I had a friend who, while in high school, would smoke dope pretty frequently. He was REALLY smart and got straight A's all the way through high school. He could have been a doctor, lawyer, or anything he wanted to be. Except, his brain was affected by the cumulative effects of marijuana smoking and his habit kept him from being hired anywhere. Please don't tell people there's no harm in smoking a little weed.
Fair enough. You still won't get me to touch it with a ten foot pole, but I'll work on making the distinction.
To each his own... but the use of stimulants almost always ends up having an effect on those around the users. For instance, I had an underaged drunk run through my yard and hit a tree Early Saturday Morning 3:30 AM
They probably started out with just one beer.
true, excet mary jane isn't a stimulant.
"You still won’t get me to touch it with a ten foot pole, but I’ll work on making the distinction."
Under the right circumstances you would but I believe you when you say you won't do it 'just for fun'.
Given that a half ounce of weed is roughly 14 grams and single marijuana cigarette has about 0.4 grams, you'd likely do of smoke inhalation if you smoked a half ounce. I agree with the comparison to alcohol. There are still dry counties in the United States that prohibit the sale of alcohol. If you allow states and individual municipalities the ability to regulate or prohibit the sale, you add tax revenue and save money in the criminal justice system, money that most certainly could be better spent elsewhere and avoid future tax increases.
Except. One. Thing.
You can smoke a joint or five joints but the effects are not cumulative like alcohol.
But if you are drunk and add a joint, it's over. Both cloud judgement. And that appears to be a rare commodity.
I am suspicious of marijuana now that the gov. Minions are endorsing it.
Mark my words......
 May 28, 2014 at 11:14am
@adopted it was actually thomas jefferson that declared america was not a christian nation. meaning we have no national religion, we have religious freedom. the majority of our people are christian but that does not make us a christian nation. we are not a theocracy. I do agree with your main point but i wanted to make the point it was not obama that declared america not to be a christian nation, but the founders.
 May 28, 2014 at 10:02am
while i am completely against our government pushing more and more restrictions about when and where you can carry (see shall not be infringed), nobody here is talking about the rights of the business to allow guns or not in their establishment. Im glad Texas has open carry but if a business does not want weapons in their place then that is their right and it should be respected. hard to make a case about your rights being trampled when you are trampling the rights of others.
May 22, 2014 at 11:35am
the comments hoping she would have killed the guy are disgusting. Im glad she is alright and her attacker will face charges from his actions. I dont understand why police cant do the same. It seems like they just look for an excuse to execute.
May 22, 2014 at 11:31am
so this lady can disable her attacker with a gun so that he is able to face justice for his crime and yet the police cant seem to stop killing people so they can face their crimes. Quite honestly all these comments about wishing that she had killed him are absolutely disgusting.
May 13, 2014 at 5:41pm
im a gamer and i vote. i also identify as a libertarian. as far as your NES, if it is unopened you can probably get a couple hundred out of it. if it is opened and works, maybe 30 to 50. I bought one off ebay a few years ago for 30 with a few games
January 20, 2014 at 9:20am
not so much. marijuana has been used for literally thousands of years. it has been illegal for less that 100 years. many of our pre-prohibition presidents smoked and grew marijuana. the constitution and declaration of independence were both written on hemp paper.
January 15, 2014 at 9:26am
nabu- glad to see you dont know what you are talking about. again. you have to reach a certain amount in your body in order to get high. breathing in second hand, dissipated smoke will not be enough. nor would being around second hand smoke raise your levels enough to show up on a normal drug test.
as far as “Given how the levels of THC are much more than 25 years ago, that means the person is being affected, whether they want to admit it or not.” goes, you are assuming all marijuana is at this high thc level. it is not. most is around 7%, which is consistent with what was going around 25 years ago. as far as the person being affected or not, it really depends on how much they have consumed. just smelling it and breathing in a small amount of second hand smoke has no effect. just like absorbing a small amount of alcohol from mouthwash does not make you drunk.
November 7, 2013 at 3:31pm
mil-dot the kid was homeless in boone iowa. as someone familiar with boone, iowa if he was addicted to anything it was probably meth and not video games
November 7, 2013 at 3:29pm
you can watch the dash cam video on kcci.com. the kid backed the trailer in the the cops car. sped through red lights, lost the trailer, then tore up on the grassy knoll. i think this could have been resolved if the officers had backed off and that the shots were unnecessary. the kid did bring it on himself though for ramming the cop cars. i did not see in the video after the truck was stopped the officers being threatened. i did see them fire into the vehicle and then run up on it
November 4, 2013 at 10:56am
south park is not left wing. the creators are libertarians.
October 30, 2013 at 9:24am
or maybe the server was emphasizing just how important it is for the food to be cooked without shrimp and the f-bomb was to make sure it stayed in the cooks mind?
October 30, 2013 at 9:18am
it is ironic isint it. i looked at the headline and laughed. christians never talk about not observing christmas or easter due to their pagan beginnings. nor do they fret about the pagan practice of god eating or as christians call it, communion.
October 30, 2013 at 9:14am
the headline is absurd and the sign of a fool. h2o is a molecule, not an element. the hydrogen and oxygen the molecule are comprised of are elements. burning hydrogen or oxygen is neither unlikely or new.
October 29, 2013 at 2:11pm
when they test it or roll it out?
October 25, 2013 at 12:12pm
wagman is right. want proof? just check the comments section on the story of the pizza guy that got robbed and killed the robber. filled with racist blaze readers’ comments. Racism and bigotry is in both parties. its the individuals that are the racists, not the parties. also check any article involving gay rights. full of religious bigotry there.
October 24, 2013 at 10:14am
racist fool. trayvon martin committed no crime the night zimmerman stalked and confronted him, but youll never see that since it was a black teenager. if martin had killed zimmerman he would have been justified under the “stand your ground law”. yet i doubt any of you will recognize that fact since you are blinded by his skin color. going off of the comments i see on this site on a daily basis, im starting to think the democrats are right on their claims that the republican and tea party condones racism.