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2012-11-15 05:16:55 PM
In other news, many American journalists are shills for the federal government.
 
2012-11-15 05:18:46 PM

FirstNationalBastard: david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times. Thank god the paramedics are so close to my house.

Paramedics respond to a Funyun emergency?


Sometimes; you just HAVE TO HAVE FUNYUNS.
 
2012-11-15 05:18:55 PM
Someone really needs to publicly state the difference between "addictive" and "habit forming" if we ever want more of the public to distinguish how much of the information they're being fed is bullshiat.
 
2012-11-15 05:19:21 PM
"I never worked as hard when I was high as I did when I was sober," said Brown,.

Obviously, you're not an artist.
 
2012-11-15 05:19:21 PM
It's been the same thing here in Washington. I was listening to talk radio (FM) while driving the other day and the guy was telling some story about a woman who was high on pot and drunk (which he only briefly mentioned once) who apparently hit and killed someone with her car. He kept going on about the evils of marijuana and how he just knew that stories like this were going to happen if it were legalized and how from now on we're going to be hearing them all the time. He's never smoked pot before, but he knows that it is a gateway drug to all types of bad stuff. I've been hearing stories every day about this kind of stuff. Apparently pot causes all bad behaviors in people.
 
2012-11-15 05:19:33 PM
Just because marijuana is not physically addictive doesn't mean there aren't risks...

For example, a pot head without weed is just as annoying, perhaps more so than a dry drunk.

Further, if you need to consume a mind altering chemical to start or get through your day, there are deeper problems that need to be addressed.

One last thing, just a bunch, really... What are the depression rates amongst habitual pot users? And it is NOT a treatment for the condition either.

Don't get me wrong, I'm mostly pro-pot, but don't bullshiat yourself or others into thinking there are no I'll effects of habitual use.
 
2012-11-15 05:19:46 PM

CommieTaoist: Yes, because it would be traumatic if young adults and teenagers were to suddenly become lazy, eat junk food and waste their days away playing video games...

There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.


oil...
 
2012-11-15 05:20:12 PM
Do you know what would stop this madness? If the general public could actually sue these "journalists" for sensationalism and misinformation. If these knuckleheads and the publications that print these stupid stories were held accountable there would be a lot less bullshiat to sift through.
 
2012-11-15 05:20:18 PM

AeAe: slave2grind: One time I OD'd on pot. I tried to drown myself in a bowl of water. I cut my face to shreds and ran into the dmv naked. I have no idea how I got there. I would have died from the thc saturation if it had not been for the top notch medical professionals and prayers of loved ones.Pot is evil.

Are you sure that was pot? Sounds like angel dust.


I was just trolling. Putting together some stories that police told us at our school about the effects of MJ. Ive been a regular pot smoker for over 12 years. Never had a single bad experience from the effects of smoking.
 
2012-11-15 05:20:19 PM
Hey, it's 4;20...w00t
 
2012-11-15 05:21:22 PM
I literally cried the day they legalized coffee. I was addicted to that stuff, back in the day.

It was hard, man. You weren't there. YOU DON'T KNOW!!!
 
2012-11-15 05:21:26 PM
Stupid semicolon.
 
2012-11-15 05:21:59 PM

slave2grind: AeAe: slave2grind: One time I OD'd on pot. I tried to drown myself in a bowl of water. I cut my face to shreds and ran into the dmv naked. I have no idea how I got there. I would have died from the thc saturation if it had not been for the top notch medical professionals and prayers of loved ones.Pot is evil.

Are you sure that was pot? Sounds like angel dust.

I was just trolling. Putting together some stories that police told us at our school about the effects of MJ. Ive been a regular pot smoker for over 12 years. Never had a single bad experience from the effects of smoking.


I was playing along.
 
2012-11-15 05:22:43 PM
I quit smoking pot involuntarily a week ago after 35 years. I was up to buying $1000/mo and my finances cannot support that right now. My deep REM sleep has been so suppressed that I haven't dremt in years. A coupla mornings ago I had my first dream in ages. But it was a nightmare. I was being busted by the feds, and their attitude wasn't rage but amused contempt. It was very detailed and awful.

Very mild withdrawal symptoms, some depression, some suicidal ideation, but nothing too bad. I'm better now and reequilibrated, happy as ever now.
 
