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(Yahoo)   Researchers report they still can't find a good reason to not smoke marijuana   ( divider line
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2004-05-18 12:27:16 AM  
7 times the amount of tar in one cigarette is found in one joint.
2004-05-18 12:31:17 AM  
Yea - but you only smoke one or two a week - as opposed to 2 packs a day.

/does not smoke weed
2004-05-18 12:31:33 AM  
But does anyone smoke 20 joints a day? Other than Snoop Dawg?
2004-05-18 12:40:38 AM  
I have a great reason.

It supports terrorism. It's a fact.
2004-05-18 12:52:16 AM  
neapoi - That's as maybe, but it's still tar.
2004-05-18 12:53:28 AM  
Damn, I didn't know hippies from Vermont were terrorists.
2004-05-18 12:54:58 AM  
2004-05-18 12:31:33 AM knucklebreather

But does anyone smoke 20 joints a day? Other than Snoop Dawg?

Well you would only need to smoke 3 joints to have more tar, and prove the point, but still.

The reason people weed all the time dont get cancer as often as people who smoke cigs do, is because of the additives in cigs. You dont find em in weed, that is the main reason.
2004-05-18 12:55:34 AM  
The reason people who smoke weed
2004-05-18 01:12:49 AM  
But does anyone smoke 20 joints a day? Other than Snoop Dawg?

That's because he can afford it.
2004-05-18 01:17:30 AM  
And for gawd's sake- if we could grow it we could have enough to make brownies. Eating it has absolutely no harmful effects whatsoever- unless you eat too much. Then you get sick and puke. But you will never overdose.
2004-05-18 01:34:20 AM  
2004-05-18 12:40:38 AM djcreamy

I have a great reason.

It supports terrorism. It's a fact.

And gasoline doesn't do that too, to an equal or greater extent? A great deal of pot is grown within our borders, or in places like Mexico and Canada. The whole terrorism argument is bunk when you realize it would go away if pot was legal.

/Never smoked pot in his life, ironically
2004-05-18 02:01:08 AM  
You can get cancer from eating weed, just like you can get cancer from eating tobacco. Polonium in the soil the tobacco (and marijuana) is grown in is absorbed into the plant. While eating weed and tobacco has as great a chance as giving you cancer as eating an ear of corn or a potato, the possibility is still there. One of the main reasons people get cancer from smoking is because when you light the product you're inhaling ionized Polonium particles, which embed in the soft tissue of the lungs: when heavy ions collide with soft tissue, they stay put. The Polonium undergoes radioactive decay into Lead, which just results in a whole other mess of problems.

Also, can someone fix the split infinitive in the headline before this goes live?
2004-05-18 02:10:53 AM  
Double negative?
2004-05-18 02:24:21 AM  
We get cancer from BBQ. We get cancer from overhead powerlines. We get cancer from paint. None of those things get me high (well, maybe the paint). At least weed does that. If the chances of getting cancer from ingesting weed are the same as ingesting an Idaho russett, then why haven't we declared a War on Spuds?

And if we were allowed to use vaporizers to "smoke" then the effects would be even less. With a vaporizer only the THC is activated. You in essence inhale water vapor. All the vegetation is discarded pretty much intact. No ash, no smoke, no choking.
If we'd just regulate it as we already do alcohol (a much more dangerous drug) most of us who oppose drug laws would be happy.
2004-05-18 02:30:09 AM  
It isn't SMOKING pot that supports terrorism, it is BANNING it. If it were legal, smoking pot would give all the money to American farmers, tobacco companies, and other fine money-grubbing American capitalists, as well as a big chunk to governments in taxes.

That is very different from gasoline. In that case it is the actual consumption of the product which generates revenues for bad guys, because our money-grubbing capitalists can't suddenly produce oil fields the way they can produce marijuana fields.
2004-05-18 02:52:35 AM  
My opinion: Legalize it and tax the shiat out of it.
2004-05-18 02:53:17 AM  
I'm guessing they didn't factor in the "Repeated telling of really lame jokes and irritating perpetual references to things related to marijuana" in their "cons" list.

It's not that I have a problem with weed, it's how boring people who are too into it gets..

