hemp is illegal and so is weed, enough with the stupid facts on this. it is toxic and causes crimes. we dont want it nor do we want to hear about it. It is just as bad as alcohol and/or tobacco and has no use for us on Earth whatsoever!!
are you r*tarded?! it is toxic, kills brain cells and did u know all of those crinimals in jail are in because of marijuana and other crimes related to it. stop trying to spread false information. we dont need it and we have to continue to ban it. it is illegal for a reason and lets keep it that way. it is NOT a medicine. this stuff kills…
This way of presenting something “for kids” – jerky handmovements, flashing graphics, interrupted thoughtpatterns, spelling with words in realtime what is being said, everything with a postmodern “laugh” – nothing is serious; I believe this actually c a u s e s ADHD!
entirely too abbreviated on all subjects. 3 minutes is really too little time to devote to a scientific point of interest. the host’s delivery is kind of all over the place, but it was entertainingly semi-informative. were these produced as a sort of “teaser” for science classes in middle schools? if so, they seem just about right, but i still prefer the slightly less rapidfire pace the university of nottingham did on their series’ like “60 symbols”, which touched on each subject with a bit more depth. all in all, enough to stimulate interest, which i assume was the point of the series.
There is no evidence that it cures cancer. I know people, one a very close friend, who smoked the weed all their adult lives who died of cancer. if it such a good cure, why didn’t it cure them. Pot can be a God send for those under going chemo as it relieves nausea and can help to increase the appetite. Inhaling smoke into your lungs cannot be good for you, however. if pot smoke is good for you then it is the only smoke of any source that is good for you.
Pot does not cause the damage to society that alcohol does. Pot seems to make most people more docile and therefore helps to prevent violent crime to a certain extent.
Nope I am drug free, i dont even drink any caffeine, no pills no alcohol, no sugar, no nothing. I am tired of this medical mumbo jumbo about marijuana, hemp, whatever its called. It is another excuse to brainwash us with poison. It has been illegal for a reason for the past century or so and lets just move on and talk about useful things we can continue to discover k? ^_^
Think about it, if you look at the statistics almost all the prisoners in jail are because of marijuana related offenses, and almost all the addiction clinics across America is marijuana related. There is no significant side to this medical marijuana idea. if we continue to ban this and set even more harsher restrictions this will make it go away. it causes all sorts of problems that alcohol and tobacco does and maybe even worse. because of this state lawside legal medical garbage, we now have more problems than ever before. We dont need it!
au contraire,mon ami !i’m tired of debating this,that’s why i emphasize you check the comments in related ‘weed’,’grass’,etc topics,due to everything has been said there!i do not have the time or power to change your mind as it is already been made. yours sincerly…………& au revoir!
people have been smoking cannabis for thousands, possibly tens of thousands,, of years. Tens of millions of Americans smoke it on a regular basis. It is also smoked all over the world and part of the cultural heritage in many places. It is patently absurd for it to be ‘illegal.’ if you dont wish to smoke, then don’t. But dont impose your views on everyone else! The reason it is illegal is because it was not as widely used when the drug laws were passed you notice (the more destructive and addictive) alcohol was not outlawed at that time. why? cultural heritage. There have been many things throughout history that were illegal that should not be so. and many that were legal (like slavery) that should not have been. so legal standing means nothing. Drugs/alcohol are not the problem. Addiction is the problem and that is not going to change legal or otherwise. Addiction is a health issue not a criminal one. (Only 1 in 8 people who use hard drugs will become addicted. so clearly there is something different in this group. Marijuana is not considered a hard (class C) drug for good reason. It isn’t one!
such a close minded view no objectivity you are a clone a perfect docile product that believes propaganda and lies…I think that the truth is people like you have no use for us on Earth whatsoever!!
We live in a civilized society today because we don’t smoke weed. that is the reason for our technological advances because this stuff kills brain cells and causes premature death. that is why the past is associated with ‘crude’ and ‘ignorance’. on top of that, We do not need another drug because we have alcohol and tobacco to deal with. this whole medical marijuana garbage is another lame excuse for these drug addicted, hungry people to satisfy their pathetic appetites. Please… this stuff is illegal and dangerous for a reason let’s just discover more things that are not toxic and deadly to us. that is all I want and I am pretty sure the rest want too. Trust me.
