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Smoking 'Pot' - October 3rd 2012, 07:09 PM

Okay well obviously I really don't know what it does to the brain but I have some questions.

Does it mess up your brain? And make you 'crazy'?
If you smoke it once does it do anything to your brain cells?
Is it highly addictive? Even if you just smoke it once?
If you smoke it regularly will you die or die from cancer?

Sorry I just want to know cause well I tried it, and concerned. And I feel that I want more, so I guess I need something to scare me.

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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 3rd 2012, 08:36 PM

All of that can be Googled or Wikepedia.

I tried it three times, and the shit made me so paranoid each time, that I've pretty much decided its not for me.

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If you're gonna try it, be with some people you can trust, and be prepared to deal with any consequences of getting found out by your parents. Also don't let yourself get pressured into it by other people. It's perfectly ok not to smoke weed.


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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 4th 2012, 12:53 AM

Does it mess up your brain? And make you 'crazy'?
You're adding chemicals to your brain when you inhale the smoke, so it does have affects on your brain. It can kill brain cells and mess with your memory. But no, it does not make you "crazy." Honestly pot just makes you content and happy, its a pretty mellow high. Some people don't even really notice when they're up.
If you smoke it once does it do anything to your brain cells?
It won't cause much damage at all if you only smoke it once.
Is it highly addictive? Even if you just smoke it once?
Marijuana is not an addictive drug. However, you can mentally get "addicted" to it which basically means you'll enjoy it so you'll want to smoke again. However its pretty much the same as splurging on a dessert you like- you aren't actually addicted, but if you like it you won't be as willing to resist.
If you smoke it regularly will you die or die from cancer?
You cannot die from the chemicals in pot, but inhaling smoke is obvious a health hazard. It isn't nearly as bad as cigarettes and as you've probably heard its even used for medicinal purposes.


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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 4th 2012, 03:26 AM

Okay thanks that's all that I need to know. Someone can close this now.
   
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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 5th 2012, 12:26 PM

A recent study showed that before the age of 18 or so it can have a considerable effect on IQ. Now I'm no scientist so I can't vouch for them, but that's just my 2 cents.

I personally never have and never will touch recreational drugs or alcohol but as far as negative effects, in moderation weed past that age is probably the least dangerous drug with the least side effects (though still present).


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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 5th 2012, 12:55 PM

My friend told me a lot of people get agressive on weed, some get paranoid. Weed affects everyone differently because it enhances the chances of getting pshchosis and other mental disorders if you already have the underlying condition, it may be dormant though.

It does impact a person's grades a lot, I know quite a lot of people who come to class high.

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Re: Smoking 'Pot' - October 6th 2012, 05:09 PM

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