Marijuana

~Jennifer - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 139 moms have responded )

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Should it be legal?

Have you ever?

Will you tell your children you did (if you did) when they ask you?

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~Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2009

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What about people that have prescriptions for Xanax or valium to deal with daily anxiety?

Maybe they should have their licenses and children taken away? They're just as 'doped up', but they seem to function, drive and take care of their kids....



Is it ok to be on drugs that slow you down because they were prescribed by a doctor? Why don't they take away your license when they give you the prescription? Or people on pain killers "ouch, I pulled my back out" - here's some vicodin - come back and see me in 2 weeks.....but do they ever say, we'll send a cab for you because you'll be too doped up to drive?



Just a thought.

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No mum is ever innocent and pure as the wind driven snow............no one is that "good" and if they are then they missed out on something. Fuck, I don't see why this whole thing is even an issue anymore. It grows. People pick it. They smoke it. They get high. They don't hurt anyone. If anything they help boost the economy. They buy Doritos. They buy Pepsi. They buy random and unnecessary cool keychains at the checkout counter at the gas station. They also buy milk and they don't know why. Leave them be. Grow some weed. Sell a bag. And then come back and say that it should be illegal. Bullshit. There's no difference in that, and in me growing tomatoes and selling them at the damn farmer's market. "God" made marijuana. If you want to look at it that way. It is perfect just the way it is. Leave it alone and get over yourselves. Jesus, I haven't smoked pot in almost 7 years but damn...Jenn, is it 4:20 yet???????????

Jenny - posted on 08/08/2009

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It leads me to ecstasy too, that's why I smoke it.



Sorry but the gateway theory is ridiculous. You choose which drugs you want to do. Nothing "makes" or leads you to try another one. Marijuana is the most accessible and has the least side affects which is why people try it first.



It sounds like you're dealing with lazy people. I bet if they don't smoke weed they would not really excelling at life either would they?



I don't need marijuana to take the edge off at the end of the day, I want marijuana to take the edge off. If there is something out there that helps me to refocus after a long work day then what exactly is the problem? Not everyone who smokes lays on the couch and plays videogames all day. Hell, the fire marshall in our area used to be a grower as are many other successful people that I have met. In my area 1 out of every 4 houses is growing. We also have the highest amount of millionares per Capita in the country (legit tax income money lol). Stop the propaganda.

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Krista I can see that the way you feel about drugs, marijuana in particular, is true for you. But it is not that way for everyone. When I smoked pot, I was not addicted to the feeling it gave me, I simply enjoyed it. The same way someone may have a drink once or twice a week to relax.

And one of the original questions was "should it be legal" and I do think it should. If you're going to class it with everything else addictive, then you have to make ALL of them illegal (alcohol, cigarettes and even caffeine). We all know that will never happen and it just seems odd to me that marijuana remains illegal when so many other addictive things are perfectly acceptable. If anything, marijuana should be legal simply because it requires zero processing....unlike alcohol, cigarettes and even caffeine.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/28/2009

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legalize it and tax the shit outta it...just imagine, 5 bucks a joint, 25 joints in a pack (like smokes) 125 bucks right there. lol seems like a good plan to me. as for me, i was quite a stoner in highschool, and i will tell my kids that yes, mommy did smoke pot (so did daddy btw) and i will tell them my experiences. i fully believe in letting them make their own decisions, but i will try and convince them to stick to the natural stuff (pot and mush) because lets face it, chances are the will try drugs. i will also tell them that mommy ended up in NA because she had a cocaine addiction (after high school), and i will explain to them what an addiction is, if they know that it can happen to anyone, then i will hope that they will take that into consideration when choosing the drugs the want to do (if they choose to do drugs at all) the natural stuff is fine by me, no harm ever came to me by smoking pot lol, i got giggly and hungry and very creative lol. i also "invented" the best sandwich ever...toast the bread, spread with bbq sauce, cheese in between and then microwave to melt the cheese...oooho soooo good LOL

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Charlie - posted on 08/10/2009

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Yeah i hear you there , i pretty sure ALL of the stupid shit i have done, it has been on alcohol .

