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    I agree, why do people smoke tobbaco?
    Just stick to the pot.
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    A lot of people smoke weed because it's cheaper than drinking alcohol, and has the same desired effect (well that depends really...), without being hungover, feeling sick etc. Obviously it's not always cheaper than alcohol, but I've often found that it is where I live.
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    (Original post by Revolution is my Name)
    It's the equilibrium of not being illegal enough so there's a decent chance of prosecution and being caught, but still being illegal enough so it's a rebellious thing to do.
    LoL as if you rly think that's the reason.
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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    Carl Segen smoked weed, and is generally regarded as one of the world's smartest men.
    Evidently he isn't intelligent when it comes to socialising/having fun...

    (Original post by adam_zed)
    Yes you can. Doing something enjoyable alters the neurochemicals in your brain. Besides, comedy films can affect ones perceptions. Have you ever come away from watching something funny, and thus laughing at unconnecte stimuli that you would not have previously found amusing?
    There's a difference between your body reacting to external stimuli and taking a substance that changes the way your body works.

    (Original post by adam_zed)
    So say if it was established that the man in question exhibited extraordinary intellectual skill. He then, to take the pressure of somewhat, and took up occasionally smoking marijuana. He is now stupid? Why? Sounds more like a labeling thing to me.
    He is stupid for not being able to handle things, although i'll admit that there are very few men who have intellectual ability across all fields, it doesn't make them any less stupid in the field for which they are taking a substance to compensate.

    (Original post by adam_zed)
    No offence but I daresay many would view someone like you as more boring then an individual who tries out new expiriences.
    Believe me, i'm not boring in any way, there are far more experiences than just taking drugs or drinking, in fact those are just a handful at most.

    (Original post by adam_zed)
    Alcohol has a liberating effect. One does not feel bound by the social oppression that is everywhere in our daily lives, when drunk. True, they should perhaps learn to boast more confidence, so such a liberated feeling appears from within rather from something external, but all of us are guilty of seeking temproary solutions to our problems because they are quick to administer.
    Those who seek temporary solutions aren't very intelligent when it comes to finding proper solutions or thinking in the long term are they?
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    (Original post by brian_lawd)
    1. one might argue being yourself is smoking and drinking, on occasion or otherwise. hallucinogenics and alcohol have pretty much been as one with human nature since the dawn of civilisation.
    Doesn't make taking them any less idiotic, humans are morons after all, so ofcourse they have been a part of our culture.

    (Original post by brian_lawd)
    2. playing football and watching films can affect your sense and perceptions. what about adrenaline and euphoria? what about the emotions you feel while watching a film, as normal or extreme as they may be.
    There's a difference between your body responding to external stimuli as it should and you taking a substance that forces it to do something odd.

    (Original post by brian_lawd)
    3. its funnier with drink and drugs.
    A lot of the time it isn't as funny when you're sober, so it aint you and it isn't like you're going to look back on it like you would an experience where you weren't drunk/stoned.

    (Original post by brian_lawd)
    4. well, as long as your acknowledging that they can do it at certain times without drugs or alcohol, its pretty much counter-acting your argument.
    It isn't counter-acting my argument, my argument is that they have a intellectual deficit in an area so they have to fill it with drugs and alcohol.

    (Original post by brian_lawd)
    5. oh no, ah never used proper punctuation or grammar...
    Am I safe? Are the grammar police monitoring me right now, ready to ambush my halls? Are they going to break into my room and beat me with a truncheon that has 'I shall not anger prepubescent ******** that think they're cooler than everybody else because they can spell' etched into it so it leaves behind an incipient reminder on my skin to remind me off my folly?

    ps. i just had a peak out my curtains. i dont think theres anyone there.
    There is no excuse for not using a capital at the start of a sentence, it just makes you look bad, as I said it only bothered me that you didn't use capitals, I wouldn't be bothered if you put words in the wrong order or got your punctuation wrong.


    Just for chuckles.
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    It is because the world is full of tree hugging hippes.
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    Weed just makes me paranoid.
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    alcohol is expensive, tastes rank, makes you feel sick and hungover.
    weed, on the other hand, is relatively cheap, no sickness, tastes pretty damn good and you're only really like to roll a dice b/ween mr "that **** is ******* hilarious" or mr "i think the girl from the ring is about to climb out of that well" (not fun)
    however as much as i'd like to say yes, it is amazin, and no, i wouldn't give it up for the world, don't kid yourself. a few years down the line and you find yourself seeing human-sized spiders in the shower, dead people taking up your side of the bed, torturing your psychiatrist and actively getting a hell of a lot THICKER. no joke. enjoy, but don't kid yourself that there isn't a limit.
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    (Original post by SatanIsAwesome)
    Doesn't make taking them any less idiotic, humans are morons after all, so ofcourse they have been a part of our culture.

