Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:23:25 PM
@patchgrabber: weed does have side effects. Just today I read about a study that ppl that started using weed at young ages (starting age in the study was 13 years iirc) lost an average of 3 iq points over a period of 5 years where non-users gained something like 5. Also, weed is proven to cause paranoia when used on a regular basis. The key indeed is moderation, but that goes for every mind altering substance, be it drugs, alcohol mushrooms etc.
Even drugs like heroin can be used over extended periods of time when used "wisely". Many artists are known drug users, and created great works when under the influence. Problem is that in most of those cases the drugs got the over hand and in the end their lives still got destroyed.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:31:05 PM
Well, I suppose it CAN be like that, however with small time drugs like pot and alcohol, moderation is key. Don't over-do it and you`ll be golden. And @PizzaPits has it right! These drugs can be used or abused. Difference is that weed has zero negative side effects and alcohol has many.