Everyone's got their preference and reasons why. But here's a dude who explains it all pretty well in terms of cost, health, and conservatory reasons.
Can I lose my job for smoking weed?
Yes, unfortunately. Employers have the right to drug test you and terminate you for marijuana use. My best advice would be to work the career or job that you love and wouldn't waste their time with such trivial nonsense. Not like it's Wolf of Wall Street though..
Can weed kill me?
Of the infinite ways you can expire, this isn't one of them.
Does Everyone Use Marijuana?
The vast majority of Americans do not use marijuana. While marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States, that does not mean everyone uses it. In 2011, more than 18 million Americans aged 12 and older reported using the drug within the past month. However, this is only 7.0 percent of the entire U.S. population 12 and older.
Furthermore, a majority of Americans have never even tried marijuana. The latest survey of drug use found that 58 percent of Americans 12 and older had never used marijuana.
Does the Federal government block medical marijuana research?
No. The Federal government supports studies that meet accepted scientific standards and successfully compete for research funding based on peer review and potential public health significance. The Federal Government will continue to call for research that may result in the development of products to effectively treat debilitating diseases and chronic pain. Already, there are DEA-registered researchers eligible to study marijuana, and currently there are Phase III clinical trials underway examining the medical utility of a spray containing a mixture of two active ingredients in marijuana (i.e., Sativex).
A number of government-funded research projects involving marijuana or its component compounds have been completed or are currently in progress. Studies include evaluation of abuse potential, physical/psychological effects, adverse effects, therapeutic potential, and detection. It is worth noting that a number of these studies include research with smoked marijuana on human subjects.
The Federal government is committed to the highest standards for basic science and clinical research on wide array of substances, including marijuana, that show promise.
How do I roll a Cone Joint?
This video, while the dude is silent, is closed captioned. Dude rolls a solid cone, watch closely and learn. Let us know how you do!
How do I smoke a bong?
There's many techniques one develops with only experience and per piece, but the video below is super PC and will explain plainly how to do so:
How does marijuana work?
Marijuana is a psychoactive drug. Inside is an active ingredient, THC, that makes you feel 'high'. However consumed, the marijuana will affect your organs, nervous system and immune system. Your body will absorb the THC right away if smoking it, if eating, it can take several hours (typically 3-4).
Some physical effects can be: dizziness, cough, red eyes, dilated pupils, dry mouth, increased appetite, slow reaction. Long time users may become dependent on the increased appetite or sleepiness effects.
Mental effects are: a distorted sense of time, randomized thinking, creative thinking, for some, paranoia or anxiety. Short term forgetfulness is a staple trait as well. These effects typically ware off after a few hours.
Medically, marijuana is known to treat Glaucoma (which increases pressure in the eyeball), control epileptic seizures, decreases symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet's Syndrome. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading. It can be used to treat Glaucoma.
It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health. It can help control epileptic seizures. CBD may help prevent cancer from spreading, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported in 2007.
Cannabidiol stops cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1, the study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, found. Cancer cells make more copies of this gene than non-cancerous cells, and it helps them spread through the body.
It may decrease anxiety. THC slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease. It eases the pain of multiple sclerosis. It prevents muscle spasms in some. For those with Hepatitis C, it lessens side effects from treatment and increases treatment effectiveness. Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.
It is known to relieve arthritis discomfort. A study shows it affects your metabolic rate, reaction to sugars and calories. Marijuana is known to improve the symptoms of Lupus, an autoimmune disorder. It might be able to help with Crohn's disease. It also soothes tremors for people with Parkinson's disease.
Veterans suffering from PTSD can use marijuana for treatment. Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke. It may protect the brain from concussions and trauma. Apparently can eliminate nightmares. Weed reduces some of the awful pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite.
Marijuana can help people trying to cut back on drinking.
Marijuana works in many ways with the chemicals in our bodies. Some positive, others not so much.
How long does weed stay in my body?
