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I laugh every time I hear some stupid pothead say "Weed isn't a drug! It's an herb!" Right. I guess aspirin isn't a drug because the salicylic acid was discovered in a willow tree. I suppose Taxols (cancer medicine) aren't drugs because they were isolated from the Pacific Yew tree. And digoxin (heart medication) can't be a drug because it was discovered in the foxglove plant. And caffeine CERTAINLY can't be a drug because it's found in tea leaves. Let's not even start with how heroin can't be a drug because it comes from the opium poppy. Hell, that's a FLOWER! How can it be a drug!
Saying to legalise weed so people can use it medicinally when it actually helps is retarded. It's already legal and available when prescribed by a doctor. "legalising" it is about pothead wasters wanting to get high without the po-po harshing their buzz and taking their stash...
No 81, it's about not wasting tax dollars on people who cause no harm to society. Imprisoning people ruins their lives a lot more than weed does. It costs society a lot more than legalization would. It is dumb and evil to keep throwing people in prison just because you don't like them.
Calyx - no harm to society, eh? Try telling that to the old woman I admitted to the hospital a few days ago because the dumbass driving behind her was too fucking stoned to stop before he plowed into her car. I'm sick of clueless people who think that marijuana causes no harm.
Calyx- how is it "evil" to place people in state custody when they knowingly break the law? Marijuana isn't a life saving agent, especially for those who would be arrested for its possession(if it was proven necessary the person would have a prescription), you wouldn't be charged if it was against your will.. therefore, it's choosing to break the law. That deserves arrest and legal penalty, period. If you don't want to go to jail and the consequences associated... just say no. How hard is that to grasp?
92 - Alcohol is legal, yet if abused, it can be very troublesome. Cigarettes are legal, and look how THAT ravages the body. Besides, haven't we learned from prohibition? It just doesn't work. I'm not saying legalize every drug under the sun, but if you legalize weed, I would guarantee you a lot of that money used to enforce those laws could be used elsewhere.
PYLrulz - I can't tell if you're arguing with me or supporting my argument. I completely agree that driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana is stupid and dangerous and not harmless is some choose to believe. Marijuana is NOT some harmless leaf that magically makes everything better. It is dangerous and harmful which is why it is ILLEGAL in most countries. Don't like the law? Then move somewhere where you can toke to your heart's content.
Fml isn't about marijuana .. Smoking marijuana is a choice , but if you smoke marijuana ' cause you think it's "cool" you shouldn't be smoking it. You just make marijuana smokers look bad. @ Docbastard: how do you know the guy was under the influence of marijuana ? I've driven high and I was fine I knew what I was doing.
Ugh! Ssmonster22, does it hurt to be that stupid... really... DocBastard obviously made an analogy of an experience that happens far too often. I guess the pot has already killed off the neural structures that govern abstract processing and or the working memory required to assemble the semantics of his post. Frankly, I hope a law enforcement official runs your IP and gets you with possession before you risk the lives of others again. Seriously, you disgust me!
I dunno, the problem isn't really the weed itself, when used in a controlled matter as a way to relax at a party, the same as alcohol. The problem is the people who wake up, smoke it first thing every day and act like that's normal. If you did that with alcohol we call you an alcoholic and it's considered a serious problem. Do that with weed and we call you a silly stoner and all have a good laugh while you hop in your car and run off the road because your hand was in a bag of Doritos instead of on the wheel.
I didn't make an analogy at all. I admitted both the old lady and the stoner that hit her. We do urine tox screens on all our trauma patients, and his was positive for marijuana. ssmonster22 - There is a major problem with your statement. If you were high, then you did NOT know what you were doing. That's the problem with being under the influence of drugs or alcohol - you simply can NOT determine if you are safe to drive. I can't tell you how many drunk drivers I've seen who have been WAY over the limit who tell me, "I didn't have that many! I swear! I'm not even that drunk!"
104: yeah they're gonna track my ip .. You're funny. I never made clear what I was high on. I also quit . Docbastard: well I just thought it was interesting because I haven't heard of anyone wrecking or putting anyone else's life in danger while being under the influence of marijuana and driving. I assure you I was in complete control the whole time. Maybe you've never been high.. It's not like being drunk at all it actually amplifies your senses.
Christ ssMonster22, does it hurt to be that stupid? Why does my crystal ball show your future as a different man's bitch every night in prison when you finally get arrested for possession... and me applauding. Please give your parents a talking to for doing such a piss poor job with you....
Captin crank: you don't know me, and I won't go to prison cause I'm not as stupid as you think. Look at it this way if you think I'm so stupid I could actually blame it on "marijuana" , but what could you blame your stupidity on? You're 34 years old and dumb. Do you use your ass to think man? I also said I quit in the comment above, and I did talk to my parents about it. So take your smart ass somewhere else man.
Thats funny ssmonster, I'm fireman and I happen to recall numerous accidents that I've responded to caused by drivers that were under the influence of marijuana. My brother is a stoner and I can assure you that it does nothing close to "amplifying his senses". At least in a manner that would improve his driving ability.
Cool man it's always good to learn something new. I actually read that in a biology book that marijuana amplified your senses. Its been said before that if you were stupid before you started smoking you're still gonna be stupid, and vice versa. One of the most respected scientist Carl Sagan smoked pot.
Ssmonster - so what if he did, and what do you mean if he was stupid, started smoking and stayed stupid, how does that amplify your senses, marijuana changes your depth perception, you aren't in control when you smoke it, and why would you call yourself "not stupid" if you smoke it and then drive, complete dumbass move
120: hey man just read my book. Just because I did before doesn't mean I still do. Like I've said twice before I quit. Even though it was stupid to drive while high I did not wreck, and people wreck while they are completely sober anyway. Like I said before I was in control I was actually driving a little slower than the speed limit and I was making sure I did everything right. Just to end this whole marijuana argument I'll just say that just like alcohol you should be responsible with it.
@ #15, I can see why she would feel the way she does, considering how stories of creepy old men have been being reported more and more on the news these days. The first time I met my current wife's parents, her parents acted the same way and it sorta creeped me out, because I was the first relationship since her divorce years prior(she was always to busy with work and her 3 kids for dating) and her parents had been pushing her to find someone constantly, so when they met me, they were like the OP's dad. When we left she apologized for it and explained why they did it, but it still creeped me out, but the next time they were more mellow about it.
Mike, you did say your current wife, this suggests you weren't daft enough to not speak to her again over something so trivial. Then again, we are all assuming it wasn't something he did, like spending the rest of the night playing with lego instead of making "sweet love" to her...
Extrapolation, lightning judgment, yes, I know, but this is FML. *ahem* Your girl needs a sense of humor, I can honestly say that my fiancee would have cracked up laughing if my folks had done that the first time I brought her home. Hell we've joked around with worse :P
Unless you socked him on his nose, this is entirely your fault, m'boy.