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 marxthesmurf
Joined: 6/5/2008
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It's just my personal belief that unless you believe a law is unjust, you should respect the rules of the country you live in. Maybe you can argue it's unjust to deprive cancer patients of something will ease their suffering, and I'd believe you would be on to something. As for recreational use however, I just don't believe it's important for it to be legalized. If it is, it is, I don't care too much about that part either way. Is alcohol dangerous? Sure it can be at times, but it's legal, and that's what I would care about. The law protects us, so we should obey the law. Just my opinion.

My last bf smoked pot, and I did not know about it until a good way into our relationship. He told me he had smoked a little bit in high school, and I thought it was no big deal. It just progressively got worse though as our relationship continued, with him finally revealing he'd tried everything for Meth to heroin.I barely drink, so this was pretty scary to learn. Plus, he believed everyone should try drugs, that it was only "weak" people who became addicted.

He lived with his parents, and initially told me it was because he was just helping his mom out who was "sick." I found out later it was because she was on meth, and still using. She had been using drugs of various sorts since she was a teenager. Plus, he lied about working, saying he was not looking for a job because he needed a "break." A break from what? He lived at home, and he'd only been in the workforce for a year after he graduated college.

I know he's probably not indicative of everyone who smokes pot, but after that I am even more firmly of the belief that I could never be with someone who used it. To me, based on my experience with him, and with a few other people, it seems as though pot made him ok with being bored and lazy. Maybe it's not that way for everyone, who knows? I could never do it again though, and I still resent that he dragged me into that, since I've never been into "bad" boys or anything like that. So if you are into that, you should be honest from the get go and let that person make their own choices. Portraying yourself as one way and then being the exact opposite is a huge let down to the person you are seeing. Sure, we all put our best face forwards when we first start dating, but we should not outright lie.

Me personally? I could date someone whose into coffee. :P I like being able to get stuff done, via legal means. ;) I could not handle that sort of lazy, laid back attitude EVER again. Life should not be lived as a constant vacation, which is what I have seen with many of the pot users I've been around. Of course, I've known others who are not like that, but enough that have been that I know I could never date anyone into it.
 TOMic bomb
Joined: 10/5/2008
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Posted: 12/12/2008 7:28:12 PM
it's illegal (as it should be).
if you have children then they can be taken away from you (as it should be)
we must continue the war on marijuana and keep the pressure on these wastoids (as it WILL be).
 leebossa
Joined: 3/26/2008
Msg: 1328
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Posted: 12/12/2008 7:31:59 PM
it doesn't bother me. I've done my fair share of drugs and don't smoke pot, but as long as someone isn't perpetually stoned then it's fine.
 simmav
Joined: 11/9/2008
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Posted: 12/12/2008 8:38:38 PM
Man, some of you Americans are on some proper "reefer madness" s**t..
 mountain_biker_88
Joined: 4/2/2007
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Posted: 12/12/2008 8:48:48 PM
Honestly i don't care if my partner smokes it smokes it. As long as it's not brought around me. I don't use it because of job reasons. I work as a nurse, and if i get busted with it or if I test positive for THC I lose my license and my livelihood. I've smoked it regularly at one point in my life, and I might resume when i retire. But I've worked too hard to throw everything away just to get high for a few hours.

However I have to say the laws regarding cannabis in this country are competely ridiculous. For example, why is it considered a Schedule 1 drug when it has been proven to be beneficial to patients suffering from AIDS, Glaucoma, MS, among other things. It's also well know that it can be an effective treatment for peoples suffering from the symptoms of anorexia. I know I've always eaten after an hour or two after a few bong hits.

I also can guarentee you that a large percentage of the "anti marijuana puritians", do consume alcohol. Well I'll tell you what... My mom and step dad were severe alcoholics. I've had several members of my family who i've never seen sobar. I've had plenty of intoxicated people start fights with me, and i've seen plenty of ignorent drunks. To be honest I don't have a high opinion of anyone who drinks to the excess, however if you want to drink and not be a nuisance, that's your business. I feel the same way about marijuana and alot of other issues. If it don't effect me in anyway, do whatever makes you happy.

