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I’m 16 and sometimes I smoke marijuana with some friends in the weekend. Only twice a month and just for for. But many people say it can cause brain damage and you will end up using cocaine or crack. Is this correct?
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In: Other | 13.10.2017
The biggest danger that marijuana poses is causing you to get arrested, and possibly catching some felony charges.
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As far back as the 1934 LaGuardia report, it’s been known that marijuana is harmless. It was originally made illegal due to massive lobbying by the liquor industry who used the worst racist propaganda to push their agenda using fear. It’s been nothing but propaganda since. But, milgramjack is right, it is still illegal in most states and jail time is no joke.
I would say a week of Bible Study with Brother T-Man Tony and TrueIowan would give one a far greater high than smoking weed and eating Flaming Hot Cheetos when one gets the munchies.
Complete bullshit, unsupported by any facts whatsoever.
Marijuana is far from harmless. It causes a profound and incurable psychological dependency, affects the judgment markedly, and is so incapicating that it is much more dangerous than alcohol. More importantly, marijuana is a “gateway” drug. Go past that despite the repeated warnings from those who survived its abuse and you will try anything that is more habit forming next.
Please consult Narcotics Anonymous for more detailed information about the dangers of drug abuse.
Once you get addicted to it, then you can’t bounce back from it, so its better you stop taking marijuana. If still continued then you will face many health issues.
Smoking marijuana regularly (a joint a day) can damage the cells in the bronchial passages which protect the body against inhaled microorganisms and decrease the ability of the immune cells in the lungs to fight off fungi, bacteria, and tumor cells. The effects also include chronic bronchitis, impairment in the function of the smaller air passages, inflammation of the lung, the development of potentially pre-cancerous abnormalities in the bronchial lining and lungs. This toxin is found in the tar phase of both, and it should be noted that one joint has four times more tar than a cigarette, which means that the lungs are exposed four-fold to this toxin and others in the tar.
The risks of smoking marijuana go up with heavy use. Although the link has never been proven, many experts believe heavy pot smokers are at increased risk for lung cancer.Heavy marijuana use lowers men’s testosterone levels and sperm count and quality. Pot could decrease libido and fertility in some heavy-smoking men.
The active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, acts on cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and influences the activity of those cells. Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors, but other areas of the brain have few or none at all. Many cannabinoid receptors are found in the parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement.
You do NOT get addicted to marijuana. More propaganda and scare tactics. Some people with addictive personalities may get psychologically addicted, but they would get addicted to any substance they used. There is absolutely no addictive substance in marijuana to cause physical addiction, and there are no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever.
I might also mention that marijuana has been quite effectively used for centuries as a medicinal herb. In fact it’s been used more for that than for recreational use. And doctors are only now starting to realize the wide range of medicinal uses it has.
It’s far less harmful than alcohol.
There is one negative effect of marijuana. While I am an advocate of legalization, one has to be truthful. There is harm in the form of smoke. Inhaling the smoke of any burned substance into your lungs can cause harm. It’s less harmful than tobacco, but there is a risk factor.
Learn the truth about marijuana, not the propaganda and lies. But what would you expect concerning a harmless herb that grows naturally everywhere in the world, and which was originally made illegal by liquor companies flooding people’s minds with propaganda giving the impression of big marijuana crazed black men raping poor little white girls under the influence of the ‘killer’ drug. When the truth is, marijuana has less inebriating effects than alcohol.
Yes, I used to smoke. I enjoyed smoking. No, I haven’t smoked in more than twenty years. The simple truth is, when using marijuana ceased enhancing my life and creativity, it was no longer useful to me, so why bother. I never had used it for purely recreational purposes. I realize that, given my disabilities and various physical problems, it probably would have some benefits for me, but not enough to make it worth my while. I already take enough meds from my doctor. I’d prefer not to add more to that list. I did return to its use for a brief time when I had to have chemo. It seriously helped with the nausea and stimulating the appetite so that I was able to eat enough to remain healthy.
Marijuana will be legalized. Get over it. But if you’re going to use it, also use your head. Use it responsibly and safely. THINK about what you’re doing. Don’t drive under the influence. Don’t be a ‘hey, watch this’ dude. Be responsible.