Marijuana

 Did You Know? Marijuana is classified as a depressant and hallucinogen.

 

My lab partner says he gets high twice a week at school. Isn’t that illegal?

 

Absolutely. And dumb. What’s the point of messing with your brain like that?

I think he’s really shy and does it to feel more relaxed at school.

There are much better ways to relax than that! How does he do in lab?

 Um, well, he doesn’t really focus all that well, so I end up having to do a lot of the work. It’s kind of annoying.

I’d say so.

But I don’t want to rat him out. You know, so many of the cool kids at school smoke pot. I don’t want them to see me as, you know, a tattle tale. So I play along like I’m cool with it.

Well, I wouldn’t be cool with it.  I’d at least say something to him.

 But you’re like you, Steve, and I’m like, well, me. I care about being popular.

 

Many kids are just like Taylor… worried about what saying “No” or saying anything about drug use will make them look like to their peers. Especially when it comes to a drug like pot that is readily accessible and viewed as being relatively harmless. But, teens need to know the facts, before making that judgement and that’s what this post will do – give you the facts.

 

This post on marijuana will cover:

Risks

Reasons Why People Do It

What’s The Big Deal? (Gateway)

Your Brain on Pot

Five Noteworthy Facts

Bonus YSS: Spice and Other Concerns

Bonus YSS: The Legal Debate

Bonus YSS: Joanna’s Story

Bonus YSS: Are You Dependent?

 

 

Read the risks first….

 

Post Question: Why is it that people smoke pot even after they learn how very bad it is for them?

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132 responses to “Marijuana”

  1. wms020336 April 18, 2017 at 2:00 am
    wms020336

    because it has addictive chemicals

  2. wms020336 April 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm
    wms020336

    Because they think its addictive

  3. WMS020343 April 7, 2017 at 12:24 am
    WMS020343

    Because they think it would be “cool’. Also, it could be because they are so hooked on it they cant stop.

  4. wms020336 April 6, 2017 at 3:36 am
    wms020336

    because there are addictive chemicals in it

  5. WMS020922 April 5, 2017 at 1:06 am
    WMS020922

    Because they like feeling high.

  6. WMS020214 March 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm
    WMS020214

    Peer pressure

  7. WMS020214 March 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    WMS020214

    They might do it under peer pressure, or they think it will relieve stress.

  8. WMS020309 March 22, 2017 at 3:45 am
    WMS020309

    Because it is addicting and also make them feel better.

  9. Wms020304 March 22, 2017 at 1:07 am
    Wms020304

    People smoke pot because they’re idiots

  10. WMS020826 March 21, 2017 at 12:16 am
    WMS020826

    Because it makes them relax and feel better.

  11. wms020803 March 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    wms020803

    Because they are addicted and they cannot stop. It makes them feel good

  12. wms020812 March 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    wms020812

    because they are adicted to it

  13. WMS020312 March 20, 2017 at 12:33 am
    WMS020312

    It is because it makes them feel good

  14. wms020326 March 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm
    wms020326

    Some people don’t know how to relax without smoking pot instead of using other methods

  15. WMS020318 March 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    WMS020318

    People smoke pot even though they know it’s bad for them because they think it’s cool and that it will help them relax. They might also smoke pot because they get peer pressured into it.

  16. WMS020213 March 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm
    WMS020213

    It is because it makes them feel good and it can sooth them.

  17. WMS020830 March 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    WMS020830

    It help[s them relax also peer pressure

  18. wms020329 March 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm
    wms020329

    Kids still smoke pot even after they learn how bad it is because they are afraid of what their peers will think of them if they do not smoke pot.

  19. wms020801 March 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    wms020801

    people know its bad they just cant stop because they are addicted or they have peer pressure

  20. wms080201 March 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm
    wms080201

    people smoke pot because they think its cool and wanna fit in, they all know how bad it is for them but they still do it because they get addicted

  21. wms080201 March 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    wms080201

    some people actually enjoy smoking but others do it because they are under the influence of peer pressure, that is when you are forced to do something you don’t wanna do

  22. WMS020807 March 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    WMS020807

    Because they want to look cool.

