By Anonymous - 28/09/2011 14:04 - United States
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OP's mom obviously did her research. You can too, thanks to the wonders of the Interwebz. Check out the Vaults of Erowid and make your own conclusions. It might take some looking around because the information is vast, but to those of you who take interest, it can be an invaluable source of unbiased information. The path to the reduction of harm, and idiots who recklessly get high on anything and everything, is knowledge and education.
38, That's a pretty broad statement. Drugs don't affect everyone the same. It has a lot to do with whether you are an addictive individual by nature, if the drug itself is not physically addictive. Just like many people struggle with gambling, but not everyone who tries it will be trapped in a lack of control. And 39/36, yes, my statement is valid for having a greater amount of weed. It is possible to have some visual hallucinations on it, but nothing even close to unicorn-puking leprechauns, which is actually mostly just propaganda in the first place, as you pointed out.
Where I live, you would be called minus habens, at least by people who can speak latin properly. Hope you can get, between the grey fog of weed smoke that clouds your mind, that YOU are the one who looks like a loser, struggling to be recognised against mainstream. Noob.
86, I am the same way, so I can understand where you're coming from. It is however possible to be under the influence without losing control, depending on the substance, the amount, and of course, how you personally react to it. Actually, that very trait of not being able to stand losing control is one that can actually help you stay self aware. I'm not suggesting you go out and use drugs, by the way. I am just helping everyone distinguish between the facts and the myths. What you choose to do or not do is your own personal decision and no one has any right to judge you for it. But there is no need to perpetuate misinformation just because you yourself do not choose to participate in the act.
44 - I agree with you. I have been around so many idiots who can't control themselves because of weed. I think if you smoke it, you're weak because obviously, no matter how miserable your life is, you can't handle it. And when people say they do it for "fun" when they're "bored", they need to save it because that's not an excuse. Therefore OP, FYL for having a weak-minded mother who points fingers at others because she is too ashamed of herself.
Exactly. But people still seem convinced that legal status corresponds with health safety. In reality, legal status often corresponds more with unrelated factors, such as who can use what for profit. Alcohol might be legal, but it sure as hell isn't less harmful than weed, LSD, and even ecstasy.
52, Prolonged and irresponsible use of anything is bound to have undesirable effects. The studies on ecstasy I have seen claiming major negative effects used samples of people popping something like 20 pills in a night, which is obviously ridiculous. If you try googling it, you will find the whole page full of articles stating that no brain damage was caused by ecstasy. That said, MDMA in pill forms is almost always more than just that, and it's the other substances that could be potentially harmful to your health.
Truth of the matter is, everything is controllable if you intake the right amount. Drinking and driving kills. But so does smoking weed and driving both affect the mind. Drinking large amounts can kill your liver, but a glass of red wine can reduce the chance of a stroke or heart attack. Smoking weed does fill your lungs with smoke although better then cigs still has some sort of a affect. Just be smart regardless of what you use.
Exactly, dildofreak. Monkey see, monkey do. Or more like "monkey see, monkey assume". Some of it really is subconscious. Alcohol is used throughout the world, but the same cannot be said for other substances. The former is represented here as a right of passage, a normal thing to do as a grown up, but the latter is cast in a light of misinformation and myths. It's not an issue of whether drugs as a whole are "good" or "bad". Everyone can make their own decision on the matter. It's instead an issue of limited access to quality unbiased information. By the way, I can't type out your name without a little giggle.
The "Mother of the Year" award must be between her and Casey Anthony