Rincewind53: "Arapahoe House, marijuana addiction is the number one reason why adolescents seek treatment"And how many of the adolescents are there as part of court deals to avoid jail time? Hint: a lot of them.
orbister: lewismarktwo:Which has nothing to do with cannabis itself and everything to do with draconian laws and money grubbing insurance companies. /but you knew that alreadyUnless, of course, the drug affected his reactions or thinking and led to the shock (he can't have been electrocuted, can he?). Suppose the PP had writtenI have a friend that was a regular drinker. A few months ago he was on the job and got electrocuted, the tested him and he popped positive for alcohol. Fired on the spot and lost a $1,800/wk job, couldn't make payments on his car so he drove it till they found him and repossessed it. No money to pay the bills either so now him, his wife and 2 children live in the inlaws' basement.would you be saying "It's all a conspiracy by insurance companies" or would you be saying "Dude probably shouldn't have tried do electrical work while drunk"?
Tenatra: Rapmaster2000: One time I smoked the pot. Now, I'm just a journalist. I'm broke. People don't respect me.It could happen to you.I have a friend that was a regular smoker. A few months ago he was on the job and got electrocuted, the drug screened him and he popped positive for weed. Fired on the spot and lost a $1,800/wk job, couldn't make payments on his car so he drove it till they found him and repossessed it. No money to pay the bills either so now him, his wife and 2 children live in the inlaws' basement.
serpent_sky: Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.comI didn't think so.Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?
timujin: wow, your anecdotal evidence is extremely compelling. Now, how about those people who work better when smoking regularly? Does that anecdotal evidence cancel your out?
titwrench: titwrench:People aren't addicted to gambling or most of your other examples they're just weak willed. Anyone that tells you you are addicted to shopping or gambling or any of that other stupid shiat is going to charge you to fix yourself.
sgnilward: Just because marijuana is not physically addictive doesn't mean there aren't risks...For example, a pot head without weed is just as annoying, perhaps more so than a dry drunk.Further, if you need to consume a mind altering chemical to start or get through your day, there are deeper problems that need to be addressed.One last thing, just a bunch, really... What are the depression rates amongst habitual pot users? And it is NOT a treatment for the condition either.Don't get me wrong, I'm mostly pro-pot, but don't bullshiat yourself or others into thinking there are no I'll effects of habitual use.
lewismarktwo: Which has nothing to do with cannabis itself and everything to do with draconian laws and money grubbing insurance companies. /but you knew that already
LovingTeacher: titwrench: They aren't addicted they just lack willpowerI don't know if you're trolling or not but addiction is not about willpower just like depression is not about willpower. If you're an addict it is very difficult to stop the behavior you are addicted to. Maybe talk to some Dr.s who have treated addicts or some addicts themselves. That said MJ is very close to non-addictive, I know many drunks and addicts and I could only name two MJ addicts off the top of my head. One got clean, relapsed then got clean again. She was just like any addict, once she fell off the wagon she went whole hog, stoned every day at work at home just before she went to sleep, just after she woke up. The other never got clean and died in an unrelated motorcycle accident, his friends said about him, "He didn't have a problem, he just liked to smoke, he smoked all day, every day". I'm sorry, he was a great guy, but that is a problem.
orbister: timujin: wow, your anecdotal evidence is extremely compelling. Now, how about those people who work better when smoking regularly?Ah yes. Those people. They certainly think they work better, just as they think they screw better. Their colleagues and partners, however, will generally tell you something rather different.
thamike: nmemkha: You know who is concerned about marijuana addiction? People who run for-profit marijuana addiction clinics. The liquor, gun, and prison lobbies.
nmemkha: You know who is concerned about marijuana addiction? People who run for-profit marijuana addiction clinics. The liquor, gun, and prison lobbies.
FirstNationalBastard: iaazathot: serpent_sky: Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.comI didn't think so.Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?The same types of fools who are "cured" of homosexuality.Their Marijuana addiction cured their homosexuality. But how will they cure their weed addiction?
DaCaptain19: Also watched this show detailing the history (back to pre-history) of drug use. Very eye-opening. For one example, back in the days of Greece, during the age of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc. and during the first formation of what we call democracy, they had to go through a test/ritual called (sp may be poor) the "Elusian Mysteries" where they are believed to have used Ergot. I think the program was called "The Stoned Ages" or something of the sort.
CommieTaoist: There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.
Eddie Adams from Torrance: violentsalvation: "When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.So let's continue to trample other people's rights.Besides, legalizing and taxing marijuana would (in theory at least) provide more money for addiction treatment.
FirstNationalBastard: ZOMG!PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO JAZZ MUSIC!THE COLOREDS WILL RAVISH OUR WHITE WIMMIN!I'VE SEEN REEFER MADNESS! I KNOW! I KNOOOOOWWWWW!!!
Marcus Aurelius: And we all know how effective that outlawing marijuana is at stopping kids from obtaining and smoking it, right?
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