The Effects of Marijuana VS Crystal Meth
A little comparison of popular drugs.
How bad is smoking marijuana? on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being really bad I say its a 6.5. This rating takes into consideration the pros and cons of the marijuana drug.
How addictive is Crystal meth? Extremely addictive on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being really bad its an 11. One of the most addictive drugs on the market.
This excerpt was taken from a open submission
I had a very strange and scary experience the other day that I would like to share.
The other day I crushed and snorted crystal meth which in total would make 3 lines. I was desperate for an energy boost to pull an all nighter for a big exam, otherwise, I am not a fan of uppers, especially crystal, but it was the only thing I had at the time that would keep me up and energised.
I took the lines between 12-6 AM with a few hours between each line.
at noon I felt uncomfortably fast, so I took a tiny bit of heroin to help slow down.
at night I smoked a joint of weed to help me sleep. and here is what happened:
-my heart beat was racing even faster like it was going to rip out of my chest.
-I was blacked out in bed.
-I could actually hear my heart beating and the sound of my blood flowing, i’ve never heard that before and it sounded like a flushing sound.
-my window was open and I was hallucinating, I kept seeing a hand coming inside. I kept hearing footsteps on the window.
-after a while I opened my eyes and found myself standing near the window wanting to close it, I do not remember getting up, I do not know how I got there, but I was just standing there holding the window and passed out, while standing up.
-I was very short of breath but too numb for it to feel uncomfortable. My breathing was very slow.
I went back to bed, and it felt like I was on a roller coaster or something like I was spinning so fast and my heart beat was uncomfortably fast, I got scared and I thought that I was having a heart attack. I actually started praying at one point.
So that was a new experience for me. I will definitely not be doing that again!
With the recent developments of marijuana legalization in Colorado and rumors of New York to be the next state to legalize the herb, we can’t help but think back to all the stigmas weed has endured throughout the years. For centuries,America has popularized weed as the “gateway drug,” giving parents a reason to freak out when their kids were caught with dime bags in their backpacks.
However, anyone who has ever smoked the reefer, or been in contact with its effects, knows that it’s absurd to label weed a “drug,” the same umbrella term term under which meth, crack and bath salts fall. It’s less dangerous than alcohol, yet gets the same stigma as crack cocaine.
Weed is not a drug, it’s a medicine. It doesn’t make people want to jump out of six story windows or eat a homeless man’s face. It’s mostly comprised of sitting in basements, listening to Simon and Garfunkel records. If the biggest danger of weed is finishing a tub of ice cream, then America has become soft. This video of marijuana versus crystal meth tackles the issue head on with a debate between the two “drugs,” and I think it’s safe to say the nug comes out on top.
Crystal meth and meth are inhaled, smoked or injected. Low doses are in pill form.
Crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine that resembles small fragments of glass or shiny blue-white rocks. On the street, it is known as “ice,” “crystal,” “glass” and other names. It is a highly powerful and addictive man-made stimulant that causes aggression and violent or psychotic behavior. Many users report getting hooked (addicted) from the first time they use it. It is one of the hardest drugs to treat.
Negative effects can include disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, nausea, delusions of power, increased aggressiveness and irritability. Can cause decreased hunger and bring on weight loss. In higher doses has a greater “rush,” followed by increased agitation and sometimes violence. Other effects can include insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety and paranoia. Can cause convulsions leading to death.
Increased heart rate and blood pressure, damage to blood vessels in the brain, leading to strokes or irregular heart beat and cardiovascular (involving the heart and blood vessels) collapse or death. Can cause liver, kidney and lung damage. Users may suffer brain damage, including memory impairment and an increasing inability to grasp abstract thoughts. Those who recover are usually subject to memory gaps and extreme mood swings.
“Crystal meth was my drug of choice, but there were others too—cheap, easy to get, easy to become addicted to and, of course, easy to use. I tried it once and BOOM! I was addicted. One of the main things that this affected was my music career. I had a great band and played great music and had great members who weren’t only band members but best friends. That all changed when I started using meth.” —Brad
Marijuana is usually rolled up in a cigarette called a joint or a nail. It can also be brewed as a tea or mixed with food, or smoked through a water pipe called a bong.
Cannabis1 is number three of the top five substances which account for admissions to drug treatment facilities in the United States, at 16%. According to a National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, kids who frequently use marijuana are almost four times more likely to act violently or damage property. They are five times more likely to steal than those who do not use the drug.
Marijuana is often more potent today than it used to be. Growing techniques and selective use of seeds have produced a more powerful drug. As a result, there has been a sharp increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits by young pot smokers.
Because a tolerance builds up, marijuana can lead users to consume stronger drugs to achieve the same high. When the effects start to wear off, the person may turn to more potent drugs to rid himself of the unwanted conditions that prompted him to take marijuana in the first place. Marijuana itself does not lead the person to the other drugs: people take drugs to get rid of unwanted situations or feelings. The drug (marijuana) masks the problem for a time (while the user is high). When the “high” fades, the problem, unwanted condition or situation returns more intensely than before. The user may then turn to stronger drugs since marijuana no longer “works.”
Loss of coordination and distortions in the sense of time, vision and hearing, sleepiness, reddening of the eyes, increased appetite and relaxed muscles. Heart rate can speed up. In fact, in the first hour of smoking marijuana, a user’s risk of a heart attack could increase fivefold. School performance is reduced through impaired memory and lessened ability to solve problems.
Long-term use can cause psychotic symptoms. It can also damage the lungs and the heart, worsen the symptoms of bronchitis and cause coughing and wheezing. It may reduce the body’s ability to fight lung infections and illness.
This video shows the funny side that is so true in a comparison of each drug.
Comparison of drugs Crystal Meth vs Marijuana.
So as you can see there is a real problem with the “drug of choice” I have no choice on the matter but if you do consider all options before you start using any drugs.
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