Marijuana and the truth

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Educated Person

San Diego, CA

#1 Jun 13, 2013
Want some truth backed up with facts?

Marijuana, and what you think you know.

Finally scientist have begun looking at Marijuana to see what it can do. Below are some facts our stupid politicians will never tell you.

And not only the facts, but reputable sources documented so you can see the truth for yourself.
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Marijuana is not only good for losing weight. But now it has been found that it helps with Diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by improving the insulin count.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/health/time-mar...

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And how about Marijuana's uncanny ability to lower bad cholesterol, and raise the good cholesterol.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/22/cann...

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The active ingredient in Marijuana that produces changes in brain messages also fights atherosclerosis -- or hardening of the arteries.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20050...

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A chemical in Marijuana can help ward off strokes and heart disease, claim scientists.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4417261.stm
meatloaf

Richmond, KY

#2 Jun 13, 2013
Yea that's good but it can't ward off a case of the dumb ass
HassOle

Richmond, KY

#3 Jun 14, 2013
Fine. So extract those parts of the plant that are helpful & allow a doctor to prescribe them as needed, if needed.

The fun facts above should not be taken as more than what they are. While interesting, such arguments are always primarily championed by pot heads to support what is, for them, merely their preferred recreational drug. Most just want to get high without the legal and logistical consequences (risk of loss of employment, and so on). So they try to paint their favored plant in a friendly light, and pounce on anything that supports their position.

While pot is less harmful than most other forms of chemically enabled recreation and mental escape, it's no cure-all or savior, and no benefit it offers is so unique as to warrant more than a passing interest to those who don't have a personal, vested agenda.

What truly matters to me is the psychology behind people who feel they need to ingest some substance to achieve a certain mindset or psychological/emotional state, which describes the vast and inarguable majority of recreational pot users. It speaks to a deficient, dependent mindset that ignores a vital question: Why can these people not achieve satisfaction, relaxation, and/or pleasure in their lives without the help of a plant?

But that's just me.
meatloaf

Richmond, KY

#4 Jun 14, 2013
HassOle wrote:
Fine. So extract those parts of the plant that are helpful & allow a doctor to prescribe them as needed, if needed.

The fun facts above should not be taken as more than what they are. While interesting, such arguments are always primarily championed by pot heads to support what is, for them, merely their preferred recreational drug. Most just want to get high without the legal and logistical consequences (risk of loss of employment, and so on). So they try to paint their favored plant in a friendly light, and pounce on anything that supports their position.

While pot is less harmful than most other forms of chemically enabled recreation and mental escape, it's no cure-all or savior, and no benefit it offers is so unique as to warrant more than a passing interest to those who don't have a personal, vested agenda.

What truly matters to me is the psychology behind people who feel they need to ingest some substance to achieve a certain mindset or psychological/emotional state, which describes the vast and inarguable majority of recreational pot users. It speaks to a deficient, dependent mindset that ignores a vital question: Why can these people not achieve satisfaction, relaxation, and/or pleasure in their lives without the help of a plant?

But that's just me.
Well said that is a pot head in a few paragraphs
Question

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2013
HassOle wrote:
Fine. So extract those parts of the plant that are helpful & allow a doctor to prescribe them as needed, if needed.
The fun facts above should not be taken as more than what they are. While interesting, such arguments are always primarily championed by pot heads to support what is, for them, merely their preferred recreational drug. Most just want to get high without the legal and logistical consequences (risk of loss of employment, and so on). So they try to paint their favored plant in a friendly light, and pounce on anything that supports their position.
While pot is less harmful than most other forms of chemically enabled recreation and mental escape, it's no cure-all or savior, and no benefit it offers is so unique as to warrant more than a passing interest to those who don't have a personal, vested agenda.
What truly matters to me is the psychology behind people who feel they need to ingest some substance to achieve a certain mindset or psychological/emotional state, which describes the vast and inarguable majority of recreational pot users. It speaks to a deficient, dependent mindset that ignores a vital question: Why can these people not achieve satisfaction, relaxation, and/or pleasure in their lives without the help of a plant?
But that's just me.
What is "those" people get an enhanced feeling of satisfaction, relaxation, and/or pleasure in their lives? I do not believe recreational pot users can only be happy or satisfied when smoking pot. I just don't understand the logic in being allowed to consume alcohol, but not marijuana. I assume from your post you only get high on endorphins, which is perfectly fine, however I honestly see no harm in marijuana by its self. It's by far the safest so called drug in the world. I can't smoke do to my career, but I would much rather use marijuana opposed to sitting at a bar and getting wasted. I mean how many violent potheads has anyone actually ever seen?
meatloaf

