anyone else tired of how prevalent pot is nowadays? trying to meet interesting people who don't smoke pot is fucking impossible.
everyone i know wants to fucking hike, then smoke on the top. go swimming in the river, after ripping a bowl. watch a movie, after hitting the bong.
its like its nothing to these people. im tired of it to be honest. and thats just when you can get them to do anything. my generation fucking blows. im 23 and my peers cant do shit without ingesting some form of fucking drug.
I'm one of these people OP. Sorry mang. I do know how you feel, it's just we are in the habit of doing shit stoned because we got so used it to and it became a habit. But It's also really fun to be stoned and do shit. I'm trying to do more things sober but other than working 8 hours a day i just wanna fucking chill.
1. People do less drugs than they did in the 70s-80s. And before then pot may have been taboo but people were hopped up on opiods and prescribed coke, meth, etc. Not to mention alcoholics galore. This generation is calm in comparison, only smoking weed.
2. People nowadays are depressed. Life is getting worse, inflation keeps going up, jobs keep paying less, people are aware of the massive corruption of their governments in full but can't do anything to change it, the world is falling apart. People are fucking miserable, and want to smoke to chill out and ignore the problems of the world. Quit bitching about it. Maybe smoke a bit so you can be less of a miserable cunt yourself.
I feel you on some of your points... However, what's stopping you from saying no? if you insist on hanging out with people that mirror yourself, you are gonna be really lonely. just because they smoke weed and you don't, doesn't mean you can't have a good time.
worry about yourself. if you decide not to partake, only faggots not worth hanging out with will care.
stop trying to control other people, it's a waste of time and energy.
doesn't anyone see how lame that argument is though. i mean like, why smoke weed to begin with? cant you just enjoy this shit regularly? how is having to smoke before everything NOT a problem? i dont get it.
just fucking go swimming... and don't smoke. and don't get me wrong, i've smoked weed before and still do, but very rarely. im not against drugs.
i just find most kids these days obnoxious with it. like when i go hiking and get the top and then you just smell the stench of pot and two fucking pussy ass teenagers below the edge smoking a bowl thinking they're cool. i dont know. it just ruins shit for me.
i mean i didn't expect this thread to be popular as most people smoke weed and this post goes against those very people.
>>739320136 Why is it that the actions of others bothers you so much though? Only shitheads peer pressure other people into doing a drug. I get if you don't want to be around people like that. At least you're around stoners who get out and about, doing things in nature and who don't just vegetate in a messy room all day.
>>739319127 I think smoking weed is just like drinking. I like smoking weed and I like drinking, but I don't like people that are always smoking weed or always drinking. I've known people that are smart and capable, but choose not to be because they are always stoned or drunk. Weed every once in a while is fun and relaxing, but talking to someone wh is always high is like talking to a child. I won't even smoke weed with my friends anymore. I'd rather smoke by myself sp I don't bore anyone with muddled thoughts and ideas that only make sense if you don't really think too hard.
>>739320136 OP I'm 48 and been smoking weed since 1980. At this point I'm kind of sick of it too. It's a drug for children, and you're outgrowing it. Just don't smoke and let the stoners have their weed, you can still hang out with your friends just don't let their smoking bother you.
>>739320391 >>739320349 >>739320347 look, i guess the problem comes down to this. if you meet new people, and they are interesting and they ask "do you smoke weed?" and i say "no not really" then i feel like im immidiately seen as weird, like why doesnt this kid smoke, he must be boring. which is just annoying cuz im the least boring person ever.
and im not saying my friends hike all the time either. cuz they dont. getting them to hike is impossible. but when they do hike, they wanna smoke.
i feel like you guys are completely misreading everything im saying and are putting words in my mouth.
Stop being a judgemental retard, kid. Make no mistake, those people want as little to do with you as you do of them. Furthermore, they don't give a flying fuck what your opinion is, and if you've ever so much as ingested a caffeinated beverage then that makes you a hypocritical asshole. Chocolate contains caffeine too.
One day when you grow up (because anyone who has lived past their 20 will tell you, you're still kids) you won't be so quick to judge. What goes around comes around.
