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Thanks Drakeo, very sensible. The memory loss I would guess depends on usage although I know lots of old (long time) users of it and they maybe smarter than most or perhaps if someone works around fumes, power-lines and such? Most druggies (that do seem less in the head, at lest) that I've known, go to the Dr. for one of their main mixes (often saying exercise would make it worse ) as well alcohol seems to be heavy with that and them.
enorbet you may want to throw a quote box around that sarcastic (Reefer Madness sounding) stereotype, I almost missed it.
I don't think that you will ever stop marijuana from being smoked, and it does have astonishing medical properties. I think that we're stuck right now in days where "because of 'war on drugs™' legislation, a guy gets busted and sent to prison for 10 years for having a stub of a pot cigarette in his car. The day before he has to report to jail, he goes to a bar and gets drunk while chain-smoking cigarettes, while sitting next to an off-duty cop who's doing the same thing and does nothing because (unless the kid jumps into a car ...) no laws have been broken either by the alcohol (drug) or the nicotine (drug).
But even over and above that, there are a lot of other inconsistencies in our legal behavior. For example, "Meth(amphetamines)," against which millions of dollars of public money are spent every year, would be stopped cold if a certain form of cold-capsule were taken off the market. Instead, it stays there because it is (hmmmm ...) extremely profitable. Now, "Meth" is a scourge to society. But we don't block the commercial manufacture and over-the-counter sale of its most crucial ingredient, without a steady external supply of which, "Meth" production would collapse.
True. Although I do miss chemistry kits with actual chemicals in them, like when I was a kid.
Like has been mentioned, prohibition Fed to organized crime that still kills. The average pot user is against violence (we don't get out the Tommy guns) so government is kinda the organized criminals in this case. I do like the idea of my retirement being a pot smuggler tho I wouldn't go for huge profit but quantity for the payoff and if I'd get caught that's it free food, room and board.
This isn't about regular marijuana, but newly developed synthetic versions. It is still relevant.
No it is not relevant. This was some synthetic designer drug alleged to have a "marijuana-like high" that was sprayed on some herbs. The only relevancy is that this kind of "bathtub gin effect" ceases when prohibition dies. Aside from that I'd expand the concept that "the government which governs best, governs least" by pointing out that not only would the courts and prisons be less costly and more effective, but adherence to the law increases when laws are clear and simple.
If you read "Mein Kampf" you will see that one of Hitler's premises for how to gain oppressive control and divide people in the process is to have lots of laws and preferably many that make so-called "victimless crimes" illegal and are extremely obtuse, which divides the populace since they then tend to spy on one another, are afraid to talk openly, have difficulty understanding exactly what is legal and what is not (causing people to err on the side of safety and do nothing) and a whole host of other beneficial effects.... to a dictator.
started when i was 15 or so. had about 5 years pause with alcohol and bud but started to smoke again about 2 and half years ago.
i am now 40 years old and i can notice some problems with my memory, i have done iq tests and psychological tests, scored about 128 in iq test and psychological tests were all over average except memory tests. i guess its bcus of my heavy smoking. (when i was about 18-23 years old i smoked 5-10 grams hashis a day)
i tried once sythetic thc, its crazy stuff, ill just say to u guys - Dont smoke it.
Your memory gets better if you exercise it, worse if you don't. That said everything is different. Maybe you are just unlucky in your "old age" and need to see an actual doctor?
My neck of the woods just banned Salvia Divinorum even tho it's been used since, at lest, the Mayans (like weed nontoxic if vaporized or ate plus safer than all hallucinogenics if you now how and why..). Their first reaction maybe fear (because like Jimmy they're not experienced) but lets face it who want$ ju$t anyone to expand their mind$? Power to the people!
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I tried pot once. Didn't do anything, and I smoked hydroponic sensamillia too, and friend who gave it to me took one puff and was on Cloud 9. I got hungry, but that was it, I went back to cleaning our apartment and never felt anything else. A can of Pringles did get munched on though.
I think it's abused due to recreational overuse.
In my opinion, it needs control, and needs to be limited to patients with life-threatening illnesses that have a chance of becoming, or being terminal illnesses as a way to help them ease pain, aid medicines in speeding up effects, and relaxing them.
Someone with ADHD, back pain, and such doesn't need pot. They need a slap up side the head, a hobby, and/or a massage therapist or chiropractor.