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May 1 - Science: The ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype Is Nonsense—Marijuana users=more active
 

 
One of the hoariest notions around cannabis is that marijuana users are indolent, slothful creatures who lay in bed when they’re not lying on the couch, laying in the snacks.
This stereotype’s origins aren’t exactly clear—it is true that cannabis helps many users sleep, which isn’t such a bad thing in a country where one-third of Americans have sleep problems—but recent research suggests that not only is the image of the “lazy stoner” inaccurate, the opposite is true.
Frequent and light cannabis users reported more physical activity than non users, suggesting weed may actually encourage physical activity, according to a study of 2,092 US adults published Thursday in the Harm Reduction Journal.

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(Michael Phelps, a typical inactive cannabis user.)

Coupled with earlier research from the University of Colorado in which cannabis was found to aid exercise routines, these recent findings are more proof that much of the classic “received wisdom” about cannabis users and the drug’s impact on peoples’ lives is propaganda and hogwash deserving of the dustbin, and not much else.
It also means that instead of imposing a burden on hospitals and life expectancies, as some legalization opponents and prohibitionists suggest, cannabis legalization may have a net positive effect on public health.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego’s Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Longevity Science looked at responses to the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Rather than just relying on respondents filling out questionnaires and hopefully being honest, as most drug-use datasets do, participants here had their activity levels measured by accelerometers, devices that gauge both the length and intensity of physical activity.
This study was the first to quantify physical activity—or sedentary behavior—using accelerometers, the researchers wrote.
Participants were also categorized as light, moderate, frequent, or non-cannabis users, depending on how much cannabis use they reported in the last 30 days. (Given attitudes around drug use in general and the fact that adult-use cannabis did not exist in the United States in 2005-2006, drug use rates are generally understood to be under-reported.)
Researchers found that on the whole, cannabis users’ activity rates, as measured by the accelerometers, did not “significantly differ” from non-users. However, “[f]requent cannabis users engaged in more physical activity than non-current users,” the researchers wrote in their findings.
And when individuals quit using cannabis, they seemed to stop moving quite as much. “Light cannabis users had greater odds of self-reporting physical activity compared to non-current users.”

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(At right, Nick Diaz, yet another inactive cannabis user)
There were some observed limitations in data. Current cannabis users tended to be younger and have lower body-mass indices than non-cannabis users. And half of cannabis users also reported smoking cigarettes; respondents who did not smoke tobacco also tended to be more active. And the devices weren’t waterproof, so if anyone did happen to be a cannabis-smoking swimmer, their activity wasn’t recorded in the data.
Why is this, what’s going on? The study didn’t examine what pharmacological effects, if any, might be encouraging cannabis users to be more active, or why frequent cannabis users tended to be more active than non-current users. It does suggest that if someone is inactive for whatever reason, the reason isn’t weed—and the world’s most popular illicit drug doesn’t seem to be slowing down anyone who uses it.

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 2 weeks ago '18        #2
WeedCanuckman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13 OP
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Stupid a*s reefer madness stereotypes
Burned over 600 calories just doing skip rope today
I’m bout to vape up real soon
Imagine a fat or unhealthy fu*k telling me weed is bad anf makes me lazy


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 2 weeks ago '06        #3
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Not sure what to think about this

When I do I dont feel like doing sh*t but k ow plenty of people who are always running around doing shjt when they do
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 2 weeks ago '18        #4
WeedCanuckman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13 OP
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 philly337 said
Not sure what to think about this

When I do I dont feel like doing sh*t but k ow plenty of people who are always running around doing shjt when they do
Same but,
I basically smoke when I’m done for the day.
Hence why I don’t really wake and bake cuz I got sh*t to do

Idk maybe cuz my tolerance still low(I keep taking it with half cbd)
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 2 weeks ago '06        #5
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 WeedCanuckman said
Same but,
I basically smoke when I’m done for the day.
Hence why I don’t really wake and bake cuz I got sh*t to do

Idk maybe cuz my tolerance still low(I keep taking it with half cbd)
Same (about taking end of day as a wind down)
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 2 weeks ago '18        #6
Lsulakersaints 
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I know 2 dudes that smoke like cheech and Chong, one is a jr high school principal, the other one was a principal, then went on to work on the school board in his city, now he runs a non-profit after school program for inner city youths that specializes in stem
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 2 weeks ago '17        #7
DeadendBoy 
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I work 7pm-7a overnight. When I get off I workout and then smoke. It helps me sleep and recover. Idc what these Jesus freaks say
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 2 weeks ago '17        #8
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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 philly337 said
Not sure what to think about this

When I do I dont feel like doing sh*t but k ow plenty of people who are always running around doing shjt when they do
I find smoking the right amount is essential.


