Is Marijuana More Magical Than We Thought? [Pic]

Submitted by: eastsiderepp 5 years ago Science

How come this miracle drug isn"t legal yet?
There are 112 comments:
Male 290
@Servo99: YOU sire, are garbage!
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Male 3,631
I guarantee you: if Marijuana didn`t also have the added effect of making you FEEL GOOD, all of these uses would be embraced ubiquitously by the pharmaceutical industry - pills, lozenges, and syrups for every malady (well, at least the legitimate ones claimed)
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Male 17
Mostly garbage.
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Male 622
man, everyone smokes the poo. just make it legal
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Male 5,190
Smoking after a hard days work always makes it better.

@Jammey

I don`t want it to be. Look at spice...
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Male 384
Claim something, don`t post source... Stay classy IAB
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Male 33
I smoke weed, but let`s clear up some of this stuff. It contains carcinogens, it`s a bronchconstrictor, the `antibacterial` part isn`t even a sentence, how does it `help` paraplegics? I`ll stop there, but make a better argument. Oh, yeah. Vaporizers bypassing the carcinogen is still up in the air.
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Male 120
the last 2 are totally true. i suffer from arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and marijuana helps a lot. because of the pain from the aforementioned diseases i am on vicodin and if i run out weed is the only thing that helps with the nausea, insomnia, and pain of withdrawal.
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Male 3
@paperduck

That`s because of the person, not the Marijuana, People who are lazy and stupid will tend to be lazy and stupid with or without Marijuana.
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Male 239
I wish the cannabis supporters (myself included) would put forward the actual reasons they think it should be legalised i.e. 1. We like to smoke it, 2. We believe we have the right to put whatever we want in our bodies.

Yes, it could help the ill, but this is what 95% of the pro-cannabis campaign boils down to.
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Female 39
@paperduck...

i smoke every day and maintain a 4.0 in graduate school. try not to generalize!
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Female 1,356
"marijuana doesn`t kill brain cells"
kinda funny, and kinda sad that this is a plus in the medicinal world.
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Male 1,745
I keep hearing the "benefits" of marijuana, but EVERY regular marijuana smoker I knew from high school (who continues to smoke 15 years later) now has the deductive reasoning ability of a cucumber.... I know, anecdotal evidence... but worth sharing.
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Male 525
Am I the only one who thinks that most of these "cures" are the placebo effect?
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Male 93
i dont get #5 and #9.. i guess it might be true if it aint smoked....

and i know first hand the last is true...


also im surprised "appitite stimulant" isnt listed, its the plants most known side affect.
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Male 81
@oNijius

I told you I didn`t disagree, dumbass...

But if you were to be told the value of absolute zero by a 6 year old boy eating wallpaper paste, would you really believe it?

Yes the info is cited. Yet, instead of linking us to the citation, you chose to link us to paste-boy....
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Male 599
@rustedbrolly

It`s for the ghost pain that one suffers from loss of limbs. Look it up.
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Male 3
@whapitoot

All the information is cited. dumb drat scroll down.
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Male 4
Look up "cancer killing properties of cannabinoids".

and back in the day they said hemp was a miracle drug... 200 years later they still say it >.> I would rather take a drop of hemp oil thats just the broken down plant oil nothing else to help with pain and such, then a semi-synthetic opioid pill.
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Male 361
It`s a bit silly he`s holding a spliff as many of these are contradicted if you actually smoke the product. Still goes to show though it`s not as harmful as other legal substances, and much more beneficial.

They were right in the 60`s!
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Male 2,868
@ThatWasFunny- that`s true of anything. And I think the word "habit forming" is more applicable to marijuana. Technically, yes, a person can become addicted to anything that they find pleasurable. But, the word addiction tends to carry the connotation of physical dependence, and marijuana does not promote physical dependence. I had to quit smoking weed for nursing school, and it was as easy as simply stopping, despite having pothead roommates. No withdrawal, no cravings.
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Male 701
It`s not the marijuana that`s addictive, it`s the effects of it.
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Male 59
"Marijuana helps paraplegic and quadriplegic patients."

...... How? Do their limbs grow back or something?
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Male 1,341
Oh yea?! Well let`s compare that to the benefits of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol!

