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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #180 on: November 11, 2016, 11:30:45 PM »

I don't need marijuana to have a "good time".  If I'm going to have a good time, I keep a clear mind.  When I have a difficult day and can't get to sleep, or when I have a fight with a friend or family member that is triggering a manic or depressive episode, then I'll smoke a bowl, eat an edible, or do a couple of dabs with a roommate who has a rig. 

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #181 on: November 11, 2016, 11:37:55 PM »
Though I have no statistics, there are MANY people who ingest cannabis via edibles - it's the healthiest way to do so, and is encouraged.
Here it's apparently far less safe and healthy than smoking or inhaling it, since cannabis comes with dung. Too good I don't smoke it.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #182 on: November 11, 2016, 11:44:02 PM »
Though I have no statistics, there are MANY people who ingest cannabis via edibles - it's the healthiest way to do so, and is encouraged.
Here it's apparently far less safe and healthy than smoking or inhaling it, since cannabis comes with dung. Too good I don't smoke it.

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #183 on: November 11, 2016, 11:46:16 PM »

I should show you some brain scans of people who habitually smoke pot.  Maybe then you'll change your mind. But, hey it's legal, so do you as you will.  Because everything's OK in your universe (or at least in your frat house) as long as it doesn't involve genocide or human trafficking.   Obviously the pot has affected your brain.

Do you have brain scans of people who habitually smoke pot? I would be interested to compare them to people who habitually eat pot brownies, for science.

I worry about these kids in Colorado doing dabs, but not as much as I should worry about the methampehtamine, heroin, and cocain addicts.

If there is a "gateway" drug, it is either alcohol or nicotine or caffeine.

I said I did.  Now, I don't have a point of comparison for those who smoke it versus those who only ingest it through some other medium.  The problem is that you don't find many who only ingest pot in that way.

Though I have no statistics, there are MANY people who ingest cannabis via edibles - it's the healthiest way to do so, and is encouraged.

I don't doubt that there are many people who ingest cannabis via brownies et al.  The point was I don't have a basis of comparison for brain scans between those who ONLY smoke versus those who ONLY eat.  All that weed in your system must prevent you from spotting certain words. 
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #184 on: November 11, 2016, 11:49:44 PM »

Lol, ok.  With what addiction have you diagnosed me?  I've had to stop smoking for weeks when I couldn't justify spending money on cannabis.  I'm currently abstaining for my fraternity's purity week.  I will have to stop to do my internship.  I've never had any issues when "quitting", and I've been using it for a little over a year.

So your parents are footing the bill for college and they don't provide a weekly "pot" allowance?  The horror.

What the hell is purity week?  Is it the frat version of Great Lent? 
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #185 on: November 19, 2016, 11:17:39 AM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #186 on: November 19, 2016, 01:11:08 PM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.

Doctors can and have readily made available prescriptions for CBD but  those won't allow patients to get high and don't have the euphoria induced by the presence of THC, so it is no wonder that patients are interested.  Medical marijuana users are hypocrites.  They say they want pain relief, but they really want to get high.  OK, fine.  Then call for legalization of marijuana across the board instead of hiding behind this medical-only facade.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #187 on: November 19, 2016, 02:56:24 PM »
You can have marijuana.

You're allowed to have Cannabis THC products.

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« Reply #188 on: November 19, 2016, 03:09:08 PM »
You can have marijuana.

You're allowed to have Cannabis THC products.

Depends on where you live.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #189 on: November 20, 2016, 03:23:12 AM »
I've been on a so-called "forced" tolerance breaks, the past 3-4 days.

Finally I caved and I called another guy that I know, to fulfill a loan.  I gave him money, and I received marijuana in compensation. It was a drug deal.

Does this bother people? It's like, sometimes at work, while I'm drinking beer, I stop to think about the underaged kids who cannot drink beer. Is it cruel, to drink beer?
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #190 on: November 21, 2016, 03:54:17 PM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.

Doctors can and have readily made available prescriptions for CBD but  those won't allow patients to get high and don't have the euphoria induced by the presence of THC, so it is no wonder that patients are interested.  Medical marijuana users are hypocrites.  They say they want pain relief, but they really want to get high.  OK, fine.  Then call for legalization of marijuana across the board instead of hiding behind this medical-only facade.

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #191 on: November 21, 2016, 03:57:55 PM »
Scamandrius does have a point, however.  Also the problem with marijuana as a means of "being happy" as you rather euphemistically put it is the disordered thought it is known to produce; psychosis is an alarming prospect, and people who would risk it to get high are being greatly irresponsible.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #192 on: November 21, 2016, 04:07:51 PM »
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #193 on: November 21, 2016, 04:15:58 PM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.

