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(UPI)   NY health officials: "Marijuana is holding you back." Public: "That's like, your personal opinion, man"   (upi.com) divider line 144
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2008-12-05 11:00:46 AM
are they being weened off through the use of white russians?
 
2008-12-05 11:10:05 AM
In all reality, this is not a bad approach. Rather than acting like cannabis users are criminals deserving to be alongside the rapists in PMITA prison, give them the opportunity to take measures to improve their lifestyle if quitting or cutting back is the way to do that. That's about the level of involvement the government should have in regards to cannabis.
 
2008-12-05 11:17:31 AM
I'm one of the people they're targeting with that initiative, and I say to them heartly, fark off. I'm about to get promoted and get a raise, meanwhile I'm blazed 90% of the time I'm not at work. I'm also absurdly punctual and haven't missed a project deadline in months. Things don't necessarily go hand in hand, and we shouldn't all be painted with the same brush. People will simply stereotype against smokers more upon seeing those ads.

I am glad they are going about it in a non Draconian way though. *cough* gun possession *cough*

My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

But that's just not the way this country works anymore.
 
2008-12-05 11:18:12 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons: are they being weened off through the use of white russians?

Just trading one vice for another.
 
2008-12-05 12:20:09 PM
The brochure points out that heavy marijuana use can cause loss of energy or motivation. Heavy users may have "a hard time meeting responsibilities or getting things done, waking up in the morning; getting to work or school on time; finishing projects and completing plans, the brochure says.

So you get the lazy people off pot and then what? they're still lazy, only now they're not stoned.
 
2008-12-05 12:28:50 PM
legendary: My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

Of this there is total truth.

Sometimes it's good to take a break, though. A week off once a year goes a long way to doing something -OR- what?
 
2008-12-05 12:34:16 PM
It's good for the flu
It's good for asthma
Good for tuberculosis
Even umara composis
 
2008-12-05 12:37:23 PM
www.puppiesandflowers.com
 
2008-12-05 12:57:17 PM
Tr0mBoNe: legendary: My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

Of this there is total truth.

Sometimes it's good to take a break, though. A week off once a year goes a long way to doing something -OR- what?


The nature of supply and demand takes care of this. Dry spells happen once or twice a year.

Usually I end up having crazy dreams. It's pretty cool actually.
 
2008-12-05 12:57:58 PM
jonasborg: In all reality, this is not a bad approach. Rather than acting like cannabis users are criminals deserving to be alongside the rapists in PMITA prison, give them the opportunity to take measures to improve their lifestyle if quitting or cutting back is the way to do that. That's about the level of involvement the government should have in regards to cannabis.

The best anti-weed ad they ever put out, was the one with the kid talking about his older brother who smokes weed and never got arrested or in trouble... or got a job, or went to college or got a girlfriend, a life, apartment etc. etc.

The extreme scare tactic approach is just laughable... even to kids. 'Bout time the anti-drug folks started copping on to that...
 
2008-12-05 01:03:07 PM
legendary: The nature of supply and demand takes care of this. Dry spells happen once or twice a year.

Usually I end up having crazy dreams. It's pretty cool actually.


It's usually around late January for me. Some massive snow storm locks down the entire province and everyone runs out.

/2.5 hours until weekend
 
2008-12-05 01:14:00 PM
legendary:

The nature of supply and demand takes care of this. Dry spells happen once or twice a year.



One of the reasons I love living where I do... If it's not coming in from the South via 95 into Providence, RI, then it's coming in off the fishing boats in New Bedford, MA.

Last drought around here was 2 years ago when one of the bigger dealers got busted, but that was only for a day or two.
 
2008-12-05 01:36:53 PM
submitter: NY health officials: "Marijuana is holding you back from murdering several people who probably need it."

Weird, some of the words got cut out on my monitor.
 
2008-12-05 02:03:38 PM
And I'm sure they do the same thing to people who are overweight but go to McDonalds several times a week, or spend the entire weekend pissed out of there mind.

Oh, they don't? Then fark off.
 
2008-12-05 02:04:26 PM
Mind if I do a J?
 
2008-12-05 02:05:27 PM
madmann: submitter: NY health officials: "Marijuana is holding you back from murdering several people who probably need it punching NY health officials."

Fixed.
 
2008-12-05 02:06:45 PM
Got through college in three years with a real major. The last person to blast my recreational activities took twice as long to get a Bachelor's in Sociology.
 
2008-12-05 02:07:58 PM
Hold me back.
 
2008-12-05 02:08:08 PM
This is your brain:
www.morphonix.com

This is your brain ON WEED:
microscopiq.com

/AS IF
//LEGALIZE IT, ALREADY
 
2008-12-05 02:08:31 PM
madmann: submitter: NY health officials: "Marijuana is holding you back from murdering several people who probably need it."

