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What Happens To Your Body When Smoking Marijuana

Smoking Marijuana

Smoking Marijuana is something that many people assume to be a safe and risk-free recreational activity. The drug, which has countless street names (such as Pot, Herb, Green, Ganja, Chronic, etc.), has gained a reputation for helping to facilitate good times and relaxation. However, many users aren’t even aware of how the drug affects the body or why they feel the “high” that they do when they smoke it.

At its most basic form, Marijuana is a shredded plant, and the typical form found on the streets is leaves, stems, and seeds that are all shredded up into flakes (think Oregano). This compound can then be put into a pipe (or bong), or rolled into a cigarette-like tube (joint). More potent varieties of Marijuana, such as Hashish and Hashish Oil, are found in similar forms (except for Hashish Oil) and are consumed in similar ways.
The active ingredient in Marijuana, THC, affects the brain on several levels. Though many users experience different reactions to Marijuana, it has a relatively universal effect on the brain. THC binds with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, causing reactions across the body depending on where in the brain these receptors are located. The distribution of these receptors is relatively uneven, explaining why some people experience a massive loss of function while others are less affected.

When you consume THC (typically by smoking Marijuana), the compound travels quickly through your body. It is absorbed into the bloodstream and is carried into the brain where, depending on the dispersion of the cannabinoid receptors, it will begin to have various effects. Once the user has ceased consuming THC or if the THC has reached its highest saturation point, maximum effects will be noticed by the user. This “high”, or feeling of euphoria, can typically last from 15 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the quantity of THC consumed and the tolerance of the particular individual.

The typical results of THC consumption:

  • Loss of coordination. Cannabinoid receptors located in parts of the brain associated with coordination and movement can drastically inhibit motor skills and coordination. This is why many users become quite clumsy and unable to efficiently conduct themselves when they are “high”. This type of result is usually moderately pronounced, though it tends to taper off as the individual begins to sober up.

Users typically report experiencing this type of effect during the peak of their “high”, when the THC is at maximum saturation within the brain, and that it is not as evident immediately after consumption or when the effects are slowly beginning to wear off.

  • Audio or visual distortion. This is a result of cannabinoid receptors that are located in the parts of the brain associated with hearing or vision. These receptors set off a chemical reaction within the brain that can cause many different effects, from slurred speech to the inability to piece together a coherent sentence. It can also result in “looping” audio, where one particular sound (that is usually one syllable in duration) will repeat over and over again, as perceived by the user, until it is either replaced by a different sound or the effects of THC begin to wear off.

Users report that these symptoms begin to manifest within minutes of consuming THC, and can last throughout the entire duration of their “high”.

  • Lack of time perception. Once again, this is the result of the cannabinoid receptors location in relation to the time perception areas of the brain. This can create feelings of longevity, or “time passing by slowly; this can also create the sense that time is passing quite quickly. Given the nature of the symptom, there is no way to quantitatively state when it begins to manifest.
  • Feelings of euphoria, insecurity, joy, or paranoia. As THC triggers various reactions within the brain, different people will experience different results. These results are dependent on the environment and surroundings that they are in when they consume THC, the people that are around them, as well as their state of mind or mood before consumption.

Intense feelings of happiness and joy are quite common, with uncontrollable bursts of laughter being quite common. Feelings of paranoia and worry are also quite common, though they are not as intense as the feelings created by other, more dramatic drugs.

The reality is that the effects of Marijuana are not identical within each individual, and though we certainly don’t encourage experimentation or consumption, it is impossible for us to state with any level of certainty the effects of Marijuana on each unique individual.

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  • kyla marsheen ford November 7, 2008, 8:35 pm

    this was very intresting because now that i’ve read this i will be quitting smoking weed after today because i’ve a blunt at home waiting for me when i get there so after i ruin my brain today for a couple of hours thanks to you i will be quitting, that blunt is not going to waste…sorry.
    i live on newell….
    in waterloo iowa

    • zach March 4, 2011, 12:30 am

      lmao thats close to where i live (dubuque iowa)
      but anyways a lot of this is true except for the street Marijuana is mainly the bud produced by the plants, not the leaves or the stems. i’ve seen people grow Marijuana where the THC went to the leaves instead of the bud but thats vary uncommon
      this also explains why when i’m stone i have the repeating of sound effect and my vision gets f***ed up a lot. and Marijuana actually does more good than harm to some people

      • artemis March 11, 2011, 3:26 am

        Thc is secreted by every part of the plant, you can smoke every part of the plant, it’s just the concentration is only high enough in the budds to get stoned.

        • christine June 23, 2011, 2:08 pm

          I have never seen anyone with the name Artemis except for Artemis Gordon
          on the old show Wild Wild Wild West with Robert Conrad and West and Ross Martin as Artemis Very Cool there Artemis

        • nick March 1, 2012, 3:15 am

          This is all very interesting because everyone from here up have misspelled and gramatically screwed up their sentences. I suppose that hash DOES really get to you.:)

          • mex November 7, 2015, 2:01 pm

            WELL, I have been smoking for a long time. And yes I agree with a lot of things that have been vocalized. . but for someone who has grown and smoked . alot of what I read I find to be uneducated. . I don’t slure my speach, am very, and can shoot a target over 300 yrds with open sights. . so before conducting an illegitimate study or experiment which I’m assuming you did sence you’re only 21 years of age. . no one I know suffers from these so called illnesses. . and another opinion of mine it also helps me cope with ignorant people. We have bigger problems like how many teachers want to give our students adderol, ritlan, etc! THC is not harmful. Leagal alcohol is harmful! How many deathes have been contributed THC opposed to alcohol!

      • Nick April 19, 2011, 5:29 am

        Please do not represent users of Marijuana anymore. Ignorant individuals who are too lazy or incompetent to write in complete sentences give society a misconception about the people who use it. Zach I’m sure your not a retard, so please put in a little more effort next time. We’re trying to legalize it not try to show the world how stupid it makes some people (if we wanted that, we’d use alcohol).

        • Julie April 29, 2011, 5:29 am

          Nick, before you begin to criticize the grammatical skills of others, perhaps you should assess your own skills. In your little paragraph above, you did not put a common after Zach’s name, used “your” instead of “you’re”, and should have written your last sentence as follows, “We’re trying to legalize it; we are not trying to show the world how it makes some people stupid.”

          I am uncertain about your last comment in parenthesis. I can only assume that you meant to say that if you wanted to become stupid and therefore give someone the grounds to accuse you of such that you would use alcohol, but in the form that you did in fact use that note, it actually indicates that if you would use alcohol as a tool to show the world how stupid marijuana makes people, if you wanted to in fact show the world that. But perhaps your own grammar accomplished that goal for you after all.

          Stay in school kids.

          • Edward May 15, 2011, 12:47 am

            Alright, enough with these grammar shenanigans. Julie, your self-righteousness has cost you at least 5 valuable minutes, during which time you could have been fulfilling your subtly-implied M.O. of convincing every new acquaintance that you are of above-average intelligence in a face-to-face encounter. The grammatical mark you were referring to above is called a, “comma,” not a, “common.” I am debating whether or not to begin laying waste to the total lack of voice in your second to last sentence, but instead, it behooves me to address your closing jab, which I think should have gone a little more like this:
            “Stay in school, kids. A private one, or a public school in a wealthy municipality. Otherwise, you’ll end up turning out like me, a graduate from Bumblef*** High, who (not “whom,” although I have a feeling self-aggrandizing ego-maniacs of limited intelligence such as yourself would be tempted to use it in this instance), instead of taking a couple of Advanced Placement English courses in High School, or paying attention in English 101 at my university (the universal, last-ditch effort to teach our generation how to write with mediocre proficiency), thought that I could preach to other people with my trusty, 580 SAT Verbal score and innate feeling of superiority.

            Future generations of Americans are fated to receive increasingly sub-standard education in the English Language. As a twenty-one year old, and pot smoker of three and a half years, I have resigned myself to this fact, and wouldn’t dare to pick on others’ internet shorthand.

            If you happen to be the young, middle-of-the-road, middle-management career type that I imagine you to be, I truly hope that, while you are eating your heart out over this post, you go for a big fat doobie, instead of drowning your sorrows in the bottle. That may be the only way to prevent the tears from streaming down your face when you lie on your bed, staring at the ceiling this evening.

          • Al May 20, 2011, 4:44 pm

            Great points, Julie! However, no one’s perfect. You were doing great until your (not you’re) second paragraph. For example, you have a run-on sentence above that qualifies for a marathon! I won’t bother to post a correction. That’s not even the point I wanted to make. Marijuana is a controlled substance. Alcohol once had the same status. Whether controlled or not, when abused, it can do harm to various areas of the body. Marijuana has 20 times the tar of a cigarette and cigarettes have filters. I’m sure many pot smokers have hacked up those nice brown “morning goobers.” I was a light smoker before I quit. I always used a bong with water and crushed ice to remove some tar and cool the smoke. Whatever intoxicant one chooses, he or she can overindulge to the point of getting sick. It’s all poison!

          • B June 7, 2011, 7:25 am

            Grammatical errors don’t necessarily mean stupidity they just mean lack of effort or to be so overwhelmed with emotion to get thoughts expressed on a page for all to see that you miss typos and just hit reply. Rather than critique grammar; critique content. Marijuana is not for everyone and affects different people in diverse ways. One can’t speak for another; yet some try to speak for all! For me it helps pain, headaches, nausea, social anxiety, and sometimes appetite. I do get heavy headed and lose all sense of time sometimes, but it comes with the territory of how it affects my brain. Sometimes you must deal with the consequences in order to relinquish the benefit. I would rather smoke herb than take meds any day of the week!!

          • Dave June 30, 2011, 5:39 pm

            This is, invariably, the largest waste of time I will experience today. However, I would like to point out that, just because you can type like a diplomatic lawyer-type while throwing in your distasteful, emotion-attacking punch-line to amuse your own intelligence (What does that tell you?) or put down others, is hands down the perfect way to describe the air of general society. (I’m referring to how “acquaintances” act versus “friends”, although I realize I’m leaving a ton of room for interpretation, so bear with me, furry friends.) I try my hardest not to live in a world of unnecessary hate and ridicule and it works for me, so much that I wish I could make all of you sit down, at this very moment, and begin that self-help book you’ve been eying for weeks. Teaching your brain to analyze, comprehend, and interpret information in a logical and critical way is essential for psychological survival and for the fluidity of social actions (Which is not only a part of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ lower structure, supporting, not the least of all, self-actualization, but also to be a vessel of learning and improvement.) I encourage you all to catch your righteousness on your tongues and be more scientific. Without being neutral, however much it hurts, how much are you gaining?

            I am really amazed to admit this, being the kind of writer who doesn’t express much emotion publicly and all, but the main driving force that started me on this journey of needing to learn rather than feel was a quote from my dad, (being the “wise old man of 40 years of therapy” and all.) “We cannot change the people, places or things around us, but our reactions, only.” An amazing start, indeed. After practicing this over and over, the amount of control I had over myself and the situations I encountered was remarkable. Wrapping this up, I basically win all of my conversations now because everyone else wins, although I’m the first one to seek justice when I am perpetrated against, which has been my position in the past; I’m glad to report nobody was severely injured. Which is funny to consider, that my main issue growing up was the control factor. Now that I am twenty and have devoted my time to learning and digesting and referring back to the books written by those with knowledge of the areas I lack, I feel that, although the road is bumpy and sometimes leads on tangents less than distasteful, I can see the control issues of others and help promote a healthy outlook that may save or promote the saving of your emotional life. Don’t ever stop reading.

          • Dave June 30, 2011, 5:49 pm

            EDIT: I would like to point out that typing like a diplomatic lawyer-type while throwing in your distasteful, emotion-attacking punch-line to amuse your own intelligence (What does that tell you?) or put down others, is hands down the perfect way to describe the air of general society (Interpret as you will).

          • Axel July 17, 2011, 2:43 am

            Julia, I’m sure that with the parenthesis statement, he was saying that if we wanted to show the world how stupid weed makes people, we would be better off showing how stupid alcohol makes people.

          • Dan July 25, 2011, 3:14 am

            Uhh… You spelled “comma” wrong. Sorry, you seem to be grammatically inept yourself. Get off the drugs.

          • Drew September 13, 2011, 4:15 pm


            You are the perfect example of an incompetent, ignorant woman, whom i am positive is reading this article to convince your children not to smoke marijuana. I used the word ignorant above to let you fully understand that you have an extreme lack of knowledge on this subject. Julie, you should go and comment on a post about grammer because you seem to excel in that respect, however, please refrain from posting in forums about drugs and drug use. You simply are not versed enough to contribute. I am a college graduate with a finance degree, professional golfer, and consider myself to be intelligent. I smoke weed on a daily basis and yet, I still make money doing what I love. (And please help me with my grammer mistakes. Maybe that will help me get another top ten this weekend)

          • Mike October 31, 2011, 5:27 pm

            Julie, I love u.

          • Jethro November 3, 2011, 8:37 pm

            Nice one Julie :P
            I just thought I’d be a botz and chuck my 10 cents in; even though I’m writing this comment at a local library on a School day, Hehe…
            I smoke bud though and find that everything witten on this page is particularily true. (words to the wise) If you dont already smoke bud, have a little go but be careful, you CAN change the state of mind that you’re in without even knowing it. P.S: How’s my gramar?

          • Rose May 23, 2012, 6:13 am

            not everyone gets everything right calm down so he likes weed and doesn’t like alcohol or people bad mouthing marijuana i don’t either but i only get in things when someone is starting crap …leave the dude alone…..

          • Lesley February 28, 2013, 7:23 pm

            Hey Julie, That would be a “comma”, not “common”. Before you correct people, take a look at your own grammar, you know-it-all!

          • Kasha April 24, 2015, 6:05 pm

            This is what they say happens but how do you really know what about everything good it has done. It helps for my anorexia now im at normal weight for my height and couldn’t be more happy.

        • Cass April 30, 2011, 3:29 pm

          Nick, one you have like 15 run on sentences. Haha, I smoke weed and I can type better than you. And Marijuanna is being legalized in stated across America. And Alcohol can be more harmful to you than Marijuanna. So boy, learn your facts before you talk.Kay?

          • Joe June 27, 2011, 7:38 pm

            HELL YES alcohol does more damage to your body. Marijuana does do damage to your lungs, puts a strain on your cardiovascular system, and impairs certain functions of the brain, but alcohol does all this and a HELL of a lot more. Also, the withdrawal of alcohol alone can do more damage to your heart than smoking marijuana. With that being said, Marijuana IS a drug (well THC is actually lol), and it is addictive IF you use it multiple times a day for a month or more.

          • Myra July 3, 2011, 6:05 am

            I got derealization from smoking pot…

          • Grammar Police Officer Alex October 4, 2011, 12:44 am

            First of all, Cass, you are an idiot. Obviously, you cannot use the keyboard. You put a space after every punctuation mark. Secondly, The word “kay” is not a word, nor is it grammatically correct. Thirdly, you started two sentences with the word “and,” you may NOT start a sentence with a conjunction. Fourthly, the attempted sentence, “Haha, I smoke weed and I can type better than you.” is a run-on sentence. There is simply a conjunction, you need a comma and conjunction, smarty pants. Lastly, the word “run on” is a compound word, meaning you need either a space, hyphen (-), or no space at all in between the two words. So, no, you do not type better than Nick.

        • Goober June 20, 2011, 8:20 pm

          Yeah I agree with nick. Alcohol does permanent damage to the brain and weed doesn’t. I am in my last year of college and am getting a masters and phd. I have a job and a house and I am responsible. Ive never driven under the influence of anything and I don’t intend to. Ive Smoked weed frequently since the Age of 14 and i turned out fine. Point being marijuana will only make u stupid and lazy if that’s what you already are! People need to stop making people that go have a joint at the end of a long day and are not hurting anyone feel like criminals. I think the pregnant whore with the cigarette and the lazy fat guy on welfare should feel like criminals, not us!

          • Lee b June 22, 2011, 11:30 pm

            Do your homework. The statement that marijuana does no permanent damage to your brain is, to put it bluntly, extremely naive. Where is your research for this ? where did you source your information from?.
            You people don’t seem to understand the difference between fact and opinion – Just because you believe it to be right and could not understand why it could be wrong does not in fact make it a correct statement.

            Coming from someone who has regularly consumed marijuana for an extensive period of time (Around 5 years) after giving the stuff up i come to one definitely conclusion… regular pot smoking does in fact make you moody prick.
            Feel free to disagree but that is my opinion (not self proclaimed fact), at least I can see it for what it is, the question is can you accept that just maybe your thoughts on marijuana being a completely safe recreational drug could in fact be wrong?.

          • Ole November 17, 2012, 6:47 am

            Goober,your post is the most sensible I’ve read.
            I decided not to post anything until I read yours because it looks like some ganja smokers are really stupid.talking about grammar and all when you know for sure what the real topic is.
            What Ganja really does is take you deeper into your own state of mind unless you are willing o change yourself.
            I know smoke in itself is no good to the human body but believe me or not y’all ganja is the deal.

        • Blackyb August 28, 2011, 2:41 am

          You need to learn to spell or to use ( you’re or you are) when not using a possessive. What you was saying is “your not a retard” when it should be you’re or you are. So who is the retard? Both of you if you touch pot, and if the pot is not the problem, then lack of studying may be, but of course that would take you away from ruining your brain with the dope.

        • ayoungcutegirl March 7, 2012, 1:35 am

          i have smoked pot since i was young. My sister can drive perfectly with it. I’ve been school high . no one notices.. I’m not retarded.

        • Tony June 10, 2012, 4:57 pm

          haha Nick don’t call people “retard” , its improper. Nowadays people prefer to say “challenged” :D

        • Cora September 15, 2012, 2:21 pm

          I don’t see any one of you writing grammatically correct or even spelling correctly. I am bi-polar, on four meds a day, smoke my pot not only for my anxiety, but for pain and for focus as well. I am raising 3 children and my oldest son is aware that I am a smoker, but I do not smoke around him or in front of him and he has said to me that he has never been able to tell the difference. I don’t know how much you are smoking people, but none of you are helping those of us that need it to be legalized. Nick, even you have misspelled and used improper grammar and there is spell check man! Really? Come on people!!! Maybe ya’ll should not be smoking. Julie, I appreciate the point you are making as well but perhaps you should go back yourself and read what you wrote. You need some help with your spelling as well. Are you all high while you are writing or just so frustrated with what others are saying that you are not paying attention to your typing?
          I am just saying, instead of criticizing each other, how about we spend the time on doing our part in having it legalized for people it actually helps and not just for those that just want to get “high”. It does a lot of people a lot of good. It enables a lot of people to function that otherwise have an extraordinarily difficult time doing so. People fighting cancer, people in excruciating pain on a daily basis, people with what they call racing minds with meds that make them zombies instead of just slowing the thought process down, people with such high anxiety that some can’t leave their homes, people that can’t function half way normally otherwise. NOT people who just want to get high!!! I don’t get involved in discussion forums like this, but these really rubbed me the wrong way. Some of you need to wake up and spend your time more wisely.

          • shaije September 30, 2012, 12:55 am

            Cora, i liked what You had to say about this mess. It does do alot of good for those who NEED it. Excellent point. For those who want to criticize spelling, grammar, etc. Grow up! The topic of discussion is marijuana not english! Gee whiz.

        • Karisma T May 14, 2013, 1:41 am

          Weed does do that but heres the point ITS BETTER FOR U THEN CIGS R! Its better then any other drug n the world period point blank! So lets talk bout wat it does to u!

        • mex November 7, 2015, 2:05 pm

          I couldn’t have said it better myself Nick.

      • Loser August 10, 2011, 3:32 pm

        popular blog. coincidentally, I grew up in dubuque, but I live in Minneapolis now. I stumbled across this blog because my (ex) girlfriend was hospitalized, and the doctor told her it was because she smoked too much pot.

        Apparently, this doctor had been on the front lines of new studies that are not yet published that seem to be revealing what the real effects of LONG TERM pot abuse CAN cause, but NOT ALWAYS…. who knows if the study is B.S. or not….

        but all I can tell you, is that my GF was in the hospital for 4 days, and she smoked and still smokes more pot than anyone I’ve ever known ever. It is practically all she does, she was unemployed (still is) and wakes up at 5PM and smokes literally every 15 minutes until 7AM and has been doing that for about 8 years.

        Apparently, the doctor said that prolonged use can lead to permanent changes in the receptors in the brain… and the symptoms are

        psychosomatic vomiting (she was vomiting every 15 seconds for 4 days)
        compulsive bathing (took 20 showers in one day at the hospital and ran my jacuzzi nonstop at home)
        panic attacks/moodiness (she was a huge bitch and I threw her our two days after she was better)
        I’m sure there are more symptoms…

        Whatevs… was wondering if anyone else had heard of this.

        • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 7:04 pm

          Your girlfriend might be self-medicating in order to control some underlying mental disorder. She should ingest, rather than smoked, her marijuana. The effects of taking marijuana orally last longer.

          Also, if she’s smoking every 15 minutes, she probably has shitty weed that was harvested too early.

        • mex November 7, 2015, 2:25 pm

          No I haven’t heard of this any! That doctor is a fraud. . everyone in my family smokes pot. . including my nanna and grandpas, guess what they are still kicking and are conciderly healthy even though they are pushing 80 . . so I would get a neurologists opinion . . but it could’ve been laced. . good luck

    • Staylit March 30, 2011, 10:04 pm

      The thing I find most interesting about this article is that it actually says nothing negative about the effects of marijuana, yet people like you decide it’s automatically a negative article because it’s about how it affects your body. Yes, you become a little impaired while using it, but so does alcohol, and it effects you much more dangerously. are you seriously this brainwashed and controlled by society’s lies and propaganda that once you see a medical article on pot, you project your own presumptions on it even despite its content? The article is completely neutral, it doesn’t sanction smoking it or go against smoking it, the article tells you that THC affects people differently. Are you that blind and impressionable that you can’t even see the obvious?

      • neverquit April 20, 2011, 9:46 pm

        yea, thats what im allways trying to explain to my friends, but they dont listen!

      • carol November 15, 2011, 6:29 am

        Honey, I don’t know what medical school you went to but there is much more recent, updated and relevent information than anything written here. I’m sure it’s because that probaby 99% of those commenting here are pot users!! There is current medical research from the US and Canada stating that long term use of marijuana does, indeed, tend to cause precancerous cells in the lungs, plus a multitude of other things – espcially immune system problems. Those who smoke both marijuana and cigarettes vastly increase their risk for developing COPD, other breathing problems and lung cancer. My sister smoked both pot and cigarettes for nearly 40 years – she’s now, at only 55 yrs old, being treated for Stage 4 throat cancer with lymph node involvement on both sides – 5 nodes on the right and 1 on the left; sadly, her chances aren’t good but we’re praying she will survive this. Anyone who’s never witnessed a loved one going through something like this should stop and take stock of what’s more important – a little “enjoyment” for the moment or the possibility of facing something like this in a few years. The doctor told her it was definitely caused by smoking BOTH. This comes from an ENT at Mayo Clinic in Florida. – one of the best in his field. So, don’t believe that pot is not addictive or dangerous – it’s every bit as PHYSICALLY addictive to your brain as cigarettes. (or what’s going to be left of your brain in the next 20-30 years). If you like, I’ll send you some photos of my sister held down by a face mask receiving radiation that will likely damage her vocal cords, taste buds, (perhap permanently), hearing, etc. Or perhaps you’d rather see her throwing up; crawling on the floor because she’s too weak to walk, or the feeding tube she uses because her throat is so burned and raw. Shall I go on?? For those of you who have your minds made up – this won’t mean a thing. Hopefully, however, some of you will listen and stop this before you’re laying strapped to a bed with a mask over your face having a panic attack from the stress. Please, just think about it. I’ve watched it all and sat , stunned, when the doctor gave us the diagnosis and the causes. I’m NOT an alarmist – just putting the truth out there instead of more of the same misinformation spewed forth by pot users who will never admit the truth – to you or to themselves. Please stop smoking both marijuana and cigarettes while you’re young and the damage can still be reversed. I wish you all the best.

        • Dylan April 5, 2012, 3:39 am

          You are speaking of 1 case of a type of cancer ‘possibly’ being caused by weed and cigarettes. Your sister smoked both for 40 years! That’s much longer than most people smoke weed, people generally start smoking in their teens and stop by the end of their twenties, if not earlier. I’m not saying smoking marijuana does no harm to the body, you are inhaling hot plant matter smoke, no smoke is good for you. Cigarettes on the other hand have a tremendously more detrimental impact on health, there is no way you can say ingesting an organic plant is equally as harmful as ingesting, on average, more than 4000 chemicals from a cigarette. And if you are going to pull the whole ‘you never know where the drugs come from’ speech… If you really wanted to you could track down the grower and go see the plants, if you tried that at a cigarette manufacturing company the answer would surely be no. Even if marijuana creates precancerous cells, cigarettes create cancerous cells- in the case of your sister, or anyone, the precancerous cells created by the marijuana would probably become cancerous upon the introduction of cigarettes to the body. Marijuana is less harmful than cigarettes, lets just get that straight. It may be harmful in some way, but in comparison to cigarettes there is little to worry about. Some people are just afraid of anything that their government deems ‘inappropriate’, ‘illegal’, ‘taboo’, etc. You should be more worried about cigarettes and alcohol, both of which cause 100’s of thousands more deaths a year than marijuana alone. In thousands of years of recorded use of marijuana not a single death has been reported solely from smoking marijuana. Sorry this is taking a while, these conversations get me all worked up! Take into account the fact that many of the anti-drug ads and propaganda are funded by beer, liquor and cigarette companies to keep marijuana from being legalized as to keep another competing industry from arising, as it surely will once marijuana is no longer illegal. I don’t know when, but it will. Keep smoking weed if you want to, who is allowed to regulate what you put in your body other than you? Nobody.

      • Rekreant December 25, 2011, 4:56 am

        Did you know that many studies have shown and proving that simply being fatigued is far more detrimental to your IMMEDIATE health (ie impairment while driving) than even alcohol. Just because you read a document that lists off effects that a drug has on your system does not mean it implies any negativity associated with those effects.

      • Ole November 17, 2012, 6:54 am

        Thank you staylit
        These are the conscious ones

      • Can't stop laughing September 28, 2016, 9:49 pm

        I have found almost every prior post I’ve read, when combined together, to be a rather personally enjoyable myriad of similar personalities, hinted with unhealthy levels of self-righteousness, mixed with an exorbitantly large amount of those claiming to have a highly educated and/or a naturally superior understanding of what each believes to be proper English, grammatical usage and punctuation. Yet I’ve found at least two or more grammatical mistakes in each post written by all the future Pulitzer prize winning literary scholars I’ve read. I by no means claim to write or express my, what those of you who I’m speaking of would dismiss as sarcastic and trivial, views as anything more than me enjoying the ability to freely speak about all our varying levels of education, typing abilities, and the grand canyon size differences in our personal usage and expanses of vocabulary. However, somewhere in a post far, far away, existed a forum based on a subject manner in which ones ability to correctly use a comma, and determine which version of your or you’re would keep your English lit professor from scribbling in red ink on your essay, had begun. Now I suffer from what I was told is a “text book” case of ADHD combined with a ever fluctuating issue with other psychosomatic issues. It’s in part my fault since from the time I turned 13, I consumed a potpourri of almost every chemical substance I could for a solid 20 years until my brain was no longer to produce any amount of serotonin and neuroepinephrin in a quantity big enough for the endorphins to produce an effect to properly regulate and support an upward movement on mood and emotion. Shit happens. But this forum was about the much loved cannabis sativa plant. I once had a very large affinity for the aromatic hydrocarbons produced, as well as the physically relaxing and positive emotional boosts. Unfortunately one day, when I had been a steady smoker years ago, I had a negative reaction and ended up becoming violently ill and ever since, any time I’ve tried to even take one toke, it repeats. I don’t know why. I don’t now have a disdain for the herb. Why should I? Other than recent scientific studies which have produced steady data that usage during the time of puberty seems to cause a potentially sizeable stunting to a boys vertical growth. Guess that’s why I’m the only man in my family who couldn’t make it over six feet. Marijuana in moderate usage is not going to cause serious or regular health issues for those who smoke. Not on a level or degree which to be concerned about. Could it cause issues in even the most miniscule amounts to certain people, sure. As can any substance one takes into their body that contains a chemical compound that will or can alter certain aspects of the human body or mind. But there’s a reason it’s being legalized again, and it’s not because of the ridiculous amount of income from taxation (for if it was about the income, this would’ve happened ages ago). The fact is their are a multitude of beneficial aspects to the drug. Yes there can be harmful ones as well. But, typically there’s a yin and yang to all things. Chemo drugs help save lives. I know personally as I’m a survivor of stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But the chemo also caused a lot of damage on my body other ways as well. One has to way the scales and see which way they tilt. The positive aspects to legalizing weed far outweigh the negatives. If you look back at history, you’ll find the loudest argument and primary source behind the plant being made illegal before was due to the negative effects it was having on the wood, paper, and tobacco industries, whose lobbyists and financial prowess had the ability to pay for the proposed legislation, and then congressional vote to criminalize marijuana. There has been such a high level of never relenting animosity towards the plant by these groups that they actually got the feds to classify marijuana as a schedule I narcotic, the highest degree of scheduling with the stiffest penalties allowed. It’s listed higher and with more severe punishment than someone who gets caught distributing crystal meth. Dead serious. It’s all political, as are most things of any importance or of enough substance for us fine upstanding citizens to bicker about. Okay, my Ritalin is finally kicking so the ADHD rant has about ran it’s course. Life’s short, do the things that make you happy and feel good, provided those things don’t hurt or destroy others. Go ahead and smoke if your okay, have a couple of fingers of whiskey if you’re not a raging alcoholic, whatever. Find someway to experience joy and pleasure in a world that is intent on trying to deny you that. You can spend every ounce you have trying to live the “perfect” life of health, etc. That’s isn’t going to stop the inevitable. And your perfection could get cut down tomorrow when you pull your oversized iPhone 7 in its black case out of your back pocket in front of an on-edge, wet behind the ears, officer who just left a highly intense situation, and is not wary of the fact he’s fingering the grip of his Glock while lost in thought, until your black phone flashes across his peripheral causing him to react instinctively though based in his just prior situation and well…. Maybe a poor, over the top, pot stirring, hypothetical, and rather negative visualization and thought to put towards one mind but, you never know. OH AND LASTLY, TO STAYLIT, I actually thought your post was the best one i took the to go through and seemed well thought, and actually presented yourself as someone who actually paid attention to what you read and articulated well what it was you gathered from it and expressed you points quite well. TOUCHÉ. Again, ADHD, hard for me to stop once I get going. So I’ll simply end like this

    • erik May 21, 2011, 2:01 am

      if the majority of americans think that weed should be legal then it should be legal isnt this the land of the free and isnt this government for the people by the people to the people

      • Nikhil.s June 23, 2011, 7:17 am

        weed should be legal and i will fight for legal really its homesome wht will happn if we smoke weed

    • beau August 16, 2011, 1:40 am

      i love how people read about what weed does to you while your high and assumes it continues as a long term effect even after the high is over

    • the subduer October 6, 2011, 4:29 am

      actually you are all wrong, for we do not even exist and reality is actually a dream, and our dreams are our reality.

      • Jennifer February 26, 2012, 8:37 pm

        You are so right. You have no idea. That’s precisely what I believe. When you die, you’re actually waking up into what is true reality. Except, you retain knowledge from your previous life. This is in a sense that everything you retain is analytical, rather than emotional. In essence, you would have no recollection of your previous family or relationships; you would have only knowledge of the scientific and mathematical processes that make up our amazing universe. Yes, I am high. Thank you, and goodnight!

      • Ole November 17, 2012, 6:57 am

        Subduer, can I have your email address?
        I love what you just wrote because I share your views
        You are real
        Another conscious one

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  • nakeishia edwards January 15, 2009, 6:53 pm

    This is good advice especially for the people who do it because as it said in the story they dont know how it will affect the body. Some people dont know how it hurts especially when your parents find out. They dont want you doing it because they know what it has done to people who smoke it and they dont want you to have to go through this either. So my advice is to stay in school and dont do drugs or drink.

    • c September 27, 2011, 3:58 am

      I would like to say my dad is a very successful business man and a stoner. He is not concerned I smoke pot because of the way I carry myself. We does not effect you when you come down. Therefore, you are wrong. Parents are concerned because their kids have no work ethic or drive. That is not effected by pot, but how you were raised and your personal drive.

    • matthew prosser October 12, 2011, 10:15 pm

      I’d like to say that i have smoked pot many times, and am very aware of what it does to my body and i am aware of the (few) dangers there are. I also have good drive, am successful and am in no way what a stereotypical stoner is perceived to be. When you say “What it has done to other people,” i feel that you’re referring more to people who smoke weed because of problems rather than people who have problems because they smoke weed.

      • costa January 20, 2012, 12:00 pm

        youre stupidity baffles me my friend i’ve smoked pot for over 3 years daily and let me assure you that it makes you go insane after a while + cigs only psychologically addictive??? lol keep ignorant and telling yourself it creates (few problems) id like to tell you i hope you get as bad in your skin as i was just to show you how stupid you are but i wouldnt wish that uppon anyone (and before you tell yourself oh oh look at all the grammar mistakes im gonna bash on his ass) don’t even bother i speak french dutch and english just having some trouble writing

  • nunya February 8, 2009, 8:22 am

    this is the biggest load of shit. first of all, everyone who uses weed recreationally is pretty much aware of what it does to them. secondly, thc has no adverse health effects, and its psychological effects are no worse than that of being drunk. it is not physically addictive (it is psychologically addictive, like nicotine) and the only adverse health effect is through the smoke. there are ways to ingest the cannibinoids aside from smoking marijuana that are more healthy, such as baking or vaporization. legalization of this drug would not only produce income for the government through taxation but would also eliminate tax money that goes towards sending marijuana offenders to jail, arresting them or trying to seek them out.

    oh, and we WOULD know more about this drug if it was rescheduled. in fact some studies (like whatever study inspired this) show heightened tolerance to breast cancer, help with stomach problems, as well as the reduction in size of some tumors. i wish people would realize that this drug is so much less devastating than the effects of alcohol and alcoholism, and that someone would speak the truth about this among all this crap.

    • steve December 12, 2010, 6:48 am

      Nictoine is physically addictive dumbass

      • tess March 2, 2011, 4:31 pm

        no its not!!! you only have withdrawal symtems for 3 days after the nicotine is taken away, after that it is all in your head!

