Marijuana Debate - Morganton, NC

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Morganton, NC.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Gypsy 71

Morganton, NC

#22 Nov 3, 2010
I think that it a waste of time for law enforcement to arrest people for marijuana when it has never killed no one. Take all that energy and focus on these 3 time coinvicted drunk drivers that are free and have killed two innocent people. I bet if those same people had gotten caught for selling marijuana they would still be locked up! Legalize the natural and stop the real crime! Bust drunk drivers! Stop the sell of cocaine and heroin! Try to stop it! Stop wasting time! Marijuana is not the drug that is killing our people! It is not the problem it is the answer.
Bruce

United States

#23 Mar 6, 2011
Weed is a great drug , I love it in Cheese Cake and I hope that the man will Legalize it so the Mexicans stop killing each other over it and I can grow it beside my green beans and Matters..
VIVA GANGA
Hey Public Defender , your the most feared kind of dude on the street, the one who can't read between the lines . think for yourself A-Hole
Stank

Morganton, NC

#24 Mar 10, 2011
lol Public defender your a retard i bet your not even a policeman. And if you are you are VERY un proffessional ...my guess is a nerd all through school and gettin back the mean kids that picked on you now right?
shannon

Morganton, NC

#25 Apr 16, 2011
i don't think marijuana should be legalized in the sense that it'll be taxed and controlled by the government. i think it should simply be decriminalized. there are FAR more threatening things than pot, and law enforcement should stop wasting time and money tracking down a bunch of peace-loving stoners. also, i still don't understand how they justify alcohol being legal when marijuana is not. alcohol can be harmful, for plenty of reasons... give us all ONE detrimental side-effect of marijuana. ALSO, don't knock it 'til you try it.

ps. i still believe it's all about the money.
shannon

Morganton, NC

#26 Apr 16, 2011
also, my major qualm with it's criminalization is the fact that it's perfectly legal AND socially acceptable to go home everyday and drink a 12 pack of beer, drive your car, possibly beat our wife, and piss the bed, but it's illegal to go home after a day's work and smoke a bowl, sit back, eat some funyuns, and relax. alcohol impairs judgement much more than marijuana. btw i'm not against alcohol really, i just think it's ridiculous that it remains legal while marijuana is not.

the only health issue concerning smoking marijuana is inhaling smoke into your lungs. but its still healthier than smoking cigarettes, which kill people everyday, yet it remains a multi-million dollar industry.
IAGREE

Fayetteville, NC

#27 Apr 16, 2011
I have seen the effects of marijuana on people who are parylized and it really helps with muscle spasams.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#28 Apr 16, 2011
IAGREE wrote:
I have seen the effects of marijuana on people who are parylized and it really helps with muscle spasams.
it helps with a lot of things. the only thing that anyone can do to help a terminally ill patient is to try to improve the quality of life. no prescription drug can even come close to doing this as well as marijuana.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#29 Apr 28, 2011
PublicDefender wrote:
To all the people who think that the drug does not imapir judgement and motor skills, you are setting yourself up, much too many studies to prove my point.
can you please provide links to these 'studies'? we all know what pot does to us, but i wanna know what YOU think it does to us, because i get the feeling you've never tried it.

i'm not saying it does not impair motor skills. it does, that's part of the reason we smoke it. and i'm not saying it's necessarily smart to drive your car after a few joints, because for a lot of people, it's not. but, a 6-pack of beer will get most people more "impaired" than any amount of marijuana. i have yet to meet anyone who has smoked who will disagree with that.
Dont Knock It

Morganton, NC

#30 Apr 29, 2011
Lava wrote:
Claiming Marijuana as a gateway drug is like claiming sugar leads to coffee; it's all up to the individual to decide, nothing leads you to harder drugs except your own damn self... take marijuana out of a drug dealers arsenal and you'll catch the drug dealer selling those harder drugs instead. It's logic, maybe if you'd all smoke a little ganja before you start ranting you would be on the same page as everyone else in America. Scared of dying from lung cancer? USE A VAPORIZER.
Tell it Lava! 25 yrs. now and I still am out hiking, biking, don't think I will be quiting anytime soon!
Lisa

