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medical marijuana

zmanzzzzzmanzzzz BannedPosts: 3,826Banned Users
i know it is a controversial topic right now. i am curious what opinions the posters here have about it.

lets say there is this lady who owns a bakery and makes the best treats in town. literally everyone goes there, has a great time and has great respect for her.

well, one day she revealed that she suffers from a non aids related illness and gets treated with medical marijuana daily. would this affect you opinion of her and her bakery?

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  • danigirldanigirl Posts: 59Registered Users
    this wouldn't affect my opinion of her, nor would it change my behavior.
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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    No, it wouldn't affect my patronage or my esteem of her; hopefully I'd up my compassion. I'm pretty much against illegal substances because they are usually illegal for a good reason. As long as she's smoking it legally, I'd be more concerned about her health condition than about what her doctors chose to use to treat her symptoms/pain.

    I guess I wouldn't want her smoking it in the bakery, but I get disgusted seeing anyone smoking while they cook -ugh! :x
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    danigirl wrote:
    this wouldn't affect my opinion of her, nor would it change my behavior.

    Exactly.
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  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    danigirl wrote:
    this wouldn't affect my opinion of her, nor would it change my behavior.

    Exactly.

    Yep. Personally I think that it should be legal - it would certainly leave them to worry about more important things.
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  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    PartyHair wrote:
    danigirl wrote:
    this wouldn't affect my opinion of her, nor would it change my behavior.

    Exactly.

    Yep. Personally I think that it should be legal - it would certainly leave them to worry about more important things.

    them who?
  • StephSStephS Posts: 352Registered Users
    The gub'ment.
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    StephS wrote:
    The gub'ment.

    i have an idea. lets vote 'them' out and 'us' in. :idea:
  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    I'll vote for you guys!
  • StephSStephS Posts: 352Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:
    StephS wrote:
    The gub'ment.

    i have an idea. lets vote 'them' out and 'us' in. :idea:

    Like THAT works.
  • mangomango Posts: 60Registered Users
    I said I would go there more often! I dont see what the big deal is with marijuana to be honest... In Barcelona we could grow the stuff on our balcony, legally. Its not as bad as alchohol!
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  • ScaryCurlScaryCurl Posts: 138Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    No, it wouldn't affect my patronage or my esteem of her; hopefully I'd up my compassion. I'm pretty much against illegal substances because they are usually illegal for a good reason. As long as she's smoking it legally, I'd be more concerned about her health condition than about what her doctors chose to use to treat her symptoms/pain.


    Many people are under the misconception that marijuana or THC is not lega for mecinal reasons, but it is. It does come in the pill form called Marinol. I have read studies on it that say the patient's who have used actual "pot" get better results even baked in cookies than in the lab created Marinol.

    My opinion of this lady wouldn't change at all even if I found out she was smoking it for relief as long as it wasn't around my muffin. I just cannot comprehend why marijuana is illegal even for recreation (not that I would do it if it was) and alcohol is. Marijuana is not addicting, no one has ever died from marijuana overdose, the there are several medical benefits such as relieving ocular pressure in patient's with glaucoma, nausea after chemotherapy, pain relief, an antianxiolytic agent, plus it also gives AIDS and cancer patients a desire to eat, which they desperately need to promote healing and boost immunities. There is not one benefit whatsoever to alcohol other than recreation. Also, when did you ever see someone "stoned" pick a fight? Marijuana calms most people while alcohol can make some people much more aggressive.

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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    I would openly support her. If she was secretly baking it into her goods, that'd be a completely different issue and I'm not sure if you were insinuating that was the case. Why would she want to waste money putting it in her baked goods anyway?

    That's some good info, ScaryCurl.

    I think marijuana should be legalized. However, I do know some people who seem to be addicted to it. Science says it is not possible but I believe I have witnessed it, even if it is psychological and not physical. Two of my friends have smoked at least once every day for many years (give or take a day here and there of course). If they miss a day, they do not feel like themselves. They need it to feel "normal." They've both wanted to stop and tried to stop, only to return to their habit. That sounds like addiciton to me. The trouble it causes in their lives may be more subtle than if they were abusing alcohol or cocaine, but I still think they would be better off getting help and quitting altogether and I hope that they do someday. Smoking anything regularly over time is bad news for your lungs, your heart, etc...
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I am against the legalization of marijuana (other than for medical reasons IF it can be proven that there are benefits that cannot be obtained any other way than actually smoking marijuana, and IF it can be prescribed by doctors. There have not been enough clinical studies because it is illegal, so that's a vicious cycle.) I know many people who are psychologically and physically addicted to marijuana. Stoned drivers are a hazard on the roads. I know parents whose use of marijuana impedes their judgment and decision making process as parents. It has also been linked to increased mental health issues such as schizophrenia. And it has been linked to decreased motivation and mental alertness.

