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.
give me just a minute.
i like what you wrote.
“Pot is Satanic oh it is horrible. How dare someone to smoke a weed that grew in their back yard. That is crazy.”
See, it might be funny if you were able to make your sarcasm a little more subtle, but since you are a pothead, you can’t do that anymore. There are probably a lot of things you can’t do anymore. On the plus side of being a pothead, you don’t even care anymore either.
There are many behaviors that, if legalized, would be far more commonplace.
Have you ever seen a Lion?
Have you ever seen a Bird?
Have you ever seen a Monkey?
Or an Elephant or a Baboon or a Manatee?
Just leave it alone. Some times the best thing to do is just, get out of the way.
Just my opinion. Let it go...
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So if I drink a little Whiskey when I come home at night, which I understand is fairly widespread, then what? Am I a Wiskeyhead?
That is actually what most people do.
Today’s marijuana is many magnitudes the potency of yester-year.
Average Federal time served for sale of marijuana: 33 months
Allowing the FedGov to dictate what you can and can't grow in your garden, or smoke in your own home: Priceless
Most people take one or two hits?
Well, whatever. Not in my realm of experience.
dunno if u seen this one yet.
And you’ve never seen somebody ruined by cigarettes? By Alcohol? By Gambling? Heck every fat person out there has been ruined by candy and junk food. Should we ban all that stuff as well?
Do you want the government to make all the decisions for you?
Where are you going to draw the line?
I have a friend who here in CA has a medical card for marijuana. I am on pain management for a severe back injury, morphine and percocet are the drugs I’m taking this month. Sometimes if I am at her house and don’t have my pain meds on me and she is smoking, I will take a puff or 2 tops. It takes the edge of my pain and helps me relax until I can get home to my meds. I can’t drive because of seizures so I take public transportation so I’m not driving after smoking it. If I make the connections it still takes me almost an hour to get home from her place. Without that puff or 2 that would be a miserable hour. I have actually been offered a script for marijuana by my doctor but haven’t taken her up on it. I may smoke it 1 or 2 times a month at most. Don’t know what this ads in the long run just to say I am someone who can take 1 puff and stop even though there is more available. And that one puff can do almost as much as my pain meds.
Probably the very same people who are ok with letting the government tell us what guns we can & can't own, among other things.
You should. Those "pain management" drugs you mentioned are hell on the kidneys, and highly addictive.
“Everyone did it (and harder stuff) in the 70s and 80s and most came out fine”
That’s a lie and thosae that did aren’t fine!
Anyone that uses it belongs in prison!
How so? I'm pretty amazed by the number of Conservatives that share your opinion.
“Am I a Wiskeyhead?”
You are acting like you don’t know the pathology of the chronic pot smoker. It is a sad thing to see. How many otherwise bright people have you seen turn into people whose lives revolve around the consumption of pot?
Alcohol is a different problem - but unrelated to this one, except perhaps in a faux moment of THC-induced clarity.
But, my opinion is that pot should be legalized, but government benefits all kinds, including student loans, and welfare denied if an individual test positive for this or any other drug - I’d include alcohol too.
“Allowing the FedGov to dictate what you can and can’t grow in your garden, or smoke in your own home: Priceless”
You forgot one other statistic: Amount of government provided benefits - food stamps, welfare, and other great-society transfer payments that is used to purchase marijuana and other drugs.
Per my previous post, I do support legalization, if government benefits of all kinds were predicated on a negative drug test. I’d also let employers test anytime they wish. As many employers already do.
I have been an advocate of this for some time now. You SHOULD have to pass a drug test before getting government benefits. And as for businesses drug testing, that is their right and, as you mentioned, most do, so then all that is left is getting weed legalized and making a negative test requisite (sp?) before receiving government benefits. I fail to see the problem.
My first thought, too.
A plant that literally grows like a weed in the yard and which requires no processing to use should not be controlled, taxed or made illegal by the government.
But don’t listen to me, I still rant about the Whiskey rebellion and Washington taking troops into Western Pennsylvania.
Making marijuana illegal creates the same problems that Prohibition did. We expose young people to drug dealers who really want to get them on addictive drugs and put them at risk for jail sentences when it’s unnecessary.
I don’t smoke marijuana - have only seen it when the police brought it to a church youth meeting in high school and at 2 parties when I had had too much alcohol in college - but this is a wrong law. However, I would spend more time and energy fighting the stupid laws that make me show ID and limit my purchase of Sudafed than on marijuana laws.
Still, it can be grown and used without processing or transport across state lines. It’s not deadly or likely to harm most people. The Feds have no place in its regulation.
Yeah, the thing about that is I know what I’m talking about here because of people I know (and where I went to college).
I also know that we are talking about things that were all legal in this country until the advent of modern medicine. I’m not advocating the use of it, however, the well-performing college student that uses pot is no threat to me. The drug dealer who might affiliate with a gang because they can only get it through illegal means could be.
All of this crap used to be in patent medicines and people were able to make legal money off of it, both companies and people running cottage businesses. I can’t see how that would be deleterious to us now, especially considering if we found a way to market a thing like marijuana in this country we could easily dominate the world market and because of who we are, can’t just be pushed around by other countries into not doing it.
If it becomes chronic on their part its because they had underlying psychological problems that made it so and what they are really addicted to is the high and nothing else.
There are plenty of people who do use it just to party on Friday and Saturday Nights and do just fine, and honestly, I’d much rather the police devote their time to actual criminals than people who are simply trying to blow off steam.
Hell on more then the kidneys. I had diverticulitis and had to have a portion of my colon removed in Feb and the docs wont admit it but I believe the pain meds were part of the cause. Those meds will plug you up bag sometimes and it’s bad. Maybe I will take her up on the offer and try marijuana exclusively for a week and see how the pain and the effects on my body is as opposed to the meds. I try to not take a lot of the pain meds but when it’s your lower back, if your in severe pain you really can’t do anything, including sleep.
I won't say it will do what the pain meds do, but it's good to see someone take a more logical approach to it. Should you try it, let me know how it goes. I do know it works wonders for people with bipolar disorder. My brother used to have very serious bouts with it, would smoke a little, and I could literally see the change in his behavior. The whole thing fascinated me to no end.
I can say from the limited use I have had it does ease the pain but I believe the relaxation it brings you helps more with the pain because your not all tensed up.
thank you for the discussion
I actually think using it for pain control is not abuse, so you won’t get an argument out of me.
Similar to morphine. I don’t think people who use morphine for pain control are doing anything wrong. I think the people who use it to get high are doing wrong.
I believe you when you say a puff or two helps with pain. The pot today is very strong. Actually your saying that backs up my main point! You smoke a whole joint you are wasted!
No, I don’t want the government to make all decisions for me.
The problem with drugs like marijuana is, they don’t just affect the user.
Deliberately making ourselves paranoid, stoned, or mentally useless drags the whole place down. We don’t live in a void.
Of course there is the issue of dependents, and operating machinery, and so forth.
We don’t all live on little islands. We can’t indulge in that level of anti-social behavior without everyone paying a price.
Wow....what a broad brush you paint with.
Where did you buy it?