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More evidence that it makes you paranoid!

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Old 15.04.2015, 18:15
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Re: Drug Possession; legality, fines

I'm not quoting the Daily Mail, I'm quoting the British Lung Foundation and you're quoting the British Medical Journal. Do you think those publications are just "rubbish"? If you multiple those 30,000 by 3.2 mil figures I think you'll find they come out pretty near to the 120,000 figure for 13 million smokers.

I'm also not entirely convinced that marijuana use has increased that much. Yes, it's more out in the open since the 1960s, but remember those places like opium dens back in the Victorian days? I bet plenty of people back then were also using, just nobody did it out in the open like nowadays.

I agree that it does have it's medical uses and yes they should be investigated. Many medicines have come from plants and I think we really ought to be using more plant based medicines than their chemical clones. Probably couldn't grow enough to keep the pharma companies happy though.

And for your info, frankly it wouldn't bother me if they banned smoking and alcoholic drinks either. I like the occasional tipple, but I've never smoked in my life. I can live without them - can you do the same with marijuana?
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That's a really pathetic response. Did you not mean it? Sort of mean it? Stand behind what you say or shut the f**k up.
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it's become a smoking thread you say?

9 pages, 2 vacations issued. That's my bet.
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I'm not quoting the Daily Mail, I'm quoting the British Lung Foundation and you're quoting the British Medical Journal. Do you think those publications are just "rubbish"? If you multiple those 30,000 by 3.2 mil figures I think you'll find they come out pretty near to the 120,000 figure for 13 million smokers.

I'm also not entirely convinced that marijuana use has increased that much. Yes, it's more out in the open since the 1960s, but remember those places like opium dens back in the Victorian days? I bet plenty of people back then were also using, just nobody did it out in the open like nowadays.

I agree that it does have it's medical uses and yes they should be investigated. Many medicines have come from plants and I think we really ought to be using more plant based medicines than their chemical clones. Probably couldn't grow enough to keep the pharma companies happy though.

And for your info, frankly it wouldn't bother me if they banned smoking and alcoholic drinks either. I like the occasional tipple, but I've never smoked in my life. I can live without them - can you do the same with marijuana?
I'm not actually an habitual smoker of marijuana. I don't even seek it out. When it comes round I might indulge and that's probably once or twice a year.
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Old 15.04.2015, 19:19
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If you multiple those 30,000 by 3.2 mil figures I think you'll find they come out pretty near to the 120,000 figure for 13 million smokers.
The trouble is there's no evidence for that 30,000. The mail headline is (horror!): "Cannabis kills 30,000 a year". First line of the text is "More than 30,000 cannabis smokers could die every year". The figure is derived from extrapolating tobacco deaths and has zero epidemiological backing.

Smoke in general is certainly some kind of bad for your lungs, but there are chemical differences between different kinds of smoke which could make all the difference.

Let's at least agree that the Daily Mail is simply awful and is not where you should go looking to confirm your biases.
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And for your info, frankly it wouldn't bother me if they banned smoking and alcoholic drinks either. I like the occasional tipple, but I've never smoked in my life. I can live without them - can you do the same with marijuana?
I bet there are quite a few posters on this forum who couldn't really do without the booze. (You can tell by the posts - even automate that with a bit of machine learning).

I, for one, would hate to have to give up Krug '69. But I suppose at some point I'm going to have to.
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