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(Chicago Trib)   Deaths from prescription drugs: thousands. Deaths from marijauna: none. No wait...we may have a late entry   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 178
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2013-04-30 06:04:56 PM  
I sure hope that they tell us what kind of weed that was.
 
2013-04-30 06:08:31 PM  
Actually subby, that's a death from the WAR on drugs. Thousands have been killed because of the war, not the actual plant.
 
2013-04-30 06:09:39 PM  
What about deaths by car crash or heavy equipment? I doubt authorities make much of them, but I have to imagine it does happen.

I don't care if people want to get high, I care if they're driving during/after.
 
2013-04-30 06:20:13 PM  
A sudden stop was a contributing factor.
 
2013-04-30 06:28:07 PM  
Sir Isaac Newton wanted for questioning.
 
2013-04-30 06:32:42 PM  
Especially if he was already high from something else in his body.

Cops: Oh, it was still the marijuana.
 
2013-04-30 06:34:07 PM  
SNL did this skit back in the 80's.  Once again, life imitates art.
 
2013-04-30 06:57:30 PM  
It didn't occur to me the first time I looked at this, but I once met someone who was bipolar and went off his meds and decided to smoke some pot because it was his birthday. I was interning with a police department and the apartment complex security called the PD up to handle it (rightly so, in my opinion). He was extremely mellow and I doubt he was a threat, but when the officers asked him the date and his address, he couldn't answer. Inability to answer those questions would scare the hell out of me. We ended up taking him to the hospital as a precaution; I suspect his wife who came home in the middle of all the excitement probably read him the riot act later...
 
2013-04-30 07:39:31 PM  
Sounds like death from being a dumbass, not from marijuana.
 
2013-04-30 07:47:59 PM  
The first time I made canna butter I put in waaaaaay too much weed. I made cookies and was snacking on the dough while baking. I has two fresh out of the oven. Things got very intense for awhile.
 
2013-04-30 07:49:21 PM  
I'm pretty sure it was the fall that killed him, not the weed.
 
2013-04-30 08:00:04 PM  
It's at times like this I must look introspectively at my life and thank the good lord that my neighbors mind their own goddamned business.
 
2013-04-30 08:09:13 PM  
Dude was paranoid and thought cops were going to kick his door in.

Oh...
 
2013-04-30 08:17:09 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: The first time I made canna butter I put in waaaaaay too much weed. I made cookies and was snacking on the dough while baking. I has two fresh out of the oven. Things got very intense for awhile.


Reminds me of the time some...uh...friends of a friend made brownies.  This friend got to their house and started chowing down on the crispy crusts cut from the brownies, having no idea that these weren't JUST brownies...

Man, that was an interesting night.
 
2013-04-30 08:54:14 PM  
So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?
 
2013-04-30 08:54:14 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: The first time I made canna butter I put in waaaaaay too much weed. I made cookies and was snacking on the dough while baking. I has two fresh out of the oven. Things got very intense for awhile.


Yeah, but could you pry your ass off of the couch and jump out a window?
 
2013-04-30 08:54:51 PM  
Completely unrelated to the article, but what the hell is "Quality of Life" crime? Is that when a rich guy beats his chauffer for not chowing up on time?
 
2013-04-30 08:55:44 PM  

Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?


Yep. Then they just say the smelled it in the hallway when they went to check out the complaint.
 
2013-04-30 08:56:30 PM  
showing, not chowing, jeez...
 
2013-04-30 08:56:32 PM  
Alternately, you could say that cops killed a guy because he was smoking weed.

It's just as totally inaccurate but does have a nice ring to it.
 
2013-04-30 08:56:50 PM  
The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?
 
2013-04-30 08:58:05 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?

Yep. Then they just say the smelled it in the hallway when they went to check out the complaint.


You may not be aware of this but the smell is really farking strong so yeah they probably did and if it's not legal in your state then yeah, the law says they should be arresting someone for possession.

Either way, you shouldn't be smoking anywhere in an apartment complex. Even if it's perfectly legal, it's a way stronger smell than cigarette smoke.
 
2013-04-30 08:58:29 PM  
For all of the deaths that attributed to smoking and alcohol that really are not because of them, this seems fair.
 
2013-04-30 08:59:44 PM  

Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?


