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Why do you think Marijuana is better than Alcohol?

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by Nick Anthony, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    Maybe some of today's stronger strains tend to be overpowered and thus would make it more difficult to drive than just the regular kind, but I think people tend to drive slow when high so it's a lot less of a risk and just a bit of food or some coffee could probably do enough to help them get home safely. Apart from that I'd also contest that at least it doesn't lead to overdose or blacking out even when taken in large amounts so to me it's definitely less risky.
  2. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    I'm not sure if we have been smoking the same stuff, or the same amounts. I can tell you that I have not "blacked out" but I have certainly lost time and significant awareness on days that I smoked significant amounts of MJ. There were days that I smoked from 9am to 2am and was in no condition to negotiate stairs let alone an automobile.

    I see what you're saying, and it's true that it don't lead to overdose and significant blacking out, especially when compared to alcohol.
  3. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Weed is just that a weed. It in my eyes causes less danger not only to the user, but for others as well.
  4. Mara

    Mara Community Champion

    Too much of anything is bad and abusing either of these two won’t yield good results. BUT, I have never seen anyone go violent after smoking marijuana. It makes people happy so my vote goes to cannabis. And it has some health benefits unlike alcohol that only cause harm to the body.
  5. TaylorsPearl

    TaylorsPearl Member

    I think that marijuana is better because it's is grown from Mother Earth, you know? I mean they are both bad drugs, but marijuana has a relaxing effect and alcohol does nothing but make you cough up your breakfast.
  6. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    I also think people think they are safe from calling themselves addicts with alcohol which isn't the case. In my opinion alcohol is worse then any drug made by man or mother nature. I have seen more people destroyed by booze then any other drug. That's a fact jack it's sad to see these people I hate it If I could ban the stuff it would be gone.
  7. Cannabis is an herb not a drug. It has many medicinal uses and is relatively safe. As for alcohol, yes it does have some medical and practical use. But it also damages the liver and kidneys. It also dulls the senses, cause some people to be aggressive, and if to much is consumed it can kill. I have yet to hear of someone dieing from to much Cannabis.
  8. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    A lot of people are saying that weed is better because it is natural or has healing capabilities and such. I'm not sure about that though. I think that is for scientists to say. If only I could do away with this laziness I'm feeling right now and check sources and deem them reliable or not.

    Anyway, without the help of books and research, I'm gonna say alcohol is better because of the fact it is legal. I won't get hassled by cops if I buy a bottle booze. Compare that fact to when I buy a dime bag.
  9. rainbowguard

    rainbowguard Senior Contributor

    I almost agree with all of the posters here that from medical point of view, maybe marijuana has less negative health effects than alcohol. One particular things that I know is that marijuana withdrawals don't kill the person while alcohol withdrawals will make people go to shock and die. I also share the same opinion that marijuana abuse is bad and its problem to addicts is a real problem as well. The same thing with other addictions that are not as dangerous as alcohol addiction such as addiction to food, porn, or over the counter medicine. They might not be as dangerous but they are still a real problem.
  10. amin021023

    amin021023 Community Champion

    I personally think Alcohol is better because it won't cause you serious mental problems and it's much easier to abuse pot, I mean you can keep smoking pot for hours. and smoking pot can be nasty, the homemade bongs...and for students who need their brains fully, it's much safer to drink because weed messes with your mind and makes you loose motivation to study or do anything for that matter.
  11. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Yes, as others said: Marijuana is way harmless than alcohol but it can also develop into a very big addiction over time.
    All in all, it's always good to stay away from toxic substances! :)
  12. henry

    henry Community Champion

    Well, they are very different from each other. Alcohol is way more harmful than weed will ever be. In any social situation, I would rather be high on weed than to be drunk. You manage yourself a whole lot better. Have you ever been with a drunk while sober? It's just pathetic. The first time I ever seriously considered quitting alcohol was when I went to a party and a really drunk friend stuck to me like glue. I began thinking, "Do I look like this when I'm drunk? Do I act this way? If I do, then I need to quit this stuff ASAP. But once I got drunk too, I forgot all about it, and my friend didn't seem so obnoxious anymore. I think the best method for quitting would be having someone record a video of you while you're drunk. I'll bet that when we get to watch it, all of us would quit at least for a month or two.
  13. trevermorgana

    trevermorgana Active Contributor

    Trying to pick which one is better is a problem in my eyes. It doesn't matter which high is better, a high is still a high. Its an alteration of your consciousness regardless. It isn't something you should overcome and cope with. It is something you should avoid in my opinion anyway. Better to be safe than sorry.
  14. lgdg090596

    lgdg090596 Senior Contributor

    Well, Marijuana can be processed to make several items. Alcohol just takes away your sobriety.
  15. vikkiwinters

    vikkiwinters Member

    As far as damage to society goes, alcohol is a lot worse; in fact it's one of the worst drugs out there. Personally, marijuana was a silent killer for me: have some, enjoy it, wake up next day, crave it, smoke it, repeat; for years, without even recognising how badly addicted I was, I think I didn't really believe that it could be addictive in the same way as something like cocaine or tobacco. It was a really long road to come clean and I think that disbelief I and others hold about marijuana's addictive potential makes it quietly dangerous
  16. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    That is somewhat of an ignorant statement. I am not trying to be rude whenever I say that, but marijuana can bring danger. The smoke is bad for your lungs, many people experience laziness and paranoia when they smoke, and people tend to act differently. I am for marijuana legalization fiscally and somewhat personally, but there is still danger in marijuana and I think that people are just drowning those dangers out.
  17. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    Hemp itself can be made to make items, but that does not mean that the actual marijuana drug can be used to make several items besides edibles.
  18. devinametallic

    devinametallic Active Contributor

    Cause of that damn horrible taste! I don't want to drink something that's more horrible-tasting than medicine just to get some kind of buzzed feeling! I feel like even though weed doesn't have an extremely desirable taste, it's way more tolerable.
  19. ocurtis25

    ocurtis25 Member

    Because Marijuana calms you down, and you can control when you
    are high. When you get drunk using alcohol you can't control your action,
    and most people always end up fighting.