ah yes, one of the most debated questions in the United States. first off, i may have just gotten lucky, but i haven't lost any of my friends because of smoking marijuana. my friends like me because of who i am. second, i am a straight A student and i already have a scholarship offer for TN tech. and there is nothing i like to do better than to come home, light up a blunt, and pop Lucky Star into my dvd player. the fact is marijuana does have negative health effects such as stunting brain cells and lung disease. but when you think about it... pretty much everything is bad for you! if you eat a hamburger every day your gonna die by the time your 30 (well maybe less) im probably going to die by the time im 60 because i smoke bud at least 6 times a week. cigarettes kill thousands of people a day but the government still exploits those to make money. but the fact is the government tells you not to do something, so you shouldnt do it because they know best.