I like both in moderation. Then again I'm a responsible adult who is perfectly capable of making my own decisions about the lifestyle I choose to lead.
This comes down to freedom of choice and that is why the laws need to change! Don't agree? Don't smoke. But don't threaten to put me and my associates in jail because we like to partake.
I rather be around a stoner than an alcoholic any day. This is coming from a bartender of 9 years.
If your a dumb ass it has little to do with smoking trees and more to do with the natural mental capabilities you are born with as well as how you were raised and what you value education wise. Decriminalize!
Just to be clear, when I am bombing down the freeway with a bunch of other cars and trucks around me -- and we are all travelling at around 75+ miles per hour, I would greatly prefer that the drivers of the other vehicles not be drunk OR stoned. In fact I hereby solemnly promise not to do so if everybody else will make the same solemn vow.
I was hospitalized with a particularly bad case of pneumonia a few years ago. During the last few days of my recovery, I was finally allowed to go to the Media Room and be in proximity to other human beings while reading the paper, playing cards, watching a movie, etc., without the doctors having a baby brick at the thought of me inhaling some new bug into my recovering lungs.
Anyway, while I was there, I met an OTR trucker who was being treated for hypothermia. Over the course of a couple of hours he described in fascinating and horrifying detail his experience with drug use as a truck driver and his interactions with those similarly situated. Certainly he said that such folks were a small minority of the whole group. But the numbers were by no means insignificant...and some of those guys (and ladies, too) were tossing pills back like they were peanuts. Yikes!
So the folks at "alter net" ask a good question, "WHY?"
Well that's because people that do not have high amounts of THC receptors in the brain and high amounts of cannabis compounds in there systems are less able to think.
For about 20 years I have devoted much of my mental and spiritual efforts to developing an understanding that provides me and others with a scientific foundation for what I see as the common denominator underlying apparently diverse religious beliefs. The principles of nonequilibrium thermodynamics provides the framework for this effort. This branch of physics deals with the flow of energy in open systems (the biosphere and all life forms) and has been pioneered by Ilyia Prigogine who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work in 1977. Unlike equilibrium thermodynamics (classical) which cannot account for life other than by a miracle, this new branch can be viewed as mandating it. Evolution of complex systems, inclusive of creativity, are intrinsic to my interpretation of nonequibirium thermodynamics as being the prime manifestation of the will of God. From this perspective I would interpret man being made "in the image of God" as meaning that we must embrace God's fundamental characteristic of creativity, which includes cooperatively and evolution.This principle is most elegantly displayed in the evolution of the human brain and the political and social systems that have co-developed with it. Scientifically, it has been demonstrated that the number of THC (active ingredient in marihuana) receptors increases as one looks higher up the evolutionary ladder, and furthermore, these receptors are found in highest numbers in those portions of the brain associated with human intelligence. Therefore I conclude, both logically and religiously from personal revelation, that the stimulation of these receptors is involved in thought processes that are representative of the will of God, i.e. the creative process. Personal exploration of my receptors, in particular by altering their activity levels through the intelligent religious use of natural plant products, is mandated by everything that I know scientifically, and believe religiously. Thermodynamically speaking, for a stable steady state to evolve to a new regime, the fluctuations around the average of the variables of the system must expand and in fact mathematically approach infinity prior to a nonlinear rearrangement that will lead to a new stable steady state. I believe that this process will manifest itself socially and politically as "heaven on earth". Individually this rearrangement will be seen as a jump in man's average lifetime and average level of health and intelligence. Practically speaking this new age should be characterized by peace, harmony and love, all of which are characteristics that are required for the next level of social, individual and molecular cooperativity. I hope your organization can help me defend my constitutional rights against mindless authoritarianism.
Robert Melamede Ph.D. Asst. Prof.
