While smoking (cigarettes) in the balcony of my friend’s downtown Miami apartment, I reminded myself of a discussion I had online with another friend. Just for the sake of argument I took the stand that says cannabis (the marijuana plant) is bad for you, but she took the opposite stand and told me there was no such proof. Well, after reading many research studies I discovered that, like everything else, there are people saying both things. No real conclusion right? Well yeah, pretty much. It sucks, but I’ll have to leave those details for another time. Here, I have found two brand new reasons why you shouldn’t smoke pot.
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Reason 1: According to a new study published in Thorax by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand which compared smoking pot to smoking cigarettes, pot can cause damage to your lungs. This damage is not as bad as the damage caused by smoking fags, but it is still significant and should deter you from lighting that next joint. The problem seems to be that when one smokes pot he or she breaths more in and does not use a filter. This hot air is where most of the damage comes from.
Reason 2: With the current laws of the U.S., if you get busted for drug related crimes (even minor possession) you may lose your right to vote, obtain food stamps, adopt a child, and maybe more depending on your state.
Is it worth it? Well, I am not trying to tell you what to do, even though it says something about that in the title. I gave you some facts, now use it to make up your own damn mind.
[image source: Raimund Koch (eSheep)]
Originally posted 2007-08-01 09:47:40.