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shamroch's avatar

What is your opinion of adult pot smokers?

Asked by shamroch (111points) February 18th, 2009

Is it uniform? When you find out an adult smokes pot, does it give you a certain image of them? Or does it not change it at all? Or does it depend on the person?

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GAMBIT's avatar

I try my best to stay out of other peoples business as long as they aren’t hurting anyone I don’t interfere.

TenaciousDenny's avatar

Doesn’t really change my opinion of them at all. What they do with their life is more important. Plenty of people smoke pot and are productive members of society. Others (and those who give pot the stereotypes) waste away their lives on couches watching the Discovery Channel.

Now if they have children and they smoke pot in front of their kids or are high around their kids, that would probably diminish my opinion of them.

essieness's avatar

As an adult pot smoker, I think we’re great!

Seriously though, I think if one is responsible with their smoking habits, who cares? In my opinion, there is nothing different about having a joint/bowl in the evening than having a beer/glass of wine. Just because our government is afraid to legalize it, tax it, and profit from it, doesn’t mean it’s morally wrong.

Frankly, I think there needs to be a more serious discussion about the legalization of marijuana in this country. There are very valid arguments for it’s legalization, especially from a medical standpoint.

TenaciousDenny's avatar

@essieness You worded that beautifully. Your answer is now doubling as mine.

essieness's avatar

@TenaciousDenny For the sake of argument, would you have an adult beverage in front of your children? If so, do you consider this more acceptable than smoking in front of them?

Grisson's avatar

Like smoking anything, it doesn’t bother me as long as you don’t do it around me.

Like drinking. I don’t like working with people who are high.

When I was in college I got an attitude that pot-smokers were generally careless of other people’s stuff. I think that may have been just a few cases and general teenager-ness. So I don’t really feel that way anymore.

I know and am friends with a few people who smoke, but we have an understanding.

(Was that like “Some of my best friends smoke pot”? Yeah probably)

TenaciousDenny's avatar

@essieness As long as pot is illegal (and I agree with the arguments that is should be legalized), then yes, I would consider drinking a beer more acceptable than smoking in front of them. It may be hypocritical, but I would encourage my kids to stay away from drugs.

Aethelwine's avatar

It doesn’t change my opinion about a person at all. I’d rather hang with pot smokers than I would alcoholics.

essieness's avatar

@TenaciousDenny Good point. I have to agree with you there.

susanc's avatar

I’ve seen people really suffer from the fogginess, and full-time smoking can indicate an
unwillingness to be in the world without its protections, and what does that mean? So
I tend to stay away from committed stoners. I like smoking pot, but I haven’t very much
since my late 20’s because I’m too busy.

elijah's avatar

I have no right to tell most people what to do, but my theory is if it’s an occasional thing, at a party or just to chill out then whatever. When they do it all the time to the point of every day then I think it’s a little sad that they can’t just make it through a day without it.
I do have a right to expect certain things from a partner, and I would just prefer they didn’t do it.

adreamofautumn's avatar

I think that smoking a bowl at the end of the day ranks right next to drinking a beer at the end of the day…harmless and not hurting anyone. As long as done responsibly I see absolutely no problem with it. I think pot should have the same rules as alcohol ie. don’t go to work/school/commitments while high, don’t drive, etc. Other than that, I have no issues at all.

rawpixels's avatar

I enjoy it and I also think it should be legalized. In this economy, it would also makes tons of sense.

shamroch's avatar

@elijahsuicide How do you feel about people who have a drink every day? Is it different from people who smoke every day?

elijah's avatar

@shamroch I feel the same way. I wouldn’t want a partner of mine to need a drink every day.

dynamicduo's avatar

Whenever I hear of an adult who smokes pot, all I think of is “why did you hide it from me until now!” Seriously, it’s so common here in Canada that there is simply very little negativity associated with it. In fact, if one adult finds out another is a pot smoker, odds are high hehe that the asking adult smokes too, or has at some point in the past.

I agree with legalization. And there’s actually a precedence for decriminalizing previously banned substances when the economy is in trouble: Roosevelt repealed prohibition as a part of the New Deal back in 1933. All that needs to be done now is for the public to raise a voice loud enough, similar to what was done back then. The Michael Phelps thing would have been a great lead-in to having such a discussion amongst the public… if anyone cared to debate things, which apparently they don’t. I am glad to see NORML stepping up though and striking while the iron is hot.

