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Flackle

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2012, 12:19:21 pm »
To say that marijuana has been given a bad rap over the past few decades is an understatement. If you’re like most Americans, you have been led to believe that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug that has destroyed the lives of millions of teens and adults. You have been encouraged to believe that marijuana causes lung cancer and is a “gateway” to harder drugs. The government has even tried to convince you that most people who use marijuana are losers who sit around on couches all day doing nothing.
Part of the problem is that many people are simply unfamiliar with marijuana. The truth is that marijuana is widely used in a manner quite similar to alcohol. Alcohol is more toxic, more addictive, more harmful to the body, more likely to result in injuries, and more likely to lead to interpersonal violence than marijuana.
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Many people die from alcohol use. Nobody dies from marijuana use.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 37,000 annual U.S. deaths, including more than 1,400 in Colorado, are attributed to alcohol use alone
People die from alcohol overdoses. There has never been a fatal marijuana overdose.
Alcohol is one of the most toxic drugs and using just 10 times what one would use to get the desired effect could lead to death. Marijuana is one of – if not the – least toxic drugs, requiring thousands of times the dose one would use to get the desired effect to lead to death.
The health-related costs associated with alcohol use far exceed those for marijuana use.
Health-related costs for alcohol consumers are eight times greater than those for marijuana consumers,
Alcohol use damages the brain. Marijuana use does not.
A growing number of studies seem to indicate that marijuana actually has neuroprotective properties. This means that it works to protect brain cells from harm.
Alcohol use is linked to cancer. Marijuana use is not.
Marijuana use has not been conclusively associated with any form of cancer. In fact, one study recently contradicted the long-time government claim that marijuana use is associated with head and neck cancers. It found that marijuana use actually reduced the likelihood of head and neck cancers.
Alcohol is more addictive than marijuana.
Alcohol use increases the risk of injury to the consumer. Marijuana use does not.
Many people who have consumed alcohol or know others who have consumed alcohol would not be surprised to hear that it greatly increases the risk of serious injury.
Alcohol use contributes to aggressive and violent behavior. Marijuana use does not

ALL FACTS don’t believe go here http://www.saferchoice.org/content/view/24/53/
So my thought is, if marijuana is illegal so should alcohol for that matter.
This is completely stupid because NOBODY should tell you what you can and cannot do. I do not drink but I do not see a problem with marijuana I personally have never heard of someone “High Driving” and crash and possibly kill themselves or someone else. And if they have they was probably drunk or on pills for that matter.

And YES I am all for the legalization of marijuana   ;D


Everything presented here is fact. This evidence is apparent in many different places, and matches with what research I have don so far, and has even shown me stuff I didn't even know. If nothing else, read this post before dismissing marijuana as just another harmful drug.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2012, 09:03:08 am »
Marijuana is banned in most parts of the USA. Some states legalized marijuana on the last ballot.

In many ways alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical drugs are more or as devastating on health. Alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs are also involved in many more violent crimes than marijuana and yet they are legal.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2012, 03:40:45 pm »
I've heard much about marijuana. I think it's a shame to lock people up for smoking marijuana, and allow peole to buy booze, that ultimately causes the death of hundreds on the highways.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2012, 05:22:17 pm »
actually its a plant it doesnt consider as a drug. its pples deception and how they gonna treat it..

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2012, 09:32:33 pm »
Marijuana should absolutely be legalized on a federal level. The consequences for many individuals and society as a whole of keeping marijuana illegal seem to be greatly outweighing the consequences of legalizing it. Many of the "reasons" for keeping it illegal are mostly scare tactics (the "if you smoke marijuana you're bound to do harder, more addictive drugs and destroy your life" argument is a logical fallacy called the slippery slope). Personally, I find it utterly ridiculous that in some states there are people serving longer prison sentences for marijuana convictions (generally possession with intent to distribute) than some people who were convicted of violent crimes (such as assault or rape).

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2013, 10:48:05 am »
So then, you are willing to ban alchol also. How about pharamcutical pain medication?

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 02:04:28 pm »
IM SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY BUT IT SHOULD BE LEGAL ALCHOHOL IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN MARIJUANA SO WHY ISNT IT BANNED??????

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2013, 06:53:14 am »
IM SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY BUT IT SHOULD BE LEGAL ALCHOHOL IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN MARIJUANA SO WHY ISNT IT BANNED??????

Alcohol was banned, and it didn't work out. It actually caused more violence and gave the Mafia a nice extra income. Drugs are now doing the same thing, but instead of being called prohibition (which now has a negative connotation in the United States) its being called the war on drugs.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2013, 06:19:27 pm »
i cant believe they r legalizing pot and trying to bann cigarettes...dont get me wrong i have no problem legalizing pot its a choice  just like smoking..wish people wouldnt try to make desions for other people

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2013, 04:37:22 am »
ok if marijuana should be banned then so should alcohol its the most dangerous drug i think there is and its legal!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2013, 09:44:00 pm »
Marijuana is not a gateway drug, the person doing the drug is. Its what the person decides to do!
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Re: marijuana
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2013, 04:27:18 pm »
They both have a bad reputation, but no one get too high that they kill someone of over dose, now with alcohol it is killing people everyday.  Driving drunk, forgetting things that happen, being a person that you would not see yourself as.  What about a ban on alcohol, that is can't be sold after 12 pm= this will hurt all sports bars and clubs.

Regardless of how the government wants things to go people will continue to find away around the situation.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2013, 04:47:59 pm »
I hope they do legalize marijuana nationwide. If alcohol is legal why not pot. It makes no sense like many things. :dontknow:

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2013, 11:35:36 am »
i dont understnd why alot of people likes marijuana when its not pleasant at all, like the burning of the lungs and un ending coughing an can cause alot of disease like copd and cancer in a long run or it kills the brain cells too.

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Re: marijuana
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2013, 04:03:31 pm »
i dont understnd why alot of people likes marijuana when its not pleasant at all, like the burning of the lungs and un ending coughing an can cause alot of disease like copd and cancer in a long run or it kills the brain cells too.

Marijuana does not cause cancer, at all. If you read any of my post this should be obvious to you. There is not scientific evidence that marijuana causes you to develop cancer, nor is there any evidence that you loose brain cells. In fact, in one of my posts, I put up a source that stated some early evidence indicates smoking marijuana might actually protect brain cells from damage.

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