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  • If weed is good for you then cocaine makes you superman.
  • no its not. neither is drinking and smoking cigarettes...sorry dar.
  • Depends how often you smoke it. A regular, cronic smoker does more damage their lungs than cigarettes. A recreational smoker, not so much-but still damaging in its ways.
  • Its not good for you if you run out ! I think the government should have 24hr emergency blunt support for people who need to blaze and have got none left...
  • Yes, I did know it was good for me. Its good for my menstral cramps, my head aches, its even good for cancer patients who refuse to eat because it gives them craving for food and it keeps them alive. cocaine.. if you know anything about it does a bit of the opposite the comparison would only be made by a monkey or person that resembles monkey with a finger up its butt.
  • I don't think so.
  • As far as I know it's not...Yes it can relieve symptoms but it can't cure anything. Plus it probably builds tar in the lungs way faster than Cigs....Oh yeah give me the Study that says its good for you and who paid for the study, its probably someone for leagalizing pot that paid for it, and leaned the results twords their cause.
  • I forgot about depression. Helps with that too. Suck it anti-smokas!!!
  • it makes u focus in the question n exams :) +++ it makes u high
  • Okay Cheech.
  • Aw,don't go away mad....You are making alot of assumptions on whether or not I or anyone else who isn't a fan of weed has never used it.The "all natural"arguement never flies with me.Weed and crack?Apples and oranges,my friend.A friend who died of lung cancer a few years ago smoked daily-and I don't mean tobacco.I wouldn't recommend weed to anyone.
  • Doctors use weed for medical reasons like to ease pain and stuff, but they use a small amount. Valarie Mar, 06 2008 at 10:47 AM Bullshit, they use a small amount, go see a doctor the perscribes marijuana, get your canabis card and go see how much weed they will give you for your monthly perscription, go see how many plants they will let you grow per person. Do you know why that is? Because minus the smoke, marijuana is nearly harmless, completely harmless and more beneficial when compared to any over the counter drug going from anti-depressents to pain relivers.
  • I've met many people in my life who, at times, relied on weed when nothing else would help. Especially an elderly woman I used to be friends with who was suffering from horrible nausea and loss of appetite from chemotherapy treatments. It can also be very helpful for people with chronic migraines, horrible menstrual pain, glaucoma, and arthritis. Also, I just love pot. I don't feel like I need to qualify it with all these benefits to say that.
  • I don't see how something that makes me nautious, gives me a sore throat, and makes me paranoid can be good for me.
  • Cannabinoid research is exploding, many of the cannabinoids in cannabis can be very beneficial. One thing I found to be very interesting was how the cannabinoid THC may be a cure for certain types of cancer and has proven to kill cancers in lab rats. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm
  • This is a great example of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. Marijuana can have palliative effects on ill people, often helping with appetite loss, nausea and pain. That doesn't mean it isn't without side effects, despite it being a natural substance. Marijuana does not cure cancer. Some preliminary studies have shown that cannibinoids -- induced not as marijuana but as pure cannibinoids and not by sucking on a bong but through a catheter -- may inhibit certain tumor growth, and more research should be done. There is little positive benefit to the recreational marijuana smoker. Chronic use has been shown to suppress the immune system and lead to both short-term and long-term memory loss. The smoke actually contains higher concentrations of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) than tobacco smoke. Marijuana smokers generally inhale more smoke for longer, depositing more than 4 times as much tar on their lungs as cigarette smokers. The short-term effects of marijuana use can include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, loss of coordination, and increased heart rate. Research findings for long-term marijuana use indicate some changes in the brain similar to those seen after long-term use of other major drugs of abuse. For example, cannabinoid (THC or synthetic forms of THC) withdrawal in chronically exposed animals leads to an increase in the activation of the stress-response system and changes in the activity of nerve cells containing dopamine. One study has indicated that a user’s risk of heart attack more than quadruples in the first hour after smoking marijuana. A study comparing 173 cancer patients and 176 healthy individuals produced strong evidence that smoking marijuana increases the likelihood of developing cancer of the head or neck, and the more marijuana smoked the greater the increase. Students who smoke marijuana get lower grades and are less likely to graduate from high school, compared to their non-smoking peers. In one study, researchers compared marijuana-smoking and non-smoking 12th-graders’ scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally well in 4th grade, the marijuana smokers’ scores were significantly lower in 12th grade. A study of 129 college students found that, for heavy users of marijuana (those who smoked the drug at least 27 of the preceding 30 days), critical skills related to attention, memory, and learning were significantly impaired even after they had not used the drug for at least 24 hours. During infancy and preschool years, marijuana-exposed children have been observed to have more behavioral problems and poorer performance on tasks of visual perception, language comprehension, sustained attention, and memory. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, particularly for medicinal use. But taking reaserch and fact and calling propoganda is simply foolish.
