Random Opinion, But Yeah. .
Well, first let me just make sure my stance is clear. I am pro-legalization, and there is nothing wrong with smoking weed. (You’re probably wondering where the hell this is coming from, but it’s just been on my mind for some reason.. so yeah..). I can understand why people may look down upon me for it, but I really couldn’t give a damn about anything they think because it’s honestly pure ignorance. I’m going to try my best and express and outline my thoughts in this post.. so here goes..
Weed is not harmful. Growing up as a kid, we were all taught that Weed was a hardcore drug, and if you puff it once.. BOOM your life is ruined.. but modern statistics would state otherwise. If you didn’t know, by age 20 45 Percent of Americans have tried marijuana at least once. Although weed isn’t very cleared up in all aspects, there are many very strong (medically proven) points that can back up the fact that weed is good. (You probably stopped reading, and are mad that I would say something like that.. well keep reading). Scientific studies have shown a plethora of reasons as to how weed can actually be healthy. Let’s start with some general facts though. Weed is primarily non-addictive. That’s that. If someone smokes weed every day several times a day for a week straight, the chances of them showing extreme symptoms of withdrawal are incredibly slim. You may be slightly irritable at worst, but overall, no addiction. You know what’s addictive? Cigarettes and Alcohol. Both of these are incredibly bad for your health. Killing a large brain cells, promoting heart disease, bad circulation, increased risk of cancer.. The list goes on for days.. Let’s see what’s so bad about weed, and how it negatively affects your health.
Suppose smoke once cigarette a day, once a day, for a year, to get that same effect and damage you receive from those cigs compared to the damage you’d receive from weed… You would have to smoke one joint a day, once a day, for SEVEN YEARS. That’s just to get relatively close, and is only probable if inhaled as a smoke through paper. There are so many methods of ingesting THC from Weed that it’s literally no affect if you look on a general scale. So that’s done. There have been studies shown that smoking excessive amounts of weed before you’re 18 and your body is fully developed can have negative effects and ill growth of the brain. Unfortunately, this is somewhat scientifically proven, so I guess in some ways I’m not 100% for use of cannabis. If you’re under 18 do not be a dumbass, it’s okay to try it once or twice in youth, but if it comes to the point where you’re doing it at least once a week you unfortunately are the kind of person that is giving Weed a bad reputation (That is one thing I can’t stand, weed is an activity that you should be doing yourself or with your friends, it’s not something you just announce to the world and show off about..). Anyways back on track, medical benefits of weed. Weed increases lung capacity, smoking one bud a day can reduce your chance of having a stroke by 50%, it cures almost all cases of anxiety, stress, insomnia, and even severe pain. The list goes on, if you don’t believe me here’s a link with even more and specific disorders that weed treats: http://www.ibtimes.com/%E2%80%98medical%E2%80%99-marijuana-10-health-benefits-legitimize-legalization-742456 . (I apologize if this is hard to follow, but I hope you’re getting my point here..)
I already compared marijuana in depth to smoking, how about drinking? When you drink, you kill brain cells, you have chances of throwing up, blacking out, and more importantly you think irrationally and have a tendency to do idiotic actions. On the other hand smoking (in contrast to popular opinion) actually doesn’t kill many brain cells (an amount so minuscule that brain damage is basically out of the question), you do not throw up, black out, still can think rationally. When your out drinking with your friends, there’s so many possibilities to doing dangerous/stupid things there are 2.5 Million deaths annually from alcohol related incidents. Would you like to know how many marijuana related deaths there are in history? ZERO. With the exception of those people who have idiotic tendencies while sober or high, the worst thing a person or a group of people can do under the influence of marijuana, is walk out to a convenience store to buy some food to satisfy their munchies. Most of the time that’s not even the case, because of it’s calming effects, people are more likely to just sit down and talk and chill rather than leaving to go out somewhere in public. So I pose you a question.. Would you rather have your son or daughter going out getting drunk? or getting high? (I understand that this is a little bias the way I phrased this paragraph, but you really can’t deny that it is basically correct..)
I feel that as long as you smoke at a controlled rate, and don’t let it get out of hand to the point where it is affecting your daily life cannabis is a perfectly safe option of having fun (even if it’s recreational). It’s fine if you don’t want to smoke, I will not force you to rip a bong, or roll a J or blunt and puff, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not get all condescending towards me or other reasonable pot smokers for our beliefs. I could honestly continue writing and double the length of this post, but I’m not going to keep you reading because I’ve felt I’ve already said enough to get my point across. I understand I did not cover certain more in depth facets of weed, such as it’s relationship and effects with religion, etc. and I’m sure once I can even further organize my thoughts on those subjects I’ll write again. but as of now. . LEGALIZE IT! I know this post is long as hell, but if you agree, give it a reblog and help me kill the ignorance.
He got caught smoking weed.
LOL. Smoking weed in KOREA?! that shit cray.
LOL OH SILLY DRAGON.