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The not so harmless drug, Marijuana

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2007
  • 05:30 AM

Marijuana is known to cause Phychosis, derealization, depersonalization and can also trigger many mental illnesses even months after use, etc.! What's your story!

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  • Hint: the spelling isn't the only thing wrong here. Its harmless you moron.oh my god!! :eek:You must have some experience to say what you have just said, what you have not experienced is the withdrawel, (one month of bed sweats, dreams, loss of sleep, irritability. Let alone the social affects that it has while you suck your brains out, the lack of real communication, social delusions, the occupation of seeking more of the drug, an false sense of security then put with that the drongos that sell it too you who give such stimulating conversations:( :(Harmful?? you are so wrong, I have witnissed my son "getting" off the drug and the personality has re-emerged but much unlearned social skills are now being learnt ( he is 25) I have witnissed my friends son suffer the delusion of the heavy use of marijuana having no affect or cause of the schizophrenia that has rendered him with no longer being able to work (not that he did during the years of abuse) Another friend who cannot see that the constant use of marijuana which decreases your immune system stuffs up the Lupus that she now has... Yep -- Moron that about describes what you become after constant use of the "Harmless" drug. Moron = of low intelligence. Bron
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  • From experience with quite a few teens, I have found that many of them who use various drugs, including marihuana, are deficient of vitamin B12 and probably some other cofactors which cause their nervous system to not be working well. Come on over and find out what nutrition can do. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=92803&posted=1#post92803
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  • Wow, thats some bull **** right there, i bet i can guess ur guys religion and or your parents... lol
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  • Having read these posts I just have to say something. This "withdrawal" from the substance and points about it weakening your immune system or turning you into a moron is a lot to say without any experience. And I'm afraid your sons or friends sons isn't an account of real experience on your part. Being 25 now and smoking pot since 18 I can speak to some of this WITH experience. Lately in my circle its been an everyday sort of activity, probably for the past eight months, but it always vary based on what's going on in life. You can't be addicted to marijuana, you can only have weak character resulting in not wanting to change anything about your situation. Which is fairly reasonable since marijuana doesn't cause much in the way of negative effects. Certainly people sometimes smoke to "stupidity", but you know what your'e doing that day and you make that decision consciously. Personally I stop smoking so much during exam times. That's not so say I stop for weeks. Actually I smoked the day before my last exam and totally killed it yesterday. So basically what I'm trying to say here is that whatever withdrawal symptoms you've seen are character and personality related issues, not physical addiction. Psychological addiction is a myth, it's really called weak character. The severity of an average persons "addiction" to marijuana is similar to a person overeating and gaining weight. It's like this, sure chocolate (pot) is tasty, but just like everything else in life, it should be taken in manageable doses. What's manageable is based on the individual. I've noticed that if I'm coming down with something, discontinuing my pot smoking habit helps to prevent an illness from coming on fully. So I do believe that is merit to the idea that your immune system can take a hit from the consistent use of marijuana, though the effects aren't lasting. And as far as people being morons in general or as a personality trait associated with marijuana, take this into consideration. My social circle consists of, a computer engineer, environmental engineer, two chemical engineers, three graduated teachers, a professional musician, an HR grad, Poly sci grad (who instead is an entrepreneur), and many collage or university students like myself. Gives new meaning to higher education but as you can see, people can be highly productive and use restraint when required so long as they have the character required. Some people are morons by nature or nurture, not much you can do about that unfortunately. It's like crayons, maybe you're born with the 8 pack, maybe the 16 pack, but its all about what you do with the colours you're given.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
    • 03:13 PM
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  • Well I`ve been smoking , and eating it for at least 25 years. It has NOT hindered my perceptions about things or make me a social outcast. Smoking just pot and not a mixture of pot and tobacco or what you will is NOT a physically addictive habit. Some of you need to do some research. The medical society has accepted it and perscribe it for people with pain , nausea and many other conditions including brain function. Pot is a calming drug and helps to put things into perspective for most who use it. My doctor told me if it helps for the pain then keep on smoking. Compare it to alcolhol... that stuff eats your liver!!!! And takes your life and *****s it down the drain.Experienced with pot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2008
    • 09:05 PM
