Cannabis: The Evil Weed

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Cannabis is the world’s favourite drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine?

Addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. John traces the cannabis plants’ birthplace in Kazakhstan; finds the origins of our sensitivity to cannabis in the simple sea squirt; and finds out just what it does to our brains.

He meets people who have been changed by this drug in drastically different ways – from those whose lives have been shattered to those who lives have been revived.

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  • Jim

    All I can say is this is a propaganda movie. The “addict” John is so bogus it’s pathetic. I’ve smoked weed since 1976, have been around the lifestyle since then and have never seen anyone affected like that wanker. it’s not addictive at all. Even the psychological addiction is so mild as to nearly be non-existent. It’s more a case of I’d love to smoke a joint, but no one has ever said, I need to smoke a joint.
    The schizoiphrenia tests did not show the control rats of both ages and it is for a reason. The entire study was laughed out of all serious studies. Why? Because it’s bogus. His concerns? That he might not be a wanker if he smoked some and he loves being a wanker. Look at Big Pharma and all their poisons, there are no cures there, only treatment of symptoms, and treatment of symptoms caused by their poisons. I recommend watching but not believing. Watch Run from the cure for the real deal. And make your own from that as well.

    • Tony

      Yea that addict John is just a lazy depressed Bum who needs to “divorce” marijuana and get a life. Smoking weed does not cause you to become a fuck up like this guy.

      • Boo

        Thats where your wrong because smoking weed does cause you to become a fuck up, i know alot of people who,s lives will never be the same again because of that stuff, it has caused Schizophrenia Bipolar and psychosis, you need to do your homework i,m afraid….

        • Joe

          I wanna know where your proof is! You say you have these friends that are fuck ups that’s just saying something. Anyone can do that. I can say that I’m a professor at Oxford and smoke weed everyday will you believe me and change your view on the matter? The population only believes what it wants to hear. And clearly you are included in that. Your fuck up friends clearly had a history of some kind of mental psychosis or if anything a family history of the matter. Clearly they were already fucked up and once they smoked marijuana, they had a scapegoat. You need to think more I’m afraid…..

    • Jen

      Though I do understand why people have objections to John’s situation as one of legitimacy, I have to say that none of you are actually qualified to make that judgment. I actually am. And like any chemical in the brain, some people have an imbalance that can have severe effects when using mind altering drugs like marijuana (Do keep in mind that alcohol is also a mind altering drug). I am also a smoker, and have never experienced such a phenomenon. That said, it is a different experience for everyone. Always remember, that categorizing people is medicines best attempt at helping people with their problems, even though you cannot ever truly categorize anyone. Also, I have a brother who suffers from the same exact problem. It is absolutely real. Think of when you give someone a drug for ADD. For those who have ADD it levels them out, but for those who don’t, it will do the opposite. Marijuana is the same idea, but in reverse. Please remember that we are all human, and though you may not understand someone else nor their problems, they are still very prominent in their lives – just like your problems in your own life. Anyway, let’s all roll a joint and light up! Happy Smoking!

      • Megan

        I have schizophrenia and while I cannot say pot smoking caused it, pot smoking exacerbates my symptoms to a point beyond where I can manage them anymore.

        • Megan

          It still took me a long time to quit.

    • http://www.waytoomany.com dagingerbreadman

      documentary in 3 words:
      Crap Biased Crap!!!

      i know i used crap twice but the word had
      to be emphasized

    • Shokora

      Can’t say I agree with you, the documentary stated very clearly that those cases are extreme and that probably isn’t the biggest problem for most people. At the end he said that the biggest problem that goes along with cannabis usage for most people is that you tend to just hang around and not responding to life’s offerings to the fullest. Even though I consider myself a stoner, I have to say I agree with this. I see this with myself and with a lot of friends who smoke a lot of weed (not 24/7 though).

      There is a lot of negative propaganda about cannabis and in my opinion that should be abolished completely, that doesn’t mean that we have to propagate cannabis as if there are no drawbacks at all. As with all things in life, there are negative things about cannabis, you may not even experience them yourself but it cannot be denied that you can be mentally addicted to cannabis for instance. I am pretty sure that if I would choose to quit smoking cannabis right now, I would experience some kind of craving. Now I don’t consider myself mentally addicted, but I can imagine that some people have this feeling way worse than I have, and also that people don’t have it at all.

      • Anonymous

        “is that you tend to just hang around and not responding to life’s offerings to the fullest.”

        And yet, there are MANY cannabis users that get high and go out and do things.. And let’s not forget, most people _already_ sit around and do nothing, and in their doing nothing are bored. A lot of people getting high and sitting around doing nothing are _not_ bored, they’re high.. thinking, pondering, being artistic, etc etc. And let’s not forget those who can’t “get out” and do things because of physical limitations. I, for example, can’t even play with my Wii because the physical motions over time cause muscle spazms and joint aches.

        While I worry that I might have a pre-dispostion to ill effects from cannabis (I smoked for well over a year with zero problems, then one day some weed that may have been laced with something caused me to snap a bit.. hyper paranoid.. now any weed seems to cause paranoia — or perhaps hyper-awareness since others often hear and see what I see while I’m high, implying it’s not paranoia unless you believe in “mass delusions”), there are potential benefits as well (chronic pain relief, relief from boredom since I can’t stand watching TV, etc). The biggest ill effect, though, is this insane prohibition which can destroy lives to a much greater degree than smoking cannabis would (in my case, since if I had ill effects from the substance, I would stop smoking again as I have in the past.. but if I pop a piss test while looking for work, or get busted buying that first dime bag, my entire future gets put in jeopardy.. fucking stupid).

        Everyone is different, but the VAST MAJORITY of people smoking cannabis have ZERO issues with it. As with ALL things, some individuals may become addicted.. but people become addicted to shopping, food, alcohol, vanity, and all kinds of other things. They are addictive personalities, and it has _nothing_ to do with cannabis. Either a substance causes addiction, or it does not. That means, either virtually everyone that uses it becomes addicted (cigarettes, heroin, meth, etc) or only some people with pre-existing problems become addicted (and can become addicted to virtually anything that brings pleasure). From all accounts I’ve seen, read, and heard about, cannabis is NOT an addictive SUBSTANCE by itself.

        And mentally addicted tends to imply it’s something you enjoy, something you like. There’s nothing wrong with seeking pleasure as long as it isn’t disrupting your life. In fact, some (meaning me) would argue that the POINT of life is to seek pleasure (while also being responsible with your life). The very idea that pleasure is “bad” is a Puritan idea rooted in ignorance and superstition and religion. Sane, rational people reject self-imposed misery.

    • kd

      i am in the same situation as ‘John’ and anyone who thinks that you cant be addicted to weed in that way has very little knowledge of addiction and/or weed

      • H

        “i am in the same situation as ‘John’ and anyone who thinks that you cant be addicted to weed in that way has very little knowledge of addiction and/or weed”

        Why canabis is considered a none active substance is because there are no withdrawal symptoms. You can not become dependant on it. It can medicaly help you in cases such as depression and when you discontinue using it the depression may come back, however that is not the cause of the cannabis its self.

