For starts, media sucks! The many rumors I can put to rest that the media started about weed are:
1.) Weed can kill you.
Reply: Weed actually requires twice a person's body mass, In Smoke Content not the actual substance itself, to kill someone. Buying twice your body weigh alone of the cheapest crap you can get would cost roughly $720,000 if you weigh 120 pounds. Plus you only inhale 70% of all the smoke produced so add on another $80,000 in order for it to kill you. If someone has that kind of money laying around then count me in. Did I also forget to mention you have to smoke all 240 pounds in 15 mins or else it won't be able to kill you. Right media, it kills so many people.
2.) You get dumber while smoking.
Reply: Well actually, you kill 2 brain cells per each bowl pack, and maybe even non if you don't take enormous hits. Fact is your body suffocates the brain cells because your not breathing for those few seconds. So you lose just as many brain cells smoking as you would diving under water for 10 seconds.
3.) Weed is addictive and once you try it you can't stop.
Reply: There is no chemical in weed to cause addiction and I have happily gone 3 months without smoking and started up again. Lived a perfectly normal life in that time period too, no withdrawal crap that the media will tell you about. It's one of the only drugs you can use without fear of addiction because your body doesn't alter itself to suit the drug inside your body. That's why other drugs get you addicted. Your body physically needs the drug to survive. Just like if you were deprived of a protein. The drug becomes a regular part of your system. However, use weed in large quantities and heavily each day ( heavily means smoking 9-12 times a day and packing 4 bowls each time. I am usually done after 1-2 bowls and it lasts for a good 4-6 hours.) and the same effect will happen to you with weed. Use it in regular amounts and 1-2 times a day and your good.
4.) Weed will have many side-effects, like Paranoia!
Reply: Some weeds are engineered with side effects like trippiness and enhancement of senses but that side-effect right there, paranoia, is a false fact. The only reason they say this is a side-effect is because people who do use have a fear of being caught when out in the public. If you are sitting at home you don't feel any fear what so ever. Its just one more tactic they use to scare people away from it. Fucking ignorant bastards those scientists and governors are.
There you have some of the most common rumors about weed. Doesn't look as bad as what they teach you at school does it?