if come to the conclusion that marijuana is in fact bad for you. ive used marijuana for long periods of time. i used to be all for pot, the legalization, the use and at one point mandatory use. i used it every day religiously and saw all of the pros of the usage. i used to sell it, all day all night to anyone, thinking i was giving out medicine to those who needed it. i still believe it has potention for positive uses. the reasons i believe marijuana is bad for you and i mean has negative effects long term are these: first of all the most common side effects are known and will be discussed first. it coats your lungs and prevents all the oxygen you could potentially be using in your body and brain. it creates dry mouth, when obviously we need a decent amount of saliva in our mouths for a number of reasons. it destroys a persons memory. i have experienced the effect and witnessed it. it slows and clouds your thought process by distracting you from what really needs thought or talked about. it confuses you in situations. it makes you think of other things HARDLY related to the subject. it causes a serious chemical imbalance. the results of this side effect are infitine. from not being able to enjoy something unless under the influence to irregular sex drive. i could give a list of examples for this that would be longer than this entire post. it slows or even stops the brain from developing. the learning capability while under the influence compared to sober is solid evidence. ive seen two people evter a situation where a lot was needed to learn in order to adapt to environmental change. the person using marijuana daily could not learn at least 90% of the important things needed to adapt. the sober person was always trying to teach the user and get them to catch up. it blocks learning! this is one of the biggest indicators to me that the drug is harmful. if the point of marijuana is to relax and or enlighten you then read carefully. the arguement of relaxation is good because yes it physically does relax you. but what is the point of relaxing? to take away stress and therefore make you fresher for the things you take enjoyment in and the everyday things in life like work. but it does more harm if it only temporarily relaxes you and at other times makes things worse. it is agreed that marijuana magnifies experience correct? if thats the case then it magnifies stress when youre being stressed, makes problems bigger than they, makes you MORE depressed it makes you think MORE unfocused not the opposite. if youre using it to treat a psychological illness it can only make it worse if pot does what the user has said its done since the controversy has existed. i can go ON AND ON. i have used it for a long time. i have not used it for a long time after using it. i decided this year that starting on janurary 1st i would use no drugs or alcohol including marijuana. since then i have slowly slowly seen the differences. i have observed the effects from a clear headed perspective by taking note of its effects on my peers under the influence. there was a part of me telling myself all the good things it does for me. and another part telling me that may be wrong. the part that sees the negative effects. the part that sees the negative has grown much larger than the other which is why ive changed my mind after believing for so long i now see it as a stage people go through to learn things about themselves. and thats one of the benefits. you can learn the things about yourself that need to be improved in order for you to EVOLVE. but not all day every day. then your just hurting yourself by doing the wrong things all the time. marijuana is considered by the average user to be natural. why? because it grows out of the fucking ground? we found a plant, smoked it and said hey this has some EFFECTS what else can it do, and ever since then weve tried to figure out what its for. its no longer used naturally, and never was. smoking things is NOT natural. mixing a chemical with fat for it to actually be able to be used by the body is NOT natural. taking the plant INDOORS and pumping way more light and nutirents into it than it would normally receive is NOT natural. it MIGHT be able to be used correctly if it was used when a person was sick at the correct dose which is probably hundreds of times lower than how we use it today. todays use of marijuana has an overall negative impact on our mind and bodies. the primary use of todays marijuana is to show us the people who need to cahnge things in their lives to become healthy. those people are your every day marijuana users and the marijuana is what prevents them from realizing this. this was a quick post about my most recent discovery. response?