Should you have to risk spending time in jail, losing your kids, and be force to pay fines because there are a few among us who are unable to drink responsibly? Millions of people are able to smoke in moderation, graduate school, hold down jobs, and raise kids. One of my best friends smokes marijuana and is able to function in life and she is far from a dumb stoner.

In conclusion, we spend 41 billions dollars enforcing marijuana prohibition and I can still get some in a few hours if needed. I really think the money is a wasted, especially when we have a crumbling economy, 2 foreign occupations, and millions of people without health insurence.

Well get I'll get off my soapbox for now.

P.S. All you potsmokers take nice large bong hit for me.
 simmav
Joined: 11/9/2008
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Posted: 12/13/2008 10:17:04 AM
Finally, a more balanced perspective.

PS: Loading that bong now..
 TOMic bomb
Joined: 10/5/2008
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Posted: 12/13/2008 11:16:24 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^of course you don't see anything wrong with it!^^^^^^^^^^

your brain is too addled to conceptualize why it's not good and wrong.

drugs are bad for America and bad for the family. let's continue to ban them.
 floatman
Joined: 12/2/2008
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Posted: 12/13/2008 3:37:53 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^of course you don't see anything wrong with it!^^^^^^^^^^

your brain is too addled to conceptualize why it's not good and wrong.

drugs are bad for America and bad for the family. let's continue to ban them.


Funny you mentioned this.

I finished up grad school with a 3.5 GPA. I'm also a pot smoker. I have a successful career in the field *I* chose. Thanks in no part to the failed anti-marijuana laws that are on the books. Thankfully, my state passed a law that decriminalized the possession of 1/4 ounce of pot. So, according to you, all those voters must be stoners and/or stupid. I think not.

Good luck in everything you do all the same.
 ~~McLovin~~
Joined: 11/12/2008
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Posted: 12/13/2008 3:38:51 PM
I love mary jane so much that I even took time to order some "Lowryder #2" Seeds from a website that's www seedsman . com - FYI Lowryder is the smallest growing pot strain known to man, growing to about 15 inches in height and prolific budding, hints of blueberry in some strains as well. Mine grew and fully matured by day 60! And I dried it up and smoked it for like 2 weeks. I loved it, my friends loved it, and my ex even helped me care for it while I worked. It was so crystally and smooth. Plus the plant is so small and stealthy that nobody will know you have it growing in your closet. Unless you turn off the OZONE generator (ozone kills the pot smell)

I only grew it for personal use - So don't turn me in! LOL. :P
 mountain_biker_88
Joined: 4/2/2007
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Posted: 12/13/2008 6:32:09 PM
Tomic bomb, I really hope you can come up with an argument for prohibition that is better then "drugs are bad for america and bad for the family". What do you even mean by that. Maybe if you were able to explain your position a little better, i might actually take you seriously.

I also love how i've been diagnosed with some kind of mental condition by a "Tanning Expert/ Int.-Ext.Painter", based off of one post on the internet. You don't know anything about me, so i recommend you don't try to judge me. You just make yourself look stupid.
 simmav
Joined: 11/9/2008
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Posted: 12/18/2008 7:58:53 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^of course you don't see anything wrong with it!^^^^^^^^^^

your brain is too addled to conceptualize why it's not good and wrong.

drugs are bad for America and bad for the family. let's continue to ban them.


My brain is too addled? That's funny, because you don't know me, yet you're quick to jump to an erroneous conclusion, doesn't say much about your sense of judgment really does it? Just for the record, I study philosophy at one of the top Universities in London, am top of my class in every module and I tend to base my opinions on facts rather than conjecture.

Drugs are bad for America?

You actually sound like some sort of 16th Century British puritan, I'm sure you'd have been all for alcohol prohibition if you were around then, fat lot of good that did America - Al Capone and people going blind from their homemade moonshine.

I still haven't heard a rational argument from you at all - if the decriminalization of weed is such a bad idea, why is the rate of use so low in the Netherlands and so high in the 'war on drugs' capital of the world - America?

