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72 dead immigrants

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Your the only one suspending common sense. Do some reading/understanding about the subjects you speak before uttering such nonsense. This from wikpidia for example. Plenty more where that came from. Interesting how the studies say cigs and alcohol are the gateway drugs. Yup throw out that common sense.



    Further information: Gateway drug theory
    Some claim that trying cannabis increases the probability that users will eventually use "harder" drugs. This hypothesis has been one of the central pillars of anti-cannabis drug policy in the United States,[96] though the validity and implications of these hypotheses are highly debated.[97] Studies have shown that tobacco smoking is a better predictor of concurrent illicit hard drug use than smoking cannabis.[98]

    No widely accepted study has ever demonstrated a cause-and-effect relationship between the use of cannabis and the later use of harder drugs like heroin and cocaine. However, the prevalence of tobacco cigarette advertising and the practice of mixing tobacco and cannabis together in a single large joint, common in Europe, are believed to be cofactors in promoting nicotine dependency among young persons investigating cannabis.[99]

    A 2005 comprehensive review of the literature on the cannabis gateway hypothesis found that pre-existing traits may predispose users to addiction in general, the availability of multiple drugs in a given setting confounds predictive patterns in their usage, and drug sub-cultures are more influential than cannabis itself. The study called for further research on "social context, individual characteristics, and drug effects" to discover the actual relationships between cannabis and the use of other drugs.[100]

    A new user of cannabis who feels there is a difference between anti-drug information and their own experiences will apply this distrust to public information about other, more powerful drugs. Some studies state that while there is no proof for this gateway hypothesis, young cannabis users should still be considered as a risk group for intervention programs.[101] Other findings indicate that hard drug users are likely to be "poly-drug" users, and that interventions must address the use of multiple drugs instead of a single hard drug.[102]

    Another gateway hypothesis is that while cannabis is not as harmful or addictive as other drugs, a gateway effect may be detected as a result of the "common factors" involved with using any illegal drug. Because of its illegal status, cannabis users are more likely to be in situations which allow them to become acquainted with people who use and sell other illegal drugs.[103][104] By this argument, some studies have shown that alcohol and tobacco may be regarded as gateway drugs.[98] However, a more parsimonious explanation could be that cannabis is simply more readily available (and at an earlier age) than illegal hard drugs, and alcohol/tobacco are in turn easier to obtain earlier than cannabis (though the reverse may be true in some areas), thus leading to the "gateway sequence" in those people who are most likely to experiment with any drug offered.[97]

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  2. It's spelled wikipedia. Your brain is fried.
     
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    no, i have sausage fingers and a small laptop, I see that is all you have ha?
     
  4. Another intelligent pothead.

    Smoke wafting from a Cadillac Escalade on the Las Vegas Strip ignited Paris Hilton's latest legal troubles late Friday, when a motorcycle officer who suspected the smell was marijuana stopped the vehicle and police say a bag of cocaine fell out of the 29-year-old socialite's purse.

    It's the second time this year Hilton has been arrested on drug possession allegations, although authorities in South Africa dropped marijuana charges earlier this summer. In 2007, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

    "Miss Hilton pulled out a tube of lip balm," Sheahan said. "At the same time ... a bindle of cocaine in a plastic bag came out of her purse" in plain view of police in the room.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,429

    (I think it must be love :p)
     
  6. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    Im calling bs on your bs on his bs. Most kids start with alcohol. Want to make that illegal too?
     
  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    Back to the original topic. 72 people never made it to the border. That in itself is a victory.
     
  8. Somebody please tell me how you test a pothead? They are always going to have THC in their system. When are they stoned or not stoned? When they decide they aren't stoned? So if its legal do we let them drive buses? Operate heavy machinery? Perform open heart surgery? At least with alcohol you can test the person and hold them accountable.
    This argument that "Well alcohol is legal so MJ should be too." Doesn't fly with me.
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Completely agree.
     

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