Smoking too much will make me lazy


Kinda like eating too much food, or too much alcohol, or coffee, too much of anything is bad


I'll make sure to have off days


Many times I won't smoke before work to make sure I'm not reliant on it


But when I do it boosts my productivity and focus.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #9
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I get more done before getting high vs i can get more work done while drinking
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 2 weeks ago '14        #10
4 O 4 
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that sh*t varies from person to person.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #11
landlord151515 
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"You gotta use the force Luke"

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 2 weeks ago '20        #12
Slymm 
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Personally smoking makes me unmotivated. Maybe it was the stains I was using. That high THC had me stuck
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 2 weeks ago '18        #13
TheLuminousOne  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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I work hard to buy my 8ths
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 2 weeks ago '04        #14
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This is bullsh*t lmao. Lets be real we aint smoking to zipady do dah all around town, sh*t is to get us in the stuck mode.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #15
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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 Slymm said
Personally smoking makes me unmotivated. Maybe it was the stains I was using. That high THC had me stuck
Strains are important


Also it's curation process.


For good weed it's necessary to be thorough.

When I bought illegally I was very neurotic about my connects
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '16        #16
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If you smoke everyday, this is bullsh*t. Marijuana dampens your productivity and reward systems.... period.

Even if you get sh*t done, you would prolly be a go getter if it wasn’t for weed.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #17
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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 eddiefizzle said
This is bullsh*t lmao. Lets be real we aint smoking to zipady do dah all around town, sh*t is to get us in the stuck mode.
Not me, I smoke before work


Smoke before reading


Smoke before writing


Smoke before meditating


I also do those things without smoking but doing them after smoking is a different level of experience
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 2 weeks ago '17        #18
lucifershammer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Idk

I've seen alot of burnouts in my life
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 2 weeks ago '05        #19
EMPATHY  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x46
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False

Lol dumbos
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 2 weeks ago '15        #20
YouthFountain 
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This ain’t news if you just do it. Like I always say, it all comes down to strain and the individual. Everybody want the OGs or whatever’s popular and that’s usually the sh*t that put your a*s down. I personally try to avoid it if it ain’t sativa. For reference I smoke several times a day, workout 6 days a week, travel for work, with 3 kids
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 2 weeks ago '17        #21
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 philly337 said
Not sure what to think about this

When I do I dont feel like doing sh*t but k ow plenty of people who are always running around doing shjt when they do
I wake and bake almost every day.

You just have to have the right strain. If you're smoking an Indica then you're gonna be lazy, but with a sativa or sativa leaning hybrid you can get a lot done. It's really no different from drinking a Red Bull

I smoke sativa before I do tedious sh*t like laundry and I'm super efficient and it makes it less boring.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #22
WeedCanuckman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13 OP
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 btexpress7 said
If you smoke everyday, this is bullsh*t. Marijuana dampens your productivity and reward systems.... period.

Even if you get sh*t done, you would prolly be a go getter if it wasn’t for weed.


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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '16        #23
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 WeedCanuckman said


I know from experience

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 2 weeks ago '18        #24
The3 
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Crazy the media is now pushing weed hard , I wonder what the plan is here
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 2 weeks ago '06        #25
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 justin747 said
I wake and bake almost every day.

You just have to have the right strain. If you're smoking an Indica then you're gonna be lazy, but with a sativa or sativa leaning hybrid you can get a lot done. It's really no different from drinking a Red Bull

I smoke sativa before I do tedious sh*t like laundry and I'm super efficient and it makes it less boring.
I dont know man..I hate feeling tired so I always used sativa but it's still not like an energy boost. Only time I remember feeling like that was the lemon cookie I had once.

But I haven't really smoked lately...I eat an edible which usually is hybrid or can be whatever.
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