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"There are 100,000 marijuana smokers in the United States, most of which are mexicans, negroes, filiphinos and entertainers. Their satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to search for sexual relations with negroes, entertainers, and anyothers."-Harry Anslinger
"Marijuana influences negroes to look at white people in the eyes, step on white men`s shadows, and look at white women twice"-William Hearst
Do you realize the reasons behind illegalization of marijuana?
Dupont had just perfected it`s newest creation.NYLON.The biggest rival, Hemp.Who did this company turn to?Corrupt politician Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst (Ironically enough Harry was married to the neice of Dupont`s Banker, and head of the US Treasury Andrew Mellon).
Hearst made his fortune by selling lies as the truth and only furtured his wealth with a large investment of timber and paper mills.(He developed a hate for mexicans after Pancho Villa took over 800,000 acres of logging land.)
He feared Hemp because it was healthier for the environment to produce high grade paper, cardboard, and fiberboard. The process was less toxic than using trees and could have saved ACRES of trees.
Racism and corporate America at it`s finest.
The only problem with saying it would have brought us out of the great depression is that it wasn`t made illegal until the 70`s
Yeah, I could have told you that.
I`ve totalled 2 cars when completely sober, nothing has happened when I`ve been stoned.
I think it`s because I basically learned how to drive high :-P
Nobody noticed that the guy said he underestimated the speed.. That`s a known fact (as well as underestimating the distance). But maybe it doesn`t matter.
And I have smoked pot and I have lots of friends who do that regularly (some of them use harder stuff now too, which is a pity..), I dont mind if you smoke it or not but even my pothead friends think it`s utterly stupid to get high before going behind the wheel.. If you want to believe in some kind of conspiracies, feel free to do so.
And sorry for my grammar .. this isn´t my native language, you know..
Happy weekend.. with a joint or without it.
It`s a lower level of morality: Basing morals on punishments and what people tell you, as opposed to basing morals on personal experience and individual thinking which is a higher level of morality.
People don`t get high and go nuts on a killing spree or go and beat their children in a drunken rage. When people get high, they eat food and relax, maybe take a nap, or have deep conversations about nothing. Marijuana is a happy drug.
Anyways, it`s always best to make your own judgments then to simply assume you are always being told the truth by the Goverment and the media.
iarechigz ~ Marry me! lol. Thank you for saying what I have trying to get into people`s heads for the last 6 years of my life: Labels only serve to perpetuate closed minds. I am an intellectual and I can`t tell you how many times I have been treated like a mental defect purely because of my preference for pot over alcohol when in social situations. Get a grip, people. Like I said before, its only illegal because big industries didn`t want to lose profits. Do your research. In 10th grade I was chosen to participate in a school debate on the legalization of marijuana for medical use. (continued below..)
Almightybob1: I was hoping nobody would catch that. =P You`re completely right. What I MEANT was the connotation that the word `criminal` carries. The picture that pops into everyone`s mind when they think of a `criminal`. I`m not that person. Thanks for calling me out, though. My hat`s off to you.
Atlacatl - Thanks for your support (I think?). And I`m not what you`d call a "frequent" smoker. It`s like you said -- just on social occasions which I hardly get to. I have three friends who smoke, and I only do so in their company. Never on my own or with my non-smoking friends.
remember kids! dont drink and drive! but dont smoke too much pot either! hahaha
A brief logic lesson for the "well-educated": If you smoke pot you`re breaking the law. If you break the law, you`re a criminal.
I`m not a criminal. I always exhibit concern for other peoples` safety. I`m goal-oriented. I`m compassionate and treat people with respect. I have good hygiene. I am well-educated. I`m a decent person with a sense of humor and a good heart. I smoke a bowl every now and again.
I don`t understand how that one last statement can make null and void all of the previous statements. I despise labels. Just because I smoke does not make me what you think of as a "stoner" or a "pothead".
I know that`s sort of unrelated to the actual topic at hand, but I feel that it had to be said.
I`m not against pot nor am I for it. I`m just saying. And I could be wrong, this thought just popped in my head.
And the statistic that people who die with traces of marijuana in their system is kind of false ... well it`s true, but it`s because pot stays in your system upwards of a month. So having smoked pot a month prior to getting in a wreck doesn`t mean marijuana contributed to the wreck. But the police can say it does. Weak.
MARIJUANA SHOULD BE INDUSTRIALIZED! THERE`S A LOT OF IGNORANT IDIOTS SWALLOWING THE SH`T BIG COMPANIES SHOVE DOWN THEIR THROATS.
Yeah, stop stereotyping us hippies! D=
Not to mention one of the english teachers at my high school was hit and killed by someone who was high.
So, as with anything, some people pay more attention and some don`t. Just like with alcohol. Just because some 300+ pound guy won`t get buzzed after a beer does NOT mean some 120 lb girl won`t.
