After reading this, do you still think its as bad?
its not as bad as you thought.
1. marijuana does NOT impair short-term memory.
"Any impairment of short-term memory disappears when one is no longer under the influence of marijuana."
2. you can die from marijuana overdoes.
true but NO ONE has ever died from it.
"In other words, to overdose, you would have to consume 40,000 times as much marijuana as you needed to get stoned. In contrast, the ratio for alcohol varies between 1 to 4 and 1 to 10. It is easy to see how upwards of 5000 people die from alcohol overdoses every year and no one EVER dies of marijuana overdoses."
3. marijuana does not cause brain damage.
"Actual studies of human populations of marijuana users have shown no evidence of brain damage. For example, two studies from 1977, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed no evidence of brain damage in heavy users of marijuana."
4. marijuana does not lead to use of harder drugs.
"The Dutch partially legalized marijuana in the 1970s. Since then, hard drug use-heroin and cocaine-have DECLINED substantially."
5. marijuana does not damage the reproductive system.
"Studies of actual human populations have failed to demonstrate that marijuana adversely affects the reproductive system."
6. use of marijuana does not cause more car crashes.
"when used to intoxication, does impair performance in a manner similar to alcohol, actual studies of the effect of marijuana on the automobile accident rate suggest that it poses LESS of a hazard than alcohol."
7. marijuana is not more dangerous that tobacco.
" however, that a heavy tobacco smoker consumes much more tobacco than a heavy marijuana smoker consumes marijuana."
8. marijuana does not suppress the immune system.
"Interestingly, two studies done in 1978 and one done in 1988 showed that hashish and marijuana may have actually stimulated the immune system in the people studied."