        With any drug miss use is the concern. There is no doubt cannabis can be related to mental health disease just as it can be related to helping mental health patients. Whats important to remember is it is on the individual.

        If you believe you are seriously addicted to weed i believe you and feel sorry for you. Because people with certain genetic make ups can believe that is the case and go get help. But don’t sit on your computer and say that its causing you all these problems and not have the balls to get up and change it, becuase there is YOUR issue. You’re lazy and you use it as an escape untill you wake up and grow up you will always have that problem weather you blame it on canabis or drink or illness or anything you can find. Its very easy not to get up and start living your life if you have somthing to blame it on.

        It seems to me it tents to affect people with slightly more “Fragile” minds. The people who smoke weed and don’t do fuck all would probably be like that with out it. It is fair to say that it gives them an excuse to stay the way they are but very unfair to say it is the cause.

        I think this documentary is good. It highlights some of the facts well in terms of anti canabis campains however if you watch this i recomend The Union. Even though it is very much more “pro” canabis it gives you VERY direct facts including all the names of the medical studies carried out.

        Does canabis cause mental illness? My question is if it does how does that compare the the millions of lives a year lost due to tobacco? Or the millions of lives ruined a year by Alcohol. Contrast the figures of mental inless in Cannabis with the loss of life and the damage in peoples life compared with Alcohol/Tobacco or any of our legal drugs and the full picture really comes into view.

        Once again ill recommend The Union to anyone who is interested deeply in this subject.

    • toby

      hes obviously “addicted” cause hes smoking spliffs. hes addicted to the tobacco in the spliff

    • http://veryheaven.blogspot.com veryheaven

      aloha jim, i share your critical view. only overuse or misuse of cannabis causes real problems, and yes, cus of chemical irritations in the body, treated with psychopharmaca and the symptoms of the treatment, schizophrenia can come out, too. BUT 😉 ——- did you know that many leaders of our society suffer from mental disorders;-D —- so if society is sick, i’d recommend to find cure there first. Mahalo, Cassie – CEO / Founder of veryheaven and coaching with music on http://blip.fm/wild_divine

    • http://@stonedape84 Chris

      the problem with the addict character in their story is yes there are addicts. oh i’m sorry you don’t follow? there are also addicts to caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol yet these drugs remain perfectly legal. in simplest terms, adults should be able to do whatever adults want to do as long as it doesn’t infringe upon the rights of others. these are the basic principles of freedom.

  • Adrian

    I kinda dig John’s situation. Wake up, get high, drink some tea, get high, walk around the park, get high, etc…. Lucky dude…

    • Shaun

      Jim, I’m glad you mentioned the fact that they never showed the results of the control group of rats. I thought that was a huge bit of information that was left out.

      Overall, though, I found this documentary to be highly educational and informative. It seems that our bodies were designed to receive cannabis.

      As for that loser (John) in the video, get a life and stop being such a baby about it. I’ve been around people who smoke constantly, and even they admit that they could quit if they had enough motivation to. They just don’t quit b/c they see no reason to.

      Still, this doc does a good job of showing both sides of the issue, and plays things pretty fairly. That kid that has voices in his head, yeah, I’m pretty sure he would be hearing stuff like that regardless of what types of drugs he’s on. And I highly doubt that taking pharmaceutical drugs would be at all healthier than smoking an all natural plant.

      The whole idea of marijuana affecting the developing brain seems pretty well shown here, with the test studies, and I guess I could see that being true. I don’t think young kids or young teenagers should be exposed to mind-altering substances until they’re old enough to weigh the pros and cons of what they’re about to do.

      • Jen

        Very good point, Shaun. Children should not ever be exposed to such substances. But that reason is not because they need to be able to weigh the pros and cons, it is because their brain is still in critical developmental stages.

        • Shaun

          Yes, Jen, you’re right, very good point.

    • sam

      haha i’m glad i’m not the only one who was a bit jealous. i wish it were that easy for me sometimes, but at least i get shit done with my life

  • jesse

    yea, people are born to be fuck ups, it’s not the weed…if he didn’t smoke weed, i’m sure he’d have some other excuse…

  • jesse also

    also that kid who “smoke skunk for 5 years” or whatever and went crazy, was clearly already bound to be crazy…if there is weed that can make me hear 12 different people and convince me i’m jesus, pass that shit my way…

    • Megan

      Note: I meant to say “people like John” not “people John”. Thanks!

  • Megan

    The scientific information contained within this documentary is interesting. The slant put on it by the testimonies of people ‘John’ are ridiculous. Correlation does not imply causation. Lack of self control, pre-existing mental disorders, laziness and social disorders, coupled with also smoking pot does not mean that marijuana use caused those other problems. There is no scientific proof that marijuana has addictive qualities. Using marijuana as a crutch, like ‘John’ does is pathetic and unfair.

  • http://www.marijuananation.info/ John

    The fact is, the majority of people who consume Cannabis whether on a daily basis or on rare occasions DO NOT become “addicted.” Cannabis is not physically addictive, although it CAN BE mentally addictive to those who already have an addictive personality and/or extreme issues that they are trying to numb and forget about.

    It all depends on the person. Some of the most successful people in the world smoke Cannabis on a daily basis for whatever reason, whether it be recreational or for medical purposes.

    People who become mentally addicted to Cannabis are definitely the minority.

  • http://theweblist.net John

    John the addict is either a complete loser or an actor.

    God I hope he isn’t serious… because it wouldn’t be the drug to blame. It would be him being the biggest loser I’ve ever seen.

    Shit. Talk about propaganda.

  • edward

    suck my diiiiiiiick
    smoke weed

    420

  • edward

    suckkkk my diiiiick
    smoe weed bitches

  • AnarchoRationalist

    Non-cannabis user here. This documentary is very one-sided, and I’d say that it’s slightly disingenuous. Clearly, the producers of the program had a preconceived agenda which they wished to present, and used selective data to create the impression that cannabis has predominantly adverse effects.

    This documentary takes a one sided view: “No, cannabis is not that destructive, but it can make a small number of people crazy, and the rest are just lazy and goofy”.

    They go into detail on some studies demonstrating adverse effects on brain operation in mice, but don’t go into any of the evidence for the positive effects. Marijuana can be used productively in some forms of psychotherapy, and most of the users I know predominantly use it to manage their emotions, up until the point that they no longer need it.

    This documentary also completely glosses over the question of legality. Many, many, more people have been harmed by state bans on marijuana, than have ever been harmed by the drug itself. This anti-social activity on the part of the state, really must be remedied, or these violence state abuses will continue to destabilize social order.

    I think that the number one thing to keep in mind is that cannabis, like any drug, should not be taken recreation-ally, but needs to be used as a tool for personal emotional and intellectual development. This documentary simply fails to acknowledge that cannabis IS a tool for personal development.

    • Justin D

      Cannibus should be used recrationally, shit I mean alcohol is and that kills people. Yet it still is legal, pot is completely harmless compared to alchohol it doesn’t even kill braincells. I have been a daily smoker (every day) for about a year and a half now and I haven’t gone through any changes in my lifestyle. Def a hidden agenda in this movie, time to light up!

