With alcohol you know what you're getting. With Marijuana you don't, it can be much stronger than you expect or laced with other drugs or substances. Alcohol can be cleared from your system in a matter of hours, MJ can show up in your blood a week later; this is going to be a problem when writing the new laws in states that are legalizing it.
As you rightly pointed out, alcohol use can cause a lot of problems, so why do we now want to add another drug to the problems we already have?
Personally I like to be in control of my brain and actions so I don't really "get" those who don't.
All the "problems" associated with marijuana are due to the fact that its illegal. Where all the problems with alcohol are due to the fact that it IS legal.
Also, I dont smoke anymore, but I've smoked a lot in my life. And the point is you dont lose those functions, certainly not like you would if you were drunk.
Prohibition is always someones version of a nanny state, and it ALWAYS gives income and power to criminals. Cant complain about cartels at the border, when it's our drug policies that are funding them
Attachment 65272Pictured is brownie suspect, Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, with Obama.
This is the Administration's attempt to undermine and torpedo CO's Amendment 64. :tinhat2:
Seriously, pot affects function and is an intoxicant. That's why people consume it.
If pot were all bad, it wouldn't have to be illegal.
It's also right that lacing and surreptitious dosing is a felony. However, there are more and worse unintended consequences from prohibition than from repeal and less government involvement. Mere consumption by consenting adults is not worth pursuing by government resources and is not something that the founders would authorize government to pursue.
Don't Step On The Grass Sam - YouTube were about nine years old when the original Steppenwolf: Don't Step On The Grass Sam HQ (Lyrics) - YouTube came out, and Nixon's drug war was still several years out. The words and sentiments still ring true. Millions of convictions and nearly a trillion dollars later, the drugs, unlike the rationale for their demonization, just keep getting more and more potent.
Some of you guys must be high on Fox News...
And they say MJ is harmless . . .
On the other side of the coin it could read:
"And they say guns are harmless.....
Many things are harmless in life until misused/abused by someone......
Not quite. Studies now, compared to the original studies done on Marijuana and LSD in the '50s/'60s, show THC levels being the same as they ever were. Different strains are stronger/weaker and a well/poorly tended garden have an effect on potency. But folks have been mixing strains (on all farmable plants, not just pot) since the agricultural revolution, thousands of years ago.Quote:
Marijuana is a lot stronger than it was in the 60's when Alice was baking them up in her restaurant
This is the uneducated trying to lead the educated, just like the gun war.
Same reefer madness scare tactic.
Regarding the original post. Prank or not, the people who chose to make and distribute the weed to unknowing people are fools that need a serious life lesson from this. Body chemistry is the domain of the individual and their doctor, not an area to joke or "infringe" upon.
I am well aware of the effects of pot. However harmless one tries to make it, it does effect people differently....hence why some like it, some don't, and for some it may be a huge health risk. If a person has never been high or cannot identify why their body is acting weird, than of course going to the doctor is understandable.
All things in moderation, sometimes even, uh...moderation. No, it was not wise, moral or legal to sneak ganja brownies in on your classmates. But (IMHO) this is such a tempest in a teacup. With all the current world events over which we might wring our hands, THIS ISN'T IT! It was pot folks. No addiction, no Hep C, no internal organ damage, no one was date-raped, no one was subsequently sold into slavery. C'mon friends, the worst possible side effects are eating an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting & thinking Pee Wee Herman is funny. An overdose results in an extended nap. I'm not saying the act was funny or appropriate, but I'm surely not mandating shock therapy & a class action lawsuit against the perpetrators.
I need a drink. :wink: