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No, Weed Isn't "Harmless"

Richard1805 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:25 PM
Understand that all acts have consequences. More widespread, legal use of marijuana will have some anticipated, and some unanticipated, adverse consequences. As I have elsewhere posted, if it's legal for you, it's legal for your surgeon, your airline pilot, your subway driver and everyone else who needs clear focus. Alcohol has a linear degradation rate that can thus be tested for impairment. MJ, not so much. Did the pilot that caused the crash smoke weed 5 days ago or 15 minutes ago? We live in a society that loves to ascribe blame. How can you do this with marijuana? "don't worry, be happy" doesn't sell with 300 dead airline passengers.
nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:50 PM
"As I have elsewhere posted, if it's legal for you, it's legal for your surgeon, your airline pilot, your subway driver and everyone else who needs clear focus."

While legal, it isn't accepted by your employer who has a high degree of liability if you are such an employee. Pilots who fly to Amsterdam are not toking up and then jumping back on the plane. Why is that?
T172 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:27 PM
Yeah but that argument only works if it was impossible to get marijuana now.

Its not. It is ridiculously easy.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:30 PM
DelicateLoyalist Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:34 PM
Every one who wants to snort and shoot up the marijuana is already doing so.
Anominus Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:39 PM
Actually, the argument continues to work because with legalization comes an increasing degree of social acceptance. The example in the video demonstrated how usage of marijuana tends to increase in places where it's legalized.
Richard1805 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:41 PM
The argument works when some refrain from use because of legal consequences. I could certainly find any drug I would want in the large city in which I work. If I use illegally, I can lose my medical license and DEA license to prescribe controlled substances. If caught, an airline pilot loses his flight ticket. Cost/benefit analysis, not very favorable for use. Still, my comment is, do YOU personally want your pilot or surgeon to be high? I would guess not.
Richard1805 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:42 PM
Not true. There are actually people who obey laws because they are laws.
nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:51 PM
"Still, my comment is, do YOU personally want your pilot or surgeon to be high? I would guess not."

And again, do YOU personally fear this currently? Why not since drugs are accessible?
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:52 PM
"do YOU personally want your pilot or surgeon to be high? I would guess not."

Isn't that the responsibility of the company? I don't think they are allowed to be drunk either. If the company forbids pot use, then the employees wont use it because residuals stay in the system longer.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:16 PM
Never heard of anybody snorting or shooting MJ. If a person is already to the point of messing with shooting drugs into their system with an IV then marijuana is probably not their drug of choice. People that shoot up use Meth and Heroine.

Our friend Steven Crowder recently took a trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan to expose a common lie about Marijuana use: it's not harmful. It turns out, Marijuana isn't "just a plant" that does less damage than alcohol. According to a doctor Crowder interviewed in the video below, Marijuana actually lingers in your brain and when smoked at a young age, prevents maturity from taking place (imagine that!).

 

As Crowder pointed out in the video, there are many cases to be made on both sides of the Marijuana legalization...