TSA OK with marijuana?
No I don't think it should be legal. Just MO.
any particular reason?
is it because it's the only safe intoxicant known to man? (is it because it's never killed anyone ever? all vices should have some risk, right?)
is it because it's been proven to cure cancer?
is it because it's a super food and extremely healthy?
is it because it would challenge the oil companies on almost every front providing a renewable energy/oil/product source?
Honestly, I cannot think of a single reason to be against it & would like to hear what you think on it; now if you think alcohol should be illegal as well I guess I understand the stance of prohibition, but banning plants just seems, well, absurd.
There are dozens and dozens of plants with hallucinogenic properties that are not illegal. Why single out pot? Keep in mind that pot was made illegal in order to foster growth in the fledgling petro-chemical industries after much lobbying in the 1920's.
Ever read the properties of CatNip? you can buy that stuff in a grocery store!
what about Morning Glory seeds... LSD anyone?
and have you ever heard of DMT? it's in E V E R Y T H I N G, most types of grass, most types of plants... all you need is an inhibitor to make it orally active, & you can smoke any of it (this is the chemical that is produced by the pineal gland and makes you dream, the same thing is apparently released while in an isolation tank (aka float tank, aka sensory deprivation tank))
however, all that aside; I do not think that Cannabis (THC) is a "hallucinogenic" substance; at least I wouldn't classify it as such (according to my limited highschool experience... haha).
these things are all much more natural than alcohol and obviously there for a reason, from a creationist or an evolutionist point of view.
Lots of stuff on Google. You can read all day long...
Here's one for starters: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34110/title/Is-Cannabis-Really-That-Bad-/
What are the long lasting effects of smoking pot. Have they done any real research on it and publicly displayed the results? I'd be interested in the science of it.
yep, and it's pretty much zero effects, heavy use can cause memory issues as the receptors for THC and short term memory are somewhat closely related.
when you do a little research you find your self going "wait,, this stuff is illegal and alcohol is legal, who the hell decided that??"
now of course, the method of intake is the key to this "no effects" statement, smoking anything will cause stress on the lungs, vaporizing is highly preferential to smoking,and eating THC is better than vaporizing (especially if you are eating the plant matter, as Cannabis is classified as a "super food" with it's highly dense nutrients)