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john_doe2

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#1 12 years ago

Here's the link: Pot smoking linked to psychotic disorders - Los Angeles Times And some quotes: People who smoke marijuana daily or weekly double their risk of developing a psychotic illness over their lifetime, according to a study published Thursday. Among all cannabis users, including sporadic experimenters and habitual users, the lifetime risk of psychotic illness increased by 40%, the report said. "It's not as if you smoke a joint and you're going to go crazy," said Richard Rawson, who directs the Integrated Substance Abuse Program at UCLA and was not involved in the study. But he cautioned: "It's definitely not a good idea to use heavy amounts of marijuana."




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#2 12 years ago
"It's definitely not a good idea to use heavy amounts of marijuana."

I don't think anyone will disagree with that.

A drug free lifestyle is definately the healthiest, but those willing to take on the risks and damages of use of soft drugs (alcohol, cannabis, caffeine, tobacco) should be able to do so.




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#3 12 years ago

masked_marsoe;3825012I don't think anyone will disagree with that.

A drug free lifestyle is definately the healthiest, but those willing to take on the risks and damages of use of soft drugs (alcohol, cannabis, caffeine, tobacco) should be able to do so.

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...am I going to get shot if I disagree with that?

Just kidding; cigarette smoke, let alone weed, nearly kills me when I'm in the room with somebody that's smoking. Besides, I'm underage...




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#4 12 years ago

Seeing as how we don't have a wave of aging hippies in psychotic wards by now, I really have to disagree with this.

masked_marsoe;3825012A drug free lifestyle is definately the healthiest, but those willing to take on the risks and damages of use of soft drugs (alcohol, cannabis, caffeine, tobacco) should be able to do so.

Funny thing about that, the only completely "soft" drug you listed there is cannabis. Caffene could be considered as such, except for the fact that you can become physically addicted to caffene. Hard and soft drugs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As a side not (as no one has done it in this thread yet), I find it funny when people almost litearally piss themselves about the dangers of marijuana. Its just comical to listen to.




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#5 12 years ago

Heavy amounts of ANYTHING will affect you in a negative manner (even water). This is just basically stating the obvious:

Moderation is key.




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#6 12 years ago

Well the only way water (just water) can affect you negatively is drowning, under normal temperatures anyway. It takes a lot less alcohol to hurt you than water, it takes even less to hurt someone else and the same goes for any substance.




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#7 12 years ago
Chemix2;3825651Well the only way water (just water) can affect you negatively is drowning, under normal temperatures anyway. It takes a lot less alcohol to hurt you than water, it takes even less to hurt someone else and the same goes for any substance.

Actually, it is possible to "overdose" on water, basically by drinking way too much and screwing with your elecrolytes. Water intoxication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#8 12 years ago
Chemix2;3825651Well the only way water (just water) can affect you negatively is drowning, under normal temperatures anyway. It takes a lot less alcohol to hurt you than water, it takes even less to hurt someone else and the same goes for any substance.[/quote] Incorrect, you can get water poisoning (also called water intoxication or hyponatremiafrom) from drinking to much water at any one time. Which can result in death, and has in many cases. Before you generalize, and make broad sweeping statements implied in a factual manner, check it out a bit more. [quote=colonel_bob;3825805]Actually, it is possible to "overdose" on water, basically by drinking way too much and screwing with your elecrolytes. Water intoxication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Exactly! Someone did their research.




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#9 12 years ago

Oh get off your blood damned high horse already, you've made plenty of completely ridiculous claims throughout your forum career.

Water intoxication is very rare and usually only happens if you are downing massive amounts of it. Liver failure however is not so rare, neither are drunk driving accidents that get people killed, or lung cancer from tobacco, or various drug abuse deaths. The average person isn't likely to suffer from water intoxication ever despite regularly drinking water.




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#10 12 years ago

It doubles the chance of developing a psychotic illness?

Sounds scary, right?

Watch out people, if you smoke cannabis you no longer have a 1 in 100 chance of developing schizophrenia you have a massive 2 IN 100 CHANCE!

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