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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:00 PM

Ladies, you might want to swap the bourbon for a bong



It felt serendipitous that I was in Denver when I read that there’s been a steep rise in women’s binge drinking across the United States. Because it struck me that if women smoked pot – now legal in Colorado – with the same gusto with which they seem to imbibe alcohol, perhaps we’d be in better shape.

A new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health this month, shows that while men’s binge drinking increased just 4.9% between 2005 and 2012, women’s rates rose by a whopping 17.5%. That’s a lot of bourbon."

But unlike marijuana use - which outside of memory impairment shows very little in terms of severe physical damages – long-term use of alcohol has extremely serious consequences. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5.8m American women have some sort of alcohol disorder and 26,000 women die from alcohol related causes annually. Deaths related to cannabis are so rare that German researchers claimed to find the first two cases just last year.

There’s a societal benefit to using weed instead of alcohol as well. Drunk driving kills 30 people every day in the US, but since Colorado has legalized marijuana, car crash fatalities have been on the decline. And let’s be honest – I’ve bet you’ve seen plenty of drunken fights and violence in your lifetime, but the only thing a high person is likely to get worked up about is the number of cheetos left."

I’m not advocating that women break out the bong and start a daily weed habit, but if you’re going to use a substance on a regular basis, it seems clear that marijuana use does significantly less damage than drinking. Especially if you’re using it to help quell anxiety issues. "

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/27/ladies-you-might-want-to-swap-the-bourbon-for-a-bong

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Reply Ladies, you might want to swap the bourbon for a bong (Original post)
damnedifIknow Apr 2015 OP
JaneyVee Apr 2015 #1
seabeyond Apr 2015 #2
meow2u3 Apr 2015 #3
damnedifIknow Apr 2015 #4
madokie Apr 2015 #5
rurallib Apr 2015 #6
Avalux Apr 2015 #8
Logical Apr 2015 #7
Go Vols Apr 2015 #9

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:02 PM

1. Already.

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:08 PM

2. question and might be in link. increase with women compared ot men but what were the numbers

 

initially. saying. the based they weighed the increase. were women lower than men and just catching up? about the same? what???

i drink wine here and there. we have real issues with alcoholism in a line of my family. hits the women as much as the men. i prefer pot to booze, or being around a person that smokes pot to drinking, any day of the week.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:10 PM

3. One side effect of pot I don't like

The resulting weight gain from the munchies. I already have more extra padding than I want, so why the hell would I want to pack on more pounds?

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:21 PM

4. I don't know but I have to agree with this

I used to dabble in the use of alcohol and while fun when I was drinking it I always felt like I was poisoned the next day and it took a few days to recover. I won't touch the stuff now and it's hard to get together with people without a drink heading in my direction. " Oh come on you can have just one."

No I can't.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:27 PM

5. I never started putting on weight until I quit toking

I thought when I quit drinking I'd put on the pounds but that never happened but as soon as I quit smoking pot I started packing 'm on.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:18 PM

6. alcohol puts on a lot of weight

especially beer.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:33 PM

8. People who use cannibis are thinner than those who don't.

That's not to say some people may gain weight, but most don't.

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/08/24/aje.kwr200.abstract

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:22 PM

7. Vape dont smoke! Nt

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:36 PM

9. You should post this in the Cannabis group.

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