Yet no one speaks up on the damage alcohol can cause, which is also a legal drug
That's why you should smoke weed kids. Not even kidding
@Bobomojo, i agree.
@Bobomojo, might as well do heroin
@Jake The Legend, mhm, yes, weed a drug that has many proven benefits while also not being physically addictive is definitely just as bad as a hard drug that causes psychological addiction as well as physical dependence is totally the same thing.
@mcclutch19, hey if it's illegal for people to have I'm sure there's a reason.
@Jake The Legend, there is and as far as I've been able to find that reason was a presidential election and one guy was losing and the other didn't have a problem with weed so he created propaganda against it to undermine his opponents platform
@mcclutch19, look dude I ain't gonna argue with you about facts or anything just no need to encourage kids to take drugs whether they are proven to be good or not.
@Jake The Legend, hey if it could save lives why not
@mcclutch19, or it could send people to prison
@Jake The Legend, or instead of choosing to stay ignorant to mountains of facts educate people and use things that have been taboo for so long for no reason for good instead of putting every teen who's smoked a joint in prison and ruining their lives
@mcclutch19, if it was legal fair play go for it, but at the minute there is a ban on it so encouraging people shouldn't be something that is done
@mcclutch19, Well I mean research is still being done on it. So far it does have health benefits but they are looking at long term effects of usage.
@mcclutch19, and now I've gone and turned overly enthusiastic. Just don't be the guy who blindly compares weed to heroin when they are nothing alike, even if you don't like it there's no point spreading false facts
@mcclutch19, it isn't some super healing medicine either, the only proven true medicinal application for marijuana is a painkiller and stress reducer. If taken every once and a while. NOT to smoke 24/7 and say it can cure things it doesn't effect. It doesn't cure cancer, it slows it down.... Barely. But it is mentally addictive, not as bad as physical addiction but still not great. But until stupid people(not you or all people who smoke, just literal morons) go extinct, then it's gonna be used too much, and it will actually harm people. Because it IS gateway to getting high. Stupid people will smoke all the time, and when that isn't enough they will move up to something else. My cousin did this and she pops pills and snorts them. Yet her life is great. My main argument against cannabis is stupid people ruin everything. Lighting up after a hard day at work or hanging with friends every once in a while is great, but being stoned all day every day isn't.
Hey hey hey hey, smoke weed everyday.
@angrydwarf, I'm not here to preach about some magic drug that fixes everything I see that there are negatives and positives my main point that may have been lost due to me getting overly into it, my apologizes, is that it isn't the same thing as heroin and shouldn't be compared to as such, there are drugs out there that could benefit people but people who think weed is as bad as heroin will prevent future research on potentially life altering substances, using magic mushrooms to help with depression for example.
@mcclutch19, I agree with you on that, and that's how I see it. You shouldn't go to jail for having a small amount of weed. But I still think it shouldnt be legal for recreation, there's to many things that can go wrong, what if kids start looking for new ways to get high once weed is LEGAL and isn't cool anymore. But medical research and use should be legal. As long as it's a real medical reason.
@angrydwarf, see I personally don't have a problem with legalizing weed there's already alcohol and cigarettes that have their own high that are far worse for your health and I think weed could be legalized the same way as them, at a certain age you can go buy it then government gets the money and you're not going to get a laced product cause people are gonna do it anyway,I mean you don't see kids going out chugging list prob cause it'll get you drunk but hey at that level it's really a matter of opinion
@mcclutch19, just to clarify:
'"Morphine" as it is commonly referred to, is morphine sulfate. Heroin is diacetyl morphine. That is, heroin is simply morphine with an acetyl molecule attached.
In terms of effects, they are exactly the same -- and medically interchangeable -- except for dosage. In fact, they are both converted to the same form of morphine when they get into the body. "
Say you break your hip and need to get it replaced, they will give you morphine for two weeks while you recover, go through surgery, etc. You would not leave the hospital a junkie. Neither drug is addictive. The person is just using it to fill a void.
No one says alcohol is addictive when people are alcoholics. But somehow it's the drugs fault when some people are junkies. People misuse things, it's human error not the things fault.