  • Randy

    I think this documentary like all documentaries ever made (that I have seen, which is quite a lot!) are always biased against cannabis. The most used drug in the world is alcohol but just because it is legal it does not come under the same scrutiny that cannabis does. The fact that it is legal, most people don’t even think of it as a drug. Alcohol kills more people than every other drug put together, FACT. I have been smoking cannabis nearly every day for over 15 years and the only effects when I’m on it is relaxation. It is widely “known” that cannabis does not give you physical withdrawal symptoms, not true! Every time I stop smoking after a couple of days I have sickness and diarrhoea, that seems pretty physical to me! My friend is the same as he smokes almost every day too. Coincidence? Or have they not studied cannabis properly? The only reason I ever try to quit is the fact that it costs a lot and I’m constantly told how bad it is for you. I have never heard voices in the back of my head and I don’t get paranoid. Stella (a beer sold in the UK) is known as wife beater. I drink that regularly and have never beaten my wife or even become violent on it. I think it is down to the person which is taking a drug as to how it affects them. I have been working in IT for nearly 10 years so I don’t agree that cannabis can ruin your life like “John” in the video. He’s just a lazy guy that can’t be bothered getting a job and is happy for the tax payer to pay for his addiction. Sure cannabis might have its down sides but compared to drugs like alcohol I don’t think it is as bad as a lot of people make out.

  • Justin D

    Wow that is all fucking bullshit, if you smoke and that is all you do thats your own fault. Fuck this video, filled with lies. Go watch The Union : The Business Behind Getting High for facts. I give this POS a 0 on a scale of 1-10. Marijuana addict haha, there isn’t one on this earth.

  • matdelta9

    “I’m an addict & I loathe myself”

    “I hear the voice of a girl i used to know, she tells me to kill myself but I tend to ignore that”

    “It is almost as nice as sex”

    FIRSTLY, I have been smoking the best stuff available to man for the past 20 years. I have no ill effects & my health is superb. I don’t smoke legal, harmful tobacco but am classified as a criminal for doing something that doesn’t harm me or anybody else. My memory isn’t great but that’s my choice. If i stop smoking, My memory will be fine.

    SECONDLY, What are the people at the beginning of this documentary smoking? It sure isn’t bud because it doesn’t do this.

  • http://www.nicktubbs.net Nick Wolf Tubbs

    I agree. John is just a lazy douche. Bud is a gift from Mother Earth.

  • http://www.b92.net serbia

    100% truth!!
    apathy and loss of interest in one’s one life and ambitions is the main consequence of smoking weed. I’ve stopped doing it after 7 years of constant usage (started at the age of 14) and it took me around 6 months to get my head straight. It wasn’t easy but that only gave me more motivation to get rid of that shitty habit. I wouldn’t like to generalize here, cuz I know some people which are much more normal, productive and active stoned, but my experience is that i just get lazy, paranoid, introvert, can’t remember shit in school, decreased interest in opposite sex, nervous, cold sweats, shaky hands…. just wasn’t my cup of tea any more, and I’m pretty sure that all users have at least some of these symptoms.. trust me guys I used to adore weed, but after experiencing all those trips (if u ask me every time u smoke it it’s a different learning and emotional experience) you can always go back to the stuff u learned and with a clear head it is much more fun!!

    ‘n’ btw.
    lsd rules 😀

  • LoL

    Funny how almost everyone “defends” drugs.

    “it’s not addictive i have smoked this shit for 15 years now” and u dont need it? makes me laugh. Same arguements as an addict…

    Sure alcohol is worse, kills so many more etc we all know that. But still ya all are blabbering about not addictive, still most people smoke it every day. we are not talking about food or water here that you need to survive.

    So if you dont need to smoke weed, why do you do it then? and are you a addict?

    • Gordon

      Cannabis is not physically addictive. end of story. there are always going to be lame people who use it as a crutch, but I can tell you personally I can quit any day I want and not use for years at a time because I have done it a few times. The reason people say they keep smoking it for years on end every day is because they enjoy it and theres almost nothing wrong with it. the worst thing you can say about cannabis is that the smoke irritates the lungs and if you choose to just sit there and smoke then it can just be a waste of time.

    • eric

      why do ilike ice cream, why do i like apricots, n bananas, why do i like fish, and salads, and tequila,n bourban, n beer, n sex, and sleep and most of all why do i like my job and work i must be an addict u dumb arse fukers.

  • Megan

    Oh, I’m trying to watch it. I REALLY am. But every time the documentarian’s head is in the frame during an interview, his bobbing and overly enthusiastic nodding makes it impossible for me to pay it any attention. I’m just going to have to read the comments and draw conclusions from that.

  • Jim

    Caffeine, not cannabis is the world’s most popular drug. Delivered in the form of tea, coffee or cola, it’s available to almost everyone day or night.

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  • phil

    Humans are addicts by nature, and that isnt necessarily a bad thing. We are all addicted to food, sex and love amongst other daily activities of habit. Why? Its because our brains are hard wired to become addicted to certain behaviours with the dopamine reward system, reinforcing behaviours that make us feel good. Yes i agree with others that marijuana is mentally addictive, (as people enjoy to smoke rather than feel the need to smoke) but it is not physically addictive, people do not become irrational, irritable, intolerant with others if they haven’t had a smoke that day.
    With the use of marijuana you learn alot about the things that really matter in life. You become critical of what is important and what is not. Many of us in society are overworked and stressed beyond our means. I mean we have to take holidays to enjoy ourselves? Weed helps to get a relaxed perspective on life, and appreciate the good things as they come and enjoy the people you meet. I agree that if you smoke weed everyday, sit around doing nothing its going to lead to negative effects. However going on bush runs, exploring new places, seeing new ideas and thinking about things that you always took for granted. Weed enhances your life, smoke up!

  • allen

    i smoked for a year straight, quit for a year straight (not hard at all to do since its not addictive) then started again for half a year, had a bad trip cuz my friend was tryin to freak me out, so i simply quit again… nothin hard about it. the people that chose not to quit dont do that cuz they’re addicted, they continue to smoke cuz why shouldnt they?

  • Joe

    I do not smoke marijuana, and only have a few times by vaporizer(which technically is breathing it since its air). I do make/eat hash butter though. Eating pot compared to smoking it is a whole DIFFERENT high, I think everyone would agree. Instead of a mental high you its a whole body high. Personally I feel more proactive when I eat my oatmeal or toast or w/e you want to put it in/on…. I only use pot once or twice a a week because I don’t feel a need to during most of the week unless it was a really stressful day.
    Pot does effect thoughts, and for most people its not noticeable because smoking it everyday it becomes routine and unnoticeable but stop smoking for a few days and handling tasks do become a lot easier, thought patterns do change. I would have wrecked a couple times already if it weren’t for my heightened senses due to pot, but its not good all the time(situationally). In the words of Seth Rogen; it makes everything better, makes food taste better, makes music better, makes sex feel better for christ sakes! why the f*** not, you know?!

  • http://undebunkable.blogspot.com Undebunkable

    like bob marley said: legalize it! FFS!
    Peace!

  • Debunkable

    Actually he said “Legalise it.”

    • http://cannabischat.net Bob Marley

      No, i said : LEGALIZE IT ! don’t criticize it (-;

      • AW

        hey Bob that’s a Peter Tosh song.

