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2014-01-06 07:07:31 PM  

meat0918: And next year when Colorado legislators ask themselves "What do we do with all this extra revenue from the pot tax", Bill O will ask why they haven't cut taxes yet.


excuse me, Colorado and Washington legislators.
 
2014-01-06 07:11:02 PM  

scottydoesntknow:  Regulate it, and make it cheaper than the black market to cut them out. When they can't support themselves selling weed, they'll either stop or try to find something else. People of legal age are able to buy it and keep the legal shops open, and street dealers won't be able to stay in the black market game off what the middle/high school teens are buying.


Making it cheaper than the black market is imperative or else they will just continue to deal. I imagine they will anyway.

I have heard black market prices from several friends in the U.S., and they range from pricey to OMGWTF. Is the government stuff cheaper than black market weed in Colorado? What is the going rate for a quarter oz?

/from Canada, the land of cheap and powerful weed
 
2014-01-06 07:11:59 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Empty H: No. "Simple" logic says nothing and stop trying to act as her vessel, you suck at it.

Then perhaps you can find a better explanation for the increase in accidental marijuana poisonings involving little kids getting into their parents marijuana laced foodstuffs that doesn't involve an increase in the availability of same.


um...do you know how much pot you have to consume before it becomes toxic?
 
2014-01-06 07:12:27 PM  
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suck on my colon, bill.

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2014-01-06 07:14:25 PM  

EdgeRunner: Meaning that underage users will still have to rely on illegal suppliers and "borrowed" samples from their parents' stashes, and the second source will increase considerably. I've got no problem with legalizing weed for adults, but trying to argue "we're doing it for the children" is laughably dumb.


I agree to a degree.  We'll just have to wait and see how good kids will become at pilfering from their parents versus the current black market network.

But if the Netherlands are any indication, I do think that as marijuana usage becomes more mainstream, its overall use will fall somewhat as the temptation factor disappears.
 
2014-01-06 07:14:52 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Empty H: No. "Simple" logic says nothing and stop trying to act as her vessel, you suck at it.

Then perhaps you can find a better explanation for the increase in accidental marijuana poisonings involving little kids getting into their parents marijuana laced foodstuffs that doesn't involve an increase in the availability of same.


Perhaps parents are less afraid to take their "poisoned" children to the hospital.
 
2014-01-06 07:16:16 PM  
If things are the same now as they were when I was in school, their first time buying legally a lot of kids are going to find out they've been getting ripped off on quantity/quality for years.
 
2014-01-06 07:16:43 PM  

EdgeRunner: I've got no problem with legalizing weed for adults, but trying to argue "we're doing it for the children" is laughably dumb.


I don't think anyone has said to legalize it "for the children". The opponents say "keep it criminalized for the children", but no one actually thinks kids should be smoking. His argument was that it cuts off one supply chain to the kids (which is true). It may open it up to kids pinching nugs off their parents stash, but that's the parent's fault and they should've been watching their shiat, and their kid, better.

Dragonflew: I have heard black market prices from several friends in the U.S., and they range from pricey to OMGWTF. Is the government stuff cheaper than black market weed in Colorado? What is the going rate for a quarter oz?


At least in CO, it started at the street market rate ($35-$45/eighth), but skyrocketed by the end of the day/day 2 because of a quickly dwindling supply (up to $60). As it evens out and more supply comes in, it'll drop back down, probably below street level. Which I think people are fine with because I would much rather walk into a shop and have a nice selection than have to go to my friend's skeevy apartment complex to pick some up.

And just for comparison, it's $60-$80 in Texas for the same quality and amount that you would get in CO.
 
2014-01-06 07:18:53 PM  

NorCalLos: Radioactive Ass: Empty H: No. "Simple" logic says nothing and stop trying to act as her vessel, you suck at it.

