Should smart people smoke weed??
weed provides inspiration, I smoke weed and was on the honor roll back in high school
and im a heavy user
theres a lot of misleading information out there best thing to do is research urself and confirm everything
lol dont listen to what people tell u, its all misleading information
you need to do your own research and see for urself
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
high times magazine
- 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
-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
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
want to learn more?
lets all make this a better place to live in!
Take This Marijuana Message to Heart
Smoking Pot May Put Users at Risk for Serious Heart Problems
By Kelli Miller Stacy
WebMD Medical NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDMay 13, 2008 -- Smoking marijuana results in changes in the bloodstream that may put chronic users at risk for serious cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.
Researchers with the National Institute on Drug Abuse say the active chemical in marijuana, THC, causes the body to overproduce a protein called ApoC-111. ApoC-111 is linked to high triglycerides (blood fats) because of problems with the breakdown of blood fats in the body.
The study results are published in the May 13 issue of Molecular Psychiatry.
The researchers note that marijuana's effects from heavy, long-term use have been linked to neuorological problems such as learning difficulty and strokes.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, according to the journal report.
For the study, Jean Lud Cadet, MD, with the Molecular Neuropsychiatry Branch at the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Council in Baltimore, and colleagues looked at blood samples from 18 regular marijuana users and 24 nonusers. They found that chronic pot smokers had significant increases in blood levels of ApoC-111. They also found an association between ApoC-111 levels and elevated levels of triglycerides.
Cadet's team says that THC binds to cannabinoid receptors that are located in different areas of the body, including the brain, heart, and liver. They believe the chemical chronically overstimulates the receptors, leading to a steady increase in ApoC-111 levels and accumulation of triglycerides in the blood.
The findings suggest that THC-related increases in levels of ApoC-111 might be a "significant player" in the cardiac and cerebral problems observed in chronic marijuana users, Cadet's team writes in the journal article.
A person's brain does not fully develop until their early to mid twenties, and using any drug (including alcohol and tobacco) while your brain is still developing will stunt said development. Which is probably why...that guy who...started smoking...in 6th grade...is so...slow...
But as far as people who smoke pot not applying themselves to anything: Carl Sagan held Ph.D.s in astronomy and astrophysics, and is the 1994 recipient of the Public Welfare Medal, the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences for "distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare", he also put satellites in orbit around Venus. Richard P. Feynman won a Nobel Prize in Physics, has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology. What did you get your Nobel Prize in dustydixierose?
To those who say pot kills brain cells check out this article:
Now the WebMD thing: The pot smokers in that study smoked between 78 - 350 joints per week! That's 10-11 joints per day on the low end. If you do anything to that level of excess of course it's going to have negative effects. And let's not forget the small sample size of the study (42 people, including the controls), and the fact that the study did not even look at whether any of the pot smokers had heart disease.
Do your research people. Don't take things at face value.
I don't see why not.
I am 18 years old, graduated high school with honors, and am going to a research university to study neuroscience. I also smoke weed every single day of my life. I find it enriches my daily routine greatly. It has helped me be much more artistic and has encouraged me to find creative solutions to common problems. It's an inspirational tool, a way to wind down, and a medicine that relieves symptoms of various illnesses.
Now, some of you argue that smoking weed makes you stupid. That's wrong. Yeah, we've all seen the dropout that does nothing but sit on his couch and hit joints. But don't base your opinion off of him-he failed at life long before he started smoking pot. Smoking pot does not cause failure-it's something completely different.
Please, if you demonize marijuana, do your research first.
Most intelligent people smoke weed, there are so many misguided people out there I smoke at least 2-3 times a day and I get great grades, its all about the person and how that person applies themselves, some of these people above who claim to smoke and then say how bad it is obviously are lazy and don't push themselves, yes it does kill brain cells but I believe that if you read and study while smoking you will retain more information and become more interested in life and education, at least this is true with me, and another thing is if you truly believe that cannabis is addictive then you must be challenged mentally!
Many smart people smoke weed. Some very good writers, artists and musicians smoke it, and get good results.