Angie - posted on 08/10/2009

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Although I have never tried it...maybe second hand I have...I loved the smell of it! :)

Anyways...Although most of the drugs sold legally help reduce pains...etc. I think they are far worse than marijuana. I think it is on the same level of Alcohol and Cigarettes. I'm pretty sure I was more crazy then most pot heads when I was wasted. I also believe making it legal and taxing the crap out of it is also a great idea! As for the other drugs...I wish they would destroy all of them!!!!!! Meth, cocain...are the worst things ever!!!!!!!! Where I live there have been many accounts about meth users and it makes me sick my stomach!

Jenny - posted on 08/09/2009

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Many allergies can affect your personality. My partner's brother is allergic to a certain dye in food that would make him throw angry fits. Allergies can be really weird that way.

Sharon - posted on 08/09/2009

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Is he smoking pure weed is another question. I saw a guy smoke a joint with "red hairs" who thought his legs came off and walked away with out him. I laughed my ass off for an hour (without the benefit of being high) while he humped around the room on his ass and stomcah trying to catch them.



What allergy would make him turn into a "raving idiot"?

Jenny - posted on 08/09/2009

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I have smoked and been around marijuana smokers for 18 years. The only other drugs that were offered were mushrooms or LSD. To this day I have never seen heroin nor known anyone who's used it. My exposure to cocaine came from after parties in my bar days and I steered clear. It is about personal resposibility. It's really easy to blame one drug for making you try another but that doesn't make it true.

Jenny - posted on 08/09/2009

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Quoting Krista:



Quoting Jenny:



It sounds like you're dealing with lazy people. I bet if they don't smoke weed they would not really excelling at life either would they?






Who are you to make this judgement about people you don't know?  What you're really saying to me is that my husband doesn't excel in life.  He's actually very successful, but he DOES turn into a raving idiot on weed.






Has it ever occured to you that he possibly has an allergy? Most adults do not turn into "raving idiots" on weed. What does raving idiot mean anyway? Does he throw things? Does he get angry? Or are you calling saying silly things and laughing alot characteristics of a raving idiot?



 



 

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Quoting Joy "the historian":

We all have our personal experiences and opinions and there is no need to make judgements or jump to conclusions so lets bring the tone down a notch before this thread turns into an arguement and make sure we clearly understand someones intent and that we agree to disagree.

With that being said I would like to add that no studies that have been able to prove that marijuana is in anyway a gate way drug... for one person it may be but for the whole it is not and so far the gateway drug hypothesis has yet to be proven. What has been found is that pre-existing traits and involvement in the drug sub cultures which is due to the illegality of pot smoking is what leads toward addiction and harder drug user . As for being lazy well that is all about the person and personal experiences. I was a pot smoker in highschool and college maintained high GPA's the lowest being a 3.8 while working full time and being involved in afterschool activities. No matter whether it is legal or illegal people will abuse and misuse that is the fact of life but it does not determine the lot of us as a society. There are people who become addicted and abuse prescription drugs, heck there are people who are addicted to krispe kreme donuts.. so do we remove all these things from availiabilty because they can cause potential harm. Some people should not drink just as some people should not smoke pot. It is far less dangerous than alcohol and is a natural substance and once legalized it would be regulated. Once regulated the reality is that marijuana legally sold for recreational use would probably have lower levels of THC making it less potent.


