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2017-06-24 08:06:55 AM  
I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"
 
2017-06-24 09:01:22 AM  

wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"


Yeah, talk about Department of Redundancy Department.
 
2017-06-24 09:12:47 AM  
Hard to imagine alcohol losing out. While being made legal weed will still be legislated against. Like cigarettes they will limit media ads, location of its use and appropriateness, they will still try to stigmatize it probably shifting to make pot smokers the new cig smokers. Weed will never be married to American holidays like the Fourth of July. The booze industry and uptight politicians that can still pander to their conservative Christian base by hating weed will keep weed from reigning supreme, though this is merely opinion and I wish it wasn't so. I'd love to see a weed garden at concerts, sportsball games, 4th of July celebration, the county fair and more but I doubt I will.
 
2017-06-24 09:14:55 AM  
www.absinth.cz
 
2017-06-24 09:19:11 AM  

wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"


I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).
 
2017-06-24 09:26:44 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).


Curiosity question as a non drinker but daily smoker for decades. Is there much variation in alcohol buzzes? I know one can go from tipsy to smashed but that's more of an amount variation not type of buzz variation. Do buzzes differ from the types of alcohol or what it's mixed with? I do love a good buzz but I don't really like the taste of alcohol, how it settles in my stomach now and later, having to commit to the time and quantity I'm ingesting to get a buzz. With weed I'm buzzed in 5 minutes with none of the gastro side effects and going about my business. I also find a good enough variety in buzz through the differing strains out there.
 
2017-06-24 09:33:45 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).


For me it's the fact that MJ effects last long after I want them to be gone. Getting high lasts for at least a couple hours, I don't want to be intoxicated for that long. I can have a drink, feel a little buzz for half and hour or so then everything is back to normal. That all I want.
 
2017-06-24 09:33:50 AM  
I'm in the craft beer industry,  and many of my colleagues in the field would happily switch career paths if the opportunity was available.
 
2017-06-24 09:34:45 AM  

Boo_Guy: [www.absinth.cz image 850x695]


I tried George Washington's Secret Stash at a beerfest last year. Has CBD, no THC. A decent pale ale.
 
2017-06-24 09:37:04 AM  

wax_on: For me it's the fact that MJ effects last long after I want them to be gone. Getting high lasts for at least a couple hours, I don't want to be intoxicated for that long. I can have a drink, feel a little buzz for half and hour or so then everything is back to normal. That all I want.


Huh. With me, it's the opposite.

I can turn off/shut down/set aside a pot high, but not alcohol.
 
2017-06-24 09:39:27 AM  

rudemix: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).

Curiosity question as a non drinker but daily smoker for decades. Is there much variation in alcohol buzzes? I know one can go from tipsy to smashed but that's more of an amount variation not type of buzz variation. Do buzzes differ from the types of alcohol or what it's mixed with? I do love a good buzz but I don't really like the taste of alcohol, how it settles in my stomach now and later, having to commit to the time and quantity I'm ingesting to get a buzz. With weed I'm buzzed in 5 minutes with none of the gastro side effects and going about my business. I also find a good enough variety in buzz through the differing strains out there.


While the buzz certainly comes with it - for me alcohol is about its uncoiling effects. And that comes along each and every time.

/ dont actually like getting drunk
 
2017-06-24 09:48:18 AM  
I think it was the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers who said: Drinkin' and Smokin' is like pissing into the wind.
 
2017-06-24 09:48:27 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).


This.
 
2017-06-24 09:51:34 AM  
I love the "source*

Some Dope Magazine
 
2017-06-24 09:55:39 AM  
Good. Maybe beer prices will go down.
 
2017-06-24 10:00:42 AM  
Maybe but the industry has a lot of growing up to do first. Right now pot shops are like the punch at a frat house. Full of everclear and mystery bottles. Until industry wide potency standards and labeling are adopted the business will not mature. For this to happen it has to be legal at a federal level.
 
2017-06-24 10:11:48 AM  

wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"


Beer before grass,
You're on your ass.
Weed before beer,
You're in the clear.

- Burma Shave
 
2017-06-24 10:11:49 AM  
Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.
 
2017-06-24 10:16:25 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.


Still too late to save Becky.
 
2017-06-24 10:19:57 AM  

rudemix: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).

Curiosity question as a non drinker but daily smoker for decades. Is there much variation in alcohol buzzes? I know one can go from tipsy to smashed but that's more of an amount variation not type of buzz variation. Do buzzes differ from the types of alcohol or what it's mixed with? I do love a good buzz but I don't really like the taste of alcohol, how it settles in my stomach now and later, having to commit to the time and quantity I'm ingesting to get a buzz. With weed I'm buzzed in 5 minutes with none of the gastro side effects and going about my business. I also find a good enough variety in buzz through the differing strains out there.