I can rebutt all of the arguments against decriminalization of weed with very little effort..

Argument 1) when illicit drugs are legalized, drug use increases - Evidence indicates otherwise. Since being downgraded from Class B to a Class C drug (in the UK) use of cannabis has decreased. In the 16-24 age group alone the percentage of people that use cannabis has gone down from 28% 10 years ago to 21%.

Argument 2) Marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs - Possibly, but for one, the very reason this is true is due to the drug's legal status. Most dealers will sell a variety of different drugs, they will always aim to sell crack/ heroin, because why would they sell you 10 pounds worth of cannabis that will last a few days when they can sell you 10 pounds worth of crack that will get you to go back to them in a few hours time?

Secondly, it is true that most heroin addicts started on cannabis, but most cannabis smokers started on cigarettes, so if marijuana is a gateway drug, clearly tobacco is even moreso, why allow one and not the other? Especially when evidence shows us that 80% of schizophrenics are heavy tobacco smokers..


Argument 3) Decriminalization would send conflicting messages to young people.

Ummm, what? Aren't the drug policies of most countries conflicted enough? Surely the lack of consistency in the approach to drugs is far worse for young people than the apparent dangers of decriminalization. Most people don't even know the drugs legal status and very few young people care either way, they're not going to choose not to smoke something simply because it's against the law. Before you get on your high-horse and claim they should, I wonder if you've ever broken the speed limit driving... Thought so. People generally assess risks fairly well, if the penalties for possessing drugs are disproportionate to the harm they cause society, then people are not going to respect the law, that is far more damaging to society than the occasional after-work spliff..

Care to respond to any of my points logically or is your mind not equipped to create a rational argument against someone who "has a brain too addled to conceptualize why it's not good and wrong?"
 keyzguy369
Joined: 5/26/2008
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Posted: 12/18/2008 10:26:50 AM
ok...you are as I stated the exception and not the rule...

And I do know people like you, that are able to do well, and would not dout there are many, however on the big picture, it is a small percentage!

And utill the law is changed, which Im not opposed to, it, in itself causes more harm then it does good as far as criminal records are concerned, along with large fee to lawyers that keep exactly what you want to happen, from happening...

There is a greed factor for them that will not cease and its easy money...

So for a joint here it will cost you about 3 to 11 thousand dollars if you get caught with it in car, and your can is impounded...

So I ask you is it really worth it?

the keyzguy369
 dancecard
Joined: 3/19/2006
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Posted: 12/18/2008 5:25:41 PM
I mean no offence ~ but I just out grew it! years ago

I use to break down bricks ~ and make like "Johnn Appleseed"

I finally figured out ~ I really wasn't that smart ~ and need all I had to make good decisions.

I don't care if someone else smoke it or not ~

but I've learned to not trust anything delicate to ones that smoke the stuff. I won't knowingly give you control of a 140 ft boat with 1200 horsepower.

I might want too! ~ but it's best not. ~ Keep life simple.

I hated the foggy memory loss ~

Dance
 sweetness-one
Joined: 10/17/2005
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Posted: 12/18/2008 5:55:45 PM
Good lord, this thread is still ongoing, and still with so much vitriol being thrown back and forth?

What difference does it really make what the reasons may or may not be, anyway? Or what statistics do or don't say?!

Same as for any other of a hundred questions...some people don't want to date pot smokers if they don't partake themselves, just the same as some don't want to date people who drink, smoke cigarettes, don't make X-amount of money, aren't tall enough, short enough, blonde enough, brunette enough, thin enough, fat enough, ad infinitum...when can the answer just finally be "it's enough-enough" already, it's a personal preference so just give over and let it die, if someone doesn't want to date *you* (aka, *you* in general) for that reason? They said NO, so, get over it!

I smoke. I drink. And I admit to both freely. If anyone had a problem with that that I met? Okay, that's your choice, and I respect that if you didn't want to date me for those reasons. End of story.

