Started by Marc.Knight, March 20, 2010, 01:13:07 PM
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Quote from: aldousburbank on December 23, 2013, 06:46:57 PMPeople, this is why God made weed. Ok guys, let's torch this.
Quote from: Philosopher on December 23, 2013, 03:26:08 PM...The relationship between marijuana and psychotic illness, specifically schizophrenia, has been studied for many years and is receiving increasing publicity in the mainstream media.
Quote from: Philosopher on December 23, 2013, 03:26:08 PM Certainly not all people who smoke marijuana will develop schizophrenia...
Quote from: Philosopher on December 23, 2013, 03:26:08 PM ... approximately one-third of people in America with schizophrenia regularly abuse marijuana.
Quote from: Philosopher on December 23, 2013, 03:26:08 PM[Quoted source was] NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness: Marijuana and Mental Illness
Quote from: onan on December 23, 2013, 03:43:50 PM...the information you suggest about marijuana and schizophrenia is ill-informed. Marijuana is not causal to the condition.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on December 10, 2013, 12:18:52 PM I actually tried it back in my early 40`s and the experience was not a pleasant one at all... I was nearly overwhelmed by the intense buzz. My heart was palpitating, my respiration was all wacky...and I was in full- blown panic mode! ...NEVER AGAIN.
Quote from: onan on December 23, 2013, 03:43:50 PMI can show you several studies that suggest there is relevance to certain cannabinoids helping with schizophrenia. I won't get into my problems with NAMI, but they are numerous. First the information you suggest about marijuana and schizophrenia is ill-informed. Yes there is a small number of patients with marijuana induced psychosis. It isn't a permanent condition. Schizophrenia is a long term condition. People suffering from schizophrenia often self medicate. Marijuana is not causal to the condition. It would help if you had a full understanding of the societal environment that many if not most schizophrenics live. Most live in substandard housing in poor neighborhoods and live on SSI benefits. That environment breeds drug dealers. And often people with limited ability to use rational thought get caught up in that environment. Add to that many illicit drugs quell the audio hallucinations that affect many schizophrenics. And they do so (unfortunately) with less uncomfortable side effects. I can't tell you how often I have to explain the negative influence of marijuana on medication. And how often it is disregarded.
Quote from: Philosopher on December 23, 2013, 10:14:09 PMI did not interpret the article as suggesting there was a causal factor involved, but rather exacerbation if the individual was prone to develop schizophrenia beforehand. I think there is plenty of research that substantiates that claim. However, I seemed to have digressed from my main point of this thread. Regardless of one's "adult" approach to pot, it is my hope that children are considered, and protected. That simple.
Quote from: aldousburbank on December 23, 2013, 10:19:12 PMThis is not to take away from your point but this is exactly what I think whenever I see a television left on thoughtlessly where kids live, and I'm not being snarky.
Quoteâ€œAs has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I donâ€™t think it is more dangerous than alcohol."
Quote from: Up All Night on January 20, 2014, 10:08:25 AMIt's illegal for children to purchase alcohol and cigarettes. And so it would be with pot.And, President Obama said in a "The New Yorker" magazine interview:
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 20, 2014, 10:20:57 AMSince when has Barry`s opinion meant anything?
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 20, 2014, 10:26:41 AMYeah, cos he isn't on the worlds stage in any capacity...oh wait...
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 20, 2014, 10:40:20 AMYeah, because you haven't the intelligence to evolve past plankton state.
Quote from: Juan on January 20, 2014, 01:02:55 PMA group in Florida is trying to get a medical marijuana referendum on the ballot. It is being pushed by John Morgan, an Orlando attorney who is a Democrat and who floods the airwaves with ads. He's airing commercials around the state talking about how much he cares about people and wants to show it by getting the marijuana bill to pass. Of course, a few idiot mainstream Republicans, such as Attorney General Pam Bondi, oppose the measure.Folks ask why Morgan has suddenly taken up the issue. I think it is pure politics. I'll bet Morgan believes having the issue on the ballot will draw more Democrat leaning voters to the polls. Why is that important? Because one of Morgan's law partners, Charlie Crist, is running for governor as a Democrat (he last served as governor as a Republican).
Quote from: Juan on January 20, 2014, 01:02:55 PM I think it is pure politics. I'll bet Morgan believes having the issue on the ballot will draw more Democrat leaning voters to the polls. Why is that important?
Quote from: Up All Night on January 24, 2014, 05:28:08 AMTexas Gov. Rick Perry now supports decriminalizing marijuanaGov. Rick Perry, a staunch conservative, riled the Lone Star state Thursday"
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 24, 2014, 06:30:22 AMDrugs, whores, gambling: legalize them all.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 24, 2014, 08:37:01 AMAs none of them are illegal now, what is your point?
Quote from: Juan on January 24, 2014, 04:26:38 PMYorkie, they are all illegal in most places in the US.
Quote from: Juan on January 25, 2014, 05:47:48 PM...betting on the horses is illegal in most places here.