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Discussion in 'General' started by Percy, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. tthree

    tthree Banned

    I believe the only valid gateway drug rationale for marijuana is that it is illegal. When you start using it you have made a decision to use a drug that is prohibited by law. Once that bridge is crossed you are much more likely to consider using other illegal drugs. A simple remedy to this is to legalize the use of marijuana.
     
  2. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    Right! I think that is what AM was saying in part, and I agree. Also, it can become a cultural thing. In my day I'd was a counter-culture of people who were anti-establishment-- beatniks and hippies. I don't know what you call today's version of this age-old phenomenon? Civil disobedience and worse is characteristic so that this feeds into AM's other point regarding criminality. I'm not trying to put words in his mouth however. He stated his thoughts quite clearly above.
     
  3. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    The occupy wall street movement is reminiscent in some ways of those days of old. It is no wonder Obama and Qfit (if I can use their names in one breath) see them in a favorable light; since they represent a good portion of this generation's young liberals. Whereas I may view them as a few good and sincere liberals amng a multitude of rabble, they might see them as small amount of rabble among a multitude of good and sincere liberals. I don't wish to debate the point one way or another, nor do I purport to speak for either of them. It's just my probably colored observation. The politics of this is best discussed in the Zen Zone.
     
  4. Some people seem to do well on it, but I think he ones for whom it is dangerous are more numerous more likely to become dependent on it. Mark David Chapman, Breivik, Jared Loughner were all long-term heavy users. When I used it, it was addictive for me but fortunately I quit before I got any schizophrenic symptoms, at least any that I could recognize.

    I'd say if anything is a gateway to cheating, it's poker collusion.
     
  5. aslan

    aslan Well-Known Member

    The only way in which I disagree with you is that to me poker collusion IS cheating.

    As for the schizophrenic connect, it most surely exists, but whether it is a cause or a trigger, I don't know. It could be that certain people have a predisposition to schizophrenia and all it takes is marijuana use to trigger it. That's what I theorized with my brothers, one of whom once was a heavy user of pot and other drugs and became schizophrenic, but now has lived pot/drug free and schizophrenia free for many years. Still, the days of devil-may-care drug usage took its toll on his mental faculties. :(
     

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