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sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:

Hrm... because it's illegal here, and we are required by law to report any crime involving a minor that we have knowledge of? If a minor smells of it, that means that a law is directly being broken around them. If they're using it themselves, then they get to face the consequences. One of my roommates is a teacher, and she turned in a kid for smelling of it; his drug tests came back negative. Thus, his parents were implicated in it, and that was found to be the case. (The kid's father was smoking it while driving the kid to school.)

Oh, I forgot you were a bus driver. I thought you snitched on kids when you were still in school (a very not cool thing to do ). Anyays, marijuana isn't that big of a deal and it shouldn't be illegal. Won't the kid get a criminal record? You may have seriously screwed up his life.

Well, it was a high schooler in my case. If he chose to do something illegal knowingly, then he took the risk of screwing up his life. And with how strong the scent was, he was either a heavy smoker of it, or was smoking it at the bus stop. Neither of which seems like a smart idea. I didn't screw up his life, his own decision screwed up his life. Besides, if I didn't report it, his first teacher would have. As the driver who encountered him earlier, I would be questioned on it, and could be seen as an accessory for not reporting it. So even if I did think the blame was on me, if it's his life or mine, he's screwed.



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sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:
sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:
Ugh... hell no! I'm highly allergic to the stuff, and will happily turn over to the authorities anyone who smells of it. I did it to a kid who rode my school bus.

O_O

Why would you do something like that?

Hrm... because it's illegal here, and we are required by law to report any crime involving a minor that we have knowledge of? If a minor smells of it, that means that a law is directly being broken around them. If they're using it themselves, then they get to face the consequences. One of my roommates is a teacher, and she turned in a kid for smelling of it; his drug tests came back negative. Thus, his parents were implicated in it, and that was found to be the case. (The kid's father was smoking it while driving the kid to school.)

Oh, I forgot you were a bus driver. I thought you snitched on kids when you were still in school (a very not cool thing to do ). Anyays, marijuana isn't that big of a deal and it shouldn't be illegal. Won't the kid get a criminal record? You may have seriously screwed up his life.


Actually, the kid may have seriously screwed up his life, not dunno001. Whether or not it should be illegal is beside the point in this case. Fact is, it IS illegal, and as such he was breaking the law.



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dunno001 said:

Well, it was a high schooler in my case. If he chose to do something illegal knowingly, then he took the risk of screwing up his life. And with how strong the scent was, he was either a heavy smoker of it, or was smoking it at the bus stop. Neither of which seems like a smart idea. I didn't screw up his life, his own decision screwed up his life. Besides, if I didn't report it, his first teacher would have. As the driver who encountered him earlier, I would be questioned on it, and could be seen as an accessory for not reporting it. So even if I did think the blame was on me, if it's his life or mine, he's screwed.

How do you know what marijuana smells like anyways? (I think someone's been naughty! ) Couldn't you just have said that you didn't know how marijuana smells like?



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Tony_Stark said:


Actually, the kid may have seriously screwed up his life, not dunno001. Whether or not it should be illegal is beside the point in this case. Fact is, it IS illegal, and as such he was breaking the law.

Actually, I'd say that whether or not something should be illegal is a very important fact. Unjust laws should be activeley opposed.



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sapphi_snake said:
Tony_Stark said:


Actually, the kid may have seriously screwed up his life, not dunno001. Whether or not it should be illegal is beside the point in this case. Fact is, it IS illegal, and as such he was breaking the law.

Actually, I'd say that whether or not something should be illegal is a very important fact. Unjust laws should be activeley opposed.


Not in this case, the law is there, if you don't abide by it you are a criminal, plain and simple. Unjust laws should be fixed, not broken. Anyway, either way, if this kid was a minor he probably would be breaking the law if marajuana was legal.



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sapphi_snake said:
dunno001 said:

Well, it was a high schooler in my case. If he chose to do something illegal knowingly, then he took the risk of screwing up his life. And with how strong the scent was, he was either a heavy smoker of it, or was smoking it at the bus stop. Neither of which seems like a smart idea. I didn't screw up his life, his own decision screwed up his life. Besides, if I didn't report it, his first teacher would have. As the driver who encountered him earlier, I would be questioned on it, and could be seen as an accessory for not reporting it. So even if I did think the blame was on me, if it's his life or mine, he's screwed.

How do you know what marijuana smells like anyways? (I think someone's been naughty! ) Couldn't you just have said that you didn't know how marijuana smells like?

Actually, I can answer this, and no, your assumption was wrong. Several years ago, a group of friends and myself would get together for a D&D session. In the summers, we liked going to parks or whatnot outside for the fresh air. This one time, I saw someone over at the corner of the pavilion smoking what looked like a cigarette. The wind changed directions, blowing the smoke toward me, and I knew instantly it wasn't a cigarette by the smell, which also started closing my esophagus. I'd smelt it twice since then- once in college (I confronted them about it, and confirmed that is what I had smelt), and then on this kid. Besides, lying is also not a good thing to do- I've always said that I will tell people what I think; I'm not going to sugar-coat it. And what would I get for lying, other than into even more trouble should I be caught? (That, and I also had a hard time breathing for the rest of that trip.)



