Never hindered me from earning two Ivy League Degrees!
If a consumer is having work problems "because they are slowed by the
effects of marijuana, it means they are high on the job. No one in reform
advocates that. That's called a straw man argument.It has no
effect on the brain or body beyond the four to six hours of the high. And there
is no hangover, like alcohol has. - I'll trust that the more than 100
million Americans who have consumed marijuana will confirm the experience of
Carl Sagan.The preponderance of the research shows marijuana
consumption is NOT a significant cause of auto (or other) accidents. The
Hartford Courant confirms this:>>>"States that
legalized the medical use of marijuana have had a drop in deadly automobile
crashes, suggesting that some people who would otherwise drive drunk and kill
someone are smoking weed instead, according to research by three
JohnThomas"never seen marijuana ruin any adults life...."
No significant harm? Sorry, but Carl Sagan is just as ancedotal as stories I
could tell you about people losing their jobs because they are slowed by the
effects of MJ. And in certain jobs it would make them dangerous. Plus I've
heard of studies that say it does indeed have a negative effect on the brain.
And would you want an airline pilot lighting up just before a flight? Not me.
Anything that alters the natural state can have a negative impact depending upon
what that particular person is doing. No doubt some artists or intellects have
used those substances to create, but it is not proven that what they created
could not have been done without using them. That is just a subjective opinion,
And here we go again. The usual suspects start bleating "the children"
and the usual sheep get in line to follow. No thinking. No discussion. No
reasoning. No logic. Just "the children"!The war on drugs
has done more to militarize the police and destroy civil rights and freedoms
than anything else in the history of this country.But, you know, the
@happy2bhere - You've never seen marijuana ruin any adult's life.
Research and widespread experience have shown marijuana has NO significant
harms.>>>"The results are never positive when they
are used for recreation"Absurd. Marijuana is famous for
sparking great creativity and insight. - World-renowned astrophysicist Carl
Sagan had a brilliant career. He smoked marijuana every day recreationally. He
said:***"The devastating insights achieved when high are real
insights... I can remember one occasion... in which I had an idea on the origins
and invalidities of racism in terms of Gaussian distribution curves. It was a
point obvious in a way, but rarely talked about. I drew the curves in soap on
the shower wall, and went to write the idea down. One idea led to another, and
at the end of about an hour of extremely hard work I found I had written eleven
short essays on a wide range of social, political, philosophical, and human
biological topics... From all external signs, such as public reactions and
expert commentary, they seem to contain valid insights. I have used them in
university commencement addresses, public lectures, and in my books."
For proper comparison, how many children are admitted to the hospital every year
for overdoses related to other medications their parents are taking? How many
are admitted for exposure to alcohol or tobacco? How many are admitted for
overdosing on children's medications?What are the harmful
effects of exposure/overdose to marijuana? What are the harmful effects of
exposure/overdose of these other things?It is all well and great to
worry about the children who suffer from exposure to marijuana, but let's
put it into perspective so that we really know the truth, shall we?
HutteriteYour're certainly correct about kids and guns, which
they should be kept away from until they are responsible adults, but cigarettes
are in fact a drug that people get addicted to and cause a lot of health
problems and expense to society. They're no good for anyone whether legal
or illegal either.
This is a stoke the fire article. Kids are being harmed far more by being
cigarette or gun adjacent but those are taboo to discuss.
I am reminded of a documentary on prohibition I watched recently. Many
commentators remarked that it was far easier to get a drink during prohibition
than after; especially for children. The speakeasies didn't care how old
their customers were they just cared if they could pay. Once prohibition ended
bars had to follow drinking age laws and it suddenly became much more difficult
for underage kids to get a drink. Right now it is far easier for children to
gain access to marijuana than it would be if the substance was legalized.
JohnThomasWell, you certainly carry the typical Santa Cruz attitude
on the subect of drugs. As for me, I've seen all drugs, including legal
ones like alchol and prescription, ruin many lives and families. The human
being is just too susceptable to becoming addicted to any of these. The results
are never positive when they are used for recreation or escape. Drug use is the
bane of humanity. Legalization of drugs people use to "feel good" will
only result in more damage to society, not less. Even now, with marijauana
being legalized in more places, the pushers are trying to addict more people on
heroin. The only answer to all this human damage and crime is truly what Nancy
Reagan said many years ago. Just say no. If people would not use these things,
then the need for pushers to provide them would go away. Simple as that.
@slcdenizen - Right, except it is not "our" belief that rules, but the
machinations of power and wealth, aka the One-Percent.
Children should not be any where near the stuff for ethical and physical
reasoning. Back in the 70's I was a witness to a 2 yr. old following a
joint around the room and he was even inhaling the junk. Last I heard the father
was still in prison.I stopped using the stuff a long time ago, don't
be fooled by ya know who.
@JohnThomasAt the expense of sounding patronizing and perhaps
cynical, the purpose of this article is to stoke ignorant alarm amongst the
faithful in Utah. We care less about following evidence to it's natural
conclusion and more about promoting traditional understanding regardless of
accuracy. For example, many will remain opposed to legalizing marijuana due to
the seven children mentioned in the article. Meanwhile dozens of children are
hospitalized or killed by automobiles and a simple fix would be to propose
legislation that sets a timetable for private automobiles to be computer driven
and thus safer for children. Nothing of the sort will be proposed however,
because our concern for children is superceded by our political beliefs.
Children who go to the hospital after accidently eating marijuana are not in any
real danger. The "treatment" is a couple of hours rest, a mild
sedative, and they're good to go. This will lessen as we get more
experienced with edibles.It is the fraudulent, counter-productive
prohibition that mostly puts marijuana into children's hands - in their
schools, parks and playgrounds. - Legal, licensed vendors won't sell to
minors.Marijuana doesn't cause significant harm to the brain,
or any other part of the body. In fact, research shows marijuana protects the
brain from the deadly swelling of trauma, gives the brain more stamina, helps
prevent Alzheimer's and similar disease, and actually stimulates the
production of new brain cells.Is there anyone who thinks butane hash
oil explosions wouldn't be happening if marijuana had not been re-legalized
in Colorado? It would be worse, of course, with no hope of regulating it.The topic is not marijuana. It's the fraudulent marijuana
prohibition. It has never accomplished one positive thing. It has ONLY caused
vast amounts of crime, violence, corruption, death and the severe diminishment
of everyone's freedom.