border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion

Notices

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-04, 12:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan-2003
Posts: 1,470
Samba, I had read that you only have a bad memory when you are intoxicated, and that in most cases, when you are off marijuana your memory is renewed, but again maybe I am wrong.
tHeGiNo is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 12:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
Member
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Location: New Mexico
Age: 37
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via AIM to Samba Send a message via MSN to Samba Send a message via Yahoo to Samba
You may be right... but I know that MJ has caused a significant memory loss in my fiance. It was cute at first, but now it hurts... he can't remember what we did on our last anniversary, etc. Oh well... I've been taught that THC does cause memory loss while attending high school and in college. I tend to trust what my professors say...
__________________
~*SaMbA*~
Samba is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 12:40 PM   #33 (permalink)
rwg
Member
 
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: ON
Posts: 528
Samba: This is meant as spirited debate, not as an attack, so please take it in that spirit. I find it a bit funny that you admit to smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, and then say drugs aren't for you. Guess what? You are already addicted to a recreational drug (nicotine), and you are an occasional user of another (alcohol). While the pros and cons are different for each recreational drug out there, there is no fundamental difference between them.

Memory loss: My memory is extremely bad. I often dont remember things from back when my wife and I were dating. It has nothing to do with drugs. I have a bad memory, and it was a long time ago. I've seen plenty of references to studies showing that pot causes temporary short term memory loss, but I've never seen any studies showing long-term or permanent memory loss from smoking pot. Not to say there are no such studies...I dont know for sure. I do know that aging causes long-term memory loss. We all age.
__________________
1 adult bull snake: "Dozer"; 1.1 juvenile bull snakes: Oscar and Phoebe; 3 baby red-sided garters; 1.1 macklot's pythons
rwg is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 12:48 PM   #34 (permalink)
Member
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Location: New Mexico
Age: 37
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via AIM to Samba Send a message via MSN to Samba Send a message via Yahoo to Samba
RWG,

First off, I know that I use 'drugs' we all do... even if taking an aspirin for a headache... we have ALL used drugs at some point or another. The way I separate this is: what I do is legal. It is not against the law. I won't go to jail for it..

As for aging causing memory loss... I think it important to tell you that Trevor and I are only 24!!! It's not like he's 50 and going through a natural process!!

I'm not aware of specific studies on MJ and memory loss but we all know they're linked.

BTW I'm not trying to attack anyone or thing, I am just voicing my opinions, as requested. I felt this was a significant related issue that hadn't been brought up.

I'm not really against MJ; for the people who want to use it, it doesn't bother me, I just choose not to have that for myself.

P.S. Drinking in moderation has been proven to beneficial to the body...

Thanks for your comments. =)
__________________
~*SaMbA*~
Samba is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 12:48 PM   #35 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug-2002
Location: Ontario
Age: 39
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
Originally posted by tHeGiNo
Samba, I had read that you only have a bad memory when you are intoxicated, and that in most cases, when you are off marijuana your memory is renewed, but again maybe I am wrong.
I have a horrible memory.. And I know why... And I haven't touched the stuff in close to 6 years..
Matt_K is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 08-19-04, 01:00 PM   #36 (permalink)
hhw
Member
 
Join Date: Jun-2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Age: 36
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally posted by Samba
You may be right... but I know that MJ has caused a significant memory loss in my fiance. It was cute at first, but now it hurts... he can't remember what we did on our last anniversary, etc. Oh well... I've been taught that THC does cause memory loss while attending high school and in college. I tend to trust what my professors say...
Are you sure it's not just because he's a guy? :P

As far as I know, marijuana only affects short-term memory.
__________________
1.0 Pastel Ball Python, 1.9 Normal Ball Pythons, 0.1 African House Snake, 1.0 Savannah Monitor, 0.0.1 Argentinian Horned Frog
hhw is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 01:17 PM   #37 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan-2003
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
First off, I know that I use 'drugs' we all do... even if taking an aspirin for a headache... we have ALL used drugs at some point or another. The way I separate this is: what I do is legal. It is not against the law. I won't go to jail for it..
Alchohol was illegal at one point :P.
tHeGiNo is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 01:17 PM   #38 (permalink)
Member
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Location: New Mexico
Age: 37
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via AIM to Samba Send a message via MSN to Samba Send a message via Yahoo to Samba
You're right, guys don't remember anything... LOL J/K =)

