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post #281 of 304
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Just think though... Make it legal and it's not bad for you.

You have no idea how true this can be!

I was a student in the Netherlands and I loved seeing how differently pot is treated there. If you want to buy some, you go to a coffeeshop and order off the menu. There are many choices for what kind of product you want (organic, flavored, from this region or that, etc) and the barista is always quite knowledgeable and can recommend something for you, just like a waiter at a nice restaurant could recommend a wine pairing. You can get it for here or to go. And the coffeeshops are pleasant places to be, rather like your neighborhood cafe. The entire thing reminds me so much of friends of mine who are coffee snobs (have to have there espresso poured just so) or gourmet foodies. Ever since my time in the Netherlands I've seen pot as a snobbery item along those lines

It ain't scary unless you make it that way.
post #282 of 304
i think it would be kinda fun if restaurants had MJ brownies oe something with the cognac on the dessert menu
post #283 of 304
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Originally Posted by Watershippy View Post
You have no idea how true this can be!

I was a student in the Netherlands and I loved seeing how differently pot is treated there. If you want to buy some, you go to a coffeeshop and order off the menu. There are many choices for what kind of product you want (organic, flavored, from this region or that, etc) and the barista is always quite knowledgeable and can recommend something for you, just like a waiter at a nice restaurant could recommend a wine pairing. You can get it for here or to go. And the coffeeshops are pleasant places to be, rather like your neighborhood cafe. The entire thing reminds me so much of friends of mine who are coffee snobs (have to have there espresso poured just so) or gourmet foodies. Ever since my time in the Netherlands I've seen pot as a snobbery item along those lines

It ain't scary unless you make it that way.
We had one of those places in Vacouver for a while. Except they were only allowed to sell to customers that had a medical reason, they encouraged you to find something to warrent using pot even if it was just stress from life in general.
post #284 of 304
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Originally Posted by Doodlebugsmom View Post
Not to mention, in The Netherlands, the MJ is sold in coffee shops. No one under the age of 18 is even allowed to enter these places.
Ugh, that would've sucked in high school.

I think they should make hookah/smoking bars and all tobacco/mj/whatever consumption can happen there.
post #285 of 304
I think it should be decriminalized. I don't know a single person, old or young, in real life, who thinks it should remain illegal.
post #286 of 304
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Originally Posted by number572 View Post
well, hemp industrial ideas died with the exposure of the existing timber industry, b'c timber already existed and could be reaped without wait and without growing expenses... if I remember correctly

Yeah, its all big money in the end. sux!! I wish more people would give a S%%iT

Hopefully it's popularity will start growing(no pun intended), Oregaon just bacame the 6th state to legalize hemp: The business of hemp milk, oil, etc. has been steadily growing, even in this economy, I hope the other states wise up and at least legalize hemp.
post #287 of 304
I don't think MJ is a gateway drug at all!

I have smoked and still do on occasion. I have NEVER tried any other drug. Period.

If ANYTHING, opiates are the REAL gateway drug. Everyone I know who is on hardcore drugs, are-so because the got addicted to pain pills. Then they found heroin and meth were MUCH cheaper!
post #288 of 304
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Ugh, that would've sucked in high school.
I bet they have fake ids there just like we have here!
post #289 of 304
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Originally Posted by NotBroken View Post
I don't think MJ is a gateway drug at all!

I have smoked and still do on occasion. I have NEVER tried any other drug. Period.

If ANYTHING, opiates are the REAL gateway drug. Everyone I know who is on hardcore drugs, are-so because the got addicted to pain pills. Then they found heroin and meth were MUCH cheaper!
: when we did COP in school (this is what we did instead of DARE ) the cop who taught us told us how he got addicted to pain killers after surgery. when i had my spinal fusion (i was 12 yrs old) they had me on a morphine drip in the hospital for just under a week and they sent me home with a bunch of pills (obviously a spinal fusion is going to hurt for more then a couple of days) and gave my mom instructions on how to slowly wean me off of them over the course of like 3 months. i can see how it would be very easy to get addicted if you are an adult and regulate your own medication yk?
post #290 of 304
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
: when we did COP in school (this is what we did instead of DARE ) the cop who taught us told us how he got addicted to pain killers after surgery. when i had my spinal fusion (i was 12 yrs old) they had me on a morphine drip in the hospital for just under a week and they sent me home with a bunch of pills (obviously a spinal fusion is going to hurt for more then a couple of days) and gave my mom instructions on how to slowly wean me off of them over the course of like 3 months. i can see how it would be very easy to get addicted if you are an adult and regulate your own medication yk?
Actually, there are studies which show that patients who regulate their own pain meds (like morphine via pump, for example) take less meds than if they were prescribed a set dosage.
post #291 of 304
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Originally Posted by EFmom View Post
Actually, there are studies which show that patients who regulate their own pain meds (like morphine via pump, for example) take less meds than if they were prescribed a set dosage.
really? but i was thinking more for people who are prescribed a dosage and are responsible for weaning themselves from them. obviously most people do not become addicted to pain killers but apparently it is not entirely uncommon. in my case it would have literally been impossible since i couldn't have taken more if i wanted to. i imagine it is harder if you come out of the hospital already addicted and have to wean yourself. admittedly its a bit sad that hospitals are sending people home addicted to drugs.
post #292 of 304
I may have a different perspective than a lot of people here. My dh is a federal law enforcement officer, and very often has to deal with people who are smoking or dealing pot. In all honesty, I think his job would be a whole lot simpler if it was legal. I'd like to see it regulated similar to alcohol, as in age limits and driving.

