This marks the beginning of the end of ignorance towards pot in this country.
This article points out the sad fact that a marijuana epidemic is destroying
America's communities. It does imply that Colorado voters were hoodwinked
by scheming profit seekers. However, it fails to place blame on one of the
major contributors: modern Hollywood.The irrefutable fact is that
modern Hollywood has glamorized marijuana and made it the hip drug for the
grunge crowd. Indeed, Hollywood has made marijuana appear to be the only way to
achieve fame, fortune, and sexual conquest.Hollywood's
portrayal of marijuana as harmless recreation has ruined literally millions of
lives. Shame on Hollywood and it's liberal agenda. Utah must never give up
and give in to the sort of left-wing extremism that has infested Colorado.
Actually, Midvaliean, the ignorant are the advocates. Read the research.
Marijuana harms the brain."The present study demonstrates that,
even in young, nondependent marijuana users, morphometric abnormalities relative
to nonusers are observable, many of which are exposure dependent."Jodi M. Gilman,1,4,5 John K. Kuster,1,2* Sang Lee,1,6* Myung Joo Lee,1,6*
Byoung Woo Kim,1,6 Nikos Makris,3,5 Andre van der Kouwe,4,5 Anne J.
Blood,1,2,4,5† and Hans C. Breiter1,2,4,6† 1Laboratory of
Neuroimaging and Genetics, Department of Psychiatry, 2Mood and Motor Control
Laboratory, 3Center for Morphometric Analysis, Department of Psychiatry, and
4Athinoula A. Martinos Center in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, 5Harvard
Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, and 6Warren Wright Adolescent
Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 06011
Neurobiology of DiseaseCannabis Use is Quantitatively Associated with
Nucleus Accumbens and Amygdala Abnormalities in Young Adult Recreational Users
@John Charity SpringCan you provide a single example of a ruined
life from marijuana alone? With no other contributing factors involved?
Didn't think so. To quote the first contributor, "This
marks the beginning of the end of ignorance towards pot in this country."
@RationalWhat's in a name? Must be irony of a sort in this
case. Studies relating to the marginally negative impact of marijuana use bely
the robust and morally imperative arguments for legalization/de-criminalization.
For a country to allow the trade of alcohol, tobacco, synthetic and untested
dietary supplements, pharmaceutical drugs, plant based sweeteners,
antibiotic-injected meat, and harmful medical equipment that is often misused
while allocating an extraorinary amount of resources in an unsuccessful attempt
at curbing marijuana use is simply outrageous. Moreover, news outlets continuing
to frown upon those who use marijuana while ignoring the injustices caused by
attempting to ban the substance should be the main topic of concern for us
citizens. So, why such selective outrage on your part? Rationality? Hardly...
Frankly, I wouldn't lose sleep if every drug known to man became legal
tomorrow, sold in state-controlled outlets and with ironclad laws which dealt
severe punishment to those caught selling to children. If nothing else, crime
rates would plummet overnight. There is a deeper issue here that
causes me concern. Well, that should cause concern. I'm not surprised. The
issue is ... I remember when people gathered in the public square to protest
unjust wars, social injustice, bad government. Oh, well. "The
best way to enslave a people is to give them what they want." Who said that?
I can't remember.
Change has come to America
@USALover .... Spare change.
Moontan said: "I remember when people gathered in the public square to
protest unjust wars, social injustice, bad government."Let me
add "prohibition" to the protests.@Rational: That study was
deeply flawed and poorly conceived. It had to few study subjects and little or
no controls.America consumes 80% of the worlds opiates, perhaps one
should put more energy into a known killer.
Marijuana is not a safe drug. The synthetic cannabis is even worse and
dangerous. Anyone taking pot is stupid, stupid, stupid.
This is one event that is going to lead to the downfall of our great nation.
This is definitely not the only thing, but when people are willingly trashing
their bodies like that in public, you can see where we are headed as a country.