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Researchers also found that teenagers who use cannabis very often are at an eight times greater risk of using other illegal drugs in their twenties, and they can also develop an addiction to marijuana.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: yourmaker
I have a son and a granddaughter, that absolutely believe pot ruined their getting a good start, and my now thirty year old son, who got straight, went back to school had to literally start from scratch, then went on to get his college degree, just graduating this summer, who graduated at the top of his class and was valedictorian, will tell you it is a gateway drug most definitely.
He has been straight for about five years, landed a great job, and I have never seen him happier.
Teens who Smoke Cannabis Daily 'Seven Times More Likely to Commit Suicide'
I obviously left a wrong impression by the way I worded some of the things I said. When i was speaking of blending cannabis with other natural substances I did not mean by way of modifying the plant . I meant by blending harvested cannabis with other herbs or natural substances and then making tinctures or possibly making blends that could be smoked. Thereby perhaps increasing the pleasure/duration of the smoking experience ( I enjoy taking the couple of tokes that I take but it is limited to just a few moments of time). And what I meant by saying that I would like to see a move toward original strains with their original potencies does not mean across the board.. I realize that many smokers are content with the modern more powerful strains. But certainly I think that it would be very beneficial for less powerful strains to be widely available for people like me that are highly suceptible to the effects of THC. And also for the uninitiated that may be desiring to give it a try. Thank you for the reference to LEAFLY. I have been on the site before and found it to be very informative. I am somewhat skeptical however of just how broad the differences between the strains can be. I mean there are only two ( discounting ruderalis) primary strains that ALL strains are derived from. I will say though that I have found some strains to be definitely more suitable for me than others.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: HarryJoy
If you go to Leafly you can browse literally every strain imaginable. When viewing a strain, the site provides information about the strain that includes negative side effects and how potent those side effects are for each strain. You may be surprised to learn that not all strains give you paranoia. Why would you advocate crossing marijuana with other herbs? We know marijuana is beneficial for you. If you start crossing it with other things, we can't be so sure of that anymore. Why not just use biology and genetics to just breed strains that minimize the negative side effects (which is what they do)?
As for the rest of your post. That is impossible. The cat is out of the bag. Look at the alcohol market, we don't just have a bunch of low proof alcohols. We have proofs ranging from as low as 40 proof (20% alcohol per volume) to 190 proof (95% alcohol per volume). It's only natural that marijuana potency would follow the same trends. It's not like anyone forces people to use the higher content strains though. Most dispensaries provide a THC content percentage before you buy it so if you don't want something too potent, you don't have to buy it. But things like THAT come with legalization. Can't really stay on top of those things with a black market and are more at the mercy of the person you are buying it from.
originally posted by: wantsome
Hmmm who would have thought a mind altering psychoactive substance would have repercussions later in life?