Sheltering Suburban Mom. . MARIJUANA. driving stoned is still pretty bad. some people handle being high different though. i know some people that can function perfectly fine, you hardly know they're sheltering suburban Mom
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#17 - mushizombie (11/14/2012) [-]
driving stoned is still pretty bad. some people handle being high different though. i know some people that can function perfectly fine, you hardly know they're stoned but on the other hand there are those people that can't 			*******		 tie their shoes stoned. its hard to concentrate on normal things when you smoke pot, let alone having to focus on driving safely. driving under any influence is bad.
driving stoned is still pretty bad. some people handle being high different though. i know some people that can function perfectly fine, you hardly know they're stoned but on the other hand there are those people that can't ******* tie their shoes stoned. its hard to concentrate on normal things when you smoke pot, let alone having to focus on driving safely. driving under any influence is bad.
User avatar #129 to #17 - ryanmck (11/15/2012) [-]
All my friends function really well high and i'm just sitting there stoned out of my mind going "wat" the whole time they're ******* with me (i don't have the meme picture of the high guy to use as mfw)
#323 to #17 - absolyst (11/15/2012) [-]
While you raise a valid point, I find it hard to concentrate on your argument considering the fact that your gif is the funniest prank I have ever seen.
While you raise a valid point, I find it hard to concentrate on your argument considering the fact that your gif is the funniest prank I have ever seen.
User avatar #329 to #17 - littleseatoytle (11/15/2012) [-]
Ive always had these "sober moments" when i feel like im completely sober but i know im still high. it happens whenever i need to get my **** together and take care of someone, like my friend passed out and i felt completely sober, then i walked out of the room and felt high again
#330 to #17 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
Holy **** , you people come on here and actually enjoy reading this?
#354 to #17 - fractalius (11/15/2012) [-]
I have never, dont, and will never drive drunk in my entire life. Not even because I have had a relative or two killed by a drunk driver, but just because there are so many more consequences of driving home, compared to the worst possible scenario of not getting a ride home. I may drive under a light high or two, but prefer not to drive "high" or "stoned" I remember talking to certain of my friends back in high school, after my older brother set me in stone to not **** up and do stupid **** , and he was like sarcastically "i know i know im not gonna do that" well he got two DUIs and basically has to pay more than his house if he wants to drive again. Just dont be a ******* idiot and you will be fine
#370 to #17 - atdiaztwoone (11/15/2012) [-]
Ok....I'm sorry, but i'm trying to figure out how this prank works in this gif. whats everything being help up by?

...I gotta try this.
User avatar #374 to #370 - mushizombie (11/15/2012) [-]
its hooked onto the ceiling and the door, the bottle is tied to the basket and hung separately so when the basket falls first it is puled down after :)
#426 to #17 - onceapiece (11/15/2012) [-]
Wait, does that mean that driving under the influence of acid is bad too? That would definitely explain why I killed 12 people in one night. I just thought I might need to take my drivers test again. Of course, it could also be that I'm blind...
#429 to #17 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
I am one of the people that can function properly even after a long night of smoking, but still it's never a good idea to drive.
User avatar #39 to #17 - vrthbvyfa (11/14/2012) [-]
You are right kind of, most people can drive fine while stoned perfectly fine though.
User avatar #84 to #39 - graphically (11/15/2012) [-]
When I get really ******* stoned I can barely fill a glass with water.
User avatar #87 to #84 - vrthbvyfa (11/15/2012) [-]
I can relate to that lol, but if you are so stoned you can't fill a glass with water, I doubt you would want to drive.
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User avatar #438 to #251 - vrthbvyfa (11/15/2012) [-]
Being drunk doesn't affect your inhibition in the same way weed does, Alcohol makes you bolder while weed makes you lazy basically.
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User avatar #462 to #447 - vrthbvyfa (11/18/2012) [-]
But in completely different ways.
User avatar #117 to #87 - graphically (11/15/2012) [-]
Depends on how bad I really wanted some snacks tbh..
#121 to #117 - vrthbvyfa (11/15/2012) [-]
Perfect guy to hit with your car.
#93 to #17 - xnotcreative (11/15/2012) [-]
I'm a perfect example of a driver that's extremely dangerous whilst high.

THC makes me fall asleep, so when marijuana gets legalized, you're all ****** .