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  • Having read these posts I just have to say something. This "withdrawal" from the substance and points about it weakening your immune system or turning you into a moron is a lot to say without any experience. And I'm afraid your sons or friends sons isn't an account of real experience on your part. Being 25 now and smoking pot since 18 I can speak to some of this WITH experience. Lately in my circle its been an everyday sort of activity, probably for the past eight months, but it always vary based on what's going on in life. You can't be addicted to marijuana, you can only have weak character resulting in not wanting to change anything about your situation. Which is fairly reasonable since marijuana doesn't cause much in the way of negative effects. Certainly people sometimes smoke to "stupidity", but you know what your'e doing that day and you make that decision consciously. Personally I stop smoking so much during exam times. That's not so say I stop for weeks. Actually I smoked the day before my last exam and totally killed it yesterday. So basically what I'm trying to say here is that whatever withdrawal symptoms you've seen are character and personality related issues, not physical addiction. Psychological addiction is a myth, it's really called weak character. The severity of an average persons "addiction" to marijuana is similar to a person overeating and gaining weight. It's like this, sure chocolate (pot) is tasty, but just like everything else in life, it should be taken in manageable doses. What's manageable is based on the individual. I've noticed that if I'm coming down with something, discontinuing my pot smoking habit helps to prevent an illness from coming on fully. So I do believe that is merit to the idea that your immune system can take a hit from the consistent use of marijuana, though the effects aren't lasting. And as far as people being morons in general or as a personality trait associated with marijuana, take this into consideration. My social circle consists of, a computer engineer, environmental engineer, two chemical engineers, three graduated teachers, a professional musician, an HR grad, Poly sci grad (who instead is an entrepreneur), and many collage or university students like myself. Gives new meaning to higher education but as you can see, people can be highly productive and use restraint when required so long as they have the character required. Some people are morons by nature or nurture, not much you can do about that unfortunately. It's like crayons, maybe you're born with the 8 pack, maybe the 16 pack, but its all about what you do with the colours you're given.First off, the majority of jobs require drug tests these days... so that's something to think about, second, I am a college graduate and used to smoke all the time during my days in school, having quit suddenly after years of smoking I can say there are definitely negative psychological effects, your "circle" of prestigious friends must know everything.....and by the way for a graduate you obviously need to go back and brush up on your English skills, your post is pathetic. Before you claim Marijuana is just great do a little more research, I know it might be difficult but you may need to branch out past your circle of friends.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 23, 2009
    • 09:26 PM
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  • First off, the majority of jobs require drug tests these days... so that's something to think about, second, I am a college graduate and used to smoke all the time during my days in school, having quit suddenly after years of smoking I can say there are definitely negative psychological effects, your "circle" of prestigious friends must know everything.....and by the way for a graduate you obviously need to go back and brush up on your English skills, your post is pathetic. Before you claim Marijuana is just great do a little more research, I know it might be difficult but you may need to branch out past your circle of friends.....how was that post pathetic? I think he's right, it shouldn't even be an issue in the first place, everyone makes big deals out of the most ridiculous things! you never hear about people getting high and killing innocent people all the time and getting high and being abusive, do you? its ridiculous how much people bypass how bad everything else they do is because its a normality in society. smoking cigarettes? drinking? come on now. no ones perfect and we all know things that we do will harm our bodies in one way or another. why can't people just stop being hypocrites for once and accept that weed is not crack, cocaine, or meth, It is not as bad as it is made out to be. If you are on a different side of an argument however and will never give that side a chance to let you understand, it's hopeless and nothing will get solved from trying to tell people weed is so bad for you. If it makes you so mad, go be angry somewhere else and don't bother everyone else.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2009
    • 02:09 AM
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  • Everyone has a different effect on Marijuana, so maybe it is harmful but not to everybody see its not as bad as Meth or Cocaine now those are major drugs but one cant really say it is bad or good B-cuz everyone has a different affect like some are allergic to chocolate or Granola it may harm some people but not all
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  • The severity of marijuana abuse is due to the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active chemical in cannabis and one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known. According to a report released by the White House, the potency of marijuana increased in 2006 to the highest level in more than 30 years, posing greater health risks to people. Marijuana potency has grown steeply over the past decade, with serious implications in particular for young people
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  • The severity of marijuana abuse is due to the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active chemical in cannabis and one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known. According to a report released by the White House, the potency of marijuana increased in 2006 to the highest level in more than 30 years, posing greater health risks to people. Marijuana potency has grown steeply over the past decade, with serious implications in particular for young peopleYes, there are serious implications to the young, and that is that they are getting better bang for their buck. Everyone who buys weed wants the good stuff you know.
