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  1. 23 Apr '16 18:21
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-teen-marijuana-use-may-cut-life-short-by-60/

    The study looked at teenagers who had used marijuana more than 50 times.

    Heavy dose means teenagers who use marijuana more than 50 times? I'm absolutely sure that everyone I knew growing up who smoked dope did it more than 50 times. They would get high at least once a week and that was in Jr. High.

    And they try to say that smoking marijuana is not big deal.
  2. 23 Apr '16 18:22
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-teen-marijuana-use-may-cut-life-short-by-60/

    [b]The study looked at teenagers who had used marijuana more than 50 times.


    Heavy dose means teenagers who use marijuana more than 50 times? I'm absolutely sure that everyone I knew growing up who smoked dope did it more than 50 times. They would get high at least once a week and that was in Jr. High.

    And they try to say that smoking marijuana is not big deal.[/b]
    Hence the support of Bernie Sanders with the newer generation.
  3. 24 Apr '16 09:15
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-teen-marijuana-use-may-cut-life-short-by-60/

    [b]The study looked at teenagers who had used marijuana more than 50 times.


    Heavy dose means teenagers who use marijuana more than 50 times? I'm absolutely sure that everyone I knew growing up who smoked dope did it more than 50 times. They would get high at least once a week and that was in Jr. High.

    And they try to say that smoking marijuana is not big deal.[/b]
    Do you think having a beer is a big deal?
  4. 24 Apr '16 14:45
    I know of people who developed schizophrenia after Marijuana use. I don't know if it was the cause, but I believe studies show it is a risk factor.

    I also had a friend as a teenager who started smoking something (I presume it was Marijuana) and seemed to go completely nuts after that.

    Other people claim to have used it for years with no ill effects (that they noticed).

    My feeling is that it is about as bad as alcohol or tobacco and should be treated like tobacco ie not illegal, but heavily taxed and smokers shunned. I think alcohol should go the same way as tobacco.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    24 Apr '16 16:43
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-teen-marijuana-use-may-cut-life-short-by-60/

    [b]The study looked at teenagers who had used marijuana more than 50 times.


    Heavy dose means teenagers who use marijuana more than 50 times? I'm absolutely sure that everyone I knew growing up who smoked dope did it more than 50 times. They would get high at least once a week and that was in Jr. High.

    And they try to say that smoking marijuana is not big deal.[/b]
    The article also talks about a number of confounders in the analysis (association with tobacco, poor life styles, etc.). You'd have to show that the poor life style was not the cause of the heavy cannabis use rather than the other way round. Given the complete disaster alcohol can be all this article does is present the age old argument in favour of moderation in all things.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    24 Apr '16 16:55
    Marijuana can trigger psychosis if a person is genetically predisposed to it.

    Other than that it's harmless. It may even suppress cancer.
  7. 24 Apr '16 16:57 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Other than that it's harmless. It may even suppress cancer.
    Better to say 'relatively harmless'. Nothing is ever totally harmless and smoking is almost certainly bad for you lungs whatever it is you smoke. There is also evidence that it is not good for your IQ.

    It also has well known medical uses.

    Webmd lists many beneficial uses as well as negative side effects.
    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-947-marijuana.aspx?activeingredientid=947&activeingredientname=marijuana
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    24 Apr '16 17:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Better to say 'relatively harmless'. Nothing is ever totally harmless and smoking is almost certainly bad for you lungs whatever it is you smoke. There is also evidence that it is not good for your IQ.

    It also has well known medical uses.
    Marijuana is as dangerous as fried chicken.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    24 Apr '16 17:05
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    [bThere is also evidence that it is not good for your IQ.[/b]
    That must be why I'm so stupid
  10. 24 Apr '16 18:59
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Marijuana is as dangerous as fried chicken.
    So, pretty dangerous.
  11. 24 Apr '16 19:28
    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/cannabis.aspx


    Not that libtard pot heads are willing to look at the truth.
  12. 24 Apr '16 20:12
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/cannabis.aspx


    Not that libtard pot heads are willing to look at the truth.
    If you have a point, rather than the trivial and uncontested "using too much marijuana is bad for you," make it.
  13. 24 Apr '16 20:26
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    If you have a point, rather than the trivial and uncontested "using too much marijuana is bad for you," make it.
    Evidently 50 times is too much.
  14. 24 Apr '16 21:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Not that libtard pot heads are willing to look at the truth.
    What does 'libtard' have to do with pot? I always thought it was mostly a vice of conservatives. Certainly conservatives don't like being told what they can or cannot do because of its health risks and nothing says raw capitalism quite like the drug trade.
  15. 24 Apr '16 21:15
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    What does 'libtard' have to do with pot? I always thought it was mostly a vice of conservatives. Certainly conservatives don't like being told what they can or cannot do because of its health risks and nothing says raw capitalism quite like the drug trade.
    In the US the acceptance of Marijuana is among the social liberals.