Weird, some of the words got cut out on my monitor.


LOl - you're funny but not as funny as you would be on weed.
 
2008-12-05 02:08:32 PM
I'm not a failure because I smoke weed.
I smoke weed because I'm a failure.
 
2008-12-05 02:09:30 PM
I've had plenty of time where stoned guys at McDonalds have held back my fries because they are blazed out of their minds. then again, if you work at McDonald's, you need something to get through the day.
 
2008-12-05 02:10:25 PM
"Have you ever seen the back of a ten-dollar bill...ON WEED?"
 
2008-12-05 02:10:27 PM
Why don't they just pass some laws banning the possession, use, or distribution of marijuana?

Problem solved.

You're welcome.
 
2008-12-05 02:10:47 PM
Some people do need to farking cut back though.
 
2008-12-05 02:10:52 PM
Sin_City_Superhero: This is your brain:


This is your brain ON WEED:
microscopiq.com

/AS IF
//LEGALIZE IT, ALREADY



Cute clown
 
2008-12-05 02:11:56 PM
legendary: Tr0mBoNe: legendary: My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

Of this there is total truth.

Sometimes it's good to take a break, though. A week off once a year goes a long way to doing something -OR- what?

The nature of supply and demand takes care of this. Dry spells happen once or twice a year.

Usually I end up having crazy dreams. It's pretty cool actually.


If I don't smoke for a week I end up having f*cked up dreams too.

/a doctor told me I needed prozac.
 
2008-12-05 02:13:47 PM
keylock71: The best anti-weed ad they ever put out, was the one with the kid talking about his older brother who smokes weed and never got arrested or in trouble... or got a job, or went to college or got a girlfriend, a life, apartment etc. etc.

It would be, except I knew a lot of kids when I was in high school who smoked, and still did great in class and got into Ivy League colleges. And there were plenty of people I knew in college also who smoked and still did better than I did and got into grad school and all that good stuff.

And meanwhile here I am, living clean and not even a TotalFark account to show for it.
 
2008-12-05 02:14:18 PM
I had an awesome dream last night. My brother was alive (he died almost a year ago). We were hanging out at the lake, and it was just beautiful. The weather was crisp, but not cold. You know, cold enough to keep the bugs away, but you can still wear shorts if you want. And the air was clear enough to let you see for miles.

Anyway, we were smoking a tiny little joint that seemed to last forever - one of those ones that you need a clip for, but you don't have a clip, so you risk burning your fingers, and you wish your thumb was really small. We kept passing it back and forth, and every time I passed it, I thought, "he can go ahead and finish it because I'm already perfectly stoned and there's no way I can get another puff out of that thing." But he kept taking a few puffs and passing it back.

Anyway, from this dream I learned two things:
1) I really miss my brother; and
2) I love smoking weed.
 
2008-12-05 02:15:43 PM
I don't think the target of this propaganda health service message is actual users of marijuana. They'll all tell you they're just fine. The real target is potential users who don't know how it really works. "See, if you start, someday it will be really hard for you to quit and you'll need counseling and health care and blah blah blah." I used to smoke the stuff all the time, decided one day I wasn't having fun with it, and haven't touched it in like ten years. Here's the little secret they don't want you to know: it's not physiologically addictive the way cocaine, heroin, caffeine and tobacco are. It can be habit-forming and hard to quit, but that's a psycholocical addiction, more akin to an addiction to pizza or TV.
 
2008-12-05 02:16:51 PM
Super Chronic: but that's a psycholocical addiction....

what was I smoking when I tried to spell that?

psychological.
 
2008-12-05 02:17:08 PM
rodeofrog: Anyway, from this dream I learned two things:
1) I really miss my brother; and
2) I love smoking weed.


Would you know my name?
If we were stoned in heaven?

/sorry to hear about your bro, I'd be a wreck if mine died
 
2008-12-05 02:17:43 PM
shirtsbyeric: legendary: Tr0mBoNe: legendary: My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

Of this there is total truth.

Sometimes it's good to take a break, though. A week off once a year goes a long way to doing something -OR- what?

The nature of supply and demand takes care of this. Dry spells happen once or twice a year.

Usually I end up having crazy dreams. It's pretty cool actually.

If I don't smoke for a week I end up having f*cked up dreams too.

/a doctor told me I needed prozac.


No, you just need more weed. Problem solved.
 
2008-12-05 02:18:26 PM
I am a "heavy smoker" in NY (getting kick etc.) and Fark causes me to slack more at work that weed ever did. Also the hopeless and irritable feeling just comes from being a New Yorker more than a marijuana abuser.
 
2008-12-05 02:18:49 PM
Bunch o' herb threads today; is everybody jonesing or what?
Oh, it's Friday....
 
