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Date: 09/14/07 02:10 AM

86 Responses to Dope and Driving

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    procker14 Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    Link: Dope and Driving - How does marijuana effect someone`s driving ability?
  2. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Well I`ll be damned.
  3. Profile photo of Artanis
    Artanis Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:18 am
    i drive fine, same with my older brother, and my dad, and all their friends, so...
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    madcherries Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:29 am
    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:42 am
    ^ lol

    I wasn`t surprised.

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    Ria25 Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:45 am
    Doesn`t suprise me, I know when I smoke I try to act as "normal" as possible paying closer attention to what I do. Like stated in the clip while high you realize your impaired, unlike when you drunk. (Like when you take your top off to prove your not drunk......hangs head in shame.....)
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:46 am
    HAHA madcherries.

    Interesting.

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    apttodo Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:58 am
    No, well, I drive stupidly bad after smoking.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 3:20 am
    Weed is like boy bands, wheels that keep spinning after you stop, and wearing your pants around your knees. Legal\Safe or not, its still drating stupid.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 3:45 am
    proud to say i`m 18 years old and never smoked weed and still not interested
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    pubhopper07 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:04 am
    i`m not surprised, and i agree with what was said in the end. i`ve never had any problems. i quit pot a while ago tho.
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:13 am
    Hmmm, and yet alcohol is legal? I`ve seen more fights, injuries, attempted rapes and arrests due to alcohol consumption then due to the use of pot. This video didn`t surprise me a bit. Pot is only illegal because of the textile, lumber, and oil companies (back in the 30`s) finding out how useful it was. You can`t have something that is that much of a threat to profits just growing wild and being used freely by the common man.
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    KitsumiMaru Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:18 am
    @Jerm_leather you`re damn right there fella!

    alcohol - kills your liver
    cigarettes - kills you.
    eating cannabis - absolutely nothing.

    Case closed.

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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:25 am
    Aww, maaan... I totally posted this link like 2 weeks ago under the "Just A Plant" book link, because someone insisted smoking pot completely impairs your driving ability. Damn you! I deserve credit for this link... =P

    I`ll give myself credit. Here, me:

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/forums.asp?pag...

    Happy?

    Yes. Thank you.

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    madcherries Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:37 am
    iarechigz: I give you credit, and a cookie, and 2 gold stars.

    And an e-joint.

    To get you e-high.

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:12 am
    I used 5 minutes just to think of something useful to put here, but this was the best I came up with:
    Slower reaction times -> bigger risks. I don`t like pot. The few times I have tried it, it made me totally nauseous and my heartbeats arrhytmic..
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    madcherries Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:34 am
    "Slower reaction times -> bigger risks."

    I`m glad you spent 5 minutes thinking of that, considering they covered it in the video and found he reacted just fine.

    Like he says multiple times in the video, and in most cases I`ve heard, drivers tend to be much more cautious when they`re high. Therefore they are paying more attention to the road and might just notice that car stopped in front of them a little bit sooner...

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:42 am
    ^And how did they cover that? With some simple braking test where the driver knows that the person ahead is going to brake soon? As the host said at the end of the show:This was not by any means a scientific test...

    Lets put that pothead into city traffic and see how he manages.

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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:14 am
    Thanks madcherries. Turns out e-high is the only high I`m getting tonight. =P
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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:22 am
    I don`t drive high nor do I reccommend it by any means, but one of my close friends actually drives much better when she`s high than when she`s sober. She`s reckless as hell when she`s sober, and frankly, it scares me. She`ll tailgate, cut people off... she`s had so many speeding tickets I don`t know how she manages. When she`s high (and it`s probably the paranoia, don`t get me wrong), she maintains a considerable distance from other vehicles, pays closer attention to her surroundings, and keeps her speed well within the legal limit.

    I don`t mind people being high behind the wheel... it`s drunk drivers that frighten the piss out of me. =(

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    madcherries Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:42 am
    "Lets put that pothead into city traffic and see how he manages."

    Been there, done that. So have countless others, and it seems to work out just fine.

    Sure, some people can`t drive worth a damn stoned. But then again, some people can`t drive worth a damn sober either.

    Any way you cut it, it doesn`t mess with your driving skills nearly as much as alcohol does.

    I`d say you would even be worse off driving while sleep deprived or with a head cold.

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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:54 am
    Factoid ~ Sometimes god cries when you touch yourself at night.. Just thought I`d throw that out there.

