Marijuana: the non-hate thread...

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    "Just the facts maam." So dont go crying about so and so didnt give this or that. Bring your facts then someone else will bring facts to coutner yours or support yours and thats how we discuss things on this board.

    http://my.webmd.com/content/article/94/102660.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_nb_01

     
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    Just the fact that the effects only last for about 35 minutes is perfect proof that it is less dangerous than alcohol. This lessens the probability that you would take the road at your most vulnerable point.
     
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    Nice try, but alas .....

    That's a rather interesting article. My question is:

    Does it say in the article the affects of cannibinoids from one's own brain lasts 35 minutes, or the affects of marijuana last 35 minutes?
     
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    Yes the effect from ones own brain last 35 minutes. You have to read that carefully. Just like alcohol, marijuana when consumed can very greatly to the length of time it intoxicates you.

    However, the effects on the brain are not as harmful as many people would have you believe.
     
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    The bigger concern for me actually is the effect of smoking on the lungs. That's bad.
     
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    It says it may cause cancer on the box. Thats there loophole i suppose. :lalala:
     
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    I can agree, but then again, maybe not. The long-term affects of pot don't seem to be any more harmful than the long term affects of alcohol. Or sitting in rush hour traffic with your window down ....
     
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    The long term affects of marijuana are pretty minor - alcohol, on the other hand, kills 110,000 people a year do to its toxic effects.

    1) Alcohol is a neurotoxin - Marijuana is not.

    2) Alcohol is very damaging to you liver, Marijuana is not.

    3) Alcohol can create a physical dependancy (physical addiction) so strong that sudden withdrawal can be fatal. Marijuana does not.

    4) You can DIE from an alcohol overdose. In America, 2000 people die each year from alcohol overdose. In Russia, (where hard alcohol is widely used) over 12,000 people die a year from alcohol overdose. (adjusted for population, this would be like 24,000 AMericans dying). Marijuana CAN NOT result in an overdose - it is non-toxic.

    5) The *worst* side effect that Marijuana can cause is due to inhaling the burned smoke - but this too can be mitigated. Modern users often use "vaporizers", which atomize the THC oils, resulting in a vapor inhalant that has NONE of the health issues associated with smoking.


    Hope this information has been helpful.


    Andy
     
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    http://cannabisclub.drugpolicycentral.com/articles/1998_hall_lancet_1.pdf

    Try something a tad more objective than that propaganda you have posted.
     
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