    There's a difference between your body responding to external stimuli as it should and you taking a substance that forces it to do something odd.

    A lot of the time it isn't as funny when you're sober, so it aint you and it isn't like you're going to look back on it like you would an experience where you weren't drunk/stoned.

    It isn't counter-acting my argument, my argument is that they have a intellectual deficit in an area so they have to fill it with drugs and alcohol.

    There is no excuse for not using a capital at the start of a sentence, it just makes you look bad, as I said it only bothered me that you didn't use capitals, I wouldn't be bothered if you put words in the wrong order or got your punctuation wrong.


    Just for chuckles.
    1. well then, since theyve been part of our culture and ancient and modern history... who are you to argue with it?

    2. football forces me to do something odd. if i get angry and feel wronged, ah will aggresively tackle another player. aggressiveness is not normally part of my behaviour. smoking weed, i have encountered no such differences in behaviour, other than enhancing my intrinsic behaviour.

    3. not true. smoking weed or drinking is not a sign of intellectual deficit. the majority of music from the the 50's onwards (and the subsequent influencing of modern musicians) was made by artists who smoked a lot of drugs and drank a lot. who are you to say that this undermines their creative and intellectual songwriting? what about scientists and philosophers who openly admitted using drugs?

    what intellectual deficit would you be referring to when you state that people who use drugs are only doing it to fill it? these people, high or sober, are clever. they are continuously full of ideas and they will be more clever than you could and ever will be, why do you have the authority to state otherwise?

    4. so... myself not using capitals is bad but yourself using inproper syntax to construct sentences isnt? whats the deal with that mang?

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    I like not giving a ****. Plus it helps me sleep.
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    Helps you make sense of stuff like Picasso or 'Dark Side of the Moon'.
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    Helps you find sense in things like Picasso or Pink Floyd. Light up a doobie and whack on dark side of the moon. Epic experience.
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    (Original post by sinadoom)
    Title says it all, really. Lots of people smoke tobacco and weed. Why? Sure you get a high but is it worth the money and health risks/long term effects?
    Health risks = minimal
    enjoyment = high (no pun intended)
    money = get's quite dear but that's only if you do it a lot, not more expensive than booze

    Basically since it's a relatively harmless drug, can be done socially and is available everywhere in the world and it's use is widespread.
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    because weed is amazing.
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    1) Its awesome, theres nothing better than sitting with a few friends, playing xbox, listening to music and have a few joints.

    2) Its pretty cheep, you get quite a bit in a £20 bag.

    3) Its pretty harmless, the tobacco in joints in more harmful than the weed, if thats something that bothers you then use a bong.
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    (Original post by sinadoom)
    Title says it all, really. Lots of people smoke tobacco and weed. Why? Sure you get a high but is it worth the money and health risks/long term effects?
    £20 worth could probably get an average smoker 2 spliffs a day for a week if they smoked economically.

    Plus it chills you out, lets you think about things deeper, makes you happy, makes you laugh, makes sex better, makes food taste better, makes your less stressed, makes you less violent, makes you think outside the box.
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    I dunno, I think it is pretty **** personally, really don't see the big deal
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    I'm not going to lie to you here, I haven't ever tried weed but that's only because it's illegal. Legalise it and tax it, and I'd probably give it a whirl as I've smoked tobacco before and I drink regularly enough.

    I don't know anyone who uses it routinely so I don't have access to it, but again the legality puts me off.
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    (Original post by ch0llima)
    I'm not going to lie to you here, I haven't ever tried weed but that's only because it's illegal. Legalise it and tax it, and I'd probably give it a whirl as I've smoked tobacco before and I drink regularly enough.
    This. (Only I've never smoked tobacco.)

    As far as I can tell, studies on the harms of weed focus on heavy, regular use rather than occasional use. It's like studying the harms of alcohol and only sampling those who drink a bottle and a half of wine a day. From what I can see, cannabis is both less harmful and less addictive than alcohol.
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    It is easily available.
    Less social stigma involved.
    Is less harmful than many other drugs (including alcohol).
    Peaple use it instead of Alcohol.
    Simple dose control (i.e. you're not going to pass out from one draw, people can control how "high" they get if at all).
    Personal preference.
    Is relatively cheap (depending on what you're smoking/where you live etc).
 
 
 
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