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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by tshrimp, Nov 10, 2015.
With all the marijuana discussion I thought I would do poll on it.
never tried it or other drugs, don't care if you do, it's your body, have at it as you see fit
Provided people make an informed choice then I see no reason to concern myself with whether somebody chooses to smoke marijuana. People should have access to the risks concerning marijuana (and they do). If you don't like the risks then don't take the drug. If you're willing to accept the risks and agree to smoke marijuana in the privacy of a private building then it's not something I'd lose sleep over.
I've never tried marijuana or other drugs. Does caffeine count?
I used to smoke quite a bit of it in my late teens and sadly a couple of my friends still smoke it heavily. Where the rest of us have gone on to have successful careers, they still live like students and lack any motivation. It's a nice buzz when you smoke it but despite the evidence of links to mental illness it also makes you very lethargic.
These days I hate all kinds of smoking and after watching family members die young, I would welcome it to be banned altogether. I certainly wouldn't want cannabis legalised as I think it's pointless legalising yet something else to add to the growing list of harmful substances creating issues for the NHS. Let people buy it illegally if they want to take the risk as I did. I just think legalising it will mean easier access and more people trying it. No thanks.
prohibition does not work, if people lie about the effects and kids try it they end up wondering what else is not as bad as they were told.
education is the key on BOTH sides, spare me the "it's evil & will lead to you using other drugs" along with the "it cures cancer and successful people like Steve jobs and Obama have used drugs blah blah blah blah".
Successful regular smoker here! Software engineer with wife/kids/house/etc.
my wife is using cbds to help with her seizures and pain. you need some thc for it to work well and that keeps he from getting so upset at work and to think clearly. ( I think her seizure meds mess her mind up a bit) the effects from one dose of cbd with a little thc lasts about 24 hours for her. we accidentally got some thc tincture we both tried it for the fist time ever and don't like the effects. but it is helpful as a sleep aid over something that can be nasty. I rather see people use pot the alcohol. the whole gateway thing is a bit misleading. some people are going find a escape from reality no matter what is legal or if is harmful. so they may start with pot but they will be going on to other things because they have a problem to begin with. alcohol, cigarettes, food,pot drugs religion can all be misused. but blaming the substance is pointless. if it is not one thing it will be another.
Haven't ever tried it or any other drugs. That said for recreational use I don't see it as any better or worse than Alcohol or Tobacco so it probably should be legalized at least for small amounts. I think having people go to jail for it is a lot worse as having a conviction on their record will make it harder for them to get a good job and may make them more likely to commit crimes after they get out of jail.
For medical uses it would be nice if the federal government would allow studies of it to see if it actually has the medicinal effects that supporters claim it does.
I am teen of the 1960's went on the hippie road to Kathmandu in 1968 for my GAP year, used MJ and LSD till mid 1970's.
After I was married and had children, I slowed way down, I never did drugs again.
how can you handle a wife & kids while sober? is that not torture?
Well after my wife died from cancer leaving me with two small children, I had other things to occupy my time, drugs just didn't fit in with being a responsible father.
sorry for your loss.
Thank you, It was many years ago, they say time heals all.
I can see her in my two daughters, and I see glimpses of her in my two granddaughters.
The first drug I ever tried was alcohol.
Later in my life I tried cigarettes.
Years later, I tried marijuana.
But marijuana's supposed to be the "gateway" drug, right?
I smoked regularly towards the end of high school and through much of college. It's been over a decade since I actually bought any, but I have smoked it when offered at New Year's parties and stuff like that.
I've also tried a few other drugs
But about the point you're implying with this poll... correlation is not causation. People who develop substance abuse problems don't do so because they tried marijuana first. It's simply that pot is a very common thing to try, with over 40% of Americans having done so and the vast majority of them never developing an addiction to anything. http://www.gallup.com/poll/184298/four-americans-say-tried-marijuana.aspx
Same with me.
B-but haven't you seen Reefer Madness?! The shameful orgies the result from smoking the wicked weed?!
If only that were actually the case...
Good Christian girls turned bad...
Got mash up. Regularly.
The wording of the poll is a bit odd. It implies the whole gateway drug theory has any teeth, which a lot of research has shown it does not. The fact someone might have tried pot and also tried another drug does not mean they "went on" from pot to the other drug - other than the fact both drugs might be illegal, there is no connection.
Agree. It's a dumb message to send people that getting high is wise. World is filled with dumb people though.
Sorry for your loss man. Agree with your last statement.
Agreed. Plus, since it only takes into account marijuana, any results skew toward it being the gateway drug, while ignoring alcohol and tobacco, thus fulfilling the objective of the OP to unfairly vilify marijuana and perpetuate the myth of it being a dangerous drug needing to remain illegal.
So I ignored the poll.
I thought you smoked regularly and do one hallucinogen a year.