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Old 03-04-2014, 01:58 AM   #16
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Wait. I thought Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize it.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:42 AM   #17
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I've been smoking since I was 17 (41 now) and I have never considered it to be a drug nor addictive and compared to alcohol which is legal, I feel alcohol causes way more problems than pot. I mean you rarely hear of a pot smoker murdering people or killing other drivers like alcohol does. But people that don't smoke or have never smoked have these strong opinions about how 'bad' pot is and that bothers me. There's the pot heads that do absolutely nothing all day but smoke weed and watch tv and yeah that's the stereotype. But then there are completely functioning weed smokers have successful jobs, their own place, a car etc that have no problems with it.

I live in California. It's been legal for a while now and i think it's great. I think it should be legal everywhere.

I don't think I've ever met a pot smoker that showed any sign of agression under influence. Then again I don't know many who smoke in public either, most of us just our own back yard, then we go gaming or watch movies and whatever.

Well if we're going the personal route: The reason why I started smoking pot was because I'm lightly autistic. With everything I do, I overthink, consider every possibility that could happen and go with the best one. In each social conversation, I have to think about the countless social rules there are and apply the correct one, while that goes automatically for normal people. It is exhausting, but it's the only thing I can do. Smoking pot shuts up the overthinking part of my brain and lets me rest for a while. It's an absolutely amazing feeling, even though I did not get addicted, I didn't crave it at all. I just smoked every time I started feeling overloaded again. For cases like me, it's helped a lot to deal with things and I do not see how this should be outlawed. I'll never get it on medical grounds as there is not enough research, but there are tentative studies that actually show positive links between autism and marijuana use.
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Wait. I thought Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize it.
It's not technically legal in California, but you can use it medicinally and getting a prescription for it is the easiest thing in the world. I visited California once when I was 18 and there were literally beachfront shops advertising marijuana prescriptions.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:40 PM   #19
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Wait. I thought Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize it.
The first prop passed in 1996 in California
California Proposition 215 (1996) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Well if we're going the personal route: The reason why I started smoking pot was because I'm lightly autistic. With everything I do, I overthink, consider every possibility that could happen and go with the best one. In each social conversation, I have to think about the countless social rules there are and apply the correct one, while that goes automatically for normal people. It is exhausting, but it's the only thing I can do. Smoking pot shuts up the overthinking part of my brain and lets me rest for a while. It's an absolutely amazing feeling, even though I did not get addicted, I didn't crave it at all. I just smoked every time I started feeling overloaded again. For cases like me, it's helped a lot to deal with things and I do not see how this should be outlawed. I'll never get it on medical grounds as there is not enough research, but there are tentative studies that actually show positive links between autism and marijuana use.
That's interesting. It MAKES me overthink most of the time. But then again it depends on which kind you're smoking, indica or sativa.
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It MAKES me overthink most of the time.

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I smoked some synthetic stuff a few years ago. I thought I was gonna fuckin' die for about an hour. Never again.
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All it did was make me hungry, which made me angry because the only food my friends had in the fridge was jicama and frozen vegan pizzas. Not a fan of the stuff, and all the potheads I've ever known have been fucking idiots. Don't see the harm in it being legal when used responsibly, etc. but the shit reeks and I want nothing to do with it.


As for the whole potheads don't go driving and crash their cars, they do. Plenty of people crash their cars stoned. They're just generally not as catastrophic and potentially fatal as drunk driving accidents, cos honestly some dipshit causing a minor fender bender while happening to be stoned isn't half as newsworthy as a +100 mph head-on into a pole. But saying it doesn't impair judgement at all is pretty silly.
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If you ever get stoned again, you might wanna try it on a full stomach. You'll avoid the munchies that way.
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Washington, D.C. council has voted to decriminalize marijuana. Less than an ounce will be subject to a $25 fine.
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Not a fan of the stuff, and all the potheads I've ever known have been fucking idiots. Don't see the harm in it being legal when used responsibly, etc. but the shit reeks and I want nothing to do with it.
I don't usually say 'this,' but this.
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That's interesting. It MAKES me overthink most of the time. But then again it depends on which kind you're smoking, indica or sativa.
Ritalin also makes non ADD people's brains hyperactive. Some brains are wired a little different than others, so it works in different ways.

