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Marijuana´s health effects:
Memory problems, addiction

USA Today, by Cathy Payne and Michelle Healy

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/6/2012 6:37:43 PM

OK, so marijuana is now legal in Washington state. But does that mean it´s good for you? "Daily use increases the risk of becoming dependent," says Roger Roffman, a professor emeritus at the University of Washington´s School of Social Work. He supported Initiative 502, which called for the legalization of a small amount of marijuana for adults 21 and older in Washington. Roffman says there are positive outcomes of marijuana use. Consumption of it can be for medical purposes, and it can reduce symptoms of disease and treatments of disease, he says.

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In short, it rots the brain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/6/2012 6:43:57 PM     (No. 9052487)

Depends on the brain.

If you have less to begin with ...

... the loss will be greater.

I kept a 4.0 and stayed stoned ...

... but I was 25 and a Vietnam vet when I went to college.

The very most important issue with pot is kids.

We should do everything in our power to keep anyone under 25 or so from using it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/6/2012 6:53:58 PM     (No. 9052507)

Huh?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/6/2012 6:55:31 PM     (No. 9052509)

To be honest alcohol is worse...but I don´t like either anyway. Still, I smoke cigarettes which I know are killing me but that is my choice. I believe in freedom.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: carterzest, 12/6/2012 6:56:21 PM     (No. 9052511)

FTA
"TLC, the active ingredient in marijuana"

Huh?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/6/2012 6:59:28 PM     (No. 9052519)

Marijuana seems to have a very bad effect on some diseases of older age, stroke, etc. It remains to be seen how the soon to be senior citizens of the 60´s who continue to smoke pot will fare. The fat lady hasn´t sung yet.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/6/2012 7:17:16 PM     (No. 9052554)

THC, no?

I don´t think the active ingredient in Marijuana is tender loving care.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 12/6/2012 9:36:59 PM     (No. 9052777)

I think everyone buying government sanctioned pot (i.e. pot sold legally in any of these states) should keep all their receipts so there is an easy paper trail for their attorney when they sue the govt for all their pot-induced ailments down the road. Should be fun times. And new law firm specialties to deal with the case load.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/6/2012 9:41:42 PM     (No. 9052783)

Probably not a bad thing that Boeing is moving a lot of its operations from Washington State to South Carolina.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/6/2012 10:27:54 PM     (No. 9052819)

What about that cough ? Smoke is smoke even if you feel happier on one kind.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/7/2012 12:12:49 AM     (No. 9052888)

More than a cough, #9, massive amounts of nasty stuff introduced into to the lungs, held there for maximum effect. Other problems notwithstanding, it´s physically brutal to the respiratory system.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Booneboy, 12/7/2012 2:29:07 AM     (No. 9052946)

Sniffing paint is also good for you and it helps the economy. And if people are sniffing paint then they are not doing graffiti. Always look on the positive side of things.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/7/2012 2:50:45 AM     (No. 9052961)

It also makes you really annoying.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/7/2012 9:40:23 AM     (No. 9053357)

We´ve alwys known that pot is bad for you, and now we´re discovering that it might be almost as harmful as booze, but not quite.

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