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luciddreamer
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#1
My band members all smoke weed, and i was shocked b.c my drummer told me he'd never smoke weed and now he did. Im pissed, they're all trying to tell me how it's better than drinking but im sorry, i'm still pissed that my they'd do something like that. Im thinking aboiut quitting the band b/c of this, is it worth quitting b/c of my morals?
felenoral
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#2
What's wrong with MJ? No seriously, tell me what's wrong with it.
luciddreamer
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#3
I dont find it bad, well maybe b/c all of the tv propaganda warped my mind and everything but it's still against my morals.
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Who cares what they do? If you like the band then get off your moral high-horse
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#6
Quote by felenoral
What's wrong with MJ? No seriously, tell me what's wrong with it.


Gives you schizophrenia, makes you epileptic, paranoid and gives you psychosis- that enough for you?

It's your call dude
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#7
aside from the obvious illegality of the act, i see n othing inherently wrong, hwoever having said that, its not somethin id do again... its not for everyone. if youre in a band witha bunch of guys who dont share alot of the same ideas for you, its not gonna work, bein in a band is like bein in a marriage, just dont waste your time man.
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#8
you mean aside from the lung cancer/diseases?
or the stunting of your emotional growth?

lol.

it's all up to your morals whether you want to quit or not.
personally, if they did it all the time/at practice, i would.
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#9
Quote by phoenix_88
you mean aside from the lung cancer/diseases?
or the stunting of your emotional growth?

lol.

it's all up to your morals whether you want to quit or not.
personally, if they did it all the time/at practice, i would.


You're much more likely to get lung cancer from smoking cigarettes.

If it gets in the way of the music, leave.

If not, do whatever you wish.
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Quote by Yngwi3
Gives you schizophrenia, makes you epileptic, paranoid and gives you psychosis- that enough for you?

It's your call dude



You are very very misinformed. Don't say stuff like that and try to act wise about this topic when u have absolutly no knowledge about it at all.
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#12
i don't drink at all, but i'm not opposed to a little mary jane now and again.

the fact of the matter is, if it bothers you that much, then quit. it's gonna be no fun for you or your bandmates if you're pissed about them toking the ganja, and i guarantee that you won't make good music with those kind of angry vibes in the band. of course, another option is to talk to them about it, tell them how you feel and make an agreement that goes something like

1.No smoking during practice
2. No smoking before or during shows
3. No sm... no, that's it. there is no number three.

Does that sound fair?
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#13
yo man, i used 2 b the same wau...then i tryed it...not i enjoy it.
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#14
Quote by luciddreamer
My band members all smoke weed, and i was shocked b.c my drummer told me he'd never smoke weed and now he did. Im pissed, they're all trying to tell me how it's better than drinking but im sorry, i'm still pissed that my they'd do something like that. Im thinking aboiut quitting the band b/c of this, is it worth quitting b/c of my morals?



Your leaving a band because they smoke weed...


You don't expect to go very far in a music career in a band do you..?
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if it effects the band/practice time i would but if not....try it your self, the beatles did :p
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Quote by Yngwi3
Gives you schizophrenia, makes you epileptic, paranoid and gives you psychosis- that enough for you?

It's your call dude



well ive been smokin for about 3-4 years and so far i dont have schizophrenia, im not epileptic, i dont get paranoid and i dont have psycosis


nothing is wrong with it so smoke it up
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#17
on the whole lung cancer more plausible from cigarettes...

true sorta,
but you'll stick **** up your lungs big time.
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#18
all the money that you have spent on drugs you could have invested into your band (which your band is guna be better than drugs even if you have one arm no fingers and you're cross eye'ed [coz drugs are that bad]). think man, kill yourself in the most ridiculous way possible and have a "story" to tell the kids or live,breathe and feel music even better. instead of buying draw, just put the money you would spend into a box then you'll have music money in no time!
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#19
Yeah it's illegal and that could make things messy later especially since you know about it, but otherwise there's nothing wrong. Just make sure they're not high when they go on stage, unless they're the kind of people who play better/are more entertaining high.
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#20
weed makes people lazy and you wont get much done at a jam session if everyones blazed. ive been in stoner bands my whole life and its those sober moments when the **** gets done.

stoner bands rule though and i wouldnt have it any other way

(in no way am i against pot,, im actually quite high right now)
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#21
Quote by oriolesazb
yo man, i used 2 b the same wau...then i tryed it...not i enjoy it.