  23. WMS020924 March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    WMS020924

    People are peer pressured by others to smoke. They think it will make them cooler or more popular.

  24. wms0200115 March 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    wms0200115

    people could think it is cool or fun or they see thier freinds do it

  25. wms0200115 March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm
    wms0200115

    people could think it is cool

  26. wms020811 March 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm
    wms020811

    its addicting and it helps them calm down and relieves stress

  27. wms020811 March 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    wms020811

    its addicting and it helps them calm down

  28. WMS020302 March 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    WMS020302

    I think people would smoke after they know the dangers of marijuana because they feel peer pressured or are addicted.

  29. Wms020201 March 17, 2017 at 11:10 am
    Wms020201

    I think they do it because they think that it’s “cool” and people will like them more if they do it

  30. WMS0202 March 17, 2017 at 3:44 am
    WMS0202

    They get pressured by their friends and sometimes their peers even don’t pressure them into doing it, but since they see all their friends doing it they want to look cool so they do it

  31. wms020921 March 17, 2017 at 3:10 am
    wms020921

    Because as they are smoking it, they get very addicted to it and cant stop.

  32. WMS020906 March 17, 2017 at 3:08 am
    WMS020906

    They are addicted to it so they cannot stop

  33. WMS020207 March 17, 2017 at 2:03 am
    WMS020207

    They smoke it because it makes them feel good and they don’t care

  34. WMS020209 March 17, 2017 at 2:02 am
    WMS020209

    They do it because of peer pressure and once they start they are addicted

  35. Wms 020812 March 17, 2017 at 1:54 am
    Wms 020812

    Because people are so addicted to it

  36. wms020311 March 17, 2017 at 1:45 am
    wms020311

    People feel the need to smoke for many reasons 1 is that they just want to get away from their problems and they don’t really know how to any other way than to smoke, and because of this forgets the risks and only see it as their safe haven

  37. wms020344 March 17, 2017 at 1:34 am
    wms020344

    It’s because they are addicted to it.

  38. WMS020817 March 17, 2017 at 1:24 am
    WMS020817

    people smoke pot even after they learn it is bad for you because they don’t care about it or they are to addicted to stop.

  39. wms020802 March 17, 2017 at 12:33 am
    wms020802

    becasuse they like it, and they think it’s cool

  40. wms020802 March 17, 2017 at 12:30 am
    wms020802

    People could want to smoke weed because they think it’ll make them look “cool”.

  41. WMS020215 March 16, 2017 at 11:32 pm
    WMS020215

    People still smoke after they learn it is bad because either they are addicted or they want to look cool.

  42. WMS020917 March 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm
    WMS020917

    People could be addicted to smoking it, or can still be pressured.

  43. WMS020303 March 16, 2017 at 11:02 pm
    WMS020303

    people smoke pot because once they see there friends do it they want to fit in so they could be like there friends and hang out with them

  44. ni.ma March 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    ni.ma

    Because they think it tis cool

  45. wms020315 March 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm
    wms020315

    people smoke because of stress and peer pressure. It could start as something you use for relaxation purposes but end up as addiction.

  46. wms020315 March 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    wms020315

    People smoke because of stress and peer pressure. It could start as something you do for relaxation but can end up as an addiction.

  47. wms080 March 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm
    wms080

    People want to be the “cool” kids and have a powerful vibe to them.

  48. WMS020804 March 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
    WMS020804

    They might still do it because they tried it once and they got addicted.

  49. WMS020815 March 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm
    WMS020815

    People do that so they can look cool and because of peer pressure they want to fit in and they know if they do not do it they will not fit in.

  50. WMS020317 March 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    WMS020317

    Sometimes people smoke pot to look cool and impress

  51. WMS020317 March 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    WMS020317

    Sometimes people smoke pot to look cool

  52. WMS020809 March 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm
    WMS020809

    People make smoke pot even after they learn it is mad for them because they may think its addicting.