Thank you!  You said it better than I did Joy.  That was my whole point about things being legal or illegal.  Why is it ok for caffeine (or Krispy Kreme) to be addictive and legal when it's NOT ok for mary j to be?  Addiction, for the most part, is mostly a mental and emotional attachment and a person can be "addicted" to a wide variety of things that are legal.  I'm not saying that some drugs aren't physically addictive, like heroin and cocaine and prescription drugs, but what I AM saying is that pot falls into that category of "not physically addictive (proven) but COULD be mentally addictive if a person has that type of personality".  It's no different than how one person can have a few drinks a few times a year, and someone else can't even have one because one leads to 20.  One is not an addictive personality, the other is.  People should be allowed to make their own choices and as far as I'm concerned (even though I don't smoke pot and haven't for over 6 years now) pot is one of those "drugs" (I prefer to call it an herb....that's what it is) that should be as legal as alcohol (which causes many, many, MANY more deaths each year) and cigarettes (we all know the story on cigarettes).  No one I know who smokes or used to smoke pot has ever killed anyone in a fit of anger, beaten their spouse, gotten into a bar fight, robbed anyone or anything worse than maybe streaking the parking lot at Wal Mart (tee hee.....no it wasn't me but I was there taking pics of the one who did it).  Pot is not a gateway drug.  I smoked so much pot in my teens and early twenties and did I eventually go farther and try cocaine?  Yes.  Was it because of pot?  No.  It was because I was hanging out with people who did it and I CHOSE one night (and I remember the night I asked for my first line) to do it.  If it hadn't been there and available to me, and if I hadn't had the type of personality that is just more naturally addicted to things, I would have never done it.  I never once smoked a joint and thought to myself, "Man, I neeed something more, something BETTER than pot."  No, what I DID think was "OMG I need a Sprite and some Doritos and a Milky Way....hand me the Nintendo controller...."  I can respect that some don't want to do it, never have done it....that's great and something to be proud of because it means they are living up to their own standards and kudos to that.   I just happen to know that for me and most of the people I know, pot never hurt anyone or anything.  In fact, alcohol and cocaine and heroin (no I never did heroin) were the things that "took down" a few of my former friends.  Pot?  Nahhhh.

Charlie - posted on 08/08/2009

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I have to agree with jenny , Marijuana shouldnt be blamed as a gateway drug , By that logic you could say ciggerettes are a gateway drug or alcohol .

People make their own choices , other wise why is it that people may choose ecstacy but not heroin or vice versa .

Personally when i was smoking it made very productive with my art ( i know typical ) i produced some of the best pieces to date .



Ciggies kill more people then Alcohol , Illicit drugs , murders and car accidents .

I think that is the bigger problem .

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I see weed as a "gateway drug" for the following reason - people who buy weed/smoke weed, tend to spend time with other people who buy weed / smoke weed which leads to people who use harder drugs being around them through mutual friends. Which open many doors and numerous possibilities of those harder drugs becoming available and leading to more opportunity for peer pressure to end up in the use of / experimentation with other drugs.



I say that from experience. I started with weed. I hung out with pot heads, and as I met more pot heads, I noticed other people hanging around with those pot heads and the more those people hang around, the more comfortable they got with the rest of us and they started opening up about their other drugs. There are MANY times I left my friends houses because a certain person would show up and I knew they were coke dealers, heroin addicts or various other peddlers.



Fact is when you're around weed and people who use weed - unless you choose to remove yourself from the situation - there is a greater chance of being exposed to other drugs than just weed.



With that being said I think that it also comes down to each individuals own personal mind frame and all the human abilities and feelings that go with anyone making any choice about anything in their life. Some people will go onto use other drugs for their own reasons, some people will say no thanks and stick to weed. And I think that goes along parrallel to if you're lazy, you're lazy - If you smoke weed, it doesn't make you any more or less lazy, if you don't smoke weed, it doesn't make you any more or less lazy.



Generally when people smoke weed, they become relaxed and calm - that doesn't make them lazy. It makes them relaxed. If they're a chronic smoker - chances are they were lazy to begin with, and use weed as a crutch to not have to deal with their laziness. But that goes with any addiction/crutch. It's an excuse.

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We all have our personal experiences and opinions and there is no need to make judgements or jump to conclusions so lets bring the tone down a notch before this thread turns into an arguement and make sure we clearly understand someones intent and that we agree to disagree.



With that being said I would like to add that no studies that have been able to prove that marijuana is in anyway a gate way drug... for one person it may be but for the whole it is not and so far the gateway drug hypothesis has yet to be proven. What has been found is that pre-existing traits and involvement in the drug sub cultures which is due to the illegality of pot smoking is what leads toward addiction and harder drug user . As for being lazy well that is all about the person and personal experiences. I was a pot smoker in highschool and college maintained high GPA's the lowest being a 3.8 while working full time and being involved in afterschool activities. No matter whether it is legal or illegal people will abuse and misuse that is the fact of life but it does not determine the lot of us as a society. There are people who become addicted and abuse prescription drugs, heck there are people who are addicted to krispe kreme donuts.. so do we remove all these things from availiabilty because they can cause potential harm. Some people should not drink just as some people should not smoke pot. It is far less dangerous than alcohol and is a natural substance and once legalized it would be regulated. Once regulated the reality is that marijuana legally sold for recreational use would probably have lower levels of THC making it less potent.

