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(SeattlePI)   Study shows legalized marijuana has led many users to drink alcohol less, smoke right before clocking into work more   (seattlepi.com) divider line
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2019-03-15 06:24:40 AM  
Coooooooollllllll!
 
2019-03-15 07:03:05 AM  
I don't drink much anymore - mostly social. The periods when I've not smoked (work or test for some reason) I've found I do drink a bit more.

My sister owns a business on a college campus and complains to me that her employees are coming in high all the time now. I told her that I did the same thing when I managed her store. And that about half her employees at the time did the same thing. I only assume the same has happened in the nearly 20 years since I ran the store and her current gaggle of college potheads got hired. And somehow they made lots and lots of money and have built a very successful business with name recognition on campus.
 
2019-03-15 07:39:19 AM  
Clip art is always some huge green leaf.

Never some dank bud with crystals hugging people and garner strands, waiting to take you straight to the moon.

I get it. It's a pot leaf. Used to have a belt buckle one back in 1972. Wow, man.
Half a century later, it is the icon for everything from fake "CBD" products to "bath salts"

If you trust the news, you trust anyone.
 
2019-03-15 07:40:03 AM  
Purple, and garnet, sheesh.
Autocrap is stoned
 
2019-03-15 09:05:24 AM  
And alcohol companies are concerned.
 
2019-03-15 10:48:01 AM  
Since anecdotes are data in the timeline we're stuck in:  I can say that I, err, I know a friend who, quit drinking pretty much overnight thanks to legalized MJ.  It's easy to get stuck in a loop and justify all of alcohol's horrific downsides for a variety of semi-valid benefits.  In my, err, his, case it was sleep, anxiety/depression, chronic back pain... switching to just a touch of legal THC/CBD in clean, reasonably healthy forms, eliminated those justifications, then all the costs/downsides to alcohol were impossible to ignore and *poof* no more drinking.  No more hangovers, no more self-loathing, and an assload fewer pointless calories.

There are no rational arguments for keeping it illegal.  (Well, "protect the profits of alcohol and pharma industries!" are rational, but shiatty.)  Of course, I also feel that way about most drugs (decriminalize at -least-, and treat drug problems as health issues not crimes).  But MJ is a no-brainer.

If there's a complaint I have about its supporters, it's that the claims are _too_ all-encompassing and enthusiastic.  It may well solve every problem you have, and walk your dog and paint your house while it does, but it would seem smarter to focus on pushing things that are *inarguably* beneficial about it -- anxiety, sleep, chronic pain perhaps -- or just take the "it's not as harmful as so many other things" approach.  But, hey, it seems to be working, as legalization seems to be spreading, so what the hell do I know?

Now, we just need the regressive assholes of all stripes to get out of the way and legalize it on a Federal level -- I know too many people who can't touch it because of Federal laws.  States can continue to be assholes about it, if they must, though that will fade over the next few years; we need to eliminate the axe hanging over everyone's head that is the DOJ/DEA can come get you if they really want to, regardless of state laws.
 
6 days ago  

mcmnky: And alcohol companies are concerned.


fark their feelings.
 
6 days ago  

vudukungfu: Clip art is always some huge green leaf.

Never some dank bud with crystals hugging people and garner strands, waiting to take you straight to the moon.

I get it. It's a pot leaf. Used to have a belt buckle one back in 1972. Wow, man.
Half a century later, it is the icon for everything from fake "CBD" products to "bath salts"

If you trust the news, you trust anyone.


They were gonna photograph some nice buds, but Frank in the mail room "lost" them
 
6 days ago  
I used to work with some people who'd get stoned at 6:30am as soon as starting work.
Hard pass, we worked with fire and knives!!
 
6 days ago  

lindalouwho: I used to work with some people who'd get stoned at 6:30am as soon as starting work.
Hard pass, we worked with fire and knives!!


How many died?
 
6 days ago  

Luse: lindalouwho: I used to work with some people who'd get stoned at 6:30am as soon as starting work.
Hard pass, we worked with fire and knives!!

How many died?


223,459

RIP

But seriously, the burns and stitches weren't worth it. Or maybe they didn't care, I dunno.
 
6 days ago  

lindalouwho: I used to work with some people who'd get stoned at 6:30am as soon as starting work.
Hard pass, we worked with fire and knives!!


I got no problem with that. As long as they've sobered up by the time I roll in at 10.
 
6 days ago  
I'm stoned at work right now.
 
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