Then perhaps you can find a better explanation for the increase in accidental marijuana poisonings involving little kids getting into their parents marijuana laced foodstuffs that doesn't involve an increase in the availability of same.

Perhaps parents are less afraid to take their "poisoned" children to the hospital.


THC has an *extremely* low toxicity rating.  In fact, scientists have to go to extreme methods to force feed enough cannabis into lab rats to the point where it actually kills them.  so where is this alleged poisoning thing coming from?
 
2014-01-06 07:20:06 PM  
"Legalization of marijuana will lead to more children sampling the drug, becoming intoxicated," he said Friday.

You can't explain that.
 
2014-01-06 07:21:11 PM  
I have no issue with weed being legal. You do typically smoke weed though. Which means the normal expected lung issues. Medically, it would be probably be better as a pill or as a drink.

It will be interesting over time to see if incidences of lung disease follow the expected increase in weed smokers.
 
2014-01-06 07:21:12 PM  

scottydoesntknow: At least in CO, it started at the street market rate ($35-$45/eighth), but skyrocketed by the end of the day/day 2 because of a quickly dwindling supply (up to $60). As it evens out and more supply comes in, it'll drop back down, probably below street level. Which I think people are fine with because I would much rather walk into a shop and have a nice selection than have to go to my friend's skeevy apartment complex to pick some up.

And just for comparison, it's $60-$80 in Texas for the same quality and amount that you would get in CO.


See, that is just insane. Here, it is about (aboot!) $40-$50 for a quarter oz if you buy that amount, and drops as you go up the scale. I can get an ounce of good stuff for about $120-$150, depending on where I get it. On the flip side, regulated drugs like tobacco and alcohol are crazy expensive here.
 
2014-01-06 07:22:10 PM  
 
2014-01-06 07:22:57 PM  
I'm not a hateful person, but I imagine I may celebrate a bit when this asshole bites it.
 
2014-01-06 07:22:57 PM  

Weaver95: NorCalLos: Radioactive Ass: Empty H: No. "Simple" logic says nothing and stop trying to act as her vessel, you suck at it.

Then perhaps you can find a better explanation for the increase in accidental marijuana poisonings involving little kids getting into their parents marijuana laced foodstuffs that doesn't involve an increase in the availability of same.

Perhaps parents are less afraid to take their "poisoned" children to the hospital.

THC has an *extremely* low toxicity rating.  In fact, scientists have to go to extreme methods to force feed enough cannabis into lab rats to the point where it actually kills them.  so where is this alleged poisoning thing coming from?


I'm going to guess it might be the kids saying they feel sick or something. A 6-year-old isn't going to know what to expect when it comes to getting high, and ingestible pot treats are pretty much always stronger than smoking so it could definitely have an interesting effect on the kid. And he put "poisoned" in quotes, so I'm thinking he was being tongue-in-cheek about it.
 
2014-01-06 07:23:28 PM  
Weaver95:
THC has an *extremely* low toxicity rating.  In fact, scientists have to go to extreme methods to force feed enough cannabis into lab rats to the point where it actually kills them.  so where is this alleged poisoning thing coming from?

To be fair:  young age, unexpected and way too much are a recipe for some pretty nasty, albeit not dangerous in the long term, effects.  Not really sure what doctors can do about that, sedatives until they come down maybe?
 
2014-01-06 07:24:14 PM  
Bill really, really needs a few tokes to take the edge off.

Somebody bake this man some brownies, I'll kick in some cash.
 
2014-01-06 07:26:45 PM  

groppet: Well once we get the numbers of all the people that have OD'ed since it became legal then we will see if he is right. Like that poor kid that ate part of the cookie he found. That poor poor kid I wish we could start a fund to send to his family............huh? Oh nevermind. Light up people!


I think what we need to look at here is not the horrors of a kid getting a pot cookie but rather that the kid ate a random cookie scrap off of the ground. Was the kid hungry because there was not enough food in the house. What could the government possibly do about that.

