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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 49
    More: Scary, Shelley Mowrey, drug abuse prevention, forensic biologist  
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2014-02-26 01:45:58 PM  
14 votes:
I use a vaporizor. Anyone that says those things are completely scent free doesn't know what they are talking about.
2014-02-26 12:33:39 PM  
8 votes:
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"
2014-02-26 01:17:29 PM  
7 votes:
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?
2014-02-26 04:22:25 PM  
5 votes:
I've had a few coworkers that I  wish got high at work.
2014-02-26 04:47:15 PM  
4 votes:
taking Xanax to feel better about life - all good
taking Zoloft to feel better about life - all good
taking Viagra to fix a broke dick - all good
drinking alcohol to feel better about life, celebrate, drown sorrows - all good
smoking cannabis to feel better about life - THE HORROR! DIE SCUM!

wicked side effects of rx pills - all good
euphoria, laughter and hungre from cannabis - THE HORROR! DIE SCUM!

/relax
2014-02-26 04:33:34 PM  
3 votes:
That fact that this is "new" to all of these people, law enforcement included, tells me that they aren't really paying attention to what they claim to really care about.
2014-02-26 02:37:29 PM  
3 votes:
Gosh, folks could be hopped up on pot brownies right now, and all you'd know is that they had a really funny smile on their face coming back from lunch! Your boss could be coming back from a three martini lunch, and all you'd know is that he was smiling a lot and yelling a lot less. Your secretary might be popping mood stabilizers and muscle relaxants EVEN AS WE SPEAK AND THEY'D BE PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH!

OH THE HUMANITY!
2014-02-26 01:28:03 PM  
3 votes:
They could be hooped up on odorless Xanax. Holy shiat!
2014-02-26 05:34:17 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:30:49 PM  
2 votes:
it still smells like pot.
2014-02-26 04:19:29 PM  
2 votes:

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


That.
2014-02-26 04:15:59 PM  
2 votes:
Is this scary because they're not sharing?
2014-02-26 03:45:13 PM  
2 votes:

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?


Someone might be enjoying themselves.
2014-02-26 02:07:47 PM  
2 votes:

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?
2014-02-26 01:59:39 PM  
2 votes:

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?


Thought Policing, already in stores near you.
2014-02-26 01:47:06 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-02-26 12:24:44 PM  
2 votes:
you might see me with an illegal smile
2014-02-27 08:12:28 AM  
1 votes:
Doctors say there is some medical evidence to back up that assertion. "If you're vaporizing the same amount vs. smoking the same amount, the vaporizer would be less harmful for you," says Dr. Frank Lovecchio of Banner Health Poison Center.

"It's bogus; it's wrong," says substance abuse prevention expert Shelley Mowrey . "It's not a healthier form of marijuana."


Well now, look who has their agenda all out in the open there.
2014-02-26 07:23:14 PM  
1 votes:
One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach...all the damn vaporizers.
2014-02-26 07:09:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:56:19 PM  
1 votes:
Cooks and dishwashers have been getting high at work for like the last 100 years.
2014-02-26 06:38:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:24:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:13:05 PM  
1 votes:

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


How?

I mean I do agree with that on certain points, but how exactly are they their own worst enemies in regards to this? If anything, it seems like the anti-weed groups shot themselves in the foot with this.
2014-02-26 05:09:58 PM  
1 votes:
OOOOOH!  I own the vaporizer on the still image in the video player ^^   lol
2014-02-26 05:03:23 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': taking Xanax to feel better about life - all good
taking Zoloft to feel better about life - all good
taking Viagra to fix a broke dick - all good
drinking alcohol to feel better about life, celebrate, drown sorrows - all good
smoking cannabis to feel better about life - THE HORROR! DIE SCUM!

wicked side effects of rx pills - all good
euphoria, laughter and hungre from cannabis - THE HORROR! DIE SCUM!

/relax



You left out Ambien, that makes people get up, find their car keys and wrap their car around a tree while still asleep. Still legal.
2014-02-26 05:02:53 PM  
1 votes:

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
2014-02-26 04:58:52 PM  
1 votes:

SumoJeb: duffblue: Too bad hash oil is impossible to get here or else this would be the only way I smoked.

oil in a vap is really really messy. Kif works best or powdered bud


www.oocities.org

/It's kief
2014-02-26 04:50:24 PM  
1 votes:
As long as it doesn't affect job performance, it shouldn't matter.
2014-02-26 04:48:26 PM  
1 votes:
I'm a daily pot smoker, but I never went to work high. I did smoke a cigarette one day (I only have about one a year), and that was ten times worse than what I imagined trying to work while high would be. Sheesh.
2014-02-26 04:44:05 PM  
1 votes:

Jument: As has been said, vodka and breath mints. This is stupid.

