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What is worse, Marijuana or Alcohol?

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Kazarkas, Mar 30, 2016.

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What drug is worse? (Yes, alcohol is a drug)

  1. Marijuana

    21 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. Alcohol

    49 vote(s)
    70.0%
  1. Kazarkas

    Kazarkas Celebrity Meeper

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    Title says it all, debate.
     
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  2. NuckleMuckle

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    The science seems to say alcohol, but marijuana isn't subject to enough study, because of the law.
     
  3. Kazarkas

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    Reasonable to say, I also think the method of delivery comes into play because obviously taking a pill containing THC is healthier than smoking the actual plant.
     
  4. fasehed

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    weed because you can have some drinks of alchohal but you won't be instantly addicted. How ever weed after enough times you will be. Plus since it's illegal you get into very shady situations obtaining it, unlike alchohal.
     
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  5. _Smarties910_

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    Ever heard of alcoholism?
     
  6. n00bslayer_99

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    Alcohol = Fine if you don't do it often, although use over long periods of time can lead to liver problems.
    Smoking weed = Fine if you don't do it often, although use over long periods of time can lead to lung problems.

    If not controlled, both are quite dangerous in the long term.
     
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  7. 2leah2

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    I think both are equally bad, (all kinds of alcohol and drugs, for that matter). However, alcohol is not the worst as it really depends on how much you drink, the environment you're in, who you're with and what kind of alcohol it is.
    On the other hand, it's easy to get addicted if you drink a lot or just drink everyday. Both Marijuana and Alcohol is bad on the long terms and comes with quite a lot of consequences if you consume a lot of it, often.
     
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    Yeah getting addicted to alchohal is a lot harder to do then it is to get addicted to weed, and plus each time you take it you will need more since you body is trying to not let it in. By the time you realize your taking to much your addicted
     
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  9. Klitch

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    Long term, alcohol. One time, marijuana.

    Also, marijuana has no addictiveness.
     
  10. _Smarties910_

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    The addictiveness of marijuana is subjective.
    Many cannabis users argue it is not addictive while others argue that it is.
     
  11. Fuzzlr

    Fuzzlr Owner Staff Member Owner

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    Many people I know who attended American high schools believe that marijuana is of significantly less consequence when compared to alcohol. Their argument is that drinking (specifically binge drinking) can cause liver damage and permanent damage to the brain. Additionally, many alcoholic beverages contain a lot of carbohydrates which can contribute to increased fat (beer bellies). I heard somewhere that one beer is equivalent to eating 7 slices of bread.

    However in many european countries, people are being educated differently - for example I have a Dutch friend who believes strongly that marijuana has greater consequences than alcohol. I have another friend from London who believes the same. You would think that because it is legal in Amsterdam it's used by everyone, but this is not the case.

    If you smoke, it can inhibit your ability to gain muscle mass because smoking in fact makes you skinnier. For someone like myself who is trying gain some muscle, its not convenient. I know many people who become a little stupid after smoking (the day after), but it is unknown whether these effects are cumulative or permanent.

    One thing we can all agree on is that consuming substances will inhibit your intellectual ability - whether or not the effects are permanent are debatable. Studies have proven that binge drinking will shorten your lifespan, but proponents for substances believe that at some point or another, we will all die anyways.
     
  12. BooBear1227

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    You can get addicted to anything. It doesn't have to be a drug or alcohol. It's the type of addiction.
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    It's not necessarily that your body doesn't want to let it in. It gets used to it, and soon you need more and more to be able to feel the rush. It's like if you have to take any sort of prescription medication or OTC meds for being sick or headaches. Soon, you need more than normal because your body is just too used to it.
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    I personally think marijuana is worse because it affects your breathing and the health of your lungs. Alcohol depends on the type and how much of it over a certain period of time. I have an alcoholic neighbor with 2 really little kids and it's just scary to think that he needs at least 4-8 beers a week and 2-3 servings of a harder alcohol a week to just make him be "okay." Not really sure though.
     
  13. fasehed

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    Yes, thank you that's what I meant ;) Just couldn't put it into words
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 30, 2016, Original Post Date: Mar 30, 2016 ---
    Ima reply with another quote ;)

     
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    A 12-ounce Sam Adams Boston Lager contains 170-180 calories. The leanest whole wheat bread is approximately 90 calories per slice. Ergo, one beer = 2 slices of bread, max.
     
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    Most people have intestines which reject alcohol if I'm correct. I was watching one of Markiplier's videos, and he said that he had a heart attack because of how much he's drank when doing any Drunk Minecraft videos. He just couldn't drink anymore because his insides rejected it.

    Honestly, I think smoking Marijuana is worse than alcohol. Sure, alcohol can make you do stupid things and does damage to your insides and brain, but smoking anything, like weed or Marijuana, causes lung cancer. And it basically makes your lungs rot each time you smoke.
     
  16. Fuzzlr

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    It depends on how it is taken. For example, medical usage of the drug is often done through edibles which do not have an impact on a user's lungs.
     
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    Funny, not allowed on the server, but fine here.
     
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  18. Toastie

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    I'm talking about just smoking it, like people who smoke more than once each day.
     
  19. _Smarties910_

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    If you're binge-drinking it is possible to die 5 minutes after ingesting alcohol.
    Marijuana increases blood pressure and heart rate, but you cannot overdose with pot like you can alcohol.
     
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  20. Deinen

    Deinen S'all Good Man

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    Alcohol is far worse in my opinion for a few reasons.

    1) The potential to develop an addiction, a potentially life crippling one.

    2) Driving while intoxicated on alcohol, compared to under the influence of marijuana, leads to significantly more deaths.

    3) Associated costs of our heath care industry to care for those who have done permanent damage to themselves, and organs, from the use of alcohol.
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 30, 2016, Original Post Date: Mar 30, 2016 ---
    Not necessarily to counter your point, but to add context; this depends on the situation. My mother who suffers from celiac sprue often does not feel hunger, and without constant attention; doesn't eat. She has trouble maintaining 100 lbs consistently, marijuana has been critical in her ability to feel hunger, eat, and gain weight.

    Obviously this is not the norm.
     
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