Marijuana The Truth. Something i made in response to the common belief that Marijuana is a lot worse than it really is www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOoa6Q4Bds ^ Fir Marijuana the plant with a thousand uses
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Marijuana The Truth

 
Marijuana The Truth. Something i made in response to the common belief that Marijuana is a lot worse than it really is www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOoa6Q4Bds ^ Fir

Something i made in response to the common belief that Marijuana is a lot worse than it really is
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOoa6Q4Bds
^ First hand testimony of the medical benefits of Marijuana from a MS sufferer^
and yes i know about the spelling mistakes, i was half asleep when i made this

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#84 - ChewyConor
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(08/27/2011) [-]
This is all absolute ********.
Marijuana is bad for you because:
a) prolonged regular use can cause schizophrenia, paranoia and many other forms of psychosis.
b) it dramatically weakens your immune system. If you smoke pot a lot or know anyone who does, you will probably notice you get sick a lot. If not, you're a lucky one.
c) The post was correct in saying that it's a psychological addiction, rather than a chemical one (e.g. nicotine) but the psychological addiction from a drug that gets you high is FAR more powerful than a regular psychological addiction. It's addictive in the same sort of level in your psychology as anorexia/bulemia, phobias, or trauma.
d) While it's not chemically addictive, it DOES completely **** up the chemical balance in your brain, which is partly what causes some psychosis.
e) It is carcinogenic. So while no reported cases of cancer may have been attributed to marijuana, it can still cause cancer.

Btw, hemp, which is defined as marijuana with a low enough THC content so it won't get you high, IS PERFECTLY LEGAL EVERYWHERE, so your argumant about companies losing out is also ********. The fact remains that while occasional use is almost always harmless, heavy use is extremely bad for your health. In my opinion there is an even better reason why you shouldn't use it. It funds crime gangs.

Think about it. Where does it come from? Your dealer. Where did they get it from? Their dealer. Where did they get it from? Eventually you find it's source in one of two places. Either it was smuggled in (guess who runs the drug smuggling business... yep, crime gangs) or was grown in the country. Guess who also smuggles illegal immigrants into countries solely for the purpose of gardening and farming their marijuana... yep, again, it's the crime gangs. The same people who smuggle guns, explosives and immigrants. The same people who kill anyone who tries to stop their business and who directly and indirectly cause a huge percentage of crime nationally.
#96 to #84 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
prolonged regular use can cause schizophrenia, paranoia and many other forms of psychosis.

this...
#127 to #84 - TheZohan
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Hurr Marijuana is good for you
Durr Marijuana is bad mkay
Who the **** am I supposed to listen to? Doesn't depend on the personality of the person who smokes and might get schizophrenic or something? Also there are A LOT pf people who smoke weed daily. Keeping it illegal isn't stopping anyone. If all drugs were legal then there wouldn't be any business for the drug dealers that you speak of. And the government would be making profits of the drugs. The only reason it's illegal is because of scare tactics.
Harry J. Anslinger: "If you smoke Marijuana, you will die *dunDUNduun*"
Scientists: But our research show that it doesn't real--
Harry J. Anslinger: "Oh just ignore them. Reefer makes darkies think they're good as white men."
#263 to #84 - robodick
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(08/27/2011) [-]
The reason weed is illegal is because of economics.

WATCH AND LEARN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93pvKrGNO9o
#469 to #84 - mday **User deleted account**
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#739 to #84 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Where's your data to prove these statements? I'd like to see them.
#919 to #739 - ireclamation
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(08/27/2011) [-]
i second this.
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#1514 to #1382 - ireclamation
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(08/27/2011) [-]
lol, it's just a website on the internet bro. what's so big about a few make believe red thumbs? don't sweat the small stuff.
#86 to #84 - ChewyConor
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(08/27/2011) [-]
I'd just like to add that I am on the side of marijuana being legalised. I believe this not because I think marijuana is great, because it isn't, it ruins people's lives. I've seen it happen. BUT I think legalising it will allow it to be imported legitimately, taxed, regulated and much more help offered to those people who wish to stop using it.

