimed the propaganda (or wikipedia articles) was not killed, just the theory.
    I could get the same information from an encyclopedia or any legitimate article, if that is what you need...

    Now that we have established what it was(which is in line with what I previously posted), how exactly was the theory "killed"?
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    I mean, just look at this other guy on the forum right now... He's trying to claim it's some innate drive in some people to get high.
    I'd say there's something to that theory. Every human culture in existence uses psychoactives, and even the strictest religious groups-- except for a very small handful-- allow for at least some form of intoxication. I'm lucky enough that all of my vices are legal, for now, but even I indulge heavily in nicotine and even more heavily in caffeine and ginseng.

    Drug use is inherent to all human cultures. The only thing that differs is what drugs and for what purposes.

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    I could get the same information from an encyclopedia or any legitimate article, if that is what you need...

    Now that we have established what it was(which is in line with what I previously posted), how exactly was the theory "killed"?
    I am sorry, the first major blow to the theory happened 10 years ago, I was going off the cuff and misrepresented the timeframe.

    It was in 1999 that the Institute of Medicine released their ONDCP requested and commissioned report (you are aware of what the ONDCP is I hope?)

    I am not going to go digging through 250 or so pages to find the pertinent info, but if you want here:

    Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base

    after this study the gateway theory stopped getting pushed very hard, and now is almost nonexistent in drug debates, and a LOT less common in government sponsored/sanctioned info.

    It is a loser argument anyways, the gateway theory is a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy (correlation not causation)
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Ahh, lol ironically enough I often have an herbal beverage. mostly tea
    Most of the tea-flavored shisha is Earl Grey, and I'm allergic to bergamot.

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There is VERY nasty **** in cigarettes. It's like sleeping with a chick from Jersey Shore.
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Cigarette smoke is worse, does worse damage to clothing and homes, and will deteriorate your body faster. You are also more likely to light up a cigarette (purchased legally) with more chemicals and addatives in it than if you were to light up a joint (purchased illegally.) That chance lowers for both tobacco and marijuana if you grow it yourself or know the grower. But more often you'll find folks growing their own marijuana than growing their own tobacco to smoke.
    How does it do worse damage to clothes? Weed smells as much as a ciggy. I will give ya that cigs seem to have more chemicals and addatives in it than weed-IF- you know your dealer because weed can be laced with all kinds of nasty and crazy stuff.


    I smoke cigs and sometimes toke so was just curious about your thinking. Not trying to hate or anything
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    How does it do worse damage to clothes? Weed smells as much as a ciggy.
    Cannabis smells worse, but it's much easier to get the smell out. It doesn't linger for nearly as long as the smell of tobacco smoke, especially cigarette smoke.

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I usually..er..don't...smoke my marijuana through an ice bong or hooka. Makes it so smooth...and sometimes you can even add flavors that mix well with marijuana's natural scent. but it certainly isn't for everyone. I hated it when I first smelled it, but then grew to love it.
    I will never forget the first time I smoked hash. It had such a what word I am looking for? Pungent smell? But oh how I came to love that smell.

    Now sometimes cigar smells remind me of hash. Does it you?

    I must be the only person here that likes the way cigs. smell. I like the smell, taste, etc.
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    what stage are you at epoc?
    the HURR DURR stage.

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Most of the tea-flavored shisha is Earl Grey, and I'm allergic to bergamot.
    Wow, a bergamot allergy? That's interesting. :O

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