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Anonymous
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has anybody smoked marijuana?.
how is it?.
i am planning to smoke for july 4th holiday :roll:
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Marijuana is bad for you, in the same sense that any "recreational" drugs are bad for you, including alcohol, or tobacco products. (Bad in the sense that they all produce side-effects that are harmful to your body.)
That being said, it's no worse for you than alcohol or tobacco in terms of health effects. On the one hand, smoking it can cause cancer and emphysema just like cigarettes, and the risk is actually higher because usually the smoke is not as filtered. Side effects of long term use are similar to alcohol - depression , addiction, paranoia, loss of motivation, etc. On the other hand, short term use rarely causes any major long term consequences. Also, there have never been any reported cases of marijuana overdose, whereas it's actually fairly easy to drink enough alcohol to end up dead.
That being said, the "high" you get from marijuana is different from being drunk, and I will admit I found it "fun" when I was in high school. It can either be a mellowing high, or quasi-hallucinogenic, depending on how much you smoke. I believe in personal choice, so if you want to smoke pot, and are aware of the risks, go for it.
One last point : people take recreational drugs because they are trying to medicate themselves. They may not even be aware of why they are doing so, but they are missing "something" in their life, either bio-chemically or psychologically, so they seek out drugs as a coping mechanism. For some people, being "sober" is too painful, and drugs offer an escape. (For some people food can fill this role.) Someone totally plugged into the here-and-now and actually happy with life wouldn't ever feel the need to use drugs. That's true, but it's also a rare case, which I think points to a larger problem either with our diet, or our culture.
That being said, in my ideal world, marijuana would be legal. But, no one would use it.
That's my humble opinion.
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Originally posted by <tRUTH>:
it's actually fairly easy to drink enough alcohol to end up dead.

I cannot agree more! If you are a beginner, I suggest to start from a tea spoon.
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i agree with most of the above comments. there is marijuana and then there is MARIJUANA. they are almost two different things. this killer bud you can get nowadays can have side effects of laziness and memory problems with cronic use. i smoke pot. i actually prefer low THC content(if i smoke killer bud i have trouble doing homework). it is a great anti-depressant. i believe it is also good for the imune system. it is not physically addictive and physical side effects are much less than for alcohol or tobacco(mainly because larger quantities of tobacco are smoked). i would advise high school kids to avoid it though. it can interfere with school. there has been no evidence showing smoking pot causes accidents, but take it from me, smoke enough killer bud and you shouldnt drive. smoke it if you like, but stay away from white powders though and alcohol too if you can. actually the biggest problem with smoking pot is random drug screens by employers. the pot you smoked while on vacation will show up weeks later.
almost missed the actual question. even people who used to smoke it will tell you it is a pleasant experience.
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aw guys.. I thought all dope was bad for health. and here you guys are explaining ( justifying ) the usage of dope, which for good reasons has been branded harmful and is a social out cast kinda thing..
I smoke tobbacco.. and I m still waiting to give it up.. I given it up a dozen times.. but I guess I will one day, for good.
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P.S. my advice would be.. every thing has a first time.. and just then it catches on.. so dont go dope..


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almost missed the actual question
That's one of the side effects, isn't it?


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R K Singh
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All Habits are bad... there is nothing like good habit.
till its not habbit .. and once in a while it is OK ..
But the problem is this , you dont know when it becomes habbit...
so better not to try, if you have not tried it till now. If you have tried it already then also forget it as you have tried it.
If you dont want to go then why are you asking address???
finally and strongly.. dont take it (I know some familes..)
Fire burns .. to know this you are not suppose to put your hane in fire.
Believe me, it hurts your family and your love ones.
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if you're aware of the risks and side effects and don't have an addictive personality then go for it. I used to blaze a lot when I was younger and had some really good laughs. I actually really enjoy programming when caned (apparently other people enjoy doing other arts like painting) cause it can allow you to really focus.
Saying this,
It gets boring after a while.
I have friends who have got stuck in a somewhat destrucive behaviour pattern (smoking literally every night) - they'll grow out of it eventually though.
It makes you feel tired the next morning.
As such I smoke less and less these days. the thing to remember is,

Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Sorry but this is rubbish:

: people take recreational drugs because they are trying to medicate themselves. They may not even be aware of why they are doing so, but they are missing "something" in their life, either bio-chemically or psychologically, so they seek out drugs as a coping mechanism.

People take drugs for lots of reasons, one of which is this. To say all people take drugs for this reason is not true.
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
All Habits are bad... there is nothing like good habit.

Silliest thing that I ever heard .
I have a habit of brushing my teeth twice a day.
I have a habit of making my bed evey morning.
I have a habit of drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
I have a habit of taking in nutrition every day.
I have a habit of sleeping 7 1/2 hours a night.
etc.

I broke my BAD habit of smoking cigarettes. I had to quit 17 times seriously before it stuck, but that was 15 years ago.


