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(home testing)   Synthetic pot now responsible for 11,000 visits each year to the emergency room. Real pot still responsible for several million visits each year to Pizza Hut   ( divider line
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2012-12-09 02:42:09 AM  
4 votes:
Synthetic pot is to real pot, as neo-conservatives are to real conservatives.
2012-12-09 09:58:04 AM  
3 votes:
There's an easy way to fix this.
2012-12-09 01:27:51 PM  
2 votes:


Even where it is legal, employers can still fire you for smoking it. Now if it's a state where you can get a prescription and you HAVE a prescription, it might count as medical discrimination. Except I think those are federal antidiscrimination laws and the fed doesn't consider that prescription valid. If it's recreationally legal (Washington), and no prescription is needed, then they CAN still fire you for it, especially in states with no right-to-work laws (where they don't have to legally justify why they fired you), after all, they can require you can't use TOBACCO products as a term of employment too.

I understand that the battle for widespread legalization of marijuana is just beginning, but this is an area that needs to be addressed soon. I suppose that first there needs to be a test that can show if you are still under the influence of marijuana or not, as the current tests can detect use long, long after full sobriety has returned.

For the record, I think it's bullshiat that employers can refuse to hire or fire someone for using tobacco, which is completely legal, as well. If you want to ban smoking on your premises, go for it, but an employer should have absolutely no say in what an employee does in their personal time as long as the activity is legal, doesn't interfere with work, and doesn't bring bad publicity to the employer.

Showing up to work high should be a terminable offense just like showing up to work drunk, but smoking a joint at home the night before and arriving clear headed and sober in the morning shouldn't be treated any different from having a couple of beers the night before and arriving clear headed and sober in the morning.
2012-12-09 12:46:31 PM  
2 votes:
The government attempted to make THC based medicine "without the effects that get you high", called Marinol. At least 4 people have died to date using this garbage, not to mention all the hospital visits. They took harmless weed and made it into a lethal product.

Also strange that the gov't agencies have jumped through flaming hoops to prove cannabis "has no medicinal value," yet has held the patent for cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants for almost a decade.

Im pretty happy that all those cops who find people with weed can no longer harass and imprison them in the states with new legislation.

/Ive found a small bit of joy in the butthurt that the pro-prohibition crowd has been enduring
//Your state is next, dumbass
2012-12-09 12:45:43 PM  
2 votes:
pick up basketball injuries responsible for 375,000 injuries per year that result in an emergency room visits for teenagers. that's over 1000 ER visits every day for the devil sport called basketball.
quit with the drug demonization.
everything has a societal cost, and these are all small amounts to pay for personal autonomy over one's life and body.
2012-12-09 09:59:02 AM  
2 votes:

MacEnvy: There's an easy way to fix this.

In three.
2012-12-09 05:50:12 PM  
1 vote:

Britney Spear's Speculum: Filet-O-Fish: Now that MJ is legal everywhere (Denver) why can't people just smoke the real stuff?
I'm convinced the DEA keeps this stuff legal so that young people can buy it at the
local head shop, have a horrible experience, and quit doing drugs because of that.

This sounds completely ridiculous but 100% true

AFAIK, the boring-but-still-ridiculous truth here is: It's a race similar to the race between "hackers" and anti-virus firms in computer security. These chemicals are new creations (designer drugs) assembled by humans rather than extracted from plants. They never existed before so aren't on any government list.

Getting a new chemical banned requires congressional action so takes months at the very least. Before that, you have to figure out just what it is you're banning. These drugs are normally a compound of several natural herbs and several more synthetic chemicals, and that can't be quick or easy for a government lab to figure out and label.

The government first figured out what was inside the first ones in 2008. By 2011, congress banned 5 specific chemicals, but of-course the drug chemists just made minor changes to their design and then they were legal again. In 2012, congress banned all chemicals containing "certain compounds", so now the chemists are presumably at-work getting around that. I have absolutely no doubt that they will, if they haven't already.

Personally, I wouldn't touch the stuff. Thankfully my son seemed grossed out by it, too. It's just experimental psychoactive chemicals cooked up by an amateur in a trailer somewhere, being beta-tested inside human brains. What could possibly go wrong?
2012-12-09 05:13:38 PM  
1 vote:
Lets stop calling it "synthetic pot". It has nothing to do chemically with marijuana.
2012-12-09 02:27:37 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: BronyMedic: MayoSlather: Silly Farkers. According to this smug young republican real reefer is not to be token lightly.

Weed leads DIRECTLY to Satanic Worship, don't you know. For Jack Chick told me so.

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Yeah, well Reefer Madness told me that Marihuana leads to Jazz music, killing people, and black men ravishing our white wimmin!

/but you never see any pale white boys getting any sweet pink chocolate because of Teh Debbil's Weed. Why can't this pale white boy smoke up and get him a broad that looks like an extra from a Sir Mix-a-Lot video? DAMN YOU, DOUBLE STANDARDS!

