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A. Please learn how to quote properly dude...

B. Please stop turning this into a tinderbox discussion, you're obviously out of place in this topic.

C. Don't complain about being called ignorant when you make such ridiculous statements such as "marijuana is more caner causing than tobacco."

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uh

Denver = Weed legal

NC = lose

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Haha! Learn how to spell first, "caner causing" your too funny, bottom line is Zod stated no more personal attacks and you did, now go away you silly guy.

OMG I'm so illiterate! I forgot the c in cancer! I totally thought it was spelled "caner". Silly me!!1

You aren't even going to say anything about that ignorant remark, are you?

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lol BWood gets mad at others for not seeing things his way then refuses to see things another way while ignoring Floppin's latest post.

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lol BWood gets mad at others for not seeing things his way then refuses to see things another way while ignoring Floppin's latest post.

I'm a very popular man, I can only deal with so many things at once. Stay tuned.

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I just love how a thread that was supposed to be a slight towards Denver, derailed into a thread glorifying Denver for marijuana legalization (though I can't argue with that, I think it's awesome). Carry on huddlers ...

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Yeah, I can definitely agree with the panic attacks. I smoked every day for pretty much like 7-8 years straight with no problem. One day I'm headed to Myrtle Beach with some friends and we're baking out and I dunno what the fug happened but I just started wigging the hell out, felt like I was literally dying. Heart was beating 900 miles an hour, couldn't breathe and I was extremely light-headed.

Ever since that day whenever I smoke pretty much the same poo happens unless I do it in veeeeery small amounts, but I've pretty much just given up on it and stick to drinking now.

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You clearly don't understand how serious an acute anxiety disorder can be. It's almost debilitative, hardly something to shrug off as "being too anxious or feeling paranoid".

Having a real panic attack feels like you're fuging dying. It's very similar to the feeling of a heart attack.

That said, I'm pro marijuana, don't get it twisted. But don't act like there's no possible ill effects of it's use.

Nah man I understand how difficult panic attacks are, and I said I was sorry that happened to you. I guess I should've been more specific because I knew someone would call me out on this. I meant something life threatening, like cancer, or organ failure, or drunk driving. Not trying to make panic attacks/anxiety are minor problems, but some people smoke for those very reasons haha.

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yeah Denver sucks.......wait what?.....

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Define adverse psychological affects, because I am a chronic user and I'm fine.

I smoked for nearly 20 years, every day (stoped a year or so looking for work and cuz of my kids). It does affect you differently after a while. Its about like a panic attack. I didn't get theses affects for like 17 years....but I gotta say I love it and will be glad, cuz one day soon it will be legal nation wide.

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It wouldn't have mattered if Bill Clinton inhaled, as far as his lungs are concerned. Smoking up to a joint per day doesn't seem to decrease lung function, according to a study published in Jan. 11 edition of Journal of the American Medical Association.

In fact, occasional marijuana use was associated with slight increases in lung airflow rates andincreases in lung volume, the study found.

Far from a license to light up, the study eases the worry among some health professionals that daily use of marijuana for medical reasons could have negative, long-term implications on pulmonary health.

The study, led by Mark Pletcher of the University of California, San Francisco, compared the effects of both cigarette and marijuana smoking over a period of 20 years in a group of more than 5,000 adults, part of a longitudinal study called Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA).

The data revealed nothing new about tobacco: As exposure to tobacco goes up, lung capacity in terms of the amount of air a smoker can exhale goes down. It's a linear relationship.

Not so with marijuana. More pot smoking was associated with increases in lung capacity up to a level equivalent to about one joint per day for seven years or one joint per week for up to 49 years. Only at levels of marijuana smoking higher than this did the researchers see a leveling off and then potential reversal of this relationship to improved lung capacity.

The increase in lung function at low levels was very small, said study researcher Stefan Kertesz, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. It was about 50 milliliters, or the size of a kid's juice box.

The researchers don't know why light-to-moderate pot use might subtly improve lung function. It could be that marijuana users inadvertently train themselves to be good at the inhalation and exhalation test because they "practice" deep breathing when they smoke pot, Kertesz toldLiveScience. The airflow increase, then, is not necessarily an indicator of healthier lungs.

At higher levels, this tiny increase seems to disappear and lung function may decrease, Kertesz said. The study included few heavy users, which may be one key to why pot smoking isn't as harmful as tobacco smoking.

"A marijuana smoker might have a few joints a month, or a small number of joints or pipe bowls a day," Kertesz said. "That's never going to be quite as much smoke as a tobacco smoker with a half-a-pack, pack-a-day or two packs-a-day habit." [Infographic: Who Still Smokes?]

But before you start lighting up, do remember you have other body parts. The main active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC travels to the brain, producing that high. The long-term effects of THC are uncertain, but most health professionals don't consider THC to be benign.

Chronic marijuana use has been associated with anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and depression. As reported earlier this month in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, THC may trigger psychosis by interfering with the brain's ability to distinguish between important and unimportant stimuli that constantly flood the various regions in the brain.

Marijuana can hinder learning and memory, too, for weeks after exposure. This implies that casual weekend smokers might always be functioning at a suboptimal level.

A study released Jan. 9 in the journal Neurogastroenterology and Motility even found that marijuana use is linked to a disorder called cyclic vomiting, which may be related to migraines and causes people to experience hours- or days-long vomiting episodes.

"Marijuana is complicated," Kertesz said. "It could be affecting your social life, your work life or even your tendency to get into accidents."

http://news.yahoo.com/casual-marijuana-smoking-not-harmful-lungs-210807253.html

floppin posted this right after your terribly ignorant remark.

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Don't be obtuse. Not every chronic tobacco user gets lung cancer, just like not every chronic marijuana user is going to experience psychological affects.

Chronic marijuana use has been associated with anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and depression.

According to this study, THC may trigger psychosis by interfering with the brain's ability to distinguish between important and unimportant stimuli that constantly flood the various regions in the brain.

I personally, developed an anxiety disorder, (whether or not it was created by marijuana I have no way of proving) and would have massive panic attacks at least once a day, if not multiple times a day.

One thing that triggered my attacks was getting high. I had attacks while not high, but literally every time I would smoke I would have one. I started to mentally associate the feeling of dying (if you've ever had a real panic attack you know what I'm talking about) with the feeling of getting high from pot.

I subsequently haven't smoked pot for about 5 years, and I haven't had any attacks in about 3 years.

I don't necessarily believe that smoking weed caused my disorder, but it sure as fug didn't help it. I'm to the point now that my disorder has abated that I'm thinking about smoking again, because I used to really enjoy it. Make no mistake though - I was not your average user. I have three marijuana related felony convictions with 19 total felony charges. I used to smoke all day every day. I'm not some uninformed person on this topic.

Yeah I just posted something like this...I smoked for years. Then one day it caused me to panic (about 17 years later) I can smoke occasionally, bit if I smoke on the reg I'll end up with that feeling. Still love it, but it did have a negative affect.

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