Final Thoughts

May 9, 2010

I’ve been writing this blog for a whole school semester. I try to make my blogs informative, eye-catching, funny, and more. Since this is my last one I want to change it up a little.

I will talk about my true personal feeling towards marijuana.

I dont want to say try it or not try it, because that is a personal decision that everyone should make on their own. But I dont think it should be a crime to smoke marijuana. If someone runs over a person and they have a lot of marijuana in their system than that person should go to jail. But someone shouldnt become a criminal because they smoke a little weed. If a cop searches someone and finds a bag of weed that persons life shouldnt be ruined becse of it.

Marijuana should be legal jus like alcohol is .

Most of us have tried it! Some like it and some dont, butr smoking weed is a personal decision and shouldnt be illegal.

THANK YOU

Always remember the only drug problem is finding good ones

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During some of my thorough research I decided to find out which presidents have actually smoked weed or “probably” smoked weed.

I came up with 10 different presidents that have all allegedly smoked marijuana.

1. Barack Obama-admitted to inhaling as a kid.

2. Geoge Bush-admitted to marijuana use.

3. Bill Clinton-Admitted to marijuana use in England.

4. John F. Kennedy-might have used medical marijuna for back pain.

5. Abraham Lincoln-allegedly found time in between changing the world to sit on his porch and smoke “hemp in a pipe”.

6. Franklin Pierce- Allegedly smoked with his troops during war.

7. Andrew Jackson-also allegedly smoked with his troops.

8. James Monroe- Allegedly started smoking as an ambassador to france and contiued until he was 73.

9. Thomas Jefferson-grew hemp. Drafted the Declaration of Independance on hemp paper. He supposedly hated tobacco. He mite have indulged himself a few times in his hemp.

10. George Washington-Grew hemp on his farm. People believe he used it to help his tooth ache problems and that he also loved the smell of it.

I’m not trying to say since these presidents smoked weed than everyone should try it. This is just an informative blog!

What are your thoughts on these presidents and there alleged marijuana experiences?

Always remember the only drug problem is finding good ones.

I was doing my daily research on marijuana on-line today and I came upon a wesbite that has poems on marijuan. This really did amaze me and I thought I would share one of my favorites with you.

POT AEROBICS CLASS

Roll it. Light it.
Breathe together now.
Inhale. Hold it.
And three — and two — and one.
Exhale. Control your cough.
Big happy smiles, boys!
Hold your tummies in.
OK, all together now…
Breathe deep.
Inhale. Hold it.
And three — and two — and one.
Exhale. Stop that cough.
Big smiles. Be happy, boys!
Release that tension.
Now you’ve done it!
You’re stoned — on dope.
OK, let’s take it from the top.
Chests out. Tummies in.
Breathe together now.
Inhale. Hold it.
And three — and two — and one!

By Chris Lindsay
There are many poems of this type on-line. So if your feeling deep and want to read a poem than check them out.
Always remember the only drug probem is finding good ones.

Many people smoke marijuana every day, but no many know its history. I’ve decided to give a history lesson on marijuana.

A website, www.thinkquest.com has helped me find the answers to marijuana and its early beginnings.

The site says, “Marijuana was first found in China around 4000 B.C. They first used it for hemp fiber to make rope. They grew the marijuana plant to make hemp. They would beat the plant with stone beaters to make hemp fiber, then they would twist it to make rope. Hemp has been found in Egyptian tombs. Greeks and Romans also used hemp rope. The Romans took it to Europe.”

The site also talks about how marijuana found its way to the United States. The pilgrims brought the marijuana plant to the New World to make hemp rope. Smoking of marijuana wasn’t introduced to the United States until the 1920’s, when it was brought to the U.S. from Mexico. It was recommended for a variety ofdisordersand was listed as an official drug in 1937.

This is a bit of a learning excercise for any pot smoker our there. You might as well know the history of what your smoking.

Always remeber the only drug problem is finding good ones.

The Daily News has reported that teen marijuana use has increase for the first time since 1998. That has to be the shock of the century…NOT!!!

The article said, “25% of teens had reported they smoked pot in the last month, a figure that had increased from 19% the year before”. Now the report says this is cause for worry,  because historically there is an increase in pot than the harder drugs! I don’t think that will be the case here. Weed is just really common nowadays especially among high school teens.

The article said marijuana is the number 1 abused drug between 14-25 year olds today! BIG DEAL!!! Anyone with a little common sense would know that. So, “young adults” like to smoke pot. I don’t believe it is a big deal! It’s just the way the world is today.

