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Although legalization activists and many marijuana users believe smoking pot has no negative effects, scientific research indicates that marijuana use can cause many health problems. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. When smoked, it begins to effect users almost immediately.

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September 14, 2006 at 12:40 pm
(1) Brandy says:

Hey Buddy – what negative effects? Like encouraging blood flow & brain activity? Were you planning on citing any scientific research or proof of your statements? Or should we just believe a recovering alcoholic who’s got swiss cheese for brains?

September 18, 2006 at 12:18 am
(2) alcoholism says:

The sources for the information are posted at the bottom of the article.
http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/effects.htm

May 21, 2008 at 9:25 am
(3) Jason says:

This is just more fear mongering. Keep in mind almost all the anti-drug propoganda is paid for by the alcohol and tobacco companies because they don’t want any competition.

July 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm
(4) jose says:

the artical is very clear on telling you the effects of marijuana, but there is only 1 thing missing. We all learned the scientific method growing up in high school. (observation, hypothesis, experiment, analysis..)
but where in this article or any article on the effects of marijuana, do they give you a full write up of there experiments and the steps they took to get the results? Any body with a computer and knows a few big words can type a paper about how marijuana is bad for your health and not to do it. But what is the proof of this drug(herb) being bad? If you perhaps explained the experiments you performed to get the results that you did, and showed how you went at doing it, would be the only 100% way to prove that your expirement or any experiment performed on marijuana was true. So until then, any statement on the effects of marijuana is only a hypothesis, that has yet to be experimented with and fully proved. I rest my case. :)

July 31, 2008 at 7:35 pm
(5) Are You People Stupid? says:

This DRUG has effected many many people. My Aunt lost her daughter to this drug. She is dead and it is all for nothing. If you aren’t stupid you would read this page and know that this is the truth!! and of course the people who do this drug aren’t going to believe and of it. They are going to get mad that scientist have found it is in fact bad for your heart and brain function. I know a man that has smoked marijuana for 10 years and he is slow to prosess things, memory loss, heart problems, and he has bad emotional problems. I think that this drug is sick. If you smoke it then of course you are going to disagree. this drug should never be legal.

December 17, 2008 at 11:39 pm
(6) korey says:

oh man. i love weed. i smoke it about every other weekend or so. it just affects me for a few hours. opens your mind and makes you feel great, i havent noticed any health risks yet. my grades have gotten better, just got a promotion at work. i can see how heavy usage can have a negative affect as does abuse of any thing known. keep that in mind.
because… i’m totally fine. shouldn’t be illegal. never stops anyone. government can’t tax it. they dont care about you, they want your money.

May 21, 2009 at 7:09 am
(7) Missippi Hippy says:

Hoooo Weee! Talk about “reefer madness”. This whole article is full of it.

May 21, 2009 at 10:43 am
(8) bomb hills says:

If you believe all the propaganda and reefer madness that our government has been spreading, don’t worry, it’s not your fault. You have been lied to, for 70 years we have been feed misinformation about the worlds greatest and safest substance.

May 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(9) Russ Belville says:

To “Are You People Stupid”: I don’t believe that marijuana killed your aunt’s daughter (your cousin), since marijuana’s LD-50 is 1500lbs. for a 150lb. man in 15 minutes. (http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/mj_overdose.htm)

If you’d like to compare your brain function to that of a daily marijuana smoker, I challenge you to an online game of Scrabble, Boggle, trivia, crosswords, Sudoku, or any other mental test in which you think you can beat me.

May 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm
(10) will says:

With all TECHNOLOGIES out amongst us Yea it is time for legalization, in all 40-50 states. How many states are there?

With Vaporizers on their way like the VOLCANO, and blunts being the best part (just rolling the darn things) I see a tremendous boost in our economy. Esp. for the dying and the ill.

I vote Yea on Legalization for Hemp 100%

May 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm
(11) aaron says:

the gov test on old and dead marijuana they burn stems,seeds,and dead plant and say look this stuff is bad hahaha yeah right

June 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(12) J2 says:

Legalize it already! It helps me concentrate when I’m doing homework plus i have straight A’s in school. Weed doesn’t kill anyone except morons who do stupid #### when they smoke it.