Krista - posted on 08/08/2009

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And Sharon, it's no big deal. In a long winded thread it's easy to miss stuff.

Krista - posted on 08/08/2009

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Amie, that WASN'T the point she was trying to point out. She was trying to say that Jenny WASN'T directly responding to me. If her entire point was that, she wouldn't have posted back with a sorry. Make more sense?

Amie - posted on 08/08/2009

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Krista even if she was.. I think you still missed the point Sharon was trying to point out.



If people are lazy, they will be regardless of whether they smoke pot or not. Pot doesn't make a person lazy. If they are already lazy, they will be when they smoke too. Make more sense?

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2009

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Sorry Krista - 124 posts - the thread has gotten a bit long, lol. I'm having difficulty seperating all the comments now.

Krista - posted on 08/08/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

Krista - I'm not sure but I think you misunderstood. Jenny was responding to someone else making a generalisation about people who smoke pot.

she was saying that whoever the other post'er was talking about is not just lazy on pot but even if they weren't smoking pot - they'd be lazy.

I THINK? I could be wrong. But thats how I took it.


She was directly referencing my post, Sharon.

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2009

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Krista - I'm not sure but I think you misunderstood. Jenny was responding to someone else making a generalisation about people who smoke pot.



she was saying that whoever the other post'er was talking about is not just lazy on pot but even if they weren't smoking pot - they'd be lazy.



I THINK? I could be wrong. But thats how I took it.

Krista - posted on 08/08/2009

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Quoting Jenny:



It sounds like you're dealing with lazy people. I bet if they don't smoke weed they would not really excelling at life either would they?



Who are you to make this judgement about people you don't know?  What you're really saying to me is that my husband doesn't excel in life.  He's actually very successful, but he DOES turn into a raving idiot on weed.

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Quoting Jenny:

You obviously don't have clue how marijuana affects a person's body and motor skills. I would get in my Jeep and drive to the hospital. It is NOT the equivalent of being drunk but with a different substance.


And then, if anyone at the hospital suspected something, you'd be charged for impaired driving.  And trust me, it's a lot easier for people to see a "high" person than you might think.  My husband NEVER thinks I can tell, but I ALWAYS can.

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2009

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Yes, no, DNA.



Yes for medical reasons and for recreational, its no worse a mind altering drug than liquor.

Krista - posted on 08/08/2009

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I detest weed and all drugs for that matter. Have I ever done it? Yeah, I have.....and it lead me to ecstasy. So, not a gateway drug? I'm gonna disagree on that. Not to mention, it turns smart people into morons. My husband occasionally smokes (to my dismay) and I won't even talk to him because he becomes a raving idiot. My nephew failed a grade because of it. My cousin has NO zest for life because of it. Sure, it's not especially harmful to your body, but it DOES make you stupid AND lazy. And, quite honestly, I'm not a drinker in the least. Do I indulge in the occasional drink? Sure......maybe every 6 months or so. My way of thinking is why do you want to live your life in a haze? Drugs AND alcohol included. I mean, you hear people saying "I need it to relax and calm down" or "I've had a bad day, I'm gonna smoke". If you NEED weed to make your day better, then it's called dependency and all those people who say weed ISN'T addictive are wrong. Sure, chemically there may be nothing to be addicted to, but you can be addicted to the feeling that it gives you.

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I'm a mix between the hippie stoner and the party girl stoner.........lol i'm a weird one i no.



To answer the orginal post yes,yes and yes. I dont have any problems admitting to the fact that i have and still do have the occasional joint,pipe,bong or bucket when the mood strikes and if i have a night off from my kiddie's which don't happen all that often. I think it should be made legal as it's no different to alcohol or ciggy's, and well i've never understood why it was'nt legal. I would rather sit down and have a few tokes on a joint or even have a couple of pipes/bongs/buckets then actually get drunk, one because if you smoke you dont wake up with a hangover, two you know when you've had enough and you stop and three cause i would prefer to have a saw tummy from laughing then have a saw head from getting hit because of some drunken fight. I cant believe that there is soo much drama about weed these days as it's used for medical purposes so if it's really that bad then why the hell would doctors perscribe it for people??? and why would the gov allow the doctors to perscribe it??? It dont make any sense to me, it's illegal but a doctor can perscribe it for medical use but yet the gov will have us all believe that it's harmful for us.....but hey thats ok we will allow doctors to give it to people....hmmmmm this is why i dont understand why it's illegal.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/29/2009

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mmmm loureen, i am quite intrigued by your popcorn bread...if only i still smoke pot lol
and i am half hippy half morbid stoner.... yup a goth with tie dyed leggins, no lie :)

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(raises hand) Hippie Stoner here.....



