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2012-03-02 01:41:07 AM
It impairs my ability to recognize bad movies. For that, I thank it.
 
2012-03-02 02:20:22 AM
Astroglial cells. Far out.
 
2012-03-02 02:27:22 AM
How marijuana impairs... something

Yeah, man.....something.........deep, man...(turns up sitar music)
 
2012-03-02 02:27:22 AM
I like not having to remember the recent past. It's helpful to live in the present.
 
2012-03-02 05:20:02 AM
Yet it ironically helps fight Alzheimer's disease.
 
2012-03-02 05:24:51 AM
i cam e in here to post something...uh, i forget now. fark the police.
 
2012-03-02 06:05:32 AM
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-03-02 06:33:02 AM
An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.

/favors medicinal use
//agrees that it would be better to legalize and tax recreational use
 
2012-03-02 06:51:14 AM
This would explain all of my black-out highs.
 
2012-03-02 07:12:48 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.

/favors medicinal use
//agrees that it would be better to legalize and tax recreational use


this researxh is a bunch of crap, pot is good for you. it reuilds brain cells, and helps the lungs. anyone who says its bad is an idiot. etc.
 
2012-03-02 07:20:29 AM
previous post is exhibit a. i should really proofread a bit more, or type slower.
 
2012-03-02 07:27:57 AM

some_beer_drinker: previous post is exhibit a. i should really proofread a bit more, or type slower.


Typing slower results in .... wait, what were we talking about?

Now I want pizza and white cheddar popcorn.
 
2012-03-02 07:33:53 AM

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: It impairs my ability to recognize bad movies. For that, I thank it.


It also helps you forget the good ones, so you can watch them again a few months later and it's like the first time all over again!
 
2012-03-02 08:03:29 AM
People used to join the French Foreign Legion to "forget". Five years marching the desert as opposed to lighting up a fattie...

Tough choice...
 
2012-03-02 08:13:43 AM
Where's Stoner Cat? Oh here he is. He got lost.

icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-02 08:21:35 AM
Needs a spliffy tag
 
2012-03-02 08:27:23 AM
It makes sports alot more fun.
 
2012-03-02 08:29:51 AM
That is what I always hated about Carl Sagan, his inability to complete a rational thought.
 
2012-03-02 08:30:20 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.


Which is kind of the interesting thing, most pot smokers (like those who smoke regular cigarettes) are fully aware of what it's doing to them (even if not in strictly medical terms) and make a decision to do it (or continue doing it) based on that.

What annoys those people isn't so much the people running around pointing out that this stuff isn't necessarily good for you it's that people who, often have never partaken in the activity, decide to continually say the exact same things in the vain hope that, as with talking to a child, it sticks this time and they can 'save us'.

Neither group (pot heads or smokers) want saving nor do they appreciate being interfered with.
 
2012-03-02 08:44:47 AM

mr_bunny: That is what I always hated about Carl Sagan, his inability to complete a rational thought.


2 x universe = tube
 
2012-03-02 08:52:48 AM
My own (anecdotal) studies

Back in college for extra money I'd sometimes volunteer for research. Not drug research but often it involved memory testing. I would always get totally baked before I went. After a lot of the experiments they said they were impressed by my memory.

Fast forward a couple decades and I find I drink too much and don't smoke much pot at all and yet my memory sucks and it seems more directly linked to alcohol use.

I'm not one of those pot is a miracle drug with no ill effects type of people, but how does memory loss from pot compare to memory loss from drinking? My guess is pot doesn't look as bad when put in that context.

Of course it probably depends on how much/often you drink/smoke but nobody ever seems to study that - or the press doesn't remember to report it.
 
2012-03-02 08:59:13 AM
well, at least I never forget to buy munchies
 
2012-03-02 09:02:25 AM

Happy Hours: I'm not one of those pot is a miracle drug with no ill effects type of people, but how does memory loss from pot compare to memory loss from drinking? My guess is pot doesn't look as bad when put in that context.


