Do you consider marijuana a drug and why ??
its not a drug because it grows on this earth naturally people say its a drug because of "bad journalism" drugs are processed, things are done to it chemically
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..
-God bless the whole crop!
-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 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
get up stand up!
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!
ok...did my research. and how in the world do you think that marijuana does not cause lung cancer? it's a caringenic SMOKE that you INHALE.
"Opponents of efforts to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses suggest that marijuana is a so-called gateway drug that often leads users to try more dangerous drugs and to addiction,"---the FDA...new york times
"The major active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the mind-altering effects of marijuana intoxication" (Marijuana Abuse). THC enters the brain by passing through the lungs into the bloodstream, and then affects various centers in the brain, causing several health risks outlined below.
"Health risks include: impaired thinking and memory; diminished balance and coordination; increased chance of heart attack; increased risk of respiratory infection; increased risk of lung cancer, mouth cancer, and cancer of the respiratory tract; and possible hallucinations (Marijuana as Medicine). There is also a link between marijuana use and fatal accidents. "Studies show that 6 to 11 percent of fatal accident victims test positive for THC" (Marijuana Abuse). Marijuana use may also hamper the ability of the immune system to fight off infections. In addition, marijuana may be addictive. Research has shown that "people trying to quit report irritability, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. They also display increased aggression on psychological tests, peaking approximately 1 week after they stopped using the drug" (Marijuana Abuse),"---associated content.
"Marijuana Raises Risk of Fatal Car Crash French Study Shows Pot Smokers More Likely to Be Responsible for Deadly Accident
WebMD Health NewsDec. 1, 2005 - People who drive after using marijuana are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a fatal car crash.
French researchers studied all drivers involved in fatal car crashes over a two-year period and found 7% tested positive for marijuana, including nearly 3% who tested positive for a combination of marijuana and alcohol.
Although marijuana's share of fatal crashes is much lower than those attributed to alcohol, researchers say the results show that marijuana use, even in low doses, significantly increases the risk of fatal car accidents.
More Pot, More Deaths In the study, published in the medical journal BMJ, researchers reviewed information on 10,748 drivers who were involved in fatal car crashes and took required tests for drugs and alcohol.
Twice as many drivers involved in fatal car accidents tested positive for marijuana compared with a group of other drivers.
Researchers say about 2.5% of the fatal crashes were attributable to marijuana compared with nearly 29% attributable to alcohol.
The study also showed that drivers who tested positive for marijuana were more than three times as likely to be responsible for the fatal car crash. Researchers say the likelihood of being at fault increased as the blood concentration of marijuana increased," ---webmd.
"Studies show that 6 to 11 percent of fatal accident victims test positive for THC"
6-11 percent, sure that's fine. They also dont state if they are on any other types of drugs along with marijuana now do they. They also dont state if they are also intoxicated do they?You only looked up information to prove your point. You didn't look up the other side of it. It also says they test positive for it, marijuana stays in your system for a month, so they didn't neccasarily have to be high at the time for them to test positive.
"possible hallucinations" Any body that has ever smoked can tell you, you DO NOT hallucinate while on marijuana, those who do, are on some other type of drug as well not just marijuana.
"people trying to quit report irritability, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. They also display increased aggression on psychological tests, peaking approximately 1 week after they stopped using the drug" (Marijuana Abuse)," Those are symptoms of trying to quit ANYTHING, including ciggarettes and alcohol which are both completely legal.
All they are doing is testing to prove their point. While in fact, like I said before, marijuana stays in your system for an entire month. The person could not have even smoked within that day or couple of days and would still test positive.
You also did not do any research on anything else, you only looked up what you wanted to and ignored the other studies done on it.
You can't debate whether marijuana is a drug, because it is. Now should be legal, yes. Alcohol is a way more potent and harmful drug (yes it is a drug, do some research, so if caffeine), and yet it is legal. Alcohol kills million of people a year, marijuana - not a single one. The only reason it's not legal is because they government would not be able to tax it, since it can be home grown. It's natural, its not man made.
sillygirl006 Where have you seen these kids on marijuana killing in accidents? Please tell me. All you hear about is people dying because of alcohol related deaths, especially in car accidents. Do your research. Also, marijuana does not cause lung cancer. There are also many ways to ingest marijuana without smoking it, and they are perfectly healthy for you.
if anyone argues to me that alcohol and tobacco should remain legal and marijuana should not, you obviously have not ever smoked marijuana and have absolutly no valid imput on the matter. its completly hippocritical and you should lose all rights to pollute the environment with your bullshit george w bush supporting indian fragments.
yes its not man made but still is a drug same as magic musrooms and some frogs. that all comes from nature but still gets classed as a norcotic... at the end of the day anything that slows down the brain fungcine is a norcotic and by the law that is classed as DRUGS...
hope that answers your quistion..
It isnt about what I consider, the definition of a drug is a chemical substance that alters normal bodily function, it isnt a subjective defintion... Marijuana (like caffeine, nicotine or alcohol) alters nromal bodily functions which makes it a drug...
ya I do because you CAN get addicted to nomatter what people say and they use it for medical reasons which means its consider a drug just like pain meds are considered drugs in my opinion
wait wait wait...
you're agruing that marijuana doesn't kill? what about lung cancer, or car accidents resulting in deaths that were caused by some kid high on marijuana?
...I didn't say there weren't other studies. of course there are.
I guess it's pointless trying to discuss this with you. have fun getting high. peace.
No, Because You Dont Use Any Chemicals And No Matter How Much You Do You Can OD And It Doesnt Make You Do Stupid Things Just Make You Happy Hungry && Sleepy
weed is not a drug its a plant and if you light it on fire than there will be some effects.. Drugs are chemicals you add all dis sh*t wit it you see hunn..
**its not a drug because it grows on this earth naturally **
That just means its a ''naturally occuring'' drug, instead of a man-made drug.
if you think that because it's "natural" it's not harmful, then you are ignorant. lol. organic marijuana. I'm sure it's safe.
I guess it's pointless trying to discuss this with you. have fun getting high. peace.
don't be insane it is a drug ok 1st you tell me what you think is drug huh :| no wonder some people are ...
I can be pro-choice, without personally aborting a fetus.
She can be pro-weed, without actually smoking it.
of course I'm assuming! lol...why would she be so defensive about it if she didn't enjoy it?
Of course not, since refuse to answer any of my questions. I also never stated that I smoke marijuana.
umm ^^^ it also makes you not think for your self soo that's a drug it's altering what you think
yes because it is harmful to you just like all the other drugs out there
anything that does harm to your body or mind in my opiion is a drug
...I know you're not... that's why I poked you for assuming.
I know that. you know I'm not stupid.
Its not a MAN-MADE drug...