dunno001 said:
sapphi_snake said:

Nope. It does not. Read what Chocoloco posted. There has never been a recorded case of someone ODing from marijuana. Alcohol is more dangerous in this regard.

Not going by 2009 numbers. (Chocoloco's source admits to a copyright 2008.) Per DAWN's fact sheets, more people had emergency visits than from alcohol alone. (Alcohol, when mixed with other things, has a higher number summated, but part of that is attributable to interactions.) In fact, in 2009, the only solo-use drug with more emergency visits was cocaine.

Source: https://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/data/report.asp?f=Nation/AllMA/Nation_2009_AllMA_Tox_Confirmed_Drugs

It's not as "safe" a drug as people are trying to make it out to be...

I think you don't understand what ODing means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_overdose

It's impossible to OD from marijuana. The table you liked doesn't say much. Those were probably cases of people who had smoked marijuana and then had a household accident, like tripping down the stairs.



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Depends. Coming from Brooklyn, it's everywhere around you and nowhere at the same time. Once you meet one person who does it, suddenly you look at everyone you know twice and realize that it influences everyone, whether they do it or not. But if you don't surround yourself around it, then it seems as if it doesn't exist. Personally it depends on the mood/time, but it's definitely not a habit, for myself.



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I don't understand what some people have against pot users. Maybe there are some bad cases but most people around me who smoke pot seem to be doing fine. I myself am surfing through university, make lots of music and enjoy travelling the world. There isn't much I am actually bad at as well and I would certainly not blame pot for the bad habits I have. I think pot even made me a better person. I just like to explore everything the world has to offer me. Since I was a little child I was interested in drugs. That's also why I occasionally use other drugs (mainly trip related). This is not because I started doing pot. I'm sure that if pot didn't exist I still would have tried other drugs. I just seem to be such a kind of person. I'm glad I am, whatever other people may be thinking about me. But that's just it, everybody who knows me doesn't really mind. Some (mainly my family) just prefer not to see me while I am high and that's fine by me. But they still know I use and don't condemn me over it. But hey maybe I am deluded and am just lying to myself right??


To the pot users here: Does anybody have experience with vaporizers here, if so what do you think about them? I myself am truly in love with them. It's healthy, tastes great and you get properly stoned. It's even cost efficient because it takes at least 3 times less weed to get about the same effect. Although I even think the effect is better, somehow it feels more clean, more pure.



twesterm said:
Smoking pot is one of the dumber things you can do with your time.

I had a friend who had everything going for him. He had a cool girlfriend, he had a nearly full ride at SMU, had a lot of good friends, and things were just generally going well for him. Then he had another friend that was just a giant pot head and got him started smoking pot.

He started by saying it wasn't actually bad, it's legal in other places, and every other excuse pot heads tell themselves to make it alright but they really know it's dumb as shit. After that he started losing friends, lost a lot of his scholarships, lost the girlfriend, and had to drop out of school.

Since then he's moved to all other sorts of drugs but pot what is really started it all for him and ruined his life. That's kind of the short story of it but you get the idea.

I'm sorry, but people who smoke pot are just morons. They sit there and tell themselves that they aren't going to do any real drugs or they aren't hurting themselves but lets see them five years down the line. What other drugs have you done? How much money have you wasted? How many friends have you lost? How many opportunities have you lost?

Sorry for the rant but this is one of those sensitive issues. People who smoke pot are just fucking stupid and the people that sit there and tell themselves they're cool because they aren't pot heads are even bigger idiots.

 

As anything in life, its the extreme that cause problem. Do you really think everyone that smoke marijuana also takes other drugs or arent able to work?  Personally, I know plenty of people in their 20s-30s that stick with marijuana, have good jobs, friends and family. I do know other people in high school who started with marijuana then became addict to harder drugs, but this is the minority.

 

On topic, usually with a vaporizer 2-3 hours before going to bed. I dont like to smoke during the day because I get too sleepy and lethargic. Its really to relax later in the evening and sleep well, it helps a lot when im stressed at work. I dont think its specifically good for my brain, but I do think its better then having a hard time to get to sleep. Strangely, if I wouldnt work, I would smoke less lol. Compensatory mechanisms as we say.