No vice is really "better" or "worse" than any other though, which is why this whole argument is getting to be so ludicrous. A vice is still a vice. Hell, it's possible to 'overdose' on water if taken to extremes...so why all the ballyhooing about "well at least my vice is safer than yours" etcetc. Geez...if someone doesn't want to date someone else...accept their reasons, even if you don't agree with them, and move on! JMO.
 CuteChick4u
Joined: 4/7/2008
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Posted: 12/18/2008 6:58:23 PM
Thou shalt always offer thine spliff to thine neighbour.
Thou shalt make sure that all thine neighbours are offered it in turn and pass it on, or thou shall smite them with a poke in the ribs.
Thou shalt never, ever ask for a drag of a spliff that's not made of thine own naughty goodness,


Awhhhhhh now I'm just teasinnnnng !!!!!! don't freak out on me !!!!

have yourself a very
 dancecard
Joined: 3/19/2006
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Posted: 12/19/2008 8:01:24 PM
There were years I pushed boundries ~ weed is the softest of them all ~ and ofcroarse we explored being creative and mixing it all up. ~ we were so cleaver!

Some of my aquaintences couldn't stop ~ many are not around anymore.

and then there a few that are ~ they remind me of Wiley Coyote , after one of his ACME Rocket mishaps ~ just fryed!


I got tired of people telling me how much fun I'd had, It sounded like something worth remembering!

Weller and Water in a short rock glass and nice cigar if we are ourside my only vise now. ~

Yes! some of it I miss ~ but never the weed. ~

I attempt to stay in a nature chill out ~ Mind over matter.

If you don't mind , it won't matter.

Dance
 WhereIsElvis
Joined: 6/14/2008
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Posted: 12/19/2008 11:06:22 PM
Duuude…..pass me the bong, I need another hit…..I can’t deal with life unless I get stoned every frickin day…dude, lets see how long it takes me to fry most of my brain cells… I’m not an idiot, I’m so cool dude….
 ~~McLovin~~
Joined: 11/12/2008
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Posted: 12/20/2008 12:21:47 AM
WhereIsElvis do you know anything about pot?

I have held a job in one of the largest financial services firms in the world, was one of the highest performing specialists employed there, and I smoked pot multiple times, daily. I didn't need it to "deal with life" it was something I enjoyed and still enjoy doing. Plus I was in a serious car accident which left my back in severe pain for years, and it does help with the pain, much more than Tylenol 3, or anything else my doctor might prescribe. Also, I do not have a pot addiction, when I don't feel like smoking it, I don't. I can go weeks, or months without smoking any.

Later on I went to start a new professional job in the telecommunications industry, still I continued to smoke pot, and remained a top performer in my department.

Due to staff cuts, because of the softening the economy I had to change my job away from telecommunications, I now work in the transportation industry and I make an amazing living and pot has always been in the picture for me.

People always think of pot smokers as some hippies wearing a tie die shirt, shorts and flip-flops.

I bet you never imagined your boss or supervisor might smoke pot, but I do, and I am damn good at anything I put my mind to.

Don't be retarded.
 WhereIsElvis
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Posted: 12/20/2008 12:37:35 AM
I bet you never imagined your boss or supervisor might smoke pot, but I do, and I am damn good at anything I put my mind to.



Sorry dude, if you were working for me and I found out you were a pot head, you wouldn't have a job.......by the way, I noticed in your profile you state that you don't do drugs.....interesting, a dope user and a liar...you must be real proud!


WhereIsElvis do you know anything about pot?


The only thing I know is that I was smart enough to never go down the road of being a drug user.....
 ~~McLovin~~
Joined: 11/12/2008
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Posted: 12/20/2008 1:05:56 AM
Its herbal, not exactly a "drug", I categorize drugs as things like cocaine, heroine, ecstasy, and other chemically engineered substances. Also, my employers have always been fully aware of my pot smoking, it's not something I hide, actually I had a drug test for my most recent job, and they are OK with the pot smoking, they are NOT OK with cocaine, heroine, ecstasy etc. I simply tell them it's recreational and I only do it after work.

