@AnalogistNo. Read the facts: https://norml.org/marijuana/fact-sheets
Joe this is a pro legalisation site, it's like getting advice of whether guns are useful or not from the NRA. Whereas there are a lot of truths there and proven fact, it's also missing out some key information. As mentioned in a different thread my job is to read notes and help compile data for the purposes of finance and epidemiology. There's a clear link between repeated recreational use of weed and increased levels of psychosis and schizophrenia and a definite increase in anxiety and depression. As I'm not making a study of any of it though, there may well be many factors that also contribute to this. I'm talking about recreational use, self medication thought. I'm not talking about the massive medical benefits of cannabinoids in many other illnesses. I'm well aware of those 👍 it's a pity we don't have any multi decade trials of recreational use to discuss as I think that would back up what I'm saying but as of right now it's just my opinion and I have looked into this as someone who smokes weed once a month or so (like 30 quids worth every couple of months) and as someone who in the 90s smoked it ever day for about 4 years. I can confirm the depression and anxiety from that period which I do not suffer with now. Luckily didn't have the psychosis or schizophrenia although I have friends who have suffered with both. 3 of them have been sectioned before.
@TacocaT6969Congratulations. You are the most sensible female on GAG. Coming from me that means a lot. A miracle in fact.
That is true. Alcohol is far worse and kills more people
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@humanearthCongratulations. You've managed to write a post devoid of any facts whatsoever. How do you do it?
@joeblow123 Well, the facts I have. See I was raised in a crappy neighborhood. Most of my friends were pot heads and still friends with some of them. I got myself out of the crappy area and brought a farm away from stupid. These friends of mine are in there 40s and 50s now. And still is the same place as in there 20s. I watched them chase the high, some try grow the hybrid pot for the highest THC.I seen these same people piss their life away. Blow off great jobs, settled for shitty jobs, because they didn't do drug testing. Just so they can stay high.I seen two of my own kids do the same shit as my friends did. When I was in my 20s. Their life is turning to shit to.One thing also I noticed that these people have in common, including 2 of my adult kids. They are bitch how life is unfair and why their life is shit. But yet they have no drive to change it. They seem to always be in self pitty.So you want facts. I personality watch these people throw their life away over the shit. Thats my facts, I live it and saw it. By the way before you say what about people like Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog. There are a few that made it and learned how to balance life, weed and be successful
@I-am-a-nobodyThat is why you will always be an ignorant nobody.
@joeblow123 I'm not ignorant. THC is linked with schizophrenia. It messes with your mind.
@I-am-a-nobodyCite your source. I'm not taking your word for it.
@joeblow123 www.webmd.com/.../schizophrenia-marijuana-link#1I could probably find better but I'll leave that to you.
@I-am-a-nobodyThank you, sir and I want to assure you I am up to the challege: https://norml.org/marijuana/fact-sheets
@joeblow123 I have and will read what you have sent, as well as look at other sources. I read a book about a year ago (can't remember the title) that quoted negative studies on THC. They were more neutral on CBD.
@I-am-a-nobodySome of these books are written by marijuana prohibitionists. Some of these people are influenced by a severely flawed ideology while others have financial interests. I suppose I can empathize with the naivete of the former but the latter is iron-clad guilty. I thank you for having an open mind. When you read about children with cancer being denied medicine because some bureaucrat says he or she can't have it because some law that was sponsored by a white supremacist during a power grab says it is prohibited can piss off some people such as myself. You may find this interesting as well: masculistman.freewebspace.com/...%20marijuana.htmlthoughtsofamascman.blogspot.com/.../...merica.htmlSometimes the cure is worse than the so-called disease: thoughtsofamascman.blogspot.com/.../...rtures.html
@joeblow123 "Some of these books are written by marijuana prohibitionists. Some of these people are influenced by a severely flawed ideology while others have financial interests."Are you saying there's no possibility of "severely flawed ideology" or "financial interests" on the other side of the argument?I can hardly open up a page on the internet without some ad telling me how to invest in weed. And yes, some people just want to get stoned as Bob Dylan could tell you. There aren't many disinterested parties involved on this argument. It's like watching Fox News and then CNN and then finding the truth somewhere in between.It's worth a look at both sides, but the first source I read (the anti-weed book) had larger sample sizes and more disinterested sources.
