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Old June 24th, 2018, 07:49 PM   #11
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WTF????

What does Trump have to do with this thread? Are you sure you have the right thread?


Also from that article.
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Anecdotal evidence at best. I know of several actual clinical studies that prove you are full of your presidents greatest characteristic.


WTF???? Trump again? You missed the left hand turn miles back for the correct thread.
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The National Cannabis Industry Association's chief spokesman, Morgan Fox, said he's not surprised the federal government is having a hard time convincing the public that marijuana can be addictive.

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Fox said his organization has no disagreement with the finding that about 9 percent of people who use marijuana become addicted ...
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People are addicted to injecting water into themselves. What are the withdrawal symptoms? None is the correct answer.
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People are addicted to injecting water into themselves. What are the withdrawal symptoms? None is the correct answer.



WTF???? You really are one mixed up person.
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Nobody says that marijuana is benign.
Most things that we eat, drink or otherwise ingest are a mixed bag.

The question of addiction demands a solid definition of the term.
One standard definition that many agree upon is whether or not a thing causes one's life to become unmanageable.
But that definition is loaded with cautions because a person can, by that metric, be defined as being addicted to exercise, or video games, or almost anything.

Then there is physical addiction, scientifically measurable withdrawal symptoms. The case for physical addiction to marijuana is thin because physical cravings for the herb disappear in a few short days with minimal effort beyond rest, lots of water and plant based detoxificants derived from simple intake of ordinary fruits and vegetables and perhaps a small dose of anti-inflammatory aids.

Psychological dependence on marijuana is much more likely to be related to psychological dependence on a great many things, with marijuana being made into a convenient catch-all and whipping boy, when in reality the subject simply has an addictive personality in general.
As the Big Blue Book from AA says, "there are such unfortunates", and that book also applies that statement to those whose addictions are incorrigible and cannot be tamed or cured, or otherwise dealt with.

No, marijuana is not "entirely benign" however the medicinal positives greatly outweigh the negatives, and there is ample scientific evidence that the many and varied medicinal properties of marijuana are both scientifically valid and legitimate.

It is least benign in the smoked form, because smoking anything, even marijuana, in excess, is potentially problematic for the respiratory system. But the tars found in pot smoke are not carcinogenic the same way that tobacco is. The tars in pot smoke simply do their harm because they coat the lungs and decrease their efficiency.

Edible marijuana is generally not known to cause physical harm, and drinkable marijuana mixes are also equally innocuous but again, excess consumption is problematic if the subject is unable to cope with the euphoric effects.
Generally speaking, use in moderation, less is more, do not consume large quantities of the product without understanding the physical effects.
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Nobody says that marijuana is benign.
Most things that we eat, drink or otherwise ingest are a mixed bag.

The question of addiction demands a solid definition of the term.
One standard definition that many agree upon is whether or not a thing causes one's life to become unmanageable.
But that definition is loaded with cautions because a person can, by that metric, be defined as being addicted to exercise, or video games, or almost anything.

Then there is physical addiction, scientifically measurable withdrawal symptoms. The case for physical addiction to marijuana is thin because physical cravings for the herb disappear in a few short days with minimal effort beyond rest, lots of water and plant based detoxificants derived from simple intake of ordinary fruits and vegetables and perhaps a small dose of anti-inflammatory aids.

Psychological dependence on marijuana is much more likely to be related to psychological dependence on a great many things, with marijuana being made into a convenient catch-all and whipping boy, when in reality the subject simply has an addictive personality in general.
As the Big Blue Book from AA says, "there are such unfortunates", and that book also applies that statement to those whose addictions are incorrigible and cannot be tamed or cured, or otherwise dealt with.

No, marijuana is not "entirely benign" however the medicinal positives greatly outweigh the negatives, and there is ample scientific evidence that the many and varied medicinal properties of marijuana are both scientifically valid and legitimate.

It is least benign in the smoked form, because smoking anything, even marijuana, in excess, is potentially problematic for the respiratory system. But the tars found in pot smoke are not carcinogenic the same way that tobacco is. The tars in pot smoke simply do their harm because they coat the lungs and decrease their efficiency.

Edible marijuana is generally not known to cause physical harm, and drinkable marijuana mixes are also equally innocuous but again, excess consumption is problematic if the subject is unable to cope with the euphoric effects.
Generally speaking, use in moderation, less is more, do not consume large quantities of the product without understanding the physical effects.
That's what I said. I just used a whole hell of a lot fewer words, realizing full well that the instigator of this thread wouldn't listen anyway. He must have seen Reefer Madness in his formative years and actually believed that shit.
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Here's the thing, maybe there are cases of marijuana addiction, but this isn't a newcomer to the scene, there have been plenty of studies that have not found addiction, so if it does exist, it's fairly rare.
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That's what I said. I just used a whole hell of a lot fewer words, realizing full well that the instigator of this thread wouldn't listen anyway. He must have seen Reefer Madness in his formative years and actually believed that shit.
I apologize, I tend to ramble sometimes.
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I was able to get medical marijuana for pain treatment after a recent surgery, instead of that opiate garbage. It did the trick and guess what? No addiction! Also, you don't feel like crap when it wears off.

I also eat hemp seeds daily, as they're extremely healthy. As well as hemp body lotion. Good stuff all around.
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