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Posted: 8/9/2012 9:09:57 AM

Delpopolo is 23, the same age Michael Phelps was when the swimmer was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe in 2009. Phelps, who never failed a drug test, apologized, received a three-month suspension from USA Swimming and is celebrated as the most decorated Olympian in history.

"That was evidence that he does do that," Lee said of Phelps during an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "And you're still going to be able to achieve your dreams regardless. Look at him. He's awesome. He's the best athlete ever in the Olympics. It's a double standard. If you already make a name for yourself, then what happens afterward really doesn't matter. … I'd rather have my situation (of not going) than getting kicked out of the Olympic Village" like Delpopolo.

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Posted: 8/9/2012 9:17:45 AM
"We party just as hard as we train, especially when it's over. People are going to do what they are going to do regardless. Just because there is a test on it doesn't mean people are going to stop it. It just means they will change how they are using it and their consumption of it. I'm pretty sure that if athletes were to all party together — who wouldn't, you know?"
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Posted: 8/9/2012 9:19:25 AM

Society's overall views on marijuana use continue to evolve, which leaves governing organizations, professional leagues and universities to grapple with the fact that marijuana has become the drug of choice for many athletes.

Under its new labor agreement, the NBA will test only for performance-enhancing substances — not marijuana — during the offseason. The use of marijuana among college athletes is on the rise, according to Frank Uryasz, president of the National Center for Drug Free Sport in Kansas City, Mo., which manages the NCAA's drug-testing program as well as programs at more than 200 schools nationwide.

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Posted: 8/9/2012 10:53:33 AM
weed stays in your system too long. garbage's ridiculous.
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Posted: 8/9/2012 11:27:07 AM

Even though I donm't smoke it, I could care less that people do provided that they do it responsibly (i.e. don't smoke and drive).

I say legalize it so potsmokers stop complaining about it. garbage gets annoying after a while.

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Posted: 8/9/2012 2:39:10 PM
The fact that Phelps can smoke weed yet still kick everyone's behind in swimming makes it all that much more impressive!
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Posted: 8/9/2012 3:29:52 PM
     One of these days weed will be as accepted as alcohol and nobody will have to test for it.  Not your pilot, not your garbage man, and not your favorite olympic swimmer.  It might be a while, but sooner or later, everyone will realize how insane it is that some consider alcohol to be "okay" but yet weed is "evil".
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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:07:27 AM
phelps obviously does not smoke daily all day starting with a wake and bake...

but it appears to be a substance of choice for his recreation...

and why people are so opposed to something that does not effect them baffles me and the fact that they dictate that we spend billions and billions in a futile war to try to stop its use....


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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dl36:

phelps obviously does not smoke daily all day starting with a wake and bake...

but it appears to be a substance of choice for his recreation...

and why people are so opposed to something that does not effect them baffles me and the fact that they dictate that

we spend billions and billions in a futile war to try to stop its use....


   Just imagine dl  if the government stopped wasting those billions on jailing people for weed and spent it on feeding hungry children or housing unfortunate homless vets, what a better place this would be.

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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:41:35 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dl36:

phelps obviously does not smoke daily all day starting with a wake and bake...

but it appears to be a substance of choice for his recreation...

and why people are so opposed to something that does not effect them baffles me and the fact that they dictate that we spend billions and billions in a futile war to try to stop its use....




BLF (British Lung Foundation) (Published June 2012)


Current evidence shows that smoking cannabis is hazardous to our lungs. We know far less about the effects of cannabis smoke than the impact of tobacco smoke. However, there is evidence that cannabis smoking is linked to many adverse effects, including:
• chronic coughing;
• wheezing;
• sputum (phlegm) production;
• tuberculosis;
• legionnaires’ disease;
• aspergillosis;
• acute bronchitis;
• airway obstruction;
• pneumothorax, and
• lung cancer.

• smoking both tobacco and cannabis appears to lead to a greater risk of COPD and pneumothorax than smoking a similar amount of tobacco alone.

We need to dedicate more resources to raising awareness of the impacts of cannabis smoking on respiratory health (and its impact on other aspects of people’s health), and to supporting people who want to stop smoking cannabis.





 


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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:45:53 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dl36:

phelps obviously does not smoke daily all day starting with a wake and bake...

but it appears to be a substance of choice for his recreation...

and why people are so opposed to something that does not effect them baffles me and the fact that they dictate that we spend billions and billions in a futile war to try to stop its use....




I thought people working in mental health would know the following

Using it has also been linked, in some people, to serious, long-term mental health problems.

