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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Can anyone tell me the pro's and con's of smoking weed??

What damage can it do?? I really need the facts, are there long term effects/ short term effects.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As far as I have experienced(I have been doine drugs for ten years) there are no side eefects to smoking weed.Maybe a little bit of paranoia which can soon be overcome.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    AS of jet i dont know but dam i need some! Why have you just started two try it and want too know the afects of long term.

    If i die could you pretend i said somthing deep and Emotionally funny!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have kinda tried it but it didnt have an affect- so i dont think i did it right!

    My boyfriend and his friends went through a faze where they were mad on it but hes stopped now (so he says)

    I was just wondering because I've been told things about short term memory loss, and using foil on pipes can do something to you - I'm not sure what thou?? I was also told that using water or ice in a bong makes you get water in your lungs and you shouldn't do this?? I'm not sure whether to believe this as water vapour gets in your lungs anyway!!

    Please help!!!

    Cheerz <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt; still!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The following link ...
    http://www.thesite.org/drugs/the_drugs/cannabis.html

    ...gives you some information on side effects

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    In terms of health risks, there are no pro's to smoking weed unless you suffer from MS, arthritis or other condition that requires an analgesic effect.

    As for con's, there are a few. As with smoking anything else, it can be carcinogenic, increase the risk of bronchitis, reduced lung capacity etc, etc.
    There are increased risks of having to go down to the 24-hr petrol station to get loads of munchies and Rizla. Big risk of giggling for hours at something that's not very funny, staring at clouds for two hours as they drift overhead, getting bleeding-eye syndrome, and getting "right into" whatever music is on at the time.
    On the short term though, you may get "hash-guts", a condition for the newbie smoker which makes your gut ache a bit the day after.
    Over long term, there are psychological effects that can come into play, varying from a bit of paranoia to full-blown f*cked-in-the-headness.

    From personal experience I'd say occaisional users suffer few if any side-effects. But if you are a long-term, intense smoker you do put yourself at risk of physical and most importantly mental side effects, especially if mixed with other drugs.

    Only users lose drugs
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have been smoking weed for 6 years. I don't know how often i smoked back then but now i smoked at LEAST 3 joints a day. The Cons will probably outweigh the Pros just because it is illegal.

    Pros: (based on my opinions)
    - It makes you feel more relaxed
    - It's a lot safer than Cigarettes And Alcohol (im sure everyone agrees with that)
    - It makes me creative/artistic in ways. It brings you to a slightly different state of mind.

    Cons:
    - It's illegal in most countries and sometimes comes with serious fines/penalties.
    - It does causes brain damage which makes you more forgetful.
    - It can make you really stupid while you are high. Such as forgetting what you were just talking about. Or putting the milk carton in the Cabinet instead of the refrigerator. hehe So you probably wouldnt wanna be a job interview stoned (even though i have)
    - And i guess with some people.. It can impair you to operate machinery. (not I)

    But as far as overall damage.. I know people nearing 50 and have been smoking since they were 15. These are successful people working in their own business and weed does not interfere with anything they do. It is just like coming home and sipping a cold brew. Something to relax you after work, etc.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the 1st 3 years i've been smoking weed i didn't notice any problems...after a few years weed started dominating my life.
    every time when i was having a break @ work i smoked a J, done working = smoking J's whole eve long, at a time i almost never did went out anymore and lost many of my social contacts...so decided to start smoking less with it and start living a "normal" live...so now im only smoking on special occasions and i feel a lot better with it.

    ive always had a job so, it didn't make me lazy... <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol @ the milk in the cabinet thing. I put the kettle in the fridge once.....

    I used to smoke weed at a ridiculas rate..... more recently I have cut back, partly due to the fact that i got tired of running away from the police, and some of my friends got arrested. But also because I just don't seem to enjoy getting completly stoned anymore. I think it is best used the morning after you have been in a club, when you are on a come down...

    However, I have a feeling I may satrt smoking it at a stupid rate again in the near futre.....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    WELL WHERE SHALL I START....CANNIBIS...ITS FUCKIN GREAT ...A FEW SPLIFFZ A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY...ITS NEVA HURT ANYONE BESIDES ME MATE BUMBLE WHO HAD A MASSIVE WHITEY BUT THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!SMOKE IT U NO WHAT I MEAN WHAT DOES IT DO TO YA FUCK ALL....IT GIVES YOU A LAUGH IT SORTS YA PAIN OUT STOPS YA THINKIN ABOUT BOLLOX...IF YA SMOKE IT THEN FUCKIN NICE ONE...IF YA DONT THEN WELL WHAT CAN I SAY "U SAD BASTARDS U DONT NO WHAT YA MISSIN GUYS" SO LIVE IT LOVE IT N SMOKE IT............... LOVIN IT LOVIN IT LOVIN IT

    [This message has been edited by BEEZ (edited 29-08-2001).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    LOL @ the milk and kettle thing

    I came home one time when I was living with the 'rents stoned and made myself a bacon sarnie and went to bed. Next day the old man told me I must've had a good night 'cos I'd put the bacon in the kitchen drawer and the cling film in the fridge.

    D'OH!!!

