[QUOTE=Porcelain Interior;12745951]You've never heard of negative side effects of marijuana use?
I'll give you some.
1. You're lighting something on fire and inhaling it- it is now a carcinogen (cancer causing substance). *Unless he's eating it "raw".
You could light basil on fire and it would become a toxic substance.
2. Marijuana causes psychological disturbances in certain people. I'm one of them. I get really really bad effects that cause me to be mentally unstable.
3. Most kids that smoke pot end up getting into other things, experimenting with popping pills, getting drunk, inhaling dust off- glue etc and so forth.
4. Being loaded causes you to make stupid and risky decisions, coupled with teenagers sense of immortality and lower impulse control this is really dangerous.
5. Some people have addictive personalities, so pot might not be so benign. [Unquote from PI]
I agree these issues Porcelain has outlined hold some weight for some people, not all by a long shot, but should be taken into consideration.No1,2,4&5 has been some of my experience with pot, it took me some time to get these effects under control,imo pot for some people, not all, could actually be detrimental just like any substance could be. I didn't use recreationally after a while, I sought refuge in my consumption, food too, I've comfort eaten all my life. I had a lot of problems before I ever started pot. Upon starting pot I persevered with mental instability, whiteys, extreme paranoia,anxiety attacks, not being on the ball for decision-making etc, my foster-mother kicked me out at that point after threatening me for years, a reason I was so miserable in first place, I knew she was going to abandon me after 10 yrs when I needed security most. The irony being that woman was addicted to sleeping pills BEFORE she fostered me age 6, I never touched her copious amounts of zombie drugs ever! she blamed me for her addiction and I overheard her telling her husband she thought I needed to be on the same drugs she was, fost.dad shouted at her like I'd never heard him shouting before! They booted me out at 15 for smoking dope and for being a failure at school and therefore life. I agree I was a mess and had iron deficiency, I'd gone vegi but wasn't eating right, which she had no interest in plus my blood sugar levels were messy and my eyes had very dark shadows underneath, to her I was a drug addict and therefore unsaveable.I sought refuge in numbing the pain, it helped, alcohol came next at 16 I was homeless and skint and would wake up covered in my urine and vomit regularly,the pain was so intense by that point and a huge sense of loss and no security, men twice and more my age would take me home, I had noplace to go, I'd have sex with them for comfort, a bed etc why does no-one worry about alcohol? It's one of the worst imo. Should be class A tho I don't agree with criminalizing drug use.I disagree with No.3, though it would seem to be a natural progression to trying other stuff. I have found pot has kept me OFF other drugs. All the while the whole speed,e's thing was going on over here I tried stuff, maybe even enjoyed it some
I found the chemical overload too much tho and could not sustain using this stuff, I would get quite ill after taking those drugs, my mates and folk I know were doing these drugs on a regular basis and dope-smoking was for 'light-weights' and coming down. I found a lot of the time these drugs had no effect on me whatsoever, probably talc and stuff, but everyone else got their desired effect. So I guess drug use and experimentation is going to have different effects on different people and their background and personal life holds some sway over how they deal with this. I still consider pot to be a friend of sorts tho I need to stand on my own two feet but alcohol is a very rare 'treat' for me and I have to be very strict with my intake. And I can do that
'd like to have not started drugs n booze as a teen but nearly everyone was at it.