@jgokgotitDo not use on the job. Wait until you get off work and at home before you consume any cannabis products.
@FromdusktilldawnLet's not forget William Randolph Hearst, Du Pont and white supremacist Harry J. Anslinger.
More like really stupid and short on breath, and can't be trusted.
@AynonOMouse Cite your evidence to prove your claim. I'm not taking your word for it. Or is this a theory you came up with one day while you were wiping your ass?
Cite your evidence then moron.
@someguyongagAnd we should all respect their right to do so.
@joeblow123 Yes, that's what I voted for anyways.
Sorry but this isn't true at all. Nicotene will do this and many European countries mix weed with tobacco to make it smoke better. But using weed on its own won't give you any of those things. It's actually used to treat several lung and brain conditions amongst others.
@Analogist If it used to treat it why stop?
@Analogist Also where's the proof this used to help several lung and brain conditions
Crawl out of that dark cave you’re living in and do some research instead of spouting the surgeon general warning for tobacco.Here’s an article posted by the American Cancer Society. There are millions more. www.google.com/.../marijuana-and-cancer.html
@OceanMelonRight here: https://norml.org/marijuana/fact-sheets
@joeblow123 Thanks you
@OceanMelonYour welcome.One thing. I don't advocate in favor of underage use. You have to be 21 or older to use recreational cannabis or a cannabis product.
@aynonomouseWe don't want to be around stupid morons like you anyway.
@joeblow123 You are a druggie so you are a stupid no good POS kind of person. You will end up back stabbing your friends and family, stealing from them, lying to them, cheating on your SO and using the drugs as an excuse, and I bet you will be sucking cock for some dope too. Go fuck yourself you no good druggie trash. Every one of you belongs in prison, and the drug dealers all deserve the death penalty.
(sarcasm) I'm sorry I stole the money from my work and from my friends but I needed the marijuana. I had to have the marijuana. I'll repay petty cash... someday. (to my SO) Honey, don't blame me. Blame the marijuana. I'm not gay but damn it it is for the marijuana. Gag gag gag. Gagging on GAG. (/sarcasm)
@CasaNorbaExactly, bro. I haven't conversed with you in a long time what's up?
Thanks brother by now most of us know that that is the real reason why it’s illegal! Till then Everything is the same as usual, been on a little hiatus from this site and waiting for miracles to happen
@askmewhy66It is the prohibitionists who sound retarded. If you've read their posts you know what I mean.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy"Potheads"?Dude of all the times I've seen you post on GAG you are always the unpopular one. You are the villain.You are always the villain. I know you said it's no problem and that's cool. But we are always at odds when it comes to philosophy. Which leads me to this question. Why are you always wrong? Do you have to work at it or does it come naturally?
@joeblow123: If you constantly have to have a blunt, then it's no different than a dude who always have a bottle of liquor to drink. Both are junkies.
@Hispanic-Cool-GuyI'm talking about a derogatory word for those who use marijuana. I know in the real world it is no big deal but in the political world in Washington DC it is the difference between pro-legalization bills becoming laws or not. Yes, I do advocate for legalization. Also, it is impossible to overdose on flower marijuana (that means the marijuana in its natural form. No vapes, waxes, edibles or the other bullshit. Yes, I favor flower form) if you were to try you would fall asleep and wake up later. Marijuana has no death rate. Marijuana smokers do not smoke all day. That is only in the movies.