Aethelwine's avatar

@dynamicduo Yet another reason why I’d like to move to Canada. :p

TenaciousDenny's avatar

For those who think marijuana should be legalized, should all other drugs be legalized as well? Where do you draw the line between what should be legal and what shouldn’t be? And what about prostitution? Legalizing all of these would definitely stimulate the economy, but bring down the “moral compass” of America, if you will. But then there is another train of thought that says the people who use drugs/prostitutes will find them, legal or not, and that regulating these industries would make them more safe.

Just interested to hear opinions on this.

Aethelwine's avatar

@TenaciousDenny Yes, they should all be legalized. Just as you said, “regulating these industries would make them more safe”.

elijah's avatar

I wouldn’t care if prostitution was legalized. Some girls will always be whores, they might as well get paid for it. Then they could at least pay taxes. And there could be mandatory health screenings. I mean, strip clubs are legal and it’s one step away from sex. Sometimes it is sex.

rawpixels's avatar

@TenaciousDenny
No, I don’t think all drugs should be legalized, but pot certainly should, since it’s safer than alcohol. I also have no problem with prostitution being legal, but I’d leave that to each state. Legalizing pot wouldn’t bring down the “moral compass” of our country, it would boost our economy and might spark a lot of creativity :) There’s a big stigma attached to smoking pot, and I’d really love to see that end.

shamroch's avatar

@TenaciousDenny
I see where you’re coming from with redrawing lines, but I don’t think the line should ever have been drawn at pot. It shows no ill physical side effects, so the government doesn’t really have a leg to stand on in prohibition.

Adina1968's avatar

Being an adult myself… I like other adults that smoke pot. All things in moderation though. I am of the same mindset as essiness I think of it as having a glass of wine at the end of the day. Sigh…I wish they would legalize it. Think of what it could do for the economy! :-)

arnbev959's avatar

Pot smokers are generally wonderful people, just as people belonging to any other sub group of the population are generally wonderful people.

TenaciousDenny's avatar

@petethepothead What about pedophiles?

And for the record, I just brought up the “moral compass” thing as an argument. I don’t necessarily agree that it would bring down the moral compass of the country, I just believe that that’s one of the main arguments the conservative side would use.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m not in favor of the criminalization of any drug. However, I do think the overuse of any drug is sad. I’m in favor of education programs to help folks cut down on drug use (I consider alcohol in the same category as prescription drugs and currently illegal drugs).

I have a lot of friends who smoke every day. I’m a musician. How could I not? As I say, the use doesn’t bother me, especially if it’s occasional (once a week, say, or less), but every day use concerns me. I’ve heard too many stories of problems between people where one of them is a regular smoker.

I haven’t smoked any pot since I had kids. Before that, I did it maybe once or twice a year. More when I was just out of college. It was fun to party when high. Of course, I drank more then, too.

So, I’ve been working myself up to something, and I’m afraid I’ll sound judgmental, but I don’t mean to be. I totally believe in altering consciousness. I totally believe in relaxation. However, I think that doing these things without the aid of external substance offers a better high that is easier to recover from. I also suspect that chemically induced highs are different, and not as complete as highs that come from other practices. I also think that using a shortcut to highs regularly happens when people are hiding from something.

I wish people didn’t feel like they had to self-medicate like this, at least, not regularly. I also wish that people would put in the work necessary to learn how to get high without drugs, except occasionally.

Grisson's avatar

@daloon said “I’m not in favor of the criminalization of any drug.” ...
Heroin? Crack?
Really?

wundayatta's avatar

@Grisson: yup. Really. I don’t believe in the use of them, but I think criminalizing drugs is one of the worst policies ever. It has created ten times more crime that we otherwise would have had. We need to decriminalize, so drugs are cheaper, and then offer all kinds of services to help folks reduce or eliminate their drug use. Simply paying them $1000 a year to stay off drugs would probably be cheaper than the current anti-drug effort.

btko's avatar

douche. bags.

essieness's avatar

@dynamicduo I was SO going to bring up NORML in my response, and you beat me to it. I’m really happy to see that President Obama is open to this debate as well.