Oh and seriously kids need to learn there are consequences to eating random bits off the ground.
 
2014-01-06 07:27:15 PM  

Weaver95: THC has an *extremely* low toxicity rating.  In fact, scientists have to go to extreme methods to force feed enough cannabis into lab rats to the point where it actually kills them.  so where is this alleged poisoning thing coming from?


here is the reference material:

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2014-01-06 07:27:45 PM  
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2014-01-06 07:28:13 PM  
scottydoesntknow: Because drug dealers don't card you. They don't check for ID to ensure you're of age. I always had a much easier time getting weed than alcohol in high school because no one cared about IDs, they just wanted to make a sale. Regulate it, and make it cheaper than the black market to cut them out. When they can't support themselves selling weed, they'll either stop or try to find something else. People of legal age are able to buy it and keep the legal shops open, and street dealers won't be able to stay in the black market game off what the middle/high school teens are buying.

There's a reason why you don't see any people supporting themselves off underage alcohol dealing. Sure an older sibling/family member/friend can buy alcohol for you or you can pay money for a fake ID, but YOU will have a harder time if you're under 21.


There's a fundamental difference between weed and almost every other controlled substance: it doesn't require much to increase your stock, just some floor space and an interest in gardening. No lab, no brewery, no hard to procure ingredients, just sun, seeds and water. For such a minimal investment, there's always going to be smalltimers willing to sell or just share their excess supply. It also has the advantage of being easily concealed and handed off, which is why high schoolers are much more likely to pass around joints than comparatively bulky six packs of PBR. (Thus the preference for vodka in Sprite bottles instead, not that a dedicated student like myself would have known anything about such things.)

Sorry, but the idea that weed will be harder for kids to get once it shows up in every pharmacy is just plain silly. Next I suppose you'll be telling me kids can't get hold of regular cigarettes either.
 
rka
2014-01-06 07:28:25 PM  

Dragonflew: See, that is just insane.


And the people said "Don't care, legal weed".

As with many other things, people can see the cost of everything, but the value of nothing.

There is value in walking into a store and buying weed versus calling "a guy you know".
 
2014-01-06 07:30:02 PM  

bigdog1960: Is O'Reilly still a thing? He wrote a book on Jesus for Christ's sake. When I think about knowing Jesus, I think Bill O'Reilly. Well co-authored.


No, I'm pretty sure he wrote it for his own sake.

// like Sue Anthony said, ain't it something how god always seems to agree with those who scream "his" word loudest
 
2014-01-06 07:30:11 PM  

nekom: Weaver95:
THC has an *extremely* low toxicity rating.  In fact, scientists have to go to extreme methods to force feed enough cannabis into lab rats to the point where it actually kills them.  so where is this alleged poisoning thing coming from?

To be fair:  young age, unexpected and way too much are a recipe for some pretty nasty, albeit not dangerous in the long term, effects.  Not really sure what doctors can do about that, sedatives until they come down maybe?


if they take enough cannabis, they'll pass out on their own!
 
2014-01-06 07:32:05 PM  

Weaver95: um...do you know how much pot you have to consume before it becomes toxic?


Poisoning doesn't always mean that the substance is toxic. It also means that a substance that has chemical effects on the body was taken either accidentally or on purpose.

Here let me help you out there:

Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed.

That substance doesn't have to be toxic for the term poisoning to apply when it comes to how hospitals report accidental poisonings (which is specifically what I was referring to).
 
2014-01-06 07:32:16 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Bill really, really needs a few tokes to take the edge off.


--- Yeah he needs to find out what he's actually talking about.
 
2014-01-06 07:34:22 PM  

EdgeRunner: There's a fundamental difference between weed and almost every other controlled substance: it doesn't require much to increase your stock, just some floor space and an interest in gardening. No lab, no brewery, no hard to procure ingredients, just sun, seeds and water. For such a minimal investment, there's always going to be smalltimers willing to sell or just share their excess supply. It also has the advantage of being easily concealed and handed off, which is why high schoolers are much more likely to pass around joints than comparatively bulky six packs of PBR. (Thus the preference for vodka in Sprite bottles instead, not that a dedicated student like myself would have known anything about such things.)


