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THE BLUNT TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA: Five Facts Parents Must Know
Black Entertainment EURweb ^ | September 30, 2005 | National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

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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I don't like any of the recreational drugs or their worshippers because this just plain and simply weakens our people and country IMO. We need family, work and maybe even oil to fuel this engine of Democracy, we sure as hell never needed recreational drugs.

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. :-)

1 posted on 09/30/2005 11:34:01 AM PDT by A CA Guy
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To: A CA Guy

Be ready for the flames coming your way that will portray you as a Storm Trooper, Facist and the like....


2 posted on 09/30/2005 11:36:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: A CA Guy
And we'll get the job done, even if it takes ever right, freedom, and dollar we have.

Someone, somewhere might be getting high right now!

Our founding fathers, were they here today, would demand that we use every resource available to keep that from happening. Even lies and tyranny.
3 posted on 09/30/2005 11:36:47 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: A CA Guy




Fire it up!


4 posted on 09/30/2005 11:37:16 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: A CA Guy

Wow - what merit badge are you getting for this post?


5 posted on 09/30/2005 11:37:35 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: A CA Guy

not breaking news. mods, mini zot with all you've got.


6 posted on 09/30/2005 11:37:46 AM PDT by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: A CA Guy

People have always used mind-altering substances and always will. To make criminals out of them is wrong.


7 posted on 09/30/2005 11:37:50 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: A CA Guy

Not another marijuana thread! NOOOOOOOO!!! You just ran your lawn mower over a nest of yellow jackets.


8 posted on 09/30/2005 11:38:13 AM PDT by Firefigher NC (Volunteer firefighters- standing tall, serving proud in the tradition of Ben Franklin.)
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To: A CA Guy

Thanks for posting the truth. But get ready, the anti-wod crowd will have their go at you.


9 posted on 09/30/2005 11:38:45 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush and the Gulf Coast.)
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To: A CA Guy
"False. Marijuana can cause paranoia, panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Heavy marijuana use has even been linked with increased aggression, rebelliousness and violent behavior."

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.

10 posted on 09/30/2005 11:39:20 AM PDT by T.Smith
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To: A CA Guy
I'm a libertarian but the jury in my head is still out on this issue. Both sides raise very good points. I hate the idea of being able to go to Walgreens and buying couple of joints ... but I hate the idea of drug dealers getting rich, too.
11 posted on 09/30/2005 11:40:01 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: Firefigher NC
Not another marijuana thread! NOOOOOOOO!!! You just ran your lawn mower over a nest of yellow jackets.

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!

12 posted on 09/30/2005 11:40:27 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: A CA Guy

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?


13 posted on 09/30/2005 11:40:31 AM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: mysterio

"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.


14 posted on 09/30/2005 11:40:32 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: A CA Guy

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.

/seriously though
//the cabal doesn't want any competition


15 posted on 09/30/2005 11:40:59 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: A CA Guy

"That's what I love about high school, man. I keep getting older, and the girls stay the same age..."

16 posted on 09/30/2005 11:41:22 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: A CA Guy
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.

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.

17 posted on 09/30/2005 11:41:39 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: A CA Guy

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.


18 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:04 AM PDT by English Nationalist
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To: A CA Guy

Do you know that every year thousands of American die due to marijuana overdose?


19 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:07 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: frogjerk

"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.


20 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:11 AM PDT by Firefigher NC (Volunteer firefighters- standing tall, serving proud in the tradition of Ben Franklin.)
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To: A CA Guy
Not exactly breaking news. It is NOT a conservative behavior IMO to be pushing recreational drug use.

It is NOT a conservative behavior IMO to advocate regulation and criminalization of behavior that takes place withing the privacy one's home that doesn't pose a direct theat or danger to anyone else. Personal freedom and responsibility are conservative ideas; government regulation is for liberals.

21 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:25 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: T.Smith

That's simply not true. I had at least three friends that stopped having panic attacks, anxiety, etc. after stopping marijuana use--nice try, tho!


22 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:28 AM PDT by ECM
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To: frogjerk
"Be ready for the flames coming your way that will portray you as a Storm Trooper, Fascist and the like...."

So true, another FReeper pointed out to me the the recreational drug advocates here are mostly the ones that don't like law enforcement (of which many were called up to be our troops in the war against terrorist). Not a good thing IMO, but they have the right to express their views.

24 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

"It is NOT a conservative behavior IMO to be pushing recreational drug use."

I'm a little torn on this one. I'll admit, at one time I used marijuana. I take issue with the answers to #2 and #4. Anything can be addictive to a compulsive personality. I never knew anyone who was additcted. Marijuana use can lead to depression, but users most often are just robbed of motivation. Very insidious.

One must be careful about the information used. If it's false or a half truth, it by default helps the other side.

Marijuana can be like alcohol. If used properly, it's not destructive, but it's never helpful. (I do drink by the way).

I tend to be a little more libertarian on this issue. I think the use of alcohol and drugs should be discouraged. Kids should be educated, parents should participate. But, I think it should be left to adult choice.


25 posted on 09/30/2005 11:42:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: A CA Guy

Should adult beverages be made illegal?


26 posted on 09/30/2005 11:44:24 AM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: A CA Guy; headsonpikes; Know your rights; jmc813
Among kids who use drugs, approximately 60 percent use marijuana only.

So much for the "Gateway" Theory.

27 posted on 09/30/2005 11:44:41 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: A CA Guy

So I assume you believe everyone should abstain from cigarettes and alcohol too? After all, they are recreational drugs but certainly not illegal.

