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(Slate)   It's not selling marijuana in Colorado that will make you a bundle; no, it's selling real estate. It's selling snack food. It's anything that you can sell to people who are in a chemically altered state and ready to make bad decisions   (slate.com ) divider line
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2014-01-23 10:01:45 AM  
So, basically, the same way Denny's has been making money off of late-night drunks since forever ago?
 
2014-01-23 10:03:33 AM  
Just putting the final touches on the design of my new restaurant:  Oreo Hut.
 
2014-01-23 10:03:49 AM  
DNRTFA

Louisiana is reportedly considering similar legalization legislation now in force in Colorado and soon in Washington State.

I more of a conservative type, but I have self-medicated for over 35 years with good pot.  I would be glad to add to the state coffers through the reasonable taxation of MJ.

Thanks to the hippies and liberals, this good idea is coming of age in my lifetime.
 
2014-01-23 10:05:57 AM  
One misconception about Colorado's Recreational Marijuana laws is it's actually MANDATORY. Police drive by and if you aren't high, they whip out the reefer and let the madness begin.
 
2014-01-23 10:07:39 AM  
So basically sell finger foods that kick ass and make a killing.

Are there many food trucks operating in Colorado ? If not looks like the place to be for several reasons.
 
2014-01-23 10:08:39 AM  
Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.
 
2014-01-23 10:08:50 AM  
So its like the old adage "mining the miners".
 
2014-01-23 10:09:09 AM  
People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.
 
2014-01-23 10:09:20 AM  

skozlaw: So, basically, the same way Denny's has been making money off of late-night drunks since forever ago?


Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.
 
2014-01-23 10:09:52 AM  
Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.
 
2014-01-23 10:10:27 AM  
Oh good, I can't tell you how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one who gets an uncontrollable urge to buy real estate after smoking pot.
 
2014-01-23 10:10:37 AM  

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.



You need to smoke somehting.
 
2014-01-23 10:11:08 AM  
I thought the headline was referring to Fluoxetine and Alprazolam.
 
2014-01-23 10:12:00 AM  

Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.


You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?
 
2014-01-23 10:14:46 AM  

skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?


QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

lh6.ggpht.com

/so hungry
 
2014-01-23 10:15:32 AM  
I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.
 
2014-01-23 10:16:16 AM  

groppet: So its like the old adage "mining the miners".


In a gold rush, sell shovels.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:56 AM  

cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.



Someone has never seen the Park Rangers shows on the Discovery Channel.
 
2014-01-23 10:18:59 AM  

cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.


You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.
 
2014-01-23 10:19:07 AM  

blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry


See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.
 
2014-01-23 10:22:06 AM  
You elitists can have your Dennys and your IHOPs and the few remaining Perkins floating around the country.

I'mma get me a triple order of Waffle House hashbrowns all the way.

/if you're going to be eating processed filth, go big.
//Scattered smothered covered topped diced chunked..
///They added gravy as a topping a few years back. Chili and gravy?... 'Murca.
 
2014-01-23 10:23:11 AM  
skozlaw:

See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


I think the street term is Slizzzzzzzzam.

It's a mixture of pancakes, eggs, sausage with prescription codeine cough syrup on top.
 
2014-01-23 10:23:20 AM  

skozlaw: blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry

See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


You're telling me sausages and bacon isn't addicting?
 
2014-01-23 10:23:41 AM  

Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.


If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.
 
2014-01-23 10:26:59 AM  

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.


Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.
 
2014-01-23 10:29:41 AM  

Pangea: Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.


Their stance on abortion and gay marriage already shows that it is a lie.
 
2014-01-23 10:29:56 AM  
Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.
 
2014-01-23 10:30:13 AM  
So, lets sell timeshares.
 
Bf+
2014-01-23 10:30:49 AM  

lennavan: Oh good, I can't tell you how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one who gets an uncontrollable urge to buy real estate after smoking pot.



Buying more of a house than you can afford isn't normal... but on weed it is!
/Wait a minute...Strike that-- Reverse it.
 
2014-01-23 10:31:11 AM  

cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.


