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originally posted by: OptimusCrime
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It's just as addictive, if not more addictive than alcohol. I've seen it first hand how potheads NEED pot to do anything. They would smoke it until they passed out if they could. TBH, I can't stand hanging with pot heads, they're boring.
But, I think it's just as, if not, more addictive than alcohol from personal experience being around both.
originally posted by: bitsforbytes... Can I make a chocolate bar that contains nicotine? No.
originally posted by: Aperture
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Is there a word for "biggest no ever"?
If we are talking about PHYSICAL addiction, that would be a resounding no. Even physical heroin addiction is easier on the body than withdrawal from alcohol. Alcohol is one of the very few drugs whose withdrawal from can kill an otherwise healthy person. Seizures, heart attacks, the DTs. You 100% DO NOT get that from marijuana. In SOME people, cessation of smoking marijuana may cause chest pains as they cough up tar, insomnia, lack of appetite, and nausea, but it is no worse than coffee.
Both are pretty uncomfortable but not one person in the world has quit smoking weed and suffered the shakes, had so much nausea that they couldn't even "get a fix" because of vomiting, had that progress to extremely high blood pressure and heart rate with uncontrollable seizures, progressing further to full blown delirium and then a heart attack or stroke.
With alcohol, and barbiturates, there is also a phenomenon called KINDLING. Repeated withdrawals can in some people lead to a situation where less of the drugs is needed needed for a full blown withdrawal. You might quit cold turkey after drinking 20 beers a day for years and withdraw horribly, but in some people, if they start up again, will withdraw harder from 15 the next, and before you know it, you get the DTs from not having even 4 beers a days.
originally posted by: intrepid
I just had a thought. In 10 years we are going to look back on this and laugh. Or short term memory will kill us and we won't. One of the 2.
The science is already out there. MJ ISN'T addictive. Habit forming yes. As anything can be.
What's the difference between habitual use of product and addiction?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed...it is habit forming...but there can be some physical side effects from giving up after long term everyday use...like loss of appetite and trouble sleeping,sweating,but these things do not last long and everyone is affected differently...the biggest battle is in ones head