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Study Says People With Higher IQ's Are More Likely To Use Cannabis

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

being locked out of job opportunities because of a drug conviction kind of limits one`s ability to live life to the fullest, doesn`t it?

I`m not debating the morality of the drug laws or any other laws, I`m questioning how "smart" high IQ people really are if they are willing to jeopardize future opportunities and face the risks and consequences of using illegal drugs.

This study implies that since "smart" people are twice as likely to use illegal drugs that using illegal drugs is ok because "smart" people do it.



If one is competent enough and willing then their are many path's that would allow one to fulfill their own personal pursuit of happiness while independently providing for oneself. Their are also plenty of decent jobs that do not test employees. We should all pee for enjoyment not employment as the saying goes. Each of us as individuals are only as oppressed as we allow ourselves to be.




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

It's a permanent side effect in my case, despite the time since. Good thing that I lift big and live clean now.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

being locked out of job opportunities because of a drug conviction kind of limits one`s ability to live life to the fullest, doesn`t it?

I`m not debating the morality of the drug laws or any other laws, I`m questioning how "smart" high IQ people really are if they are willing to jeopardize future opportunities and face the risks and consequences of using illegal drugs.

This study implies that since "smart" people are twice as likely to use illegal drugs that using illegal drugs is ok because "smart" people do it,and since "smart" people do it it`s ok because "smart" people know more than "dumb" people,so we should all light up,because 'smart" people would never do anything "dumb".


Gambling with your future is not something beholden to just dumb people. By your rationale, all people who join the military are dumb because you could go to war and be crippled or killed.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

you changed what you originally said, you said "' willingness to live life to the fullest"

now you are saying "'personal pursuit of happiness", those aren`t the same things.

one persons personal pursuit of happiness might be to live on welfare and watch T.V. all day but nobody would claim that is living life to the fullest.


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
a reply to: InTheLight

It's a permanent side effect in my case, despite the time since. Good thing that I lift big and live clean now.


Everything in moderation...they advise. So I only had two two-bite brownies.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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This thread has me very paranoid, believe me!



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: underwerks

That is amazing! Can you U2U me the brand name? I may want to check them out.

Just PM'd you.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

gambling with your future isn`t conducive to a "willingness to live life to the fullest" which is what the original quote was.

in fact I would say that gambling with your future demonstrates an unwillingness to live life to the fullest.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

That's the same as one four bite.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

The reason cannabis is illegal is too many Republicans would become Democrats if they smoked pot regularly. How can you be Republican if you can't keep your sphincter muscles tight???



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
a reply to: InTheLight

That's the same as one four bite.


Or it can be one mushed up one bite if done right.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

gambling with your future isn`t conducive to a "willingness to live life to the fullest" which is what the original quote was.

Says who? There are many adrenaline junkies who would argue to the death that you are wrong here.


in fact I would say that gambling with your future demonstrates an unwillingness to live life to the fullest.


More like it just results in you being boring and never amounting to anything. In order to be successful, you HAVE to take risks. That includes putting your future on the line to get it. This is true for pretty much any aspect of your life. Sure this is a bit different than gambling your future on drug use, but to make the claim that gambling your future isn't living your life to the fullest is just ignorant.

And furthermore, who are you to tell someone else they aren't living their life to the fullest due to the decisions they are making? You aren't that person and don't walk in their shoes so what makes them happy PROBABLY isn't the same as what makes you happy. Not everyone lives to move up the corporate chain or become monetarily wealthy.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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one persons personal pursuit of happiness might be to live on welfare and watch T.V. all day but nobody would claim that is living life to the fullest.



You answered your own conundrum in that the determination of how full ones life is left solely to that individual as opinions vary from person to person. One mans trash is another mans treasure or should there be a pre-set level of success/wealth one has to achieve to determine the quality of life they led?




you changed what you originally said, you said "' willingness to live life to the fullest"



I didn't change anything I just added something.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix


Hmmm...interesting how this study blows the whole "stupid stoner" stereotype out the window and it's about damn time.


The more aware you are, the more the thirst for knowledge of events, the more learned, the more repulsed you become and need a greater distraction.

Of all the distractions provided, weed is the smartest alternative.

Will make you stupid, too. Too much of a good thing, isn't.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

so, now you want to debate the definition of words and phrases?

that`s a dead end conversation and distracts from the topic, besides I`m done here I have things to do.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

so, now you want to debate the definition of words and phrases?

that`s a dead end conversation and distracts from the topic, besides I`m done here I have things to do.


No... I'm debating the poor point you are making. It's not my fault if you don't fully understand the implications of the things you say.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

gambling with your future isn`t conducive to a "willingness to live life to the fullest" which is what the original quote was.

in fact I would say that gambling with your future demonstrates an unwillingness to live life to the fullest.



I'm a gambler and give me a table full of aggressive conservative drunks any day.

I won't play with stoners...they think to much and slow down play.

Live life to the fullest and play high/low Omaha and actually see if you have any cajones.
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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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Both camps annoy the hell out of me and exhibit, in my opinion, low reasoning skills.

Those who say smoking up will make you a mensa member

And

Those who say smoking up will turn you into a vegetated criminal

Both camps are full of buttcrap.


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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Eh, I smoke, a lot, and it took me ten minutes to find the reply button just now.

So don't believe everything you read.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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Highly intelligent people also tend to have fewer friends, for example: Nikola Tesla, arguable one of human history's greatest minds was a loner, never married- but fell in love with a pigeon. It is thought that such people tend to notice the faults of others more than dullards to the point where it is so bothersome that they would rather be alone. This could fit in with the idea that being anxious drives smarty-pants to escape. I'm not very bright, but my mind does race sometimes making it difficult to sleep- I can see how using a substance to help with that might be beneficial.

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