  53. WMS020904 March 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    WMS020904

    People smoke pot even after they learn of the dangers of the drug because of peer pressure and because it is addicting

  54. WMS020904 March 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    WMS020904

    People smoke pot even after they learn because of peer pressure and because it is addicting

  55. wms020305 March 16, 2017 at 1:01 am
    wms020305

    people could smoke because of peer pressure because they want to look cool

  56. WMS202010 March 16, 2017 at 12:40 am
    WMS202010

    when people see there friends doing it they forget the risks and effects marijuana gives when you take it.

  57. wms020339 March 16, 2017 at 12:21 am
    wms020339

    People do it to look coll and fit in but they also continue to do it because they are used to doing it.

  58. WMS020916 March 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm
    WMS020916

    Many people will do it to make them selves look cool or they try it once and can not quite.

  59. WMS020335 March 15, 2017 at 12:30 am
    WMS020335

    People want to do it because they think that it will give them a cool name in school and or make them “popular” and it is also addicting.

  60. wms020217 March 14, 2017 at 10:21 pm
    wms020217

    They want to be popular and not have their social lives ruined.

  61. WMS020831 March 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    WMS020831

    People may have come addicted over time or they just want to impress there friends

  62. WMS020913 March 14, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    WMS020913

    People think it is cool and want to fit in with their friends

  63. WMS02019 March 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    WMS02019

    People smoke because once they start they get addicted or they think that it makes them feel better

  64. WMS020819 March 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    WMS020819

    maybe because people get curious even though they know the health risks.

  65. wms020920 March 13, 2017 at 11:56 pm
    wms020920

    I think people smoke pot even after they learn how bad it is for them because it is addictive, and people may get influenced and persuaded by friends and even family

  66. wms020920 March 13, 2017 at 11:54 pm
    wms020920

    I think people smoke pot even after they learn how bad it is for them because it is addictive, and people may get influenced and persuaded by friends and even family.

  67. WMS020825 March 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm
    WMS020825

    People might smoke pot because they feel as if people will like them more or they could be peer pressured into doing. People could then get addicted and not want to stop smoking pot.

  68. WMS020910 March 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    WMS020910

    I think that people smoke pot because they get addicted and can’t stop. Also, they might think it’s cool and do it to impress people at their school.

  69. WMS020911 March 13, 2017 at 2:09 am
    WMS020911

    People may smoke pot even after they learn how bad it is for them because they like how it makes them feel or they are addicted to it and can not stop.

  70. WMS020342 March 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    WMS020342

    People smoke pot even after they learn that it’s bad for them because they think that they are cool since they are doing something that they shouldn’t be doing. Also, it is very addictive so it is hard for people to stop.

  71. wms020301 March 11, 2017 at 12:45 am
    wms020301

    Because people are curious about it even though they know its bad they want to know if what they are told is true.

  72. WMS020908 March 10, 2017 at 3:09 am
    WMS020908

    They might smoke because they find it fun or they are peer pressured into doing it

  73. wmso203:37 March 10, 2017 at 2:37 am
    wmso203:37

    they might have tried it before they were told how bad it is. Even thought they now it bad for them they smoke it because it addicting because of the nicotine. Also they might think it ok to smoke it because it legal in other states

  74. WMS020320 March 9, 2017 at 12:25 am
    WMS020320

    This is because they get influenced by friends or family and then they decide to do it too. Also, it is addictive.

  75. WMS010805 October 28, 2016 at 10:36 am
    WMS010805

    Because they are addicted to it

  76. wms010218 October 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm
    wms010218

    It is mostly influence of other and friends and even, sometimes, parents smoke pot in front of there children and that also influences them to do it

  77. Wms010809 October 26, 2016 at 1:45 am
    Wms010809

    People smoke pot even though they know it’s bad for them because they think it’s cool and that it will help them relax.