Since when do you need to tell your landlord that you intend to grow plants?
 
2014-01-23 10:31:21 AM  

cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.


If the lease does not specifically ban it why would it be a problem ? Its legal in Colorado to grow your own. So this would be no different if the renter liked to grow flowers etc with grow lights. The renter is paying the electric bill. The only issue I could see would be smell and / or noise. If you are running charcoal filters to control the smell it might be a little loud depending.
 
2014-01-23 10:32:43 AM  

jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.


There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.
 
2014-01-23 10:32:58 AM  

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.



The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.
 
2014-01-23 10:33:49 AM  

kindms: cgraves67: Pangea: cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.

You can set up a steady rotation in a bedroom for well under $1000.

If your landlord approves, which is probably not likely. If you own your own home, go for it.

If the lease does not specifically ban it why would it be a problem ? Its legal in Colorado to grow your own. So this would be no different if the renter liked to grow flowers etc with grow lights. The renter is paying the electric bill. The only issue I could see would be smell and / or noise. If you are running charcoal filters to control the smell it might be a little loud depending.



Most homes around here have basements. That should handle the noise issue.
 
2014-01-23 10:34:04 AM  

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.



Oh, and I don't recycle.

/Myth...busted
 
2014-01-23 10:34:59 AM  
The guy who runs the crepe stand on the main drag in Breckenridge is going to retire early.  THose things are like carmel coated crack even when you AREN'T high.
 
2014-01-23 10:35:54 AM  

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


To be honest, the MS has impacted my life a whole lot more negatively than the occasional gummy.
 
2014-01-23 10:36:12 AM  

Kristoph57: You elitists can have your Dennys and your IHOPs and the few remaining Perkins floating around the country.

I'mma get me a triple order of Waffle House hashbrowns all the way.

/if you're going to be eating processed filth, go big.
//Scattered smothered covered topped diced chunked..
///They added gravy as a topping a few years back. Chili and gravy?... 'Murca.

The brilliant...you haz it....nothing better than a drunken waffle house trip at 2AM...with a hooker and a needle in your arm!

 
2014-01-23 10:38:14 AM  
You mean drunks?
 
2014-01-23 10:40:15 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.


Wrong
 
2014-01-23 10:43:12 AM  

Ahh man, I am so high on the marijuana right now I don't know what's going on. There's pink elephants coming out of the wall, the clouds look like kaleidoscope reflections, cats are barking and dogs meowing, the white women are begging me to rape them, and what's this? A mortagage? I'm like, so high, man, I guess I'll just sign it because I'm on a marijuana trip, man.

drugpolicycentral.com

 
2014-01-23 10:46:56 AM  

jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.


I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.
 
2014-01-23 10:47:24 AM  

groppet: So its like the old adage "mining the miners".


Came here to say this.
 
2014-01-23 10:47:42 AM  

WTFDYW: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Wrong


Correction: They can give themselves the DELUSION that they're being functional but most of the times, its noticable. So, don't take that gulp of Vodka at lunch today. Trust me.
 
2014-01-23 10:48:26 AM  
The only guy guaranteed to get rich in a gold rush is the one selling shovels.
 
2014-01-23 10:53:50 AM  
How about solenoid-operated valves so we can replace the man in the illustration.
 
2014-01-23 10:54:19 AM  

Carn: Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.


And more than a few European countries. Like Mell of a Hess, I too am thrilled it will probably happen in my lifetime. Especially for medical purposes. Altho living in PA I might have to wait longer than the rest of yinz.
 
2014-01-23 10:59:14 AM  

lindalouwho: Carn: Marijuana will be legal in the US within 10 years and it's all about the $$$.

And more than a few European countries. Like Mell of a Hess, I too am thrilled it will probably happen in my lifetime. Especially for medical purposes. Altho living in PA I might have to wait longer than the rest of yinz.


Both legal marijuana and gay marriage will follow the same path - once you hit more than half or maybe it'll take 2/3 of the states with legalization, Congress will finally make it official.  Well, you might need democratic control of the House but I'm thinking 5-10 years so that's a real possibility.  Alaska is already talking about putting it up for vote.  Many other states are going to look at WA and CO in the next couple years and say "Hmm, hell didn't freeze over, crime went DOWN, AND they're making a shiatload of money and their economy is taking off in a new market?  We gotta get in on this."
 