Dept Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Vermont
Burlington VT 05405
If marijuanna was legal it would solve a lot of problems in people that the pharmaceutical companies are now profiting off of. People would get better in a safer way. Pharmaceutical companies would go out of business. When has America ever put their people before profit? Thats why it is where it is now. Go figure. Even with the marijuanna license in California I encourage people to grow their own legally. Pharmacy product seems to be chemicalized
By remarkable coincidence, I was reading an article in a fitness magazine about the "pros" (few) and "cons" (many) of alcohol consumption just before I came to this site today. I won't bore you with a full recitation, but here are a few of the "cons" that struck me as interesting/persuasive:
> America has more than 12 million alcoholics (an undetermined proportion of which are ALSO addicted to at least one other substance as well)
> The extremely high rate of alcoholism in Russia and the former Eastern Bloc countries in Europe is now considered to be among the top reasons why life expenctancy in those countries averages roughly 15 YEARS less than their counterparts here in the West
> More than one-third (36% to be exact) of people convicted of crime and sentenced to prison had been drinking when committing the crime at issue
> Alcohol is a factor in 66% of domestic violenc cases
> Alcohol is a factor in 40% of FATAL car crashes
> Among just the narrowly-defined age group of 18 to 21-year-olds (i.w., adult, but underaged drinkers), an average of 1,400 are killed and 500,000 injured EACH YEAR as a result of a alcohol-related accidents.
> More generally, alcohol consumption can have disastrous health consequences that include an increased risk of heart, liver, kidney and gallbladder disease; psychological depression , suppression of the immune system, prostate and breast cancer, decreased bone density and (obviously) premature death.
In the argument as to which is mor dangerous, alchol wins hands down. Marijuana HAS been linked to depression and schizophrenia -- but when used intelligently and with due moderation, if you MUST choose between the two, marijuana has ben demonstrated to be MUCH the safer of the two substances
This is just like gay marriage. Doing the same old same old and getting nowhere shouldn't be enough evidence to continue doing it. It should honestly make people stop and talk stock and then proceed with a better way of getting people to understand and agree.
But that's more for people that are rational enough to do so.
Connie, you and I know perfectly well J_Jammer has no suggestions and even if he did, he would not tell people. Instead he will insult them for having not thought of it themselves because he thinks they're idiot stoners.
He likes to be critical and contrary to everything and everyone without offering any advice on improvement, atonement, or innovation. A critic for a cynic's sake, with nothing but hot air to expel from his lungs.
I'd tell him to go play in traffic, yet he'd sooner stand on the sidewalk and complain about how the street was poorly paved instead of getting into the intersection.
That was very uplifting and positive statement you have there "student" of life.
You stop talking about it so much, for one. No one likes to be oversatruated. When a movie promotes itself too much how many people want to see it? If a show wins award after award after award how likely are you going to see it and enjoy it? If someone is praised over and over again and you are criticized over and over again...how much are you going to enjoy the person who is praised? Ever rooted for the underdog? This case MJ is not the underdog. It's the over achiever that is trying so hard those that never cared or don't like it still are on the same path living the minority to continue to beat a dead horse.
You stop talking about it. Singing about it. Writing movies about it. Directing people to websites about it. And you allow people to enjoy the silence on the matter.
Then you set your little weapons about the world. People who have been smoking for ages who are proficient at their job and are remarkable that no one can touch them. They smoke in moderation. These people are not known to smoke. These people are the secret weapon.
This is like when someone says "OMG I cannot stand (insert a group here...religious or way of thinking) they do this and that and they are so annoying." Then someone who they have worked with and gone out to drink with says, "I'm one of them." That person that said all those things instantly feels bad and then says, "But you are the exception." Even though they separated the person they are already doubting what they had previously said.
This constant bombardment of marijuana is awesome and perfect and without flaw (don't bother telling me ithas a flaw unless you state the flaw until people state the flaws along with the positives---stating it's perfect is apt) causes the majority to roll their eyes and ignore the comments that are made no matter if they are true.
Plus it's the annoying victim mentality. WOE IS US WHO SMOKE....we are so mistreated because of this false image and these terrible comments...woe is us feel sorry for us and make marijuana legal so that we can get tax money and it's less harmful than alcohol in excessive amount....woe oh woe oh woe.....*beating a dead dead dead horse*
to add another cliche the iron is no longer hot enough to strike..it's just room temperature. It won't give.
You have to set people up to trick them into seeing something they ignore with their blinders on. And I'm not just talking about opponents to marijuana.
Sorry J_Jammer but, been there, done that! Silence is not the answer. If you disagree with cannabis reclassification, I wish you would post on other subjects, for you have no real idea what peoples actual purpose is. I'm 54 years old and have felt like a criminal for over 30 years. I don't commit crimes, I like cannabis.
It wasn't until I read the book by Jack Herer, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" that I realized, I am criminal due to lies and distortion and failed policies of a failed President. Richard Nixon reclassified cannabis, not due to cannabis, he did it for politics.
