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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So someone under the influence of marijuana could pose a danger given the right circumstances?
    Sure. Like I said, so could someone on prescription medication. I fail to see what this proves, other than the fact that things designed to intoxicate... intoxicate.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Sure. Like I said, so could someone on prescription medication. I fail to see what this proves, other than the fact that things designed to intoxicate... intoxicate.
    Sometimes the defense of marijuana gets a little ridiculous, nearly suggesting that marijuana is actually a performance enhancer.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Sometimes the defense of marijuana gets a little ridiculous, nearly suggesting that marijuana is actually a performance enhancer.
    To me, I don't really think it's so much of a defense of marijuana than a lack of defense for its illegality.

    Prohibition hasn't done anything god, and marijuana is as or less harmful than a lot of legal substances.

    But I get kind of exhausted with this game everyone does of making others defend against being lettered with an extremist position they never expressed. It's diversionary, and illogical to go into it with that assumption.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    I can't answer this poll. My choice of whether or not I see a doctor is based on their skills and qualifications, not what recreational substance they do in their off time.

    Regardless if they use CANNABIS or not (marijuana is not the name of any plant species), they are not allowed to be intoxicated at work.

    If a doctor isn't doing a good job then I find another doctor. Choosing one based on their leisure time is just a stupid notion. It's none of your business what they do in the privacy of their own lives as long as their work has not been compromised.

    The prejudice of the OP is pretty clear though.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Simple question. I ask because I'm curious just how confident y'all would be in a Doc who you knew was a regular pot-smoker.

    Choices will be yes, no and maybe. Need a sec to get the poll up (that sounds bad).
    I voted no.

    Over the years I've noticed that most of the regular marijuana users that I've known toke practically every day, or at least a few times a week. So I'm basing my vote on that definition of a "regular user". They are slightly intoxicated all the time. Even if they haven't smoked any dope that day. I don't know what they call it nowadays but back when I was younger we used to refer to this phenomenon as "permabuzz".

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    All the regular marijuana users you know smoke marijuana regularly? Well duh, and all the women you know are female, I suppose. you are hanging with a very unusual crowd, that's for sure. Regular marijuana users, as you describe with a "permabuzz" are very rare. There are probably less than 100 of them in the United States. I've met many marijuana users, and all of them either had a severe medical problem that it helped ease, or rarely smoked marijuana. That's how normal people smoke marijuana. That's how almost all marijuana users smoke marijuana. Life is not a Cheech and Chong movie, and while the stereotype you describe does exist, they are so very rare that you must be making some really bad lifestyle choices to be knowing several of them.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So someone under the influence of marijuana could pose a danger given the right circumstances?
    Someone short on sleep can pose a danger given the right circumstances.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Sometimes the defense of marijuana gets a little ridiculous, nearly suggesting that marijuana is actually a performance enhancer.
    It can be for some things - but not eye-hand coordination, at least, not with me.
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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    How exactly did that happen?

    Please note: if it has something to do with dealers or evasion or tainted product, then that right there is the best reason to legalize. The only serious harms I've heard of from marijuana are not because of marijuana. They're because of the black market.

    Do you really believe half the US are violent drug addicts? Because that's about how many support legalization. I am one of millions of nonsmokers who does myself. Most of the people I know who do smoke weed use it the same way I get a Friday night drink. They're hardly what I call threatening.

    Have you ever seen someone high on marijuana? Not exactly a very dangerous looking person.
    Their judgement and paranoia levels are off the scale. The 9 people I knew were harmed in various work place accidents where the person that caused the incident was high.

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    Better than the greedy extorsionist scum that lets you suffer for weeks in pain just so he can keep doing expensive tests on you.

    Better $20,000 in profitable tests than the $20 cure............

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    Re: Would you go, or take family, to a doctor that you knew regularly smoked marijuan

    I would go to him/her so long as I never smelt it while in the office or on their person.


    And btw - I would be more nervous if they were a moderate drinker then a moderate pot smoker.

    I have known several alcoholics who were so used to drinking that it was very difficult to tell, even if they were semi-drunk.

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