>>739320136 >when i go hiking and get the top and then you just smell the stench of pot and two fucking pussy ass teenagers below the edge smoking a bowl thinking they're cool
What makes them "pussy ass"? The fact that they're doing something they enjoy?
What makes you think THEY think they are cool? The act of smoking in the first place?
You admitted to smoking sometimes too. Do YOU think you're cool when you do it? You have no idea what they may or may not be thinking. Imagine getting up to the top of a mountain and you see a guy taking his shoes and socks off. Would that bother you? It's something he likes to do, and it harms no one by him doing it. So why do you get so hurtmad about it?
I think you just gotta let other people live their lives, my man. Worry less, that's the key here.
>>739320136 So basically you want other people to stop what they enjoy? You claim to smoke pot yet don't want others to and judge them. I hope this is bait. If not the next time you get hit in the balls, I wished for it.
You sound very judgmental. You should stop worrying about other people. It makes life a lot better.
To those "two fucking pussy ass teenagers" you would probably come off as a judgmental asshole.
When you put aside the preconceived notions of others and the judgment and just do you, you will attract interesting people. You will actually get to know who they really are rather than what they appear to be. Also, being friends with people that are different can open up a lot of doors and be rewarding. From your posts, it seems like you focus on the bad aspects of others and write them off without talking to them. As a result I'm sure people do the same with you.
>>739320554 yeah man. it doesn't bother me. like i said i still smoke but very occasionaly like if its a party or something. im not 100% against it, just hate how prevalent it is. its everywhere. im just commenting on how hard it is for someone my age to meet people who aren't really interested in it.
but i agree, its tricky because people who smoke weed are generally more fun because they are open to more things while those that have never smoked are sort of weird in their shut in ways if that makes sense.
but yeah, i used to smoke weed a lot. like all the time, but was never a "bum" like just doing nothing all day. i guess i outgrew it a while ago and wish my friends would too, but respect the fact that they probably wont.
thus i made this post, describing the difficulty of meeting new people who aren't about smoking weed.
>>739320574 To me it sounds like you are putting too much importance on what other people think of you. I don't really drink, but I hang around with people who drink very often. It's just about having a good time in whichever way you prefer. The only way you'd be perceived as boring is if you are genuinely boring. If you're able to have a good time sober while people around you are imbibing the thing of their choice, they'll still see you as fun to be around.
>>739319127 I'm a stoner and I feel similarly about beer and cigarettes. But guess what, I don't whine about it because nobody likes to be nagged about their habits. Everyone has their vices. You just do you and I'll do me.
my generation does this all the time. its not longer a "hey you wanna come over and burn?" its now a "hey before we go, you wanna burn?" before every conceivable scenario.
im simply commenting on the reality that most people my age smoke a lot of weed. also the "relax" thing is such bullshit. because again, kids don't do it to relax or anything. ugh, fuck this, i can tell this is going nowhere.
Waaaaaay too many potheads in this thread using their fucking backwards ass pot logic to justify their addiction.
fuck this. cant talk with a pothead. its like talking to a wall.
>>739320574 You're a fucking low self esteemed moron man.. nobody gives a shit if you smoke or not. They ask to know whether or not to pass you the blunt, not to judge you whether or not you do. You must be in high school to worry about such stupid shit.
It took me a long time to realize I don't like weed. All my friends did it. I did it. For years. It was just kinda what we did. I really thought I liked it. It makes me quiet and antisocial. Now I keep a little weed in the house and smoke it once in a while and play video games. I can't stand to be stoned in public and hate to deal with people who are. In conclusion I hate weed but also like it.
>>739321063 Vice is fuckign trash but it is hilarious (from the post-modern fag lmao). The point is "kids" these days haven't been using nearly as much hard drugs as before, nor are doing as much retarded shit as they used to ~10-15 years ago. You might argue that pot consumption has grown, but I'd be pretty darn happy if people continued using recreative drugs instead of hard stuff.
maybe you should expand your environment instead of comparing yourself to a snapshot. you aren't talking about anything that is actually useful or important. It really just sounds like you want reasons not to feel guilty for not having moved into better social circles or become more of an outdoor hobbyist.
You seem to be talking about people who smoke pot like it is a hobby. I feel like if you had a hobby of your own, it wouldn't bother you.