    That being said, I wouldn't change my mind about the woman in the bakery and would still shop from her, since I do talk to many other people who use pot recreationally already.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    I am against the legalization of marijuana (other than for medical reasons IF it can be proven that there are benefits that cannot be obtained any other way than actually smoking marijuana, and IF it can be prescribed by doctors. There have not been enough clinical studies because it is illegal, so that's a vicious cycle.) I know many people who are psychologically and physically addicted to marijuana. Stoned drivers are a hazard on the roads. I know parents whose use of marijuana impedes their judgment and decision making process as parents. It has also been linked to increased mental health issues such as schizophrenia. And it has been linked to decreased motivation and mental alertness.

    That being said, I wouldn't change my mind about the woman in the bakery and would still shop from her, since I do talk to many other people who use pot recreationally already.

    I agree with you about the dangers of this drug, but I still think it'd be better if it were legal. I'm not sure what the situation is like in Canada, but there is the whole Rockefeller Drug Laws/imprisonment issue here-- most people who are in prison (predominately Black males) are there because of minor possession charges-- not even necessarily dealers, but men with just a personal stash on them. I think the good it would do to not have Black men criminalized outweighs the fact of people having easier access. Even though it is illegal, it is very easy to get so I do not think there would be any significant increases in its use. (Look at Prohibition with alcohol-- that didn't work and alcohol is a more immediately dangerous drug than pot.) And it would be a lot safer if it were regulated, as it could not be contaminated with other drugs and toxic chemicals as so much pot is. But I may have veered off topic a bit; sorry.
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  • ScaryCurlScaryCurl Posts: 138Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    Why would she want to waste money putting it in her baked goods anyway?

    I was referring to a woman I know who sautees it into what she calls cannaba-butter and then makes cookies. She then gives freezes them and gives her father one on the way to his chemo treatment and two on the way home. I wasn't referring to the bakery lady.
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  • ScaryCurlScaryCurl Posts: 138Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    I am against the legalization of marijuana (other than for medical reasons IF it can be proven that there are benefits that cannot be obtained any other way than actually smoking marijuana, and IF it can be prescribed by doctors. There have not been enough clinical studies because it is illegal, so that's a vicious cycle.)

    Actually, Amneris there have been more than enough clinical studies to prove the benefits of THC, hence Marinol, which is FDA approved, just marijuana in a pill form. Most patients find smoking it more effective because they receive the results much faster and they are stronger and last longer.
    Amneris wrote:
    I know many people who are psychologically and physically addicted to marijuana. Stoned drivers are a hazard on the roads. I know parents whose use of marijuana impedes their judgment and decision making process as parents. It has also been linked to increased mental health issues such as schizophrenia. And it has been linked to decreased motivation and mental alertness.

    I have done tons of research on marijuana and every article said that it is definitely NOT physically addicting. Psychological addictions can feel like physical ones, but you can become psychologically addicted to anything, i.e. sex, gambling, video games, the internet, etc. As far as stoned drivers go, there are many prescription drugs, i.e. Percocet, Vicodin, Valium, Xanax, that can also impair driving, impede judgment, and impair decision making. Vicodin caused mental health issues with me. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was on Vicodin all last winter because of a bulging disk in my C-spine. The Vicodin sent me into the deepest state of depression to the point where I cried constantly and damn near became suicidal. I went to a counselor and she asked me if I was on a narcotic. Her question surprised me and of course I told her yes. She actually said that 75% of chronic pain patients on narcotics were depressed. I immediately weaned myself off and my depression went away immediately.

    The prescription drugs I mentioned above and alcohol also are linked to decreased motivation and mental alertness. Do you think alcohol should be made illegal? It is highly addictive, causes numerous deaths a year, destroys brain cells, as well as other organs, and not to mention the innocent people that die in car accidents by drunk drivers. Out of curiosity (and I'm not picking on you;), do you drink alcohol?

