Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by juggalo, Oct 2, 2010.
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damn hippy potheads.
i used to enjoy the smell of it when others smoked it around me, now i dont tolerate it at all.
we shouldnt be going for jail for smoking pot. you dont like it, you dont have to smoke it. same with anything else in the world. you dont like it, then dont partake.
all i can say is it's nothing like meth. i only know that cuz my dad was on that garbage. i've been smokin for 11 years now. it's not a "gateway drug" nor is it that addictive. it will not kill u. i have a friend who has asthma and can smoke it legally because of his asthma so it's not as bad as the government wants u to think it is. it's an herb. not only can u smoke it but u can eat it too. i'm not sayin u should do it but really, it's not a big deal.
Proof that in CA they will just give it to you for almost any reason. I doubt inhaling any kind of smoke lessens the effects of asthma. But I digress, from the research I have done marijuana isn't nearly as bad for you as tobacco and isn't as addictive either. It actually makes you wonder why tobacco is legal and marijuana isn't. Not that I will ever smoke anything, several of my relatives (including my dad) died of lung cancer so I don't want to provoke a gene defect I might have that would make me prone to that horrible disease.
quoted from katt williams: the side affects r hungry, happy, sleepy. that's it!
i also wounder why alcohol is legal even tho u can die that night from drinkin too much. it's called alcohol poisoning. what do u get from smokin too much pot? 10 hours straight of sleep and u wake up the next day like that was the best sleep i have ever had in my life. lol
Pot has been shown to impair driving so yes it can kill you. One of the problems with pot, I have been told, is there isn't a fast, accurate, and noninvasive way to test THC content in blood. The ways they do have to test it violates your rights so it can't be used. This is a significant problem if you got stoned and caused a crash. If the cops wanted to test blood content they would have no fast, legal way to do so.
it hasn't impaired my driving what so ever and i have avoided many crashes. but i will absolutely not drive drunk again. i had more close calls while driving drunk than stoned.
Yeah, if you smoke ALOT and try to drive, it could become a problem. But for the most part, the only effect on driving i've seen is maybe driving too SLOW. And as far as smoking to alleviate asthma, idk that smoking is such a good idea, but they have plenty of other ways to comsume marijuana over there in California. Everything from pills to ice cream.
i just dont drive impaired at all. i know to many people who have died driving on drugs. not so much booze funny enough
That's pretty easy to say and I kind of agree with that logic, but the line has to be drawn somewhere for legal reasons. If pot is ok, what about heroin? Or crack? Alcohol was illegal at one time and a lot of people want to use prohibition as the logic behind legalizing pot. The numbers supporting each is what really matters. More people like to drink than smoke. And drinking goes from a little wine, to beer to hard stuff. You'll see all levels of society partake in these. I'm stereotyping here, but it's usually just younger people that tend to smoke pot. Or at least the vast majority.
i think heroin and crack r partially man made where pot is naturally grown. all i know is when u take good care of it while it grows, it can be very potent. has anybody ever heard or read about anyone overdosing and dying from pot? i have not. and this coming from jesse ventura on a dvd called the union, "i've done pot, tobacco, and alcohol and pot is the least bit of my concern."
i think everyone should check out the union. it has a lot of info on this.
basically pot is illegal and alcohol and tobacco are legal because over time, its just what people were taught. many people were taught, drugs are bad and dirty people use them and such, but not alcohol or tobacco? because people were taught to accept alcohol and tobacco. most of the people against the legalization of pot have never even smoked it, they just going on what theyve been taught.
were gonna have to draw the line somewhere for legal substances, i just think pot is on the wrong side of that line. lets bust all the crack dealers and meth labs, but let people relax with a god damn joint if they want to.
This should save the State, 100s and 100s of MILLIONS. By turning it into a traffic ticket, they're actually going to flip this over from a money-looser, to a money-maker.
In that respect alone, it's like cigarettes. They may not kill you right now, but it will make the end of your life, years or possibly decade(s) of your life, a hell of a lot more miserable. If something makes you or anyone cough, you don't go sucking down more of it and expect that there be no consequences.
With that being said, it's ssa-sdrawkcab that alcohol is 90% legal and weed, isn't. When was the last time anyone heard of an angry weed-head as opposed to an angry-drunk ? I can picture it now... paper reads "the driver had a blood-weed-content of .018%, several times the legal limit." :lol: As far as I've seen, it (THC) mellows people out. Agreed, it's not the EVIL that it has been portrayed to be. Many far worse and legal substances out there.
With that also being said, I personally won't take ANY drug, tylenol, aspirin included. Everyone lives their own lives and don't expect others to live mine. I'm also one of those people who believe in personal choice. As long as someone isn't operating heavy machinery or infringing upon another's right; forcing kids to inhale it or other, it's an individual's personal choice as to whether they wish to poison, themselves. (Kevorkian would've never been jailed under my beliefs BTW) Yeah I know that as a tax-payer, their medical bills at some time down the road will also be on the pay-out; but that's the price of living in a "free" society.
Speaking of Kevorkian, there would be a whole lot less messes to clean up, if this were legal. (proper oversight is expected) Schiavo would've been left alone... a non-issue. Folks who have received counceling and still want to die are let dead themselves and decade plus brain-dead veggies are let go...
Not sure just how accurate this is but......
Annual Causes of Death in the United States
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,000
Microbial Agents 75,000
Toxic Agents 55,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,000
Incidents Involving Firearms 29,000
Sexual Behaviors 20,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,000
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin 7,600
I think you should be able to smoke a joint if you like. I believe within the next 3 to 5 years it will be legal. Can you imagine the revenue we will gain from taxing it, as well as saving billions of dollars from fighting it.
it will help the economy crisis if they taxed it and sold it out of liquor stores like they said they would if the bill passed for WA. too bad it didn't tho.
also, if we were to use hemp to make paper, do u know how many trees and how much more money we could be saving? u'd have another crop within a year to make more instead of cuttin down the trees that give us oxygen.
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