June 6, 2009 at 12:07 am
(13) C says:

HA! That made me laugh. I know a girl who graduated valedictorian of her 8th grade class….and went on to do the same in highschool. She smoked weed every other day.

Oh, and there has never been even 1 documented case of lung cancer related solely to Marijuana.

Read up.

http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths/

http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_faq1.shtml

June 6, 2009 at 12:11 am
(14) alex says:

that articile is the funniest thing ive ever read. HALLUCINATIONS? Your kidding me, right? I smoked all day, every day, for a year and never once had a ‘hallucination’. Your thinking of shrooms or LSD, buddy. Get the facts straight.

June 7, 2009 at 3:09 am
(15) JB says:

POKE SMOT!!

June 8, 2009 at 9:24 am
(16) Don says:

I have to take the pro side here. I have yet to see the actual scientific data on this “drug”. I have read many opinions, but to date, not one actual result. “EVIDENCE” is just that. Not OPINION. I used for many years though I chose to stop a few years ago. As to ” MENTAL CAPACITY “, being affected, I have always and still am today a 4.0 student and Jeopardy has always been my favorite tv show because I’m pretty good at it. The only deaths I am aware of occurred because of some IDIOT driving, or some other hazardous action while under the influence, not because the “drug” harmed them. Finally, USE YOUR OWN BRAIN!!! Why would anyone listen to anyone whom cannot PROVE what they are saying?

June 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm
(17) canada_IV/XX says:

Your cousin didn’t die from smoking marijuana, its scientifically impossible, unless she was smoking 10o’s of pounds a minute. Either way people are going to disagree on this subject, but for you to say someone died from smoking marijuana is an out right lie, unless of course all the leading Doctors in the world are in the dark about this fatal overdose. As for saying marijuana smokers are slow, that’s ignorant, I’m a retired Electrical Engineer who has smoked this herb for over 40 years and it has not made me slow in anyway. Maybe you should give the herb a try before you bad mouth it.

June 9, 2009 at 9:14 pm
(18) steve says:

we’re all sitting in a waiting room waiting to die; why the f*ck wouldn’t i want to be high?

July 26, 2009 at 11:28 pm
(19) negro g says:

to everyone who thinks weed is bad:
u’ve obviously never smoked. weed is amazing. it makes everything better. when ure smokin u feel great, u taste the air if u think about anything u love it. i’ve smoked a lot and i’ve never had one bad thought while doing it. the day weed gets legalized everybody is gonna start smoking and there will be world peace because nobody will be mad at anything.

August 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm
(20) Luis says:

weed is the best thing on earthwhat are you talking about the only damage it does is your memory cells

August 13, 2009 at 9:36 pm
(21) jamaican ganja-boy says:

Look im from jamaica and lots of my friends smoke ganja and so do i i just graduated from Princeton and I started smoking weed when i was 13 i think im quite intelligent so it is pure idiocy to say that weed has so many negative effects, the only negative effect is erectile dis function which doesn’t happen till you are older (70s) and mental illness which only happens to idiots that smoke weed with thc levels of 40% and above so get your facts straight.

August 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm
(22) nomadguy says:

negro g- bro u shot on the bulls eye

August 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm
(23) Little_Laura says:

Ok So Ppl Swear Like The indo is The Worst Thing in The World… Get your Head Out Of your A** & try it! Stop judging and saying you know so much about it and how bad it is just cuz you read it on some website. The Powers Of the Herb Open Up the Mind So its your job to Seek Deep inside & See What you Find… MaryJane just so happend to become my best friend last 420 never looked back since. i Always Bump Cypress Hill When im Blazed & i Can Tell you its A Hell Of A trip!! O_o

September 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm
(24) JOhn says:

The best plants in the world.

