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."
- Kim BLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Just because you managed to find one website that says it's not bad doesn't mean anything. Why don't you get your head on straight and quit trying to justify the use of marijuana.
The Truth About Marijuana
Slang--Weed, Pot, Grass, Reefer, Ganja, Mary Jane, Blunt, Joint, Roach, Nail
Get the Facts…
Marijuana affects your brain. THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed.
Marijuana affects your self-control. Marijuana can seriously affect your sense of time and your coordination, impacting things like driving. In 2002, nearly 120,000 people were admitted to emergency rooms suffering from marijuana-related problems, an increase of more than 139 percent since 1995.1
Marijuana affects your lungs. There are more than 400 known chemicals in marijuana. A single joint contains four times as much cancer-causing tar as a filtered cigarette.2
Marijuana affects other aspects of your health. Marijuana can limit your body's ability to fight off infection.3 Long-term marijuana use can even increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses.4
Marijuana is not always what it seems. Marijuana can be laced with other dangerous drugs without your knowledge. "Blunts"--hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana--sometimes have substances such as crack cocaine, PCP, or embalming fluid added.
Marijuana can be addictive. Not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, but some users do develop signs of dependence. In 1999, more than 220,000 people entered drug treatment programs to kick their marijuana habit.5
Before You Risk It…
Know the law. It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana. In most States, holding even small amounts of marijuana can lead to fines or arrest.
Get the facts. Smoking any substance--tobacco, marijuana, or crack cocaine--increases your risk of developing pneumonia and other illnesses.6
Stay informed. It has not yet been proven that using marijuana leads to using other drugs. But very few people use other drugs without first using marijuana. Teens who smoke marijuana are more likely to try other drugs, in part because they have more contact with people who use and sell them.
Know the risks. Using marijuana or other drugs increases your risk of injury from car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, and other accidents.
Keep your edge. Marijuana affects your judgment, drains your motivation, and can make you feel anxious.
Look around you. Most teens aren't smoking marijuana. According to a 2002 study, about four out of five 12- to 17-year-old youths had never even tried marijuana.Source(s): http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/phd641/
- ?Lv 41 decade ago
marijauna is marijuana. It's illegal and the drug while you're under the influence, just like any other drug including alcohol will temporarily stop you from functioning correctly. It may not cause permanant damage but people to become addicted to it and if you are addicted you are doing that all the time and if you are doing it all the tiime then you are not functioning correctly all the time.
- JillLv 44 years ago
Yes. Philippians 4:8 KJV Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. NIV 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Pastor Art
- LydiaLv 71 decade ago
Of course, and even worse.
For sure, three through seven are totally incorrect. Your 'research' is bias and flawed. Why are you trying to justify this? Since you are already depressed (as per your other questions), marijuana is NOT the way to go. Time to see your family doctor, get a referral if needed to a psychologist. Get some help. Talk to your parents.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I've actually written a report on Marijuanas pros, but my view on it hasnt changed.
Its still not good.
The only reason people do Marijuana is because of the temporary "high" it may give you.
Drugs should not be used no matter how "safe" they seem to be.
- 1 decade ago
no. i would not change my mind. marijuana is a DRUG. A drug that CAN mess up your brain. a DRUG that you can get addicted too. Why would I want myself, or anyone else, to do it then?
- momtojullexLv 61 decade ago
No. I never thought it was that bad to begin with.
Not the best thing for you, but there are much worse things out there that are legal.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
its still bad. its illegal and people end up just wasting their lives away by sitting in a room and getting high all day. and, for fact nubmer 4, that was for the dutch. what about americans?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I still do not approve of this drug.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It doesnt matter if its "Safe" its a drug, that WILL killl you overtime.