marijuana misconceptions I should Probably start off be saying this: Those of you that are reading this are most likely the people who use it or are at least open-minded about it. The people who actually need to hear this will most likely not read this, for fear of being proven wrong. With that out of the way, here I go. Marijuana is widely misunderstood in the U.S. mostly because of the recent onslaught of propogandic anti-marijuana commercials. The one that bothers me the most is the one that says : " You'll never forget the people you hurt when you are high". Let me correct a few things in that statement. For one thing, you will never forget the people you hurt anyway, and two, marijuana affects your short-term memory TEMPORARILY, so aren't you more likely to remember the people you hurt when you're sober? But does it matter? People sitting down watching TV dont think about whether the things being said are right or wrong, they just believe. I could go on about more of the commercials, but that is
The Real Truth: MarijuanaThe Real Truth: Why People Smoke Marijuana If someone ever tells you they smoke because they "just enjoy the act of smoking", or really, anything else. They're lying. The reason people smoke marijuana is because after you smoke you can sit down to a song and it takes you. That song is the only thing in the world. All of your attention and analysis is focused on something that seems to be playing just for you. Sure, anyone could love something that much sober, but that would take a lot of effort. With marijuana, it's natural. Patience is freely given to you. People smoke weed because, honestly, it takes real effort to be that human sometimes.
MarijuanaMarijuana, pot, weed, grass, mary-jane, ganja, reefer, chronic, bud . . . One plant, many names. I believe we all know what pot is and have tried or know someone that has tried it. Marijuana and its legalization has been argued about for many years. Some opponents view the drug as a weedy Satan while others recognize it as a beneficial herb; marijuana should be legalized."Cannabis Sativa is perhaps the most recognizable plant in the world." (Bonsor, 2) The pot leaf is put on jewelry, clothes, bumper stickers and is used in graffiti. "Marijuana is the single most used drug in the United States." (Bonsor, 2) According to "InfoFacts - Marijuana" 60.4% of 12th graders in 1979 had used marijuana at least once in their lifetime. There were 2.6 million new users in 2001 and 47.8% of 12th graders in 2002 had used marijuana in their lifetime. Thirty 6 percent of those students had used it in the past year, and 21.5% of those had used it in the past month. Six percent of the 12th gra