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(AlterNet)   Five "scientific conclusions" about cannabis the media doesn't want you to know. Missing from the list: marijuana is, in fact, a drug that impairs judgment and shouldn't be treated lightly, just like alcohol   ( divider line
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22559 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jul 2012 at 5:46 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-29 06:13:19 PM  
4 votes:
Marijuana inappropriately touched me at summer camp.
2012-07-29 06:19:39 PM  
3 votes:

Wolf892: The only reason I don't want it legalized is because I know I wont be able to walk through the park or the halls of my apartment building or sit in a restaurant or pretty much go anywhere without having to smell the sickening stench of that crap. People will overuse it and there will be clouds of the stink seeping in everywhere.

5 mins after it's legalized
2012-07-29 05:54:53 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Potatoass: I quit smoking pot from 1980, to 2008.
I seems to have gotten a little stronger, in that time.

That's spinach you're smoking then.
2012-07-29 06:43:26 PM  
2 votes:

elchip: [ image 850x553]

Don't worry, Socrates, it's just a plant.

//But the "just a plant" argument is overly simplistic

It was always: "Socrates, what is truth? Socrates, what is the nature of the good? Socrates, what should I order? Socrates, what are you having?" And not once did anyone ever say: "Socrates, hemlock is poison!"
2012-07-29 06:23:45 PM  
2 votes:
2012-07-29 06:06:38 PM  
2 votes:

Makh: 4. Cannabis use is associated with only marginal increases in traffic accident risk

Bill Hicks: Say you get in a car accident and you've been smoking pot? You're only going 4 miles an hour. ::Crashhh:: "shiat we hit something." "Forgot to open the garage door, dude." "We got to get the garage door open so Domino's knows we're home!"

Sounds like the guy across the street that sometimes drives through my yard before he makes the turn.
2012-07-29 05:53:52 PM  
2 votes:
Getting high leads to telling longwinded pointless stories and engineering bongs out of anything your stoned mind can conceive from tools at hand.
2012-07-30 05:53:25 AM  
1 vote:

highwayrun: People_are_Idiots: D_Evans45: People_are_Idiots:
Most of the pot smokers I know use the ever famous "water bongs" and inhale the fumes. Also, I didn't say DIE from long term use... I said loss of memory functions. The amount of pot it takes to theoretically die from OD would be equivalent to 140,000 hits in the time frame of one cigarette. In other words, you can't do it UNLESS forced (no one can inhale that much MJ smoke by choice). The only real way to die from "smoking weed": some of the less-reputable dealers don't exactly use the best methods of cutting weed,

It's really your contention that smoking stems can kill you? You really think that your buddy from work you buy from and the grower/trimmer are the same person?

and sometimes another drug can get mixed in (remember that most places still outlaw distribution), ie you wouldn't die from the MJ, you die from coke/crack/heroin/etc. Learn to read, please?

It's really your contention that somehow drugs costing five times the price by weight somehow get accidentally "mixed in?" You clearly don't know any cokeheads.

you can DIE from crack? prove it!
2012-07-29 08:02:08 PM  
1 vote:

Ima4nic8or: Keep up the rationalizations you dirty hippies. It helps schizos. Ok, so? Are you a schizo? If not then no reason to use it. It purportedly reduces suicide rates. I am dubious and suspect this study is a case of confusing correlation and causation. Lets say its not though. Thinking of killing yourself right now? If not, then no need for the dope.

Are you trying to have a baby? If not then there's no need to fark. Can you get your daily 1200 calories from peanuts and kale? Then there's no need to eat anything else.

Can you be a pedantic, friendless killjoy who refuses to acknowledge the human need for pleasure in an empty room with a no computer? Then there's no reason to be on Fark.
2012-07-29 07:05:31 PM  
1 vote:

Explodo: pxlboy: puffy999: Explodo: But it'll likely taste like crap.

Mexican dirt drink?

/you can make sangria in the turlit
//'course it's shank or be shanked

Scruffy believes in this company

Why aren't you fixing the boiler?

I'm on break.

*turns page*
2012-07-29 06:50:34 PM  
1 vote:

Barbecue Bob: Many people die from alcohol use. Nobody dies from marijuana use.
People die from alcohol overdoses. There has never been a fatal marijuana overdose.
Alcohol use damages the brain. Marijuana use does not.
The health-related costs associated with alcohol use far exceed those for marijuana use.
Alcohol use is linked to cancer. Marijuana use is not.
Alcohol is more addictive than marijuana.
Alcohol use increases the risk of injury to the consumer. Marijuana use does not.
Alcohol use contributes to aggressive and violent behavior. Marijuana use does not.
Alcohol use is a major factor in violent crimes. Marijuana use is not.
Alcohol use contributes to the likelihood of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Marijuana use does not.


/Eat a cock trollmitter.

Oh yeah, that website is a totally unbiased and credible source. Case closed, time to legalize it.
2012-07-29 06:50:33 PM  
1 vote:

ultraholland: Marijuana inappropriately touched me at summer camp.

You've got to be careful. For summertime fun, I recommend Acapulco Gold. Always, always stay away from the Sundusky Red.
2012-07-29 06:32:45 PM  
1 vote:
The continued illegality of pot is the surest sign that we are NOT living in some sort of wacky conspiracy universe.

No self-respecting cabal of shadowy powers would keep something illegal that makes the populace docile and eager to consume.
2012-07-29 06:30:57 PM  
1 vote:

Don't worry, Socrates, it's just a plant.

//But the "just a plant" argument is overly simplistic
2012-07-29 06:29:55 PM  
1 vote:

jshine: Ryan2065: The My Little Pony Killer: So I take it from the headline that Subby supports alcohol prohibition.

