Marijuana is terrible.. People who take marijuana live 2-3x less,, Marjuana has over 400 known chemicals in it.. It kills brain-cells and is highly addictive, Imaring judgment and making poor decisions causing violent crimes. Not only that but marijuana kills so much brain-cells. That it may cause small holes in your brain
Source: PAST EXPERIENCE
Marijuana is bad. Does have medical purposes though , but it does damage your brain.. It is very addictive, Furthermore people taking marijuana is expected to live 3x-2x less than the average human, Marijuana is so bad it leads to violent crimes, and impares judgment.
Marijuana is terrible.. ('Nuff Said')
Yes, marijuana can be considered bad because it has a negative affect on the growing brains of young people, and it leads to a lack of motivation and a lazy attitude overall in people who smoke it frequently. It might impair driving or operation of certain equipment. Marijuana can also be considered a gateway drug, wherein people start off smoking marijuana because they don't think it is a "big deal" but then decide to try other, more addictive, or more harmful drugs.
In this argument it is first necessary to establish a definition of bad. What does bad marijuana mean? Is it bad for your health, that if ultimately abused could cause some potential for psychological or physiological problems, then yes it is bad. However if your definition of Marijuana being bad is whether it is culturally accepted, than that is a whole other question that is currently highly controversial in the United States.
It is bad because it is not good for your body you can get hile by doing weed if you kept doing it you are going to die it can really miss up your body real good and do not do it as a kid because you can get grounded
Marijuana has health benefits but we cannot deny it has a bad effects.
Short-term memory problems
Severe anxiety, including fear that one is being watched or followed (paranoia)
Very strange behavior, seeing, hearing or smelling things that aren’t there, not being able to tell imagination from reality (psychosis)
Loss of sense of personal identity
Lowered reaction time
Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)
Increased risk of stroke
Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports)
Sexual problems (for males)
Up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections
than non-users (for females)
Decline in IQ (up to 8 points if prolonged use started in adolescent age)
Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out
Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks
Lower life satisfaction
Addiction (about 9% of adults and 17% of people who started smoking as teens)
Potential development of opiate abuse
Relationship problems, intimate partner violence
Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying
Increased welfare dependence
Greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs.
Considering that some people does not smoke marijuana because for medical purposes but only for vices and leisure. This may also be a gateway drugs since people who are use to marijuana tend to look for more stronger drug due to its effect on them. Considering when we legalize marijuana it will taxable, hence an increase of price. People tend to buy on illegal or from the black market since it is less expensive. People who use marijuana have a shift of behavior and also affect their decision making and cognitive functions as well as those to the youth. Legalizing marijuana without proper guidance may also be used as an abuse and may cause damage to society. Addiction to marijuana may increase crime rates and poverty rates and will also destroy the normal process of the body. It is less necessity and it will affect the spending power of the people instead of prioritizing the basic needs, it will imbalance our daily living.
Marijuana may carry a promising and satisfying effect to its consumers especially we as humans have a hedonistic traits in which it is difficult to avoid temptation even though it threatens our health, lifestyle, family, society, and wellbeing.
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Smoking weed is not a brain killer, body killer, or life killer etc... It's simply a temporary mood and giggle booster; nothing more and nothing less. I've been smoking for a long time and I've maintained straight A's. I've never been laced or given anything synthetic. There's a reason the government has legalized it is so many states for recreational use; because it's not harmful.
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What I will say will have no mentions of studies, I will only be speaking of first-hand experience. As first trying cannabis as a young teenager, I saw no real negative effects after the high wore off, even years later I still see no negative effects. In my opinion, there is no addiction to the plant, only a liking or preference towards it. If school is mentioned in this section, I can truthfully say marijuana had no effect on my academics as well. My best was given and taken for what it was in school, which was high marks and top percents. Weed is just a relaxer, another way to feel different from the norm. Marijuana is not bad.
Marijuana has ZERO Physical Addiction, ZERO Cravings when use is stopped. It is Psychologically Habit forming, like anything else that is enjoyable in life.
It has been proven to have numerous untold benefits as a medicine. It effectively fights Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Chronic Pain, Anorexia and a whole host of mental issues including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Autism and even has been shown to prevent Altzhimers Disease. And there are thousands more that are unknown, due to the fact that Cannabis is illegal, research is still limited despite all these confirmed benefits.