September 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm
(25) billy miller says:

marijuana for sure effects the brain in a negative way, no doubt in my mind. I am 17 years old and started smoking weed every day over the summer and just recently quit for good about 2 weeks ago. It has caused to me to lose it. At first it was pretty fun, but overrated, but I still enjoyed being high, so the first month or 2 was fun. Weed has caused my anxiety to become way worse and I have almost commited suicide because of the negative effects weed has on my brain. For the last month I have gone crazy, because of weed smoking. One day i got high and thought i was the son of the devil and really thought I was going to become possesed by demons. Worst day of my life. And yet I still smoked after that because I thought it was just all in my head. I would tell my self just enjoy it and hve fun like everyone else. Yea that really didn’t work out…Just about 2 weeks ago I smoked, and for the last time. I came home and I started to watch tv. I felt as if demons were chocking my neck and taking over my head. A voice was tellling me that the devil wanted me and was telling me to kill my self and end it all, the weird thing is is that I am a born again christian and so this freaked me out. I was on the edge of taking a knife and putting it to my stomach. The voice was telling me you wont make it to heaven your a worthless piece of ####, your just gonna go to hell. I started crying and read my bible to get all this off my mind. then the words in the bible were moving up and down and became like slanted, it was really creepy. I kept praying and praying and finally all of the bull #### went away. My anxiety is horrible now. I think everything someone says is about me, if someone will laugh i think its about me. Or if i say one stupid thing in the day i want to kill my self. I will never kill my self tho because it is a very selfish thing to do and would devestate my friends and family. Weed has ruined my brain!! i think i am slow and retarted and every girlfriend ive had just went out with me because they felt bad for me. Now people say i am a really good looking kid and every girlfriend i have had has been drop dead gorgeous but my mind tricks me and just says that they go out with you cuz they feel bad for u. I think there is something wrong with me… no wait i know. everytime my mother or father says love u in think three saying that because they think im gonna die soon. Everytime someone is nice to me i just think there being nice because they think im gonna die soon and i dont have much longer to live. My add has become worse, i have no self esteem, and i just think life is pointless. i used to be the top 25 basketball player in the state of arizona in middle school and was getting college offers as a freshman, i was on the jv team, and got called up to varsity for the state playoffs. Now all my confidence is gone. I can’t shoot anymore, cant even dribble well. ive completely lost my game thanks to the negative effects weed as had on my brain, its #### with all the chemicals and has ruined my life. I had offers to nau, new mexico stae and other small colleges but i was only a freshman and i had so much room to improve, now i just suck. I used to be able to make 20 threes in a row easily, now i can only make 3 at most, i still have the same shot but everyime i shoot i just feel i suck. I really do have good form and i know it i just cant play anymore. I also have a horrible memory, forget peoples names and my friends dont like me because i am so self concious. I am writing this posts to warn you about the dangers of marijuana. it is an evil drug. just because the high isnt as hardcore and other drugs like coke and heroin and meth, doesnt mean its not dangerous, if #### with peoples heads. I just cant believe im at this point in my life where i actually am insane and think i am retarted. I know many people who smoked for years and had to quit cuz they were losing it to. Its an evil drug. You know its evil when ive been a strong christian my whole life, and i get high and think im the son of the devil. any parents or kids or read this: STAY AWAY FROM WEED. now im not saying demons are gonna play with ur head or ur gonna become crazy but it ruins peoples lives. i have friends dads who are clinically depressed because of weed, my grandma who used to smoke all the time, has phycological problems. Sure weed has its benifits but everything has benifits. ####, heroin is used in hospitals so dont listen to the bull ####. I am happy I have opened up about all my problems. I’m on medication and it helps a little, but I’ve gone clinicallly crazy because of weed. ill never be the same again. please stay away from it, and dont believe the lies they say about it, its a horrible drug.

November 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(26) Tianna Monster says:

Are you guys stupid? Every person has different effects, Everyones different. I smoke and i do better at everything now. So just becuase something bad happened to you doesnt mean it’ll happen to everybody else. :) Its simple as that people. <3WEED<3

March 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(27) Triana. says:

weed is life bruuhhh <33 it helps & heels.

December 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm
(28) Indra_disciple of lord shiva says:

Its like gods greatest gift to the mankind…..to spread peace all around!! smoke it to break the shackles of war and hatred!!! thats all…simple as that……….peace out!!

