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#314045 - 12/11/09 05:56 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: theatrekid]
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Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 1142
Marijauna sometimes has the image of being a harmless drug, which I wouldn't say it is entirely. It depends on the person. For example, from my experience working with youth marijauna can be quite damaging if used to excess. A young and developing brain can be affected quite negatively by too much pot use. Same goes for people with psychotic disorders like schitzoprenia or bi polar. Marijuana is a hallucinigen and people who are already experiencing hearing and seeing things that aren't there don't need such symptoms to be amplified. However, if used in moderation for strictly recreational purposes, unless it is for a medical reason, I don't see marijuana as dangerous or harmful for the right thinking adult. As an adult I myself have smoked it casually for many years with no negative consequences. JS



Edited by jls (12/11/09 06:04 PM)
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#314062 - 12/11/09 08:46 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: jls]
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Registered: 08/16/09
Posts: 251
if it wasnt for weed i'dve put a bullet in my head already


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#314106 - 12/12/09 03:23 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: zb420]
jls Offline


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I should clarify that marjiuana use for non-medically prescribed purposes that are still health related is OK with me also. People like yourself may use it to relieve anxiety. I don't know if this is the case for you personally but I have known others who use it for this. Also, I've known a number of individuals who use marijuana to deliniate the negative effects of withdrawal from harder drugs, as well as from alcohol. In this way the use of marijuana is an improvement in their lives. Concerning the legal issues I'm of the opinion that possession and use of all drugs should be decriminalized. With pot it is just plain stupid to persecute otherwise law abiding citizens for using it. With harder drugs keeping it criminal only hurts those who are already hurting from the pain of addiction. I say stop policing the possession and use of drugs and instead spend that money on securing our borders and preventing the importation of narcotics, as well as on addiction treatment. JS

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#314122 - 12/12/09 04:54 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: jls]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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I used it as a teenager frequently but never really bought any of it. I just happened to be there when a joint was passed around. Since high school I have pretty much avoided it entirely. Just not much use for it.

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#314137 - 12/12/09 07:18 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: catfish86]
jls Offline


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I used it casually as a teenager too. Like you said I mostly smoked it when it was passed around. I bought it once as a kid, and was busted, so since then I have been more careful. Today I smoke between one and two grams a week, always after work and in the safety of my own home. It doesn't interfere with my daily life so I don't see a problem with it. JS

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#314189 - 12/13/09 12:43 AM Re: Marijuana [Re: jls]
LilacLouie Offline


Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 359
Loc: Utah
I used it a few times when I was a kid. I'm not impressed.
But I have seen what pot use can do to people. I am far from impressed there, and even more against the use and legalization of it.


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#314195 - 12/13/09 01:11 AM Re: Marijuana [Re: LilacLouie]
sono Offline
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Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1069
Love it.

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#314202 - 12/13/09 02:41 AM Re: Marijuana [Re: sono]
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 576
Loc: Washington, USA
Hello Brother,

My name is paul and I can only give you my experience.

I wont allow it in my life because it can become an addictive substance. I don't allow it in my life because I have an addictive personality. I don't allow it in my life because I am an alcoholic and I need to stay away from such substances.

Because of the alcohol problem I try to live a more healthy lifestyle. Because of the alcohol, I have cirrhosis of the liver and my GI Specialist said that if I smoke it, it will make my liver even more damaged.

I only offer my experience because I don't run anyone else's program. I don't look up or down on anyone who chooses to use it. Peace.

paul :-D

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#314214 - 12/13/09 05:38 AM Re: Marijuana [Re: pbert53]
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 94


Edited by jbh8 (02/20/13 03:52 PM)

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#314366 - 12/13/09 11:20 PM Re: Marijuana [Re: jbh8]
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Registered: 01/04/08
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I started smoking weed in early 9th grade (I had a couple experiences in 3rd and 4th grade that sort of were smoking it but not really.) Needless to say early 9th grade was most likely not long after "it" happened. I'm sure it gave me an escape and helped my mind take care of the self-preserving act of repression. Through high-school I smoked whenever I could, all the time in many cases. My first year in college I could start to get the really good "kind bud" and used to get stoned out of my mind. But I was disciplined enough to not use until I did my homework and stayed away for a couple days around test time. I basically got straight A's my first year in college. I remembered "it" (along with some other things) after I broke the levee open my last day of my freshman year of college while tripping on LSD. I continued to use marijuana but honestly no longer like it because I became paranoid and it threw in my face the issues now remembered but could not control or for that matter didn't fully understand. It put my mind in hell. But I kept doing it because I felt it was "who I was". Silly, but true, and I suffered miserably while high. I finally got to the point where I knew I really didn't like it and I didn't need to try and fit into that culture. In fact I sort of have a disdain for the whole stoner culture and am not sure why it took so long for me to see what a dead-end street (for me) I was trying to pretend I still belonged to. To each his own, and I know of people who function as daily smokers. But it ain't for me and there is no need for me to partake for the sake of others.

Eric


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