Marijuana does not cause brain damage in users who start using the drug after the age of 18 (which is the age it should be made legal for recreational use, at oldest 21 like Alcohol), in fact quite the opposite it has been proven to have neuroprotective properties on the adult brain that stimulate new brain cell growth. The brain damage study was a cruel joke of an experiment where "Scientists" pumped Rhesus Monkeys full of Cannabis smoke with gas masks on. The monkeys were suffocated to the point that their brains died from lack of oxygen. Pot smokers inhale deeply, but smoke much less then Tobacco smokers on average consume to get an effect. Tar and Carcinogens are not what causes Cancer in cigarettes, it is the hundreds of thousands of radioactive chemicals, fertilizers and addictive pesticides put in Tobacco to make it so physically addictive.
The Gateway Drug Theory has been repeatedly proven to be false. For over 90% of people who use Marijuana will not go onto harder drugs as the dangers of these drugs are well known, PSA's or not. What makes Marijuana dangerous is not the drug itself at all, but the draconian and insane laws that label it in the same category as Heroin, and allow criminals to rake a fortune off your children.
Marijuana does not even come CLOSE to Alcohol in terms of impairing judgement and making poor decisions. Alcohol kills brain cells at any age, is highly physically addictive, leads to violent crimes, rape and assault and is ruthlessly encouraged and pervasive in all areas of American culture. The Alcohol lobbyists know that Marijuana will for the vast majority replace Alcohol as America's drug of choice and have multi-million dollar lobbyists who depend on keeping Marijuana illegal. It has nothing to do with safety, profit alone drives the legal and illegal drug industry and it always will until we change our policies.
The War on Drugs is the biggest failure in human history. If the goal of Prohibition is to decrease drug use and accessibility, it fails at an outstanding level. Every teenager says that Pot is the easiest drug to get, far easier then Alcohol. This is common knowledge. Legalization and Regulation decreases danger and drug use, as it has already proven to have done so in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
There are a number of arguments that people make against marijuana. First and foremost is that it is a gateway drug. The commonly held belief is that the smoking of marijuana, when utilized often, becomes less of a thrill. However, this is simply not true. Marijuana is unique on hat it is reverse tolerable. This means that, over time, the effects are felt more potently by the brain. Also, for people who reason that it is a gateway drug because of addiction, there isn't a physical dependency on the drug. Any addiction is psychological, and a psychological addiction can occur with anything that gives a person comfort. A second point is that marijuana makes a person lazy and alters brain chemistry. However, alcohol and cigarettes are equally addictive. A possible argument against this is that those aren't allowed until a person is eighteen. Marijuana is forbidden against all age ranges when it is less harmful. It is hypocritical to have alcohol and cigarettes legal when marijuana is not.
Could it be any more obvious? When you put all of this together, it becomes pretty obvious that not, marijuana just isn't bad.
It suppresses the symptoms of cerebral palsy, glaucoma, and anorexia & bulimia.
If you suffer from insomnia, it will put you to sleep.
Suffer from migraines and cluster headaches? Marijuana will cut the pain.
There are even studies that SUGGEST that marijuana MIGHT be helpful with (or MAYBE even a cure for) things like HIV/AIDs, Cancer, Alzheimer's, and numerous cognitive disabilities (all of this with the caveat that the science on this stuff is very new and not yet robust, as trials have been done largely in petri dishes and rats/mice, so we must wait or the double-blind clinical trials in humans before declaring marijuana a miracle drug).
It's also a fact that our brains have natural cannabinoid receptors, meaning marijuana does not actually alter our brain chemistry in any severe way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid_receptor
And marijuana has tons of industrial uses: paper, rope, fabric... even frickin' fuel! The stuff could put the paper and cotton industries out of business, and might even do the same to the oil industry! Imagine the implications for green energy, here! And as it's a weed that can be all-too-easily farmed, it's an insanely renewable resource:
With all of this information, how can anyone STILL support marijuana prohibition?
And to the people saying yes:
Henry J. Aslinger lied to you, and Reefer Madness was actually talking about alcohol.
Read. Learn. And grow.
No, I do not believe it to be bad at all. Weed is a stimulant it helps with your mood and attitude...it's not crack. It doesn't make you steal from loved ones, kill people or even eat people for that matter. If ever these thoughts do run in your mind smoke some...I bet you'll change your mind and just decide to go eat a sandwich or something.
I do not believe marijuana is bad. Marijuana actually helps people ease their pain and is used for medical purposes, so how can it be bad? I feel as if marijuana helps to calm people down. When is the last time you heard of someone going on a killing spree while high on it? It doesn't happen.
Marijuana helps people eat when they are otherwise too nauseous from Cancer or Cancer treatments. It improves your mood when your angry. It brings friends together for laughing and fun. It can help get your creative juices flowing when you are feeling mentally blocked. In other words, marijuana is not bad.