Originally Posted by DarkAztek
First off, marijuana IS a drug and it IS addictive. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either misinformed or lying. There is no physical addiction but, like with many dangerous things, it can easily take a hold on your life.
Also: An assassin using weed to calm down before a kill is straight up badonky. THC will not help you perform physical tasks and it DOESN'T calm you down. Indeed, thinking and reflexes are slowed, visual tracking of moving objects is far worse, increases the heart rate by 50%, causes the formation of phlegm (a minor problem, I know, but that impedes breathing in the long run), and worse, makes you easily distracted. I can see this assassin now: "Okay. Time to kill the mayor... Oh shit, I have peanut butter on my hand. Ohhm nom... Oooooh God I wish I had cookies."
the first statement implies it is addictive to every one, and that it will easily take over anyones life who uses it. which is completely bogus.
the second paragraph is also not true. for me personally it does not falter my physical ability to perform a task. Your heart rate is only increased by 50% if you are experiencing a case of paranoia, which does not happen to all, but to some. if your heart rate were to increase for any other reason, then it completely negates the first thing said in his paragraph. if your hear rate increases, it gets the blood moving faster through your whole body. this, in turn, will cause the body to release certain chemicals. these chemicals, such as adrenaline, will increase reflex functions and improve the bodies physical capabilities. so think again before you put contradicting thoughts into your post. the only time i've seen any one develop phlegm is from smoking more than their body can usually handle, on average 2 blunts or 8 bowls. i've never seen anybody develop phlegm from somking a joint or a couple bowls, ever.
and again that last sentence was stupid.... your comparing them to the average youth in america. they're not going to have that kind of reaction to marijuana. i dont even have that reaction. again im not talking about large doses, im talking smal doses. why dont you go try to smoke a joint, just a joint. and see if you experience any of the effects expressed in this post. i guarentee nobody will have these symptoms, not even somebody who had a bad experience before hand.
i have no idea why the assassin thing became a big thing....... the original thing for the assassins was that they smoked weed, and that lead them to do their missions with focus and confidence.
government officials said that assassins smoked weed and it caused them to go into a bloodlusted rage and kill every one in their path. now does anybody agree with this statement?? didnt think so........ i dont know why all of you tried to go after the general fact that they smoked weed, that was not really the point. you guys you were trying to turn that subject into " every one that smokes weed experiences negative effects" and that is just simply not true