Originally Posted by hsb39
It does have those annoying side effects of addiction and an increased rate of mental illness (and I have a history of mental illness in the family). It certainly isn't as bad as cigarrettes or alchohol, but it is still bad.
Well, its not as bad as they say, and THC has no addictive side effect what so ever. What happens is that everything is better when you smoke/eat it so the "real" world is more... dull. And you might want to smoke all the time.
The thing about mental illness is right thou, and i'm kinda shocked to hear you say that you know why not to. Not many people have that insight. What the y don't say is that you have to smoke daily for about 20 years before the problems arouse to the degree that you might feel depressed.
But if you have in the family, stay the fuck away from alcohol. :)
EDIT: often its the tobacco you mix in with the weed so it burns better that makes you addictive. So its nicotine, not THC.