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The Truth About Weed (read desc.)

 
The Truth About Weed (read desc.). EDIT !SOURCES!: Ok, guys, for those interested in further reading, here is a list of sources; Marijuana cuts tumor growth in

EDIT !SOURCES!: Ok, guys, for those interested in further reading, here is a list of sources;
Marijuana cuts tumor growth in half: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm
Neurons regenerate: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060814133621.htm
Cannabinoids fight cancer: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
THC fights cancer (WARNING: this is a pro-pot site, may be bias): norml.org/news/2005/08/11/thc-selectively-inhibits-tumor-cell-growth-better-than-synthetic-alternative-study-says
Cannabis inhibits cancer cell growth: www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/full/6603236a.html
Schizophrena is not caused by marijuana: You need to login to view this link
Same as above: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/richard-shrubb/cannabis-does-not-cause-s_b_946149.html

I have more but it's like 12:40am and it's Christmas, yo.

EDIT: I'm going to make a second one of these, which will have sources to back up each claim and also dispute the things that people are falsely presenting as facts in the comments section. It is nice to see people are having a discussion, however, instead of just screaming abuse at each other.

Seriously, aside from Morbid-Chanel I think weed is the main thing you faggots get butt-hurt about.
I see you all arguing with second-hand information that you got off a friend or you think you remember your dad saying once.

This isn't pro-weed propaganda, I don't give a **** if you smoke or not. These are just facts.

Enjoy.

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#116 - thecharliesheen
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(12/26/2011) [-]
I hate to say it, but actually weed IS addictive...
Not physically, but mentally addictive.
And no, that doesn't mean you 'Just like to get high", it means your mind starts to need it to function. Believe it or not, ANYTHING can be mentally addictive I.E. chocolate, internet, WEED, even eating toothpaste.
All physically VS mentally means is that instead of your body shutting down without it, it still functions, however your mind will almost cease to function without it. You FEEL like you need it, and it's just as real as a physical addiction to you. The only difference is one will cause damage to your system, and one will not.

All the rest of that is pretty true, but I have seen weed wreck lives because someone didn't have the willpower to tell themselves no.

All the stoner-junkies can thumb this down if they want, but I'm not saying anything is wrong with smoking weed so long as you still maintain control over youself, just simply correcting a mistake made here.
#147 to #116 - carfreak
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#132 to #116 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Actually, SMOKING weed is very bad for you. Marijuana smoke contains FOUR ******* TIMES the amount of certain toxins present in cigarette smoke. You might think, oh no those must not be bad toxins, but that's where you're wrong. Those toxins actually are the ones that cause tar build up in the lungs, which leads to bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer. Marijuana smokers actually build a "smoker's cough" THREE TO FIVE TIMES faster than cigarette smokers. The damage to the body as a whole however is no where near as serious as cigarette smoke.
#213 to #132 - thecharliesheen
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Well of course it's bad for you, you're inhaling a substance that's not supposed to be there that's very damaging. But when I said "not anything wrong", I didn't mean "it's perfectly healthy."
I meant I don't see anything morally wrong with smoking it. The health benefits/damages are theirs to weigh. Not mine.
#540 to #132 - sirmatthew
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(12/26/2011) [-]
right you are sir
#453 to #132 - sherpa
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(12/26/2011) [-]
HEY! While smoking blunts, or joints, or bowls, or whatnot, you're inhaling smoke. WHICH IS BAD FOR YOU. That's why the smart people like me "smoke" out of a vaporizer. (It's not really smoking because you're only inhaling vapors from heating the pot, not burning it.)
Tl;dr
Joints= Bad
Vaporizer=Good
#145 to #132 - carfreak
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Where's your source for your ******** facts?
#449 to #145 - rpursley
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(12/26/2011) [-]
yw bro
#164 to #145 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Also look up anything about vaporizers. Most of the articles talk about the chemicals in marijuana smoke, and why a vaporizer should be used rather than just blatantly smoking it.

