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Old May 17th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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What is Marijuana?

Call it pot, grass, weed, or any one of nearly 200 other names, marijuana is, by far, the world’s most commonly used illicit drug—and far more dangerous than most users realize. So, there is just cause for alarm when adolescent marijuana use increases, as it did in the mid-1990’s, and the age at which youngsters first experiment with pot starts to drops.



Marijuana has been around for a long while. Its source, the hemp plant (cannabis sativa), was being cultivated for psychoactive properties more than 2,000 years ago. Although cannabis contains at least 400 different chemicals, its main mind-altering ingredient is THC.



The amount of THC in marijuana determines the drug’s strength, and THC levels are affected by a great many factors, including plant type, weather, soil, and time of harvest. Sophisticated cannabis cultivation of today produces high levels of THC and marijuana that is far more potent than pot of the past. THC content of marijuana, which averaged less than 1 percent in 1974, rose to an average 4 percent by 1994.



For the highly popular form of marijuana called Sinsemilla , made from just the buds and flowering tops of female plants, THC content averages 7.5 percent and ranges as high as 24 percent. As for hashish, a resin made from flowers of the female plant, THC levels may be five to ten times higher than crude marijuana’s.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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What is Marijuana?

are you promoting marijuana or trying to brainwash people

with your drug rehab non-senses? did you know that there

is staff in these rehabs get high? so what good is a person

going to rehab to be coached by a alcoholic or drug using

so called counselor.



a person can rehab at home if they really wants to stop

using drugs or drinkin alcohol. marijuana is a mind alternating

drug substances that controls " relaxes " the mind, and you

a so deep in giving your online therapy until you have totally

confused yourself.



what is the point that you are trying to prove or get over

to people here on this thread? you started one thread about

this same item, and I guess the advice that was posted on

your first thread was to deep for you to understand.



sure marijuana is natural grown in which the natives had

discovvered, but in today's society you do not know what

is used during the process. how much weed do you smoke

a day? also do you know how much pcp, thc, battery acid,

and other unknow chemicals that used in street weed?



this medical marijuana bullshit isn't going to last to long

before it becomes a illegal way to make money.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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and far more dangerous than most users realize.


Here's one of the issues where I deviate from conservatism. Weed only causes obesity..........not death or destruction. If people wanna get high I think they should be able to get high. If they decide weed isn't enough and try to score an 8ball and die then that's their dumbass fault.



Stick with the grass and you're allright.
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Call it pot, grass, weed, or any one of nearly 200 other names, marijuana is, by far, the world’s most commonly used illicit drug—and far more dangerous than most users realize.


Really?



Then why should a pill with 100% THC be available by prescription?
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Weed only causes obesity...


Sure. Just ask willie nelson and snoop dogg.
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Sure. Just ask willie nelson and snoop dogg.


hev how did i know you would join me in the "munchie" corner. LOL.
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Really?



Then why should a pill with 100% THC be available by prescription?


I know! I know! Because of the relationship between the government and the pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists.
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I know! I know! Because of the relationship between the government and the pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists.


I think there's some of that in there as well as the DOJ getting an elephant chest full of money to fight against the illegal substances.



Finally something I can agree with you on. LOL.
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Here's one of the issues where I deviate from conservatism. Weed only causes obesity..........not death or destruction. If people wanna get high I think they should be able to get high. If they decide weed isn't enough and try to score an 8ball and die then that's their dumbass fault.



Stick with the grass and you're allright.


Yeah, it causes the munchies. But it also seems to make people a bit more mellow and non-violent. You know, happy and not angry and aggressive. That doesn't please the military industrial complex.



But I agree that if you stick with grass you're alright. And about the stupidity of killing yourself with any instrument, be it drugs or anything else. I know people who have done that in various ways.
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I think there's some of that in there as well as the DOJ getting an elephant chest full of money to fight against the illegal substances.



Finally something I can agree with you on. LOL.


Yeah. You know, if pharma never got involved in using natural substances and making them much more potent we wouldn't have the problems with them that we have now. People should be able to chew coca leaves for energy or a toothache. People should be able to burn a plant to relieve nausea and help their eyesight. The opium made into heroin and methadone is far less dangerous when left alone. Yes, I know that it is a god thing that medicine has come so far in the ability to relive pain and perform medical miralces, but there is something to be said for allowing a natural form to be legal.
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