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Support group for those cannabis users out there who love art, being green and just chillin out. No haters here folks. Don't smoke but want to support the cause anyway? We welcome all! Peace. A majority of us love marijuana, weed, chronic, mary jane, herb, kush, thc, oil, ressin, bud, cannabis sativa, dope, ganja, grass, pot, reefer, skunk and hemp! <3 We would love to get it legalized in as many areas as possible! So come down and smoke one with the other 'chronic smokers' in a safe friendly environment! :)
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Hey guys it's that special day! I recently came home from washington dc, and it required me to ween off the weed for a whole week (and the internet), what an experience! It's as if I'm about to relive the first day I toked, and I still have yet to fulfill that session with my sister. Remember to be grateful for whatever green you got, because sometimes it costs a high price and I'm not talking about just the money. There's still people out there who don't want to end the drug war (and we still face the issue of whether it should be legal or not in some countries.) We may always have famine, poverty, war, disease, and victims of dilatory; but always stay positive and fight for your freedoms because it doesn't simply come to us.
In the meantime appreciate your friends and family and this universe because without it who are we? Relax and have peace everyone. Stay lifted :weed: :peace: :weed:
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
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TwiztidChevy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smoking isn't cool. :facepalm:
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ChubbyMissBunny Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Maybe not to you, but it's a reality for most people used as a medicinal tool to overcome mental illness and physical injury or pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia. Marijuana is also used to help treat glaucoma and the loss of appetite in patients suffering from cancer and HIV.
Not everyone who smokes or uses marijuana products does so recreationally or to get high.
However, even as a recreational substance it has been scientifically proven to be safer than alcohol and cigarettes in the short and long term.
Marijuana smoke is non carcinogenic and has been proven to actually reduce inflammation in the heart and lungs which can not only aid breathing and anxiety but may help to reduce the risk of death in patients with heart and lung diseases.
Weed also contains no chemical additives unlike cigarettes which contain things like bleach and rat poison, which gives it a huge advantage from a health and well being perspective.
And considering I've only just scratched the surface on the THC iceberg, I think in weeds case, smoking is pretty cool.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smoking is absolutely disgusting. Unless you actually need this drug for a proper illness that only marijuana can cure, it's gross and makes you look like a bum. I can't believe people actually need that stuff to listen to music or enjoy a good meal.

Besides, THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS! I know there are, I was told. Paranoia, anxiety, food cravings, dry mouth, reddened eyes, time slows down, you become way too giggly, you become lazy, your short-term memory is affected, you might hallucinate... how can that be a good thing? It's a brain-affecting drug, and it's really risky.

And please don't use the "well at least it's better than..." argument. It isn't going to work. Oh, and how do you know that there are no additives in marijuana (NOT WEED, that's a stupid name). You never know, there are different kinds of it, and no food on Earth is pure.

And don't tell me it's not addictive. It's quite clear that the people who smoke it do it quite frequently, and constantly buy more when they run out.
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ChubbyMissBunny Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Allow me to respond to your comment in the order your points were presented.
Just because someone tells you something doesn't make it true., however the majority of those are legitimate side effects experienced by some people after marijuana use.
Sativa and indica are the two main plant types for marijuana and aside from looking different visually they have different effects on the human body.
Paranoia, anxiety, and hallucinations are often due to sativa heavy strains. Sativa strains cause what is called a "Head high". Whereas the laziness and the slowed time can be described as a side effect of an indica strain which causes a "Body high" and does not have any of the "Upper" qualities of a sativa strain.
Generally indica heavy strains of marijuana are used to help people with insomnia, anxiety,  and physical pain, while sativa strains are used to alleviate depression.
As for the increased laughter, marijuana reduces anxiety and when it reaches your brain it binds to cannabinoid receptors thereby activating the mesolimbic system and causing your brain to release dopamine and endorphins.
Speaking of cannabinoids, when you smoke you're providing your body with crazy amounts of cannabinoids which along with other things makes you hungry.
Your body has so much of these chemicals that it stops producing anandamide, an encannabinoid that is linked to pleasure, appetite, memory, and other processes in your body.
An encannabinoid is a cannabinoid produced naturally by your body, and THC in a nutshell is a more potent form of anandamide.
This flooding of feel good hunger chemicals however leaves your body with a deficit and it does take several days for your body to start producing the proper chemicals again and for the amount in your body to regulate itself.
This lowered anandamide results in lowered appetite, poor memory, and a "Blah" or even depressed state of mind.
Essentially, a weed hangover. Now the amount of negative residual side effects a person experiences will differ according to various factors including differences in body, diet, other medications or chemicals affecting the body at the time, and overall physical health. But some kind of "stone over" is fairly common.
Anandamide actually plays such a big role in your appetite that anandamide blockers are regularly sold as diet pills.
And so people who smoke regularly have a near constant lowered bodily anandamide level, which is why "munchies" generally disappear in more seasoned smokers.
So that's the increased appetite and bad memory covered.
Now on to the brain affecting drug statement.
I have anxiety and depression which are in part treated by a string of prescription narcotics which are not only brain altering but highly physically addictive.
Most medications are in some way brain altering and the actual meaning of that phrase is not as intense as you might believe. It simply means that it in some way changes the natural chemical levels in the brain.
And while we're touching on addiction in already legal prescription drugs, let's talk about the addictive qualities of marijuana.
It has been repeatedly proven through numerous scientific studies, much to the chagrin of its opposition, that marijuana is not a physically addictive substance.
However I will grant you that with frequent use it can prove to be emotionally addictive in some people.
Now I know you hate "It's better than" arguments, but when compared to tobacco, alcohol, and even caffeine, which are all physically addictive as well as emotionally, it's hard not to make one in the favor of marijuana.
And finally, on your comment about how marijuana smokers and users purchase it often when they run out, point to me a regular coffee drinker who doesn't buy more when their stocks run low. Or a person who doesn't refill their prescriptions when they need to.
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mauitales Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Killer photos and tales from the OG days of growing buds on Maui back in the 1970's at mauitales.com [link]
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WithLove-FromMe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Nice (:
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HorrificSensation Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
why cant i submit anything?...
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