Do you consider marijuana a 'real' drug?

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    Jul 13, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
    I know it's officially a drug but so is alcohol, only it's socially accepted.

    I'm asking because since they legalized weed in Uruguay (plant, buy, consume) lots of tourists come here thinking this is gonna be a pot paradise and then get disappointed because there is not such a hype.

    For us weed is just something else we can do, just like having a beer. And most people don't even smoke, or do it sporadically. We think there is a huge difference between a drug like marijuana (which is a plant) and cocaine or any other drug with chemicals in it, these are the 'real' drugs.

    Just for the record I have a cannabis plant in my backyard even though I rarely smoke.

    So what are your views on this?
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    Jul 13, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    I don't use marijuana , but i totally am for its legalisation .
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    Jul 13, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    David666k saidI know it's officially a drug but so is alcohol, only it's socially accepted.

    I'm asking because since they legalized weed in Uruguay (plant, buy, consume) lots of tourist come here thinking this is gonna be a pot paradise and then get disappointed because there is not such a hype.

    For us weed is just something else we can do, just like having a beer. And everyone is aware if you do it a lot it will fuck you up. We think there is a huge difference between a drug like marijuana that is a plant, than cocaine or any other drugs with chemicals, these are concidered 'real' hard drugs.

    Just for the record I have a cannabis plant in my backyard even though I don't even smoke, or barely do it.

    So what are your views on this?


    Pretty much the same. I rarely smoke pot. I don't have a plant. And making it legal in CA has been hard on the Drug cartels!
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    Jul 14, 2015 1:05 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidYes, I consider it a drug. But just like alcohol, if it alters the mind in some way I consider it a drug.

    I wish it was produced in a way so that it could only be consumed like food; eaten orally. I hate the smell of marijuana smoke. It smells like a fucking skunk's cooch on the rag. My neighbor below me smokes it and it comes into my bedroom and I fucking hate that shit.

    I have three neighbors who are always smoking and their wretched cigarettes (that contain nicotine which I also consider a drug) are always invading my home and also I have to deal with pot smoke on occasion.


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    Jul 14, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
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    timmm55 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidYes, I consider it a drug. But just like alcohol, if it alters the mind in some way I consider it a drug.

    I wish it was produced in a way so that it could only be consumed like food; eaten orally. I hate the smell of marijuana smoke. It smells like a fucking skunk's cooch on the rag. My neighbor below me smokes it and it comes into my bedroom and I fucking hate that shit.

    I have three neighbors who are always smoking and their wretched cigarettes (that contain nicotine which I also consider a drug) are always invading my home and also I have to deal with pot smoke on occasion.


    I did a HTC oil pineapple candy.....only did 1/3!


    Never heard it called pineapple oil before.

    I had a pot brownie and pot cookie once.


    It (pot oil) was put into pineapple candy.
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    Jul 14, 2015 2:41 AM GMT
    Idont smoke but April 20th is a local holiday here
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    Jul 14, 2015 3:29 AM GMT
    pellaz saidIdont smoke but April 20th is a local holiday here

    Whats on april 20th?
  • Apparition

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    Jul 14, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    april 20 (4/20) or 420, is the call in code for police for marijuana use.
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    Jul 14, 2015 7:48 AM GMT
    Weed didn't really leave me any positive memories, I was vomiting 4 times in a row and feeling so stoned I couldn't move and no, I wasn't drunk. I don't think I want to try it ever again
  • FRE0

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    Jul 14, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    Why argue about whether it's a drug? Just use the dictionary and see whether the definition fits.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
    My dealer says it's a supplement.icon_lol.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 14, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    It is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.
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    Jul 14, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    David666k saidI know it's officially a drug but so is alcohol, only it's socially accepted.

    I'm asking because since they legalized weed in Uruguay (plant, buy, consume) lots of tourist come here thinking this is gonna be a pot paradise and then get disappointed because there is not such a hype.

    For us weed is just something else we can do, just like having a beer. And everyone is aware if you do it a lot it will fuck you up. We think there is a huge difference between a drug like marijuana that is a plant, than cocaine or any other drugs with chemicals, these are concidered 'real' hard drugs.

    Just for the record I have a cannabis plant in my backyard even though I don't even smoke, or barely do it.

    So what are your views on this?


    Pretty much the same. I rarely smoke pot. I don't have a plant. And making it legal in CA has been hard on the Drug cartels!


    I haven't since Pink Floyd at the Rose 'Bowl' back in 91, but I do think it should be at the very least decriminalized, if not legalized.

    I will admit that if I had ignored the dire weather forecast and had gone anyway to Rolling Stones a few weeks ago, I would have.

    We're very close in Ohio to legal.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2015 5:22 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.

    I haven't seen concrete evidence that it causes cancer. It seems intuitive that smoking anything would cause cancer, but the research I've found appears to contradict that, so it actually might be more complicated. People who use nicotine products of any kind seem to be at a greater risk for cancer, whereas marijuana is used to ward off cancer, and it contains antioxidants. That's why so many people tout it as a miracle drug.
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    Jul 14, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob saidIt is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.

    I haven't seen concrete evidence that it causes cancer. It seems intuitive that smoking anything would cause cancer, but the research I've found appears to contradict that, so it actually might be more complicated. People who use nicotine products of any kind seem to be at a greater risk for cancer, whereas marijuana is used to ward off cancer, and it contains antioxidants. That's why so many people tout it as a miracle drug.
    I have been told that marijuana is much more carcinogenic than nicotine and tobacco. So there has to be a greater cancer risk from smoking it.
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    Jul 14, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidIt is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.

