Skip to comments.THE BLUNT TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA: Five Facts Parents Must Know
Posted on 09/30/2005 11:33:57 AM PDT by A CA Guy
Every day 4,700 kids try marijuana for the first time. In fact, marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug among America's youth. Unfortunately, a lot of American teens, and their parents, continue to see marijuana as harmless.
QUESTION 1: Ecstasy is more popular than marijuana among kids today. True or False?
False. Far more youth use marijuana than any other drug. Among kids who use drugs, approximately 60 percent use marijuana only.
QUESTION 2: Marijuana is not addictive. True or False?
False. Research shows that marijuana is addictive. In fact, more teens enter treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependency than for all other illegal drugs combined.
QUESTION 3: Smoking one marijuana joint is as harmful as smoking five cigarettes. True or False?
True. In fact, smoking four joints is like smoking an entire pack.
QUESTION 4: Smoking weed only makes people feel mellow. True or False?
False. Marijuana can cause paranoia, panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Heavy marijuana use has even been linked with increased aggression, rebelliousness and violent behavior.
QUESTION 5: There's not much parents can do to stop their kids from trying marijuana. True or False?
False. Research suggests that parents are the most powerful influence on their children when it comes to drugs. In fact, kids who learn about the risks of marijuana from their parents are 36 percent less likely to use it.
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It is NOT a conservative behavior IMO to be pushing recreational drug use. We can do very well without the drugs and I think Bennetts comment about crime being reduced could equally apply to the regular illegal drug users as well. :-)
Be ready for the flames coming your way that will portray you as a Storm Trooper, Facist and the like....
Fire it up!
Wow - what merit badge are you getting for this post?
not breaking news. mods, mini zot with all you've got.
People have always used mind-altering substances and always will. To make criminals out of them is wrong.
Not another marijuana thread! NOOOOOOOO!!! You just ran your lawn mower over a nest of yellow jackets.
Thanks for posting the truth. But get ready, the anti-wod crowd will have their go at you.
Correlation is not causation. Those who are prone to heavy marijuana use are also prone to aggression, rebelliousness and violence. They share a common personality type.
Excellent analogy! Why don't we just inject a little Micro$ft vs. Open Source or Evolution vs. Intelligent Design or even Yankees vs. Red Sox to really ramp things up!
Yeah, we know... and it makes young white girls have sex with colored jazz musicians.
And did you know that masturbation makes you go blind?
"Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man. "
See even Slater knows the truth about the Founding Fathers.
I'm surprised the Beer cabal hasn't gone after Merck and company over the mass introduction of anti-depressants into the mainstream of America. That stuff will flat knock out any cravings for alcohol. Yeah I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.
//the cabal doesn't want any competition
"That's what I love about high school, man. I keep getting older, and the girls stay the same age..."
False premise. MJ is no more addictive than your favorite TV show or your favorite food. Only psychologically. Anyone that says otherwise is a liar.
I've had a look at the article, and at the linked website, but I can't seem to find any citations for the research referenced.
Do you know that every year thousands of American die due to marijuana overdose?
"Excellent analogy! Why don't we just inject a little Micro$ft vs. Open Source or Evolution vs. Intelligent Design or even Yankees vs. Red Sox to really ramp things up!"
Haha, great idea. Hey everybody, evolution is a myth! Science proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the earth is exactly 6,012.5 years old! Now we got a can of worms burried in a can of worms.
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