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  • Originally posted by Requiem View Post
    You have a degree in English. You are not allowed to lecture anyone on science.
    Keep that in mind next time you try to rattle off BS about psychology.

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    • Originally posted by gunns View Post
      Relevant to who? Those that actually know and are a prime example or those, like you, who don't have a clue? I have the utmost respect for our scientist but when I read something I'm always aware that 1. I don't know the person who wrote this 2. Whether they are writing this with an agenda 3. That 99% of everything is opinion, 1% fact and it CANNOT be fact unless you experience it. There are thousands of examples like me who counter everything you chose to believe.
      It isn't about "this person," the information on cannabis is related to decades of research.

      The only "person" in question here is the marijuana apologist.

      Science cannot be fought with mocking references to "Reefer Madness."

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      • Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
        I think he is hilarious.
        So funny you can't respond to my comments on this thread.

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        • Originally posted by Arkie View Post
          Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake
          Well it has the word "chemical" in it so your conflating a chemical addiction with neurochemical responses must be true.

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          • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
            They hate science that contradicts their views as much as any Evangelical does, as we see on this thread. You're no better than they are.

            Try arguing in something better than cartoons, Comrade.
            A picture is worth a thousand words, meine faschistischen.

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            • Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
              A picture is worth a thousand words, meine faschistischen.
              Pulling the fascist card is also another typical Marxist/Socialist retort.

              Thanks again for providing yet MORE evidence of your true color --- RED.

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              • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                Pulling the fascist card is also another typical Marxist/Socialist retort.

                Thanks again for providing yet MORE evidence of your true color --- RED.
                I know. I have a difficult time relating to the simple-minded. Obviously, for you everybody to the left of center is a communist. I just have to assume you would likewise believe that everybody to the right of center is a fascist. You know, when TR gave the New Nationalism speech, outlining the ideas of progressivism, there were those who called him a communist as well. So you see, there have always been idiots.

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                • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                  It isn't about "this person," the information on cannabis is related to decades of research.

                  The only "person" in question here is the marijuana apologist.

                  Science cannot be fought with mocking references to "Reefer Madness."

                  Now I'm labeled as "the apologist"?

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                  • Originally posted by Guess Who View Post
                    Crime down and revenue up in Colorado since start of marijuana legalization

                    The great green experiment underway in Colorado is continuing to yield considerable results after five full months of marijuana legalization, according to the latest statistics out of the first state in America to lift the prohibition on pot.

                    Crime in Colorado’s capital city, Denver, has dropped by more than a tenth, local law enforcement data reveals, and the state as a whole is expected to collect around $30 million in revenue this year as a result of weed taxes.

                    Colorado became the first of the 50 states to allow adults to legally purchase recreational marijuana at the start of 2014, and advocates, critics, politicians and the public from coast-to-coast have been looking that way ever since to see what that precedent-setting decision could mean for their own localized efforts to reform weed laws. Nearly half a year later, evidence suggests the experiment is largely so far a success.

                    Between January 1 and April 30, violent crime and property crime in Denver — the most populated city in Colorado, in terms of both people and weed dispensaries — dropped 10.6 percent compared to that same span one year earlier, official statistics reveal. Homicides have dropped to less than half of last year’s levels, and motor vehicle theft has shrunk by over one-third.

                    Economically speaking, rolling back the weed ban in Colorado has done wonders as well. The Associated Press reported this week that nearly $19 million in recreational marijuana was sold throughout the state in just the month of March, with $1.9 million of that going immediately to Denver to be divvied up by lawmakers to various state programs.

                    By the end of the year, weed taxes are expected to net Colorado around $30 million, which as of this week will be used on a plan that puts that money into mostly child drug use prevention and outreach, the AP reported, which means more school nurses and public education efforts funded by marijuana excises. The New York Times reported this week that those taxes have so far provided the state with around $12.6 million. According to Reuters, the latest year-end projection in total revenue generated is around $98 million—exceeding the state’s original estimate by 40 percent.

                    For the rest of the article: http://rt.com/usa/163644-colorado-marijuana-crime-drop/
                    One year of data isn't enough to be considered a trend when comparing years to years.

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                    • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                      The three-step apologist method by potheads is summarized as,

                      1) Pull the "Reefer Madness" card, usually along with chuckling or eye-rolling when presented with evidence of the addictive and brain-damaging qualities of cannabis abuse, then

                      2) Ignore all relevant scientific and usage data presented as bull**** off hand, without addressing the data.

                      3) Toke up.
                      So your argument is that pot should be illegal because it's bad for you, right?

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                      • nyuk thinks he epitomizes the best of conservatism.

                        Actually, he epitomizes the worst of conservatism.

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                        • Originally posted by The Lone Bolt View Post
                          So your argument is that pot should be illegal because it's bad for you, right?
                          I see no reason to legalize things that are damaging just because we were dumb enough to legalize other damaging things.

                          At best, pot has a medicinal value in certain situations which do not justify a full-on legalization nor a non-monitored system of dispensaries. It should be dispensed by pharmacies like other drugs of the type are.

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                          • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                            I see no reason to legalize things that are damaging just because we were dumb enough to legalize other damaging things.

                            At best, pot has a medicinal value in certain situations which do not justify a full-on legalization nor a non-monitored system of dispensaries. It should be dispensed by pharmacies like other drugs of the type are.
                            The question is, is pot so dangerous that society should suffer the enormous costs that interdiction (ie. "the drug war") has brought down on our society?

                            The truth is, the "war on drugs" (dealing with drugs as a massive law enforcement problem rather than as a social issue), is just as stupid, and has been almost as destructive, as the "war on terror", an international police issue that was turned over to the military in order to make up for the loss of the Cold War. And what garbage has that "war" unleashed on America?

                            Bad policy, and bad ideologies, can destroy countries, and often does.

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                            • Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
                              I see no reason to legalize things that are damaging just because we were dumb enough to legalize other damaging things.

                              At best, pot has a medicinal value in certain situations which do not justify a full-on legalization nor a non-monitored system of dispensaries. It should be dispensed by pharmacies like other drugs of the type are.
                              So you don't trust consenting adults to make decisions about things that can potentially cause them harm. The government should make that decision for them, is that right?

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