This is very interesting Rattler and I learned something. See down here the dealers just know it is MJ, and if I would ask if it is this or that they would not know. They are not that educated down here. Now if I asked if it was sleepy time weed or if it was get up and do something weed then I might get an answer, but most of the time some folks are just peddling pot and have no clue what kind it is. Other than if it is regular (25 a quarter green) or mid grade (45+ a quarter) or some other thing like "hydro" or Purp that goes for up wards of 20 a gram or so.It only "makes you lazy" if you get the dirt weed that has a lot of another cannabanoid in it.
if were a talking truth here thats not quite right. while the use of the drug will not cause laziness, one of the subspecies/forms, indica, produces a "glue you to the seat type of stone" which can be confused with laziness if your smoking that all the time.........its a definate sit and do nothing type of a stone. the sativa strains arent quite like that and infact make some ppl quite hyper. alot of the strains out there, especially the popular ones are either a 50/50 mix of the two or up to around 80% sativa.........there are 100% strains of both around some of which are quite popular. when i was smoking pot(havent in over 5 years now) i much prefered the mostly indica varieties, they really mellowed me out and since i was usually looking for something to help me relax(alcohol doesnt do this for me) they were what i was after
The info Where I talked about different types having more THC vs the other active cannabanoid came from the book "Marijuana Growers Guide" that I read a few years ago, and just found the book again. I did try to grow it once upon a time, but round it was too stinky and too risky to grow in a trailer park. LMAO Plus my grow chamber didn;t ave enough lights and the wife would always turn off the lights that were in there because it was making the room hot. No not only were the lights not enough light the wife never let them stay on long enough.
EST. The thing is that I have seen "scientific studies" saying both things. Some say they do and some say they don't. In fact in lifescience web page I posted some links to there were articles there that argued both sides. If it is so detrimental to memory then why are they studying it for use with Alzheimer's patients? People with Alzheimer's are loosing their memory so why give them a drug reported to make people loose memory? So I will do some more research. I did read one last light but didn;t bring it here where a scientist thinks he figured out why you have memory loss during the high. I hope I can find it again. I didn't bookmark the site. He was studying THC as a possible drug for epilepsy. Memory was in there too because it had to do with the way the brain was firing the impulses. According to the study, I still have to try to find again, the scientist said that the area of the brain that controls memory. The Doctor that did the study says that THC makes that part of the brain fire its impulses out of sync causing the disruption in memory. He goes on to say that with a seizure the brain firing is too synced causing the convulsions. When I just tried to go and find the study again I could not find it, but I found other articles about THC and epilepsy. Some saying it is good others saying it is not.
No this leads me to commenting on Finch's post. You sayThe issue is then I read a government site. Namely the Whitehorse something something.gov then go to another site that is almost a direct quote word for word I consider it propaganda. Since they are not siting any scientific studies anyway. I know some of what I posted did not have a scientific study attached to it either. So its all good.My only concern being that you may have discarded other studies that did not fit your view as 'government propaganda', if you mentioned 90% thats more than just propaganda. Still the information you have given seems sound
In some recent research I have found scientific claims saying yes it was good for this then I find another study saying the exact opposite. So now we have to determine who has a better study then the others. Who did a better setup and better controls. It is a big can of worms really. It is tough to find someone who is truly neutral on the subject. It may be the case that MJ has no benefit what so ever, but the people using it state they feel better after using it. Why should we stop them, because they may feel good in the process?
The truth be told many scripts out there have FAR worse side effects than MJ. Lets take the Lamisil tablets to cure toenail fungus as an example. This drug was approved for use by our FDA. Now I am in Microbiology ATM and this is fresh on my mind. There is a reason fungus infections are hard to resolve. They are too much like us. It is hard to target a difference about them to kill them without killing ourselves too. The thing is If you take the pill form of lamisil you have a good chance of ruining your liver and kidneys just to cure a nasty toe fungus that is cosmetic. Sure it looks nasty, but you could live with it. Yet the FDA will approve the sale of lamasil pills to cure the toenail fungus that could potentially kill you. There are many other drugs that have severs side effects such as that, that although rare, can and still be fatal.
I just find it funny that the government will sit and make an herb, that has NEVER killed someone from taking it, illegal, but will allow for sale many prescription drugs that could potentially be fatal. Methadone is another example. How many people have died from taking the minimal dose for pain? I saw a report on the news that it is a lot. People taking it as prescribed by their doctor for chronic pain and then never waking up.
We can take the drugs given to people for epilepsy too. Those are barbiturates and they can have some profound permanent side effects on people when taking them for epilepsy. Then a lot of times they do not work that well, but there are reports of epilepsy patients who use cannabis to control their seizures rather well, but yet it is still illegal because they also feel good while taking it. They get the high from it. Woopty freeken doo.
I have personally went to school stoned and I still make A's and B's. So far, going to ASU I have made all A's and B's with ONE C. That C was in English 1102. I don't like English and do not like writing papers. I learned a lot, but I still don't like it. That is my ONLY c I have made in the time spent at this school so far. I am about to be a junior.
Not to mention the other aspects beside medicinal use. Hemp Jeans far outlast denim ANY DAY of the week. Hemp paper takes less caustic chemicals to make it white, and you get more paper per acre of hemp than you do per acre of trees. IIRC it was like 8 times the amount. Not to mention Cannabis also matures in one season where as trees mature in several.
If we are going to ban Hemp because of its potential for abuse then we need to ban Caffeine too. Look at how many people use and abuse caffeine. I am willing to bet it falls into every thing needed to fit the category of Schedule one or two. I haven't looked at it yet to compare so if you decide to do that then be my guest. Alcohol fits that as well. Yet its banning failed. There are other "drugs" in our everyday foods we eat and drink that make us feel good and do this that and the other that many people are addicted to.
The thing is people like to feel good. Be it from an adrenalin rush while skydiving, the thrill of a roler coaster, the joy of hiking, having a beer or three or a glass of wine if that is your desire. Why should people be denied the ability to smoke pot when there is mounds of evidence saying it does not make you crazy and is far less worse for you than many things out there. Heck people the air is supposedly bad for you, and in big cities I can see that being the case. Yet we are supporting the government in controlling what people do. Most pot smokers do it in the privacy of their own home. Or are like me smoke it in the parking lot of the club and walk in stoned so I don't have to spend money there to get a buzz from drinking.
I have smoked pot since I was 17 years old. I plan to continue to smoke pot off and on. I am contemplating joining NORML. I probably will, and I have also considered starting a GA chapter of NORML, but that I probably will not do because of some other things I am involved in. I am a rebel to a certain extent. Sometimes other factors force you to abstain from your true beliefs or you will not advance in this world. It is sad but true that people judge you before they know you.
I am just glad that most of you know me here and I consider all of you friends. So I am banking that folks will not hold the fact that I am Pro-pot doesn't jeopardize our friendship.