2012-11-15 05:23:28 PM
I ran out of weed a week ago. I'm so delirious I'm going to.... Go to work because it's almost time to leave.

I know people that can't go more than an hour or two without a cigarrette. When I run out of weed, I'm like, bummer, maaaan.
 
2012-11-15 05:23:53 PM
i love every post in this thread.

: )

/smoking now.
 
2012-11-15 05:24:03 PM
Both of my brothers got hooked on laced weed. Took quite a few years but one finally quit after 5 years to focus on his school work, the other still smokes and doesn't give a fark about bombing his classes
 
2012-11-15 05:24:13 PM
The drug dealer is the gateway!!

If it was sold at a store people will never meet the guy trying to get you hooked on cracks.
 
2012-11-15 05:24:20 PM
America has become so weak and needing to find something else to blame that they keep using the word "Addiction"
when they really mean "Likes to do it a lot"

"Addicted" to: Shopping, Weed, Sex, Porno.... ALL TOTAL CRAP.

You are not Addicted, you just don't want to stop. Sorry you have such shiatty willpower but some things ARE your own damn fault sometimes
 
2012-11-15 05:25:01 PM

titwrench: Do you know what would stop this madness? If the general public could actually sue these "journalists" for sensationalism and misinformation. If these knuckleheads and the publications that print these stupid stories were held accountable there would be a lot less bullshiat to sift through.


This is the same station that didn't bother to check the obviously photoshopped Broadwell book "All Up In My Snatch" before putting on the nightly news. Actual fact checking and accountability are second thoughts to this station.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:22 PM

gweilo8888: I literally cried the day they legalized coffee. I was addicted to that stuff, back in the day.


I too am an addict, I get irritable and might even get a headache without my fix each and every morning, I am so addicted I put everyone's life on the road in danger as I ingest this drug while driving but I can't help it.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:29 PM
They just had a story on the news (which may be B.S.) about the FDA studying those 5-hour energy drinks, stating that they were a factor in 13 deaths, recently.

That's 13 more deaths than marijuana has been implicated in.

Also watched this show detailing the history (back to pre-history) of drug use. Very eye-opening. For one example, back in the days of Greece, during the age of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc. and during the first formation of what we call democracy, they had to go through a test/ritual called (sp may be poor) the "Elusian Mysteries" where they are believed to have used Ergot. I think the program was called "The Stoned Ages" or something of the sort.

According to the program, the worlds first drug laws were instituted by Christians prior to the Roman takeover - said Christians during the crusades did not want people to satisfy "spiritual quests" via anything but their church.

So it would appear that pot has less of a social cost than caffeine. Certainly there is no disagreement that the social costs of tobacco and alcohol are magnitudes above that of pot, cocaine, heroin, or even meth.
 
2012-11-15 05:25:58 PM

JasonThomasX: America has become so weak and needing to find something else to blame that they keep using the word "Addiction"
when they really mean "Likes to do it a lot"

"Addicted" to: Shopping, Weed, Sex, Porno.... ALL TOTAL CRAP.

You are not Addicted, you just don't want to stop. Sorry you have such shiatty willpower but some things ARE your own damn fault sometimes


win.
 
2012-11-15 05:26:02 PM
I've never smoked pot but I've been known to play poker in small barns with 11 other people blazing away.
 
2012-11-15 05:26:10 PM

FirstNationalBastard:
... since weed is about as physically addictive as mallomars.


Oh man, mallomars. Do you have any? I haven't had a mallomar in... I don't know how long! I neeed one! I'm hurtin', man!

/wtf is a mallomar?
 
2012-11-15 05:26:22 PM

signaljammer: I quit smoking pot involuntarily a week ago after 35 years. I was up to buying $1000/mo and my finances cannot support that right now. My deep REM sleep has been so suppressed that I haven't dremt in years. A coupla mornings ago I had my first dream in ages. But it was a nightmare. I was being busted by the feds, and their attitude wasn't rage but amused contempt. It was very detailed and awful.

Very mild withdrawal symptoms, some depression, some suicidal ideation, but nothing too bad. I'm better now and reequilibrated, happy as ever now.


That's my normal state!
 
2012-11-15 05:27:29 PM
I quit smoking pot because it made me dum... er dumn... er dumb.

OK, maybe it wasn't the weed.
 