And a great stoner recipe? Tater tot casserole! Ground beef, green beans, tater tots and cheeeeeeese. Either that or mac 'n cheese.

?? - posted on 07/29/2009

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Classic - PB&J sandwiches.



I used to have 4 loaves of bread, 5 types of jam (all made naturally by mom - raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and plum) and crunchy, smooth, creamy and extra creamy peanut butter in the house at all times.



Canned fruit as another good munchy food for me - mom canned fruit all the time. The syrupy liquid helped with the dry mouth and the fruit was fun to play with and taste. Peaches, pears, and cherries were my faves.

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Classic - PB&J sandwiches.



I used to have 4 loaves of bread, 5 types of jam (all made naturally by mom - raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and plum) and crunchy, smooth, creamy and extra creamy peanut butter in the house at all times.



Canned fruit as another good munchy food for me - mom canned fruit all the time. The syrupy liquid helped with the dry mouth and the fruit was fun to play with and taste. Peaches, pears, and cherries were my faves.

Charlie - posted on 07/28/2009

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melt chocolate on top of lavash bread in microwave , while it is still hot add buttered popcorn and roll up .



sounds weird but its sooooooo good

Jenny - posted on 07/28/2009

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Ok so why didn't I figure this out a long time ago. Oh right, because I wa stoned.



Best stoner green beans

canned green beans

garlic

tiny bits of onion

peppery spice

garlic



cut up tiny, mix in ok container, drizzle with olive oil. Add spice, cover with foil. Cook.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/28/2009

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lol i sure know how to make a kick ass meal outta stuff from 7 11 :) and i had to be very creative...i was a vegetarian :P LOL

Jocelyn - posted on 07/28/2009

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lol i sure know how to make a kick ass meal outta stuff from 7 11 :) and i had to be very creative...i was a vegetarian :P LOL

Charlie - posted on 07/28/2009

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oh i LOVEd some of the stoner meals me and my friends invented !! Lol

NEW THREAD BEST STONER RECIPES !!! haha

Charlie - posted on 07/27/2009

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hahaha joy your funny .
here are my fave stoners :

Drop-Out Stoner Stereotype
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This is the most common stereotype. Drop-out stoners didn't graduate from high school because they skipped most of their classes. They were always getting into trouble and sneaking around. You'd find a drop-out stoner in the bathroom trying to hide his smoke. They usually sounded like they had accents from California and they never washed (or changed) their clothes. They drove really crappy cars (usually vans with a mattress in the back) and were always getting tickets. The police usually knew them by name.Drop-out stoners usually had lots of room mates. That's because most of them couldn't keep their fast food or movie theater jobs. And the only reason they wanted a job was to buy more weed. They were always late to work and looked like they had just woken up even if it was 9 in the evening. They didn't talk about much other than marijuana and getting high. They usually didn't own products like shampoo or toothpaste and thought of such objects as secondary to the weed they wanted. They would only buy weed in nickel or dime size bags and always owed a bunch of money with promises to pay back later.The drop-out stoner was the typical stoner of the movies. They never had girl friends, they played jokes on the jocks, and they dropped out of school.

Morbid Stoner Stereotype
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The morbid stoner always listened to metal and pinned up pentagrams on their black walls. They wore black t-shirts with metal band logos and blue jeans (dressing up consisted of a wrinkled button up shirt). They usually tried to grow their hair long and had weird fascinations with chain mail armor and dragons. For whatever reason, the morbid stoner was always obsessed with evil. They had bongs shaped like skulls, they lit black candles, and usually collected knives and horror flicks. They always seemed to smoke Marlboro cigarettes and 9 times out of 10 had a Zippo lighter. And even though they were obsessed with the occult and anything evil, they were usually pretty nice and easy to get along with (which never made a lot of sense).The morbid stoner usually always bought a quarter bag and never owed much money. They usually bought an older car and tried to fix it up some. They would tend to stay up at night and sleep late. And they'd always be talking about getting tickets to the next metal concert that was coming into town. They were laid back and always seems just a slight bit arrogant. They were nice but they really didn't give much of a crap about what you were saying. The world was against them in their eyes and for whatever reason, they had to stick together to fight the war of society.Did I mention that they usually could do hand drawings of really evil stuff that looked amazing?

