I don't know why he's doing it. Family tradition maybe?Originally posted by ExCyber@June 02 2002,01:00
I guess it should just be chalked up to Bush trying to tie every damn political issue he can into The War on Terror (just so people don't forget what a great leader he is come 2004, I guess).
I think you underestimate the toxicity of caffeine:who said weed is less toxic than tea.
Which conveniently leads to the next point:Ingestion:
Toxic. The adult mean lethal dose is approximately 10 gm. Large doses may produce palpitation, excitement, insomnia, dizziness, headache and vomiting.
Last I heard, theine was found to be chemically identical to caffeine, not just similar. The only difference between caffeine and theine is that one was discovered in coffee while the other was discovered in tea.tea is quite good for you it has no caffiene(it has a chemical that is similar but diff)
Well, apparently it doesn't blow too many of them, because a lot of people seem to use it without turning into drooling morons, probably for the same reason that there aren't hordes of socially inept teenagers afflicted with masturbation-induced blindness.cannabis blows braincells all to hell
People can lose cognitive capacity for any number of reasons - poor nutrition, stress, bad sleeping habits, preexisting brain problems, etc.i've watched my friend slowly get slower and slower and he smokes pot and does nothing no other drugs
I won't make that claim, but try seeing how a caffeine addict does when quitting cold-turkey...tell me that tea slowly turns you into a vegatable comon do it?
I personally think it shouldn't. All the ban seems to have done is create a black market. It certainly didn't help your friend, did it?so personally i think it should be banned
I have to disagree with you in something...Originally posted by ExCyber@June 01 2002,17:38
Well, apparently it doesn't blow too many of them, because a lot of people seem to use it without turning into drooling morons, probably for the same reason that there aren't hordes of socially inept teenagers afflicted with masturbation-induced blindness.
That depends on what you consider to be the "same" plant. AFAIK, they're both cannabis sativa, just selectively engineered for different traits and cultivated/processed in different ways.The plant that is used to make this is not the same one people use to get high.
This seems to make sense, but I wouldn't be particularly worried unless the effects are particularly long-term or permanent. I've not seen any really solid information on marijuana's long-term effects, that's always been the unknown quantity in the resources I've seen. Do you know of any studies that have been done?AND it knocks out your dopeimine receptors in your brain, sensors that let you feel pleasure. And when that happens, you have to do more and more to get the same high. So as a result you get addicted and you can't ever think at your maximum capactity anymore.
I never claimed it didn't. Lots of things kill brain cells; it's the overall effect that matters.Uh, it does kill brain cells.
There's probably a fear that industrial hemp crops would be used to hide marijuana crops. Although this actually seems to be infeasible, it would still be likely to cause public outcry. The US government is probably just making sure that facts don't get in the way of politics, as usual. The fact that Dronabinol/Marinol is legal also makes me suspect that the hemp cultivation ban is actually a sort of government-imposed economic control.Theres no reason why this other version of the plant is illegal, but the US govt is stupid.