        • billy April 9, 2011, 4:02 am

          “3 days” exactly the point

    • Pearlyshells January 14, 2011, 4:29 am

      Weed is a natural plant, grown from soil. It isnt as bad as any other drug that was made in a lab. Its NATURAL. so im on ur boat, they should legalise weed! Yeeeeeeeeaaah

      • Joey March 18, 2011, 7:49 pm

        well it’s thanks to people like you who can’t spell legalize, that they don’t lol.

        • Angie August 15, 2011, 2:00 pm

          Are you trolling, Joey? If not… That’s the
          correct spelling in most countries. Bless your
          cotton socks.

      • Phil October 25, 2011, 5:19 am

        Coke also starts out ad a natural plant, so that’s cool too? :|

        • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 7:29 pm

          Coke is processed using gasoline and all kinds of other harmful chemicals and additives.

          How do you process weed? Pick, dry, smoke.

    • Alex August 20, 2011, 6:32 am

      nunya, you are so right

    • Melissa October 1, 2011, 2:59 pm

      I think you have wrote very good facts… I get very upset at my fiance because he smokes weed and its ruining our relationship because I dont smoke for some reason I think its the worst drug ask me why but it really bothers me… I tried smoking for a week and some days I felt good and relaxed and happy but one day I got really stoned and started freaking out I was scared so i havent tried it again after that…. I’m just trying to find alot of information on it so maybe I could stop fighting with my fiance because it seems like alot of people smoke because it relaxes them or helps them with pain or anxiety… tell me if im wrong im not a smoker so I dont know… thank you for reading this

      • Faith December 1, 2011, 1:29 am

        Paranoia is a normal side effect of weed. It happens to a lot of people. Some way more than others though! Pot isn’t for everyome though! Also, some advice -because you said one day you felt good then the next you were freaking out – just try smoking every now and then! Not all in one week! And start with a blunt or two bowls of low grade reggie and just work your way up to better stuff! Hope this helps, especially with you and your fiancé! :)

      • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 8:09 pm

        Paranoia usually comes from strong sativas. I myself prefer the sativa “head high” (lots of euphoric energy with a touch of the psychedelic), but a side effect for some is the occasional freak out.

        You’re probably more of an indica person. Indicas will give you more of a “body high”, which means that your mind and body are relaxed with little to no psychedelic thoughts. The side effect is that it may have a narcotic-like effect on you and put you right to sleep within a few minutes of smoking it (of course, you’ll wake up totally refreshed).

        Whichever varietal you choose (cannabis sativa, cannabis indica or a hybrid of both), marijuana is actually health for you. It lowers stress and inflammation, the two leading causes of our three biggest killers – heart disease, stroke and cancer. And if concentrated into an oil extract, Marijuana has also been shown in study after study to stabilized blood sugar levels in diabetics, heal diabetic ulcers, cure psoriasis and eczema and KILL CANCER CELLS!!!


    • Faith December 1, 2011, 1:25 am

      I definitely plan to do just that!! I’ve ALWAYS been a extememly good at arguing my point. Also, when I want something, I get it. I know that sounds spoiled and shallow, but it’s not like I hurt everyone getting what I want. I don’t hurt anyone and I’m happy! So back to what I was saying, I do plan on becoming a big shot something or another, – that way I’ll have some fans and some pull in society – get the idea out there, and thm fight for what should be! I know it’s a long shot, and I know there’s probably a lot of grammatical problems with this, but just ignore all that, please? I’m a teenager, a high schooler, and I have good grades and smoke pot! So don’t judge! This is all my opinion and I really don’t care if any of you don’t like it :)

    • mike January 20, 2012, 8:40 pm

      thank you nunya for that comment. now the last ten minutes of my life didn’t get wasted. i have asthma and since i started smoking weed i haven’t had an attack. that’s 13 years without an attack so it affects everyone differently. besides that the problems i had before i started smoking i still have now i just deal with them differently. i used to get into fights and i had a really bad temper but since i started smoking weed i’m alot more calm. i know there are bad things that come with smoking weed but not as bad as drinking or cigarrettes but yet those things are legal. i honestly feel like the world would be a better place if more people smoked weed once in a while. so thanks again for telling it like it is.

  • mack February 24, 2009, 10:32 pm

    f*** whoever left the last comment ill smoke a blunt and then go to school high like a kite

    • Bessie May 6, 2011, 4:54 pm

      are you rob mack?

    • jacob henderson June 19, 2011, 10:24 pm

      GO AHEAD AN SMOKE THAT BLUNT AND STAY YOUR ASS HOME CAUSE EVEN THOUGH YOU LOST YOUR GIVE A DAMN ABOUT IT OTHER CHILDREN IN SCHOOL CARE ABOUT THERE FUTURE SO KEEP SMOKING IT AN WHEN THAT REALITY CHECK FINALLY HITS YOU AN YOU REALIZE HOW PITIFUL YOU ARE IN THE FUTURE JUST REMEMBER “I TOLD YOU SO” im not against smoking weed cause i smoke too but any civilized human being would know when an where to smoke!!!! its something called respect!!!! and people wonder why it hasnt been legalized yet HMMMMMMM I WONDER!!!!!!

  • josh thomas March 1, 2009, 1:01 am

    While all this is good and true I am all for smoking marijuana. I have never smoked a single joint blunt or cig in my life and I don’t intend to start but there are also no conclusive scientific studies showing that smoking marijuana is harmful to humans. I did read that when a marijuana tar was applied to animal skin tumors formed but animal skin is not a human lung. Also there is no evidence that it is addictive nor is it fatal. No one has ever died from marijuana. So to the person who asked if it is harmful. No the worst thing you will get is a bad cough when you smoke. But getting high outweighs that.

    • Genevieve Kahrilas June 3, 2011, 2:13 pm

      Actually the information you provided about tumors is incorrect, josh. The latest studies show that in fact topical tumors such as those caused by skin cancer can actually be CURED by application of high-concentration hemp oil. To add to that, internal tumors can be shrunk and in fact completely eliminated by a high-dose treatment of marijuana. There is a 2000 paper showing a glioma (brain tumor) being completely eliminated by use of marijuana alone- we have known this for 10 stinking years.

      Why is this not common knowledge then, do you ask? One simply has to asses the billions of dollars that pharmaceutical companies would lose on chemotherapy agents… propaganda is a scary thing my friends.

  • sami March 10, 2009, 11:18 pm

    it is true that weed does not kill but dont get me wrong its not good for you either. and dont listen to the people who say stay in school dont do drugs and dont drink yes stay in school but eventually you will try alcohol and drugs its part of life everyone goes through it just dont get attached to drugs or alcohol thats when a problem occurs.

    • Nicole June 2, 2011, 8:43 pm

      Doing drugs is not a part of life… Maybe it is to people who don’t trust themselves enough to think for themselves, but I’ve never tried drugs or alcohol or anything, and I don’t plan on it.

      • sunshinegirl June 19, 2011, 5:22 pm

        My babys daddy smokes weed and he doesnt want to ever stop. He says he does but when he does stop he starts back up. He runs from life and smokes to make it better. We were engaged and when he started back up on smoking he changed and we couldnt ever get along. I dont smoke and i think smoking is for stupid people who dont know how to make choices and live in life. He ruined our relashinship and ended us for good from smoking weed. He isnt a part of my babys life becuase smoking is to important to him and he doesnt see it. He calls himself a dad when he really isnt. Smoking weed can change a person and ruin lives. It makes you think stupid.

      • jacob henderson June 19, 2011, 10:35 pm

        well nicole if you have NEVER TRIED ANY DRUGS AN DONT PLAN ON IT then why in the hell are you looking up the effects it has on people?????? and dont use the excuse you are doing it for school because if you were THEY WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW THERE trust me i have spent 4 years in college taking drugs an narcotics expert informent and not once have they used the internet for a resource :)

        • kamyy December 7, 2011, 5:59 am

          Haha, dude. You’re wrong about that one. I’m currently on this website for a school project. Just because you didn’t do any projects on drugs doesn’t mean no one else is. :]

      • Goober June 20, 2011, 8:30 pm

        Congrats mother teresa! Don’t criticize something you’ve never tried! I’m all for people never smoking or drinking. More power to you! I respect the opinions of others. But don’t say we can’t think for ourselves. I like smoking weed and have never had anything bad happen because of it. Anything can become addictive including bitching people out on the Internet over something you know nothing about. Don’t ever try it if you are against it but others may decide to and that doesn’t make them stupid. It just means they are more open to trying things before they publicly bash them

      • Zain October 24, 2011, 10:15 am

        Look yeah, i have smoked a spliff everyday for the past 3 years and it hasn’t affected my ability in gaining 3 A’s and 1 B in my A levels. So i think i can think for myself.

    • jacob henderson June 19, 2011, 10:30 pm

      well sami you have to consider that when these PEOPLE you are talkin about eventually TRY any kind of drug an they like the feeling of it i guess they are gonna keep TRYING IT over an over again lol

  • matilda April 1, 2009, 2:11 pm

    i have experienced all of these feelings ..im not one of the greatest kids in the world but i smoked once and felt these weird feelings in my head. all over i was stuck, i literally couldnt move any part of my body!
    dont smoke weed its really not a good feeling to accomidate.

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 6:12 pm

      shut up you just couldnt handle it so its not for you but me and everyone else are perfeclty fine

      • jacob henderson June 19, 2011, 10:38 pm

        yea sounds like matilda needs to find another hobby lol

    • Kevin December 30, 2010, 5:49 am

      I don’t think you smoked weed lol

    • Tom January 2, 2011, 10:05 pm

      The first 1-4 times i ever smoked marijuana i had intense visual and body highs that were frighting, but i think it was because i was more worried than excited to smoke, but after that i started having amazing highs that felt good and made me happy. if i were you i would give it one more shot( especialy if that experience was more than a year ago) but if you dont like it some people just dont.

    • Anon January 3, 2011, 7:09 am

      to matilda: k thats only happened cuz the weed you smoked had alot of crystlas wich couses bodie buzzes where the not moving body things happened, and i have had bad experienced to but becuz one had oil n it and the other i dont know what was in it cuz i recentley found out the person i got it from mixes it with other drugs so u really dont know if its just weed yer smoking unless u can tell the difference by side effects

    • cameron January 11, 2011, 4:23 am

      ya because it was ur first time smoking. after u smoke weed a few more times it gets better, i smoke everyday and im 14, ive been smoking for almost 2 years now

      • DanielP March 27, 2011, 3:26 am

        HAHAHAH this happen to me too the first time but i fought it and some how i stood up and i was like sooo heavy… i smoked some “super skunk” for my first time.. a damn blunt too, shared with 3 ppl :D was a bit over load for my first time (i was sooo thirsty but i didn’t know that ROFL i couldn’t feel my tongue or throat xD then after i ate i felt awesome) but i smoked again later that same day and had a blast.

      • Debbie May 2, 2011, 6:52 am

        Say goodbye to your nice life. Pot makes you lazy, fat, stupid, and unambitious. I never heard of pot making anybody successful. Say good-bye to school,college, and a good job. Say good-by to your parent’s and other’s respect. You are bragging about your pot smoking, when you should be ashamed. Your just a little kid that is trying to make himself look good to stoners, and pretend he is a grown up. Very sad. Say hello to Juvie, and good bye to self-respect.

        • bradley middleton May 4, 2011, 4:53 pm

          “Say goodbye to your nice life. Pot makes you lazy, fat, stupid, and unambitious. I never heard of pot making anybody successful.”

          okay, first off..
          pot does not make you anything. it cant make you lazy, fat, stupid, or unambitious. you do that to yourself.
          you know what’s funny? i’ve never heard of pot making anybody successful either. do you want to know why? it’s a plant.

          • Phil October 25, 2011, 5:28 am

            I can think of a few very successful musicians, songwriters, and singers who will tell you weed helped them to be successful :p haha. Fail, it’s just a plant, calm down and stop looking up and/or commenting on pages you would have no interest in finding based on your above statements.

        • jonm May 20, 2011, 1:14 am

          well weed actually motivated me to get my homework done, i am a zombie without it.

        • LOVE May 20, 2011, 2:46 pm

          Um, there are actually plenty of smart, creative, successful people who smoke weed. Just saying.

          Also nothing makes anybody anything. It’s people’s choice to be fat, lazy, stupid, and unambitious whether you smoke weed or not.

        • Nicole June 2, 2011, 8:48 pm

          Okay, I’m not a smoker, and I don’t condone smoking, but SERIOUSLY? I know some smokers who are some of the smartest people in the world! They’re not at all the stereotypical pot-smoker that you described. They have AMBITIONS. They are intelligent. They just choose to smoke pot! PLUS, a lot of famous musicians did pot and actually got their creative ideas from it! Yeah, it might harm your lungs if you smoke it, and it might kill brain cells, but it doesn’t make EVERYONE who does it a lazy, obese low-life.

        • jacob June 19, 2011, 10:44 pm

          aunt debbie i did not know you got on sites like this lol but you should explain that to jimbo instead of trying to make a point to people across THE INTERNET you are wasting your time and call me later on its kinda important

        • Goober June 20, 2011, 9:14 pm

          omg Debbie this is the funniest one yet!!! I went through high school and college and i smoked on weekends the whole time. My parents have always known i prefer weed over alcohol and they are VERY proud of me. And no, they are not bad parents at all so dont even go there. I am successful, I respect myself, I am responsible, and I smoke weed a few times a week. I’m very active, underweight, ambitious, and intelligent. So there goes your whole theory!

        • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:40 am

          exactly, I’ve said goodbye to so many things including family members sadly. i went in juvie an my step dad died while i was in, saddest thing is i don’t have one good SOBER memory with him besides when i was way little, which i can hardly remember. my mom, him, and my bros are the best things in life i got now that im sober for once and i realize. my real dad was a real fuck up like i was starting to be for years, he “pretended” like pot was all he was gona do, instead he then moved on to bigger drugs to get more hallucinations an better trips, it was marijuana, then shrooms, then acid, then on to the worse ones, like crack, cocaine, heroine, meth, speed, stupid stuff like that. now hes in prison been there for my whole life, i honestly could give a fuck less about him for what he did to my family, but i realized i was goin down the same road as him, minus the crack cocaine heroine meth an speed an shit.

        • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 8:37 pm

          Actually, pot smokers are OVER 30% less likely to be obese than non pot smokers.
          Btw, I’m a 5’5” woman, I weigh 123 pounds, I have an ivy league degree, I own a successful business, I have 2 kids and I smoke EVERY DAY!

        • Mike March 1, 2012, 7:19 am

          I dont know how you can say pot destroys your life. I smoke and i play three sports in high school and make good grades. I will be attending college also. A lot of my friends smoke they are all fine. So how exactly does it make you stupid and lazy. To Carol who said your sister had throat cancer, well did you think maybe it was primarly caused by the tabacco and not the weed?

        • pris August 13, 2012, 8:40 am

          I smoke weed everyday and I run and work out everyday . I’m not fat or lazy !

        • Art August 15, 2012, 2:03 pm

          You are so right that is why Michael Phelps the man who has won the MOST gold medals ever, is such a wastoid. Honestly you must be smoking something yourself…..but it certainly isn’t the herb ….Oh I know….you drank the Kool Aid….damn sheeple

      • not dumbperson June 7, 2011, 7:54 pm

        why waste your timne doing the most stupidest things
        do something useful like help people with problems insted of people having to help you

        try something new for a change do something good for yourself mot something that short’ns your life….not trying to be a bratz in all just saying

        • Christian August 27, 2011, 8:08 am

          If you like it, you like it. You don’t, you don’t. These are all opinions but lucky for us they’re like a**holes, everyone’s got one. Go smoke some pot… or don’t, end of story

    • Goober June 20, 2011, 8:32 pm

      Hey it’s different for each person

  • Rambo April 2, 2009, 7:12 am

    What hapens mentaly 2 frequant users of merijuana

    • Dan August 15, 2012, 2:06 pm

      Read your statement, I can not tell you what happens mentally but you can read it yourself….lmao

  • dEAd April 3, 2009, 6:52 pm


    • starrr April 5, 2011, 2:33 am

      mannn u gonna kill ur selffff

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 6:53 am

      Its probably the only thing in your life.

      • Kendall May 25, 2011, 11:00 pm

        If you are so against smoking weed, then maybe you should mind your own business and stop harassing people on here that DO enjoy a harmless good time. I bet you’ve never even tried it before. Maybe you should practice before you preach. Also, I am a Biology major in a University with a Pre-Medical concentration, and I smoke and am doing just perfect.

  • bob swagga April 10, 2009, 5:02 am

    Hahaha, the f**k??? Drink, do drugs all you want yo!!

    • kat April 21, 2011, 7:17 pm

      i will thank you

    • abraham April 24, 2011, 5:15 pm

      haha its not so bad….

  • chopin April 19, 2009, 2:38 am

    no, i dont believe pot really does anything bad to you health wise or even mentaly (except things become a little fuzzy sometimes), it just typicaly leads to stronger drugs. so if you think you can control your self and stick to weed, pack a bowl and light up!! B)

    peace, love, and pot!

    • costa January 20, 2012, 12:02 pm

      and paranoia and anxiety…

  • jessica April 30, 2009, 6:16 pm

    i will hit a blunt every now and then but as far as smoking everyday 24/7, i do not like the way it makes me feel afterward…i cant stand it…it changes my voice and all…but dont get me wrong i will hit it every once in a while…..

  • ape ape June 1, 2009, 8:22 pm

    pahahahh thisis reallly funney tho?

  • shayne June 16, 2009, 4:34 pm

    well this has alot of info nd im glad 2 see it tells the truth nd doesnt try 2 scare ppl away from pot oh nd here for one reason [2 use]

  • Marilyn July 26, 2009, 6:37 am

    Well i learned a lot from this crap but i smoke practically everyday & I’ve been smoke for a long time & i just don’t see anything wrong with it & plus i did extreme research before i started to smoke but i didn’t find anything that would keep me from doing it i enjoy the feeling & don’t really plan to stop since its not harming my school work my job my realationship or anything else in my life so i don’t see why its so bad i still don’t understand why its ilegal i thinkits stupid that its ilegal because company’s can make so much money off of it since SO MANY people do it anyway


    • every body April 13, 2011, 1:09 am

      i dont think its gud to take marijuana because it can damage ur body party :( PLEASE DONT SMOKE IT

      • pris August 13, 2012, 8:44 am

        It doesn’t damage your body sweetie. Don’t talk if you’ve never tried it :)

    • Rae January 11, 2012, 1:32 pm

      The problem with smoking weed EVERYDAY from a young age is that you do not mature. You stay stuck in teen age land. If you want to stay stuck there it’s okay with me.
      It’s like drinking every day, you don’t face your problem you HIDE behind the smoke.
      I do believe it should be legalized, but like any mind altering drug should be used sparingly.
      Also I have found that people who smoke everyday, become lethargic, and play games all day, while mom goes out and works to bring home the munchies.

  • abi August 8, 2009, 6:54 am

    one hit wouldnt hurt a bit :)

    • Mr. Bubble-Snatch May 25, 2013, 5:23 am

      That’s what I said until I hit puberty

  • aliyahsims August 23, 2009, 4:44 pm

    weed dose not kill but when u smoke it it makes you do stupid things that can kill you

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 6:55 am

      It couldn’t have been said better if I said it myself.

    • Steveee August 3, 2011, 10:20 pm

      That’s incorrect. That is what alcohol does. I’ve smoked weed for 4 years and even the first time I did it when I was 15 I had complete control over my body. Go smoke weed and come bacon here and I’d love to hear about all of th “stupid things it made you do”.

      • nelson December 2, 2011, 10:56 pm

        lmao yeah, I’ve been smoking pot for about 2 years now and never has it caused me to make a dumb decision, sure it has made me act stupid but that’s completely different, infact weed makes me more thoughtful of a situation that I’m going through, and when I’m high I think things way more thoroughly then when I’m sober, I’ve made up a whole theory of life itself and what’s gonna happened when we die when I was high and I still live up to that theory now, and I’m sober, I don’t think the problem is that it makes you do dumb things, I just think it’s how some people handle it, some people get completely obsessed with it and they don’t know how to handle it, they think that it’s all fun in games until they have to go to rehab, others take it seriously, like me, and to be perfectly honest I think weed has made my life better since I started smoking it, sure when I first did it I was thinking straight but I’d say up to a year ago weed has done nothing but help me, I feel like it’s put me on the right track

  • janny August 27, 2009, 1:50 am

    i know a couple of ppl that hav tryed and i wnt 2 try it but i cnt get my hands on it yet since im only 14
    yes there is sum upsides 2 it but ther r bad sids 2 so dnt be a dumfuk and do it evry day do lik 3 joints er so

    • Josh August 28, 2010, 10:26 am

      3 joints ain’t shit.. Learn what you’re talking about before posting

    • Tom December 6, 2010, 1:57 am

      what does 14 have to do with it, 13 year olds score it!

      • Debbie May 2, 2011, 6:57 am

        Would you jump off a cliff if someone else did? What is so great about it? You think it makes you cool?

        • Nicole June 2, 2011, 8:53 pm

          You replied to Tom’s comment… Unless you had a temporary brain malfunction and clicked “reply” to his comment by accident, then I would like to inform you that Tom didn’t mention ONCE ever smoking. He just said that 13 year olds get pot. Is that a fact? Yes. If I said that, would that mean I smoke pot? Nope. You know what they say about people who assume…..

        • Goober June 20, 2011, 8:38 pm

          Some people enjoy it. Just like some people enjoy harassing people about their hobbies over the Internet. What a world!

        • SD September 29, 2011, 12:48 am

          How can you compare smoking pot to jumping off a cliff? Getting high is what’s so great about it, and it’s just fun. Who smokes it to be cool anyways? Watching TV is fun and everybody does it, but nobody does it to be cool

        • chris March 17, 2012, 1:08 am

          I think debbie is the typical anti-drug fanatic. Me personally i don’t see a problem in smoking weed and i don’t smoke because “it makes me look cool” i do it to relax and get my mind off of worries every once in awhile. If people think about their worries and problems every minute of every day they would go insane. Everybody has a different way of forgetting life for an hour or so and if someone chooses to smoke weed to do so who are you to tell them that they are retarded. I’m saying this as an adult who smokes weed and is still a productive member of society. Thank you have a pleasant day.

    • me December 10, 2010, 10:39 pm

      im only 14 too, and i got hands on weed since i was 13 and still do. but um, dont try it. it feels good to be high but you get hooked to it. you might think you’ll stop but you wont. i know i can but i just dont choose to. if you do, you gonna get high! well, it depends on how much you smoke ;)

      • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:32 am

        key word people “HOOKED”(: you can quit, its hard, and you’ll have withdrawls, ive been trying to quit ever since i was your age and i cant, but now im 3 days sober, an it feels good. just not the with drawls, stoners fall in love with the smell, the taste, the feeling, some the way you act, the way food taste, everythingg. it is an exacelant feeling untill you realize what a f**k up your addiction caused you(: i like you too, i dnt accociate with 14 year olds much, mainly bc they think theyr all cool for smoking weed but you actually make sence. you an Debbie, no one else really.

    • Russell August 29, 2011, 9:36 am

      im 24 and smoke weed but i would say wait till your 18 before you try it……your brain is still growing

  • 420man September 3, 2009, 6:26 pm

    i smoked a blunt 2 times a day and 2 years after i started me and 3 of my friends got into a car super high after i got out 2 of my friends are dead and me and my other friend has been in wheel chairs ever seince

    • charlie October 25, 2010, 5:59 pm

      cuz yo dumbass dont know how to drive! it was ur stupid decision that has nothing to do with smoking pot.

    • nate November 16, 2010, 3:26 am

      Good for you.

    • Tash January 29, 2011, 2:49 am

      That’s because you and your friends were being stupid. When you smoke, chill out on a couch with a few friends, turn on some music or a movie, or just sit and talk. No one hasever died from smoking marijuana. It’s illegal because of racism, can’t tax it, control it, misunderstandings, and there are only 36% of the population in America who support legalizing it. It isn’t addictive, I smoke it, and I don’t NEED it; when someone asks if I want to smoke some, why not? It doesn’t cause violence like alcohol, so I say marijuana is the better way to go.

      • Debbie May 2, 2011, 6:59 am

        I hope you don’t have any children.

        • bridget June 28, 2011, 3:12 pm

          Debbie, there is no reason to harass people for their decisions. Smoking weed isn’t the best thing in the world, but its certainly not the worst. I smoke often and I am a sophomore in college, and I have ambitions of getting my doctorate. I would just like to know, what makes you think you’re so much better than all of these people? To me, you are worse than anybody on here because I simply cannot stand negative people. It is not your place to determine who is a good or bad person, and who is living their life wrong. I would much rather be around pot smokers than some ignorant, stuck up, negative person. My point is, you and everyone else that act like you’re God and are somehow better than everyone else. And this is a reply to all of your comments, by the way.

        • Bob July 6, 2011, 6:49 am

          Why? Because Tash is one of very few on here to make sense? I would bet my Zong that you drink at least occasionally Debbie, therefore I would consider you a hypocrite.

          The fact is marijuana may impair some motor function slightly, but alcohol impairs all motor function significantly. I choose to smoke pot because I can’t stand the taste or feeling of alcohol. I am in no way a heavy smoker and I have never put a drug into my body, including prescription drugs. I don’t even use over the counter medication due to the fact I am allergic to aspirin and many of the ingredients found in the pills.

          Every one should look at themselves instead of pointing the finger at every one else for what they choose to do. We all use something to take away the pain or “escape” from time to time. Whether it be alcohol, weed, prescription drugs, or any thing that is designed to relieve pain or give you a “good feeling.” I mean I’m sure almost everyone here has swallowed some cough syrup at least once in their lives, that instantly makes you a hypocrite. Congratulations on experimenting with what is basically meth to “sooth your cough.”

          Lighten up and enjoy yourselves, we only get a short time to live why do we waste it arguing about lifestyles and the choices other people make?

    • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 8:51 pm

      Who told you to drive while high? I bet you all were drinking too.

      Sorry, it’s not weed’s fault you and your friends made terrible life altering decisions.

  • ms andrea October 13, 2009, 4:09 pm

    all you people who have read this essay and don’t want to quit or think its all a lie are stupid. Weed is not good for you and it IS HARMFUL TO YOUR BODY MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. If you claimed to have done some research you need to do a bit more because obviously you didn’t understand nothing you read. You will see when you start to experience some of the horrible things that are coming. You know as well as I do that its not good for you yall are just the EFFIN DUMB to stop. I bet most of you are young too. I am only 20 years old but I don’t want to throw my life away like so many other failures out there and I know yall are thinking that you can smoke weed all day and still be something great but thats impossible. Yall need a serious REALITY CHECK. I hope yall get one before its too late. BUT I highly doubt it.

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 10:52 pm

      ok i didnt hear u once say how it affects us in our health besides little things that stop after a little while, I mean what do you care what other people do…. and i no pot heads that function just fine maybe you as your own person cant handle weed, but others can stupid

    • Tash January 29, 2011, 2:54 am

      People think that Bob Marley died from smoking marijuana, he died from blood poisoning; nothing to do with marijuana. It actually helps prevent lung cancer, and it doesn’t effect you mentally or physically. Maybe when you’re in the state of being high, you lose track of time, you get a bit of short term memory loss, but you don’t forget personal identity. It honeslty is the better way to go than drinking alcohol. Which sounds more dangerous- a drunk driver speeding down the main road and hitting a car and possibly killing them and the other person/people, or someone who is high driving 10 miles down the main road and hitting a stop light? Seriously, don’t judge it without actually knowing the FACTS. People these days…

    • Cass April 30, 2011, 3:33 pm

      Actually, we know it is not good for us; but we choose to smoke it. Cause it is our life. ;)

      • Mike March 1, 2012, 7:31 am

        Please explain what it does to the body. Then people might care.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:00 am

      I agree. Why do you all think they call it dope? Because dopes smoke it.

      • Connor August 17, 2012, 3:16 am

        actually , they call dope, because of the dopamine that acts in your blood system. don’t say crap , if you can’t back it up with actual proof. and This is Actual proof.

    • people are so May 30, 2011, 6:27 pm

      For one Ms Andrea if you went to school you obviously didn’t understand ANYTHING you read! There is nothing in this article about it being harmful to your body, but about the affects it has on the body. The horrible things that are coming? Have you ever actually consumed weed or are you just one of those people that decides to comment on things they know nothing about? It may not be good for you but its also not bad for you. Since your so smart can you tell me one person that has died because they smoked weed? So you don’t hurt yourself trying to think about it I’ll answer for you….NO. They may have died because they did something stupid while they were high, but honey thats just cause there are some dumb ass people in this world. Most of us are to young? Since when does weed have an age limit on it like alcohol or tobacco? Oh that’s right…it doesn’t. How do you know that you can’t be something great even while being a stoner? Seeing how uneducated you are I’m assuming the pot heads you know probably won’t amount to anything in their life. Remeber its a big world out there besides just where you are. You need a serious REALITY CHECK before it’s to late. BUT I highly doubt you would comprehend it.

    • Goober June 20, 2011, 8:58 pm

      I love how you assume if someone smokes they must do it all day everyday! maybe its like drinking and just used socially and at parties. maybe some people smoke at night while watching tv. Guess what! some people only smoke responsibly and dont go to work or school high and never drive under the influence. And what horrible things are coming!?! The devil is gonna come out of my bong and steal my soul?? Please inform me cause Id love to hear it…

  • Ashe October 13, 2009, 6:22 pm


  • dickweed October 26, 2009, 4:34 am

    i smoke ti middle scholl everyday ^^

  • jeni October 30, 2009, 8:57 am

    does this affect your memory in any way ??

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 10:49 pm

      yeah it sucks but there are ways around it like me i just put reminders in my phone so i wont forget haha

    • Tash January 29, 2011, 2:55 am

      No haha, only when you’re in the state of being high you tend to forget what you’re talking about, small things like that. But when you’re sober, you’re perfectly fine. You dont’ get horrible after effects like you would from drinking.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:01 am

      Of course it affects your memory. Even the dopers on here can’t deny that.

      • Jim September 10, 2011, 11:04 pm

        Ahhh Debbie, you’re just a barrel of laughs. BTW dope in heroine. and it really doesn’t affect your memory, I smoke once every 2-3 months and I’ve never had memory lapses, but when I go on my 6 mile jog every other day and I come back, my runner’s high makes me forget where I put my keys and it makes me forget why I left the refrigerator open. Does that mean running long distance is also considered dope? You need to get your facts straight. Don’t write about a topic you just don’t understand.

    • nelson December 2, 2011, 11:09 pm

      yeah it does but it affects the short term memory, like say you need to get something from a room and once you go into that room you’ll completely forget what you are doing, or you’ll leave something somewhere and completely forget where you left it, sure that happens to everyone but if you continuously smoke weed it’ll happen way more often

  • Yall Sum Dummys! November 4, 2009, 3:05 pm

    And Yall Wonder Why Yall Have Dead End Jobs Including Lousy Pay,Pot Heads!!!

    • SUPPORT WEED October 10, 2010, 11:02 am

      i smoke weed couple times a month and im in medical school…i have one more year to become a doctor…im doing great in my studies… and then is nothing wrong with me… there are no health affects of weed unless you do it for 80 yrs every day after another ….so plz u dont know shit and f*** off

      • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:05 am

        I hope your never my doctor. You are such a f*** up! Who wants a doctor that’s high? If you could put yourself in a parents place, would you want a doctor for your child that is high? But I’m sure you can’t even imagine that because your in LaLa land. And your life revolves about yourself.

        • anemochild May 4, 2011, 11:27 pm

          OMG debbie you honestly seem so god dam scared of weed. i dont smoke but your making such a big deal about it and how you’ll be a failure in life. For a lot of people smoking weed helps people cope with difficult things going on in their life. it makes you mellow, and you’ll just go with the flow. do some research smoking weed is perfectly fine. Debbie YOU are the definition of a close minded person. Its people like you that other people get upset at learn to open your mind, think outside the box.

        • hahaha May 30, 2011, 6:39 pm

          Oh Debbie don’t you know that all doctors and medical employees get drug tested and randonly drug tested, and guess what if they fail that drug test…THEY DON’T GET HIRED. So don’t worry your precious children, whom I hope are smarter than you, won’t have a doctor that is stoned. I’m sure medical school is hard (though I highly doubt you would know) so if they are still doing good in school AND toking it up, then they are just fine. You should get out a little more Debbie, or smoke a bowl every now and then. (;

        • Nicole June 2, 2011, 8:57 pm

          Once again, I must intervene… He smokes it a couple times a month! You’re not high for weeks after you smoke!!! He’s obviously intelligent since he’s becoming a doctor (that takes a lot of intelligence), and he knows his limits. If he’s operating on a patient, he’ll wait ’til AFTER to light up!

        • Goober June 20, 2011, 9:04 pm

          Uh he said he smokes!! that doesnt mean he is gonna go to work high! of course not! Are you slow?? If you drink does that mean you shouldnt have a job becasue you will apparently go to work drunk?? No! So what the hell are you talking about DEBBIE??

        • Brendan June 28, 2011, 7:45 am

          Debbie, Debbie, Debbie. Alcohol is perfectly legal, but you’re doctor doesn’t show up drunk everyday. If Marijuana was legalized, it would be treated the same way. Smoke it at home, or at night. NOT AT WORK. It’s thinking about close-minded people like you that makes me grab ma big-ol bong every night :)

        • Andrew July 17, 2011, 10:51 am

          I would hate to be one of your children Debbie. you are a very closed minded person and that’s the reason why your children won’t tell you when they start experimenting with sex, drugs, alcohol etc. Narrow minded people like yourself are the reason people are too ashamed to talk about drugs and other problems. If we were all open, receptive and not naive like yourself, those people with problems would be more likely to talk about their problems and address them.

        • Jim September 10, 2011, 11:05 pm

          ummm… Just cause he smokes weed doesn’t mean he’s going to be high on the job. Turn off your blinders. It’s 2011.

        • weedy420 November 2, 2011, 11:08 pm

          You know whats funny debbie ? your kids are probably more likely to smoke weed than anybody els’s kids on here, just cause your zoo against it. Obviously you have absolutely no knowledge on this subject!

        • RT November 28, 2011, 7:43 am

          I am 24 years old. I work full time as a Respiratory Therapist at a local hospital. I smoke weed ~1-6 times a day for two years now (1 time being on nights I work I’ll take 1 bong rip to help me to sleep after I get off work. Never will I smoke before I go to work, there’d be no pleasure in that). So since I work three 12 hr shifts a week, I have 4 off days a week. So if I’m off work & it’s a rainy day, I’ll smoke more like 6-7 bong rips during the whole day. If I’m busy with running errands or going places then it’s usually just twice a day.

