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Dr. Gitlow gets down on MJ: Legalizing pot is not worth the risk

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by Caligula, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Get ready for a fun read!

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    Dr. Stuart Gitlow is the president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and chairman of the scientific advisory board of Smart Approaches to Marijuana

    ...our country stands ready to once again head down the path of accepting another addictive drug, marijuana, as legal. It is almost as if we have to burn our fingers again to be convinced that the stove is still hot.

    As with tobacco, a significant number of people who try marijuana will become addicted.

    ...with marijuana, people can also experience long-term psychiatric disease, and those who use it heavily prior to age 25 are more likely than nonusers to experience a drop in IQ. Let me repeat that for emphasis: If you use marijuana heavily prior to age 25, your brain won't work anymore -- not as it did originally. Will you die young, as with tobacco? We'll have to wait a generation to find out, just as we did with tobacco. Our children will be the guinea pigs.

    Is a momentary high so important that people are willing to take on such risks? The stakes, in this case, are our children. Let's not turn them into guinea pigs.


    Read the whole piece at:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/30/opinion/gitlow-marijuana-use/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork
     
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  2. Skeena

    Skeena Standing stone faced like a statue.

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    Just keep pushing those pills mr "addiction" expert.

    I find it so stupid how its always "protect the children". A teenager is not a child in my eyes. I do not see a young child like a 7 year old going out and seeking cannabis(or any other kind of drug) unless they were influenced by someone older, which cannot really be avoided sometimes...
     
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  3. Caligula

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  4. Roth

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    Wow, that piece is full of scientific evidence!

    /sarcasm
     
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  5. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    Dr. Gitlow? More like Dr. Getlost.

    Nailed it! :cool:
     
  6. Roth

    Roth Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I must be tired or something. That made me laugh entirely too hard :)
     
  7. Caligula

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    I guess would be "or something". :spliff:
     
  8. Magic9

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  9. MindFork

    MindFork Part-Time Toker

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    When the UK members wake up and read this they'll say...

    What a GIT!

    p.s. urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Git

    git. Total and utter tosser who is incapable of doing anything other than annoying people, and not in a way that is funny to others. Best used idly. e.g. "Git.".
     
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  10. Caligula

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    That's like 2 days old.
     
  11. Magic9

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    "updated 3:41 PM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014"
     
  12. Caligula

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    Like is said, it's only like 32 days old.
     
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  13. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu i don't ever wanna go to bed

    Just a heads up... If you rearrange the letters of 'Dr Stuart Gitlow ' you wind up with Warlord Tugs Tit
     
  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Gitlow, regarding your op ed piece:
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