The actions of Richard Nixon led us down a path to be a Prison Nation. We have more people in prison than any other country in the world. Don't you think that is sad? Many for mere cannabis possession. People may try and say it's not due to cannabis, but the facts are against them.
Aside from smoking cannabis, hemp has many, many industrial uses. It is environmentally friendly, 100% biodegradable, yada, yada, yada. I know your mind is made up and I respect that, but please don't feel compelled to judge me, due to your opinion. Your opinion is wrong! Facts are what is needed, not opinion. Many have opinions based on misrepresentation of facts. I don't know where your opinion comes from and frankly I don't care. Bring facts, or go home. But, the conversation is going and I don't want to see it stopped, until cannabis hemp is reclassified! It is long past time for change.
This victim mentality gets zero sympathy votes no matter who uses it.
I have no doubt that these types of articles (as well as atheist, religious and gay marriage ones do) preach to the choir and go about changing NOTHING.
Chang isn't going to happen because you demand it. And if facts were that important in this world, a lot of things wouldn't be the way they are. But facts are not important....
if facts were important two people wouldn't be imprisoned for being spies when they were just reporters. If facts were important OJ would be in jail for his crimes the first go around. If facts were important cases wouldn't be tossed out due to technicalities. If facts were important congress would actually get things done. This world...this social ran world is not lead by facts. IT's led by feelings.
I insulted you by saying you're not offering constructive criticism?
Where is the constructive part of your criticism? Where have you suggested an alternative option to what is being done now? You still have not offered an alternative to what you feel is not working. Perhaps you feel the best plan for ending pot prohibition is no plan.
Fortunately, there are others who disagree and until you come up with an alternative, what are you adding to the overall conversation besides your negativity?
You should know negativity like the back of your hand.
I offered an alternative. You don't like it...because you like SHOVING your "I'm right you're wrong" view down people's throats about this.
Well guess where that's getting this idea of legalization?
With people like you in the lead...it'll never become legal.
How's that for being negative? I offered something and you do nothing but whine about how you don't like it. Well doing the same thing gets you what? The same result. So much for being logical...because that's so not what you're being right now.
You're not insulting. You're obnoxious with your inconsistent comments.
I'm open new suggestions, and I don't have to be right. Just because I don't think YOU are right does not mean I'm always right.
Again, where is the constructive part of your criticism? I didn't see an alternate suggestion of methods to use in place of the ones you feel do not work, just statements of why and how it does not work. Can you not tell the difference between constructive and deconstructive criticism?
Please, restate the alternate suggestions for me as it is unclear what they are. And please tell me how it is obnoxious to ask you to explain your position more thoroughly? From my perception, it seems like you aren't adding anything postive to the conversation. Prove me wrong instead of just telling me I am.
Do explain how you are not bias in this manner? How you are actually objective in what marijuana does and does not do?
You are as bias on this as someone who has never smoked and thinks it's terrible in totality.
And also explain to me how any of your post are positive and uplifting in this entire thread? I don't see you living by your own suggestion of being constructive instead of deconstructive. I do believe that most of your post deal with belittling people who do not agree with you.
Do forgive me for not taking you seriously or your post with any merit. It's kind of hard to take you for more than a buzzing fly that only appears when they think they found BS they can land on and inform others of.
It is not difficult to understand what I stated previously. Just because you dislike it does not mean that it is deconstructive. I am not the one who is continuing to do the same thing expecting a different result.
Are you not the one that dislikes religious people that preach about their views shoving such views down people's throats? How is the Pot positive propaganda any different? These CONSTANT articles that continue to shove information down people's throats to try and browbeat them into agreeing....are the exact same obnoxious thing as a religious person speaking and speaking and never listening.
First you explain to me what I had suggested before I even begin to think you were paying attention out of the want instead out of the critical need to be a buzzing BS fly.
So because I have smoked it before, my opinion is biased? And because the movement is spearheaded by people who smoke weed, the movement itself is biased?
Is that what you are trying to say, or are you determined to tell me I am wrong at every turn?
This is why many people on this site cannot take YOU seriously. I am attempting at being civil and accurately interpret your opinion, and you keep throwing insults in my face. I asked you to simply restate your opinion on how you would improve this movement, and you have yet to offer anything other than more criticism. Criticism on why I'm not an expert, on how I'm biased, on why my posting doesn't hold merit.