          I am not fat. Actually I just lost 40 pounds & am no longer considered obese. Weed helped with this so much because being high made me enjoy healthy foods a lot more than I ever would have. When I get tummy aches from anxiety, weed helps that. When my boyfriend has awful migraines everyday & no doctor has figured out why or how to help it, he smokes weed & the migraines subside. He also has to have surgery on his knee in a few weeks & will not be taking the dangerous narcotics he will be prescribed for pain; he will be smoking marijuana instead to effectively take the pain away without doing a number on your liver or causing other side effects like nausea.

          Basically all I’m trying to say is that we are normal ppl who perform our jobs at the best of our abilities, we are very social, we are not lazy we have many hobbies that take up most of our spare time. But when I come home from a tough time at work, I’d prefer a bong rip over a beer.

      • Cool May 11, 2011, 6:45 pm

        No what I think would be funny. If you ^^ got caught smoking and your whole career falls down the drain. Why would you throw away 8 years of expensive school just so you can get a nice feeling once in a while. Damn, you people are so stupid.

  • Fallacy Rein November 10, 2009, 8:27 am

    smoke weed everyday… dont give a f***….
    2012 “dummy”
    ha motha f***a what?
    who cares if we live or die from weed..
    it keeps me alive..
    as a matter ah fact…
    its keeping you alive you stupid ass hick..
    if weed wasnt there people like us would kill you.
    its a weed war.
    we come to earth to grow.
    you come to earth to f*** guys.

    its actually really simple. the real answer is that…
    if you some one hit you’ll die.
    10 you die.
    im pretty sure i’ve hit the jack pot with pot..
    and im still going to die.
    look at it this way…..
    hitler didnt smoke..
    satan is banned from smoking..
    im pretty sure santa did since he gives me plants for christmas.
    oh yeah… and your parents smoke.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:06 am

      You must be high, because what you said makes no sense what so ever.

      • Chele January 24, 2012, 3:24 am

        Haha, Debbie, your prudish behavior has cost you credibility. Lets perceive how we wish and not be negatively driven. Leisurely consumption could do little harm, however abusing anything could have long term disadvantages. Its all about self cpommel and priority. I agree that a young persons mind has not completly formed and could not know self control at the normal level, therefore could not comp rehend abuse.

    • costa January 20, 2012, 12:06 pm

      keep at it boyo youll be getting paranoid and then insane and youll have to go to the hospital ;) think your smart? lol keep at it youll see

  • doc November 16, 2009, 6:31 pm

    take it from a person than seen alot of cases. this will kill your brain slowly and you will start to notice the poison in your body sooner or later.

    • BK WEED February 10, 2012, 8:56 pm

      Name two of these cases you’ve “seen alot of”.

  • shania beardy November 25, 2009, 7:44 pm

    smoking weed is the badest

  • toke.a.tree December 1, 2009, 10:48 pm

    my friends and I all smoke not everyday but a good amount and most of them are all very successful people. most all go to very prestegious universities and get mostly all a’s and some of my friends are very lazy and don’t do much bt there’s much less of them. another thing is I know many adults who smoked or still smoke and have normal to great lives with children wife a great job so the whole stereotype is not as common as you think. of course there are the harmful things like an increased chance if getting lung cancer but it’s a very low chance

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:07 am

      You must be having a out of body experience.

  • Seth December 31, 2009, 12:09 pm

    I used to smoke marijuana every day. I quit smoking cigarettes and marijuana every day on November 30th. I have noticed that my memory and concentration have increased since then. I enjoy life more than I ever did while smoking marijuana. I believe the government wants you to smoke cigarettes and marijuana, and consume junk food and fast food, so that you will commit crimes and end up having to pay them money. Stop smoking marijuana now. Marijuana makes you THINK you want it, this is what so many people do not understand. It’s also the same way with cigarettes. Drugs are a combination of something that makes you feel good, something that addicts you, and something that harms you. Think about it. Stop smoking marijuana. Stop smoking cigarettes. Learning and advancing your mind is more enjoyable than any drug out there.

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 10:56 pm

      ok as an X pot head u no there are times when you have had a really bad day and need to relive some stress so smoke n a bowl or two helps its the person descsion if they wanna f*** their memory up and I love how my life is go n even if i smoke

      • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:09 am

        You dont even know how your life is if you smoke.

  • gesa January 3, 2010, 1:32 am

    yeee makc knows what hes sayin, bun trees n go to school and youll see what you were really meant to learn LOL

  • ellolovelys January 26, 2010, 1:16 am

    okay well im a 14 year old girl and i recently started smoking,
    anyways, i have found a new love in this world,
    weed wow all i can say is that i would get along with a couple of people up there
    since ive started smoking(everday)
    im able to remember more things afterward than i normally do sober,
    also it helps me think
    the feelings are just a plus;)
    my grades HAVE NOT been affected im still an a honor roll student.
    also if you havent already read this users comment i sugest you do i highly agree with this person(>>>)

    • Anon January 3, 2011, 7:21 am

      u just started tho and if your body works like mine then u will start to loose concentration cuz i felt like that too but then if u take a break like a did untull u think youve gained controll where you dont feel like that abt it then do it

    • costa January 20, 2012, 12:07 pm

      wait 3 years then you will see ;)

  • Sanchez February 3, 2010, 10:27 pm

    I smoked weed every f***ing day for a long time. Did it benefit me at all. NO! Sure I would laugh for hours with my friends and every food I put into my mouth tasted great, but really it made me into a real McAsshole. ( I just had to say that lol) I really found myself to be enslaved by the weed. Not physically, but psychologically. I lost relationships with people whom I really did enjoy spending time with, I had much fear and anxiety and began to isolate myself from people including my family so that I can “enjoy my high”(before smoking weed I was a more outgoing person.) I got arrested, did jail time, got into very bad mental and physical shape (I could run miles with no trouble before.) If I could go back I would. I mean really, when actually has there been a time where you got that really “good” high? I mean sure maybe a couple times out of the hundreds of times you have smoked, but usually the “session” turns out to be moderately disappointing. I will not judge you and tell you not to smoke pot nor consume it .I was also in your shoes, but from what I have seen from all of my “homies” , friends and some loved ones, I have only seen a path filled with a blinding cloud of smoke leading to nowhere. To a path where the only thing that is keeping you content is marijuana smoke burning your lungs. It really did make me hit rock bottom, and thats what pulled my head out of my ass. It really did. So for all you little mocos out there, your time will come, maybe not tomorrow, nor today, nor maybe not even in 20 years, but someday it will come.

    *Think of marijuana as a food. For instance Pizza. Many people would agree eating a whole pizza is bad for your health, correct? It contains much fat that can clog your arteries which can lead to serious health problems. To much of it is bad for your health. I believe the same applies to marijuana, but really to much of ANYTHING you put into your body is bad, even to much water. If you would start eating a whole box of pizza everyday after work or school or whatever it would become habit, and eventually start having harmful effects on your health. Same applies to Mary Jane. To much will start making you slow, less witty, and make you into a social retard.( I have seen this first hand.) So for you potheads out there who can’t live without the intoxicating smoke of marijuana, just smoke less. Take 2 slices of pizza instead of taking the whole box, and once in a while. And please do not start with that “My tolerance is to high to smoke so little.” IF YOU STOP SMOKING SO MUCH THE TOLERANCE GOES DOWN. Therefore you can still get high, but with less weed having less harm on your health. So instead of smoking a fat blunt, having a bowl or two from the vaporizer, bong, or better yet, don’t even smoke at all :)

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:10 am


      • asdf May 5, 2011, 4:15 am

        weeds alrite but coke is where its at

  • Pro 420 February 6, 2010, 2:21 pm

    So after going through and reading most of these comments I feel as if I must voice my input. I to some extent agree with Sanchez but only on the part where moderation is spoken about, the key to everything in life is moderation. I began smoking weed going into my Junior Year of High School and have been smoking since ( now about to graduate) I have found that it doesn’t have a profound effect on you as long as you keep it in moderation.

    The only 2 downsides to weed is the paranoia and the tar, while paranoia differs from person to person it is all psychological and can be controlled. The health effects of marijuana are few to none, with one of the worst being the tar you inhale with the marijuana smoke that is nothing compared to cigarettes that some people smoke multiple times a day.

    The argument that marijuana is a gateway drug is completely unjustifiable, of course there is that group of people out there always looking to get “f***ed up” but for the majority of users of marijuana in this country the only reason to turn to “harder” drugs in because of how pot has been shown in a criminal light making it look evil and so when you are going in for a drug test you are not going to want to test positive for thc so one will take other drugs that will not show up on your average piss test.

    I will admit I am not even close to being the healthiest person but I can also say that I enjoy Lifting weights almost every other day and doing strenuous cardio on the days I don’t lift, I try to maintain a balanced diet and eat real food not processed shit that this country is trying to feed us ( a big-mac left out in the wild will not get eaten by bacteria, what does that tell you?) and of course I work extra hard at the gym when I’m going to be munching out lol.

    Also a part that gets to me is that people assume all “stoners” and all “potheads” are going to be dropping out of school and going to their dead end jobs, I for one strongly disagree with this, I am a Senior in High School, enrolled in various AP classes, have a 3.45 gp ( funny thing is my gpa sucks/isn’t what I want it to be from the first 2 years of high school prior to smoking weed), smoked the day before my ACT test and scored a 29 on it (1st try) went back during the summer and scored a 30 on it, and I will be attending a big 10 school this year with a $16,000 scholarship a year for 6 years to become a pharmacist at the 16th best school in the country for pharmacy.

    So please while everyone is entitled to their own opinion don’t try to force yours onto people, I just ask you this, if the government needed an amendment(19th i think) to prohibit alcohol, why do they have any right to prohibit drugs without one? Also if they can tell you what you CANNOT put into you’re body doesn’t that basically give them the right to tell you later down the road what you MUST put into your body? So sorry for my huge speech but I had to let it out after all this misinformation was given out by people. I guess I’m just proud to be a stoner, have a nice day.

    “Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
    – George Washington, U.S. President

    “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President

    Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.”
    – Jimmy Carter, U.S. President

    “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf,”
    – Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:12 am

      There is tar in poT? I thought there were just little circles going round and round.

  • Somebody February 13, 2010, 7:18 am

    Well marijuana isn’t even bad.
    It’s a plant, not a chemical.
    Therefore, god created it because he wanted us to have it.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:14 am

      I thought I had already read all the stupid comments. But I must say, You topped them all!

  • nathan February 24, 2010, 1:10 am

    My grandpa smokes weed, he has a few nice cars a pool, and he is fine other than his memory loss. all that other stuff isn’t true.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:14 am

      How would you know? You can’t remember!

      • Nicole June 2, 2011, 9:25 pm

        He never said he smoked. Also, people who smoke don’t suddenly have their memory washed. If it is affected at all, it’s a gradual process.. once again… STOP ASSUMING. You know what they say about people who assume… (I’m gonna have to start copying and pasting this to all of your comments now!)

      • Braden September 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

        debbie, ive seen all your posts and just want to say, you have no facts to back up your comments, you know nothing about weed, and you think youre so high and mighty for judging people about there life style. heres a fun fact, weed has 50 less carcinogens than tobacco ciggarettes and guess how many people have died from smoking weed.0!!! Im 14, and ive been smoking for 2 years. Weed kept me from committing suicide and has helped a big part of my life. Weed has been proven to cure glaucoma and has been used to treat AIDS and cancer. The sad part about all this is, is that i know more facts about marijuana than you ever have.So stop trollin! and have a nice day! :D

  • Jimmy March 8, 2010, 10:07 pm

    Smoking marijuana alone has never killed anyone, ever. Tobacco and alcohol kill millions of people each year, but they are legal. The only reason it is illegal is because cigarette companies pay the government tons of money to make it that way. No one would smoke tobacco when they could be smoking pot. Marijuana also does not lead to harder drugs. All the crackheads that have smoked weed would be crackheads if they haven’t smoked weed. It is all in your own personal choices. If it was dangerous, than why did God make it. It is 110% natural, and the only reason it is bad is because Obama says so. For all of you who think marijuana is bad, smoke a joint and tell me how you feel about it.

    P.S. Barack Obama was a pothead, and he is the President of the United States of America, so how can you say that it turns you into a low-life working at Burger King.

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 11:01 pm

      HAHA yeah that is all true I hate how pepople say that weed encourges them to smoke crack or what ever BULLSHIT you made the choice to smoke that u made the choice of becomig a crack head

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:31 am

      Your saying Obama says smoking pot is bad, and your saying he was a pothead. lol.
      If it was dangerous, than why did God make it? God made Tobacco! Among other things. So God made pot because he wanted all his followers to get high? Obviously, the reason you made that off the wall statement, is because you are not in your right mind. In other words, you are high.

      • Nicole June 2, 2011, 9:28 pm

        Also, cigarretes are enhanced with chemicals and all sorts of disgusting things to the point where they are, in fact, NOT natural. Weed, unless tainted with other drugs or substances, is natural.

      • TheFourthPartOfTRINITY July 10, 2011, 12:11 pm

        I have never heard of a menthol tobacco plant… and i have also never heard of a menthol marijuana plant either… you seem to me like an ignorant person… i can really argue with you to the extent that you could possibly go insane or entirely mental but i do not wish to do that because you would not listen anyways you oh ignorant little person… why do you seem to be the person who never questions anything? why does it seem that marijuana has more than a simple reason for being illegal? im sure that if you ever read this you will just come up with some kind of snide comment or long devoted poetry of more bs that can be shot down and verified as complete ignorance… people like you make the world a bad place… and i have some questions for you… lets say relaxing was illegal because studies showed that people who relax more tend to be more lazy… now would people see this as bs? would their right to do what they want be taken? im just saying is that people should have a choice to do what they want with their lives… and if marijuana makes one lazy and stupid then why send them to prison? so that they can be taken care of by you the tax payer? ef that i dont want to pay for someone who makes mistakes… i would rather see someone who has messed up their life in a gutter than in a prison where they get food… so maybe legalizing marijuana isnt such a bad thing? and then you would say at this point zomg car crashes!! high drivers!! well the money saved from not feeding the now homeless would be put to educating the stupid not smoke and drive… kinda like what they did with alcohol and still do…

  • Aaron March 15, 2010, 7:03 am

    yes marijuana is a good drug and other ones are to but people tend to over do it and when you do that then you get addicted. of course you do common knowledge same thing with marijuana.
    the answer is you are getting high and if it is not addicting then why do you get high every day
    i did a test with my brother and he told me that he can stop smoking weed well i took all of his money then i tool his kill switch on his car buy the end of the day he was sober for like 6 hours then his girl friend called and they got in a fight and so on. At 11pm he said can you give me my kill switch i said why do you what it he said he had to go to THE STORE okay. so i gave him the kill switch and his money then when he left at 1230 then he came home at 230 f***in’ stoned out of his mind.
    i asked him a question are you high he reply-ed yes i am i high as f*** . why i got in a fight with my girl.
    if getting high is so good why do people lose there job and get divorced over time. well if i owed a business i wouldn’t want a pothead using equipment. and i bet who every reads this massage is going to be pissed.
    when you get high because you get in a fight then you are doing it in the wrong way all you are doing is going to create a bigger problem in the future.

    and why would
    – Arnold Schwarzenegger
    make that comment well lets see he is making a killing selling weed he get a cut thats why and the guys/women who own the weed shop can make a killing too by going to AZ. and sell that ounce for a shit load of money.
    sam thing with George Washington, U.S. President he made a lot of money selling Hemp
    its all a business good or bad.

    • Josh August 28, 2010, 10:42 am

      Your grammar is worse than the effects of weed LOL

  • Sam April 4, 2010, 5:19 pm

    Who cares? Compared a lot of processed food crap that people eat daily, this doesn’t matter. And none of these reasons are compelling enough to make marijuana illegal.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:32 am

      You mean you can say big words like that when your high?

      • Goober June 20, 2011, 9:00 pm

        Debbie, you either need to get high or you need to get a life. You are a very annoying person. what has weed ever done to you to make you hate it so much?

      • Jim September 10, 2011, 11:10 pm

        Debbie, why do you say amen and praise other peoples opinions but you can’t state your own? You only respond to short comments, but if someone makes a valid point you shoot back at them like it’s a personal attack rather than using qualitative evidence as your response.

      • Dawson May 27, 2012, 1:44 pm

        debbie why do you accuse people of being stoned? is it because you are so closed minded? or the fact that you have no evidence whatsoever to back up your usless statements. Get a life woman! u seem to have made the most comments on this whole page and everysingle one of them is pointless! it clearly states in the main article at the top that it affects everyone differently. so yea some people are jobless and smoke all day but as people in other comments have stated that they are in control of their life and probly make more money than you! how does that feel? having stoners make more money than you.

    • costa January 20, 2012, 12:17 pm

      none of these reasons???? gosh i hate you guys most of you are probably American …. lets do a little experiment shall we?? first. get high second. go on the internet and look up how fast the world spins on its axe third. think about it and go insane THATS WHY ITS ILLEGAL cuzz it makes you insane or gets you psychosis

  • Hopeful April 12, 2010, 12:33 pm

    If marijuana makes you “cool” with the world, then why do people defend it with all the ferocity of a crack addict? I don’t understand why people get all hyped up over this stuff. I can tell you I’ve seen what it does to people mentally and it does change them. People will defend this stuff before they will defend their own family and yet they still don’t see a problem? I personally don’t care if someone is doing it, I just want them to know that it does cause psychiatric disturbances in the brain, I have seen it happen to more than just a few. Just an FYI. Although I’m sure it will get the regular out of control responses, could someone just for once explain to me why it is so important, important enough to defend in this manner?

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:34 am

      They are high. They do not know what they are saying or doing. They think they are on Mars.

      • Nicole June 2, 2011, 9:30 pm

        People who smoke are not constantly high… STOP ASSUMING. You know what they say about people who assume…

      • Goober June 20, 2011, 9:09 pm

        oooh you can read minds now too??

  • P2 DA LO April 15, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I have been(and still) smoking weed(likes da KUSH tho) for 22 years and I am thinking about putting it down now. I guess after all the real(sobber) times and high times I have had in my life I must say the things I remember the most are from the sobber times. People will always judge others just because they can.

  • Katrina April 18, 2010, 9:56 pm

    lol. This is all some bullshit. I’m high as hell right now and I’m using my brain. Why are you people so hard on weed? Ok lets talk about cheating wives and husbands and gay people and lesbians, or child molesters, or how about over weight people that just over eat for no reason, or maybe skinny girls that are to damn small, or all you fake barbie bitches with implants, or people who wack off. Hmm whats that silence??? We all have flaws, ups and downs, some good and some bad, it’s your body, you know what it likes,what it wants and needs. How many of us in life can honestly say we do everything right and all that we are suppose to at all times. Stop all this judging and let’s just live people. Perfection comes after death,for those who don’t understand that statement. After you make it to heaven that’s when you will master perfection. My life is mind and yours is yours. S.T.F.M {STOP THE F***ING MADNESS} Look at yourself before you judge the next person. For those of you that are catching my drift holla at ya girl kredrick@aol.com. Later

    • Josh August 28, 2010, 10:45 am

      Hmm this argument seems to be irrelevant..

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:37 am

      You said it yourself. What your body needs. If it needs pot, it’s a problem.

  • orla+majella April 26, 2010, 3:52 pm

    weed is the next best thing and it should be legalized over in or country n ireland ……

  • Phly Boy May 3, 2010, 2:30 pm

    It’s like what the SOUTH PARK episode explained ( and im summarizing, because I was high when i watched it. ) Weed may not have any long term harmful side effects but if its all you do all the time you may wake up from your highness one day and realize your not good at anything else. The short term memory loss prevents you from being able to learn anything at a higher level. Thus, your life may never reach a higher level. I’ve met alot of smokers along the way, and only a few could perform tasks the same as if they were sober, everyone else was just kidding themselves. That’s just the truth from my view.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:38 am

      Thank the Lord! Someone has some sense on this line.

  • Blackcheese May 4, 2010, 5:21 pm

    Im sitting in photography watching this stoner ass bitch eat the whole damn cafeteria because shes high as fuuuck. but who gives a shit right? Weed is amazing, Ive never got so smart in one year and grew so many more brain cells, ITS AWESOME! I like smoking every day every week every month and every year, weed for life is what we call it down here tha south life. Aledo is a thuggin azz nigguh town and all we do is grow, all you guys that are against it gently pull the dildo out of your ass and light up a blunt.

  • not a user May 7, 2010, 12:31 pm

    I’m not at all against the fact that people use different methods to feel arroused, and yes weed may have som positive medical effects that alcohol certainly does not. I personally don’t want to socialize with a high person when I’m not high myself as well as I don’t want to socialize with a drunk person when I’m not drunk as well. When a person smokes/drinks several times a week and you don’t, it puts you on different levels way too often, which will have a negative effect on the relationship (I’m mostly reffering to couples living together). So to summarize this: Smoke and drink as much as you want (it’s your own body) as long as it doesn’t affect your loved ones in a bad way.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:39 am


  • emma May 9, 2010, 10:32 pm

    weed is the best thing in the world! maybe people who havent tried a few joints have no idea what its like, weed makes me soo happy.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:40 am

      And you make everyone else sooo unhappy.

  • Stone&surf May 10, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Hello people
    I basicly have been smoking weed everyday since I started.
    No need to say I love marijuana, of course everyone has their own opinion about it, but we just need to respect one anther with our decisions. Bummer it’s illegal, if not I’d grow a while field of da shitt
    Its like everything in this world, it has a good side and a bad one, but as it may be harmfull for ones health, it can also be beneficial in many ways. Tumor reduccion, pain relief, stimulation of appetite, etc.. I feel it helps my creative side, I like to play music and draw and insted of afectng me it helps me. Oh, and I shall forever light up a J before I go surf :B
    Live and let live.

  • Ally May 11, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Hey this is really helping me for my school project. A little more information would help me out a bit. Thanks soo much!!!

  • Jeff May 12, 2010, 4:16 am

    First of all, this article is full of shit.
    Marijuana is not the product of grinded up leaves, seeds, and stems etc. It is the the bud (flower) of the plant. So before someone decides to post an article, do your research. While carcinogens are present in MJ smoke, just like any other smoke, studies show that it actually can counteract cancer. THC has no harmful effects on your body. However, just like alcohol, Weed can remove a persons inhibitions I.E. saying stupid things that pop into their head and stumbling around. But this soley depends on the person. If you smoke. act all crazy, are not able to control yourself and annoy all the other potheads around you, then smoking weed isn’t for you. Personally, i go to school, work, and athletics high and i can hold my shit together (these can be massive buzzkills though). I’ve taken tests high before and gotten A’s but like you said it depends on the person. While paranoia is one major side effect, a pothead must realize that its all in their head and quit coming up with stupid scenarios (like “Oh that guys on the phone, hes probably calling the cops on us for being high”). Once you chillax, being high is very enjoyable and the only real major downfall i see is the lack of motivation it can bring occasionally.
    Weed is a miracle that’s grown from the earth, and people need to see that its not addictive, it has medical purposes, it shouldnt be illegal due to the fact thats its exponentially safer than alcohol or tobacco, and our gov is spending more and more deficit money on prosecuting people that like to have a good time. People need to wake the f*** up and smell the bud.
    All in all : Marijuana for the WIN!

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:48 am

      It is good for medical purposes which is what it should be used for. The reason Medical pot in not legal in some states, is because so many people get fake doctors excuses, and expect to use it even if they just stub their toe. Pot users are making it harder on the people that are really sick and need it. They should make it easier for the people that have terminal illnesses, and harder for the fakers. I have heard dopers say,”Pot is going to be legalized in a certain state for medical purposes, so
      I can get it.” Why should anyone be able to get it legally if they aren’t really sick?

      • Adam July 7, 2011, 6:51 am

        well that’s america babe…sorry to hand it out to you but there is a lot of people out there who are raised by people like you who close their children’s minds with doors of solid lies and twisting stories of false truth.
        america has problems yes, we do stupid things yes, like harass each other….but that’s fun, anyways sorry, back to the point…medical weed is limited to people with medical records, anyone who abuses this gets their rights taken and their plants stripped.
        …they get the laws changed to benefit themselves.

      • David January 26, 2012, 5:33 am

        Well, do you use oregano in your food? Do you use lavender, or use herbal supplements to balance your diet and mood?
        “Why should anyone be able to get it legally if they aren’t really sick?”
        Marijuana is an herb with a purpose, just like lavender, sage, eucalyptus, thyme, etc. Should you have to be sick just to use those herbs too? Regardless if one herb makes you high and the others just adjust your mood to whatever you see fit, its all still just herbs.

        The image that marijuana is bad was provided by the media and funded by the alcohol, textile, and oil industry so the rich stay rich. One of the first cars manufactured by Harrison Ford was fueled by marijuana oil, and was used until lobbyists paid the government to start the war on drugs to keep up the image of “black gold”. (could you imagine being able to grow your own gasoline?) This image that marijuana is bad for you is a lie, as stated above it just has to be used with moderation for the medicinal effects. Its not for you to judge other people for their habits because you yourself are not a perfect person. (“let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”)

        I won’t argue that smoking everyday isn’t good for you. I’ve smoked almost everyday for the past two years and I’ve finished college and started my career as a graphic artist. My life has been going uphill since I started, I’ve even started giving my money away to charity and telling people I don’t even know that I love them, because Jesus does.

        These are my reasons for being at peace with it. You’re the only person on this website I felt I should share with. You don’t put up a solid argument at all, you just say hateful things to these people which isn’t Christlike at all. I honestly don’t care if you change your mind about marijuana, just don’t act so judgmental and hateful towards my people because its not your place. Let God decide whats best.

      • Connor August 17, 2012, 3:39 am

        I think you would rather some weed
        which is 100% better for you than another perscription pills. pills KILL YOU. Smoking weed has helped
        me in ways you can’t explain. it helped me stop cutting myself. And helped my depression 100% Ian’s luckily my depression has slopped down and my depression cut
        in 50 % and yes I honestly can say, anyone who does stupid stuff while high . shouldn’t be smoking at all. weed is ment for you to have fun. the government only doesnt legalize it so Americans won’t have fun. that’s what I think. but Debbie like Adam said , it’s america

  • zachhola May 12, 2010, 5:11 pm

    this was good infor, but unfortunatley i smoke and wont be quiting. it was nice though to see how it affects your body

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 11:06 pm

      haha thats exactly what i said

    • nelson December 2, 2011, 11:40 pm

      I agree 100000000000000%

  • hashish May 16, 2010, 11:15 pm

    i’m a meth addict…whenever i feel, it’s getting more than enough, the only way i find is mary jane. i don’t know about you guys, for me, it’s lyk a dream, i wish i could leave all the fucking drugs and get laid on my mary jane, for the rest of my life.
    this is something the sobers will never get. she makes me want to feel, she makes me smile, lemme talk to my friends with PEACE…
    that’s wat this is fellows…the ultimate PEACE…so ppl who dn feel lyk doin it….don’t. and to the high society….light up ur joint…i knw tht makes u laugh ur ass off at the sober fuks…let it go…some r jus not meant to be high…peace

    • Anon January 3, 2011, 7:37 am

      yer right u do feel like yer in a dream when yer high :D

  • lizard king May 17, 2010, 4:20 pm

    your all a bunch of faggots and retarded. ive been smoking weed everyday for the past two years and i have witnessed no side affects of having visual distortion and brain nt being abe to think right and all the other bullshit your telling people, and dude with the blunt kep smoking after today cause as a user you see how it affects you, an have you become dumb with no vision or lost of memory? dobt it. i have an b average in school, about to graduate, live on my own, and skate for a living. so either your another gay website trying to stop marijuana from being legal with false advetising or ive been smoking oregeno for 2 years which i dobt the headies i got are.

    if you peopl want real information comment me back, dont believe there manipulating shit.

    • Markie October 27, 2010, 11:08 pm

      haha i like how u posted this at the time 4:20 lol but i agree wit u ha

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:55 am

      You have been smoking oregeno for 2 years. You didn’t notice because you were high. And from your spelling, I can see your brain’s been on vacation for quite some time. I hope you have a nice day. Thats right, you will. Because you are high and you don’t know where you are.

    • I rep the boot July 2, 2011, 4:56 am

      Totally agree with you. I saw you said you skated for a living and then I looked at your name……….. If this is really you then that’s cool as hell. I believe that everything in life requires temperance; whether its weed or even sunlight. Weed puts you in a different mindset and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s truly up to the individual on how often they want there OWN MINDS to be altered. Ive smoked a lot of super dank down south Baton Rouge chronic over the years and I’m still able to appreciate the small things in life. If you like to smoke then smoke, if you don’t then don’t. SIMPLE AS THAT
      Peace, love, and skate. “Don’t judge anyone, cause one day you might get beat” haha

  • shon-t-ya May 22, 2010, 7:02 pm

    i was jus smokin as im readin all thes comments.. i agree with both sides it is harmful 2 ur body but it didnt take a life n givs a good high oppose 2 hardcore shit…lik heroine or meth or crack or wateva weed is the greatest xspecialy 4 stress.. but i think people who dont smoke shouldnt down smokers … cuz i m sure us smokers dont down yous…if n e thing we ask you if u want 2…. and im sure most of u nonsmokers no that….im jus sayin i loooooovvvvveeeeee weed… its gods creation…. no 1 eva said not 2 smoke it we jus did and some1 said its illegal…

  • kolitha kaluarachchi May 24, 2010, 7:17 am

    what happens to the body when you smoke weed…???what are the damages….no one have told any tng like that….n how many people have died because of weed….i think 0….any thing is not good for you to over use….if you are a regular user i think its better 2 limit it….outher thane that there are no harm….i knw dr who use weed….DON’T BE AFRAID USE IT….BUT LIMIT IT….

  • Katie D May 26, 2010, 3:02 pm

    This was werd cuz i sent out to find something I didnt know about what happened when i smoke weed but after going to many websites i didn’t learn much that I didn’t already know so I still have yet to find a reason to convinse myself why poeple say not to smoke pot.

    • costa January 20, 2012, 12:19 pm

      you have to find that out on your own after a certain time of smoking that shit youll get anxious and paranoid

  • ZeroBeneathTheUniverse May 27, 2010, 6:41 pm

    um yeah. today is my 23rd birthday and Ive been smoking weed since i was 11. and im honestly fine. i live life. i work. i function just fine. other drugs have fucked my brain up. which is why i only smoke weed now. but i knew all of this information before. and i still smoke it helps me relax and fall asleep at night. im not slow by any means, im an artist with talent, i make music, i wrote a book, and i have a great understanding of the world and universe around me. if anyone would like to check out the art or music go on myspace and look up madness beneath the universe. or look me up on facebook. Fran Lussier. it was a pleasure people.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:57 am

      You have smoked since you were 11. Is that all you have to be proud of? What a loser.

      • sara May 9, 2011, 2:18 am

        “Is that all you have to be proud of?” Um……No, actually Debbie, if you take a minute to reread the post, you will see that the poster makes music, has written a book, etc…..I know its hard for you to keep up when you are trying so hard to think of witty little quips, but seriously? Gee Deb, if you arent careful, people are going to think you’re high! tsk tsk.
        P.S. Perhaps you wouldn’t be such an uptight, humourless b****h if you smoked a little weed now and then!

        P.S.S. This post was written by a 30 year old, mother and successful business owner who……..GASP!……smokes marijuana.

      • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:26 am

        *LIKE* hey sara go fuck up your life an smoke weed all you want, just look back on your own immaturity when you GROW UP! so many people have been to juvie like me, an thats when you realize wow what a “dumbass” i was. not only bc you smoke, but bc of shit you do when your high notice your life before you started an then notice your life when you f**k it up., Debbie forget her, you just have some common sence.

  • ZeroBeneathTheUniverse May 27, 2010, 6:42 pm

    you’ve smoked too much weed when u think the grateful dead is a good band.

  • ZeroBeneathTheUniverse May 27, 2010, 6:49 pm

    also. i hate mankind. mankind fucked itself and still does every day. people cant look past there ignorance and stupidity. look at it this way, we are all trying to live our own lives on a tiny ball of dirt and water floating in an endless amount of space. what the fuck is there to fight about, who cares if your black or white or chines or Japanese or Mexican or w/e. why should it matter? why.. sum one give me a good answer to that question. anyone. and here will be my answer your wrong. its life. you get one chance to live it from the second you drop into this world. there is no god. you are your own god. you choose what you do with your time in life. so make it worth living. sum people may get this. others will not. and those who don’t. i have one suggestion for you… guess what it is…. go ahead.. no no no take your time.. got it yet??? smoke weed. look at the world from another s perspective.

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 7:59 am

      Well, you certainly can’t look past your ignorance and stupidity.

      • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:21 am

        AHAHAHA(: you crack me up. alot of people dont like you because you actualy have braincells unlike them, and your obviously more mature. but thats ok f**k them(: i actually like you, and everything you say makes sence. and you actually have a real name, not like Dead an 420, an mary j.

  • BCStoner June 5, 2010, 3:08 pm

    This whole articles stupid, weeds no where near as dangerous as alcohol. I smoke weed everyday, am in high school, skipped nearly a year and am still graduating on time, with good marks. Besides who wants to hear a bunch of mind f*cked alcoholics talk about how bad marijuana is? And the short term memory loss, ya i’ve had that, but that doesn’t make you forget everything, sure maybe a few details, but it’s only when you’ve smoke it and i can remember other things a lot better sometimes when i’m high, so it helps and hinders so I don’t mind. And weed doesn’t get boring. Shit I always used to do tons of crap when I was baked and never had a bad time. But I guess i’m from Canada and it’s basically accepted as much as alcohol and almost more than cigarettes. No matter what, just think about this, how many people die from Alcohol? And how many from Pot? None. Even cigarettes cost less to society than drinking so raise the f*cking booze prices and lay off my cigs haha.
    And Go California! Legalize Weed!

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 8:00 am

      Grow up!

  • alex June 11, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I just blazed again yesterday first time in like 6 months. It was the best feeling in the world, I really regret not doing this everyday !! I think everyone should do it atleast once in their lifetime. Legalize this shittt <333 don’t worry so much, smoke a dutch.