      • AW

        hey Bob that’s a Peter Tosh song.

    • Dallas

      All hail grammar nazi

  • nomorepropaganda

    This is a TOTAL propaganda piece and full of crap. This guys grant should be pulled. Pls No more propagando proabition please
    check out a movie called the union

  • Buddy

    What a joke of a ‘documentary’. More like a propagandary.

    The ‘addict’ was just an unemployed bum and nothing like a true drug addict (such as Heroin or Cocaine) and the schizophrenic reckons he started smoking dope at raves when he was 15 and that’s the cause of his voices in his head. No one goes to raves to smoke dope. I reckon he’s messed up from Meth or Ecstasy.

    Even at the end when the pharmacist explained the properties of Cannabis and the benefits of said properties, he still shrugged them off in favour of the stupid tests like, dropping a mouse in milky water to see how long it could find the hidden platform or; some boxed up rats with nothing better to do then take heroin or THC.

    • Racinjasin101181

      I know right! Cause one guy can’t handle hi shit its supposed to reflect that way on all of us?? To each his own! Ever heard that? TCB! Is not that freakin hard.

  • MEH

    i smoke weed cos i like the buzz, when i say “man i wanna get high” it doesnt mean if i dont get high right now im gonna flip out, but when i say “man i wanna ciggarette” i fucken mean i want a smoke NOW….weed is so far down the order of addictive drugs it’s not really worth a mention, hell paracetomol is more addictive and u can buy that shit anywhere, shit doco and hated every minitue of it. And if u are addicted to weed then try a joint without tobacco in it(pussies)

    • eric

      This doco is absolutely crap, I been smoking dak since the age of 14yrs have bever been out of work, have raised 2 children, only had 9months secondry schooling, own my own house, still working in construction, in engineering, and oil and gas industry, in the major sites in australia and new zealand, as well as the pacific island, offshore on oil platforms and floaters, and i am 65yrs young. this fuker like the majority of right wing flag waving fukers never get to see the real people of this world only the sick ones, mind you i am pretty sick the next day after i hit shore after polishing off a bottle of tequila, jack daniels and a doz bottles of corona and half an oz of ,afgan kush, or ak47, oh i only smoke my own shit too grow my own, and its kick arse shit to. helps my artheryetiss, increases my alertness, i mix the oil with vegtable oil to rub on my artyhritic hands and elbows, eat the leaves choped up with advocardosa and tomatoes,apricotts n rice as a salad along with other herbs, oh and i also scuba dive and have been for years dont quite remember how long i have been. i cook the leaves with the fish and lobster i get. i also fry up the leaves in butter and use the butter in my buns and cakes and for stir frying.hey i am not alone in using this wonder plan, there are thousands like me globaly,can be used as a pultass as well as a cure for cancer among other medicinal use,s. so that fuker knows fuf all.

  • purple

    I’m 25 been smoking for the past 5 yrs… Was diagnosed and prescribed zanax for anxiety and paxil for depression, took it ONE WEEK made me sick and have stuck to smoking ever since.. I love it! No side affects unlike the meds I’m suppose to be on but as for the addiction I’d say I’m addicted! but its actually helpn me more than anything… I work have a family and live a normal life, jus gota hide it cus for sum reason its illegal

  • rags

    the stoner rat is probably asleep against the dosage button lol

  • mudman

    I have tried this stuff and I would not recommend you try it. All the more for me.

  • tgx21

    the guy addicted to spliffs is a joke. to my knowledge,the european spliff is half weed and half tobacco, this guy is addicted because of the addictive qualities of the tobacco, not marijuana. This is why american smokers are the shit, we dont mix =)

  • Hoss

    Really, do you stoners hear yourselves? Tallk about a complete over-reaction to what is a pretty balanced doco. If you listened to it carefully….(not stoned.)…are psychologically capable of thinking critically….(not simplistically)….and was willing to accept other opinions (not simply defend your own) you would realize this, however these are not the hallmarks of a brain fuzzed up by dope.

    Is it as damaging as Heroin; probably not unless you have social or psychological factors that put you at risk. Should it be legalized; yes given the associated damage caused by the criminal element. Is it addictive; yes, psychologically but not physically; that is, it becomes a crutch that you depend on………”I’ve been smoking for 20 years and could give up any time I feel like it”…..give me a break!

    I understand the pleasant experience of smoking dope just as I understand the pleasant feeling associated by having a couple of beers……I probably favor the former except that it is illegal and I have a career and family to consider.

    I also have a mate who still gets up and has a bong every morning and is stuck in the same rut that we were all in 30 years ago. Coincidentally I also have a mate who is a paranoid schizophrenic (and there was no sign of such a disorder before we started smoking together). Would they have ended up in these situations without dope; who can say, it certainly isn’t the domain of a documentary and is very difficult for science to answer.

    I have lived with a father addicted to tobacco (who reckons his emphysema is a result of the diesel fumes he was exposed to and not the pack a day he smoked) and a sister who is permanently damaged by her addictiions to alcohol and prescription drugs. Both of these will argue that they could quit at any time but simply don’t want to…bullshit. If you read the over-the-top reactions from most of those attacking this documentary, you hear the same biased perspectives.

    Do what you want to do and accept the consequences for your choices but don’t fool yourselves.

    • Kdehart_14

      I’m a pothead and that was very nicely said.

    • Kdehart_14

      I’m a pothead and that was very nicely said.

    • likewaddup

      right on. smoking weed isn’t for everyone. i beleive that it can harm a specific type of person.

  • andy

    hey there im a 24 yr old male and I use pot a fair bit, probably go through about 15 bongs a day with no tobacco. Ive had juvenile Milclonic epilepsy since i was 9 and still have. i used to have it fairly bad until the doctor i was seeing got it under control with drugs and such but i was still having the occasional big seizure (grand Mal seizures) and many other small flickering of the eye lids and twitches known as brain triggers (normally from changing lights and such) . since staring the use of cannabis when i was 22, my parents have never had to take me to the docs for another seizure, i VERY RARELY have eye flickers or twitches at all. when i saw the documentary and the part about epilepsy and receptors slowing down i thought it was great cause that’s how an epileptics brain works. then when the cannabis receptor kicks in it just slows the system down. i only grow my own small BUSH PLANTS ONLY, and i say bush cause they are natural with no chemicals like that stuff they grow in hydro labs. i will admit i am addicted because it does slightly get me high but honestly i thing if i haven’t had a seizure in 2 years when i used to have at least 2 a month when i wasn’t on the gear. so i have recently told my doctor what i have been doing and he said it was not smart and not the best idea as it could have had very bad effects on the system, but he said that with my body and its functions it possibly could be doing something for me. such as slowing down the receptors and such. does anyone else have epilepsy and smoke cannabis???? thanks

  • am

    I am a big fan of cannibus, mostly because it helps me medically with my heart condition by speeding up my heart, which I couldn’t do with all the Big Pharma meds without actually damaging my heart, gaining twice my body weight, and other harmful side effects. Even though I smoke “spliff”, it has helped me to cut down on smoking cigarettes and is overall less expensive than the heart meds I used to take. For example I smoke a little over an 1/8 a month and it costs me 5 times less than medicine that would be 5 times less effective.

