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Thread: Drug Legalization

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    I have voted "yes", but there are nuances. "Legalization" does not have to mean that hard drugs can be sold like candies. Rather, it should mean that the ever-lucrative business of recreational narcotics is taken away from the criminals and conducted in a safe (in comparison with the status quo), limited and regulated manner, from marijuana being treated the same way as alcohol to an equivalent of Victorian "opium dens" for hard-drug users.

    And by the way - neither I nor any other libertarians I know personally do drugs. Some of them don't even drink.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've never heard of such a thing happening with marijuana and would think that is a very rare occurrence.
    Happens to me a lot when I go to Colorado, and I know it's marijuana because we buy it at a legal dispensary.

    If I looked at your face, I you would look like a cartoon. Your eyes and mouth would be twice the normal size. It's actually pretty scary and not enjoyable.

    I went to an Avs hockey game one time and my friend gave me one of his medicinal edibles. By the end of the first period, the game looked like an old Nintendo video game to me. Whenever they scored a goal was the worst - the lights would blare, the sirens would go off... just the intensity of the strobe lights was overwhelming.

    Then came the worst part - becoming aware of my own heartbeat. Every time my heart beat it felt like it was going to pound out of my chest. I could actually see my chest expanding and contracting with every pulse.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Happens to me a lot when I go to Colorado, and I know it's marijuana because we buy it at a legal dispensary.

    If I looked at your face, I you would look like a cartoon. Your eyes and mouth would be twice the normal size. It's actually pretty scary and not enjoyable.

    I went to an Avs hockey game one time and my friend gave me one of his medicinal edibles. By the end of the first period, the game looked like an old Nintendo video game to me. Whenever they scored a goal was the worst - the lights would blare, the sirens would go off... just the intensity of the strobe lights was overwhelming.

    Then came the worst part - becoming aware of my own heartbeat. Every time my heart beat it felt like it was going to pound out of my chest. I could actually see my chest expanding and contracting with every pulse.
    Oh come on! You're at least exaggerating. Marijuana is NOT a hallucinogen for one thing.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Happens to me a lot when I go to Colorado, and I know it's marijuana because we buy it at a legal dispensary.

    If I looked at your face, I you would look like a cartoon. Your eyes and mouth would be twice the normal size. It's actually pretty scary and not enjoyable.

    I went to an Avs hockey game one time and my friend gave me one of his medicinal edibles. By the end of the first period, the game looked like an old Nintendo video game to me. Whenever they scored a goal was the worst - the lights would blare, the sirens would go off... just the intensity of the strobe lights was overwhelming.

    Then came the worst part - becoming aware of my own heartbeat. Every time my heart beat it felt like it was going to pound out of my chest. I could actually see my chest expanding and contracting with every pulse.
    Overdose.

    Dispensary edibles are STRONG.

    NOT for beginners.

    I've seen the same effect in those who try it for the first time and take several hits off some very steong pot.

    Think chugging half a bottle of Jack Daniels as your first drink ever.
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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Oh come on! You're at least exaggerating. Marijuana is NOT a hallucinogen for one thing.
    I swear to God, I'm telling the honest truth. In fairness though, I'm the only person I know who gets affected in this way by marijuana.

    But I know my own experiences. I wish I could explain why it happens to me and not other people.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Overdose.

    Dispensary edibles are STRONG.

    NOT for beginners.

    I've seen the same effect in those who try it for the first time and take several hits off some very steong pot.

    Think chugging half a bottle of Jack Daniels as your first drink ever.
    I'm probably a super lightweight. If I take one or two puffs, I feel great. Once I hit a certain point though, it's cartoon-ville for me. If I smoke a cigarette while high, that also tends to make me higher and can push me off that cliff.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I swear to God, I'm telling the honest truth. In fairness though, I'm the only person I know who gets affected in this way by marijuana.

    But I know my own experiences. I wish I could explain why it happens to me and not other people.
    Okay, like I said that would be very rare. Most people are not affected in that way. I feel like I have a very tolerance to alcohol. I can feel it after just one drink sometimes. It also killed my father because he was an alcoholic, yet I'm not screaming for it be outlawed because I know damn well that wouldn't stop someone from doing it.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Overdose.

    Dispensary edibles are STRONG.

    NOT for beginners.

    I've seen the same effect in those who try it for the first time and take several hits off some very steong pot.

    Think chugging half a bottle of Jack Daniels as your first drink ever.
    except, marijuana is not physically addictive, or easy to overdose or potentially lethal if one is addicted, if one tries to abstain.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Okay, like I said that would be very rare. Most people are not affected in that way. I feel like I have a very tolerance to alcohol. I can feel it after just one drink sometimes. It also killed my father because he was an alcoholic, yet I'm not screaming for it be outlawed because I know damn well that wouldn't stop someone from doing it.
    The first time I ever got high, I was a teenager visiting a friend in BC Canada. Instant cartoons. I felt like I was in an episode of the surfs. I can remember how bugged out his eyes looked, like saucers. Like half the size of his head. Then I had a can of beans and I was convinced that the jolly green giant was real and coming for us.

    Another time I got so high I thought a palm tree was a man with a giant 'fro. Then I wanted to start a war with Jamaica using only coconuts as ammo.

    Things like that just don't happen with alcohol.

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    Re: Drug Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    except, marijuana is not physically addictive, or easy to overdose or potentially lethal if one is addicted, if one tries to abstain.
    Not relevant to my point, which was as an example of taking too much of anything with no experience.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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