  • Maine Top smoker June 21, 2010, 12:14 pm

    it make me feel better i love it

  • mickey swed June 21, 2010, 5:37 pm

    am a 21 yr old father of twins….i smoke weed since i was about 11….every single day since about 15…i wanted to give it up big time cause i never have a shillen with da cuntin thing…but its lovely it hasnt made me lose my memory R ne of da shit dat all these ppl say….weed relaxes ya nd doesnt make ya fight nd b narky like alcohol….dnt put it dwn til u try it….hundreds of deaths with alcohol,ciggerates,cocaine etc zero deaths wer caused by weed FACT all i can say is Smoke Weed Every Day swed

    • Debbie May 2, 2011, 8:01 am

      Those poor children. What a role model.

      • A reasonable person. Call me what you will. May 9, 2011, 7:11 am

        Debbie, I try my hardest to respect every opinion I encounter in my life, whether I agree with it or not. In your case, you are simply going along as people comment on this thread and saying absurdly ignorant things that make you sound like a walking heap of warm propaganda. I can tell that you have never seen or consumed marijuana, just because you compared it to oregano; which is nothing like it, the only similarity I see is that it is also green. The sad part about it is you believe what you say. It’s not my fault, and this is where my inferring begins, that the government has fed you twisted statement after twisted statement and you ate it up. That is perfectly understandable. Almost everyone took what the government and federal organizations, T.V. and Radio said starting from about 1900 or so, as fact. And taking into account that all of your comments occur within an hour from the person posting it, you have been following this article since you first came across it, which tells me that you A: Have nothing better to do. , B: Have a fear of marijuana because you have been trying to protect people from it, when you haven’t even seen the fu****g plant. And C: Feel powerful from putting people down, which tells me that you may not have a lot of friends or people that care about you, and I don’t mean fake friends. (which you obviously wouldn’t understand if all of your friends are fake.

        SO IN CONCLUSION, STOP SAYING…[edited by admin]

        Just kidding about the this part. Ecstasy is bad. Weed is tight though.

        • costa January 20, 2012, 12:25 pm

          she didn’t but i have for over 3 years seems to me you don’t know what your talking about WEED ISNT TIGHT it makes you weak and paranoid i’m trying to warn people here but you hippies wont listen just keep smokin’ friendo’ you WILL see

      • jamie >] May 24, 2011, 3:33 am

        Debbie, honestly, stop being so obnoxious. You sound like some of the spoiled rich girls I go to school with who can`t accept anyone else`s opinion besides their own. You made you`re point TEN comments ago. Stop being a B to everyone who doesn`t agree with you. We all accepted what you said, and gave you respect.
        Also, we have facts to show that ganja is not harmful.
        Go away & tend to you`re children. I feel bad for them. They probably won`t experience anything until they turn 18. It`ll be a big hit in the stomach for them how different life is outside of their comforting home.

        ~*kush&oranqe juice `!

        • bridget June 28, 2011, 3:39 pm

          I completely agree. Once they are actually thrown out into the real world, they aren’t going to know what to do. I just hope they don’t have a warped view of things like she does.

        • costa January 20, 2012, 12:26 pm

          we have facts to show that ganja is not harmfu ………. i don’t even know what to say anymore … just keep smokin it i hope you get as bad a i feel

  • neonovo June 22, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Thats funny because universities in countries all over the world have been testing weed and its effects and there was little to no decrease in coordination behind the wheel of a moving car, and in cases where theres a DUI the suspect was usually DRUNK ALSO not just stoned.

    If i wasnt in a hurry Id post all of the legit research ive collected but i dont think i have to, enough people have smoked to be able to tell alot of that was bullshit.

  • mirakal June 30, 2010, 8:26 am

    It was interesting to read all the information on here. But honestly it weed is , so bad why has mostly EVERYONE in the world has done it or still smoke it. I believe it u do smoke do u but don’t be stupid in ur actions, I know people that are very good business men and women that smoke all kinds of different peeps. Some smoke for years and just stop because they want and never have a single withdrawal in my opinion no drug just let’s u go like that its natural.

  • Teagan July 1, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Whats up
    Im from California and weed should be legalized
    i smoke it everyday and i got a 3.8 GPA and Im on the basketball team for my high school
    Weed doesnt effect me at all, its great cuz i can have fun with it but at the same time concentrate on things important like school
    fuck this website
    weed isnt nearly as bad as alchohaul or cigarettes
    alcohaul causes recklessness
    and cigarettes contain over 2,000 man made chemicals like acetone, tar, rat poisoning, and etc.
    dont believe me look it up
    peace out everyone

  • Anonymous July 17, 2010, 10:59 am

    This was an interesting thread. It was nice to read everyone’s opinion on Marijuana, and smoking weed. As for myself, I use too be a daily user of indo-smoke for quite sometime. I remember when I smoked my first joint when I was around 15 or so. I could never forget the experience, I was soo baked I got all paranoid because, I thought I would die of lung cancer, and my parents would kick me out the house if they caught me? (I was only 15 for fuck sakes lol gimmie a break?) thank god im 28 now lol. Back than, my older cousin-brother helped me realize the paranoia feeling is completely normal when your high on weed. So I finally calmed down, and shrugged it off like..whateverr?..lol. A few times after my first session, my body finally begun to get use too the high feeling. I enjoyed every sec. of being ripped, and relaxed, that I knew I was going to get addicted to this shit very soon. During my teenage-youth years, I was a very moderate bud smoker, and I could honestly say smoking weed wasnt a big deal during that time. However, as I grew older, and after my highschool-graduation is when I became a hardcore potter. Don’t know how that happened all of a sudden?. But, it happened!. 420 was an everyday thang for me, straight up!. The Chronic voodoo came over me!, YES!, I got possesed lol jk. To tell you the truth, after highschool, I just wanted too have fun, and try new things. Also because, I had alot of bullshit going on in my head. I was in a serious-relationship at age 19, I was working two-jobs, dealing with all sorts of unecessary drama & headaches etc. etc. All of the above and more were reasons for me to continue supporting my marijuana-addiction so I can avoid reality for a bit. I felt like mary jane was the answer to all my problems in life, whether I smoked for relaxation purposes, out of boredome, after work, for fun, after sex, social gatherings etc. I thought I was hooked 4 life. I’ve been clean for over a year now, but, I sometimes still get that temptation to roll a doobie. I go with the mind over matter mentality, and tell myself I could still serve life’s purpose with a sober mind, by being aware, and taking care of my health for my own benefit. Whether marijuana is good? or bad?. Their’s still no sufficient-evidence on the long-term productive affects it has on the human mind & body. So what?..cancer patients are prescribed to smoke it? (fuck, their gonna die anyway?), ive heard some shit that it’s used to prevent arthiritis to the joints & muscles? as well..im sure there are alot of better & healthier herbal meds to use for those cases. I hate when people use that as an excuse so they can smoke pot. Like wtf? lol. Also, yes!, im sure it expands your mind, and makes you think more (good or bad) clearly as well. My personal opinion, anything you abuse will eventually back fire in due time. Even if it’s smoking pot regularly. I’m not saying you should never smoke pot?, its cool if you’ve tried it or smoke-weed in moderation etc. But from personal experience, being dependant on that shit, just so you can get through the day or life I should say?, takes alot out of you. Many will never admit this because, they luv smokin tha chron for there own satisfying reasons but, let’s not kid ourselves even if your a big time superstar or have alot of money, and you let the mary j make you believe your more smarter, than all your really doing is lying too yourself so you could smoke that shit. It may make you think more, or help you keep an open mind for that matter, but the truth is every pot-head who’s smart, wise, or dumb, is only gonna come to the conclusion they’re going to stop eventually sooner or later..

  • kevin August 6, 2010, 11:47 pm

    I’ve smoked marijuana, i’ve smoked cigarettes (don’t any more) and i drink. All i can say is do any of these in moderation and you’ll be fine.

  • fannie August 11, 2010, 7:55 pm

    i smoke weed all day everday and i come to school high i figure get high scores and high grades lol because i am a starigh a student who smokes more than she eats

  • Dija August 22, 2010, 7:27 am

    Everything said about the affect of the brain when smoking marijuana is true, but only to the manifest that it is all temporary. The intake of marijuana does affect the brain, but after the “feeling of euphoria” is over, the brain would eventually adapt back into its normally functioning.
    We would never scientifically know its true effects until we can conduct a true experiment… Which would never happen until marijuana is legal, or is it?

  • anthony August 28, 2010, 3:05 pm

    i love smokein weed but it can lead to other drugs i know people that i smoked with and know are doing other dangerous drugs like extacy or meth SO STICK TO BUD AND STAY IN CONTROL…..

    • I rep the boot July 2, 2011, 5:25 am

      If weed didn’t exist all of your bros would most likly be alcoholics AND meth addicts. Sure weed might have purged them down that downward spiral. But if bud wasn’t on this planet we dumbass humans would conjure up something in a lab to take it’s place.

      Personal opinion: I believe that in many cases weed delays teen drug use. Yeah sure some people start on weed but if we didn’t have it then there would be no less harmful recreational drug for teens to do. Teens don’t give a fuck if something is illegal, they just want to get loaded. We should spend more money on educated our youth on self control and less on trying to tell them not to do drugs, that’s already known if they have self control.

  • harryisabmxer September 2, 2010, 10:43 pm

    if this is so harmfull then why do people get prescribed this on the nhs ?
    my point exacltly perfectly fine !

  • well September 8, 2010, 5:38 am

    It doesn’t really matter if it’s more harmful than “some people” believe. It isn’t harmful enough to jail people who possess it. Welcome to a world of choices, and you have to tolerate the ones you don’t like that don’t even have an effect on your life.

  • jj September 8, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I personally think when smoking weed the damage to your lungs come from the smoke itself.. I have been smoking weed for 6 years and recently stopped smoking as of 5 months ago. I stopped because while in the moment of smoking the weed the high was great, but the chemical embalance it causes is not worth it. I mean now a days its hard to come across good weed, so alot of us young people are smoking garbage, and its the garbage that makes the weed BAD!.. sure i would love to smoke some of what snoop dogg gets his hands on, but realistically that wont happen, so until then me and weed have parted our ways… i do miss tho the hightened senses it gave me, but i rather have my singing voice and my sanity…

  • the kill September 9, 2010, 6:12 am

    I smoke weed every to every other day I am 24 years old and use to smoke every day for a long time. A lot of arguments here are posted by people under 21, high schoolers, and even middle schoolers. All of this age group will have a view point of this age group without a true perspective of life and the real world until much later on in life. I am sure anyone here older than me will have a different perception of this topic and understand even more than I do. Everyone also argues that marijuana is good for you and that there are a hundred things worse than it. I too also argued this when I was younger and without doing any research, I still believe there are worse things out there, but that is not the Point. Yes Heroin and fast food are worse than marijuana but that doesn’t mean that marijuana has no negative effects of any kind. I have looked into what marijuana does chemically in the brain (not effects on lungs or physical health but mental health AKA the explanation of what weed does to the dome piece) and came up with this: There are chemicals in the brain that are released and used to do necessary functions. Marijuana stops them from doing there job. These chemicals are monoamine neurotransmitters. The reason why everyone reacts differently on marijuana is because these chemicals differ from person to person and in different areas of the brain. Just like everyones personality and how they work is different. It can effect the following: psycho motor function, reward driven learning, arousal, processing of sensory input, memory, appetite, emotional stability, mood, vomiting, and sexual behavior.
    Now these are strictly non bias facts I have DUG for. I really wanted to know the true effects of marijuana. I am not telling anyone to quit because i too agree there are worst things out there as far as “healthy” is concerned. But if you know that you are effected negatively by it and don’t like it or are not satisfied with who you are (like a dead end job and broken down car) then cutback or quit. I have decided to cut back to once a week and see my improvements in college. I am a straight A student but would like to see if I can do better.

    • Truth Seeker October 26, 2011, 9:48 pm

      I don’t know why I’m reading all this shit but The Kill is the realist to me. I love to smoke, but slowly figured out I’m not at my best when I do it all the time. When I was younger I thought the same thing as all those high schoolers. From my wisdom I would say smoke on certain occasion’s and celebrations. Thats what I’m trying to accomplish.

  • Mary J September 9, 2010, 4:16 pm

    “typical form found on the streets is leaves, stems, and seeds that are all shredded up into flakes (think Oregano). This compound can then be put into a pipe…”

    There’s your problem; you’re smokin leaves, stems, and seeds you dumb fuck!!

  • monty September 13, 2010, 4:11 pm

    i was a smoker for 12 years but i quit now im 29 i dont feel as lazy…lol

  • blazedoutlatino September 13, 2010, 11:28 pm

    i love weed everthing about it its perfect u smoke it and u start feeling good all around u start to think about important things and how to help yourself …when i’m high it brings out the best in me because i can see feel and act freely i’d say… i’ll take it easy someday but now its like my guardian angel…

  • Andreas September 26, 2010, 5:06 am

    Thanks for the info, recently today i was too baked and i couldn’t handle it i was so parinoid and i couldn’t stop panicing. my heart was racing and i was dripping with sweat. it felt like i was gonna die. im only 15 and i regreat everyithing i did, smoking weed and smoking cigerrets. i swear to go i leardned my lesson.

  • swarnim September 27, 2010, 12:24 pm

    i used to smoke weed when i was 18 now m 24 .i quited smoking weed after smoking for 3 yrs continiously .now al of sudden i have starte smoking weed once again…iv been smoking for 2-3 days but i fear,i might turn my life into hell once again…………..but seriously i feel like im alive when im high with weed………………………..

  • dustall October 9, 2010, 1:49 am

    to tell u the truth weed is going to be legal this up coming NOVEMBER so peaple go out and vote for the KUSH!

  • me October 11, 2010, 9:21 am

    well have fun with that all of use who still want to smoke it, coz if you think it won’t do anything to your body then ok then, but have fun in jail.

  • Joey October 16, 2010, 5:50 am

    Ok, number one, I like to think I’m a more educated human being. I got great grades through school and I am now enrolling into college. I’ve been smoking for some time now and it has not affected me adversely in any way. Mind you I do not smoke everyday. I also do it for no reason but because I find it enjoyable and relaxing. I am completely aware of marijuana as a “gateway” drug and I’m completely aware of the damaging effeects of the smoke, but I am yet to notice anything else. I can’t take either side but I’m going to continue smoking my weed and I’m going to live and enjoy my life without worries. Becaude who’s to say I don’t get hit by a truck tomorrow or struck by lightening. Thanks.

  • Jack October 21, 2010, 8:30 pm

    I have lived with two of my cousins, two normal people… one day one of them smoked it… about 2 hours and an overdose of 30 sleeping pills i was in hospital (christmas night). I was so, so scared. It still amazes me that people can do this. I am so lucky that she survived. I would hope people can learn from this.

  • Michael October 26, 2010, 1:25 pm

    Alot of theese comments are from highschool punk out pot heads who think they are cool because they burn some comercial bud. Truth in pot, it doesnt hurt you at all, there are no serious side effects, nothing more then we get from over the counter pills or hell walking outside into poluted air. Truth be told weed for me at least enhances my thinking, so when faced with a hard intellectial* trail ill smoke a joint, slowing down time and letting me think much more clearly, it also helps in Meditation and spiritual insight much like that of an LSD. Most pot heads which i call punks who think there cool because they smoke pot dont know anything about it and truely have probably never truely been high smoking the weak commercial pot dealers will grow because it has a large output. There are two different strands of pot–A Satiba and an Indica–Satiba makes you relax its the stoned feeling it normally slows you down helps with pain which is why all medical marijauna is of a Satiba strain, helps with head aches and troubles sleeping. The all around relaxing bud. While Indica normally speeds you up you think faster and move faster normally, this is a high, your trippy like you would be on an LSD, now there is differences in canninbus and pot, hash and baking your goods, none of them have actual health risks. This is not really for people with athsma tho as resin builds in your throat when smoking good bud and needs to swallowed or coughed up, not to say there is no pot out there for them you just need to be educated on what your limits are learn who you are as a person truely understand yourself then you can do anything you want. Im a 3rd level black belt in Wushu i train everyday and i smoke everyday. You also need to know who your getting it from because you can be buying waxed weed, many dealers now wax there weed in cocaine to make it addictive or meth to give you the high rush we get from some bud, both have serious side effects and can lead to mental instability. I suffered from being bipolar as a kid smoked a joint and all my troubles went away, ive been smoking ever sence and i fought alot as a kid boxed for years now im in Martial Arts and have been for several years. So them punk kids you see at school smoking weed throwing there llife away they are losers, there not cool, find an older guy my grandfather got me started and he was the best grower i knew, hard working man, Weed doesnt lead to harsher drugs, if you dont let it thats a personal choice, just because you smoke a joint doesnt mean you want to try something harder. Thats ignorance talking. Look up some bud, there a hundreds of banks out there, no joke learn living in ignorance you deserve to fail. And all think blunt talk, i grow a strain of Indica straight Indica its not a hybrid called Maple Leaf Indica, im going to be mixing that with some Silver Pearl, but its a two hit KO, I get up take two hits off a joint and im set all day. My offer i will give to everyone, if you can smoke one of my joints ill give you an Ounce for free. i dont deal with the dime bags and loser stuff like that. anyone who is out there saying there smoking blunts dont know nothing, commercial pot you aint been high yet, that commercial pot is grown because of its yeild Try some cannibus if your wanting to smoke The Earth gave it to us god let it grow, thoose skater devil worshiping school dropout losers let them smoke their grass and pretend to be cool, they are the ones that give smokers a bad name. Im athletic i work and bud hasnt hurt me in all the years ive been smoking, but like i said i healthy dont have asthma and i know where i get my bud from, The golden rule with anything is to much of anything is a bad thing, know your limits, no one has died from pot but they have gone a never ending trip and end up in a pysch ward, just dont be stupid, normally thoose are peole that think they are tokkers and hit some real bud, my first time with realy bud sucked, i was smoking what they called back it the day a dog knot, 8 papers long rolled a whole ounce in that, that was commercial weed, tried real bud and got so fucked up i almost qiute smoking. But a wise old man taught me the trick of the trade now i have that knowledge to pass on to you, take it or leave it.

  • Markie October 27, 2010, 6:10 pm

    First why are people so concerned with what other people are doing.. has anyone died from it? NO does it relax people YES! does it relive pain? YES! does it fuck up your memory and whatever else YES, but IT’S NONE OF UR BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!! so just drop it already, and most potheads(like myself) dont care what you guys say were still going to smoke as a matter of fact this whole Controversy about it makes me wanna burn a bowl!!!!!!!!!!

  • matt November 9, 2010, 2:41 am

    I know people at school say its just as effective as smoking or chewing but its not although keep on doing it and your life will be rined I hope half of the people who will and have already written comments read the information at the top. I’m fairly young and I don’t know a lot but I do know you shouldn’t be doing marijuana at all. I don’t want any negative comments on this review plz. dats all

    • blunt November 14, 2010, 5:49 am

      Dude how old r u ……have you even tried who am I kidding you haven’t that’s why your sayin this try it then you’ll know y we do it ……so yeah smoke a joint and get over it bitch

  • blunt November 14, 2010, 5:44 am

    i smoke and so does like all of the students at my high school it keeps us from getting in fights and if a fight does happened they are usually potheads that didn’t smoke a joint b 4 school started so I say smoke a blunt, joint, gram waterer the fuck you wanna do as long as it’s some of that good ass mota ……SWED hahahaha xD
    P.S. that reminds ima go smoke right now haha

  • Paul November 23, 2010, 6:23 am

    You guys want the TRUTH about marijuana. Before 1930, marijuana wasn’t looked upon as something bad or harmful. In fact, our own founding fathers grew and thought of marijuana as the key to the success to America. However, the wood companies thought the growing production of hemp-products (the Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper). Oh, if you guys don’t know, marijuana and hemp are the same thing basically, it’s like ice and water, they’re pretty much both H2O, just in different forms. So the wood companies start an Anti-Drug campaign to get rid of Hemp to boost their sales. Also, politicians used the growing increase of immigrants, who commonly used Marijuana, as a front to start the phobia of marijuana. From there, politicians have increased the fear with propaganda (Kennedy said that one joint of marijuana was equal to brain damage as being hit by an atom-bomb, seriously???). Even today, if you look at commercials, it’s just “Above the influence, say no.” Do you see any hard-cold facts? No. Kids today are now growing up with anti-marijuana programs thrown in their face, like DARE, that they can’t find the real truth. Want to know the real threats out there, cigarettes and alcohol, who are actually the main supporters for the anti-marijuana programs. Learn the facts before you start saying marijuana is bad. And don’t be surprised when marijuana is legalized in your life-time, because the movement is really starting to shift in the pro-side of legalizing marijuana.

  • shevz November 25, 2010, 12:16 am

    hahaha, kids are getting educated from idiots like this?! If the author of this article experianced these side effects, the cron must of been laced with dust. Or, let me guess? this is coming from someone who has never smoked weed. Write about topics you know.

  • Fdude November 26, 2010, 8:47 am

    F**k man,this makes me wanna stop but I love the feeling and good times that I have with friends when I’m high :(

  • Person November 27, 2010, 7:53 pm

    hey guys need some advise. Im 12, and my friend has some weed and wants to share it with me. But my mom can tell if im high because she mokes weed. Ive never tried it, but i want to. help!!

  • Karen December 5, 2010, 3:01 am

    I am presently doing a report for school on this topic and I am grateful for all the comments. I use to smoke and have chose to Quit!! I do not have no desire to start back whatsoever. Believe it or not I have experience just about everything that everyone has reported. I did experience the joy and happiness and I also experienced the paranoia. I experienced binging, the lack of motivation. I experienced the lack of fear to address anyone no matter who they were. I have a daughter that is now studying to be a surgeon who was (SAL) of her class and I smoke the whole nine months that I carried her. Nevertheless, My choice to Quit lies in the fact that I realized that smoking weed served only me. If my life is centered around me , myself and I then in all my choices I am held accountable. If you have other lives that are affected by your decisions then you need to consider your actions. Getting high is a selfish task. I learned as some writers said its based on where you are in your life. Some people really believe that they cannot cope with their surroundings unless their minds are altered. I guess I use to be there but not anymore. I found that I can achieve the same things in life and some without smoking. I don’t need to alter my mind to deal with life anymore I just alter my life so its liveable. Yes, Weed is manifested differently in people and circumstance, but the bottom line is where are you at? If it’s producing the overall effect of minus Quit! If you are late for work and risking losing your job over a random drug test, its not worth it. As long as it is illegal, why take the chance of some unforseen freak accident that would wreck your life by the law. How many lives will be altered if you get caught and go to jail? I am so free from that weed smoking mentality that even if they legalize it today, I still done with it. I am master of my ship and you should be master of yours. If you are not weak and dying you don’t need a Fog! Deuces!

    • A decision to make a difference July 2, 2011, 2:24 pm

      Wow, so many comments/answers but I’m only responding to this one responder. Your comment was great, I was looking for an answer to my OWN feelings which I fond in your reply. At first, yes I am a smoker and what all I want to say is that, people who are replying in answers to other comments are the ones who really need to consider the choices you make.****CHOICE**** is the key in everything.

  • dlitt101 December 13, 2010, 4:50 am

    i have a severe hernia that causes a lot of pain that no prescribed drugs can fix- pot fixed that problem but in moderation

  • Garrett December 15, 2010, 3:41 am

    I am an 18 year old senior and have rolled a j everyday since 4-20 of my sophomore year. i am a 3 sport starting varsity athlete ( football, baseball, basketball) and have an accumalative gpa of 3.85. i am going to the Arizona State on a full ride baseball scholorship. i will not sit here and say weed isnt bad for you, but the pros outweigh the cons. i have smoked weed for 700+ days in a row and i got my shit together. it is all about the decisions you make, weed doesnt make you get a shitty job, your just an idiot who has to learn to have a work ethic.

    just dont be dumb about when and were you do it. keep your shit together in fronna the parents and grow your own damn weed, youll be suprised at how much extra money you have laying around.

    smoke weed
    go to school
    smoke weed
    go to practice
    smoke weed.

    ^ my life for the past 3 years and i am doing perfectly fine.

    • Linwood October 6, 2011, 1:57 am

      Damn Straight

  • 420 December 17, 2010, 1:11 am

    y can we all just git along if you what to smoke weed then smoke weed but of you dont then dont smoke weed

  • Blaek Espinosa December 22, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Youre all so stupid hahahahhahAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH they dont know what it does to your body, get outta the house kids, theres 60 year olds thatve been tokin since before you were just sperm in a sack. If you fear it thats your own fear, BUT DO NOT ACCUSE THIS DRUG OF HARM its killed no one yet in the hundreds of years its been in circulation, but we cant say the same for alcohol or cigarettes thatve claimed thousands each year and are still claiming them right now. Youre all pathetic, its affects your receptors for a while, and prolonged use can affect the receptors because you build a tolerance, but unless you smoke a 10 bag a day EVERY DAY youll be perfectly fine if not better. YOu do know that where coco leaves are native theyre used as energy boosters, because they know how to use it. But when you introduce such a drug to the greedy gluttenous fat americans they cant help but kill themselves! The real problem is the people not the pot. Come fight me

  • O December 29, 2010, 5:17 am

    I like weed

  • lil smurf02 December 30, 2010, 6:11 pm

    All of you need to get over yourselves! Are u a scientist..no!! Do you have a proven fact from a scientist that you’ve met..no! Anybody could’ve put shit on the internet and said some shit that might be true and some shit that’s not get over it! If you smoke that great as long as you love it and no1 is pressuring you then thats fantastic!! If you don’t like it then that’s great too! If you never seen it, touched it, smelled it, wouldn’t know what it was if it stared you in the face then don’t talk shit especially if you’ve never tried it!! That’s like judging somebody but its only a plant, you don’t like to be judge or talked about! Just shut the fuck up cuz all you non smoker don’t have room to talk! I personally love it! Its great, but I’m stopping not cuz its messing with my mind or anything just cuz I feel like its time for me to be clean. I’m not saying I won’t ever smoke again. I just wanna stop becuz I know I can.

    I’m not tryna get any bad or good remarks on this comment I’m just speaking my mind just like all you.

    Btw if you don’t like what a web site says about weed and how bad it is and how it effects you’re mind and body don’t look up stupid facts about weed on google or whatever you’re on! Its only gonna piss you off. iight well I’m out laters
    -lil smurf02(:

  • jamaican kid January 14, 2011, 8:09 pm

    smoking weed is a bad thing but it helps whenu have an exam an u smoke it before the exam it gives u bac the answers and it is jamaicanly proven :p

  • chris January 17, 2011, 3:28 am

    i have a question : how come when i dont smoke mary jane its very hard for me to fall asleep or stay asleep ? also i get lots of headaches next day

  • Tatyanna January 17, 2011, 10:10 pm

    So I think this completely wrong, Weed is very helpful with people that have health problems for example… My mother was battling a very aggerssive pancreatic cancer last year my mother was unable to eat,sleep it got to the point were she could not walk.
    The doctors prescribe medical Marijuana and it helped so much. My mother was able to eat so she could gain some weight back and she was sleeping better. sadly she passed away in may 6 2010.

  • Kyle January 20, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I used to think that weed was harmless afterall just about all my friends smoked it. I did it a few times and really enjoyed it. I was laughing and being silly, it was fun but one day I smoked some and I had a severe panic attack. Everything around me felt warped, my perception of time completely changed, I felt num all over my body and thought I was going to die. What I’m trying to tell everyone is that weed effects everyone differently. It can be fun but it can also be very scary.

  • Toy January 23, 2011, 6:36 pm

    I be smoking not one blunt a day but 5 20 dollar blunts. I stay high not even satellites reach me hahaha

  • Justin Beiber January 25, 2011, 5:45 pm

    Yo, I just had a cone with some friends and i almost had a heart attack.

    I think weed should be banned everywhere and im doing the best i can to stop weed and show my fans that smoking weed is for the LOSERS!

  • Katie January 25, 2011, 10:04 pm

    ok people…wow. weed is not bad for u.i am high right now, and CLEARLY i can still think.am i misspelling anything?? no. all this stuff about how it is ohh so harmful is bull shit.its not,it makes you feel good. However, smoking isnt for everyone, ppl have said this in some other comments ive read.If ur stupid and cant control yourself when your high, dont smoke it. I’d never try to make someone smoke with me either, if they want to cool, if not thats cool too.everyone has their own opinions about weed and making sterotypes about ppl who smoke is pretty rude.ecspecially bc most of the ppl who have made these assuptions havent experienced the high personally.how can u sit there and judge someone like that without actually knowing.all this stuff in this acticle isnt based on fact.its based on a judgement.maybe if u ppl would losen up a bit and hit a bowl every once in a while u wouldnt be so negative..ohh and im a straight A student incase you’d like to know.
    I LOOOOVVVEE weed :)

  • Steph January 26, 2011, 5:27 am

    I’m 17 and I have smoked and ate weed before, and I must say..it’s the shit. I used to be all against weed and would get annoyed of my friends talking to me about it, but after I tried it, I thought it was the best! I also have done research on it and no one has died from weed! You can’t even overdose of it either! I’m not saying it’s good for you, it is a drug, but it’s way safer than drinking Alcohol, and smoking Tabacco. I don’t know why they don’t legalize it. The government makes it seem like if it’s the worst drug ever! Cocaine and heroine and all those other drugs are bad and I’m not stupid enough to do that shit. I also still do good in school. It’s not even addicting and it doesnt stop me from reaching my goals. I just do it like 3 times a month for fun :)

  • Katie January 27, 2011, 1:20 am

    Ok…really ppl?? im high right now. CLEARLY i can still think straight. i know what is going on around me. Am i misspelling anything?? NO. this article thing isnt true.its bull shit. smoking weed can make u forget things but only when ur high. I am a straight A student.and i actually had D’s and F’s before i started smoking.soo all of u that said smoking makes u stupid, explain that one. damn, lighten up. all of this negative stuff is based on sterotypes.stop judging before u even know anything. maybe if ud losen up and light up a bowl every once in a while u all wouldnt be so pessimistic! im happy :)))

  • Dezod February 9, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Yeah yeah weed can b harmful 2 da body. but so can salt ,sugar , n other shit u put n ur body. 2 all of yall who sayin weed is bad n it can harm u: put a condom n ur ear n Fuck wat u herd. Its natural. Its a choice

  • josh February 12, 2011, 3:26 pm

    The “weed” is made from flowers that bloom from the female marijuana plant after the vegetative state. These are usually called “buds”

    Nobody smokes the seeds and the stems!

    Do some minor research and you will gather the correct info.


  • Bossblunt February 14, 2011, 8:01 am

    I have a couple questions cuz I practically smoke every day but once a day only
    1) how long will it be in my system if I match a blunt every morning? So how long do I need to stop to be clean
    2) is there anything that gets it out quicker cuz I heard cranberry juice works but idk
    3) y is it not legal so I don’t have to worry about this

    Think about this haters:
    The CIA and department of homeland security issued a statement in January of 2010 that said the Mexican cartel they tracked (they didn’t say a name) made close to 7 billion last year. The united states is their main market but to be fair we will say that they made 6 billion off the united states. The two main exists of the cartels are cocaine and marijuana. Other drugs like meth, heroin, ect are also exported but weed is the main product followed by cocaine. Our gov always talks about destroying the cartels that are “killing our youth” if the united states legalized weed, grew it, and regulated it they would make at least the 6 bullion that the cartel made probably more. There are already cigarette companies with patents on the “weed cigarette”. This would create jobs and a huge flow of money to corporations and the gov (which is in massive debt) also who are the cartels gonna sell to if we don’t need their product anymore. They would be out of business in 3 years MAX. This would stop drug wars as well as lessen te danger of our border patrol personell. It would lower cigarette sales (not a fan and since it’s my comment what the heck). Seriously who is gonna buy cigarettes which are addictive when you can buy weed which isn’t.
    I understand that this is incredibly biased as most comments and opinions are. However I recently heard a suggestion that we should be more like amsterdam. For anyone else that’s going to use that argument Amsterdam is a fraction of our size, has a different money system, language, economy, and government. We aren’t at all like them.
    To overdose on weed you have to smoke your body weight. Let’s be reasonable nobody is going to do this even if you could. You would fall asleep if you get too high and if somehow you were still smoking you would die of smoke inhalation first.
    There would need to be a ton of laws regarding safe use. But that’s why we have a government.
    People are always going to get it but they might as well get it so that our economy benefits from it.

  • Dummys? February 28, 2011, 8:30 am

    Josh knows whats up, lol, I live in B.C. and the only people i see that would intentionaly buy leaves ,stems and seeds grinded up ,are dumb.hahahaha

    • Valerie August 3, 2011, 7:48 am

      That ground up leaves, stems and seeds (known here in B.C. at least as SHAKE) can be processed and used to make pot butter, or it can be used in various types of baking and cooking. Although it is not as strong as our real B.C. Bud it still contains enough THC in it to satisfy the many people who can no longer smoke so they ingest it orally.

  • Bigmoe March 2, 2011, 1:54 am

    Personally I dont know why many of you are expressing your opinion. Weed is a personal choice and it is up to the users body to determine its effects. There is no use for people to explain what weed will do to your life. Everyone is in completely difference situations. Some users are coke heads, doctors, police officers, children, grandparents, millionaires and homeless….
    Im going to be a big Hippocratic and tell you my two cents about weed :)
    I went the first 20 years of my life thinking that weed is a horrible thing. I graduated university sat on the couch and lit a joint. Ever since I have smoked when I want. I have gone 3 months smoking once a day after work. And than all of a sudden I will go cold turkey for two weeks.
    It all depends on my mood. If I am at home and want to get high than I do it. The key is to know when to stop. Just like everything in North American society we have a problem with excess. Excess leads to addiction….

    I can eat a bigmack every day for a year
    I can drink a cup of coffee every morning for a year
    I can smoke cigarettes everyday for a year
    and finally I can smoke a joint everyday for a year


    Iv tried it :)

  • icemanx88 March 9, 2011, 2:08 am

    well i smoke everyday it dont do anything be sides effect ur eye sight a bit and makes ur body numb and it releaves stress and makes you fell happy people that say “dont smoke pot it kills you” there lying some you never try it i just got done smoking a “joint” and had 10 “hits” and i fell fine

    if u wanna somke then try it with people that u trust

  • RaJa March 9, 2011, 2:36 pm


    • matthias January 22, 2012, 12:45 pm

      If you take a “hit” or maybe a few “hits” of bud you will get high.

      i remember the first time I smoked out I got completely stoned, mostly because I smoked a bowl of dank dank to myself, a few minutes later I was completely stoned which was a tad alarming at first which lead to paranoia, I let the people I was with know I was kinda freaking out.. They assured me all would be fine and so I relaxed and went along with the ride.
      cigarettes kill people, bud on the other hand…
      If your worried about smoke you can always invest in a vaporizer. =D

      Best of luck to you on your way!

