you better tell the "British Medial Journal" then since it was they i quoted.Coles said:I've been following your contributions to this topic and to be honest, I really haven't been inclined to enter into a discussion with you. Not because I believe your argument is well-founded and irrefutable, quite the opposite, but because you seem unable to comprehend an opposing opinion to your own. I believe your argument is primarily based on ignorance, but also half-truths, exageration and lies.
go easy mind, they might be devastated that a bloke with a computer thinks they're wrong/dishonest.
you coulda fooled me there!Coles said:There is no substance that does not cause harm when used in excess. That is what 'excess' is. If someone drinks 15 units of alcohol a day, eats 5 burgers a day, smokes 5 joints a day or takes 10 Viagra a day, for a prolonged period, they will do themselves harm. Any amount of scientific research can be found to back up this statement. However, such scientific research can not be stretched and massaged to cover the use of a substance 'in moderation'. 'In moderation' implies a self-respect for your own body and mind.
It is essential that information and education is available to ensure that an informed choice is made
Coles said:. Certain substances, such as heroin and cocaine, have a very low threshold before their use should be considered to be 'in excess' due to their high physical addiction. I would never advocate the use of such substances as I believe their addiction is highly dangerous.
Going by this rigid criterion it’ must be worse to be “physically” addicted to coffee than to be merely 'dependent' on cocaine- mnn wonder would that that wash with many!.Coles said:Marijuana is not physically addictive. When used 'in moderation' it is not harmful. Marijuana does not cause aggression. Marijuana is used medicinally for pain relief, and recreationally to relieve stress.
Coles said:If you seriously oppose the legalisation of Marijuana on health grounds then you need to look at the facts. Children in our society already have easy access to a more harmful cannibinoid substance, hashish. The production of hashish is completely unregulated and the profits from the distribution of hashish goes into the pockets of organised criminal gangs. Any amount of law enforcment will not change that situation. Opposition to the legalisation of Marijuana will only continue this harm, to users and to society.
If on the other hand, you oppose the legalisation of Marijuana from some authoritarian view point where you believe that everybody should be told what they can do and what's forbidden (which I think you do), then you're just wrong...
a big danger is that stoners and their apologists are too quick to propagate their propaganda that cannabis is some innocuous substance like AMAAD was earlier , and continue to insist this when confronted by contrary evidence which was then was apparently then endorsed by you. . The links I posted related to sound scientific research that was reported in publications of high repute.
you trying to shoot the messenger ain't going change the facts.what seems obvious for all your presumstions of superiority in the true 'liberal' form is that you have the closed mind.