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dunno001 said:
sapphi_snake said:

Nope. It does not. Read what Chocoloco posted. There has never been a recorded case of someone ODing from marijuana. Alcohol is more dangerous in this regard.

Not going by 2009 numbers. (Chocoloco's source admits to a copyright 2008.) Per DAWN's fact sheets, more people had emergency visits than from alcohol alone. (Alcohol, when mixed with other things, has a higher number summated, but part of that is attributable to interactions.) In fact, in 2009, the only solo-use drug with more emergency visits was cocaine.

Source: https://dawninfo.samhsa.gov/data/report.asp?f=Nation/AllMA/Nation_2009_AllMA_Tox_Confirmed_Drugs

It's not as "safe" a drug as people are trying to make it out to be...

Sorry Dunno, I have more information. I will say that the potency of the THC in the experiments mentioned were relatively low, but your not going to win an arguement against this considering I have done a lot of research on marijuana in college and even took a class on cannabis at my university. Just knowing about the drug is a great interest of mine since I care more about legalizing the drug than actually using it myself.

http://www.druglibrary.org/Schaffer/library/mj_overdose.htm

According to which US Government authority you want to believe, the lethal dose of marijuana is either about one-third your body weight, or about 1,500 pounds, consumed all at once.

The non-fatal consumption of 3000 mg/kg A THC by the dog and monkey would be comparable to a 154-pound human eating approximately 46 pounds (21 kilograms) of 1%-marihuana or 10 pounds of 5% hashish at one time. In addition, 92 mg/kg THC intravenously produced no fatalities in monkeys. These doses would be comparable to a 154-pound human smoking at one time almost three pounds (1.28 kg) of 1%-marihuana or 250,000 times the usual smoked dose and over a million times the minimal effective dose assuming 50% destruction of the THC by smoking.

4. Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality.

d21lewis said:

Dude, I remember seeing that on TV as a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons.Thanks for the trip down memory lane!!



chocoloco said:
Tony_Stark said:
chocoloco said:
Tony_Stark said:
sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:
Chroniczaaa said:

Funny, Since noone has ever died from marijuanna right, or ever been hurt by it. Also when you snitched out the kid, that was the weakest thing I've ever read on this site.

NOBODY? I know for a fact that's false. There are very few things that can truely say that nobody has died from them. Even water has caused a fair number of deaths, despite our bodies being a majority water. In fact, not too long ago, there was a fatal car accident in this area where it was found that the at-fault driver was high. If he were drunk, it would be blamed on alcohol, so I see no reason to not say this was the fault of marijuana.

As for the second part, I don't care if you think it was weak. Because of what I do, I did what I was legally required to do. As I said in a prior post, I will not risk becoming an accessory to their illegal action. Perhaps if it was your life or job on the line, you'd think differently about it- after all, mine was.

When he said that no one has ever died from marijuana, I think he was talking about the fact that you can't really OD from it. It's quite stupid to blame marijuana if a guy has an accident while drunk, same way as it's stupid to blame alcohol if someone's drunk while driving. It's the person who broke the law's (driving under the influence) fault.


Ummm, yes you can.

It is not known what the lethal level of THC is that will kill a person. The human body is incapable of taking in enough for this to happen, I might look it upo again if I am ever feeling like it.


That's not what I'm saying.  I'm saying you can OD on it. ODing does not necesarily mean lethal amounts.

If your talking about anxity attacks fine I agree 100%, but it is usually called a bad trip not an overdose. The scientific definition of an overdose means death.

http://www.drug-overdose.com/marijuana.htm

Marijuana Overdose

The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the US federal government contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of marijuana by natural causes. Unlike opiates, barbiturates or amphetamines, there seems to be little risk from the use of large amounts of marijuana. When a person smokes too much they feel very tired and lie down. When people swallow large amounts of hashish, occasionally they get sick to their stomach.