  • LezLee March 10, 2011, 12:15 am

    Psychologically speaking, I would like to know if marijuana has any effects our total personality. Which Freud defined as the id, the ego and the superego.
    I would have loved to smoke a fat bowl and have a conversation with Sigmund.

  • Duke March 10, 2011, 8:25 pm

    So I’m the only one who feels like they function faster/better than most (even sober) people while high?

    Every good entrepreneurial idea I’ve had, everytime I’ve dominated people in recreational activites, everytime I smoke/vaporize the damn herb my mind works far faster, more efficiently, and more precisely. It translates to my reaction time being much higher and motor functions being incredibly precise and fluent. Not to mention my focus is phenomenally greater, while high, I’m grasping how to enter different phsyical states at will…

    Maybe you guys need to learn how to use Marijuana as a tool? You read all the time that it’s different than alcohol, so why do you act like it’s the same when you’re “high”? I don’t care what anybody says, any “stoner” will agree… Marijuana is what YOU make it, if you think it makes you a dumpy citizen then don’t smoke it you’re wasting weed and your time.

    Amen to the tool of many of our ancestors, some of the greatest religions and ways of life have been a product of this substance. I feel bad for you haters, go educate yourselves. I’m high as a kite right now.

    And if you’re smoking cigarettes, you really need to give your fucking head a shake. You buy smokes (4000 different chemicals, 50 are KNOWN carcinogens) which are not only addictive but after becoming addicted you get no mental or physical high or gain whatsoever, you are simply buying something that kills your body and mind, paying the Government to do so… also with medical bills (US), and you smoke way more than a “stoner” everyday of the week. Oh but they are just a stupid stoner right? I bet you binge drink with friends all the time too you damn ape.

    There is a reason stoners smile all the time, and it’s not ’cause they are dumb, it allows them to rise above the shit around you and them and see that life is still pretty awesome despite. Instead of numbing it with mental distractions like cigarettes, alcohol, and the opposite sex. In this line of thinking, I become disgusted with the human race. The youth for participating in it, and the elders for allowing to continue to happen. Idiocy.

    • mike May 4, 2011, 6:06 am

      check out my post. saw urs after i posted. totally right man. it’s whatever u make it. i have a little fear of heights but when i first started roofing, for my first roof i was high as a kite but i felt so happy that i didnt care about my fear and just worked hard with no bothers.

  • Duke March 10, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Also on the topic of legalization.

    A lot can be said on this topic. The initial question still remains, “But why is it illegal?”

    *** The following is my opinion, I see it as logical, rational, and sheered.

    People have said the Government won’t legalize it for a various number of reason. Things ranging from negative effects to growth and supply issues. Many of these claims have been disputed and argued. It doesn’t matter. What is the one thing that represents attainable/controllable power? Money. Almost everyone can succesfully grow a pot plant with a poor yield and THC level in their basement. Then, they can quite easily get high off of their crop and simply keep replanting, sustaining their own personal stash of “highness” even. That is a problem for the Government, there is no money to be made…

    So, what’s the one thing you could do to make money off of something so heavily used? Well it’s a bit shady, but they do it all the time and no one notices. Simply make the drug illegal, grow it in a country where law won’t touch it, and then import it into the country through the right people and transportation. You control the supply, and benefit from the demand. Don’t think the good ol’ Govt. would do such a thing?

    Well then consider this, Afghanistan (Recently invaded by the US) controls of 90% of the worlds opium – among other valuable resources, like lithium – and has armed guards to protect the fields. Why protect something that should be destroyed? Opium is used to make a prevalent and highly addictive substance in the western countries. Heroin. So if you own 90% of the worlds source of it, and are looking to get your country out of the financial gutter while filling your fat wallet, are you gonna just burn it? Didn’t think so. You’ll probably resell it in your own country and make millions, even billions of dollars in the process. So a few lives get wrecked, big deal. If they are doing it they are dumb anyway. Falling into the distraction, if it wasn’t Heroin it would be alcohol or sex.

    They don’t care about you, not personally. They just want to make sure the majority of the population doesn’t become retarded or killed. Why target the US or the western countries in a rant like this? Because they are the country(ies) that is poisoning their people for a small minority of people to become wealthier and better off. The funny thing is they are now becoming inferior to some of the eastern countries. Why? Like everything, it’s arguable. Probably because they aren’t controlled by a military-industry complex like the US, President Eisenhower warned you fools you just didn’t listen.

    You may find all of that difficult to read, but you probably should if you aren’t considered “worldly”.

    You may find what I said to be a “conspiracy” or that it portrays me as crazy, but you probably just failed to understand what I was saying, unfortunately.

    You may agree with what I said, and if you did good. You can start helping. In the very least, do yourself a favour and promote a healthy, optimistic, and rational understanding of this life and world. It will at least prepare you for the disasters completely possible because of this reality. If you want to try to promote this way of life, simply spread knowledge and aid to peers. Do no treat them as dumb, treat them as ignorant. Love, kindness and kinship will step bounds over simplistic and selfish nature.

    A pack of 5 wolves can take down multiple Caribou, they just have to plan their actions and time and work together as an organism that has 5 mouths of action, 24 legs of swiftness, 5 tails of balance, 5 minds of will, and 5 hearts of life.

    Had to hit another bucket for this clarity folks. That will and should scare some of you.

  • Joey March 13, 2011, 6:38 am

    Look weed is a plant God put it on earth and gave man the knowledge on how to use it, so why disregard that and try to tell everyone its bad for you, the only reason its illegal is because the government cant make money off of it, so they’re the real problem not weed, so im going to go smoke a couple bowls while you think of a way to prove me wrong IM PROUD TO BE A STONER-Kottonmouth Kings

  • Andrea March 18, 2011, 7:04 pm

    WEED isn’t for everybody. Thats all.
    But it is for me =)

  • chris March 20, 2011, 1:40 am

    foreal ^^^^ weed is a plant god put all plants here for me to use and for you too!

  • Medical Marijuana March 20, 2011, 4:02 am

    Marijuana DOES NOT kill brain cells, at all. It simply disrupts the production and output of dopamine, only while under the influence. The flow of dopamine is restored when the effects fade. No other plants effects have so grossly been misrepresented and falsified.100% of the common things heard about the effects, good and bad, are false.

  • Devin Flemons March 22, 2011, 2:11 pm

    So can someone tell me does THC wear off or does it stay inside you? Im 15. Just wanta know.

  • Krick March 25, 2011, 11:40 pm

    wear’s off brah

  • Other person March 27, 2011, 6:41 am

    I would personally never in my life smoke weed or any alcohol or drug but it’s ur lives and the government shoudnt interfere with it. Just don’t stupid and retarded and end up being so high u kill someone or yourself. And the idiot who said I got more brain cells u can’t grow or grow back brain cells. And if weed did anything to your brain it would either stimulize it or kill the brain cells

  • that man March 28, 2011, 11:08 pm

    there is so much shit written by people on this page, weed is great and it has made my life better, if your high then listen to the white stripes.

  • Taylor Mariee April 4, 2011, 4:09 pm

    I smoke weed every other day & i am perfectly fine. I am a straight A & B student & it dont make me stupid. It calms you down & makes you feel like your walkinq on clouds. I recommend it to anyone.

  • ppl are crzy April 6, 2011, 10:22 pm

    bahahah woooooow,thats all i have to say.these people should be put on a comedy show!foreal do you here yourselves???you sound so retarted.im not hating on weed or nothing cuz all my friends smoke it,but if your all for it and never going to stop then why would you even look it up?just wooooooow!!!!!

  • Brrrrrr April 7, 2011, 6:28 am

    Well I have much to say. Firstly, cannabis should not be overdone, please take in moderation. If taken like so, it relaxes the brain well. If this is done too much, the left brain, which is turned off during the relaxation, will become lazy, as well as the person himself. Also, the amount of food eaten by the smoker also affects how many brain cells are killed in the process, because of the blood going away from the brain, which is a natural cause. I’m also addressing that I agree the high is affected by the location and environment, but it is not caused by THC. Natural physiological responses may be intensified by it. thus creating another high. And by the way, you suckers wouldn’t have guessed this, but I’m a pothead brrrrrrrBRRRRRRR

  • Charlotte April 9, 2011, 4:44 am

    ^ So in summary; pack a bowl, keep control. I like marijuana, it’s just a great thing in my life at the moment. No big deal. Just don’t smoke every single day and try to keep a low tolerance so you don’t go broke :P Focus on important things like family and school, and try to have as much fun as possible as often as possible. I recently became an atheist and its pretty much cleared up everything, life is good.
    I’m so fucking ripped hahaha thank goodness for the spellcheck on my phone you guys hahahaha just telling everyone my life story no problem! Too many goddann commas in this.

  • Tyrese Wineglass April 12, 2011, 11:08 pm

    i am 11 years old and i tried smoking paper and that made me cough my socks off so i now weed would have me crying so never try weed or anything else may GOD BE WITH YOU AND WHAT YOU DECIDE WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kristian torres April 20, 2011, 2:33 am

    my head is hurting bad and i feel so paranoid like something bad is gonna happen to me is this normal i stopped smoking for like a week already and this is barely happening

  • Martin April 20, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Hi i’m 17 and i have 2 year experience in smoking pot and .. To be honest weed hasn’t changed my life.. in fact in some ways it made it better… but i however dont recommend it to anyone because like its said it has different effects and some people just dont feel good consuming it besides it does have bad effects on your body THOUGH i Highly recommend Smoking Weed instead of Cigarettes..So really i’ve had 2 times that i (over smoked) so .. what happened is that i couldn’t see.. i couldn’t hear..for 5 mins max.. So if such a thing Does happen just grab a chocolate or any sugary product you can find and the bad effects wear off almost instantly

  • Prateek April 21, 2011, 5:57 pm

    i’ve taken it twice and the feeling is something i can’t express in words…! i don’t encourage ppl to do it .. its simply their choice…. bt to be sure of one thing…. WEED is natural so it doesn’t affect u as a CHEMICAL drug would .! .. Chemical drugs have other stuff in them too which make them more addictive….whereas WEED is GOD .! :p

    btw, my second trip was on the TITANIC ..! OMG .! i can’t explain .. how it was ..! its like i was a passenger on it .! phew .! … it was amazing .! (the 1997 movie)

  • mr knight April 25, 2011, 9:51 pm

    I used to smoke up to 2 oz a week and it does numb all your senses if you are a frequent user, once i stopped for good 6 months later i left my wife as we realised how unhappy we really were…..so there is a lesson in there somewhere!!!

  • mike May 4, 2011, 5:59 am

    Marijuana is not for everyone just like alcohol or coffee isn’t for everyone. My mom drinks 3 cups of coffee a day to keep her going, but coffee makes me anxious and makes my mind race. My dad likes to have a couple glasses of wine with lunch to take the edge off, but alcohol makes me uncoordinated. I like to smoke about 3 times a day and it keeps me motivated to stay on task, while enjoying the work I’ m doing. In fact, it makes me enjoy everything I do while high. As for being lazy, I am not whatsoever. I hustle as a roofer every day and I lift a lot of heavy shit. I’m in great shape and I smoke a lot of weed. What was once recreational has now become habitual, but it mostly used as a pain reliever for my back that was injured in a car accident several years ago. I used to take advil for my back on a daily basis about 3 to 4 pills twice a day. That ruined my liver. Now I vaporize marijuana. Little health risks. I have a portable one to take with me wherever I go. People also say weed makes you dumb and forgetful. I find that strange because for some reason I can still remember times in my life from when I was 3 years old and can recall my life by what teachers I had in what grades. My memory is impeccable. Short term if I am really stoned I will forget some things but after I come down I will remember everything. My coordination is increased. I can race motocross at higher rates of speed with my body more relaxed and I can do more laps with a higher sense of concentration. The only negative effect is cotton mouth, but at least you don’t smell like cigarettes. Nicotine is an evil drug. I can’t stand when people say marijuana is bad because of what it did to someone they know. Drugs effect everyone differently. Marijuana is a natural herbal remedy to many people’s problems. It won’t destroy your life unless you let it, but that is true with anything. People have to be strong willed to overcome life’s obstacles. If there’s one drug that holds the majority of people’s lives back, it’s nicotine. THE END

  • jas man May 4, 2011, 4:27 pm

    herb is more important to the people who accept it because that is reality …HERB IS A PLANT ..herbs are good for everthing

  • yo mama May 6, 2011, 5:40 pm

    smoking pot does NOT make you cool! and stop getting mad at those who are telling you pothheads to do right!! #jus sayin !

  • Twitter: @TheBanzo420 May 6, 2011, 8:30 pm

    please stop saying nonsense, marijuana is not a drug, but the best thing that exists on earth. We can make fuel, textiles, medicines, and replace the use of oil.

    E ‘illegal because of some dickhead (the great American entrepreneurs from the 30’s) have made ​​sure that people saw the marijuana as an evil thing.

    People malviagie them, which have deprived the world of the most important resource we have: hemp.

    All this just to earn easy money and pollute the planet.

    Tobacco kills, alcohol kills, kill the real drugs (heroin and cocaine), not the marijuana.

    Open your eyes, Legalize it!


  • nathaly marley May 16, 2011, 9:16 pm

    smokin pot is not all that good as people say it messes with yur mind family and everything some poeple only do it bescase they like to say they are stoners like bob marley and they wanna fit in with the drugies as they say no its stupid and hard to stop once you have started. it kills your brain cells and jest makes you a loser so stop trying to be cool and if you havent smokd dont start cuz your dumb.

  • joemomma May 17, 2011, 7:46 am

    Legalizing weed will save the economy, I’m not to say its good for you, but its no worse than a cigarette and safer than alcohol. Which both are legal, if the drug (plant) were legally regulated there would be no danger. It would help with crime rates, and save people from overdosing on a dumb ass drug such as spice for a legal, similar high. Marijuana is 100% safe, there has never been a death due to it. It doesn’t have to be processed or have chemicals added into it, just pick it, dry it, smoke it. The most annoying thing about this argument is that 90% who appose the legalization have no idea what it does and only hears what the media wants you to think.

  • kelsie May 20, 2011, 1:03 pm

    ha ok so i read this. and i am def not quiting! haha i am one of those people where it does more good then bad!

  • jetson88 May 21, 2011, 4:33 am

    interesting & very informative article, the comments were funny as f**k tho lol Im PRO WEED, I love it. takes my mind off shit, even if only 4 a lil bit. I can fully function. yes I may drag a bit but a tired drug free athlete drags. I remember more when im high than sober, everything makes more sense to me. Weed isn’t for everybody…

  • Dave May 22, 2011, 5:07 am

    I find smoking a good size joint, and having a hot cup of coffee in the morning to be quite pleasurable. Good way to start a day.

  • dee May 25, 2011, 6:20 am

    i do not smoke weed b.c i am in nursing school, but debbie seems to me like you need some weed to chill you out. do you not have better things to do than sit on here and talk about ppl. like you posted something negative about everyone every five min. hell leave them alone if they wanna smoke a joint that is their business!!!!!

  • beeswithstretchers June 1, 2011, 5:47 am

    i HATE this debie chick soooo much. i respect ppl’s opinions…but she’s just over stepping it. such a very negative person. live life. love life <3 some people can handle weed, without affecting their life, some people can't. it's not the weed that ruins or improves your life, its yourself. and there is n-o-t-h-i-n-g wrong with having a hit sometimes. It makes you less stressed and you have a crack (as long as you don't have to much a greene out ). and i'd appreciate it if no one checks my grammer, i know i'vem ade mistakes, i really just don't care :) xx

  • Malik June 5, 2011, 1:52 pm

    This is the most pragmatic perspective anyone will read.We don’t need to get into rhetorical debates about its productiveness,and disadvantages,nor who is the smartest.All u cats sound intelligent but who cares when the topic is weed.My iq is only 187 and I was a f**k up for my entire juvenile life,thanks to the effects weed had on me as a youth.After years of not smoking(after smoking everyday the ages of 13-15 in the 80’s),I began smoking again three years ago HEAVY smoking too.I handle the effects like an adult now,free of stress and no peers to pressure your adolescent minds.My Lawyer cousin indulges,my accountant sister indulges,etc,etc.We determine who we are,oh and I still run over 3 miles every other day I used to run 5 a day and the WEED is not what stopped me.Children should not do none of that shit if u asked me as an ex child weed head.Now an adult one.lol.Chill out and roll up.

  • Legit June 6, 2011, 2:50 pm

    Real talk Malik, i like wat u say up in here… i personally think weed has different effects to diff people, i used to smoke weed everyday but now it mostly over the weekends n am 24. It does not affect any of my activities or my days program as a matter of fact it makes me punctual in my duties nd i wz crowned the employee of the month in May. I alwayz say its all in the mind…. ur thots determine the outcome of every situation, alwayz think straight nd be positive. Blessed.

  • Karl June 7, 2011, 5:52 pm

    If you are a stupid person and smoke weed, you will still be a stupid person afterwards. Weed does not change who you are, it gives you a new angle to look at the world and IMO, it allows you to open your mind and be more open to different perspectives.

  • sally mcquire June 17, 2011, 5:20 am

    stop smoking potheads, i never smoked a day in my life but my friends smoke i try to make them quit but they wont and its bad for you if it wasn’t why is it illegal huh alcohol is bad but not as bad as weed only if you over use it like people do so stop potheads.

    • Todd June 22, 2011, 3:27 am

      WOW!! look up your facts ms. Sally Mcquire! I just recently had to go through drug and alcohol classes because i got busted for possession. They repeatedly informed us that alcohol is much worse for you than marijuana, keep in mind that these people that told me this have gone to college and studied drugs and are considered “professionals” in this subject.

      Alcohol kills a lot more people than marijuana, they have yet to find a single person that has been killed by marijuana alone. And your little “its bad for you if it wasn’t why is it Illegal” idea is completely false. the reason that it is illegal is because of lies that were brought to the floor of the senate, and to trick our “lawmakers” they used yellow journalism. At this point of the controversy of marijuana there was a major racism problem with the Japanese. They showed pictures of Japanese people smoking marijuana and then showed pictures of them beating there wives, combining marijuana with violence. They also tried to combine marijuana with communism another major no no in America.

      But I know what your thinking, “who would have gone out of there way to do this?” It was the lumber and oil companies because hemp (the male version of the plant) was showing a threat to replace them because of its vast amount of uses and cheapness to grow. So next time you decide to spit out what the school system has taught you, maybe you should look up the fact instead of blindly preaching what you were blindly taught. PS. I smoke weed every day =D

      • Louis July 25, 2011, 9:44 pm

        Hell yeah Todd. Sally McSquire, who do you think you are Ms Expert. Give me 1 way besides it being illegal can affect your body in a negative way… exactly. So dont go around smacking people with the bible and calling people potheads if you have no idea what it feels like. Do a little bit more research instead of just listening to what every Bible humping goodie good tells you. You’d Be Suprised :) Well, i got about 10 blunts to smoke, have fun being hellllllllla low

    • pris August 13, 2012, 8:29 am

      Haha you are so ignorant . You haven’t even tried it . And you think its worse than alcohol? Hahaha your making me laugh . Alcohol kills people weed doesn’t . Alcohol gives you hangovers weed doesn’t . If it weren’t illegal people wouldn’t hate it as much .

  • Alex June 18, 2011, 11:26 pm

    He lied , uhm I’ve been smoking weed since I was 15 . Now I’m 19, okay 4 years different is much of a difference. But anyways I’m not lazy at all. I’ve been working since 15 graduated & I’m going to college now. so WEED IS NOT BAD.

  • John June 20, 2011, 5:45 am

    I smoke every day none this happens infact my intelligence increase I am running back and I am excellent when I’m high I can c I never get below a B on a test when im high guess it’s different for me I’m just simply amazing my penis is even bigger I though I dreaming as well as my gf it was actually 2″ bigger hmmm weeds amazing

  • Tomek June 21, 2011, 8:05 am

    Yo nick, how about you chill the f**k out and get off your high horse, haha your having a power trip on an archive that is on the internet. Chill the f**k out, the only bad thing about weed I find is that if you smoke it to much you begin to feel less happy over time, for example I smoked everyday all the time for a year or two and I’ve quit because it is just getting to be a waste of time. Don’t get me wrong I love smoking but its just not that important anymore.

  • RJ June 21, 2011, 6:09 pm

    Everyone’s so worried about the marijuana, but it’s time to worry about something else. Lighters are extremely toxic. We breathe in decent quantities of butane and lighter fluid when we smoke. I’ve switched to hemp wick, and I also own a vaporizer, but I’m still using a lighter when there’s no alternatives around and it makes me groggy, gives me headaches, and who knows what long term effects it will have on me :( I’m not so worried about the marijuana. It was put here on Earth like all other plants and is completely natural. All you need is soil water and sunlight just like any other plant. It’s the butane I want to eliminate..

    • I rep the boot July 2, 2011, 5:39 am

      Yeah butane is terrible for your lungs but I think that’s only if hasn’t been burned yet. I’d like to see a real study done on that subject. I mean just think of all the people who use the little butane camping stoves. It must not be harmful once it’s burned because just think of all the people that would be hawkin’ up blood by now.

  • brandon June 23, 2011, 12:26 am

    well, i showed my gf this and she still wont quit smokin weed. what da f*** am i supposed to do to get her to quit??????

    • Jake July 6, 2011, 3:23 am

      She should break up with you for being such an a**hole, if she wants to smoke weed it’s her deal, not yours, besides, pot is awesome.

    • pris August 13, 2012, 8:32 am

      I would dump you .. just kidding you should smoke with her you will love it . I used to hate when my bf smoked but now we smoke together . And a couple that smokes together stays together :)

  • jolan h. June 23, 2011, 2:00 am

    i belive the world would be better if everyone could escape life for literally an hour at the most an enjoy a blunt.i dont do an ther drugs.the health risks arent worth it, im too beautiful of a person inside an out and so are ALL of gods children i mean its a reason why its the only drug that actually GROWS….?it was put on this earth for a reason just sayin..

  • wayne June 24, 2011, 3:09 pm

    i didnt smoke this but it when i smell the scent ,i feel dizy and i’ve been feelin dizy for 2 days.this is hilarious

  • Richard June 30, 2011, 7:49 am

    Enough with all these no fact based posts about marijuana damaging your brain cells. That’s alcohol, not marijuana. Now for a real fact; scientifically proven. Marijuana helps promote brain cell development.

  • Carolyn July 7, 2011, 2:56 pm

    I would like to know to all the pot smokers who have commented on this post. How are your grades in high school, do u care about school, do you want to go to college and if your in college how r u doing?

    • Cookie August 23, 2011, 7:26 am

      i finished highschool with awesome grades.. finished college and university as well.. I’m now lawyer 92 in my city and I still smoke every day! always have since 15yo

  • Open Minded July 10, 2011, 6:12 pm

    I think I have an interesting position regarding the use of marijuana. I’ve never smoked marijuana, nor do I ever intend to, however I don’t think it’s the devil. And for those of you who use the “God put it here” justification, Nightshade is also a plant; consume that and see what happens (For those of you who don’t know what Nightshade is, it’s highly poisonous). However even Nightshade had good qualities. It became the first anesthesia. Everything has it’s good and bad. People consume chocolate and caffeine on a regular basis, but how many of you know that both are addictive and also cause a similar “happy” feeling once consumed?
    Recently I met and married the love of my life. However, in the beginning, I discovered he was a heavy user of marijuana. We had been together 14 months without a single fight, until I discovered his use of it, and for nearly a year it was almost a constant battle. We were on the verge of separating. I was pregnant at the time and we came to a truce. He was not to smoke it at all. Period. Considering the drug wars and the violence associated with it, and also that one could be jailed for possession, we came to terms that it could harm not only our relationship, but his relationship with his son. I actually agree that weed should be legalized. Not so I can smoke it, or so that my husband can, but because other countries are benefiting from the sales, while our own citizens are being murdered and our country is wasting billions jailing those in possession of marijuana, rather than the molesters, murderers and the true criminals. However, I would expect that proper regulations be made. I’d like to go to Applebee’s and not have to smell the person next to me lighting up. Everything has a side effect on your body. Whether good or bad, if it wasn’t there before, it’s a side effect. Tobacco itself is a plant, that for years, was used to help relieve stress and used in friendship rituals. Once it was industrialized, it became cancer on a stick.
    The world we live in now is wicked. What should be a loving society that looks out for each other has turned into a backstabbing battlefield, fighting for a piece of paper (technically cotton) that holds no true value.

  • GodsluVd1tWo July 13, 2011, 6:13 am

    Although I do not smoke weed anymore, glory be to God, I have been drug free for a few years. I just have to say that I agree with Malik. The beginning of this thread has comments pertaining to the sum of ones’ intelligence compared to the previously made comments. I am not going to sit here and sound super intelligent, when I can be myself and talk about the subject at hand(hint, hint:)) Yes, I think the subject is Maryjane not grammar or anything pertaining to grammar. I am NOT UN welcoming off subject topics, but I am suggesting people not to get overwhelmingly defensive and agree also with B and Dave. I know one should strive or grammar but, it is not necessary as I have made lots of mistakes and am fine with other peoples ill use of grammar as well HA ;)

  • Elaine July 16, 2011, 5:27 pm

    Oh debbie, no wonder why there is a saying “don’t be a debbie downer” cause everything that b**** said was NEGATIVE. Most other topic were completely off the topic, the box says “Leave a Comment”. I’m sure it’s talking about this article, not for everyone else to argue about dumb sh**. I just woke up from being high last night. To be honest, I never slept better. ;)

    As for all the comments about not having ambitions in life, well see this is where your wrong. I have a full scholarship to one of the best universities and got accepted into many others. I just graduated, smoked weed everyday before class, and I feel f****** fine :)

    I support all you smokers, the occasional and the daily. Dream on~

  • Jagger July 16, 2011, 10:33 pm

    Carl Sagan smoked every day! If you do not know who Carl Sagan is…

    LOOK IT UP!!!

  • Nicole July 18, 2011, 2:43 am

    excuse me richard but you are wrong, this comes straight from a doctor. – “One of the most common claims about marijuana is that it can kill brain cells, damage brain function, and causes learning and memory impairment.” Weed, along with alcohol and cigarettes are the worst things this world has to offer.

  • kasule emmanuel July 21, 2011, 1:32 pm

    Wow a lot in the article is true but all of us marijuana smokers have to agree it is not easy to quit that bud I personally call it my darling I at times stop smoking it for like a month but during that time when am not high life aint easy for me yes so i go to my connect and puff away I really want t quit tho.

  • Yan July 21, 2011, 2:49 pm

    hello to evrebody who knows what meens to smoke weed… i seems get to that level when u realize that u are adicted to it.. have problem with food hard to eat when not smoking food tasts terrible .. thas enyone knows any tips how to keep up your health and smokin green… those who knows weed knows that that is life style and Marijuana actually does more good than harm to some people its fact not bad or gud…
    best wishes to all of u….

  • Louis July 25, 2011, 9:37 pm

    HAHAHA for one, Marijuana is not a mixture of the leaves and stems. It is the BUD of the plant in which you have to grind up. Leaves aren’t smoked. Plus there is no such thing as too high rather than too drunk, where you get poisoned by it. If you smoke to much you just pass out and wake up, drink to much, and you get your stomach pumped or death. Also did you notice in the whole article the author said nothing about it causing any form of cancer or disease, whereas cigarettes are a leading cause of lung cancer… all i have to say is weed is a substance that cures nausea, can be used to aid someone WITH cancer already (probably from smoking cigarettes) during chemotherapy. Oh and why wouldnt you do something that is associated with joy, happiness, and laughter. You know what they say, the more you laugh the longer you live.

    PS: Dont call it a drug, its not a drug its a plant, it has leaves and roots and seeds and grows in the ground. If marijuana is a drug so is every other plant in the world.. and dont say shit that heroin is made from opium poppys because you have to do shit to it to make it into a drug. Mary Jane is the pure plant and nothing else.

  • Dirk July 28, 2011, 5:32 am

    Ummmmm, most of the post here are useless. I had a 3.0611 gpa in high school, and smoked the whole time. I’m currently enrolled in college for music theory. I love learning and I love pot. Why would we listen to someone who thinks pot heads smoke stems and seeds. There are negligible amounts of thc in stems and seeds. Not to mention there’s a natural paint lacquer in seeds that smells and tastes like crap. Now I have never in my 10 years of smoking marijuana experienced audio or visual distortion. It gives you a buzz and makes you happy, that’s it. I can drive, work, and remember everything just as well as if I were sober. Now alcohol, which is legal, will distort you vision, and majorly impair your ability to do just about everything but falling down. Alcohol is like setting off a bomb in your brain and body. Yet parents punish their kids for smoking pot wile sipping on a glass of wine and smoking a cigarette. That’s just laughable. Oh, and for those of you saying it “grows”, so it should be legal. So does opium, cocaine, salvia, etc. So based on that line of thinking, lets legalize everything except meth. That’s about the most lame reason to legalize something I’ve ever heard. Bottom line, if alcohol and tobacco are legal, so should marijuana. And finally from my experience, people who don’t smoke pot are just as dumb as the biggest pot heads I know.

  • Dave I. July 31, 2011, 10:04 pm

    While kids in Asian countries are busy studying hard to make their nations stronger, in the U.S. kids & their adult enablers are busy getting stoned on pot & other craps & demanding legalization. Way to go, America! That’s how empires fall. Enjoy all the high you want, say the Asians. We’ll make things while you sell sh*ts to one another.

  • dvig July 31, 2011, 10:18 pm

    No such thing as “Medical marijuana”. It’s just “placebo” delusions (like claiming Rhino horn is an aphrodisiac). Zero proof it truly cures or relieves anything. Anecdotal claims just don’t cut it.

  • Joey August 1, 2011, 3:41 am

    HAHAHAHAHA. You can tell you guy’s are stoners look how off topic everyone is.

  • Doug August 2, 2011, 4:35 pm

    Marijuana is not going anywhere. It has been used for years. I say legilize it, keep it off the streets. Make it harder for kids to get it if it was legal. How many dealers you know check id’s at the door. None if anything this is how marijuana leads to other drugs. Kid goes to buy marijuana and the dealer says hey I got something better that weed and cheaper. It could be one of those drugs that do kill!!

  • Jeff August 3, 2011, 9:10 pm

    Smoke weed at least three times a day if not more. It makes me extremely energetic and focused as opposed to lazy and stupid. Work full time as a web developer, and boss allows it right in my office as he’s seen how much quicker I work with it. It affects a lot of people differently so arguing over it is pointless. If you don’t like it, don’t do it. If you do, have a blast. I’ve tried quiting in the past and it wasn’t an issue at all. But if I enjoy it and it doesn’t negatively affect my life, why bother.

  • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:02 am

    Haha Seriously?? Debbie is probably the only one on this with enough common sence. people are talking about how others are wasting there time commenting on this, but yet you do anyways? ha wow. “your not cool for smoking weed”, i have smoked for a while also, then common sense hit me. you may “love” pot but it doesn’t love you back, if its damaging your brain. i have friends who have moved on from pot to crack, and other drugs.. and not all users do, thankfully i haven’t, even tho ive been around other drugs at partys. its just useless, sure its fun to smoke, bc you have good memories with friends, but just think your frieing your brain, your a f**kin retard. just think when your like 50, what brain cells are you gona have left? NONE. Smoking isnt that bad if you do every so often, like maybe a couple bowls, but i started off smoking large amounts, and im still trying to quit, im around it 247 bc of friends an family, but ive made a big effort(: just think, life is so much better sober, maybe not funner, but better. ive lost so many good friends when i started 4 years ago, that i am just now gaining back, i have drug classes now, alcohol classes, probation for something im not mentioning, an now that all this bit me in the ass, ive really realized what a fuck up i was. i fucked up my life basically. when i lost my dad, i tho to myself what do i have to be proud of now, what good memory did i leave him of me? being a big stoner? na. not even. i was too busy partying with friends to leave a teenage memory with him.. i f***ed up real big, an i cant take shit back. some people also have withdrawals off pot which i have experienced, nothing big just needing to smoke, lately i have tried ignoring these and spending time with the most important thing in my life, my family and friends.. ive f***ed up school mainly, i cant learn, i just cant concentrate, i daze off and lose focus, and of course short term memory, doing something one moment an forgetting the next, i’ll go to like find something, a shirt? and i’ll go in my room an be like now what the hell did i come in here for? lol, it happens to me sober too, which is pretty bad. kids think its so cool to smoke pot, but just wait, it’ll become a hobby, then an everyday thing, then you just cant quit, your around it too much, then when you go to quit bc you realize what a f**k up, an waste of your life it really was, you cant quit, withdrawals, memories of stupid funny shit you’ve done when your blazed, all that just follows you. ive been saying i’ll quit ever since i turned 14, now im 15 going on 16 and im STILL trying to quit, some people just cant say no, and luckily im 3 days into my sober life(: it feels good, kinda, if you compare yourself to who you are when your sober, then to who you are when your high, your a different person, but your more unique when your sober bc your YOU. its time to GROW UP, your not cool if you smoke weed, everybody sayin i smoked this an that my first time, i smoked 3 joints my first time. blah blah blah, you ain’t impressing no body! trying to compare your selves by saying “i smoke more than you, erday” wow your real cool, lemme tell ya. i remember smoking weed was “the shit” back in fifth grade, but now im a softmoore an things change. not trying to throw anybody down an make you look like a fool, but its just common sense. i have many mistakes in my life, an weed is one of them. ive been to p.y.c two times now, which is pretty bad, and don’t even comment against me sayin’ you’ve been “5 times, or way more than me” i don’t give a f**k, if one time of p.y.c when your 11, is a f**k up, then apparently “5.. ” is a major f**k up. Get a life, for real. the only one who makes sense on this whole page is i think “Debbie” is her name. but everything shes said isn’t to impress anyone, is to show what a waste of your life it is. but its whatever comment on this all you want, f**k up your life all you want, smoke weed all you want, no ones stopping you but your own immaturity. just grow up while your at it, and stop criticizing people, this isn’t a “competition” on who’s got more thc in their body, who has more pot, or who’s smoked the longest. now that I’ve wasted like 15 mins of my life to type this, lmao, take my advice or don’t, i don’t give a f**k. THANK YOU! GOODBYE!!(:

  • Phoenix Hudson August 6, 2011, 11:02 pm

    I have to say that I have never felt any ill effects from smoking pot. I began smoking pot when I was a teenager. I am now an almost 50 year old. I didn’t smoke in the years between 18 and 36 because I was busy raising my children. Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer. I had no appetite so I began smoking it again. It has helped me tremendously. When I reached remission, I was then diagnosed with Osteoporosis and Fibromyalgia, both of which have caused me a lot of pain. So I continue to smoke pot because it does help with the pain that I have every day.