I believe the reason it isn't legalised is because governments are scared that there is a large portion of the population which would see the move as a weakness and giving in to simple pressures from drug using people.
It is also impossible to tell the THC content without either smoking it or getting it tested in a lab, hence it is impossible to regulate hemp imports while stopping marijuana imports.
#120 to #84 - burntXrose
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(08/27/2011) [-]
While I agree it could be addictive, I doubt it would be as addictive as AN/BN
#1428 to #84 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Utter ********.
Legalization would highly reduce crime gangs' profits, if not halt them to a stop if they were readily availbale in stores; just like alcohol is.
#1653 to #84 - anon
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(08/28/2011) [-]
So, a) That is complete ********, it does not cause schizophrenia or any other forms of psychosis.
b) Marijuana itself does NOT weaken your immune system, ask any patient who NEEDS it for medical reasons. The only way it would weaken your immune system is from the smoke that you are inhaling, which INHERENTLY harmful, just like breathing in smoke from a house fire. It robs your body of oxygen.
c)I am bulimic. Hey there. Don't say things you have NO IDEA about. I also smoke marijuana when ever I want, which is not too often by the way, and I am not addicted. The use of marijuana is not a cause of psychosis.
d) The whole change in the balance of your brain is the change from your normal state to being "high" I would also like to inform you, someone who's obviously NEVER been high that marijuana effects everyone differently. I feel calm, happy, and centered when I use marijuana.
e) IT IS NOT CARCINOGENIC. Ugh sorry other people for the all caps rage. The smoke itself is what is carcinogenic, not marijuana. I ask again, please do not try to haven "intelligent" conversation with others when you're only spreading misinformed dogma.

Here's the twist: I don't smoke marijuana, unless I'm doing it socially. I ingest it. In cookies. which I love :D or homemade ramen. Its the bomb!! There you have it. None of the bad that you get from SMOKING it.
Also, im not anon, i just havent been on here in a while and idk my username. Derp :P
#1662 to #84 - Superfox
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(08/28/2011) [-]
That's skunk, actually.
#696 to #84 - doctorhax
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(08/27/2011) [-]
And it can lead to the use of other, more dangerous drugs
#95 to #84 - tablespoons
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(08/27/2011) [-]
It also make you slow af
Driving while high is same as drinking
Breathing in ash isn't exactly healthy
But it IS better than tobacco
#1020 to #95 - TheBanana
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(08/27/2011) [-]
"driving while high is same as drinking"
complete and utter ********, it is in no way alike
#359 to #95 - skittlemcmuffin
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(08/27/2011) [-]
I'VE HAD THAT ************* CARD.
#189 to #84 - desktop
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(08/27/2011) [-]
a) Prolonged Use: In reality do you know exactly how much this means? No? Neither do I, but i will tell you that most people who recreationally perhaps twice a week, three times max actually don't have schizophrenia, its only those who go hard and smoke twice a day etc that even have a chance of getting schizophrenia.
b) I dont know about it weakening your immune system, personally i have never seen that happen, but have not seen any hard data to prove or disprove this.
c) Once again how do you know this? Marajuana has something called reverse tolerance because the THC after it is ingested stays in your body for a period of time. (This is why its very easy to drug test for THC) And since this THC still exists in the body, it takes less and less Marijuana to get high every time, I for one quit for a whole year just to focus on school, and i still have 3 years to go before i decide to start again. I have no problem with this.
d) Once again, i don't know about this, but i who used to smoke twice a week have a 98 average in school.
e) Bread is carcinogenic, no cases have cancer may have been linked to bread, but bread can still cause cancer.

Do you realize how good legalization would be for the gov't?
1) Taxing pot would put so much money in America's pocket
2) You dug your own grave when you talked about gangs smuggling drugs. With Marajuana legalized there's no need to get it from a dealer unless they sell it for dirt cheap, therefore all these gangs would theoreticall dissapear. This however doesn't solve the cases for hard drug dealers (i.e. crack cocaine)
3) If we grow marijuana in the USA this would create a good number of jobs, and we could also export it to countries such as portugal etc. for more money.

tl;dr? Just go back and read it.