Should smart people drink alcohol? Alcoholics at every level in society ruin families. 40 to 50% of fatalities in car accidents are alcohol related. Can you say the same for weed? How many wives get beaten by drunken husbands? WAY more than get beaten by sleepy pot smokers.
But your question, SHOULD smart people smoke weed, well that's a weird one. I don't think it should be mandatory... lol. But it should be legalised, yes.
It doesn't matter if your smart or not you should just smoke weed. At first you will be thinking you might be wasting your life away but your not. It does make you lazy but not really because you still want to do stuff and be proactive. You don't really ever just sit on a stoop like in the Truth comercials you walk around and have fun. You enjoy life to the fullest and you are living a fun life and isn't that what really matters.
don't listen to stupid researchers! weed doesn't make you more stupid. I've been smokin weed since the ninth grade. im now in the 12th and im taking three advanced placement classes spanish 4 and I play three instruments. 3.9 too I smoke every week and I feel fine. I don't believe it makes you stupid it just makes you unmotivated and all you have to do is push through it.
You would be surprised HOW MANY people actually smoke weed . And I don't mean your average joe I'm talking politicians, figures of authority. People of distinguished careers I hardly believe most of the case studies regarding marijuanas effect on the human brain . Depends on who your are as a person whether or not marijuana use is going to effect your daily life.
I dont think so...because everytime you smoke weed...its killin a lot of the braincells...believe me I no..I've been smoking weed since 6th grade and now im in 10th...im not that smart anymore...and I can barley remember anything and I always want to smoke...so, I wouldn't recomend it...but its your choice.
alrightt, obviously a lot of people here have fallen into a lot of propaganda. I've smoked weed at least once a week for two years now, and I get straight a's nearly every marking period. I'm not any more forgetful than I ever was, and I don't spend all my money on it.
so, to me, there's no issue.
sorry mickey mouse but I have to correct you, marijuana is not a drug. Now at the risk of being dumb...I used to smoke weed, I can't tell you how much dumber I am now but I 'm smart enough to make six figures a year at 23. So as for the question, I would have to say it should be the individuals decision.
its up to the person. im in 8th grade. there are kids in my grade who smoke weed all the time and they are dumb as hell, but I smoke every once in a while and I get good grades and it doesnt seem to have any long term effects on me. as long as you dont somke too much you should be fine.
attention to toadaly but your retarded weed is not physically addictive in any way we take and as far as your question the person who dicscoverd the structure of DNA was a pot head and was high on weed and acid when they figured it out so I'm guessing it doesn't
it all depends on the person I know a honer student that smokes every day to keep focused on there work and has never missed a day of school it just depends on how you take it just dont be dumb and know when to stop tokin
No. Smoking weed will harm your lungs. If you can do it legally though, eating it is nonaddictive and has no known health problems.
It would be stupid to do it illegaly though, considering the potential consequences.
Redhays, I'm not sure who told you weed isn't a drug, but it is. The definition of a drug is a substance that alters your perception and isn't a food. Since weed does that, yes, it is a drug.
LOL WOW WHAT A QUESTiON I DONT THiNK iT MATTERS iF YOUR DUMB OR SMART WEED iS A DRUG AND YOU SHOULDNT SMOKE iT EiTHER WAY. BUT THATS YOUR CHOiCE iF YOU CHOOSE TO SMOKE WEED.
Smoking weed has absolutely nothing to do with how smart a person is. Its just a choice made from an opinion they form, everyone has an opinion and its always different.
I have to agree with Libbie on this one. No offense to anyone who smokes weed, but people who smoke it don't usually apply theirselves to anything..
It all depends on what your definition of "smart" is. Keep in mind, we're all born naked and alone and none of us gets out of this alive.
You should stop when you can't spell Honor!
It's like jogging with weights, when the effect wears off, you're like Einstein!
why shouldnt they.
im in advanced classes and I do sometimes.
haha it doesn't cause you to be stupid.
I smoke weed and im one of the smartest people in my class so dont give this bullshit that tree makes you dumb
I think all peaple should smoke weed .because its not a drug its a urb so try it it wont kill you>>>
...yes, but the weed has caused you to forget to capitalize properly
weed DOES NOT make you stupider.
no one should