This shouldnt be alarming to anyone and it is definitely not news worthy! Teens and young adults are gonna experiment pot. It doesn’t make them bad people, but curious people. They shouldn’t be labeled for it!

What are some of your opinions on this situation?

Always remember the only drug problem is finding good ones!

FoxSports.com has recently reported that USC tight end Anthony McCoy has tested positive for marijuana. The site didn’t give up its sources, but also said that every NFL team has been made aware of the incident. Many expert analysts have predicted McCoy to be any where from a 2nd to 3rd round pick.

McCoy might have just ruined his chances to go in either of those rounds, but most likely will still be drafted. The point of this being on a marijuana blog is to show just another example of someone “news worthy” that has been linked to marijuana.

Now I’m sure McCoy will say something like he hasn’t done it often. Than he will talk about how it’s important for him to be a role model and a bunch of other garbage like that!! But the facts are that you just got busted for weed. This is another win for all the supporters or marijuana out there. What do you think about this situation?

Always remember the only drug problem is getting good ones!

Pot smokers who live in the “Garden State” should know the consequences of getting caught! A Rutgers article says, “Simple possession, use or being under the influence of marijuana in New Jersey is 0-18 months in jail and a fine of $500 to $15,000. Use or possession with intent to distribute, 0-10 years in jail, and a fine of $750 to $100,000. There is a penalty of mandatory loss of driving privileges of at least 6 months upon conviction of many drug offenses, for example, possession of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, sifters, and spoons”.

So take a moment and think the next time your about to smoke. How safe are you in the place your currently smoking? Are there cops in the area? Are you being watched? Is it really worth it to be high?

Many smoke shops get creative in this way. There are pipes that look like real cigarettes and others designed to look like other things. But really…are you willing to risk the chance of going to jail and ruining your record just to be high for a few hours or so?

I guess so…but THINK about it! Always remember the only drug problem is getting good drugs.

Let’s Get Technical!

March 25, 2010

Lets talk about the scientific way marijuana works! The main ingredient in weed is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). When someone smokes marijuana, THC passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. An article from the Greater Dallas Coucil on Alcohol and Drug Abuse says, ”
THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, kicking off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the “high” that users experience when they smoke marijuana. Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors; others have few or none. The highest density of cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thoughts, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement”.

So consuming a lot of weed can weaken a persons balance, distort perceptions, and make it difficult to think and solve problems. ” Research has shown that marijuana’s adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off”, says the article.

This is one victory for the government and the people who dont want it to be legalized! Reading an article that describes the affects weed has on a body and mind might change the minds of many pot smokers.

What is your opinion on this??

One of the biggest stories of the last few years was when a picture was taking of Michael Phelps using a bong! Phelps is considered to be the greatest swimmer of all-time. The picture was taken at a student party at the University of South Carolina and Phelps has said the picture is authentic. Immediately Phelps lost a major sponsorship and was suspended from swimming for three months.

Kellogg was the sponsorship that he lost. Michael’s most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg,” Susanne Norwitz, a spokeswoman for the company, said in a statement.

Lets be honest…Phelps only apologized because he got caught!!!  He was sucking on that pipe like there was no tomorrow. Once again another high profile person in the world has been caught fooling around with Mary Jane. Phelps was even considered to be a role model!

I dont understand why the government cant just legalize it. Voice your opinion on the Phelps situation. Always remember the only drug problem is getting good drugs!

I’ve been writing about the “drug” debate and and learning alot as well for a couple of months now! I really wanted to understand why marijuana users love there product so much. So, I’ve decided to go further in depth in my learning. I have endulged myself in there product for the last couple of weeks and I would like to share my experiences.

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. First, my “munchies” have been ridiculous. I found myself buying a pre-wrapped sandwich at an Exxon gas station a few nights ago around 3 a.m. Second, for some reason, I get extreme giggles! Anything my friends say gets me going uncontrollably for a while. Also, I get the best sleep when I get home afterwards!!! When I wake up I feel really refreshed. The thing I didn’t enjoy was the redness in my eyes. They were like cherry red, but visine did the trick for that.

In conclusion, it has been an interesting couple of weeks. I’m beginning to understand why “frequent users” of marijuana are fighting really hard to have it legalized.

Feel free to share your experiences with High Society. Always remember the only drug problem is getting good drugs!