3 Arguments Why Marijuana Should Stay Illegal Reviewed



We take a fair look at some of the best counter arguments for legalization and see how they hold up in review. Support us on Patreon so we can make more …

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  1. As far as Marijuana leading to other drugs. When you have to buy marijuana illegally you may have to go to sketchy places to buy it and sometimes you might run into other people who happen to use other drugs, that and curiosity is what causes people to try other drugs. The availability of it and curiosity. I've never smoked a joint and then been like, this isn't working anymore, I need to shoot heroin. When it is illegal you can have sketchy dealers who peddle other stuff , so you might meet them one time and they may say , hey I've got these *whatever* if you want them or know anybody that does. Nobody has ever been like "hey man try this ,c'mon, what are you ,chicken ? OK the real world doesn't work like that. If it has happened , it's because the person was a tool.

  2. The first argument and counter were both absolutely fucking stupid because you can just smoke less, the example of booze was also stupid because you can drink less, this video was lazily put together

  3. my girlfriend had her right breast removed and she smokes weed everyday to ease her pain, the other option is chemicals/narcotics. So try to convince me otherwise yes don't smoke it when you young blah blah blah same poop I have heard before its common sense.

  4. The gateway drug thing is really getting old. I smoke for 15 years and never once had the urge to jab myself with heroin or some other bs. You want to lovingly protect all the nice people in a bubble for the sake of their safety? Sure. We want everyone to be so safe and wear a nice little helmet maybe some pads.

  5. Marijuana is been demonized by the government. It is highly educational and informative to present REAL and unbiased information. I appreciate the way you are given us data to compare between alcohol, tabacco and marijuana, so that we can be aware of the true risks and consequences.

  6. You dont wanna get wasted off alcohol? Drink a beer. Dont wanna get wasted off Marijuana? Smoke reggie. Dispensaries have hundreds of strains ranging in potency and the effects it has on you.

  7. Rather smoke a fat joint everyday with the risk of a handful of side effects, than take amphetamines or something worse which has 2 pages of side effects… Trust mother nature before I trust GSK/Bayer A N Y D A Y.

    Make sure those assholes don't try and patent weed/seeds. They will destroy it.

  8. psychosis

    POSTED MARCH 07, 2011, 11:03 AM , UPDATED NOVEMBER 30, 2011, 2:28 PM

    Ann MacDonald
    Contributor, Harvard Health

    Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana may be messing with their heads in ways they don’t intend.
    Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, such as believing the television is transmitting secret messages. It also increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disabling brain disorder that not only causes psychosis, but also problems concentrating and loss of emotional expression.
    In one recent study that followed nearly 2,000 teenagers as they became young adults, young people who smoked marijuana at least five times were twice as likely to have developed psychosis over the next 10 years as those who didn’t smoke pot.
    Another new paper concluded that early marijuana use could actually hasten the onset of psychosis by three years. Those most at risk are youths who already have a mother, father, or sibling with schizophrenia or some other psychotic disorder.
    Young people with a parent or sibling affected by psychosis have a roughly one in 10 chance of developing the condition themselves—even if they never smoke pot. Regular marijuana use, however, doubles their risk—to a one in five chance of becoming psychotic.
    In comparison, youths in families unaffected by psychosis have a 7 in 1,000 chance of developing it. If they smoke pot regularly, the risk doubles, to 14 in 1,000.
    For years, now, experts have been sounding the alarm about a possible link between marijuana use and psychosis. One of the best-known studies followed nearly 50,000 young Swedish soldiers for 15 years. Those who had smoked marijuana at least once were more than twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as those who had never smoked pot. The heaviest users (who said they used marijuana more than 50 times) were six times as likely to develop schizophrenia as the nonsmokers.
    So far, this research shows only an association between smoking pot and developing psychosis or schizophrenia later on. That’s not the same thing as saying that marijuana causes psychosis.
    This is how research works. Years ago, scientists first noted an association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Only later were they able to figure out exactly how cigarette smoke damaged the lungs and other parts of the body, causing cancer and other diseases.
    The research on marijuana and the brain is at a much earlier stage. We do know that THC, one of the active compounds in marijuana, stimulates the brain and triggers other chemical reactions that contribute to the drug’s psychological and physical effects.
    But it’s not clear how marijuana use might lead to psychosis. One theory is that marijuana may interfere with normal brain development during the teenage years and young adulthood.
    The teenage brain is still a work in progress. Between the teen years and the mid-20s, areas of the brain responsible for judgment and problem solving are still making connections with the emotional centers of the brain. Smoking marijuana may derail this process and so increase a young person’s vulnerability to psychotic thinking. (You can read more about how the adolescent brain develops in this article from the Harvard Mental Health Letter.)
    While the research on marijuana and the mind has not yet connected all the dots, these new studies provide one more reason to caution young people against using marijuana—especially if they have a family member affected by schizophrenia or some other psychotic disorder. Although it may be a tough concept to explain to a teenager, the reward of a short-time high isn’t worth the long-term risk of psychosis or a disabling disorder like schizophrenia.

  9. For me marijuana really helps….. and i enjoy smoking it in secrecy it makes me seen like a villain about psychosis i don't know am fine the best part i have never been addicted to it if i don't have i just chill…. I recommend it

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