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View Poll Results: how often do you smoke marijuana?
I've never tried it 32 30.48%
I did it when I was younger, but don't anymore 31 29.52%
I smoke only in social settings or alone when I think I can get away with it 16 15.24%
I'm a weekend warrior 11 10.48%
I smoke on a daily basis 15 14.29%
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Old 01-16-2004, 11:22 AM   #16
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I can't stand it. In college any time it was around I'd try to get baked to figure out what all the excitement was about. I never found the answer.

I've even tried a few other "recreational drugs" in my past... never in abundance though. And as much as people preach "they don't have any long term effects! You're totally back to normal the next day!!" I've not found that to be true. And it's not that I notice I'm slowed mentally after a 'party' weekend... it's that after I've been clean for months in a row I can tell how much sharper I am.

Which has led me to the final conclusion...

It's just not worth it. The headache from trying to buy the stuff, worrying about if you ever get tested, and then worrying about if it's slowing you down...

*shrug*

Not worth the stress.
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Old 01-16-2004, 11:51 AM   #17
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I've never tried it and never really wanted to, but I've also never had a compelling reason to say "nobody ELSE should be allowed to do it." Like every other mind-and-mood-altering substance, there's a time and a place.

It's a drug that I wouldn't have a problem decriminalizing to the point of being similar to alcohol -- severely restrict minors' access to it, create a DUI category for it, and don't take someone's house and car away when they catch them with a little bit of it.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:42 PM   #18
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like all chemical alterations, i have to wonder...........what's the point???

of course, i'm a diabetic. i can eat a couple of big chocolates, and my brain does the same thing that a drunk's brain does...sometimes i get slurry, sometimes dizzy or dopey, and sometimes i laugh..and laugh....and laugh.


wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..................
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:13 PM   #19
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insert one-liner here.........LJ as a child?!? (sorry dude! couldn't resist from your previous post!)
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Old 01-20-2004, 01:15 PM   #20
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OH SHIT. how'd you get that eh?

i hope that's a cracker in his hand.


is that the recently ill boy you spoke of?

did he smoke that before he ate the 3 hot dogs?
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:49 PM   #21
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OH SHIT. how'd you get that eh?

i hope that's a cracker in his hand.


is that the recently ill boy you spoke of?

did he smoke that before he ate the 3 hot dogs?
LMFAO!!! naw, that's not my boy! but i did hear that this one in question actually freeze dried his hot dogs and smoked'em
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:49 PM   #22
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That's fantastic.Do you see(LJ)why honesty has no place on the internet?Or is the internet the last hope for honesty?I'm guessing you were hoping for an honest discourse.And what do you end up with?Tagged for life as a stoner,of course.
I recall the indignation I felt when drug testing was first being introduced.I have a CDL and we were the first group of people to experience this invasion of privacy.At first we thought that this was some thing that would die or go away.But then I personally witnessed many dedicated,hard-working colleagues lose their jobs and (in a couple of cases) their direction in life.It wasn't how they chose to unwind on their own time.It was the loss of of a decent paying job in a blue collar world where those jobs are becoming extinct.
I would hope that in my lifetime that we could see an end to this foolishness.
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:51 PM   #23
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Yes I have.

Yes I do - on rare occasions.

Yes - know many people that do - don't really care either way.

Make it legal and tax it I say.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:14 AM   #24
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yeah. I think that a lot more people would smoke if not for drug testing. And hell yeah, dani, legalize it, regulate it, and tax it and use the income to fund the space missions to mars! or revitalize urban (herb-an) areas. If society can handle alcohol, why not pot?
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:30 AM   #25
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But then I personally witnessed many dedicated,hard-working colleagues lose their jobs and (in a couple of cases) their direction in life.
If smoking weed (or doing coke or speed or whatever) was more important than their careers, then I question their overall "direction" in life to begin with.
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:40 AM   #26
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If smoking weed (or doing coke or speed or whatever) was more important than their careers, then I question their overall "direction" in life to begin with.
there's part of the problem. Pot is different than speed and coke. and alcohol, for that matter. Pot does not physically impare you. Those other drugs can poison you or make your heart burst. if you smoke too much pot, you might start to feel a little queasy. AND.....If something important or emergent happens, you are able to straighten out. If you're drunk, or zingin, you lose control of your actions, your balance, heart rate, etc.....

I mean, it takes a little bit of practice to get past the paranoia phase, and the munchies can be inconvenient to a diet, but c'mon.....The worst it can do is make you a bit lazy.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:13 AM   #27
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Actually, there's all that slowing of reaction times, loss of ability to concentrate, etc.

There ARE significant impairments in functioning when using marijuana, and for a goodly amount of time afterwards.

Consider: when was the last time you saw this on Action News ... "And the drug test is back on the Septa Driver that crashed his bus into a stationwagon full of disabled nuns. It was found to be negative."

Farfromhome is talking about guys who drive trucks. He doesn't state, but I'm assuming long haul. There are enough problems controlling one of those beasts on the highway sober, well rested, and with good judgment.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:20 AM   #28
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absolutely....that's why i say regulate it. just like booze.

a responsible driver would never go out driving a truck all highed up. In jobs where reaction times matter, and heavy machinery is involved, drug users are more likely to abuse speed than pot. pot makes you sleepy. truckers like to get hopped up on no-doze. When I was a furniture refinisher, our work was seven to ten times better after lunch. ifaya know whadd i mean? i always refused it when i was a carpenter, and the one time i smoked when i was waiting tables late night at denny's, a party of four state troopers came in to eat and i had to wait on them. fuck.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:33 AM   #29
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To find out whether the universe is about to contract to an extreme degree ...

LJ, which Denny's did you work night shift at, and approx when?
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:48 AM   #30
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uh oh.....

in 1991-92 i was late shift (10p-6am)waiter in the smoking section. Exton denny's. I was a minor West Whiteland celebrity. I had a pony tail like steven segal, but blonde. ( this was the period of time immediately following our return from following the grateful dead.) then, in 93-95 i was a manager in wyomissing - taht's west reading
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