Or... your homes at least.
#355 to #17 - mushizombie (11/15/2012) [-]
holy 			****		... i wasn't expecting to come back to this. I'm thrilled, especially sns i was expecting a slightly negative reaction...
holy **** ... i wasn't expecting to come back to this. I'm thrilled, especially sns i was expecting a slightly negative reaction...
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#18 to #17 - jsilver (11/14/2012) [-]
it makes me glad that you have green thumbs! many times no matter how logical the argument is, people just thumb down because its against marijuana in any way. and yes i also agree that it shouldnt be something to drive while under.    
   
as i post a gif about a meth tv show.......
it makes me glad that you have green thumbs! many times no matter how logical the argument is, people just thumb down because its against marijuana in any way. and yes i also agree that it shouldnt be something to drive while under.

as i post a gif about a meth tv show.......
#20 to #18 - XxMyNameIsChancexX (11/14/2012) [-]
really? cause anytime I see a weed supporting comment in any thread, it gets thumbed down. and then people start with the stoner faggot comments, and the SOOO HARDCORE comments.
really? cause anytime I see a weed supporting comment in any thread, it gets thumbed down. and then people start with the stoner faggot comments, and the SOOO HARDCORE comments.
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User avatar #184 to #36 - taternutz (11/15/2012) [-]
That's a weird thing to be proud of.
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User avatar #195 to #190 - taternutz (11/15/2012) [-]
No offense taken at all.

Being proud of smoking weed just seemed odd to me. Without any sort of context it was just you saying you're proud of your recreational activity.
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#289 to #198 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
Hay hay fello weed smoker, yup its anon again... Just want to tell you my little story. I've been smoking weed since i'm 16 and i'm 22 now. Smoking weed everyday non stop for 6 years now. I decided to stop smoking. I stopped smoking cigarette first, 1 year ago. Now its weed, 4 days ago. Don't ******* encourage people to smoke. Really, that's a stupid attitude. I can say I have been addicted to weed , even psychologically, its still bad. What make me decided to stop it was because i was tired to meet dealers that was looking at me like a piece of **** . Also, just feeling free of any addictions this society gave me. You should think about it. Its not better than alcohol. I also stopped alcohol 6 monts ago , realizing i was intolerant. But really, smoking in general is ****** , and you shoudnt be proud. I have anxiety problem now because i stopped smoking weed, but im happy to be liberate of my addiction, i rater do yoga. Chill out man, and DONT encourage people to smoke!
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#357 to #291 - fractalius (11/15/2012) [-]
While it is copypasta, some points may be duley noted. (However you spell duley)

It's not that you shouldn't/couldn't be "proud" of smoking, but unless its in context like this, it IS weird to flaunt it around (Not saying you do that, but just putting it out there)

The "dont encourage people to smoke" thing, could be interpreted as dont press people to smoke. This is a widely accepted policy among most "true" or "Legit" stoners (for lack of a better word) If you are a pothead, thats fine, if you reccomend pot, thats fine, but when someone says no, they ******* mean no, don't EVER pester someone to smoke (unless its like jokingly, or you say it once or twice casually) because that makes you no better than a 12 year old "im so lelelegion dude 420 blaze dat **** ***** "

Have a nice day fellow blazer of tree
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#303 to #260 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
Why won't you just leave him alone and be happy :(
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User avatar #19 to #18 - occamsrazor (11/14/2012) [-]
Yeah I tend to be the type of person you could never tell but that doesn't mean I'll ever drive while high, that's retarded and I value my life too much. If not for the innocent people who get killed by DUIs I would be all for the Darwinian reduction of stupid people but when they take down others is what I can't stand.
#347 - pao (11/15/2012) [-]
This is a valid point. Despite what the stoner community will tell you, driving high slows your reaction time. No it's not as dangerous as drunk driving, but it's still dangerous. If you treat it the same way as alcohol, that applies to operating motor vehicles as well. Stoners- I welcome your downvotes.
User avatar #386 to #347 - madsj (11/15/2012) [-]
I smoke some times, and i agree with you and upvoted.
#348 to #347 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
But alcohol is legal. Drinking and driving is illegal, but just drinking is.
The argument is still invalid.
#351 to #348 - pao (11/15/2012) [-]
I wasn't trying to argue for making pot illegal, I was just arguing that if and when it does become legal in states, it's fair to treat DUIs under the influence of pot the same way you would treat DUIs under the influence of alcohol. Enforcing that is a different story.
#349 to #347 - notmadguy (11/15/2012) [-]
implying some people aren't already terrible drivers to begin with.
#341 - thesmilyingdawg (11/15/2012) [-]
pic related
User avatar #372 to #341 - makedonski (11/15/2012) [-]
Luckily, I'm from Eastern Europe so those commercials have no effect on me.