Oh wait..
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Male 533
You don`t have to smoke it, bros. Brownies, cookies, candies, and highly concentrated THC drops also work.
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Male 533
I like how they add in cottonmouth as a medical advantage. Like my dentist wants me to smoke a joint before he starts jabbing at my teeth. xD
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Male 1,737
Smoke causes damage to the lungs, lack of oxygen from inhaling smoke damages the brain. Doesn`t matter what kind of smoke, it`s all bad for you. Weed is the only way I can eat, I should use a vaporizer but I don`t.
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Male 697
its a bit biased. whats the point in the ones that say "marijuana may ...."?
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Male 453
And it`s 100% natural!
I take it every day.
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Male 1,360
snake oil is pretty cool, too, i hear.
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Male 192
strong broscience

weed causes physical damage to the brain, u mad?
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Male 4,902
People still fall for the same old sh*t
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Male 81
@oNijius;

I`m not disagreeing... But your source is wikipedia?

I once edited Wikipedia stating that Adolf Hitler was secretly a member of the Village People...

Sorry about Godwins Law, but I`m just sayin...
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Male 3
All of this is been clinically proven,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_cannabis

Anyone who thinks this is bogus, refer to this, Anyone who disagrees is a retard.
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Male 237
@gibleto i like your stance and i am in the same boat exactly
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Male 218
pharmaceutical dollars are worth more then mere facts
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Male 599
@bophus
"the have created a marijana that isnt able to get you high. They will legalize that. For all of you who are pro pot....what are your thoughts on this?"

If it has no harmful side effects (which I doubt synthesize does) and works as a good pain killer. Then I`m cool with it.
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Male 2,513
Also, @Angilion
"As was cocaine and heroin. In fact, heroin was deliberately made as a "miracle drug"

I believe that is just what Spysnake was trying to say. Pro-marijuana individuals are saying that bud is the wonder tonic as cocaine and tobacco have been in the past, he`s trying to connect marijuana with other synthesized drugs implying that they could be just as harmful. (yes the tobacco is natural but the tar, nicotine, and dozen other chemicals aren`t)
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Male 28
I smoke lots, yet I don`t really care if it is legalized or not. I will smoke either way.

Also, a lot of these "facts" are blown way out of proportion. I do love being high, but I have no illusions about it being good for me. While I`m sure there are beneficial health benefits from THC, I also know I`m smoking it, which is bad for you no matter WHAT you are smoking.

I don`t give a crap about what other people think. I SMOKE WEED. Do you think AngryAsian bothers me with his ridiculously misinformed slander? No.

If you don`t smoke pot, that`s cool! If you do, that`s cool too! Just do what you want maynge.
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Male 2,513
Some of that is true, most is just pro-marijuana propaganda. But i`ll say this, when I had a migraine a few days ago and I couldn`t keep the promethazine (anti-nausea)pills down due to the pain. Marijuana was the only thing that allowed the nausea and pain to subside enough just so that I could take my medication and keep them down. I could care less about "legalization" b/c in my state it pretty much is legal, for me at least.
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Male 196
Legalize it, if you are clearly driving high you get arrested like driving high, that puts drug dealers at a disadvantage because they sell it for less, and fine the drug dealers if caught and that helps keep more money from being wasted in prison system by removing druggies out of there and just the dangerous criminals in
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Male 12,365
[quote]I remember tobacco being a "miracle drug" too, a while ago. Just saying.[/quote]

As was cocaine and heroin. In fact, heroin was deliberately made as a "miracle drug".
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Male 12,365
[quote]Then compare that information to that of the legal drugs and take your stand.[/quote]

I`ve already done so, thank you. Unlike you, I`ve read what`s actually there and not just silly advocacy propaganda. As a result, I`ve come to the conclusion that I`ve already stated:

[quote]THC isn`t that bad as recreational drugs go and does have some medicinal use (it`s proven as a painkiller), but claiming it`s some sort of magic potion of ultra healing is just propaganda.[/quote]

My stand is that smoking it should remain illegal but other forms of taking the drug should be considered for legalisation. Considered, taking into account the issue of dosage. It has been engineered for a far higher dosage and any trials done on much lower dosages are not necessarily relevant to higher doses.

But don`t let reality get in the way of your advocacy. Why not claim that it reverses climate change too?
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Male 12,365
[quote]If inhaling smoke is bad for you, then I would expect to see more problems from incense. Smoking tobacco is bad for your health because of the carcinogens and other toxins in the tobacco, not because of the intake method.