Yep just WestLaw "open view".  Smelling it counts.
 
2013-04-30 08:59:51 PM  
How much you want to bet he had commited some other horrible crime, like murder, and when the cops showed up he thought the jig was up.. and not just a pot call?

/Or hes a dumbass and tried to go out the window to hide for whatever reason, fell to his death
 
2013-04-30 08:59:55 PM  

Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?


I'm not sure, but three weeks ago my neighbors called the cops on us, saying that they heard arguing and then a female yell "Don't get the gun!"

When they pounded on my door, I opened it a crack to find 6 barrels of guns in my face.  I got pulled outside and they let themselves in while they were yelling "DID YOU CALL THE POLICE?! WHO ELSE IS IN THE HOUSE?!" and generally police-stating my ass.

So, maybe they can claim "probable cause"?
 
2013-04-30 09:01:07 PM  

ladyfortuna: It didn't occur to me the first time I looked at this, but I once met someone who was bipolar and went off his meds and decided to smoke some pot because it was his birthday. I was interning with a police department and the apartment complex security called the PD up to handle it (rightly so, in my opinion). He was extremely mellow and I doubt he was a threat, but when the officers asked him the date and his address, he couldn't answer. Inability to answer those questions would scare the hell out of me. We ended up taking him to the hospital as a precaution; I suspect his wife who came home in the middle of all the excitement probably read him the riot act later...


He was mellow? The first thing everyone involved should have done was mind their own damned business.
he was mellow. Not harming anyone.

why the need to hassle the man?

there isnt one. If he wasnt a danger to himself or others.
everyone else should have farked off and let him be
 
2013-04-30 09:02:08 PM  
I like hard drug users, they have the decency to OD once in a while.  Pot heads just soak up resources forever.
 
2013-04-30 09:03:15 PM  

Jument: Ego edo infantia cattus: Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?

Yep. Then they just say the smelled it in the hallway when they went to check out the complaint.

You may not be aware of this but the smell is really farking strong so yeah they probably did and if it's not legal in your state then yeah, the law says they should be arresting someone for possession.

Either way, you shouldn't be smoking anywhere in an apartment complex. Even if it's perfectly legal, it's a way stronger smell than cigarette smoke.


Sure, but that's if they smell it.  Or claim to smell it.  It's a short article, so maybe they just left it out.  But the article kinda makes it sound like the cops just went, "well, someone said there was pot here, so we're going in."
 
2013-04-30 09:04:26 PM  

Alonjar: How much you want to bet he had commited some other horrible crime, like murder, and when the cops showed up he thought the jig was up.. and not just a pot call?

/Or hes a dumbass and tried to go out the window to hide for whatever reason, fell to his death


Uptown is not known for bright people... It is the shiatstain on the north side of Chicago
 
2013-04-30 09:04:55 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Dafatone: So uh... what cause did the cops have to enter?  You mean if I call up cops and tell them that my neighbor is getting high, they'll bust in?

Yep. Then they just say the smelled it in the hallway when they went to check out the complaint.


This one always baffled me.  In an apartment complex, one person smoking weed could stink up the entire area.  Do they then have the right to search every apartment in the vicinity?
 
2013-04-30 09:07:03 PM  

Godscrack: Especially if he was already high from something else in his body.


The problem was when he got low
 
8zo [TotalFark]
2013-04-30 09:07:49 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: ladyfortuna: It didn't occur to me the first time I looked at this, but I once met someone who was bipolar and went off his meds and decided to smoke some pot because it was his birthday. I was interning with a police department and the apartment complex security called the PD up to handle it (rightly so, in my opinion). He was extremely mellow and I doubt he was a threat, but when the officers asked him the date and his address, he couldn't answer. Inability to answer those questions would scare the hell out of me. We ended up taking him to the hospital as a precaution; I suspect his wife who came home in the middle of all the excitement probably read him the riot act later...

He was mellow? The first thing everyone involved should have done was mind their own damned business.
he was mellow. Not harming anyone.

why the need to hassle the man?

there isnt one. If he wasnt a danger to himself or others.
everyone else should have farked off and let him be


Excellent call, because someone who is "mellow" and cannot remember the date of where they live could not possibly be having a real medical problem like a stroke!
 
