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In history, there has NEVER been a report of someone dying from marijuana overdose. Marijuana does NOT cause cancer, it actually stops the growth of cancerous tumors which is why it is perscribed to cancer patients.
It is the only form of releif from pain for AIDS patients. It is the most effective aid for M.S. patients.
Substantial scientific research has proven marijuana to be non addictive.
It is a natural aid for anxiety, cramping, nausea, stomach aches and muscle aches.
Every year, over 50,000 people die from alcohol poisoning and overdose. Over 400,000 people die yearly from tobacco products.
Like I have already stated, not ONE single report has ever been made of someone dying from smoking weed.
As far as being a gateway drug, this is all rumor. A scientific test has been conducted on 104 patients, and only one of these people who smoked marijuana followed by doing cocaine later in life. Nearly 80 million Americans smoke weed, many of which do not admit because of it being illegal.
Marijuana, unlike alcohol, does not impare judgement or decision making. Marijuana is not going to cause someone to sleep with a stranger from a bar, do something stupid, get into fights, or make other mistakes that alcohol would contribute to.
The people on here who are saying that marijuana is worse do not know the facts about it, and haven't done any research on statistics. Marijuana is not for children, which is why parents give their kids scare-stories about it, which many carry on into their adult life thinking to be facts. This is ignorance, and similar to if an adult still believes a tooth fairy will leave a quarter under their pillow if they put a tooth there.
Even long term smoking of marijuana in test patients has shown no negative effects on the patients health.
I am not talking out of my @ss here, I do extensive research to find out facts about the natural medication that I use regularly.
Before I started smoking marijuana, I did poorly in school and could not find a path in life. I now have had a 4.0 gpa all through college, never once receiving a B as a final grade. I have had great jobs, none of which have been effected by my use. I save money by not purchasing over the counter pain reliever, and also save myself the from their addictive properties.
In addition, marijuana does NOT kill any brain cells, as alcohol does. It paralyzes brain cells that are lagging behind, which return to normal state within a few hours.