But 420 blaze it because it is good for you. And the mountain is only getting higher (lol)
@Star Wars Qoutes , well, in the extent of my knowledge and correct me if I'm wrong, but there are several types of addiction physical and psychological. A psychological addiction would be the kind of addiction you could have toward weed and that is more you're looking for the high Or excitement whereas physical addiction or becoming dependant on something like cigarettes or alcohol if you don't have it you go through withdrawal and physically suffer. With both you can be more or less likely to become addicted due to genetics and what not but if you are saying weed is just as addictive as heroin and or morphine that would be incorrect because you cannot become physically dependant to weed whereas you can become physically dependant to morphine so there are physical negatives to quitting morphine
@mcclutch19, yes and no. Physical dependence isn't just a drug or alcohol problem.
Do you know someone that drinks coffee everyday? Take their coffee away and watch them try to kill you just like a crack head would. Or soda, cut someone off and they will get caffeine withdrawal headaches. It's less of an addiction and more of a dependence, but the dependence can be sugar and caffeine or it could be nicotine and alcohol.
There's an awesome Ted talk by Johann Hari - Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. Explains it way better then I could. It's only 13 minutes. There is actually a lot of evidence disproving chemical hooks and instant dependency.
@Bobomojo, plot twist, everyone dies.
@angrydwarf, actually, the FDA or dea, I can't remember which, has decided that it is not a gateway drug.
@angrydwarf, I agree with everything that you said, and I'd like to add that marijuana has recently been proven to slow and even prevent Alzheimer's.
@mcclutch19, im a month off weed after about 3 years of doing it daily and it might not be physically addictive but it is mentally and the anxiety that goes with it can cause you to throw up or lose appetite or lose sleep...Kinda like the mental side of it turns physical. Its not like it was 20 years ago weed is chronic nowadays a lot harder of a drug than its made out to be im 100x better without it 1/10 would not recommend
@Bobomojo, it's still smoke and ash in your lungs and unless you're active and moderate enough to counter it, it still ruins your lungs. But cigarettes are filled with a number of other harmful chemicals so they're definitely worse.
@Bobomojo, I prefer to inject the marijuanas. That way it gets into my blood that much faster.
@Jake The Legend, Yeah there totally like both just as bad for you.
@mcclutch19, I wouldn't go as far as to say pot will save lives. On one hand it is a relaxing and can help a few people relax (I actually have a brother who keeps his body underlying by smoking it regularly). But there is another side every one likes to ignore. It is still a drug. And just like every other drug it does have an addition property (albeit small). It is a cause of memory loss later in life, and slow brain processing down. No it doesn't cure cancer. No it won't make aids go away. Yes it can be good for recreational use. But it isn't some cure-all, it is just a really good stimulant. I do however believe it should be legal, and have no problem with it. Just it is not the best thing ever.
Damn, a lot of pot smokers in here.
@angrydwarf, hell, even using it once a day or near once a day as a stress reliever is bad. If you actually feel like you need any kind of chemical help after every day of work to help you unwind, then you need to talk to a professional about finding healthier ways to deal with stress. Because even that is a form of addiction. Being unable to get by in a typical and productive way without something is still addiction. Don't smoke, but I wholeheartedly support people who actually need it, but I know people who come home after a day at work that wasn't even a stressful day. It was a completely normal, average day at work. And they still go out on a walk and smoke to help them unwind, and if they can't do it that day, they're irritable the entire day because they're so stressed out.
@Blox For 2069, you don't have to smoke it in order to support it's use.
@Bobomojo, they're actually talking about rescheduling marijuana so it won't be in the same legal category as cocaine and heroin.
@Jake The Legend, your argument doesn't make any sense. "Don't encourage kids to take drugs wherever they are PROVEN to be good or not." You're saying even if there's medical evidence saying they're good drugs, or they're healthy, we shouldn't encourage it...?
@Godricgryffindor , let's put it this way, driving fast is fun but it's illegal, so we shouldn't encourage kids to do it. Same as weed.
@Star Wars Qoutes , I don't remember this quote being in Star Wars.
@Jake The Legend, driving fast isn't good for you though. That analogy is not the same.
@Godricgryffindor , but it's illegal therefore shouldn't be done or encouraged
@Jake The Legend, okay your argument completely fell apart there, man.
@Godricgryffindor , how has it fell apart explain it to me, my argument is perfectly valid. If something is illegal it shouldn't be encouraged. Smoking/selling weed illegal shouldn't encourage kids to do it. And sure it may be different wherever your from but in my town people get killed over drugs for people selling somewhere they shouldn't or people not being able to pay for product. If you want to get blazed off your head go do it just don't encourage other people.