Think about it, all statistical data says that criminals in jail = marijuana, and all drug addiction clinics across america = marijuana, facts do not lie and this is more proof we need to ban and eradicate this stuff and set even more harsher penalties so this problem will go away forever.
thats pretty hard line. nothing is that simple and since weed is illegal it would stand to reason that people in prison are in contact with it. i think you need to learn more about the subject before voicing an opinion which, although entertaining, is a massive oversimplification of “the drug problem” not to mention human development.
p.s the statistics also seems to say that most people, love the weed! trust me
really need to point this out clearly, the reason that people in prison for marijuana related crimes got there is because marijuana is illegal. the fact that a law says something is wrong does not make it wrong. before you get confused think about slavery laws, gay rights and abortion. abortion is legal and yet many people call it murder, the world is full of grey areas.
also maybe you should talk to someone with MS who has found the only medicine that helps them, i think then you might see things a little differently about the “not medicine” thing too.
Mathew, you really expect me to believe that the reason people in prison for marijuana related crimes is because marijuana is illegal? that is one of the most ridiculous reasoning I have ever heard. that is like saying people are alcoholics because it tastes good. The reason why marijuana is illegal is because it is toxic and harmful, it causes crime and murder and that is the reason why most of the prisoners = marijuana and crime related. if you are going to make a valid point, please put some thought and sense into this because you are making a fool out of yourself… this further shows that this stuff dumbs people down and we are headed for a violent future, I really pity the youth of our generation. I’m sorry!
“criminals in jail = marijuana’
More criminals in jail have had sex too, should that also be outlawed? some people have addictive personalities; if it isnt drugs it is work, shopping, gambling, sex, alcohol or overeating. by having a Federal prohibition on hemp we are not benefiting from its positive attributes like a very durable fabric that outlasts any other common fabric on the market and hemp seed oil production would greatly reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Outlawing pot does not make it inaccessible, nor does it deter it use, but it does negate the utilization of these constructive benefits.
Sex has nothing to do with marijuana. that is basic for human survival. Marijuana is not. you are completely missing the point. this drug along with heroine crack cockaine meth, even alcohol and tobacco causes more pain and suffering to human misery than we ever imagined, simply put we dont need it! yes! all of these drugs MUST be outlawed! Get it right.
They’re already outlawed dumbass.
And you cannot argue that the sex crimes such as rape and abuse have anything to do with human survival or procreation; and if you do you’re a sick waste of stem cells.
Yeah screw the scientists and doctors who went to prestigious universities for lengths most likely 2-4 times what you did and spent their lives to bring forth unbiased and scientific research!
Look seriously, you can be as f***ing ignorant of the facts as you want, and use other facts in a different context to justify your opinion , just doing try and brainwash other people like what you’re doing by suggesting an option that has been tried and ruled EXTREMELY ineffective and harmful to the majority of the population (being stricter policy).
Insulting someone doesn’t get your point across. what does sex have to do with marijuana? Remember, weed kills brain cells and its even more proof that this stuff is dumbing down america at an amazing rate. Please try to understand my valid arguments on the continuation of making marijuana illegal instead of trying to change the subject because you are honestly wasting our time.. LOL
Oh dear, john. Looks like we need to get ProudinUS to re-iterate the lessons you have failed to learn. now you post a blatant lie, ‘Weed’ does not kill brain cells in fact there is no amount of THC that is lethal, unless you happen to be stood under a 1000Kg block of it dropped on your head. There are 0 recorded fatalities, or brain damage attributed to ‘weed’ so I call you out here, where is your evidence?
You are a troll, pure and simple. quite why and how you have turned this comments section about a CHEMISTRY documentary into your personal ignorance soundboard is beyond me. Talking about changing the subject indeed.
Ever eat risen bread john? ever eat chocolate? ever drink tea or coffee? Breakfast cereals?
These things along with a great many others contain DRUGS john, masses of them. oh, and get this, your brain doesn’t need drugs, because your brain is a drugs factory, and on that basis by your reasoning we should make your brain illegal. Hmmm, I’m inclined to agree with you in this case.
well ok try and think this through now john, if weed was legal and i was stopped by a policeman who found i had some one me i would not go to prison which would make me not a criminal! however because it is illegal i would go to prison and that makes a criminal. that is a really simple thing to get your head round right? ok. so now try to think about this, more harm is caused by the law against marijuana than marijuana itself and produces more “criminals” in the eyes of the law than we can handle and therefore keeping it illegal is totally sensless. you don’t understand my point and thats ok i wouldn’t expect you too but you should realise that you are a big example of the crude and ignorant person from the past that you spoke of, luckily though your old way of thinking is slowly dieing out. the sooner the better. you have quite blatently made a fool of yourself by entering into an argument knowing absolutely nothing about it! your spouting the same old information that the american government did in the 40′s/50′s and onwards, maybe read some independent research on it? or not and just continue spouting hate.