I could go on, but least to say, don`t knock things you don`t understand. At least take the time to review the (credible) information out there.[/quote]

You are a perfect example of talking crap for the sake of advocacy. Quite apart from the fact that marijuana also contains toxins, smoking anything is bad for you. And no, people do not smoke incense. Nobody will believe you when you say that it happens.

It`s counter-productive. People with any sense read that sort of drivel and it puts them off the whole idea of legalising cannabis. Is that what you intend to do?
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Male 1,595
@bophus

I am ONLY pro-pot for the non-high stuff.
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Male 482
the have created a marijana that isnt able to get you high. They will legalize that. For all of you who are pro pot....what are your thoughts on this?
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Male 80
I think it should be legal, but I doubt it ever will be, and I don`t think taxing it is as easy as people want to believe... Why not? We tax alcohol and tobacco right? Well think about it... If you want to brew your own beer, there`s a pretty big startup cost to buy all the equipment and whatnot. If you want to grow your own tobacco you need a lot of land and people to work it. If you want to grow your own marijuana, all you really need is a closet and a lamp. Everyone would buy enough of the legal pot to snag a few seeds, and then just grow their own, and we`d never get any tax money from them again. That`s the real reason it`s illegal :P
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Male 3
I remember tobacco being a "miracle drug" too, a while ago. Just saying.
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Male 4
lol yea all the haters need to do there research, its not addictive, does all the things it says on that label and acually makes mutated cells in some kinds of cancer self destruct o.O and the government has a patent on it >.> weird huh look that shiot up
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Male 645
Marijuana is the best way known to dry the mouth`s saliva in dentistry.

This is the truth^
cotton mouth is a biatch!
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Male 599
continued...come tell me how you feel then. When you could have eased their pain by giving marijuana tea. Douchebag. I can`t wait until you get a major disease that renders you in major pain.
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Male 599
@AngryAsian
"i hate how everyone just wants to legalize it, its just isnt that simple you nimrods, and for those who think that it will get rid of the deficit, your FCKING WRONG. the money from taxing marijuana compared the the deficit is like comparing an insect to the sun. it really wont help at all. and. Oh yeah, and all those facts can countered with one word: ADDICTION. It doesnt matter how much it helps because if you get addicted to it, it will KILL YOU. all the medical patients that took marijuana have REGRETTED it in the long run. fcking morons"

First speaking of nimrods. Check your grammar.
Second you may have heard some about taxing such would eliminate deficits. However the argument is not to rid but help create income to pay off some of the debt. Third tons of evidence on why it is a natural non-altered drug to relieve pain. Fourth when you have someone you love who cannot tolerate any opiate based drugs for pain while dying of cancer.
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Female 322
I enjoy that AngryAsian is calling people morons and idiots yet he is the one who is wrong.
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Female 322
It`s barely addictive. The only thing that happens if you stop cold turkey is you get a headache for the first day or so. That`s it. This is from experience.
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Male 358
@skine

It`s not addicting. It`s habit-forming. That`s a big difference. Any pleasurable activity can be habit-forming.
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Male 358
@AngryAsian

It`s impossible for a human to ingest enough marijuana to receive a lethal dose. A lethal dose is something like 40,000 times what it takes to get you high. You wouldn`t be able to smoke it (or eat or however you want to ingest it) fast enough to keep up with the rate at which your body processes it.

We get it; you hate marijuana. But maybe you should calm down and do some research.
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Male 122
@Quegler, sorry, i dont argue with idiots
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Male 719
Actually, yes, it is addictive.
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Male 3
@Angry Asian,

"ADDICTION"
its not addicting.

"IT WILL KILL YOU"
No it wont.

Whos the "fcking moron?"
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Male 122
i hate how everyone just wants to legalize it, its just isnt that simple you nimrods, and for those who think that it will get rid of the deficit, your FCKING WRONG. the money from taxing marijuana compared the the deficit is like comparing an insect to the sun. it really wont help at all. and. Oh yeah, and all those facts can countered with one word: ADDICTION. It doesnt matter how much it helps because if you get addicted to it, it will KILL YOU. all the medical patients that took marijuana have REGRETTED it in the long run. fcking morons
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Male 8
Alleviates alcohol withdrawals? It kills them, totally. I quit drinking couple of weeks ago, drank for a half a decade, later times almost a crate of beer daily. I tried quitting a couple of times before but always the same thing; first tremors, then anxiety which transforms to these white-hot rages. I always started drinking again when I started to see stuff at the edges of my vision and getting these horrid waking dreams.. But add ganja, I`ve eaten like obelix, slept like a cat and haven`t actually even had any desire to drink.. Legalization would be one of the best things that could happen to alcoholics..
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Male 719