Never been a real big drinker (except once in the Navy, in Olongopo, where it was almost required to get stinkin' drunk at least once just because). Harlee did not like that.
 
2017-06-24 10:23:31 AM  

Harlee: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

Still too late to save Becky.


But Taylor Swift is doing well.
 
2017-06-24 10:28:20 AM  

CipollinaFan: Harlee: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

Still too late to save Becky.

But Taylor Swift is doing well.


No, it's Becky.
 
2017-06-24 10:33:17 AM  

fragMasterFlash: CipollinaFan: Harlee: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

Still too late to save Becky.

But Taylor Swift is doing well.

No, it's Becky.


Poor Becky. Death by maryjane is not a joking matter!
 
2017-06-24 10:35:32 AM  

RJReves: I think it was the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers who said: Drinkin' and Smokin' is like pissing into the wind.


Freewheelin' Franklin says, "Drinking beer and smoking grass is like pissing in the wind."

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2017-06-24 10:38:43 AM  

rudemix: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: wildcardjack: I learned long ago not to mix the two. Ghostbusters level "crossing the streams"

I don't know. Nursing a beer or a drink after a little smoke can make for a nice combination. Smoking after half a dozen stiff drinks can be problematic though.

If I had to choose one or the other for a lifetime, it'd be alcohol. The effects of MJ get a little old after a while (IMHO).

Curiosity question as a non drinker but daily smoker for decades. Is there much variation in alcohol buzzes? I know one can go from tipsy to smashed but that's more of an amount variation not type of buzz variation. Do buzzes differ from the types of alcohol or what it's mixed with? I do love a good buzz but I don't really like the taste of alcohol, how it settles in my stomach now and later, having to commit to the time and quantity I'm ingesting to get a buzz. With weed I'm buzzed in 5 minutes with none of the gastro side effects and going about my business. I also find a good enough variety in buzz through the differing strains out there.


In my experience, yes.

Scotch and Irish whiskey tend to make me philosophical.

Rum makes me amorous.

Vodka and tequila make me felonious, i.e., my judgement is noticeably impaired.

I think that most people who imbibe are aware of this, and, as a result, tend to avoid certain spirits.

It should go without saying that it's almost certainly different for everyone.
 
2017-06-24 10:42:36 AM  
Yuck. Both smell and taste like babboon ass. Y'all are welcome to it, burnouts.
 
2017-06-24 10:43:15 AM  
TaKillYa™ is a bad choice for a vodak chaser.
 
2017-06-24 10:47:29 AM  
This was interesting, FTA:

"Almost universally, police say they would rather arrive at a call when they know people are smoking herb instead of entering a situation where people have been drinking. I've been told the threat of danger skyrockets when alcohol is involved, and diminishes when marijuana is in play. People act more aggressive when drinking, and it's easier for someone to go past a safe level of consumption with alcohol than with marijuana."

I know it's anecdotal... But it's encouraging.
 
2017-06-24 10:48:45 AM  
When my wife is dictating hospital notes, "end stage liver disease" comes up a lot in the under 50 people admitted to the hospital along with "COPD" for the tobacco smokers, she doesn't have much health-wise to say about the cannabis smokers and users, and often puts patients onto the program for a host of other medical issues.  Other than the 30-50 year old tobacco and alcohol abusers, all her other patients seem to be 65-85 years old with more normal health issues.
 
2017-06-24 10:52:12 AM  

Destructor: This was interesting, FTA:

"Almost universally, police say they would rather arrive at a call when they know people are smoking herb instead of entering a situation where people have been drinking. I've been told the threat of danger skyrockets when alcohol is involved, and diminishes when marijuana is in play. People act more aggressive when drinking, and it's easier for someone to go past a safe level of consumption with alcohol than with marijuana."

I know it's anecdotal... But it's encouraging.

Whereas people who have been smoking just say "hey dude"

 
2017-06-24 10:57:54 AM  

Destructor: This was interesting, FTA:

"Almost universally, police say they would rather arrive at a call when they know people are smoking herb instead of entering a situation where people have been drinking. I've been told the threat of danger skyrockets when alcohol is involved, and diminishes when marijuana is in play. People act more aggressive when drinking, and it's easier for someone to go past a safe level of consumption with alcohol than with marijuana."

I know it's anecdotal... But it's encouraging.


it's also 100% true.  Ask people who work security at concerts.  They always prefer a smoking crowd, over one that's been drinking !!
 