2014-01-23 11:03:04 AM  

CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.



Done in, err, eight.
 
2014-01-23 11:04:34 AM  

jtown: jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.

I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.


Flying is unpleasant enough without a bunch of asshole stoners giggling over the aircraft safety card the entire flight.
 
2014-01-23 11:04:52 AM  

skozlaw: blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry

See? Freakin' addict all hoppedpotted up, just chomping at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


FTFY
 
2014-01-23 11:07:07 AM  
what a bunch of assholes! Laughing at things!
 
2014-01-23 11:08:49 AM  

WTFDYW: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Wrong


On many levels.  The high-functioning stoner up above didn't even realize he wrote drinks instead of drunks.  "The drinks don't have a choice ...."   Although?  S/he is correct.  Drinks really don't have a choice as to whether or not they get drunk.
 
2014-01-23 11:12:27 AM  

skozlaw: blatz514: skozlaw: Grungehamster: Listen, if we make a certain substance that alters your decision-making ability legal it will lead to people using substances that alter your decision-making ability and then making poor decisions, an unprecedented phenomenon with both that substance and similar substances that were already legal otherwise.

You're talking about the food at Denny's, right?

QUIT TALKING ABOUT DENNY'S!

[lh6.ggpht.com image 512x384]

/so hungry

See? Freakin' addict all hopped up, just chomping champing at the bit to get at it.

And "Slam" and "Hammy"? You aren't going to convince me that isn't street slang for the junk.


FTFM

/pet peave
 
2014-01-23 11:13:53 AM  
A stoner and his money are soon parted...with munchies.
 
2014-01-23 11:15:34 AM  
Fritos sales will skyrocket, amirite?!  cuz munchies hahaha!!  Subby is a dork.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-01-23 11:16:08 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.


Honestly, you think we can't tell by looking at you?   For one thing you look happy.
 
2014-01-23 11:21:12 AM  

WTFDYW: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Wrong


Ok. Barely functional.
 
2014-01-23 11:21:20 AM  
So, it's the same as anywhere else ... amazing insight there
 
2014-01-23 11:22:42 AM  

Pangea: Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.


Fun fact: Just like the Democratic Party is full of a wide variety of people with differing opinions on various topics, so is the Republican Party.  Not all Republicans are "small government conservatives".  I'm sure you'll be SHOCKED to find out that quite a few are Republicans because their religious / social conservatives that don't give two shiats about "small government" anything.
 
2014-01-23 11:45:41 AM  

stevetherobot: jtown: jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.

I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.

Flying is unpleasant enough without a bunch of asshole stoners giggling over the aircraft safety card the entire flight.


Well that's, like, you're  opinion, man.
 
2014-01-23 11:50:22 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-23 11:54:22 AM  

rkettens: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Honestly, you think we can't tell by looking at you?   For one thing you look happy.


Let alone smell them
 
2014-01-23 12:19:38 PM  
Gov. John Lickenpooper is exhibit #1
 
2014-01-23 12:21:40 PM  

Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


If you listen to the folks here it seems that pot really doesn't do anything to you. I can't figure out why they bother to smoke it.
 
2014-01-23 12:22:14 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.


speak for yourself cupcake, (hiccup).  I have been at work drunk many times, afterall, these planes aren't gonna fly themselves*

*they actually can, my job is really only to randomly turn on and off the seatbelt sign and talk to the towers on approach/takeoff.
 
2014-01-23 12:36:20 PM  

meanmutton: Pangea: Money drives change. Prohibitionists are eventually going to lose out, and I look forward to it.

I don't even smoke anymore, and not having that be my agenda allows me to be more vocal in my support.

Republicans are about to get a genuine opportunity to prove whether they're really for "small government" or if it's just a lie.

