One Tough Daisy

buttpilgrim:

Time to clean up all this 420 talk from my dashimage

cascadianstateofmind:

askthesunflowerstate:

alotofchusetts:

askthesunflowerstate:

alotofchusetts:

-sighs-

Laura can you show me where you got those facts. 

They’ve done scientific studies! A lot of ‘em!

Who’s they? Can you tell me the scientific company? Or show me any of their research?

It’s even funded by the government, which you see to like sooooo much.

And they say they’re open to researching the “good” effects too; they just haven’t found any. 

Oh my god.

If used casually, marijuana’s good side effects outweigh its bad side effects. Casual smokers do it because it helps them relax, it relieves stress, hell, it can be used as a painkiller. That’s where the term ‘medical marijuana' comes from; it alleviates headaches, muscle spasms, nausea from chemotherapy, Crohn's disease, all kinds of nerve pains and can even be used to treat people with eating disorders that prevent them from gaining any kind of appetite. 
Its negative side effects, like drowsiness and dizziness and loss of cognitive function, are temporary. As in, they go away faster than a bout of the flu goes away. 

The only time it gets bad is when you start abusing it, in which case that is your own fault, not the marijuana’s. Some people have addictive habits, some others don’t, but either way marijuana will not cause the extreme withdrawals that alcohol or meth does. Marijuana is just another one of those things you have to have self control over, like eating chocolate or fast food. 

And that whole “marijuana deforms your dick” crap is a myth, too. I don’t know who’s feeding you this stuff, but they’re getting their facts wrong. Again, people who abuse weed have a chance of being less fertile than non-smokers, but it’s all according to how fertile you are in the first place. Not every man produces the same amount of sperm, some of us make a lot, some of us make a little, and if you’re one of those that are already halfway infertile, you’re probably gonna kill off your production. 
It’s not even just men. It’s women, too. Your…thing isn’t gonna deform, you’re killing off your (limited) eggs.

Do I need to repeat any of that.

But people who “celebrate” 420 are the kind of people who abuse it. And you keep sayin’ that abuse of marijuana is harmful. Nothing encourages irresponsible behavior more than havin’ a whole day dedicated to smoking the stuff. It just encourages the bad behavior. 

And of course YOU’RE gonna support it cause it makes you money. 

cascadianstateofmind:

Dude.

Why can’t we all just shut up and eat chocolate. 

If ya think I’m gonna eat anything offered to me today you’re crazy. 

I’ve fallen for that game before. 

alotofchusetts:

askthesunflowerstate:

alotofchusetts:

-sighs-

Laura can you show me where you got those facts. 

They’ve done scientific studies! A lot of ‘em!

Who’s they? Can you tell me the scientific company? Or show me any of their research?

It’s even funded by the government, which you see to like sooooo much.

And they say they’re open to researching the “good” effects too; they just haven’t found any. 

chasingtheprairiewind:

askthesunflowerstate:

Just as long as ya know enough not to get involved with marijuana or any of those other drugs. 

But aren’t ya glad I’m here to teach you these things? The thing about being a conservative these days is you gotta learn how to defend yourself whenever they try and knock ya down. Cause they will. So you always gotta have a counter-argument ready for ‘em when they come. Otherwise no one’s gonna take you seriously. 

Right… [nods] But nobody here ever questions it, so I never expect it. I don’t think I have any liberal neighbors, either, we’re all like this. How often do you end up fightin’ people over political stuff? 

*sighs* Way too often. It’s not so much my neighbors well, Colorado would but he don’t like to fight much as it is states from other regions who don’t understand us or our way of life. You know the deal. The ones who think we’d be better off as a giant parking lot or wind farm. :/

Wait do you really think marujiana makes you unable to have babies

I said it’s a possibility. There’ve been scientific studies that show that men who smoke marijuana are more likely to uh… *whispers* have their stuff deformed. Which means less likely to have babies. 

alotofchusetts:

askthesunflowerstate:

chasingtheprairiewind:

evergladestateofmind:

Alright, if pot’s so bad, tell me what it does to a person’s body. 