Organs in the body have fatty tissues that quickly absorb the THC in marijuana. In general, standard urine tests can detect traces of THC several days after use. In heavy marijuana users, however, urine tests can sometimes detect THC traces for weeks after use stops. I'd say give it between 4-6 weeks.
I’m visiting (this place I think might have legal weed), how do I get some ganja?
Take a look at our Legal Map. If the state you’re visiting isn’t green, we cannot help you.
If I’m in a recreationally legal state, can I light up anywhere?
No, unfortunately you cannot smoke weed in public anywhere, regardless if it’s legal or not.
Is weed legal in the state I live in?
Check out our Legal Map here for everything you need to know about legalization per state.
Is weed safe?
As far as anyone knows, noone has died from marijuana. So yea, as far as we know.
What if I want to quit marijuana?
Then just stop. Don't smoke anymore. In a few days you'll forget about it anyway. It's not addicting. Be careful tobacco smokers!
What is a vape?
A vaporizer is a device used to gently heat aromatic blends in order to create vapor. Although the vaporizer concept has been around for decades, only in the last 15 years or so have commercial vaporizers been manufactured and sold. Today, the benefits of vaporization are becoming more widely known, consequently the number and variety of devices has been rapidly increasing. This makes classifying vaporizers unexpectedly difficult, but every vaporizer has two essential components: a heat source, and a transfer system.
What is industrial hemp? What’s different about it?
Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf. Farmers worldwide have harvested the crop for the past 12,000 years for fiber and food, and Popular Mechanics once boasted that over 25,000 environmentally friendly products could be derived from hemp.
Unlike marijuana, hemp contains only minute (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. In addition, hemp possesses a high percentage of the compound cannabidiol (CBD), which has been shown to block the effects of THC. For these reasons, many botanists have dubbed industrial hemp "anti- marijuana."
More than 30 industrialized nations commercially grow hemp, including England and Canada. The European Union subsidizes farmers to grow the crop, which is legally recognized as a commercial crop by the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Nevertheless, US law forbids farmers from growing hemp without a federal license, and has discouraged all commercial hemp production since the 1950s. NORML is working to allow American farmers to once again have legal access to this agricultural commodity.
What is K2/Spice?
It's garbage. Don't touch it or smoke it. It's synthetic marijuana that unlike the real thing can do some damage to you. Side effects are pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled spasms/movements, heart palpations. In other countries it has been banned already. In the US, it's legal somehow.. Professor John W. Huffman, who first synthesised many of the cannabinoids used in synthetic cannabis, is quoted as saying, "People who use it are idiots." "You don't know what it's going to do to you." It's addictive as well.
Stay clear of this.
What is marijuana?
Marijuana, also known as cannabis is a plant that is prepared and cured in many ways. Cannabis contains several psychoactive constituents, such as THC, CBD, CBN, THCV, CBG and minuscule amounts of another 78 or so.
Cannabis is often consumed for it's psychoactive and physiological effects. These range from many forms of relaxation, muscle relaxation, increased appetite, reddening of eyes, and for some, feelings of paranoia or anxiety.
Cannabis cannot lead to a fatal overdose, making it a safe alternative to many other drugs and vices. There are many varieties, strains and preparations for all kinds of uses and users.
Read More at: Wikipedia.
What is THC?
Or THC for short. It's the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
What is the difference between decriminalization, legalization, and medical marijuana?
There is significant public discussion around marijuana, much of which includes the terms legalization, decriminalization, and medical marijuana. Below are very general definitions for these terms:
Marijuana Legalization– Laws or policies which make the possession and use of marijuana legal under state law.
Marijuana Decriminalization– Laws or policies adopted in a number of state and local jurisdictions which reduce the penalties for possession and use of small amounts of marijuana from criminal sanctions to fines or civil penalties.
Medical Marijuana– State laws which allow an individual to defend him or herself against criminal charges of marijuana possession if the defendant can prove a medical need for marijuana under state law.
What is the first step to obtaining medical marijuana?
