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View Poll Results: Should possession and use of Marijuana be legal for adults?
Yes, it should be legal 230 68.05%
Sort of, only for medicinal use as prescribed by a physician 24 7.10%
No, but the penalty for possession of small amounts should be minor and not involve jail time 40 11.83%
No, throw the book at 'em. 12 3.55%
Yes, but only for small amounts. 32 9.47%
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:48 PM   #41
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To make it medically available is to open up the flood gates to bogus claims and reward unscrupulous Md's . I'd say legalize it with underage laws in place and yes I did smoke it occasionally in my younger days but I did not inhale .
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This forum is dominated by introverts and INTJ's. Look at the results of this poll...wow, so many for legalization. Rock on! You introverts are more fun than us extroverts would think...
I will have to take exception to that.

I just voted in the older polls too.

Never smoke it. Never knew anyone who did, or rather never saw anyone smoking it. Never went looking for it, nor ever had it pushed on me. Still don't know what marijuana smoke smells like. Was never interested, and will not be.

Caveat: I am not a saint. I started smoking cigarettes at 16. Was drunk the first time at about the same age. Stopped smoking about 7 years ago, and the most I smoked was 1/3 pack a day. Still drink, but I usually drink for the taste rather than for the buzz, because my tolerance level is a bit high. To get the later, I would need to drink a lot more than I usually do, which is just a couple of shots, or a couple of beers at most (I once finished a bottle of Cognac with a long-time friend, and was able to go to work the next day).

Back on pot legalization, I have the same reservation that Dex expressed above. And I look at pot users with jaundiced eyes. Maybe my attitude will change if I bother to study its effect on the users, but that is not very high on my priority list. Call me a bigot.

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..... And I look at pot users with jaundiced eyes.....

So, there!
Well, they are looking back at your yellow eyes with bloodshot ones, so there you go.
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Still don't know what marijuana smoke smells like.
I was paid by the Navy to go to a "test burn" class required for testimony that you had a basis for invoking probable cause.

We definitely inhaled. The graduation certificate in my service record is designed around a silhouette of a marijuana leaf...
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Well, they are looking back at your yellow eyes with bloodshot ones, so there you go.
Really! Just verify that on the Web. Thanks for giving me a tip to look out for them.
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Well, I attended university in the 60's. Still remember part of it (what did we do there, anyway).
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I say legalize it, I was in college in the late 60s and smoked more than my fair share back then. It seems to me that the law has ruined more lives than pot has.
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Dangers of dope.
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The first Web site I found on this subject said:
The short-term effects of marijuana include:

Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure
Sometimes marijuana use can also produce anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic.

When high doses of marijuana are used, usually when eaten in food rather than smoked, users can experience the following symptoms:

Hallucinations
Delusions
Impaired memory
Disorientation
Effects of Marijuana - The Health Effects of Marijuana

I guess I will never know how serious these effects are, because I will not get to witness any clinical study myself.
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The first Web site I found on this subject said:
The short-term effects of marijuana include:

Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure
Sometimes marijuana use can also produce anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic.

When high doses of marijuana are used, usually when eaten in food rather than smoked, users can experience the following symptoms:

Hallucinations
Delusions
Impaired memory
Disorientation
Effects of Marijuana - The Health Effects of Marijuana


Darn tootin. Sassafrass oil or MDMA is much better for people.
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Perhaps, but the main issues are usally limited to uncontrollable laughter, wanting to get all cuddly, and getting enormously hungry.

Sounds really awful, does't it?
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... and getting enormously hungry.
YES! That seems to be the indisputable effect that I read about and have seen in movies. YES! Appetite leads to obesity, and we all know how bad a shape our health care system is. That alone, my friends, makes it bad. Didn't some cities pass ordinances banning fast food or unhealthy food, etc...? And we have not discussed hallucinations, delusions, and disorientation.
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The first Web site I found on this subject said:
The short-term effects of marijuana include:

Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure
Sometimes marijuana use can also produce anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic.

When high doses of marijuana are used, usually when eaten in food rather than smoked, users can experience the following symptoms:

Hallucinations
Delusions
Impaired memory
Disorientation
Effects of Marijuana - The Health Effects of Marijuana

I guess I will never know how serious these effects are, because I will not get to witness any clinical study myself.
Don't you trust your own experiences? Or others on this board?

Do you believe everything you find in the Interweb?
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Don't you trust your own experiences?
As posted, I have had no personal experience with it.

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Or others on this board?
I have not seen any of you under its effect.

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This forum itself is on the Internet.
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YES!!!!! I've been smoking for 37 years and I can stop any time I want to!
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If it is harmless, why stop?
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I will have to take exception to that.

I just voted in the older polls too.

Never smoke it. Never knew anyone who did, or rather never saw anyone smoking it.............. Call me a bigot.

So, there!
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YES! That seems to be the indisputable effect that I read about and have seen in movies. YES! Appetite leads to obesity, and we all know how bad a shape our health care system is. That alone, my friends, makes it bad. Didn't some cities pass ordinances banning fast food or unhealthy food, etc...? And we have not discussed hallucinations, delusions, and disorientation.
Really? Eating causes US health care problems? That's it? Well I guess the movies may be the best place to go for health related information.

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The short-term effects of marijuana include:

Distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch)
Problems with memory and learning
Loss of coordination
Trouble with thinking and problem-solving
Increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure
Sometimes marijuana use can also produce anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic.

When high doses of marijuana are used, usually when eaten in food rather than smoked, users can experience the following symptoms:

Hallucinations
Delusions
Impaired memory
Disorientation
Effects of Marijuana - The Health Effects of Marijuana

I guess I will never know how serious these effects are, because I will not get to witness any clinical study myself.
Well, do you think the people who make the decisions on the legalities should do a bit more some research or just agree with you?
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