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originally posted by: funbox
are my eyes deceiving me ? since when has it been acceptable to chat about Mary jane so freely on this site?
originally posted by: Biigs
What about the psychological effects?
Getting high could be slowly ruining your life if they are right about that.
Now i wont put my own opinion in here since thats against the forum rules.
originally posted by: Loveaduck
Suppose this would be the same as any other substance that changes mood. If you are done for the day and want to unwind because your schedule is clear, you probably are not going to reach for a cup of coffee. It is a stimulant and will rev you up. On the other hand, if you are about to start a busy day of focused concentration you wouldn't smoke MJ because it makes you lazy. It zaps motivation, that's for sure. Some people need that.
originally posted by: TheLegend
a reply to: jrod
I don't doubt there's hardworking people who dabble in cannabis - I partake in it, along with shrooms, whilst running a publishing company I founded. I'm emphasizing the dangers of the substance which comes from its overuse and people who rather sit on their duffs all day catching highs. There's a point of elasticity where the amount of time invested in using cannabis starts having negative returns on one's life and learning (as obviously you will start getting dumber and slack on responsibilities if you're doing nothing all day regardless if you're using cannabis or not). From my observation, as I've risen the ladder over the years from ghetto to white collar, many recreational users aren't responsible enough to control their usage or even use it effectively. For every hardworking recreational user of the drug I would say there's 10 sitting at home all day ignoring life that you will never meet unless you've been there. I've known poor, lost fools who became happily enslaved to the substance and still see poor, lost fools going to buy cannabis every day with welfare cheques (or from their content, minimum wage job) just to maintain a high for every waking moment. It's a substance that needs a level of responsibility from the user that many young people don't possess and that's why it has a bad rep, especially from parents and media.
I would personally make the drug universally legal but only with a permit and extensive background check to verify that the person can handle (financially, not get addicted, etc.) the drug. I think this should apply to all recreational drugs, including alcohol. An age limit alone does not /=/ responsibility level.
I've never met a swift pothead or pothead with aspiring goals.
The state I lived in where I saw self-destructive addicts (of weed) was in Arkansas, from ages 15-23.