February 28, 2011 at 2:37 am
(29) marco says:

There is one one case out there of anyone that has died because they smoked cannons. And btw, the tests were done on monkeys threw gaz masks. The monkeys had a lack of oxygen and fried their brain cells because of that.

May 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm
(30) trippie hippie says:

i belive the same as the other percentage of people as far as the girl dying bulls$$t its not weeds fault people are retards and billy miller if your already a crack pot maybe you shouldent touch weed as far as i go i was dead against pot till i was 15 then decided if i was going to hate something i should atleast try it.Marijuana effects people in diffrent ways for me i was a entrepeneur at like 12 and when i hit 15 and started smoking it it only increased my drive since then i have aquired a engineeres ticket class 1 licence and lots more techinacal traning i remember phone numbers from 15 years ago and yes i have smoked over quater pound in less than 2 weeks and you know what ime not stupid do stupid things talk slow forget endanger myself or others so to all you pot haters go die of something else in life that will kill you while i sit here smoking pot and die relaxed

August 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm
(31) Michael says:

Ok from reading and agreeing on both sides of the spectrum concerning marijuana. yes there is no actual proof that it can harm you… but it true that your heart rate increases significantly while under the influence. so it probably isn’t very good for the heart because of that… so I’m sure if you smoked it your whole life it might take a few years off your life??

September 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm
(32) yo-shut-the-f***-up-and-stop-being-disrespectful says:

FOR THOSE OF WHO BELIEVE WEED DOESN’T RUIN YOUR BRAIN, LISTEN TO ME. A little bit about me first, I am just out of high school and entering college. I am smart in school, get good grades, play guitar and make electronic music, and enjoyed all of this before I smoked. I am not a super-sociable person, but I am by no means a hermit, just a touch introverted or reserved to the outsiders eye. I loved weed. It made everything I did in life so much better, hanging out with friends, smoking weed, playing guitar, jamming. It was great. But I fell into addiction. WEED IS ADDICTIVE. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently. Yes, it was by my own choice that I used weed, but it IS ADDICTIVE. Now that I have been sober for a week, I feel depressed, I cannot connect with my new fellow classmates, even though Iím attending a prominent music school that I should be grateful to be in. I just want to sit in my dorm alone on my computer. Itís pathetic. Weed greatly contributed to my social awkwardness and pushed my non-smoker friends, who saw my addiction, away. Weed made me stop caring. I just didnít give a s***. My smoker friends were not really friends at all as our friendships were entirely superficial and based off of weed. They were all f***ing douche bags. In addition, it’s made me a great deal STUPIDER. I can’t remember as much as I could, my brain feels fuzzy a lot more, I lack purpose, direction, meaning in life. I feel lifeless. None of this ever happened to me before I started smoking. You can see how much this angers me, how much my own decision and the impact it’s had on my life angers me.

September 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm
(33) yo-shut-the-f***-up-and-stop-being-disrespectful says:

I resented my OWN PARENTS for trying to stop me. MY OWN PARENTS, WHO HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR ME. They and my younger sister are the only reason I won’t kill myself. Life has become some sort of agony. I’m done with weed. Go take another bong rip if it makes you feel that much better, just don’t go on this website and try to make claims that it isn’t bad for you, it just shows everyone else how badly you’re addicted to weed that you have to seek out those who oppose it in order to rationalize your own use of it. There are better ways of finding an answer to your problems and feeling good then using weed to get there. Just stop hiding behind weed like I did and grow the f*** up. There’s a reason why most people resolve to quit smoking after their young adulthood and college. I hope you all can find that reason.

September 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm
(34) yo-shut-the-f***-up-and-stop-being-disrespectful says:

For those of you preaching that weed can’t kill you, understand that there are many worse things than death.

September 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm
(35) yo-shut-the-f***-up-and-stop-being-disrespectful says:

Anyone who believes it helps you is still under some sort of illusion, I’m asking you desperate;y to listen to me so that you don’t have to feel like I did. I would have posted the exact same comments you did only a couple weeks ago. Now that I have broken free from it’s grip I have gained the self-perception that allowed me to see all of the terrible things weed brought to me, as well as the false value in the “good” things I thought it brought me. “I feel more concentrated when I’m on weed.” I did too. How do you feel when you don’t have weed? Of course weed seems great WHILE you’re on it… hell you probably all posted this while you were high. Stoners. I am leaving your ranks.