    Ironically did you know that nicotine increases memory and mental sharpness? :wink:
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Medicinal marijuana is legal in Washington, and that's good enough for me. It's ridiculous that the federal government can still prosecute. :x
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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    As I stated earlier, I don't have a problem with patients taking marijuana legally. I don't care what form they take it in. Just like any other drug, it should be prescribed carefully while weighing out pros and cons, and a dosage should be prescribed.

    Scarycurl, there is lots of research that says that marijuana is harmful. Depending on what you're looking for, though, you can usually find research to support the side you believe in. I guess that's why I like the fact that this potentially harmful substance, as well as alcohol and cigarettes, is regulated by the government in consultation with doctors, and after review of lots of research. I'm sure there are ulterior motives to the government "protecting" us from certain things, but I'm all for this ban, whatever the motives.

    The Bible even speaks of medicinal purposes for wine (Paul suggesting it to Timothy and Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan). I don't care for wine so I don't drink it, though. Today, there is research to show health benefits of controlled intake, as well as research to show health risks to excessive use.

    My thoughts toward any type of drug (even Tylenol) is that a drug should be used responsibly and sparingly - meaning only when necessary. I don't consider alcohol to be a drug, but I do think that it can be dangerous, so I think it should be used responsibly and sparingly, as well. Moderation for most things is fine. The problem comes in when you're ingesting something that impairs your ability to make rational decisions of when enough is enough. Both alcohol and drugs can be dangerous in this regard.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    I'm not sure what the situation is like in Canada, but there is the whole Rockefeller Drug Laws/imprisonment issue here-- most people who are in prison (predominately Black males) are there because of minor possession charges-- not even necessarily dealers, but men with just a personal stash on them. I think the good it would do to not have Black men criminalized outweighs the fact of people having easier access.

    I agree with this. In Canada I believe if you are caught with below a certain amount of marijuana it is considered to be for personal use and you have to go to court and pay a fine but you don't get a criminal record or jail time. I am fine with that - I agree that a lot of people are getting thrown in jail which ruins their lives and costs the taxpayer money and that as usual it is disproportionately minorities who bear the brunt of that. (There are also Rastafarians who smoke because of their religion - in the Caribbean (where ganja grows wild) they are VERY strict about it, but I think Rastas using herb for themselves are sometimes not prosecuted due to religious freedom, and I can understand that.) If that is legalization, and it comes with a lot of education about the dangers of marijuana, I can live with that, but I don't want to see us become like the Netherlands with pot being sold openly in coffee shops and so on.

    I also think marijuana has more adverse effects on the Black community than on others. We are already stereotyped as being a bunch of pot heads. I can't tell you how many people have asked me to get them some weed, and every time I go to the Caribbean some smart ass wants me to bring it back. My two cousins were Ivy League scholars with bright futures until they became Rastas and started smoking - one was shot and one is basically a shell of his former self, unemployed and periodically homeless. I know MANY parents who are neglectful of their children and unmotivated in work and school because they would rather smoke. Maybe the people I know are not statistically representative, but seeing their lives fall apart has made me very wary of marijuana and how it affects our community.

    ScaryCurl wrote:
    Psychological addictions can feel like physical ones, but you can become psychologically addicted to anything, i.e. sex, gambling, video games, the internet, etc.

    You're right - gambling and internet porn addictions are serious as well, and I am against state-sponsored gambling. In Canada, it is mainly aboriginals and poor folk who are addicted to the VLT machines and it is very sad.


    ScaryCurl wrote:
    Do you think alcohol should be made illegal?

    No I don't, and yes, I do drink alcohol pretty much every day (responsibly - one glass of red wine with dinner usually and sometimes a cocktail or two on the weekend.)
    I don't see alcohol as the same as marijuana - for one thing, wine to me is a gift from God and something that Jesus drank and blessed. Yes, alcohol can be used irresponsibly, but the vast majority of people who drink it are not alcoholics or drunk drivers. I think more marijuana users are negatively affected by marijuana. I also think cigarettes should be illegal due to the health risks. (Marijuana also has a cancer risk. Alcohol doesn't and may even have health benefits.)
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    Stoned drivers are a hazard on the roads.

    Yeah, watch out for those drivers going 20 mph under the speed limit who put their turn signal on a half mile too early. :lol:

    All kidding aside, I have no issues with legalizing pot. It is less dangerous than alcohol and it is not physically addictive. It can help people medically to boot, so I am all for it.