For people with illnesses such as schizophrenia, cannabis can cause a serious relapse.

Regular cannabis use is known to be associated with an increase in the risk of later developing psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia; and if you have a family background of mental illness, you may also have an increased risk.


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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:47:23 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Slobbasaurus:

Even though I donm't smoke it, I could care less that people do provided that they do it responsibly (i.e. don't smoke and drive).

I say legalize it so potsmokers stop complaining about it. garbage gets annoying after a while.





A recent review of cannabis research published in the British Medical Journal found those driving under the influence of cannabis had nearly double the risk of a car crash.
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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:50:38 AM
BLF (British Lung Foundation) (Published June 2012)


Components of cannabis smoke

Cannabis smoke contains various chemicals, including THC, carbon monoxide and carcinogens (substances that cause cancer).

Previous studies have shown that with each puff, the components of cannabis smoke become more concentrated, meaning the joint gets stronger and stronger towards the end.
So, smoking fewer cannabis cigarettes down to a shorter butt length could mean taking in a greater number of smoke components than smoking the same amount of cannabis in more cigarettes smoked to a longer butt length.


Cannabis and tobacco cigarettes

Evidence firmly shows that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People often mix cannabis with tobacco, particularly resin as it needs tobacco for the desired ‘slow burn’. This makes it difficult to isolate which health problems cannabis causes and which problems are caused by tobacco.
The active ingredients of cannabis plants and tobacco plants differ. Only cannabis has THC and only tobacco has nicotine. Otherwise, cannabis and tobacco smoke contain largely the same substances, including carbon monoxide, tar and carcinogens.

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Posted: 8/11/2012 1:30:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BMA:



BLF (British Lung Foundation) (Published June 2012)


Current evidence shows that smoking cannabis is hazardous to our lungs. We know far less about the effects of cannabis smoke than the impact of tobacco smoke. However, there is evidence that cannabis smoking is linked to many adverse effects, including:
• chronic coughing;
• wheezing;
• sputum (phlegm) production;
• tuberculosis;
• legionnaires’ disease;
• aspergillosis;
• acute bronchitis;
• airway obstruction;
• pneumothorax, and
• lung cancer.

• smoking both tobacco and cannabis appears to lead to a greater risk of COPD and pneumothorax than smoking a similar amount of tobacco alone.

We need to dedicate more resources to raising awareness of the impacts of cannabis smoking on respiratory health (and its impact on other aspects of people’s health), and to supporting people who want to stop smoking cannabis.





 


well these tests of which you speak were done on people,right.And they ended up suffering from the above?
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Posted: 8/11/2012 1:54:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Biscuiteater1:

well these tests of which you speak were done on people,right.And they ended up suffering from the above?


"The report references over 80 peer-reviewed research papers, is the most comprehensive report of its kind yet compiled, and has itself been peer-reviewed by a panel of independent experts."
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Posted: 8/11/2012 1:59:28 PM
BLF (British Lung Foundation) (Published June 2012)

Active constituents of cannabis

All forms of cannabis contain more than 400 chemicals, including 60 different ‘cannabinoids’ - plant derivatives that are unique to cannabis. The most common is THC. THC is highly soluble in fats and rapidly absorbed by the lungs and gut tract lining, where it enters the bloodstream. From there, it travels to the heart and brain.
Other cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol. The amounts and proportions of the cannabinoids in each plant vary from strain to strain, and can be adjusted by breeding.


The intensity of cannabis’s intoxicating effects depends on the way it’s taken. Cannabis can be smoked, for example in a cannabis cigarette (‘joint’), pipe or using a vaporiser. There are many more complex methods of smoking cannabis too. Cannabis can also be swallowed as a food or drink.


The concentration of THC in the blood of someone who has smoked cannabis is about 70-75 per cent higher than that of someone who has swallowed it 4. A smoker will inhale about half the THC in the ‘mainstream’ smoke of a herbal cannabis cigarette (from the mouth end, rather than ‘sidestream’ smoke from the burning end). It will quickly enter the bloodstream and reach the brain in minutes.
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Posted: 8/11/2012 6:34:01 PM
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Posted: 8/13/2012 1:37:00 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SteelCash:

     One of these days weed will be as accepted as alcohol and nobody will have to test for it.  Not your pilot, not your garbage man, and not your favorite olympic swimmer.  It might be a while, but sooner or later, everyone will realize how insane it is that some consider alcohol to be "okay" but yet weed is "evil".


Public health education programmes need to be implemented to dispel the myth that smoking cannabis is relatively safe,


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