  • TiChello August 8, 2011, 6:26 am

    Very funny. Subject is about the side-effects of smoking marijuana, not about grammatical talents and the grades you have. A lot of you don’t know shit. So do I. I know from experience many very wealthy and successful people smoke marijuana. Everything has a good side, as well as a bad side. If you really want to talk about detailing your argument, talk about sports, driving, eating, etc. . Firstly , sports. Keeps you in shape but a serious injury may lead to death or paralysis. Secondly, driving. Gets you wherever you want to go, however you want to but just like sports, it can lead to death and permanent major injuries. Last, eating. If you eat a lot, do not watch your weight and lack in effort exercise, you are likely targeted to become obese. Not going to explain what obesity does, Google it like you did for this thread. But yet, eating is good for you. Matter of fact, individuals need nourishment. So stop your bulls**t and take into consideration that weed is not for everyone, not everyone can’t cope with it. But don’t try to teach non-sense when you’re not sure of what you’re saying. Try opening a book more often. Smoke weed at your own risk. You know your body. So you definitely feel the effects. (Oh my god ! Did you know being in front of the computer can make you blind and you will be more proned to eye cancer !? ) Haha, f***in clowns.

  • weedz August 9, 2011, 7:52 am

    If smoking pot makes one so dumb, then what is the writer’s excuse for creating such a poorly researched article. If you had spent half the time that you want readers to believe you spent on this, I would think that you would be aware that seeds, stems and leaves are not the typical material that is found on the streets, seeds and stems contain very little THC and are known to give the user a headache when smoked-if anything. Marijuana flowers aka buds are what is typically found on the streets.

  • jean August 12, 2011, 6:44 pm

    I think all of you are immature for literally arguing about a plant. Come on guys… be CLASSY. smoke it or do not smoke it…. dont argue with STRANGERS about it.

  • Jeff August 13, 2011, 3:45 am

    How about you do some real research rather than just writing about all these misconceptions. When one drinks alcohol or smokes tobacco ones body does everything in its power to process and remove it, but when one smokes marijuana the body has the canabanoid receptors to process and use it. Not just get rid of it. Also I doubt you have ever smoked due to your false reality you have come up with about how it is bad for you. Try writing this again after you figure out what the hell you are talking about.

  • seth August 13, 2011, 9:31 am

    Ok every one need to chill ppl are gonna do what they want no matter what. I smoke and really don’t care what ppl think I don’t like cigs tho weed is just better it hasint ever killed any one sure its not healthy but when u look at the other things out there I think its a much better choice and I also don’t think ppl should say all stoners are lazy and shit like that because it just depends on the person smoking the weed some are lazy and some are really productiv and get a lot of things done and have good jobs also there is a lot of information in thes that is very rong and I wouldn’t listen to it but that’s just me like I said ppl are gonna do whatever they want.

    P.S.: o and I forgot to add I’m 14.

  • Martin August 14, 2011, 7:02 pm

    @ Carolyn
    I have been smoking weed since I was about 14. I am now 22 years young. I enjoy visiting Amsterdam on occasion. My grades in school were not very good to be honest but that was mainly my issues with personal issues. I have done aptitude tests and told I could be anything I wanted. The reason my grades in school were never very good was because I genuinely had no interest in being a parrot (which high school basically trains you to be with just repeating things from a book). I am now studying to be an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) which I enjoy very much and I am at the top of my class while still smoking some weed in my spare time. I aspire to be an advanced paramedic someday which I can assure you, I will be. I just enjoy having a joint every now and again and I don’t really care what anyone thinks because it makes me happy. Everyone comments on how caring I am and helpful to others so I definitely have not been affected in a bad way by marijuana.

    DISCLAIMER : Don’t even bother to correct my sentences to proper grammar as I honestly don’t give a f*** and it would just be a waste of your and indefinitely my time. Stick to the topic people and don’t try and make yourself feel better by correcting my grammar because you are definitely NOT better than me :)

  • john August 14, 2011, 10:59 pm

    You peeps are crazy. if u wanna smoke do it then. all this arguing is whats stupid it would b much better for the usa to keep the pot everyone is smoking grown right here.( bad or good) the money we lose to other countries for the weed they grow, we will never see again. your talkin a lot of money that our country will never ever get back. when people realize that no matter what the nonsmokers do or say america will never stop. Maybe they will try to turn a profit. Untill then i will b burnin down laughing at our broke qss country.

  • Angie August 15, 2011, 2:11 pm

    Weed did wonderful things for me.  It helped me to become introspective, calm and quiet in a stressful world. It helped with certain social 
    gatherings, and when I was on a year-long waiting list for surgery it assisted greatly with pain relief
    and appetite stimulation. 
    However, it reduced my singing capacity due to the effects
    of smoking. It initially aided sleep but 3 years later was contributing to my insomnia.  I coughed up some
    fairly interesting lumps of phlegm, and it really, really made me lazy and lethargic. 

    I basically stopped once the negatives outweighed the positives,
    and only felt a psychological pull towards it for the first few days. 

    Life for me is better with occasional smoke only. If you’re truly having the
    time of your life on weed, I say go for it. If you’re insisting to yourself
    and others that it’s not a problem, 
    take note of how you felt when you 
    started smoking compared to how you feel now. If your life is less interesting now, less happy or active, maybe consider that weed might be a contributing factor. 

    We are all masters of our own lives and I can assure you, I’d rather be in a dark alley with a bunch of stoners than a bunch of drunks or drug users. 

    Except for the petty, nasty, sanctimonious spell-checkers here! Guys! What happened to kindness? Not everyone is the master of the English language, but everyone deserves to be heard and not mocked.

    Your assumptions and cruelty are indicative of someone who spends too much time arguing over the internet; try to see from a different perspective. Some people have English as a second language, or a learning difficulty, or they’re just not that bright. They are no less than you and deserve to have their opinions heard. 

    Bad stoners! Be nicer! :D 

  • Aidana August 18, 2011, 5:06 am

    Okay Debbie, you sound like my mother she is very over protective of me and my younger brother but I am 26 now and I have a Phd in computer science. I smoked 3-5 times a week from when i was 15 untill i was 19 years of age. I count myself to be a succesful person as I am making over $200,000 a year. Im not trying to brag but smoked weed a lot and i was still able to get itno the University I wanted which i needed and average of 85 which i obviously achieved. I doubt you have ever touched weed in your life from the way you are talking about it. So before you go telling people what happens when you are high go through the experience yourself. I plan to get married and have children, i feel that i am a responsible person. I still smoke from time to time but i had to quit because i needed all the time i could to study. But i would go out with friends and smoke off the stress saturday nights. It is my favourite thing to do when i want to have a good time or a relaxing evening. I also prefer it to alchol as it is not as bad for you and you’re not left with a nasty hangover or throwing up all night. Also, i know this is jumbled but its pretty difficult to type and keep flow on my iPhone.

  • Russ August 20, 2011, 10:57 pm

    I will not go into boring details to try and change peoples’ minds about this drug. However, I will say to those people who are against this drug, or think that is causes health issues, they should examine the effects of alcohol consumption. Alcohol, a completely legal drug, has much more severe short term and long term consequences to ones’ health. Too much marijuana, and the user eats too much and falls asleep. Too much alcohol, and the user dies of alcohol poisoning. I myself am allergic to most alcoholic beverages, and drinking results in severe migraines that last for hours. On the other hand, marijuana is quite relaxing and stress relieving. It also seems to help my stomach when I am having digestion issues. Marijuana is even less harmful than smoking processed cigarette tobacco, with all its nasty additives and chemicals. There is really no reason for it to be illegal, sad to say.

  • Marquice August 23, 2011, 2:21 am

    weed is awsome. i dont care if it hurts me i the long run thats later. if it was good for kurt cobain its good for me

  • Russell August 29, 2011, 9:41 am

    Weed is a flower, I will smoke this flower till the day i die.
    PS. I run every day and bike. My lungs are fine and i find that it motivates me

  • shoo August 30, 2011, 1:29 am

    I once smoke a joint that I got high and then I got back to normal and high again, like a sinusoidal state. Does any one know what kind of weed I smoked?

  • e-shaboo August 31, 2011, 1:35 pm

    Marijuana is a natural plant, cigarettes and alcohol harms your body more than weed will ever harm you. Yes it does get you high, it affects people differently. For some weed can be a pain reliever. I have a friend that smokes when she get cramps. To me weed is like a plant of knowledge, but give me time to explain myself. Once i was doing my homework after hitting the blunt, and i had to read and comprehend what i read to answer questions. I have a hard time reading and comprehending. Because when i read it’s like my mind goes blah blah blah, i also have ADD, so i have a short attention span. I did that homework in like twenty minutes when it usually take me over an hour. I was so focused, and i understood everything i was reading. I made a 96 on that homework, when i usually would get a 70 to 80 percent. When i smoke it’s like a notice everything, i have a 20/20 vision. It’s crazy,but like i said it has a different affect on people, i really don’t see how it’s harmful to be honest. No i won’t smoke it everyday, and it’s not i have to have it, but when i hit that blunt every once in a while, it actually do good things.

    –P.s. I’m not an English Major, so if i make some mistakes on this little mini paragraph, please excuse it.

  • brux September 11, 2011, 6:32 am

    I smoked pot for 2 1/2 years, and had taken maybe 3 month breaks at longest. I no longer smoke, but god damn i wish i did. even though someone who smoked as much as i did is a “stoner” to everyone, but no one takes the time to realize i studies the affects of marijuana and multiple other stimulants/depressants for atleast 2 hours a night for over a year (not your average wiki facts, but legal documents found on jstor and consulting medical professionals). Putting any substance in your body will put you at risk for some side effects, but marijuana is much more effective for depression and many other mental and physical problems, compared to any other substance i’ve seen (legal and illegal). It is also not physically addictive and has a very low possibility of mental dependency. The only reason i dont use it anymore is because i am still a minor and my father took my weed, drug tests me weekly, and my doctor is unable to prescribe me anything (not any other medication either) because im at such “high suicide risk” just because over a year and a half ago my mom tried to make me jump in front of a moving car. I intend to resume the use of marijuana once i get past these legality issues.

  • tees September 21, 2011, 4:42 am

    Well what can I say?,after reading through a lot of posts on here it realy does confirm what I’ve thought for along time,what cannabis does it blocks out any ability to look inward in what seems a lot of users,I do speak as some who was a smoker!look guys and gals its easy to sit back saying that cannabis doesn’t do anyone any harm,at least to the users maybe not,most of the people I know who smoke the stuff can’t see who they are,although it does bring about an ability to look at other people and ideas with a distorted mind,the reason why cannabis Is so attractive to us because when we’ve smoked some we don’t care about anything,it helps hide away the anxiety of life so we don’t have to face the truth that we can’t cope,cannabis alcohol or whatever drugs we take its to escape the reality of what life is,i used to get all defensive over cannabis but that’s what addicts do or anyone who enjoys it,it all comes down to the facts,and this is it.NO ONE KNOWS WHAT BAD OR GOOD EFFECTS IT ON ANYONE,ITS MADE UP OF OVER A HUNDRED DIFERENT CONPONENTS NOT JUST THC its massively complex and science is only just starting to understand how it works never mind its long or short term effects! And that’s it,you might be ok you might not!but for me a lot of users and this was me included go round with some sense of being intelligent which when view by those who aren’t stoned we act weird and talk a load of shit! All while you think they are the stupid ones,no insight no cares,not realy human,have a joint on a friday no problems,but don’t get sucked into it, or you may just end up thinking your someone your not!which is shit when you realise it!peace have fun play safe and live:)

  • sue September 21, 2011, 6:26 am

    I quit smoking pot after 20years of smoking, I started smoking on a regular basis when I was 33 years old.. I felt I needed something to take the edge off. I dont drink I may have, an occasional mixed drink, but one drink could last the whole night. Never got into any heavy drugs.. Just liked smoking pot.. I hate beer and wine.. Never been drunk in my life … I look the type whom you would never guess that would smoke marijuana.. Well I’m going to be 55 yrs old in another month, and finally decided to quit smoking pot.. Its been about six weeks since Ive quit smoking . I would smoke everyday on a regular basis.. Not a day would go by where I didnt smoke.. When I was getting low I would start looking for the next bag, which I would purchase by the ounce.. It would last about two to three weeks.. When I didnt have it I would start Jones-ing, and would eventually give in and get more.. I hung out with people who had the same interest as myself.. Another words we all got high.. Now for the first time I want to change my life and for the first time in thirty years I have quit.. I have talked about quiting and it only last about three or four days… It has now been about six weeks.. I dont feel any different.. I was expecting to see a major change in my life.. Maybe its still to soon .. I hope to have enough will power to loose weight.. Thats my biggest goal.. Thats what I hope for mostly.. My daughter says it makes me lazy.. Its pretty bad when your own child has to point out the side effects, and the fact that she hates the smell of it.. She now is an adult and has no desire to smoke.. I always worried about that, didnt want her to follow in my foot steps.. In the last year I have had my hip replaced, gall bladder removed and Breast Cancer.. smoking took the edge off.. Have been at the same job for the past 25yrs woking in an office environment, with a lot of responsibility.. A good job if I might add and dont want to risk it anymore.. Same with getting caught with using or purchasing it.. Too old.. I have a lot of personal issues in my life and guess I used it as a crutch.. Seen many of doctors and never admitted it to any of them.. I wonder with all the blood test if they were suspitious.. They never mentioned a thing.. I would smoke before the appointment and the surgery.. What was wrong with me.. I have seen counselors and psych. doctors and never admitted to it to them.. I wonder if they new, they never asked.. and Ive seen alot of different doctor for various checks.. Especially while being treated for cancer .. No kimo with mine only radiation.. Was lucky with that and thank god as its been almost three years.. Well wish me luck and if you can offer any support are assistance let me know I sure need it .. Especially loosing the weight.. .

  • I'm not dumb September 23, 2011, 12:29 pm

    I’m not really stupid or anything. I’m 14 and have never done a (harmful) drug. I’m sure it’s good and bad to smoke pot but not for people at young ages. Most of my friends do it, and their kind of retarded. I don’t like that they do it, really, drugs are bad. Most people a peer pressured into doing in then eventually make it a habit to do it

    • dee November 14, 2011, 5:19 am

      Hold up, I see the number 14? Hmmm seems like you should be in school taking advice and filling your brain up with knowledge, not giving advice and telling us what you think you know kid.

  • sick September 24, 2011, 3:53 am

    given how popular this ‘stuff’ is, I’m puzzled by its effect on me. My neighbors smoke and it makes me so sick: heart rate, headache, awful taste in mouth, munchies, everything on the list and then some. Any clue to why It’s killing me while everyone else seems to enjoy it?

  • kid September 24, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Weed is teribble and it takes a minute like a day for the after affects to wear off it really is drug never doing that again smh!!!!!!

  • STEAMER September 26, 2011, 4:14 am

    wow all the people with all the answers about marijuana-until you have smoked pot a couple of times you learn to control how high or buzzed you want to get-same as a extra martini-the only reason you cant make booze at home is every drunk-millions and millions of dads and moms [with children watching them get drunk every night ] would then be drinking white lightning and even drunker. booze and beer cost a lot plus the ruined family of alcoholics is terrible and last forever. pot is what it is. its a weed been smoked for thousands of years never seen one person in a fight after smoking a little. everyone is always happier and myself -i started smoking pot before 9th grade basketball games at Mount Miguel high school in 1967. since have finished school to become a journey man ship of carpenters of America and also drywall and metal stud framing-total school 5 years. also have a degree as degree in the science of electricity and electronics which at Coleman collage i would got out 2-3 times a day and smoke 1 toke-it would make all the dry learning in 3 different books on electricity and properties and couldn’t finish school with out it making the books interesting to me-one of the effects of pot if used right can really help learning unless you smoke to much as in everything-over do smoking and what happens fight the nieghbor-no-stab your girlfriend after robbing a bar-no finish read advanced electronics and learn-oh yea-makes what your reading more interesting-i also have a degree as a hypnotherapist with degree in advanced hypnosis and think pot is excellent for many many physical and mental problems. my neck is in spasm 2-4 times a day-i either have to take narcotics-soma to release the spasm or take 1 toke of pot and my shoulders drop[ pain goes down. my meds make it hard for me to eat and or gain weight-pot makes you hungry for almost anything-cause it all sounds good-takes care of nausea better than nexiuem which is outrageous in price-i also get migraines along with occipital headaches after neck surgery where the left side of my head freezes or ackes so bad from nerve damage in left side-more narcotics cause pots illegal or smoke a bowl and headache slowly melts away. i have insomnia from meds and just because i guess and wake up 2 times a night when i can actually get to sleep-with pot relaxes so much sleep is made easy or more narcotics cause pots illegal. not sure what my next degree will be on but drinking a half pint and i wont care while yelling at the kids for nothing or something they did a week ago-i drank for 25 years and ruined many relationships-my first love i ran from cause i didn’t want her to know how much i drank every night just like most everyone’s dad every night or weekend. pot is a nice answer to medical problems.half America probable tried it. its like this try it before you say you don’t like the browny just like you had your first drug called beer than whisky and maybe pot. try it 3 times and don’t smoke alot-take a toke and relax-take 4 tokes and sleep for 6 hrs. how bad is it-well my lungs are 99% good-minus the one with pneumonia i say legalized it and tax it and get America out of debt-it will oly help a little but they tax the worse drug which all drink alcohol with the lifetime problems it brings. pot hey smoke to much and don’t drive watch a movie-probable be the best movie you ever saw. legalize pot and save the gov and jail cost billions waste cause because the people who drink don’t smoke pot and are against it. get a rehab and a life. time to smoke a bud-well 1 toke is all i need and movie time it is. enjoy steamer in el cajon

  • Jasmine September 27, 2011, 4:41 am

    OH well, I think pot is great! I’ve been smoking it since I was thirteen and I’m as healthy as the healthiest horse in the world. I’m in good shape, I’m not lazy, and it doesn’t make me slow or incapable. Pot is not for everyone. I’ve seen people freak out and make a fool of themselves as if they were drunk or on some type of hallucinogens (Extacy, Magic Mushrooms etc) I don’t concider pot a hallucinogen. Some people just can’t handle it…

  • canadian_blurb October 5, 2011, 8:15 pm

    can one comprehend everything about this world with out trying to take your body to new levels? aside from the great deal of discussion…no one is touching on the fact that the greatest artists, musicians, political fame, engineers, inventors, etc are all associated with once being or being a stoner…..the truth is, your mind reaches intense levels of thought processing (appears as stumble words to the observer) when at a ‘high’ …. however organizing them is a challenge. try to learn something sober and try to learn something high…and try to learn something different at a both sober and high state…..see what happens to your knowledge of something from that point forward. :)

  • Linwood October 6, 2011, 1:49 am

    I think Jasmine could not have said it better. The ganja is something some people like, can handle, and really puts them in a happier place. It is proven no one has died from it, but yes but alcohol has killed many people. The government is wack and should legalize it already. Enough said.

  • Richy October 6, 2011, 7:07 pm

    First off no one wants to smoke seeds and stems or even leaves.Ive worked as a medical marijuana trimmer before and all i had left after the trimming cycle was the buds(flowers). Another thing is that you can’t die from smoking marijuana.To this day there have been zero recorded deaths from any kind of pure marijuana use. Btw you need to do test on the effects because i wanted to know how each part of the brain functions wile you’r high and you didn’t answer that with any facts or tests of any sort.

  • jake campbell October 8, 2011, 6:49 am

    I do not understand why people keep trying to put down people who smoke weed. Obama… our PRESIDENT admitted he smoked weed so don’t say it makes you lazy or a bum because he obviously worked hard and is very smart to be in the position he is now. Also, it is now PROVEN that marijuana helps fight cancer causing cells (look it up if you dont believe me). Next, marijuana does have chemicals in it called cannabinoids which your own body CREATES normally and the reason we are not always high is because we do not produce enough to do so ( This is information I have seen from the news so try and argue with that ). Marijuana is addictive but it is less addictive than alcohol, cigarettes and even COFFEE. Lastly, how can you say it is a gateway drug? Have you smoked it? If so did you immediatly start doing other drugs? I doubt it. There is nothing in marijuana that makes you go on to other drugs if you believe so you are just being ignorant and believing what you have been told by yellow journalism and propaganda. The reason marijuana is illegal is because the government makes so much money off arresting people and giving out fines. If you did a little research instead of hearing something and instantly believing it maybe you would see the truth.

  • Felix October 13, 2011, 8:51 pm

    Wow i can’t believe that there be people that would believe all this sh*t. Ganja, first of all, is not a drug, its an herb. Drugs are man made, herbs are all natural. I can see if someone was smoking ganja that was LACED with acid, lsd, or pcp (other known as sherm), that’s what make it bad. But then too, everybody gets different effects when toking it..for example I am more concentrated and I can hear everything, especially when I’m listening to some tunes. I’m concentrated more in math class, and its easier for me to understand the problems. I even brought home B’s on my math tests when i used to bring home nothing but F’s. And when i want to draw, i come out with the craziest art. And I’m living proof that ganja doesn’t make you lazy. I smoked a blunt and i totally re arranged my apartment, and it now looks a lot better :). The reason why the government is spreading this false information about ganja is because they’re not making any kind of income off of it. And most of the time, people who talk nonsense about ganja have never tried it themselves, i was one. I was blind but now i can see lol. There’s was even proof that an activist challenged the politicians to test the ganja to see if actually does cause the problems that they claimed it does, AND THEY TURNED IT DOWN!!!!! So what does that show you people?? The government knows the truth about ganja, and that they’re too scared to admit it. The TRUE gateway drug and can cause cancer and death is TOBACCO. And they still be selling it so you people who smoke it can develop the usual problems and go to hospitals to get treated and so the government can sit on their asses and make money. Yes that’s how f***ed up this government is. Same goes for alcohol but tobacco is the number 1 killer in our country. Same goes with caffeine, since it is one of the ingredients for METH and CRACK. Oh whats those drinks they sell in stores, hmm oh yea, Energy Drinks! And whats the number one ingredient for energy drinks? CAFFEINE. So yes I did my homework and i am a test subject of ganja, and it is PERFECTLY SAFE. Nobody has ever died from it, unless they’ve did something stupid like a stunt and killed themselves, and it DEFINITELY DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER, OTHERWISE THEY WOULDN’T EVEN BE USING IT IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, now am i right or am i right? So Kyla (beginning of this page) whip out that fat juicy blunt, if you still have it, and get spiritual with the ganja. Now people, mark my words:
    One Love, and Jah bless

  • gumboshrimp October 14, 2011, 5:21 am

    Okay, this article is sheer ignorance, the following statements will be facts, and they are documented throughout history, they are not an opinion, no these statements are actually creditable, crack open a history book. This is like listening to fox news, no they’re not bias at all lmao. Let’s begin, look up what they call the Reagan Smear Campaign, see if we look back, a very important document, the constitution, the foundation of our country, no biggie, well it is made of…… weed, that’s right our country started out using hemp as their primary paper source. What’s the difference in using it and using wood for paper you kids ask? Frankly, its cheaper, more readily available, and it’s a fast renewable resource. Which would take a lot away from the timber industry, A LOT, Well, the timber industry is for the most part ran by republicans, who couldn’t afford the industry to crash as weed causes a great threat to that. So this is where the Reagan Smear Campaign comes in an attempt of many to keep weed illegal. Reagan set out to prove it was bad for you, so there was a test given to monkeys over a trail of so many months, the experiment was said to put them on and oxygen mask of pure cannabis smoke so many times a day over something like 6 months to see the effects of smoking weed. Well the test was actually botched as they increased the dosage to the point of pure suffocation, within 90 days all of the monkeys were dead, cause of death suffocation, no human could even handle the amount of smoke put in your lungs so frequent, that’s any smoke whatsoever will suffocate you this way, so there came the false statement, marijuana kills brain cells. Ehhhh wrong. Suffocation causes the loss. Later this was retested to the original experiment, not one set out to find a heath defect by it. No health defects come from smoking marijuana. Period the end. The most it can cause is loss of inhibition, temporarily, but with continued usage or not , the inhibition always comes back. So wtf does it harm, NO HEATH DEFECTS, it causes no damage to your body. Yet its illegal, the only factual argument is that it “messes you up”, but doesn’t alcohol? Well yes it does, and it damages your body. So why the hell isn’t someone fighting to either illegalize both of them or legalize weed. If its illegal then alcohol should be as well. But no, we are used to it so, now, people need to have it, it’s a socially acceptable way to get f***ed up, PERIOD.
    THE TRUTH!!!
    Weed is illegal because it would crumble the timber industry. It it a much more reasonable resource for a lot of things. But it is simply too great of a threat.

    Why aren’t we fighting it? Because drug dealers and growers would be out all of that money, because the government would be controlling it then, collecting taxes boosting this failing economy, and it still be cheaper. people wouldn’t be able to make a living off of selling anymore.

    Now what reasoning do you have to be against it?
    Ignorance is all I got for you.

  • Joyful D. October 17, 2011, 11:26 pm

    Reading this was entertaining. I must confess, I did not read it all. I love my pot. Or should I say did. I will be clean and sober 2 years on the 24th. It’s not so much about whether or not it kills you. It’s not even so much about whether it is illegal. For me, it was about depression. I just got tired of that empty feeling that would not go away.

    I was full of energy smoking some pot. Other pot made me tired. I used it for pain after a very bad motorcycle wreck. It helped me with the pain and depression in the beginning. But 20 years later I was still smoking. My lungs hurt. What it did to me was that it robbed me of who I might have been. The depression and pain it cured in the beginning were the exact things it caused in the end.

    Now I am working a 12-step program and have my life back. I had nothing to live for, even though from the outside it all appeared great, even enviable. I had a great job working in my field from home on a beautiful island. The problem is the control it has over you. Let’s look at a few things it controlled. I only associated with people who smoked. That means I “disqualified” a good 80% of everyone I met. In all likelyhood, it was probably more like 95%. The longer I smoked, the smaller my world got. The more I smoked, the more I wanted and yes, needed to smoke. If I didn’t smoke, I was unhappy. If I wasn’t high, I was obsessed with getitng high. It ruled my existence. NOPE, I was not addicted in the traditional sense. But it really didn’t matter. What it robbed me of was the sunlight of my spirit.

    Today I am free. I don’t have to schedule my life around getting high. I can go anywhere and not have to worry about how I will get my next smoke. I can fly without worrying that I will be arrested. Let’s face it. How many of us really fly without it? You only fly without it when you know it’s waiting on the other end. I’ve smoked in every airport I’ve ever been in.

    Now let’s talk about the people I hurt. I lost many of friend because of pot. I didn’t lose my parents, only their respect. Now they are dead. I would give anything to be able to make amends to them. But it’s too late.

    Don’t wait until it’s too late. A friend of mine who had smoked successfully for 40 years went to jail this weekend. 6 pounds. Her grandchild is to be born next month. She can’t go. It’s going to kill her son when he finds out.

    Me, I don’t have to worry about that because my daughter died at 2 months. Yes, I smoked pot when I was pregnant. Was it the pot that cause the birth defect? Not sure. What I am sure of is if I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t chance it. It nearly killed me to bury her.

    Don’t get me wrong. I loved my pot. But I am finding out that I love my life more. xoxo to all. Stay safe. <3

  • shawntae October 20, 2011, 3:05 pm

    ikr i dnt like, smoking is bad for you and people shouldn’t do it that’s what i think…,

  • Ivana Humpalot October 22, 2011, 12:40 pm

    All of u know so little. Who cares about grammar and what not. Cannabis is a wonderful drug. There are a lot of cannabis users out there using it for recreational or medical purposes including layers, doctors politicians and so forth. The debate regarding alcohol/nicotine vs cannabis is pointless. We all know cannabis is a whole heap safer, as far as I’m aware I havn’t heard of one death or overdose. All u silly people keep drinking and smoking cigarettes and you might end up having lung cancer and/or liver/kidney problems. Pretty happy bout the fact that they invented vaporizers, so much safer. Man made alcohol God made cannabis. Who do you trust?

  • Liz October 25, 2011, 9:34 pm

    You guys need to get a life,weeds heads have nothing better to do than write crazy crap. I was trying to find out why my sister acts like she does. She stop going to school, won’t get a job and thinks everyone is wrong but her. After reading this I see why!

  • ebonie October 27, 2011, 4:04 pm

    I am a drug free teen even though in the past i abused it……BE DRUG FREE:)

  • Zyariq Zya October 29, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Its entertaining reading this forum, yeah it really does , but whatever it is it will all get to a point where you should smoke moderately and that means smoke for occasion or something not everyday…anything that is too much is bad for you anyway….

    • bamba ten November 4, 2011, 7:57 am

      i started smoking the holy herb in 1989, was attracted by its sweet smell up to now no side effects,pliz smoke but in privacy don’t let teenagers emulate you be aware the government needs those fines Ur to pay in law courts,beware not to smoke the leaves but the heads.

  • lulu November 2, 2011, 5:12 pm

    Are you guys just gonna sit here and talk about grammar?

  • Justin November 4, 2011, 8:50 am

    I’m a frequent weed user and see a lot of problems with this forum. First off, it does no good correcting people’s grammatical mistakes in a forum. You are using these fallacious statements to only prove a point that is irrelevant. I personally think that if the United States government made weed a legal substance, such as tobacco and alcohol, tests would be run by the FDA constantly to clean the weed and make sure to clarify all the health problems associated with it. Being an schedule I drug it hasn’t been tested thoroughly. As it is illegal it makes false claims acceptable. I believe that there are many myths about cannabis that exist to deter people from breaking the law, and there are lies that stoners believe in order to justify their praised ritual.. Regardless, I definitely consider the fact that it isn’t for everybody. I’ve seen weed solve mental problems, raise awareness, and fight anxiety in some people and counteractively turn brains into soup and create health problems for some people. I personally lie in between those two areas, so I choose to smoke weed only with friends and to thoroughly enjoy their company, food, entertainment, sex, among other things and It has changed my life for the better. I couldn’t imagine smoking weed in the future unless it was legalized so im intrigued to see what happens. If you want to hear some intelligent thoughts on cannabis use check out “joe rogan” on youtube. ….. damn this is long.

  • c November 8, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Um, my brother does that same stuff and he don’t do pot. Not all pot heads are stupid and act dumb. I smoke pot and I’m trying to get a job and I’m going to school, i don’t act like an idot like you think all pot heads do. And i think that pot will be legal one day, because people are going to keep doing it and nobody can stop them clearly.

  • Vivian November 10, 2011, 8:09 pm

    Marijuana is not maybe one the best things you can do to your body it does have consequences if you abuse it, but it’s not all bad the facts do show it’s better then alcohol. Smoking it should be a choice and as far as legalizing goes the government should realize that its going on and it would be better to have “above ground”. So if you make the choice to smoke or not you should know the facts. I am doing my high school project on Marijuana and I am finding it hasn’t really been tested thoroughly…….. I hope that my grammar mistakes don’t offend anybody, if there are any that is… Thank you.

  • ryan November 10, 2011, 11:35 pm

    hello im 16 and im took 1 once of weed today and i keep falling in and out of conciousnes what should i do

  • ami November 12, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Marijuana is not that harmful to the body. Truth is something is going to take you out of this world eventually, so you may as well enjoy what you can. Some use it for anxiety, some for chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, paralysis, etc…. There are a lot of medical indication for it’s use. So, please don’t judge others because it is their decision to smoke it!

  • Heatherlp November 15, 2011, 6:56 am

    I have to say ,I am a smoker, sometimes. I want to quit . Sometimes I smoke just for the simple fact that I haven’t smoked for so long that I just want to know how it feels again. I know its dumb to think like this . I smoked once this month an I felt so retarted doing it . I need a better paying job so I’m trying my best to keep away from it, I don’t think its right for me anymore for the simple fact that when I smoke weed I become very moody an depressed. I love it but I have to leave the abuse its put on me .

  • Meatrun November 16, 2011, 9:58 am

    Actualy with this i dont see a wrong doing in smoking weed,unless after smoking it,it leads you to be doing insane stuff,and bad behaviour,but if after taking you act normal it ok then,afterall,it is the same with beer consumption,or beer is even more dangerious for human consumption

  • Rebekah November 16, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Wow, I learned more about grammar here than I did in grade school. Thanks for the free lessons. I think I will go work on my typing and grammar skills now! Ya’ll have a good day!

  • Rebekah November 16, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Ryan, just sleep it off. This is exactly why I don’t smoke weed anymore.

  • Paris November 16, 2011, 8:08 pm

    I smoke marijuana daily, one of the only bad things I have noticed is that people just arnt well educated on the subject. Lots of times peoples misconceptions on marijuana have lost me a friendship (Honestly I dont want a friend who’s not ok with me smoking though). I think the reason that people arnt well educated on the subject is that the tobacco and alcohol industries along with the government are so fixated on brainwashing people into believing its this horrible thing that the real facts just dont get to the ears of the general public, because of this I think legalization is FAR away. I say smoke it if you want to :D

  • Mareya November 18, 2011, 12:39 am

    i did not know that can happen to you when you smoke marijuana (weed) i am never goin to try it i have a whole life ahead of me and i dont want to mess it up

  • Gian November 20, 2011, 10:11 pm

    This is what is extremely messed up with the world today, all you kids smoking pot will be the reason for the downfall of America. It has been medically proven, that unless your brain is fully matured, any consumption of marijuana is bad for you and slows down the growth of the frontal nervous system which leads to ADD, ADHA and slowed reactions. So instead of using the extreme power of the mind to make something good about your lives, you consume weed and create a false utopia for 2 hours. The mind is the most powerful organ in the body, you can control everything with it and accomplish anything you want. No one seems to be mentally advanced in this world to understand the true meaning of life anymore, they are just fed bullshit lies and they take it in instead of trying to explain something. So all of you who smoke weed are not only slowly increasing your risk of lung cancer, but you are also killing brain cells that are vital in making you a person actually worth something in this life. If only people could meditate and forge though their mind they will feel a feeling multiple times the feeling of being stoned, they will understand the meaning of life and everything will open up for them. As long as ignorant people who smoke weed and hopelessly ponder through this fucked up society just trying to find a way out and following the first set of instructions given to them, this world will never achieve the greatness that is in its potential. People like you are slowly crippling any chances of future evolution in the mental capacity of the mind. I am a freshman in high school and I am able to answer any philosophical mind game you put in front of me. I understand why and how everything happens and I have the mental discipline to accomplish all but the impossible. People like me, the elite humans in this world, will mold the future for this world and for the human race. Not the fools who inject themselves with hallucinates and false reality in order to fill the empty worthless gaps in their dying brain.

