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I am 55 or older and yes, I smoked marijuana at least once at sometime in my life. 58 34.52%
I am 55 or older and no, I have never smoked marijuana but I have seen it in real life. 17 10.12%
I am 55 or older and no, I have never smoked marijuana and I have never seen it in real life. 5 2.98%
I am age 41-54 and yes, I smoked marijuana at least once at sometime in my life. 45 26.79%
I am age 41-54 and no, I have never smoked marijuana but I have seen it in real life. 18 10.71%
I am age 41-54 and no, I have never smoked marijuana and I have never seen it in real life. 2 1.19%
I am 40 or younger and yes, I smoked marijuana at least once at sometime in my life. 14 8.33%
I am 40 or younger and no, I have never smoked marijuana but I have seen it in real life. 2 1.19%
I am 40 or younger and no, I have never smoked marijuana and I have never seen it in real life. 6 3.57%
I don't fit into any of these categories for some reason but wanted to vote anyway. 1 0.60%
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:48 PM   #21
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I tried it -twice- one Christmas some 15, or more, years ago. My brother in law induced me to it. Got really stoned. Felt really bad.. Didn´t like the sensation at all; and it was very embarrassing- my parents in law and wife thought something I had eaten that Christmas Eve dinner was the reason of my being sick.
The second time -with my wife trying it too-I didn´t feel anything. Neither did she.
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Interesting. Apparently Mexico and Argentina have decriminalized or legalized marijuana in the last month. May have to "exercise my rights" next time I'm down south. A freedom that we don't have here in this land of the "free".
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Interesting. Apparently Mexico and Argentina have decriminalized or legalized marijuana in the last month. May have to "exercise my rights" next time I'm down south. A freedom that we don't have here in this land of the "free".
Yes, but because of drug testing these days, even if you "exercise" a freedom in another country, the scarlet letter can stay with you for a while when you return...
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Yes, but because of drug testing these days, even if you "exercise" a freedom in another country, the scarlet letter can stay with you for a while when you return...
I have considered that and may refrain for this reason. Not that it would be illegal for me, but it could be grounds for dismissal or reason to not hire me.
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In the laid back California town of sunny San Raphael
Lived a girl named Pearly Sweetcake, you probably knew her well
She'd been stoned fifteen of her eighteen years and the story was widely told
That she could smoke 'em faster than anyone could roll.

Well her legend finally reached New York, that Grove Street walk-up flat
Where dwelt The Calistoga Kid, a beatnik from the past
He been rollin' dope since time began, now he takes a cultured toke
And says "Jim, I can roll 'em faster than any chick can smoke"

So a note gets sent to San Raphael for the Championship of the World
The Kid demands a smoke off! "Well bring him on!" says Pearl
"I'll grind his fingers off his hands; he'll roll until he drops"
Says Calistoge "I'll smoke that chick till she blows up and pops."

So they rent out Yankee Stadium, and the word is quickly spread
Come one, come all, who walk or crawl, tickets just two lids a head
And from every town and hamlet, over land and sea they speed
The world's greatest dopers, with the World's greatest weed.

Hashishers from Morocco, hemp smokers from Peru
And the Shamnicks from Bagun who puff the deadly Pugaroo
And those who call it Light of Life and those that call it boo...

See the dealers and their ladies wearing turquoise, lace, and leather
See the narcos and the closet smokers puffin all together
From the teenies who smoke legal to the ones who've done some time
To the old man who smoked "reefer", back before it was a crime

And the grand old house that Ruth built is filled with the smoke and cries
Of fifty thousand screaming heads, all stoned out of their minds
And they play the national anthem, and the crowd lets out a roar
As the spotlight hits The Kid and Pearl, ready for their smokin' war

At a table piled up high with grass as high as a mountain peak
Just tops and buds of the rarest flowers not one stem branch or seed
I mean Maui Wowie, Panama Red, and Acapulco Gold
Kif from East Afghanistan, and that rare Alaskan Cold
Sticks from Thailand, Ganja from the Islands, and Bangkok's Bloomin' Best
And some of that wet imported **** that capsized off Key West
Oaxacan tops, and Kenya Bhang, and Riviera Fleurs
And that rare Manhatten Silver, that grows down in the New York sewers

And there's bubblin' ice cold lemonade and sweet grapes by the bunches
And there's Hersheys bars, and Oreos, in case anyone gets the munchies
And the Calistoga Kid he sneers and Pearley she just grins
And the drums roll low, and the crowd yells "go" and the world's first Smoke Off begins...