Yeah, but he's been smoking it 'long-term' LOL I don't know any specifics, but I'm sure no one will disagree that his memory would be better if he hadn't been smoking it for years and years... =)

The Gino - Not really getting what you're trying to say... Alcohol is legal now. I'm FOR the legalization of MJ, and just because I don't use it doesn't make me against everyone who does...
__________________
~*SaMbA*~
Samba is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 01:43 PM   #39 (permalink)
Member
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul-2004
Location: Kamloops BC
Age: 38
Posts: 498
Send a message via MSN to capsicum Send a message via Yahoo to capsicum
This is deffinately interesting. I have tried it, and discovered that not only does it make me feel absolutely nothing, but I also have an aggressive allergy to the crap (when in my body, otherwise I am fine).
Now my poor hubby can't even breathe any of the stuff (eg. if someone is sitting outside smoking it an we are nearby), and he becomes violently ill.
I don't support the idea of the government getting involved with regulating it (look at what happened when they regulated tabacco), but also couldn't care less if they legalized it. As long as I don't have to breathe it in while in public, then whatever.
I have also known too many people who feel that pot excuses them from being responsible - the owner of a small store going into the back to smoke up during business hours (with customers in the place), the mechanic who is constantly high and can't remember where he put that blowtorch, the teen who started on pot just "for fun" and is now a full-blown heroine addict, or the single mom who sells it and smokes it daily, only to beat on her tiny children afterwards (and yes, the police were called many many many times, yet she still has custody of the kids and just had her fourth). Too many people use it as an excuse (for whatever reason). Thats what I hate about the use of pot.
Other than that I really don't care what anyone does.

TK
__________________
"I'm Somebody's Fetish"
- Goth Quotes
capsicum is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 01:59 PM   #40 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
NOTHING above moderation is good for you.

If you drink, that's fine....but getting loaded out of your mind each night is irresponsible and leads to other problems. Same as marijuana. A joint now and again is fine with me, but I don't get high everyday and try to work and care for my house. It just doesn't work that way.

But I feel sickened that booze is legal, while MJ is not.

It really literally makes me sick that society as a whole thinks its PERFECTLY acceptable to have a drink after work, but if a neighbor came up to my house after I get off work and sees me smoking a joint, I am suddenly "a drug addict"

Marisa
marisa is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 08-19-04, 02:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan-2003
Posts: 1,470
Marisa, that ideology is the exact reason behind my post. Capsicum, I totally agree on the whole excuse thing. My mom is always watching these law shows, like Cold Case Files and City Confidential, and I am always hearing these murderers saying "I had been smoking marijuana and didn't know what I was doing." Like, give me a break...
tHeGiNo is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 02:27 PM   #42 (permalink)
Member
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep-2002
Location: New Mexico
Age: 37
Posts: 1,232
Send a message via AIM to Samba Send a message via MSN to Samba Send a message via Yahoo to Samba
Marisa, I agree with all you say.

It is sick to know that alcohol causes, fights, deaths, accidents and embarassments, yet is legal. MJ tends to calm, relax and usually persons who are high couldn't fight if they wanted to.

It should be regulated, in my opinion.
__________________
~*SaMbA*~
Samba is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 02:52 PM   #43 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar-2002
Posts: 5,936
Send a message via ICQ to marisa Send a message via MSN to marisa Send a message via Yahoo to marisa
Agree with you Samba....regulate it just like booze....sell it ...tax it....do whatever you want....but STOP pretending that having a drink after work vs. having a joint after work is different.

Marisa
marisa is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 03:05 PM   #44 (permalink)
Member
 
capsicum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul-2004
Location: Kamloops BC
Age: 38
Posts: 498
Send a message via MSN to capsicum Send a message via Yahoo to capsicum
So true Marisa! No difference except that one was once illegal and one still is. No difference in that way.

TK
__________________
"I'm Somebody's Fetish"
- Goth Quotes
capsicum is offline  
Old 08-19-04, 03:27 PM   #45 (permalink)
Member
 
CDN-Cresties's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Ontario
Age: 34
Posts: 3,999
Why do I get the feeling that Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are reading over this thread
__________________
Steven
CDN-Cresties is offline  
Login to remove ads
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0