Hippie Stoner Stereotype
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You knew this one was coming. The hippie stoner was always the happy stoner. They were always the most fun to get stoned with. They liked colorful music, decorations, and clothes. They always had things laying around that would make your mind work overtime after you smoked some of their really good stuff. They were peaceful and loving. They didn't judge anyone except the authorities that made the laws banning their life.The hippy stoner had black lights, tie die shirts, leather fringes, beads, and their place always smelled a little funny (not necessarily good or bad). They eventually got into piercings and a little more modern music. Still, their favorite music was the 60's and they always wanted to know how to play some obscure musical instrument. They seemed to have hints of some weird religion. They always got hand-me-down furniture that was broken in and comfortable.The hippy stoner was happy about life and made the best out of the situations they faced. They usually had health food and loved anything natural. For whatever reason, make-up and hair gel was not their friend. They always knew about this weird stuff to do when you got sick or hurt yourself. Life was never dull with the hippie stoner.

Party Girl Stoner Stereotype
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The party girl stoner isn't necessarily of the female gender. They got their name because where they congregate, there will usually be more women than men. This group usually included college students, jocks, strippers, waiters/waitresses, people who frequent clubs or bars, and Christian smokers.This is the second most clickish group one can find. You'd be lucky if they thought about inviting you. The party girl stoner is always showing some amount of skin or making sexual references. They are incredibly beautiful people and are incredibly materialistic. They can also be incredibly funny and goofy when having one of their many parties. They tend to use and run over people and are arrogant. They are social machines and a good percentage of what they talk about is gossip, revenge, or how someone did them wrong at their work. They usually have hot tempers because they are spoiled and they already know this (sometimes they are proud of this).The party girl stoner is also a good drinker. Half the time, they are drunk when they are stoned. They love shopping malls and are usually middle or upper class. They are always fighting with their significant other and there tends to be a significant amount of drama associated with their immediate lives (especially their mother or father for some reason). They watch a lot of TV and love the most popular top-40 music. They are trendy, popular, and they usually lack a sense of spirituality.

Pimp Stoner Stereotype
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The pimp stoner is usually not a pimp (of course). They are laid back and relaxed. They take life as if comes to them. They are engrossed in their culture and are usually somewhat close to family members (who may or may not smoke with them). The pimp stoner is usually focused on a certain style to the point where it wastes time and energy and they aren't fast to make decisions. They are usually low to mid income and they are the third hardest click to get into.The pimp stoner is one of the few stoners who love athletics and outside. They are overly concerned with their clothes and cars so they can impress their friends. They ask a lot of favors from each other and borrow a lot from each other. One can say this group really sticks together. They also tend to cuss a lot and most of the time they roll joints. They don't waste a lot of time on bongs or pipes.And if you smoke with the pimp stoner, relax. It's going to be a while before he finally takes a drag and passes that thing around.

Corporate Stoner Stereotype
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This guy is sharp. He's dressed up in his suit or uniform and he's all about business. He's hiding back in his hotel room smoking a joint and hiding it from most of the people he knows. He spends a lot of time in bars and will hang out a lot with the party girl stoners.This is the most difficult click to get into, period. They can be arrogant, rude, self-centered, pushy, and down-right back stabbing. They usually have one or two guys they hang out with most of the time and they spend a lot of time in the bar. They have a need to succeed and they are interested in number one so if they think you are going to rat them out, they'll destroy you. You can't tell who they are because they don't tell anyone they smoke. They are tiny secret societies and even the drug dealers don't usually like them because they are worried about getting caught.