The first step is speaking with your treating physician about whether the medical use of marijuana is appropriate for your condition. If your physician determines this is the appropriate treatment for you and he or she registered with your state Department of Health's Medical Marijuana Program, he or she may issue you a certification for medical marijuana.
Where can I buy stoner supplies like bongs/pipes/vaporizers or grinders/lighters?
Check out your local smoke shop. Most smoke shops carry all of the above. Otherwise, you will have to purchase your ideal piece online.
Where did the word `marijuana’ come from?
The word `marijuana' is a Mexican slang term which became popular in the late 1930's in America, during a series of media and government programs which we now refer to as the `Reefer Madness Movement.' It refers specifically to the medicine part of cannabis, which Mexican soldiers used to smoke.
Today in the U.S., hemp (meaning the roots, stalk, and stems of the cannabis plant) is legal to possess. No one can arrest you for wearing a hemp shirt, or using hemp paper. Marijuana (The flowers, buds, or leaves of the cannabis plant) is not legal to possess, and there are stiff fines and possible jail terms for having any marijuana in your possession. The seeds are legal to possess and eat, but only if they are sterilized (will not grow to maturity.)
Since it is not possible to grow the hemp plant without being in possession of marijuana, the United States does not produce any industrial hemp products, and must import them or, more often, substitute others. (There is a way to grow hemp legally, but it involves filing an application with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the DEA very rarely ever gives its permission.) This does not seem to have stopped people from producing and using marijuana, though. In many of the United States, marijuana is the number one cash crop, mostly because it fetches a very high price on the black market.
Why does Congress refuse to reschedule marijuana under federal law?
Many members of both parties in Congress have confused a public health issue, medical marijuana, with the politics of the War on Drugs. In doing so, they have denied an effective medication to the seriously ill and dying.
Why is the Federal Government opposed to medical marijuana?
It is the Federal government’s position that marijuana be subjected to the same rigorous clinical trials and scientific scrutiny that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applies to all other new medications, a comprehensive process designed to ensure the highest standards of safety and efficacy.
It is this rigorous FDA approval process, not popular vote, that should determine what is, and what is not medicine. The raw marijuana plant, which contains nearly 500 different chemical compounds, has not met the safety and efficacy standards of this process. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), smoking marijuana is an unsafe delivery system that produces harmful effects.
The FDA has, however, recognized and approved the medicinal use of isolated components of the marijuana plant and related synthetic compounds. Dronabinol is one such synthetically produced compound, used in the FDA-approved medicine Marinol, which is already legally available for prescription by physicians whose patients suffer from nausea and vomiting related to cancer chemotherapy and wasting (severe weight loss) associated with AIDS. Another FDA-approved medicine, Cesamet, contains the active ingredient Nabilone, which has a chemical structure similar to THC, the active ingredient of marijuana. And Sativex, an oromucosal spray approved in Canada, the UK, and other parts of Europe for the treatment of multiple sclerosis spasticity and cancer pain, is currently in late-stage clinical trials with the FDA. It combines THC and another active ingredient in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), and provides therapeutic benefits without the “high” from the drug.
A number of States have passed voter referenda or legislative actions allowing marijuana to be made available for a variety of medical conditions upon a licensed prescriber’s recommendation, despite such measures’ inconsistency with the scientific thoroughness of the FDA approval process. But these state actions are not, and never should be, the primary test for declaring a substance a recognized medication. Physicians routinely prescribe medications with standardized modes of administration that have been shown to be safe and effective at treating the conditions that marijuana proponents claim are relieved by smoking marijuana. Biomedical research and medical judgment should continue to determine the safety and effectiveness of prescribed medications.
Will weed make me stupid?
It's all a matter of opinion and what you allow. If you allow yourself to become stupid, drowned by the smoke, it can hinder you. If you make it part of your creativity and workflow, it can boost you. Personally I feel quite placid, non aggressive, focused, and productive when smoking in a controlled manner. Although, it is known for inhibiting short term memory.
Become one with the tree and you'll grow with it.