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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look, there's a reason so many pot-heads vote Democrat

They're brain damaged.

For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. 
“For the NAC, all three measures were abnormal, and they were abnormal in a dose-dependent way, meaning the changes were greater with the amount of marijuana used,” Breiter said.  “The amygdala had abnormalities for shape and density, and only volume correlated with use.  But if you looked at all three types of measures, it showed the relationships between them were quite abnormal in the marijuana users, compared to the normal controls.” 
Because these brain regions are central for motivation, the findings from Northwestern help support the well-known theory that marijuana use leads to a condition called amotivation. Also called amotivational syndrome, this psychological condition causes people to become less oriented towards their goals and purposes in life, as well as seem less focused in general. 
Given these eye-opening results,  Breiter said that more research is needed to look into marijuana’s effects on the brain – even in those who use the drug only once or twice a month.

Now, I know I'm going to piss some folks off with my anti-pot rhetoric.  But folks, if you're going home and lighting up a blunt every night, that's no different from going home and getting drunk every night.  THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE EFFECTS TO YOUR CONSTANT INTOXICATION.

"Oh, but Dave, weed is like NATURAL, man!"  So's arsenic.  Your point?

With few exceptions, every pot-head I've ever known has been a hard core leftie.  Now, whether or not that's due to their drug use, or the mindset that goes with accepting getting intoxicated every day, or the culture that says it's fine to get intoxicated every day, I don't know, and we can have a lovely debate about that.  But you cannot expect to do a drug that messes with your brain, and have no side-effects from it.

THC is fat soluble, meaning it sticks around in fat.  Guess what organ in your body is two-thirds fat?  Hmmmmmmm.......  And unlike water-soluble drugs, you can't just flush it out.  Anything that gets you high is toxic in large enough quantities.  Allow it to build up in your system, and you're going to have some huge problems.  Allowing THC to build up in your system is like pretty much like taking stupid pills every day.

OK, enough of me harping for today.


Rivrdog said...

Now that this study is part of the medical compendia, how could a single R/X for cannabis ever be written again?

NOW the voices of sanity and sobriety have a mighty weapon to battle Soros and the pot-gurus with: medical malpractice lawsuits.

Let the rollback to sanity and sobriety begin.

bbuddha said...

"Now that this study is part of the medical compendia, how could a single R/X for cannabis ever be written again?"
I think you may be forgetting just about every prescription ever written has bad side effects. i.e. Lipitor can destroy your liver. Humira will kill your immune system. Doctors still write them and people still take them.

Ragin' Dave said...

A R/X for cannabis would have to take into consideration the effects versus benefits. Take a cancer patient - Do the harmful effects of cannabis outweigh the harmful effects of chemo and radiation? I would say "No", to that question.

I'm actually on the side of medical marijuana, believe it or not. But just because I have no problem with helping cancer patients through cannabis doesn't mean that I'm in favor of people toking up daily. Just as supporting Oxycotin for pain management doesn't mean that I'm in favor of people smoking it recreationally.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what would happen to pot usage if Commielibs ever started approaching it the way that they do non-organic foods or every consumer product that is deemed unsafe. It's okay to smoke weed, but by golly, you better not eat eggs that come from chickens who were fed growth hormones!

Ragin' Dave said...

And considering the sheer amount of toxic chemicals that are naturally present in pot, the whole "It's NATURAL" argument falls flat on it's face. You're better off smoking cigarettes than you are smoking pot.