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#131 14 years ago

Ok anyone that says Weed is mentally addictive is an idiot. think about it, anything that you find enjoyable is mentally addictive. if you play a sport and find it fun you dont want to stop. If you go on gaming forums all hours of the day you definitely dont want to leave the computer if you find it more fun than alot of the other things you can go do.

and let me tell you, although no form of smoke is good, its been proven that chronic marijuana use does not impair your lung function. as it points out here http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_media7.shtml

[QUOTE][ April 3, 1997, Los Angeles, CA: Habitual marijuana smokers do not experience a greater annual rate of decline in lung function than nonsmokers, according to the latest findings by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. The results of the eight-year study appear in Volume 155 of the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Donald P. Tashkin, who headed the study, is one of America's foremost experts on marijuana smoking and lung function.

"Findings from the present long-term, follow-up study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers argue against the concept that continuing heavy use of marijuana is a significant risk factor for the development of [chronic lung disease]," concluded the UCLA study. "Neither the continuing nor the intermittent marijuana smokers exhibited any significantly different rates of decline in [lung function]" as compared with those individuals who never smoked marijuana. Researchers added: "No differences were noted between even quite heavy marijuana smoking and nonsmoking of marijuana." These findings starkly contrasted those experienced by tobacco-only smokers who suffered a significant rate of decline in lung function.

Researchers also failed to find any synergistic effect between marijuana and tobacco cigarettes. According to the report, individuals who smoked both did not suffer any faster rate of decline in lung function than individuals who smoked marijuana alone.

A total of 394 young Caucasian men and women agreed to participate in the study. Researchers classified 131 of the participants as heavy marijuana smokers who did not smoke tobacco cigarettes, while 112 smoked both tobacco and marijuana. An additional 65 men regularly smoked tobacco only and the remaining 86 participants were nonsmokers. All participants were screened for pre-existing chronic chest diseases and found to be healthy upon entering the study.

Each participant underwent pulmonary function testing at the start of the study, and again on multiple occasions over the course of the next eight years. During that interval, a number of patients were lost to follow up, but 255 participants (65 percent) completed the study and were tested again at up to six additional sessions.

The results of this latest long-term study on marijuana and health echo findings reached by an Australian group of researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre just one month ago. That study, which involved interviews with 268 marijuana smokers and 31 non-using partners and family members, concluded that the health of long-term marijuana users is virtually no different from that of the general population.

Researchers from both studies cautioned that their results do not imply that regular marijuana smoking is free of all potentially harmful pulmonary effects. Both groups stated that regular marijuana smokers were more likely to suffer mild respiratory problems such as wheezing and bronchitis than nonsmokers.

A summary of the UCLA study appears in the March 1997 edition of Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor.

/QUOTE] And if you were really that worried about your lungs, you could either just hold the hits in your mouth or buy a vaporizer and get high that way. and when people say that pot makes you a stupid kid, thats so stupid. because it only seems that way cuz a lot of the "bad kids" do it because its against the law and the good kids dont want to. if it was legalized im sure we would see a much broader range of people smoking it. And also if you are religious, it is a good argument that Marijuana was put on this earth by God and he would not have put it on earth unless we were supposed to use it for something. and if you didnt know its impossible to overdose on pot. The LD50 (lethal dosage) for THC is 1,270 mg/kg which is the equivalent to 10,000 joints. It is impossible to overdose on marijuana although it may be possible to die from overdose if you ate a boatload of hash. also a person who is intoxicated with THC is not as prone to get in an accident as someone who is drunk. this is because when you are stoned, everything seems faster than it really is so you will go slower and ultimately be more cautious then if you were drunk. Cannabis has been for ages and it has not caused any major problems what so ever (except for the controversey of it being legalized) I dont see why it shouldnt be legal now.




