pot. I've always been taught its bad.

I’ve always been taught pot is bad. That if you do it you will get addicted & eventully die. I have a friend who smokes it. I want him to stop & im bugging him about it. When I looked up on the comp info to show him how bad it is I realilized its not @ all that bad. How is it bad?? && why should’nt people smoke it && why should they quit?? if its just as bad as beer & other drinks like that why did’nt they make a law against that too?? HELP! even comments will help I want your input & what you figure. thanks.

Answer #1

because it make you paranoid, not give a care in the world, and most people try other drugs after smoking pot, because of the feeling they enjoy and then you get addicted to other drugs

Answer #2

OK i really dont know why its leagal for ppl to smoke cigarets and drink alcohal probably ppl urg to get a high and back then ppl didnt no it was bad for u to do that stuff. heck my grandpa (he is dead now) he smoke opeim when it was leagal. and ppl that drink do drink so much alcohal to get high

Answer #3

it is illegal because it was supported by the counter culture and the only reasone cigarrettes arn’t illegal is because the cigarrette companys are funnling money into the government

Answer #4

Well in most cases Pot is bad. But it also helps save lives. Whoever tld you that you can get addicted to POT??? But I guess it’s possible, but pretty unlikely. And dying FROM SMOKING POT well, I could say that whoever told you this was probably high themseves, but im my experienced life of watching the people I love (mother) ruin their lives with drugs dying from smoking pot is the same as the aveage person dying “naturally”

Peace XO

Answer #5

Marijuana (and similar plants) was originally made illegal in the USA when the government was looknig for ways to harrass poor Chinese immigrants working in California. The Chinese smoked marijuana, and the rest of californians did not, so they made that illegal so that they could put the Chinese people in prison when they wanted to.

Marijuana is the second most harmless drug, after caffeine, as far as I know. Let me also say that I don’t use any type of drugs, and I believe they “rot your brain”, or at least encourage you to waste your life. I don’t think they are good, but I also believe the laws and lies that are out there about them are 100% wrong.

I have found that nearly everything, EVERYTHING, I was taught in public school was either a lie, partly wrong, or completely wrong. Except of course, math and science, which schools don’t usually teach very much anyway.

Take that to mean that almost everything you know (or have been taught) isn’t really right, and I think you are starting to see that after trying to find out for yourself about marijuana.

Answer #6

Consuming marijuana is not as dangerous as people think. As you have read drinking and cigarette smoking are alot more harmful to your body and cause many more medical problems. As with any drug, there is potentiel to addiction by abusive consumption. For example having a beer or two with friends once a week is ok but drinking 6 to 12 beers 4 times aweek would be abusive. If your friend consumes pot every once in a while for relaxtion or pain releif then there is truly no reason to get on his case about it. The only big problem is that pot is illegal and therefore he could eventualy end up in court or jail if he isn’t careful. Some people smoke pot because they feel it helps them relax or be creative others smoke pot because they have an illness and pot helps eliviate pain as well as increase appetite. Poeple who abuse pot generaly are plagued with little motivation and lazinness which could be a good reason to stop. Abusizing pot can also cause lung cancer in the long run since you are smoking it and all the crap that comes with it (tar, etc.) Some poeple also do not react well to this substance and can feel paranoid or uneasy, this also would be a good reason to stop or reduce consumption. if you want to help your friend accept that he might like to smoke every once in a while but show your concern over the fact that he shouldn’t abuse the substance by consuming it every day or in great quantities (as with alcohol or cigarettes!). The legal aspects as to why pot is still illegal in the USA and other countries (not the case in Netherlands for example)is long and complicated. It goes way back into American history and there are many political and economic reasons for keeping it illegal (none that have anything to do with whether it is bad or not for you). If this is a subject that really interests you, continue your internet research, rent documentaries about it and buy books on the subject. It’s surprising what one can learn about any subject when one takes the time to research it.

Answer #7

No doubt the schools greatly exagerate the dangers of marijuana to scare. Plato called this “The Noble Lie.” Plato thought that the masses were not smart enough to behave in their best interest and had to be lied to in order to be lead.

To me the biggest danger in exagerating the dangers of marijuana is that it dilutes the message against truely dangerous drugs like Herioin, and methamphetamines.

Answer #8

ok smokingpot is bad for ur healthand that’s all u need to know to get him or u out of it ok? it can cause serious damage to a human being and being dead is better than being a victim of pot

Answer #9

Who cares about alchohol and cigarettes being bad for your health? The reason pot is worse than alchohol is because the point of drinking alchohol (for smart people at least) is not to get totally wasted, and you can enjoy your tastey alchoholic beverage and not get smashed. However, the only point of smoking pot is to get high, and no one smokes a dooby without this intention. That’s why pot is illegal you potheads. Stop smoking pot and get smarter.

Answer #10

i smoke pot almost as much as i drink water. it helps me in my life by getting me so stoned i dont know whats going on and i dont have a care in the world. yea it may not be good but some people take it to get away from things. me ive never been addicted but i do it all the time. sure it may mess u up. like when i do it and i get high, i hear myself yelling in my head and sometimes i say what i hear but dont feel my lips move. it may mess u up for a while but if u ever try it ul see why its so popular.

Answer #11

it should be leagle-I smoke ppot sometimes and im fine-it actually helps some dieses so its not bad

Answer #12

lol so many people say its bad but you never see them having a good reason why its bad

lol dont listen to what people tell u, its all misleading information you need to do your own research and see for urself

These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum

-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs

-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to “bad journalism”

-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness

-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..

I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses


-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news norml.org high times magazine etc..

  • theres more to it than just getting high and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in

-God bless the whole crop!

  • and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it

-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)

people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions

the list goes on

  • the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning thats just a waste of our tax money I wonder what they do with all that money.. those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it

the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!

-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized

  • its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us. credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct they hiding the truth from us its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time

get up stand up!

  • marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment

all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed want to learn more? norml.org americandrugwar.org hightimes.com flexyourrights.org lets all make this a better place to live in!

Answer #13

Smoking weed isnt bad as long as long as it doesnt become a everyday need, if you smoke one a month or a week it isnt that bad. It also doesnt make someone stupid or smart, i think if someone smoke, once a week or a month this person is smart in some points. Just watch you consomation :)

Answer #14

Some ppl smoke for the taste, if you knew more about the subject you would know there is different kinds of pot ^^ and it isnt too bad depend on if it used well, just like alchool

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