Oh Canada… How I love you.

TaoSan's avatar

@TenaciousDenny

Can our moral compass be brought down any more?

Pretty much everything is allowed if “profit” is involved, but a guy smoking a spiffy or getting laid fair and square is being criminalized.

I can’t subscribe to that.

futurelaker88's avatar

pot kills brain cells. This is proven to affect ones mind. i wonder why no one has brought this up yet. and this is coming from someone who would actually love to smoke one day, but am willing to admit that it provokes laziness and lack of motivation, it kills brain cells, and if the entire country were to start smoking, we would be in a lot of trouble in terms of running a society. Oh wait, they do, and we are :(

TaoSan's avatar

@futurelaker88

And what does alcohol do (much more extensively I might say)? That’s legal though….

futurelaker88's avatar

@TaoSan I agree. that still doesnt change the points on pot? two wrongs dont make a right

shamroch's avatar

@futurelaker88
No one has brought it up, because it is wrong. Pot doesn’t kill brain cells. It is true that it makes you lazy and can destroy motivation. I just don’t see the whole country becoming instantaneously couch-locked (moreso than usual) with legalization. Alcohol however . . . definitely kills brain cells.

futurelaker88's avatar

@TaoSan – wow. I must say that was the most shocked ive ever been with a fluther response! lol. that was a very mature response and i almost cant believe it happened. i respect that a lot. and for that….lurve

TaoSan's avatar

@futurelaker88

;)

I’d still legalize pot, but I could follow the logic

I try ^^

Of course the issue of “Neurotoxicity of Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol” is a bit more complex too :)

essieness's avatar

I see many comments on marijuana promoting laziness… killing brain cells… and so on. What about the propensity to think more deeply while high? Am I alone in this? I smoke because it causes my brain to slow down enough to put aside the mundane tasks and worries of my day and allows me to ponder the more serious side to life and beyond.

TaoSan's avatar

@essieness

Yeah I always wondered about that, the deep thinking my friends talked about.

To me it’s all brownies or spare ribs, Monty Python or doing the dirty :)

Never had those “enlightenments” :)

futurelaker88's avatar

@essieness – maybe SOMETIMES it can have the effect with CERTAIN things. but the people i know that smoke, are in their mid 30s now, single, making $9/hour, spend most of their time in their basement watching baseball games and MTV while gambling online and eating pizza, and have no college degree. most of them

essieness's avatar

@TaoSan I will admit it takes some practice, so to speak.

@futurelaker88 If your experience with smokers has been those types of people, no wonder you have the opinion you do. Please take note that we’re not all like that! Some of us are educated and driven. We just like our herb ;)

TaoSan's avatar

@futurelaker88

ROFL!!!

I know those too lol

But fun aside, I think they only make up a fraction. I know a very successful neurosurgeon who has his own little….erm…. garden behind the house.

shamroch's avatar

@futurelaker88
That might be a bit of a causation fallacy. There are plenty of people who are lazy and worthless, and they tend to be drawn to pot, because it meshes well with their desired lifestyle and makes their mundane existence seem pseudo-rewarding.

All the smartest people I have met in my life, literally all of them, smoke pot.

futurelaker88's avatar

also, i know this may not affect the opinion of those who smoke as a reason WHY its illegal. but i lose respect for people (in a way) that smoke, BECAUSE its illegal, and they dont care. whether or not it should be is a different issue, but the fact is as of now that smoking pot is illegal, and people who are doing it are breaking the law! and to me someone who intentionally breaks the law daily, or frequently is..idk…it just makes me lose a LITTLE respect for them. especially my neurosurgeon!!!

TaoSan's avatar

@futurelaker88

Funny, the “outlaw” is so often object of admiration if properly packaged into a Hollywood big-budget production, but then in real life?

I always wondered about that.

However, I admire your attitude towards being “law abiding”.

dynamicduo's avatar

Holy moses, long comment coming up! Part is a rehash of the same old discussion we have each time. Part is new. No offense taken for tl;drs.