  • One of the saddest things in North America is the lack of clinical trials on marijuana use. Many other countries in the world have already performed such tests in order to destroy myths about this drug, which has been in use for thousands of years... mainly for medicinal purposes. The data from previous studies, published in numerous books and scholarly journals, covered such matters as marijuana's effects on the brain, lungs, immune and reproductive systems; its impact on personality, developmental and motivational states; and its addictive potential. Although these studies did not answer all remaining questions about marijuana toxicity, they generally supported the idea that marijuana was a relatively safe drug -- not totally free from potential harm, but unlikely to create serious harm for most individual users or society. The following list will hopefully demystify several myths about marijuana use and help answer a lot of serious questions:health risk myths & realitiesMarijuana Overdose There is no existing evidence of anyone dying of a marijuana overdose. Tests performed on mice have shown that the ratio of cannabinoids (the chemicals in marijuana that make you high) necessary for overdose to the amount necessary for intoxication is 40,000:1. For comparison's sake, that ratio for alcohol is generally between 4:1 and 10:1. Alcohol overdoses claim approximately 5,000 casualties yearly, but marijuana overdoses kill no one as far as any official reports. Brain Damage Marijuana is psychoactive because it stimulates certain brain receptors, but it does not produce toxins that kill them (like alcohol), and it does not wear them out as other drugs may. There is no evidence that marijuana use causes brain damage. Studies performed on actual human populations will confirm these results, even for chronic marijuana users (up to 18 joints per day) after many years of use. In fact, following the publication of two 1977 JAMA studies, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially announced its support for the decriminalization of marijuana. In reality, marijuana has the effect of slightly increasing alpha-wave activity in your brain. Alpha waves are generally associated with meditative and relaxed states, which are, in turn, often associated with human creativity. Memory Marijuana does impair short-term memory, but only during intoxication. Although the authoritative studies on marijuana use seem to agree that there is no residual impairment following intoxication, persistent impairment of short-term memory has been noted in chronic marijuana smokers, up to 6 and 12 weeks following abstinence. The Immune System Studies in which lab rats were injected with extremely large quantities of THC (the active compound in marijuana) have found that marijuana (in such unrealistically huge quantities) does have an "immunosuppressive effect" in those lab rats, in that it temporarily shuts off certain cells in the liver called lymphocytes and macrophages. These macrophages are useful in fighting off bacterial, not viral, infections. But this is only for the duration of intoxication. There also exists some evidence that marijuana metabolites remain in the lungs for up to seven months after smoking has ceased, possibly affecting the immune system of the lungs (but not by turning the cells off). This said, doctors and researchers are still not sure that the immune system is actually negatively affected in realistic situations since there are no numbers to support the idea. In fact, three studies showed that THC might have actually stimulated the immune system in the people studied. The Gateway Effect Marijuana use has not been found to act as a gateway drug to the use of harder drugs. Studies show that when the Dutch partially legalized marijuana in the 70's, heroin and cocaine use substantially declined, despite a slight increase in marijuana use. If the stepping stone theory were true, use should have gone up rather than down. In reality, it appears that marijuana use tends to substitute for the use of relatively more dangerous hard drugs like cocaine and heroin, rather than lead to their use. Thus, oftentimes strict marijuana laws themselves are the most significant factor involved in moving on to harder drugs like cocaine. Such is the case in Nevada and Arizona, the states toughest on marijuana use. Some studies show that smoked marijuana is effective for some patients in relieving nausea caused by cancer and chemotherapy. There is evidence that marijuana may improve the appetite and help patients gain weight. This could be lifesaving for AIDS patients who develop wasting , a severe weight-loss condition.
  • Yes, until it is gone. Then it is bad for me because it isn't here!
  • Weed is most definitely NOT good for ME! It makes me sick to my stomach, and gives me a migraine that lasts for days. These are just 2 of the reasons why I haven;'t smoked it since 1978.
  • "In strict medical terms, marijuana is safer than many foods we commonly consume. It is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death" - Francis L. Young Administrative Law Judge of the US Drug Enforcement Agency
  • I have listened to all your quotes and i absolutely agree wit valarie the government is full of stupidity. The government thinks all the problems are because of teens and smoking pot. If you would take into consideration the fact that the government could make so much off legalizing and taxing the shit out of weed. And then you dont have to worry about going to a drug dealer so you dont have to worry about gang fights anymore and kids dying over the shit. I understand some of you think you kno what your talking about when you say marijuana is bad for you and it is, but so is smoking cigarretes or drinking a beer. And thats all i am going to say you can make up your own minds im not going to do it for you....
  • It's got pros and cons Pros - stimulates appetite, relaxes, inexpensive, not physically habit-forming. Cons- psychologically habit-forming, has same cancer risks as ciggies (mouth, lung cancer, throat etc.), can interfere with normal development, coping skills which affect personality, motivation, intelligence. I guess in moderation or for medicinal reasons - if you don't get busted, it's OK.

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