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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
dank = goodisn't dank = not good
So basically that is ur opinionMy opinion differs greatly
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
420 blazer detected
Scared-lil-whiteboy-thats-been-educated-by-his-overprotective-mother-and-school-to-show-that-marijuana-is-"bad" detected.
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(Original post by zxraaaa)
Firstly I love the smell but thats a personal opinion. I think it should be legal. You know obviously too much can cause effects to make you die. But at the end of the day like too much of anything can make you die.Even love hurts you knowAnyways alcohol and cigs are just as bad tbh And anyone who has smoked probably never stopped cus its just so damn good
youll pass out before overdosing on marijuana, you hear about people dying of coke,heroin, liquor and even paracetamol but never marijuana
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(Original post by Uavinagiggle)
Scared-lil-whiteboy-thats-been-educated-by-his-overprotective-mother-and-school-to-show-that-marijuana-is-"bad" detected.
Thank you loooool ffs
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lettuce be reality it should absolutely be lega, who are the government to tell you you cannot experience different states of conciousness in your own body and mind without harming anyone else? that is a fundamental human right everybody should be granted unfortunately however as we know corporations gonna corporate pls go imagine you landed on an island with one other person who said he is the government of the island and youre not allowed to smoke weed lmao you would tell him to gtfo
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
dank = good
isn't dank = not good
No
Dank=good
Flat spotted dank or stomped out dank= no good


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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
lol what? i've been offered weed and I refused because I don't have any desire to try it, I'm sure smoking it once wouldn't do much but I refused nonetheless, if it makes you feel any more secure I get drunk instead and my parents aren't overprotective if I asked them to buy me alcohol they would
So your parents offer you alcohol and don't mind seeing their young son intoxicated which greatly increases the risk of liver cirrhosis and heart disease? Even though, marijuana has no health risks apart from an overdose which results in a slight decrease in brain cells and reaction times?

I respect your view on desires. I believe that young teenagers should stay away from it.
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(Original post by zxraaaa)
Omg 420 as well loooolOkay but is that a bad thing still??
no, the most pleasant people in the world blaze
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(Original post by BullViagra)
no, the most pleasant people in the world blaze
Agreed, the mind is expanded once you step into narnia kushland


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(Original post by watchmen98)
The idea of comparing legal drugs with illegal drugs can provide an reasonable argument for this topic. This is due to government banning marijuana simply because it has been said to be harmful for people when its not nearly as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. The question of "Why not ban cigarettes and alcohol" can be then subjected. Therefore their point is irrelevant and should not be included in any arguments/debates.
I don't see the relevance of currently legal drugs, to be honest.

We accept that cigarettes are harmful. We probably wouldn't want another drug with such a detrimental effect on society becoming legal or 'normal'. There is no reason to use cigarettes as an 'acceptable' baseline. Therefore the argument that x is less harmful than y which is currently legal therefore x should be legalized, is invalid.

We need to consider cannabis independently. Regular cannabis is linked to a fivefold increase in depression and anxiety rates [1,3,4], can lead to dependence [2], can lead to an increased susceptibility to psychotic disorders [3], significantly elevated risk of mental disorder [5], increased motor accident risk [6], sixfold increase in risk of schizophrenia [7] and can lead to difficulties integrating into society [8].
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
lol they trust me because I am a smart person and I don't drink stupid, and seriously every time I got drunk it was win win win... marijuana is just dirty though
What, dirty?
Apart from it's smell which i have realized most people don't like, please explain why it is "dirty"?
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Because this country is still being run by a bunch of miserable, straight-laced, hypocritical old farts.
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I don't see the relevance of currently legal drugs, to be honest.

We accept that cigarettes are harmful. We probably wouldn't want another drug with such a detrimental effect on society becoming legal or 'normal'. There is no reason to use cigarettes as an 'acceptable' baseline. Therefore the argument that x is less harmful than y which is currently legal therefore x should be legalized, is invalid.

