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Old 03-27-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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It's sold as an herbal incense. Known as K2 or spice. It is manufactured in Asia. Sold on websites. So is salvia divinorum. Not safe either. None of these products, as disclaimers read, are meant for consumption. These types of products have been popping up for the past few years. Now it seems to me, with actual marijuana being a native of this planet and not deadly... if a teen wishes to experiment (they will whether you like it or not) I'd prefer it be the real thing. Teens get a hold of alcohol one way or another, but are looked upon so much worse smoking weed. So in turn they turn to these things that are so much worse because they are "easier" and as of yet, legal. (Kansas has banned syn. marijuana) An indication that adults, by this excerpt from the link below, are using it as well. Because it doesn't register in a drug test.

with 20 people -- mostly teenagers -- visiting emergency rooms with such symptoms as heart palpitations and respiratory issues. In the most serious case, an otherwise healthy teenage boy, who has since recovered, lapsed into a coma

Don't get me wrong. As with alcohol, marijuana (WHEN legalized) needs an age limit. But we all know teens find a way. Always. I'd rather know they don't have to resort to the dangerous man-made crap.

Synthetic marijuana a growing trend among teens, authorities say - CNN.com

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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new stuff isnt that bad at all , matter of fact its great !! called mental mystic POTpourri . amazing stuff .
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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It's sold as an herbal incense. Known as K2 or spice. It is manufactured in Asia. Sold on websites. So is salvia divinorum. Not safe either. None of these products, as disclaimers read, are meant for consumption. These types of products have been popping up for the past few years. Now it seems to me, with actual marijuana being a native of this planet and not deadly... if a teen wishes to experiment (they will whether you like it or not) I'd prefer it be the real thing. Teens get a hold of alcohol one way or another, but are looked upon so much worse smoking weed. So in turn they turn to these things that are so much worse because they are "easier" and as of yet, legal. (Kansas has banned syn. marijuana) An indication that adults, by this excerpt from the link below, are using it as well. Because it doesn't register in a drug test.

with 20 people -- mostly teenagers -- visiting emergency rooms with such symptoms as heart palpitations and respiratory issues. In the most serious case, an otherwise healthy teenage boy, who has since recovered, lapsed into a coma

Don't get me wrong. As with alcohol, marijuana (WHEN legalized) needs an age limit. But we all know teens find a way. Always. I'd rather know they don't have to resort to the dangerous man-made crap.

Synthetic marijuana a growing trend among teens, authorities say - CNN.com

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Salvia divinorum is also a plant native to this planet -- every much as marijuana is and Atropa belladonna, the Apiaceae family and of course all the poison mushrooms.

Alcohol is the one substance that metabolizes completely within hours, pot stays in the system for many weeks, and most definitely influences how the brain works long after being inhaled.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Salvia divinorum is also a plant native to this planet -- every much as marijuana is and Atropa belladonna, the Apiaceae family and of course all the poison mushrooms.

Alcohol is the one substance that metabolizes completely within hours, pot stays in the system for many weeks, and most definitely influences how the brain works long after being inhaled.
Cannabis is the only known effective treatment for people with oversized amygdala.

Amygdala reactivity is inversely related to lev... [Addict Behav. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Cannabis is the only known effective treatment for people with oversized amygdala.

Amygdala reactivity is inversely related to lev... [Addict Behav. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI
And if you have a normal sized amygdala? Or a smaller than normal one?

It's not wise to mess with your brain especially while you're young and growing. But this is why I think the government will soon be legalizing pot and making it even more widely available. What better way to control the people than by suppressing their emotions? Flattening and suppressing the limbic system.

Pot smokers don't have to worry about getting Alzheimers -- they already know what its like to have it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Well -- I'm someone who stays away from ALL drugs, including even aspirin but I do have a little alcohol now and then because I know how well it metabolizes and what it metabolites into and how it leaves the body.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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they're probably using this dangerous synthetic because our all-knowing government banned the safe, natural alternative.


let this be another example in the long list of examples that making something illegal won't erase demand.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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If you make something that is natural, mostly harmless, and cheap illegal, then someone will make something that isn't natural, is harmful, and isn't cheap to replace it.

Marijuana should be legal, and it should be regulated like tobacco is. Granted, I've seen teens smoking cigarettes, but you know what? Most store owners cards, most drug dealers don't care who they sell to.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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If you make something that is natural, mostly harmless, and cheap illegal, then someone will make something that isn't natural, is harmful, and isn't cheap to replace it.

Marijuana should be legal, and it should be regulated like tobacco is. Granted, I've seen teens smoking cigarettes, but you know what? Most store owners cards, most drug dealers don't care who they sell to.
seems so ****ing simple, doesn't it?
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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seems so ****ing simple, doesn't it?
Most good ideas are.
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