In fact, take any argument you have against pot and apply it to alcohol - you'll probably find that the problem already exists with alcohol and somehow society hasn't exploded.


You forget, these are people who think Reefer Madness is a documentary and is 100% true.
2014-02-26 04:43:05 PM  
1 votes:
Too bad hash oil is impossible to get here or else this would be the only way I smoked.
2014-02-26 04:42:29 PM  
1 votes:

advres: Got my Pax recently and use it everyday.


Keep it clean. If you don't, the contacts where the mouthpiece connect with the rest of the device get dirty and you never get the green x light. If you keep those contacts nice and clean it will last you a long time! Enjoy!
2014-02-26 04:41:26 PM  
1 votes:

FumblingTowardsSanity: That fact that this is "new" to all of these people, law enforcement included, tells me that they aren't really paying attention to what they claim to really care about.


I think it's the increased visibility of e-cigs. Now it's harder to tell if someone if puffing nicotine or weed wax.

/the e-cigs also smell a lot less than the normal vapos.
2014-02-26 04:41:19 PM  
1 votes:
I work in a plastics Factory.
If they want to smoke weed on break and then proceed to get something cut off,or killed, I don't really care.
2014-02-26 04:40:51 PM  
1 votes:
As has been said, vodka and breath mints. This is stupid.

In fact, take any argument you have against pot and apply it to alcohol - you'll probably find that the problem already exists with alcohol and somehow society hasn't exploded.
2014-02-26 04:33:32 PM  
1 votes:
Not only that, someone next to you at this very moment could have vodka in their water bottle or slurpee cup and you wouldn't even know!

*retires to the fainting couch*
2014-02-26 04:29:13 PM  
1 votes:
First I was all like, wow...now I can get high at work and no one will notice!

images.rapgenius.com

Then I remembered what I get like when I'm high.
2014-02-26 04:28:26 PM  
1 votes:

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"


Ya, I'm sorry, but the point "some people you know might get high and you'd have no idea" is one that supports legalization.

It is annoying enough to see the anti-pot crowd whine all day about how every user is a stereotypical go-nowhere stoner, but now they point the existence of those who defy the stereotype as a cause to be concerned?

That guy is a successful human being by any measure, but he might be smoking pot and you didn't know about then when you judged him an acceptable human being!
2014-02-26 04:24:00 PM  
1 votes:

Rustblade: Yeah, now if only they could so something about the booze smell on all those terminal, raging alcoholics I see drinking in bars, pubs and patios


Yeah, well, I find the odor of petrochemicals used on convenience store posters nauseating.
2014-02-26 04:23:50 PM  
1 votes:

jtown: I've had a few coworkers that I  wish got high at work.


I wish most of the customers here would.
"Chill out, toots. Your bathroom is gonna look fantastic"
2014-02-26 04:20:16 PM  
1 votes:
These things are all over the place at disc golf.
2014-02-26 04:19:49 PM  
1 votes:

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.



Yeah, now if only they could so something about the booze smell on all those terminal, raging alcoholics I see drinking in bars, pubs and patios.
2014-02-26 04:18:52 PM  
1 votes:

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


But you can easily stand in a crowd of smokers and no one will notice. At a bar or whatnot. I wouldn't do it at work, but in could.

/Pax Ploom
2014-02-26 04:18:48 PM  
1 votes:
Meh.  Rather have brownies.
2014-02-26 03:16:11 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-26 02:46:25 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Gosh, folks could be hopped up on pot brownies right now, and all you'd know is that they had a really funny smile on their face coming back from lunch! Your boss could be coming back from a three martini lunch, and all you'd know is that he was smiling a lot and yelling a lot less. Your secretary might be popping mood stabilizers and muscle relaxants EVEN AS WE SPEAK AND THEY'D BE PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH!

OH THE HUMANITY!


As a rule of thumb, marijuana would be such a dandy replacement for the ingested pharmacy walking/driving all 'round you now.
2014-02-26 12:57:18 PM  
1 votes:
The horror!
2014-02-26 12:48:40 PM  
1 votes:
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