We need to consider cannabis independently. Regular cannabis is linked to a fivefold increase in depression and anxiety rates [1,3,4], can lead to dependence [2], can lead to an increased susceptibility to psychotic disorders [3], significantly elevated risk of mental disorder [5], increased motor accident risk [6], sixfold increase in risk of schizophrenia [7] and can lead to difficulties integrating into society [8].

What you have mentioned are cases of extreme overdose. In rare cases, some people have different tolerances to Marijuana, just like alcohol. Infact the health benefits alone greatly outweighs the scarce disadvantages. I believe this link will explain the health benefits clearly:

http://en.mr-ginseng.com/cannabis/
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(Original post by pjm600)
I don't see the relevance of currently legal drugs, to be honest.

We accept that cigarettes are harmful. We probably wouldn't want another drug with such a detrimental effect on society becoming legal or 'normal'. There is no reason to use cigarettes as an 'acceptable' baseline. Therefore the argument that x is less harmful than y which is currently legal therefore x should be legalized, is invalid.

We need to consider cannabis independently. Regular cannabis is linked to a fivefold increase in depression and anxiety rates [1,3,4], can lead to dependence [2], can lead to an increased susceptibility to psychotic disorders [3], significantly elevated risk of mental disorder [5], increased motor accident risk [6], sixfold increase in risk of schizophrenia [7] and can lead to difficulties integrating into society [8].
Dude, how did cannabis get into this equation.
Cannabis is certainly a very harmful product. And my argument is not that because of X is less harmful than Y, X should be legalised. My argument is that the governments point of view and reasoning is irrelevant. Their reasoning of banning marijuana is due to the nature of marijuana being dangerous compared to smoking and drinking. Which is not true. Therefore their argument and reasoning is irrelevant.
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
it messes with your head; making you a less friendly person - i've seen that happen to one of my friends over the last year and not many people like him at all anymore, he smokes openly and doesn't care about his education... and it started when he first smoked weed
This can also happen with alcohol, but you seem okay with alcohol?
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(Original post by pjm600)
I don't see the relevance of currently legal drugs, to be honest.

We accept that cigarettes are harmful. We probably wouldn't want another drug with such a detrimental effect on society becoming legal or 'normal'. There is no reason to use cigarettes as an 'acceptable' baseline. Therefore the argument that x is less harmful than y which is currently legal therefore x should be legalized, is invalid.

We need to consider cannabis independently. Regular cannabis is linked to a fivefold increase in depression and anxiety rates [1,3,4], can lead to dependence [2], can lead to an increased susceptibility to psychotic disorders [3], significantly elevated risk of mental disorder [5], increased motor accident risk [6], sixfold increase in risk of schizophrenia [7] and can lead to difficulties integrating into society [8].
To be fair none of those studies actually showed cannabis to be the cause of the mental health issues, first rule of scientific studies correlation DOES NOT equal causation.
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(Original post by Uavinagiggle)
What you have mentioned are cases of extreme overdose. In rare cases, some people have different tolerances to Marijuana, just like alcohol. Infact the health benefits alone greatly outweighs the scarce disadvantages. I believe this link will explain the health benefits clearly:

http://en.mr-ginseng.com/cannabis/
I'm sorry but if you trust mr-ginseng.com over the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, British Journal of Psychiatry, Addiction and the Journal of Adolescent Health, you're simply beyond help.

I'm not going to waste my time on drivel. If you can find some recent academic journals to back up your points, fine, but mr-ginseng.com just doesn't cut the mustard
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
drinking alcohol is less addictive, i don't feel a dependency at all for alcohol and i can control how quickly it makes me turn worse... weed however can do this
Do you have any data to prove alcohol is less addictive than weed? Anecdotal evidence means nothing in a debate like this, you need evidence such as scientific studies and statistics.
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
no cider definitely smells nicer
Said drunks, not cider.
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(Original post by AlphaMolecule)
drinking alcohol is less addictive, i don't feel a dependency at all for alcohol and i can control how quickly it makes me turn worse... weed however can do this
My friend smoked a lot of weed in high school, growing it himself even, now he does maybe once a year when he sees his old pals back home.

Alcohol on the other hand..........

Nice anecdotal evidence, eh?
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