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(Medical News Today)   New study shows that alcohol rots your brain, weed does not. Alcoholic Puritans everywhere inconsolable   ( medicalnewstoday.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 10:40:22 PM  
12 votes:
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2018-02-13 11:02:32 PM  
11 votes:

abhorrent1: Now tell me how I'm wrong.


Your gums are flapping?
2018-02-13 10:09:56 PM  
6 votes:
The Buffalo Theory says otherwise.

"A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
"In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."


/Cliff Clavin never said this on 'Cheers'.
2018-02-13 09:06:58 PM  
6 votes:
I'm sure the Cannabevetses will be along any minute to tell us why this is wrong and that pot smokers are all murderous psychopaths.
2018-02-13 10:38:01 PM  
4 votes:
I drink because I have to deal with all of you.
2018-02-13 10:32:29 PM  
4 votes:
Alright, chuckleheads... Smoking ANYTHING is damaging to your lungs, whatever the effect on the brain is. Edibles? Oils? Those are fine. But there is no way to inhale smoke that is "safe" for the human body... So the potheads can just stop gloating and acting like weed is completely harmless. It's harmless (as far as we know) as long as you don't partake of by doing something stupid like setting it on fire and breathing in the fumes, and since that's how most of the burnouts partake of it, they lose all high ground for it being "safer" than alcohol.

That said, there's no way to drink enough alcohol to get drunk without also damaging yourself, and with regular use, permanent damage is inevitable.

So as someone who doesn't get high, and who doesn't get drunk, let me tell both sides of this "which is safer for you?" debate that you're both damaging your bodies for the sake of a momentary thrill, and arguing about which is "safer" is idiotic. Whether or not you damage yourself is your business, and I couldn't care less if you're willing to destroy your lungs, liver, or brain for the sake of a high, but please stop pretending that either of those vices is superior to the other.
2018-02-13 10:02:13 PM  
4 votes:
I can see this thread being civilized and intelligent.

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2018-02-13 09:57:07 PM  
3 votes:
Rock and roll is what melts minds, I thought.
2018-02-13 10:50:29 PM  
2 votes:
cops find beer in your fridge; they simply ask you not drive anywhere

cops find prescribed opioids in your fridge, they simply ask you not to drive anywhere

cops find weed in your fridge; they seize your house, car, kids, the fridge, the vicoden and the beer.

truly america's unspoken monster
2018-02-13 10:02:28 PM  
2 votes:

Sgygus: Alcohol is a poison.  Cannabinoids are not.  Do the math.


I can no longer do maths.
2018-02-13 09:51:22 PM  
2 votes:
Alcohol is a poison.  Cannabinoids are not.  Do the math.
2018-02-14 07:14:02 PM  
1 vote:

johnphantom: According to you we need NO regulation and turn the business over to the cartels, right?


1.  Black market sellers still command sizable market shares in the legal at retail jurisdictions.

http://www.westword.com/marijuana/col​o​rados-black-market-for-marijuana-how-b​ig-is-it-9280870

2.  "Regulation" is a joke.  Most of the market for weed doesn't care about "purity."  The link I put up in my previous post is evidence of that; so is the continued existence of large black markets in the legal at retail states.

But you're partly right.  If we're going to legalize weed at retail, I'd drop the pretense of "regulation" and allow anyone to sell any amount of weed to anyone else at any time and at any place, and let the buyer beware.  It's practically what's going on now in the legal states as it is.
2018-02-14 02:44:58 PM  
1 vote:

GanjSmokr: "no consistent association has been found between marijuana smoking and measures of airway dysfunction" != "Pot is 100% healthy"

But hyperbole is fun, isn't it?


Right. It's not at all because this is the same reaction you guys have for every pot thread that might suggest that it could be in some way harmful.
2018-02-14 11:12:38 AM  
1 vote:

WilderKWight: Alright, chuckleheads... Smoking ANYTHING is damaging to your lungs, whatever the effect on the brain is. Edibles? Oils? Those are fine. But there is no way to inhale smoke that is "safe" for the human body... So the potheads can just stop gloating and acting like weed is completely harmless. It's harmless (as far as we know) as long as you don't partake of by doing something stupid like setting it on fire and breathing in the fumes, and since that's how most of the burnouts partake of it, they lose all high ground for it being "safer" than alcohol.

