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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    I'll be honest and say I have a joint at lunchtime occasionally too, depending on how the day is going. I often work in the evening too from home, so the separation between work and play isn't as distinct as it might be for some people.

    One thing to note that may be relevant: Everything I described in terms of smoking daily and getting stuff done has been while living in a country where weed is very cheap, but not very strong. There is no hydro here, electricity costs would make it unprofitable compared to the stuff that gets grown in the fields with old fashioned sunlight and water. It's exactly what the name suggests; weed. I get a bit high, but I don't get as physically sedated as the stuff I smoked as a teenager growing up in the UK. I can see how that stuff wouldn't be great for productivity.



    High productivity is only good if you are producing something that is good for humanity.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    So I dont really believe in prison sentences for these minor non-violent drug offenses, but Im not willing to go all the way to say it is a good idea either. I think people who use marijuana all the time lose IQ points, I think they lose their drive to show up for work.
    That could have just as easily read:


    So I dont really believe in prison sentences for these minor non-violent alcohol offenses, but Im not willing to go all the way to say it is a good idea either. I think people who use alcohol all the time lose IQ points, I think they lose their drive to show up for work.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    High productivity is only good if you are producing something that is good for humanity.
    What sort of communist nonsense is that? High productivity is good if it allows me to make more profit and create more jobs.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And, with that statement, Rand Paul's base of midnight tokers is gone.

    But, seriously, I have a real issue with what Rand Paul said, and I strongly disagree with him. Why? Oh, I dunno. Just not motivated to explain, and besides, I forgot the question.

    Article is here.
    I didn't know you dopers had the mental capacity to form opinions anymore. The communist pot zombies of today seem to be a different breed.
    One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I didn't know you dopers had the mental capacity to form opinions anymore. The communist pot zombies of today seem to be a different breed.
    LOL...

    Do you realize your implication?

    I suppose you also support prohibition...

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I didn't know you dopers had the mental capacity to form opinions anymore. The communist pot zombies of today seem to be a different breed.
    And what about us capitalist pot zombies? Weed isn't just for stinking hippies anymore.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    I really like Rand. If he has a chance of getting the republican nomination, I will donate a few thousand dollars to his campaign.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    LOL...

    Do you realize your implication?

    I suppose you also support prohibition...
    I would thoroughly enjoy banning anything that remotely causes happiness.

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    And what about us capitalist pot zombies? Weed isn't just for stinking hippies anymore.
    No, I'm sure deodorant wearing hippies partake of the red plant from time to time as well.
    One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    No, I'm sure deodorant wearing hippies partake of the red plant from time to time as well.
    It's generally green, and I'm not a hippy of any description. Hippies hate me, though it's kind of mutual
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I would thoroughly enjoy banning anything that remotely causes happiness.



    No, I'm sure deodorant wearing hippies partake of the red plant from time to time as well.
    Wow...

    In this case, I hope you are a troll, rather than being serious.

    Weed is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, and people from all walks of life enjoy it. I'm sorry if you are being excluded.

    I would like to go back and remind everyone that Rand said "all the time" in his words, referring to weed. Like most anything in life, moderation is OK.

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