2012-11-15 05:28:23 PM
Followup: The term for the Greek ritual was "Eleusinian Mysteries". Apologies for the poor spelling earlier.
 
2012-11-15 05:28:30 PM

Cognizer: FirstNationalBastard:
... since weed is about as physically addictive as mallomars.

Oh man, mallomars. Do you have any? I haven't had a mallomar in... I don't know how long! I neeed one! I'm hurtin', man!

/wtf is a mallomar?


Really? It's a like candy-bar/cookie with a marshmallow and covered in chocolate.
 
2012-11-15 05:29:10 PM
There are people who drink every day or smoke pot every day who are very productive people. The key is to make sure that your responsibilities for the day are done when you start drinking/smoking.
 
2012-11-15 05:29:12 PM
Marijuana Addiction is an oxymoron.
There is nothing physically addictive about marijuana.
If your mind is so weak that you feel you need it to get by, that is your weak mind, not the drug and you would likely find something else to fill that void if you didn't have the weed.
 
2012-11-15 05:29:20 PM
humordistrict.com

/hot link.
 
2012-11-15 05:31:09 PM
And many people still believe this bullshiat.

Sad, really.
 
2012-11-15 05:32:20 PM

timujin: wow, your anecdotal evidence is extremely compelling. Now, how about those people who work better when smoking regularly? Does that anecdotal evidence cancel your out?


I almost failed my Sophomore year in high-school. Over the summer I took stock of my life, and realized I was headed for a lifetime of flipping burgers. So I did the only thing I could think of to get me out of my jam. For the rest of high-school I would come home from school, get really really baked and do my homework. I pulled my grades up, did well on the SAT and went off to college and got a degree.
 
2012-11-15 05:32:30 PM
I know a guy who smelled a weed and immediately forgot to not poop in his pants and that breathing was necessary so he died forever so I will never smoke a weed.

/morons
 
2012-11-15 05:33:17 PM

DaCaptain19: Also watched this show detailing the history (back to pre-history) of drug use. Very eye-opening. For one example, back in the days of Greece, during the age of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc. and during the first formation of what we call democracy, they had to go through a test/ritual called (sp may be poor) the "Elusian Mysteries" where they are believed to have used Ergot. I think the program was called "The Stoned Ages" or something of the sort.


(I haven't seen the program but...) Please tell me this wasn't on the History channel. If it was, then pay close attention to the wording. THC tends to use a lot of modifiers and sketchy phrases to pass on ideas as facts.

/just sayin
 
2012-11-15 05:33:32 PM

AeAe: violentsalvation: "When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.


ha ha hahahaha, whatever.

Yessss.. because she had an addiction problem, that means everyone else will as well so it's best to keep it illegal and arrest anyone that uses it.


Wait... can you really claim to have been an "addict" if you did it and gave it up for 17 years?

Bit of a logical paradox there. An addict CAN'T quit, which is a very simplistic definition of addiction. If you did it and quit, were you ever an addict??
 
2012-11-15 05:34:06 PM

Kibbler: You can almost hear the booze companies panicking.


THIS. When I smoke, I have zero taste for alcohol in any form - beer, wine, etc.

I mean, when I was doing research on forms of self-medication.

Research on-going results pending.
 
2012-11-15 05:35:00 PM

AeAe: Cognizer: FirstNationalBastard:
... since weed is about as physically addictive as mallomars.

Oh man, mallomars. Do you have any? I haven't had a mallomar in... I don't know how long! I neeed one! I'm hurtin', man!

/wtf is a mallomar?

Really? It's a like candy-bar/cookie with a marshmallow and covered in chocolate.


Oh, hell. I'm doomed.

/fantasizes about Milky Way/choco-chip/marshmallow/chocolate fondue
//off to the store
///damn, nothing addictive there! Nope nope.
 
2012-11-15 05:37:13 PM

Cognizer: FirstNationalBastard:
... since weed is about as physically addictive as mallomars.

Oh man, mallomars. Do you have any? I haven't had a mallomar in... I don't know how long! I neeed one! I'm hurtin', man!

/wtf is a mallomar?


If you're not willing to blow me for a Mallomar, you're not hurtin' bad enough.
 
2012-11-15 05:39:47 PM
In Denver, have you ever watched 7News...ON WEEEEEED?
 