And cannabis psychosis? I don`t think I`ve ever heard that specific term, but if you are thinking of the cases of psychosis, depression, and schizophrenia that are caused by the use of pot, they have been linked to adolescents that use pot often and for many years. It becomes a moot point when talking of legalization because there are very few people who would advocate for adolescents to be able to buy pot.
When an adult with a fully developed brain and nervous system uses pot responsibly, the negative side effects associated with pot become negligable for the most part. The few exceptions that I can think of are adults that are allergic to pot and adults that have pre-existing mental illnesses.
why don`t you throw up your link to the well documented medical website that says that.
or did you just hear it from someone?
and due to the fact that you can get cannabis psychosis`s and serious paranoia.
THE INABILITY OF STUPID PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE WITH THEIR SUBSTANCES IS NO REASON TO BAN IT.
Keeping these substances illegal only makes people less educated and more prone to lose control.
Legalize substances, people learn responsibility. Or they`re screwed.
Not enough people have that trait anymore.
I love grammar tidbits! That was great. Now if we could just teach people about the You`re vs. Your thing...
There`s a little grammar tidbit for everyone. :)
True. And that goes with weed-people too, doesn`t it?
"Yes, a lot of people do drink and drive, but I`d absolutely hazard a guess that more people on the road at any given time are high than those who are drunk."
I don`t know where you live, but please remember that U.S isn`t the whole world. If you people drive so often high, that doesn`t mean that problem is everywhere.
"I feel like I`m arguing with a three-year-old."
Good. I don`t feel like I`m arguing now.. but it`s ok if you do. Btw if you are for legalizing pot, I hope you read my post a few messages upwards.. Don`t you agree?
And yes, I`m 3 years old. My parents don`t know I`m in internet now..
Simply because alcohol is more readily available to people does not mean that everyone who has a drink is going to drive. I`d like to think that most people who drink DO have a decent enough judgement to keep themselves off the road. There is no direct ratio whatsoever to the number of people who consume alcohol and the number who drive under the influence of it. Yes, a lot of people do drink and drive, but I`d absolutely hazard a guess that more people on the road at any given time are high than those who are drunk. I feel like I`m arguing with a three-year-old.
Hah. Thats just poo. Alcohol can be bought from stores all around the world. There`s no way driving high is more common than driving drunk! You don`t need statistics, common sense should be enough..
Kragoth: By "overdose" I meant more like the amount of pot that makes you unable to drive. Like there`s a similar "overdose" when it comes to alcohol usage.
You realize that that is one of the main reasons it should not be leagalized? I think alcohol is enough..
Whoa, what the hell did you just say?
There is no statistic whatsoever that suggests that *more* people drive drunk than those who drive stoned, in fact, if I was going to make an educated guess, I would say that more people drive under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. And OF COURSE there have been "problems" associated with driving drunk. I`ve had family members, friends, classmates who have been killed by drunk drivers or who have driven drunk and killed *themselves*. I`m not even aware of a minor vehicular accident attributed to the use of marijuana. Alcohol is a whole different ball park, buddy.
That whole statement of yours was completely off base.
"Lets put that pothead into city traffic and see how he manages." Thousands of people do this every day. Most of the time when marijuana is related to driving accidents it`s because someone has been drinking at the same time. Stimulants and depressants together is never a good idea.
That`s another thing I forgot to mention. That same friend of mine also has really bad road rage (one time a van backing out of a driveway cut her off and she honked her horn at him for 10 seconds, I kid you not), and she`s much more easygoing about traffic when she`s high.
On a slightly different note, wouldn`t the relaxing effect of weed help reduce `road rage`?
No, but seriously; it`s a bummer that you had such an unpleasant reaction to pot. It seems very rare, but I have heard of such a thing before. Perhaps you just got ahold of some bad buds. Try a different strain and see how it goes. Remember; quitters never win! :-P
Been there, done that. So have countless others, and it seems to work out just fine.
Sure, some people can`t drive worth a damn stoned. But then again, some people can`t drive worth a damn sober either.
Any way you cut it, it doesn`t mess with your driving skills nearly as much as alcohol does.
I`d say you would even be worse off driving while sleep deprived or with a head cold.
I don`t mind people being high behind the wheel... it`s drunk drivers that frighten the piss out of me. =(
Lets put that pothead into city traffic and see how he manages.
I`m glad you spent 5 minutes thinking of that, considering they covered it in the video and found he reacted just fine.
Like he says multiple times in the video, and in most cases I`ve heard, drivers tend to be much more cautious when they`re high. Therefore they are paying more attention to the road and might just notice that car stopped in front of them a little bit sooner...
And an e-joint.
To get you e-high.
I`ll give myself credit. Here, me:
Yes. Thank you.
alcohol - kills your livercigarettes - kills you.eating cannabis - absolutely nothing.
I wasn`t surprised.