i’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on one thing, organised crime does result in murder, in the same way that prohibition caused people to murder. weed doesnot. i must stress this, the prohibition laws CAUSED the crimes. in that sense weed could be said to cause murder but only since it is supplied by people who are by definition criminals. also should be said that a lot of criminals are in prison due to alcohol related crimes, that is an example of a substance being a cause of the crime, no one ever got stoned and killed someone.
you cannot police free will, at least not in the west where freedom of information is so readily available.
Bravo Sam, a sublime example of how to make a point when dealing with a know nothing troll. as put downs go, it’s one of the best I’ve seen in ages. Congrats
The Crucified One
PS Is that some grass in your avatar? lol
Fast, furious, factual and fun.
As a sweet toother l found the episode on sugar quite a rush.(I bet Hank did). I’ve had to give up caffeine recently so I enjoyed that bit also. The cannabis part featuring insects and animals on drugs was just lol stuff.
The Crucified One
For me to sit here and read that weed does not kill brain cells shows more proof that you probably smoke this drug yourself. you should be in jail honestly. I do not eat bread, I dont eat chocolate, I dont drink caffeine, and no cereal. I dont eat meats either…. if ur point was trying to say these are drugs too ur wrong. Marijuana causes cancer and premature death… THESE DONT. id**t… and you are right, your brain doesn’t need drugs so lay off the pot! I don’t know why I even bother lol.
Weed will NEVER be legal because its toxic and causes cancer plain and simple. your 1st sentence alone was countered without me having to read all of that other nonsense. if you are a pot smoker, you should be in jail really…
If marijuana were legal or even was thought even ONCE to be legal in the past, then dont you think any of the past presidents and/or congressional leaders would have noticed this? We learned at school that this stuff kills, all of the government officials tells us its dangerous, even the bible says its poison, so it is CLEARLY dangerous, no debating! enough of your nonsense seriously…
Yet another bunch of lies. Where are you getting your info? Weed is not toxic, and weed does not cause cancer. It was legal everywhere in the early part of last century. Incidentally, pure refined opium (heroin) is not toxic either.
I’d ask you to link 1 study that shows a correlation between use of cannabis and cancer, but it would be futile as there isn’t a single one. funny, though there are several that strongly suggest beneficial pharmaceutical properties.
You learned lies at school, you heard lies from politicos, you read lies in a fairy tale. now you repeat those lies without ever questioning the fact that they are lies. They’re not even your lies, john. why not come up with an original one? How about – my grandma looked at a weed plant once and her head fell off! no, seriously….
So you’re trying to tell me the school system is a phony? The very important politicians and governments and even the President who protect America are phonies? and even the BIBLE is phony? Samuel, you’re delusional… you wouldn’t know right from wrong seriously, ur out of ur mind.
If weed was safer than what it was intended to be then this stuff would have been accepted decades ago, but its not so its dangerous. so please stop trying to spread bad information k? It’s not worth it…
first off i should say well done for staying away from many toxic chemicals that are flooding society in the present day, your body is a temple john and i am truly impressed with the will power of anyone who can stay away from all the fun stuff nature has to offer us. that being said….
look man i have not once said that i smoke it or that i endorse it. you really are not thinking this through or hearing what i’m saying at all so this will be the last time i reply to your close minded statements.
getting away from weed i wanted to pick up on something else you said. you say you want all recreational drugs including alcohol and nicotine to be illegal (i’m gonna include all opiates and caffeine in that statement too sorry if that is not what you meant but that seems to be what you are saying)
ignoring the obvious problem that the majority of pain killers are opiates and illegality would create severe problems with regards to the general well being of society,, how exactly do you propose to enforce these totalitarian laws? lots of people like coffee you seem to be of the opinion that laws stop people doing things and my point is that they do not will not and never, EVER have. i suppose it could work if we were in a totalitarian dictatorship but no one wants that…….right john? there is no point in making laws that stop people harming themselves because they can never be enforced. if they could then the 100 years of the war on drugs would have got some results by now. i know your inner-monologue is saying “but drugs are bad mmkay” but unfortunately, no one cares! that is not to say that your opinion is not a valid one or even that you are not right but don’t expect people to care. for christ sake oxygen is bad for your body in the long term but i’m pretty sure thats gonna stay legal!
also to clarify on some errors in what you have said (although sam morrisy has already done a stellar job) there are NO links between weed and cancer there are NO links between weed and anti-social behaviour there are NO recorded fatalities there is NO study saying any of the active substances in the plant are toxic and most importantly weed has been legal for thousands of years it’s only in last 100 that the criminal element has been put into it.
cannabis (or more appropriatly hemp) is well endorsed by the bible which, although this tells us nothing about it being actually good or bad for us, is just a simple way for me to dismiss one of your claims. please think things through more openly and listen to what other people have to say.