Well the Kid he flicks his fingers once, and zap that first joint's rolled
Pearl takes one drag with her mighty lungs, and woosh, that roach is cold
Then The Kid he rolls his Super Bomb, that'd paralyze a moose
And Pearly takes one super hit, and slurp, that bomb defused
Then he rolls three in just ten seconds, and she smokes 'em up in nine
And everybody sits back and says "this just might take some time"

See the blur of flyin fingers, see the red coal burnin' bright
As the night turns into mornin, and the mornin fades to night
And the autumn turns to summer and a whole damn year is gone
But the two still sit on that roach-filled stage, smokin' and rollin' on

With tremblin hands he rolls his jays, with fingers blue and stiff
She coughs, and stares, with bloodshot gaze, and puffs through blistered lips
And as she reaches out her hand, for another stick of gold
The Kid he gasps "damn it, bitch! there's nothin' left to roll!"

"Nothin left to roll?!" screams Pearl, "Is this some twisted joke?
I didn't come here to f*** around man; I come here to smoke"
And she reaches cross the table and grabs his bony sleeves
And she crumbles his body between her hands like dried and brittle leaves
Flickin' out his teeth and bones like useless stems and seeds

And then she rolls him in a Zig Zag, and lights him like a roach
And the fastest man, with the fastest hands, goes up in a puff of smoke

In the laid-back California town of sunny San Raphael
Lives a girl named Pearly Sweetcake you probly know her well
She's been stoned twenty-one of her twenty-four years and the story's widely told
How she still can smoke 'em faster than anyone can roll

While off in New York City on a street that has no name
There's the hands of the Calistoga Kid, in the Viper Hall of Fame
And underneath his fingers there's a little golden scroll
That says "Beware of Bein' the Roller When There's Nothin' Left to Roll"

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I have considered that and may refrain for this reason. Not that it would be illegal for me, but it could be grounds for dismissal or reason to not hire me.
I'm surprised I haven't heard of any lawsuits over something like this. I've seen places say things like "If you've used illegal drugs, don't bother applying." But what if you have only used them in places where it was legal? You've never used "illegal" drugs, yet you get fired (or don't get hired) because of it. Talk about a potential can of legal worms.
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I'm surprised I haven't heard of any lawsuits over something like this. I've seen places say things like "If you've used illegal drugs, don't bother applying." But what if you have only used them in places where it was legal? You've never used "illegal" drugs, yet you get fired (or don't get hired) because of it. Talk about a potential can of legal worms.
I think in my state, which is an employment at will state, you do not have a right to work. Absent an employment agreement, you can be terminated for any non-discriminatory reason, such as your name starts with a "J" or you drive a green car. I would think presence of drugs in your system would be at least as good a reason. Plus it could tend to show that you engage in riskier behavior, could be more likely to he impaired while working, etc.

In certain situations you may have some sort of claim (due process violation??).
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Eating brownies or getting a contact high isn't the same as smoking pot. Sorry. Got to make these definitions ironclad with youse guys..
Are you kidding? Good brownies will get you higher than a kite for a lot longer than smoke.
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See, even in a secret poll, you just can *tell* who the hippies are.
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This is one of those "Are you still beating your wife?" polls...
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Friday night, feelin' right, get out on the street
Standin' in the doorway is a dealer known as Pete
Sold me a dime of some super-fine dynamite from Mexico
Spent all that night tryin' to get right on an ounce of oregano
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Acapulco Gold
Oaxacan
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Columbian Red/Gold
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Jamaican, mon
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Are you kidding? Good brownies will get you higher than a kite for a lot longer than smoke.
Amen to that. Once, many years ago, I was in Amsterdam for a long weekend alone. I planned a day of museum hopping, and about 10AM stopped into a coffeehouse for a pastry and coffee. It was licensed to sell magic brownies, so I had one. Tasty, but no buzz. Oh well. It wasn't too much of a rip-off. Another museum, engrossing, missed lunch. Another coffee shop, another magic brownie.

Ut-oh! Hashish.

I was so stoned that I couldn't figure out how to get back to my hotel. I would take out my tourist map, figure out where I was and my route back to the hotel, and by the time I had the map folded and back in my pocket I had forgotten. I must have looked at that d@mned map 20 times in three blocks.

I spent the first part of the night talking to Jesus on the porcelain telephone, and the second half of the night trying to take my pulse because I was completely paranoid and convinced that I was going to die of heart or respiratory failure. Couldn't count, divide or multiply either. Don't recall if I ever got a reliable figure.

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My mother was a smoker (cigs, folks, cigs! ) and I hated it!

So, no, I have not smoked the demon weed

Got a couple of contact highs in college and such, though. I just get sleepy and sorta down, so no big sacrifice not to indulge.

Not much of a drinker, either.

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Not sure how you all got thru college without seeing or smelling it. I never did it in college, but it was everywhere. 1988 graduate, so I'm in the 40s age group.

I never saw it in high school, smelled it a few times tho.
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So far, 60+% of the poll respondents have smoked pot before! Perhaps the leaf in the new "early-retirement.org" logo at the top of this page should be redesigned to look like that:



He he he...

By the way, what is a "contact high"
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