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    Only users lose drugs
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hehehe bacon in the drawer thats a classic mate!

    um the only affects ive had from smokin the green is lack of concentration i lapse in that department im afraid thats smoking too much skunk me thinks!!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Weed does have its affects and you could experience the following:

    * Paranoia
    * Forgetfulness
    * Laziness
    * Mood Swings
    * Lung Damage (especially from spliffs or if you use base and not bush)

    As one of my friends once said putting it bluntly and I can second it:

    "regular and heavy use of weed basically rams your head up its own arse, you'll become lazy and can't be bothered doing things, although you might not see it your relationships and work do suffer, you'll have memory problems and difficulty in thinking, on top of that if your smoking base it will damage your lungs especially if your doing bongs and spliffs"

    .. hes right and I've experienced some of above myself, weed can stay in your system over 28 days so be careful your work doesn't do drug tests and there are arguements that because it stays in your system so long it technically makes you 'slow for a month'.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As far as I'm concerned weed is absolutely great. I'll list a few of the pros and cons. (All of these assuming you have top grade stuff- like me- coz I live next to holland <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; )Pros- If yu're actually planning on doing something after smoking there is a high chance that it will enhance the pleasure you would get from doing it (notably- nerve ending a lot more receptive, which makes for brilliant sex, but more on that in the cons), if you don't feel like doing anything, it is a great way to pass the time, though sometimes days can pass, if ur not careful. Skunk (proper weed) can give you hallucinations, which are quite fun, especially if you're walking around during the day in a safe environment (ie like your neighbourhood, where you know exactly where you are etc). It can also give you great motivation to do things after waking up from a particularly heavy night (like me now for example- *lol*) There were more, but one of the cons, is forgetfulness! It will also destroy your lungs (in my case didnt matter as I smoke anyway), and can occasionally cause slight problems during sex (like falling asleep, or lack of desire) but I feel that these are balanced out by the pros. All in all to anyone whos never tried and is hesitating- go for it- you'll become a lot more relaxed and at peace with yourself. (though from personnal point of view, bongs are destroyers of social life, so dont say you weren't warned when you realise that a year has gone by and all that happened was the progressive increase of filth in the bong water.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It isn't the effects that you should worry about. It's getting onto hard drugs after getting bored of weed that is the problem. A few of my mates at college started to do hard drugs. I could tell that they were fucking up their lives. Now about 4 of them have dropped out of college becuase of their habbits.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Justin Credible:
    "regular and heavy use of weed basically rams your head up its own arse, you'll become lazy and can't be bothered doing things, although you might not see it your relationships and work do suffer, you'll have memory problems and difficulty in thinking, on top of that if your smoking base it will damage your lungs especially if your doing bongs and spliffs".

    I've seen that happen to a guy i used to be mates with. He got really heavily into dope and ended up permanently stoned. he's become really selfish, unsociable, obnoxious and downright annoying. Much better company when not stoned. I'm not speaking to him now because of his views on the American terrorism, which i won't go into here.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    most of the things hat people have posted are right. there are a few things that aren't quite kosher...

    * someone said that it gives you brain damage! ridiculous! it can give you short term memory loss, but it's nothing severe.. you don't forget much... it's mostly unimportant trivia you forget.

    *i've only ever been caught by the police once, and as long as you have no more than a 1/4 then you're ok.. they give you a caution (in the UK).

    *smoking anything is going to be bad for you. the trick is... "everything in moderation"

    *one of the myths of smoking is that it makes you a hermit. ok, so how many hours have you spent watching TV? i'm pretty sure that i prefer going down to the beach and smoking a few spliffs watching the sunset than drinking lager watching a football game

    *through trial and error you know what kinds of weed are good and bad as soon as you smell/see them. some people have said they have had no effect... thats because a)the weed was crap b)you didn't smoke enough.. one toke isn't going to give you much of an effect if any c)you've been sold grass cuttings from someones lawn

    *only smoke until you feel nice, don't go beyond it if you're a beginner. my friend J bought some weed from the 'dam and we smoked until we saw visions. but thats becaus ehe's been smoking for 15 years and i've been smoking for 6. only toke if u want to, it's ok to say no... if you're stoned you're stoned. paranoia comes only if you smoke past your capacity. paranoia is a result of being unsure in your mind about yourself. be somewhere familiar and comfy and don't feel pressured.

    ova and out.

    Tai

    if you're uptight, hyper, scatty, stressed out and/or moody.. smoke weed because it's safer than alcohol and tastier to boot! - Tai's advice 4 the day
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    most of the things that people have posted are right. there are a few things that aren't quite kosher...

    * someone said that it gives you brain damage! ridiculous! it can give you short term memory loss, but it's nothing severe.. you don't forget much... it's mostly unimportant trivia you forget.

    *i've only ever been caught by the police once, and as long as you have no more than a 1/4 then you're ok.. they give you a caution (in the UK).

    *smoking anything is going to be bad for you. the trick is... "everything in moderation"

    *one of the myths of smoking is that it makes you a hermit. ok, so how many hours have you spent watching TV? i'm pretty sure that i prefer going down to the beach and smoking a few spliffs watching the sunset than drinking lager watching a football game

    *through trial and error you know what kinds of weed are good and bad as soon as you smell/see them. some people have said they have had no effect... thats because a)the weed was crap b)you didn't smoke enough.. one toke isn't going to give you much of an effect if any c)you've been sold grass cuttings from someones lawn

    *only smoke until you feel nice, don't go beyond it if you're a beginner. my friend J bought some weed from the 'dam and we smoked until we saw visions. but thats becaus ehe's been smoking for 15 years and i've been smoking for 6. only toke if u want to, it's ok to say no... if you're stoned you're stoned. paranoia comes only if you smoke past your capacity. paranoia is a result of being unsure in your mind about yourself. be somewhere familiar and comfy and don't feel pressured.

    ova and out.

    Tai

    if you're uptight, hyper, scatty, stressed out and/or moody.. smoke weed because it's safer than alcohol and tastier to boot! - Tai's advice 4 the day
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