Fun fact: Just like the Democratic Party is full of a wide variety of people with differing opinions on various topics, so is the Republican Party.  Not all Republicans are "small government conservatives".  I'm sure you'll be SHOCKED to find out that quite a few are Republicans because their religious / social conservatives that don't give two shiats about "small government" anything.


It was sort of sarcasm. Gay marriage and pro-life legislation already answered the question. Legalized marijuana has almighty dollars attached to it though.
 
2014-01-23 12:39:17 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.

If you listen to the folks here it seems that pot really doesn't do anything to you. I can't figure out why they bother to smoke it.


That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.
 
2014-01-23 12:41:02 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.


I know dealing with nuances is difficult when you're high.  Not every person who drinks is a drunk, not everyone who smokes is a stoner.   Think about that for a moment before you respond.

I've drunk, I've smoked... likely before you were born.  I've been under the influence, I've seen friends and family under the influence.  I've had friends injured and dead due to various substance abuses.  Some people can handle it, some people it consumes.  Try not to presume what is and isn't a stereotype just because your situation is happy at the moment.
 
2014-01-23 12:41:21 PM  
..anything that you can sell to people who are in a chemically altered state and ready to make bad decisions

fetzblawg.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-23 12:43:03 PM  

lindalouwho: I too am thrilled it will probably happen in my lifetime. Especially for medical purposes. Altho living in PA I might have to wait longer than the rest of yinz.


http://www.hangerforgovernor.com/
 
2014-01-23 12:50:15 PM  

cgraves67: I doubt that many pot smokers are going to be looking for real estate to accommodate their private grow operations. There is so much land out there, State and National Parks, ranches, BLM land, etc, that is basically unattended. They can anonymously grow large amounts out in the wilderness and harvest it as needed without the capital investments that they probably don't have.


IIRC, just like with medical you're not allowed to grow outdoors as it can't be secured. That covers both the licensed wholesale growers and private individuals. The only exception is hemp, which you can't get high on anyways and is also licensed and regulated.
 
2014-01-23 01:01:14 PM  

Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.


That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.
 
2014-01-23 01:13:11 PM  

rkettens: DROxINxTHExWIND: Ker_Thwap: CMYK and PMS: People high on marijuana do not make bad decisions. They do not drive badly, They do not commit crimes.I leaned this all by reading Fark.

Every stoner I've chatted with on Fark has a non corporate, well paying, responsible job that is saving the planet, and is a well respected participant in the community as well.  This is the internet, so I totally believe them.

/The drunks at least admit how it's impacted their lives.


The drinks don't have a choice because the drinking effects everything and they can't be functional on alcohol. The "potheads" are at work right now (like me) snickering at the fact that there are still these ridiculous stereotypes floating around.

Honestly, you think we can't tell by looking at you?   For one thing you look happy.


that is one of the side effects. So are we to assume now that everyone with a smile on their face is stoned? Go back to your prescription drugs and leave the stoners alone.
 
2014-01-23 01:13:21 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.

That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.


Do you call a taxi to take you home after you've had one Coors Light at the bar or do you drive yourself home, believing you aren't "impaired"?

/let me guess... you don't drink at all.
 
2014-01-23 01:16:08 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.

That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.


wow. I'll get right on that sparky.
 
2014-01-23 01:19:36 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.

That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.


I smoked my first joint before you were born, probably before your mother was born. I just understand it for what it is and it ain't what you think. It impairs your thinking and your motor skills. If you don't think it impairs your thinking just take the question that you wrote above and show it to an adult and see what they have to say about it
 
2014-01-23 01:21:24 PM  

CMYK and PMS: CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.

That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.

I smoked my first joint before you were born, probably before your mother was born. I just understand it for what it is and it ain't what you think. It impairs your thinking and your motor skills. If you don't think it impairs your thinking just take the question that you wrote above and show it to an adult and see what they have to say about it


Whoops, I logged in as the wrong guy.

i keed i keed
 
2014-01-23 01:26:25 PM  

CMYK and PMS: It impairs your thinking and your motor skills.


This is why nobody plays video games under the influence of the Devil's Weed. It's also why marijuana users are so bad at the arts and professional basketball.
 
