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The Effects of Marijuana on the Body – Should We?

marijuanna_plantThere is a growing movement in Barbados to free up the weed. BU sees compelling arguments for and against. There is the economic argument to support decriminalizing/legalizing marijuana will go along way to relieving congestion in the court system. Then there are the touted medical benefits -many of us have seen the miraculous recovery on CBS documentaries and other  media. The following is reproduced from Healthline Website to stoke discussion. Should we?

The Effects of Marijuana on the Body

Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant. The flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems of the plant must be shredded and dried before they can be used. Most people who use marijuana smoke it, but it can be mixed into food, brewed into tea, or even used in a vaporizer. One of the ingredients in marijuana is a mind-altering chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, it is quickly released into your bloodstream on its way to your brain and other organs. It takes a little longer to be absorbed when you eat or drink it.

The effects of marijuana on the body are immediate. Longer-term effects may depend on how you take it, how much you take, and how often you use it. Since its use has long been illegal in the United States, large-scale studies have been difficult to manage.

See more at: http://www.healthline.com/health/addiction/marijuana/effects-on-body#sthash.gqIziLzA.dpuf

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91 Comments on “The Effects of Marijuana on the Body – Should We?”

  1. David January 23, 2016 at 2:03 PM #

    Here is a sensible report.

    http://www.canorml.org/healthfacts/healthmyths.html

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  2. Well Well & Consequences January 23, 2016 at 3:53 PM #

    The myths have finally run their course, at one time the by products of marijuana was used for any and everything, until some now long dead person came up with the idea to criminalize the plant which then saw certain people becoming billionaires just from that decision…..if it ain’t one thing, it’s another, the next generation will experience something else, just as the previous generation experienced prohibition and we experienced marijuana criminalization.

    Our governments keep buying into these schemes….more the fool.

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  3. David January 23, 2016 at 6:52 PM #

    Thanks Hants, an interesting case.

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  4. Kiki January 23, 2016 at 8:02 PM #

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  5. TheGazer January 23, 2016 at 8:07 PM #

    @Tom Reike “and establish it as the best ganga in the western hemisphere. Bajan ganga could become a premium commodity, available on the world market at a premium price.”

    The legal growers in the US may be ahead of you. There is a small flow of marijauna from the north (US) to the south Mexico.

    “El M says he doesn’t know where his product comes from. But law enforcement agencies, as well as expert analysts, think they do. They’re placing the origin of this premium weed in the crops of U.S. legal-marijuana states, such as Colorado.

    Reverse trafficking, from Denver to Mexico (reverse flow)

    Last July, a Mexican customs agent at the Ciudad Juárez checkpoint found more than five kilos of marijuana in the luggage rack of a Honda Accord coming in from Texas.”

    Legalizing marijuana may not be a magic bullet …

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  6. Well Well & Consequences January 23, 2016 at 8:29 PM #

    “Marijuana laws obsolete and ridiculous!

    Legalize Marijuana
    Legalize Marijuana

    Judge Pierre Chevalier just issued a stunning statement on marijuana prohibition. He said in unequivocal terms, that a man brought before him for the “crime” of growing 30 marijuana plants at his home, should face no more than $1.30 fine.

    The ruling was symbolic, but it went beyond the mere gesture when the judge said point blank that the rules prohibiting the man’s action are “obsolete” and “ridiculous.”

    Mario Larouche, 46, had been facing possession charges for the 30 marijuana plants kept at home. The Canadian judge’s ruling was in line with what the new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his party have said about legalizing marijuana.

    The Quebec judge said this about it all:

    We are in a society where people are accused of possession and use of marijuana while more than half the population has already consumed. These are laws that are obsolete and ridiculous. When one is in the presence of laws which would have more than half of the population has a criminal record in Canada… And probably most Crown Attorneys and defense, and perhaps judges, but I will not comment on it.
    Then Judge Chevalier explained that “46 year old Mario Larouche had tried numerous times to get a prescription for medical marijuana, unsuccessfully”

    There are “so few doctors are willing to prescribe marijuana for pain relief, despite the mountains of evidence proving its effectiveness without the disastrous side effects of prescription painkillers. This forced Mr. Larouche to break the law in order to treat his pain.”

    Chevalier said the system itself is broken.

    “Monsieur is in a broken system where it does not give people access to a natural medicine that goes back centuries, millennia.” (Source: ConcurrentNews)

    Alvin….Justin Trudeau agrees, the younger generation understand the fraud perpetrated on the world for over 50 years and are working on reversing the injustice of not only criminalizing a plant but putting people in prison for it’s use.

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  7. Crusoe January 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM #

    Challenge question.

    If the two main pushers of illegal drugs were David and SImple SImon, how long before they would be held and charged?

    Ha ha.

    Answer that and then draw your conclusions, or draw your conclusions based on your reasoning.

    What does that tell you?

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  8. Hants January 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM #

    Apple….. Tree ?

    http://www.pot.tv/video/2013/08/09/father-son-trudeaus-chew-grass-legalization/

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  9. Well Well & Consequences January 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM #

    Looks like anything they put in front of pere Trudeau, he took a pull….lol

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  10. Alvin Cummins January 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM #

    @WELL WELL,
    Not surprised at the article. After all this publication or at least web site, is lobbying to have pot legalized, and at the same time trying to get more people hooked and on their side. Probably owned by very rich folks. Your friends?

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  11. Well Well & Consequences January 25, 2016 at 10:22 AM #

    Alvin….everyone is quite capable of making informed decisions, the same way you swallowed hook, line and sinker the propaganda for the last 50 years, 2 generations of people, that criminalized the plant, imprisoned people, destroyed people’s reputations and made the same people who brainwashed you billionaires……to the point that you are unable to reverse those lies and brainwashing…..the same way too, people will make informed decisions going forward as to the best way they should use the plant for their benefit…..right.

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  12. Simple Simon January 25, 2016 at 1:48 PM #

    @Crusoe January 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM “Challenge question. If the two main pushers of illegal drugs were David and SImple SImon, how long before they would be held and charged?”

    Don’t call my name nor even my pen name when talking about illegal drugs.

    I have never used, bought, sold, given away nor solicited nor accepted any illegal drug.

    NEVER.

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  13. Simple Simon January 25, 2016 at 1:49 PM #

    I have however found marijuana growing on my premises and I’ve cut down the marijuana tress and thrown them into the nearest 300 feet well.

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  14. Well Well & Consequences January 26, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

    Irionic is it not, coming from a Caribbean prime minister.

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