Nerd Stoner Stereotype
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The nerd stoner is a little more rare than the other groups. They love to get stoned and work on their computers. They can do all kinds of incredible things and they usually are the ones who write books.They never stop... they are always building a bigger bong, rolling a longer joint, or doing something you've never seen before. This group is the easiest to join but not to get along with because the debates, research, computer time, attention deficit disorder, and weird quirks can wear on some people. They love life and are somewhat pessimistic about people. They are more prone to spill your bong water or salivate all over the joints they smoke. They are a weird and true breed with a mix of chaos and security.They love junk food and their house is usually a disaster. They collect junk that you thought no one could use until they made a bong out of it that worked disturbingly well. They are funny, difficult, and sincere and they cherish their friends. Their house usually smells weird because they haven't taken out the trash or done any laundry in a decade or so. They love life, blue skies, and have ten million good ideas they'll never finish. The nerd stoner is one of the nicest guys you can smoke with and they usually like to hang with the hippie stoners.

Gamer Stoner Stereotype
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While very closely related to the Nerd Stoner Stereotype, the Gamer Stoner is a very interesting breed. They can have undertones of any of the stereotypes listed, save for the Party Girl. They love to get stoned and play games. More often than not, Marijuana is the Gamer Stoner's 'Spinach'. They get super-human video game powers whilst they are stoned and playing games.The Gamer Stoner is indeed a hardcore gamer. Sometimes Gamer Stoners have a tough time finding their own kind. But once two Gamer Stoners find eachother, it's like they're old friends. They get along well with most other stereotypes, with the exception of the Party Girl. Gamer Stoner's often wish they could put them out of their misery. They have interesting quirks and interesting vocabulary. Often heard is the expression 'w00t!'. And most of the time the Gamer Stoner is very figity with his hands.Gamer Stoners are very cool people and are very laid back. They enjoy movies, tv, and of course, Games. When you walk into a Gamer Stoner's pad, you'll quickly notice the top notch entertainment center along with the latest consoles, PC, and games. The gamer stoner is always looking for ways to make something louder, faster, and/or stable. They never throw away boxes and always have electronics and stereo equipment that 'is going to get fixed this weekend'.The Gamer Stoner usually have a job that makes them enough money to live nicely and have the latest gear. Some Gamer Stoners actually become a part of the game industry. They also are very into music, technology, and exotic pets.You can usually find these guys at LAN Parties, Pro Wrestling Events, 20-Something Bars, Software stores, music events, festivals, and of course, Raves. They generally smoke out of everything. They have just as much pride in their paraphenalia as they do in their games and electronics. They generally go through an eighth or two a week.

so which one are you ?? LOL

Mel - posted on 07/27/2009

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haha Deanne my mum and dad never told me. my mums very uptight. my 37 yr old cousin told me when she was baby sitting once and looking for something, she found mum and dads drug stash in one draw and sex toys in the other. she said your mum isnt all innocent so she shoudlnt play it :)

Deanne - posted on 07/26/2009

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OK, talking Marijuana....
I'm undecided on whether it should be legal or not.
I've been a big smoker, still do on occasions only because my fiance is a daily smoker & he runs a successful business. & you can say marijuana isn't addictive but you get so DEPENDENT on it that in my opinion it is ADDICTIVE!
I had to quit smoking it long before we spoke of having kids because it was making my anxiety & depression majorly worse. So now I take a legal drug instead of pot but still hate the fact I'm taking anything in the first place!
I'll tell my kids. I remember my mum telling me about her experiences LOL

Samantha - posted on 07/26/2009

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Im from Mission British Columbia and you cannot go two doors over without people who either sell it grow it or smoke it. The cops don't do anything, and on 4:20 people go to the Vancouver Art Museum and get together to smoke pot. I don't do it, I did do it in high school. Most kids do. I think it should just be legalized and taxed. After all they already don't do anything about it they might as well make some money off of it. I will in the future if my daughter asks, tell her that I have tried it and it was not for me after all education is key!

It's a plant not something made in a laboratory or crack shack, it's not anything worse then alcohol or smokes.

Natasha - posted on 07/26/2009

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My jury is still out on should weed be legal.
I certainly don't think it is a dangerous drug or a gateway drug. I don't think you are a bad parent for having a bong or a joint. I have smoked before in my life, but don't anymore but thats a personal choice. My son and future children will know whenever they ask, I'm not ashamed of it, I think that education is the key. I have seen more bad come from drinking alcohol than smoking weed.