Do you seriously think smoke ISN'T bad for you?
#167 to #164 - carfreak
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#199 to #167 - wiredguy
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(12/26/2011) [-]
I'm afraid he's right actually, but the worst type is when you put weed in a normal roll up cigarette. For some reason they mix together badly and can completely **** you up even if you go light. But what he's talking about is when people don't use filters in weed, if you make a normal cig then you put a filter in, which takes out some of the tar but most people don't put filters in weed, so you get all the tar, rather than a quarter of it. So marijuana itself is not worse than tobacco, it's just the way you take it.
So basically don't smoke it, take it some other way or try and use filters. Sorry man :(
#157 to #145 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
From what I remember after writing a paper on the positive and negative effects of marijuana. All of the sources took about a month to find and I had a library database to do the research from which I am no longer privy to. We had to have at least 12 sources. I don't remember a single one.
#163 to #157 - carfreak
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Then your dumb comment can be disregarded. I don't see any rat poison or nicotine in the weed I smoke. There also, is no tar in weed.
#234 to #163 - fiendtastic
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(12/26/2011) [-]
What do you think resin is, hun? If you smoke in tobacco in a pipe the residue is called tar, but smoke weed in a similar pipe and the residue is resin. They look similar, and have a similar texture.
#177 to #163 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
ANYTHING THAT IS SMOKE HAS TAR IN IT. Did you NEVER take a health studies class in high school?
#186 to #177 - carfreak
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Putting caps on doesn't make you seem any smarter.
#202 to #186 - wiredguy
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(12/26/2011) [-]
He's right though, tar is not some mystery substance that appears in tobacco, it's kinda like wet carbon, so any smoke you inhale produces minute amounts of tar in the lining of your lungs, four times as much if you use unfiltered weed (refer to my other comment).
#349 to #202 - carfreak
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Alright, so I was ignorant about the tar. My original point is that cigarettes are worse for you than weed. There is a much greater risk of getting lung cancer or having health problems with cigarettes than you are with weed. There are not anywhere near as many addicting and poisonous chemicals in it.
#570 to #349 - wiredguy
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Yes, you're right but we were talking about the tar so your point is irrelevant.
Anon was being an idiot and not making his point very well so you misunderstood and thought he was talking about the whole thing, not just tar and similar effects.
I'm not anti weed in any way, in fact I plan on getting into it a little later, from a good, rat poison free source my sister is good friends with. I'm just planning on knowing as much about the negative and positive effects as possible -.- As far as I'm aware, there are almost as many bad effects as there are good but that doesn't mean it's bad for you, if you work hard enough you can prove the miraculous/fatal qualities and effects of everything. I'll give you two examples:
1. The positive one - Dynamite, thought of as a horrible killing explosive by many, has been proven to "cure" cancer, this was only because it made for a good news story. The Mail (a very ******** paper from England) said that when injected into the tumor, it would eat away at it while doing minimal damage to surrounding cells. What they failed to mentio n was that it sin't a good idea injecting liquid TNT, that it would probably **** up the entire cancerous region through damage cause by the swelling of the tumor and that it would not stop the cancer from retreating. They basically just focused on the good points of the theory, to make for good news.
2. The negative one - Some people once made a survey stating that we should do all we can to eradicate the sales of dihydro monoxide, a dangerous chemical which can cause death if accidentally inhaled, is a major component in acid rain, it constantly wearing away many landscapes and beautiful architecture and, worst of all, is sold bottled in shops throughout the world. Guessed what it is yet? Water, and a large proportion of members of the survey voted yes to ban sales of this chemical.
A similar thing happens with weed, the pros only know/showcase the good parts and vice versa...
#189 to #186 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
no, it doesn't. I was putting emphasis on that sentence just in case you're as irrational as most people I argue with. Which it seems like because you haven't shown any counter-evidence yet and your only counter-argument is "NUH UH".