I read the headline to mean marijuana legalization with some restrictions, like alcohol.

That's how I read it -- and it seems reasonable. It should be legal, but obviously it *is* a drug and needs to be treated with some degree of respect just like alcohol or legal prescription pain meds.

Bathroom breaks notwithstanding, you can kill yourself in one night drinking or taking prescription meds without leaving your couch (except for bathroom breaks). Impossible to do with pot.

As a taxi driver, I'd rather give potheads a ride than drunks. The potheads are never belligerent and never puke in the back seat.
2012-07-29 06:29:40 PM  
1 vote:

Wolf892: The only reason I don't want it legalized is because I know I wont be able to walk through the park or the halls of my apartment building or sit in a restaurant or pretty much go anywhere without having to smell the sickening stench of that crap. People will overuse it and there will be clouds of the stink seeping in everywhere.

Yea, I can't go out at all anymore because of the rampant cigarette smoke polluting the air

2012-07-29 06:26:27 PM  
1 vote:

chaoswolf: fark the market and fark the government. I should be able to grow it in the back yard next to the tomatoes.

Homer got Tomaco ... What would you get?
2012-07-29 06:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
2012-07-29 06:23:46 PM  
1 vote:

muldoon: I never understood the "It's a plant, it's natural and therefore is safe" mindset. poison ivy is a plant, would you smoke that?
2012-07-29 06:22:38 PM  
1 vote:
Common sense reasons why all this is true:

1. Pot calms you down, hence, if you're psycho, you probably remain psycho, but less overtly and at less harm to yourself and others.
2. Calmer psychos don't kill themselves. Plus, if you're freaked about your third pot arrest, you'd be less likely to kill yourself if you weren't looking at felony time
3. People don't chain-smoke joints like they do cigarettes, ergo, pot smokers don't do the damage to their lungs that cigarette smokers do.
4. Old cop anecdote: A drunk blows through a stop sign, a pothead sits and waits for it turn green. The only accidents potheads are likely to get into is being hit from behind by the furious drunk who's mad they're going so slow.
5. Doctors decided which other drugs should be Schedule I; Congress decided on marijuana.
2012-07-29 06:21:38 PM  
1 vote:
Can cannabis use quell thoughts of suicide? Not a chance, claim the mainstream media and the Drug Czar . But a little-noticed discussion paper published this past February by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany provides dramatic evidence to the contrary.

Explanation: marijuana users never get off the couch and do ANYTHING, even kill themselves.
2012-07-29 06:20:48 PM  
1 vote:

ultraholland: Wolf892: having to smell the sickening stench of that crap.

Good weed smells good.

InflamedGonads: Because ganja tar is purer than cigarette tar...

There are many ways to consume the marijuana.

Nope it doesn't. It all smells like a skunk farted a blood dump onto a pile of dead crack babies.
Other than that I don't have anything against it.
2012-07-29 06:17:10 PM  
1 vote:
Pot is legal here in Denver, so I'm getting a kick out of these comments.
2012-07-29 06:07:35 PM  
1 vote:
Fact 6: Marijuana, unlike alcohol and tobacco, can easily be grown by anybody, nearly anywhere. Think about the job creators!
2012-07-29 06:07:05 PM  
1 vote:

OgreMagi: One of the barriers to getting pot legalized is a viable method of measuring how much someone has consumed and setting what constitutes impairment. We need a pot equivalent of the BAC test.

/I don't smoke pot

No. We need an impairment test period. It doesn't have to be pot specific.

If you just drove your car into my house I personally do not care if you are drunk, have not slept in 30 hours, high on your prescription medicine, just took a bunch of off the shelf cold medicine or benadryl. The issue is impairment and the test should test for it. Determining specific levels of certain chemicals is just bullshiat.
2012-07-29 06:04:22 PM  
1 vote:
1. Cannabis use is associated with lower mortality risk in patients with psychotic disorders

Well duh, the drug takes away your ambition, makes you lazy.
2012-07-29 06:03:27 PM  
1 vote:
Nice trolling headline, subby.

Some of my best decisions are made after a generous application of THC.

My worst decisions? All under the influence of booze.

That's why I quit drinking booze and dialed the reefer madness up to 11.
2012-07-29 05:57:52 PM  
1 vote:

Mr. Eugenides: Mr. Potatoass: I quit smoking pot from 1980, to 2008.
I seems to have gotten a little stronger, in that time.

That's spinach you're smoking then.

"I'm strong to da finich, cause I smokes me spinach."

/several times Popeye did eat his spinach through his pipe
2012-07-29 05:57:24 PM  
1 vote:
The really embarrassing thing is that subby is very likely a flaming liberal in most political threads.

Most righties don't give a f*ck about pot legalization. It really rustles the jimmies of some of our more liberal-than-thou posters, though. I guess I should find that funny or something.
2012-07-29 05:52:07 PM  
1 vote:
I quit smoking pot from 1980, to 2008.
I seems to have gotten a little stronger, in that time.
2012-07-29 04:02:58 PM  
1 vote:
Cannabis has been responsible for, (last time I checked), exactly 0 deaths from overdose.

About the only ways cannabis can kill you is if:
A bale of it falls on your head
An organized crime gangster kills you in a dispute involving it
An overzealous drug cop kills you in a dispute involving it
You light yourself on fire in a strange accident involving a joint, lighter fluid and a malfunctioning barbeque while attempting to satisfy your munchies
Cheetos overdose, which is no laughing matter

Legalize it, regulate it, make it safe
2012-07-29 03:57:04 PM  
1 vote:
Does Trolly McTrollmitter get time-and-a-half on Sundays?
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