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(09-24-2011 02:16 AM)mrgonzodad Wrote: I had plenty of tolerance to pot. It may not have symptoms of physical addiction, but there is a mental one. Smoking it still triggers the release of endorphins and other chemicals in our bodies that themselves become the thing that one is addicted to. Smoke contains chemicals and other junk that can lead to cancer, COPD, emphysema, circulatory (sp?) and other physical ailments.
As far as the "its not addictive" notions being thrown around, the addiction is no different than what makes all of us buy, trade for, sell, talk about, and log into a message relating to little pieces of cardboard.
(09-24-2011 12:44 AM)Marinoisking Wrote: Weed isnt the same high as other drugs...and you dont build any tolerance to it....so if you like weed you like weed. If you do other drugs....you didnt do them bc you tried weed...you did them bc you wanted to experiment....the only way I could see weed affecting any other drug use would be in this instance.
Weed has no tolerance, no addictiveness,and there is no way to OD on pot...if I woke up at 9am and smoked pot until 9am the next morning I would be fine. That is not the case with other drugs...so if someone that has smoked pot but hasnt done another type of drug decides to venture down the path of another drug and is naive of it....they could think since pot never hurt them then nothing else could hurt them....but that isnt the pots fault
I have just seen SEVERAL people smoke pot on an almost daily basis for almost a decade now and they have NEVER touched another drug....so that right there breaks the consistency of pot being considered a gateway drug.
And yes...I have seen people that have smoked pot and then later on do other drugs....is that bc of pot? .If you go by the theory that pot is the "gateway" drug...then you are pretty much saying that if you wipe pot of the earth then Coke,Opiates,Legend,Amphetamines, and every other drug on earth would never be used again.
I know on topics like this opinions are always going to vary...this is just my thoughts on the subject.