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#1587 to #189 - makeuhsalad
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Im a little late in responding to this but whatever. Each year, we get about $1.4 Trillion in taxes. Taxing marijuana would put about $6 Billion in the governments pocket if it were taxed the same as cigarettes. Yeah, its a little bit but its very insignificant. This is also assuming that everyone who smokes weed would willingly pay an assload of tax. We would need people to enforce these taxes, regulate who can and cant grow it, etc. costing us money. Im not saying that there arent reasons that it should be legalized but tax is definitely not one of them.
#505 to #189 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
"Bread is carcinogenic, no cases have cancer may have been linked to bread, but bread can still cause cancer."

Yes because everyone inhales bread instead of eating it....
#1258 to #505 - desktop
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(08/27/2011) [-]
your proving my point.

you can eat marijuana too, you don't have to smoke it, you could also use a vaporizer.

of course you could also burn something like tea and inhale it therefore proving it to be carcinogenic.

everything is "carcinogenic"
#1211 to #505 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Everything is a mother ******* carcinogen.
#354 to #84 - musturd
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(08/27/2011) [-]
That is a perfectly good reason to legalize Cannabis at the very end.

Keeping Cannabis illegal means that gangs have to grow Cannabis or smuggle it into the states. This is how gangs get money to keep doing damage to the world and even terrorist.
Decriminalizing Cannabis would pretty much end up with stores, like liquor stores, or a section for Marijuana at Walmart or Krogers. There would be things like licenses to run a store, which means gang members or people who we don't want to profit off of Cannabis gets into the business, and it would be run my corporations that are pro Cannabis, which are defiantly not gang members or just people who want to smuggle weed across the border. They want Cannabis illegal to profit. This will also keep Cannabis away from children(even though 80% of the people here are below 21) since they need a drivers license instead of a friend with connections of weed.
If we were to decriminalize Cannabis, then it would raise no more eyes than a can of beer or a cigarette.
We don't legalize it because we want to get high. We legalize Cannabis because it is better for the world to operate without the government down our throat, and better for the world in economics, throw away the old moral laws of cannabis and really open your eyes. Prohibition does not always work, and alcohol prohibition proves it.(not to say to say it could work but it isn't working for cannabis)

Pic fap related.
#87 to #84 - anon
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(08/27/2011) [-]
We get where your coming from. And don't care. And your point of a) is ********

It doesn't cause schizophrenia, paranoia or any other form of psychosis, but if taken regularly can activate DORMANT schizophrenia, paranoia, etc
#89 to #87 - ChewyConor
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(08/27/2011) [-]
I think you'll find that schozophrenia is most often caused by an overabundence of dopamine in the brain. Marijuana DOES mess with the dopamine regulating system in the brain. You're talking to someone who lived with 5 people studying psychology at university last year as well as my brother and his girlfriend both recently completing psychology degrees. We've had this discussion many times. The evidence that marijuana almost doubles your risk of psychosis, particularly paranoia and schozophrenia is overwhelming.;
#229 to #89 - desktop
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(08/27/2011) [-]
how does marijuana double it? At what point, how much do you have to ingest it for the chances to double?

Plus the chance of psychosis in a normal body is already so low, that doubling it would not be that big of a deal.
#648 to #84 - arsenalforlife
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(08/27/2011) [-]
if they legalize pot then it will be so easy to smuggle other illegal drugs into the us. and drug smuggling causes a lot of deaths.
#978 to #84 - dudewtf
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Someone who actually paid attention in health class??????
#114 to #84 - AGuyThatLaughs
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Dude I have been saying this almost since I first got onto this sight which was a long way back, and I felt like NO one agreed with me and everyone else was bombarding me with illogical bs. Will you marry me?
#912 to #84 - ireclamation
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and where did you get your information? let's see your citations.
#85 to #84 - mrbah
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(08/27/2011) [-]
^some people just want to watch the world to use their brains.
#1414 to #85 - buffgramps
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(08/27/2011) [-]
reading the Ops post i was like "hemp isnt illegal is it?"