December 21, 2011 at 7:16 am
(36) Trevor says:

@Billy miller.
I think there may be something wrong with you that smoking marijuana has nothing to do with. You really did sound crazy when I was reading that. I have never heard of weed doing anything like that in my vast experience with said herb. You may need to invest in some serious mental analysis.

January 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm
(37) Lohan says:

i love alcoholism.about.com guys!!
Lindsay Lohan

April 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm
(38) TJ Johnson says:

@Billy Miller

Two words,
Your Insane.

April 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(39) Young nyge says:

There is nothing wrong with weed(: Enjoy life(:

May 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm
(40) aaron says:

Ok if any out of the 300,000,000 people that smoke weed went clinically insane, it’d be ALL over the news. If its so bad for you, why so many successfully people smoke it such as Steve jobs? Or the u.s former president gerorge bush, and jfk. If your hearing voices, your weed was laced with lsd or something. And it doesnt make your lose memory or retarded. They say that because they made monkeys smoke 4 oz in 15 minutes which fried their brain cells. There is not 1 recorded incident where someone has died or went insane/retarded from marijuana. So if u hear things it sure as hell ain’t from marijuana. And it wouldn’t be legal in some select states in the u.s.

May 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(41) joe says:

I fell exactly the same as billy miller (25). It has made me think I’m retarded, and everyone is being nice, I’m very paranoid and think no one likes me and only talks to me because they know I’ve quit weed and are trying to help keep me off it ( but hardly anyone knows I smoked so much or that I’ve quit!) I know these thoughts aren’t real but i can’t stop them!:(( i now have major social anxiety and go bright red, sweaty and can’t concentrate around people if I feel that I am under the slightest bit of pressure or observation :’( i also contemplate committing suicide often now as I hate my new self (but I also feel that would be selfish) so I have to drag myself through the next 60 years..hopefully I’ll feel better at some point. If not I guess i’ll be back on the weed just so I can feel good. (P.S. Weed is definitely addictive for me…)

July 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm
(42) haha says:

ive smoked since 7th grade, now in college. graduated high school with honors, have a 4.0 in college and i smoke every day of my life. if it had negative effects i think id be doing worse over time. thats not the case ive only gotten smarter. your typical “stoner” ruins the drugs reputation. mind over matter

July 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm
(43) Billy miller says:

Never mind im retarded

July 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm
(44) TC Bundy says:

Marijuana is harmful-There is Growing Evidence Of Marijuana Smoke’s Potential Dangers according to Science News. Scientists know that marijuana smoke has adverse effects on the lungs. Marijuana smoke caused significantly more damage to cells and DNA than tobacco smoke, the researchers note. Marijuana Smokers Face Rapid Lung Destruction — As Much As 20 Years Ahead Of Tobacco Smokers according to ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2008). Marijuana Smoking Increases Risk Of COPD For Tobacco Smokers according to ScienceDaily (Apr. 18, 2009). Marijuana Smoke Contains Higher Levels of Certain Toxins Than Tobacco Smoke according to Science News (Dec. 18, 2007). They reported that marijuana smoke contains significantly higher levels of several toxic compounds — including ammonia which was 20 times higher in the marijuana smoke than in the tobacco smoke and hydrogen cyanide and nitric oxide occurred at levels 3-5 times higher in the marijuana smoke.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Marijuana: An Update on the National Institute on Drug
(http://www.drugabuse.gov/tib/marijuana.html ) Published February 2011 reported that in addition to the possible effects on your brain, smoking marijuana may also be hazardous to your developing lungs. Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Marijuana: An Update on the National Institute on Drug
(http://www.drugabuse.gov/tib/marijuana.html ) Published February 2011 reported Marijuana limits your brain’s effectiveness, slows your thinking and impairs your coordination. A number of studies have also shown an association between chronic marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
It stands to reason that people using common sense would say to themselves that they won’t risk harming their physical bodies, emotional makeup nor their mental acumen by using marijuana.
Be healthy and live a long productive life. Stay away from marijuana.