That is probably the stupidest thing I have read in a long time. Everyone IQ has dropped 10 points just reading that statement. Explain your rational. Can't wait to hear it
I would but i dont argue with donkeys... Or in this case Somebody called assman... I dont think you had IQ points to substract from...
Tell yo mama to quit calling me I'm done with her ass man.
@daniela1982There is no correlation between cannabis and lung disease. Tobacco/nicotine yes, marijuana no.
@joeblow123 I'm sure there have been no studies/research on it so how does anyone know?
@daniela1982I'm glad you asked: norml.org/.../cannabis-smoke-and-cancer-assessing-the-risk
@joeblow123 Well good, when you get cancer years from now you can point out that info and wonder why it didn't apply to you. How much fake research is out there paid for by the big tobacco companies and pot growers. I point to the 70's hippies who were always loaded and who are now homeless and on welfare because they fried their brains.
@daniela1982Does SAM pay well?
@daniela1982"Well good, when you get cancer years from now you can point out that info and wonder why it didn't apply to you."It's too late. I have a relative who's zodiac sign is cancer so I'm a goner. Goodbye cruel world.
@Rabbit_HoleA lot of blood, sweat and tears and yes even deaths occurred making legalization a reality.
@DiscomfortZoneIOW your blood relatives.
Wow, a four word sentence! You must be so proud! Oxygen wasting pothead 😆
@MassagemanNot necessarily a bad thing.
It feels weird typing the following but here goes:Thanks for keep an open mind, numbnuts. And:What do you have to say now, numbnuts? LMFAO
@joeblow123 Wow Joe!Before I always thought cannabis users were mellow people, who pretty much live and let live, but you've proven that stereotype wrong. Trying to influence through insults, name calling and berating is pretty counterproductive, don't you think?You're pretty much the poster boy for the psychosis/cannabis link, I'm still not sure which came first the cannabis or the psychosis, but I'm positive I don't want to be around either.
@numbnuts89I'm just joking around. I have nothing against you. I didn't mean to upset you.
@I-am-a-nobody Cannabis legalization is a big issue with me. The reason is people have been murdered by their own police departments in the name of the war on drugs: thoughtsofamascman.blogspot.com/.../...merica.htmlI guess I just lose it when I see children suffering so some moron can play politics:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HGgZzBxW8Injustice and children who are dying bother me. I guess I'm just a total psycho.
@user66345667If that is the case how to explain the fact that you are the king of the submissive betas? You live the life of a submissive beta while I can only read about it. You live the life of permanent incel while I can only read about it.
I never claimed that I was the king of submissive betas, I too am a submissive beta like you because I smoke some of that AK-47, Alaskan Thunderfuck, Death Bubba, Sour Diesel, and more but those are my favorites.
@TwoToTooTutu2Laidback people are annoying?
They're not layed back when I say marijuana smells bad.
@Assman001People. Just ordinary people. Yet there are morons here who fail to grasp that concept. I'm sure you've read their drivell. It's all over the place just like horseshit.
And they eat all my snacks. Should pass a no eating snacks when stoned law.
@Do you have rec as well as medical?
@joeblow123 I dont have either that's why I said I need to get my card
@chitown10I'm guessing you are in Chicago am I right?
@chitown10It is difficult to obtain a card in your area?
@joeblow123 nope. Just finding the time to get it is.
@chitown10Just go to the NORML website that should help: https://norml.org/
@chitown10Or Weepmaps: https://weedmaps.com/
@JjpayneGood choice. I can't think of a safer substance.
@JosyJosyRoses are "smelly". Cologne/perfume is "smelly". Your favorite meal while it is cooking on a night you are really hungry is "smelly".
@xXxGLADIATORxXxThere is nothing wrong with that. It is better than drinking and hurting people and it better than killing yourself with opiods.
@abdel636That would depend on jurisdiction.
@joeblow123 Smoking cannabis has some benefits but some more side effects on the body as well so that's an efficient jurisdiction that can go universal