Marijuana is illegal,
March 31, 2001 1:42 PM   Subscribe

Marijuana is illegal, and you can get into serious trouble if caught with it. You can even go to jail for it longer than if you were to kill your own wife. So, just ignore the study in this link.
posted by SexyParapalegic (12 comments total)
Right, it won't kill you, but it will make you really, really stupid if you habitually use it.
posted by Chairman_MaoXian at 2:46 PM on March 31, 2001

That's implying you weren't stupid to begin with.
posted by SpecialK at 3:25 PM on March 31, 2001

I never could understand why those people who assume, and probably correctly, that pot does not cause serious injury etc never focus on the fact that it probably causes lung cancer since it is inhaled and rather rough stuff held within the lung for as long as possible. Does not cause death? maybe it doesn't. But I would check lungs every so often if I used it a lot.
posted by Postroad at 3:43 PM on March 31, 2001

I think the article makes a great point with regard to driving. If we would just come to terms with the fact that people are going to use it, then we could go ahead with common-sense steps to educate the public about the dangers of driving under the influence. Ultimately, this would help more people than the current scare-tactic approach.
posted by gimli at 4:19 PM on March 31, 2001

it wont kill you, it may well give you lung cancer, it wont make you drive as bad as a drunk person, but it might confuse you at intersections, it wont make you say embarrassing things at your cousin's wedding like alcohol will, but it will make you flunk maths, you won't smoke a packet of them a day, but it is illegal, and it is a little foolish, and so is liquor, and so is tobacco.

we don't need studies to tell us what is common sense. we need reeducation programs for those still living under the dillusions of reefer madness propaganda.
posted by titboy at 9:49 PM on March 31, 2001

Smoking marijuana won't make you stupid. It just makes already stupid people stupider.
It will, though, give you an uncontrollable desire for Moose Tracks ice cream.
posted by brittney at 9:58 PM on March 31, 2001

Legalize pot now.

posted by lagado at 11:08 PM on March 31, 2001

I caught a great ad on TV the other night. It made for a good reminder that the health effects of marijuana use have absolutely no relationship to it's illegality.
posted by snakey at 12:23 PM on April 2, 2001

Smoking marijuana ... will ... give you an uncontrollable desire for Moose Tracks ice cream.

Pity those poor stoners who smoked pot before Moose Tracks ice cream existed! All that craving and nothing to satisfy it -- in fact, it must have utterly mystified them what they were actually craving.
posted by kindall at 12:38 PM on April 2, 2001

"...and remember that marijuana can easily lead you into situations of risky sex.''

Damn, I smoked lots of pot in college and never got any risky sex. Other people got all the fun.
posted by Loudmax at 1:17 PM on April 2, 2001

Craving? Food Brick.

(read the whole dang thing to get the joke... it'll be worth it, trust me.)
posted by SpecialK at 1:18 PM on April 2, 2001

Marijuana is bad. Alcohol is bad. Both warp your ability to reason and perceive reality. Anyone who would *willingly* do that to themselves is truly to be pitied. The reason it's illegal is that society needs to put a "Don't Do This!" label on things that are, basically, BAD for said society.

Having said that - if you do it in the privacy of your own home, and you don't have children, and you lock the doors so that you can't get out...have a ball. Just don't pretend that you're "cooler" than straight (non-drug using) people, because you're not.
posted by davidmsc at 3:03 PM on April 5, 2002

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