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(AZ Family)   Today's media scare story: People right next to you at this very moment could be using a vaporizer to get high on marijuana and you wouldn't even notice it. "Some people use them on their break at work"   (azfamily.com) divider line 199
    More: Scary, Shelley Mowrey, drug abuse prevention, forensic biologist  
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2014-02-26 05:13:45 PM  
Scary tag is just a little paranoid. Ride it out man.
 
2014-02-26 05:14:00 PM  

unyon: FTFA: But the key features of discreet design and lack of smell have drug experts concerned people will toke up anywhere they want.

Isn't discretion (or the lack thereof) essentially the reason that we don't permit public consumption of any intoxicant?  And if people around you are completely unaware and that discretion maintained, then why is it illegal?


Because "drug experts" don't want to lose their jobs.
 
2014-02-26 05:15:13 PM  

palladiate: scottydoesntknow: Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.

I know someone's using one when I smell slightly burnt popcorn.

Then they're using a crappy burnt coil.

I'll be really sad when they ban these things. I like how they've completely stopped my idle snacking. Who needs nicotine when you have delicious, delicious peanut butter banana or apple pie filling your head?


It a sign they need to change their atomizer.
 
2014-02-26 05:16:29 PM  

snocone: you might see me with an illegal smile


Anyone who quotes John Prine is okay in my book.
 
2014-02-26 05:17:11 PM  

Mikey1969: "It's bogus; it's wrong," says Mowrey. "It's not a healthier form of marijuana."

Citation needed..

See lady, while I think that pot may be healthier to smoke than tobacco, I would say that lighting ANYTHING on fire and then deliberately inhaling it is less healthy than not doing that.


THIS.
 
2014-02-26 05:18:57 PM  
Meanwhile I'm looking out my office window at two bums passing a bottle in a brown bag back and forth.
 
2014-02-26 05:24:45 PM  

violentsalvation: So they've solved the smell problem, which is the only thing I can't stand about pot junkies. The goddamn putrid stench. Vape on, you marijuana reefer felons.


The other night I worked late, and when I was walking home I took the short route through a small park.  As I passed the slide I saw two teenage boys sitting on the ladder, giggling.  I figured they were smoking weed, so I detoured to avoid any smoke.  DAMN!!!  Despite the fact that I was about 30 feet away, I still ended up getting a contact high.
 
2014-02-26 05:24:57 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Then I remembered what I get like when I'm high.


Yeah, I can't do it either... Mine isn't the munchies shiat, but I can't handle the time dilation thing. 2 seconds literally seems like 3 full minutes to me, so I'm sure EVERYONE is staring at me. I can see exactly where the whole paranoia thing comes from. Other people are more than welcome to get high, I just end up more stressed than relaxed, and I sure as shiat can't hide the fact that I'm stoned. I also drink water like I've been crawling through the desert for 600 years.
 
2014-02-26 05:27:38 PM  

Huggermugger: The other night I worked late, and when I was walking home I took the short route through a small park.  As I passed the slide I saw two teenage boys sitting on the ladder, giggling.  I figured they were smoking weed, so I detoured to avoid any smoke.  DAMN!!!  Despite the fact that I was about 30 feet away, I still ended up getting a contact high.


Lightweight.
 
2014-02-26 05:29:40 PM  

Maul555: OOOOOH!  I own the vaporizer on the still image in the video player ^^   lol


me too! High Five!
 
2014-02-26 05:30:32 PM  

havocmike: I've said it before, and I'll say it again.. Marijuana advocates are their own worst enemies.


googledrive.com

Aren't you special.
 
2014-02-26 05:33:36 PM  

Huggermugger: violentsalvation: So they've solved the smell problem, which is the only thing I can't stand about pot junkies. The goddamn putrid stench. Vape on, you marijuana reefer felons.

The other night I worked late, and when I was walking home I took the short route through a small park.  As I passed the slide I saw two teenage boys sitting on the ladder, giggling.  I figured they were smoking weed, so I detoured to avoid any smoke.  DAMN!!!  Despite the fact that I was about 30 feet away, I still ended up getting a contact high.


