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  • #37
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    Another loss for the animals that ally themselves with the cartels, another victory for law abiding citizens who don't wish the government to pass judgement on what they can and can't do with their own bodies. Huzzah for Colorado, for showing the US the positives of this issue!
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    @Fishbone345 And yes, cartels are nothing more than rabid animals. Feral dogs that need to be put down. Putin sent the Spetznaz to fight Russian Mafia animals, perhaps Obama should take a note and send the Seals to our Southern border and show them what happens to feral animals when they've crossed the line.
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    @Fishbone345 I actually always wondered what would happen if marijuana was legalized on a federal level. Would the cartels turn into regular legal businesses without guns or do you think they wouldn't be able to adapt and collapse. The thought has always interested me.
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    I'd be a little leery of working/owning in this industry until the feds have signed off.....IN BLOOD.
    Remember that story a couple days ago about a farm manager from N. Cali who was busted and will spend a couple years in federal prison.
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    @stepped_in_it - The article only states "federal SWAT officers" and doesn't mention which federal agency sent these officer. Were they DEA, or FBI, or what? And he was charged with "Manufacturing marijuana"? WTF is that? How does one manufacture a plant?

    Here's a better writeup: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/robe...

    Among other things, it states this bust is a result of "the Obama administration launched a renewed crackdown on marijuana in California in 2011." In which case, this happened at least two years ago, but there was a year between the raid and the indictment, which also makes me go "Hmmm.... "

    No matter how you look at it, this poor kid got the big federal shaft.
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    @stepped_in_it - weired, I dunno wtf happened to that last comment . . . I seem to have somehow gotten it clogged up with some html coding. Must have come from the Huff Post.
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  • #30
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    Stereotyping pot heads can be fun, but I'd bet a whole lot of people, who all of you know and think are fine upstanding citizens, partake. Just like alcohol, pot can be used responsibly.
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    Interviewer: "Are you punctual?"

    Interviewee: "No, man, I don't believe in violence."

    Interviewer: "No, no.....can you show up on time? Can you read a watch?"

    Interviewee: ".....what's a watch?"

    Interviewer: "*sigh*" "We'll be in touch....."
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    @twinertia
    It's this very kind of social programming that leads to that sort of actual response. The guy wasn't high, that guy was AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITY. Getting high doesn't turn off your brain or negate your ability to keep a steady sense of wherewithall. That person was a self-made loser, liked it, and kept himself that way. Don't let one instance of idiocy lead you to believe that everyone who engages in a certain activity is the same. Although all volleyball nuts are essentially the same.
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    @Allex_Spires No, I know LOTS of smokers who are fairly lucid at any given time.