This has got to be some of the finest typing I have ever seen.

Anyway, I don't think you should leave the band only because of that... If they smoke, it's their problem, not yours.
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Getting baked would make jam sessions more fun for every one.
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#23
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well ive been smokin for about 3-4 years and so far i dont have schizophrenia, im not epileptic, i dont get paranoid and i dont have psycosis
nothing is wrong with it so smoke it up




I know this stuff happens dude- My whole family are crackheads, my mother is currently in rehab- my brother has all kinda of odd **** wrong with him, and I dont know half my family including, including my father, because my mum can't remember his name, all she can remember is that he was a drug dealer.

I know what I'm talking about
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#24
Quote by Yngwi3
Gives you schizophrenia, makes you epileptic, paranoid and gives you psychosis- that enough for you?

It's your call dude





But yeah, I would stay as long as they keep it to themselves and it doesn't get in the way of the band. However, if they try to make you do it make it clear that you won't unless you truly want to.
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#25
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If it gets in the way of the music, leave.

Quite right. Half of the members in my band smoke weed... but it doesn't get in the way of the music so the rest of us see no reason to stop them.
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#26
ok first of all, everyone's an idiot.

one side of the argument is this: marijuana won't harm you at all.
one side is this: marijuana is satan's plant of choice and is EVIL!!

i'd like to take this moment to point out that smoke inhalation in any form is bad for you (marijuana too, because there's no filters, unless you use one... which no one does).

now, having said that, weed isn't the worst thing in the world. it might mess with your head for a bit, and prolonged extensive use will really harm your brain, but that's pretty extreme. for someone who smokes occassionally, it's not too bad. it's about a hundred times less harmful for you than alcohol is, and that's LEGAL.

so having said the pros and cons, on to the topic:

i'd stick with the band, but if them smoking weed is really screwing with the band budget (which has happened to my band...), then you should do something about it. if it's against your morals to smoke weed, then tell them you don't want them to do it around you, cause it's just not your thing.
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#27
i say quit if your uncomfortble with them being stoners. to be in a band you gonna have like each other, some bands pull off being famous and not liking each other but your gonna enjoy making music more if your relaxed and having fun and not being pissed off with one another.

or if your band is really talented/or have great chemisry on stage and you don't wanna break it up. go with than guy who suggested rules. it'll let you make music and be less uncomfortable around them.
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#28
http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/marijuana.html

Read the effects.

Anyway only quit if you can't make music with them or they're not reliable. If they're high at band practice and suck ass, or if they're busy trippin' instead of going to practice, then quit.

If they're cool potheads I don't see why you should quit.
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#29
First of all, extensive use of marijuana does not cause lung cancer. There was some very recent and extensive research that was just completed at Southern Illinois (I believe, don't grill me if wasn't there). As far as psychosis and the other emotional effects, you just have to do it in moderation, like everything else in life. Some people have these emotional effects, others don't; it's different for everyone. I have a few friends who don't like to smoke because it gives them a headache. They don't dislike me because I smoke and why should they, that would be ridiculous. I, on the other hand, like the fact that it can relax and expand my mind and let things be. All I can say is this; if you've never been high before, then you cannot criticize people for smoking. ****, look at what alcohol is doing to our society. Abuse of alcohol can cause even more devastating effects than weed does, yet society always finds a way to overlook that drug.
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#30
This is the same thing with my band but i guess if they dont do it around or pressure you it's alright i guess.
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#31
None of what you said is true. Now it may not be better than drinking, its better for your health than drinking, not that its healthy. The only negative that can really be linked to marijuana smoking is loss of motivation, but thats only while your high. Alchohol and tobacco is considerably worse for you than marijuana. so no, you shouldnt quit. It's your descision whether you smoke or not, but dont quit because they do. Like, being an alchohic is way worse than being a pothead too. So if you drink, you shouldnt have anything against weed. And when your drunk your way more dangerous than when high. Stop listening to false facts that the government pumps out. They take cases where someone who smoked eventually devoloped schizophrenia or something and just say becuase that happened to them, it will happen to you, despite it not being linked to marijuana at all. The only bad thing is breathing in carbon dioxide in the smoke. And also, you can devolop alzheimers, but thats only from smoking out of tin foil.
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#32
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The only negative that can really be linked to marijuana smoking is loss of motivation, but thats only while your high.


