samuelzz10 wrote: stubby wrote:
samuelzz10 wrote:Unless there are weird chemicals involved, weed doesn't kill brain cells
Nah, it just kills your motivation center. Which is why you see 40-year-old potheads still working at mcdonald's and sleeping on the couch. This is why the awesomeness standard is so important. Potheads are complete fucking losers at a higher percentage than non-potheads, but it's not direct cause and effect. It's way more important to keep track of who the losers are than to keep track of which of them are potheads.
I remember someone telling me that his older brother for a long time took mostly synthetic weed, and he lost 20-40 IQ points in a year. He did spew a lot of shit, but not when he was telling us about how dumb the people around him are to make himself look better, he only lied when he was talking about how great he is.
Synthetic weed is a terrible, terrible thing. Unlike pot, synthetic weed actually DOES kill your braincells and has permenant psychological effects. "Spice" is pretty much just one step up from bath salts. It's a shame that weed has such a stigma about it that the uneducated go out and try all these legal alternatives that actually ARE harmful. It's also the only reason pot's considered a gateway drug.
As far as drugs go, weed is by far the most harmless one out there. Don't do it if you don't want to. There are people on both sides of the argument about whether or not it affects brain development in growing children, but my advice is to not risk it. Either way, smoking pot isn't what makes your friends suck.
I'm one of the potheads who managed to actually stay successful and not go anywhere close to being a loser, but that's only due to strict moderation. Yes, getting baked is fun as hell, I do it all the time. But there's a time to put the joint down and get your shit together.