You sound like someone who's never attempted to actually grow it. To have a quality product, it takes a hell of a lot more than just "floor space and an interest in gardening". Tomatoes take floorspace and an interest in gardening, and yet there's a massive fruit and vegetable market out there. Yes some people will grow, but it will be a very, very small minority. And the punishments for illegally selling will match those of alcohol and other regulated substances. And most people don't want that kind of heat.

Of course use among underage kids is not going to disappear, but I can also say it won't see an increase in use. Those that want to try it will try it (same as now), and those that don't, won't. People can always find a way. Like I said, it was easier to get weed than alcohol, but I was still able to get alcohol.
 
2014-01-06 07:35:18 PM  

rka: Dragonflew: See, that is just insane.

And the people said "Don't care, legal weed".


I was talking about the street rate of up to $45 an eighth, which is more than twice the street rate here.
 
2014-01-06 07:36:15 PM  
I thought pot use was dropping among teens due to the whole "It can't be cool if my parents do it" syndrome. 

Pointy Tail of Satan: I have no issue with weed being legal. You do typically smoke weed though. Which means the normal expected lung issues. Medically, it would be probably be better as a pill or as a drink.

It will be interesting over time to see if incidences of lung disease follow the expected increase in weed smokers.


I'd be first in line for THC-infused "juice" that I can use in my Kangor e-cigs. A man can dream...
 
2014-01-06 07:36:40 PM  

nekom: propasaurus: Weaver95: Pot isn't toxic tho, nor is it addictive. Hells, caffeine is more addictive than cannabis. But hey, if the GOP wants to divide their time, money and manpower to fighting legalization of cannabis AND stopping gay marriage AND repealing Obamacare AND cutting welfare benefits AND making abortion illegal...then who am I to stop them?

Oh yeah, what about the 37 people who died from pot overdoses in Colorado?

Or this poor guy:


Jay Leno smoked weed?
 
2014-01-06 07:37:35 PM  

Nonesuch: nekom: propasaurus: Weaver95: Pot isn't toxic tho, nor is it addictive. Hells, caffeine is more addictive than cannabis. But hey, if the GOP wants to divide their time, money and manpower to fighting legalization of cannabis AND stopping gay marriage AND repealing Obamacare AND cutting welfare benefits AND making abortion illegal...then who am I to stop them?

Oh yeah, what about the 37 people who died from pot overdoses in Colorado?

Or this poor guy:

Jay Leno smoked weed?


Looks like Rumer Willis to me. She did grow up in a celebrity lifestyle.
 
2014-01-06 07:37:55 PM  
about the only bad thing i have to say about marijuana is, it's overpriced.

and until Bill admits that the phenomenon known as "tides" is the work of witches, i won't believe a word he says.
 
2014-01-06 07:38:43 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Weaver95: um...do you know how much pot you have to consume before it becomes toxic?

Poisoning doesn't always mean that the substance is toxic. It also means that a substance that has chemical effects on the body was taken either accidentally or on purpose.

Here let me help you out there:

Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed.

That substance doesn't have to be toxic for the term poisoning to apply when it comes to how hospitals report accidental poisonings (which is specifically what I was referring to).


ah, so you were just playing semantics and pushing a propaganda angle.  you didn't actually have anything substantive to add to the conversation.  got it.  thanks man!
 