Any good critic knows that constructive criticism can build you up, help you improve, or offer alternative methods. DECONSTRUCTIVE criticism tears people down and offers no positive reinforcement. I am asking you for postivity, and I am recieving negativity. Why do you believe you are not being deconstructive?
I respect your right to disagree, however I am well within my right to ask you for a way to improve on what you think does not work. And if you dodge, duck, attempt to change the subject, or outright refuse to answer then I have the right to call you on it. Whether or not I agree or disagree is irrelevant.
To answer your question, I'm not asking everyone to start smoking weed because it's what I like. I'm asking it not to be illegal so it can be used by responsible adults. If you don't want to use it, that's fine. I totally support that view, because weed isn't for everyone, like smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. However, I do not think it's right that no one is allowed to use it because SOME people think it's dangerous.
I do not think it's dangerous. I do believe it causes long term problems that aren't noticeable until later. That is based on frequency of use.
Less is more. That is me rephrasing myself. LESS IS MORE.
This constant bombardment of articles on this site (and people who promote its use offsite) is ridiculous. it doesn't matter if you have facts or not, constantly and irrationally stating how awesome it is look a this link for more information...or this link for this information or yadda yadda yadda....
Do you like when someone comes to your door with religious literature or sells thing or they call you on the phone relentlessly to speak to you about an "important matter"? Does the frequency of their 'informing you' that they have something important for you to hear or read make you want to listen to them more or less?
You put pot persons as the door knockers or the phone callers and you now understand how frustrating and annoying it is.
Because some idiot decided cotton was a better material to make clothing out of because it was less durable and therefore could make more money. Then some jerk named DuPont decided instead of using hemp for fibers he would construct his own that were cheaply made so that HE could make more money.
Then pot prohibition started because the minorites were getting high, so to punish them they demonized the cannabis plant. And here we are with alcohol dominant and pot, along with it's users, demonized.
Money is the reason, control is the reason. They want you to kill yourselves on alcohol because they're making a killing. They want you to get arrested with pot, because the foreclosures on homes and reselling of cars and other amenities are making the government a steal of a deal. And you can't spell DEAL without the DEA.
Drinking causes hangovers, alcohol poisoning, permanent brain damage, and those who use it really heavily can have serious withdrawal when they try to quit. Of course people could drink responsibly, but they tend not to. People who are drunk lose their inhibitions and self control, the ability to adequately consider the consequences of their actions, and act far more obnoxious and/or violent than people who have been toking reefer.
In all the years that I've been smoking pot or been around people smoking pot, I've never known someone to get stoned and get in a fight, or get stoned and have sex with someone they wouldn't normally, or get stoned and have a wreck. Its still a drug and you probably shouldn't get really stoned and go driving, but stoners don't speed or run stop lights. In fact you can get stoned and function fairly normally. Its how I got through high school.
Some people shouldn't smoke pot, thats true. But people who shouldn't smoke pot usually don't, whereas people who shouldn't drink booze usually drink more than everyone else.
If someone gets into a lot of trouble with pot, they probably already had issues. And if pot were legal, it could be regulated and people would know what they were getting. Also, if people could just walk into a store and buy some bud, it would take a lot of business away from drug cartels and dealers who sell really nasty stuff like coke.
Growing pot that has a high market value takes, skill, patience and care. Yes you can sick a seed in the ground and grow a small amount, but to produce high grade marijuana that isn't crap takes more talent than you can imagine.
I got hit by a drunk driver on my bike last week. At 11:00 am, in my lane... I was flipped onto the hood of the car where I lay and collected my thoughts for a minute before the woman (fucking wasted) proceeded to tell me that I needed to be more careful and stay on my side of the road.
I fucking lost it, I tore her a new one in the 5 minutes it took for the police to get there. After watching her fail every field sobriety test know to man she was stuffed into the cop car and whisked off to jail. This was her second offense (dwi) and the second person she's hit. If she was high she'd have probably stayed in her lane and driven way slower. I'm glad I didn't break anything and will be able to ski this year.
It makes me wonder how fast she was going when she hit you? If you could sit there and wonder what the fuck just happened and then get up and call the police to send her ass to jail..ya know. It's cool that you'll be able to ski still!
muwahaha do whatcha do!