…it…irritates your lungs?

Not just that! It changes the way your brain functions. It can stop your brain cells from makin’ connections with each other, so over time you’ll have worse memory and won’t be able to concentrate. Also, marijuana smoke has 50-70% more carcig—carcinagi—cancer-causing things than cigarette smoke. 

*whispers* it can also cause… y’know… inability to have babies. And it can cause harmful conditions in babies whose parents smoke. 

And once ya start smokin’ one thing for long enough, it won’t get you high enough anymore so ya start looking for other things. Like heroin, or meth. Believe me, I see what meth can do to ya; it ain’t pretty. Guess how most of those people started? With marijuana. 

C’mon, OK. The facts are there. Ya gotta use your brain and use ‘em. 

-sighs-

Laura can you show me where you got those facts. 

They’ve done scientific studies! A lot of ‘em!

thechocolatecity:

askthesunflowerstate:

chasingtheprairiewind:

evergladestateofmind:

Alright, if pot’s so bad, tell me what it does to a person’s body. 

…it…irritates your lungs?

Not just that! It changes the way your brain functions. It can stop your brain cells from makin’ connections with each other, so over time you’ll have worse memory and won’t be able to concentrate. Also, marijuana smoke has 50-70% more carcig—carcinagi—cancer-causing things than cigarette smoke. 

*whispers* it can also cause… y’know… inability to have babies. And it can cause harmful conditions in babies whose parents smoke. 

And once ya start smokin’ one thing for long enough, it won’t get you high enough anymore so ya start looking for other things. Like heroin, or meth. Believe me, I see what meth can do to ya; it ain’t pretty. Guess how most of those people started? With marijuana. 

C’mon, OK. The facts are there. Ya gotta use your brain and use ‘em. 

Lemme guess

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No, that’s dumb. A lot of people use drugs and aren’t gay. This has nothin’ to do with being gay. This is about drugs and how they’re harmful. Why do you assume I have to make everything about gay people?

chasingtheprairiewind:

askthesunflowerstate:

Not just that! It changes the way your brain functions. It can stop your brain cells from makin’ connections with each other, so over time you’ll have worse memory and won’t be able to concentrate. Also, marijuana smoke has 50-70% more carcig—carcinagi—cancer-causing things than cigarette smoke. 

*whispers* it can also cause… y’know… inability to have babies. And it can cause harmful conditions in babies whose parents smoke. 

And once ya start smokin’ one thing for long enough, it won’t get you high enough anymore so ya start looking for other things. Like heroin, or meth. Believe me, I see what meth can do to ya; it ain’t pretty. Guess how most of those people started? With marijuana. 

C’mon, OK. The facts are there. Ya gotta use your brain and use ‘em. 

I don’t pay attention, how am I supposed t’ know it…it…kills your…sperm or whatever! [waves his hands] I stay far away from that stuff for the exact reason!

Just as long as ya know enough not to get involved with marijuana or any of those other drugs. 

But aren’t ya glad I’m here to teach you these things? The thing about being a conservative these days is you gotta learn how to defend yourself whenever they try and knock ya down. Cause they will. So you always gotta have a counter-argument ready for ‘em when they come. Otherwise no one’s gonna take you seriously. 

chasingtheprairiewind:

evergladestateofmind:

Alright, if pot’s so bad, tell me what it does to a person’s body. 

…it…irritates your lungs?

Not just that! It changes the way your brain functions. It can stop your brain cells from makin’ connections with each other, so over time you’ll have worse memory and won’t be able to concentrate. Also, marijuana smoke has 50-70% more carcig—carcinagi—cancer-causing things than cigarette smoke. 

*whispers* it can also cause… y’know… inability to have babies. And it can cause harmful conditions in babies whose parents smoke. 

And once ya start smokin’ one thing for long enough, it won’t get you high enough anymore so ya start looking for other things. Like heroin, or meth. Believe me, I see what meth can do to ya; it ain’t pretty. Guess how most of those people started? With marijuana. 

C’mon, OK. The facts are there. Ya gotta use your brain and use ‘em.