Misconceptions... WORLDWIDE: TOBACCO: 400,000 ALCOHOL: 100,000 LEGAL DRUGS: 20,000 ILLEGAL DRUGS: 15,000 CAFFEINE: 2,000 ASPIRIN: 500 CANNABIS: 0. REALITY‘ Neve Misconceptions WORLDWIDE: TOBACCO: 400 000 ALCOHOL: 100 LEGAL DRUGS: 20 ILLEGAL 15 CAFFEINE: 2 ASPIRIN: 500 CANNABIS: 0 REALITY‘ Neve
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Misconceptions... WORLDWIDE: TOBACCO: 400,000 ALCOHOL: 100,000 LEGAL DRUGS: 20,000 ILLEGAL DRUGS: 15,000 CAFFEINE: 2,000 ASPIRIN: 500 CANNABIS: 0. REALITY‘ Neve

WORLDWIDE:

TOBACCO: 400,000

ALCOHOL: 100,000

LEGAL DRUGS: 20,000

ILLEGAL DRUGS: 15,000

CAFFEINE: 2,000

ASPIRIN: 500

CANNABIS: 0

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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #6 - subaqueousreach
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I love these posts, because the cannibis leaves out most of the information. There are thousands of deaths connected to cannabis, mostly driver related, since it ALSO IMPAIRS JUDGEMENT AND REACTION TIME.

Like alcohol, marijuana can and will impair most peoples judgement.

Now you might say; "I've never gotten into the car high, I know better"

Well my counter is this: "I have been drunk off my ass, slurring my words, falling over and occasionally throwing up. I still knew not to get into my car because I could kill someone, most importantly myself."

It affects everyone differently because everyone has a different tolerance to substances. The fact is, cannabis is a drug, and ALL drugs affect you in some negative light, though maybe not as bad as others.

I'm not saying don't smoke pot, I'm just saying don't be ignorant because you like something.
User avatar #9 to #6 - subaqueousreach
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the cannabis side**
#19 to #6 - Hightower
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Only around 1% of traffic fatalities (40,000) involve someone with marijuana in their system. Of that 1% only 6.5% were found to have only marijuana in their systems. That's around 26 traffic fatalities a year in the US that involve only marijuana.

Scource http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/MISC/driving/s14p1.htm
http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/08/15/news/story10.html
Terhune, KW, Ippolito, CA, et al, "The Incidence and Role of Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers", Calspan Corporation, sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Washington, DC, DOT HS 808 065, October, 1993.
User avatar #13 to #6 - fayjayjay [OP]
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Nah I'm not trying to be ignorant to everything, I like weed and I was trying to get a point across to how people automatically believe it to be a 'killer' drug because its illegal.

And for the deaths involving cannabis, I never said it hasn't caused any deaths, I'm not saying that at all, I simply said its never been DIRECTLY linked to cause a death.. AKA overdosing, dying from illnesses due to consumption, etc.

So when you say that thousands of deaths are connected to cannabis, remember there will always be deaths connected to anything, ANYTHING can kill you, so using the fact that it is linked to thousands of deaths every year isn't a valid point when there's also thousands of deaths linked to eating peanuts every year.
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User avatar #4 to #2 - fayjayjay [OP]
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The government could easily put Tax onto it, like they do with Tobacco and that would generate MILLIONS more dollars/euros/pounds or whatever currency the country uses. All the government is doing is giving all this money to criminals and drug lords, when it could be used for so many other things.
#20 to #4 - Hightower
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Between the lost tax revenue, the failed "War on Drugs" and arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating, minor drug offenders, the US loses something to the tune of $26 billion a year.
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User avatar #7 to #5 - fayjayjay [OP]
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Yeh that's a good point actually. Didn't think of it that way.
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User avatar #11 to #10 - fayjayjay [OP]
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well i'm actually from Australia, but i was using America as an example cos most of these people will be American.... Although weed is medicinally legal in 11 states of the USA.
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User avatar #14 to #12 - fayjayjay [OP]
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Holland? Damn I'm jealous. I want to go to Amsterdam but they've banned tourists from the Cafes =[
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User avatar #16 to #15 - fayjayjay [OP]
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Thanks for the tip.
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#21 - anon id: 0ab39e0f
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TLDR Weed is satan's way of trying to recruit your children into having anal sex and should never be legalized.
User avatar #22 to #21 - goochmaster
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**** off, anon. No one likes you.
User avatar #23 to #21 - fayjayjay [OP]
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you must be new here
#18 - anon id: f362beae
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Well, the smoke is still damaging if you smoke it... If you consume cannabis by eating, that's another thing
#1 - anon id: d34ce338
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Oh wow, so marijuana doesn't cause anything becouse you snap the plant, wash it and then eat it, right?

No, you roll it into a joint and then smoke it, i.e. inhale the fumes - which causes cancer of tongue, throat, lungs etc.

See the picture? That's what beer is made of. Is it deadly? Does it cause death? No.

******* stoner logic.
User avatar #3 to #1 - fayjayjay [OP]
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Smoking weed has never been linked to cancer, ******* research it.

And yes, its true that any kind of smoke you inhale is unhealthy, but the cancerous smoke is caused by the chemicals that are ARTIFICIALLY added to products.

And if you actually look at what I'm trying to say, I didn't say beer, I meant all alcohol in general, lets just compare some facts here:


Alcohol in general is one of the leading causes of anti-social behaviour,
Alcohol causes Kidney, Liver and Stomach problems, gives you a hangover and the majority of people can't even get a hard on whiles pissed.


Cannabis, people like you usually associate it with Tobacco, because they're both plants, and you automatically assume it causes cancer, without even looking into the facts. Yes, its unhealthy if you smoke it, but it does as much damage to your lungs as walking down a busy street and breathing in car fumes. If you eat Cannabis its been proven it has absolutely ZERO negative side affects (depending on how your body can handle it, but your body can easily adjust)


Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, Native Americans smoked it as a peace ritual, the Chinese used it as a natural pain killer.

The only reason Cannabis was made illegal in the USA in 1937, was to wipe out the Hemp industry because Timber/Cotton was a cheaper alternative.

I've got a million other facts I'd love to tell you but I doubt you'll read past the first sentence because you're just blinded by ignorance.
#8 to #3 - anon id: d34ce338
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I doubt you've read past MY first sentece.

Becouse I didn't say that weed itself causes cancer. I said inhaling the fumes does, which you just confirmed.

The thing is, you compare the plant with the final product (that's why I mentioned the crops used for beer).
I didn't say anything about being against weed, against using it in pharmacy, or textile industry. I'm pointing out a flaw in your logic.

I wouldn't really give a damn about it, but these posts are kinda repetitive and all are about the same - marijuana against alcohol.