Well now I see why pot is illegal

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by GolphinGator, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. GolphinGator
    Offline

    GolphinGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gainesville/ Micanopy
    Ratings Received:
    +140
  2. OaktownGator
    Offline

    OaktownGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    25,238
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +5,281
    From the article:
    "The sensational case was used by highly placed antimarijuana officials to steer the debate over whether marijuana was safe, including Federal Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger, who cited the Licata case often in pushing for the passage of the Marihuana Tax Act.

    He was successful, despite the fact that Licata was later diagnosed with "Dementia Praecox with homicidal tendencies" at the Florida Hospital for the Insane, and doctors did not mention his marijuana usage. It was also learned that his family had a long history of mental illness, and Licata had been identified as mentally ill long before the murder."​

    Definitely enlightening.
  3. Lawdog88
    Offline

    Lawdog88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    30,187
    Likes Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Inside the War Room, No Name City, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,631
    Anybody who thinks that ALL m.j. smokers necessarily exhibit laid back, docile, doughnut eating tendencies as a result of contemporaneous smoking, or that ALL m.j. smokers NEVER indicate an oppositional-defiant attitude as a result of chronic smoking . . . especially juveniles . . . are seriously deluded and are not familiar with the scientific studies.

    Not saying refer madness is fo' real, but there is a much wider variation of the effects of m.j. on the individual, which in turn depends on a number of variables, than the laid-back, munchie advocates would have you believe.
  4. AustinGator1
    Offline

    AustinGator1 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    7,716
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +213
    'Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude that was righteous.'
  5. wygator
    Offline

    wygator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    6,191
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +761
    While pot smokers generally are docile, one of the side effects of pot use is paranoia.

    Is it possible Trayvon's marijuana induced paranoia caused him to overreact to being watched by Zimmerman, thus leading to his attack?
  6. exiledgator
    Online

    exiledgator Gruntled Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    9,296
    Likes Received:
    688
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings Received:
    +2,093
    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you (and your skittles).

    Anyone that thinks any drug has but one effect on everyone must be bogarting the fatty.
  7. cocodrilo
    Online

    cocodrilo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    11,030
    Likes Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +748
    I've got to try pot sometime. I've heard so much about it.
  8. chicogator1
    Offline

    chicogator1 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings Received:
    +15
  9. GolphinGator
    Offline

    GolphinGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gainesville/ Micanopy
    Ratings Received:
    +140
    Back in the day we would talk about killer weed, but not in the same context as the guy in this article. I remember showing Reefer Madness when I worked at the Royal Park in the 70's. It was a government propaganda movie that was funny as hell. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this article. Of course it was a much better movie when you are stoned. At least thats what they told me.
  10. busigator96
    Offline

    busigator96 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,216
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +442
    any mention of white castle anywhere?
  11. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    56,940
    Likes Received:
    580
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,730
    I'm enjoying how much the author's mug shot looks like the 1933 criminal
  12. Lawdog88
    Offline

    Lawdog88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    30,187
    Likes Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Inside the War Room, No Name City, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,631
  13. Jonas
    Offline

    Jonas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +360
    Can you link me to some of these scientific studies?
  14. Lawdog88
    Offline

    Lawdog88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    30,187
    Likes Received:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Inside the War Room, No Name City, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,631

    You can find them, if you are really interested. They are not hidden.
  15. GolphinGator
    Offline

    GolphinGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gainesville/ Micanopy
    Ratings Received:
    +140
    I went back and looked and you are correct. Thats funny as hell.
  16. Minister_of_Information
    Offline

    Minister_of_Information I'm your huckleberry Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,741
    Likes Received:
    556
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In my prime
    Ratings Received:
    +970
    Think about the etymology of "assassin" for instance.

    That said, as a psychotropic substance, pot is far more benign than alcohol.
  17. fastsix
    Offline

    fastsix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Seattle
    Ratings Received:
    +1,004
    The streets of Seattle have been running red with blood since Washington legalized marijuana. You can watch them throw a fish without someone trying to kill you. It's crazy!
  18. OaktownGator
    Offline

    OaktownGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    25,238
    Likes Received:
    2,188
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +5,281
    Portugal as well. The entire country is melting down into a giant pool of Portugie blood.
  19. oldgator
    Offline

    oldgator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,605
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +139
    one of the things that is left out of commentary regarding pot is the concentration of THC in the bloodstream over a prolonged period of time.

    There are numerous medications/drugs that have different effects depending on the concentration/dosage. Even some psych meds have one type of effect on mood, etc at one dosage range and can have exact opposite effect on mood, etc at a different dosage range.

    THC is one such drug/medication that varies greatly in effect on mood, etc when dosage range is changed..

    This is extremely pertinent to discussions of pot that try to claim same effects today as the pot of 20-50 years ago. When in fact the dosage range has been altered greatly due to selective breeding of pot in order to get a higher concentration of THC per joint
  20. Gatormb
    Offline

    Gatormb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Bradenton, Fl
    Ratings Received:
    +785
    Sad day when Hogtown lost Krystal.

Share This Page