Traci - posted on 07/24/2009

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Thanks, Jennifer...I always enjoy the convos on here as well. Great group of chicks we have around here! :)

Jenny - posted on 07/24/2009

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Anything in excess is not good. Even drinking too much water can kill you.





Marijuana affects individuals differently. For some it is an upper and for some a downer. I have a couple of cousins who should be forced to smoke weed if they didn't already. One of them has ADHD and it regulates his temperment. For me it is to take the edge off at the end of the day. I feel tense after dealing with everything at work and then having to deal with everything at home and it helps me to put that aside and focus on getting the house, kids and dinner in order.





Bottom line for me, the government has no right to tell me (or anyone else) what I can do my consenting adult body period. I do not acknowledge their authority over my person.

~Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2009

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I can see where over-using could affect people. BUT.....I also think that we should be responsible for ourselves and our own actions, and if we do something to the extent that it interferes with our ability to function in society, we have only OURSELVES to blame....not the marijuana. People should be old enough to know what they're getting themsleves into. I'm just sick of my government trying to save me from myself. I'm sick of them telling me what I can and can't do in my own house, in my own free time. I'm sick of them telling me that I don't have the right to choose my own fate.

(and if you want the asshole answer.....I wish they'd legalize EVERYTHING just so that the crackheads, etc.(- I call everyone a crackhead) would OD, die, and take the burden off the welfare system. Stupid addicts would die, smart users would live and be productive....)

......but that's truly the asshole answer, and something I that know will never come to pass.

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I can see all sides of what you guys are saying here. I don't think anyone is talking about it being acceptable to be an all out pothead with children. In fact, I think, they're saying the opposite. That it's not acceptable behaviour to use weed excessively - but recreational use (like alcohol) and medicinal use IS a lot healthier, safer and has a lot less chance of leading to harder more dangerous behaviour than using prescription drugs.



There is only 1 or 2 potheads that I know that spend all day, everyday getting high. And I live in weed central BC Canada where everyone and their dog smokes up on a daily basis. And there are only 2 people that I know that "blame" weed for them using harder drugs but it's because they allowd themselves to be surrounded by the people who use them and peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure is what they finally gave into.



Out of the people I know who take prescription drugs - the majority of them rely on that "high" to get them through the day and have on more than a weekly basis - seeked out 'bigger and better' drugs to get them the "satisfaction" that they needed because their presciptions weren't "doing the job". As well - they are a lot less capable of taking care of their children because "oh good the kids are asleep I can take my percs and hit the sack" and they are OUT for GOOD until the morning.



There are more people incapacitated by taking prescription drugs and from having 2-3 drinks than there are people who become incapacitated by smoking a bowl a day to mellow out.



I don't think anyone is trying to put a "positive" spin on drugs - I think what people are trying to say there are a lot better ways to turn weed into something that is more USED rather than ABUSED like prescription drugs.



You don't have to use drugs to understand the affect it has on a person - I bet you run into thousands of people who have just smoked a joint and you wouldn't have a single clue they did. It surely doesn't mean that if your child fell in the night and bumped their head you would not be able to take care of them. If anything weed would be the one drug where you would be more able to take care of them because that "high" is VERY easy to snap out of if you're not using it excessively. (Speaking from experiences too there.) And if your child bumps their head, and there is blood.. that is more than enough to snap any person out of their "mellow" state.

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about the anti-depressants..smoking weed made my depression and anxiety a lot worse. it didn't help me cope or feel better in the long run it just numbed me for the few hours i was high. i know of people who smoked their whole lives and they are relatively fine but i know there are people who smoke for a year or less then totally lose it and need to be institutionalized. thats just one reason i don't think it should be legal..heavy smokers become withdrawn, anti-social and paranoid as heavy drinkers become belligerent, dangerous and abusive. I'm all for decriminalization but i think by legalizing marijuana it will encourage more people to smoke it more and that cant be good.

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A friend of mine, who was working for Dinsey at the time, was deported back to Canada for being caught with 1/2 a joints worth,...Canadian cops would have laughed and told her to be on her way....

~Jennifer - posted on 07/24/2009

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Katie,



I'm in the US......where everything is illegal unless you have enough money for a really kick ass lawyer.



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