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#33
i also think that if you're buying it from a dealer, who knows where he got his stuff from, it could potentially be worse.
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#34
make a rule that they cant smoke at or before practice or a show bc weed kills your motivation. i know alot of people who started smoking weed and thats all they do and all that they care about
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#35
Quote by luciddreamer
I dont find it bad, well maybe b/c all of the tv propaganda warped my mind and everything but it's still against my morals.



i hear ya, its just the way i was taught, and i like it, it keeps my head on my shoulders, im constantly working with guitar, theres never a real mess around time, and because of that im light years ahead of my peers musically
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#36
To each his own. If you don't like it, don't do it, but I wouldn't quit just because of something like that.

Unless they're always high during gigs/practices.

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I know this stuff happens dude- My whole family are crackheads, my mother is currently in rehab- my brother has all kinda of odd **** wrong with him, and I dont know half my family including, including my father, because my mum can't remember his name, all she can remember is that he was a drug dealer.

I know what I'm talking about

Do you really?

I suppose you'd know that crack isn't marijuana?
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Quote by Yngwi3
Gives you schizophrenia, makes you epileptic, paranoid and gives you psychosis- that enough for you?

It's your call dude
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sincerely hope this isn't a serious post. If it is, then those 'This is your brain on drugs' propaganda commercials had a huge impact on you. LMAO
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#38
If your band mates are trying to force you to smoke I'd tell them to back the **** off because it's all personal choice. I'd never force it on my singer and drummer who don't smoke...that's infringing upon their freedom of choice.
If they're not forcing it on you then I'd say just take a step back and look at it, then decide if it's worth quitting over it.
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#39
Quote by Yngwi3


I know this stuff happens dude- My whole family are crackheads, my mother is currently in rehab- my brother has all kinda of odd **** wrong with him, and I dont know half my family including, including my father, because my mum can't remember his name, all she can remember is that he was a drug dealer.

I know what I'm talking about



There is a BIGGGG difference between crack... and weed... or acid... and weed....

Unless you smoke enough weed per day to equal like a pack or two of cigarettes in weight/amount.... You wont have really any negative side effects, and even then... you wont have anything wrong with you 'til you're around 60 or so... ... Except loss of a little bit of short term memory XD which comes back.. so whatever... Not that many people smoke from being a teenager to being 50 smoking that much... So yea... you don't really have much to worry about...

But, yea, as everyone says... If it gets in the way of the music, leave... But, if you don't like the guys... and don't think it'll work anyways... Then, it's probably as far as you'll ever get, so you might as well leave and/or start a side band.. So you can get a jump start on the next thing... And if they all decide to get their **** together, then good... if not, you have that side band for ya
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#40
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Yeah, you're just stupid mate.

Weed doesn't have those effects you mentioned earlier unless as said before, it is used daily for prolonged periods of time (which means a few joint in an hour, rather than one joint for the day)

They only come into effect if you abuse it to an absurd amount.

And LynchMobster was right... how can he be wrong if nearly everyone that does it, whilst high, cannot be fucked to do much. I know I can't. I once considered satying in the outhouse where we spark up on a beanbag, because I couldn't be bothered to get up to go inside.


Going by how argumentative about you are, and how you think you're right, I'm right to suspect that you haven't done it, and therefore you don't know the effects it has on you.
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