<--- because in my garage is this
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#407 to #318 - mariahughes
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(08/27/2011) [-]
you had me at 'it's just plain not'
#358 to #318 - kungfuchedder
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#287 - TheCynic
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Sigh...

Don't get your info from "weed is a miracle plant" websites.

#1: Anything that gets you high kills brain cells. Killing brain cells isn't hard. I can kill brain cells by rocking my head back and forth.

#2: There are a lot of studies that say it doesn't cause lung cancer. There are a lot that says that it does. Any smoke that you put in your lungs is causing damage to your lungs.

#3: Pot itself can't really kill you. As long as you use it safely, you'll probably be fine. IE, ingest it instead of smoking it, don't eat enough to hurt you, etc.

#4: This is the only legitimate fact. LSD is also a psychological addiction.

#5: Almost any illegal drug will help with pain and nausea and such. Pot doesn't have any real medical value, it's used on cancer patients though because it makes them hungry and helps with the pain of chemo.

#6: Is the lumber company really going to hurt because you can make stuff out of hemp? My house is made out of brick.

It's illegal because people still see it as a drug. These false facts aren't helping. At all. Spreading misinformation is not going to help with the legalization of cannabis. Get information from real studies next time, not propaganda.
#1717 to #287 - beefking
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**beefking rolled a random image posted in comment #298 at Epic cab driver ** so much ******* win!
#299 to #287 - buzzbopp
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(08/27/2011) [-]
just, thank you for not being retarded
#330 to #287 - beblackat
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#301 to #287 - deneca
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#485 - joeguy
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(08/27/2011) [-]
You can not imagine the immensity of **** I do not give.
#592 - valyn
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(08/27/2011) [-]
pots biggest risk- it will turn you into a preachy douchewaffle with nothing better to talk about than how great pot is.
#1276 - hellsrazors
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(08/27/2011) [-]
But lets be honest, you don't give a **** about any of those things, you just want to be able to get high without getting in trouble.
#871 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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(08/27/2011) [-]
if every ******* stoner spent as much time working on things that would actually help mankind rather then wasting every last second trying to find every little thing that the marajuana plant MAY be able to do, we would have nuclear fusion by now
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#910 to #890 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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(08/27/2011) [-]
congradulations! you obviously dont have a family history of addiction! which is a minority! but for the rest of us who do, like my family for instance, my bro, smart kid, almost got kicked out of high school, dropped out of community college, hasnt had a steady job once in his life, and is living in his mothers house at the age of 21. because he was always high. you may not believe this smartass, but there are truths to stereotypes. stop feeling special about yourself. you're nothing special because you smoke pot.
#925 to #910 - maggynuss
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You may not believe this smartass, but maybe the problem was your brother and not pot. My brother is 24, lives at home, and does not smoke pot. There is absolutely no direct correlation between your brother's laziness and pot. It is completely within the realm of possibility that if he had not smoked pot he would have been in the same situation. Also, is he really that smart if he almost got kicked out of school over a plant and then dropped out of community college?
#941 to #925 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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actually it was the problem. you wanna know why i know this? because he told me. he started smoking pot in the seventh grade. coincidently, when everything he did started falling apart. he's been in rehab, and left so he could smoke. he can't hold down a job because he's always high on the job. he started doing worse drugs because he didnt get high enough of weed. the only control in his problem is the weed. he told me this himself.
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#922 to #914 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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"im a pot head that was on honor roll for 4 years straight and i play baseball football and basketball and im captain of the team in baseball and footbal"

you just praised yourself for all of your accomplishments. some would say that's you calling yourself special. and no. the only problem with my brother was that he got high all the time. because of that, he skipped classes, didnt do homework, didnt do school work. just got high.
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#944 to #926 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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and all your point proves is that you didn't fall into a statistic
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#987 to #952 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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You need to login to view this link
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.g ov/pubmed/10694756

