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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    In 20 years of smoking I've never seen it happen to anyone.
    Same here, besides that's only a case for legalization...someone mentioned it earlier, you regulate it then you will not have to worry about someone lacing your weed with crack. One thing I think people fail to realize is just how easy it is for people, including kids, to get weed. I live in a small Southern town and there are several people just within our town of 6,000 who deal, they don't ask for your ID either so you know youngsters are buying. It's much easier to aquire weed when your underage then it is to aquire Alcohol and Tobacco.
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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Doesn't surprise me at all that the majority of people would choose the far more dangerous substance...It's the laws fault though.
    You really can't blame that one on the law. Even in countries where pot is legal or decriminalized, alcohol user rates soar above marijuana rates. Alcohol has been mankind's preferred drug of intoxication for centuries.

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Same here, besides that's only a case fo legalization...someone mentioned it earlier, you regulate it then you will not have to worry about someone lacing your weed with crack. One thing I think people fail to realize is just how easy it is for people, including kids, to get weed. I live in a small Southern town and there are several people just within our town of 6,000 who deal, they don't ask for your ID either so you know youngsters are buying. It's much easier to aquire weed when your underage then it is to aquire Alcohol and Tobacco.
    My experience does agree with this point. When I was in high school, you had to get a fake ID or find someone of age to buy booze for you. If you wanted illegal drugs all you needed was to know who to go to and to have the necessary cash.

    I wasn't a druggie or party guy at all in high school, but even I knew who one of the dealers in school was and I was friends with several other regular drug users who easily could've put me in touch with their dealers if I asked.

    While kids do regularly get their hands on both alcohol and illegal drugs, illegal drugs is usually much easier and hassle free.
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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    AFP: Alcohol more harmful than heroin, crack cocaine: study

    LONDON Alcohol is more harmful than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, a new study said Monday.

    Scientists looked at the dangers to both the individual and to wider society and found that alcohol was the most dangerous substance, according to the study by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD).

    The results fly in the face of long-held opinions about which drugs pose the greatest dangers, with the authors claiming they demonstrate "the present drug classification systems have little relation to the evidence of harm."

    "They also accord with the conclusions of previous expert reports that aggressively targeting alcohol... is a valid and necessary public health strategy," said the authors.

    Drug experts on the committee devised their own system to judge substances and believe their consensus provides a valuable assessment which could guide policymakers.

    The research, published in medical journal The Lancet, looked at the how much a drug harms the human body as well as other factors such as what its use costs the health care and prison systems.

    Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine -- or crystal meth -- were found to be the most deadly. But when the wider social effects were factored in, alcohol was the most dangerous, followed by heroin and crack cocaine, said the study.
    While I don't agree with the policy angle, the facts are still interesting.

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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    It's not what I enjoy more, but rather which is more harmful and costly. Personally, the data suggests that less physical harm occurs because of marijuana than either tobacco or alcohol.

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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by snbl11225 View Post
    It's not what I enjoy more, but rather which is more harmful and costly. Personally, the data suggests that less physical harm occurs because of marijuana than either tobacco or alcohol.
    A note on the tobacco: it's not smoking *the* tobacco that nets the harm - it's the junk they add *too* the cigarettes.

    Curious - if they popularize and legalize marijuana and legitimately started to produce it in readily available quantities what makes then *think* that weed won't be tainted like they've done to my stogies? Cigarettes *didn't always* have all that extra crap added to them. The extra chemicals were added to make them *more* addictive.

    Well - if weed isn't inherently addictive (as in - chemically) - then what's really there to ensure that people continue to buy and use (think of it from a business-profit churcning perspective). I see quick opportunity to add in this-and-thats - make it officially addictive - and then rope people in as users rather than enjoyers of said substances.

    In order to prevent that from being the case they'd have to heavily regulate - and there's only so much regulation a state can do over it's commercial-enterprises.
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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    I wasn't suggesting that marijuana should be legalized. I was comparing the three. However, I am in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. It provides the kind of benefits to people that can only be found in other drugs that are more harmful. In some cases, such a nausea in treatment of cancer patients, it cannot be as effective in any other drugs. I would not deny such aid to those who are ill.

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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by snbl11225 View Post
    I wasn't suggesting that marijuana should be legalized. I was comparing the three. However, I am in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. It provides the kind of benefits to people that can only be found in other drugs that are more harmful. In some cases, such a nausea in treatment of cancer patients, it cannot be as effective in any other drugs. I would not deny such aid to those who are ill.
    But you're not comparing a pure or natural tobacco - you're comparing a spiked tobacco product to a natural product.

    If you were to examine types of tobaccos that are leaf - and not tainted with additives - then what would the results be?

    (edit - they should be termed, here . . . *you*, snbl, didn't do this research and study - they did)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    It should be written what do you prefere, to live 20 or 40 years lesser.
    there is absolutlly nothing dangerous about pot. the only reason people think that is because they first tested it with a gas mask which fills withsmoke and no oxogen gets to your brain and brain cells die. and it slightly decreases lung capacity. other than that, there is nothing wrong with it. im not telling you smoke or not to smoke, im just presenting the facts.

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    Re: Marijana or Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Don't drink and never have

    But I do know I would prefer weed any day of the week as the less dangerous option
    ABSOLUTELY. End prohibition.
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    Absolutely!
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