    Aside from the medical benefits it is also great to be high. I can smoke all night and the next morning not feel any negative effects. In fact I wake up most mornings ready to kick ass. This ends when I smoke my first joint, but the point is to be responsible. I use 4:20 as my guideline. I wake and bake on weekends because I live in the middle of the woods and being high in the woods is more awesome than Avatar in 3D on the big screen.

    I know I get judged by people because I am open about my love for the buddha, but I am no slacker. I have 2 doctorates from MIT (and let me tell you if you want great weed visit a college physics department) and am retired at the age of 33. So f-ck anyone who says weed just makes you a useless stoner. I’m surprised I didn’t bring a bong to my thesis defense instead of a laptop and yet I’ve done okay.

    That being said I hope everyone who does smoke does so responsibly. No heavy machinery, don’t let people pressure you into it, buy from a non-shady source, and only smoke around people you trust while not stoned.

    Otherwise make up your own mind or talk to an open-minded doctor or other medical professional.

  • TJL

    People throw around the word addiction way to much these days. Just cause you like to do something that some people don’t approve of doesnt mean your addicted.

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  • Lauren

    All I can say about this is that it must have been produced by the government. I can honestly say I’ve met over 100 people that regularly smoke marijuana and none of them have ever experienced schizophrenia. Also, there is no chemically addictive components in cannabis, therefore, the man saying he was addicted and would be for the rest of his life is extremely ignorant. This propaganda attempt may be more convincing if it was even partly true.

  • josh

    PLEASE WATCH “THE UNION” INSTEAD.

  • Sam

    pretty good, pretty unbiased compared to others like “The Union” definitely not being portrayed as “evil” if anything he portrays it as being natural. Very informative.

    If you’r interested in a more social cannabis documentary check “In Pot We Trust” which is very impressionable and interesting

    i think the causation of schitzophrenia is subjective as is addictiveness. If your prone to schitzophrenia, cannabis probably will bring it out. Same goes for addictive personalities. Once again I think it is subjective and thats my objective opinion.

  • jay

    The “Weed Schitzo” link has been studied at length and a new documentary featuring David Suzuki explains that people that have a predisposition to contracting Schizophrenia can have it triggered by smoking weed, but if you don’t have a predisposition towards it it will not cause it.

  • Danno

    Check out Gabor Mate’s work on brain development and addiction. He contends – with decades of experience under the dungarees – that the environment we find ourselves in as babies determines our tendency to addict; the chemical/activity in question isn’t as much of a factor. And we DO addict to any and everything, by the by, so his is an interesting argument. It’s plainly ridiculous to suggest that my synaptic cleft is structured in precisely the same way as yours and that we will both addict to the same things. If that were the case, everyone on this Earth would be a junk-food eating, cocaine-snorting, beer-swilling, obsessive-shopping, surgical addict, you know..!

    By the way, someone made an erroneous post about the dopamine system earlier in this thing: It is not the dopamine system but the endorphin system (natural opiates) that is responsible for feelings of reward – as well as feelings of connection with the universe and other people, etc. Endorphins also dampen pain – both physical and emotional.

    Mate says that those who experienced trauma in childhood have under-developed brain circuits (dopamine, endorphin, adrenaline and impulse control circuits). To feel normal, therefore, to feel connected to the world, these people turn to external means to get the chemical flushes that most of us take for granted. It’s looking like this holy War On Drugs is in reality a war on people who were abused as young people.

    And that will be the story of us. I guarantee this’ll be the line on Wikipedia 2.0 in a century’s time.!

    As for cannabis. Shit. Name a problem that can’t be eased by a big fat skin of Po and I’ll eat my stash.

  • Sol Lyden

    As for the young guy who turned “schizo”…his parents are way old… high maternal age is connected to various disorders in children they give birth to..

    And the guy who “ruined his life”…seems to me, to be laughing sometimes… and if his story is true, it didn’t seem as if he ever had much potential doing anything…

    Parts of this documentary were interesting.

    I read the comments before I saw the documentary and thought you guys were just full of it.

    But now I get it :)

  • narto

    So whats the conclusion from this?
    -Don’t smoke skunk but smoke kush with appropriate amount of THC and CBD.

    when are they going to have a device which can measure these components…

    -Dont smoke before 15 year old (DUH!, maybe because most 15 yrs olds still dumb n still got lots to learn)
    -Dont smoke juz to do something (u r smoking for a wrong reason, when u do something with a wrong mindset then u will have a confusion in ur own mind)

    Tips:
    -smoke after u work hard! Relax with a trip-hop n acid jazz, relax ur back stretch, or exercise afterward that actually is good.
    -smoke where u feel safe where no one tells u no or persuade u or catch u or judge u. Just by doing this u will start smoking with easiness in ur mind.

    I used to think weed was addictive but no…it wasn’t i stop using it and i feel great but craving it. But the more I do my daily activities then the less I crave, its just like craving for sex. It depends with people intellectual.
    I used to question religion, existence, marriage because of my family matters since a kid and always want to know the answer as more ambiguous answer people or my parents gave me. Its funny how I always reminded by a quote “problem arise when human enter into a society”. Greed does no good except delaying research conquest to find absolute truth.

    It’s fine not to have a religion but still have moral and knowledge.
    It’s fine not to be married but have someone u care and love
    It’s fine not to know why u were born but do good things to change life (build free energy for everyone, make goods out of hemp, share ur knowledge to people who need it the most like in poor places where they need to be self-sufficient)

    KEEP SMOKING! Blaze all day…dont let the world judge u. Do as u please as long as not hurting others!

  • Brent

    Watch this and make up your own mind. Having said that, the final point the host makes is rather broad and vague after all of his travels and investigations. Stating that one misses the opportunity to participate in life due to smoking. Does that mean all the people who watch TV, play video games, and go shopping for hours on end, while being completely sober, are positive contributors to society?

    Personally, herb has had a profoundly positive affect on my own experience in life. Frankly, I get energized after smoking and want to go out and do something active like dancing salsa. The music moves through you and the connection you make with your dance partner is awesome!

    Just my two cents:)

    • Gilsworth

      I agree with Brent here. Whenever I ‘toke up’ I have a sudden yearning for adventure and new experiences. Most things are fun when high. I will never forget my first experience watching a sunset while high. Ephemeral as it may be, it will last me my life.

  • Tresden

    If you check into a rehab saying that you are “addicted to weed” you will be laughed at.I know this because I have been to many, and not for weed. People don’t take it seriously because it shouldn’t be. Alcohol is WAY more of a problem than marijuana, weed just comes with a stigma that has developed from everybody who hasn’t tried it. REEFER MADNESS! Everyone who says “I have a friend whose life was ruined because he started smoking pot” is ignorant and naiive when it comes to the subject. Not trying to be an asshole, just blunt. I have put a lot of time into learning about addiction and I’d be willing to bet a pretty penny that YOU haven’t. You developed your opinions from stuff you read, things you hear and judgments you make. Not real life experience.