Well, you're screwed now.
Next thing you know, you'll be injecting dope and plying the waterfront, looking for some rough trade in order to satiate your weed lust.
 
2014-02-26 05:33:42 PM  
It's better than watching the entire sales team hit the head to come out all coked up.
 
2014-02-26 05:34:17 PM  

Huggermugger: The other night I worked late, and when I was walking home I took the short route through a small park. As I passed the slide I saw two teenage boys sitting on the ladder, giggling. I figured they were smoking weed, so I detoured to avoid any smoke. DAMN!!! Despite the fact that I was about 30 feet away, I still ended up getting a contact high.


No, you didn't.  In order to actually get high from second-hand marijuana smoke you would have to be sitting in a car with all the windows rolled up with 3 other people chain-smoking joints for about a half hour.  Just walking past it in the park or even standing next to someone smoking a doobie at concert is not nearly enough to have an affect.  Any 'high' you felt was a placebo effect, nothing more.
 
2014-02-26 05:35:38 PM  

Neondistraction: placebo effect


Still an actual effect.
 
2014-02-26 05:36:25 PM  
Yup. Just got a new coil piece that fits on my reg e-cig battery that looks just like one. I love it. I could stand right next to you and you probably wouldn't even know. I would so much rather take the one hit of dab, that is all it takes for me, than smoke pot anymore.
 
2014-02-26 05:36:58 PM  

Neondistraction: Huggermugger:
Any 'high' you felt was a placebo effect, nothing more.


the new pot is so potent one could get a contact high by just reading this thread!

/did you just hear something?
 
2014-02-26 05:37:55 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: I could stand right next to you and you probably wouldn't even know.


I'm pretty sure I would know you are standing next to me.
 
2014-02-26 05:38:39 PM  
Say what you want about these "vaporizers", but I for one don't want my children exposed to all this second-hand......uh.......non-smoke.
 
2014-02-26 05:39:15 PM  

Isitoveryet: Neondistraction: Huggermugger:
Any 'high' you felt was a placebo effect, nothing more.

the new pot is so potent one could get a contact high by just reading this thread!

/did you just hear something?


Nice.

Had a light weight (alcohol) friend in high school and we would joke that he could get drunk just driving by a liquor store.
 
2014-02-26 05:41:25 PM  
People getting high anywhere, anytime. You could be sitting right beside them at a game or at a restaurant and never even know.

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If you never knew....is there a problem?  If you did is there a problem?  Not like your being held down and dosed.  I'm a pilot and I use one just so passengers don't freak out.  They get all like Ohhhh my God, the pilot is high and I'm like F(@## off it's tobacco.  Then I eat some chips and stuff and watch re-runs on the radar screen. way cool
 
2014-02-26 05:45:57 PM  

2wolves: Neondistraction: placebo effect

Still an actual effect.


You're technically correct (the best kind), but my point remains valid.
 
2014-02-26 05:46:21 PM  

busy chillin': Isitoveryet: Neondistraction: Huggermugger:
Any 'high' you felt was a placebo effect, nothing more.

the new pot is so potent one could get a contact high by just reading this thread!

/did you just hear something?

Nice.

Had a light weight (alcohol) friend in high school and we would joke that he could get drunk just driving by a liquor store.


lightweights, everyone has cleaned up after one at some point.
 
2014-02-26 05:49:30 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: jtown: Smackledorfer: Your coworkers, or even your boss, might drink on the weekends and have a beer with their lunch. This and other things you may not be aware of zomg!

Heck, my boss gave me a beer at work and I drank it at my desk while I worked.  Years later, I found out that incident was something of an office legend.  When the company shut down, a bunch of people asked me if it was true.

My boss brought a six-pack to a staff meeting recently and handed us all a beer. I judiciously avoided drinking mine in the meeting but several of my colleagues drank theirs as we talked.