Fayetteville, NC

#31 Apr 30, 2011
PublicDefender wrote:
Not afraid of what it will do to the people's health that actually think that it is safe, dont really care actually. What I am concerned with is someone that doesnt know when to say when when abusing the drug, driving and hitting me and my family and hurting my child. I would fear my reactions to this person...they may sustain injuries that had nothing to do with the accident. I pray that never happens to anyone but i dont really have to worry, it will never be legal.
I have worked drug rehab for many yrs and I can tell you I would much rather deal with someone who is stoned than some one who is drunk. A drunk will beat the crap outa you while the only thing you have to worry about with someone who is stoned is they dont eat your supper. I dont care if you are a cop, you apparently dont know much about stoners. Come work drug rehab,like i have , for 27 yrs and you will see pot is NOT as bad as drinking.
Also, Pot works wonders for people who have spinal cord injuries. Helps alot with muscle control.

Since: Apr 11

Morganton, NC

#32 May 2, 2011
i wonder where public defender went. i'm still waiting for those "studies."
lady Black

Mars Hill, NC

#33 May 2, 2011
I have been hanging at the ole JJ's and smoking down out in the parking lot.. I nay be a old bleach blonde lady but the young thugs share the blunt with me .
Pinko

AOL

#34 May 2, 2011
paint it black wrote:
i wonder where public defender went. i'm still waiting for those "studies."
He's still got his head in the sand and his thumb up his ass.