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What a perfect topic to spend my 2000 post on.
I smoked some Pot when I was in High School and College.
I think recreationally, on rare occasions, it is fine. I no longer smoke anymore, don't really need to.
Just don't become a pot head.
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Is it worth it? What if you get picked up? Driving while under the influence of marijuana is as serious (perhaps even more so) as driving under the influenece of alcohol. Getting caught smoking grass will get you a police record depending on your state. Do you want to have to explain that to all your prospective employers?
And why would you want to start? It's bad for you! It can cause lung and throat cancer. And for what? A few hours of feeling silly?


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Cindy Glass
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
I think recreationally, on rare occasions, it is fine.


I think for a living, on most occasions, and yes it is fine.


PS: I expect that if I ever really tried to buy some pot, I would get caught :roll: . Plus, I have an overactive guilt complex that would plaque me for ages. I can just see myself peering over my shoulder waiting for the Cops to swoop down on me . . . Nope - just not worth it.
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
Silliest thing that I ever heard

Hi Cindy
I said All habbits are bad.
I have a habit of brushing my teeth twice a day.
What if in night your toothpaste is finished ?
You might not get sleep
I have a habit of making my bed evey morning.
What if you have to sleep without bed ?
You might wake up whole night.
I have a habit of drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
I dont think it is a habbit. If it is a habbit then think what if you get only 4 glass of water ?
You might feel dizzyness whole day.
I have a habit of taking in nutrition every day.
What if you dont get nutrition for one day ?
You might feel weekness.
I have a habit of sleeping 7 1/2 hours a night.
etc.

What if you get 5 hr sleep for 3 days ?
You might not able to work properly.
For all points, if you say you have habbit, then you will feel irritated, confused and angry OR I dont know how will you react, but you wont react normal , if you wont be able to do these habbitual things.
Doing good things are not bad, but making them habbit is bad.
Habbits make person infliexible.
I think one should be flexible enough to live happily in any situtation and habbits does not allow one this flexibility.
May you never have to break these (good)habbits
and above all atleast habbit of Marijuena is bad. and always it starts from tasting so better not to taste.
[ July 02, 2002: Message edited by: Ravish Kumar ]
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Ravish, it sounds more like you are talking about an addiction, which is similar to a habit, but has negative connotations, whereas "habit" can be good or bad depending on the context.


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The subtext of this thread has been y'all's addiction to Meaningless Drivel.


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Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
The subtext of this thread has been y'all's addiction to Meaningless Drivel.

All is fine and dandy until your trusted dealer decides to throw some hallucinogens in your bag 'O fun or up the anti by lacing your goods with 'hard stuff'. Nothing like expecting to sit down with a friend to some mellow music and a quick puff of the magic dragon, then all of sudden your smoking buddy starts to melt. Then he takes on the form of Bugs Bunny and starts throwing carrots at you...etc...etc. This happened to me and opened my eyes to the fact that the health factors are the least of your worries when dealing with drugs.
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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
Ravish, it sounds more like you are talking about an addiction, which is similar to a habit, but has negative connotations, whereas "habit" can be good or bad depending on the context.

I think you are right.. I was taking habbit as addiction.
oops.... so all addictions are bad
(hope no one will have prob with this stmt)
I think I am addicted to MD, can you think last forum I visited before exam, was in MD.....
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It's funny how some people who will only eat organic foods that have been certified by 10 organic organizations will smoke marijuana. Who knows where it has been. It could have been fertilized with human feces. It could have been dried in a toxic waste dump.
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I think the organics would be ok with human feces, but the toxic waste dump is Right Out!
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
I think the organics would be ok with human feces, but the toxic waste dump is Right Out!

Really? You think it would be OK to have human feces on your pot when you handle it?
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It's organic! (Note I didn't say *I* would like this, since I don't smoke pot, with or without human feces on it.)
But someone into organic farming would be ok with this.
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So after all of this chitter chatter, did you or did you not try it over July 4th?


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i did have it on 4th and 6th.i am looking forward to have it again.
i liked the feeling.
i felt it is less harmfull than tobaco.
i think it has some kind of soothing/relaxing effect.
but funniest part was i ate lot of food (one big ice cream tin , 5 burgers , lot of chicken wings).
i think it is all right have some marijuana once in a while ( may be last week end of every month )
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Originally posted by <peru ledu>:
i felt it is less harmfull than tobaco.
And the basis for this opinion is what? Wishful thinking?
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There is a saying,
"All good things in moderation"
If you put on one of those funnel hats with a couple liters of Coca Cola dripping into your mouth 24-7 your gonna be a toothhless fool bouncing off the walls,but all us programmers know what a good thing caffeine and sugar are!As far as tobacco goes, a month this week I'm off of that ****!!, thank god, now I can live to enjoy the fruits of my labor
As far as marijuana goes, it has more bad stuff the ciggarets have in it, but luckily for the occasional user it is not addictive, well mentally it is, but that's a different story,lol.And then there is alcohol, Pop quiz kids,, What is the only substance that you can die from the withdrawel symptoms of?hmm,,??,,??Alcohol!,, Aint that great , and it is the only legal drug there is, gotta wonder about our government, the most harmfull things make them the most money so they are legal.IE,tobacco, alcohol, oil,, they are all killing the world and us, and we CAN do without them, but there is too much money to be made, guess that is how it goes. But yes, in a perfect world the herbs would be legal
 
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