    My friend's dad went through the horrors of chemo, was dropping the pounds and felt like crap all day and night. This was a straight up former Marine, never touched a drug in his life kind of guy, but started smoking pot to ease the pain of chemo. He said his appetite came back, he stopped losing weight, and it just made him feel better for a little while. I can't imagine supporting the illegality of marijuana after seeing how it can help a very ill person. It made the last six months of his life more bearable, and I can't imagine taking that away from someone.
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    I guess that's why I like the fact that this potentially harmful substance, as well as alcohol and cigarettes, is regulated by the government in consultation with doctors, and after review of lots of research.

    The problem is it's not regulated by the government in consultation with doctors and after the review of lots of research. Research is not funded. The federal govenrment can prosecute people who were prescribed marijuana by their doctors in accordance with state law.
    I believe marijuana is a powerful substance and should be used carefully and regulated. So are alcohol and tobacco. But the government marijuana policy is not based on science, medicine or the public good. It is based on the irrational panic-mongering of "the war against drugs" while countless people are harmed by tobacco and alcohol, which are legal and have VERY powerful lobbies in Washington.

    As far as the fact that marijuana is illegal being effective against its use, when I was in college before I turned 21 it was nearly impossible to get myhands on the legal alcohol. But I had access to all the pot I could ever want to smoke and then some.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    ScaryCurl wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    Why would she want to waste money putting it in her baked goods anyway?

    I was referring to a woman I know who sautees it into what she calls cannaba-butter and then makes cookies. She then gives freezes them and gives her father one on the way to his chemo treatment and two on the way home. I wasn't referring to the bakery lady.

    OK! Actually I wasn't referring to your post, but to Zmanz original question. Wasn't sure if he was trying to hint that she was adding the goods to her goods! Sorry to be confusing!

    Cannaba-butter-- that sounds yummy!
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Amneris,

    I also would not like to see pot legal here the same way it is in the Netherlands, but only sold at drug stores. Perhaps behind the counter so you have to ask the pharmacist for it.

    Scarycurl,

    I respect the information you are sharing as I know you work in the medical field. But I am wondering if the idea of psychological addiction vs. physical to marijuana is changing. Because some of the other addictions you mentioned, like sex addiction and gambling addiction, is actually a physical addiction as well as a psychological one. People actually become addicted to the chemicals released in their own brains, which are stronger than opiates and heroin! (No wonder most cross-addicted drug or alcohol addicts/sex addicts will tell you that letting go of the drugs and alcohol is easy in comparison.) Plus, I have read that marijuana is a unique drug that can act as both a depressant and a stimulant depending on the particular specimen and other substances the user has mixed it with.

    I could absolutely be wrong, but my gut tells me that pot is both psychologically and physically addictive. BUT, like many drugs, most users do not become addicted.

    All this talk about pot is kinda making me miss it. :( :lol:
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    But I am wondering if the idea of psychological addiction vs. physical to marijuana is changing. Because some of the other addictions you mentioned, like sex addiction and gambling addiction, is actually a physical addiction as well as a psychological one. People actually become addicted to the chemicals released in their own brains, which are stronger than opiates and heroin! (No wonder most cross-addicted drug or alcohol addicts/sex addicts will tell you that letting go of the drugs and alcohol is easy in comparison.)

    That's the difference, isn't it. In those cases, the chemicals are being produced by their own brains. If a gambling addict stops gambling, if a pot addict stops smoking, they are not going to feel right, they are going to be miserable, but they are not going to be physically, violently, ill. Not like someone withdrawing from heroin or alcohol. Of course the psychological component of alcohol and heroin addiction is also huge. And I understand that it is the more difficult component of addiction to overcome, long after you're physically detoxed.
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    geeky wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    But I am wondering if the idea of psychological addiction vs. physical to marijuana is changing. Because some of the other addictions you mentioned, like sex addiction and gambling addiction, is actually a physical addiction as well as a psychological one. People actually become addicted to the chemicals released in their own brains, which are stronger than opiates and heroin! (No wonder most cross-addicted drug or alcohol addicts/sex addicts will tell you that letting go of the drugs and alcohol is easy in comparison.)

    That's the difference, isn't it. In those cases, the chemicals are being produced by their own brains. If a gambling addict stops gambling, if a pot addict stops smoking, they are not going to feel right, they are going to be miserable, but they are not going to be physically, violently, ill. Not like someone withdrawing from heroin or alcohol. Of course the psychological component of alcohol and heroin addiction is also huge. And I understand that it is the more difficult component of addiction to overcome, long after you're physically detoxed.

