I want to smoke weed because it's fun, it's not harmful in the least, and it has many helpful effects on me. Edit: Pot does indeed make you paranoid but I would argue that most if not all of that paranoia is due to the fact that it is illegal. Our current president admits he not only smoked pot but inhaled it, and megamoguls like Ted Turner, Mike Bloomberg, and Steve Jobs R. I say this not because America is shifting into some leftist Fox-News nightmare of a nationwide commune, or in the other direction, into a radical libertarian Ron Paul-style version of laissez-faire government. On a plus note, it's allowed me to get to know the beast of addiction in a relatively harmless way and I feel it's taught me invaluable things that I appreciate know as a user of other, more dangerous drugs. Marijuana is a potent analgesic, which is one of its several medically useful properties. Once I realized that I was being lied to in every minute of it, I became infinitely more curious.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 4 7. Displacing or diffusing responsibility can be a tool used to place blame for an action on the group rather than the individual. How does the body realize it? I can't think of a single good thing about marijuana. Because it's illegal, people tell children it is bad. Watch a junkie go through it and tell me that what you felt was anywhere near what they go through.
A few of my personal observations. It helps a ton with the crazy cramps and headaches I get since I've been off the pill. Drug convictions rose tenfold over 16 years, from 15 inmates per 100,000 adults in 1980 to 148 in 1996. I guess we could argue that there are other useless activities such as watching tv, but it will definitely have a big cultural effect. Could there be a connection between an accelerated rate of evolution 580 million years ago and the emergence of the cannabinoid system 600 million years ago? Please read your submission before you submit! This usually involves asking people to empty their pockets without telling them they can refuse, resulting in the coerced offense of public display of marijuana. This subreddit does not exist to help you locate or identify Marijuana, nor does it exist to help you pass drug tests.
This may not entirely answer your question, but it does provide a bit of historical context. Not that either of them actually helped on that kind of pain, but weed made dealing with the pain more tolerable. American prisons now hold over six million inmates, more than were stuck in Stalin's gulag prison system at its height. Other than that you've got former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and quadrennial presidential candidate Ron Paul, both of whom admirably won't shut up about the subject, but who also aren't moving the ball much closer to the end zone. The pressure of being around others who are abusing drugs or alcohol can push someone to follow suit. The down side of the making connections is the paranoia, you think of something bad and you can't get it out of your mind. Perhaps marijuana only makes a person feel clever because that's one of the effects of the drug - a false sense of fake mental improvement.
Social use of various drugs is a fixture of many societies -- even though the physiological effects of alcohol, caffeine, marijuana, and tobacco are all different, all of them have their social users. The Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical text, also mentions cannabis. A drug is a substance that alters your brain and its chemicals in some way or another. Cannabis is a mind altering drug and can even have hallucinating properties if taken at very high doses. Just as there are those who drink to get drunk, there are those who use marijuana compulsively or to hide from soberly facing their lives. As I mentioned elsewhere, we haven't isolated nearly all the cannabinoids in marijuana, and until we do, marijuana itself definitely isn't useless for medicinal purposes, contrary to what its Schedule I status implies. While it's not physically addictive, the psychological addiction goes further than it's a good thing so you want more.
I came to find out from some former-mutual friends including other sXe friends quite a while later that he ended up having a falling out with almost all of his friends shortly after because he was a pompous arrogant asshole that couldn't keep his head on his shoulders. Mental health disorders and chronic pain leave some seeking solutions on their own. Historical records also point to the social uses of cannabis. By lethal, they meant opiate addicts tolerance as a guideline. The need to fit in, on some level, is built into each and every one of us.
Why does the government American care anymore about marijuana than sex or drinking if they all make you feel good? While in office former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was filmed smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron, was an outspoken proponent of taxing marijuana for recreational use. Mexican drug cartel profits will shrink, and cash will flow into the coffers of American businesses no less legitimate than liquor stores. Overall though, it makes you just want to chill and get nothing done, and this might be a pessimistic view, but I'm actually unsure as how our society would end up if anyone could just get a spliff and get high recreationally any day of the week. Withdrawal was never worse that getting bitchy for a day or two. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29 1 , 86-94. That's why we sell edibles, too. I don't smoke anymore, but I still want it legal so that we can make paper with hemp instead of destroying our forests, and because it has medicinal properties, and because the prohibition funds organized crime and destabilizes Mexico, and because the tax revenue would help, and because the prohibition ruins lives every day due to imprisonment for this victimless crime.
Many people consider using marijuana to be pleasantly relaxing and stimulating. It's also been fairly well confirmed that the same drug cannabinoid or otherwise acts in essentially the same way and on the same receptors after it's in the bloodstream, regardless of the route of administration that got it there. Though the concept seemed like pure fantasy just a decade ago, I now believe the legalization of marijuana in the United States is imminent. The good news is that it's a relatively easy to get over and it's not like physically addictive drugs I'll always be an alcoholic, one drop and I'll start all over. The amount taken determines the effect. Even ultra-right-wing evangelical leader and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson has inexplicably come out in favor of legalizing marijuana.
Sometimes these reasons are distinct, but often they overlap. Some, like me, have a sensitivity to one of the two main chemicals in there and get extremely paranoid, and even start bad tripping. Let your piece soak for a while in the alcohol and rinse it off with hot water. You can vaporize it through a water filter. How do you know to jump the tracks? Some researchers believe that kannabosm, a plant mentioned in the Old Testament as an ingredient in the sacred anointing oil, was an ancient name for cannabis.
Our current president admits he not only smoked pot but inhaled it, and megamoguls like Ted Turner, Mike Bloomberg, and Steve Jobs R. Anslinger was a pretty high level government official, and there are numerous records of his racist tirades in relation to marijuana. Pharmacological and therapeutic secrets of plant and brain endo cannabinoids. From using it as a crutch for whenever times get tough, to just using it while boredom hits — marijuana is a substance that should never be abused and we recommend to not use it at all unless it is prescribed by doctors orders. I'm not an expert or anything, nor am I am a smoker of any caliber, but that's how I've heard it. If this is the case, why couldn't the free love part have survived instead. Until more conclusive studies are available it would be wise to refrain from using the carcinogen argument in favor of either side of the argument.