    No, but seriously; it`s a bummer that you had such an unpleasant reaction to pot. It seems very rare, but I have heard of such a thing before. Perhaps you just got ahold of some bad buds. Try a different strain and see how it goes. Remember; quitters never win! :-P

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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:00 am
    "I`d say you would even be worse off driving while sleep deprived or with a head cold."

    Absolutely true.

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    Carefreak Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:09 am
    *Passes the e-joint around*

    On a slightly different note, wouldn`t the relaxing effect of weed help reduce `road rage`?

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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:11 am
    didnt have the time to watch all of it. But from thw comments i can picture a dumb host trying to say pot is bad for you
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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:20 am
    "On a slightly different note, wouldn`t the relaxing effect of weed help reduce `road rage`?"

    That`s another thing I forgot to mention. That same friend of mine also has really bad road rage (one time a van backing out of a driveway cut her off and she honked her horn at him for 10 seconds, I kid you not), and she`s much more easygoing about traffic when she`s high.

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:20 am
    Ok. Some facts from Factoid:
    - Isn`t it true that if you panic when driving, you should be discussing this w/ your doctor? There are beta-blockers and other stuff available that can help without giving "too relaxed" feelin.
    - Jerm`s god can cry, cause for me there are no gods.
    - Isn`t it true that there has been thousands of times more people driving drunk than stoned and there hasn`t been any problems? Conclusion: It`s ok to drive drunk. ?
    - You can take overdose of pot too, am I right? When someone says he/she is afraid of drunk drivers more than people that are high behind the wheel, we should remember that.
    - Driving when too tired is prohibite also, isn`t it? Of course it is hard to tell if you are too tired or not (unless you are a truck driver and have a "black box" that records the driving hours in your truck)
    - I`m not so pissed off that I may sound. Just too many people I know have been killed because of people driving under influence of
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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:22 am
    illegal substances.. And that road rage thing is also a matter between people and their doctors..
  29. Profile photo of Kragoth
    Kragoth Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:37 am
    Wow, it`s not like I don`t know this already. Not at all. It`s like, Weed actually improving concentration? WOW! TOTALLY unheard of >_<

    "Lets put that pothead into city traffic and see how he manages." Thousands of people do this every day. Most of the time when marijuana is related to driving accidents it`s because someone has been drinking at the same time. Stimulants and depressants together is never a good idea.

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    Elendil Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:39 am
    @Factoid :
    "You can take overdose of pot too, am I right?"
    nope.. or at least not by smoking it. (btw it`s not a scientific fact, just common knowledge that you will pass out waaay before you reach overdose levels)
    Eating and smoking at the same time can be hazardous, but anyway pot users tend to act more responsibly than alcohol users (can be a consequence of pot being illegal, and thus people wanting to stay under the radar when high, and/or of the effects of the plant itself)
    Anyway it should be legal, just like tobacco is (ie you can`t grow it), and I don`t say it`s safer than tobacco or alcohol, but that it`s harmless compared to other illegal drugs (btw none of them should be illegal imo, but that`s another issue)
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    Kragoth Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:42 am
    "You can take overdose of pot too, am I right?" PS: No, you cannot overdose on pot. It`s literally impossible. No one, OD`s on pot. there is just no real way for the concentration of THC to overdose on you from weed, there just isn`t enough of it. You`d have to live in a hotboxed room after eating weed and smoking it from a bong. And then you would still pass out before you die. You can take large quantities of it, but you basically calm down and become completely still, it`s not like alcohol where you lose control. Someone driving a car would just stop driving it on the middle of the road rather than spinning out and hitting lots of people.
    The main cause of bad driving is really alcahol, and poor driving in general.
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    happyshopper Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:43 am
    yeah just feel its a good time to point out that drugs are bad, lol na im just pootin ya of course they aren`t. i personally dont drive but nearly everyone i know who does(obviously only my pothead friends which is about 90% of the people i know) drive and smoke or smoke and drive however you wanna look at it and i feel safer when they are stoned to when they aren`t. however i am also stoned at this point so that my affect my judgement of the driving but think about it aren`t you likely to take more care when puffin on a fat one as not to get pulled over. also i hate cars and most drivers, i think we should make it law, can`t drive unless you`ve had least a .5 head to your jacks.
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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:43 am
    "Isn`t it true that there has been thousands of times more people driving drunk than stoned and there hasn`t been any problems? Conclusion: It`s ok to drive drunk?"

    Whoa, what the hell did you just say?