Also I found this. It's no where near as informative as I hoped I could find but meh. [url deleted]
#190 to #189 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
[url deleted] /focus /f-backroom /1603611 /posts
#169 to #132 - jakethecannibal
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(12/26/2011) [-]
wow, 'certain toxins'. you're knowledge of science is bafflingly accurate. give me one legit source to back up a single one of your ******** statements and I might take you more seriously than I take justin bieber.
#105 - sonnenbankshaver
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(12/26/2011) [-]
"everything you have just read is true"

Thanks random stranger from the internet who made up a ****** post about weed, now I know for sure!
#114 to #105 - HARMONYHARMONY
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Win.
#179 - mayormilkman
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Weed is good for Alzheimer's patients, yet it increases one's chances of getting Alzheimer's.

Also not funny. Just another post for circle jerking comments.
#576 to #179 - jimihendrixangel ONLINE
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actually it dosen't cause alzheimer's, it's because of the aluminum foil, but they're not 100% sure. Because they have found out that alzheimers patients have a lot more iron in their blood, but they're not sure if it is iron things that causes alzheimers or alzheimers that make you get more iron in your blood....
#156 - iizsimon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
#166 to #156 - elmosays
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(12/26/2011) [-]
can't read**
#168 to #166 - iizsimon
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#144 - virussian **User deleted account**
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#381 - dysgraphicfreak
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(12/26/2011) [-]
I miss funnyjunk. Today it has been weedjunk.
I miss funnyjunk. Today it has been weedjunk.
#40 - AlfredNeuman
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(12/25/2011) [-]
the way people smoke weed is what kills their brain cells. they starve themselves of oxygen, then inhale to feel more high, but its just ******* their brains ass.
#41 to #40 - minecrafte
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(12/25/2011) [-]
Thats only if your smoking with a gas mask on, because for even weed to light on fire you need a steady stream of oxygen and not all of it is used to light the weed when u use a pipe or a joint, but if ur using a gas mask then u want to be careful bc that **** can **** up your brain
#310 to #40 - gaynigger
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(12/26/2011) [-]
If you're really all that scared of losing brain cells from smoking weed, you might as well abandon swimming under water for yourself. It kills pretty much the same amount of brain cells as holding your breath for that long. It's not a serious worry at all.
#45 to #40 - theoriginaltyson
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(12/25/2011) [-]
No, unless someone takes like 5 or more hits in a row without breathing in between. Taking one hit is about the same as holding your breath for ten seconds, it isn't gonna hurt you at all.
#203 to #45 - wiredguy
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(12/26/2011) [-]
No but there's no reason to hold your breath in the first place, in fact it makes it worse for you OO
The chemicals which get you high are absorbed instantly because there are receptors for that kind of thing which just grab them but the
tar_, takes a few seconds to stick, so you're not making the high any better but you are taking in more smoke...
The reason people think it makes it better is because after holding your breath you get a momentary high off the lack of oxygen, which people obviously thought was the weed taking extra effect. Well it isn't, sorry :\
#221 to #203 - theoriginaltyson
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Did I say that it was better to hold your breath for as long as you can? Did you even read my comment?
#254 - micronoo
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(12/26/2011) [-]
first things first i have nothing againsed weed or its use, i just don't like people thinking of it as some sort of god like substence, use it if you want just sont rant about it 24/7. p.s i smoke weed.
1. schizophnia apears when your a teenager no when you're middle aged
2.you never exsplained why "your 61% less likely to get cancer" heres were i point out that most persnteges are made up on the spot

no offence intended. just smoke it for what it is not what you want it to be. in my oppinion it does some good and some and bad, like alcahol . when it comes to legalization, it should but wont happen theres just to many diffrent views


toke toke toke away just dont spam fj with a constant flow of weed posts
#290 to #254 - willyoumarryme **User deleted account**
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#325 to #290 - micronoo
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(12/26/2011) [-]
yeah i know
#581 to #325 - willyoumarryme **User deleted account**
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#291 to #254 - dryhead [OP]
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Yo - read the description, I have linked to the sources that tell you what you'd like to know. None of it is ********.