 

No it doesn't.

 
Medical Dictionary

1 over·dose definition

Pronunciation:  /ˈō-vər-ˌdōs/
Function: n
:  too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent) < span=""> <>overdose  of exposure to the sunMorris Fishbein >
also :  a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug)

2 over·dose definition

Pronunciation:  /ˌō-vər-ˈdōs/
Function: vb
-dosed ; , -dos·ing ; vt :  to give an overdose or too many doses to
vi :  to take or experience an overdose —usually used with on
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overdose  o·ver·dose (ō'vər-dōs')
n.
 An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.

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Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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"with great power, comes great responsibility."

young people will be young and try things out for themselves,i am far to old to do cakes and cookies its way to trippy

but i love a joint a movie a beer or wine with a lady,whats the problem,i know plenty of adults who smoke weed,do people really think no one successful and creative in life doesn't like a smoke in the privacy of their own home ,holland hasn't disappeared has it,

i'd tax it and clear a 3rd of the uk debt overnight,why let the gangsters have all the cash,it really is a tedious debate,we don't consider teenagers for any other laws why is it always brought up with weed,if normal working adults can handle alcohol,tobacco and what the pharmaceutical giants peddle they can handle one of natures gifts sensimelia



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Tony_Stark said:
chocoloco said:
Tony_Stark said:
chocoloco said:
Tony_Stark said:
sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:
Chroniczaaa said:

Funny, Since noone has ever died from marijuanna right, or ever been hurt by it. Also when you snitched out the kid, that was the weakest thing I've ever read on this site.

NOBODY? I know for a fact that's false. There are very few things that can truely say that nobody has died from them. Even water has caused a fair number of deaths, despite our bodies being a majority water. In fact, not too long ago, there was a fatal car accident in this area where it was found that the at-fault driver was high. If he were drunk, it would be blamed on alcohol, so I see no reason to not say this was the fault of marijuana.

As for the second part, I don't care if you think it was weak. Because of what I do, I did what I was legally required to do. As I said in a prior post, I will not risk becoming an accessory to their illegal action. Perhaps if it was your life or job on the line, you'd think differently about it- after all, mine was.

When he said that no one has ever died from marijuana, I think he was talking about the fact that you can't really OD from it. It's quite stupid to blame marijuana if a guy has an accident while drunk, same way as it's stupid to blame alcohol if someone's drunk while driving. It's the person who broke the law's (driving under the influence) fault.


Ummm, yes you can.

It is not known what the lethal level of THC is that will kill a person. The human body is incapable of taking in enough for this to happen, I might look it upo again if I am ever feeling like it.


That's not what I'm saying.  I'm saying you can OD on it. ODing does not necesarily mean lethal amounts.

If your talking about anxity attacks fine I agree 100%, but it is usually called a bad trip not an overdose. The scientific definition of an overdose means death.

http://www.drug-overdose.com/marijuana.htm

Marijuana Overdose

The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the US federal government contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of marijuana by natural causes. Unlike opiates, barbiturates or amphetamines, there seems to be little risk from the use of large amounts of marijuana. When a person smokes too much they feel very tired and lie down. When people swallow large amounts of hashish, occasionally they get sick to their stomach.

 

No it doesn't.

 
Medical Dictionary

1 over·dose definition

Pronunciation:  /ˈō-vər-ˌdōs/
Function: n
:  too great a dose (as of a therapeutic agent) < span=""> <>overdose  of exposure to the sunMorris Fishbein >
also :  a lethal or toxic amount (as of a drug)

2 over·dose definition

Pronunciation:  /ˌō-vər-ˈdōs/
Function: vb
-dosed ; , -dos·ing ; vt :  to give an overdose or too many doses to
vi :  to take or experience an overdose —usually used with on
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2007 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Cite This Source

overdose  o·ver·dose (ō'vər-dōs')
n.
 An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Ok so the point is not valid unless you back it up with facts. I wish you would describe what a THC/Marijuana overdose actually is because I already named an example an anxiety attack.