    There is no statistic whatsoever that suggests that *more* people drive drunk than those who drive stoned, in fact, if I was going to make an educated guess, I would say that more people drive under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. And OF COURSE there have been "problems" associated with driving drunk. I`ve had family members, friends, classmates who have been killed by drunk drivers or who have driven drunk and killed *themselves*. I`m not even aware of a minor vehicular accident attributed to the use of marijuana. Alcohol is a whole different ball park, buddy.

    That whole statement of yours was completely off base.

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:44 am
    "Most of the time when marijuana is related to driving accidents it`s because someone has been drinking at the same time.. "

    You realize that that is one of the main reasons it should not be leagalized? I think alcohol is enough..

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:49 am
    "I would say that more people drive under the influence of marijuana than alcohol."

    Hah. Thats just poo. Alcohol can be bought from stores all around the world. There`s no way driving high is more common than driving drunk! You don`t need statistics, common sense should be enough..

    Kragoth: By "overdose" I meant more like the amount of pot that makes you unable to drive. Like there`s a similar "overdose" when it comes to alcohol usage.

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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:57 am
    "Hah. Thats just poo. Alcohol can be bought from stores all around the world. There`s no way driving high is more common than driving drunk! You don`t need statistics, common sense should be enough.."

    Simply because alcohol is more readily available to people does not mean that everyone who has a drink is going to drive. I`d like to think that most people who drink DO have a decent enough judgement to keep themselves off the road. There is no direct ratio whatsoever to the number of people who consume alcohol and the number who drive under the influence of it. Yes, a lot of people do drink and drive, but I`d absolutely hazard a guess that more people on the road at any given time are high than those who are drunk. I feel like I`m arguing with a three-year-old.

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    fluffypink Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:06 am
    I`m a drinker and my husband is a biiiiig pot smoker. But you know what, I think that both should be zero tollerance. Everyone is affected differnetly by both and at different times - sometimes I can drink all night (not drive- obviously) and be pretty sober but a few times I have had 1 glass of wine and felt really quite drunk. Same with my husband -sometimes he`s fine smoking all night - other times a few drags and hes off with the fairies! I just think that for the safety of everyone there should just be zero tollerance. Come on, what`s the point in "just the one" anyway- there`s no fun in that!!
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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:09 am
    "Simply because alcohol is more readily available to people does not mean that everyone who has a drink is going to drive."

    True. And that goes with weed-people too, doesn`t it?

    "Yes, a lot of people do drink and drive, but I`d absolutely hazard a guess that more people on the road at any given time are high than those who are drunk."

    I don`t know where you live, but please remember that U.S isn`t the whole world. If you people drive so often high, that doesn`t mean that problem is everywhere.

    "I feel like I`m arguing with a three-year-old."

    Good. I don`t feel like I`m arguing now.. but it`s ok if you do. Btw if you are for legalizing pot, I hope you read my post a few messages upwards.. Don`t you agree?

    And yes, I`m 3 years old. My parents don`t know I`m in internet now..

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    parmonie Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:37 am
    RAVEN:
    Remember:
    AFFECT is a
    VERB and
    EFFECT is a
    NOUN!

    There`s a little grammar tidbit for everyone. :)

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    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:57 am
    What a load of crap, if he`s a regular dope smoker it will take 3 or 4 scoobs twice the size of that one to get him even slightly stoned, so he was as straight in the second test as in the first. That johhny wasn`t even big enough to get a first-timer high, let alone a regular user. Andway, I am the walrus, I am the sandman.
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    September 14, 2007 at 9:05 am
    ^parmonie - RAVEN - HA HA HA HA!

    I love grammar tidbits! That was great. Now if we could just teach people about the You`re vs. Your thing...

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    madcherries Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 9:09 am
    I will just say this.

    THE INABILITY OF STUPID PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE WITH THEIR SUBSTANCES IS NO REASON TO BAN IT.

    Keeping these substances illegal only makes people less educated and more prone to lose control.

    Legalize substances, people learn responsibility. Or they`re screwed.

    Not enough people have that trait anymore.

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    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 11:14 am
    Hmmm, and yet alcohol is legal? I`ve seen more fights, injuries, attempted rapes and arrests due to alcohol consumption then due to the use of pot. "This video didn`t surprise me a bit. Pot is only illegal because of the textile, lumber, and oil companies (back in the 30`s) finding out how useful it was. You can`t have something that is that much of a threat to profits just growing wild and being used freely by the common man."


    and due to the fact that you can get cannabis psychosis`s and serious paranoia.