    And, as I've worked with volleyball players before, you're right.
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    They need to lay low for a bit.Rush leads to mistakes and with the nation watching they do not need that for other states thinking of passing the same law as Colorado.
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    Who is "They" and why should they "lay low? This is a job fair ... which is a place where those seeking work can meet up with potential employers, and perhaps become employed ... a sure fire "win win" if ever there was one. What sort of mistakes do you mean?
  • #23
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    Think about it?If this is what will lead the country from failure of the lost industrial base and is the only salvation then we are worse of than I thought.Every state is watching what happens in Colorado.Throwing it in everyones face as OH look we can get high even if breaking a federal law its all good.Poor message to send.
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    "Rush leads to mistakes" - could just be me, but the heads I know in Colorado don't really listen to Limbaugh, so I think they're safe.:-)
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    @miketost ...considering the federal gov't is pretty damn corrupt, trouncing all over the constitution, destroying the middle class, spying on us and blatantly lying to us, I hardly think many these days, unemployed and whatnot, will really care that the Feds don't legalize it, as long as their state approves it and jobs are available, marijuanna is a commodity in high demand, the industry is in it's infancy and cannot be stopped, it will become a huge economic force and the sooner the better, sometimes you have to push things along in this country, otherwise, another hundred years may go by and all that revenue into the hands of the corrupt and criminal minded...the industrial manufacturing glory days of our past are over, robots and technology will take over most all jobs and aspects of that part of the economy sooner than you think, we have to find new industries and ways of doing things...
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    @miketost Mike, the people who run these operations and the investors aren't a bunch of potheads who get high all day. They're serious capitalists, out to make that cartel money legally.
  • #32
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    What we are going to get to see is if all the stereotypes taught to us on behalf of Nannie programs such as dare are true you know the type like the egg skit "this is your brain and this is your brain on drugs" . People my age thirty-six have been forced to see these types of things for years while knowing it was bs successful individuals such as doctor s lawyers or any professional type could not admit weed may have helped get them there or certainly did not harm them out of fear of being black balled or labeled a doper. Thanks to the states that had the courage to pass this legislation we will know if it can harm society as a whole or not. I personally feel the states that have legal weed will prove to be happier and safer then the rest.
  • #29
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    Just can't see companies offering jobs to people they smoke weed. Wait till that QC person misses a crack in a critical part and then it causes a injury or death. You can rest assured that companies won't stay in business long in cases like this.
  • #36
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    "Just can't see companies offering jobs to people they smoke weed."
    I'm sure they also wouldn't allow those who partake of alcohol, tobacco, or unhealthy eating choices either! Oh wait....
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    @Fishbone345 First off, tobacco or unhealthy eating (and who is to say what that is) will not cause issues in QC checks of parts. Second, if a person got drunk over the weekend it's his business, and if he is at work you can tell pretty simple if he/she is under the influence. If I owned a company, I wouldn't want someone I know that may have smoked them one on the way to work, working for me.
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    @DogLady_1 Didn't say they did, but with a drinker, you can tell if a person is at work and has been drinking. Then you let them go. I'm not hiring a drunk or a pot head to do jobs that are critical and can cause injury or death. So by knowing up front they smoke weed, I wouldn't take that chance.
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    @Knight80 - I assure you that you can also tell when a person is high on marijuana at work...

    And if you own a company, you can impose whatever rules you want on your employees concerning drug/alcohol use, even on the weekends. If you have such a policy in place, you are not obligated to hire anyone who says they use drugs.
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  • #7
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    "What are your qualifications"

    "I make some killer nachos and I'm a f*cking boss on Call of Duty"

    "Do you have any degrees? Former Work History?"

    "Yeah, you're Mom! Hey bro can I like borrow $20? I'm good for it!"

    That's what I'm assuming how the majority of the conversations will go.
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    @Denizen_Kate I'm basically quoting myself from college. That's were I'm basing my assumption. Except replace job interview with kids at the library trying to get me to join various clubs. I'm against stereotyping, but on occasion they happen to be more accurate than I'd care to admit.
  • #31
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    @Ironicguy - When you use words like "majority" it does indicate a stereotype. I've been using cannabis since 1966, and outside of Cheech and Chong or Bill and Ted, I've never encountered the negative "pot head" stereotype you describe, sarcasm and self-deprecation aside.

    Okay, enough scolding, I'll take another toke off the vape and chill.:)
  • #34
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    @Denizen_Kate Don't worry Kate, when they made alcohol legal again Federally speaking, there was a reaction from the "Moral" side of society as well. Apparently America was going to burn in hell for allowing alcohol users to flourish, End Times were upon us.
    And here we are decades later, and while there are alcoholics that do harm to society, the majority of those who partake are responsible, moral people with families and jobs. Amazing ain't it?
    It's really funny how often I see those on the Right side of the aisle judge those who use, and in the same breath proclaim Christians as being treated so badly. Even funnier is what the bible says about judgement and how often its completely disregarded.
  • #61
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    I'm a lot more excited about the growth of industrial hemp and the benefits growing that will have on America. So many uses, grows so easy, easy on the soil. The people who get loaded is a small part of a crop that can change America.( in a good way, for a change)
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