Skip to comments.VIDEO: Cannabis Booth at the California Democratic Convention 2010
Posted on 05/09/2010 3:54:35 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
Control & Tax Cannabis Booth at the California Democratic Convention 2010. Leave it to the Democrates to have an actual booth at their convention in Los Angeles last month.
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Nice. A pot booth at their convention. Let the American people see this. Do you want a bunch of stoned, immature, control freaks running the country?
Even a stopped clock.... Combine that with a scale back of the no-knock raids that multiplied under the WOD.
Maybe the moms for marijuana will have a booth too. LOL
Given the booths at the recent CPAC convention I can’t feel much superior right now.
Hopefully the actual Republican convention will be less offensive.
I think the Republican party should counter with a Budweiser booth at their convention.
Honestly, taxing it and regulating it is far better than the current process where the whole thing has criminal overtones running through it.
Everyone did it (and harder stuff) in the 70s and 80s and most came out fine. Those who didn’t were the ones who likely wouldn’t have done well sober either (as addiction always has an underlying emotional component to it).
Pot is Satanic oh it is horrible. How dare someone to smoke a weed that grew in their back yard. That is crazy.
It is much better to ferment corn grain and potato and drink the extract than to smoke a herb.
This is crazy.
Yes and no. Some are economic and social communists; some are just social communists.
You can drink a glass of wine or a beer or two, and not get high.
You can’t smoke weed and not get high.
There is indeed a difference.
but when you drink a glass of wine are you not impaired?
so now we think of the difference between being quote “high”, and being drunk or impaired.
so, if i understand this right, drinking a glass of wine or a beer or two, is better than smoking a joint?
i dunno, but i am with you. whatever you say.
Yes, if you test such things as hand-eye coordination, basic sobriety tests, a joint (certainly even more so these days) is worse than a drink, a glass or two of wine, or a bottle or two of beer, depending on their alcohol content.
As we both know, you are allowed to drink and drive. Your blood alcohol just has to be below .08, if my memory serves me correctly.
It is true, being “high” is a subjective term. How altered is too altered? We have some arbitrary measurements and tests, so we use those.
So, the general idea is that you drink wine for the taste.
Some drink vintage Whiskey(the water of life) for the taste.
But when you smoke, you are not doing it for the taste and, furthermore, if you have high quality smoke, you may be more uncoordinated.
However, your argument corresponds with mine in a point. Unregulated Pot is a roulette wheel. You never know what you are getting. Does it make more sense to have the FDA involved so you know what you are getting?
I would think that if someone didn’t want to get high or impaired, but wanted an experience similar to a glass of wine or a couple of beers, they would just not smoke a whole joint, but maybe a puff or two.
“they would just not smoke a whole joint, but maybe a puff or two.”
I agree, but have you ever known anyone who did that or does that?
Whereas virtually everyone in my close AND extended family stop at one/two drinks.
“Does it make more sense to have the FDA involved so you know what you are getting? “
I think maybe, in the narrow sense that you could be more sure of how much THC is in your pot. Not perfectly sure, but reasonably sure, just like with alcohol content in your drink.
However, I oppose that because it would mean marijuana was legal, and I sincerely believe that the legality of something makes a big difference to many.
There are many behaviors that, if legalized, would be far more commonplace.
For example, abortion, which has been practiced since the beginning of recorded history. After it was legalized in the US and Europe, its occurrence skyrocketed.
Many, many women obviously did not have abortions simply because they were illegal. The plain truth is that legal sanctions and the stigma of being a criminal play heavily on the majority of us.
Similarly, I believe many many people don’t use or try pot simply because it is illegal.
I am personally happy about that. I have seen pot ruin very promising and bright young men. Not women, interestingly enough. I have seen other drugs ruin women, though.