I am completely pro legalization and I think that marijuana is less detrimental to your body as alcohol. But it just kind of gets me irritated when I get all this talk from stoners telling me how they have been smoking it for years and never have had any bad effects from it. Its funny because I personally know these people and many of them now talk super duper slow and have sleepy looking eyes. I smoke about 2 times a week (not sure if I am considered a heavy user) but at least I am willing to admit that weed IS a drug as it alters your mind. It does cause short term memory loss for the period that you are smoking it (although this generally diminishes after a month or two of refraining from the drug) and that it CAN bring about psychosis in some users. (Dont give me bullshit about how it cannot, I have personally met a couple guys in parts of Europe and the Middle East *parents are from there*) that have completely gone psychotic from smoking too much hash. I live in California and have also had a few bad experiences with weed (a brief bout of derealization and anxiety induced marijuana disorder from an extremely high THC edible I ate) This lasted for several months and did not go away even when I stopped smoking, but eventually subsided and I thank God for that. Me and a friend smoked a joint of Purple Lemonade from the Cannabis Club yesterday before going into a movie, and both him and I report being extremely depressed and irritable today. I know I am on a rant, but can some stoners on here admit that it does yield a few problems? It seems like every person on here is the "I can smoke an ounce of Cali Kush and wake up feeling like daisies the next day and not have any short term memory the following days!" Also, the research backed that it can cause schizophrenia is not Govt. Instilled propaganda, it is very real, but the people in those studies are the minority obviously. Just saying dudes. Its a wonderful plant, but in no way is it "harmless"