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originally posted by: 3u40r15m
Too all you potheads that want the whole world to get on board with your crap... If you have teenage kids, encourage them to smoke pot since it's so great. I bet the only ones who will are the bums who smoke with their kids already. The parents who think they are "cool". You got the mentality of a 12 year old that wants to fit in.
If you smoke, smoke, but shut up about it. Get your 215 and buy weed at the supply stores. That's as far as it should go.
originally posted by: Specimen
Now all the Black Project and top secret officials should weaponize the weed, using it as a biological weapon to give their enemies the munchies, and persuade the enemy nation to surrender with Twinkies.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: semperfortis
Alright, well let's remove the propaganda from this article shall we?
On Tuesday, Dr. Michael Distefano testified that Colorado Children’s Hospital has treated seven juveniles for acute illnesses stemming from ingesting edible forms of marijuana since the law went into effect.
This is basically impossible, I'm sorry. This is not the fault of the product, but the fault of who made it.
Nobody tries to ban alcohol when kids over drink do they? Scientifically speaking you'd have to consume your body weight in pot before you could OD or something 'acute' other than respiratory issues from smoke inhalation. The other issues we have are how these plants are grown, what fertilizer they use, process etc.
And, on Monday night, before Distefano appeared before the House Committee on Health, Insurance, and Environment on two bills to rein in recreational marijuana, a mother of three from Denver on the phone with a 911 operator about the hallucinations being experienced by her husband was killed when he shot her in the head.
This is just nonsense, pure and simple. There are 0 confirmed cases of MJ causing psychosis in people for murder, outside of tainted strains. Which is UNLIKELY to occur if it was purchased from a legal grow operation.
So I'm very sorry, but this article is FEAR MONGERING and bad science rolled into a lovely report.
Edit To Add; I am in no way saying that MJ does not effect developing brains. There is enough research to support the idea that consuming active THC can have adverse effects on mental development.
originally posted by: semperfortis
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Why do you consider my link propaganda and not yours?
Because it supports your side?
originally posted by: sbreckley
a reply to: mahatche
First of all, my saying something is 'bad' is a speech pattern thing. It does not insinuate that someone is 'bad' for doing something.
If it would make things easier for you, just replace 'bad' for 'bad for you'.
Also, I couldn't disagree more with you regarding being 'stuck in a room' with a pot head or drunk. This is a complete generalization that every person who is drunk or high acts the same. Individuals act individually.
There are 20,000 strains of cannabis 50 abstraction processes and 85 components.
I have also personally withnessed inexperienced users of MJ who required hospitalization after smoking. In all cases, the symptoms were unpleasant hallucinations, extreme paleness, sweating and nausea (probably indicating a low blood pressure condition along with intoxication).
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: GoShredAK
I've personally experienced a few cases where someone simply had far too much for their tolerance level, and thought they were going to die because of extreme panic attacks...
The fact is its not for everyone... it effects everyone differently, but all these people who are claiming it causes mental illness and psychosis... its complete nonsense
There has been much media concern over the increase in schizophrenia that cannabis is supposed to be causing yet this 20-fold increase in use has not been accompanied by an increase in either schizophrenia of psychosis, whereas the 2 fold increase in alcohol intake has lead to death rates from liver disease increasing year on year [Leon and McCambridge 2006 Lancet] so that within a decade, liver deaths will outnumber deaths from heart disease so becoming the biggest killer in the UK .
David John Nutt (born 16 April 1951) DM FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci is a British psychiatrist and neuropsychopharmacologist specialising in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as addiction, anxiety and sleep. He was until 2009 a professor at the University of Bristol heading their Psychopharmacology Unit. Since then he has been the Edmond J Safra chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London. Nutt was a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, and was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.