It was on my local tv today about lunch time a story of a school kid who started smoking marijuan from the age of 12 and says it ruined his life from being addicted to it. both the boy and his mum blamed marijuan for him turning violent and trashing the house and for stealing money to fund his marijuana use and some spokes woman on the tv station claimed that marijuana damages the brain and is linked to mental health problems. They where taking emails from the viewers on the subject and alot of people emailed in saying that they take marijuana and said its never done anything bad too them. Programs like this tick me off because people like the spokes woman never ever take things in to consideration like yeah marijuana can bring out mental health problems that people already have if you smoke when your depressed or feeling paranoid then yes its going to make those feelings worse and the thing about MJ causing brain damage is questionable because the research behind those claims where messed up. They took a bunch of monkeys hooked them up to a face mask full of marijuana smoke which then caused them to suffocate and if any living thing suffocates that caused brain damage. What gets me is that they allow people to buy and abuse alcohol and for some people alcohol ruins lives and many people are killed from alcohol but its legal to buy and use alcohol. I understand that mj can cause problems for some people and not others but i do not believe that smoking Mj has ever killed anyone. What are your thoughts on this story of the school kid who is now said to be a adict of marijuana.