2017-06-24 10:58:08 AM  
Mmmmm beeer
 
2017-06-24 11:05:06 AM  
I don't see the day, in my lifetime anyway, when you're at a family picnic and granpa brings over a couple of joints and says "let's go play some horseshoes."
 
2017-06-24 11:09:23 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.


D-. See me after class.
 
2017-06-24 11:12:46 AM  

rudemix: Curiosity question as a non drinker but daily smoker for decades. Is there much variation in alcohol buzzes? I know one can go from tipsy to smashed but that's more of an amount variation not type of buzz variation. Do buzzes differ from the types of alcohol or what it's mixed with? I do love a good buzz but I don't really like the taste of alcohol, how it settles in my stomach now and later, having to commit to the time and quantity I'm ingesting to get a buzz. With weed I'm buzzed in 5 minutes with none of the gastro side effects and going about my business. I also find a good enough variety in buzz through the differing strains out there.


There is one psychoactive compound in booze - ethanol. Any differences in the buzz are down to expectation and dosage
 
2017-06-24 11:14:35 AM  
Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.
 
2017-06-24 11:32:18 AM  

RJReves: fragMasterFlash: CipollinaFan: Harlee: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

Still too late to save Becky.

But Taylor Swift is doing well.

No, it's Becky.

Poor Becky. Death by maryjane is not a joking matter!


Few people die due to weed but most weed users end up dead after they move on to crack, meth, heroin etc..
 
2017-06-24 11:34:33 AM  

idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.


No, I won't.  Not until folks lives are not being destroyed by this stuff.
 
2017-06-24 11:42:53 AM  

idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.


Can't tell whether Inever4nic8ed is the lamest troll on Fark or just stupid.
 
2017-06-24 11:45:15 AM  
Pot is healthier - no calories and IF I'd ever smoke enough for lung issues I doubt that would trump the liver and heart problems.

Convenience of packaging and transport is nice too.

As a federal employee, I'll be banned long after legalization I expect.
 
2017-06-24 11:47:02 AM  

Ima4nic8or: idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.

No, I won't.  Not until folks lives are not being destroyed by this stuff.


sooo how much is the DEA paying you to write this dribble? by the word or sentence?   You obviously have a vested interest in promoting Prohibition and "Reefer Madness" on-line, so what does it pay?  Do you get health benefits and a 401k match?  Do we deport the small kids who use Charolette's Web to mitigate seizures with their parents or do the parents get to stay and we put these losers in Bulgarian orphanages?  How about the MS, Cancer and Alzheimer's patients - deport to Mexico or Canada or do we just lock them up with the general prison population or on Death Row?  AG Sessions wants to know the best way to deal with dope fiends!
 
2017-06-24 11:49:10 AM  

anuran: idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.

Can't tell whether Inever4nic8ed is the lamest troll on Fark or just stupid.


Well, as the headline suggests, why not both?
 
2017-06-24 12:24:16 PM  
Smoking pot is worse than tobacco in terms of carcinogens and other toxins, its saving grace is that nobody smokes two packs a day of joints and walks around because they would need to use both hands as well as their feet for locomotion.  Refined THC as in grass tea including derivatives like grass beer bypasses the carcinogens in smoke.  There are brain changes for habitual THC users, I have read, and also there is the fact that high achievers never seem to be current marijuana users.

"Crossing the beams" seems like a good analogy, because alcohol depresses activity in the forebrain and cortex (thinking and judgement), where THC seems to depress the midbrain (feelings) more, relatively speaking.  Both are pretty complex, but taking a lot of both seems likely to be pretty stupefying as opposed to synergistic.  Would like to see scientific studies, including MRIs of brain activity, testing by one-on-one activites, reflex and hand-eye, reaction to visual and other stimuli, etc.  I'm sure that a lot is known about the details of brain biochemistry due to THC and alcohol that I'm not aware of, and the medical literature may even include the effects of other associated ingredients such as tannic acid (wine, teas), strychnine (beer, teas), etc.

Alcoholic beverages usually contain more than one active ingredient, in particular beer, which has strychnine (from the hops) and carbon dioxide, which I have heard improves the rate of alcohol absorption in the stomach.  Wine and coffee are the two most complex beverages, I have read.  Some of the double-distilled and triple-distilled spirits will be essentially (no pun intended) all alcohol and water, of course, but differences in overall constituency probably does lead different alcoholic beverages to give different overall effects to some people.

Of course, marijuana has multiple psychoactive components, too.

