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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: BlackProject
It's really not about how harmful or beneficial it is for you. It's about legality. I am trying to show that this plant is nowhere near as bad as things like alcohol or tobacco, yet is illegal. I am also trying to expose the propaganda that is being pushed to keep this plant illegal.
The article in the OP showed some interesting information from the study, but refused to expand on all the results it. Why didn't WP talk more about the increased brain connectivity in the white matter? The article even made sure to point out that the connectivity decreases over time with long term use. Almost like saying, "Yeah marijuana does this cool thing to your brain, but it goes away over time. So don't worry about it."
The long term effects on the user are the user's problem. It's not the state's problem. You can disapprove of usage all you want, but you are in the wrong if you want the plant to be illegal for any reason. As I've shown over the last few months since we've been allowed to discuss this topic, marijuana isn't really that bad for you (ZERO deaths due to marijuana over-intoxication) and that it was made illegal based on lies designed to make a very select few people in the country rich at the expense of the American public (conspiracy). That is just the simple facts.
originally posted by: jonnyc55
Your quite right.
Not as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol, so it is a matter of legality.
The study shows the brain is compensating by increased connectivity in a particular part of the brain (which isn't a great thing btw *sigh*). Bit like loosing the primary function of the brain and using a secondary component instead.
But since there are negative effects like that seen in alcohol and ciggies then it really is a case of legality.
The medical potential is good though.
But the high THC skunk that angsty teenagers like just keep them in a plateau of obvious dumbness. Only medicinal strains with normal chemical ranges should be legal if it were to happen. Not Brainwreck Kush with 25% THC. Your just asking for unmotivated, paranoid dope bags then.
It is a threshold thing. Once you go over 17% thc then you might as well call cannabis a moderate psychedelic version of ecstasy and '___', of which are class b or a drugs. Go below 17% THC and cannabis turns into a drug like morphine in terms of practicality.
originally posted by: jonnyc55
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Am only thinking of a increased chance in paranoia when it comes to high THC.
I suppose education on the drug would help. Informing users. But like alcohol and ciggies it's there call.
Acid and ecstasy can be used with doggy alternatives in the black market. Leading to psychosis or death. But the education and safe use of the genuine drug is doable.
With the black market you don't know what your taking, same with cannabis.
If it was legal it would not be such a risk taking activity.