2014-01-23 01:31:41 PM  

Epic Fap Session: This is why nobody plays video games under the influence of the Devil's Weed. It's also why marijuana users are so bad at the arts and professional basketball.


I'll just leave this here; no comment needed
 
2014-01-23 01:39:32 PM  

stevetherobot: jtown: jst3p: jtown: Someone needs to set up a smoking club just outside the Denver airport with a shuttle service, snacks, and drinks.  And I'm not saying that because I have two 2-hour layovers in Denver next month.

There are already "pot tours" modeled after Napa wine tours. It is an interesting time to live here.

I know there are destination tours popping up.  That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about people with layovers at the airport.  It's a hub for United and Southwest.  That's a lot of people with a couple hours to kill but not enough time to go all the way to Denver and back.

Flying is unpleasant enough without a bunch of asshole stoners giggling over the aircraft safety card the entire flight.


Flying is reasonably ok when you are baked, though. You might try it, instead of loading up at the airport bar and being a crabby asshole for the entire flight.

/Besides, that stick figure trying to open the emergency door gets me Every. Single. Time.
 
2014-01-23 01:41:33 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: This is why nobody plays video games under the influence of the Devil's Weed. It's also why marijuana users are so bad at the arts and professional basketball.

I'll just leave this here; no comment needed


you sure have added a lot of color to this thread. You're not spot on, though. Maybe add 032 more comments to really press the issue.

INK!
 
2014-01-23 01:57:02 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: This is why nobody plays video games under the influence of the Devil's Weed. It's also why marijuana users are so bad at the arts and professional basketball.

I'll just leave this here; no comment needed


Is this you trying to be clever? What are you highlighting exactly?
 
2014-01-23 02:07:09 PM  

Epic Fap Session: CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: This is why nobody plays video games under the influence of the Devil's Weed. It's also why marijuana users are so bad at the arts and professional basketball.

I'll just leave this here; no comment needed

Is this you trying to be clever? What are you highlighting exactly?


He's highlighting that he keeps forgetting to log in as his alt.
 
2014-01-23 02:24:55 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Epic Fap Session: That's because many of you don't appear to understand the difference between 'altered' and 'impaired.' You likely also have a rough time comprehending that different people react differently to things like marijuana or that different strains have been cultivated to provide different effects. (For example, there are many strains out there that try to minimize the lethargy that is common.)

The good news is that it's really easy to paint with broad strokes which probably provides some comfort to people that are frightened by things they don't understand very well.

That is just the kind of thing a stoner thinks makes sense. You need to quit for a few years and see how much your thinking clears up.


You are trying too hard in this thread. Obvious trolling only fools simple people, that isn't what you want, you are better than that.
 
2014-01-23 02:51:08 PM  
Really? Like the half of Americans on prescription anti-depressants?
 
2014-01-23 03:00:28 PM  

jst3p: You are trying too hard in this thread. Obvious trolling only fools simple people, that isn't what you want, you are better than that.


How is it trolling to point out that smoking pot does in fact impair you whether you like it or not. It is really sad that you don't even know what a troll is but you think you can use the word.
 
2014-01-23 03:12:05 PM  

CMYK and PMS: jst3p: You are trying too hard in this thread. Obvious trolling only fools simple people, that isn't what you want, you are better than that.

How is it trolling to point out that smoking pot does in fact impair you whether you like it or not. It is really sad that you don't even know what a troll is but you think you can use the word.


You are making unpopular and inflammatory comments with the intent of getting a reaction. And you are getting the negative attention you deserve, congrats. Technically that means you are successful, congrats. I am just saying that I have seen it done better and if you keep working on it you might get to a point where it isn't so obvious but you have a long way to go.
 
2014-01-23 03:20:50 PM  

jst3p: You are making unpopular and inflammatory comments with the intent of getting a reaction. And you are getting the negative attention you deserve, congrats. Technically that means you are successful, congrats. I am just saying that I have seen it done better and if you keep working on it you might get to a point where it isn't so obvious but you have a long way to go.


See, this is what I mean by stop smoking for a while and let your mind clear up. In your addled head when someone says anything you don't like then they are doing it for no reason other then to get a reaction. Perhaps I am just giving you some insight that you desperately need.
 
