I am not sure where to start so i'll just jump in. I am amazed at some of the responses here on this issue of pot. Ok, first of all and MOST importantly: NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM INJESTING TOO MUCH WEED--- no one. Can we even say that about the legal drug alcohol? Come on.
Next, if you, an individual, doesn't like it- cool. Don't use it. I think it really sucks when people have such issues with something, anything, simply because they may not like the thing they're so against.
Get informed--- talk to people who use it often. You'll see the truth- NOT what "the world" wants you to see.
Someone here said that those who use pot are "trying to fill a void". Not hardly. It's like anything else, we ALL have ways to relax... lots and LOTS of people choose marijuana.
A "few extra dangers" was said here. Care to share those with us all? I am not sure it's any worse than cigs. There are studies about brain cell loss etc -- you'd have to smoke LOTS of weed for YEARS & YEARS to have that type damage. Look at all the crap alcohol does for ya- liver damage for instance, and as a nurse i have taken care of many people suffering with illnesses related to excessive alcohol intake. It isn't pretty and so sad for them and their family. What i have witnessed in my job is cancer patients who can eat again, gaining weight & strength and cancer patients who can make it through the day without vomiting every little while- yep, all due to marijuana.
Someone had the nerve to say that pot smokers are "f***ing idiots who want to look cool". Too funny! I might agree with u if we're talking about young teens or something. Sorry hun, but it doesn't make you "look" any kind of way- only makes you feel relaxed (stoned).
"Uneducated" was used here to describe weed users too. I am a professional and come in contact with Doctors, Attorneys and Nurses daily. Let me tell you this: lots of people would be damn surprised to know that their Doctor or Lawyer enjoys a toke or two after a day at work. If i chose to, there is even an Attorney here in town that i could buy weed from.
I am in no way trying to change your mind about weed. What i am doing is setting the record straight. Do some research; don't choose sides (i suppose that works) until you're truthfully infomed. You're "not that stupid" was stated here in reference to smoking weed; thank you, no i'm not.
All very important points now take it from someone who abused the drug. Cannabis is as dangerous to your health as cigerettes and as damaging as a class A drug. I suffer from regular bouts of paranoia that have destroyed relationships with friends and family. I have a heart and lung issue they have put down to smoking too much weed. f*** making this drug a class C make it a class A. If you know people who are dealing, do the world a favour and report them to the police. This drug is wrecking lives and people dont realise it!