Yeah yeah yeah, we know the "Mystery Machine" clock is stuck at 4:20 in the ad.
Hahaha, you said Mary Jane.
The Doobie brothers? Yeah man.
I get it, you've got the munchies.
2004-05-18 03:53:09 AM  
djcramy's right.

it also gets your teenage daugter pregnant, causes your kids to shoot themselves, and increases the sales of Surfing Monkey Coin Banks on QVC.
2004-05-18 04:56:51 AM  
Best reason not to smoke? You'll end up some loser junkie who's always jonesin' in pound-me-in-the-ass prison, who can't remember shiat.

[for the kids]
2004-05-18 05:02:53 AM  
Oh, and that shiat will totally screw up your chakras. You'll have to reincarnate at least 5 times to clear it all up.
2004-05-18 05:24:17 AM  
Speaking of vaporizers. Tried the volcano. Highly recommended. Now back to your regularly scheduled pot flamewar.
2004-05-18 05:29:01 AM  
7 times the amount of tar in one cigarette is found in one joint.
The amount of tar in weed as opposed to tobacco has apparently nearly doubled from what I last heard.
2004-05-18 05:31:06 AM  
Regardless of your stance on whether you would smoke weed or not, I think MOST people in this thread will agree that the war on marijuana is pure crap.
2004-05-18 06:45:09 AM  
"Yea - but you only smoke one or two a week - as opposed to 2 packs a day."


Dude, for the past 2 months, I've smoked weed EVERY SINGLE DAY. This recently has come to an end, but regardless, not everyone enjoys a good joint once or twice a week :-)
2004-05-18 06:45:53 AM  
People who smoke the devils plant hate freedom and support terrorism. They also want to run our children down in the streets. We must stop these pot smoking demons. Why do they hate America?

2004-05-18 06:46:28 AM  
Pot use leads to hippies. No good thing comes from hippies.
2004-05-18 06:50:35 AM  
djcreamy -

That's why we'll start victory gardens. A marijuana plant in the windowsills of each residency. The new, NEW deal.

Fight Terrorism! Grow your own shiat!
2004-05-18 06:52:32 AM  
Lots of smoking (pot) will make you pretty damn stupid. The effects are more likely temporary than permenent, but they are still there.

//goes to Berkeley, seen it first hand
2004-05-18 06:52:53 AM  
There are almost no toxic elements in cannabis. Recent studies here in Holland show that you can't get sick from cannabis unless you smoke more than 40 tons of it in a row. That is 2 truckloads. Compare this to the potentially dangerous effects of alchohol. Every year thousands of people all over the world die from the effects of alcohol. Either they drink too much, or they get in accidents that are caused by people that drink too much. Cannabis never killed anyone. EVER!

2004-05-18 06:52:55 AM  
GoodyearPimp - "Pot use leads to hippies. No good thing comes from hippies"

I believe the words "Jimi" and "Hendrix" cause a few small holes in that theory of yours.

Weed is bad and weed is good. Round and round and round we go.
2004-05-18 06:53:14 AM  
*raises hand*

I smoke daily.. right after work. But I wouldn't call myself normal :)
2004-05-18 06:53:59 AM  
Researchers may not be able to find reasons, but politicians can make up as many as they need.
2004-05-18 06:54:46 AM  

That is why the vaporizer was invented. (that and the fact that you destroy a lot less of the thc)
2004-05-18 06:54:49 AM  
A mighty 10 years of use have taught me the following:

1. dope apathy - you just want to do less
2. possibility of psychotic episodes is real - but there's more to that than just smoking pot, like malnutrition( and the fact that a bottleneck of weed for breakfast was just the start osf a good day)
3. You might as well legalise the stuff, that way information becomes available for responsible use.'s still safer than alcohol.
2004-05-18 06:58:49 AM  
32 posts and no one pointed out that the headline had nothing to do with the article? I'm sad.

And the whole terrorism thing...he was making a joke. But hey, we do know that pot makes you stupid ;P
2004-05-18 06:58:55 AM  
The government doesn't like pot, because it's a substance that isn't predictable.