/ Corona light
// Thanks, boss!
/// not


I gave my Boss a flask of Dansk Mjod Viking Blod Mead around Christmas. Pretty sure he sampled it a few times during the day.

/Yes, I am his favorite.
// No, I don't brown-nose. We just like our booze.
///Threats have been made to allow moderate beer drinking at our desks.
 
2014-02-26 05:58:26 PM  

martid4: Does anyone have a mail order link?  Do they come loaded?

/asking for a friend



MFLB
 
2014-02-26 05:58:47 PM  

Neondistraction: Huggermugger: The other night I worked late, and when I was walking home I took the short route through a small park. As I passed the slide I saw two teenage boys sitting on the ladder, giggling. I figured they were smoking weed, so I detoured to avoid any smoke. DAMN!!! Despite the fact that I was about 30 feet away, I still ended up getting a contact high.

No, you didn't.  In order to actually get high from second-hand marijuana smoke you would have to be sitting in a car with all the windows rolled up with 3 other people chain-smoking joints for about a half hour.  Just walking past it in the park or even standing next to someone smoking a doobie at concert is not nearly enough to have an affect.  Any 'high' you felt was a placebo effect, nothing more.


I felt pretty good afterward.
 
2014-02-26 06:04:09 PM  
I'm frightened!  Somebody hold me!  No, not you!  Her!
 
2014-02-26 06:06:08 PM  
BHO FWIW
 
2014-02-26 06:13:46 PM  

busy chillin': purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: I could stand right next to you and you probably wouldn't even know.

I'm pretty sure I would know you are standing next to me.


HA! Yeah I guess I could have worded that a little better.
 
2014-02-26 06:14:30 PM  
I might not even notice and I certainly don't care
 
2014-02-26 06:25:44 PM  

dstrick44: I might not even notice and I certainly don't care


I might not notice, but I'd only care if you didn't share.
 
2014-02-26 06:26:20 PM  

Thunderboy: I work from home where I live alone, so I'm terrified!


I'm under your bed!

/don't know why I'm there,but I'm really baked
 
2014-02-26 06:30:47 PM  
If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it...

I used to mix JWH-018 (ingredient in 'spice' and other legal weed products) directly in tobacco and smoke it at work when I was doing scenic art at a theme park. I remember one particular smoke break when the vice president of the park walked up and told me what a great job we were doing and how it was nice to have a professional crew rather than the usual drunks and pot heads. I was quite stoned and it was surreal.
If the only hint that the people around you are high is the smell, then it probably doesn't matter and is none of your business unless you put them in charge of guarding your junk food.
 
2014-02-26 06:34:15 PM  
Some other people right next to you at this very moment might be taking drugs orally in liquid form getting high on the powerful stimulant called C8H10N4O2.


chem242.wikispaces.com


Somebody stop this terrible menace!

 
2014-02-26 06:34:18 PM  
I was reading through the entire article, looking for the bad news.

Last line: "They generally retail for anywhere between $200 and $700."

Found it.
 
2014-02-26 06:38:11 PM  

Neondistraction: Boojum2k: Who the hell pays $200 minimum for a vaporizer? You can buy one online for like $40.

Yeah, you can buy one for $40, so long as you don't mind getting a piece of crap that doesn't heat evenly or consistently and quits working in less than a year.

That said you don't need to spend $200 for one, either.  I bought mine for $160 4 years ago and it's still going strong, and there are several good options closer to the $100 mark.

/ course I have had to replace every glass piece on it at one point or another due to clumsiness, but the heating element keeps on rocking


I paid $130 for the Launch Box that's pictured in the article.  It has a full lifetime warranty so if it ever stops working for any reason, you send it back and get a brand new one.  That's what sold me on it.  Nice little piece of kit, though I still prefer smoking.
 
2014-02-26 06:39:36 PM  
Man, I wish. Most of the people around here (ad agency) really need to chill the fark out.
 
2014-02-26 06:41:52 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If you can't tell they're high by the way they act, then shut the fark up and get back to work.

Might as well ban any and all food items as there's a slight possibility the item might be "special"


This.

