Las Vegas & marijuana

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March 15th, 2017 at 9:36:38 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: kenarman
Yes I see the results of the fun stuff buzzed/impaired drivers cause all the time.


If that's a justification, then ban alcohol at once, too.

If you tell me drunk driving is against the law, so is driving under the influence of any other drugs.
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March 15th, 2017 at 9:37:05 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Quote: kenarman
Yes I see the results of the fun stuff buzzed/impaired drivers cause all the time.

????
Drive to the course
catch a buzz in the parking lot or on the 1st hole
play 18 for several hours having fun
buzz wears off
Drive home
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March 15th, 2017 at 9:42:13 AM permalink
reno
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Quote: DRich
That measure will fail miserably in Nevada.


It's possible that you're correct, but it's not guaranteed. The vote in November 2016 to legalize it recreationally in Nevada wasn't particularly close: it won by 9 points. Surely the politicians in the state legislature are aware of this detail.

Quote: DRich
The Nevada Gaming Commission will never allow the use in casinos as long as it is against federal law.


Good point. It would have to be in an enclosed lounges with separate ventilation from the rest of the casino, if for no other reason that the house doesn't want their blackjack dealers breathing second-hand marijuana smoke for 8 hours. (Is everyone on this forum in agreement that a "contact high" is a real thing?)

Also, while children are not permitted to loiter on the casino floor, they're allowed to walk through the casino accompanied by an adult to get to the buffet, or swimming pool or Cirque Du Soleil show, etc.
March 15th, 2017 at 10:05:51 AM permalink
reno
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If the new Nevada bill passes, does anyone on this forum have a prediction for the federal government's reaction? What if it becomes a major tourist attraction with huge crowds? Will the DEA raid the new lounges? Would that backfire on the feds? (Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a long history of being strongly opposed to marijuana.)

If the feds do engage in a big battle to shut down the public smoking spaces, it highlights a fascinating double standard: the federal government has no issues with consenting adults in Nevada purchasing sex (in Carson City's legal brothels). But the federal government will do whatever it takes to make sure those same adults don't smoke a weed?
March 15th, 2017 at 10:09:03 AM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: terapined
????
Drive to the course
catch a buzz in the parking lot or on the 1st hole
play 18 for several hours having fun
buzz wears off
Drive home


If that is the order you are doing things I have no problem. Continue to have fun.
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March 15th, 2017 at 10:54:39 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Quote: reno
If the new Nevada bill passes, does anyone on this forum have a prediction for the federal government's reaction? What if it becomes a major tourist attraction with huge crowds? Will the DEA raid the new lounges? Would that backfire on the feds? (Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a long history of being strongly opposed to marijuana.)

If the feds do engage in a big battle to shut down the public smoking spaces, it highlights a fascinating double standard: the federal government has no issues with consenting adults in Nevada purchasing sex (in Carson City's legal brothels). But the federal government will do whatever it takes to make sure those same adults don't smoke a weed?


I think govts reaction is the same Colorado got. yawn.
I really doubt its going to be a huge tourist attraction with huge crowds. Not happening in CO
I don't think anybody has an interest in marijuana lounges. You don't see them in CO
I have absolutely no interest in a marijuana lounge
Kind of pointless because all I need is one hit of vapor and good to go
If in Vegas, take a vapor pen hit outside, I'm good for hours and the dealer gets no contact high as I am gambling with a buzz
With concentrates, just need 1 hit

The huge thing for marijuana users is easy access rather then going thru the black market
Use will remain the same, mostly private
When I am in CO, my use still remains very private
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 15th, 2017 at 11:01:30 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: reno
If the new Nevada bill passes, does anyone on this forum have a prediction for the federal government's reaction? What if it becomes a major tourist attraction with huge crowds? Will the DEA raid the new lounges? Would that backfire on the feds? (Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a long history of being strongly opposed to marijuana.)


It is a really hard one to call. Feds could see it as a workplace safety issue for the staff in the room. But so much has happened the past few years with states ignoring the federal law that it becomes politically hard to make a battle of it. Even folks like myself who see recreational use as a bad idea are starting to care less and less. My personal attitude is now let them go smoke it, if it slows them down then one less person to have to worry about in the job marketplace.

Without some kind of support it will be hard to do a raid. More likely the feds would just hassle other ways. But I see the momentum too far to keep banning it at a federal level. So it becomes one more thing that is unquestionably bad for you but allowed. Many things like that.

Just keep it out of the general areas and limit it to the designated lounges.

BTW: I have at least once smelled the stuff on the casino floor on a certain Indian casino where the highway is falling apart soon as you cross into the reservation.
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March 15th, 2017 at 12:27:24 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: AZDuffman
Nope, and I have no intention of ever "getting it." .


When I was 19 and 20, I smoked weed
all the time, 3-4 days a week. All my
friends did, we'd get high and watch
TV, or go to a movie. Weed makes you
act dopey, that's why they call it dope.
One of the 7 Dwarfs is named Dopey,
he's slow and stupid.

Pot heads hang out with others of their
ilk because they tolerate each other. It's
why the practice of sharing a joint, even
with a stranger, is done. He'll be more
tolerant of you and your dopey behavior
if he's dopey too.

I quit doing it because I grew up. All my
friends quit doing it too, you just grow
out of the need to shut down half your
brain.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 15th, 2017 at 12:37:50 PM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 101
Posts: 6441
Quote: Evenbob
When I was 19 and 20, I smoked weed
all the time, 3-4 days a week. All my
friends did, we'd get high and watch
TV, or go to a movie. Weed makes you
act dopey, that's why they call it dope.
One of the 7 Dwarfs is named Dopey,
he's slow and stupid.

Pot heads hang out with others of their
ilk because they tolerate each other. It's
why the practice of sharing a joint, even
with a stranger, is done. He'll be more
tolerant of you and your dopey behavior
if he's dopey too.

I quit doing it because I grew up. All my
friends quit doing it too, you just grow
out of the need to shut down half your
brain.


The people I have met who smoked a lot of it became very lazy and slowed down. Like they were high when they were not high. I have heard that MJ builds up in the system more than most drugs, so maybe that was it. I cannot think of an ambitious person I have met who smoked it regular.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
March 15th, 2017 at 1:06:58 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 107
Posts: 11127
Quote: AZDuffman
I cannot think of an ambitious person I have met who smoked it regular.


It majorly kills ambition. Buddy Hackett
claims it almost ruined his career in the
late 40's. He got high with the band after
work every day and he went nowhere
for 2 years. He thought he was doing
great, and he was really just standing
still because of the dope.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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