No, I am not trying to tell you johnny boy, I am telling you. sorry if it stings but lies need to be called as they are, before they start infecting the less critical thinkers out there.
Note I did not once write that weed is not dangerous, I wrote that is not toxic. Do some homework, and look up the dictionary definition of toxic. Oxygen is toxic john. Do some more homework, and tell me exactly what is bad about the information I have given you. Maybe also a little study of logic, reason and rhetoric, would compel you to answer or maybe counter any of the questions I put to you or statements I have made. Go on, I dare you.
I may be delusional, as much as the next person, I grant you. if so, the crucial difference between you and me is, my delusion fits reality and yours does not.
I sent a reply to this a few minutes ago but it does not show. so here it is again. Hemp is not illegal. Hemps shelled seeds are very high in zinc, magnesium and protein, they are sold in markets in many countries. The first Levi’s jeans were made of hemp fibers which are longer, stronger, more lustrous, absorbent and mildew resistant than cotton. Still to this day hemp is widely used to make clothing and is very durable. az
Hemp is still grown in licensed farms in the UK for its fibers. very good for making textiles and ropes. There are more than a few towns called Hempton or some slight variation here.
Other tried and tested uses include :- Bio-diesel – the first diesel engines were designed to run on hemp oil. Paper – that doesn’t involve cutting down slow growing trees. Building materials – fiber board, insulation, blocks. Plastics – in cars and buildings, that doesn’t need a finite oil reservoir.
No I haven’t, I’m guessing its potent stuff. My neck of the woods is famous for its magic mushrooms, Mother Nature’s LSD. I’ve tried them a few times. for research purposes only of course.
If you dont smoke it then why are you even siding with these drug addicts? that is endorsing it really… this stuff is probably more harmful than alcohol and nicotine combined… now about these pain killers…
We don’t need them, i have lived my whole life without that stuff and the reason why people are hooked on them is the same reason people want marijuana. It is addicting. Do people need open heart surgeries? no we dont need it, but we want it because it helps us live longer, it is the same reason. these things in life we really don’t need but because of greed or addiction or ignorance or any other reason. I am not implying a totalitarian law either. I am just saying leave this dangerous stuff the way it has been for almost a 100 years, which is banned and illegal and now we even have the technologies to eradicate something forever. Almost like extinct. can you imagine how the future will be without this stuff? More peaceful I garuntee!
Samuel, 2 posts ago I had written that schools, government/ congressional leaders/Presidents, and the bible all mention marijuana as either toxic, dangerous, and/or cause of cancer/premature death.
Your last post you said this, “you learned lies at school, you heard lies from politicos, you read lies in a fairy tale.”
You ARE delusional. you are implying that we lived our whole life as a lie then?
My point was that with so many sources saying this stuff is bad, don’t you think then there should be a reason why this stuff is illegal? I mean it’s NOT coincidence that all of these important sources are saying the same thing now is it?
Really Samuel, you’re hallucinating this is ridiculous…
Politicians lie as a profession (example: G.W.Bush+T.Blair – Saddams weapons of mass destruction), the bible is probably full of lies, teachers teach what the lying politicians tell them to, or they lose their job. you ignore the statements of fact I have made and simply regurgitate what you were told. I have told you that cannabis is not toxic, and scientific studies show this to be true, so whosoever tells you it is, is lying. if you repeat it, you are lying. if you tell such obvious lies, I will reproach you in order to protect those who are less critical, or at least encourage them to look at the facts and decide for themselves, rather than blindly believing what professional liars tell them. Almost all of the problems in regard to cannabis are a direct result of it being illegal. this means that were it legalised, almost all of the associated problems would evaporate into thin air, you know, funding criminal organisations, dealing with criminals, filling prisons with kids whose only mistake is to disagree with the validity of that particular law. also, wherever decriminalisation has been tried – Portugal, Holland, etc. nationwide consumption of it went down – another fact to add to the many you refuse to address. so some of the less common problems with psychiatric disturbance, and the clearly dangerous act of smoking also went down. Isn’t that exactly what you want?