Somebody (I wanna say Hedberg, but I could be wrong) said something like, "If you can't tell I'm high just by looking at me, I win."

I wonder how many people are seriously compromised by prescription drugs while working, driving, supervising children, etc. vs. the number of people compromised by weed?

My guess is the first number is significant, while the second number is not at all.
 
2014-02-26 06:43:04 PM  

Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.



This. It isn't even close to odor free. My wife says it smells different (I smoke and she doesn't), but is no less odiferous (though less offensive of a smell then smoking it, apparently).

When I first got mine I was using it downstairs while she was upstairs in the kitchen cooking dinner and she smelled it. She does happen to have a really good sense of smell, part of why she's such a great cook, but still... claiming they're odorless is bunk.
 
2014-02-26 06:46:16 PM  

mongbiohazard: Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.


This. It isn't even close to odor free. My wife says it smells different (I smoke and she doesn't), but is no less odiferous (though less offensive of a smell then smoking it, apparently).

When I first got mine I was using it downstairs while she was upstairs in the kitchen cooking dinner and she smelled it. She does happen to have a really good sense of smell, part of why she's such a great cook, but still... claiming they're odorless is bunk.


Are you sure you have the temperature set right?  it could be so hot that the vaporizer is actually just burning the weed.  Vaporizers aren't odorless, but they are pretty close to it and it's certainly not a smell most people associate with weed.
 
2014-02-26 06:49:49 PM  

Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.


I been telling one of my buddies this for a while. He was bragging about vaping at a Braves game... I told him he was gonna arrested doing dumb shiat like that and he said that no one could smell it. I just laughed, couldn't convince him otherwise.
 
2014-02-26 06:56:19 PM  
Cooks and dishwashers have been getting high at work for like the last 100 years.
 
2014-02-26 07:04:39 PM  

Starshines: mongbiohazard: Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.


This. It isn't even close to odor free. My wife says it smells different (I smoke and she doesn't), but is no less odiferous (though less offensive of a smell then smoking it, apparently).

When I first got mine I was using it downstairs while she was upstairs in the kitchen cooking dinner and she smelled it. She does happen to have a really good sense of smell, part of why she's such a great cook, but still... claiming they're odorless is bunk.

Are you sure you have the temperature set right?  it could be so hot that the vaporizer is actually just burning the weed.  Vaporizers aren't odorless, but they are pretty close to it and it's certainly not a smell most people associate with weed.


You can't put ground up 'erb in a vape and expect it not to smell.  They breed the flowers so that they smell pungent.  The 'smelless' ones are using hash oil or tincture. Mix in a little vanilla or just use the right strain and it smells like someone baked some cookies an hour ago at worst.
 
2014-02-26 07:07:13 PM  
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2014-02-26 07:09:05 PM  
what bullshiat,

you can still farking smell it
 
2014-02-26 07:09:18 PM  

havocmike: I've said it before, and I'll say it again.. Marijuana advocates are their own worst enemies.


I guess you're used to being ignored, then?
 
2014-02-26 07:14:08 PM  

Dinki: I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.


QFT
 
2014-02-26 07:23:14 PM  
One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach...all the damn vaporizers.
 
2014-02-26 07:25:38 PM  
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2014-02-26 07:27:46 PM  
America is funny.

Drugs are Bad. We hate drugs! Oh, they're SO bad. Only bad people use them. We have WAR on drugs. Kill drugs!  We hate drugs because dirty druggies use drugs. They're bad too!

Meanwhile, your average rich old white lady is so stoned she can't tell you what her name is or what day day it is. She's got nine kinds of painkillers mixed with all kinds of shiat. She hasn't set a foot in reality in ten years. She drives a giant SUV and rarely manages to stay on one lane. This is LEGAL and GOOD because she is a rich white lady with prescriptions (as opposed to a brown person smoking a marijuana cigarette; that would be a filthy druggie, which would be several kinds of bad, and he would need to go to prison right away).

Well, on second thought, that's not as funny as I thought it was.
Is Canada still open?
 
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