You need to break out of your circle of friends. You need to meet people who have absolutely no connection to anyone you know. Some of them will also smoke pot, and if that's the case meet someone else who doesn't know them. Keep doing this till you find a circle of people that don't need to get high to enjoy life. And remember there's a range, elitists stoners that talk like retards "this OG is lit as fuck, that's a fire tree" etc. Then there are people who smoke all the time cause they need it to make life interesting. Some people smoke occasionally or just before bed to help them sleep but aren't fags about it. Then there are straight edge fags who think they're better than stoners because they don't smoke (they're just as bad as the pot elitists imo).
Tl;dr Meet more people, find a group you like and keep meeting more people through them.
>>739319127 I live in the Soviet Socialist Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I fucking cannot stand it. Can't hit a drive through for a cheeseburger without waiting for the 60 IQ junkie in front of me to tell the 55 IQ potato at the speaker that he wants a fucking McDouble.
As soon as I discover someone smokes, they're out of my life. I have called the police on people who have tried to smoke at my house. When I learned that staffers at my state university got high, I reported them to the administration and threatened to notify the federal grant making agencies upon which the school relies.
It is unacceptable. Don't feel like you have to associate with degenerates. They are not worthy of you.
Just because you are too much of a pussy to be comfortable in your own actions doesn't mean there is anything wrong with their actions. Seriously- you must be such a chore to hang out with. Be happy you even have friends.
>>739322136 I generally don't go out. Gym, work, home, repeat. Funny thing is I frequently get invited to shit (many of them alumni functions because if my success after graduation). They're not worth my time.
>>739322235 I fucking hate it here. They just passed the ballot initiative to legalize it for recreational use. Last week I bought a house in Raleigh, NC in anticipation of the law passing. Fuck this state.
>>739319726 >To be honest I'm surprised, most stoners I know would find swimming and hiking too much effort. You should be grateful that they don't just smoke and do nothing else like most people I know that smoke
He must be in cali. Cali has the most motivated pot smokers I know. Like, you a record exec? of course you smoke weed in your 5 million dollar house. Then go cut a few major AR deals or some shit. The call your dealer to send a bike messenger over with some latest strain because you have friends coming over tonight ( to talk business, but still ) .
>>739320850 Old guy again. So your issue is with people who let weed define their character. I can understand, but if it isn't weed it will be some band, or being gay or trans, or a SJW, it's just what young people without an identity do. They'll grow out of it, most of them anyway.
My advice is keep the friends you make when you're young regardless of how annoying they are with their dope and rock and roll music. You're never ever going to meet people you can trust like your school friends when you're older.
>>739322525 >literally no downside to legalization And there isn't. Less crime, less bullshit for cops to worry about, more money for the state.
Do you even have an argument? People already do dumb stuff with legal things, and if they were gonna do it before pot was legal, it's not like you can be mad when they do it after pot is legal. The point is that the ACT of legalizing it comes with no downsides.
>>739322328 I mean ok? All I'm saying is some people smoke ALL THE TIME because they get bored with sober life. And if OP wants to find people that aren't obsessed with smoking pot he might want to start with people who don't get high all the time.
>>739322732 So, how exactly are you enoying your life if you have such an insanely strict routine? o.0 Or the plan is to become a retarded right-wing bastard who hates all those disgusting pothead "commies" who hasn't actually tried shit?
Ex druggie here. There are plenty of people for whom smoking a bit is like having a beer or two. But I never hung with those people. I hung with people who got "Fucked up". And for me - no, I couldn't have fun without it.
Getting used to a life without drugs has been a bitch.
With that said, as an adult, very few people act like they do in college. I mean you can still find people who haven't changed... but most normal adults just don't have time for getting high ( unless you live in Cali, see my previous post )
I know you stick out not smoking, but honestly, most people won't give a shit.
>>739322732 HAHA dumbass! Charlottefag here, pot's decriminalized in NC. And with Cooper in Raleigh it won't be too long till it's legal. Not to mention, most people smoke. Rednecks, cityfags, teachers, cops, you name it.
