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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    That's a hard generalization. I've met plenty of folks who were worthless, lazy potheads that did absolutely nothing productive while spouting bull **** about how weed is harmless. I've also met people who smoke pot on a regular (not daily mind you ) basis that worked their *** off, made a lot of money, and are great people.

    It's like booze, I guess. If you get drunk all the time, you're going to be worthless. Weed is the same way. If you're stoned all the time, you're going to be worthless.

    This post is no better than the original guy who said all pot heads are lazy. There are plenty of people who smoke 2-3 times a day and live normal, hard working lives. I'm not disagreeing that there are lazy people who should have to pass a Drug Test to get that welfare check that their buying their weed with. The people that I am referring to are actually less productive and hard working when they arent high.

    It should be legalized, there are very few reasons why its not. The states that have decriminalized it and legalized it havent seen a jump in murders/crime like everyone assumes would happen. Yes its against the law in Iowa (i have a possesion charge) but most cops nowadays will simply write a ticket for having a pipe and "dispose" of the green. In small amounts of course. Worse case is they write you a ticket for your bowl and your on your way.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    This post is no better than the original guy who said all pot heads are lazy. There are plenty of people who smoke 2-3 times a day and live normal, hard working lives. I'm not disagreeing that there are lazy people who should have to pass a Drug Test to get that welfare check that their buying their weed with. The people that I am referring to are actually less productive and hard working when they arent high.

    It should be legalized, there are very few reasons why its not. The states that have decriminalized it and legalized it havent seen a jump in murders/crime like everyone assumes would happen. Yes its against the law in Iowa (i have a possesion charge) but most cops nowadays will simply write a ticket for having a pipe and "dispose" of the green. In small amounts of course. Worse case is they write you a ticket for your bowl and your on your way.
    Getting inebriated throughout the work day is not productive, even if you think it is, unless you're an entertainer. I don't care what substance you're doing it. I guess there are plenty of people who get stoned at work, or drink at/before work, and get their **** done and done competently, but if you're getting inebriated throughout the day, you have a substance abuse problem. I would redact the statement that it makes you worthless. It doesn't necessarily make you worthless, but it's not making you better, and it's a problem most likely.

    And if you don't think smoking up makes you inebriated, you probably have a problem.

    I agree with your second paragraph. There's really no reason weed should be illegal.


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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Getting inebriated throughout the work day is not productive, even if you think it is, unless you're an entertainer. I don't care what substance you're doing it. I guess there are plenty of people who get stoned at work, or drink at/before work, and get their **** done and done competently, but if you're getting inebriated throughout the day, you have a substance abuse problem. I would redact the statement that it makes you worthless. It doesn't necessarily make you worthless, but it's not making you better, and it's a problem most likely.

    And if you don't think smoking up makes you inebriated, you probably have a problem.

    I agree with your second paragraph. There's really no reason weed should be illegal.

    I can honestly say smoking weed does not in any way shape or form make me inebriated. I'm not in here to argue. That being said, does someone who takes 3 smoke breaks a day at work have a "substance abuse problem?" No, they have an addiction to nicotine. I agree it doesn't make you better, but it definitely doesn't slow everyone up. Weed hits people differently, just because when you've smoked weed you felt like you were inebriated doesn't mean that happens to everyone.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

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    I bet you would be surprised by who actually "smokes it up"! Not just your worthless population fyi.
    I know this thirty something year old dude going back to school that smokes daily and carry's a 4.0 g.p.a.. A lot more mainstream than most people want to admit.


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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    I can honestly say smoking weed does not in any way shape or form make me inebriated. I'm not in here to argue. That being said, does someone who takes 3 smoke breaks a day at work have a "substance abuse problem?" No, they have an addiction to nicotine. I agree it doesn't make you better, but it definitely doesn't slow everyone up. Weed hits people differently, just because when you've smoked weed you felt like you were inebriated doesn't mean that happens to everyone.
    If weed doesn't inebriate you, why do you smoke it?

    Weed inebriates you. It might not make you worthless, but it inebriates you. If you don't recognize that, something's wrong.

    i don't doubt it's effect is different than other substances, but it definitely inebriates you.


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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    I saw James Franco's Academy Award hosting performance. Of course, if you were not sedated, most humans would want to throttle that uber-annoying drama queen, julia-roberts-wannabe co-host.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If weed doesn't inebriate you, why do you smoke it?