August 9, 2012 at 8:05 am
(45) Brock says:

The only negative effects that seem bad enough to avoid the drug are schizophrenia, depression, paranoia and possible lung problems. Now what they don’t mention in government studies is that schizophrenia is genetic so marijuana doesnt cause it, it just can bring it out in an already schizophrenic person. Depression rarely occurs because of marijuana and when it does, it is because already depressed people used it than stopped and blamed marijuana. There are more and more studies showing that marijuana doesn’t affect your lungs and if it did you can use marijuana in food and there are products such as THC lollipops. All the other alleged effects such as memory loss, loss of concentration are ‘alleged’ and I think are a worth while trade for such a peaceful drug.

August 13, 2012 at 2:24 am
(46) Chuckles says:

When I read some comments it’s obvious how pot has affected some, how childish some of those comments are. For those of you who haven’t felt the effects of pot yet, just wait, you will if you keep smoking it.

I felt the same as you once and just wanted it legalized. I smoked weed for many years and loved it, that’s all I wanted to do. I won’t bother telling you all the problems I had because of it, or of the clinical depression etc., you won’t listen because you know it all, and you refuse to listen to anyone anyway, in your mind you have to justify continuing to smoke it,

So you will no matter what anyone says, all you can do is get on here and judge and criticism others who are only trying to help you, that just shows how much pot has already affected you. If you really want to know if weed is harmful, just keep smoking, you WILL find out. I finally quit pot, and although I admit I did miss it for awhile, and it did take medication to get over some of the effects pot did to me, I now can see what I have been missing and what pot blinded me to be able to see. I have my life back as well as others who were shut out of it at one time. Only now can I see what I missed and didn’t even realize it when smoking up. NEVER WILL I GO BACK TO THAT GARBAGE.

August 25, 2012 at 11:08 am
(47) negga insane says:

@ billy miller..
me too.. i experience it now presently.. it feels like i’m too insane just like you.. my thoughts are too bad when i take.. in first 1yr of using it feels really nice to feel.. but now i dont know why is it to be like it happened .. my mind my thoughts it feels really bad.. i cant go along with friends.. this thoughts are really why is this happening?

September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm
(48) nojenga says:

last time i checked non of these studies were on weed alone. so how can any1 be so sure?

November 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm
(49) stupid people says:

Lying is clearly a basis for the smoking community. Those who have smoked weed and support it are clearly moronic, evidenced by the juxtaposition of their sentence structure. Expecting others to take your word for it must be an effect of that status quo; being high. The drug leaves lasting effects on the brain and its ability to function, at least over a weekly time period. Saying that grades or even concentration for that matter, has improved as a result from smoking weed, is in its entirety, a result from being high; complete bull.

January 23, 2013 at 2:43 am
(50) Mary says:

http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20030918/marijuana-smoking-doesnt-kill?page=2

Even webMD knows what’s up! 2 separate, outrageously large studies show that….marijuana use does not kill you immediately, nor does it shorten your life span. There is no such thing as a fatal marijuana overdose. Smoking marijuana is about as bad as breathing the carcinogen-filled air around you….people are just ignorant.

June 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm
(51) Reese says:

I grew up in a house with two parents who smoke weed 3-5 times a DAY. I can tell you it is definitely addictive. I saw it in action. I can also tell you, comparing how they acted when stoned versus when not, that their memory was SEVERELY impaired when stoned. E.g., can barely complete a train of thought. E.g., cant complete many normal daily tasks. Lethargic. Cool at a party, once in a while. NOT cool for a young woman trying to do well in school and who wanted to have a patent lucid enough to help with homework. They justify it by saying “you are SO much better off with a pot head than an alcoholic.” That’s the most hurtful and plainly stupid (read: pot head conceived) logic. As if we can only choose between two damaging addictions — like saying “you are SO lucky to have JUST your finger cut off. It is SO much worse to have your arm cut off!” How about NEITHER you dumb ####? I can tell you that the marijuana addiction in my family has wreaked havoc. They both couldn’t hold their jobs. They can’t afford groceries, but she’ll spend over $600 a month for pot. They’re so paranoid all the time they won’t have guests. It’s bad. And I’m left taking care of them now, even though they’re in their 50s. Thanks pot. I hate pot.