It's like in 1984, where the proles got all their vice from government sources. The government can control porno booze and cigs, because their effects are generally the same on most people. You jerk it, get drunk and feel a minor buzz.

Pot makes people think differently, usually in a more idiotic way, yes, but unrestrained by layers of socialization training. You strip someone of the stuff they've merely been TOLD and don't KNOW from their own experience, and you'll end up with a person saying totally different things from what he usually says on an issue.

That's why Christian churches REALLY hate the shiat, because suddenly people are forced to think on their own, from scratch, without socialized thought processes. A person is stuck with what they know personally.

A person who first tries it may seem stupid, and someone who does it all the time may as well... but I've known alot of people who cut straight through the bullshiat who are regular pot smokers (1-2 joints a week).

/not really trying to flamebait, but might anyway.
2004-05-18 07:00:11 AM  
55 years of use have taught me.. well.. I've lived till almost 70 years old so I must be doin somethin right.
2004-05-18 07:00:31 AM  
Hey, do you want to smoke 2 joints or do your homework?
Shmoke two joints.
Yeah, thats what I thought.
2004-05-18 07:01:19 AM  
I believe Jimi was into some harder shiat than weed. Regardless, folks that make good music (note: GOOD music, not "she gave me a cherry, it had no stone" bullshiat) get an automatic pass.
2004-05-18 07:02:04 AM  
The only illegal substances I smoke are the Cuban cigars I sneak in with my luggage when returning from overseas.
Well, that and crack.
2004-05-18 07:03:56 AM  
I think think of a good reason, (looks at dumbasses who let their lives revolve around the stuff till they're broke.)

Now if people can CONTROL themselves and if they smoke it now and grow it themselves or buy it from somewhere other than some spazz in an alley, more power to them. That's being responsible and rather admirable. (Same with people who can control how much they drink and not get drunk and act like a ass dolphin)

I however, Am not gonna try it. (don't smoke, don't drink, Don't plan to.)
2004-05-18 07:08:07 AM  
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2004-05-18 07:10:22 AM  

agree fully, but wonder how many groups despite early promise put out more than two decent albums worth of tracks that stand any test of time - maybe that is what takes to be a legend - and why so many fail to live up to their potential

i'm not saying it's drugs, could be booze, the cash, the groupies, less of a bond as the members grow older, record company restrictions - who knows
2004-05-18 07:15:32 AM  
2004-05-18 07:08:07 AM jpboaty

Is that meat head and Gloria?
2004-05-18 07:18:25 AM  
legalize pot, make it federally regulated, not state, and only taxable by feds, and tax the fux out of it, it'll put an end to the so-called deficit, how the fark do we owe so much money to people who owe us money?
2004-05-18 07:20:51 AM  
Cold Fusion:
That's why Christian churches REALLY hate the shiat, because suddenly people are forced to think on their own, from scratch, without socialized thought processes.

You'll be surprized who supports the legalization of pot. This pro-Bush Republican God-fearing hippie-hating conservative [points to self] is all for the stuff. If anything, the use of marijuana (and mushrooms) has actually gotten me closer to God than distance myself from Him.

I also know a lot of Christians who were/are pot users. I also figure their use of it got them closer to God than anything.
2004-05-18 07:21:14 AM  
Super Bee:
Is that meat head and Gloria?

He's the one hippy that never inhaled.
I'm not sure who the senator is.
2004-05-18 07:22:34 AM  
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bahahhahah! seriously though, i love weed.. whee!
2004-05-18 07:24:06 AM  
I have a great reason.

It supports terrorism. It's a fact.

Only because it is illegal. Make it legal and RJ Phillips and other tobacco companies would likely pick up federally issued licenses to grow weed for wholesale, at which point anyone trying to sell it illegally (i.e. terrorists) would have the same success that you would trying to sell homegrown and rolled cigs on a street corner right to none, that is.

Just another reason to end the rediculous war on drugs: It funds terrorism.
2004-05-18 07:25:07 AM  
See, that's the problem with the kids nowadays. They smoke the "reefer", they dance "the charleston" and then they hang out with the "Negro jazz musicians".

Damn kids!

/waves cane
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