Is Cannabis addictive? [from the Pointless to buy Apple Care thread]

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  1. pbmagnet4, Aug 2, 2012
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    pbmagnet4 macrumors regular

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    I'd say ciggs then alcohol are the real gateway drugs here...

    Cannabis should not be victimized here, in fact I bet at some point Jobs probably had a resinous mac at somewhere between the smoke sessions and LSD "explorations" times. Too bad a guy like Steve Jobs never turned out to be successful... lol
     
  2. AZREOSpecialist, Aug 1, 2012
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    Moderator Note: Off-topic discussion moved from the Pointless to buy Apple Care if you are a smoker??!!! thread.



    Pot doesn't cause cancer and is not an addictive narcotic like nicotine. You don't need a patch or shots or a 12-step program when you stop smoking pot.
     
  3. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    So you are the expert. Pot is not addictive.... really? Either you are in your man cave browsing the internet all day... answering macrumors thread and never go out...

    If Pot is not addictive why is it consider as a illegal drugs and cigarette is not.
     
  4. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    Good question.

    Why is marijuana illegal? Because Dow Chemical wants us to use inferior alternatives instead. You have an entire generation of folks being so deliberately miseducated about it, they think smoking weed is more dangerous than driving under the influence (of alcohol).

    I kid you not.
     
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    Base on my own experience, I can drive under the influence of alcohol. But never when Im high, but different folks got different tolerance.
     
  6. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Pot isn't physically addictive, but it's still a dependency forming drug. So you won't withdraw if you quit pot cold turkey, but convincing yourself to quit can still be rather tough (just like any other substance, the degree to which the dependency forms varies from person to person).
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Are you serious? I guess alcohol is legal because it isn't addictive right? Same with cigarettes. Addictive properties are what makes something legal or not? Oh wait, pot is illegal because it is more profitable that way!

    I haven't smoked in a long time...but trust me, it is not, in any way, addictive!
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its illegal because there is more money to be made on it, fines legal costs, etc

    if they legalized it and tried to sell it like cigarettes and tobacoo, nobody would buy it because its very easy to grow yourself.

    ill tell you what is addictive, tobacco, alcohol and gambling and guess what you can do those things in pretty much every country in the world

    so good try with the addicitve card
     
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    To be fair the person that posted that is probably a kid in school...its funny how much you learn was a lie when you grow up.
     
  10. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that it's dependency forming, but I don't feel like because you form a habit from it it's a terrible thing. It's just like anything else- I choose to drink 5 sodas a day, and I've done it as long as I can remember so it's just part of what I do. I know I'm being a piece of **** for doing it, but in my head I make the choice to drink a soda. When I'm preparing for an athletic event, I make a point to limit my soda drinking significantly, and even though it's not extremely easy, it's not hard either. Same thing goes for pot, IMO. Pot gives you the reasons to make you want to do it over and over again, over and over again, forming a habit out of it, but the difference between a dangerous addictive drug like cocaine and pot is that pot gives your body the physical ability to make a choice to smoke it or not, where as cocaine, cigarettes, etc. make you body literally crave and make them feel a need for that substance.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    so very true

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    exactly, when I go days or a week without smoking im fine, i actually get a better high the next time I do, but I dont have ill effects when no smoking like withdraw or the shakes or I dont get iratable or moddy

    Ive never been addicted to anything so maybe i dont even know what addiction is suppose to feel like but im pretty sure its suppose to feel like something rather than nothing
     
  12. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    FYI caffeine is addictive. I wouldn't equate it to nicotine, but it is an addictive drug.

    While pot may not be physically addictive, sometimes the psychological addiction can be even more difficult to overcome than the physical. Especially in the case of pot because often times the user can easily convince themselves because they're not doing any physical damage to their body, then using is completely harmless.
     
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    Caffeine is so moderately addictive I've have a hard time calling it truly addictive. I don't have caffeine withdrawals or headaches or anything when I cut off caffeine for a few weeks.

    Agreed, though, that the reason people keep smoking pot over and over again is pretty psychological. However, knowing all that, the user is still making a choice, and it's left 100% in their hands unlike some other addictive substances.
     
  14. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The exact same argument could be made for fast food.
     
  15. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Minus the part where food is essential for sustaining life. Haha.

    NY just passed a law a month ago outlawing the "biggie size" drinks.....they're working on it.

    Obese people already face enough judgement from society. You don't see TV networks putting stoners on a reality TV show for the entire nation to see.

    edit: Upon reading your comment again, I have to disagree entirely. People know what they're putting into their bodies and how bad it is for them when it comes to fast food. You can't deny the efforts being made to decrease obesity. Much like the efforts being made to fight cigarette smoking.
     
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    I'm on opiates due to chronic pain issues. As long as you have a consistent supply - it really does feel like nothing. But because they're physically addictive substances, if I were to go say... a day without them, it's not a very pleasant feeling at all. Lots of chills, nausea, coughs, sweats, etc..
     
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    Fast food is not essential for sustaining life. It is incremental in taking life in the United States of America. But essential for sustaining it? Not even close.
     
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    I do...
     
  19. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Read my post again.

    There is already legislation being made against it. Just like marijuana.

    Why do pro-marijuana people always try to change the subject to some other issue? Obesity, cigarettes, alcohol, TV, guns, gangs, media networks, the economy...Any other issues you'd rather redirect to in order to deflect?
     
  20. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I'm not pro-marijuana, just anti-stupidity.
     
  21. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    That's why I said it's not nearly as bad as nicotine. I only stated it was addictive, which is true.

    It is their choice, but overcoming a psychological addiction or affliction is not as easy as it seems.
     
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    just to prove how idiotic anti-marijuanna people are
     
  23. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Please, explain what part is idiotic?

    More insults. I guess when you run out of actual intelligence, you have to revert to a derivative behavior as a last grasp for a...well... lets just call it an "opinion".
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    well im not talking about anthing specific you said because I did not read you posts, but me being pro-marijuanna I retaliate to posts like "pot is worse for you than alcohol because its illegal" etc etc
     
  25. AZREOSpecialist, Aug 2, 2012
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    You've just shown your complete ignorance of the subject. Goodbye.
     

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