"Oh, it's a stray dog. Better just ignore it because who cares?"
#231 - gonzocos (11/15/2012) [-]
mfw driving high is as dangerous as driving drunk. I can totally see where a parent whos child was killed by a drunk driver not wanting people to get high and drive. I think weed should be legal (even though i don't use it) but it pisses me off when people says its not bad for you. Its a ******* drug, it causes negative effects, not to a degree but to a certain one. Get over it. Its funny how all the potheads are coming out of the woodwork on one single post and they're all talking about gateway drugs. Potheads are ******* stupid too. Their arguments are wrong and the most retarded, anti-establishment, ******** . Weed should be legal but not for the reasons potheads give and it isn't some miracle plant.
#433 to #231 - onceapiece (11/15/2012) [-]
Just to clear up any misconceptions, from what I've heard, marijuana is actually really bad. It kills off brain cells, and those don't grow back. It's a lot like cancer, except it doesn't gain power from killing the cells, but because it's addicting, you keep doing damage over and over again. Of course, a little bit isn't too harmful, which is why some of our grandparents are fine after smoking it. The potency of most of the available weed has grown from about 1/2% to about 6%. That is a huge difference. If any of us tried smoking it today, it wouldn't do very much, but after a few months of continuous use you will have impaired memory, slowed reactions, and a lack of motivation. I hate to say it, but even though I don't think weed should be illegal, it's more dangerous than most people think.
User avatar #259 to #231 - waterfire ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
I agree with your point, and even though I personally dont use it, it is natural while all other drugs are man-made such as alcohol. It does cause negative effects, but I dont believe its anywhere near as bad as anything else avaliabe.
#275 to #259 - themanwithnoplan (11/15/2012) [-]
Cocaine: Made from the Coca plant
Heroine: Made from the Opium Poppy
Tobacco: It's in the name
Alcohol: A natural product of something yadda yadda yadda cellular respiration.
User avatar #285 to #275 - waterfire ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
Very well, but Id also like to point out that those are still proccesed by man, marijuana can be smoked right then and there ( and ik you can do that with tobacco, but cigarettes and other tobacco products are proccessed still)
#309 to #285 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
Don't forget Shrooms :333333333333333
User avatar #314 to #309 - waterfire ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
nah man, didnt forget them, just didnt include them.

But ya did prove my point invalid, hats off to you.
User avatar #317 to #314 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
Caps off ;3
User avatar #318 to #317 - waterfire ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
Very punny =D
User avatar #282 to #231 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
I gotta ask though, have you ever tried it. The problem is if you have never tried it then you don't actually know what your talking about, and if you have tried it then you lose all credibility. I don't think people should drive after they have had smoked to much, same as to much to drink. But, it is far safer to drive while what most people would call "high" compared to what most people would call "drunk". That is just a fact. Alcohol causes lose of motor function as soon as you start consuming, pot does not.
User avatar #300 to #282 - gonzocos (11/15/2012) [-]
any one who drives under any substance which could mess with how some one normally functions is the worlds biggest douche for endangering his own life but also the innocent
lives and families. Their is no "which substance is better to drive with", they're all bad while driving. I don't care if your for weed or you smoke it, but don't ******* drive. And that whole thing about some people are better drivers when high is ******** . If you're high and driving then you're a douchebag.

p.s. this is not directed towards you, im just saying its not okay to be drunk/high while driving.
User avatar #305 to #300 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
If you have had one drink at a bar you can drive, if you have had one hit from a joint can drive. There is a point where you shouldn't drive anymore but that is why people need to know their own limits. I agree that smoking pot doesn't make you a better driver, or a better anything, except a musician or a designer/artist stuff...better at an eating contest maybe?
#312 to #282 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
Does it work on everything red?
Does it work on everything red?
User avatar #298 to #282 - misterkinz (11/15/2012) [-]
Actually that is not true. First hand experience is not something you need to criticize and objectivity is usually beneficial for unbiased opinions.
User avatar #301 to #298 - Felate (11/15/2012) [-]
You misunderstand, people who have never tried it are the ones who criticize people who have tried it. Its like someones perfect do right mom telling her son pot will kill him. She has never tried it so she doesn't really know what shes talking about. In her opinion he has no right to talk because he is a drug addict....
User avatar #302 to #301 - misterkinz (11/15/2012) [-]
Oh ok. Yeah I see what you are saying now. That makes sense
User avatar #269 to #231 - thexxtalonxx (11/15/2012) [-]
SMOKING raw plant matter is bad for you. Marijuana is not inherently bad for you, there are other ways to ingest the drug that have ZERO harmful effects (unless you are part of the 5% of the world that is allergic to THC).
User avatar #246 to #231 - guitarguise (11/15/2012) [-]
Your comment made wondrous sense. My beliefs concerning marijuana are now similar, if not congruent, to yours. Thank you, for allowing me to assimilate your views.
User avatar #261 to #231 - heartlessrobot ONLINE (11/15/2012) [-]
It's bad for you, but tobacco is worse. Only reason tobacco is still legal is the massive industry and the fact that America was built on it.
#113 to #98 - PiMaker (11/15/2012) [-]
i have just interested 3 marijuanas, am i going to die?   
   