But, both are bad for your health, particularly if used habitually over long periods or in excess, and most particularly if use *both* in excess and over long periods.  High achievers don't seem to include heavy users of either, although occasional light drinking does not seem to be a show-stopper.
 
2017-06-24 12:32:36 PM  

clams_casino: Rum makes me amorous.


How YOU doin'?
 
2017-06-24 12:32:49 PM  

WilderKWight: Yuck. Both smell and taste like babboon ass. Y'all are welcome to it, burnouts.


What I'm wondering is how you know what baboon ass smells and tastes like.
 
2017-06-24 12:33:03 PM  

Rogue Surf: When my wife is dictating hospital notes, "end stage liver disease" comes up a lot in the under 50 people admitted to the hospital along with "COPD" for the tobacco smokers, she doesn't have much health-wise to say about the cannabis smokers and users, and often puts patients onto the program for a host of other medical issues.  Other than the 30-50 year old tobacco and alcohol abusers, all her other patients seem to be 65-85 years old with more normal health issues.


ANYTHING you smoke will fark with your lungs.  Her data may be skewed by people not admitting that they smoke weed.
 
2017-06-24 12:34:13 PM  

idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.


Yes, one of the more boring trolls. I guess because it's so obvious?
 
2017-06-24 12:36:46 PM  

mama2tnt: clams_casino: Rum makes me amorous.

How YOU doin'?


Hah!
 
2017-06-24 12:36:57 PM  

Rogue Surf: Ima4nic8or: idrow: Ima4nic8or: Beer is fine as long as it is used by a responsible adult.  Weed on the other hand is illegal at the federal level because it is a dangerous narcotic.  It shouldn't be used by anyone.  This fad of "legalizing" dope (as if something illegal under federal law can be legal) needs to end.  Hopefully Trump and Sessions will start locking up or deporting all the dope fiends soon.

And there he is - Captain Asshole who swoops in on every marijuana thread.  He can't be bargained with. he can't be reasoned with. he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever.

No, I won't.  Not until folks lives are not being destroyed by this stuff.

sooo how much is the DEA paying you to write this dribble? by the word or sentence?   You obviously have a vested interest in promoting Prohibition and "Reefer Madness" on-line, so what does it pay?  Do you get health benefits and a 401k match?  Do we deport the small kids who use Charolette's Web to mitigate seizures with their parents or do the parents get to stay and we put these losers in Bulgarian orphanages?  How about the MS, Cancer and Alzheimer's patients - deport to Mexico or Canada or do we just lock them up with the general prison population or on Death Row?  AG Sessions wants to know the best way to deal with dope fiends!


Seriously.  It's because of assholes like him that CBD isn't researched enough.  My husband has MS and these people are keeping him from getting something that may potentially help him.

/ He's fine right now
// But when the time comes, I want him to have all possible options
///We may be moving to a more rational country
 
2017-06-24 12:37:54 PM  

sardonicobserver: Smoking pot is worse than tobacco in terms of carcinogens and other toxins, its saving grace is that nobody smokes two packs a day of joints and walks around because they would need to use both hands as well as their feet for locomotion.  Refined THC as in grass tea including derivatives like grass beer bypasses the carcinogens in smoke.  There are brain changes for habitual THC users, I have read, and also there is the fact that high achievers never seem to be current marijuana users.

"Crossing the beams" seems like a good analogy, because alcohol depresses activity in the forebrain and cortex (thinking and judgement), where THC seems to depress the midbrain (feelings) more, relatively speaking.  Both are pretty complex, but taking a lot of both seems likely to be pretty stupefying as opposed to synergistic.  Would like to see scientific studies, including MRIs of brain activity, testing by one-on-one activites, reflex and hand-eye, reaction to visual and other stimuli, etc.  I'm sure that a lot is known about the details of brain biochemistry due to THC and alcohol that I'm not aware of, and the medical literature may even include the effects of other associated ingredients such as tannic acid (wine, teas), strychnine (beer, teas), etc.

Alcoholic beverages usually contain more than one active ingredient, in particular beer, which has strychnine (from the hops) and carbon dioxide, which I have heard improves the rate of alcohol absorption in the stomach.  Wine and coffee are the two most complex beverages, I have read.  Some of the double-distilled and triple-distilled spirits will be essentially (no pun intended) all alcohol and water, of course, but differences in overall constituency probably does lead different alcoholic beverages to give different overall effects to some people.

Of course, marijuana has multiple psychoactive components, too.

But, both are bad for your health, particularly if used habitually over long periods or in excess, and most particul ...


This is one of the best summaries I have read in quite awhile. Nicely, done.
 
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