What are the consequences for smoking weed?

What are the consequences for smoking weed?

Answer #1

Marijuana is definitely not an inconsequential drug, but many of its effects have been drastically over exaggerated. Just look up “facts and myths about marijuana” on Google. For example, http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths/

“Fact: Moderate smoking of marijuana appears to pose minimal danger to the lungs…There have been no reports of lung cancer related solely to marijuana, and in a large study presented to the American Thoracic Society in 2006, even heavy users of smoked marijuana were found not to have any increased risk of lung cancer.”

“Fact: In 1972, after reviewing the scientific evidence, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse concluded that while marijuana was not entirely safe, its dangers had been grossly overstated.”

“Fact: None of the medical tests currently used to detect brain damage in humans have found harm from marijuana, even from long term high-dose use.”

“Fact: Most people who smoke marijuana smoke it only occasionally. A small minority of Americans - less than 1 percent - smoke marijuana on a daily basis. An even smaller minority develop a dependence on marijuana.”

Answer #2

Seems like the health issues have been covered. Have you considered that arrest, expulsion from school, and a police record could be a negative in your life?

Answer #3

Brain damage, I think lung damage, addiction, lots of thing. Dont do any sort of drug or youll just be throwing your life away.

Answer #4

for one…damage to brain cells

Answer #5

well…arrest, could lose friends due to the way it may make you act around them, to them, or how they may feel about you doing it, you could become a pot head-meaning you could become addicted to it and waste your life away putting important things to the side like school or watever and just smoking all the time, kills brain cells althow in my opinion I wouldnt worry about that part too much if you dont do it that much cause I surely know I’m ot any dumber and none of my friends seem that way either-they’re actually very smart, and it also lasts in your hair for months I’m pretty sure and in your system for a while too so if you wanted to say get a job or somethin and they did a drug test using your hair thye would find out even if you smoked like two months ago they would know, so yeah.

Answer #6

ruining your life.

Answer #7

Ok, I know it can ruin your life, my question is HOW?

Answer #8

rofl ok for one it doesnt damage brain cells theres so much misleading information out there, its absurd im a heavy smoker myself but it has never stopped from doing anything its made me appreciate life more and I’ve become a better person overall erasing hate from my mind poeple need the real information and need to know the real truth about marijuana smoking has made me who I am today. im my own person and it has made me open minded and an understanding person

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 what more info? norml.org hightimes.com americandrugwar.org flexyourrights.org lets all make this a better place to live in!

Answer #9

Info found:

Marijuana can be both emotionally and mentally addictive. Once an individual becomes addicted to marijuana it develops into part of who they believe themselves to be. Avoiding their friends who do not use, the addict will gravitate to others that do. Marijuana is a topic that is always on their mind, whether it be thinking about the next time they will be able to get high or where their going to get their next sack. When someone is addicted to marijuana eventually their friends and the people close to them only know how they act when their stoned because they no longer do anything without first smoking. Their constant abuse is due to the misconception that marijuana is what they need to solve their problems. Sometimes addicts will take their stash with them wherever they go, just in case an opportunity arises and they are able to take a couple hits. They may even go through several dealers in order to make sure they always have a constant supply of marijuana - For assistance Call 1-800-405-8409: http://WWW.marijuanaaddiction.info/

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