I will say this. as long as its illegal, and people buy from unethical drug dealers then there is a good possibility that pot is laced with other drugs, PCP was the big t hing in the 90's...this could account for the person who got violent....since pot is proven to be a relaxant...but everyone's body chemistry is different too. I took muscle relaxers after my stint in the hospital many years ago, it was to help keep my muscles loose and not tense...can't remember the name of it right now but I will eventually....in very rare cases some people's muscles actaully spasmed uncontrollably on this medicine..which is odd since it IS a relaxant..*shrugs*
Different people have differing reactions to different drugs. Both legal and illegal.
An old friend and roommate of mine has two kids. Unfortunately, she has ADHD(and another issue that causes vertigo). So do both of her sons. The older son, and the mother, take a prescribed pharmaceutical that's effectively the drug known as 'Speed'. Instead of giving them a crazy high, it helps them mellow out some, and concentrate on day-to-day tasks. And yet, the youngest kid had the usual reaction to the narcotic, becoming insanely hyper(He's bad enough as it is without it.... with it, he's a damned monster!).
Also, an antibiotic that treats Staphylococcus infections didn't work so well on me when I was hospitalized after I had the car accident that ended up disabling me permanently. Where some people turn out just fine with the drug, I had to be taken off of it. It was stripping the insides of the veins in my arm(introduced via IV drip).
I'm sounding more and more like my father, but like he said, sometimes kids need a 'good crack in the ass' to straighten them out. My siblings and I; we got a few in our formative years when we fucked up, and guess what? It didn't make us drug-addicted baby-killers. Sometimes kids need a good smack upside something to spell it out for them, some of them are dense as hell and don't get it otherwise. A lot of the crap we're seeing today starts and ends in the home.
Indeed. I am of the same opinion as Overlord here. Spanking and the like teaches the child that there will be unpleasant repercussions for misbehaviour. In so doing, they learn that the behaviour in question is wrong, helping to prevent future occurrences. Unfortunately, our country has become so 'Politically Correct' that nothing can be done to a child, as far as discipline. And yet, the same states that will take your children from you for spanking allow corporal punishment in schools.IT'S OKAY IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES IT, BUT NOT YOU!
Double standards much?
I would much rather prefer neither. However, part of what an opinion is, is that it doesn't need to have facts. Did you ever do fact and opinion questions? The question isn't whether or not there is evil that's perfectly clear, the question is what constitutes evil.
You made a large mistake here, Inkidu. Everything we 'know' is opinion. There is no such thing as fact or truth.
The scientific method says otherwise. Unless you can witness every possible occurrence involving a "fact" or "truth", you cannot prove that sometimes it isn't 'fact', or 'true'. Such as gravity. Which is why gravity is still a theory.
(Sorry, had to get on this.... it's a big thing with me, and always has been)