    • Matt b

      You are talking shit

      It’s all well and good for someone who doesn’t have an addiction or problem with weed to say it gets an undeserved bad rep but many people do have problems with it, I know for a fact that it has caused me mental problems, what I cant tell is how much of the problem is attributed to weed alone

      the same could be said of most drugs
      Some people are fine with them and others have problems
      It always bugs the shit out of me when people who don’t have problems spout on like they are an expert just because they have used the drug

  • K

    Drugs dont work. I have smoked cannbis for more than 20 years. Also I have tried all the hard drugs time to time. I think I have enjoyed most of the time. Its only a dream. It is so selfish. I have woken up after 25 years and I realised every thing went past by me. It only satisfied myself and my mind. Drugs only brings you short term happyness. When you are on drugs you dont see whats happening around you.
    I have been clean for the last 5 years and I have done many things which can make me proud of.
    I have stopped smoking also year ago. I feel the best in my life.
    Drugs only for the people who cannot enjoy the reality.
    Being mindful and face challenges everyday in life and help people the way you can, live the life which you are given not hiding from it brings you happyness.

    • Timmay2413

      It depends on how you look at it. Drugs can be tools, or they can be treated as drugs. In the former case, one can learn things through drug experience that can be integrated healthily into the every day life experience. Are you using them to have fun, to learn, or both? The line between use and abuse is fine, however, aren’t busy enough to use drugs responsibly and get caught up in endless cycles of addiction. If one has a life to be living, there simply isn’t time to do drugs and remain efficient. One can allocate their use to special occasions.

    • Timmay2413

      It depends on how you look at it. Drugs can be tools, or they can be treated as drugs. In the former case, one can learn things through drug experience that can be integrated healthily into the every day life experience. Are you using them to have fun, to learn, or both? The line between use and abuse is fine, however, aren’t busy enough to use drugs responsibly and get caught up in endless cycles of addiction. If one has a life to be living, there simply isn’t time to do drugs and remain efficient. One can allocate their use to special occasions.

    • Tom

      why can you not do this on drugs? Perhaps it is a weaker mind who cannot control what they intake in moderation. A lot of modern foods, medicines and drinks are all harmful to the body in big doses but in moderation can be less harmful and in some cases harmless. It seems as though you were looking or expecting something to come out of drugs that wasn’t in reality as opposed to enjoying the experience in life to be able to take these drugs.

    • Tom

      why can you not do this on drugs? Perhaps it is a weaker mind who cannot control what they intake in moderation. A lot of modern foods, medicines and drinks are all harmful to the body in big doses but in moderation can be less harmful and in some cases harmless. It seems as though you were looking or expecting something to come out of drugs that wasn’t in reality as opposed to enjoying the experience in life to be able to take these drugs.

      • Racinjasin101181

        You hit the nail on he head. If you can’t stand th heat get outta the kitchen. Its the weaker minded people that screw it up for the rest of us.

      • Racinjasin101181

        You hit the nail on he head. If you can’t stand th heat get outta the kitchen. Its the weaker minded people that screw it up for the rest of us.

    • Naynayschmidty32

       This is your story.
      I think smoking pot helps me to be mindful, it’s all about the attitude you enter it with.
      It’s certainly a different experience from person to person, so please don’t generalize by saying you messed up, and therefore it was the fault of marijuana.

      I love my reality, I cherish every moment of it. Marijuana is simply one aspect of the beautiful reality in which I live.

    • Naynayschmidty32

       This is your story.
      I think smoking pot helps me to be mindful, it’s all about the attitude you enter it with.
      It’s certainly a different experience from person to person, so please don’t generalize by saying you messed up, and therefore it was the fault of marijuana.

      I love my reality, I cherish every moment of it. Marijuana is simply one aspect of the beautiful reality in which I live.

      • Nbaira

        sissy! i guess that true we find it in our own
        self examination to what our body tells us what
        to do or when we our body need something. But u could get paranoid
        for anything life experience you in your Skills or encouragement
        for your people.. if it’s a good thing just use it the right way
        when ya! body needs its….

    • Mutchie35

      i take inspiration from your story i have been on hard drugs for 15 years and its so bloody difficult to stop i started with hash i m still trying to stop and am plagued with guilt every time i relapse also your right drugs pleases only the user

    • Mutchie35

      i take inspiration from your story i have been on hard drugs for 15 years and its so bloody difficult to stop i started with hash i m still trying to stop and am plagued with guilt every time i relapse also your right drugs pleases only the user

  • angry_reindeer

    This video is very legitimate from my point of view. I am an avid cannibis user and I know anyone who says it isn’t addictive at all is a fool; no drug isn’t addictive, your body adjusts to any substance. But that said, anyone unable to exercise moderation digs their own grave.

    People should really stop being so chauvinistic with their view about drugs, unless you’re a doctor like the one in the video or the addiction expert narrator. In reality, all you probably know is propaganda unless you’ve researched it yourself. In reality, someone should have the right to do whatever they want to themselves and their body. It’s really none of anyone’s business who does or doesn’t, especially if they’re life is in order and they’re brain and body is healthy.

    • Sorcerian

      You’re right.
      Addiction isn’t physical with cannabis, unlike heroin for example. Nonetheless, there’s an existing psychological dependence. First step is the tolerance.
      If you’re expecting too much to feel cannabis effects, you’ll be tempted to smoke some more, and thus you get the said tolerance to tiny doses.
      That’s the reason why I never have more than two spliffs at the same time, per month.
      I’m always feeling it like my very first day, with tiny doses. It’s all bliss ^^

    • Alex

      Its not addictive… at all…. I went from everyday to cold turkey for a drug test, if you can’t handle it you shouldn’t smoke it in the first place. It’s actually very mild, less addictive than alcohol.

  • Timmay2413

    Hmm. This video has some valid points. However, much of the material is presented in a very biased manner.
    The mice model is fairly uncomparable, considering the fact that they do not live in very enriched environments, and are not exposed to THC in enriched environments, which greatly determines the outcome of the cannabis experience. It’s like the difference between smoking weed and vegging out in front of the TV and going outside with friends and sharing many a good conversation.

    As well, anti-psychotics will only suppress the symptoms of schizophrenia. They will never cure it. The boys parents ought to do a little more research on alternative non-drug treatments for schizophrenia, if they wish to improve their son’s life. He’ll never learn how to be happy and to overcome his condition if he’s constantly being dulled by some drug (that costs loads of money and provides the drug companies with infinite $$).

  • thebluegenie

    Why don’t people try it before making an opinion about it? Weed is harmlmess, this is experience talking…

    • Sorcerian

      I’m a weed consumer myself, but saying it’s 100% harmless is a lie.
      When you smoke too much, you gotta deal with a lot of problems. Otherwise, I agree, with moderation it’s all good :)

    • Sorcerian

      I’m a weed consumer myself, but saying it’s 100% harmless is a lie.
      When you smoke too much, you gotta deal with a lot of problems. Otherwise, I agree, with moderation it’s all good :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Martinez/100002074843191 Claudia Martinez

    Its always good to get as much information as possible regarding cannabis and its effects. This is great!! :)))

  • Bronte

    The Alcoholics are hypocrites. They run government and don’t want anyone else to have any other drug. The alcoholics bash, rape, steal and fight yet point to drugs like pot with a finger of condemnation. The alcoholics are doctors, lawyers, politicians in fact they infect all walks of life. Try and ban the alcoholics drug and all hell would be cut loose as it did in the 20s.
    Every one knows alcohol and cigarettes are the worst drugs but the alcohol and the tobacco addicts infect all sectors of life and deflect the argument.
    I don’t take any drug but view the alcoholic as a curse on society for their rampant and unabated hypocrisy. The war on drugs was started by Nixon because he hated blacks, Hispanics and hippies. The war on drugs is social war between the alcohol and tobacco addicts vs all the other drug users on philosophical grounds. I remember my father telling me not to take drugs whilst holding a beer and a cigarette. This is the hypocrisy of the alcoholic.

