Tags: brain damage, marijuana, medicine, politics, sarcasm
Marijuana is far too volatile a substance. So let’s look at it from a Medical perspective:
There’s a good percentage of the population who react oppositely to what you’re always told. Instead of relaxing, laughing a bit, they become paranoid, panicked and even violent. While Smokers generally suggest this is a mere “1% of the population,” as per the NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) rhetoric, it’s simply not true. Medical professionals generally agree the percentage is around fifty percent, and even higher when used together with alcohol and even some non-prescription drugs.
There’s also the rhetoric that it’s less harmful than cigarettes, which is entirely untrue. Marijuana features a much higher level genotoxicity, and is capable of causing errors in genetic replication at eight times of the rate of cigarettes. Genotoxins can lead to tumors, and can passed on in the form of birth defects. As for the generally held myth that it contains less tar than cigarettes, even best-case scenario, a single joint contains eight times the amount of tar — along with 50% more carcinogens — than an entire pack of Camel Lights.
Past the obvious and immediate health effects, you end up with the “high” effects. Unlike Alcohol, which is legal, the effects of Marijuana vary too greatly per person, and there’s no way to guage a “recommended dosage,” or how long the effects will last. While a shot of alcohol relies on a “high” based on a purely biological trigger — cellular osmosis — and will fully run its course in around four hours, the effects of Marijuana come from inhibiting neuron reception and asphyxiation, with long-term daily use causing permanent and irreversible brain damage.
Pretty much what you end up with is that only Weed Smokers and NORML say it isn’t harmful, when there’s plenty of medical data to the contrary.
Several Politicians have gained voters by claiming they support Marijuana Legalization. Unfortunately, these are usually the exact people who intend to make money from it. Every weed smoker in the United States says, “Never trust when someone says, ‘We’re from the Government and we’re here to help you.'” Unfortunately, they seem to throw out that logic for the first Senator who says he’s going to push for Reform…
Of course, when faced with this kind of information, smokers end up showing off the long-term effects of their escapism: diminished emotional capacity and stunted conflict resolution skills.
And if you don’t believe me, just watch the comments…