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#132 14 years ago

Ok anyone that says Weed is mentally addictive is an idiot. think about it, anything that you find enjoyable is mentally addictive. if you play a sport and find it fun you dont want to stop. If you go on gaming forums all hours of the day you definitely dont want to leave the computer if you find it more fun than alot of the other things you can go do. and let me tell you, although no form of smoke is good, its been proven that chronic marijuana use does not impair your lung function. as it points out here http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_media7.shtml

[ April 3, 1997, Los Angeles, CA: Habitual marijuana smokers do not experience a greater annual rate of decline in lung function than nonsmokers, according to the latest findings by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. The results of the eight-year study appear in Volume 155 of the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Donald P. Tashkin, who headed the study, is one of America's foremost experts on marijuana smoking and lung function. "Findings from the present long-term, follow-up study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers argue against the concept that continuing heavy use of marijuana is a significant risk factor for the development of [chronic lung disease]," concluded the UCLA study. "Neither the continuing nor the intermittent marijuana smokers exhibited any significantly different rates of decline in [lung function]" as compared with those individuals who never smoked marijuana. Researchers added: "No differences were noted between even quite heavy marijuana smoking and nonsmoking of marijuana." These findings starkly contrasted those experienced by tobacco-only smokers who suffered a significant rate of decline in lung function. Researchers also failed to find any synergistic effect between marijuana and tobacco cigarettes. According to the report, individuals who smoked both did not suffer any faster rate of decline in lung function than individuals who smoked marijuana alone. A total of 394 young Caucasian men and women agreed to participate in the study. Researchers classified 131 of the participants as heavy marijuana smokers who did not smoke tobacco cigarettes, while 112 smoked both tobacco and marijuana. An additional 65 men regularly smoked tobacco only and the remaining 86 participants were nonsmokers. All participants were screened for pre-existing chronic chest diseases and found to be healthy upon entering the study. Each participant underwent pulmonary function testing at the start of the study, and again on multiple occasions over the course of the next eight years. During that interval, a number of patients were lost to follow up, but 255 participants (65 percent) completed the study and were tested again at up to six additional sessions. The results of this latest long-term study on marijuana and health echo findings reached by an Australian group of researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre just one month ago. That study, which involved interviews with 268 marijuana smokers and 31 non-using partners and family members, concluded that the health of long-term marijuana users is virtually no different from that of the general population. Researchers from both studies cautioned that their results do not imply that regular marijuana smoking is free of all potentially harmful pulmonary effects. Both groups stated that regular marijuana smokers were more likely to suffer mild respiratory problems such as wheezing and bronchitis than nonsmokers. A summary of the UCLA study appears in the March 1997 edition of Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor.

And if you were really that worried about your lungs, you could either just hold the hits in your mouth or buy a vaporizer and get high that way. and when people say that pot makes you a stupid kid, thats so stupid. because it only seems that way cuz a lot of the "bad kids" do it because its against the law and the good kids dont want to. if it was legalized im sure we would see a much broader range of people smoking it. And also if you are religious, it is a good argument that Marijuana was put on this earth by God and he would not have put it on earth unless we were supposed to use it for something. and if you didnt know its impossible to overdose on pot. The LD50 (lethal dosage) for THC is 1,270 mg/kg which is the equivalent to 10,000 joints. It is impossible to overdose on marijuana although it may be possible to die from overdose if you ate a boatload of hash. also a person who is intoxicated with THC is not as prone to get in an accident as someone who is drunk. this is because when you are stoned, everything seems faster than it really is so you will go slower and ultimately be more cautious then if you were drunk. Cannabis has been for ages and it has not caused any major problems what so ever (except for the controversey of it being legalized) I dont see why it shouldnt be legal now. lol sorry if I used the word "and" and "also to much in this. please forgive me because its late and im very tired.




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#133 14 years ago
And also if you are religious, it is a good argument that Marijuana was put on this earth by God and he would not have put it on earth unless we were supposed to use it for something.

"God made grass, Man Made beer."

Good points, ghost.




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#134 14 years ago

Very intelligent post, Ghost. Don't worry about the "and"--that's the most common word found in the Bible, and that's a pretty popular book :smokin: