Would you support Marijuana being reg...

Would you support Marijuana being regulated like Alcohol?

Created by johnomoran3 on Feb 5, 2014

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No-Its a gateway drug!

No-Its against my values!

No-Alcohol shouln't be legal either!

All of the Above

Yes

No

All of the Below

Yes-It will reduce crime and suicide!

Yes-It has medical benefits!

Yes-It will increase needed revenue!

apbt311

Madison, AL

#1 Feb 6, 2014
It's stupid for a PLANT to be a crime ! It's that simple.
sunshine

Hattiesburg, MS

#2 Feb 6, 2014
it should be legalized but should on be allowed to those over 21.

Since: Apr 12

United States

#3 Feb 6, 2014
Yeah look at colorado. They're basically rolling in money. And people still are civilized

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#4 Feb 9, 2014
Well, cocaine is made from a plant.
legalization

Hattiesburg, MS

#5 Feb 11, 2014
should be leagal to 21 and over.. I will produce so much revenue.. cocaine is made from a plant not produced naturally.. cocaine isnt even in the same category scoop.. educate yourself
High Times

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Feb 16, 2014
The increased numbers of dead drivers with marijuana in their system is because more people used it after it was relaxed. That DOES NOT mean the marijuana caused them to have an accident.

Stop manipulating the numbers to suite your political agenda!
HappyCamper

Milton, FL

#8 Feb 16, 2014
Yeah, relaxed and high, drug addicts.

Since: Aug 12

Wiggins, MS

#9 Feb 16, 2014
Well for one i'm happy to be drug free dont do the shit and dont want the shit around me..
FormerUser

Laurel, MS

#10 Feb 16, 2014
When marijuana is smoked, THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. It is absorbed more slowly when ingested in food or drink.

However it is ingested, THC acts on specific molecular targets on brain cells, called cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are ordinarily activated by chemicals similar to THC that naturally occur in the body (such as anandamide; see picture, above) and are part of a neural communication network called the endocannabinoid system. This system plays an important role in normal brain development and function.

Marijuana also affects brain development, and when it is used heavily by young people, its effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be permanent. A recent study of marijuana users who began using in adolescence revealed substantially reduced connectivity among brain areas responsible for learning and memory.

And a large long-term study in New Zealand showed that people who began smoking marijuana heavily in their teens lost an average of 8 points in IQ between age 13 and age 38. Importantly, the lost cognitive abilities were not fully restored in those who quit smoking marijuana as adults. Those who started smoking marijuana in adulthood did not show significant IQ declines.

Marijuana use may have a wide range of effects, particularly on cardiopulmonary and mental health.
Marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same respiratory problems experienced by tobacco smokers, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections.

One study found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than those who don’t smoke marijuana, mainly because of respiratory illnesses. It is not yet known whether marijuana smoking contributes to risk for lung cancer.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfac...

Since: Jun 12

Lucedale

#11 Feb 17, 2014
FormerUser wrote:
Do you know who funds this research program? The United States federal-government. Read about Ricaurte's monkey's.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#12 Feb 17, 2014
Yeah, the same studies that showed smoking was hazardous to your health. Facts.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#13 Feb 17, 2014
http://druglibrary.org/crl/default.htm

The following is a summary of the major adverse health and psychological effects of acute and chronic cannabis use, grouped according to the degree of confidence in the view that the relationship between cannabis use and the adverse effect is a causal one.

Acute effects
anxiety, dysphoria, panic and paranoia, especially in naive users;
cognitive impairment, especially of attention and memory, for the duration of intoxication;
psychomotor impairment, and probably an increased risk of accident if an intoxicated person attempts to drive a motor vehicle, or operate machinery;
an increased risk of experiencing psychotic symptoms among those who are vulnerable because of personal or family history of psychosis;
an increased risk of low birth weight babies if cannabis is used during pregnancy.
Chronic effects
The major health and psychological effects of chronic heavy cannabis use, especially daily use over many years, remain uncertain. On the available evidence, the major probable adverse effects appear to be:
respiratory diseases associated with smoking as the method of administration, such as chronic bronchitis, and the occurrence of histopathological changes that may be precursors to the development of malignancy.
development of a cannabis dependence syndrome, characterised by an inability to abstain from or to control cannabis use;
subtle forms of cognitive impairment, most particularly of attention and memory, which persist while the user remains chronically intoxicated, and may or may not be reversible after prolonged abstinence from cannabis.
The following are the major possible adverse effects of chronic, heavy cannabis use which remain to be confirmed by further research:
an increased risk of developing cancers of the aerodigestive tract, i.e. oral cavity, pharynx, and oesophagus;
an increased risk of leukemia among offspring exposed while in utero;
a decline in occupational performance marked by underachievement in adults in occupations requiring high level cognitive skills, and impaired educational attainment in adolescents;
birth defects occurring among children of women who used cannabis during their pregnancies.
High risk groups

Adolescents
Adolescents with a history of poor school performance may have their educational achievement further limited by the cognitive impairments produced by chronic intoxication with cannabis.
Adolescents who initiate cannabis use in the early teens are at higher risk of progressing to heavy cannabis use and other illicit drug use, and to the development of dependence on cannabis.

Women of childbearing age
Pregnant women who continue to smoke cannabis are probably at increased risk of giving birth to low birth weight babies, and perhaps of shortening their period of gestation.
Women of childbearing age who smoke cannabis at the time of conception or while pregnant possibly increase the risk of their children being born with birth defects

Since: Jun 12

Lucedale

#14 Feb 17, 2014
Sportsman101 wrote:
http://druglibrary.org/crl/def ault.htm
The following is a summary of the major adverse health and psychological effects of acute and chronic cannabis use, grouped according to the degree of confidence in the view that the relationship between cannabis use and the adverse effect is a causal one.
This study was also conducted by the Fed and rescinded by both the US and Australian Governments who paid for the study after the public found out that the results once again were "accelerated" and "exaggerated".

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publis...

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

George County, MS. USA

#15 Feb 18, 2014
Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/hi...

The “stuff” in question is modern marijuana, of course, which gets pumped into snack foods and candies, and carries more THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that gets you high) than the ditch weed used by the hippie generation. Kennedy calls legalization “a public health nightmare” because he believes it will warm more people to a dangerous drug, and lead inevitably to “Big Marijuana,” a blood-sucking vice industry dependent on converting kids and selling to heavy users—same as the tobacco and alcohol industries.

“The science tells the story,” he says, breaking into an attack on the idea that marijuana is safer than alcohol. He ticks through studies showing that smoked marijuana is “associated with” or “linked to” IQ loss, psychosis, and self-reported dissatisfaction with life.“It takes you to the same place as cocaine or heroin,” he often adds.“It just takes longer.”

“My name is John and marijuana ruined my life,” begins one note from a young man who says that marijuana took “the gifts and potential I was born with.”“Most of my daughter’s former friends are in jail or dead,” adds the mother of an 18-year-old in residential treatment for marijuana addiction. She is “sickened” by the idea that marijuana will be the next big business in America.

In another note a therapist quits her practice in despair after a rise in marijuana-related patients.“I witnessed first-hand too many of the problems,” she writes, ticking off “anxiety, depression, irritability and psychosis.”

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