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Debunking The Latest Smear Campaign Against Marijuana


There has been a lot of media coverage about a study that claims that consuming marijuana will make you crazy. I have consumed marijuana for over half my life, and not one time has it made me psychotic. I know people that have consumed marijuana for 4-5 decades, and they also have never gone crazy.

In the video below, Paul Armentano of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Thom Hartmann and thoroughly debunks this new claim that is floating around media circles. It’s sad to think that despite how far we have come, the mainstream media is still perpetuating junk science like this in an attempt to spread false reefer madness.


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  1. You’re trying to speak for history, but you’re being extremely one sided. Christianity also spread because it suits some people very well, and some of the most loving, giving people in the world are Christians. Maybe you should distinguish between real Christians and faux Christians.

  2. History speaks for itself. Christianity was forged in Rome by a violent political agenda. From there it spread through war, torture, lies, forgery, theft, intolerance, and genocide. This is historical fact.

  3. michael_ellis on

    @been there: You are technically correct if you insist on a 19th century understanding of “Unitarian”. Let me clarify for you:

    1. I don’t believe in supernatural beings or an afterlife. If you want to be pedantic, I’m a strong agnostic since I can’t absolutely prove the non-existence of god(s).

    2. I’ve been an active member of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations in MA and NC since the early 1980’s. I used ‘Unitarian’ in this post as shorthand, as many of us do, rather than the less familiar abbreviation “UU.”

    3. You seem to have missed the larger point in my post, contained in my second and third paragraphs, namely that those of us opposed to the Drug War need to set aside political and theological differences if we’re ever to put an end to this massive injustice.

    If you’re curious about Unitarian Universalism, our position (since 1970!) calling for full legalization, amnesty, research, and treatment rather than imprisonment would be a good place for readers of this blog to start. http://www.uua.org/statements/legalization-marijuana

  4. Atheist Unitarian is an oxymoron. The idea is self contradicting. You might be correct if you referred to yourself as just a moron.

  5. No. What makes you ignorant is the insistence on clutching to a pre scientific view of a world in which unscrupulous power hungry individuals managed to convince folks like you to abandon thought and blindly follow their (power hungry scumbags) own wishes/desires at your own cost (unfortunately, because of folks like you, folks like me that are unbelievers are forced to subsidize your bullshit!).
    What makes your hypocrisy worse is that you insist on special privileges for you and yours based on your particular brand of fantasy just like ALL religions (regardless of brand or geographic area).
    This is part of the reason the founding fathers of the USA tried their best to separate church and state. Sad part in all this is your (and your ilk’s) insistence on bringing your crap to this blog which can function beautifully without said crap.
    Now let’s all watch the fun to come. I’ve never met a religionist (yet) that could “turn the other cheek” in an instance such as this without some sort of attack (usually starting with condescension)
    (make my point!)

  6. To be Christ like or Buddha like, or Muhammad like would make a better world but deities and organised religion are a pox on the human mind.

  7. Oh fuck, the spelling police caught me. Oh and F off you nitwit. I just hate the retarded bible thumpers and other idiots as well and it looks like you must belong in one of those. Aren’t you late for your dog kicking class?

  8. VeritasInfini on

    You misspelled a lot. Stupid much? Angry about ones pathetic and tiny place in the world? YOu are the kind of immature and ignorant sludge we do not need here. You are sludge trying to take rights from others. Stop hiding behind your keyboard you, what I assume is lard.

  9. A dead horse can’t be killed again so why are you still trying. Go play in the street.

  10. I have no religious affiliation and I really think you are a miserable person. What group are you going to hate for my comments. Oh wait, I am a Marine, so now maybe you can hate all marines because of my statements.
    But I’m sure you still won’t get it.

  11. Yes. I misspelled “here” once, and changed “me” to “myself”. I’m unsure how I fucked up the grammar. Even though I used to be a proof reader, I rarely catch my own typos and mistakes when writing. I guess that makes me ignorant.

  12. Exactly.
    Did you edit the post? Just out of curiosity I reread it, and I can’t find a single spelling or grammar issue in your post.

  13. It’s an utterly outrageous generalization. And since the weed legalization movement (this is theweedblog after all) needs the support of Christians, it’s also an utterly absurd political strategy. But don’t let me stop your self-indulgence.

  14. Yes. The thing that puzzles me though, is that as often as we agree, which is most of the time, you still have some primal need to treat me so fucked up. To what end, Cyndysub?

  15. Because this is The Weed Blog, and no one else really cares. We’re exchanging ideas, not conducting an English class.

  16. Why don’t you learn proper spelling and grammar before you start calling anyone else ignorant.

  17. “But, Christians are the dumbest, hypocritical, hateful, ignorant, judgmental and destructive people on Earth.”

    How can you generalize like that. It’s absurd.

  18. Obviously cannabis makes people nuts
    the ones that don’t use it!
    #cannabinoid deficiency
    All brought by the folks who voted No

  19. Too bad that religion vs. no religion has to spar here but when politicians try to grab the hearts of people by mixing the two this is the shit that happens.

  20. I am Christian, I believe God put weed here for everyone or anyone that wants it,or needs it,to smoke up! ….For those that believe in God, or some other higher power…..to each their own…..smoke it or don’t smoke it…..Cyndysub, take a chill pill…relax, peace.

