Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Reefer Madness, circa 1977 -- Vince "Buzz" Gironda


Not nearly as funny as I had hoped but there are moments here, providing you get high first. I enjoy reading articles and books from dead seekers of health and longevity fans! 

The active chemical in marijuana (THC) acts directly upon the nervous system when taken into the lungs as schmoke. The residue, like found in a pipe stem or cigarette paper is taken into the lungs in the schmoke absorbed directly into the blood stream and carried to all nerve cells of the body. 


Not only does the schmoke go into the lungs, but also the residue which is the remaining part of the schmoke separated from the carbon monoxide and the THC and left in the lung sacs. This residue is many times more to the lungs than cigarette nicotine and tar. It also takes much longer to clean out after use has stopped. 

This is the reason behind the so-called . . . wait for it . . . "spacing out" or drifting out of consciousness . . . 

As the nervous system becomes more degenerated, the amount of THC needed to produce the euphoric feeling must be increased because the nerve cells lose sensitivity as they degenerate (Yes, twice in one line. Go Buzz!) from the accumulation of the toxic drug. 

 -- I believe Buzz is referring to tolerance levels here, but doesn't know what he's talking about. No, the nerve cells do not degenerate. In fact, a shit ton of research tissues, er, papers have shown that THC slows down nerve degeneration and dementia, that wunnerful, naturally built-in to the system rotting out we all know and love so much! Take a knee and give thanks! 

As a result, one must increase the amount of marijuana as time goes on and use it more frequently to feel "high"  -- in quotes no less.
 -- Buzz wasn't too into cycling, but then, few physique artistes are. Lay off for a spell to lower tolerance and come back rarin' to go. It don't take long really. 

This is the nature of addiction or dependency on the drug, as even habitual marijuana smokers must go through withdrawal symptoms if they wish to stop smoking it. 

Withdrawal what, Buzz? Oh, you're spewing horseshit again! 

As the nervous system accumulates the toxic wastes of marijuana schmoke and as the overall nervous system degenerates, the less the individual is able to cope with the ordinary stresses of life. Sounds of machines, cars or unpleasant situations cause overreaction. Simple stress becomes unbearable. The hallucinations and consciousness changes experienced in the "euphoric high" -- ah, the seriousness implied when quotes get stuck on randomly -- are also results of the effect the drug has on chemical balance. 

 -- And . . . he's got it backwards. Just reverse everything Buzz pontificated on up there in that wee paragraph-pile of. Ya gotta love it! 

The drug also degenerates [Buzz musta loved this word] the highly sensitive pineal and pituitary glands, and can alter basic body functions such as hormone secretion and regulation of other glands in the endocrine system. Ya mean like roids, Buzz? Let's ask any of your clean physeek champeens. No wait, perhaps Buzz's awareness of his surroundings degenerated to the point where he believed Scott et al were blah blah, yawn. Clean as little whistles the lot of 'em! 

Because of the upset of the chemical balance, the user has an overreactive nervous system that can bring nervous breakdown.  -- Fuck off, Buzz. 

The dangers inherent in the use of marijuana cannot be overestimated

 -- Coulda fooled me after reading the above there. 

Besides the effects on lungs and nervous system, there is a vital organ which also is damaged from the bloodstream and I don't mean the dick. The liver, silly! Because the liver works as a filter, the THC residue gets trapped in the liver's filtering lobules and accumulates along with other toxic particles that have been absorbed. 

 -- Yes, the liver is in many ways a filter and in some ways a mammalian toilet of sorts. Now, where'd I put those desiccated liver tabs taken from the bovine among us? I still can't understand why they never flavored those rabbit droppings. Fruity Pebbles of Goodness brought to you direct from the finest cattle carrion!   

Habitual smokers have degenerated [that's it, Buzz, keep it up!] and weakened livers. This accounts for much of the jaundice and hepatitis epidemics among hippies [you really can't make this stuff up, and damnit, it's hard to create anything funnier than reality in so, so many instances, ain't it just!]. It can also lead to cirrhosis of the livre, a hardening of pages in texts. 

All these disorders prove marijuana is a dangerous drug. 

 -- Not quite as dangerous as getting two years less a day for a roach during that era, of having a good friend hang himself at 19 on his first night in jail for what was scheduled to be a couple years via possession of less than a gram of leaf. Fucking leaf. For a time I believed lifting weights was a gateway activity to blunt stupidity and pompous blind ignorance, but got over it by lifting weights. 

Under influence of the drug, the mind is unable to function normally . . . 

 -- Odd, Buzz, considering I would appear to be functioning normally at this very moment and getting paid for it at work here. Go figure! 

. . . and the consciousness is drawn away from intellectual and spiritual perception and pulled into sensory perception, says Great Spiritual Enlightenment Seeker Buzz, no less. The mind becomes dull and its activity is reduced to  the sensuous, emotional level of body awareness. 

 -- This from a fella who made his living focusing on piddling about with muscle development and creating an illusion of width blah, yawn, blah. If there's anything funnier than the childlike excuses and rationale behind bodybuilding, Buzz style, the anal, ego-driven hoo-ha baloney and unrealized stupidity of even attempting to claim some great epiphany while pumping and fluffing your floppers, well, I anxiously await it. 

The brain, too, is affected so that such things as walking and talking become impaired temporarily. Oh fer fucksake, adapt and enjoy the high while doing anything and everything you choose too, once you've adapted at various levels to the thing. The toxic THC accumulates in the brain cells and causes damage. The "spacing out" that smokers feel after they have stopped smoking for a while is the THC that has accumulated in the brain which gets activated again when the body tries to eliminate it from the system. 

 -- Why certainly. One can, by experimenting with quantity/potency, find just how much one needs in the p.m. to carry over to the following a.m. in a nice, mild way, if one so desires, right Buzz? 

The fact that anyone should believe marijuana is anything but harmful is a good example of how perverted the values of so many people are in this era of civilization. 

 -- Of course! Why leave out the usual conservative judgmental view from on high . . . not high? . . . on high! These scabs of humanity, these do-right asshats, these non-Johnsons, these sappers of energy, these pathetic "god"-goggled miscreants and their boring minds, average I.Q.s and redundant beliefs are pretty much unbearable to be anywhere near, physically and in psychic ways, Pot can, of course, make them a little more tolerable when forced into contact with the lot to make a buck. 

I believe any tendency to legalize marijuana because of the profit motive or inability to enforce the law is the price civilized (civilized? oh, really?) society has sold itself for. If marijuana is not curbed by law, which doesn't seem likely, the whole moral structure of society is undetermined --

 -- finally starting to get funny near the ender. 

If children can no longer be protected from exposure to this harmful drug, nothing can prevent their deterioration at ages when growth and maturity (a subjective term in this context?) are of the utmost importance. We need somehow to at least protect the young. 

This is the only hope of the future. 

There, a great punchline at the end that has me spewing coffee at work! 

Fuck all these Buzz-types and Enjoy Your Lifting!     

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