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Weed is not physically addictive like other drugs and alcohol. You do not suffer physical withdrawal symptoms. You are correct though, you can become psychologically dependent on it to an extent. In this regard, it is safer than alcohol.

High potency weed is not new. I know a guy....yeah, that's it......that grew a couple plants indoors for his own use. He got very good at it.

The edibles are a little different. The guy I know, has no experience with them.
 

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A professionally produced product is going to be more intense, if for no other reason than to win repeat customers. Consider the companies that sell snacks. They know their products are not good for their customers, but still try to make them addictive.
 

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A professionally produced product is going to be more intense, if for no other reason than to win repeat customers. Consider the companies that sell snacks. They know their products are not good for their customers, but still try to make them addictive.
You mean like beer versus distilled spirits.

The left has this right.
 

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I'm pretty much a libertarian.
Personally, I think once people reach the age of majority, they should be free to eat/take/smoke whatever they want.
We are supposed to be a free people, right?

Alcohol, Marijuana, whatever, even fentanyl,
if they want to kill themselves, I believe they have that right.

One thing I do find interesting is that the war on tobacco was basically waged due to inhaling a carcinogen,
but smoking marijuana apparently is carcinogen free.
 

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Thanks guys for keeping it civil so far.

@fjetson, you have my sympathy. I know more about it than I want. My wife and I led a fight (successfully) to keep grow operations out of our township. We know that legalization in Michigan is a done deal, but the grow operations don’t belong everywhere. The operations that tried to move into my township is now in an industrial park. We did not want the crime that the industry brings in our community and we wanted to be able to do things like go outside without smelling the grow operations. I also just scheduled the drug test guys to come in next week to do my Q4 random drug test for my DOT guys (and if you are not familiar with the DOT clearing house, it is one reason for the driver shortage, but that is another conversation). Point is, the OP is 100% correct in his rant, the grow operations have a drastic negative effect on the quality of life in the community they set up shop.
It is also inevitable that it will become legal. I think the biggest obstacle to that is there are reliable tests to determine usage, but not impairment and once that test is developed, full legalization will be inevitable, regardless of your personal view. So the states that have “legalized” it (not really, see federal law) have put the cart before the horse in that regard. But one thing that is feeding The OP’s rant is the municipalities and states have gotten greedy with the idea of all this tax revenue generated. Sad thing is, most places have taxes legal pot so much to try to cash in, it’s still cheaper to buy black market pot tax free, which also further fuels the crime and quality of life impacts. So OP, I feel your pain. My community fought hard to recall and replace a corrupt township board to make sure what you are seeing never can happen in my community. Surrounding communities that did not do what we did have approached us to see how we did what we did and are regretting letting the grow operations set up shop, but once they are there, it’s hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
In Virginia, they legalized possesion of less than an oz, & will let you raise up to 4 plants for personal use. Full legalization is supposed to happen in 2024. You are so tight about what has to be done before legalization. Drug test limits, driving limits, & the list goes on.
 

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It's no telling how much money was invested this year in Virginia to grow "personal pot". I've heard guys talkin about ordering special dirt online, special pots to grow it in, & the list goes on, & most of these people have never grown anything in their life. So far it seems that the guys selling the supplies are doin pretty good, LOL.
 

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It's no telling how much money was invested this year in Virginia to grow "personal pot". I've heard guys talkin about ordering special dirt online, special pots to grow it in, & the list goes on, & most of these people have never grown anything in their life. So far it seems that the guys selling the supplies are doin pretty good, LOL.
Don't forget Zip Lock bags... Grow lights.. :geek:
 
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I’m just curious if this is a local thing or is it happening across the whole country?
The rumor is that even large companies like RJ Reynolds have jumped on the Bandwagon.
What are they doing with all this stuff? Is the whole country smoking weed from Southern Oregon and Northern California? Or is this stuff just being grown everywhere now?
Well, I'm sorry, it looks like this thread has provided some of the answers to your questions.

Big tech has been suppressing stories about the numbers of people who have had adverse reactions to professionally produced cannabis, in the name of a falsely claimed greater good. The science does not validate the greater good that they're citing as the rationale for suppressing stories of adverse reactions.

It's not surprising that big tech would choose to suppress this information. Big tech has performed market research for the purpose of making internet "news" and forums as addictive as possible. Because of this intention, big tech executives do not allow their own children unsupervised access to the internet.
 