I'm probably an expert on this. I smoke weed every few hours, sometimes you have to get out of bed to do it, but it's worth it for the dreams. And I drink all the time too, like all the time, I drink. Have for decades. It's what I do.

Their effects on memory are completely different. Vodka erases your memory, both short and long. I remember waiting tables once on the vodka, got slammed and took about 5 tables' orders in a mad rush.

Completely forget them all. Couldn't read my writing. That sucked. You should see the faces of those diners impressed on my mind. I think I might have almost cried. I might still have nightmares about that, the little I remember of it. On vodka you can quite literally forget what happened 30 seconds ago, and there's no way it will ever come back.

In the long term too, you can have a fine night on the vodka and conduct yourself well and have fine short-term memory the whole time, but not recall a moment of it the next day.

Weed's different in the memory loss department. You don't get it erased, you just get distracted down a little rabbit hole here or a detour there in your skull so you forget where you were going. Completely different.
 
2012-03-02 09:11:40 AM

Confabulat: Happy Hours: I'm not one of those pot is a miracle drug with no ill effects type of people, but how does memory loss from pot compare to memory loss from drinking? My guess is pot doesn't look as bad when put in that context.

I'm probably an expert on this. I smoke weed every few hours, sometimes you have to get out of bed to do it, but it's worth it for the dreams. And I drink all the time too, like all the time, I drink. Have for decades. It's what I do.

Their effects on memory are completely different. Vodka erases your memory, both short and long. I remember waiting tables once on the vodka, got slammed and took about 5 tables' orders in a mad rush.

Completely forget them all. Couldn't read my writing. That sucked. You should see the faces of those diners impressed on my mind. I think I might have almost cried. I might still have nightmares about that, the little I remember of it. On vodka you can quite literally forget what happened 30 seconds ago, and there's no way it will ever come back.

In the long term too, you can have a fine night on the vodka and conduct yourself well and have fine short-term memory the whole time, but not recall a moment of it the next day.

Weed's different in the memory loss department. You don't get it erased, you just get distracted down a little rabbit hole here or a detour there in your skull so you forget where you were going. Completely different.


Dude...what?
 
2012-03-02 09:27:40 AM

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: It impairs my ability to recognize bad movies. For that, I thank it.


Bad movies. Boring people. Ugly chicks. Mediocre food.
 
2012-03-02 09:27:50 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.


Well, it's not like the memory is totally wiped from your brain. It's more of a "set your drink down, turn around to get something else and forget where you put your drink" kind of memory loss. It's not like you blackout for hours and wake up with no idea of what happened while you were stoned.
 
2012-03-02 09:35:37 AM
Astro, they figured out your loggia are good for something.

i17.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-02 09:36:23 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.

/favors medicinal use
//agrees that it would be better to legalize and tax recreational use


Brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

The research isn't flawed, and I'm not really sure why you think pot proponents would challenge it. It's simply trying to explain a very well-known side effect of the drug. Pretty sure any regular user is quite aware of marijuana's temporary detrimental effect on short-term memory.
 
2012-03-02 09:48:53 AM
Pot good or bad? Almost anything in moderation is OK. I'm just sick of pot heads defending their addiction. Anecdotal evidence of bright, hard-working, productive pot smokers is tiresome.

I drive by a "medical marijuana dispensary" everyday on my way home from work. Other than making table candles (a-la Cheech & Chong), fingerpainting or playing x-box (bought by mom & dad, or courtesy of welfare) these people produce only waste.

And don't give me that "creativity" shiat, that only accounts for .009% of the general population. Not YOU.
 
2012-03-02 09:52:19 AM

Confabulat: ometimes you have to get out of bed to do it, but it's worth it for the dreams.


When I stopped smoking pot every day I started to remember my dreams. I kind of stopped reading there.
 