The amazing truth about this issue that no one addresses is this. When anyone ingests any substance that alters the mind's ability to reason or control the body ugly things can happen. Both alcohol and marijuana can present problems when over used. Alcohol's effect is often more immediate for sure, but marijuana's effect over time can be just as devastating to an individual and their families. The largest problem is the addictive properties of both of these substances have to some people not all people. The second largest problem is that because marijuana is illegal it's properties are not regulated so the user is not aware of the level of thc they are ingesting and often the weed is treated with dangerous chemicals that can harm the user. I have lived long enough to know that marijuana use can cause terrible harm and even kill. If the substance was legalized and regulated like alcohol most of the tragedy involved with it's use could be minimized. This is the very reason that our government eventually had to legalize alcohol sales and possession. It was to save the lives of it's citizens, not to give alcohol use it's blessing. When our country begins to care again about all it's citizens marijuana will be legal and controlled, taxed and regulated. But for now there is simply way to much money to be made by criminalizing it's use and possession.
FAIL! Show me links, proof that Cannabis has killed anyone. In 3000+ years of Cannabis/Human interactions not one, NOT ONE person has died. Cannabis also boasts non addictive properties. If your going to speak your slander, do it in another post where your listeners are uneducated morons. In here, we all know the truth, that's why we all still puff, puff, pass.
Canabis is the most common combat drug historicaly. The Zulu gave it to their warriors in a tea Which has been tested and shown to dramatically reduce inhibition. This makes melee combatants a lot more effective. This was also done by the Persian "immortals" or hashishi who ate hashish. These are tow of the most famous and brutal fighting forces of their era. British history is filled with the amazing and bizarre behavior of the Zulu warriors. They were known to actually line up to be shot by the British so the Zulu could range their guns.
There's a neat little documentary on this but i can't find it atm. they did the testing with evenly matched martial artists. The results were dramatic. The cannabis was carefully grown to maximize one of the main chemicals and minimize the other.
Funny how you can't find that information on the internet. BULLSHIT I just typed it in and NOTHING! Try it ( aggressive behaviors associated with marijuana, crazy pot chemicals, marijuana related deaths (solely marijuana), the dangers of THC.
Also, bombie you failed to read this:
"I have lived long enough to know that marijuana use can cause terrible harm and even kill."
When you wrote this:
"He doesn't mean toxicity he means behavior."
Right, your all right and I'm some crazed stoner channeling ancient Zulu aggression...Please.
Also Hashi doesn't mean immortal. It's comes from Hashassin, meaning assassin. Men would eat hash because it supposedly made them like shadows. Eating Cannabis will not get you high if not extracted properly with lipids/alcohol. They may have been trying to be better warriors but in reality they we're throwing good smoke able hash down the shitter.
Didn't the Zulu's also fight back an invader to their homeland (terrorist?) with nothing more than SPEARS and leather shields? The ZULU NEVER USED GUNS! GET EDUCATED Weren't the British troops armed with guns and cavalry? They may have smoked, but the Zulu's aggression comes from their homeland being invaded, their women and children being raped and killed, AND wait for it, my all time personal favorite, worshiping the wrong god/or not at all! You're leaving out key facts! Tshaka Zulu was just a tactical genius who happened to enjoy cannabis, maybe I still haven't found anything credible to show that the Zulu actually smoked pot.
YOUR arguments are all the same. At least us "potheads" are finding new and helpful things that can be done with Cannabis Hemp. And what's this about drugs, always with that word. Cannabis is a plant. You know, P-L-A-N-T green thing, grows in the earth, was here long before mankind and will be around long after for the next "intelligent" life form to enjoy. (if we don't fuck this ecosystem anymore than we're doing) We as citizens are paying for a drug war that has failed since Reagan's little pudgy fingers squiggled out his signature of approval. It's never going to work.
"The cannabis was carefully grown to maximize one of the main chemicals and minimize the other."
Yeah, the good one THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). I wouldn't even say carefully. 1. find dirt 2. put finger into dirt 1/4 of an inch 3. put seed in ground, cover and water. TADA! THC works better than any other pharmaceutical medication out there. Its illegal because even animals can grow it. (deer eats outdoor crop, deer poops, deer doubles outdoor crop on other side of mountain...) Your 100% more likely to die crossing the street than you are from THC.
While marijuana may be somewhat psychologically addictive (just like nearly anything, including gaming and checking email), Alcohol produces a clear physical withdrawal... which can KILL you. Not even withdrawal from cocaine or HEROIN will kill you, but Alcohol withdrawal can make you seizure to death because of its form of addiction.