  78. wms010333 October 25, 2016 at 12:17 am
    wms010333

    People like the way they feel and dont care about the risks. They feel like they are beating the system

  79. Anonymous16 October 24, 2016 at 2:33 am
    Anonymous16

    People like the way they feel and dont care about the risks. They feel like they are beating the system.

  80. wms010807 October 24, 2016 at 12:29 am
    wms010807

    People still smoke pot even after they learn it is bad for them because, they think that they are cool, and they don’t want to loose friends.

  81. WMS010923 October 24, 2016 at 12:26 am
    WMS010923

    Many people are addicted to pot, but others do it to fit in

  82. WMS0812 October 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm
    WMS0812

    I think they still smoke because it relaxes them or they don’t believe the effects of it are true.

  83. WMS010806 October 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm
    WMS010806

    I think that people smoke pot because if there friends are doing it or other popular people that they know do it, they think by smoking pot people with think then that there cool and popular.

  84. wms010918 October 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm
    wms010918

    i think people smoke pot because they are stressed out and want to relax and it makes you feel good even though, it is hurting your body.

  85. WMS010 October 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm
    WMS010

    it is not cool and any way if you try to be cool and do it then you are not cool

  86. wms10901 October 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    wms10901

    because people think that smoking pot makes them cooler or will make them fit in with the “cool kids”

  87. WMS010810 October 21, 2016 at 12:29 am
    WMS010810

    I think people do it because they are really stressed and think that it will help them relax and that the side effects can’t or won’t happen to them. Maybe it’s peer pressure

  88. WMS010308 October 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm
    WMS010308

    They smoke pot even though they know it is bad for them because it relieves their stress and makes the happy.

  89. WMS010303 October 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    WMS010303

    People smoke pot to make them feel calm, better about life, or better about themselves. People do it to be cool, fit in. I would never smoke pot. Getting high can be very noticeable sometimes and you could get into lots of trouble, especially in New York State.

  90. WMS0121 October 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    WMS0121

    They want to fit in with others who are doing it and try to be “popular”. Also they can addicted to it and keep doing it until their sick. ;))))

  91. wms010334 October 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    wms010334

    I think people still smoke pot because it can calm them down for a period of time, and its very addicting.

  92. WMS010904 October 19, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    WMS010904

    People smoke marijuana even if they know the risks because they cannot help themselves. They are addicted, and they also feel that they cannot be happy without the drug, so they continue to smoke to make themselves feel happy, when really they don’t need to smoke at all.

  93. WMS010917 October 19, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    WMS010917

    Its bad because you know what marijuana can do to you, and despite that you still choose to smoke pot.

  94. wmso10819 October 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    wmso10819

    People smoke pot even though they know its bad, they do it because they need to be calm, or some of then just want to be cool, or they just like the tase

  95. wms010822 October 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    wms010822

    People do pot because they want to be cool and once they are addicted they can’t stop

  96. wms010822 October 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm
    wms010822

    People smoke pot even though they know its bad because once they get addicted they can’t stop and they think if people think they are smoking pot, they will think that person is cool.

  97. wms010330 October 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm
    wms010330

    They become addicted to the drug and don’t care what it does to them.

  98. wms010345 October 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    wms010345

    people smoke pot even though they know it is bad because it it addicting and it makes them feel better for a short period of time.

  99. wms010337 October 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    wms010337

    people still smoke pot because its an addiction. Also it makes them feel good so when they have a problem in their life they just smoke pot

  100. wms010346 October 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm
    wms010346

    People smoke pot to be cool or to feel relaxed and care free.

  101. wms010207 October 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm
    wms010207

    because they get addicted to it and cant stop

  102. wms010207 October 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm
    wms010207

    because they get addicted to it

  103. wms010344 October 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    wms010344

    Because they want to keep the “cool ” factor at school.

  104. wms010312 October 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    wms010312

    People still smoke pot because they need to feel the feeling or their bodies freak out because they’re addicted to it.

  105. wms010902 October 18, 2016 at 3:04 am
    wms010902

    People smoke pot to feel good and relaxed. Marijuana isn’t addictive but people can easily start to get hooked on how they act while high.

