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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Free clue: Yes it is for some.
    I think the confusion there is the understanding, or lack therof, of definition.

    When we think of the heroin addict convulsing or the alcoholic going through DT's, then, by comparison, pot isn't "addictive" on that scale.

    If a hard-core pot smoker found himself on a deserted island for months with no pot, his worst withdrawal symptom would be a sour-puss and a "bummer dude" attitude, mixed with a couple of nightmares the first few nights, and that would be about it.

    How do I know that? I was Wilson on at that Tom Hanks movie and I didn't have any mota bro.

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    About the vid: I have a white 'doctor's coat', but that doesn't make me a doctor.

    I believe marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco. I have the ocassional drink, but I don't smoke or do drugs of any sort. So, whatever floats someone's boat.
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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    I think its hard to argue the cost of marijuana enforcement is worth the benefit. Certainly the DEA and other law enforcement dedicate significant resource to this. What are they protecting us from? Moreover, marijuana laws are unevenly enforced, meaning some pay a penalty for actions that others freely engage in. What is the benefit of having this drug illegal? We should legalize it simply because its pragmatic to do so....
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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I think the confusion there is the understanding, or lack therof, of definition.

    When we think of the heroin addict convulsing or the alcoholic going through DT's, then, by comparison, pot isn't "addictive" on that scale.

    If a hard-core pot smoker found himself on a deserted island for months with no pot, his worst withdrawal symptom would be a sour-puss and a "bummer dude" attitude, mixed with a couple of nightmares the first few nights, and that would be about it.

    How do I know that? I was Wilson on at that Tom Hanks movie and I didn't have any mota bro.
    This is accurate. Different substances have different levels of addiction, usually defined by the significance of the withdrawal symptoms, the need to increase the amount of the substance in order to get the same effects, or both. Marijuana, though addictive, is somewhat low on these scales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No offense to you junkies but I do not buy the medical marijuana excuse. I think potheads couldn't win people over with the recreational marijuana so they made up the medicinal marijuana arguement as a back door to recreational usage. Watching that movie Super High Me( a marijuana version of Super Size Me) has only further convinced me of this. It seems like you can come up with any illness and claim that only pot can relieve that pain and some quack doctor will write you a prescription for it.
    I agree that there is problem in the way Doctors prescribe the drug, however this is a problem with the system... not the drug itself. I would prefer that if it is to be used for medical use it should be limited to those who are either dying (from cancer or AIDS for example) or those who would otherwise be unable to function without it. I am against prescribing it for simple aches and pains.

    According to this article, "a significant percentage of those with HIV/AIDS use marijuana as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy."(Marijuana Rivals Mainstream Drugs For Alleviating HIV/AIDS Symptoms)

    Another article says, "In the study, THC was found to induce the death of various human brain cancer cell lines and primary cultured human brain cancer cells by a process known as autophagy." (Active Component Of Marijuana Has Anti-cancer Effects, Study Suggests)

    I am convinced that THC does have some cancer fighting properties. My mother told me of a close relative who's cancer went away after smoking cannabis. Though I could not confirm that the cancer went away because of smoking, I do find it an odd coincidence.


    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Maybe because of the damage it does to brain cells you forget that you are addicted.jr602az has apparently forgotten the number of times he posted this thread. Detoxify and other companies seem to make lots of money on people who will get high off pot despite the risk of losing their job.

    If it is an opinion based on ignorance then why are potheads the ones mostly pushing for so called medicinal marijuana, why can I pick up a high times magazine and somewhere in that magazine they are pushing it? I seriously doubt jr602az and other potheads gives a **** about medicinal marijuana other than the fact it can be used as a back door to get prescription marijuana for recreational users and to get their foot in the door for recreational marijuana. Personally I think you people should be honest about your motives.
    A lot of things kill brain cells.

    As for the second part, completely false. Many states all over the U.S. are pushing for medical use of marijuana. You don't have to be a pothead to recognize the benefits of the naturally grown drug.

    Even my doctor thinks medical marijuana should be legal.

    High Times is pushing for it because they love pot. What else would you expect?


    Personally I am in favor of legalizing medical use (but only for those I mentioned above), but not recreational use. I would much rather smoke a natural plant to alleviate pain than to ingest manufactured drugs with many negative side effects. If I am dying of cancer I would rather go out laughing and with the munchies.

    Not to mention you can grow it at home and for much less a price than prescription pills.

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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This is accurate. Different substances have different levels of addiction, usually defined by the significance of the withdrawal symptoms, the need to increase the amount of the substance in order to get the same effects, or both. Marijuana, though addictive, is somewhat low on these scales.
    That being said, I have no data or link evidence to offer regarding my opinion. My opinion is drawn totally from what I know first hand and personally. I do not need a medical journal or a doctorate to speak of things I know to be fact.

    No one will ever convince me, knowing what I know, that pot is not addictive.

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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That being said, I have no data or link evidence to offer regarding my opinion. My opinion is drawn totally from what I know first hand and personally. I do not need a medical journal or a doctorate to speak of things I know to be fact.

    No one will ever convince me, knowing what I know, that pot is not addictive.
    Keep in mind that cigarettes, alcohol, and even caffeine are all addictive. And marijuana has been ranked lower than all three in the category of addictive qualities.

    Plus it can differ from person to person.

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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Keep in mind that cigarettes, alcohol, and even caffeine are all addictive. And marijuana has been ranked lower than all three in the category of addictive qualities.

    Plus it can differ from person to person.
    I know that to be true as well. I have found tobacco to be the worst addiction of them all. A cigarette may not cause you to wreck your car but they are the hardest habit to break I have ever known personally.

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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Free clue: Yes it is for some.
    So is alcohol, even more so than marijuana, but it is ingrained in our culture. Are we going to have a second prohibition with that? Of course not, but there IS prohibition happening right now with weed, and it has been a dismal failure. Just legalize it, and allow adults to be responsible with it. If they aren't, then THAT is when they should be penalized.

    As George Carlin once said, the main difference between alcohol and marijuana is that, with marijuana, you don't puke on your shoes.
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    Re: Miracle Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Keep in mind that cigarettes, alcohol, and even caffeine are all addictive. And marijuana has been ranked lower than all three in the category of addictive qualities.

    Plus it can differ from person to person.
    That may be true, but this argument does nothing for the legalization side. It will always hit the addiction roadblock. And those that deny it is addictive do much more damage. Best argument for legalization is a twofold approach. Argue the complete failure of the war on drugs, and then expand it to shifting all that money to substance abuse treatment rather than incarceration. Presenting the merits of marijuana use is not going to get anyone who doesn't use to care.
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