Besides that, I'm fine with it being legalized, but at the moment, it isn't. So we can not have it around us because of dh's job.
post #293 of 304
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Originally Posted by EFmom View Post
Actually, there are studies which show that patients who regulate their own pain meds (like morphine via pump, for example) take less meds than if they were prescribed a set dosage.
YES!! When I was in the hospital last month.. .I found myself asking for it exactly at the four hours even if I didn't need it because too often the nurses would take an hour or two to actually get there. I was afraid if I waited til I really needed it I would be in pain for hours while I waited for them.
post #294 of 304
when i had it for my c section i was on a totally different schedule then they were. i also had a different reaction the medicine then they expected. they gave me oxytocin which apparently knocks most people out cold and makes them loopy... not me.. it felt similar to taking my ADHD medicine.

they were giving me motrin every 6 hours and oxytocin every 4.... eventually i told them to stop offering and i would let them know when i needed something. they kept coming in at night to try and get me to let them take DS to the nursery so i could sleep and i kept saying no .... i think they were hoping the drugs would knock me out so they could take him to the nursery (i have no idea why it was really bizarre b/c the hospital LCs kept telling me to keep him in the room with me ) but that didn't work out so well.. i told them that they could take DS to the nursery if they let me redecorate their rooms and organize their charts. i also told them that if they were so invested in my amount of sleep it would probably help if they stopped waking me up to ask if they could take DS to the nursery. common sense is a dying art.
post #295 of 304
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Originally Posted by EFmom View Post
Actually, there are studies which show that patients who regulate their own pain meds (like morphine via pump, for example) take less meds than if they were prescribed a set dosage.
Do the studies indicate why people are controlling their own medication? I got a PCA with my last c-section, because I didn't want the morphine they usually give me. I really don't like pain medication and take as little as I can get away with - I kind of save it for specific things (eg. I hit the pump once when they took out my catheter, because I knew I'd need to get up and use the bathroom soon, which would be rough - and I hit it just before bedtime). If people who don't want the meds are more likely to regulate their own medication (as in my case), then there'd be kind of a built-in skew.

I found it strange, actually. Every nurse in the place made some comment about my PCA, because they couldn't understand why I hadn't had morphine.
post #296 of 304
I'm 22...I would have no problem with it being legalized.

And potheads are annoying, it'd be so much better if they just got what they wanted and shut up.
post #297 of 304
I'm in my mid-20's and Dp is in his early 30's. We both support legalization. I am happy and very proud to have several friends dedicating their time and efforts to make that happen. I feel a change is coming soon.
post #298 of 304
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Originally Posted by olina009 View Post
Do you guys know anyone in their early to mid twenties who doesn't support the legalization of marijuana?
No, actually I don't know anyone in that age range that supports it but then again I'm 40. I've always been one to say that it's silly that it's still considered an illegal "drug," especially after seeing what cigarettes can do to people, not to mention alcohol. Seriously, how often do you see cops pulling people over who are stoned-driving as compared to drunk driving? You don't hear of it often at all. Pot doesn't impair a person and make them dangerous like alcohol does.

I will say that "when" I was in my early 20's that I and everyone else in my age range also felt that pot was okay and it shouldn't be illegal. So I'm thinking it's just your age. Some people in your generation will likely change their mind as they get ten, twenty or thirty years older and some may always think pot is okay. So I don't think it's a generation thing as much as it is an age thing. It's the same thing with homosexuality, abortion, etc. Some people can feel one way at 20 years old and a whole different way twenty years later after certain life experiences.
post #299 of 304
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Originally Posted by mommysarah5 View Post
oh I know what you are talking about 1 little bit... they ask it on IQ tests a lot...

If all Wargs are Twerps and no Twerps are Gollums, then no Gollums are definitely Wargs.
True or False?

or

if all snarks are snorks and all snorks and snips then all snips must be snarks.

true or false?

Popping in to say that it's called Boolean logic (not sure if the spelling is right). I think MJ should be legal in all states at least for medical reasons, and probably as available as alcohol and cigs are. Never used any, never will. However, I'm very, very pro-hemp, and I think it's criminal that with all this great agricultural area in the US we're not growing hemp. I mean, NO pesticides! Come ON!!
post #300 of 304
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Originally Posted by Doodlebugsmom View Post
I bet they have fake ids there just like we have here!
Wouldn't have worked for my high school--the teachers hit the same coffee shops during their free periods that we did.
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