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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 09-24-2009, 08:42 AM   #61
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I take exception to you tasteless post! I am not a geek, social misfit, or liar. I graduated from college in 66, it was not popular then on our campus. Went into the military for 20 years as a pilot, and I know of only one pilot that smoked. After the service I was old enough not to want it or the hassle that goes with it. No one in our present community smokes it, so there is no 'everyones doing it' around here. However, your post does say a lot about you.
Can't we all just smoke a peace pipe and get along?
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I just had an epiphany. Maybe all that dope smoking made the majority of the early retirees on this forum mellowed out and motivated them to work really hard and save enough to once again spend all day chilling out.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #63
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I think Rustic's life experiences are just different from Kumquat's. No big deal. A lot of times people just aren't aware that others don't share their particular life experiences. Posting on a forum can broaden one's horizons sometimes.
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Okay, guys, easy there on the personal insults. Geez.
If you don't want to toke, just pass it on to the next person.
I don't have enough lumber to build you all soapboxes.
Oh, right, we got rid of those.
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When my daughter and I were walking around in Vancouver a couple of years ago, there was a guy leaning against a building, smoking. As we passed, he turned away from us and kinda ducked inside the building. Walking a few more feet, I said, "did you smell that?". My daughter just said "smell what?" I had to tell her what that smell was. She just looked at me like I was from another planet and said "how do you know THAT?"
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Gee guys, if I had known I was going to run across so many nice folks who liked the nasty stuff I would have saved you some. Nah, no I wouldn't, but it's fun to tease. I can't remember this deal, I kept the photo to remember the officer standing next to me who died a few years later, but I'm guessing that's about 600 pounds.
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I had heard so much about this Reefer Madness "training film" over the years from slightly older friends, but this is the first time I actually saw it.

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Gee guys, if I had known I was going to run across so many nice folks who liked the nasty stuff I would have saved you some. Nah, no I wouldn't, but it's fun to tease. I can't remember this deal, I kept the photo to remember the officer standing next to me who died a few years later, but I'm guessing that's about 600 pounds.
I have seen you LEO's out there destroying this evil substance. Standing downwind of a smoldering pile of sticky green. Wearing those thin bandanas loosely over your nose and mouth. Giggling your head off. I know, I know - you can't help but get a little contact buzz, it is the nature of the job.
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... but I'm guessing that's about 600 pounds.
For personal use only, right?
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I have seen you LEO's out there destroying this evil substance. Standing downwind of a smoldering pile of sticky green. Wearing those thin bandanas loosely over your nose and mouth. Giggling your head off. I know, I know - you can't help but get a little contact buzz, it is the nature of the job.
We always burned it in smaller quantities, to reduce the environmental impact...
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Gee guys, if I had known I was going to run across so many nice folks who liked the nasty stuff I would have saved you some. Nah, no I wouldn't, but it's fun to tease. I can't remember this deal, I kept the photo to remember the officer standing next to me who died a few years later, but I'm guessing that's about 600 pounds.
That is a LOT of pot!! Whew. Sorry to hear that your friend in the photo died, and thanks for sharing the photo with us.
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We always burned it in smaller quantities, to reduce the environmental impact...
Go green. That's always been my motto.

Anyone notice thefed is absent from this thread? He's probably too busy being a productive member of society!
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“My unrequited interest in Mary Jane began at age 4 when I peered over the neighbor’s fence at the teen thought to be a pothead.”

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I had heard so much about this Reefer Madness "training film" over the years from slightly older friends, but this is the first time I actually saw it.
I was told in high school that smoking marijuana would make
guys grow breasts and make you unable to control your bowel
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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??).

There may be limits on when and if an employer can do drug testing though.
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...I graduated from college in 66, it was not popular then on our campus. Went into the military for 20 years as a pilot, and I know of only one pilot that smoked. After the service I was old enough not to want it or the hassle that goes with it.
This seems about right to me - at least in the midwest. I started college in 1966 and virtually no one was smoking marijuana except a tiny handful of early freaks that everyone called the "wall people." By 1967 it was common and by 68' it seemed to be obligatory.
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From what I remember of the 70's, it was the leaves that were smoked. I saw that show on CNBC too and I was surprised that it was the buds that were being harvested. That's probably why it's all so much stronger now.

Anyone else remember it that way? Or is my memory clouded.
I'm no expert but I did know a closet grower who was. I don't think much has changed. It is all in the seeds and growing conditions. The leaves are (or can be) quite potent. But the flowering, virgin, female buds (sensimilla) put out a lot of sticky potent resin and are the most prized portion of the plant. That was the case then as now.
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Can we stand one more video? This is really funny--a cop who stole pot from a suspect and baked it into brownies, then called 911 to report he thought it was poisoned. Too funny!

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I remember people removing seeds and stems from their nickelbags and lids (not discarding them, just saving them for desperate times), but apparently all the buds had already been culled for the rich kids from the product that made it to our area. All packed into those bags in Leonidas's photo, no doubt.

You can watch several installments of Reefer Madness on YouTube but it would be torture to do so (it's pretty stupid). I wonder what genius thought a movie of young people laughing and having fun would make people NOT want to try that product?
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A little off the point: the other day I averted my eyes at the sight of an impromptu street store. Four or five people were standing around a library drop box, using the top as a table. As I passed by, one of the guys had a large overcoat open, saying, "....and this is crack." Apparently I was too late to see the pot pointed out.
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