Logic, on 15 August 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:
Luminosity, on 11 May 2012 - 02:47 AM, said:
Were you high when you wrote that?
Taking drugs is not a good way to prevent cancer. Low consumption of quality alcohol isn't linked to breast cancer in particular, that I know of.
What does one classify as a drug??
MJ is a natural substance.
Many of the supps discussed here are not. Not that that matters IMHO.
Basing decisions on what has been classified as legal or not by governments is a very bad idea IMHO.
Asphyxiating monkeys with MJ smoke to prove brain damage from MJ is criminal!
Old thread but I am also endlessly lost with this logic as well, especially on a forum like this, goes to show the amazing success the government and the media has of giving the impression 'we' make certain substances illegal 'for good reason' then any substance in this category are looked at by people with automatic fear and suspicion; as opposed to doing the rational thing which would be to look at them properly on an individual basis and in comparison to legal drugs. Don't complications with prescription drugs kill more people every year than all illegal drugs combined? I know this is a very subjective argument but it highlights the issues of perception over science in categorizing substances.
Cannabis and MDMA are classic examples, MDMA especially have astonishing value for psychotherapy and psychiatry, is perfectly safe manufactured properly but again because it exploded in an uncontrollable market capitalist rules dictate it has to be controlled. The other side to it could be business tactics from big pharma since it threatens their rubbish anti-depressant products, which people can end up on for years, because one or two sessions with MDMA and a professional can do 1000 times more than any anti-depressant ever could. If I recall it was used extensively in therapy before becoming illegal and recently being used again for vetrans with PTSD. Isn't it also about the best drug for Parkinson's symptoms?
And then ignorance over cannabis just boggles the mind, its worst case scenario is someone smoking too much raw THC without adequate cannabinoids (anti-psychotic) and developing psychosis which is totally preventable with proper scientific understanding of plant genetics and the chemical content of the material, it is already well established anyway THC is the problem in these instances which cannabinoids help counter. It is actually suspected that schizophrenia patients are drawn to cannabis because of the anti-psychotic activity of cannabinoids but by purchasing material which they have no idea of the chemical content it becomes a double edged sword since THC can make their symptoms worse.
Quite possibly just another thing big pharma wants to keep under wraps though since we know cannabinoids are superior to all their opiates and in recent times in proving great potential in cancer treatment and also possibly MS.
GW Pharma based cannabis drug for epilepsy and MS,
A MS suffer using a cannabis oil extract to reverse his MS,
As to the subject of this thread the argument over alcohol vs cannabis is laughable, just go out on a Saturday night and see what alcohol does, or look at the drink driving statistics. Apparently stupefying ourselves, lowering inhibitions and damaging our body is more appropriate than a mild psychoactive substances which used right can actually give insight and invigorate the senses.
Edited by Psychonaut, 01 October 2012 - 11:16 AM.