    • Sorcerian

      I totally second your speech.
      However, if you ban alcohol and tobacco, this will only lead to a second prohibition era. That would be only good to reinforce organized crime.
      I recommend you to watch documentaries about Systembolaget in Sweden.
      Alcohol trade is strictly regulated, and yet Swedish people are among the first consumers of Europe.

      • Sorcerian

        If Alcohol is so strongly tied with our current society, it’s because it’s one the oldest drug known to mankind. It was very early associated as a social cement to tie links with strangers. Sumerians were already brewing beer, along with Egyptians.
        Indeed, it’s all hypocrisy. When cops seize large amount of weed, they celebrate it with champagne. Oh the irony, don’t you think ?

      • Racinjasin101181

        That’s how the great sport of nascar was born. I love to see them try that stupid shit again, sorcerian.

    • Sorcerian

      I totally second your speech.
      However, if you ban alcohol and tobacco, this will only lead to a second prohibition era. That would be only good to reinforce organized crime.
      I recommend you to watch documentaries about Systembolaget in Sweden.
      Alcohol trade is strictly regulated, and yet Swedish people are among the first consumers of Europe.

  • Si

    Its not a weed. Biochemically, its technically a fruit because of how the seed forms XD

  • Si

    Its not a weed. Biochemically, its technically a fruit because of how the seed forms XD

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  • Johnny

    Who came up with this notion that schizophrenia is evil? I think branding schizophrenics in such a way is no less than that same descriptor. You’ll never know the beauty that a schizophrenic knows. Suffering has many faces, not just the one you want us to see.

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    Marijuana is becoming more and more legal in each state, this is all propaganda.

  • concerned citizen

    alcohol is a socially acceptable drug, yet can be a very destructive one, the cannibis plant serves a thousand different purposes from making sails for the british fleets when they first discovered its value to treating many alments. when someone is being loud obnoxious and violent is he DRUNK or smoking POT? we all know the answer people. Big bussiness dictates our laws whether we like it or not and it would be very bad for big bussiness if pot all the sudden became the #1 cash crop. lets stop with all the anti pot propaganda like it gives you physcosis and shit because the only way pot doees that is if u have a prior disposition to getting those mental illnesses, its time to move on out of the legislation shakles into an actual free world where no drug is illegal as this will all but eleminate really harmfull drugs like herion and crack and powered cocain, as the leaf itself is a powerful medicine. But around the world we continue to elect the rich cocksuckers that dont give a fuck about us and only care about their big bank acount and power hold on society, and of course some to thier secret societys like illuminati, skull and bones, bohemian grove ect ectt the list goes on.

  • G.hype

    Fucking Rats taking my stash!

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    TRASH

  • Nick Aka Cursed

    Instead of talking about cannibis. lets talk about alcohol… Alcohol eats at the brain. Alcohol hastens
    dementia and many other different diagnosis’ of brain damage… I’ve been an every day pot smoker for 20 years and I have no problems with me. I use to be a very angry person until I smoked pot.

  • Nick Aka Cursed

    On the other hand my grandmother has been an alcoholic for 30 years and she has a huge chunk of her brain dead and has an alcohol induced liver disease. So meanwhile we have cigarettes and alcohol legal on the streets which people die from everyday. And we have this little plant called “cannabis” illegal? Its ridiculous.

  • feet_onthe_ground

     I was pleasantly surprised at the unbiased approach of the host/narrator. That’s not to say his personal views didn’t come across in the video, but he did present information from both sides of the story and only looked at the cold facts. I must say – fairly refreshing.

  • Vjcubedv

    Everyone watch the Union !

  • Vjcubedv

    Everyone watch the Union !

  • Dicks

    Bullshit, Cannabis does not cause schitzophrenia.

  • Ty_dale

    LEGALIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jonothan

    loool that john is sum next fukin mongol who finks hes bad wat a fagget

  • Chrychek

    The blissful release is the curing power of the plant, but only if you eat the cannbinoid oils. Watch RUN FROM THE CURE. This  “Evil Weed” movie is propaganda. When people understand the truth, this becomes really silly. The cure for cancer IS cannabis.

  • Chrychek

    The blissful release is the curing power of the plant, but only if you eat the cannbinoid oils. Watch RUN FROM THE CURE. This  “Evil Weed” movie is propaganda. When people understand the truth, this becomes really silly. The cure for cancer IS cannabis.

  • Aa

    Enjoy responsibly.

  • Lauren

    ugh that man is such a pussy, he’s not addicted to cannabis he’s using it as an excuse for his shit life, he could change if he wanted to.

  • Lauren

    ugh that man is such a pussy, he’s not addicted to cannabis he’s using it as an excuse for his shit life, he could change if he wanted to.

  • Bandhighway

    I think cannabis can have a negative effect on people who  have a mental disorder before hand..Normal rational people who smoke do not hear voices telling them to harm themselves. This is not the fault of the cannabis but their own state of mind.

  • Racinjasin101181

    I belive that we all have choices and those choices lead to paths. I would really like to see people take some responsibility for their decisions! Over indulgence in any way, shap, or form is gonaa hurt you in one way or another. Start taking responsible for your choices instead of blaming it on the drugs! Get some will power for christ sake. Boo freakin hoo! Start bein productive for a change. Ever heard of moderation?????

  • Racinjasin101181

    I belive that we all have choices and those choices lead to paths. I would really like to see people take some responsibility for their decisions! Over indulgence in any way, shap, or form is gonaa hurt you in one way or another. Start taking responsible for your choices instead of blaming it on the drugs! Get some will power for christ sake. Boo freakin hoo! Start bein productive for a change. Ever heard of moderation?????

  • Bruce

    People are Apathetic because our current capitalist society is sucking the life out of us all. We know deep down it’s not right. We do not need to wake every day and work so we can buy shit.It all gets so boring. So lack of participation is a good thing in my eyes. “What measure of health is it to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society?”

  • Numberdude

    I don’t smoke pot, but I admit there are some benefits for some people. Probably the worst thing about smoking pot is that you are inhaling smoke into your lungs. That can’t be good for you.

  • Numberdude

    I don’t smoke pot, but I admit there are some benefits for some people. Probably the worst thing about smoking pot is that you are inhaling smoke into your lungs. That can’t be good for you.

  • Numberdude

    I don’t smoke pot, but I admit there are some benefits for some people. Probably the worst thing about smoking pot is that you are inhaling smoke into your lungs. That can’t be good for you.

