Author Topic: Teenagers who smoke cannabis damage their brains for life, may be more likely to develop schizophrenia  (Read 858 times)

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« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 09:29:54 AM by mountaineer »
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So we should now determine that people would be better off not smoking pot and therefore we should prevent them from doing so, even if they want to?  Sounds like something NYC Mayor-for-life Bloomberg could get off on.

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So we should now determine that people would be better off not smoking pot and therefore we should prevent them from doing so, even if they want to?  Sounds like something NYC Mayor-for-life Bloomberg could get off on.

My nephew is a good example.  According to my sister a neighbors mother gave him and her son pot when he was in second grade.  It led to all sorts of drug use, rehab, and more grief for the family.  Today he is a 43-year-old who has the mentality of a 15-year-old.  My sister was told during one of his rehab stays that it does pretty much stop mental development at the age it is started being used...

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My nephew is a good example.  According to my sister a neighbors mother gave him and her son pot when he was in second grade.  It led to all sorts of drug use, rehab, and more grief for the family.  Today he is a 43-year-old who has the mentality of a 15-year-old.  My sister was told during one of his rehab stays that it does pretty much stop mental development at the age it is started being used...

Then there was something else involved other than just pot.

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Then there was something else involved other than just pot.

Yes.. it led to all sorts of drug use, including acid.  He's only been "clean" for about two years, but still smokes pot  - he calls it his "medicine."......  my sister, her husband his brother and sister have nothing to do with him, he spends his time surfing, riding his dirt bike, playing and teaching drums an partying.. right now on his way to Europe for a 17-day "gig" to play with his band.    All I can say is thank God he never married or had kids.

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So we should now determine that people would be better off not smoking pot and therefore we should prevent them from doing so, even if they want to?  Sounds like something NYC Mayor-for-life Bloomberg could get off on.
That's really the question, isn't it. Does government's public safety role include preventing children - or anyone - from ingesting substances that will cause them permanent harm even if they really, really want to ingest them?
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That's really the question, isn't it. Does government's public safety role include preventing children - or anyone - from ingesting substances that will cause them permanent harm even if they really, really want to ingest them?

It is, and many who decry the nonsense that fascists like Bloomberg get up to, yet continue to support blanket prohibitions on pot and other drugs, have an incoherent position they need to sort out; otherwise, they're no better than fascists like Bloomberg, they just like to exercise their fascist tendencies on different objects.

Keep in mind, however, that there isn't one answer applicable to everyone, classed as "children - or anyone", but rather at least two.  The easy case is with little children; it is generally unobjectionable for the State to exercise its general police power to prohibit children from consuming certain products, particularly those that have no connection with actual nutrition.  With adults the case shouldn't be difficult but it gets muddied by way too many people with way too many incoherent positions.  There is a potential third answer having to do with those who are almost adults and those who have just become adults - the 16 to 21 group.

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Whether true...or not, the government will use these 'findings' to give them the authorization to refuse medical treatment for any smoking related illnesses.

They find THC in your blood system, and "no treatment for you!"
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Whether true...or not, the government will use these 'findings' to give them the authorization to refuse medical treatment for any smoking related illnesses.

They find THC in your blood system, and "no treatment for you!"
Hmm, that may not be good for Barry the Choomer.
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