Started by Marc.Knight, March 20, 2010, 01:13:07 PM
Quote from: Georgie For President 2216 on September 16, 2014, 12:18:07 PMBut we got along fine without marijuana for millennia...
Quote from: MV on September 16, 2014, 12:47:32 PMno, we didn't. on the contrary, people have been smoking it for millennia.
Quote"I don't want kids to smoke or drink, because it dulls motivations and turns SOME kids, the individuals who can't control themselves, into zombies and idiots."
QuoteWhat exactly is the benefit of including pot in society? Why do we need it?
Quote from: cweb on September 16, 2014, 03:13:52 PMThe 60% less likely to finish high school statistic is so entertaining. I love how numbers can be squeezed out of what are likely to be one-sided studies. Maybe those 60% less likely kids just aren't motivated to begin with. Maybe they've already had addictive behaviors or psychological issues they're trying to fix with some herb. They call mj a gateway drug. Yes, it IS a gateway- if you have that type of personality. For other folks, it's a nice hobby.Like others here, I am NOT advocating giving a joint to every high-schooler. Trying weed is something that you should do when you're mature enough to make an informed decision over whether it's worthwhile. Some people never reach that maturity. We call them stereotypes.Yes, I am biased. Yes, I think the government should let adults do whatever drug they want. Yes, I think our culture is lacking in personal responsibility- which is why people are so afraid to let anyone have freedom; because some shithead is going to fuck it up.We need to stop forcing behaviors on people and start motivating them to take care of themselves. Having that sense about yourself is what prevents you from trying something risky or harmful.
Quote from: Georgie For President 2216 on September 16, 2014, 12:18:07 PMI've studied the brain quite a bit as an undergraduate ... But we got along fine without marijuana for millennia, and for most people it has no purpose other than providing yet another form of escape from their responsibilities. What exactly is the benefit of including pot in society? Why do we need it?
Quote from: b_dubb on September 16, 2014, 08:23:49 PMBut if pot's legal how is big pharma going to create wealth for shareholders and their board?
Quote from: eddie dean on September 16, 2014, 08:28:42 PMPot-Pills(tm)
Quote from: zeebo on September 16, 2014, 08:10:43 PMIf you're gonna stop me from growing my own plant, then smoking that plant in the privacy of my own home, whilst peacefully watching cartoons and scarfing down cheese crunchies ... then fine, but stop waving the flag and telling me how damn free I am all the time.
Quote from: aldousburbank on September 16, 2014, 07:11:57 PMJust sayinhttp://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20140916/deaths-from-narcotic-painkillers-quadrupled-in-past-decade-cdc
Quote from: Kelt on September 16, 2014, 08:55:31 PMTry smoking a joint, or drinking a beer on the street. Try driving without a seatbelt, or getting into a fistfight. Try smoking in a restaurant, try making slightly too much noise at night.
Quote from: The General on September 16, 2014, 10:29:42 AMYou know what I really love about marijuana? It hobbles my competition. Every other guitar tech I know smokes barnfulls of the stuff. It kills their ambition and makes them complacent in their mediocrity. It clouds their minds, dulls their judgement, and shrinks their penises. I just love that. Smoke up, suckers!
Quote from: ksm32 on September 16, 2014, 11:55:34 PMI, for the most part have nothing against the POT people. However, you folks always seem to be a little self righteous and love to point the negative finger at the drinking folk. They (we) don't do that to you.
Quote from: Catsmile on September 17, 2014, 12:12:38 AMWell, if you drinkers weren't so burnt out and unmotivated, you would point to their righteous indignation over others moral choices. Damn drug users look at the lot of you. And yes people who drink do point the negative finger at the POT people. I've personally seen a large group of people with drink in hand do it.
Quote from: ksm32 on September 17, 2014, 02:01:10 AMLOL, listen pussy I am far from an unmotivated drunk who can't get off his duff. (That is more often the POT PEOPLE) From what I gather about you kind sir, is that you throw lonely BBQs and hug to death those regretful souls that actually suck it up and show up. I know you drink wine... So get off your soapbox. I say this with kindness in my heart.