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Old 10-28-2010, 04:28 AM   #361 (permalink)
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From what I've seen marijuana tends to make people less confrontational and more introspective (softens the ego), it stimulates the imagination and helps foster creative energy, it helps bring people together without leading to as many sticky situations as alcohol, heightens awareness to various things, from social dynamics to subtleties in art, encourages abstract thinking, makes things taste better... okay I'm starting to stretch. I think all these factors would have a positive impact on society as a whole, but I also think that the more popular marijuana use becomes the more divisive it will become, and I'm at a loss to see how that will play out.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:39 AM   #362 (permalink)
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My opinion is just based on my experience with the people I've known who smoked pot...so you may be right that how people integrate it into their lives and are affected by it depends on the person. I just haven't ever seen any positives come from people using pot for non-medical reasons, other than their pleasure at the moment.

I generally feel drugs should be legalized so they become dirt cheap, as long as there is a massive public education program to teach people why not to use them. My main reason for legalization is the elimination of the lucrative and illegal drug trade that leads to so many people being killed.

My dad suggests that drugs should be sold in grocery stores in the rat poison aisle, to try to get people to think twice.
You really think this is going to prevent hormonal, peer pressured teens to not smoke it all the time? I think the intelligence levels of people would drop rapidly. I could smoke it all the time if I wanted, but to be honest it's not my thing. Just because it's illegal doesn't stop people who want to smoke it from smoking it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #363 (permalink)
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Here is something a lot of regular weed smokers don't realize: it is just like any other medication. Let's say you take an antidepressant. The first couple weeks, you will be on your ass. Then you build up a tolerance and then you still feel the antidepressant effect, but you are completely functional. Weed is the same way. The first few times using it (and actually feeling it), I probably looked and sounded like a complete moron. Now, though, even when I have long periods of not smoking...I just don't get that way. I smoke and I get very relaxed and my thoughts are brought to the moment. It's just enjoyable and enhances the time I spend hanging out with people.

I could write a freaking dissertation while baked out of my mind. People will not become more stupid. Lazy, maybe. But not stupid.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:54 PM   #364 (permalink)
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Here is something a lot of regular weed smokers don't realize: it is just like any other medication. Let's say you take an antidepressant. The first couple weeks, you will be on your ass. Then you build up a tolerance and then you still feel the antidepressant effect, but you are completely functional. Weed is the same way. The first few times using it (and actually feeling it), I probably looked and sounded like a complete moron. Now, though, even when I have long periods of not smoking...I just don't get that way. I smoke and I get very relaxed and my thoughts are brought to the moment. It's just enjoyable and enhances the time I spend hanging out with people.

I could write a freaking dissertation while baked out of my mind. People will not become more stupid. Lazy, maybe. But not stupid.
This. I embarassed my friends and myself the first few times, because it was all new and just an experience like I hadn't had. Now though, I just get high, relax, and I have 95% control. I do occasionally say random ****, but that's all good. I have taken tests at school while high, guess who got a 91%?

It's Red Ribbon Week here at my school, and it's ****ing pathetic and ridiculous to see what facts they pull out of their ass to get people to not smoke Marijuana.

How about we have Tommy Chong as a guest speaker and see what he has to say?
No, instead we get some guy who his life was ruined by Marijuana. But wait, I saw him in the parking lot with a 2010 Mercedes! *******s.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:11 PM   #365 (permalink)
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My textbooks were always preachy about it. They can cite the Regan studies all they want, every thinking person knows they were bunk. And for someone's life to be ruined by it? Uh... well I think they're just a loser to begin with if that's the case. Nobody is addicted to it (I think something like 5% of those in rehab clinics for Marijuana addiction are legit, the other 95% are first time offenders who opted for rehab instead of jail time). But ah well. So long as it's illegal I'm not using it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:39 PM   #366 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:04 PM   #367 (permalink)
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Here is something a lot of regular weed smokers don't realize: it is just like any other medication. Let's say you take an antidepressant. The first couple weeks, you will be on your ass. Then you build up a tolerance and then you still feel the antidepressant effect, but you are completely functional. Weed is the same way. The first few times using it (and actually feeling it), I probably looked and sounded like a complete moron. Now, though, even when I have long periods of not smoking...I just don't get that way. I smoke and I get very relaxed and my thoughts are brought to the moment. It's just enjoyable and enhances the time I spend hanging out with people.

I could write a freaking dissertation while baked out of my mind. People will not become more stupid. Lazy, maybe. But not stupid.
I don't agree. The stuff makes me more lethargic and has zero positive effect on my studies/academic/worthwhile pursuits though it makes me feel pretty good when I'm high. And I find it hard to make a distinction between laziness and stupidity in the "real" world.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #368 (permalink)
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Really? So someone who can't tell you when 9/11 happened and someone who just doesn't want to go to work is the same thing? And I never said weed doesn't make me lethargic...that kind of goes with the lazy thing. The point of me mentioning writing a dissertation was just to point out I can function if I need to while high. I'm not going to write a dissertation stoned, though.
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TIME OUT.

What's the difference between high and stoned?
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What's the difference between high and stoned?
Is there a difference?
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