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Female 209
I love mary jane, legalize it, tax it, deficit gone
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Female 4,086
legalize it. let it generate jobs for regular folk and tax revenue for the government. a win-win situation for most of the population. the only ones who lose are the leeches called Big Pharma.
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Male 621
I don`t really smoke pot, but I do know from experience that it is an excellent pain reliever. I`d rather that than take some loopy pills. Also the last one is very true.
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Male 362
I don`t smoke pot. Makes me too conscious of my health. Otherwise it makes me feel 100% healthy afterwards, makes me examine and remove stupid poo I do daily, and I love laughing.
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Male 15,510
- Marijuana can get you high
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Male 363
@dstbstr, smoking is bad for you in general, I`m not saying only pot or only cigarettes, but smoking at all. The heated air causes a lot more damage to your esophagus and lungs than you might think. It`s basically causing small blisters. Smoking with a filter helps some, but people smoking pot through a pipe don`t have a filter that is cooling the smoke at all.
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Male 354
Don`t like it? Don`t smoke it!

Just get off my dick!
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Male 3,474
But for now, pot can get you fired. Cox uckers!
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Male 3,819
I could make the exact same poster about cow feces, add on some clip art of a cow and it would be just as scientifically valid as this.
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Male 28
" If you want to get high and never contribute to society fine, but do not ask me to pay for it."

Unlike the effects of alcohol on a person, right?

"It`s also ignoring the fact that marijuana is usually smoked, which is obviously bad for you. "

If inhaling smoke is bad for you, then I would expect to see more problems from incense. Smoking tobacco is bad for your health because of the carcinogens and other toxins in the tobacco, not because of the intake method.

I could go on, but least to say, don`t knock things you don`t understand. At least take the time to review the (credible) information out there. Then compare that information to that of the legal drugs and take your stand.
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Male 1,383
Marijuana assists in overcoming insomnia? I thought it caused it?
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Male 2,034
If scientists could engineer the drug so you could get all these effects and not get high, would you still care? Probably not.
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Male 505
aroc91:

The first link wasn`t with THC it was with something else and the second link said that when given THC in a different study it didn`t behave the same.

"But he says he detected no neurogenesis, no matter what dose he gave or the length of time he gave it for"
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Female 3,562
Dry mouth good for dentistry? The LAST thing I would want to do at the dentist is smoke some weed, I`d freak the HELL out.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Why is it every herbal supplement I see on TV these days has nearly the same list of `wonder cures` ?

Sorry, I`m not buyin` it.[/quote]

For once, I`m in agreement with CrakrJak. It`s misleading at best.

It`s also ignoring the fact that marijuana is usually smoked, which is obviously bad for you.

THC isn`t that bad as recreational drugs go and does have some medicinal use (it`s proven as a painkiller), but claiming it`s some sort of magic potion of ultra healing is just propaganda.
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Male 636
Legalize drugs when Welfare is ended and cops can drag your ass off the street and "move" to a less visible location. If you want to get high and never contribute to society fine, but do not ask me to pay for it. For those of you that can just do it occasionally. great the above should not be a problem for you.
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Male 5,811
The only reason it isn`t legal in the US yet is because big pharmaceuticals haven`t found a way to make profit off of it.
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Male 25,416
dentistry really? well that will make going to the dentist a relaxing experience
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Male 182
@diylobotomy

Remove the spaces, of course.

http://www.jci.org/arti cles/view/25509/version/1#otherarticles

http://www.newscientist .com/article/dn8155-marijuana-m ight-cause-new-cell-g rowth-in-the-brain.html
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Male 14,330
@All The Haters


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Male 1,678
Cannabis is harmless when its used occasionally, the only problem with legalising it is that lots and lots and lots of people won`t just use it occasionally. Most of the benefits listed here are either stretching the truth as far as possible or are just bare faced lies, thats why there are no sources to back the claims up.
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Male 319
I don`t really see the big deal about making it legal. Even though it`s illegal, it`s easy to get. If you`re not stupid you wont get caught with it. Don`t carry it around with you or carry only a very small amount and only smoke at home or a friend`s house. I agree that it should be legal since it`s actually less harmful than alcohol, but meh.. Just find a decent dealer and don`t be an idiot and get caught. Remember, it`s not illegal to be high. It`s just illegal to HAVE it. So just take the necessary precautions so you don`t get caught having it.
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Male 3,842
[quote]the government, while losing profit off of this, will make it illegal for anyone without a license to sell or grow marijuana.[/quote]