For those saying that cannabis is somehow immoral, I would ask you to please provide evidence for this. I’m serious. I would like to see your specific claims as to why a consenting adult smoking a plant in their home is equal in scope to the abusive crimes of having sex with children. If it is not equal, then why, @TenaciousDenny, are you bringing this strawman into the argument? I will kindly ask you to refrain from making such baseless accusations in the pretense of having a rational discussion.

Simply look at how cannabis became illegal in America, most of your guys’ country. This is well documented fact (yes, never trust a Wikipedia page, but if you’re really interested find the references and read it for yourselves). The campaign in America was based on racism against Mexicans, and any “evidence” brought forth about the awful destructive capabilities of marijuana are absolute lies. Reefer Madness, my friends. Look more into why the plant was banned: it’s non addictive, provides relief, you can grow it in your back yard, the hemp fibers can be used for all sorts of things. All of these are verifiable facts. In fact, up until the 1920s, cannabis was one of the world’s most grown and cherished crops. Then it was grouped in with the rest of drugs which actually DO do serious damage to you and demonized.

I will now answer your questions point by point, @TenaciousDenny, in a non-accusatory or inflammatory fashion. Ah, logic and cool heads prevail :)

should all other drugs be legalized as well?
No. Other drugs such as heroin, cocaine, meth, are seriously dangerous drugs that have serious long term repercussions. Cannabis and Psilocybin mushrooms are both grown completely from seed and not chemically processed in the least bit. They have been demonstrated to not be habit forming, not have serious long term negative effects, and is generally better for you than smoking cigarettes. Note, all smoking is bad. The active medical ingredients in cannabis can be consumed orally via cooking it in oil or butter then using that butter in baked goods, in a tincture, in a spray, and via a vaporizer which burns only the active ingredient, thus you don’t inhale the plant matter.
You may bring up the gateway theory, so I’ll go ahead and debunk that now. It doesn’t exist in the way you think it does. Yes, some people who try cannabis go on to try other drugs. But a lot of that is cauesd by them hearing the government tell them all their lives that weed is bad and will rot your brain. They become disillusioned with the government, and assume that other drug warnings are similarly fake. When in reality, other drugs can and do fuck you up beyond anything. We’ve all seen the faces of Meth photos (Google it if you haven’t). There needs to be information coming from the government that admits that the previous stance on cannabis was not justified. But getting the government to admit it’s wrong is a pretty hard thing to do!

Where do you draw the line between what should be legal and what shouldn’t be? And what about prostitution?
Here is how I do this. If the act involves two consenting adults, who am I as a non involved third party to judge or disallow their actions? The simple answer is you have no right to judge or allow/disallow behavior when it does not affect you. Bottom line. End of story. Two homosexual people having homosexual sex in their house does not affect me or you, thus we have no right to deny them their freedom. Come on, it’s in your constitution is it not, everyone’s guaranteed to life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom? So long as your rights are being respected, you have NO right to judge other people’s behaviours.
Prostitution falls under this, so long as the prostitute is a consenting person. Sadly, nowadays this is sometimes not the case. But this is because the activity is hidden and illegal. If there was a Prostitute Registry Board where a girl or guy could register if they wanted to, and have a profile on the webpage or whatever, there would be far less pimp and ho situations. Proof for this is seen in the consequences of alcohol prohibition and the explosion of the size of the mafia. Please read into that for further details.

Legalizing all of these would definitely stimulate the economy, but bring down the “moral compass” of America, if you will.
What moral compass? I’m serious, please show me this compass. Because I’ve never heard of anything like it beyond your Constitution, which (and I’m a Canadian so forgive me for not knowing this off the back of my hand) clearly separates church and state – which is where most of the “moral compass” argument stem from.
Bottom line is my morals are not your morals, so why are we obliged to live by each other’s rules? The simple answer is we are not. If I enjoy hiring a prostitute and smoking cannabis while having sex with multiple people at the same time in the privacy of my home, and this does not affect you in the least bit, please tell me why you are justified in telling me my actions are somehow “immoral” and harm you.
The economy is in a desperate place. It needs to be stimulated. The economic impact of legalizing production and consumption of cannabis can only be imagined. We’re talking billions of billions of dollars here, not only in tax, but in business creation, and best of all your police can stop apprehending victimless crimes, your prisons can stop holding these people who do nothing but smoke a plant, so much money and resources could be saved. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

For those saying that pot “rots your brain”, such as @futurelaker88, I’m sorry to say you have been successfully affected by your government’s propaganda. Cannabis does not rot your brain in any sense of the word. It does not destroy brain cells beyond your regular activity in life. If you say these things you NEED to provide scientific data to back up your point. Otherwise, you are not contributing to the rational discussion, but merely rehasing the talking points instilled into you.