Richmond, KY

#8 Jun 15, 2013
I get runners high! You should try it.
On the job

San Diego, CA

#9 Jun 15, 2013
I can tell you that when officers respond to drug busts the anticipated reactions vary greatly.

Meth cookers are all about insane, will have and use any weapon they can. Same for all the hard inject-able drugs.

Pill Heads are dangerous and should not be trusted, they may or may not be armed.

Marijuana users or Pot heads are the calmest. Rarely causing any problems and in many cases have helped carry any confiscated materials to the van.

Drunks. Make no mistake, alcohol may be legal, but drunks are dangerous like pill heads and nasty as hell as they puke all over the place.
Question

United States

#10 Jun 16, 2013
meatloaf wrote:
I get runners high! You should try it.
What if that doesn't work for everyone? Running also has negative side effects, just as anything does.
Meat

Richmond, KY

#11 Jun 16, 2013
meatloaf wrote:
Yea that's good but it can't ward off a case of the dumb ass
Apparently not you keep coming back to this post.
meatloaf

Richmond, KY

#12 Jun 16, 2013
I love this thread I like to poop in errybodys cereal bowls.
hmmm

Richmond, KY

#13 Jun 17, 2013
Eh. It's a plant with a few positive uses that most people who use just use it to get high. It's not necessary, not magical, not a miracle cure for anything, and not without risks, legal risks being the foremost. Most rational people dismiss it. The laws against weed have become more lax, so weed fans don't have much to complain about anymore, compared to how it was before. And if some can't refrain when they should and it gets them in trouble, oh well, be smarter about it or just don't use it. Since it's a non-issue for the voting majority, little will change.
Business Owner

United States

#14 Jun 17, 2013
It may be a non issue to some, but I can attest that money is being lost by local businesses due to the fact that the 29 states that allow marijuana, their people are refusing to visit Kentucky due to our law.

I myself just recently had a 84 person tour cancel due to the law. And that is reason to be concerned.

There have been pot smokers since I was a child in the 40's, and still it persist. Doctors say there is little danger and now scientist are claiming it is almost a miracle drug. Even the Surgeon General says it should be legal.

Personally I have no use for it as I am a Bourbon fan myself, but I am concerned it is costing me dollars.

And all business should be concerned. Look at the money we lost until KY made the no helmet law for bikes. Millions in revenue gone before they finally woke up. Now we are seeing many times the helmet issue.

It's easy to see our antiquated marijuana law is costing Kentucky business owners money.
really

Ashland, KY

#15 Jun 17, 2013
HassOle wrote:
Fine. So extract those parts of the plant that are helpful & allow a doctor to prescribe them as needed, if needed.
The fun facts above should not be taken as more than what they are. While interesting, such arguments are always primarily championed by pot heads to support what is, for them, merely their preferred recreational drug. Most just want to get high without the legal and logistical consequences (risk of loss of employment, and so on). So they try to paint their favored plant in a friendly light, and pounce on anything that supports their position.
While pot is less harmful than most other forms of chemically enabled recreation and mental escape, it's no cure-all or savior, and no benefit it offers is so unique as to warrant more than a passing interest to those who don't have a personal, vested agenda.
What truly matters to me is the psychology behind people who feel they need to ingest some substance to achieve a certain mindset or psychological/emotional state, which describes the vast and inarguable majority of recreational pot users. It speaks to a deficient, dependent mindset that ignores a vital question: Why can these people not achieve satisfaction, relaxation, and/or pleasure in their lives without the help of a plant?
But that's just me.
This is one of the most intelligent posts I've ever read on topix.

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