That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by Coco » March 3rd, 2010, 4:09 pm

I made mention to another person that this type of article is becoming more prevalent as the legalize marijuana contingency gains greater media attention. I notice things like that.

The California marijuana legalization contingency in particular has gained more attention in the past few years,not a lot, but much more than in the past and then BOOM! many 'pot is bad for you' articles spring up - would you believe that I saw yet another article in the paper this morning, and I'm not even looking for them! I generally see these articles on pages 1 or 2 of the front section (the most popular section). Meanwhile, my spidy senses cannot help but notice that the pro pot media attention has died done somewhat. Hmm.

Here's another 'pot is bad for you' article I saw in the paper this morning. Again, I'm not intentionally looking for these articles, they're just popping up all over! Getting pretty high profile.

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/he ... study.html

Pot and alcohol use rises among teens - and so do health risks: studies
BY Rosemary Black
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 2:49 PM

Teen pot and alcohol use is on the rise for the first time in a decade, a disturbing trend that could lead to long-term health risks, according to studies released this week.

The annual survey released by The Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that the number of high school students who said they drank alcohol in the last month rose 11% in 2009, with 39% of teens (or 6.5 million) reporting that they drink. And 25% of teens said they’d smoked pot in the last month, a figure that had increased from 19% the year before.

Another study released this week found that young people who engage in long-term marijuana use (six years or more) are more than twice as likely as nonusers to experience psychotic episodes, delusions or hallucinations.

That study, from the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia, supports earlier research linking psychosis with cannabis, especially the most potent form, known as "skunk," Reuters reports.

Teen use of marijuana and alcohol had been declining since 1998, reports the Associated Press. That year, some 50% of teens said they drank alcohol and 27% said they smoked pot.

"The new increase in usage is worrisome because historically, you usually see an increase in recreational drugs before you see increases in some of the harder drugs," says Sean Clarkin, director of strategy at The Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

"But when you have steady cuts in federal drug prevention efforts and a pop culture where kids get the impression from a zillion clips on YouTube that getting high is normal, eventually that’s going to catch up with you."

Clarkin says it’s difficult to say whether marijuana use triggers mental health problems, such as psychosis, or vice versa.

"The connection between drug use and mental health is definitely there," he says. "For instance, data shows that kids who have had episodes of depression in the past year are twice as likely to be substance abusers as kids who are not. But you have to be careful about saying that one causes the other."

The annual survey from The Partnership found that more kids are using the party drug Ecstasy, with 6% of teens reporting that they had used it in the past month, versus 5% in 2008. Teen use of prescription drugs and over the counter cough medicine has remained about the same from 2008 to 2009.

One in seven teens reported that they had abused a prescription pain reliever in the last year. For the same time period, 8% said they’d abused an over the counter cough medication. Use of both steroids and heroin in teens stayed at a low 5% for lifetime use.

The No. 1 drug abused today among 14-to-25-year-olds is marijuana, according to Jim Steinhagen, executive director of Hazelden’s Youth Services. The second is alcohol.

He notes that three key variables influence teen drug use trends: availability, approval or disapproval by one’s peers, and a teen’s perception of its harm.

"This is the trifecta that leads to a spike in use or a decrease, and it’s held consistent over time," Steinhagen says. "If the price is right and a teen’s friends approve, and if he doesn’t see it has harmful, then that increases the chances he will use drugs."

With cuts in drug prevention programs, parents need to step up to the plate, experts say.

"Kids cite parents as the No. 1 reason why they either do or don’t do drugs," Steinhagen says. "Parents need to inform themselves about the effects of drugs on the developing brain and discuss them with their child.

"Parents have a very significant influence on whether or not kids pursue their experimentation with drugs."



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by I AM ALL I AM » March 3rd, 2010, 6:10 pm

Coco wrote: Meanwhile, my spidy senses cannot help but notice that the pro pot media attention has died done somewhat. Hmm.


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Some of the information on this thread ...

http://www.infiniteloveforum.com/viewto ... f=12&t=102

... will give you the low down on how much money is involved in keeping marijuana illegal. Some stand to lose a lot more than the shirt off there back if it is ever legalised. (W)


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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:27 pm

Best shit I ever smoked was 'Darwin Heads', when I was in Oz ,even the shit stuff there was better than we had at home.



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G'day Coco. :wave (TH)

I have met quite a few people that are 70+ years of age that smoke marijuana, even a few that deal. (W) :D

In fact, they are usually the ones that you can get what we call in Australia "bush", which is grown naturally in soil in the bush. (W)

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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:30 pm

Anyone here remember 'Thai-sticks' ?

Same thing , but seriously stronger ,apparently. (smo2)



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:31 pm

Did you ever have 'Temple-ball' ?



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:33 pm

Yeah , that was good stuff... (smo2)



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:34 pm

I like you...



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:34 pm

I like you too... (kiss)



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:35 pm

Fancy a fuck ?



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Re: That Ain't Tobacco in Grandpa's Pipe

Unread post by jhado » March 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm

Let's go... (smo2)



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