Every single adult pot smoker I know, and I am one, are fully functional and strong contributes of society. I am a university graduate who is employed at one of the largest technology companies in the world. Your evidence is sadly subjected to confirmation bias, as well as “correlation does not equal causation”. Just because your friends who smoke pot do not actively live out their lives as you somehow think they’re obliged to, does not mean that their smoking pot is what causes this behavior. It could be that these people like hanging out in their basements watching MTV, and that pot smoking happens to fit into these activities nicely.

And the last point I always end this comment on. Alcohol. Alcohol kills many people each year, causes billions of dollars in damage, and is a massive problem for many people in the world. Why is this illegal, and helped by the government in some cases (Ontario’s alcohol stores are all government-run, for instance), when so many deaths happen? Let me say this loud and clear. Marijuana itself is not lethal. You cannot smoke yourself to death, you will pass out before you can eat that much. Caffeine is more toxic. Alcohol is way more toxic. Every other drug is more toxic. Cannabis is not. Explain this to me, and then explain why cannabis should not be made legal.

dynamicduo's avatar

I am bookmarking that comment so as to never type that much again. Holy moses indeed. My hands hurt!

essieness's avatar

@futurelaker88 Do you drink? If so, are you ever drunk at a bar? Like… in public? THAT’S against the law. Have you ever littered? THAT’S against the law. I’m just saying…

By the way, I MUST go to work now. God, I’m addicted to the collective already!

futurelaker88's avatar

@essieness – i do not drink. never have even tried it.

essieness's avatar

@futurelaker88 Interesting… That makes complete and total sense now.

futurelaker88's avatar

and i cant say that i have never littered in my lifetime, but i can say that the times i have, i was wrong and shouldnt have done it. im not going to argue and make excuses for doing it and why littering should be legal. im just going to say i was plain lazy and didnt see a garbage can near by

TenaciousDenny's avatar

@dynamicduo Your post is waaaay too long for me to read, but to accuse me of saying that pedophiles and pot smokers are on equal ground, you obviously didn’t read my posts and the posts prior to that.

The post before I brought up pedophiles said “Pot smokers are generally wonderful people, just as people belonging to any other sub group of the population are generally wonderful people.”

Pedophiles are a sub group of the population, and I am arguing that they are not wonderful people. So I am merely saying that all sub groups of the population are not wonderful. My prior posts stated my case on the original questions quite clearly.

I will kindly ask you to refrain from making such baseless accusations in the pretense of having a rational discussion.
Thanks for your time.

dynamicduo's avatar

@TenaciousDenny, The simple fact is you brought the word “pedophile” into the discussion of cannabis. I was asking you why you brought it into the discussion. You have answered this by saying another comment talking about subsets of the population caused you to reply with this. I am pointing out how this is not a logical reply at all and does nothing to further the discussion at hand, cannabis.

Seeing as you didn’t read my comments, I find it’s fair to say that I didn’t read all of your words either. I will tell you what I read. Pete says: Pot smokers are generally wonderful people, just as people belonging to any other sub group of the population are generally wonderful people. And you reply, What about pedophiles? What is the purpose of this comment? Do you really need Pete to answer back that pedophiles are disgusting people who commit crimes? No, you do not. You yourself say I am merely stating that all sub groups of the population are not as wonderful. This implies that pot smokers are a part of that subgroup.

Please don’t preach to me about baseless accusations when all I am doing is trying to have a rational discussion about cannabis. I take offense at bringing such strawmen into arguments because this is why these issues goes nowhere all the time! SOMEONE will say “well if we legalize weed, what about prostitution and pedophilia?” Just like many people’s arguments about homosexuality: “well if we legalize homosexuality, we have to legalize having sex with animals too! our society is going downhill and this can’t happen!” These thoughts are ridiculous over exaggerations used to end the discussion at hand. When I see them, I react to them like a roach – stomp it out.