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    HRDankness Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 11:15 am
    All of you who have never smoked weed have no clue what it is like to be high. It`s nothing like the intoxication of being drunk. It`s truly safer than you think.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 11:48 am
    -and due to the fact that you can get cannabis psychosis`s and serious paranoia.-

    why don`t you throw up your link to the well documented medical website that says that.

    or did you just hear it from someone?

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    Razzed Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    Biffy, the serious paranoia that people experience while high comes mostly from the fact that it is an illegal substance.

    And cannabis psychosis? I don`t think I`ve ever heard that specific term, but if you are thinking of the cases of psychosis, depression, and schizophrenia that are caused by the use of pot, they have been linked to adolescents that use pot often and for many years. It becomes a moot point when talking of legalization because there are very few people who would advocate for adolescents to be able to buy pot.

    When an adult with a fully developed brain and nervous system uses pot responsibly, the negative side effects associated with pot become negligable for the most part. The few exceptions that I can think of are adults that are allergic to pot and adults that have pre-existing mental illnesses.

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    andymaiden4 Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    weed always makes me better at stuff :D
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    Vindicate Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    Eh, still hate pot either way.

    Not to mention one of the english teachers at my high school was hit and killed by someone who was high.

    So, as with anything, some people pay more attention and some don`t. Just like with alcohol. Just because some 300+ pound guy won`t get buzzed after a beer does NOT mean some 120 lb girl won`t.

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    nescient1 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    obvious?
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:56 pm
    Doesn`t surprise me. I`m always more cautious when stoned. Remember: Pot doesn`t make you paranoid....Cops do!
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    xScalawag Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 1:11 pm
    http://www.world-mysteries.com/marijuana...

    Yeah, stop stereotyping us hippies! D=

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    kristun666 Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    Ok, I dated a pot head. And his driving was basically the exact same when he was high as when he was sober. He would always say that he would NOT drive drunk, and he never did, but he has no problem at all driving stoned. And whoever says that alcohol is easier to come by has obviously never bought weed. As long as you know someone, it`s extremely easy to find a dealer. Just have to know someone who`s gonna confirm that you`re not police or something. There is always a guy out there with a crapload that he needs to sell.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    TNX FOR THE LINK XSCALAWAG.

    MARIJUANA SHOULD BE INDUSTRIALIZED! THERE`S A LOT OF IGNORANT IDIOTS SWALLOWING THE SH`T BIG COMPANIES SHOVE DOWN THEIR THROATS.

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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:16 pm
    AFFECT, NOT EFFECT. FFS.
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
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    September 14, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    What they say is true - pot smokers are better drivers than sober ones, because they are concentrating harder on what they are doing. I drive regularly while smoking pot, and have for ohh ... 12 years now. I`ve never been in a wreck, never had a problem at all. Talking on your cell phone has been proven to make you drive worse than a drunk driver, and that`s still legal in a lot of places.

    And the statistic that people who die with traces of marijuana in their system is kind of false ... well it`s true, but it`s because pot stays in your system upwards of a month. So having smoked pot a month prior to getting in a wreck doesn`t mean marijuana contributed to the wreck. But the police can say it does. Weak.

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    iansquall Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    The reason he did better/well was because he already did that test. Give him a new test that he hasn`t yet practiced once. Conditioning, you know?

    I`m not against pot nor am I for it. I`m just saying. And I could be wrong, this thought just popped in my head.

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    ponyrunswild Female 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    Hmm..that`s interesting. So, basically, the USA should legalize pot, because it helps us to focus more on our driving, thus producing better drivers.
    I love science. lol
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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    I love that the majority of IAB users who smoke pot are more articulate and better educated than those who do not. I`m glad we`re representing a community that has been stereotyped for ages to be unintelligent and reproachful.

    I`m not a criminal. I always exhibit concern for other peoples` safety. I`m goal-oriented. I`m compassionate and treat people with respect. I have good hygiene. I am well-educated. I`m a decent person with a sense of humor and a good heart. I smoke a bowl every now and again.

    I don`t understand how that one last statement can make null and void all of the previous statements. I despise labels. Just because I smoke does not make me what you think of as a "stoner" or a "pothead".

    I know that`s sort of unrelated to the actual topic at hand, but I feel that it had to be said.

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    Starshine24 Female 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:44 pm
    i`m neither for nor against pot. but i think it`d be a good idea if ppl who want to be writers to smoke pot and sit in an empty room with paper and pens. see how they do.
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 5:44 pm
    i`ll remember that
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    "I`m not a criminal... I smoke a bowl every now and again."