It is already illegal for anyone without a license to sell or grow marijuana, even for personal use with a prescription.
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Male 1,440
I might just take a visit to the dentist`s office if it becomes legal.
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Male 1,832
Doesn`t kill brain cells? Is there proof of this? Because I call bullpoo.
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Male 244
That would explain why I am so friggin healthy!
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Male 37,914

Forget all this medicinal crap.
It`s just fun and far less harmless and less addictive than legal substances.
Prohibition of it makes no sense.

Have fun stoners. :)
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Male 75
Ok people.. You know why it won`t be legalized.. I`ll tell you. Cause if It did, a lot of people who work in the paper industry, timber, and everything else would be out of a job, cause its cheaper. Plus...

Heres the kicker. There are currently 14 states in the US that it is legal to sell marijuana in a dispensary. To do that, you have to have state license. If the US Government decides to do this.. Which they won`t.. It`ll make it federal, so you`ll have to go get a Federal License, which I assure you, will not be cheap. Which, out in the streets, will lower the price of Marijuana.

Now this is another kicker. Once gang bangers and drug cartels notice that their profits are dropping. They`ll switch to another drug, or make marijuana even cheaper!

Now once this is done, the government, while losing profit off of this, will make it illegal for anyone without a license to sell or grow marijuana. Its a slippery slope.

So pretty much, its never gonna
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Male 625
It also cures amputees
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Male 625
@Flashpacker

"orgasm-filled rainbowberrys"

You, sir, just made my day.
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Male 358
@chimmeychang

Yeah, it`s totally ridiculous. Cocaine is a schedule two drug, meaning that, according to the government, it`s less dangerous than schedule one drugs, like marijuana. But the government also says that marijuana is a gateway drug to things like cocaine. So, marijuana leads to "harder" drugs but is more dangerous than some of the drugs it leads to? Good use of logic, government.
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Male 117
I smoke regularly and have a really hard time believing a lot of these.
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Male 707
buy fruits instead of junk when you`re high. its awesome.. i can recomend mango, oranges, kiwi, strawberries and grapes.
almost every fruit tastes like orgasm-filled rainbowberrys. plus, it`s good for you!
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Female 177
Couldn`t have said it better myself!
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Male 17,512
Why is it every herbal supplement I see on TV these days has nearly the same list of `wonder cures` ?

Sorry, I`m not buyin` it.
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Male 684
"I am Pro-Marijuana but I`m not sure if I`d trust this, I`d just like to see the sources."

Marijuana is scheduled as a schedule one drug, it is very difficult to get legal permission to even test its medical potential in the United States. In fact I have read that the U.S. government paid for many studies to prove the very harmful effects of marijuana and ended up trying to destroy the findings of the studies because of the beneficial nature of the drug.
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Male 37,914

If it`s good enough for out troops it`s good enough for me!
I`m patriotic that way. :-)


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Male 37,914

Pot is a gateway to Taco Bell.


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Male 63
I wish they would make it legal just so stoners would shut the **** up about it already.
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Male 5,019
@ScottSerious marijuana help emphysema patients breath better cause smoking it is not the only way to assume it. You can extract thc from the flowers and leaves of marijuana and create pills for example. For paraplagic and quadriplegic i don`t know how can help, maybe is cause marijuana relax your nerves and muscles.
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Male 1,312
"Marijuana makes chimichangas a religous experience!!"

This^
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Male 5,314
how does it help paraplegic and quadriplegic people, and how does it help emphysema patients breath better?
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Male 3,364
I love a nice toke every once in a while, but even I think some of these might be stretching the truth a bit. Oh well, party on!
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Male 14,330
Marijuana makes chimichangas a religous experience!!
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Male 1,249
The benefits listed above are some of the reasons it is illegal imo. Too much money in chemical medicine.
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Male 226
Obviously a bias source, so why would I care?
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Male 964
I am Pro-Marijuana but I`m not sure if I`d trust this, I`d just like to see the sources.
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Male 346
Well, they are leaving out the part where it gets you high...So obviously we can`t all be smoking weed all the time, no matter what the benefits may be.
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Male 2,620
Link: Is Marijuana More Magical Than We Thought? [Pic] [Rate Link] - How come this miracle drug isn`t legal yet?
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