Danger is another point. Toxic is not equal to dangerous is not equal to toxic. many activities are dangerous, walking on stairs, taking a bath, swimming, driving, etc. The trick is, people avoid the danger by being informed and knowledgeable about the potential risks, not by avoiding the activity. The problem here with drug laws is that the government withholds scientific information about drugs, by the argument that freely giving the information could in itself be seen as an endorsement of their use/abuse. Thus because drugs are illegal, people are more likely to suffer the worst of the associated dangers. Not only is the information withheld, they go one step further and promote misinformation in schools etc. as you are demonstrating.
Matthew Scannell kindly pointed out that the bible actually endorses hemp (cannabis) and pertinently added that this means nothing in regard to it being good or bad, and also he was sincere and correct to congratulate you on your own diligence in these things. I would like to add my own sincere admiration for your purist attitude to your own health. I take offense, however should you or anyone else ever try to impose your own personal attitude to life over mine or anyone else life. your argument against open heart surgery is utterly ludicrous – it should be disallowed because those who NEED it to survive are addicted to being alive??? are you even aware of congenital conditions like Hole in Heart or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?
You can call me delusional all you want, like you said, insults do not help your argument, or indeed complete lack of one. did you notice I was willing to accept that possibility however? now can you do the same for yourself? It would be only polite.
Actually you should read the “comment policy” above, any posts that are unrelated to the doc, like idle chit-chat will be deleted. you all have to stay on topic, or use facebook and stuff like that.
Thanks for your reply.
”Actually you should read the “comment policy” above,”
Actually I have read it and amazingly I knew where it was. I hope you appreciate the irony here. that very first post that disappeared and you later restored, (now gone again of course) contains words to the effect of let’s try and keep on topic here. Check it out! Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
” any posts that are unrelated to the doc, like idle chit-chat will be deleted.”
I’m sure you’re aware how easy it would be for me to copy and paste reams of unrelated stuff from all around this site. You’re in some of it, displaying favouritism on more than one occasion. But I am too much of a gentleman for that. many state how easy it is to go off topic. I hope you can see that this makes your statement incorrect or untrue?
“any posts that are unrelated to the doc, like idle chit-chat will be deleted.”
How dare you!!! But seen as English isn’t your first language I forgive you. My Chit-Chat is never idle. My Chittery Chatteryness is always lively and energetic. so there Shylock, I have you on a technicality!
Facebook!!! You’ve got to be kidding. Orwell rolls in his grave…ssssssiiiiiiighhhhhh. what I’m most disappointed about is this. Almost all my posts are carefully considered and I don’t know if they’ve even been read. so you see Shylock you’ve had your pound of flesh, you’ve won. I am mortally wounded.
I’m sorry if I acted like a human being in responding to other human beings, it’s considered rude not to reply to genuine questions to people that you respect. are you a human being Mr. JobsWorth? Underneath that Cap of yours I believe there is a really nice guy. Be a good sport and reinstate them, if only for a while. best regards.
The Crucified and Victimized One
Edit. I wish to withdraw any, moan, whinge, strop etc. I promise to abide by the comment policy as much humanly possible. best regards to all behind TDF.
Come one…don’t get upset, those guys do a fantastic job. When you post most of us are here often enough that we catch anything that gets deleted later on, and if not…oh well! I’ve had many post deleted because of my chit chat, my jokes and my poetry. I don’t care, the pleasure was in writing and reading them to myself and knowing that someone had to be fast enough to catch my throw. We are not face to face, sometimes i feel like i’am writing a journal….bunch of black dots assembled in a big square. no one here is victimized unless you allow it to feel that way, some do try but not our lovely moderators.
Chemistry, Alchemy, Periodic Table. (Yes I know what you mean. good words once again. and yes I’m being overly dramatic about it, thankfully I’m already over it, the moan is over and I’ve moved on with lessons learned.)Mendeleyev, Marie Curie, Chicken Biryani.
Please accept my apologies for having a “dig” at you in my little strop yesterday. Of course you are human being and a very worthy one too. one who I have much respect for. so again I am sincerely sorry and I hope there are no hard feelings. I just felt a little fobbed off is all. best regards. (I only say this to people I really like, it doesn’t get any better
The Apologetic One