    A brief logic lesson for the "well-educated": If you smoke pot you`re breaking the law. If you break the law, you`re a criminal.

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    mr_stache Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    Hurray! Hail the end of society as pot users take the opportunity to go overboard!
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    iarechiqz, lol u seem really interested in this topic though i must agree with a lot that has been said. I have friends who are complete potheads but are pretty skilled drivers when they`re in the influence. This is coming from a guy and friends that live in LA traffic, but still too much weed makes ya really drowsy-like and thus creates a not so great driver haha.

    remember kids! dont drink and drive! but dont smoke too much pot either! hahaha

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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    Heres one to factoid too... yea alcohol is readily available around but do you ever hear about the big busts they do in Florida and other states how they have houses full or marijuana? think of the houses and greenhouses that have not been found. Marijuana is actually available everywhere if you know where to look for it. They`re either grown here or imported thanks to the Central Americans. I agree with Chiqz. I have another friend who smokes pot and he retains information like a sponge and could easily regurgitate what the professor has taught. He`s quite the intellectual too, talk to him about US history and he`ll speak like if he were some living textbook. I don`t hate pot smokers I wouldn`t mind lighting a spliff with them hahaha. I have done my share to know whats good and bad, but don`t take me for an addict like many alcoholics are. I do it (smoke and drink) but not as often as its portrayed on television just on social occasions which I hardly get to.
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    mr stache, hail to the end of society as we thought would happen after the repeal of prohibition. Oh guess what? its not as bad as we thought huh? Besides I`m sure theres a lot of non smokers who would prefer to stay that way. Geez, as if the whole US would be in a cloud of smoke or something haha.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:29 pm
    umm... ya know, you can make a meal with drugs... but ya dont use just pot... you use Pot Butter so ya dont burn off the effects... and cooking enhance the effects, yay for me
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    iarechigz Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    I also think it`s absurd that people think everyone who smokes CONDONES it. I`ve said this before, but I guess it needs to be repeated: If you`re drug-free, STAY that way. It`s extremely noble. We support you. Not everyone is "trying to get you to smoke pot".

    Almightybob1: I was hoping nobody would catch that. =P You`re completely right. What I MEANT was the connotation that the word `criminal` carries. The picture that pops into everyone`s mind when they think of a `criminal`. I`m not that person. Thanks for calling me out, though. My hat`s off to you.

    Atlacatl - Thanks for your support (I think?). And I`m not what you`d call a "frequent" smoker. It`s like you said -- just on social occasions which I hardly get to. I have three friends who smoke, and I only do so in their company. Never on my own or with my non-smoking friends.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    Just when I was enjoying the image of you in a black-and-white-striped shirt... ;)
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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    xScalawag~ Thanks for posting that. Seek the truth and you shall find it. There are countless other articles, and independent studies (i.e. not performed by people seeking a particular outcome) that show the utter lack of relevant evidence to necessitate the prohibition of marijuana.

    iarechigz ~ Marry me! lol. Thank you for saying what I have trying to get into people`s heads for the last 6 years of my life: Labels only serve to perpetuate closed minds. I am an intellectual and I can`t tell you how many times I have been treated like a mental defect purely because of my preference for pot over alcohol when in social situations. Get a grip, people. Like I said before, its only illegal because big industries didn`t want to lose profits. Do your research.
    In 10th grade I was chosen to participate in a school debate on the legalization of marijuana for medical use. (continued below..)

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    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 8:41 pm
    (continued from above) The debate was extremely lop sided due to the fact that the opposing side expected to be able to just spout all the brainwashing BS about pot that people are fed from the time they are kids in order to discredit my arguments. Sorry, folks. Most of that crap is just propaganda. The Goverment lying to it`s people for it`s own financial gain!?!? Perish the thought..

    Anyways, it`s always best to make your own judgments then to simply assume you are always being told the truth by the Goverment and the media.

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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 9:50 pm
    iarechiqz, haha i was supporting ya fully so your welcome (i Think?) hahaha. but after our last closing words here no one`s attempted to rebuttal... yet... that`s because i know someone with a "rightious" mindset would start telling us right from wrong sometime. But yea I know what you mean by criminal. I`m sure we`re criminals if the government can`t (haven`t bothered) to tax the goods.
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    ohhh and thanks for being the only person I met that spelled atlacatl correctly =]
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    envyrain Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 1:14 am
    I truly believe the main reason for so many people being against the legalization of weed is only because it`s been illegal their entire lives. They were raised on the notation that society says pot is wrong because it`s illegal, and any law-abiding citizen wants to agree with the laws their country sets down for them because they don`t want to get punished.