Thats because youre hanging out with stoners. Not people that smoke weed. Its completely possible to smoke a couple blunts a day and still do interesting shit Coming from someone who smokes plenty I empathize. Stoners are pieces of shit
>>739322994 > The purpose of life is to enjoy it. Nice conceit, bro. Habit and routine make my life possible. You think you're on this Earth to enjoy yourself? You think it exists to address your wants and needs, and not the other way around? That's a selfish failure's mentality right there.
>>739320574 >>739320939 Many people will judge him for that. I know I used to. Someone who didn't at least smoke weed, or something was a boring fucking normie.
Weed is a big part of culture, and saying you aren't a part of it isolates you at some level.
OP, what I do now is when people are like >do you drink >do you smoke
"Nah, I'm good thanks for asking though"
I treat it like an invitation for right now. ( which it often is ).
It diffuses the situation ( for me ) and I feel more comfortable.Something I might suggest too - is finding friends who have your same interests. Then no one really gives a fuck if you smoke weed or drinks, as long as you do X ( the think yo uall find in common )
>>739322994 Kid, that dude isn't a right winger, that is some serious autism issues you're seeing him lay down - major case of the Aspies. I am a fiscal conservative, but I don't give 2 flying fucks about decriminalizing drugs, means less spending on jails and courts if they do. States save money, people can get their OD on, it's all good.
>>739322990 >>739322990 ha is it? I never played it. I was speaking about an actual record executive I knew. One of my friends used to deal to him and a few other high end clients.
Amusingly, my art teacher in college said the same thing about cali. This is back in the early 60s, and to him people who smoked pot were basically lazy lie around beatniks. And he went to cali, and everyone was smoking and everyone was still doing shit. Making art, driving to the beach to surf, working a job. He said it blew his mind at the time.
>>739323023 dont answer my post responses you shit monster troll
>>739322921 maybe OP can just not smoke pot? anyone pushy about it would eventually leave him naturally. It sounds like he is projecting his insecurity with setting his/her own boundaries by saying OTHERS are too pushy. its not a fucking tumblr response thats actually how projection works.
but hey OP take another 15 years being pissed at the world before realizing you wasted 15 years being pissed
>>739323344 never have I "said": " it exists to address your wants and needs". The idea is just to make the most of it before it ends. I just suppose we have different as to what to do with the time we have, or are you the religious kind that actually believes in bullshit like christianity?
>>739323134 >Rednecks, cityfags, teachers, cops, you name it. Used to live in Va, and fucking every farmer has their personal crop. I'm sure its the same down there. Shit grows naturally, and well.
This is before a million private strains existed ( elderly fag here ) . And it was crazy to meet so many people each with their own homegrown strain. After the harvest they would fucking go to all the other houses and drop some off. Like fucking gift basket echanges.
>>739323640 I'm not a man of faith by any stretch. Done and seen too much for that. I suppose your right... Different definitions of how to measure the value of our time here... And that's okay. I wish you the best, Anon.
>>739323484 It won't happen in the next year, but unless you're literally on the cusp of death, you're gonna live to see recreational legalization in NC. And even if you don't, everyone does it anyway cause NC bud is good and cheap.
>>739323010 I haven't changed since high school - then again I was an angry asshole in high school who worked 2 jobs to help support his family, didn't have time to be a kid, I'm told I missed out on a lot of shit. Maybe, but I had to be an adult since before I could drive, so now that I am one, while all my friends are still having to adjust to things like making ends meet with new families, I am sitting pretty good. Still an angry asshole though, I just don't take it out on people as much anymore.
>>739323217 this is the real white genocide faggots keep talking about but it's more of an american genocide than a racial one >taker these drugs ebcause you're feeling suicidal >don't worry, you can always OD on them if you feel this way again soon or >take these drugs that'll make you either sick, wish you were dead, or feel nothing at all drugs are fucking stooopud as are the people who take them.
weed as with any drugs for that matter, can be good. but there's clearly abuse and overuse of drugs plagueing the west
the powers that be would rather you were complacent and stupid rather than alert, aware and motivated
>>739323805 I'd have agreed, but Sessions is starting up a war on drugs. Thanks republicans. Hope every red state gets their govt funding cut if they legalize.