2012-11-15 05:41:14 PM

serpent_sky: Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.com

I didn't think so.

Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?

Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?


The same types of fools who are "cured" of homosexuality.
 
2012-11-15 05:41:46 PM
david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times.

I overdosed on pot brownies once. A friend of mine had tried one from the same batch the day before and complained that it was really weak. So I tried one, waited about 40-45 minutes and didn't feel anything. So I ate quite a few more thinking they were duds.

Soon after, the first brownie started to kick in. So I knew I was fuqd. When the other brownies started to kick in all at once, it turned into a very bad high really fast. I became really fidgety ... I couldn't stay still but then I couldn't move around. Then I thought I was stuck in a Matrix like alternate reality and somehow I was stuck in a perpetual time loop. And of course, somebody had slowed time way down to make it worse. I concluded that this is what Purgatory must be like.

And then it all went away. No psychotic break, no organ failure, no murdering my neighbors. Just a really bad trip and a lesson to wait two hours before calling a laced brownie a dud.

Funny thing is, I've smoked with friends before trying to get as high as we possibly could. It was nowhere near as strong as from eating them. Lesson learned.
 
2012-11-15 05:42:13 PM

iaazathot: serpent_sky: Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.com

I didn't think so.

Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?

Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?

The same types of fools who are "cured" of homosexuality.


Their Marijuana addiction cured their homosexuality. But how will they cure their weed addiction?
 
2012-11-15 05:44:00 PM

CommieTaoist: Yes, because it would be traumatic if young adults and teenagers were to suddenly become lazy, eat junk food and waste their days away playing video games...

There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.


You forgot "posting ponies In Fark threads" -- I've been clean for three years and shudder to think of when it will be legalized in my state.
 
2012-11-15 05:46:22 PM
This is what pot did to me

thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2012-11-15 05:47:39 PM

signaljammer: I quit smoking pot involuntarily a week ago after 35 years. I was up to buying $1000/mo and my finances cannot support that right now. My deep REM sleep has been so suppressed that I haven't dremt in years. A coupla mornings ago I had my first dream in ages. But it was a nightmare. I was being busted by the feds, and their attitude wasn't rage but amused contempt. It was very detailed and awful.

Very mild withdrawal symptoms, some depression, some suicidal ideation, but nothing too bad. I'm better now and reequilibrated, happy as ever now.


You dream every night nut job. You were not remembering them.
 
2012-11-15 05:49:04 PM

FirstNationalBastard: iaazathot: serpent_sky: Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.com

I didn't think so.

Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?

Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?

The same types of fools who are "cured" of homosexuality.

Their Marijuana addiction cured their homosexuality. But how will they cure their weed addiction?


A bus moving at 45 mph applied liberally all over the body. Seriously, people "addicted" to weed are sold that diagnosis and then fleeced for bogus treatment programs, see STRAIGHT in the 80's.
 
2012-11-15 05:49:44 PM

Terri Schiavo's Brain Cavity: david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times.

I overdosed on pot brownies once. A friend of mine had tried one from the same batch the day before and complained that it was really weak. So I tried one, waited about 40-45 minutes and didn't feel anything. So I ate quite a few more thinking they were duds.

Soon after, the first brownie started to kick in. So I knew I was fuqd. When the other brownies started to kick in all at once, it turned into a very bad high really fast. I became really fidgety ... I couldn't stay still but then I couldn't move around. Then I thought I was stuck in a Matrix like alternate reality and somehow I was stuck in a perpetual time loop. And of course, somebody had slowed time way down to make it worse. I concluded that this is what Purgatory must be like.

And then it all went away. No psychotic break, no organ failure, no murdering my neighbors. Just a really bad trip and a lesson to wait two hours before calling a laced brownie a dud.

Funny thing is, I've smoked with friends before trying to get as high as we possibly could. It was nowhere near as strong as from eating them. Lesson learned.


I remember that episode of Laverne and Shirley.
 
2012-11-15 05:49:59 PM

Joshudan: CommieTaoist: Yes, because it would be traumatic if young adults and teenagers were to suddenly become lazy, eat junk food and waste their days away playing video games...

There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.

You forgot "posting ponies In Fark threads" -- I've been clean for three years and shudder to think of when it will be legalized in my state.


C'mon man, just try one.

25.media.tumblr.com

It's as good as you remember it.
 
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