Cannabis more damaging to under-18s, study suggests

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  1. emigre
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    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    GBAtemp must have some heavy cannabis users.
     
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    Well, I'm on the safe side now, 20 years old since a few weeks. :yayme:
     
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    It's only 8 IQ points.....
     
  4. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yay. I love it. I hate how stoners always say "oh weed has no negative effects at all, maaaan"
     
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    waat? cant be true... ummm ya so what did u say?

    ppl eat this really casually considering it to be normal. anything that causes fear/anxiety to oneself, know that it is wrong
     
  6. RupeeClock

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    So there really is evidence to support that cannabis may actually be damaging.
    But how does it compare to legal drugs such as alcohol or tobacco?

    Evidence might only make the case that if you restricted distribution the same way as cigarettes, and enforced stricter rules on where you can ingest it, it's probably not that bad.
     
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  7. FireGrey

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    You mean that teens smoking pot aren't as smart as everyone else?
    My mind = blown.
     
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    I don't need a study to tell me that smoking weed while your brain is still developing will make you a drooling moron.
     
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    In other news, white bread increases the risk of getting kidney cancer. 5 slices a day increases the risk by almost 50%. Cereal was also found dangerous, while eating meat products was shown to decrease the risk of kidney cancer. Take that, vegetarians!

    Source

    My point is, every single substance in the world is potentially dangerous when used in excess - everybody knows that. Cannabis is no exception, everyone knows it *may* cause anxiety and everybody knows that developing brains are more in danger of damage and faulty growth than fully-developed ones.

    What the scientists are not checking is that the brain is capable to regenerate itself to a degree, unlike most human organs. It's entirely possible that the young brains affected by this are capable of making a recovery back to their original state.
     
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  10. Janthran

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    Well, duh.
    Why do you think all the stoners are such idiots about it?
     
  11. mrgone

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    have you heard, children?
    IT'S BAD!
     
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    well this is a shocker! my brother did it plenty of times. I gotta tell him.
     
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    I've been breathing air every day of my life...why didn't someone tell me sooner? :O

    Edit - Before anyone gets all serious on me, yes i know you can cause damage by breathing too much oxygen or hyperventilating.....
     
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  14. yuyuyup

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    Sounds like quite an objective study. Oh wait, they don't mention A DAMN THING about if ANYYYYY of the test subjects DRANK at all, oh well I'm sure that doesn't factor in at all when considering that people do illegal things when young because it's cool. I'm sure youths that smoked during adolescence NEVER drank at all, or did any OTHER substances, which of course would obviously skew the numbers. But that's nary a consideration. Of course not. Why would it be ?
     
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    ACTUALLY, breathing itself is deadly to living beings. While it is a necessary ingredient for producing energy, it also causes oxidation of body cells, which is the main cause of aging and eventually death. /trololo

    Discovery of the century - life eventually leads to death. Now, where's my Nobel prize? :P
     
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    I fucking love Coors Light.
     
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    [yt]X6Zn5if_Td4[/yt]

    Seriously though, it's a bit too light for me - I can't taste the beer in it, it's sort of... like... water. I'm more of a lager person, gotta love Lech Premium... But hey! You don't discuss about tastes, right? ;)
     
  18. Lanlan

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    Video not available in 'merica :(
    Also, i've never tried any "real" beers. I want to though. Natty Light is water. Coors isn't.
     
  19. Gahars

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    I don't mean to be blunt, but it's obvious that cannabis (or should I say, can't-abis)has a way of weeding out intelligence. And you know, young people will keep on using it anyway. It's reefer madness, I tell you!

    I, for one, don't (mari-)want-a try it for myself; I'll take a potluck dinner over a smoke circle any day of the week.
     
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  20. DaggerV

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    Light beer in a cannibis thread? Sounds like the shitty high school parties around here :D