June 14, 2013 at 6:01 am
(52) Trying to quit says:

Who ever praises weed like its GOD to them obviously hasnt used it as much or as often as some of us heavy smokers have done. If you smoke ocassionaly at parties or weekends then your doing fine. Your doing fine but how dare you get on this site and say weed does no harm. You guys dont know anything about weed thats why. Ive been smoking for 9 years straight every single day. It messes with numerous things. Ill go down the list. First it messes with your memory and ability to learn something. To all who who say they get straight A’s and 4.0s then obviously you guys just dont use weed much or been using it long enough. Keep smoking everyday for years and we will see how long you that lasts einsteins.

June 14, 2013 at 6:03 am
(53) Trying to quit says:

Weed also messes with your lungs and causes frequent lung infections. I cough my lungs out everyday and especially when i get a cold oh man my lungs feel like a 50 year old smokers when im only 25 yeara young. Once again this is for everyday marijuana use coming from an experienced guy. Weed messes with you socially big time. You may feel more social, less social, more or less while high than sober and vice versa. Bottom line is it messes with you socially. Weed also cuts down on your sperm count and the quality of your sperm. Go read all the new studies they have been doing on effects on male sperm. If u plan on having kids one day well your weak bullets might not reach their target. Yes im sure you guys r thinking u still unload a huge amount of sperm but that does not matter. Its not the amount, its the retarded sperm who swim too fast and die out before reaching the egg. You can thank marijuana for that.

June 14, 2013 at 6:04 am
(54) Trying to quit says:

Anyways guys yes marijuana is a great plant and obviously i loved it that i used it so long. Its only been 4 days that im clean and i used for 9 years every day. It is a great thing to smoke but it has to be an OCCASIONAL thing! To those who think smoking everyday forever and theyll be fine, let me ask you this….would you drink every single day? Go ahead tell me how alcohol is worse and different. Please do tell me because it does not matter. The point is you are altering your brain and body every single day. Alter your mind and body every single day for years…. Does that sound healthy to u guys. Its common sense. So stop praising weed!!! Dont say everyone lies and its not bad for you because it is bad for you. You can use it occassionaly like alcohol and you will be fine but abusing it is NEVER fine. Bottom line, too much of anything is bad! Please no more posts about how awesome weed is. Obivously you guys just havent experienced it like most of us. Real weed smokers know how awesome it is and how stupid it will make u in future if u abuse it. Stay occasional. Once a week is the most you should use in my opinion.

June 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm
(55) Anonymous says:

There’s nothing wrong with marijuana!!!

June 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm
(56) Just saying... says:

Schizophrenia is on the rise people, those who smoke 10 or more a day are developing and experiencing extreme paranoid behaviour, hallucinations due to the deep methodical thinking…some even think we’re all apes turning into aliens, lmao!!! Give me a break, if you are so ignorant to think that any substance is good for you then I encourage you to dig yourself a shelter, fill it with food and water, stock up on weed and live in your own twisted and demented world. I can respect individuals opinions more who say things like “yah, I know smoking, drinking and drugs are bad for you but I like it, it makes me feel good, it calms my nerves…whatever your reasoning> Just don’t shoot your mouth off about the benefits of smoking weed but speak of the downfalls as well. In defense of those who want it legal…if they can legalize smoking and alcohol then pot should be no different.

July 13, 2013 at 11:36 am
(57) Skuba says:

In the case of marijuana…not one person ever died by smoking marijuana. Compare that fact to all other drugs/ alcohol. Each persons reactions to a drug is different. I don’t see me and my boys getting high and going out doing stupid stuff. Its the fact that when we get high(now) we bust ass on madden/ cod. People who abuse and people who use recreationaly is what the war is on.