2014-01-06 07:39:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: EdgeRunner: There's a fundamental difference between weed and almost every other controlled substance: it doesn't require much to increase your stock, just some floor space and an interest in gardening. No lab, no brewery, no hard to procure ingredients, just sun, seeds and water. For such a minimal investment, there's always going to be smalltimers willing to sell or just share their excess supply. It also has the advantage of being easily concealed and handed off, which is why high schoolers are much more likely to pass around joints than comparatively bulky six packs of PBR. (Thus the preference for vodka in Sprite bottles instead, not that a dedicated student like myself would have known anything about such things.)

You sound like someone who's never attempted to actually grow it. To have a quality product, it takes a hell of a lot more than just "floor space and an interest in gardening". Tomatoes take floorspace and an interest in gardening, and yet there's a massive fruit and vegetable market out there. Yes some people will grow, but it will be a very, very small minority. And the punishments for illegally selling will match those of alcohol and other regulated substances. And most people don't want that kind of heat.

Of course use among underage kids is not going to disappear, but I can also say it won't see an increase in use. Those that want to try it will try it (same as now), and those that don't, won't. People can always find a way. Like I said, it was easier to get weed than alcohol, but I was still able to get alcohol.


Anyone sensible that has kids or spent anytime around teenagers would much rather see them getting stoned and parking their asses than driving drunk down the highway, fighting, or some sh*t.
 
2014-01-06 07:40:57 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed.


I've just poisoned myself with a glass of scotch. Shiat.
 
2014-01-06 07:41:50 PM  
Bill O'Reilly doesn't have MS, and he can go fark himself. Compared to the baclofen, diazepam, neurontin combo for MS when things are really going wrong, marijuana works better, has fewer icky-feeling side effects, and is far less detrimental to my health. When Bill O graduates second in his class from Johns Hopkins, as did my neurologist, then I'll give him some credibility about what drugs are right/wrong for me.
 
2014-01-06 07:43:35 PM  
You know, LSD is a natural drug too. I mean, it's just got carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen! Nothing nasty at all. And it's safe! I've even driven while using LSD, and it was fine. Well, except for driving through the convent. BTW: nuns really need to improve their reflexes.
 
2014-01-06 07:44:59 PM  
dr_blasto:
This stuff has been happening since people figured out they could bake magic brownies. The only spike is the OMG CHILDREN types - although some of the gummi bears and the like may be a bit riskier to keep in your house if you have kids, ...

Now these are gummi bears you don't want to leave laying around your house!
 
2014-01-06 07:48:04 PM  
Weaver95:
if they take enough cannabis, they'll pass out on their own!

Just trying to give the benefit of the doubt.  I could see how symptoms of marijuana intoxication in a child, particularly WAY too much, would be alarming to parents, even if there is no real risk of life.  Of course, as has been mentioned it's also irresponsible to leave a loaded gun or dangerous cleaning chemicals where a child could get to them.  Plus what kind of idiot doesn't keep their stash out of reach of children?  That stuff isn't cheap!
 
2014-01-06 07:50:52 PM  

vudukungfu: bronyaur1: entertainer?

Is that what they call BS artist these days?


thought it was stand up philosopher

/wine break i'm on it.
 
2014-01-06 07:57:56 PM  

firefly212: Bill O'Reilly doesn't have MS, and he can go fark himself. Compared to the baclofen, diazepam, neurontin combo for MS when things are really going wrong, marijuana works better, has fewer icky-feeling side effects, and is far less detrimental to my health. When Bill O graduates second in his class from Johns Hopkins, as did my neurologist, then I'll give him some credibility about what drugs are right/wrong for me.


This.

/diazepam.. shudder
 
2014-01-06 07:58:48 PM  

Dragonflew: rka: Dragonflew: See, that is just insane.

And the people said "Don't care, legal weed".

I was talking about the street rate of up to $45 an eighth, which is more than twice the street rate here.


Where the hell are you? It's been $40 and eighth here for as long as I can remember.
 