If you're going to take the time to write a few paragraphs trying to debase me, why not take a few extra minutes to read the sources I have provided in the description? That will probably settle any concern you have before you even bother to post.

Moreover, this isn't for you. This is for the educated stoners, the stoners in college/university that are fed up of being treated like idiotic yuppies there on daddies money, or any stoner that wants to be taken seriously.
#458 to #291 - anon
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(12/26/2011) [-]
One point that rarely gets mentioned when arguing for legalization is the ability to test for "how high" a person is for legal cases. Sure, getting it legalized and making money and selling it and growing it and all that **** can be easily figured out.

But what if someone is high, and gets into a car crash and kills someone, or is pulled over for a traffic violation and is found to be high, how is a cop supposed to measure that highness to press charges for driving under the influence. if there was an effective measureable method to "breathalyze" for weed on the spot than i think that the movement could get that little nudge forward that it needs to pass. Until then...no legalization.
#323 to #291 - micronoo
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what? no, the message was that i wanted to get accros the most is that i want to browse fj not and not be smaked round the head with a million and one posts on weed. if you want to help that much go support a campaign that supports weed legalization it gets allot more done. it wassn't your post that was annoying it was the million that came before and then yours was just another one.


#454 - yutakenusername
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(12/26/2011) [-]
The only way I support the legalization of marijuana is for medical purposes. I don't support smoking weed for the intent to abuse it. Inhaling anything into your lungs is detrimental to your health and if you smoke marijuana early in your life, it risks damage for your developing brain. There's more, of course. But I don't judge a person by their lifestyle. I stay away from drugs, but if someone else chooses to use them, it isn't my decision and I don't preach to others on how they should live their life.
#471 to #454 - poontanglife
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Eat it instead then.

You know how to get marijuana away from a brian in devolpement? Legalize it... There was a huge study that proved its easier for american youth to get their hands on cannabis than on alcohol, because its sold on a black market that doesnt gives a **** about age, were alcohol is sold by people who loses their job if they sell it to underages.

You saw what OP said right??
Educate yourself... brah.

There isnt a single factual reason to keep marijuana illegalized, i dare you.
#571 to #471 - yutakenusername
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Thank you for recommending me to educated, but I think I am. I've taken many drug courses in health and I think I know what I'm talking about. The only way I'd support it is for medical purposes, I don't support it otherwise. That's that, have a nice day.
#572 to #571 - poontanglife
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Seems like youre not.
#573 to #572 - yutakenusername
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(12/26/2011) [-]
I could sit here and spout off facts as to why you shouldn't start doing marijuana, or any drugs at all, but I have better things to do in my day. If you wanted it, you know how to find it.
#574 to #573 - poontanglife
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Sure.. educated.. riiiight.
#575 to #574 - yutakenusername
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(12/26/2011) [-]
Because I definitely care what a person using the internet, yet fails to know anything about me thinks. I think I'll stop replying now because we're wasting our time.
#576 to #575 - poontanglife
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(12/26/2011) [-]
It really is people like you that keep our society from evovling.
#17 - mazztricks
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(12/25/2011) [-]
made up lol... Weed can reduce tumor size... ********...
#19 to #17 - thejokerxx
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(12/25/2011) [-]
it doesnt cure cancer what it does is it reduces the effect of chemotherapy greatly which is good because you will need all the strength you can get to fight cancer
#31 to #19 - dryhead [OP]
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(12/25/2011) [-]
It's not just help with chemo. See the links I posted above; it does actively fight cancer.
#32 to #31 - thejokerxx
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(12/25/2011) [-]
i did not know that thanks
#30 to #17 - dryhead [OP]
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(12/25/2011) [-]
Hey, I told you this was the truth, and I told you to google it. But since you're an idiot:

Marijuana inhibits breast cancer: norml.org/news/2006/06/01/c...
Marijuana cuts lung cancer in half: www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
Another lung cancer one: www.drugscience.org/Archive...

There you go, you ******* retard. Learn yourself some knowledge.