Everything about this billboard and the website are pissing me off to no end. Yes, using a fucking meth addict for an anti-marijuana ad makes complete sense. Nothing good about it? Is that why the U.S. government is conducting studies and reevaluating marijuana’s classification as a drug? Is that why it’s prescribed for all sorts of pain issues with absolute minimal side effects? It’s not addictive in the methods they list, and this little bit is just retarded:
Marijuana use has been shown to permanently impair brain development in youth. Learning skills such as problem solving, concentration, motivation and memory are negatively affected.
I am professionally diagnosed with ADHD, which is attention deficit hyperactive disorder. It means my brain typically does not get enough stimulation, therefore I must be actively doing something or else my brain wanders off in order to keep itself busy. This is partially why I get high as fuck every single morning before school, because for that first class I will be in the fucking zone. It’s not similar to Ritalin because it doesn’t speed me up or slow me down, it just levels me out. As with ANY substance, too much if it causes a side effect which would vary by the strain anyways. Don’t smoke an indica dominant strain if you don’t want to wind up couchlocked.
Here’s another dumb part:
Whatever was conducted at Stanford is absolutely 100% horseshit. The actual physiological and psychological effects wear off completely after maybe 2 1/2 hours. Whoever partook in that test was either disabled or purposely fucked with the results. Adversely affect concentration? No, and I’m living proof. Coordination? Maybe under extreme smoking situations, and that’s a big maybe. I know people who get pretty high then go work out (and I mean dealing with a lot of weight, not just little dumbbells lol). Perception is vague because if they mean visually they are just flat out wrong. I am pretty sure I smoke enough weed and drive at the same time to know what I’m talking about too. The only perception that is changed is our perception of time, which is certainly nothing a watch or phone can’t fix.
A recent (emphasized because that site has SO many references from the mid 90’s and earlier, which are a bit moot at this point) study actually proved marijuana has little to no effect on our driving. That little effect, however, is defined as a positive effect. People who get high understand what they’re doing, the dangers, the consequences, and do not make hasty movements. They’re actually more careful, methodical, and, dare I say it, safer than being sober. Test subjects were forced to smoke a certain amount of marijuana, and a few of them actually declined from being “too high.” These people who were “too high” showed safe driving habits.
The potency arguments are a little ridiculous if you ask me.
- In 2009, the average THC level was 10%, is well over a 300% increase from the 70’s when the THC potency was between 1.5-3%. Marijuana samples tested from the University of Mississippi have levels exceeding 30%.
- During the 70’s users would speak about being “stoned,” “wasted,” “out of it,” or “spaced out,” clearly indicating that even 3% potency causes intoxication.
- Increased potency is leading to higher admissions to emergency room visits and drug treatment programs. 20
As a smoker of weed that is considered “Grade A+” quality I can easily laugh at all of this. I say Grade A+ because in the medical marijuana world that’s how it’s rated. Due to whom I go through, I am able to get 18-24% THC strains which are probably higher than what most people smoke. What does this mean? It means I smoke less! I distinctly recall smoking 2 bowls of a certain strain and feeling fairly high. The stuff I have now… well 2 good hits and I’m fucking sailing. That means I don’t even need to smoke as much, and if I really did want to get “wiped out” I can certainly do so with ease. The potency argument is as stupid as saying because over the past 100 years cars have become faster therefore we should outlaw fast cars. Bitch please, just don’t go as fast. The 30% levels they speak of are either bullshit or they’re making some type of superweed. THC levels that high don’t even exist in most of the strongest medical strains, so some dipshits in Mississippi got a hold of something stronger? Right.
One more thing I’ll add is the remark about 3% THC levels getting you high. If you drink enough wine coolers you’ll get drunk. If you get shot by a bb it’ll sting, and get shot by a bullet you’ll have a hole in you. Industrial hemp has THC levels that are something dinky like 1-2% and it takes a ton of it to even get someone high. So with that, those 3% levels back in the 70’s probably got people so high from smoking so much because the restrictions were MUCH more lenient and there was an abundance. If you still don’t understand my analogy, think of how drinking a 12 pack of 5.2% ABV beer affects you vs 12 shots of 40% ABV whiskey. One will get you pretty drunk, but the other will put you on your ass.