Oh but you can, brother man.
When's the last time you got your smooth on, walked up to a fine Nubian Princess looking lady and said 'Damn darling, you look good enough to eat; please, please, please, let me buy you a drink. You see, my name is FNB, how'd you like to be friends with me?'

You'll either get laughed at, slapped or laid. And you gots to be man enough to face all three.
2012-12-09 01:59:11 PM  
1 vote:
Compared to 7.6 MILLION per year for alcohol related related ER visits (according to The Archives of Internal Medicine). Sounds like an epidemic.
2012-12-09 01:27:41 PM  
1 vote:
In case someone has not noticed yet, the dumb ass author is referring to bath salts. Obviously their extensive research did not turn up the difference between pot, Marinol, and blended street drugs.
2012-12-09 01:24:39 PM  
1 vote:

ravenlore: Not only is the fake shiat unbelievably unhealthy, it's also expensive as hell.

A couple of years ago my bro got me a 3-gram bag of pure JWH-018. A tiny amount was enough to get very high. A little more than that was enough to get way too high. One night after taking a small puff, I lay in bed and watched my consciousness wink out like an old TV. I literally thought I had died. "So that's how it happens," I thought. Then I thought "Aw, HELL no!" and got up. I learned to be careful with it, and it lasted me almost two years. Not as fun as the real thing, but it definitely got the job done. When I ran out I was glad to be done with it, and I haven't missed it since (about 3 months ago).
2012-12-09 01:16:49 PM  
1 vote:
I actually smoked some of this when it first came out. It worked almost exactly like normal weed. The problem was strength, as it varied from brand to brand. And smoking too much sucks. Just like normal weed, you can smoke so much you feel your heart pounding, etc. But then they went and banned the first chemical used, so they changed it, and it kept changing until it's not remotely like the original stuff, and probably much worse for you. There was a short window it was actually pretty good, and cheap as hell. I'll probably grow a third arm out of my back or something, but whatever.

I'd much prefer real pot to simply be legalized, because it was nice having something I didn't worry about being pulled over with, and I could even fly with it.

/making brownies now
2012-12-09 12:57:01 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-12-09 12:56:31 PM  
1 vote:

bwilson27: I dunno... I smoked ounces of so-called Spice and all it ever did was get me high. A hell of a lot better than the Brick weed they force me to buy around here, and it was legal.. The only problem I had was it was more expensive than regular crap weed.
Now it's been taken out of the stores, it's back to Mexican Goat Cartel Weed. Cough.

Where the hell do you live?
2012-12-09 12:54:48 PM  
1 vote:
Since eveyrone in the beer threads post their favorite beers, why dont we post our favorite strains? I love Purple Kush.

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2012-12-09 12:53:35 PM  
1 vote:
Next thing you know, they will be smoking bananas again.
2012-12-09 12:46:22 PM  
1 vote:
Fix the economy and cut medical 11,000 emergency visits, with just one change in the law.

Thanks Prohibitionist and Religious sh*t bags.
2012-12-09 12:46:11 PM  
1 vote:
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What (the) synthetic pot (I have) might look like.
2012-12-09 12:36:40 PM  
1 vote:
Drugs are bad, m'kay?
2012-12-09 12:36:35 PM  
1 vote:
My roomie smokes the fake stuff and it smells AWFUL. I'd rather have the smell of skunk weed fill our house then that nasty shiat. It's ridiculous because we live in a college town and he can't find any real pot. In a COLLEGE TOWN. That's sad.
2012-12-09 12:35:23 PM  
1 vote:
These kids today with their Pac Man video games, Dan Fogelberg records. and synthetic weed. Back in my day we smoked real weed and we never went to the ER
2012-12-09 12:34:20 PM  
1 vote:
I'm amazed to see a site against drug use showcasing how prohibition causes more damage than the contraband ever could.

2012-12-09 12:29:25 PM  
1 vote:

nekom: What? I can't believe it. You take random grass clippings and spray them with "SOMETHING" from China. What could possibly go wrong???

That's why it shouldn't have been driven underground, when it was available in stores it was being mixed up locally by brick and mortar businesses. They could of been held accountable for using inferior ingredients or willfully endangering people. But now that it's been demonized and driven underground, of course rotten farkers are going to try and maximize profit at the expense of customers health.

/I liked it personally, not as much as the good stuff but I was paying sales tax on it from local shops and it felt good.
//The whole UA thing was a nice bonus too.
2012-12-09 12:24:44 PM  
1 vote:
I can be non-responsive without drugs.
2012-12-09 12:22:23 PM  
1 vote:
Now that MJ is legal everywhere (Denver) why can't people just smoke the real stuff?
I'm convinced the DEA keeps this stuff legal so that young people can buy it at the
local head shop, have a horrible experience, and quit doing drugs because of that.
2012-12-09 12:15:26 PM  
1 vote:

nekom: What? I can't believe it. You take random grass clippings and spray them with "SOMETHING" from China. What could possibly go wrong???

A lifetime supply of cadmium in every puff!
2012-12-09 08:40:29 AM  
1 vote:
What? I can't believe it. You take random grass clippings and spray them with "SOMETHING" from China. What could possibly go wrong???
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