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  1. Phungushead
    I’d like to formally thank the Barack Obama administration for cracking down on the marijuana epidemic America is facing.

    The dangers of marijuana are outrageous: fatal kidney and lung disorders, possible brain damage, severe depression and, worst of all, death.

    It’s produced in “Mary labs” sprinkled across America’s trailer parks and farms. These “Mary labs” are unregulated, and the chemicals used can cause spontaneous fires. Marijuana is destroying families in areas once known for their peaceful agriculture.

    Oh, wait. That’s methamphetamine. Let me try again.

    When marijuana was first introduced in the 1980s, it annihilated an entire generation of black youths because of its cheap price and highly addictive nature, despite its short-lived 5- to 15-minute peak.

    Many women who succumbed to its addictive properties became ganja whores. This led to the “ganja babies,” children who were born addicted to marijuana. Ganja whores were unknowingly feeding their babies marijuana with their breast milk.

    Ah, that’s wrong, too. I think that was crack. Seriously, I can get this right.

    Marijuana was first created as a way to wean people off of a commonly abused pain killer called morphine in the 1800s. But eventually it became its own demon, referred to as the “Big M.”

    Remember how the spread of HIV/AIDS in the ’70s and ’80s was partially a result of sharing marijuana needles? Some people had to get their arms amputated because they destroyed their veins from injecting liquefied reefer.

    Think of Jared Leto’s character in “Requiem for a Dream.” And so many celebrities have died from marijuana. For example: Jim Morrison of The Doors and Bradley Nowell of Sublime.

    No, no, no, that was heroin.

    Well I’m sure everyone has heard of Marijuana Anonymous and the 12-Step Program right? Marijunanaholics are a drain on our society.

    Statistics prove driving under the influence of a .08 blood cannabis content will impair your driving ability. High drivers caused more than 13,000 car accident deaths in 2008 alone.

    Think about all the college students who die of weed poisoning every year. Or how many women on campus get taken advantage of and subsequently raped when frat guys give girls shot after shot of the ganja.

    Oh, excuse me, that’s alcohol, which is perfectly legal.

    Smoking reefer causes 443,000 deaths annually from first- and second-hand smoke.

    Actually, you know what? I’ll just stop here. That’s the result of cigarettes, another legal drug.

    What are the dangers of marijuana? Here’s the short and simple:

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released studies that prove annual deaths related to marijuana consumption are zero.

    What are the adverse effects of smoking dank-ass buds on the reg? Red eye, cotton mouth and increased appetite, which in turn incentivize pot smokers to buy eye drops, Arnold Palmer lemonade-tea and pizza. Getting high makes people buy things.

    We’re about to double-dip into another recession, and the president wants to restrict incentives?

    The GOP is right; Obama is bad for the economy.


    POSTED AT 06:56 PM ON Oct. 12, 2011

    By Nick Jacobs
    http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=83415

Comments

  1. FearlessLink
    Excellent point. It's truly ridiculous what our society/govt. accepts and rejects.

    Weed doesn't hurt people... The prosecution of marijuana users hurts way more lives than the actual use of marijuana ever has...
  2. Marijuanaland
    this whole thing makes no sense we need to legalize it! SWIM has been smoking weed, dropping acid and using shrooms since SWIM was 13 and guess what? SWIM has an off the charts IQ. however during the time SWIM was 14 he got addicted to cigarettes and large amounts of caffeine. SWIM quit those at 15 and still has some lung and insomnia issues from those days.

    SWIM should mention though that although his verbal IQ is normal his non-verbal IQ has always been normal and nothing special
  3. Marijuanaland
    correction SWIM's verbal IQ is far above average and his non-verbal IQ is just average
  4. psychedelia
    While I agree that weed is far less harmful than many other drugs and should not be illegal, I don't like the blanket statement that marijuana causes no harm. I believed this myself, until I had to face the consequences of my marijuana use. Marijuana didn't make me stupid (I'm still beating 99% of the country on my standardized tests), marijuana didn't kill my lungs, none of that. But it did cause or reveal pretty bad mental issues like anxiety and depression and depersonalization disorder that are still affecting my life drastically to this day. I've abused pain killers, I've dropped acid, I've smoked cigarettes and drank plenty, and nothing has produced more of a negative effect on my life than good ol' marijuana. This is definitely not the same for everyone, but I just think it needs to be mentioned that marijuana does have risks, and claiming that the only side effects are red eyes and hunger is just irresponsible. Just my opinion, I've been thinking about it for days now.
  5. AmsuJackal
    i didnt believe all the hype that marijuana was medicine and i abused it for recreational purposes for years. i knew it was a medicinal plant, and that it helped with a lot of medical issues, but didnt take it as seriously as i should. fast forward a couple of years, im living in denver at that point, where MMJ is legal. i came across so many old ladies, single mothers, and disabled people that use MMJ for medicine, and i have to say, after talking to them and listening to their stories, im in awe of the medicinal power of this single plant.it really has changed lives from the better, gotten countless people off of opiate painkillers, and really helped to turn around lives.
  6. Electric Wizard
    Are you sure it wasn't the acid?
    I ask because I'd say it was LSD that was the biggest revealing factor of the wizard's mental issues, his cannabis use has actually helped with most and the anxiety's almost non-existent since regulating how often he uses strong psychedelics.
    I know everyone's different and all, it just seems odd that we basically have a role-reversal here. The wizard's been a heavy smoker for over a decade, and is still yet to see anyone have such problems from cannabis alone.
  7. Zerix
    Very good point. I'm almost certain MDMA caused SWIM's anxiety disorder to burst open, yet of course, at the same time, cannabis is more addicting than some think. And it has also caused erratic changes in SWIM's behavior, if SWIM couldn't smoke, temper was very high, not to mention, sleep quality suffered a bit too, but that's because SWIM would often wake up with anxiety and grumpy, until a bowl was hit. Either way, cannabis ALMOST has no downsides... Great article with very good points.

    Make sure you guys do the right thing, RON PAUL 2012.
  8. psychedelia
    I've only used acid a few times and all of them have been after my cannabis abuse. The only thing I used before developing depression and anxiety and other mental health issues was cannabis. Acid actually helped to alleviate some of my anxiety for a few weeks. I'm not saying cannabis will do this for everyone, but my abuse of it made my problems a lot worse. I wish I was one of those people who didn't get anxious off of weed, because other than that it is pretty harmless
  9. Trancel0v3r
    Nice point but cannabis can cause frightening anxiety/panic attacks and depersonalization in some indivuduals, they often find a turning point in its use where it becomes no longer relaxing, just freaks people out - myself included, also has strong links to an increase in schizophrenia and other serious mental health problems in predisposed individuals whereby the illness may never have manifested otherwise had it not been for the cannabis use, take a trip to your local mental health unit guys and tell them there its harmless, much less so than many other drugs I agree, but far from harmless.......
  10. psychedelia
    I agree with the above poster... I'm not trying to attack cannabis users, as I love the culture and wish I could use it, but no matter what I do I end up freaking out. A lot worse than on other drugs. :(
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