Apparently the Dutch variety is a mix with more Sativa than Indica.


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All it did was make me hungry, which made me angry because the only food my friends had in the fridge was jicama and frozen vegan pizzas. Not a fan of the stuff, and all the potheads I've ever known have been fucking idiots. Don't see the harm in it being legal when used responsibly, etc. but the shit reeks and I want nothing to do with it.

Vegan pizza? Poor you! I usually tend to crave salted microwave popcorn. Always have that in the house anyway.


And funny, your last sentence could be applied to regular smoking as well.
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I still see a lot of incorrect generalized labels.

My mother would rather see me medicated on a dangerous drug like Prozac (which I've already said made me have uncontrollable emotions with uncontrollable urges for suicide)
than my choice of medication, a natural yet illegal "drug".

I am from a place where it is decriminalized, I grew up with family members smoking it and growing it, driving while smoking, etc. They never struck me as idiots, violent, or different from any other sober person. It did not impair their judgment like alcohol did, or OxyContin did, or cocaine did, or even by personal account, it did not ever give me the urges to kill myself like Prozac did. My mother is a recovering alcoholic, never smoked weed, and since then she's been brainwashed to think that we should ALL live sober lives without the aid of medication. Yet she insists on me staying on Prozac, saying my depression and bi-polar issues are 'serious' and need to be dealt with.
Well I am now living in a place far away from her where marijuana is totally illegal. We will be passing medical marijuana later this year. I told her that I will be seeing a doctor to get a prescription for marijuana for depression and bi-polar issues. (Keep in mind that I have seen many therapists and they have told me that my problem is my mom- and I have never been diagnosed with bi-polar, that is just HER diagnoses.)
Well my mom has freaked out and disagrees with me.

People like her, I just don't get. Like how can you be such an idiot? I am telling her that marijuana resolves my symptoms, naturally, with no side effects and no dangerous adverse effects like Prozac, and I told her about the few breakdowns I've had that were due to Prozac. Yet just because she THINKS mj is bad, that I should def go with Prozac because at least that's LEGAL.

Really.

And you call MY people idiots?


BTW: I love the smell of weed. I wish Febreze would make a smell of it. Maybe it brings me back to my childhood and brings happy memories, I don't know. But when my boyfriend smokes he makes sure to blow it around me because I just LOVE the smell.
Weird, I know.
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Oh I forgot why I came here haha. (Obviously I've smoked today)

I have been seeing my boyfriend for over a year. He has always been uptight, anxious, wound up, easy to aggravate. He later told me that he is in pain all the time due to a car accident that severely injured him and he suffers from anxiety and insomnia because of his pain meds. I looked into his med cabinet and I was HORRIFIED to see: Paxil, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, Percocet, Lithium, Unisom, Benadryl, TylenolPM, etc etc etc.
Everything that I had been on but kicked.
Luckily he enjoyed to smoke bud once in awhile...
It was hard to talk him into totally giving up his meds but I literally beat him down to the bone. I still think to this day he had an addiction to those pills as he probably still does.

Last night someone cut him off on the road and he nearly went apeshit. I took out my pipe from my purse and said, "Here. Have a Hit- QUICK". We pulled into the McDonald's parking lot to smoke and hopefully chill him out! Within minutes, he was calm, relaxed and said, "Want to get a sundae?" with a big smile on his face.
We had a pleasant ride home.

Slowly but surely his med cabinet has now been emptied of those pills and now he just takes a bit of Melatonin for sleep at night. He mainly smokes himself out of a bad mood or bad back pain.
He's happy. And seeing him happy makes me happy.

I don't care what anyone says, this is medicine. And it works.
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I think what some here mean when they say idiots, what they really mean are people who smoke weed recreationally all day. They have no medical or mental health reason to smoke a dozen times a day. They just do it out of boredom or lack of direction. So it is absurd to be stoned all day like that for no good reason.
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C'mon, Bored was generalizing. It seems he has some friends who are potheads who are fuckin' idiots. I've got some friends who are assholes when they're drunk. As a result, I don't hang out with drunks.
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