>>739323847 yeah you should work on that anger shit man. Always bites you in the ass. Here is the problem with missing out on the kid shit - if you hit adult stride early in life, there is some self development that never happens. You have the emotional toolset of a 14 year old. Don't mean that as an insult - that is true for most people. Especially if they spend college or whatever getting high/drunk.
Try and pick up some additional tools for dealing with life - you'll enjoy it a lot more. and have more tools in your box ( aside from anger / have a beer / fight / flight shit )
>>739324081 charlottesville/nova fag here. was only there for like 5 years, didn't get down to the beach enough :( Seemed like all the hot as fuck VA grils were from there though.
>>739324324 Im not saying i deem them a heretic or an addict and demand they "do something about their addiction" its just when someone is stoned ALL the time and smokes all day long and all they talk about is how high and hungry they are all the time. Get's annoying as fuck and you don't wanna do shit with them anymore.
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>>739324357 I think it is like a fundamental immunity or something. Or like if you spent all your time getting high while working - it isn't a big deal to work or something.
obviously that isn't everyone... but the most productive "high" people I ever met were in SF/LA.
shit when I go out there for business, everyone fucking smokes. I'm in a creative industry though, so it isn't quite as weird - but still. meeting up with people at a bar, and taking constant weed breaks outside is like.. the norm.
I'd rather go hiking with someone and smoke and just relax and enjoy the sites than go to a bar with someone, see them get piss drunk, embarrass themselves, sexually assault women, get into a fight, drive drunk home and die in a car wreck.
>>739319561 Bullshit. Washington here. The homeless population has increased and 10% surveyed came for the weed. https://thecisforcrank.com/2017/03/03/survey-results-challenge-stereotypes-of-seattles-homeless-population/ . People drive around constantly and smoke weed. I smell it driving nearly every day. Weed stores have been broken into and people have been shot selling illegal pot. Weed sales is a cash only illegal business making it ripe for crime. And it sucks having more stoners stoned more often in the population. Upside is less competition for jobs though.
>>739324791 >purpal drank is not a life saving pharmaceutical You are literally wrong
In 1804, a German pharmacist discovered how to isolate morphine from opium, which gave rise to the discovery in 1832 of codeine by Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist. The name, “codeine” comes from the Greek word that refers to the head of the poppy plant.
>>739324938 I went to myrtle beach when I was like 15:? I was just shy and nervous and ignored by the hot girls. Now I'm old and married, so it was a lose-lose for me
Well are those stoner people you hang out with OP annoying when they're high? My friends smoke when we do shit like that and they're fine, not obnoxious or anything, just laid back. You need to try harder to get new friends, OP.
Why not go along with them? Just because you dont want to smoke doesnt mean you cant have friends that do. Unless theyre pressuring you into smoking, in which case theyre assholes. I smoke all the time and my girlfriend doesnt touch it, we dont have any problems
>>739319127 wahhhh wahhhh some likes doing something i dont like wahhhh. get a fucking grip op no one forces you to smoke or bea round people that smoke. also there are people that dont do drugs you little faggot find them
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>>739320136 Sounds like youve been exposed to the bad kind of stoners. I smoke a lot, but believe me i hate the fucking 15 year olds that think theyre so cool because they smoked a joint. I keep my smoking habits to myself unless im like smoking out with a friend at their house. People that smoke pot in public are assholes
>>739319127 > trying to meet interesting people who don't smoke pot is fucking impossible. No shit, sherlock.
> im 23 and my peers cant do shit without ingesting some form of fucking drug. Then go be boring elsewhere, and stop bringing the rest of your friends down because you're a suit.
Maybe you don't deserve those friends, if all they're doing is pot then who gives a shit. You don't have to partake, if it bothers you that much then pair up with more of the squares. I used to hang around stoners when I didn't smoke, it was a good time. Still do now that I do, and I'm fine with that.
Seems more that the problem is with you, and not your peers.
>>739326092 Haven't read the whole thread or anything but to me someone who hasn't smoked in many years, I can't stand being around potheads. So dumb but think they're so smart. And there's no reasoning with them. Not to mention how annoying it is to try and have an actual conversation with someone when they're stoned and you're not.
