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Solitary consumption: 31 percent of marijuana users prefer using alone
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04-19-2017, 12:39 PM #1
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Quote:A majority of Americans think marijuana use is socially acceptable, a new Yahoo News/Marist Poll, “Weed & the American Family,” finds.

According to the survey of 1,122 adults conducted March 1-7, 56 percent of Americans find pot use to be socially acceptable, including 83 percent of marijuana users and 74 percent of those who have tried marijuana.

Yet when it comes to their own consumption, 31 percent of pot users prefer using marijuana alone.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/solitary-cons...38550.html

Why is this? Does it make some people paranoid to be around others?
Random German Guy Show this Post
04-19-2017, 12:44 PM #2
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It depends on the person. In some cases yes, some no, and those who are teetering on insanity can't deal with it at all.
04-19-2017, 12:45 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Anyone that has been smoking for a decent amount of time know it is because most people tend to not have their own smoke and it costs too damn much and can be too damn hard to find to share every day. Other than that I love to smoke with people.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
Random German Guy Show this Post
04-19-2017, 12:52 PM #4
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Same here puffpuffpass.gif
I was reading something funny about the US ag the other day

Quote:“When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store,'” Sessions said Tuesday, according to AZ Central. “(People) didn’t like that; I’m surprised they didn’t like that.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/sessio...-rhetoric/

It sounds like he's really out of touch. The latest polls from the US indicate around 70% are for full legalization, does this old man live under a rock, or do laws give him a woody?
04-19-2017, 01:00 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-19-2017, 12:52 PM)Random German Guy Wrote:  Same here puffpuffpass.gif
I was reading something funny about the US ag the other day

Quote:“When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store,'” Sessions said Tuesday, according to AZ Central. “(People) didn’t like that; I’m surprised they didn’t like that.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/sessio...-rhetoric/

It sounds like he's really out of touch. The latest polls from the US indicate around 70% are for full legalization, does this old man live under a rock, or do laws give him a woody?

He is VERY out of touch.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
04-19-2017, 01:34 PM #6
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Yeah, it is weird, like he doesn't read the papers out of touch.
I see a problem here already, and that's if after 4 years of Trump, pot is still classified like heroin, and healthcare has no single payer option, someone like Sanders could beat Trump...
That is, if the Dems didn't steal the nomination and hand it to someone who is not electable.

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04-19-2017, 02:15 PM #7
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The Alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical lobbies that pay big money to keep that charade up must own him, or he hasn't read a newspaper in 10 years. I refuse to believe he is stupid, which leaves one of two options, and the second seems unlikely.
04-19-2017, 08:53 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Here is an interesting addiction theory...it basically puts forth that addiction is made worse by isolation/loneliness rather than increasing chemical dependence (cause and effect - to a lesser degree) and that if you are in an unhappy situation you may be more likely to become an addict. But, once you are no longer isolated and find yourself in a happy situation/life, then the need is no longer there. They also say shunning an addict just causes that addict to become worse within their addiction.

Quote:The writer George Monbiot has called this “the age of loneliness.” We have created human societies where it is easier for people to become cut off from all human connections than ever before. Bruce Alexander — the creator of Rat Park — told me that for too long, we have talked exclusively about individual recovery from addiction. We need now to talk about social recovery — how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation that is sinking on us like a thick fog.

But this new evidence isn’t just a challenge to us politically. It doesn’t just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts.

Loving an addict is really hard. When I looked at the addicts I love, it was always tempting to follow the tough love advice doled out by reality shows like Intervention — tell the addict to shape up, or cut them off. Their message is that an addict who won’t stop should be shunned. It’s the logic of the drug war, imported into our private lives. But in fact, I learned, that will only deepen their addiction — and you may lose them altogether. I came home determined to tie the addicts in my life closer to me than ever — to let them know I love them unconditionally, whether they stop, or whether they can’t.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-har...mg00000003

So, don't toke alone (even though MJ is non-addictive - boredom might cause you to want to be stoned all the time). I wonder if the 31% were isolated and unhappy?
04-19-2017, 11:41 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-19-2017, 01:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Yeah, it is weird, like he doesn't read the papers out of touch.
I see a problem here already, and that's if after 4 years of Trump, pot is still classified like heroin, and healthcare has no single payer option, someone like Sanders could beat Trump...
That is, if the Dems didn't steal the nomination and hand it to someone who is not electable.

I fully expect Oprah to run next election.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
04-20-2017, 01:39 AM #10
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I like it on my own
'specially a good sativa if I'm in manic mode
a cool indica
for studies of history and such
or a perfectly balanced one
for meditation

and jazz

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Not that I mind being with...umh...friends either chuckle.gif
04-20-2017, 07:48 AM #11
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I can't say I have a preference one way or another. dunno.gif

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04-20-2017, 08:40 AM #12
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I love it alone when I'm out on the boat fishing, but I also like to do it with friends. I drive fine on it, but don't ever do that because I have minor heart attacks if I see a cop car. rofl.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
04-20-2017, 09:15 AM #13
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lmao.gif Same here.
04-20-2017, 09:56 AM #14
Strigoi Diavolul
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(04-19-2017, 12:44 PM)Random German Guy Wrote:  It depends on the person. In some cases yes, some no, and those who are teetering on insanity can't deal with it at all.

People do most drugs to escape reality, but pot sort of lets you look into it. There are people who look inward and are scared of what they see, that's one of the reason some have an aversion. Strait-edgers scare me. aaah2.gif

Un Strigoi printre noi
04-20-2017, 10:14 AM #15
Accidental Stoner Member
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The good herb reveals oneself to oneself.



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