   
   
   
   
also, that's a very nice graph
i have just interested 3 marijuanas, am i going to die?





also, that's a very nice graph
#25 - kusalranawaka (11/14/2012) [-]
Then whys she smiling?
Then whys she smiling?
User avatar #26 to #25 - ehrcaduhrca (11/14/2012) [-]
lol Cause of the dancing penguin.
#431 to #26 - mickeymaufive (11/15/2012) [-]
That ain't no ordinary penguin, that's ************* Pingu.
#295 - avatarsarefornoobs (11/15/2012) [-]
******		 debate starters   
its not even funny content   
ive never even seen this meme before   
WHAT SICK MEN THUMB THIS UP???
****** debate starters
its not even funny content
ive never even seen this meme before
WHAT SICK MEN THUMB THIS UP???
User avatar #188 - MistaJesus (11/15/2012) [-]
That ****** no joke. My dad died from AIDS which he caught from a used Marijuana needle.
User avatar #197 to #194 - yutakenusername (11/15/2012) [-]
He's clearly joking.
#201 to #197 - combatarms (11/15/2012) [-]
damn i can be dumb
#206 to #201 - yutakenusername (11/15/2012) [-]
It happens to the best of us.
Take this completely irrelevant pic.
#209 to #188 - AndrewArctic (11/15/2012) [-]
am i the only one who thinks that joke is getting old?
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#243 - gunmaverick (11/15/2012) [-]
**gunmaverick rolled a random image posted in comment #57 at Triple Penetration ** what killed my daughter
**gunmaverick rolled a random image posted in comment #57 at Triple Penetration ** what killed my daughter
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#168 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (11/15/2012) [-]
Alcohol and weed in the same post??
#359 - sirbustyabals (11/15/2012) [-]
Am I the only one who prefers alcohol over weed?
#378 to #359 - anon (11/15/2012) [-]
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#221 - teepee (11/15/2012) [-]
i saw this and it reminded me of this
#217 - Schwarzenegger (11/15/2012) [-]
It's funny because it's about weed!   
   
Right?
It's funny because it's about weed!

Right?
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#178 - Pompano (11/15/2012) [-]
This isn't funny.   
It's disgustingly offensive to me on a personal level.   
I injected 12 marijunas once and decided to drive.   
I crashed, killing three teenagers and an astronaut, all because of my overdose.   
Don't pretend like you know anything about weed.   
It's a lethal drug.
This isn't funny.
It's disgustingly offensive to me on a personal level.
I injected 12 marijunas once and decided to drive.
I crashed, killing three teenagers and an astronaut, all because of my overdose.
Don't pretend like you know anything about weed.
It's a lethal drug.
User avatar #183 to #178 - thunderkrux (11/15/2012) [-]
Wanna know I know your story is fake?
You can't kill astronauts with a car THEY'RE IN ******* SPACE.
Nice try but you almost fooled me.
#220 to #183 - amsel (11/15/2012) [-]
>Chilling at home one day, smoke some weed
>Run out, call dealer, he's dry
>You don't know what to do
>Dealer tells you of an experimental study at the University
>They inject you with liquified Marijuana, one injection is a hundred grams
>You drive there, haven't been too high to drive in years
>Get inside, they are really busy
>You've been to the doctor enough, you know what you're doing
>Sneak one of the syringes, inject self just as one of the doctors turn the corner
>He yells at you, says that the syringe was enough for 12 injections
>Tells you that you have to stay, he's calling the police
>You run, get in car, police are chasing you
>Hallucinations kick in, this has never happened before with weed
>Cruisin' on down Main Street, You're relaxed and feelin' good
>Next thing that you know you're seein' Octopus in the neighborhood!
>Surfin' on a sound wave, Swingin' through the stars
>Take a left at your intestine, Take your second right past Mars.
>Realize you're driving the magic school bus
>Oh **** it's Arnold!
User avatar #232 to #183 - downwiththesicknes (11/15/2012) [-]
shut the **** up
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#79 - shamefulhumor (11/14/2012) [-]
Bobby ate 12 marijuana's, now bobby is blind.   
   