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Well, I'm sorry, it looks like this thread has provided some of the answers to your questions.

Big tech has been suppressing stories about the numbers of people who have had adverse reactions to professionally produced cannabis, in the name of a falsely claimed greater good. The science does not validate the greater good that they're citing as the rationale for suppressing stories of adverse reactions.

It's not surprising that big tech would choose to suppress this information. Big tech has performed market research for the purpose of making internet "news" and forums as addictive as possible. Because of this intention, big tech executives do not allow their own children unsupervised access to the internet.
So major corporations are producing cannabis?
 

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It's everywhere. Of course I live in The People's Socialist Republic of Kalifornia and my comrades have legalized it here as the opiate of the masses. So while they're high, they won't care about all their rights being taken away. I hate the smell of it. I can't even go out in my backyard in the evenings without smelling it!
 

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You nailed it, while they're high, they won't care about all their rights being taken away.

So major corporations are producing cannabis?
It's being produced by corporations that are well-advised by top-tier national law firms and national tax and accounting advisory firms. These corporations producing cannabis have access to priority logistical support, the best tax technology, and legal advice from major firms. The frequent M&A deals among cannabis conglomerates are subjected to intensive due diligence regarding quality of earnings and tax compliance.

When the corporations professionally producing cannabis function in exactly the same manner of major corporations, have the same or better logistical support, and have access to the best tax and legal advice, then why does it matter if someone defines "major" corporations as Fortune 1000.
 

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95000 die from alcohol each year. 28% of traffic fatalities are from alcohol. And who knows how many families members live in torture because of it. But some have to pick pot for thier fight. Highly selective I would suggest.
 

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95000 die from alcohol each year. 28% of traffic fatalities are from alcohol. And who knows how many families members live in torture because of it. But some have to pick pot for thier fight. Highly selective I would suggest.
The word hypocritical (instead of selective) comes to mind.
 

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We understand that you're not using evil as a justification for even greater evils.

Since you're evidently advocating prohibition of something that's always been part of civilization, and has become a constitutional issue, I'll have to cite text, history, and tradition. The last time prohibition was tried, it was used as a diversionary tactic, as an excuse to attack the Second Amendment.

Text, history, and tradition are not the only relevant contexts. Also of relevance are the subjects on which big tech has been suppressing stories about the numbers of people who have had adverse reactions, in the name of a falsely claimed greater good. The science does not validate the greater good that they're citing as the rationale for suppressing stories of adverse reactions.

It's not surprising that big tech would choose to practice selective suppression of adverse events, since it allows them to get anything they want via apples-and-oranges comparisons.

The smokescreen big tech maintains on the subject of causation diverts attention away from market-researched engineering of their "news" and forum platforms to be as addictive as possible. Yet big tech executives do not allow their own children unsupervised use of their "essential" platforms.
 

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I think bottom line is, people drank booze during prohibition, & it created a lot of millionaires , & didn't stop people from drinking, that wanted to. People have smoked pot every since it has been illegal, & this has also created a lot of millionaires. Money being spent to stop or slow down the illegal pot business is money pretty much money pissed away.
 

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Both weed and alcohol affect people in negative ways, positive ways, and some in destructive ways to themselves or others. Weed perhaps should be legalized, taxed, regulated to the same level as alcohol, cigarettes. It should also have the same laws pertaining to where it can be consumed, activities that can be performed while under its influence, or potential. If you can smoke weed while walking down the street, so should you be allowed to drink.

In most states not only is it illegal to drive while intoxicated, it is also illegal to have an open container, or to drink while driving. The same should exist for weed or any other mind altering (temporary or otherwise) substance.

If you go to work intoxicated by alcohol your company can and should take action. Go to work smelling of weed or every other word is “Dude”, the same actions should apply.

Second hand smoke from cigarettes is a medical issue, social issue and so is second hand weed smoke (Both are disgusting habits). Never heard of second hand beer drinking being a problem (other than perhaps obnoxious behavior).

It is still a worthwhile task for border patrol, coast guard, etc to slow the never ending flow of drugs from entering the country.

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How many accidents are contributed by weed use?
Perhaps this is difficult to estimate.
Quite a bit.




Picking on Colorado since they were one of the earliest states to pseudo legalized pot (federal law argument) so have some solid data to look at.
 
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