Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

Nov 2005
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LOL You are the parrot mentioning "permission" and "government". The OP is simply about the addictive quality of marijuana on a percentage of people, showing it is not a benign substance as many try to make it out to be. I guess you are incapable of dealing with the actual thread topic and veered off into some delusion about something not in the OP.
Nobody says that marijuana is benign.
Most things that we eat, drink or otherwise ingest are a mixed bag.
Exactly.
This whole "not a benign substance" is essentially a strawman argument.
The vast majority of people who support legalization of marijuana support imposing age restrictions and similar requirements. I don't know of anybody who says it's "benign".

Maybe you should talk to the people who claim it's benign? Whoever they are?

And regarding the people actually on this board, if you want to talk to them instead maybe you can answer some questions on your overall position on the subject and your justification for those positions.


Regarding the article, focusing on a 17-year old kid whose marijuana use would be illegal under legalization is begging the question of legal marijuana.
Also, it's relevant to note that legalizing marijuana has been observed to LOWER teen marijuana use.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...n-drug-use-is-down-in-colorado/?noredirect=on
Following legalization, the rate of adolescent marijuana use in Colorado has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to new federal survey data.

State-level numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that a little more than 9 percent of Colorado teens age 12 to 17 used marijuana monthly in 2015 and 2016, a statistically significant drop from the prior period. That's the lowest rate of monthly marijuana use in the state since 2007 and 2008.​
 
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Dec 2013
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#22
So is alcohol, tobacco and painkillers. I don’t need the government to moderate for me.
If we could just get the gun people and the drug people to understand that they are making the same argument we would have a much better place to live.

I believe that is a reformulated penn quote though i couldn't find it.
 
Mar 2013
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If we could just get the gun people and the drug people to understand that they are making the same argument we would have a much better place to live.

I believe that is a reformulated penn quote though i couldn't find it.
I want gay married couples to be able to protect their pot store with guns !!!
 
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Nov 2012
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#25
So is alcohol, tobacco and painkillers. I don’t need the government to moderate for me.
You are right they are, that is why they are controlled.


Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is used to control them

Pot kills more people that assault rifles, by over 10 fold. (That is just auto accidents) that does not include workplace and Home accidents or accidents during recreation.
 
Apr 2013
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You are right they are, that is why they are controlled.


Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is used to control them

Pot kills more people that assault rifles, by over 10 fold. (That is just auto accidents) that does not include workplace and Home accidents or accidents during recreation.
Another lie that has been debunked countless times but you keep repeating.

A ) That won't make them true.

B ) You are making jesus cry again.
 
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Dec 2006
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#28
Well, I've been around people who smoked pot all my life - and I've never met one addict. And I've smoked my own fair share of weed in my time.

However, being old and around the block a few times - and known addicts of just about every shape, sort and size - I'd take a pot addict over an alcoholic or a junkie ANYDAY.

If somebody is going to be addicted to something - marijuana is a pretty good substance to abuse.
 
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May 2018
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Water overdose: Confusion, nausea, and vomiting are symptoms. Severe cases can cause seizures, coma, and death.

Aspirin overdose: The earliest symptoms of acute aspirin poisoning may include ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and impaired hearing. More clinically significant signs and symptoms may include rapid breathing (hyperventilation), vomiting, dehydration, fever, double vision, and feeling faint

Marijuana? Confused scientists recommend consuming pounds of it in a single sitting. Can anyone say "media lies"?
 
May 2018
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#30
Water overdose: Confusion, nausea, and vomiting are symptoms. Severe cases can cause seizures, coma, and death.

Aspirin overdose: The earliest symptoms of acute aspirin poisoning may include ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and impaired hearing. More clinically significant signs and symptoms may include rapid breathing (hyperventilation), vomiting, dehydration, fever, double vision, and feeling faint

Marijuana? Confused scientists recommend consuming pounds of it in a single sitting. Can anyone say "media lies"?
I heard a medical expert say that in order to die from a THC "overdose" that a person would have to smoke a joint the size of a telephone pole. Considering that the person would likely pass out well before smoking the entire "pole"....it seems unlikely that even then that THC would kill him.