    I think I get what you're saying. But, thing is, some sex addicts will tell you that they go through physical withdrawal symptoms-- shaking, nausea, vomiting, headaches. And why wouldn't you if your body has been overflowing with such powerful chemicals, then suddenly, none?

    But now I'm confusing my ownself! :lol: I guess my main point as far as pot goes is that, there may be no evidence to back it up now, but I suspect that it will be discovered that pot is physically as well as psychologically addictive.
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  • melloweermelloweer Posts: 2,308Registered Users
    I have no problem with it becoming legalized.....atleast in the minimum for medical reasons and they shouldn't be alloweed to prosecute.

    I smoke it.

    It's not physically addicting like cigarettes. If I didn't smoke any more I would not go through physical withdrawls. I would go through mind cravings though because it's a relaxer for me at the end of the day.

    The do have one small problem with it being legalized. Stupid people. Stupid ppl would ruin it for all of us responsible smokers. I don't think you should be smoking it and driving....just like alchohol or prescription meds. If people could be responsible then it'd work out just fine but sadly the stupid people would ruin it for us.

    I have 2 children. I keep my stuff locked up in a safe which is put in my closet...hidden and way to high for my kids to reach. I never NEVER NEVER smoke any until evening time, and I always check on my children first to see if they are asleep. If there was ever some type of conflict about it the weed would be gone in a heartbeat.

    Regardless of alchohol or weed or whatever you have to be responsible in the end.
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Smoking it works for some people, sure (But I still worry about the health of people who keep it up on a daily basis for years). But that still doesn't convince me that it is not physically addicting for some others. I am stuck on this point! I just think that addiction research is spotty and has a long way to go.
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  • StephSStephS Posts: 352Registered Users
    A big fat WORD to both geeky and mellower.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    melloweer wrote:
    I have 2 children. I keep my stuff locked up in a safe which is put in my closet...hidden and way to high for my kids to reach. I never NEVER NEVER smoke any until evening time, and I always check on my children first to see if they are asleep. If there was ever some type of conflict about it the weed would be gone in a heartbeat.

    I appreciate that you are trying to be responsible about it, and I am not picking on you specifically, but look how many people swear they keep their guns locked up and their kids still get hold of them.

    Kids wake up at night. Kids are aware of a lot more things that their parents do than they are given credit for. Look how many parents are surprised by their kids while having sex.

    Also, NOT saying you personally are an addict, but most addicts will swear they could quit anytime if they wanted or that their addiction doesn't affect with their life/job/family and if it did, they would quit. If a person HAS to have pot or a drink or watch porn or whatever to sleep or relax or feel good, even when they have children, there could be a problem.

    You may very well be in control of your situation, and if so, good for you, but I know people who started out saying what you are saying, not smoking around their kids and so on, and now they smoke all the time, in front of the kids, at work, wherever. I guess that's what you mean by "stupid people" - but unfortunately there are no guarantees that a pot smoker will be as safe as you, or that if they are currently as safe as you, that they will stay that way. Marijuana use can't be legislated on a case to case basis based on how responsible each user is, so I think it is better to err on the side of caution.

    Terminally ill people in chronic pain are obviously a separate issue. However, street pot is often cut with dangerous substances or can be too potent, so I think for medicinal purposes, safe, controlled pot should be grown and distributed. I also know a guy whose brother died of cancer at age 19 - very sad - who had medical marijuana. This guy and their two brother bought the pot and smoked some themselves and are now irresponsible addicts - the trauma of losing their brother didn't help, of course. I therefore think medicinal marijuana should be clearly regulated, and while it is illegal, it can't be. I also think it should be very clear what conditions it can be used for. I know people who smoke medicinal marijuana for things like headaches, PMS or cramps and depression, which are better managed with other methods and I don't think require marijuana, or are just excuses to smoke anyway. There should be a list of specific conditions that medical marijuana is to be used for with a doctors' certificate.
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  • bouncebounce Posts: 297Registered Users
    It effects everyone differently and therefore, has to be managed. The bad apples ruin it for the whole bunch.

    Just like anything - fatty foods, cig smoking, alchol, serious drugs, gambling, internet, etc. etc. - everyone will respond differently.

    I respond to it just fine, and I know exactly where it's coming from (the harvesting that is). As for the kid issue, I'm not sure how we'll handle it just yet. I really need to get to know these phantom children before making a blanket statement. I do know that I don't plan to fire up a bowl in front of my children.

    I'm all for medicinal marijuana, especially in chemo circumstances. It's all about quality of life.
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