Doctors can and have readily made available prescriptions for CBD but  those won't allow patients to get high and don't have the euphoria induced by the presence of THC, so it is no wonder that patients are interested.  Medical marijuana users are hypocrites.  They say they want pain relief, but they really want to get high.  OK, fine.  Then call for legalization of marijuana across the board instead of hiding behind this medical-only facade.

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so, happiness by any means necessary then? 
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #194 on: November 21, 2016, 04:22:56 PM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.

Doctors can and have readily made available prescriptions for CBD but  those won't allow patients to get high and don't have the euphoria induced by the presence of THC, so it is no wonder that patients are interested.  Medical marijuana users are hypocrites.  They say they want pain relief, but they really want to get high.  OK, fine.  Then call for legalization of marijuana across the board instead of hiding behind this medical-only facade.

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so, happiness by any means necessary then?

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #195 on: November 21, 2016, 04:48:19 PM »
Alot of interest in cannabis legalization is due to the potential medicinal uses, which are real, particularly in the area of chronic pain.  The conventional treatments for fibromyalgia are garbage.

Doctors can and have readily made available prescriptions for CBD but  those won't allow patients to get high and don't have the euphoria induced by the presence of THC, so it is no wonder that patients are interested.  Medical marijuana users are hypocrites.  They say they want pain relief, but they really want to get high.  OK, fine.  Then call for legalization of marijuana across the board instead of hiding behind this medical-only facade.

Scamandrianism: the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

so, happiness by any means necessary then?

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #196 on: November 21, 2016, 05:23:01 PM »
I'm all for legalization of marijuana and don't see the use as particularly sinful as in itself but using it as a medicine without proper medical education is crazy. You are not supposed to take any medicine without knowing side-effects, prescription etc. That's why we have professionals for that.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #197 on: November 28, 2016, 08:51:26 PM »
So, I've learned that the Unites States of America simultaneously holds a patent on Cannabinoids as a "Neuro-protectant and an anti-oxidant", and at the same time it considers Cannabis a Schedule I drug, "with no medicinal value".

Has anybody else heard this?

How can both be true?
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #198 on: August 09, 2017, 08:42:44 PM »
Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension

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She said: "Our results suggest a possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana use. This is not surprising since marijuana is known to have a number of effects on the cardiovascular system. Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen demand. Emergency rooms have reported cases of angina and heart attacks after marijuana use."
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"We found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking," said Ms Yankey. "This indicates that marijuana use may carry even heavier consequences on the cardiovascular system than that already established for cigarette smoking. However, the number of smokers in our study was small and this needs to be examined in a larger study."
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #199 on: August 09, 2017, 10:13:13 PM »
^ Funded by the opioid lobby.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #200 on: August 10, 2017, 02:18:41 AM »
I'm all for legalization of marijuana and don't see the use as particularly sinful as in itself but using it as a medicine without proper medical education is crazy. You are not supposed to take any medicine without knowing side-effects, prescription etc. That's why we have professionals for that.

I would only use over-the-counter pot if I used medical pot.

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #201 on: August 10, 2017, 02:36:00 AM »
I'm all for legalization of marijuana and don't see the use as particularly sinful as in itself but using it as a medicine without proper medical education is crazy. You are not supposed to take any medicine without knowing side-effects, prescription etc. That's why we have professionals for that.

I would only use over-the-counter pot if I used medical pot.

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #202 on: August 10, 2017, 02:43:11 AM »
I'm all for legalization of marijuana and don't see the use as particularly sinful as in itself but using it as a medicine without proper medical education is crazy. You are not supposed to take any medicine without knowing side-effects, prescription etc. That's why we have professionals for that.
That's not why we have professionals for that. We do not have professionals for that, because apparently we can't have nice things.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #203 on: August 10, 2017, 07:24:15 AM »
I had smoke weed for 5 years on a regular basis. Smoking weed is better then drinking alcohol. The only problem is with hash you don't know what you are really buying, unless if i am in Lebanon.

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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #204 on: August 10, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
As a Westerner, you are supposed to drink alcohol, not smoke weed. After all, we even typically have an enzyme for alcohol decomposition.
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Re: Using Marijuana (weed)?
« Reply #205 on: August 10, 2017, 02:32:10 PM »
I had smoke weed for 5 years on a regular basis. Smoking weed is better then drinking alcohol. The only problem is with hash you don't know what you are really buying, unless if i am in Lebanon.
It can also trigger psychosis  when there is predisposition, and in the long run it may damage any healthy brain's synapses.
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« Reply #206 on: August 10, 2017, 03:03:08 PM »
I had smoke weed for 5 years on a regular basis. Smoking weed is better then drinking alcohol. The only problem is with hash you don't know what you are really buying, unless if i am in Lebanon.
It can also trigger psychosis  when there is predisposition, and in the long run it may damage any healthy brain's synapses.

There's no evidence of this. It's old-fashioned fear mongering.
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