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View Poll Results: Have you smoked marijuana, or even seen it?
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 09-25-2009, 08:37 PM   #101
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Guess the two polls had pretty radically different slants, hmm?

I decided to post a poll to find out how many people had actually seen marijuana in person, and some others thought that would be a good idea.

Also, a secondary interest (of mine, only) was in the age groups and I was really surprised that those under 40 seemed to have had less exposure to marijuana. Maybe that is because they were born after 1969. They completely MISSED the 1960's!
Yes, I thought your slant was intriguing as I never even though about someone never seeing marijuana in person . When I saw your poll I remembered mine but thought I would wait to mention it until a bunch of responses were collected. I thought comparing them would be interesting.
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Yep, I bet over 50% of us born in the late 40's and early 50's have tried it at one time or another. For me it was 40 years ago. I have not touched it since. I actually liked it. If it were legal I would probably give it another try when I retire.
I also smoked Rabbit Tobacco when I was very young. Not sure if I liked it or not but back then I thought it was so cool
Now I have been honest of the question, I wonder how many here have told the truth on this.
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I wonder how many people used other illegal drugs but haven't figured out how to do a poll. Big difference between taking your mom's valium and smoking ice.
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They completely MISSED the 1960's!
Unlucky, but remember "if you remember the 60's, you weren't there".
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Also, a secondary interest (of mine, only) was in the age groups and I was really surprised that those under 40 seemed to have had less exposure to marijuana. Maybe that is because they were born after 1969. They completely MISSED the 1960's!
I don't think so. In the first place, we don't have a decent sized sample of the youngin's. Also, I suspect the folks in that age group on this forum are a bit more serious minded than the general population. If I remember my statistics right, there was a slight decrease in usage during the late 80s (which I think is the high school/college time frame for the under 40 group?), but overall, the usage trends have been pretty even. Slight ups and downs, but nothing major.
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I agree Harley. DW's friend has a daughter in her early 20's that has pot parties whenever her mother leaves town. There's probably a lot more youngsters smoking that we don't know about. I'm sure our parents underestimated the number of pot smokers when we were young.
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I agree Harley. DW's friend has a daughter in her early 20's that has pot parties whenever her mother leaves town. There's probably a lot more youngsters smoking that we don't know about. I'm sure our parents underestimated the number of pot smokers when we were young.
+1 I agree. When I saw want2retires post I was going to respond like Harley but he beat me to it. There is a self selection bias operating on this board. Certainly young people who are investing and planning on early financial independance are different than the general public. Although it could have gone either way - they are serious individuals, planning ahead with less time and inclination to smoke dope, or they are slackers who want to want to quit work ASAP and more inclined to be dopers?
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I am sure my adult children never smoked pot (or had sex or binge drank). Never.
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...or they are slackers who want to want to quit work ASAP and more inclined to be dopers?


I think humans have been "altering" their consciousness' since they crawled out the muck...

"Hey, look; we grew legs! Let's take a walk!"

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I am sure my adult children never smoked pot (or had sex or binge drank). Never.
They must be related to my kid...
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Well, given that my mother ( in college in NYC during the late 1920's or early 30's) said she could have gotten it if she had wanted to, I suspect that :::gasp!::: we did not invent the wheel.

She also had friends who, being Trotskyites, had to run around the house cleaning up whenever their parents - old-line reds - were coming over. Oh, no! Hide those phampletes !!!


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Well, given that my mother ( in college in NYC during the late 1920's or early 30's) said she could have gotten it if she had wanted to, I suspect that :::gasp!::: we did not invent the wheel.

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LOL! I was born the first year of the baby boom and thought it was all over, I was born too late. When I was in first grade, the 18-yr.-old next door dressed like James Dean, sat backwards in a chair, and rolled a pack of Camels in his tee shirt sleeve; no one would ever be cooler. Oh yeah, he could get whatever he wanted.
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I never seen the smoke until I968. I grew up in a very small town and marijuana was just not there back then. It was used a lot by military troops in the 60's. I guess they did not drug test back then. The strongest weed came from Thailand, I do remember that. oldtrig
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