I've actually found people who are high to be significantly less annoying and less of a problem than people who are drunk. And this is someone who's on his 8th semester of living on a college campus. As long as you don't do it in my presence, and are doing it of your own free will, I really can't be convinced I should give a damn.

Criminalization is not, nor has it ever been, a solution, to recreational drugs.


28 posted on 09/30/2005 11:44:41 AM PDT by mjwise
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To: Lexington Green

Your post probably seems funnier to you now than it will when you're sober.


29 posted on 09/30/2005 11:45:00 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: frogjerk
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!

Don't forget to add the Masons and the Methodists.

30 posted on 09/30/2005 11:45:01 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush and the Gulf Coast.)
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To: Labyrinthos

No!!! We MUST control the habits of others until they match our own habits and beliefs! The founding fathers would insist that we stop drug use now!


31 posted on 09/30/2005 11:45:38 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: george wythe

Do you have a source for that statement?


32 posted on 09/30/2005 11:45:49 AM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

I posted that I hate having to be detrimented by those who are irresponsible with their drug use.

If we once again establish personal responsibility, I won't be pro-wod. However, as long as I have to pay through taxes, et al, for the misuse of idiots, I am pro-wot.


33 posted on 09/30/2005 11:46:16 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: Sir Gawain

it allows you to get in touch with your feminine side.

My wife is addicted to chocolate. HAS to have it every day. 5'6", 105lbs. (Russian) It's worse than mj, I tell ya..


34 posted on 09/30/2005 11:46:39 AM PDT by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

I posted that I hate having to be detrimented by those who are irresponsible with their drug use.

If we once again establish personal responsibility, I won't be pro-wod. However, as long as I have to pay through taxes, et al, for the misuse of idiots, I am pro-wod.


I meant woD.


35 posted on 09/30/2005 11:46:40 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: frogjerk
"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!"

Good idea. How about this: The Civil War had nothing to do with slavery. It was triggered by regional tensions over who would control the burgeoning marijuana trade. Lincoln's stovepipe hat doubled as a bong. After the War, in a show of defiance, Confederate battle flags were made from hemp.
36 posted on 09/30/2005 11:46:44 AM PDT by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: Rutles4Ever; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Sam's Army

(Hey guys, you wanna see flames?  Watch this!)

I found a membership card and some literature for the Libertarian Party in my son's room (he's 4).  Is this an indicator of marijuana use?

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

37 posted on 09/30/2005 11:47:06 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: A CA Guy

'Blunt' truth. That's kind of a funny headline. Wonder if it's intentional?


38 posted on 09/30/2005 11:47:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the administrator.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

"This country, it was founded by people who were aliens,
man. George Washington, man, he was in a cult, a
cult of aliens, man. You didn't know about this, man?
Oh man, they were way into that stuff."

39 posted on 09/30/2005 11:47:26 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Stuck on Genius)
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To: A CA Guy

I think dope smokers are all open source developers who secretly write email trojans on their Mac's while watching porn on their TV..they probably like the Yankees too ;)


40 posted on 09/30/2005 11:47:47 AM PDT by conservonator (Pray for those suffering)
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To: A CA Guy
What are the effects of pouring drain cleaner into ones nostrils?

Should we enact a new level of law enforcement to prevent such behavior?

The whole debate boils down to if the people are responsible for a limited government, or should the government be responsible for everyones actions?

Pot use is just as stupid as pouring drain cleaner in ones nostrils. I don't give a damn if someone chooses to, when the alternative is a police state. Those who make their living working for the police state will disagree, but what the hell, it's a heck of a gravy train.

41 posted on 09/30/2005 11:48:26 AM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Smoking Pot leads to Micro$oft Abuse!

42 posted on 09/30/2005 11:49:32 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Airborne1986
Lincoln's stovepipe hat doubled as a bong. After the War, in a show of defiance, Confederate battle flags were made from hemp.

He He He...good one!

43 posted on 09/30/2005 11:50:40 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: A CA Guy
Marijuana has the benefit of not causing people to become belligerent the way alcohol does.
44 posted on 09/30/2005 11:50:50 AM PDT by Moral Hazard ("Now therefore kill every male among the little ones" - Numbers 31:17)
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To: Wolfie

It is a gateway to tobacco use. No doubt about that.


45 posted on 09/30/2005 11:51:04 AM PDT by MarxSux
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To: Owl_Eagle
How To Make Enemies and Piss Off People by Owl_Eagle
46 posted on 09/30/2005 11:51:08 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Sir Gawain

We seem unwilling to prevent people's homes from burning down or vanishing underneath a sea of excrement........but we're unbelievably great at chasing after teenagers who carry a joint in their pocket......are we totally insane, or what?


47 posted on 09/30/2005 11:51:16 AM PDT by katya8
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To: MarxSux

It's definitely a gateway to junk-food addiction and abuse


48 posted on 09/30/2005 11:52:45 AM PDT by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: A CA Guy

LONG HAIRED DUDE:"Dude, how come none of our amigos can't ever get to the protest on time? This is sooooo Bogus!"

49 posted on 09/30/2005 11:52:54 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: A CA Guy
You will not reduce the use of recreational substances by lying about them. It has already been tried and the result was loss of credibility for those who tried it and in all likeihood an increase in youthful use.


50 posted on 09/30/2005 11:54:07 AM PDT by Protagoras (Call it what it is, partial delivery murder)
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