#1
The awkward title spells it out, basicly. My parents were major hippies back in the day, and did a lot of stuff. Weed more than anything, ofcourse. Is it possible that the effects of the weed they smoked passed on to me? Because I've never smoked it but its not uncommon for people to think I'm high.

The latest was a few days ago at work when I messed up a pizza (I'm a pizza delivery driver... first symptom) and then made the same exact mistake like 5 seconds later, then forgot something else lol. This one chick was like, 'how many bowls have YOU smoked today?!' Same thing people usually say, worded differently.

I exhibit most of the symptoms of weed use. I'm unmotivated, often lazy, laugh too much, forget things as soon as I put them down or look away, all my ideas are usually very "trippy," etc. Pretty much every symptom accept blood shot eyes. I'm pretty creative, to.

So I dunno maybe thats just the way I am, but I seriously get accused of being a pothead at least once a week, sometimes by my friends who should know I'm not a pothead. Its not really a bad thing, it just happens so much that I'm curious about it.
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#2
There is evidence to suggest it could be down to that.

Or something else, Don't take it as their fault, because everyone's brains work differently. It could be natural. Or you are just a complete joker, the life of the party.
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#3
No, unless they consumed about a pound of bud each right before they conceived you. Pot leaves you system fairly quickly. look at erowid for more info. don't try and blame your laziness on your parents either.
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#4
Maybe you jus have ADD or ADHD. I have ADHD and sometimes I do the same you are talkin bout. Or maybe you jus are fine and have nothin. Everyone's brain is different, as Ironza said.
#5
You're a crack baby.
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Maybe you jus have ADD or ADHD. I have ADHD and sometimes I do the same you are talkin bout. Or maybe you jus are fine and have nothin. Everyone's brain is different, as Ironza said.

This. It's not as bad as it sounds...
#8
A lot of ppl say there are not enough studies of the long term effects of pot, mainly because it hasnt been around long enough to really do a long term study. Perhaps you should be "studied".
So it goes.
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No. You are a product of your own environment and your parent's genes. Smoking weed does not hurt your genes.


The OP is legitimate question -- ever heard of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?
#10
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Maybe you jus have ADD or ADHD. I have ADHD and sometimes I do the same you are talkin bout. Or maybe you jus are fine and have nothin. Everyone's brain is different, as Ironza said.


No I'm way too laid back to have ADD. I have like the opposite of ADD. And to Craigo, what about epigenetics?
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#11
No, I don't think so. The only way it could affect you would be if they did it while pregnant and that doesn't mean that you'd feel the effects of drug use, you'd just be like... brain-damaged and shit.
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#12
There is evidence that if a women is doing any kind of drugs while she is pregnant it could have a permanent effect on the child, but we're talking things like brain damage, down syndrome etc.
Your parents smoking weed is not going to make you feel "high" or make you show any symptoms that is accociated with weed because it leaves the system so quickly.

Get off your sorry arse and sort your life out, stop trying to find people to blame!
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No, unless they consumed about a pound of bud each right before they conceived you. Pot leaves you system fairly quickly. look at erowid for more info. don't try and blame your laziness on your parents either.
The child receives a lot of blood-bourne nutrients from the blood of the mother via the placenta, it's incredibly possible for drugs/alcohol/compounds from smoke to travel across the placenta to the child and affect development.

Kindly refrain from posting fallacy.

Since sperm and egg were produced before conception I fail to see how doing drugs just before the act would affect the formation of a foetus either.
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A lot of ppl say there are not enough studies of the long term effects of pot, mainly because it hasnt been around long enough to really do a long term study. Perhaps you should be "studied".



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Yup.

Yes...but that's irrelevant. There's no such thing as Fetal Cannabis Syndrome.


I was merely stating that there is a possibility of your proposed FCS existing due to there being an FAS. There does need to be further study on this subject.
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No. You are a product of your own environment and your parent's genes. Smoking weed does not hurt your genes.


If his mom smoked weed when she was pregant with him, he might be messed up. Of he might not be. I have no clue.
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I was merely stating that there is a possibility of your proposed FCS existing due to there being an FAS. There does need to be further study on this subject.

Hmm, my post just deleted itself. That's weird.

But in response to this, FAS occurs as a result of alcohol use during pregnancy. His parents didn't use drugs during pregnancy (at least that's how it sounds in OP).
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No. You are a product of your own environment and your parent's genes. Smoking weed does not hurt your genes.


If it did cause a problem, it wouldn't be a gene problem. It would most likely be that while he was developing his mother had THC (and other things) in her system that got into his system and altered his development.
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There is evidence that if a women is doing any kind of drugs while she is pregnant it could have a permanent effect on the child, but we're talking things like brain damage, down syndrome etc.
Your parents smoking weed is not going to make you feel "high" or make you show any symptoms that is accociated with weed because it leaves the system so quickly.

Get off your sorry arse and sort your life out, stop trying to find people to blame!


Well its not affecting my life that much, I mean I make choices and feel the consequences/rewards like everyone else. I'm not lazy with important stuff.

EDIT: And to my knowledge my parents were off of drugs years before I was born.
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Find one.

The earliest documented use of marijuana is from the Chinese during the Neolithic era; to say, 'it hasnt been around long enough to really do a long term study' is just dumb. That's undeniable.
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Not that I want to argue over the internet or get hardcore with the keyboard, just read the first sentence of this. http://www.nida.nih.gov/marijbroch/parentpg13-14N.html

So what does this prove?
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There is evidence that if a women is doing any kind of drugs while she is pregnant it could have a permanent effect on the child, but we're talking things like brain damage, down syndrome etc.
Your parents smoking weed is not going to make you feel "high" or make you show any symptoms that is accociated with weed because it leaves the system so quickly.

Get off your sorry arse and sort your life out, stop trying to find people to blame!


It can't cause Down's Syndrome, that's a genetic disorder.

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Well its not affecting my life that much, I mean I make choices and feel the consequences/rewards like everyone else. I'm not lazy with important stuff.

EDIT: And to my knowledge my parents were off of drugs years before I was born.


Then it definitely had no effect.
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#27
Uhm. Maybe you should get your act together and stop trying to blame your parents for your shortfalls?

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#28
marijuana can indeed be a teratogen (something that can poison a foetus). However, effects changes based on time of exposure (thalidomide will exert effects during a two week period, with 3 very different effects within three periods - day 35-37 absence of ears, 39-42 absence of arms, 46-48 triphalangeal thumbs), amount of exposure, individual chemical constitution etc etc. If your parents smoked weed, you may have been affected, but you may not have been.

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It can't cause Down's Syndrome, that's a genetic disorder.


Technically, a lesser form of Down's Syndrome can happen if a teratogen leads to the duplication of a section of chromosome 21. If the section that causes Down's is duplicated, all future cells will carry the defect, and a degree of Down's will be exhibited. But it's extremely rare.
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#29
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It can't cause Down's Syndrome, that's a genetic disorder.


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#30
Anyone read the story about the junkie mother who gave birth to children addicted to heroin?

Not nice.
#31
No. I actually just learned about the effects of drug use during pregnancy in my human development class last week. Marijuana use by the mother can cause respiratory problems (related to the smoking aspect) and cause the child to have irregular sleeping habits.