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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:40 pm

acsguitar wrote:Ok weed isn't harmful at all.

No more harmful to your lungs then walking in New York city.

It impares judgement which pretty much means don't drive on it.



Marijuana contains THC. THC is a bronchial dilator,
which means it works like a cough drop and opens up
your lungs, which aids clearance of smoke and dirt.
Nicotine does just the opposite; it makes your lungs
bunch up and makes it harder to cough anything up.

The fact that there are over 60 unique chemicals in
cannabis, called `cannabinoids,' is something that
scientists find very interesting. Many of these
cannabinoids may have valuable effects as medicine. For
example, `cannabinol' is a cannabinoid which can help people
with insomnia. Doctors think that this chemical is why most
patients prefer to use marijuana rather than pure
Delta-9-THC pills (called dronabinol) -- the cannabinol
takes the edge off being `high' and calms the nerves.
Another cannabinoid, `cannabidiolic acid', is a very
effective anti-biotic, like pennicillin. Many of these
chemicals can be extracted from marijuana without any fancy laboratory equipment.

The marijuana using public has the same or
lower rate of automobile accidents as the general public.
Studies of marijuana smoking while driving showed that it
does affect reaction time, but not nearly as much as
alcohol. Also, those who drive `stoned' have been shown to
be less foolish on the road (they demonstrate `increased
risk aversion'.) Recent studies have emphasized that
alcohol is the major problem on our highways, and that
illicit drugs do not even come close to being as dangerous.



That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:42 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Everyone wants to compare smoking weed to smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Yes, we all know that cigarettes and alcohol are damaging to your health if done in excess. This does not take away from the harmful effects of smoking weed. So please stop comparing weed to other harmful substances. It doesn't matter. It's irrelevant.


No, its all relevant. The fact that you just called cigarettes and alcohol 'harmful substances', and the fact that they are legal makes a case for any drug/harmful substance to be legal.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:44 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Ok weed isn't harmful at all.

No more harmful to your lungs then walking in New York city.

It impares judgement which pretty much means don't drive on it.



Marijuana contains THC. THC is a bronchial dilator,
which means it works like a cough drop and opens up
your lungs, which aids clearance of smoke and dirt.
Nicotine does just the opposite; it makes your lungs
bunch up and makes it harder to cough anything up.

The fact that there are over 60 unique chemicals in
cannabis, called `cannabinoids,' is something that
scientists find very interesting. Many of these
cannabinoids may have valuable effects as medicine. For
example, `cannabinol' is a cannabinoid which can help people
with insomnia. Doctors think that this chemical is why most
patients prefer to use marijuana rather than pure
Delta-9-THC pills (called dronabinol) -- the cannabinol
takes the edge off being `high' and calms the nerves.
Another cannabinoid, `cannabidiolic acid', is a very
effective anti-biotic, like pennicillin. Many of these
chemicals can be extracted from marijuana without any fancy laboratory equipment.

The marijuana using public has the same or
lower rate of automobile accidents as the general public.
Studies of marijuana smoking while driving showed that it
does affect reaction time, but not nearly as much as
alcohol. Also, those who drive `stoned' have been shown to
be less foolish on the road (they demonstrate `increased
risk aversion'.) Recent studies have emphasized that
alcohol is the major problem on our highways, and that
illicit drugs do not even come close to being as dangerous.



That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.


link please. im curious what sources are saying driving while stoned is a good thing. :-?
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:13 pm

That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.


You ever smoked weed?? That article is humorous, to say the least.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:51 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.


You ever smoked weed?? That article is humorous, to say the least.


Yes, i have even driven a car while stoned. Why that is relevant, I have no idea, but I'd like you to inform me... I am not saying i nescessarily agree with the article's statement about risk aversion because that is not really fact. Driving stoned is worse than driving normally, and I know that from personal experience. It's just people are making it out to be what it's not, and comparing it to driving while drunk.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:18 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.


You ever smoked weed?? That article is humorous, to say the least.


Yes, i have even driven a car while stoned. Why that is relevant, I have no idea, but I'd like you to inform me... I am not saying i nescessarily agree with the article's statement about risk aversion because that is not really fact. Driving stoned is worse than driving normally, and I know that from personal experience. It's just people are making it out to be what it's not, and comparing it to driving while drunk.


Why is it relevant?? Check #3 above.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:09 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Everyone wants to compare smoking weed to smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Yes, we all know that cigarettes and alcohol are damaging to your health if done in excess. This does not take away from the harmful effects of smoking weed. So please stop comparing weed to other harmful substances. It doesn't matter. It's irrelevant.


No, its all relevant. The fact that you just called cigarettes and alcohol 'harmful substances', and the fact that they are legal makes a case for any drug/harmful substance to be legal.


Don't put words in my mouth MT. :-t

Also, driving under the influence of weed is very dangerous. I've smoked, then woke up in a completely different place, behind the wheel of my car, and have no idea how I got there. I've been fortunate, but to insinuate that driving while high is a safe, or at the least, not dangerous, is, well, ......figure it out.
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:51 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
That explains...

1. How it can be good for you.
2. How smoking marijuana is better than Marinol (THC capsules).
3. How it is not nescessarily bad for driving.


You ever smoked weed?? That article is humorous, to say the least.


hey man thats just like your opinion and stuff

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Postby The_Met_Threat » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:16 am

I should have said, How it is not as harmful to driving as people make it out to be.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:07 am

The_Met_Threat wrote:I should have said, How it is not as harmful to driving as people make it out to be.


That's a pretty vague statement, as it's not quantified as to 'how harmful' these 'people' you're referring to make it out to be versus your own opinion. Who are these 'people' (the people in this thread, your parents, your friends, anti-drug activists...?), and how do you quantify their opinion of level or harm versus yours? :-?
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