I just feel as though when talking about "both substances' addictive qualities" a clear distinction has to be drawn because of this and other points.
My opinion -
Drinking is far more dangerous than weed. PERIOD.
Everyone is happy sitting around smoking a blunt. You hear about people driving drunk and getting in an accident. When you're drunk it's like you're a completely difference human being. A Monster for some persons. A goofy little shit for others. I've seen all sorts. And non are necessarily okay. With being high it's all funny. I'm much, much, MUCH more comfortable with a person driving high, being in public high, and even being around your family members who don't even know that you smoke, HIGH - than being drunk and driving, being in public drunk, or being around your family members DRUNK.
You go home to your mom and dad, or whoever, walk in drunk - you say absurd obscenities and make a fool of your self. You walk in high and go grab some food outta the fridge and go sit and just chill.
Which would you rather do?
Alcoholism is horrible.
Stonerism is grand.
Don't forget the 'smiles'. Many people get busted because they are smiling. Isn't that sad, when a smile can get you into trouble? Or you giggle a little and they know you are happy? Happiness and smiles should not be a crime! That's just crazy.
Been a smoker of herbs since I was young and have grown up in a city that thrives on that weekend visit to the pub it's on Tv daily and we are told to enjoy an drink in moderation sadly I have seen what drink can do to some people who don't heed the warning I see them sitting at my local bus station with there bottles of diamond White cider 'it's a disgusting thing to see yet it's ok to drink your self to death and put the adverts on television then we read don't drink to many units alchohol is no better than drugs I would rather relax with a joint then go out to watch people become drunk an cause problems for others I've yet to see someone who is stoned go out an cause a fight or scare people at bus stops
Well, if more people acknowledge that one is actually safer than the other and usage shifts so that more people are being safe, isn't that good? You seem to think that something positive couldn't come from this.
Not all drugs are terrible. Not all drugs ruin people. Weed and coffee are two of those drugs.
5 cups of coffee will get you high, but you never see anyone's life ruined because they enjoyed a few extra cups.
But alcohol IS worse than marijuana. And our current laws deter people from making that safer choice. I don't care if people look down on me for being a stoner, but if they do, I'd rather have it be for legitimate reasons and not the yellow journalistic smear from the early 20th century. People need to be educated and this book, while I haven't read it, is written by people who have spent years coordinating this effort and to see the three of them come together on this book, one can only hope for the knowledge to spread.
worse is a touchy thing. It depends on how you define things. There are some things that are not as dangerous about alcohol too. It's out of your system in an hour for one thing vs. 12 hours for thc. Also the logic that increased marijuana use will reduce alcohol use is totally assumptive. And wishful thinking too imho.
I remain of the opinion that this is a disingenuous article. IMHO They are not interested in reducing alcohol use. This is about making excuses.
Good point. But do we really need to look at how alcohol is linked to hundreds of driving fatalities a year? Or how it's related to domestic violence and sexual assaults? Or how you can literally drink yourself to death? I mean you could try and make a claim that all these terrible atrocities can be linked to marijuana too, but you'd be hard pressed to find someone who takes you seriously.
And you're right, it is hard to prove legalizing marijuana would reduce alcohol consumption. But who says they're trying to reduce it? If you like getting drunk every Friday night, so be it. If you enjoy a glass of wine before bed, that's fine. But I think the real argument they're trying to get at is that innocent bystanders who DON'T want to use alcohol to relax or have fun, are not legally allowed to use marijuana, which has far fewer negative aspects than marijuana.
You can't deny the social stigma attached to pot. And maybe some stoners ARE sick of being looked down upon. Is that so wrong? It's the hypocrisy from the early 20th century that they're arguing against. It's hypocritical to continue saying marijuana is so dangerous it needs to remain a Schedule I drug.
I don't think marijuana effects reaction time, unless you smoke way too much of it. Just like anything else, moderation is the key. When I smoke, (but I don't inhale) I find myself being more careful than I normally am, but that's just me. I would have to see medical evidence and studies before I believed marijuana, in moderate amounts, slows a person's reaction time.
Does coffee give you better reaction time? I doubt it. Does coffee make you jittery if you drink too much.. Certainly, but in moderation caffeine probably has in insignificant effect.
i once was driving from Houston to Dallas, and after pumping gas, jumped in the highway only to realize 45 minutes later i had been driving 55 miles the wrong direction... my reaction???? I laughed my ass off