    It`s a lower level of morality: Basing morals on punishments and what people tell you, as opposed to basing morals on personal experience and individual thinking which is a higher level of morality.

    People don`t get high and go nuts on a killing spree or go and beat their children in a drunken rage. When people get high, they eat food and relax, maybe take a nap, or have deep conversations about nothing. Marijuana is a happy drug.

    Haha

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 2:44 am
    Sorry guys. It`s funny that we are in that position that I (for example) have to try to convince people to understand that "it`s not ok to drive a car under the influence of a chemical substance that affects the central neural system".. Oh well.. times change..

    Nobody noticed that the guy said he underestimated the speed.. That`s a known fact (as well as underestimating the distance). But maybe it doesn`t matter.

    And I have smoked pot and I have lots of friends who do that regularly (some of them use harder stuff now too, which is a pity..), I dont mind if you smoke it or not but even my pothead friends think it`s utterly stupid to get high before going behind the wheel.. If you want to believe in some kind of conspiracies, feel free to do so.

    And sorry for my grammar .. this isn´t my native language, you know..

    Happy weekend.. with a joint or without it.

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    j2moneyj2d2 Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 5:37 am
    haha that sounds about right. I drive stoned, and I tend to drive better when I`m high. :-P

    I`ve totalled 2 cars when completely sober, nothing has happened when I`ve been stoned.

    I think it`s because I basically learned how to drive high :-P

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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    September 15, 2007 at 7:36 am
    ^atlacatl - Friday, September 14, 2007 9:50:06 PM
    "iarechiqz, haha i was supporting ya fully so your welcome"

    You`re welcome

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    bmxer1988 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 10:25 am
    I do not smoke but i do support the legalization of weed. America spends billions of dollars a year enforcing laws against weed, if it was legalized we could tax the crap out of it (like cigarettes) and it would still be cheaper than what people are paying for it now. Furthermore if it were legal people wouldn`t be killing each other over it. And finally if weed was legal farmers in the us could grow it and make money off of it. I firmly believe that alcohol has a much more negative effect on judgment and awareness than weed... just my two cents.
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    Purplefreak Female 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    *Takes a hit from a joint*

    Yeah, I could have told you that.

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    Shillier Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    quotes from the article that xScalawag linked to - "REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon."
    "Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment."
    "In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs; Department of Agriculture"
    "In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the Great Depression."

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    Well I`m personally all for the legalization of weed, for tons of reasons.

    The only problem with saying it would have brought us out of the great depression is that it wasn`t made illegal until the 70`s

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    procker14 Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 12:07 am
    For those against pot.

    Do you realize the reasons behind illegalization of marijuana?

    1930:

    Dupont had just perfected it`s newest creation.
    NYLON.
    The biggest rival, Hemp.
    Who did this company turn to?
    Corrupt politician Harry Anslinger and William Randolf Hearst (Ironically enough Harry was married to the neice of Dupont`s Banker, and head of the US Treasury Andrew Mellon).

    Hearst made his fortune by selling lies as the truth and only furtured his wealth with a large investment of timber and paper mills.
    (He developed a hate for mexicans after Pancho Villa took over 800,000 acres of logging land.)

    He feared Hemp because it was healthier for the environment to produce high grade paper, cardboard, and fiberboard. The process was less toxic than using trees and could have saved ACRES of trees.


    Racism and corporate America at it`s finest.

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    procker14 Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 12:12 am
    Using racism and a media machine which churned out thousands of stories of "mexicans, negros, and entertainers" raping and murdering under the influence of marijuana they struck fear into America.


    "There are 100,000 marijuana smokers in the United States, most of which are mexicans, negroes, filiphinos and entertainers. Their satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to search for sexual relations with negroes, entertainers, and anyothers."
    -Harry Anslinger


    "Marijuana influences negroes to look at white people in the eyes, step on white men`s shadows, and look at white women twice"
    -William Hearst


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    procker14 Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 12:16 am
    1930`s*


    my bad.

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    Miss_Candie Female 13-17
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    September 16, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    i`m not that surprised.
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    Devin88 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    it`s an herb.
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    Livista Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2007 at 3:45 pm
    Two words: George Michael.
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