420NO
Bobby ate 12 marijuana's, now bobby is blind.

420NO
User avatar #224 - jettripleseven (11/15/2012) [-]
Hey OP, I see the point you're trying to make, but this is justified.
However you feel about weed, it's still a psychoactive drug and there's not much we can do to stop people from driving with it except, well, keeping it illegal. Guys, you can smoke, but don't try driving afterward, it's stupid.
User avatar #13 - defeats (11/14/2012) [-]
I'm pretty unbiased with regards to weed, but I'm not sure if legalising it is a good idea, but regarding the post:

Smoking behind the wheel is dangerous too and requires a lot of concentration, one of the main effects of smoking cannabis is a very large loss of concentration and much slower reactions.
And drink driving is known as 'DWI' (driving while intoxicated), this includes drugs, both recreational and prescribed.
Driving while smoking pot or after it, even a few hours after it is dangerous and can be just as dangerous as drink driving.

The problem with cannabis is it's a big gateway drug, people who love the highs produced by recreationally taking drugs crave a greater high, but those 'chronic' smokers, a tolerance can build quite quickly and so the high is weakened, which can make people seek stronger drugs.
Obviously the number of people who move to hard drugs isn't terribly great, but it's still serious as numbers go.

Almost all hard drug users were alcohol and tobacco users, so no one thing is to blame. There are plenty of weed smokers, regular smokers and drinkers who have never tried hard drugs.

I'm from the UK, and if they legalise it or not I won't be smoking it, but I do think that everyone should be educated on the potential dangers of Marijuana, as well as alcohol and tobacco.

Thumb me down or up, I'm indifferent to that but, I'd like to read people's opinions on it if anyone wants to reply.


TL;DR: Pot smoking can make driving seriously dangerous too.
#43 to #13 - anon (11/14/2012) [-]
I still dont't see how legalizing weed will stop cartels and what not from driving their price down and selling it for less than the U.S. Most people would buy the cheaper drug anyway, and people who say they won't are pretty much BSIng. I personally don't smoke marijuana as I don't lie the whole idea of depressants. One thing I hate is how people ignore the downfall or marijuana and act like it is the best thing to happen to them. The only thing I feel like benefitting everyone is taking it off from a class 1 drug, by saving taxpayer's money on prisons. But the economy idea to me is just a bs theory. Please someone explain to me on how legalizing marijuana will stop cartel from making a profit (although smaller). They already hike up the price, and will just lower it a little to compensate for taxes. Inb4 anon is a fag and red thumbs everywhere
User avatar #105 to #43 - monkee (11/15/2012) [-]
You can make alcohol in your basement with a little patience, so why doesn't everyone do that? For convenience of course. We live in a world where vegetables are sold pre-cut, the height of laziness and slightly more expensive but people still buy it. You think that every pot smoker is suddenly going to put in the time and effort (and massive energy bills) required to completely grow their own supply? Do you know anything about marijuana production? The slightest chemical imbalance in the soil and the plant is ****** . No way stoners are going to do that when you could simply walk into a dispensary and pick and choose from hundreds of different varieties. It’s instant, and offers more choice. Economics with a bit of human nature thrown in, which occasionally I think people forget to include.
User avatar #73 to #43 - Chuckaholic (11/14/2012) [-]
How often do you buy alcohol of a dealer? Almost always alcohol and cigarettes are bought in stores, or the tobacco and rolling papers are bought legally at least. Weed would obviously be a different scenario but the situation of alcohol and tobacco is food for thought.
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#14 to #13 - rdunc (11/14/2012) [-]
i agree with you about drug driving however i reject your thoughts on it being a gateway drug. firstly i have never met a weed dealer that has tried to push anything else on me.

secondly i believe people who don't want to do hard drugs won't. me and my friends have smoked for going on three years and no one but me has ever done anything harder (i hate drinking and ecstasy makes a **** activity like clubbing awesome). the tolerance argument only applies to harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin. every weekend i buy a 20 bag and it does just was well as it did three years ago.