2014-01-23 03:25:25 PM  

CMYK and PMS: jst3p: You are making unpopular and inflammatory comments with the intent of getting a reaction. And you are getting the negative attention you deserve, congrats. Technically that means you are successful, congrats. I am just saying that I have seen it done better and if you keep working on it you might get to a point where it isn't so obvious but you have a long way to go.

See, this is what I mean by stop smoking for a while and let your mind clear up. In your addled head when someone says anything you don't like then they are doing it for no reason other then to get a reaction. Perhaps I am just giving you some insight that you desperately need.


I don't smoke pot. Never even tried it. But thanks for going the extra mile and proving my point.
 
2014-01-23 03:38:34 PM  

jst3p: I don't smoke pot. Never even tried it. But thanks for going the extra mile and proving my point.


If your point is that you are an idiot then you're welcome. Glad to help
 
2014-01-23 03:38:59 PM  

CMYK and PMS: jst3p: You are trying too hard in this thread. Obvious trolling only fools simple people, that isn't what you want, you are better than that.

How is it trolling to point out that smoking pot does in fact impair you whether you like it or not. It is really sad that you don't even know what a troll is but you think you can use the word.



It's how the kids debate these days.  They can't form a coherent argument, so the first one to get confused by the concept of conflicting valid opinions based on different real world experiences, gets to call "troll" and win.  Sorry, you confused him, so you lose the argument and he wins a shiny plastic participant trophy that declares him the internet winner.
 
2014-01-23 03:42:50 PM  

CMYK and PMS: jst3p: I don't smoke pot. Never even tried it. But thanks for going the extra mile and proving my point.

If your point is that you are an idiot then you're welcome. Glad to help


Bless your heart.
 
2014-01-23 03:48:30 PM  
CU Boulder admissions will probably go thru the roof now.
 
2014-01-23 04:03:01 PM  

Eponymous: CU Boulder admissions will probably go thru the roof now.


Up 33% this year, but it's not because of legal pot according to them...

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24971399/cu-boulder-legal-wee d- not-likely-behind-33
 
2014-01-23 05:00:19 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: One misconception about Colorado's Recreational Marijuana laws is it's actually MANDATORY. Police drive by and if you aren't high, they whip out the reefer and let the madness begin.


Bill Hicks approves...
 
2014-01-23 05:48:09 PM  

GanjSmokr: Eponymous: CU Boulder admissions will probably go thru the roof now.

Up 33% this year, but it's not because of legal pot according to them...

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24971399/cu-boulder-legal-wee d- not-likely-behind-33


Legal pot might be having an effect on that reporter:

In the past, yield for Colorado residents has been around 50 percent, or, for every two students the school admits, one enrolls.
For out-of-state students, CU admits four or five students for every one that actually enrolls.


lolwat?
 
2014-01-23 08:10:19 PM  
It seems as if some think people were not getting high before pot was legal.....
 
2014-01-23 08:17:13 PM  
After the novelty wears off, it will all be......... WTF did we just get all excited about?
 
2014-01-24 01:38:04 AM  

jst3p: GanjSmokr: Eponymous: CU Boulder admissions will probably go thru the roof now.

Up 33% this year, but it's not because of legal pot according to them...

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24971399/cu-boulder-legal-wee d- not-likely-behind-33

Legal pot might be having an effect on that reporter:

In the past, yield for Colorado residents has been around 50 percent, or, for every two students the school admits, one enrolls.
For out-of-state students, CU admits four or five students for every one that actually enrolls.


lolwat?


Along the lines of five students get an acceptance letter.  One enrolls at CU, 4 go to other schools?
 
2014-01-24 03:12:59 AM  
I know some potheads who are complete and utter morons. You would swear that the pot smoking had impaired them, but I have a suspicion they were just as moronic before they ever discovered pot.
 
2014-01-24 10:32:01 AM  
What a moronic article and discussion.  No one smoked it before, because it was illegal, and now everyone will because it's legal.  Is that what everyone is arguing?

Taco Bell won't even see increased sales.
 
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