2012-03-02 09:54:37 AM
As a stoned neuroscientist, I'm going to read this article and then comment.
 
2012-03-02 09:59:41 AM
FTA: "The researchers didn't set out to discover how marijuana causes its cognitive side effects. Rather, they wanted to learn..."

How they can keep the demon weed illegal while Pfizer makes Bazillions from a patented pill version.

presentations.inxpo.com
 
2012-03-02 10:01:01 AM

Desmo: Pot good or bad? Almost anything in moderation is OK. I'm just sick of pot heads defending their addiction. Anecdotal evidence of bright, hard-working, productive pot smokers is tiresome.

I drive by a "medical marijuana dispensary" everyday on my way home from work. Other than making table candles (a-la Cheech & Chong), fingerpainting or playing x-box (bought by mom & dad, or courtesy of welfare) these people produce only waste.

And don't give me that "creativity" shiat, that only accounts for .009% of the general population. Not YOU.


Berkley CA.....

You weren't able to get a card. Were you? How did you screw that up? They give them away like candy.

/only reason to be so bitter.
 
2012-03-02 10:03:39 AM

Amos Quito: How they can keep the demon weed illegal while Pfizer makes Bazillions from a patented pill version.


Pfizer warnings are great.

Warning: This anti depressant can make your depression worse.

Warning: This asthma medicine can trigger a severe asthma attack.

Warning: Do not use this medication.

/These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to treat or cure or address any disease. CALL NOW!
 
2012-03-02 10:07:22 AM

Desmo: Pot good or bad? Almost anything in moderation is OK. I'm just sick of pot heads defending their addiction. Anecdotal evidence of bright, hard-working, productive pot smokers is tiresome.

I drive by a "medical marijuana dispensary" everyday on my way home from work. Other than making table candles (a-la Cheech & Chong), fingerpainting or playing x-box (bought by mom & dad, or courtesy of welfare) these people produce only waste.

And don't give me that "creativity" shiat, that only accounts for .009% of the general population. Not YOU.


Alright guy, thanks for your input. Engineer here who is doing quite well for himself, works hard, and still enjoys the reefer. Add to that my friends who are successful doctors, finance, CEO's, etc, who all enjoy the mary jane, and I start to conclude you don't know what the fark you are talking about.

Gunny Highway: Confabulat: ometimes you have to get out of bed to do it, but it's worth it for the dreams.

When I stopped smoking pot every day I started to remember my dreams. I kind of stopped reading there.


Agreed. When I stop for any lengthy period my dreams are vivid and memorable. If I smoke before bed, no dreams (that I remember), but I sleep like a rock.
 
2012-03-02 10:09:27 AM

PacManDreaming: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: An article about some effect of marijuana being a bad thing? Pro-pot proponents posting about how the research is flawed in 3, 2, 1.

Well, it's not like the memory is totally wiped from your brain. It's more of a "set your drink down, turn around to get something else and forget where you put your drink" kind of memory loss. It's not like you blackout for hours and wake up with no idea of what happened while you were stoned.


Hey dude, have you seen my car keys?
 
2012-03-02 10:17:50 AM

SmellsLikePoo: If I smoke before bed, no dreams (that I remember), but I sleep like a rock.


One of the best things about the stuff. In college, it was the last thing my friends and I did before we went to bed. You wake up the next day feeling refreshed.
 
2012-03-02 10:22:54 AM
Astroglide is made of cells? Dude, I did not know that.
 
2012-03-02 10:36:13 AM

Ghost Roach: some_beer_drinker: previous post is exhibit a. i should really proofread a bit more, or type slower.

Typing slower results in .... wait, what were we talking about?

Now I want pizza and white cheddar popcorn.


That sounds amazing.
 
2012-03-02 10:48:14 AM
Of course it impairs something, that's why people smoke it.