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sapphi_snake said:
Tony_Stark said:

Actually, the kid may have seriously screwed up his life, not dunno001. Whether or not it should be illegal is beside the point in this case. Fact is, it IS illegal, and as such he was breaking the law.

Actually, I'd say that whether or not something should be illegal is a very important fact. Unjust laws should be activeley opposed.

Unjust? Hardly. There was a study conducted a few months ago, stating the harmful effects of this. (Source: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/effects.-Lya.htm ) While it is true that both tobacco and alcohol are also harmful, history has shown that trying to outlaw an addictive substance that was once legal doesn't work. (Most known example is prohibition.) So, while I personally would like both of those to also be made illegal, I know that it won't happen, because people will continue to find a way to get and use them. Why, then, should we legalize another substance that is known to cause harm to its users and those around them?



-dunno001

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dunno001 said:
sapphi_snake said:
Tony_Stark said:

Actually, the kid may have seriously screwed up his life, not dunno001. Whether or not it should be illegal is beside the point in this case. Fact is, it IS illegal, and as such he was breaking the law.

Actually, I'd say that whether or not something should be illegal is a very important fact. Unjust laws should be activeley opposed.

Unjust? Hardly. There was a study conducted a few months ago, stating the harmful effects of this. (Source: http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/effects.-Lya.htm ) While it is true that both tobacco and alcohol are also harmful, history has shown that trying to outlaw an addictive substance that was once legal doesn't work. (Most known example is prohibition.) So, while I personally would like both of those to also be made illegal, I know that it won't happen, because people will continue to find a way to get and use them. Why, then, should we legalize another substance that is known to cause harm to its users and those around them?

Marijuana is already very popular, and it's simply not going away. Marijuana also has medical benefits. I've seen studies saying that it's by far the least dabgerous drug, and it also has known medical benefits. I don't think that alcohol should be illegal, and because of that I see no reason why marijuana should be. I also am skeptical of studies funded by the Government regarding marijuana, mainly due to their "war on drugs", which is itself an industry for the Government. The wordings from these reports could easily be manipulated to suggest that rare side-effects are quite common, for example (not to mention that I've often seen stuff simply made up).

 

Not to mention that by this rationale junk food should be banned, along with who knows else what. You can't just go around banning everything because some people don't like it.



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"Last book I read was Brokeback Mountain, I just don't have the patience for them unless it's softcore porn."

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"If you cant stand the sound of your own voice than dont become a singer !!!!!"

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I am a strong supporter of it's legalization for adults. (I even signed the petition in California!)

I was looking for alternative to the eye medication I was on - as it has unpleasant side effects and found Marijuana as a safer alternative with less side effects. Fortunately, I live in a state where that is an option.

It disappointing to see others, especially some I really like on here, spouting ignorance, fear and self-righteous hate as they have been conditioned to do. I have to laugh at the hypocrisy when someone at Starbucks says, "Drugs are for losers." Seriously, what do you think coffee is if not a drug?

For example, Tylenol is much more dangerous and damaging drug than cannabis. It can permanently destroy your liver, but people take it every day.

Anyway, no one should force their rules on someone else when it doesn't effect anyone but them. If you don't want to do it, fine, but please do not infringe on others right to do something.

Here Rick Steve explains it better than I can: http://www.ricksteves.com/about/pressroom/activism/marijuana.htm



 

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thranx said:
chocoloco said:

So I was wondering how many of you weed users don't smoke?. I try not to smoke. I am a runner and a mountain biker and I hate for the drug to destroy my lungs. I use thc teas and baked goodies to remedy this. Does anybody else not smoke to get high? I even had thc popsicles and they are a great healthy alternative to smoking.



I have tried many edibles and even some sublinguals. None of them have had the desired effect on me. So I usuallyvsmoke out of my four foot bong. I worry about lung damage too, but so far I have not noticed nayproblems. I do not not smoke cigaretts. But I have never had anyproblems playing any sports or running. In my research I have also not found a link to marijuana smoking and lung cancer so I do not worry about that. Seems to only effect cigarette smokers. I am going to try making some of my own edibles and sublinguak and see if they have any better of an effect.

It does not surprise me that edibles do have less effect. From what I know making things like cannibutter only draws out THC. It leaves the CBCs and CBDs which you may or may not already know are the other main active psychoactived ingredients. In my experience the effect is still large, but certainly does not feel the same. Still it is healthier and I don't want to destroy my lung capicity. I actually only recommend baked goods to people who can buy the MJ in large quantities. Since I grew pot and was getting  it for free for a long time this was easy to do. I also just advocate for this type of use because it stigmatizes pot users less than smoking and I fully admidt the best way to acheive a good high is through smoking.