This Video is About Marijuana

This Video is About Marijuana
Uh Oh.

OK. A thing I didn’t say, that I probably should have, is that we haven’t actually had a chance to do as much research on marijuana as we should have. Edibles have different effects than smoking which has different effects from vaping. Different strains have different amounts of THC and CBD and that matters. These are both psycho-active compounds and they both have effects on your brain. That’s why they get you high, but the highs are different and the effects (and thus potential negative side-effects are different.)

But it’s also very hard to even STUDY marijuana because it’s illegal…so this is both another reason to decriminalize (to make research easier) and a reason why it’s more complicated (we don’t know for sure how many of the negative effects we’ve teased out.

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This Video is About Marijuana

19 thoughts on “This Video is About Marijuana”

  1. "What do we do with people who are currently in prison"

    Pardon them. There are many complexities regarding the legalisation of marijuana. This is not one of them.

  2. 1. Thank you. 2. Decriminalizing is not legalizing. Decriminalizing is when the usage, or specific amounts of substance aren't treated as felony, i.e. for finding in a teenager's pocket a gram of weed, one doesn't go to prison for 3-5 yrs. But he will have a misdemeanor of some sort.
    Legalizing means no penalty in conditions defined by law.

  3. So your idea is … marijuana is bad and illegal, but alcohol is also bad but not illegal, so why don't you make the world a better place and make all kind bad chemicals legal and be done with it 🙂

  4. Why don't we just make it some kind of medicine? Would that not solve at least one of the problems?
    I know that it's more complicated than that. Please don't attack me, I'm a 13-year-old eating chocolate cereal in her bedroom at 2am. You can't blame me for thinking stupid shit.

  5. Driving is the tip of the iceberg. I fix aircraft for a living. What about driving other things? People who work at heights? Work with power tools? Design engineering?

    Weed needs to be illegal for our protection. Lack of random drug testing is the problem.

  6. Regulated cannabis will never compete on price agents non-regulated illegal cannabis. So legalised drugs will just be ignored by users.

    The issue is denial. Lots of people I know smoke weed and nun of them accept that it is bad for them.

    Drug dealing is drug dealing. If you are court dealing weed then you are distributing an addictive, reality altering substance and should do time in jail.

  7. There IS a test for marijuana use. Our Australian police use it in the form of a breathalyser and test people at random drug test stops.

  8. I think a good first step would be to make it not a schedule 1 drug especially since it does have medical benefits

  9. RE: What to do with people currently in prison for marijuana related crimes.
    While it is difficult to justify the ethics of keeping people in prison for doing something that is not considered a crime anymore, I believe people who are incarcerated should remain in prison until their next parole hearing. In my opinion that person consciously made a decision to take a risk and break the law. Even though the legal system is arguably flawed and biased, laws are put in place not only as a means to remove people who are considered a danger to society, but also to deter people from performing those actions in the first place. Effectively, and rather bluntly, I'm arguing the point that the conscious decision to break the law is what people should be punished for, regardless of the crime committed.
    Of course, as a Nerdfighter, John and Hank have taught me that life brings its complexities and you cannot find a simple solution for each and every case.

  10. Hank, you missed a few more complications: It causes tachycardia which can and has resulted in heart attacks for smokers. Even where it is legal there is a large black market for cheaper, tax free marijuana, so the illegal drug trade is not as impacted as you would like to think. Lastly places that legalize it also have to spend more money dealing with the effects of that, like educating kids not to smoke it, people smoking it in places they shouldn't be, car accidents from driving while high, incidents from people acting out while high, mental health issues from those people that you mentioned as having psychological effects from marijuana.

  11. I have done a lot of research on Marijuana and it is very healthy for you if eaten. Smoking it is not healthy because just like Cigarettes it can cloud your lounges. However, eating it can help keep cancer out of your body. I have read studies that proved it's an essential part of staying healthy. I truly believe that the government made it illegal because cancer and pharmaceuticals are big business, and that in my opinion is very sad and evil.

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