    Weed inebriates you. It might not make you worthless, but it inebriates you. If you don't recognize that, something's wrong.

    i don't doubt it's effect is different than other substances, but it definitely inebriates you.

    Technically you are wrong. Inebriate refers to alcohol. Inebriate - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary so yeah it doesn't technically "inebriate" you. You may have better luck trying to make your argument if you use the correct terms.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If weed doesn't inebriate you, why do you smoke it?

    Weed inebriates you. It might not make you worthless, but it inebriates you. If you don't recognize that, something's wrong.

    i don't doubt it's effect is different than other substances, but it definitely inebriates you.
    I smoke it because it helps calm me down and helps tremendously with my anxiety. Much like people who take ADHD medication, only I don't have health insurance so its cheaper than paying out of pocket for prescriptions. You trying to tell me, the person admitting to smoking it that it inebriates me, is becoming comical.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    If your weed isn't "inebriating" you, you're probably getting ****** weed.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    According to Merriam-Webster it means to get drunk or intoxicate.

    Smoking weed intoxicates you. Just like drinking beer. Or taking ADD meds. Or snorting blow. Or eating mushrooms.

    It doesn't mean you can't function, but it affects your state of mind. I've smoked plenty of weed in my life, among other things, and I can say beyond a doubt that it intoxicates you. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing, but anyone who sits there and says weed doesn't get you intoxicated is sorely trying to justify their own behavior in a dishonest way that either A) strips their credibility or B) is a blatant attempt to cover up an underlying issue.

    If you need marijuana to get through the day, and you aren't in severe amounts of physical pain, you're probably addicted, just like you can get addicted to any other mind-altering substance, including prescription ones handed out by doctors or alcohol.

    I knew a guy in college who once said "I don't do drugs to make myself better; I do drugs to get f**cked up."


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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    My problem ha a always been the difficulty in testing. I assume we all agree that it should be restricted just like alcohol when it comes to driving, operating machinery, and while at work. But is there a way to test whether an individual is under the effects of marinara? You will test positive for days after the effects wear off. So for everyone saying to regulate it, how?

    I'm not sure there are many jobs where you can go while high, legal or not. So how does an employer determine whether you are capable of doing your job without any test?



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    My problem ha a always been the difficulty in testing. I assume we all agree that it should be restricted just like alcohol when it comes to driving, operating machinery, and while at work. But is there a way to test whether an individual is under the effects of marinara? You will test positive for days after the effects wear off. So for everyone saying to regulate it, how?

    I'm not sure there are many jobs where you can go while high, legal or not. So how does an employer determine whether you are capable of doing your job without any test?
    One would assume by results. Even legal, it can still be forbidden for employment purposes (and tested for). It really changes nothing, as people can go to work baked (and undetected) now.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    [QUOTE=Clonehomer;3761913]My problem ha a always been the difficulty in testing. I assume we all agree that it should be restricted just like alcohol when it comes to driving, operating machinery, and while at work. But is there a way to test whether an individual is under the effects of marinara? You will test positive for days after the effects wear off. So for everyone saying to regulate it, how?

    I'm not sure there are many jobs where you can go while high, legal or not. So how does an employer determine whether you are capable of doing your job without any test?[/QUOTE


    I have close friends in both CO and Wash and all have told me that a job that requires a drug test and has a drug free policy in place have changed nothing. Not even to enployees with cards. Ultimately driving or doing anything at work in an unsafe enviroment while being high increases some peoples chances of getting hurt, thus making the employer responsible. I wish there was a way to test for it, we got a man on the moon (allegedly) but cant figure out how to test someone to see if they've recently smoked. Ya, ok goverment.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    My problem ha a always been the difficulty in testing. I assume we all agree that it should be restricted just like alcohol when it comes to driving, operating machinery, and while at work. But is there a way to test whether an individual is under the effects of marinara? You will test positive for days after the effects wear off. So for everyone saying to regulate it, how?

    I'm not sure there are many jobs where you can go while high, legal or not. So how does an employer determine whether you are capable of doing your job without any test?
    I don't know if it was intentional or not but I'm really excited at the possibility of being high on marinara.



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    Re: Marijuana's Effect on Memory and Brain Tissue Structure

    Some jobs can be done by people smoking good weed not during work hours. Other people smoke ditch weed and think they are pot smokers.



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