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July 3rd, 2017 at 9:29:51 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I can't wait until a tourist goes to vegas and smokes pot. Then goes back to their job and gets drug tested and fired.



I'm sort of surprised this hasn't already happened. Perhaps we're just not hearing about it. Washington and Colorado are two states that both had significant income from tourism before pot was legalized, and both have pot - tourism as a "thing".

I smoked pot for a couple years in college, and on occasion after that (was usually too poor to buy any, even Omaha ditchweed) for a couple years. Then I got a job that required abstinence, and I took an oath that I respected, though I continue to believe I was subjected to illegal search and 4th Amendment violations. (I was hired before they instituted involuntary and random testing without cause.)

So, even though I could now afford it, I didn't smoke for 30 years of that career. In the mean time, cannabis has changed radically, in variety, potency, availability, and public acceptance. I finally tried some one night last month from a friend, and wow! I chilled out, my chronic back pain disappeared, and I slept better than the previous few weeks, woke up refreshed. It only took about 4 drags from a small pinch of pure medicinal grade kush to feel the effects.

Alcohol never did anything close to this for me, but maybe different body chemistry makes substances work better for some than others. So, I rarely drink, and usually have opioids or other painkiller prescriptions unfilled (or take one, get no relief, and toss the rest out).

Funny (sort of) story; when I mangled my arm (near amputation, took 2 plates, 11 screws, 8 months rehab to regain use), they gave me hydrocodone/oxycontin prescriptions I filled but didn't use. At the time, I had reunited with my closest college friend, who had developed many severe medical problems but had no insurance, and needed pot for relief. Turns out 10 pills = 1/4oz hi grade pot, at least then and in that black market. The things you do for the people you love...though probably a good thing the statute of limitations exists. Lol.

So, maybe someday when it's legal where I live, I'll be a regular baker. Don't know yet; if it turned into a counterproductive habit rather than occasional recreation, i probably wouldn't. Certainly, if I develop a condition for which it's medicinally recommended (not sure the back issues qualify), I'll seek the prescription.

I know, during the 3 years of hell and chemotherapy my dad suffered through, he would have benefited instead from good pot, so I full-on supported the law - change all 3 times Florida had a campaign. But it's still all about the money in the Sunshine State, with tens of millions of retired (read: medicare) seniors, so not surprising the legislature blew off the populace and legalization mandate to this point.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 9:50:15 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I know, during the 3 years of hell and chemotherapy my dad suffered through, he would have benefited instead from good pot, so I full-on supported the law - change all 3 times Florida had a campaign.



A (conservative Republican) legislator related a similar story during one of Florida's discussions of possible medical pot legalization. His dad was suffering from effects of chemotherapy, including inability to sleep due to pain and loss of weight due to problems keeping food down. The family staged an intervention. One of the (other, IIRC) family members had baked some pot brownies, and they were going to insist Dad eat one.

"I'm 90 years old and I never used drugs before," he told them. "And, I'm not going to start now!'

The family replied, "Dad, you started smoking when you were 13. So, shut up, sit down, and eat that brownie!" He did. He could sleep again. His appetite returned.

I looked to see if I could locate that news story, but it's probably just as good I cannot. However, I thought it mighty brave for that legislator to confess that in open session of the legislature.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 11:51:06 AM permalink
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Why? Will it give you a thrill for someone to lose their job?



Because people are stupid.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 12:59:07 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

That's because the folks who were smoking weed in their rooms weren't "cool" about it, they didn't take the steps necessary to avoid detection.

It's pretty easy, really.

Only smoke in the bathroom, with the exhaust fan on and the door closed; leave the fan on after you're done.

I sometimes put a towel at the bottom of both the bathroom door and entrance door, thinking it helps prevent smoke from wafting out underneath the door.

Ounce of prevention and all that (pun intended).



I went to LMS for my honeymoon and decided to rip a big'un in the hotel bathroom "cuz it's got a vent" and there were hordes of people all about, preventing an outdoor toke. Get all burnt and step outside for a cig, GD system ventilated right at the foot of mine own door. Ain't never seen nothing like it.

All this bother with detection, ain't none of y'all ever made a spoof before? Just cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and stuff the bottle with dryer sheets. Exhale through the bottle. It don't do a thing for the smoke off the bud, obv, but your exhalation smells springtime fresh. And it's a damn sight better than being a 50+yr old professional standing on the GD toilet seat, mouth pointed at the ceiling hole -_-
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July 3rd, 2017 at 1:05:43 PM permalink
I just don't know how people can smoke weed and function at anything. I take one hit and I'm frozen on the couch for an hour, staring off into space. I can barely walk a straight line if I had to, let alone do more complicated tasks like gamble or drive.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 1:16:08 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I just don't know how people can smoke weed and function at anything. I take one hit and I'm frozen on the couch for an hour, staring off into space. I can barely walk a straight line if I had to, let alone do more complicated tasks like gamble or drive.


Everyone is different. Same with alcohol. Some people are angry drunks, some love everyone and everything when they drink. Although I've never seen weed make anyone violent.

I'll also say the effects can be very different between strains. Indica dominate strains give you that body high and "couch lock" feel you're describing. Sativa dominate strains give a much more energetic high.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 1:33:01 PM permalink
Quote: Face

All this bother with detection, ain't none of y'all ever made a spoof before? Just cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and stuff the bottle with dryer sheets.



Hadn't heard of that one.

Sometimes I exhale directily into a towel; works pretty well.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 3:18:44 PM permalink
An easier way to make a spoof is just use the cardboard roll thingie from paper towels, or toilet paper.

I don't know why people recommend or still do the bathroom thing. I swear it doesn't help at all, you just end up with a hallway that reaks of weed.



But I really hope it's inaccurate somehow or just a fluke with casino slamming on doors at 4am. I'm not a violent person or get mad easily, but I absolutely 100% HATE IT when maids or anyone that I'm not expecting knocks at my door, especially when I have the DND sign on my door.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 3:33:18 PM permalink
I did way too many edibles at once (50mg) in June when I was out there. When it peaked I ended up sweating it out in a Planet Hollywood bathroom stall for 20-25 minutes until I was coherent enough to be able to sit at a VP machine by myself. One of those full body sweats where even my forearms were drenched. I was on the borderline of asking the next person that walked in to call security and have them get me a wheelchair to get me out of the bathroom. Luckily I knew it was just a weed high, that I wasn't going to die, and that I could just wait it out.

I can definitely see people doing too much edibles and freaking out like that lady that wrote that famous article. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/opinion/dowd-dont-harsh-our-mellow-dude.html

My other edibles were 20mg each and half a bite and half a bite an hour and a half later was perfect dosing.
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July 3rd, 2017 at 3:38:31 PM permalink
I don't even smoke weed habitually and it's a great thing it's legalized. What else are people supposed to do on their weekends? The current Call of Duty sucks, and the new one isn't coming out for a few more months.
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