Originally Posted by Ssraeshza
Marijuana produces smoke. Smoke is bad.
Marijuana has tar. Tar is bad.
Marijuana is harmful to your "Reaction" speed, in the short and long term.
I'm sure some Heroin addicts led a far more pleasant life during their long time of abuse. That doesn't mean the heroin was directly responsible for it.
Maybe you did well, but I know for a fact that people who smoke garbage like pot almost never end well, intellectually or physically.
To take it a step further:
Alcohol has commonly accepted medicinal usage.
Cocaine has common accepted medicinal usage, cocaine based products are used every day all around the world, legally.
NICOTINE of all substances, also has medicinal use.
At absolute best, the medicinal use of marijuana is extremely controversial. At the worst, it's a joke.
So to sum up your post... You are saying marijuana is bad because you don't believe in the validity of it's medicinal effects, while also saying other things are of medicinal value such as cocaine based on the fact that it's used "commonly".
Sure cocaine is a great topical anesthetic. Sure alochol is a great antiseptic. Sure nicotine can be used medicinally. (well for the most part to wean patients off of cigarettes and the such) But think about it. Cocaine affects your reaction speed. Hmm. So does Alcohol, and Nicotine. (Nicotine to a lesser extent)
And to take it a step further, all of the substances you named (Alcohol, Cocaine, and Nicotine), have side-effects with a higher severity profile than marijuana. Enough to cause death in patients.
Legality has no role in the benefits of any sort of medicine. If it works for you, then that's all that matters. And personally I believe that you shouldn't have to be judged by other people to recieve medicine that is "deemed" appropriate for you. You know yourself. You know what works and what doesn't. If you do your own research, and know enough about yourself to know what is normal and what isn't, then finding medicine that should help you wouldn't be such a problem, if it could be acquired.
An example of this is Ibogaine, which is a psychoactive substance, that can be used to break the addictive cycles of certain substances. Is it legal? Of course not, how would the Tobacco and drug industry continue to function if people found a cheap effective way to solve their problems?
Personally I find great value in the medicinal component of marijuana, with both anxiety relief and clear-headed thinking. Maybe that might not fit in with your percieved notion of marijuana, but that isn't important. If it can help just one person, then it is a medicine. Surely, you of all people, should understand that. Or maybe I thought too highly of you in the gender debate, I guess that's to be decided.
Go ahead and call me a pothead if you want. But you cannot deny the truth of my words.
Oh and I caught that backhand.