TaoSan's avatar

@dynamicduo

WOW!

Brilliant!

Aethelwine's avatar

Let’s keep it simple. For those of you that say it is illegal and therefore wrong remember that at one point in this nation’s history helping an escaped slave reach freedom was illegal and considered wrong.

Are people so out of control in their own lives that they need to police everyone else’s? Are you, perhaps, so superior that you can cast that first stone?

Why is live and let live so hard to live by?

If you all are so concerned about the welfare of others then where are you when their mortgage is late or their car is getting reposessed or a family member is dying from a disease their uninsured asses can’t afford to fight?

Smoke pot. Don’t smoke pot. Fuck a whore. Don’t fuck a whore. No matter what it just makes you all a bunch of Gladys Cravits.

Grisson's avatar

Is it something about the early evening or is there a full moon? Fluther Sundowners?

Aethelwine's avatar

The above was written by me, Blondesjon.

got so pissed at the self-righteous bullshit in this thread that I forgot to login to my own account…sorry babe

dynamicduo's avatar

Great comment Blondesjon would you believe I saw jonsblond and still thought it was Blondesjon’s comment before your other post! :).

Live and let live. Golden rule. It’s really as simple as that!

TaoSan's avatar

@blondesjon

If you all are so concerned about the welfare of others then where are you when their mortgage is late or their car is getting reposessed or a family member is dying from a disease their uninsured asses can’t afford to fight?

Wow, I haven’t seen this much good stuff around here in a while! Lurve

No really, respect mate!

arnbev959's avatar

@TenaciousDenny: All I meant to say was that most people are good people, and that that rule holds for pot smokers the same way it holds for the general population. Let’s not make an argument out of nothing.

syz's avatar

@elijahsuicide Not to derail the thread or anything, but “Some girls will always be whores, they might as well get paid for it” is an atrocious statement. One, if you think only females hook, then you are sadly deluded. Two, if you think that the majority of female prostitutes endanger their lives and their health every day for “fun”, you are even more sadly deluded.

TaoSan's avatar

@syz

I’m sorry to say, but quite frankly, I don’t buy the whole “victim” thingy. Now no doubt, in certain parts of the world prostitution is organized, women are being trafficked and abused, and that is a horrible thing.

As for here, I live in Las Vegas, so they’re everywhere. Preferably with huge, pimped up SUVs, $400 hairdos, and an average income that makes poor ‘ol me look petty.

On the other side of the spectrum: A friend of mine is a street worker dealing exclusively with heroin addicts, and tells me there are female “customers” of his that are so physically addicted that they’ll be unable to walk when the withdrawals kick in, yet they’d adamantly refuse to “do the deed” for money. I guess it’s like it is with everything, each person is different and has different motivations and key events in their lives influencing their decision.

However, the “victim whore” is a dying out breed that is being replaced by at times very affluent ladies that even enjoy their occupation at times.

Maybe the rest of the nation should follow suit.

well, prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas, but in Nevada in cities with a population of less than 100,000

syz's avatar

@TaoSan I think you’re deluding yourself about the majority of prostitutes (of both sexes) turning tricks. Lack of education, lack of marketable skills, underage sexual abuse, drug addition, cultural bias – all of those things are a form of victimization in my mind. The whole “Pretty Woman” ideal of the prostitute with the heart of gold is a myth. And yes, I’m sure there are plenty of escorts out there making embarrassing amount of money, but they are far outweighed by the $20 blowjob in the alley doorway.

TaoSan's avatar

@syz

That’s why I mentioned where I live. No $20 blow jobs here, I assure you.

Thus, maybe the nation should follow suit so prostitution comes out of the back alleys. Prostitution has been around long before Christianity and will be around long after Christianity is forgotten.

The issues you address are a phenomenon that wasn’t there before Victorian prudence came into play.

Good and honest prostitutes are forced to hide and are being persecuted, as opposed to getting the respect deserved for being the “therapeutists” they are.

This is the sole reason for the “status quo” of dirty and dangerous back-alley blowjobs.