"Although the magnitude and significance of this relationship varies with age of dropout and with other substances used, it is concluded that the effect of marijuana initiation on the probability of subsequent high school dropout is relatively stable, with marijuana users' odds of dropping out being about 2.3 times that of non-user"
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#1018 to #1009 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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the one with the statistic i quoted is a government website. (hence You need to login to view this link and is cited
#1687 to #1018 - maggynuss
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It is completely possible that school drop outs were hopeless before pot. I honestly think you are only in such defense because you see this case as personal and for some reason cannot allow yourself to accept that maybe your brother was a highschool dropout and does not have a job simply because he himself is lazy. It's like the belief that kids smoke cigarettes to be cool, which studies have found vastly untrue. Kids smoked cigaretts usually because they were cool, not because they wanted to be. Same with pot. People were lazy before pot, although once they begin to smoke pot everybody pays more attention to detect these qualities just because they believe in these effects.
#1695 to #1687 - lyricalxxxxanarchy
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(08/29/2011) [-]
that may be true in some sense, but there wouldn't be the stereotype if there wasn't truth in it somewhere
#1702 to #1695 - maggynuss
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You seemed to have missed that I did not discern the ideal that people who smoke pot are lazy, it's just a matter of were they lazy before they did. I smoke pot frequently and work out 6 days a week. My friend smokes pot and is lazy as hell, but he was lazy much before he met mary jane.
#887 to #871 - supereddie
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Well why not just leagalize it for regular purposes and more medicinal not for smoking?
#929 to #871 - tawpdawg
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(08/27/2011) [-]
we do have nuclear fusion... it is just not that common because people are scared of radioactive waste which infact lasts 1000 years, although in the overall scheme of the world 1000 years is nothing, and if you do bury it, it will not harm anyone and produces enough power to light a city for a whole year through one event of nuclear fusion. also if you do Fusion enough amount of times with the right elements you can produce gold and other elements that are found valuable
#1007 - Patheos
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Oh, great. Another "pot should totally be legal but the government keeps lying to us" activist. I'm not even gonna attempt to read these long replies below.
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#363 to #292 - Varcast
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(08/27/2011) [-]
Finally somebody who has the balls to say something that many others have been wanting to
#303 to #292 - mancubb
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well said sir
#296 to #292 - CarlosRayNorris
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pwnd
#305 to #292 - miccidymacc **User deleted account**
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#418 to #305 - captainbackslash
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Thought to begin that you were just as one-sited as OP till I read the ending. Must say I agree with your motivational issue.
#346 to #305 - Zarakima
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I'm sure you were expecting some pot fanboy to rage in stupidity at those comments (which I have thumbed up both of btw) and although i love pot and have for a few years, i see your point. Although considering the scale which you speak of where you compare marijuana and alcohol, you would have to take into account that pot and alcohol have very different effects, and affect individuals differently also. Also, i find that when you are drinking alcohol, it is very difficult for the majority to control the amount they consume, as the more intoxicated you are, the more you drink. Weed however, seems to have the opposite, when a person gets high on pot they will eventually hit a point where they won't feel like any more - unless they're drunk - or will just pass out. I cannot argue with the scientific studies, but generally the media and governments try to make everything they deem to be illegal far scarier than it really is.
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#1004 to #369 - Zarakima
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I'm using my laptop which has no reaction image folder.. so just picture 'I know that feel bro'. I have lost loved ones to drug abuse, but none to pot, and I wouldn't be smoking it at all if my family had a history of schizophrenia or psychosis, but I find it one of the best feelings to sit back in the evenings, have a spliff, draw, play games and just relax. Here is an example of some work I did while stoned: http://zarakima101.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3cyezk
#327 to #305 - mikek
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Actually the government makes money off making marijuana illegal. It is way easier for an underage kid to get weed then alcohol. Alcohol is controlled by the government and they actually check who they sell it to, a dealer is't gonna care how old you are
#705 - blackopsforlife
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"you would have to smoke 18,000 joints in 20 minutes"