Las Vegas & marijuana

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July 13th, 2017 at 9:40:21 AM permalink
Pacomartin
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
That's a huge gap between 25% switching to weed, and 7% loss in beer sales.

Beer drinkers love beer, weed is nothing like it.


I think you answered your own question. The beer lovers won't switch, but casual drinkers will switch to weed.
July 13th, 2017 at 10:49:44 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Quote: Pacomartin
I think you answered your own question. The beer lovers won't switch, but casual drinkers will switch to weed.


I wont touch alcohol
Too strong a drug
I've seen with my own eyes the lives it ruins
You drink too much, you die
Cant say that about pot (unless you are EB pushing fake news)
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 13th, 2017 at 11:26:43 AM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
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Quote: terapined
I wont touch alcohol
Too strong a drug
I've seen with my own eyes the lives it ruins
You drink too much, you die
Cant say that about pot (unless you are EB pushing fake news)
There were two alcoholics in my family [ not by blood], it made for some interesting moments. I"m glad they were both jovial. But they did at times make a real mess of things.

I can hang with anybody until after the third drink, when they start speaking in tongues. If I drink with them, for some reason they make sense. I guess that's how it is with weed as well?

Nobody that isn't, actually likes hanging out with stupid regardless of how they get there. If I have a beer, the first thing I want is another and another. I don't get anything done and keep drinking until I've had my fill. Which can be days later. I found a little sativa makes me want to do my boat maintenance and be productive. Even if I have to do it 3 times cuz I did something stupid. All drugs bad, Mkay? But throughout all history, working people needed a means to escape the rigors of hard labor, phiz or mental. That's what separates us from the animals, being able to find something that helps with the pain.
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July 13th, 2017 at 11:33:35 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Quote: petroglyph
. I found a little sativa makes me want to do my boat maintenance and be productive. .

When I smoke
I am now ready to do something fun
such as
Ride my bike
Play golf
Play video games
Watch a movie
ect
Makes all these activities more fun, especially golf
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 13th, 2017 at 12:20:22 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Pacomartin
I think you answered your own question. The beer lovers won't switch, but casual drinkers will switch to weed.


I think there may be a "tune in" factor where they try to see what all the fuss is without worrying about taking a pinch. But I do not see it lasting. A casual beer or two is just enjoying yourself. Most beer drinkers are not trying to get totally loaded. Weed, OTOH, is just smoking dope to get stoned.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 13th, 2017 at 12:28:32 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: AZDuffman
. A casual beer or two is just enjoying yourself. Most beer drinkers are not trying to get totally loaded. .

A casual puff or two is just enjoying yourself. Most pot smokers are not trying to get totally loaded.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 13th, 2017 at 12:52:15 PM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
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Quote: terapined
A casual puff or two is just enjoying yourself. Most pot smokers are not trying to get totally loaded.
I absolutely don't want to get blotto'd. Most of my long time acquaintance's are 1-2 toke people. But maybe because I am selective with who I hang with? I know people get baked, but not the people I'm associated with. There is no comparison with the problems we have all seen with alcohol.

Even though I have an mmj card, I am still a closet smoker. Simply because I never wanted to deal with the prejudices like here on the board. I have had friends that if they knew, it would be the end of our friendship which otherwise they had valued greatly. My parents were that way, although they were both drinkers and had seen first hand how much damage alcohol had caused in their family's.

They were of the generation that believed the government propaganda from their movie, "Reefer Madness". We are all to a degree, products of our environment.

I will say though, reefer was about my parents only prejudice. They even had gay friends going back to at least the 50's. But no weed man. lol I loved them dearly. Oh, and I keep forgetting, my dad was half indian so his side of the family, "tanned really well".
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
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