Btw, I pulled the Christianity example for time-line purposes, not morality. Men have always paid for sex, there were always women willing to have sex in exchange for money. It is only due to recent puritanism that the whole issue has taken such a turn.

Also, I seem to recall having seen a documentary, where they quoted some numbers to the effect that many hookers that get out of the game, will eventually return to it, even if they had solid jobs afterwards and whatnot.

Guess it can’t have been that bad then (not cynical).

So finally, to return to the original question, I think it is absurd to even have mentioned prostitutes in context with potsmokers. The mare of the innocent boy/or girl that will smoke a few jollies and eventually and p on their back or knees is just ludicrous.

tennesseejac's avatar

I love all potheads!!

arnbev959's avatar

and I love tennesseejac!!!

shamroch's avatar

@kevbo

wow, thanks for that one

helso's avatar

@essieness —— I totally agree with your first comment. But where you wrote ‘For the sake of argument, would you have an adult beverage in front of your children? If so, do you consider this more acceptable than smoking in front of them?’, I think it isn’t acceptable only because of second hand smoke, just like alot of people with kids dont smoke cigarettes infront of there kids because inhaling the smoke can harm them. And also smoking weed gives you an affect and a child if they inhale the smoke might react really bad to it.

But back on topic it’s perfectly alright to smoke weed if its done appropriately. The only reason it isnt made legal is because its alot easier to grow than say tobacco plants and the government are scared if they make it legal they wont make money off it through tax. There are so many studies that show the weed is not as bad as what its made out to be. I also go out alot and know alot of people around my area and alot of them smoke pot and drink alcohol. 50% of them get aggressive with they drink if something turns bad but I have never ever seen a pot smoker get violent.

adri027's avatar

FUCK IT THUG LIFE!!
@essieness I totally agree with you and thats why I always tell people that it’s just like drinking a beer or smoking a cigarette. I mean really pot isn’t even that horrible. society makes it look like it’s some kind of DRUG and it’s not.
MY NAMES ADRI I’M AN ADULT POT SMOKER AND I’M PROUD SUE ME!!

helso's avatar

@adri027 – weed is made out to be bad because the government have make it illegal. the word illegal means one thing, BAD! so because of that people speculate that it has harmful chemicals inside it and all sorts of stupid shit. if the government said weed is not a harmful drug then society would allow for people to smoke it socially, just like a cigarette or maybe not to that extent but you know what i mean.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Blondesjon Thanks for the free lurve. Though I would feel better if I had earned it myself. ;)

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Define adult. Do you mean like college kids? People younger than 30? Personally, I smoked plenty of pot in my younger days, but I gave it up at about age 35. People who do it after age 30 seem to me to be lying to themselves. Pot can harm you, pot is not simply an innocuous herb like other herbs, despite what the stoners tell themselves. I’ve spoken with medical professionals who have explained some of the things that can happen to you from smoking dope. I’ve had some of them happen to me. I would have more respect for people over thirty who eat it or make tea out of it rather than smoke it, since that is a bit healthier. But hey, I am judgemental sumbitch, so take what you want from that.

So yeah, I view pot heads pretty much the same way my folks viewed me as a pot smoker. I have become my Dad. :-)

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@syz first of all I don’t think all prostitutes are female. That’s just stupid. Secondly anyone who chooses to let mass amounts of strangers do sexual things to them for money is a whore. Yes some are abused and have hard lives, I never said they do it for “fun”. But giving blow jobs to strangers is not the answer. Do I feel sorry for them? Yes, same as I do a crack addict or an alcoholic. I won’t pretend it’s ok, and if I could help one I would. But they have to want the help. Many former prostitutes have found a way out. I don’t care what they do with their lives, if thats what they choose, but it IS a choice. Anyway when I said whore I didn’t just mean prostitutes. I have bartended in strip clubs for over 8 years, and my opinion is that any girl (or man) that chooses to let 40 strangers a day touch their body is a whore. Sorry if you don’t like my opinion. The bottom line is that as long as they like what they do then they can do it. By legalizing it the danger level goes down. I’m not afraid to call it what it is.

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@shamroch sorry to get off topic in your thread.

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No such thing.

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