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  • Having read these posts I just have to say something. This "withdrawal" from the substance and points about it weakening your immune system or turning you into a moron is a lot to say without any experience. And I'm afraid your sons or friends sons isn't an account of real experience on your part. Being 25 now and smoking pot since 18 I can speak to some of this WITH experience. Lately in my circle its been an everyday sort of activity, probably for the past eight months, but it always vary based on what's going on in life. You can't be addicted to marijuana, you can only have weak character resulting in not wanting to change anything about your situation. Which is fairly reasonable since marijuana doesn't cause much in the way of negative effects. Certainly people sometimes smoke to "stupidity", but you know what your'e doing that day and you make that decision consciously. Personally I stop smoking so much during exam times. That's not so say I stop for weeks. Actually I smoked the day before my last exam and totally killed it yesterday. So basically what I'm trying to say here is that whatever withdrawal symptoms you've seen are character and personality related issues, not physical addiction. Psychological addiction is a myth, it's really called weak character. The severity of an average persons "addiction" to marijuana is similar to a person overeating and gaining weight. It's like this, sure chocolate (pot) is tasty, but just like everything else in life, it should be taken in manageable doses. What's manageable is based on the individual. I've noticed that if I'm coming down with something, discontinuing my pot smoking habit helps to prevent an illness from coming on fully. So I do believe that is merit to the idea that your immune system can take a hit from the consistent use of marijuana, though the effects aren't lasting. And as far as people being morons in general or as a personality trait associated with marijuana, take this into consideration. My social circle consists of, a computer engineer, environmental engineer, two chemical engineers, three graduated teachers, a professional musician, an HR grad, Poly sci grad (who instead is an entrepreneur), and many collage or university students like myself. Gives new meaning to higher education but as you can see, people can be highly productive and use restraint when required so long as they have the character required. Some people are morons by nature or nurture, not much you can do about that unfortunately. It's like crayons, maybe you're born with the 8 pack, maybe the 16 pack, but its all about what you do with the colours you're given.Well, Jimmy, it sounds like you really know you're stuff. Unfortunately, it's pretty much you against the majority of the medical community. You make a LOT of assumptions in your post, and as far as I could tell, every single one of them was wrong. "Psychological addiction is a myth:. That's the big one. You can call it "weak Character" all you want, but psychological addiction is the basis of any physical addiction, and is far more difficult to treat than mere physical addiction. Any heroin addict can tell you that the kick is the easy part. It's staying off the drug for years that is the real challenge, long after physical addiction ceases to be a factor in relapse. The same is true for any substance that has ever been abused by anyone; The problem is not at all with physical dependence, which is one of the more easily treated symptoms in medicine... It is, in fact, with the psychological dependence that follows, and leaves devastating relapses, deaths, and family misery in its' wake. The fact that marijuana is not physically addictive is, in this case, the least important fact about it. It's potential for abuse is exponentially increased because of, not in spite of, the insistent ramblings of pro=pot ignoramuses who think they know better because they like to smoke. Oh, and as far as your eloquent little 'marijuana is harmless' message, tell that to Bob Marley. I'm sure he'd love to hear about it.
