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#330 - tombatbass (04/21/2013) [-]
Whats with all the hate against stoners? In my experience they are almost always friendly, nice people. Also, lets get the facts straight. Marijuana, while having potential for respiratory problems purely because it is burnt plant matter, has never been linked to COPD without cigarettes being a factor as well. There has never been a single health related death attributed to smoking marijuana, and in many studies it has been shown to prevent Alzheimer's, and while weakening short term memory marijuana has been correlated as to increasing long term memory. Obviously it's not safe to drive on, but it's not safe to drive and eat chinese food either- we just need to keep them separate!

TL:DR- Pot's not perfect, but it's not terrible. Whats with the hate?
User avatar #439 to #330 - kingdarkbeat (04/21/2013) [-]
"... has been correlated as to increasing long term memory."
Quite the contrary: www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/08/22/1206820109.abstract

"Persistent cannabis use was associated with neuropsychological decline broadly across domains of functioning, even after controlling for years of education. Informants also reported noticing more cognitive problems for persistent cannabis users. Impairment was concentrated among adolescent-onset cannabis users, with more persistent use associated with greater decline. Further, cessation of cannabis use did not fully restore neuropsychological functioning among adolescent-onset cannabis users."
#482 to #439 - Womens Study Major (04/21/2013) [-]
Any stoner will tell you its got a bad effect on the memory, but there are actually cannabinoids that try to negate the effect, as an herbal medicine I find it to be fantastic. I've got a hell of a eating issue and I can tell you for sure that if I wasnt smoking weed I'd still weigh around 80 pounds. In my experience math class and weed do not mix, it is too hard to concentrate on the math problem and solve it the whole way through, but most stoners find not problem waiting till the end of the day to light it up.
#448 to #439 - penguinthegreat (04/21/2013) [-]
so getting high while you are a teenager is bad for you?
just like getting drunk and smoking tobbaco?
i just want to know how did they test all of that
User avatar #480 to #448 - kingdarkbeat (04/21/2013) [-]
Everything is explained in the study. Read it and you will see that those who never smoke weed perform better on the tests over time, while those who do, get progressively worse the older they get. There's also a correlation between the amount they smoke and the test results.

Although it's not specifically stated, I think it's safe to assume that these are ordinary people who drink alcohol socially, and some of them probably smoke tobacco too. Add weed to the equation and they get dumber, both short-term and long-term.
#488 to #480 - tombatbass (04/21/2013) [-]
I don't really think it's safe to assume anything, especially since the test never states that the subjects are getting dumber, merely worse at their specific tasks. It has been shown to make people worse at some things, but never advanced cognition- just look at Carl Sagan.
#486 to #480 - penguinthegreat (04/21/2013) [-]
it seems they didnt test how does quitting affect the IQ, and im pretty sure there is a real diffrence between someone who is currently smoking, and a person that stopped over 6 months ago
#485 to #480 - penguinthegreat (04/21/2013) [-]
attention problems and memory problems do exist, but they go away after being clean for a month or so (personal expirience)
i would like to know how does it affect people with higher IQ
i had 3 IQ tests and had 126,124,128 scored in that order
between the last two i was smoking weed for two years about 2 grams a month, and stopped a month before the last test
#484 to #480 - penguinthegreat (04/21/2013) [-]
so i started reading the study
IQ tests aren't 100% precise and a diffrence of under 0.5% doesnt seem significant enough for me to take seriously
ill continue reading
User avatar #413 to #330 - TheCerealKiller (04/21/2013) [-]
Because it's so much easier to hate than show any other emotion, apparently. Maybe showing compassion, takes effort? I dunno. I'm lost as well.
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