  • daemien minton November 25, 2011, 6:11 am

    my boyfriend..the father of my son is a pothead. i want him to stop, ive asked him several times to stop and ive told him that ill leave him if he doesnt. one of my biggest things that i cannot get over is he hasnt yet..i do not compare to a joint. a illegal drug rolled up into a peice of paper or smoked out of a pipe… :( ..he thinks its sooo great for u and nothing can happen and blah blah blah.. i have a son and i want to be a happy family. i want the addiction to end. my family has alcoholics and has past drug abuse, my son will have the life i didnt… but i dont want it to have to come down to us seperating and him living without his parents like i did… he knows at the end of this year 2011, if the smoking doesnt stop were gone..someone please tell me some advice or what i can do..or if i can do anything??

  • Teagan November 28, 2011, 2:40 am

    Dear all “potheads”
    please i really do want to understand and get a grasp on things as to why you think smoking marijuana is fun and perfectly ok. How can something illegal be ok? I have a 14 year old brother who we have just discovered smokes it via joints and bongs. We knew he was smoking tabacco which broke my mothers heart. He is such a talented football in all the development state quad teams for AFL. He then started hanging in the wrong groups either at school and at the local skate parks. We started finding smokes in the bags at home, which was enough to break my mothers heart. He was so young. Then previous weekend mum wakes up to find him not in his bed, he’d run away. The last conversation i had with my brother then was I hate my life it’s stupid i’m so dumb whats the point? Thats when i got concerned. My brother used to be a happy outgoing person, until he got on this shit and he became addicted. He decided to rock up home at 2.30am in the morning stinking of cigarettes and weed. This poor boy is only just 14 and he is so addicted he is willing to roam the streets at night finding this shit. He wasnt remorsful at all he blames mum because he’s never allowed out. Mum feels like a failure. The next day mum wants to build the trust up again,she leaves the house for an hour. I was at the shops i get home the house is locked to i enter via the side gate. Only to turn up to see my brother and his two mates smoking joints and a home made bong. He was uncontrollable sitting there laughing and then absuing me. He then left and didnt return. This shit doesn’t only destroy the life of a young innocent child but it destroys families. If my brother didn’t have loving caring parents like mine, who knows where he would be now…

    • Matt December 25, 2011, 12:59 pm

      I’m sorry that this happend to you and your family. But it sounds like he had problems to begin with like the famous quote “the herb reveals you to yourself” so he figured something out that he didn’t like about himself or his situation in life. But I’m sure that there’s more to it than he smokes cigs and weed that’s making him act out look deeper. Is he beig pushed or pressured to hard about his sport or education or to be a person he doesn’t want to be. And he’s 14 you have to cut him some slack because his body is changing in like 100 diffent ways and I think that it will correct its self some what. But that said its still not ok to run away and act out in ways like that. But idk him or you so I’m just giving my 2 cents.

  • John Jewel November 30, 2011, 5:07 am

    Amazing that the only plant on earth to produce THC is marijuana and the human brain has receptors to bind with the chemical. What purpose does THC serve? Basically it is to preserve itself from being consumed by insects and animals. Weed has some 280 known chemicals and is considered a complex compound for that same reason. Amazing again that the only other plant on earth to have as many chemicals as well as 94 known carcenigens is tobacco. Of course everything on this planet serves a purpose
    I would like to believe our unique physical structure provides is with it’s own resources to get high- it’s being on this side of the sod.

  • Faith December 1, 2011, 1:04 am

    Well, smoking prevents Alzheimer’s and blindness! Just to add something :) haha I love smoking and I don’t plan on quitting any time soon!

  • Kristen December 1, 2011, 2:11 am

    I personally think that grammar has nothing to do with smoking weed, it has to do with paying attention in class. I would know because I myself smoke weed and I’m a straight A student.

  • doob December 3, 2011, 10:08 am

    yeah too bad every time i smoke i am better at anything that has to do with my body, working out, skateboarding, longboarding, playing music, dancing, singing, balancing, and even driving a car. Also seems to make my vision better, and i can actually keep track of time when im high, when im sobe no way. Ima smoke budz till i get famous which will happen within these 10 years.

  • A Person December 12, 2011, 5:54 am

    Weed makes you smart and more sophisticated. Weed may cause health problems. End of story.

  • Austin fffff December 13, 2011, 4:37 am

    Never smoked weed. Planning on doing it in 9-10th grade. I am in 8th.

  • Mollie December 13, 2011, 7:04 am

    I get good grades, I eat healthy, I don’t smoke cigarettes, I drink a glass of wine or a beer every once in a while, I know what is going on around the world, I want to be a scientist, I have tons of aspirations and I have plans on how to achieve them, I have a mind and I use it, I am determined, and I am going places in my life. I smoke weed every single day. Yes, some days I smoke too much and I feel sluggish or tired and unmotivated, but the same thing happens when I eat to much or when I drink too much water. Anything in excess is bad for you. I know my limits, and when I’m getting blazed I know when to stop. But when I take just a few hits and hold it in just long enough, my mind becomes open, and everything I couldn’t understand or even acknowledged moments before becomes clear to me. Marijuana makes me strive for greatness. Forever a learner. Forever a protegee of this Earth. Forever a pothead.

  • none of your bizzzzzzzniss December 13, 2011, 6:28 pm

    ok yea so weed isnt the best thing for you but so what its makes you feel good and i like it smoke it till you die

  • Jake December 22, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I am currently attending the university of Illinois. My major is bimolecular engineer, I am a straight A student and have made the decision to get my graduate degree at MIT. I have been smoking marijuana since I was a freshman in highschool. People who classify marijuana as it making you stupid I strongly dissagree with. There is a right way to smoking pot and a wrong way as well. But yes, I do not agree with people that smoke and not continue to be productive in their job or everyday life activities. If people can overdose by drinking too much alcohol then marijuana shouldnt even be a question about being legal. Also you can go into a gas station and by chewing tobacco or cigarettes. It says clearly on the label that it increases your chance of gettig cancer. They have yet to link marijuana to cancer therefore it proves my point as well that it should be legal. You can smoke all the pot you want and not die. All it does is make you have a great night of sleep at the end of the day. As long as you use it the proper way I see no problem in smoking and there should be no judging as well. Also making it legal will help prevent them from exploring other drugs. I will never do cocaine or any other harmful drugs since it would be in a controlled environment. People who think smoking pot should continue to illegal clearly arent the brightest people in the world.

  • Stephanie December 24, 2011, 10:58 am

    “Smoking Marijuana is something that many people assume to be a safe and risk-free recreational activity.”

    Smoking marijuana is a risk-free recreational activity. As a daily pot smoker, I always take interest to articles like this one. People who take a stand against “drugs” are always repeating the same dull points over and over. I use drug lightly, because I feel that marijuana is a natural herb, put on this earth for us to enjoy.

    Let me raise a question–how dangerous can something really be when there is not a single marijuana related death on file? More people die annually from peanuts.

    I challenge you to watch the documentary “Super Size Me” and then “Super High Me”. Take special note to both mens before and after health reports. The man who consumed McDonald’s daily for a month saw several negative changes in his numbers such as cholesterol, blood pressure and other important readings; while the man who smoked marijuana daily not only saw minimal change, but also scored better on testing while high as opposed to when he was sober.

    I feel as if we all just need to sit back, toke it up and enjoy life. We only get 1 shot at it.


  • A reader December 25, 2011, 6:15 pm

    Debbie you piss me off.
    I love after reading all these comments the one thing that seems common is that people that are pro marijuana use a lot more facts and proof on their veiw on marijuana whereas the people who are against marijuana just type how you’ll go no where and their veiw on it.
    Just from reading all these comments being completely Non-biased on the subject I’d say the Marijuana Users show a lot more fact then fiction, but hey there can be two right answers right? LOL

  • Melody January 4, 2012, 3:02 am

    I got very high off a pot brownie on New Years. Anything I focused on (like the TV, or my friend’s Christmas tree) was in hyper detail yet everything else was totally warped. Derealization I believe. I could hear people around me and I knew what they were saying but it seemed like they were very far away. I asked for water but I couldn’t physically take the glass because I could not perceive how close or far away it was. Night at the Roxbury was playing on the TV. I had very little control over my body. I was lying or sitting on the couch completely still, unable to move much, but whenever a song came on I became waving my arms and legs or I’d stand up and dance like crazy. Then the second the music was over I’d plop back down onto the couch and stare stare stare at the tv… I didn’t WANT to be dancing. I usually love dancing but this was different. It was my body having a mind of it’s own. I tried telling my friends to ‘change the channel’ (even though it was a dvd) but they either couldn’t understand or were ignoring me. I asked my friends the time but kept getting odd answers. Because at first it’s 11 pm, then it’s 11:31, then it’s 1 am (and I’m all ‘Aww I missed new years!’) then it’s 2am and then suddenly it’s back to 11:31. I felt like it must been 11:31 a dozen times. After asking one of my friends, well I don’t know HOW many times I asked him, “What time is it?” and he responded “11:31” I yelled at him “Damn it! Do you know many times it’s been 11:31?!” He looked at me like I was crazy and walked away. Next day he explained that I kept asking what time it was over and over within the same minute. I had to laugh because to me it felt like hours passed in between the times I asked him. I was still high the next day. I paced around a lot, danced, watched tv. I kept getting ‘lost’ in the bathroom and each time I came out I’d ask how long I was in there for. It seriously felt like hours and even though I knew I had just been in there I had to question if I had or not because I was so unsure of anything that had happened a minute before. My logic was extremely sharp and I had some great conversations with people and myself (until I took off dancing again). Since I wasn’t in any shape to drive I stood outside waiting for a ride with my friend. He complained about the cold. I told him “I can feel the cold but I can’t perceive the cold…” He didn’t really know what to say about that.

    • matthias January 22, 2012, 1:07 pm

      I told him “I can feel the cold but I can’t perceive the cold…” He didn’t really know what to say about that.

      Back in 2009 I was hit head on by a car while I was riding my motorcycle, needless to say I was left with some permanent injuries. I have noticed when my bones are hurting really bad and I smoke out I am not sure my pain is gone because I am still aware of it only its like I am not bothered by it or I am somehow less interested in paying attention to the fact that I hurt… In any case it is a strange form of relief.

      Ps I love getting time dilation / distortion! Mostly the reason I only partake when I have no obligations in the near future, nothing worse than getting paranoid with time when you have work or something later that day lol..
      sometimes somebody will be talking to me about wtf ever and in my head i will suddenly think “how long has this been happening for?? Why is this person still talking?? When are they ever going to stop??” then i realize that person is not talking anymore and its quiet, then i think “omg…how long have i been quietly staring at this person…” stop in reality its probably only been a few seconds but in my head i feel fairly confident its been at least 5 minutes… Lol

  • Dj January 4, 2012, 10:53 pm

    Jesus people, I smoke pot, have for 13 years and very successful and not crazy….

    • Kat January 8, 2012, 9:24 am


      I am in my first year of university-studying engineering. I have smoked weed almost every day for the past three years of my life and I can definitely say that it has had not affected my life in a negative way. I graduated with straight A’s in every class, was a member of 5 student bodies, and was runner up for valedictorian. Say what you will but smoking marijuana has definitely not made me stupid, nor has it impacted my memory in any way. I do not attend school high, nor do I get high before tests or anything like that.
      I understand that not EVERYONE who smokes weed is a straight A student. However, just because you’re a “pothead,” doesn’t mean that you are stupid or lazy or any of the negative comments stated by recent posters. There is a difference between engaging in marijuana when you can handle it and smoking it when you can’t handle it. The drug is different for everyone; some find it addictive and others (myself included) do not. Although I’ve smoked it frequently the past three years, I have been able to stop without any problem or hesitation for several months at a time and not missed it. You have to be mature enough to know that there is a time and place for everything. If you are on top of school, don’t have homework, you are doing the best that you can do in your life and doing what makes you happy, then I don’t believe Marijuana is a problem. I will openly admit to being a “pothead” various times during the school year, but that doesn’t mean I’m a skid or don’t care about my future. In fact, I am quite the opposite. My friends are definitely not skids either. In fact, my boyfriend smokes more weed than I do and he’s in the top of his class studying THIRD YEAR engineering. People that “hang out with the wrong crowds” after smoking marijuana usually have deeper issues than wanting to experiment with a recreational drug. They usually have problems at home and feel unheard in their life, sometimes even suicidal and depressed. Using marijuana under THOSE circumstances is obviously unhealthy and people need to learn the difference between recreation and self-medication.
      I understand that some pot-smokers are lowlifes who drop out of school or who don’t give a damn about their life. However, that doesn’t mean every person who uses marijuana is like that. The problem is that a lot of people who have emotional issues in their life seek out marijuana as a way of escape or not dealing with school/family issues/relationship issue/etc. THAT is unhealthy and creates dysfunctional problems, laziness, apathy, hopelessness, etc. Using the drug for recreation with friends you trust when you are at a good place in your life is a completely different story. So, just because you know someone who smokes weed and is “troubled,” don’t assume that they are troubled because they smoke weed. In fact, it is usually the other way around. They smoke weed because they are troubled. Everyone has a different maturity level and tolerance. I just happen to have a high tolerance to most chemicals/alcohol AND a fairly high maturity level. I know myself and what I can handle. I can handle smoking it frequently and still being an excellent student. I know there are others out there that are just like me. I’m not saying that people can smoke weed and get straight A’s. However, people need to know themselves and their own boundaries/limitations. If smoking weed everyday is going to stop you from doing your homework or studying for your exams or being physically active, then DON’T SMOKE IT. It’s as simple as that. But If it’s not going to prevent you from doing the best that you can do, I really don’t believe it’s an issue.
      For all of you out there who have posted saying “how can you think doing an illegal drug isn’t wrong,” marijuana isn’t illegal everywhere. Everyone has their own opinion of it. They key in life is moderation. Alcohol is similar. You wouldn’t go and get drunk on a school night right before you had an exam would you? And if you did, that’s not the alcohol’s fault…YOU made a bad judgement call. Marijuana is the exact same thing. Caffeine is a drug. You don’t drink 5 cups of coffee right when you go to bed do you?
      All I’m saying is that marijuana doesn’t cause laziness or stupidity. Lazy people who aren’t willing to work on themselves and THEN go and smoke weed cause additional laziness. Most people who are against marijuana are against it because they know someone who smokes it and is unproductive with their life. Consider this person for a moment. What is their personality like? Do they have trouble making the right choices? When they smoke weed is it just to have fun or is it an escape? When they first started smoking weed was it for fun or was it because they were emotionally down or had something sad happen in their life?
      Yes, smoking weed CAN be bad for you if you use it at the wrong time in your life. That doesn’t mean that the drug itself is bad. It’s PEOPLE who choose to smoke it. The drug’s just a drug. It doesn’t want to hurt anyone or mess up their life and that’s not what it’s designed for. It’s the energy behind the person smoking it that creates the affect it has on your life.
      Now, regarding health risks, obviously inhaling anything into your lungs is not the best thing. However, no one has ever DIED from an overdose of THC. Maybe passed out or thrown up, but that’s about it. Furthermore, THC has actually been shown to increase brain stimulation on the right side of your brain (the area responsible for learning and creativity), AFTER the high has finished. Basically, it can improve your learning or creative abilities but don’t go to work high or class high or anything like that. There are no chemicals added to marijuana. You get a seed, put it in some soil, grow it, pick it and then smoke it. There’s no tar, there’s no formaldehyde, there’s not even nicotine. However, inhaling anything into your lungs is never healthy, even exhaust from cars. There’s alternatives to this, you can eat cookies or brownies or whatever.
      All I’m saying is it’s not the drug that makes people do stupid things, it’s the person smoking it. They need to re assess whats right for them and if smoking is a good choice for them at this point in their life. I can handle it, but that doesn’t mean everyone can. People need to stop blaming non-conscious things for their own mistakes. That is all.

  • Grammy January 9, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Ever notice how users always change the subject when the dangers of what they are doing is being discussed.

    Wake up.

  • Gen January 10, 2012, 3:17 am

    To everyone here first of all, Don’t post about things you do not know about. The way some of you describe a pot smoker is VERY stereotypical.
    And to anyone saying they don’t know any successful pot smokers or singers/songwriters,


    p.s. I don’t want grammar police, I’m not an english major and am just trying to get my word ou there

  • Cynthia January 11, 2012, 1:03 pm

    I have been smoking marijuana since I was twelve. I am now twenty-four. I graduated high school witb a 3.9 GPA & I went off to the Art Institute of Phoenix, Arizona with a scholarship. I graduated early at the age of twenty-one with my Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing. I now have boutiques in different places of the world, where celebrities go shop. I also love to make music. I have made beats, background singing & song-writing for Drake, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Avenged Sevenfole, Jay-Z, Beyonce, The Format, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj & more. Pffft, I was smoking backstage at the Drake concert on New Years. I still smoke weed & always will. I feel the same when I’m high, just better. I’m not addicted & I can stop whenever I want. I’ve gone without smoking because I had no money to buy it during my college days. Marijuana is just in my life like some people have coffee. I wake up in the mornings to my piece & weed, instead of a cup of coffee. Weed might give people different results & I like mine. If you’re sad & smoke weed, it won’t cheer you up. Chances are, you’ll still feel sad. Whatever mood you’re in, you’re probably going to feel the same. It’s all about mentality. If you smoke weed with the negative thought of weed being bad & that you won’t like it, then you won’t. Have an open mind! Oh & by the way, I smoke an ounce of weed every 4 days & I make bank.

  • jenna January 12, 2012, 4:22 am

    Today was my first day trying it & it didnt make me feel any diffrent but i kinda regret it.

    • matthias January 22, 2012, 12:04 pm

      Dear Jenna,

      If I smoked out and didn’t get high I wouldn’t regret it, i would head back to my dealer and let him know he sold me some dirt weed and demand he rectify the matter…lol what am i saying, i know what dirt weed looks like so this a totally hypothetical scenario… =P

      Also like somebody else mentioned you shouldn’t have regret in anything you do / have done if you learn anything about yourself in the process than it is worth experiencing. I used to be addicted to heroin, for about 3 years of my life, I used to feel regret but now in retrospect because i was able to get clean i realize just how much the entire experience changed me as a person, my whole way of thinking and just how strong my power of will can be.

      Note: I would never recommend anybody ever try any “hard” drugs unless you are ready to put yourself through the trial of your life. I honestly laugh inside when i hear people say weed is addictive, i say “so is caffeine, sugar, high fructose corn syrup ect ect..” the addition level is laughable when you have been addicted to “hard” drugs…

      In closing i wish you the best of luck on your way.

  • Ali January 13, 2012, 2:29 am

    I smoke weed and I have been smoking for like a few years but I didn’t know about most of these things. So thanks guys and keep smoking Haha. Btw everyone in my high school smokes so how bad could it be for you.Haha jk that’s peer pressure.

  • Dan January 14, 2012, 8:39 am

    Why do people feel they have to challenge others about their grammatical and/or spelling errors? This is a blog about THC and what it does to the body. You may feel nonplussed that some people never went to college or never gave a shit about English, but please spare me this bullshit. JUST LET IT GO. Your not teaching this person anything. Stick to the topic at hand.

  • Sean January 15, 2012, 8:05 am

    Jenna, the marijuana you were smokin was probably not strong enough. By the way never regret life’s desicions. Think of this as learning just maybe this was not for you.

    By the way, for all those who said they have never seen successful people who were potheads. Steve Jobs and Rick Rubin leisurely smoked pot.

    It doesn’t make you a bum or happy it just hacks your mind and tell you one’s true self. And its not crack or heroin, because it is highly possible not to get addicted or high from weed. We only believe it to be bad because society tells us so. You should decide whether it is good or bad, no other

  • One Love January 15, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Every one should go smoke one and then they wouldn’t wanna fight or argue just relax. I know it helps me to relax just like some people drink a glass of wine at night. I graduated high school second in my class, first in my class in college, and I’m currently back in school furthering my career and my gpa is a 3.9. Instead of taking all of these pills I choose to use a natural remedy. Really we believe what other people tell us. Drug companies are always saying take a pill for something and they pay the government to patent their pills. Does any one else see a problem with this? Educate yourselves, then make a personal decision and stay out of other people lives. Watch a little program called Foodmatters and you’ll see how much we’re fooled. I’m not pro or con government I just believe we need to educate ourselves and make personal choices. That is with any matter. I know both types of marijuana users. The one that is a slacker and doesn’t have any motivation to do anything and then there’s people like me who use it to relax and continue to succeed in life. The mind is a powerful thing use it.

  • angee January 17, 2012, 7:28 am

    The Truth is, recent studies have shown that people who smoke pot often, and start out during teenage years, are more likely to develop schizophrenia and have psychiatric disorders. Yes, cannabis can have healing benefits, but it can also have terrible consequences for those with an addictive personality. In some causes, people turn out to be addicted to alcohol AND marijuana. They didn’t know alcoholism ran in their family because no one drank. They found that smoking helped them in social situations, and cured their hangovers. It was easier to hide than drinking. But soon, it took more and more to get high. And at the end, the most important thing that mattered was relieving the tension with smoking, no matter how it affected others she loved. She didn’t want to go out with friends anymore, just sit in the garage and smoke. From one hit off a pop can, to 25 bong hits a day, 14 years later. If you can relate, check out marijuana anonymous. You can Google it online, there is a solution.

  • danielle January 22, 2012, 6:59 am

    Ok for one this sounds like the effects alcohol gives you so what’s the difference? Nothing just that one is legal. For two marijuana is a mental addiction. You are only addicted to it if you think you are.

  • matthias January 22, 2012, 10:28 am

    Weird, I thought the focus of this post was the effects of THC and not about grammar. On that note I will now destroy the English language.

    I smoke weed near every day, mostly after work hours. From time to time I will spend a day or two of my off time completely stoned walking around in the woods, by the river or on the beach. I find the effects of THC to suit my personal goals in life which include finding fulfillment in observing the beauty that nature has to offer and the alternative thought processes that sober life does not typically yield.

    This is coming from an ex heroin addict. THC along with a personal drive to do better changed my life in a positive aspect. I am at work right now, in a few hours I will leave here, go home, smoke a bowl or two and go walk through the woods to the bird observatory sift through the days events, figure out what i plan on doing later on that day, what projects I will address next, relax, collect myself and watch the world around me. For me this is fulfilling. THC might not be for everyone and that is fine but it is for me.

    • Sean February 7, 2012, 1:47 am

      question for anyone who knows a lot about weed. i have been a light smoker for a year or two. all my friends do it and every now and then when i smoke my heart rate increases hard and i have trouble breathing at random times. ppl tell me its just in my head and i just chill and dont think about it but it still hapens. anyway to overcome that or any advice bc i have a good high most of the time its just random idk.

  • Vanessa February 8, 2012, 12:52 am

    Who cares man. Everything we eat drink or inhale messes our brain up. Just enjoy life, Marijuana isn’t even that bad so why are we all tripping out. Its not like it gonna kill you or make you crazy. Yes it might kill some stuff in our body but even sneezing kills brain cells. Chill out, take a hit, and enjoy the good things in life like Weed.

  • Robert February 13, 2012, 6:37 am

    Pot is really bad for you. I was told that pot makes you like dumb or something. And it kills your braincells. So I don’t think anybody should do it..

  • tom rizzo February 16, 2012, 8:51 pm

    i have been smoking weed for almost 38yeard, iam 62 yrs old an in the best health of my life,figure it out.

  • Osiris Black February 17, 2012, 1:43 am

    I burn frequently, 4 to 5 days a week. My family is pretty laid back but is pretty hesitant to the idea of me smoking.

    It’s not a glaucoma thing, it’s not a nausea thing.
    I just love the feeling that herb gives me.

    Opinions are opinions, doctors are gonna say what they want about what can kill a person consuming a drug and we can say all the laws in the rule book.

    But in the end I’ll still be doing what I do and smoking a bleezy.

    So let’s show some love to the smokers and non-smokers.

    Blaze two, get at me.

  • doesn't matter February 17, 2012, 9:42 am

    People spend too much time arguing about whether or not marijuana is bad for you. Some people can’t handle it the way others can, and often experience negative symptoms such as impaired thoughts or body function. Some people say they use it to relax, and others to feel happy. Some people use alcohol to relax, and others to feel happy. Both alcohol and marijuana are bad for you in different ways, and good in others. Sure, alcohol can damage your liver to the point where you can die. Sure, marijuana can impair your memory in the long run. At the same time, people choose to drink and smoke because they enjoy it, and others refuse to because they fear judgement.

    Society creates the trend. Those who obey the invisible rules of society experience less in life than those who live freely. To live free does not mean to disobey the law and do whatever you want to do. To live freely means to keep an open mind, and do the things you want to do, for your own reasons.

  • Stephanie February 22, 2012, 6:32 pm

    I Have Never Smoked Weed Ever In My Life.
    But My Boyfriend Tre’ Smokes 24/7 And He Is A Straiqht A Student. So I Don’t Think Weed Makes People Stupid..


    Grand Prairie, Tx

  • barber February 22, 2012, 7:38 pm

    Smoking is bad for me.. I’m Mexican scrawny 150 & started smoking cigarettes as well as weed when I was 16. I’m 22 now and up until two yrs ago I was fine. Today is the first time my left lung really hurts bad I’m ready to quit.. I have been trying for two years before the pain came in.. my whole cardiovascular system is and has been aching starting from my neck to fingers and toes.. anything u abuse will kill u! Blunts where always a favorite but i stopped them for a year after the pains.. but went back again for a month and went to clears to now rice papers… Listen everyone lungs heart brain cardiovascular is different.. now is the time to exercise. The pollution is enough damage. It will catch or creep up to u… I thought it was cigs but sum guy said no because his grandpa has been smoking his whole life.. it all depends on u. U know yourself and how u were before smoking!p

  • don't understand February 24, 2012, 4:41 pm

    it’s unbelievable how some people don’t understand. WHY IN THE HELL would you want to legalize marijuana. So you can feel good for a while, have some fun and then be your normal self, unless you’re someone who always stays high. I have smoked marijuana on a few occasions, once having an allergic reaction and making a trip to the hospital, almost losing my f***ing life. I can’t even explain how my little f***up affected all of my family, the ones who love me. How devestated do you think they were before they found out I was going to be ok? How long do you think they had to sit there, scared to death, wondering if i was going to be ok. On top that if there was ever a point in time where you didn’t smoke weed, but had family members who had, did you ever observe and watch them when they were high. Think about how often they got high and how they had to have it. Did you see that as long as they had their green when they wanted it, they were okay. If they didn’t they, tried hard to get their next fix. After you’ve been smoking and ruining your life for awhile, you’ll become dependant on it. It will become your number one and first priority. Nothing else will be as important as that. NO, i’m not trying to preach about it, but I’m just talking from seeing it myself and experiencing the hurt from not being important and almost nothing firsthand. I wasn’t important at all. It was like I wasn’t even there and if I was, it was just for something stupid. How do you think it feels to feel like your nothing and your a nobody, almost like your not there, aspecially to someone you love more than anything in this world, someone who you look up to, maybe even your Hero. It doesn’t feel very good. I cried almost every day and every night, just wanting some time to spend with them and having them to talk to and hug. You know, maybe this is pointless for me to sit here and talk about something like this, like i’m just some dumb f***er that doesn’t know anything. This is just how I interpret the reality, or my reality and how I feel about it. Even though i feel one way about a subject like this, doesn’t mean I have the right to judge anybody else on their perspective and how they feel about it. That’s not my place to do something like that. Even though I feel in some way that saying all this was just pointless and a waste of my time, atleast I got how i feel and what i’m feeling out on the table.
    If you even bother to take the time to read this, Thankyou!

  • andrew rantz February 24, 2012, 7:20 pm

    i love smoking and it doesnt do anything to me in any way jus saying i feel more relaxed and not be afraid to talk to girls and it doesnt hurt my asthma or nothing i can breath normal when i smoke the thc

  • jilliette February 27, 2012, 9:07 pm

    i think marijuana is a relaxing drug, but it trips the sh*t out of me! lol, and i thought I’d never try smoking marijuana but now a days kids everywhere are doing it and so it wasn’t long before i tried. its not something i’m proud of but i’m not addictive.

  • tyler February 28, 2012, 4:04 am

    im 18. from louisiana. i used to eat an eat i weighed 220lbs because pf stress an anxiety from my childhood. i have finally lost all that weight to be perfectly where I want to be 150lbs, i smoke marijuana to relax an for stress instead of eating a gain my weight back. i do not get munchies because all it does is kill the feeling of being relaxed i just think it should be legal here to people with these conditions. i wish i could smoke freely without ppl think its bad for yoy

  • Preston March 6, 2012, 2:52 am

    Marijauna has been the most addictive drug in my family. My brother has tried meth, heroin, all that sh*t. He was easily able to get off of those, but marijuana is far more addictive to both of us. i have not tried any other drug, but it is insane how mentally addictive it is to me and my bro. I had a brain surgery. The doctors said that if i didn’t wait 2 and a half years before smoking pot, i would be sent to the ER again. I waited about 3 months, and have been smoking too much since then. So yes i do love this amazing, dank sh*t, but in the long run i think it will affect my memory and might cause cancer. Thinking of my future, it isn’t worth smoking. But it is too addictive for me and i love it with all my heart, so we will so what goes down. i just want to tell you guys that you shouldn’t do it, but if so, slow down and make sure you do what really matters in life.

  • Emma March 7, 2012, 4:36 am

    Hi! My name is Emma. Even though i am a terrible speller, i will try. I’m in the 7th grade and i read this article because my friend (who is also a 7th grader) does Weed and i found this out today. To be honest I’m scared and frightened for my friend. She also does Crystal Meth and LCD. She even has her own “Dealer”. I want to learn more about these drugs and have more knowledge. At my school, well the high school. In the last few weeks we have had 3 attempts of Suicide and 5 “accidental” drug over doses and i don’t want that to happen to my friend. I have gone to the councilor and all of that, but i don’t think its enough. i want to help. I don’t just want to sit there while they help her. Basically i just want to see her get better. Thank you for your time
    – <3 Emma

    • Anne April 19, 2012, 3:03 am

      Honestly, you should definitely be way more concerned about Crystal Meth and LCD than marijuana. Im not saying that weed isn’t bad for your friend, but the other two are definitely more hardcore drugs. You cannot overdose on marijuana…easily on the other two.

  • Justchecking March 8, 2012, 2:22 am

    I am doing a school paper regarding , how blunt smoking attributes to the highschool drop out rate. I do not have anything against marijuana per se’. However smoking marijuana in cigars or cigar wraps is very addictive because of the tobacco. In over 15 years I have never known anyone to start smoking blunts and quit. I have seen the way people act when they do not have a blunt to wake up to in the mornings. These people smoke all day and then smoke before bed. If they do not have a blunt they absolutely go bananas, and will smoke with anybody. The habit is very expensive which is why it would be hard to stay in school if you are thinking of your next fix. From the comments made here school is the last place you would want to be while high. Enlighten me please!

  • Tom March 9, 2012, 11:44 pm

    I was a long term ganja smoker. I had a white out a while back but now when I smoke a spliff of the size I used to smoke I feel like I’m Gunna pass out and my heart stats to race and I start to panic. I have never felt like this before, like I said, I’ve smoke some of the best ganja in the world. Why is this happening to me?

  • John Smith March 10, 2012, 4:30 pm

    How Much Pot is Farmed in the US? The answer is somewhere in the middle, between $35 and $45 billion. Assuming comparable taxes to tobacco of 40-50% (excise and sales tax), a $40 billion marijuana market would yield $16-20 billion in taxes. What’s wrong with politics, man? :)

    Peace is a state of harmony…

  • ebony March 15, 2012, 10:55 am

    this is quite good to persuade peeps to get off weed but it dint help for me!

  • josh korben March 20, 2012, 3:54 pm

    People need to understand how weed could help millions of people around the world. first the suicide rate is high right? ok if all of united states would legalize weed the crime rate would go down and profit would be so high it would make everything better make more money the simple profit of 1$ would go up but liquor is legal when it causes death cuz of driving when drunk i drive high i drive safe people need rethink about weed its a plant that grows from the ground naturally.