This is talking about your working memory, which I think is your memory of what you're doing right now, not the kind of memory where you can't remember the next day what you did because you were stoned. This is more about how when you get stoned, you forget that you were typing on Fark and go outside and start playing in your yard, stuff like that. As long as you're not so stoned that you leave the baby in the bathtub or something (and I have never been that stoned, ever), who cares? That's why people smoke it to relax, during the times when they don't really have to be doing anything.
 
2012-03-02 10:57:05 AM

fluffy2097: Amos Quito: How they can keep the demon weed illegal while Pfizer makes Bazillions from a patented pill version.

Pfizer warnings are great.

Warning: This anti depressant can make your depression worse.

Warning: This asthma medicine can trigger a severe asthma attack.

Warning: Do not use this medication.

/These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to treat or cure or address any disease. CALL NOW!



You're sugar coating it. Have you actually seen the commercials?

Antidepressant- Some cases of SUICIDE have been reported with this antidepressant medication

Asthma- Asthma related DEATHs have been reported with this asthma medication

That's not even an exaggeration. And the list goes on with every other pill they advertise. Just think if they weren't required by the government to report those things.

I don't smoke weed. I tried it like 5 times in my life, not for me. I do however know a few potheads who are a lot smarter and more productive than I am and side effects of weed do not include DEATH.
 
2012-03-02 11:20:39 AM

Mugato: I do however know a few potheads who are a lot smarter and more productive than I am and side effects of weed do not include DEATH.



Wait 'til the Pfizer version comes out.
 
2012-03-02 11:23:23 AM
Short, concise, on point, funny. Good headline, subby, would laugh again.
 
2012-03-02 11:26:52 AM

PacManDreaming: SmellsLikePoo: If I smoke before bed, no dreams (that I remember), but I sleep like a rock.

One of the best things about the stuff. In college, it was the last thing my friends and I did before we went to bed. You wake up the next day feeling refreshed.


the stuff going around these days actually prevents me from sleeping for awhile.
 
2012-03-02 11:28:09 AM

Desu: I drive by a "medical marijuana dispensary" everyday on my way home from work. Other than making table candles (a-la Cheech & Chong), fingerpainting or playing x-box (bought by mom & dad, or courtesy of welfare) these people produce only waste.


So fecklessness is caused by marijuana use? Or are you simply stating there is a correlation based on your anecdotal evidence?

/I'm just sick of people defending their negative perceptions based anecdotal evidence.
 
2012-03-02 12:02:26 PM

colon_pow: PacManDreaming: SmellsLikePoo: If I smoke before bed, no dreams (that I remember), but I sleep like a rock.

One of the best things about the stuff. In college, it was the last thing my friends and I did before we went to bed. You wake up the next day feeling refreshed.

the stuff going around these days actually prevents me from sleeping for awhile.


You probably have a sativa strain.
 
2012-03-02 12:09:47 PM

Amos Quito: Mugato: I do however know a few potheads who are a lot smarter and more productive than I am and side effects of weed do not include DEATH.


Wait 'til the Pfizer version comes out.


Marinol might be able to kill you. Not sure.
 
2012-03-02 12:26:36 PM

colon_pow: PacManDreaming: SmellsLikePoo: If I smoke before bed, no dreams (that I remember), but I sleep like a rock.

One of the best things about the stuff. In college, it was the last thing my friends and I did before we went to bed. You wake up the next day feeling refreshed.

the stuff going around these days actually prevents me from sleeping for awhile.


Sativa in the daytime, Indica at night and you should sleep fine
 
2012-03-02 12:27:55 PM
www.cheetos.com
 
2012-03-02 12:41:07 PM

Evil Kirk vs Bad Ash: It impairs my ability to recognize bad movies. For that, I thank it.


I went and saw Tron II in IMAX with a friend and his wife when it came out. Wife and I got baked in the parking lot and after the movie we both came out saying "That was AWESOME!" and my friend was shaking his head saying it sucked. I took my kids to see it a week later and realized just how right he was.

/3D IMAX while high = AWESOME!
 
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