Also I am blessed to live in a more FREE country, and a great city. Greater Vancouver Area/Surrey BC, Canada. Where it is unconstitutional to terminate an employee simply because you found out they smoke pot. If I lived in the USA I would not be so fortunate.

I'm in a good position in life. At the age of 23, yes I am proud of what I have achieved.
 WhereIsElvis
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Posted: 12/20/2008 2:30:17 AM

At the age of 23, yes I am proud of what I have achieved


It's your life, you can do what you want....If you're 'proud' being a dope user more power to you....

Sorry, I just don't have any respect for people like you.....and I'm proud of that.
 animation303
Joined: 4/3/2007
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Posted: 12/20/2008 3:22:20 AM
I smoked it for a long time, quitting after it started messing with my head, I was just one of those people who shouldn't have smoked it. Im not for or against it. I would date a marijuanna smoker, the only thing I would request is not to push it on me, which I think is fair. I have enough will power to be able to hang around someone smoking it without succumbing to the old addiction, so yeah... thats my 2 cents.

Anyway, I more than make up for giving up pot with my excessive caffeine, nicotine and gaming addictions.

Im also partial to 2 minute noodles, being a broke student/computer technician/bass player.
 animation303
Joined: 4/3/2007
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Posted: 12/20/2008 3:24:18 AM



It's your life, you can do what you want....If you're 'proud' being a dope user more power to you....

Sorry, I just don't have any respect for people like you.....and I'm proud of that.

And I don't have respect for bigots, and im proud of that.
 ~~McLovin~~
Joined: 11/12/2008
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Posted: 12/20/2008 3:36:15 AM

Duuude…..pass me the bong, I need another hit…..I can’t deal with life unless I get stoned every frickin day…dude, lets see how long it takes me to fry most of my brain cells… I’m not an idiot, I’m so cool dude….


I don't care if you respect me or not, you are insignificant.

Just don't classify all pot smokers as you did in your first post, and if you are going to say pot smoke kills your brain cells, at least have some scientific evidence to back up your claims.

Studies done by

Neuropsychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Department of Neurology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Program in Neuroscience, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Have shown that cannabinoids promote embryonic and adult hippocampus neurogenesis and produce anxiolytic and antidepressant-like effects.

Or in plain English

There is evidence that some cannabinoids even promote neurogenesis in the brain (stimulate growth)

(the following can be researched online)
Government experts now admit that - marijuana doesn't kill brain cells.

-Dr. Christine Hartel, Acting Director of Research, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Probably why the ONDCP ads have changed direction again. It should also be noted that other drugs, including alcohol, are known to cause brain damage.
 SkycladnScottish
Joined: 9/25/2008
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Posted: 12/20/2008 5:49:23 AM
Pot has become so widely used and much less criminalized and villainous as it once was, thanks to this beautiful internet and our insane levels of curiosity. Silly humans.

I know a guy who quit selling pot, which he did to suppliment his income (it was a matter of laziness). Regardless of how safe he was about the process, his girlfriend (who, mind you, is quite a drinker herself), always worried about her guy because of the while silly legality/bureaucracy thing what with the 800 some pound gorilla in the room shouting about how

"this plant is bad for you to use medicinally/recreationally!"

...only to take a breath and say...

"You need sleep, take THIS pill!" (® with prescription)

Oh right, so... if you're responsible and you use it for a legit medicinal purpose, there really shouldn't be any problems but its understandable for some people to be afraid of man's laws. All the same, if you're ok with it, some people can be very nice and lovey when they are smoking and around people they like

This is and always (hopefully) will be a choice, not a privilege or "thought crime". People have been using the internet to communicate, at least popularly, since 1997 (some before with Prodigy, man I feel old!)... so as a people, we're communicating more globally, less biased than we ever have before and getting more ideas around so all this pseudo-criminal nonsense about pot being bad for you and how the war on drugs really supports a corrupt area of American government (or in plenty of other countries) bent on taking money from the people, who have broken "their" enacted laws but contradict the American constitution (and my Canadian friends will agree that is just as full of bunk up north too).

Just be cool with one another
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