2008-12-05 02:19:14 PM
Humans have been using this substance since at least 2700BC Link (new window) so I don't think anything is going to stop people from using it.

I guess if you need help controlling any behavior it is nice that the state offers some help. But they should simply legalize it, tax it, and let us live our lives. The fact that they continue to waste resources on this subject is silly and for the most part everyone knows it.
 
2008-12-05 02:21:10 PM
Sticky-icky
www.funnychill.com

/why not?
 
2008-12-05 02:21:29 PM
I stopped smoking weed for a couple of years and then smoked with a buddy while on vacation for a few days and still felt the affects a week later.

I haven't touched it since.

It just doesn't do it for me anymore.
 
2008-12-05 02:22:10 PM
-1 subby for mis-quoting the dude.
 
2008-12-05 02:22:49 PM
I don't have any of these problems and I would consider myself a heavy smoker. I'm not in debt and don't need to steal for it. It's just another line on my budget. I've also not been late to work or missed a meeting in 2 years. I'm definitely not depressed and motivation is not a problem for me.

Where I do have a problem is with alcohol. I'm not a happy drunk. I'm a mean drunk and I binge drink. I've had to pretty much give up alcohol as I began spending more time apologizing for things I don't remember than I actually spent drinking.

Anyone who is recommending that I give up weed and go back to drinking as a legal alternative definitely does not have my best interests in mind.
 
2008-12-05 02:23:39 PM
Arkanaut:
It would be, except I knew a lot of kids when I was in high school who smoked, and still did great in class and got into Ivy League colleges. And there were plenty of people I knew in college also who smoked and still did better than I did and got into grad school and all that good stuff.

And meanwhile here I am, living clean and not even a TotalFark account to show for it.


As do I, but I also know a few fark heads who never did anything with their lives except smoke weed... not that they wouldn't have been total fark heads without weed, but, I digress.

...and no, I'm not sponsoring your square ass. : )
 
Pav
2008-12-05 02:24:12 PM
I feel like I should say something about prohibition in this thread just to make it fair.
 
2008-12-05 02:25:14 PM
No, marijuana is holding my balls.
 
2008-12-05 02:26:02 PM
The_Time_Master
Sin_City_Superhero: This is your brain:


This is your brain ON WEED:


/AS IF
//LEGALIZE IT, ALREADY


Cute clown


Excellent. I saw the same thing.
 
2008-12-05 02:26:16 PM
*flic* *sizzle* fffffffffffft *chokechoke* "Well, like, the world *choke* needs ditch diggers too, man... Cause those ditches can't dig themselves...... or CAN THEY???"
 
2008-12-05 02:26:32 PM
www.cbc.ca

Ssssssssssssssssssssssssp - - -

"Hasn't - held - me - back, mannnnn..."
 
2008-12-05 02:26:51 PM
Cowboy Spencer: sorry to hear about your bro, I'd be a wreck if mine died

I'm a wreck no matter what. An occasional doobie helps, though.
 
2008-12-05 02:27:32 PM
legendary: I'm one of the people they're targeting with that initiative, and I say to them heartly, fark off. I'm about to get promoted and get a raise, meanwhile I'm blazed 90% of the time I'm not at work. I'm also absurdly punctual and haven't missed a project deadline in months. Things don't necessarily go hand in hand, and we shouldn't all be painted with the same brush. People will simply stereotype against smokers more upon seeing those ads.

I am glad they are going about it in a non Draconian way though. *cough* gun possession *cough*

My life would be completely stress free if I didn't have to worry about weed and its current legal status. Let demotivated people fall off, and those who can flourish do so.

But that's just not the way this country works anymore.



Has it ever occured to you what you could be doing with your life instead of being baked " 90% of the time you are not at work. "

/yeah good for you you can still work ...
// so.. you got tha goin for ya.. that's killer dude...

WAKE UP and LIVE !
 
2008-12-05 02:28:08 PM
FOR SOME REASON IT BOTHERS ME WHEN THE QUOTE IS EVER SO SLIGHTLY WRONG

Jesus Quintana: You ready to be farked, man? I see you rolled your way into the semis. Dios mio, man. Liam and me, we're gonna fark you up.
The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
 
2008-12-05 02:28:37 PM
rodeofrog: What you had was a Hanukkah dream, because of the upcoming Hanukkah season.

There is a little known story that tells of the Hanukkah weed. You see, after a crazy party, a group of stoners got together in the living room of the house they were renting. They had to clean up all the trash from the party, where the folks that were over the night before had just wrecked everything. Before such a laborious task, though, the potheads knew they had to roll a joint and turn on some Simple Kid. When they rolled up what they had left, though, there was only enough for each of them to get one hit.

Well guess what happened then.

A Miracle.

That teensy-weensy little joint went around the circle eight times, and got everyone totally blazed.

I can't remember if they ever got the room cleaned.
 
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