@Jake The Legend, you don't make sense because you said don't encourage something EVEN IF IT'S PROVEN TO BE GOOD FOR YOU keyword: proven. This means that there are benefits to doing the drug. Then you used the driving fast analogy, which made no sense because there are no health benefits to driving fast; it isn't good for you.
@Godricgryffindor , it may be good for you, so might stabbing people to death and the bathing in there blood, could be a great stress reliever and all that crap but in the end you go to prison.
@Jake The Legend, holy sh!t I can't do this anymore, I'm done.
@Godricgryffindor , go get blazed ya moron might help you through some facts at me.
@Jake The Legend, I don't smoke weed, and it's "throw"_ by the way. Goodnight.
@Jake The Legend, whether it's illegal or not in this case is irrelevant to whether or not it can be beneficial
@mlzmlz99, well it's not very be beneficial if you're locked up in a cell
@Godricgryffindor , don't take Tylenol kids!
Any of you got a light?
I know smoking is bad for you, but if somebody wants to smoke that's their choice. We shouldn't subject them to stuff like that.
@The Imp, Smoking effects more than just the smoker, second-hand smoke kills countless people and animals every year.
@MedalDeliveryMan, that's only if you smoke around others, not in a smoke room.
In my opinion, even though smoking is bad for your health it is a legal drug and you shouldn't antagonize people who do it
@MaSaysImSpecial, I agree, but it has its places, in resturants and such, people are eating and it kind of ruins the atmosphere. When kept to smoking rooms or similar then its fine.
@bananaLOL171299, oh yes I fully understand what you mean, I wasn't saying the smoking room was wrong I just meant the painting on the ceiling, it's one thing to have a smoke where you're not bothering any one but when you do it in a crowded place where you're making the decision to make others get second hand then you're just a a*shole
@MaSaysImSpecial, true, we are on the same page now :)
Some people just like to relax with a smoke, I don't smoke but I don't judge people who want to take the edge off without doing bad drugs.
@TyGamer, cigarettes are a "bad drug"... You can get addicted, and it can kill you. Just because something's legal doesn't mean its not bad
@TyGamer, if someone wants to smoke when they're all by themself that's fine, but when you smoke when there's other people around the second hand smoke can affect them too
@TyGamer, I love going to Buffalo Wild Wings but at 10 p.m. they allow smoking in the bar area and it's kind of hard to get far from that area at my local BDubs. There's been times at like 9 or 9:30 somebody would light a cigarette and then my nose was clog up and I could barely breathe.
@Juan Del Rio, I meant something like cocaine, of course Smoking is bad for you, but some people don't care, South Park did a great episode about smoking and their companies
@Juan Del Rio, drunk lungs will be the death of me
@Juan Del Rio, case in point: in some states it's LEGAL to fvck a horse. Bad? Yes. Against the law? Neigh
@Juan Del Rio, coffee falls into that category as well. Maybe not as neatly when it comes to related deaths but it is a drug and America, neigh the world, would go so far as to do bad things to keep that addiction going. Those of us who don't drink it at all, often wonder what would happen if coffee were taken away for two weeks. When any type of bad behavior is justified from a lack thereof, like people that "are mean if they don't have their coffee," let's addiction go beyond good or bad.
@TyGamer, what's your definition of a "bad drug"
@D1O, I meant horrible ones, I didn't have a word to distinguish smokes from cocaine
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You've got to go and dig those holes!
Well everyone is gonna die someday
I helps me to relax by knowing all these people I'm letting down
@Legomatt100, I can't tell if a pun or not
As a UK smoker this shjt can fvck off. Yea I know the dangers but pressing this kind of ballshjt is outrageous. Put this in a McDonald's or kfc and I won't be so mad.
Everything kills you. Not just smoking. Breathing air kills you why aren't there any no breathing ads.
Everyone please watch thank you for smoking as soon as you can
The only reason cigarettes are legal is because the tobacco industry is big money that the government cant lose
@Hairy the Lover, or it could be the fact that so many are addicted to it right now that a sudden ban could have the same affects as the ban on alcohol. That's why they are slowly working their way there.
Am I he only one who is bothered by the lighting? It looks amazing, but it's not accurate.