In conclusion people only move onto to harder drugs through personal choice.
#22 to #13 - anon (11/14/2012) [-]
The point of this picture wasn't that driving high is normal or easy or what ever, it was sarcasm. It's like saying my brother got shot in a gang war, so we should also make all knifes illegal, since they can do bad things too.

Now, to legalizing, I actually think just decriminalizing is better, since that way not so many people would smoke compared to what is happening with alcohol right now (In my country it is habbit to everyone, and starting to drink at age 18 or sooner is just normal). But if you made that you would had to grow your own, not many people would bother, and that way those people who actually prefer it over alcohol wont have problem with police.

Saying weed is BIG gateway drug is kinda... Stupid? Those people would do it anyways, you can't say it is drugs fault. (This is hard topic since there is no real proof to either side) BUT I get your point, that tolerance gets higher and people want to feel something different again. Also, since it is illegal, the dealer could always try to get you hooked to stronger drugs.

Now, to education, you are right, it should matter. I didn't drink until I was 18, and I always thought I wouldn't even need it to have fun, but what you know, it was more fun while being drunk. What people know about weed is small, because it's illegal. They only know its "bad" and that if you do it, you might go to jail. Is that better thing?

Only thing what I actually hate about stoners is their attitude. "It's harmless, I just smoke everyday since it's fun"... Would you drink everyday just to feel fun. It should be just weekends max. But thats' just my opinion ofc.

Anon from Finland OUT!
#200 to #13 - spacelubber (11/15/2012) [-]
Where I live it's referred to as D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence). Alcohol and any sort of drug can classify as "the Influence," even prescription drugs.

Personally, I don't think the government has any right to deny the right to use a substance to its citizens, so long as that substance abuse does not directly influence another being. Driving while under the influence is illegal because attempting to drive while intoxicated or high dramatically increases the chance of you crashing into something or someone.
#45 to #13 - anon (11/14/2012) [-]
Education can only come with legalization. What they 'educate' about now is blatant propaganda.

Smoking behind the wheel is dangerous in the same way drinking and driving is. If weed was ever legalized, laws would be made for how, when and where you could use it, just like laws for alcohol today.

Cannabis is not a gateway drug. The theory is based on a fallacious assumption that the cause of someone taking stronger drugs is a result of their taking weaker drugs. This makes little to no sense if you actually think about it. There is, however, another argument in the same line saying that 'weed is a gateway drug because dealers often deal more than just weed', but this would also be taken care of had we legalized.

Besides, banning substances is a great thing for organized crime. A lot of organized crime is 'sponsored' by drug money. Legalize it and sell at lower prices than the black market and BAM the criminals lost all that money. Another plus is that the government would get that money and could do something useful with it. Do not mistake me for saying that politicians are reasonable people that do useful stuff.
User avatar #31 to #13 - monkee (11/14/2012) [-]
My hypothesis on weed being a gateway drug is because of the characters you end up spending time with. If you're buying stuff off the black market you're a lot more likely to run into other branches selling different goods-human curiosity is responsible for the rest.
I smoke weed, and used to smoke it everyday until I started university. Now I only smoke on special occaisions. I don't drink though, alcoholism runs in my family. You can't get physically addicted to pot, which is the only reason I smoked it.
User avatar #72 to #31 - Chuckaholic (11/14/2012) [-]
You can't get physically addicted to it however it is true that there are a lot of people that get "addicted" to the high and just smoke a lot because they love that feeling. It isn't an addiction strictly speaking, but very similar.
User avatar #112 to #72 - monkee (11/15/2012) [-]
Yeah psychologically addicted, and although I totally understand how that could happen to someone you can also get psychologically addicted to biting your nails. That's the brain at work there. I don't advocate the use of marijuana to anyone who is unsure, it's still a drug no matter what people say. I choose it because there is no withdrawal effects from giving up. I only think it should be regulated so that it is not sold to under 18's/21's (depending on the country you live in) because it can have irreversable effects on a developing mind during puberty. The first peice of indepth research over a period of 30 years showed that people who began smoking after the age of 18, when the body is more or less fully developed, suffered no ill effects. Those who had become regular smokers at a younger age (13 and up) lost on average 8 IQ points and also had reduced concentration.
User avatar #459 to #112 - Chuckaholic (11/15/2012) [-]
I agree I saw articles saying things to the same effect. Before 16 being the most harmful, that's with all mind altering substances. I smoke weed occasionally, pretty much 1 or 2 times a month but I just get annoyed by some of my friends who have become major potheads and they spend a lot of time and money discussing and using weed. It's a shame really seeing as they aren't 18 yet, almost but still it can get annoying.
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