    I haven't seen concrete evidence that it causes cancer. It seems intuitive that smoking anything would cause cancer, but the research I've found appears to contradict that, so it actually might be more complicated. People who use nicotine products of any kind seem to be at a greater risk for cancer, whereas marijuana is used to ward off cancer, and it contains antioxidants. That's why so many people tout it as a miracle drug.


    No question, I'd defer to you when the conversation of drugs comes ---- a true expert !!!!

    How 'bout peyote? I think that is much more fun.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob saidIt is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.

    I haven't seen concrete evidence that it causes cancer. It seems intuitive that smoking anything would cause cancer, but the research I've found appears to contradict that, so it actually might be more complicated. People who use nicotine products of any kind seem to be at a greater risk for cancer, whereas marijuana is used to ward off cancer, and it contains antioxidants. That's why so many people tout it as a miracle drug.
    I have been told that marijuana is much more carcinogenic than nicotine and tobacco. So there has to be a greater cancer risk from smoking it.

    There's so much misinformation out there. I have looked into it, out of personal concern for my own health, and I've never found anything remotely conclusive, or even unbiased. Currently, the prevailing theory appears that, at the very least, it's safer than virtually any other comparable "vice." There are just no statistics (that I've seen) of people getting sick or dying from it.

    I actually quit smoking it over a week ago, because it does lose its appeal if you overdo it. But I'm sure I'll go back to it. All the cool kids do it.icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidWhy argue about whether it's a drug? Just use the dictionary and see whether the definition fits.

    Lamest reply ever.
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    Jul 14, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob saidIt is a potentially powerful drug that when misused for recreational purposes can lead to serious health problems, especially cancer. I am all for decriminalizing it for medical purposes only.

    I haven't seen concrete evidence that it causes cancer. It seems intuitive that smoking anything would cause cancer, but the research I've found appears to contradict that, so it actually might be more complicated. People who use nicotine products of any kind seem to be at a greater risk for cancer, whereas marijuana is used to ward off cancer, and it contains antioxidants. That's why so many people tout it as a miracle drug.
    I have been told that marijuana is much more carcinogenic than nicotine and tobacco. So there has to be a greater cancer risk from smoking it.

    No it's not. It's s plant and beneficial on cancer treatments. Cigarrets are 1000x time worse. There have been many studies on that. But yeah if you do it non stop it just fucks you up like every other thing (alcohol, cigarrets, $2 whores).
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    Jul 14, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    I think you're asking if I view the use and effects of marijuana as similar to other schedule I drugs such as Lsd, heroin, mdma etc.... If so, my answer is no.

    Is marijuana a drug? Yes

    Drug is “A chemical substance such as a narcotic or a hallucinogen that affects the central nervous system and is used recreationally for perceived desirable effects on personality, perception, or behavior” (American Heritage Dictionary)
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    Jul 14, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    TruthisaLie saidI think you're asking if I view the use and effects of marijuana as similar to other schedule I drugs such as Lsd, heroin, mdma etc.... If so, my answer is no.

    Is marijuana a drug? Yes

    Drug is “A chemical substance such as a narcotic or a hallucinogen that affects the central nervous system and is used recreationally for perceived desirable effects on personality, perception, or behavior” (American Heritage Dictionary)

    Ok so apparently some people didnt read the content of my thread. I already said Im aware its a drug.
  • PRDGUY

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    Jul 14, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
    Yes it is a drug but it should not be scheduled by the DEA. In fact it should be legalized for possession and use and taxed heavily like cigarettes and alcohol. After I lost half of my right lung do to cancer I occasionally smoke for relief of the pain -chest wall pain (chest wall pain where the nerve bundle presses against the scar tissue) when oxycodone doesn't work.
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    Jul 14, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    pazkilimanjaro saidWater is a drug. Orange juice is a drug. Cheerios is a drug. Oxygen is a drug. Theres a lot of drugs that people don't consider to be drugs that are drugs. The word drug is mostly used to describe something that makes people negative even though it's all around us. It's pretty much anything that causes a chemical reaction or whatever the fuck. The biggest drug there is is water though.


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  • Hypertrophile

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    Jul 14, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    It is a drug, but it's psychoactive effects are mild compared to other drugs, making it the safest of recreational drugs. I don't know how many times I've seen video of people trying to drive under the influence of alcohol on a closed track, but I've never seen one of those with pot smokers. Probably because you can drive stoned. Certainly better than you can drive drunk.

    It is not physically addictive, but can be habit forming especially for those who are have addictive personalities - like people who can get addicted to the Internet, gambling, porn, videogames, etc.

    Long term effects are also generally mild, though I believe constant long-term use can lead to COPD. Short term memory problems too.

    I forgot what I was going to write next.

    Oh yeah. Smoking pot will not make you vomit. There was something else going on there. Maybe too much coughing, or it was laced with something else. Also, from my experience, most people don't get high the first time or two they try it, then the next few times they get very high. Then, after you get used to it, it's rare to get too high. In fact, it's better if you aren't a chronic smoker. Then you can get a really good buzz off just one or two hits.

    That it's still illegal in some places is still a mystery.
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    Jul 14, 2015 8:13 PM GMT
    PRDGUY saidYes it is a drug but it should not be scheduled by the DEA. In fact it should be legalized for possession and use and taxed heavily like cigarettes and alcohol. After I lost half of my right lung do to cancer I occasionally smoke for relief of the pain -chest wall pain (chest wall pain where the nerve bundle presses against the scar tissue) when oxycodone doesn't work.


    I would think smoking anything would be contraindicated in your case. Wouldn't edibles be more appropriate?