He learned that last part in jail.
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#35 May 2, 2011
What is marijuana?
Marijuana (grass, pot, weed) is the common name for a crude drug made from the plant Cannabis sativa. The main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) , but more than 400 other chemicals also are in the plant. A marijuana "joint" (cigarette) is made from the dried particles of the plant. The amount of THC in the marijuana determines how strong its effects will be. The type of plant, the weather, the soil, the time of harvest, and other factors determine the strength of marijuana. The strength of today's marijuana is as much as ten times greater than the marijuana used in the early 1970s. This more potent marijuana increases physical and mental effects and the possibility of health problems for the user. Hashish, or hash, is made by taking the resin from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant and pressing it into cakes or slabs. Hash is usually stronger than crude marijuana and may contain five to ten times as much THC. Pure THC is almost never available, except for research. Substances sold as THC on the street often turn out to be something else, such as PCP.
What are some of the immediate effects of smoking marijuana?
Some immediate physical effects of marijuana include a faster heartbeat and pulse rate, bloodshot eyes, and a dry mouth and throat. No scientific evidence indicates that marijuana improves hearing, eyesight, and skin sensitivity. Studies of marijuana's mental effects show that the drug can impair or reduce short-term memory, alter sense of time, and reduce ability to do things which require concentration, swift reactions, and coordination, such as driving a car or operating machinery.
Are there any other adverse reactions to marijuana?
A common bad reaction to marijuana is the "acute panic anxiety reaction." People describe this reaction as an extreme fear of "losing control," which causes panic. The symptoms usually disappear in a few hours.
What about psychological dependence on marijuana?
Long-term regular users of marijuana may become psychologically dependent. They may have a hard time limiting their use, they may need more of the drug to get the same effect, and they may develop problems with their jobs and personal relationships. The drug can become the most important aspect of their lives.
What are the dangers for young people?
One major concern about marijuana is its possible effects on young people as they grow up. Research shows that the earlier people start using drugs, the more likely they are to go on to experiment with other drugs. In addition, when young people start using marijuana regularly, they often lose interest and are not motivated to do their schoolwork. The effects of marijuana can interfere with learning by impairing thinking, reading comprehension, and verbal and mathematical skills. Research shows that students do not remember what they have learned when they are "high".
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#36 May 2, 2011
How does marijuana affect driving ability?
Driving experiments show that marijuana affects a wide range of skills needed for safe driving -- thinking and reflexes are slowed, making it hard for drivers to respond to sudden, unexpected events. Also, a driver's ability to "track" (stay in lane) through curves, to brake quickly, and to maintain speed and the proper distance between cars is affected. Research shows that these skills are impaired for at least 4-6 hours after smoking a single marijuana cigarette, long after the "high" is gone. If a person drinks alcohol, along with using marijuana, the risk of an accident greatly increases. Marijuana presents a definite danger on the road.
Does marijuana affect the human reproductive system?
Some research studies suggest that the use of marijuana during pregnancy may result in premature babies and in low birth weights. Studies of men and women may have a temporary loss of fertility. These findings suggest that marijuana may be especially harmful during adolescence, a period of rapid physical and sexual development.
How does marijuana affect the heart?
Marijuana use increases the heart rate as much as 50 percent, depending on the amount of THC. It can cause chest pain in people who have a poor blood supply to the heart - and it produces these effects more rapidly than tobacco smoke does.
How does marijuana affect the lungs?
Scientists believe that marijuana can be especially harmful to the lungs because users often inhale the unfiltered smoke deeply and hold it in their lungs as long as possible. Therefore, the smoke is in contact with lung tissues for long periods of time, which irritates the lungs and damages the way they work. Marijuana smoke contains some of the same ingredients in tobacco smoke that can cause emphysema and cancer. In addition, many marijuana users also smoke cigarettes; the combined effects of smoking these two substances creates an increased health risk.
Can marijuana cause cancer?
Marijuana smoke has been found to contain more cancer-causing agents than is found in tobacco smoke. Examination of human lung tissue that had been exposed to marijuana smoke over a long period of time in a laboratory showed cellular changes called metaplasia that are considered precancerous. In laboratory test, the tars from marijuana smoke have produced tumors when applied to animal skin. These studies suggest that it is likely that marijuana may cause cancer if used for a number of years.
How are people usually introduced to marijuana?
Many young people are introduced to marijuana by their peers - usually acquaintances, friends, sisters, and brothers. People often try drugs such as marijuana because they feel pressured by peers to be part of the group. Children must be taught how to say no to peer pressure to try drugs. Parents can get involved by becoming informed about marijuana and by talking to their children about drug use.
What is marijuana "burnout"?
"Burnout" is a term first used by marijuana smokers themselves to describe the effect of prolonged use. Young people who smoke marijuana heavily over long periods of time can become dull, slow moving, and inattentive. These "burned-out" users are sometimes so unaware of their surroundings that they do not respond when friends speak to them, and they do not realize they have a problem.
How long do chemicals from marijuana stay in the body after the drug is smoked?
When marijuana is smoked, THC, its active ingredient, is absorbed by most tissues and organs in the body; however, it is primarily found in fat tissues. The body, in its attempt to rid itself of the foreign chemical, chemically transforms the THC into metabolites. Urine tests can detect THC metabolites for up to a week after people have smoked marijuana. Tests involving radioactively labeled THC have
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#37 May 2, 2011
We can do this all day because there are plenty more studies that support my stance than yours.....I know, I know...mean old cop....just wants to take my weed away. Nah I just want you to be a contributing person in society...not some person I have to deal with all the freakin time!!!!!
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#38 May 2, 2011
What is marijuana?
Marijuana (grass, pot, weed) is the common name for a crude drug made from the plant Cannabis sativa. The main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) , but more than 400 other chemicals also are in the plant. A marijuana "joint" (cigarette) is made from the dried particles of the plant. The amount of THC in the marijuana determines how strong its effects will be. The type of plant, the weather, the soil, the time of harvest, and other factors determine the strength of marijuana. The strength of today's marijuana is as much as ten times greater than the marijuana used in the early 1970s. This more potent marijuana increases physical and mental effects and the possibility of health problems for the user. Hashish, or hash, is made by taking the resin from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant and pressing it into cakes or slabs. Hash is usually stronger than crude marijuana and may contain five to ten times as much THC. Pure THC is almost never available, except for research. Substances sold as THC on the street often turn out to be something else, such as PCP.
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#39 May 2, 2011
What are some of the immediate effects of smoking marijuana?
Some immediate physical effects of marijuana include a faster heartbeat and pulse rate, bloodshot eyes, and a dry mouth and throat. No scientific evidence indicates that marijuana improves hearing, eyesight, and skin sensitivity. Studies of marijuana's mental effects show that the drug can impair or reduce short-term memory, alter sense of time, and reduce ability to do things which require concentration, swift reactions, and coordination, such as driving a car or operating machinery.
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#40 May 2, 2011
Are there any other adverse reactions to marijuana?
A common bad reaction to marijuana is the "acute panic anxiety reaction." People describe this reaction as an extreme fear of "losing control," which causes panic. The symptoms usually disappear in a few hours.
PublicDefender

Morganton, NC

#41 May 2, 2011
What about psychological dependence on marijuana?
Long-term regular users of marijuana may become psychologically dependent. They may have a hard time limiting their use, they may need more of the drug to get the same effect, and they may develop problems with their jobs and personal relationships. The drug can become the most important aspect of their lives.

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