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ahiromu
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September 2nd, 2016 at 4:43:22 PM permalink
Just read an article that said Nevada is voting on recreational marijuana this November and it will most likely pass, I'll give you one guess as to which strip casino owner is fighting it tooth and nail.

I put the chance of them allowing people to smoke a joint on the floor at 1% (bongs or pipes, 0%). Nobody wants every casino to just smell of weed, maybe one of the downtown casinos will try, depending on public smoking laws.

In my experience (Caesar's & MGM properties), every other hallway usually has at least one room that somewhat smells of marijuana, but I wouldn't classify it as a problem. Every once in awhile, rarely, you can tell someone lit a fat joint in their room and just doesn't care. Do any of you think this could become a problem, or, do you think nothing will change?

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onenickelmiracle
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September 2nd, 2016 at 5:31:37 PM permalink
Drugs are bad, mmmkay. I have a super mega low tolerance. If I just smell ganja, I get high for hours. People can use vapes and nobody will know, but I don't know if I am affected by them.
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billryan
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September 2nd, 2016 at 9:27:43 PM permalink
What one buys in Vegas will no longer stay in Vegas.
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rainman
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September 2nd, 2016 at 10:43:49 PM permalink
I reside in Washington its legal here, however its not legal to consume in public. I would venture to say Nevada would be the same.
hagen49
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September 3rd, 2016 at 1:35:18 AM permalink
Same here in CO. I could easily see several of the casinos putting in special smoking lounges though.
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RonC
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September 3rd, 2016 at 1:52:13 AM permalink
If having more intoxicated gamblers is a possibility, the casinos will support smoking weed in some way. Maybe not out in the open; but perhaps with a "private area"...

They do not discourage intoxication beyond the point of thinking straight at this point and they encourage intoxication in general--if they can get less people thinking straight, they will try to do so.

(...but it is not the CASINOS fault that people accept their drinks and make stupid decisions with their money after they are intoxicated--I have not seen a single casino drag someone off the street to get them in the door. I do, however, think they over-serve some patrons who become disruptive...but they try to get their money before thy kick them out.)
onenickelmiracle
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September 3rd, 2016 at 2:18:34 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

If having more intoxicated gamblers is a possibility, the casinos will support smoking weed in some way. Maybe not out in the open; but perhaps with a "private area"...

They do not discourage intoxication beyond the point of thinking straight at this point and they encourage intoxication in general--if they can get less people thinking straight, they will try to do so.

(...but it is not the CASINOS fault that people accept their drinks and make stupid decisions with their money after they are intoxicated--I have not seen a single casino drag someone off the street to get them in the door. I do, however, think they over-serve some patrons who become disruptive...but they try to get their money before thy kick them out.)



A good point, but alcohol intoxication is different than marijuana. Alcohol as they say uninhibits, increases risk taking behavior while marijuana makes you forgetful and distorts reality. I'm not even sure marijuana would increase the urge to gamble. They'll probably tend to just want to leave the casino and do something else. It affects people differently depending on tolerance level and sometimes permanently.

I suppose if marijuana was conducive to gambling, we would see a lot of stoners in casinos through their own volition, but I don't remember seeing any. Second hand smoke might work differently considering the people wanted to gamble primarily, then they get bombed just smelling it. It can happen to some people myself included.
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docbrock
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September 3rd, 2016 at 7:28:53 AM permalink
The casinos would probably have to make the size of their buffets like 4x larger too. I see a big increase in buffet demand if this legislation is passed....
billionaireben
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September 3rd, 2016 at 7:47:18 AM permalink
It should be legal, because why should the government stop marijuana use when there is a heroin epidemic! Psychedelic use should also be legal, some are actually anti-addictive (lsd, peyote, mushrooms.) MDMA is almost something that should be legal, but idiots take it everyday and get messed up for a while (not like heroin, but still not safe for daily use.) MDMA should be used once a week at most, then it's generally safe and wonderful. But, if taken daily it could take a week to get somewhat normal and maybe a few months to be normal.

Marijuana use has bad effects on brain scans, LSD improves connectivity and increases activity in a healthy way. Albert Hofmann discovered it with an accidental mega-dose and lived to 103 with youth and mental agility. The first studies on LSD in years are being conducted, and the results look good. However, don't trip while gambling since it does help one realize there is more to the world than making money.
MrV
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September 3rd, 2016 at 8:15:21 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

A good point, but alcohol intoxication is different than marijuana. Alcohol as they say uninhibits, increases risk taking behavior while marijuana makes you forgetful and distorts reality. I'm not even sure marijuana would increase the urge to gamble.



Speaking anecdotally based on personal experience, being stoned enhances the casino experience, especially the colors and sounds.

I find that I avoid the craps tables when high, but readily embrace the machines.

For me, weed and casinos are a good fit.

The suits in the casinos should be happy to know that being high makes me less cautious, and more uncaring about losses (most especially if I take a (prescribed) Vicodin with my MMJ).
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