  • josh korben March 20, 2012, 3:56 pm

    i could smoke weed for 30 years and do less damage than the average drinker in 1 year

  • marijuana lover March 22, 2012, 3:01 pm

    this is bullshit you all know that smoking weed is sooooooooo fun but you haters dont want to admit it because it would make you look like hypocrites

  • Marijuana Truth March 28, 2012, 1:21 am

    I am going to say something that I know is going to be unpopular, but I am the type of person who puts realism before popularity so if you do not see eye to eye with my point I could not care less. Anyway, I am so sick and tired of marijuana lovers who sanctimoniously defend smoking pot by using false propaganda such as: “marijuana does not hurt the body, it is natural it is of the earth, it is a medical cure that works, marijuana takes away the stress, pot does not kill” and etcetera. First off, the effects of smoking pot listed up above, whether you want to except it as true or not, are FACTUAL! Anyone who tries denying it only ends up making him or herself look foolish and ridiculous. This information is provided by medical experts who deal with physical condition and regulation on average and some of you on here and many of you out there actually think you are proving them wrong? All too typical. Second off, it annoys the hell out of me when you people try to exploit being “environmental” with that weak played out “marijuana is (of the earth)” rap. Since when do you potheads care about agricultural environment? Also, just because something comes from the earth does not necessarily mean it is harmless. Things like cocoa leaves (cocaine), poppy leaves (heroin), opiate plant (opium) and tobacco leaves (cigarettes) are herbs too-do you consider these to be harmless as well? Third off, as far as marijuana being a medical cure….it is not. The “cure” that you all so love to refer to is actually just symptom relief, it dulls or kills pain and increases appetite it does not, however, CURE anything. At the end of the day, the disease and, or, ailment is still going to be there. And this is another subject that so many pro-potters exploit which happens to be the worst of all. I mean, it is wrong as hell to use the term and, or, circumstance of “medicinal marijuana” just so that you can enable getting high when there are those who really are sick and suffering and actually do need it. In other words, you are taking advantage of those people’s struggle and making them and their situation look bad. Fourth off, you all sound as if marijuana does away stress and changes personalities for the better. Again another lie, the most it does in this case is slow a person down for the moment (while he or she is high). Sooner or later the high wears off and that same person returns right back to that same stressed out self he or she was before smoking. As a matter fact, I find that those who smoke pot are 20 or 30 times more stressed than the average person. The only time when time when they are “cool with life” is when they are high but otherwise they tend to be neurotic as hell. Thus, these people depend heavily on marijuana and guess what-that weed is not always going to be there nor will there always be money to get weed (sometimes resources run out) so one can only imagine what they get like when they cannot get their desired fix when they want or need it and it is all because they do not know how else to deal with life. Sounds a lot like ADDICTION. Not to mention, there are those who smoke their asses off and still do not get high enough so they look for something stronger. Sound familiar? And fifth off, I am going to terminate this notion that marijuana does not kill. Smoking pot does not kill? Tell that to the to a guy who decides he wants to go home so he gets in his car to drive there, but he is too high and stupid in the head to know what he is doing so he ends up driving all crazy and kills a kid on a sidewalk. Tell that to a gal who’s baby drowned in the bath tub because she was too high remember, or even care, where her baby was. Tell that to a couple of teens who were high and horsing (playing) around with a loaded pistol and one negligently blows the other’s brains out or how one got the “munchies” and decided to cook or heat something up but, again being to high to know any better, ends up starting a house fire and is burned alive. And so on and so forth. I have grown up and lived around marijuana smokers nearly my entire life so before anyone starts talking any shit, I DO KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! Look, if you like getting high that is one thing but you being fake about it (falsely glorifying marijuana) like you are is an other and the only thing hypocritical is how you people condemn those who promote false propaganda against marijuana on the one hand but then turn around and promote false propaganda in favor of marijuana on the other hand. The only difference between the two sides is disagreement, you are no better and are just as bad. This real talk, I am not here to offend anyone and if I have I don’t care!

  • manda April 4, 2012, 5:12 am

    Pot is fun and chill i like it more than alcohol because last time i got drunk i blacked out at a party missed all the fun got carried to the car and went home to be put to bed plus puked everywhere and missed workthe next day. If i smoked my face off all night tht wouldnt even happen pot takes a plain borring moment of ur life and makes it fun without taking it too far food tastes better, music sounds louder, sex is hotter everythings just cool.

  • tyler breuninger April 11, 2012, 5:01 pm

    i dont know about all of you, but i smoke weed every day and i do fine in life, maybe some people just cant handle it

  • DJ Lane April 12, 2012, 9:46 pm

    I am glad i read this, i also now will be quiting. i was going to get more soon. But i think i will let my brain breath from now on,and not be retarted.

  • erik April 13, 2012, 12:48 am

    don’t listen to the people that are saying that weed is good because these people are the dealers..so don t be stupid and live your live happy!

  • Frank April 16, 2012, 3:22 am

    Anyone genuinely interested might want to refer to the following:
    Please read it thoroughly and consider it seriously and see what you think. I have friends who work in psychiatric hospitals who have first hand experience with many people who use drugs, including marijuana.
    The substance produces lasting psychosis and lifelong mental problems in some individuals.

    • Willie April 18, 2012, 9:47 pm


      How many of the people that your friends have this first hand experience only used marijuana with no other combinations of drugs. So many people on the “anti-pot” side of the debate assume that weed is the starter drug… while is may be in some cases…it is not so in all. Those who claim that weed was actually their starter drug are most often people with troubled lives (either emotionally or environmentally, if not both) and they are generally on a path of self-destruction long before they take the first puff. I am a user…and have been for nearly 20 years. In that time, I worked several blue collar jobs while working my way through college. I obtained a BS then worked for a good number of years in the same field. I then returned to college and obtained my MS while never missing a day of work. Even now I am entertaining the notion of pursuing a PhD. Other than my wife, my family was completely oblivious to my preference for a herbal lifestyle. That is to say, until my mother was in the final months of her two-year battle with cancer. ….before you ask, Yes, my mother was a smoker for some 50 years; however, her lungs were crystal clear the day she died…she died of metastatic melanoma (a horribly painful way to go). You see… when the doctors’ prescriptions could no longer relieve her pain, it was that nasty little weed that provided her with the relief we all desperately wanted her to have. I chose to “out” myself to help my mom. It took about a week for the initial shock to wear off but once it did, my mom started using the one-hitter dugout that I gave her. The first time she used it, almost instantly, her body began to relax… and by her third puff she exclaimed, “why is this stuff illegal”… My mom graduated HS in 1966 and like most conservative middle class kids of the time, avoided the drug-riddled counter culture like the plague. I spent her last days with her, lighting her pipe when ever she asked for it and when she got to weak to use the pipe I bought her a vaporizer. I have no regrets about introducing her to marijuana and no scientific study or third-party “first-hand experiences” will ever change my habit or my mind, especially after seeing for myself the medicinal benefits of what so many demonize without any true first hand knowledge of the subject.

      Now for all those that have surmised that I’m a liberal, bleeding-hearted, socialist hippy type…

      For the record… I am 40 years old, with a wife of 18 years, a 15 year old daughter, an 11 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. I don’t exercise, other that playing with my kids but I get regular physicals and my doctor claims that I’m in perfect health. I had asthma from a young age and suffered attacks well in to college; however, mysteriously, since I picked up the pipe, I have had only one mild attack (years ago). I know there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, but I know its the truth and I’m also aware it may be different for the next person in line. That brings about a completely separate argument about the role that genetics play in the usage and complications thereof. After all, everone’s genetic make up is different but I’ll leave that for another rant… Now…back to my bio … Politially, I am as conservative as they come; I abhor the arrogance of the evil triad (Obama, Reid and Pelosi). Religion, I’m in a Baptist church most every Sunday and believe fervently and un-apologetically that by usage of weed and/or alcohol is not the undoing of my own Christianity… and with all that said, I proudly stand firm on the Pro-Cannabis side of the debate. Not solely on the grounds of its medicinal value but moreover, on the grounds of freedom. As I see it, “to smoke or not to smoke” is a choice within a citizen’s personal pursuit of happiness. Notably, this is a choice that effects no one else but the person making the decision. The point at which an individual’s right to this or any personal choice infringes on the anyone else’s rights or personal safety is the point at which a law to protect both parties becomes necessary. In my opinion, any law that is masqueraded as though it is meant to “protect” a person from the possibility that their own judgment MIGHT cause them to suffer is NOT a constitutional law; if fact, it is a restriction of freedom. Examples…. social security participation, motorcycle helmets, seat belts, health care insurance, etc… In short it is the duty of the government to ensure and protect our rights and freedoms not restrict them. Unfortunately, somehow…somewhere along the way from George Washington to Barrack Obama…elected officials, bureaucrats, layers, silver-tongued politicians, and an unintelligent and/or apathetic constituency have compromised the hopes and dreams of our founding fathers by legitimizing lunacy with false rhetoric and blasphemy of every type. …and have done it all in the name of that good `ole “American Way”!!!

  • Dorothy April 17, 2012, 4:52 pm

    I have smoked marijuana heavily for the past five years, and smoked between 20 – 30 cigarettes a day for about three years. Today is my second day of smoking cessation of both marijuana and cigarettes, and I’m attempting to do it with willpower alone. I’ve quit smoking cigarettes before and got to six weeks, and then nine weeks (both with the help of nicorette patches!) so hopefully it’s third time lucky! I’m sick of smoking, of being a slave to cigarettes and marijauana. I love the effects of marijuana, so I think even though it’s not as addictive as nicotine, it’ll be the hard one to kick because I genuinely think cigarettes are disgusting – smell, taste, burning throat, horrible coughs etc. etc. and so I don’t feel as if I’m missing out on the cigarettes. I do feel the long-term effects of marijuana though, notibly the paranoia. If I’d of smoked a few hours before going to work for example, and still felt the effects, I would start to panic and get really nervous that someone would notice. No one ever did, but it’s a really nice feeling when you go to work and realise you’re not hiding anything because you haven’t smoked it! It’s gonna’ be a tough few days, and I doubt I’ll never take marijuana again (notice I didn’t say smoke marijuana; if I still want the effect, I’ll put it in brownies or something – gonna’ give my poor lungs a rest!), but wish me luck to kick the cigarettes!

  • Madi April 18, 2012, 3:47 pm

    I personally think that marijuana shouldn’t be legalized. I have never smoked in my life and i don’t plan on it. The law is to not smoke so why even challenge it? It can mess up lives of others around you; imagine losing someone you love because of their habit to smoke; marijuana or ciggerets, it’s all bad for you in some way. The government wouldn’t have made it illegal if it wasn’t harmful.

    • Jim April 21, 2012, 4:20 pm

      In what you wrote, above, how many people you think you will just convince with your naive comment? “The government wouldn’t have made it illegal if it wasn’t harmful.”
      -No, seriously?lol

      Have you heard of alcohol? Will ya please do a quick search and check how many deaths have been linked to MJ vs alcohol?

  • WC May 3, 2012, 1:35 am

    This article was pretty informative, but after reading the comments, some readers still seemed quite opinionated about the subject, in a negative/naive way.

  • patrick May 9, 2012, 5:03 pm

    Not once did this list any negative effect on your body brain or lungs except maybe becoming paranoid. I use mmj because I suffer from ptsd and i choose not to take a pill created in a lab with chemicals I can become dependant on. Mmj works faster than any pill has let me become a normal functioning person in society. I have taken pills and they have put me on suicide watch because of the side effects. I have even taken pills and its made my ptsd worse. I have done horrible things when my ptsd gets out of control and i am not myself when it happens. Mmj has saved my life and gave me my life back. People need to get more information on the subject before casting stones or judgment. This article is great.

  • Cubical May 15, 2012, 1:41 pm

    I would just like to point out in my 14 years of habitual pot smoking I’ve never experienced visual or auditory distortion.

    Despite the tone of this article there is nothing to depict whether or not that which causes the symptoms of smoking marijuana (the high) is good or bad for the brain.

    I think people who’ve read this article need to understand there is little information in here that actually proves marijuana to be bad. As a pot smoker, the science surrounding the drug is very relevant to me. I enjoy the high yet I would not want to put my health at risk.

    Health care professionals in various fields have claimed that marijuana can prevent diseases like alzheimers and anxiety, yet can cause depression and dementia. This correlates with the dichotomous effects on the brain, as marijuana is one of the few drugs (the only one I can name) that works as both an upper and downer simultaneously.

    I read a comment from someone who was saying they were quitting pot because of this article. In my opinion this article does not give you enough information to base make that decision. If you are deciding to quit pot try to find a good reason.

    Due to the taboo nature of pot, the science is still in it’s infancy. I encourage the public and our officials to look more into the effects of this drug. Pronouncing facts at the release of every finding is only going to create rumours and misperceptions of the drug.

    I remain skeptical to the science of these studies, considering neurologists can barely tell you the relationship between seratonin and it’s receptors, how can they accurately talk about effects cannabinoids have on the brain?

  • Kaylon May 16, 2012, 2:53 am

    As I read this high out of my got damn mind I learned peOple like every one if you blOggers are… As your complaint about marijuana being illegal and talking all kinds of shit, you can be making money and using the drug to your advantage. The military use to use this to make hemp ropes and clothing and any kind of fabric textile. So do you want and stack your bread and continue smoking that fire ganja.

  • hutch May 18, 2012, 6:44 pm

    Marijuana is bad mmkay. PCP is a much safer substance to use. I smoke sherm squares every day, and the only negative effects seem to be ocasional naked street rolling.

  • james May 19, 2012, 2:53 pm

    Um last time I checked my weed wasn’t cut up leaves and stems it was bud.

  • Tia May 24, 2012, 8:39 pm

    To Each’s Own! Who are we to judge someone on their grammatical errors or their pot usage? No One is the JUDGE but God. True enough Marijuana is illegal, but why is it that Cigarettes and Alcohol isn’t? I’ve seen so many individuals, including my peers or colleagues, have kidney failure from alcohol, alcohol poisoning, liver damage,cigarettes gave them lung cancer, bronchitis, HORRIBLE coughs, and both lead to arduous mood swings. I have never seen anyone die from marijuana. Ive never seen a commercial or on the new where it says, “An impaired driver under the influence of marijuana killed a child crossing the streets.” or “A HIGH driver who was on cloud 9 slammed into a A Family of five and killed everyone.” BUT AS I SAID BEFORE, “WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE?”

  • justina May 28, 2012, 8:32 pm

    This is suppose to be a peaceful conversation about pot. Stop having stupid arguments about things that have nothing to do with pot, thank you just saying. Anyways, pot is okay in moderation. Basically meaning don’t make it your everyday life goal to get a bag an smoke 24/7 everyone should try to quit cigarettes and any other drug out there (PCP, cocaine, heroine, ect.) Stick with pot people and stay away from the real harm like the drugs I’ve list ed above. Blunts over cunts! Thank you to those who took the time to read and comment (nicely and about pot) have as many great 420’s as you want and please to those who are pregnant, don’t smoke. You will regret it for the rest of your life when you see the problems it can cause the fetus. I took child development I know. Look it up and educate yourselves to know more :) good luck!

    Weed is not for everyone and if it ever becomes legal it should have an age limit. Like how you must be 18 to buy cigarettes. It should be legal so all these kids will stop smoking this synthetic weed shit and maybe less kids would end up on the hospital or worse, dead.

  • Ryry June 12, 2012, 4:23 am

    I’m not going to argue with anyone.
    I’m not going to voice my opinion because I know it will get trampled.
    However, I’d like to point out that not all people who smoke are unintelligent. I’m seventeen and I smoke probably 4-5 times a week. My grades average B+ to A’s. Smoking marijuana has helped immensely with my ADD and OCD.
    That’s all I have to say. Not starting an argument or anything. Just some food for thought.

  • Pearl June 14, 2012, 1:20 am

    …well,some homies here sound like their brain have been replaced with stone.A word is enough for the wise.Take whatever you wish,smoke weed if you can but remember the end determins the means.Too much of everything is harmful. Heaven is real and if you do not make it to heaven,get your pot set for hell for you will be smoking sulphur in there.

  • Meme June 17, 2012, 2:11 pm

    You know it’s funny how this article turned into a grammar lesson. What’s even funnier is the fact that most people are too busy defending Marijuana in a good way. Anything that takes control of your body isn’t a good thing. Sure, Marijuana could be used for medical reasons, but why is the society abusing it? We have people who sit on their butts all day and do nothing but smoke. Yet, you want this legalized? This world can spend it’s money on the benefits of Marijuana all it wants, BUT in reality, any mind in state knows that Marijuana has more cons then pros. Can people live without Marijuana? Yes. So is it needed in this world? No.

  • WOW!!!! June 19, 2012, 12:38 pm


    Is all I can say! You have your facts so so so Wrong!!!! Try living on the edge for once in your life and you may begin to find to out the true effects that Marijuana has on your body! You absolute spastics!!!!!

  • Thayrine Almesan July 17, 2012, 11:56 pm

    I loved the text because it made me realize once and for all because I felt totally fearful after the use of cannabis …
    I’ll never smoke like last time … I smoked a lot and it was terrible!
    I live in Brazil!

  • austyn July 18, 2012, 4:44 am

    look im not trying to be like everyone else but i can see how weed can be bad if u smoke it just to smoke it. What if im using weed because im in so munch pain and anti depressants arnt helping the pain or anxiety and no doctor can figure out whats wrong with me and the thc in the plant is only thing helping me from not being able to do anything because of the pain . IM just reading what most of these parents are saying about their kids smoking maby they got same problem as me . plus these articles make it so kids get into harder drugs because they are jsut trying to get away from their life and the drug tests show thc up to 2 mounts. SO please if u want to save your kids from “Drug abuse” find a other way other then drug testing .That can lead to harder drugs or them abusing fake marijuana and or saliva.

  • Kazuma August 15, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Honestly, there is so much information thrown around about pot being either harmful or good for the body, that it is almost overwhelming. The whole idea of pot being illegal while alcohol is not is also rather baffling. I feel that if alcohol is allowed then weed should be, but I feel that if one is not allowed except for in certain circumstances then it should be the same for both. Simply because just about every little thing in regards to these two topics always share at least one similar comment. That the effects and results of using them are often unpredictable.

    From that I believe that means many things can happen; now if that is good or bad is completely dependent on the person them self. But it is simply that unpredictability that causes me to refuse alcohol just as much as I refuse pot. It is rather clear when you see stories of drunk drivers killing themselves as well as others. Then stories of someone who is smoking pot and having negative effects, harm someone as well. Now I have nothing against a person who smokes, drinks, or does both. Many of my friends and family fit at least one those things mentioned. But I feel that if there is a chance of something bad that could happen then I would not be willing to do it.

    This is unless the benefits far exceed the risks, such as if that was a significant amount of evidence showing that it treated cancer. Then of course, smoking pot would be far better than death. But that is why I think it should be allowed only in specific circumstances, to openly allow both pot and alcohol with the possibility of it doing harm feels incorrect to me.

    Though saying it like this is considerably easier than the practice of giving up alcohol and pot; as well as the act of trying to control it as shown in the failures of our own history. But still, I feel there needs to be a complete understanding of pot before anything can be justified. Anyways, I know all of this truly means nothing as just a comment but I suppose it is better than doing nothing at all.

  • Connor August 17, 2012, 3:57 am

    in 5th grade I learned about anti drug. and I won the DARE essay thing. and I was totally against
    pot. in 7th grade I learned it was complete bullshit. now I smoke weed almost everyday. I got amazing grades and my mom couldnt be any prouder. thank you. and smoke
    weed :)

  • Feshel August 17, 2012, 7:45 am

    This article is great and all but doesn’t state the positive effects that weed has on the brain. You are right by saying that weed effects the canibus recepters in the mind but you failed to mention that our minds make the molocules that make up weed and some of these molecules keep our minds at bay. They lower the receptors of brain that you mentioned but they also effect depression, schizofrenia, anger, and epilespsy. Unlike alchohol weed does not kill a single brain cell in humans until 200 times the psycoactive dose has been consumed. I apologize for the run on sentences. Grammer is not one of my strong suites.

  • brandon October 23, 2012, 5:04 am

    weed is for lowlifes and ignorant individuals

  • nastasia November 5, 2012, 10:46 am

    Where i come from we dont use the street names mentioned above. We call it “g” if it is sold by the gram, .about the size of a quarter n if its sold by the bag, we just call it “bag” and even if the cops know who’s selling it they can’t do nothing about it until someone reports it to them. Some ppl prefer not to be seen going to a dealer’s house to buy and thats when they need a runner. G’s where i come from cost 50 bucks, some prefer to buy a whole one for 50 while others would rather try to get more using a 50 n split the cost evenly and we call that halfer if its split unevenly we call it chipper.

    And we rarely use pipes or bongs. To us those are the 90’s style. These days we prefer knife hits. Take 2 butterknives heat the tips w/ a range or propane stove or torch, while they’re heating make tiny balls, using the tips of the knife touch one of the balls n it’ll stick take ur glass hitter n place both knives inside the hitter. . After u’ve dirtied ur hitter clean the hitter w a razor n using a needle collect a small ball of reisin n put on heated tip of knife. BTW plenty of dealers n no snitches. We only snitch on the ones we don’t like.

  • Tammi November 11, 2012, 9:36 am

    Wow…too many people smoking pot…you have all smoked so much pot that you can’t understand reality anymore. Smoking pot is bad! It rots your brain! It makes you stupid! I feel sorry for you children, if you can ever have any….after smoking all that pot and all!

  • Kevin December 31, 2012, 9:39 pm

    This article is a very poor and obviously negative look on weed. This makes it look like when you get high you become a complete mess. Smoking weed is not scary at all. Your first time smoking might make you freak out if you’re not used to a lot of emotion. The feelings of “paranoia” the article talked about are not as severe as they want you to think. If you’re smoking in a place that you might get caught in (parent’s house, party, public place) you do have feelings that everyone knows that you’re high but it’s easy to shake the feeling off. By the way, you’d be pretty surprised how many people around you are high.
    Now I’m not one of those people saying to legalize it. Keep it illegal please! I don’t want everyone to be smoker. I like the way things are.

    I say, if you want to smoke then awesome, it’s a great experience that broadens your horizons. If you don’t want to smoke then that’s wonderful, I respect that almost as much as I respect people who don’t want to drink. But these people need to stop looking down on it like it’s evil.

    P.S. just to show that weed doesn’t completely mess you up; I wrote this high.

  • Jethro January 3, 2013, 12:41 pm

    I agree with kevin completely… i have been smoking weed for years now, before i do something or go somewhere, be it important or not. I smoke a joint, im able to interact way better with people.
    Even in my schooling years,my marks were always average… when i was introduced to weed,my marks improved dramatically, i became happier and more creative. I also had a huge lack of appetite problem and insomnia affected me for years, once again weed took it away. Weed has done way more good to me than bad, music sounds better, even terrible movies are more enjoyable, and food tastes better. fact is the only people who think weed is a bad evil drug is the people who don’t smoke it… weed has helped many people i know to quit doing other drugs like meth, coke, cat and even heroin. so what would u prefer? weed which is completely natural born from mother earth or other drugs which are mostly chemical based?!? weed has never killed a single person… EVER.

  • Jethro January 3, 2013, 12:56 pm

    are we commenting on this article or writing a spelling and gramma test…. I dint give a F@#@ wat my spelling is lyk. I bet u all would still understand what i wrote there!!!

  • Pear January 4, 2013, 7:23 am

    Everyone shut up and just take in the facts in this article and interpret from it. Everyone’s abusing their right to free speech here by insulting everyone on their grammar when that’s not the f-ing point. I believe smoking weed is not dangerous at all. You can smoke all you want and still be pretty damn smart. I smoke about once a week and I have a 4. 5 GPA. I have chance to get into selective enrollment schools and have a scholarship to wherever the hell I want. Weed helps people medically (reduce cancer cells and chemotherapy and what not) and emotionally. I have major depression and I cut myself. But with help from people I care about and smoking every now and then the scars become less noticeable. Countries all over the world grow it and their academics are kicking our ass last I heard. The only reason weed seems so bad is because of how the info got so distorted due to political campaigns and exaggerated news. And I think we all know how messed up our democracy is at this point.

  • GG January 10, 2013, 8:53 pm

    if you want to smoke weed, do it! there’s no problem with it unless you care about your health. ill smoke a blunt whenever i want.

  • Natalie January 11, 2013, 6:39 pm

    I recommend that you all read the book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana, Medical, recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee.

  • kevin January 14, 2013, 5:21 pm

    Everyone here needs to relax. Some relax with the help of marijuana, other go to a massage session. Just relax people!

  • IQed January 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

    My IQ just dropped after reading all these comments…. no need to smoke marijuana anymore as I don’t like chaos!

  • astronautafterglow February 4, 2013, 5:17 am

    i believe all drugs act as “enhancers.” in other words i don’t blame the substance. i blame the person. i agree with whoever said that lazy people that smoke pot will be just that when smoking pot–lazy. people who live active lifestyles, on the other hand, may find pot just a good break from their routine with little or not impact on their lifestyle. drugs are like money. money is not inherently bad. a bad person with more money will perhaps become MORE evil. a good person with more money may become even more benevolent and generous. that being said, i tend to avoid certain drugs because they enhance/amplify parts of my personality that i’m sure are not safe or beneficial. alcohol enhances my predisposition to aggression and sadness. pot, on the other hand, increases my like for food and music, with little or no other detrimental side effects. it all depends on the person, and i don’t think it can be said “x substance turns person into y.”

  • Nikki February 6, 2013, 10:54 pm

    Smoking weed isn’t bad at all I do it all day every day and I’m perfectly fine, I won’t stop smoking weed guys!! It’s the best thing ever!!!
    Forest grove Oregon

  • Roll one February 8, 2013, 7:49 am

    F*ck grammar no one has perfected the the English language!!!If we all could just get along, roll one up, and smoke. “Every little thing is gonna be alright”- Bob Marley

  • Super Wicked Awesome Cool February 10, 2013, 5:42 am

    I’m way to baked for this right now! Who cares who smokes, I’m not hurting you or anyone by doing it. SO WHY TAKE WHO FUCKING SMOKES WHO DOES SO FAR? SO WHAT!! Not like were kicking puppies all baked. People get drunk, rape, kill and drive intoxicated also causing death. SOOO why not ban booze. People who get baked have no ambition to tie a shoe lace never mind commit a crime. We are the ones at home watching Americas Funniest Home video and eating cheezies. We get the feeling of euphoria, any of you sober people know what that mean??? It means we are in a complete state of bliss, the same kind of bliss you get from sex. So to each there own I say do what you wanna do its your life and live it as you please!

  • Michelle February 24, 2013, 2:08 am

    To you baked, fried, stoned, whatever you want to call yourselves…stay home and do it! I don’t want to see your asses out on the roads. I have children and I have a life that I would like to live. You being in your euphoria stage “HIGH” and stumbling all over the place have no business on the roads. You want to f%^& up your life then do it on your own time. Not on my families time! If you want to think that drinking alcohol is just as bad or smoking a cigarette is just as bad…you are obviously stoned out of your mind and haven’t done enough reading on the subject. You are in the what is called “DENIAL” stage. You are not wanting to quit or willing to quit! PERIOD!!! There is NO good from recreational use! PERIOD!!! Your brain is fried if you think there is! Marijuana is used in a medical field under a controlled dosage and controlled amounts for certain conditions – ONLY!! SEEK HELP now or you are not a very intelligent person. HELLO…Lung cancer is greater in a “POT” smoker vs a cigarette smoker!! Your intelligence does decrease…may not right away but it will. If you are going to remain in denial…all I have to say to you people is “Best of Luck” to you losers!

    • GeauxZombie March 6, 2013, 3:05 am

      Have you yourself stumbled from smoking weed?I ask because in my 20 years of smoking weed I have never ever stumbled. I can smoke weed all day,go to work,do my work to the fullest. On Alcohol lock the doors and windows cause stone cold steve austin is coming

  • Kurt Rosenbaum March 7, 2013, 2:34 pm

    im 15 and i smoke on a daily basis i have straight A’s and i probly smoke 5 joints daily maybe more depending on the day.

  • Jesus March 9, 2013, 3:27 pm

    This is such a lie. because smoking marijuana helps your body in lots of ways.

  • John March 12, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Okay, I find it incredible how so many people are so uneducated about the substance. People don’t realize that our society has conditioned us to have a certain opinion. I look at marijuana from a strictly scientific perspective. It hasn’t proven to cause cancer (shown to have benefit). It doesn’t make you stupid, providing you don’t some an oz a week. I find it enhances your social experience. Ive smoked daily for 3 years. I eat organically and I’m a personal trainer, but I will always smoke weed.

  • dave March 22, 2013, 9:30 am

    OMFG Everyone shut the **** up!!!!!!!!!! And just to have a say in the discussion with Julie. The only reason she was bringing up the grammar issue was because of nick above her saying that everyone who had posted before made potheads look bad. So you should all be mad at nick not Julie. And I really could care less its I spell shit wrong or use the wrong grammar. You don’t no who the person is or what they been threw or etc. So shut it. Now I would like to bring up a side effect that they didn’t bring up that I notice happens to me. When you smoke ganja it relaxes your muscles. Now I forget what its called but it relaxes the muscle that controls your bladder. Every time I smoke weed, I have the sudden urge to go take a wiz. And I end up emptying out my whole bladder and needing to got get a drink to fill myself again. might sound weird to some but I am certain that there are people who experience it too. But other then that it hasn’t done anything else except make me more chill. :)

  • scotty March 26, 2013, 3:37 am

    Guys this is rather sad. Who cares about who spells what right? Just enjoy life, be happy and do pot once a year. Just like on your birthday, which is once a year, you get drunk get high and leave it as is. We dont have to go into english lessons and grammar lessons because i am so lazy to capitalize the “I” I just typed a while back.

  • ToritheTiger March 26, 2013, 6:40 pm

    I’m so glad I read this. While I find it hilarious how this article describes pot for those who know nothing about it (suggesting the street names.. :b), I found a single helpful bit of information. The audio and visual loop. Never have I experienced such a thing until the other day. I’m a frequent daily user, and while high the other day, I witnessed what I thought meant I was crazy. Across the room my friend sat just talking, and he said the following sentence, “I have to go soon to my sign language class.” I heard: “I have to go soon to my si-si-si-si-si-sign language class.” I also saw his face repeat the syllable, so I can only imagine what happened in my brain to cause such a ridiculous thing to happen. Pretty cool to have an answer now. Much rather it be sweet Mary Jane than me going bonkers.

    It’s saddening how something so wonderful can also be something so awful by others. I read through, and I prefer not to be blamed by ignorant strangers. Classify me as a pot head and a loser. I personally prefer stoner ;) Anywho– You do your thing and I’ll do mine. I’ll only allow criticism if you know me. I’m a very responsible driver and very good at driving, so who cares if I drive high? My common sense doesn’t go down the drain.. I actually pay more attention! I turn the radio down or off, and I enlist my passengers to keep an eye on the road with me in case they see something I don’t. Sure, when I first started to smoke I was a total idiot driving and used my paranoia to drive more carefully while high. Now, it’s just how I function, and I swear you have nothing to worry about on the road when I’m on it : ) I hope those who don’t interact with stoners will take my experience in to consideration. Please don’t justify us all by a few.

    Peace ;)

  • Mason April 4, 2013, 6:24 am

    5 years later…

    I can’t believe I get the opportunity to post on a thread like this.
    Someone criticize my spelling or something and let’s keep this shit going!
    NO, I’m not high right now! What’re you talking about?!
    Is it an exclamation mark before the question mark or vice versa?
    Is abortion immoral?
    How do I get one of those smiley faces on my post?
    I vote Julie.

  • Lets Get It Straight April 4, 2013, 5:07 pm

    First off there is a verse in the bible clarrifying that we should use all plants as we please now from my understanding marijuana is grown from soil and goes through a procces of photosynthesis like any other plants that we use so if marijuana is illegal than fruits and crops we need should be illegal also so my question is… if we cant use marijuana plants than we can use any other plants and i am a parent of three all of my children are AB honor roll student two in college and one senior i let them smoke weed from time to time i even smoke weed daily and hold a job of Chairman of the board of a welding company. marijuana isnt classified as a drug to me its classified as another plant that GOD sent us and if you get off your high horse and read the old testament you will find out that god also sat in the land of cush and inhaled burning inscents which is what we call today WEED!! Try that for your stuck up ass and stick with it thank you it has been my pleasure.. Plus i think weed should also be legal.. why not its just another plant that we use just like any other regular damn plant.. so stop being such a stuck up ass sassy mouth wanna be smart mrs\mr know it all and learn something!!! Im Done!!

  • MrsOwsley April 7, 2013, 5:10 am

    So does it hurt your brain or cells or anything like that or does it just alter you connectors while high? I have really heard and read a lot about it helping people with chronic conditions.

  • tony April 9, 2013, 7:46 pm

    I’m reading this stoned ryt now, nd a few minutes ago I was recording myself 2 c wat I do wen I’m hi and at this moment I would think I’m in a movie scene with preparation nd at time thnk wat I’m watchn onb tv is repeating, I’d ask myself questions on wat I’m doin nd y, nd also be checking outsde as if there’s a thief but now it weighin off

  • fAWTY MAC April 9, 2013, 9:23 pm

    Marijuana helps me stay cool, calm & collective

  • amayaiscute211 April 29, 2013, 2:37 am

    I have tryed weed so many times but i stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it will KILLYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Keyz May 17, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I dont experience any of the effects listed here and niether do people around me. This is misleading

  • Ynot May 20, 2013, 7:01 pm

    Lets Get It Straight – I’m so tired of people saying ..’it’s a plant! it’s a plant’ Yes there are plants ( berries) in my yard – eat 15 of them and in 10 minutes you would die. Certain plants make great poultices, tinctures and healthy foods for healing… inhaling ANY smoke- by virtue of common sense- is just plain UNhealthy
    ” Pharmeokia ” – the bible says this word – in the book of Revelation it refers to people not ‘ changing their minds about their drug use ‘ .. and justifying with all kinds of excuses/ arguments.
    That means ALL drugs – just because someone has a medical degree
    they too, are dispensers of pharmeokia ( or – drug dealers)

    A good rule of thumb: does it hurt my body ?- X No X
    does it make my body healthy? .. ok

    Even insects ” know ” this…

    • Prince Imo June 21, 2013, 6:28 am

      THANK YOU! these naive people don’t have an idea of what i’tll do to their body in the future.

  • steve June 15, 2013, 2:10 am

    the problem with people who do not approve of marijuana is that they are not open minded enough to even give it a chance. Now i am not saying that it has no “bad” affects on people but it definatley isn’t a drug to be taken as serious and coke or meth. The only real bad effects is that it does make you lazy and less active, but these effects only happen while you are high. Once you are sober it does not affect the way you are active at all. Consider Michael Phelps, he smokes pot and is one of the most well known swimmers in the world. Also even President Obama used to smoke pot and does not disapprove of it at all. Marijauana is also much safer than having just a can of beer. The point of the matter is to not redicule something you do not completely understand and to open your mind up a little. As long as you are not dumb when you use marijauna and thats the only thing you do then it is not bad. FYI this was written by a 15 year old with Straight A’s and on a sports team.

    • Prince Imo June 21, 2013, 6:32 am

      You might be right steve. But those people who Aren’t “open-minded” actually want to live until their 89 years old. we want to survive. as for you and your non-considerable fiends, you will all die at an early age. good luck in life bro. spread love :)

  • Prince Imo June 21, 2013, 6:26 am

    Lol, its funny to see all you naive teenagers saying all this crap. y’all niqqas don’t know half of what it could do to you when u get older. i’m not saying to stop, but when u realize that your dumbazz is having problems in the future, like brain seizures, i’m going to be that one guy to come into your hospital bed and say “Dumbazz” right in your face. keep smoking weed and see what it does to you.

  • sean dills December 23, 2013, 6:41 pm

    this sounds like the same kind of bull*** that is spewed by the christian followers that get to expound on their beliefs to no end. none of it makes any sense.

  • bhanwar February 7, 2015, 5:27 pm

    I just had a shot……….its outstanding but I don’t know if everyone starred me very differently……and I am quite slow, thinking too much…..in a dreamy mood…….maybe its very common, not “comma” hehe…….

    Night all

  • logan mccartney March 4, 2015, 2:10 pm

    pot is just fine it will not hurt you this is just a lie

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