  21. F all republican bible thumpers. You are just a Religitard. Belief in a deity is a type of neurosis and don’t push your crazy on me. You intimate that i’m uneducated and you are the one that says you were “Born Again” what total delusional nonsense.

  22. Don’t preach to me about how to behave. I hate what passes for political correctness and I refuse to be a Automaton. Be a wimp if you want to be but I walk my own path and I suggest that you stay on yours.

  23. These Religitards are insecure and are stupid enough to think that I care what comes out of their religitards mouths.

    Religitard: The term used to describe a religious-retard who is closed to the views and opinions of others, and who also voices their own opinions as fact; whilst committing crimes against human intelligence in the name of religion.

  24. Wow are you ignorant cyndytard . Anyone who even uses the word retard is some type of sociopath. For the rest of you don’t allow idiots to make you feel anything but great

  25. it is my belief that the lives of ALL Americans have been affected by BOTH of these groups thinking that they are right. Really, both groups are PUPPETS, played by some really evil and powerful ppl. (read:secret societies)!

  26. “But, Christians are the dumbest, hypocritical, hateful, ignorant, judgmental and destructive people on Earth.”

    And I resemble that remark? Really? Im a Christian and I tell everyone I can that God gave us this wonderful plant! True followers of Christ are loving and compassionate. I don’t even know what to call those other people you must be talking about, but Christians isn’t quite right.

  27. Thanks for your intelligent response.
    I would rather not insult each other, I’m hoping that you understand that insulting a whole group of people for the actions of a few will not help us. Take a big hit, relax for a few minutes and think about the best way to help our cause. Ignorance is what started prohibition, let’s be smarter than our opposition.

  28. Cyndysub, Some day you might mature enough to have more common sense and less hate. There are people from all walks of life that don’t agree with marijuana and calling them hateful names instead of trying to educate them will not help our cause.

  29. I am 42 yrs old. 2 yrs ago, I had a stroke. Which in it triggered a part of my brain that was,basically dead. I had an injury when I was 15. The right side of my face was completely shattered. Pieces of my cheek bone were lodged in my brain. Not a traumatic injury, I lived my life.
    Now, 28 yrs later, doctors tell me that if I continue to smoke majuana, I will become psychotic. Wow! Really! If I were crazy, I sure as hell would not be here! Weed is bad for you. BULL SHIT! It is the pharmaceutical drugs that make you crazy! And, they will kill you! I choose to live! Regardless of what anyone says! Stay strong! Do not give in to propaganda Bullshit! Steady the ship. Keep fighting!!

  30. darthhillbilly on

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/after-narrow-loss-at-ballot-box-fight-for-medical-marijuana-moves-to-florida-statehouse/31415870…I’ve been arguing this issue the last two days…look at the comments…I’ve been fighting hate and ignorance, told I was going to Hell etc. All because I chose medicating with marijuana over pharmaceuticals. I’ve tried to answer hate with understanding, but it is so hard. I’m just glad I’m not alone. Bless you…

  31. Has anyone heard of Nebraska legalizing medical marijuana? The bill is in the senate now and will soon go to the public to vote on!! If you or you know someone in Nebraska who agree with legalizing medical marijuana contact NORML Nebraska or NORML Omaha to sign the petition LB643

  32. Doc, I’m with you on this one. Cindysub is way out of line here. BTW, I’m a liberal atheist Unitarian who hasn’t used weed in over 40 years.

    Despite this year’s progress, the Prohibition lobby is still strong in many states and won’t go down easily. We need to set aside political/religious differences and work together to end this long standing injustice.

    In states like mine (NC), buy-in or at least tacit acceptance from the conservative Christian community will be required to get the job done.

    I’d be glad to hear any facts or reasoning you’ve found effective in discussions with your peers.

  33. F off you delusional idiot. Go check in to a mental hospital and get help for your delusions. I will not respond again regardless of what drivel you post. Save your time and get to that hospital.

  34. My life has never been affected by a Muslim. I feel the BS of a Christian based society everyday.

  35. I am greatly disturbed by the ignorance of your comments, you have just proven yourself to stupid to contribute to this subject.

    I am a conservative Republican, born again Christian that uses medical marijuana and am trying to educate others about cannabis.

    You are an uneducated bigot that has no place in this movement. Prohibition will end sooner without you.

  36. I wish I could say the remarks hear aren’t hurtful, because they are. I’m a Christian, I smoke weed, and the remarks below that lump me into an ignorant group of assholes is the real ignorance here. I know MANY Christians just like me who use weed. What a good way to alienate people from the anti-prohibition cause. I liken it to racism. All you really had to say is “Some Christians”, not all of us. I use my brains, and I think I post often enough here for you to know I’m not stupid. My faith or beliefs has nothing to do with any of this. Be careful. You want to educate and win people over to the cause, not give them a reason to hate others. That is just plain stupid.

  37. So true. Your post remindes me that there “are” some people on this planet that actually uses their brains. I am glad you are in that number.

  38. I don’t understand how Christians cannot comprehend that their God put this plant here for a reason. If anything, it is their Babylonian devils agenda that is keeping it from us. I try not to dislike anyone. But, Christians are the dumbest, hypocritical, hateful, ignorant, judgmental and destructive people on Earth.

  39. Bible thumpers are behind this bullshit. People lacking their delusions don’t rally against weed. Religion is Crack for retards.

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