That said, there's no way to drink enough alcohol to get drunk without also damaging yourself, and with regular use, permanent damage is inevitable.

So as someone who doesn't get high, and who doesn't get drunk, let me tell both sides of this "which is safer for you?" debate that you're both damaging your bodies for the sake of a momentary thrill, and arguing about which is "safer" is idiotic. Whether or not you damage yourself is your business, and I couldn't care less if you're willing to destroy your lungs, liver, or brain for the sake of a high, but please stop pretending that either of those vices is superior to the other.


"I think of going to the Grave without having a Psychedelic Experience is like going to the Grave without ever having Sex. It means that you never Figured out what it is all about."
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2018-02-14 07:09:35 AM  
1 vote:

WilderKWight: Alright, chuckleheads... Smoking ANYTHING is damaging to your lungs, whatever the effect on the brain is. Edibles? Oils? Those are fine. But there is no way to inhale smoke that is "safe" for the human body... So the potheads can just stop gloating and acting like weed is completely harmless. It's harmless (as far as we know) as long as you don't partake of by doing something stupid like setting it on fire and breathing in the fumes, and since that's how most of the burnouts partake of it, they lose all high ground for it being "safer" than alcohol.

That said, there's no way to drink enough alcohol to get drunk without also damaging yourself, and with regular use, permanent damage is inevitable.

So as someone who doesn't get high, and who doesn't get drunk, let me tell both sides of this "which is safer for you?" debate that you're both damaging your bodies for the sake of a momentary thrill, and arguing about which is "safer" is idiotic. Whether or not you damage yourself is your business, and I couldn't care less if you're willing to destroy your lungs, liver, or brain for the sake of a high, but please stop pretending that either of those vices is superior to the other.


Name checks-out:

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2018-02-14 02:04:03 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: knobmaker: abhorrent1: So small studies are fine as long as you agree with their opinion? Got it.

Wow, that's an Olympic-level point missing.  This was a large study.  The famous study that purported to show brain damage in adolescents had 25 potheads and 18 controls.

Bless your heart.

1000 is large?

Bless your heart.


You don't math so good, do you?  Well, a hint.  1000 is larger than 43.  Surprising, I know.  It would certainly take a supernaturally keen intellect to notice that, so you're excused.
2018-02-14 12:27:01 AM  
1 vote:

knobmaker: abhorrent1: So small studies are fine as long as you agree with their opinion? Got it.

Wow, that's an Olympic-level point missing.  This was a large study.  The famous study that purported to show brain damage in adolescents had 25 potheads and 18 controls.

Bless your heart.


1000 is large?

Bless your heart.
2018-02-14 12:05:36 AM  
1 vote:

knobmaker: abhorrent1: Oh a thousand people? Well that settles it.

I'm not sure you want to go that way.  The study that purported to find brain changes in teenage weed users was much much smaller. N values are significant, when evaluating the significance and validity of a given piece of research.  Studies with relatively few data points are much easier to manipulate into a desired result.

For some reason, the politically driven studies that claim all sorts of dangers with cannabis use are uniformly tiny, compared to the studies that find few negative effects.  You might want to think about why that might be.

Ah, who am I kidding?  Why would you want to do that?


So small studies are fine as long as you agree with their opinion? Got it.
2018-02-13 10:43:38 PM  
1 vote:
2018-02-13 10:41:51 PM  
1 vote:

Sgygus: Alcohol is a poison.  Cannabinoids are not.  Do the math.


I can't brain good no more
2018-02-13 10:20:58 PM  
1 vote:

Whatthefark: The Buffalo Theory says otherwise.

"A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
"In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

/Cliff Clavin never said this on 'Cheers'.


Finding out Cliff didn't say it is making me reevaluate my life choices, like this drink should've been a triple and not a double.
2018-02-13 10:04:56 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe at the rate you smoke it
2018-02-13 10:04:06 PM  
1 vote:

Sean VasDeferens: Sgygus: Alcohol is a poison.  Cannabinoids are not.  Do the math.

I can no longer do maths.


Too much alcohol, huh?
2018-02-13 09:54:45 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: I'm sure the Cannabevetses will be along any minute to tell us why this is wrong and that pot smokers are all murderous psychopaths.


We don't need him. You have covered it.
 
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