July 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm
(58) Lindsey says:

thanks alcoholism! I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks this drug is bad for you.

July 15, 2013 at 4:48 am
(59) anon says:

I knew a guy in high school who used to run track. He was alright, not to good or bad. But after he started smoking pot, he was unable to participate. The same can be said for any job that requires a drug test. Whether or not it is justified, it is still illegal, and the bottom line is that your dumb enough to take such a risk for something you dont need, as well as wasting money. As for any comparisons to alcohol or cigarettes, people who use either are making foolish decisions as well. Sure not many things are bad in moderation, but pot, alcohol, or cigarettes are not good for you at all. As for those who say it would contribute to world peace, (but i dont hear it to often) do you really think/want peace attained through regularly being high or inebriated is the true way? What matters in life is your intelligence and strength, pot has no place in aiding you in either.

July 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm
(60) Just sayin says:

To all the people who are making childish comments and saying marijuana isn’t bad, at least there is some type of evidence that marijuana is bad for you. But there is absolutely no evidence that its good for you. So what makes more sense, to believe in something that has some evidence of being true, or believing in something that has absolutely no evidence of being true?

July 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm
(61) Just sayin says:

Also, there is no evidence of marijuana being good for your health either. So why waste money on it?

August 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm
(62) comonsense says:

Why would you need some weed to feel good… are you sick ? There are always side effects to a drug… do you really need it?…no?… why waste your money ?… need to feel good… by is sand wish to a person that is starving, homeless… and you will feel great!

August 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm
(63) A. says:

About a year ago I was suicidal. I hated life, I felt nobody liked me. I felt like I would never be happy with anything ever again. I almost killed myself a few times, but the only thing that stopped me was knowing that my little brother would have to grow up without an older brother to to look out for him. Anyways, I figured weed would make me feel better or keep my mind off of the depressing suicidal thoughts, at least while I was high. I was wrong. Not only did it make me feel happier, but it really helped me get my confidence up. I love music, and smoking just makes it so much better. It has really opened up my mind and helped me get back in touch with my creative side. Ive been smoking for a little over a year now, my grades are great and I feel happy like I used to as a child. So yeah, LEGALIZE IT.

November 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm
(64) Katus says:

All of you, read Clear Body, Clear Mind

February 7, 2014 at 6:56 am
(65) John says:

I have a friend i went to high school with who has been smoking for years. This guy had straight a’s and worked hard. Now he lives in a trailer and smokes all day. throw all the studies you want out there, but anyone who knows a long time smoker knows how dumb it makes them. Of course pot heads will defend this because no one wants to be called stupid. The rest of the world already thinks we are the most lazy people in the world. hell half the time people cant even put on pants to go to the store.Yea! so lets legalize it so we can all sit around stupid and lazy with no ambition. then there the people that say, more car accidents happen with alcohol the pot. simply put, pot is illegal so people who smoke are to lazy to drive anywhere, so they sit at home eating snacks and smoking. some of us dont want to live or be around a country of pot heads. we are already going nowhere as a country. lets just make it better by legalizing this junk.

February 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm
(66) nuza says:

I’ve never felt so good than the day I smoked ganja everything was good I had much love for everything

February 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm
(67) Weed is life says:

Listen up . If younare like me, and looked up some stuff while u were stoned out of ur mind like i was, good job lol. I have watched aboout 4-5 good real legit documentaries about the affects of marijuana in medical and recreational perspective. The first 20 mins of a certain documentary said it all. “There have been no recorded deaths from direct marijuana usage anywhere, ever.” And to all unpeople who say weed kills brain cells, do some research. Watch some documentaries. They did tests on monkeys for this and they were supposed to do like 60,000 joints into the monkeys lungs over the course of a year but instead they didn150,000 in 3 months. Then they said monkeys started dying after 90 days and dead brain cells n stuff. But it was cuz they pumped so much damn smoke into their lungs at once so many times the smoke suffocated them. When u suffocate, the first thing that happens is ur brain cells start to die. It was the smoke it self. Not what is in the smoke or in the weed. So weed is life all day erry day! Peace!

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