I think the point the guy was trying to make is that there has never been any case of someone overdosing on cannibas, it’s simply not toxic enough no matter how many you smoke at one time. However, there have been many deaths attributed to alcohol poisoning.
The dangers of operating machinery under the influencre of alcohol or cannibas are very real in both instances. It would be very dangerous to drive after smoking pot, but the same is for alcohol.
Did you know the US Govt. sponsored 12 people for the testing of medical marijuana where they receive 300 cigarettes of marijuana every two months or so until they die. Completely legal. Only 7 are left (they didn’t die because of the marijuana) they died from the diseases they had. The point of this program was testing the effects of cannibas assisting in helping the pain from the treatments of these diseases these people had. Cannibas can help with the nausea and pain caused by certain cancer/radiation treatments where no other medication has been found to help these patients. The government shut the program down though, even though they found some possible uses in medical marijuana. However, certain states can now approve the use of medical marijuana.
Do your own research before re-spouting myths. You would if we were talking about steroids and supplements, do the same for anything you are unsure about.
Lest we forget, Cocaine was a “medicinal” drug, so is Oxycontin, so the point of having it prescribed does not back it as completey medically safe. In the cases that you refer, the drugs were given as a method of comfort for someone who already had a serious disorder. Scripts were not handed out to the Spicoli wannabes that want to smoke up for a buzz.
I completely agree with you on the immediate toxic dangers. The medical dangers that I referred to are all long-term and chronic (no pun intended).
I have, however, seen more of my friends’ (and 2 sisters) lives affected by their pot habit than those of alcohol.
Yes, I HAVE done my research. Both textbook and real world. Mostly in an attempt to sway my sisters (and a couple of friends) away from marijuana use. The fact is, much like cigarettes, alcohol, or (insert whatever vice) there is nothing short of someone WANTING to stop using that will convince a user otherwise. We could go on ad nausem about the cons of any vice. Likewise, you can put a media spin on the WORST vice to make it seem “safe” or “good”.
Besides, you completely missed the point of my post. Go back and read it ENTIRELY and you will se the point that I was making.
I was not making a point of “pot is bad”, because I know that those who have their opinions otherwise will not be swayed.
For the record (and not that I feel I should justify my position), I personally have never smoked it (mostly due to athletics and hopes for a future there- dashed, of course), but I find it funny that it remains illegal while cigarettes are still legal. (I am smart enough to know it’s purely political and financial- hell, I live in the South, where most of the state’s economy relies heavily on tobacco).
I am for legalization simply because I don’t think it’s the govt’s place to tell someone what they can or can’t do TO THEMSELVES. Although I do favor a public smoking (of anything) ban simply because non-smokers shouldn’t have to endure breathing smoker’s second hand smoke AND ONLY FOR THAT REASON.