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Old 03-19-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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I can say firsthand that you are confusing the effects of the drug with the psychology of a specific individual. I know people who were mentally/chemically imbalanced, had suffered recent trauma, or who had just been poorly raised - and marijuana (just like alcohol) sometimes has a very bad effect on these types of people.
Actually there is at least one study out there that links marijuana use to later depression in women. I have found several sites that cite the research but cannot find the actual research article to link to. There is a lot yet to learn about marijuana and the effects it has on the brain - till then I wait and keep my ears open for more research.

 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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A helluva a lot of people have smoked dope over the past 50 years, if there is data to be had, it is there.

It certainly seems much more benign than alcohol,, he says as he drains his sam adams.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 78218
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A helluva a lot of people have smoked dope over the past 50 years, if there is data to be had, it is there.

It certainly seems much more benign than alcohol,, he says as he drains his sam adams.
lol. What a coincidence. I'm enjoying a Sam Adams too. Ok maybe more than one.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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I don't see kids using it more. They might even have less access as adults might become more responsible. In any case it isn't slowing it down being illegal just fueling the crime machine with resources. When I was a kid it was rare to get an adult that would buy you booze because the penalties attached to it were severe. There was no margin in it for an adult as they were satisfied ,-they had theirs. "Grow up kid and then we'll see". The old adage, "you can't legislate morality" or mortality for that matter. It is benign compared to alcohol. I remember in my youth reading Timothy Leary and a quote that stuck with me. "The whiskey drinking menopausal imprison the pot smoking youth." Mind you I am no Leary fan, fools like him have brought us through a period of devolution from which we won't soon recover. These liberal University Kook leaders are more responsible for the degredation of our youth than truckloads of pot on every street. Not much to do with marijuana though. Never heard of anyone on a raping, bank robbing, homicidal tyrate implicated by pot. The drug companies don't want it because it suitably replaces the opiate of the housewives, xanax, valium, etc. in adfinitum. Oh yeah, the boys like those too. It is another tool for politicians and policeman, law enforcement types to use for advancement and budget control. I used it in my youth, I no longer do.Don't use it around your kids and talk to them honestly about it. If anything, tell them they can have your ill advised blessing, when they are adults. I don't know where the Bible says anything about it except in Gods first covenant, I give you every herb unto the earth, to you it will be for meat" Something like that.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:28 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Dang, you must be a liberal environmentalist interesting a saving a bit of this planet.. A very bad person apparently.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 78218
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Dang, you must be a liberal environmentalist interesting a saving a bit of this planet.. A very bad person apparently.
Apparently.


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Old 03-20-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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That logic doesn't compute. Legalization would create MORE control over who could use it and how much. It would also regulate the quality, preventing it from being cut with other, more dangerous drugs.
But legalization of it would send a stronger message that its all right to do marijuana than of the age or use laws they put hold on it.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 08:36 PM
 
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But legalization of it would send a stronger message that its all right to do marijuana than of the age or use laws they put hold on it.
But, the stronger control would overcome the perceived acceptance, not including all of the positives related to increased revenue, refocusing of law enforcement on real problems, less money spent on encarcerations, and reduced power of organized crime.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 09:02 PM
 
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Should Marijuana Be Legalized Or Not?

Not sure Dude. It's like awesome to like, wonder. Like, ya know, Dude!
 
Old 03-21-2007, 07:26 AM
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yes. and I don't even like the stuff (I think it smells disgusting and the one time when I was a teenager back in the 1980's and tried it, it didn't do anything for me, so I haven't bothered since), but I think that if alcohol and cigarettes are legal, that pot should be. I'm sick of our legal system wasting its time with potheads when it should be chasing down actual criminals.

Don't get me wrong, I find potheads annoying and I think it is probably in most people's best interest to avoid the stuff, but I feel the same way about cigarettes and McDonalds, but I don't see people clamouring to put cigarette smokers or people who eat too many Big Macs in jail

It should be taxed and regulated, like alcohol and cigarettes, end of story.
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