  106. wms010217 October 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm
    wms010217

    I think people smoke pot knowing how bad it is for them because they are stressed out, and they feel like the only way for them to feel better is if they smoke pot.

  107. WMS010916 October 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm
    WMS010916

    Some people may do this because their friends do it and they want to be “cool”. Also because people get addicted and cant stop

  108. WMS010203 October 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm
    WMS010203

    People do this because they get addicted to the drug. Even if they realize that it’s bad for them, they can’t just quit, and have to get help to do so.

  109. wms010914 October 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm
    wms010914

    to be relaxed if they get into a bad situation or but to try to be cool

  110. WMS010910 October 17, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    WMS010910

    People do the drug because they feel it is the only way out of stress, problems etc. but actually in the end it could start to cause those problems

  111. WMS010910 October 17, 2016 at 6:04 pm
    WMS010910

    People do the drug because they feel it is the only way out of stress, problems etc. nut actually in the end it could start to cause those problems

  112. wms010830 October 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    wms010830

    they are addict

  113. wms010907 October 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    wms010907

    Because they want to fit and be cool

  114. wms010915 October 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    wms010915

    People continue to smoke pot after they learn how bad it is because they become addicted.

  115. wms010920 October 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    wms010920

    Because once they become addicted they cant stop.

  116. wms010206 October 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm
    wms010206

    Some people do it because they think its cool.

  117. wms010203 October 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    wms010203

    Because they can get addicted and love how it makes them feel

  118. WMS010219 October 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm
    WMS010219

    They just ignore that facts because they have never gone through it, so they don’t know how it feels to be effected by it, so they will just try it because they think that it makes you feel good.

  119. WMS010216 October 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    WMS010216

    Because even though people know that pot is not good for them, they are addicted and cannot stop smoking it.

  120. WMS010824 October 17, 2016 at 12:40 am
    WMS010824

    People do this because they are addicted and they can’t stop.

  121. WMS501336 October 17, 2016 at 12:36 am
    WMS501336

    That is because after you try it the marijuana becomes addictive. So at this point,the person will need help.

  122. wms010339 October 16, 2016 at 10:50 pm
    wms010339

    People continue to smoke pot even after they know it is bad for the because they get addicted to marijuana.

  123. WMS010908 October 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm
    WMS010908

    People smoke pot even after they learn how bad it is for them because they quickly become addicted and can’t stop. Other people might feel that it takes the pressure off of them and makes them feel better.

  124. WMS010814 October 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm
    WMS010814

    Because they get addicted and use it to calm down and relax.

  125. wms010209 October 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm
    wms010209

    People smoke pot even after they learn it is very bad for them because they become addicted and find it very hard to stop. This is why you should never start to smoke pot.

  126. wms010209 October 16, 2016 at 7:20 pm
    wms010209

    People smoke pot even after they learn it is very bad for them because they become addicted and find it very hard to stop.

  127. wms010922 October 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm
    wms010922

    I think that people get addicted to smoke pot because some people get peer pressured into doing it, and some people out there when they first smoke pot, they get hooked into it.

  128. wms010205 October 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    wms010205

    because they find it addictive to the stuff and it is addicting

  129. WMS10220 October 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    WMS10220

    People smoke pot after they know, because it is addicting and many people get addicted. Many people who didn’t start yet, can start smoking because of peer pressure and from there they are hooked.

  130. WMS010215 October 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    WMS010215

    Because they are purposely ruining their systems, whereas if they did not know it was bad they would do it because it makes them feel good

  131. wms010208 October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    wms010208

    It makes some kids feel more relaxed

  132. WMS10322 October 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm
    WMS10322

    People who are addicted to marijuana can’t stop no matter what. They’ve probably been told where to get help and have gotten the suggestions Taylor was too afraid to give her lab partner but they ignore everything and everyone trying to help. They do this because they feel like they’re never going to get the mental power to quit and don’t want to feel dumb if they do fail at quitting the first time. Although, they also don’t remember that it always takes one step at a time to achieve any goal.