2013-04-30 09:08:17 PM  

Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?


Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population.  So we can more or less rule that out.  ;D
 
2013-04-30 09:10:02 PM  
well, that proves it.
 
2013-04-30 09:10:26 PM  

CPXBRex: Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?

Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population.  So we can more or less rule that out.  ;D


Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"
 
2013-04-30 09:10:37 PM  

mjbok: For all of the deaths that attributed to smoking and alcohol that really are not because of them, this seems fair.


What deaths are attributed to smoking that are directly caused by smoking?  Granted, some deaths attributed to alcohol are really caused by drinking alcohol and THEN doing ____, but smoking?  I'm having trouble coming up with a realistic example.
 
2013-04-30 09:11:15 PM  

Rezurok: mjbok: For all of the deaths that attributed to smoking and alcohol that really are not because of them, this seems fair.

What deaths are attributed to smoking that are not directly caused by smoking?  Granted, some deaths attributed to alcohol are really caused by drinking alcohol and THEN doing ____, but smoking?  I'm having trouble coming up with a realistic example.


FTFM
 
2013-04-30 09:11:56 PM  
Maybe he dropped his roach,and went to retrieve it.
 
2013-04-30 09:12:34 PM  

A Shambling Mound: CPXBRex: Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?

Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population.  So we can more or less rule that out.  ;D

Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"


No. You are replying to an idiot.
 
2013-04-30 09:13:20 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"


For the purposes of the study, yeah, they defined a heavy cannabis user.  It's something scientists do pretty regularly when talking about drugs, making thresholds for purposes of research.
 
2013-04-30 09:17:52 PM  

Rezurok: mjbok: For all of the deaths that attributed to smoking and alcohol that really are not because of them, this seems fair.

What deaths are attributed to smoking that are directly caused by smoking?  Granted, some deaths attributed to alcohol are really caused by drinking alcohol and THEN doing ____, but smoking?  I'm having trouble coming up with a realistic example.


I don't think it seems unreasonable to suggest that not every case of cancer in smokers was actually caused by smoking. It's probably wrong in the case of specific studies that likely already account for it, but it sure doesn't seem unreasonable.
 
2013-04-30 09:18:33 PM  

CPXBRex: Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?

Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population.  So we can more or less rule that out.  ;D


I got a bite.
 
2013-04-30 09:20:43 PM  
Only on fark do people believe no one has died from marijuana.
 
2013-04-30 09:21:17 PM  
I've no doubt pot will be legal in all 50 in my lifetime and that doesn't t bother me especially when we start taxing the shiat out of it, which we will.
That said, people die from pot all the time, we just call it accidental deaths.  20 years back in high school I was at a party and we were all high.  One very normal kid got it in his head to jump out a window, lands wrong breaks his neck and dies a few days later.  Accident,.
Another friend  normally a very conscientious driver, had been smoking all day, got hungry, went to get food and tried to beat a train at a crossing.  Didn't make it.  Accident.
Those were just two I personally knew.  My mom used to tell me a story about when she was young in the late '60's.  On a roadtrip, her and a group had been driving and smoking and one guy gets them to stop on a stretch near a farm.  He wanted to see a bull up close.  Gored and repeatedly trampled.  Accident.
People do stupid things when they are high and consistent users consistently do stupid things.
 
2013-04-30 09:26:17 PM  

A Shambling Mound: Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"




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Al! [TotalFark]
2013-04-30 09:27:48 PM  
There is only one way to prevent this senseless loss of life in the future.  We must rally Congress to ban law enforcement officers.  Only when our streets are purged of this wicked plague can we truly be safe.
 
2013-04-30 09:28:07 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Actually subby, that's a death from the WAR on drugs. Thousands have been killed because of the war, not the actual plant.


So the thousands who have been killed from high drivers mean nothing?
 
2013-04-30 09:29:03 PM  
What the news failed to mention where the empty bottles of hard booze and prescription meds strewn about.
 
2013-04-30 09:30:01 PM  

BGates: scottydoesntknow: Actually subby, that's a death from the WAR on drugs. Thousands have been killed because of the war, not the actual plant.

So the thousands who have been killed from high drivers mean nothing?


The hundreds of thousands going on millions of drunk driver related fatalities where here first.

Wait your turn.
 
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