I speak with furor and confidence. I have read medical journals. I have tried marijuana and many other drugs to get a clear judgement on them. I try my best to stay informed, and to make sure that what I’m reading is actually credible and not purely because it supports or opposes a view of mine.
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ps- reblogs would be sweet.
I think this clarifies what I was saying the other day about hemp. Cannabigerol is what’s found in hemp, and is not psychoactive. The hemp plant is basically illegal for no reason at all.
So read this, learn about cannabinoids, and know the difference! Especially when the time rolls around for your state to have any of these legalized. I’m sure medicinal marijuana might be classified as just CBD or CBN, although the stuff being prescribed now certainly has a good amount of THC in it.
I really don’t see why hemp is illegal. The industrial uses and benefits FAR outweigh any negativities.
The one, sole reason hemp is illegal, if you ask me, is because of the possibility of getting high. I say possibility because the amount of THC in hemp is somewhere between .05% and 1%, meaning it’s pretty much impossible to get high off of hemp. Some powerful strains of marijuana are upwards of 30%, however based on what I’ve seen this year the most potent being around 25%. In fact, I would need to check up on this, but I do not believe the THC in hemp is the same as in a cannabis plant. I don’t even know if I should be calling it THC. Look at it this way: cars run on gas, but some gas has higher octane. Some cars also run on ethanol, which has a slightly lower octane rating. Make sense?
The amount of weed that it would take to kill someone is an unrealistic amount, and you’d need a field of it to supply that high. The amount of hemp it would take to get someone so high that they would die is a rate that is not attainable by a human through any conventional smoking method. You can quote me on that.
I just want to point out the number of pounds of drugs each year that are confiscated. The majority of that is labeled as cannabis/hasheesh. Think about the street value that most normal people pay for a sack. Based on what I’ve heard that can easily be $7000 a pound (as a street value, not distributor). Think about the government regulating weed like alcohol and how much money could be earned instead of pissed away incarcerating harmless stoners, or distributors who might only need to be harmful to move/protect the product.
1. Cannabis use is associated with lower mortality risk in patients with psychotic disorders
2. The enactment of statewide medical marijuana laws is associated with fewer incidences of suicides
3. The effects of cannabis smoke on the lungs are far less problematic than those associated with tobacco
4. Cannabis use is associated with only marginal increases in traffic accident risk
5. The schedule I classification of cannabis is a lie; the science says so
(Schedule I being: “substances under federal law, which defines said substances as lacking any therapeutic value and possessing health risks on par with those of heroin”)
Read in-depth here:
So the University of Colorado did a study about marijuana vs alcohol and the relative dangers of the two. The results are no surprise, if you ask me, however they’re considering it “groundbreaking” due to the fact that yeah, this is a pretty fucking big deal when you make these types of claims as well as research like this hasn’t been done before. This is a pretty good read and has some interesting bits in it, such as:
"…those driving under the influence of alcohol are unaware of their reduced skills and actually drive faster and more recklessly than when they are sober. Stoned drivers, on the other hand, seem to know they are stoned and they slow down, increase the distance between them and the car ahead of them and avoid risky maneuvers."
Long story short though, the article is basically saying that when you drink alcohol you are not entirely aware of your loss of control and just exactly what you might be doing. While high you know and understand that you are high and do not act quite so foolishly, and you actually wind up being a little safer due to understanding the dangers of what you’re on.
Plus weed hardly does shit to your body in comparison to booze but that’s another story.
This is good.
Vending machines kill more people than sharks.
Taken from a protest in Dallas. This car is from www.norml.org so if you plan on doing something protesty (lol testy) on 4/20 you should look into one of these.