2014-01-06 07:59:29 PM  

Weaver95: Pot isn't toxic tho, nor is it addictive. Hells, caffeine is more addictive than cannabis. But hey, if the GOP wants to divide their time, money and manpower to fighting legalization of cannabis AND stopping gay marriage AND repealing Obamacare AND cutting welfare benefits AND making abortion illegal...then who am I to stop them?


Perhaps not in a chemical sense, like harder drugs, but there are plenty of people who are extremely dependant on weed. Maybe it"s more of a psychological thing, but someone who smokes weed all day every day is dependant. Having said that, I completely support legalization. It's time to end the deeply entrenched hypocrisy where the most degenerate, backwards-assed among us get to dictate what vices are acceptable and what are not.
 
2014-01-06 08:00:22 PM  
Not all who drink are drunks.  One is considered socially normal and the other is considered a life-destroying problem.

Pot is headed for the same spectrum.  How ever will we cope.
 
2014-01-06 08:02:30 PM  

Sgt Otter: There's nothing I like better than moralizing from a dude who used to jerk off in front of his secretary with a dildo up his ass, without her consent.


Now grab that falafel and rub it all over your soapy body . . .

/those recordings were comedy GOLD!
 
2014-01-06 08:03:15 PM  

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That looks like a pile of dead cicadas.
 
2014-01-06 08:03:24 PM  

doctor wu: Weaver95: Pot isn't toxic tho, nor is it addictive. Hells, caffeine is more addictive than cannabis. But hey, if the GOP wants to divide their time, money and manpower to fighting legalization of cannabis AND stopping gay marriage AND repealing Obamacare AND cutting welfare benefits AND making abortion illegal...then who am I to stop them?

Perhaps not in a chemical sense, like harder drugs, but there are plenty of people who are extremely dependant on weed. Maybe it"s more of a psychological thing, but someone who smokes weed all day every day is dependant. Having said that, I completely support legalization. It's time to end the deeply entrenched hypocrisy where the most degenerate, backwards-assed among us get to dictate what vices are acceptable and what are not.


That's true, but one can become dependent on anything, not just drugs.  Some people have problems with compulsive gambling.

Smoke a bit in the privacy of your own home once in awhile?  You're fine.
Baked at all hours of the day?  You probably need to put the bong down for awhile.
 
2014-01-06 08:07:03 PM  

doctor wu: Weaver95: Pot isn't toxic tho, nor is it addictive. Hells, caffeine is more addictive than cannabis. But hey, if the GOP wants to divide their time, money and manpower to fighting legalization of cannabis AND stopping gay marriage AND repealing Obamacare AND cutting welfare benefits AND making abortion illegal...then who am I to stop them?

Perhaps not in a chemical sense, like harder drugs, but there are plenty of people who are extremely dependant on weed. Maybe it"s more of a psychological thing, but someone who smokes weed all day every day is dependant. Having said that, I completely support legalization. It's time to end the deeply entrenched hypocrisy where the most degenerate, backwards-assed among us get to dictate what vices are acceptable and what are not.


It's 100% a psychological thing. Yes people can become mentally addicted to pot, the same way they can become addicted to video games, gambling, the internet, sports, etc. It does not create any sort of physical dependence or addiction, which is very different. You can stop smoking completely and be physically fine. You can't say that about a lot of other drugs out there, including legal ones.
 
2014-01-06 08:07:26 PM  
I'm not a big fan of weed, because I'm not allowed to smoke it (been piss-tested by the Navy since I was 19), and because stoned people are kind of boring. Witty people get wittier on booze (up to a point), whereas pot smokers just grin and giggle a lot. I know you supposedly have a really good time talking about stupid BS when you're stoned, but sheesh, you're really no fun for the rest of us.

That said, soft drugs like pot should be legal, and use of hard drugs should be decriminalized. Addiction's a medical problem, not a criminal one.
 
2014-01-06 08:09:35 PM  

firefly212: Bill O'Reilly doesn't have MS, and he can go fark himself.



He doesn't even have MRS any more. Dick.
 
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