  • Nbaira

    hi ! i was just requiring that cannabis can Affect your everyday business
       or in anything you do,
    Some people think it’s a good thing smoking cannabis is easy to solve
    there problems.. it’s just the weed that growth from the dirt of the growned
    that something that we all know that God created every living things
    big great and small or any other living things that breathe through our
    nostrils. maybe some people really don’t realize what they are doing
    or should they do it!.( smoking pots) WHY?

  • Artdas

    That guy john was a retard and a loser.

  • Artdas

    That guy john was a retard and a loser.

  • Artdas

    That guy john was a retard and a loser.

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  • Bwkerr

    Why dont they test the animals with whole cannabis extracts instead of pure  THC ?

  • Bwkerr

    Why dont they test the animals with whole cannabis extracts instead of pure  THC ?

  • Guest

    John looks to me like a full blown depressive. He needs to get that treated, and then he may no longer feel the need to rely on cannabis.

  • Arumdalu

    What I gather from this video is the message that it’s damaging for kids under adulthood and a great tendency to continue with harder drugs.
    within those limits, it is quite safe to take marihuana. So far I’ve been smoking it for 35 years, on and off, and suffered no damaging effects at all. On and off is to say  in the Netherlands, where I live most of the time and marihuana is not against the law, I smoke it daily, pure, about 4-5 joints. Some of the time I spend my time in a country where it’s strictly against the law. No problem for me to stop the habit immediately.
    Ther’s no enjoyment to be got from smoking it being when haunted by a sense of paranoia ( the feeling that the law is at your doorstep ready to arrest) Conclusion is: No addiction whatsoever; a slight sense of paranoia, which in this case saves me from spending time in prison.
    Use it wisely and get the most enjoyment out of it,

  • Bob

    What a stupid bloody experiment to expose rats to THC and then see how many times they push the heroin button. If they were to put a potato chip button right beside the heroin button, I’ll bet they would have doubled their results. The rats aren’t pushing the button because they want heroin, they are pushing it because they are bored and hungry.

    John is just a depressed idiot that can’t for the life of him make the association between his need to alter his mental state with his obsessive compulsion toward cannabis. Give John nutmeg and he’ll be complaining about his nutmeg addiction instead.

    And I find it hard to watch a documentary that calls cannabis a gateway drug while completely ignoring the fact that 99.9% of cannabis users tried alcohol 1st and then tried pot. Where’s the documentary about alcohol being the primary gateway drug?

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  • Zeke

    It all boils down to money.If they made weed legal tomorrow you would put millions of people out of work.The judicial system would have much less to do. The law enforcement community would have much less to do.The prison systems would be under utilized, and there four people out of work.Glad sandwich bag would be just about out of business. Or maybe they would actually make money. But one thing is certain. Glad plastic bags are then norm for utilizing as a container for weed.If they’re were no weed tomorrow Glad would be out of business the next day.Then what would all these factory workers use to put they’re lunches in then. Oh, i forgot. We don’t have factories in America any more. Just joblessness.

    • Stonezster

      If it is manufactured and sold on the market, it would probably create jobs and bring in more tax revinue that wheat.

  • BrownBurr

    I personally think that this life is just a projection of energy that my consciousness interprets as life on Earth, and that I am here on Earth to experience as much as it has to offer. With the exception of things that are detrimental to my physical form, I think that drugs are just another category for me to experience, such as food, music, etc.

  • BrownBurr

    I personally think that this life is just a projection of energy that my consciousness interprets as life on Earth, and that I am here on Earth to experience as much as it has to offer. With the exception of things that are detrimental to my physical form, I think that drugs are just another category for me to experience, such as food, music, etc.

  • BrownBurr

    I personally think that this life is just a projection of energy that my consciousness interprets as life on Earth, and that I am here on Earth to experience as much as it has to offer. With the exception of things that are detrimental to my physical form, I think that drugs are just another category for me to experience, such as food, music, etc.

  • El Cacique

    WHAT!!! Common dude seriously. I’ve been smoking cannabis since for over 12 years, almost every day. I drink very little and have never felt the need to try other drugs. I have no comment about John, but the NIH designed gateway drug experiments are a joke. Where is the positive control here? Like Bob said “give them a potato chip in another area and see what happens”.

  • El Cacique

    WHAT!!! Common dude seriously. I’ve been smoking cannabis since for over 12 years, almost every day. I drink very little and have never felt the need to try other drugs. I have no comment about John, but the NIH designed gateway drug experiments are a joke. Where is the positive control here? Like Bob said “give them a potato chip in another area and see what happens”.

  • Stonezster

    I’ve been
    smoking Pot daily for over 25yrs with friends and I have never met a single pot
    smoking friend that got schizophrenia and some of these friends started very
    young. It seems obvious to me that this poor young bloke was already susceptible
    to schizophrenia and it had nothing at all to do with the pot. That seems
    obvious to me considering I have never seen pot do this in 25yrs of heavy
    use??? Actually, I have a good friend with schizophrenia caused by not
    sleeping. Smoking pot helps him sleep and keeps the schizophrenia away. So, In
    that case, Pot helps schizophrenia.

  • mac

    this doc. is bullshit.

  • mac

    if you want a real documentary about cannabis watch “The Union”

  • Fuk

    thank god for drugs….

  • Luke

    So many flaws in all their experements that were showen… were to start… Fuck it im rolling a joint 😀

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  • siddharth jain

    that guy is a loser duetche even steve jobs smoked look at what he did you cant blame cannabis for sitting around and smoking.i run a multi dollar company in india and i smoke to that hasnt hampered my work

  • Nah

    I’m sick of people (incl. the comments below) being all like yeah i smoke 40 cones for 40 years and i’m fine! Well yeah you may, that’s your OWN experience with it. But there are people that have suffered greatly from schizophrenia and depression brought on by excessive weed use and their lives have turned to shit, I’m not saying don’t smoke weed because I agree it is good in moderation but don’t blatantly deny and shit all over the fact that it has negative effects just because your life seems peachy.

    • Odin

      Well yeah, but too much of anything will be bad for you. Plus, cannabis does not cause schizophrenia. It are people who are already prone to mental issues for whom an overuse of cannabis will act as a catalyst to these mental illnesses.
      I am sure there are people who will have negative responses from aspirin, and consuming 10 of these pills will surely be the end of you, still they are the most available medicine found anywhere.
      Furthermore, the whole ‘is cannabis safe’ discussion is nothing short of a joke. At the end of the day it all comes down to who will lose money over the legalization of cannabis.
      I just saw a story about a car made by Ford(?), 35 years ago, which had a gas consumption of 1 (gallon) – 100 (miles). Yet still we drive cars with ridiculous 1 – 10 ratio’s. The lesson? What is good for you is not necessarily good for business.
      Same old story.

      • daviz

        if u have really look at this documentary, u should know that the guy who got schizophrenia smoke skunk for 1 year before he got schuzophrenia , and skunk are mostly manmade with alot of unknown chemical. he didnt not get it from smoking kannabis.
        that just show how good u are at listening

  • YourDad

    Eye opening docu, but obviusly the worthless stoners and addicted losers turned-dealers will hate it.

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