“Natural cannabis is safe. "Synthetic marijuana", legal or not, is not safe.
Natural cannabis is safe. "Synthetic THC" (Marinol), legal or not, is not safe.
Natural cannabis is safe. Nobody has ever died just from using it, whether smoking or otherwise.”
furiousity on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:29:41
“Until it's legal everywhere, alternatives will continue to be found.”
PhilaPhiIIies99 on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:19:01
“Wrong. Any kind of smoke inhalation will cause heart disease and lung problems over the years. Maybe nobody has ever overdosed on Marijuana but to say nobody has "ever" died from it is a bit of a stretch.”
“The only people in "rehab" for marijuana are forced there by the court system, or whose parents put them there because they're underage. People rarely have problems with marijuana because it's simply not addictive. I've heard from dozens of weed smokers who were forced into rehab by courts and the REAL addicts complained that they didn't belong there and they were wasting their time.”
“there are many stories of him smoking with friends in HI. I have never seen a mention that he was the dealer in fact they clearly talk about the fact that it was a old hippy janitor at the school. Frankly not much different than the prep school I went to.”
Sep 22, 2012 at 23:41:18
“Sarcastic and snide, yet mostly right on the last two.”
Beavis Human on Sep 23, 2012 at 04:55:23
“Indeed. The last two are correct. I hadn't heard the first one before. Everyone knows that it fights nausea and many are aware of the studies that show that cannabis consumers are far less likely to be obese than the general population.”
“By the way, there's a huge difference between a physically addicting substance and something which "tends to be habit forming", a phrase which can easily apply to potato chips. Pretending otherwise is doing a disservice to your profession.”
“Er, the point wasn't "is it legal"...it was "is it addictive?"
BTW, your last sentence proves that you don't know what "addictive" means.”
Paul Flack on Sep 4, 2012 at 19:15:39
“My bad, I meant is it addictive. By the way I was just simplifying the definition. I'm an addictions therapist, so I know it's more complicated than that. Nevertheless those are two hallmarks of addictive substances.”
Now let's talk about marijuana. DuPont claims that marijuana users "show withdrawal symptoms that include anxiety, depression, irritability, restlessness, sleep difficulty, strange dreams, anger and aggression. Sound like heroin, cocaine or alcohol withdrawal?"
Isn't it funny that virtually every one of those conditions he mentions are some of the main reasons why people use medical marijuana in the first place? The celebrated Dr. DuPont has discovered that when people stop taking their medicine, their symptoms come back! Nobel Prize, anyone?
Dr. DuPont, you know those symptoms are NOTHING like the hell a person must endure when they stop a truly physically addictive drug suddenly...the chills, fever, sweats, and vomiting from actual alcohol or heroin addiction.
I've been taking medical marijuana daily for over two years. On several occasions, I've suddenly had to stop using it, and I've never had any more reaction than some of my symptoms coming back. It's FAR more noticeable when I'm forced to forgo my daily coffee...which IS physically addictive. Millions of people have noticed the same thing, which is why over 70% of Americans now support medical marijuana.”