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  • With all due respect for everyone's posts, here's my family's experience;There's a vast difference between recreational use and chronic abuse of anything and that includes cannabis.Combine anything with an addictive personality and you'll get an addiction.I've done the research and borne witness to the gradual downfall of a man and a family due to the belief that MJ is not addictive or harmful.I've watched as useage progressed from occasional to constant with the refrain that jets not addictive or harmful grow into symptoms of toxic levels of MJ, relied upon and sanctioned by medical personnel for anxiety and chronic pain, produced progressively more anxiety, paranoia, diminished professional functioning, emotional presence, sexual functioning, heart and lung complications, and depression. Add booze to the mix, and you get panic/anxiety attacks, mood swings, and violent episodes triggered by anything or nothing except an increasing black mood and paranoia...that gets directed at the wife, kids, dog...as domestic violence.To the (ab)user, It's never because of the drug and someone's choice to (ab)use it. It's everyone else's fault, including the president of the united states and your three year old child, for messing up the country or making too much happy noise before the first bong hit of the day. There are millions of people with millions of painful and not so painful reasons to abdicate thier independence to a substance who don't.There are millions of people who grew up neglected or abused who choose not to repeat the cycle.What I described above is real and is the story of a 45 year old man who destroyed his family, a thriving business, and who almost died of a heart attack with such high toxicity levels for MJ he was told flat out to stop smoking or he would die.3 weeks later he's smoking again, and not me or his three kids or his mom or his other exes can convince him to stop.He blames it on us. They blame it on the drug.I see someone with absolutely no other coping skills who doesn't know what else to do.THIS IS YOUR LIFE, PEOPLE. YOU GET ONE BODY. YOU CAN'T REPLACE IT...OR YOU KIDS OR YOU FAMILY...OR REPAIR a lot of the wreckage you leave behind, including genetic mutations passed on to other generations.WAKE UP!DRUGS OF ALL KINDS ARE BIG MONEY IN A CULTURE WHERE MONEY IS GOD AND CASH IS KING.DON'T BECOME A PAWN IN A WAR YOU WON'T WIN...and take everyone who loves you down with you.No drug is safe when its abused, and if youre making excuses about why you need it and why its harmless, its time to take a good look in the mirror andearn some new coping techniques that will actually improve your life instead it compromising it.Having chronic pain, anxiety, or chemotherapy side effects? Try hypnosis or " tapping" aka EFT ( emotional freedom technique).Both are non toxic, and eft is free on the internet with how-to videos on YouTube.. Do you laugh at meditation or think you can't? Think again.I just offered three non-toxic, drug free, FREE methods to get off the substance dependence gravy train (for those who sell to you).Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of smoke free homes and no harmful side effects.Love your self and the rest of us enough to choose freedom, please.
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  • I abuse marijuana daily for over 30 years and just graduated as engineer for something to do.
    Suddengust 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • oh my god!! :eek:You must have some experience to say what you have just said, what you have not experienced is the withdrawel, (one month of bed sweats, dreams, loss of sleep, irritability. Let alone the social affects that it has while you suck your brains out, the lack of real communication, social delusions, the occupation of seeking more of the drug, an false sense of security then put with that the drongos that sell it too you who give such stimulating conversations:( :(Harmful?? you are so wrong, I have witnissed my son "getting" off the drug and the personality has re-emerged but much unlearned social skills are now being learnt ( he is 25) I have witnissed my friends son suffer the delusion of the heavy use of marijuana having no affect or cause of the schizophrenia that has rendered him with no longer being able to work (not that he did during the years of abuse) Another friend who cannot see that the constant use of marijuana which decreases your immune system stuffs up the Lupus that she now has... Yep -- Moron that about describes what you become after constant use of the "Harmless" drug.Moron = of low intelligence.BronJust keep telling it the way it is. Not only does it lower their intelligence, it lowers their morals and ethics. It also supports terrorism. If they could just understand that they are supporting the drug cartels. Our countrymen and family members are fighting at the boarder to protect our country from distruction. Terrorist know how to destroy our country. With pot and all the other drugs. My son says "how do you know it's from Mexico and not the US"? It doesn't come labled "Made In Mexico" or in the US. My 4 children spoke pot. One of them acknowledges how it has harmed her. I will never give up on talking to them. Medical Research/Info at: www.MAMA.net Mothers Against Meth Amphetamine It starts with cigarettes for lots of people. There are brochures and medical evidence of the harmful effects of pot.
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