>>739319127 I get what you mean OP, you don't want to be around people whose lives revolve around a drug and they always need to express themselves about above all else, a plant that makes you feel funny. Like people who smoke too much tobacco, or people who drink a lot. It's reasonable you don't want to associate with people who don't have control.
>>739322202 Drug use was relatively a fair bit lower in mid 2000s than it is now I think, not too sure though memory is shaky - so it could be on the rise I'd say the stigma behind it is definitely decreasing due to all the scientific studies and due to increased accessibility of the internet for reliable drug info
>>739326406 I was, you just didn't like my delivery. There's something wrong with you if you're reliant on an outside chemical stimulus to change your feelings for you. You should see a psychiatric professional instead.
>>739323619 I just feel like I know where OP is coming from, cause I have a portion of friends that are pot elitists. They're really annoying and I feel like OP just needs to realize there's a middle ground. Like it's possible to have pot smoking friends that aren't annoying as fuck. Any case I hope he finds the sweet spot and enjoys life a bit more once he does.
On a serious note OP I have friends that have never and will never touch anything harder than a single sugar in their cup of tea and others who have put almost every substance known to man up their nose and neither of them are better people. They're two different people who enjoy different things. If you're too entitled/self centered or whatever to get along with people because they smoke and you don't like it then you need to sit down, have a reality check and get yourself a firm grip on life again because you've lost it mate.
>>739319561 I've seen studies that came out the past few years that show that is can kill brain cells. Almost all anti-weed ads I've seen been aimed at teens. I think it should be legal, in moderation it does pretty much no harm similarly to alcohol.
i know what you mean, i met some people in my high school class who i thought were decent humans who didnt do illegal shit, only to find out the first time i hung out after class, they just wanted me to smoke fucking weed. Fucking retards
Are you really this stupid? >>739328231 >1. People do less drugs than they did in the 70s-80s. And before then pot may have been taboo but people were hopped up on opiods and prescribed coke, meth, etc. Not to mention alcoholics galore. This generation is calm in comparison, only smoking weed.
>>739319127 Your generation blows because you can't do anything without posting your it on the internet. the fact spoiled fucks can make time to go hike and swim the river yet have weed to smoke and phones to hash tag every fucking thing they do is the problem. Get a fucking job. Work 6-7 12 hour shifts a day, pay your own fucking bills, tuition etc. it's not our generation it's you faggots taking shit too serious. Get a fucking life and stop sucking you moms titty milk
>>739327360 >don't get strung out on H? cuz that is what I did and it set me back a decade lol.
What type of work are you doing? I could try and give you some specific adivce. Otherwise my post-college advice is pretty standard.
>socialize with coworkers and other people to build connections. Not like smarmy networking shit .. just meeting lots of people. hearing what they are doing. making friends. After a few years all those names really add up.
>figure out what you want your next job to be, get resumes from those people online, and see what you need to do to get there. eg: I wanted to go from art director to creative director.. when I looked up portfolios for creative directors they all had experience like hiring/firing, managing entire brands, etc. So in my current job, I started an internship program, just so I could handle some hirings.
>>739319561 >Crime goes down. That's a stupid fucking semantic argument. Crime goes down because a thing was decriminalized, not because the action stopped. No shit. Not calling something crime immediately lowers the crime rate. If that's something you ACTUALLY HAVE to tell people for them to know, we're far too retarded to save.
>>739329546 >Crime goes down because a thing was decriminalized
You are correct, but there is more to it than that. By not putting people in prison, you save a tremendous amount of money. You keep people working, and taking care of their families. You have police freed up for more serious crimes.
Now if we talk about something like heroin - decriminalizing does decrease incidental crime ( stealing, robbing, etc ) outside of the possession charge itself.
>>739329201 H as in Heroine? Its rare to hear success stories with that involved, I am impressed
Im not great with people but ill guess ill have to work on that, just shy is all
I want to be a art director, dream job right there, I'm unemployed at the moment. Going to take a year out to travel but really want to do something productive with my time and prepare. This info is great, any more advice?
I few years ago I got off all drugs for good. I had a nasty xanax addiction and it almost cost me my freedom. I still look like a junkie though. When I tell people I don't smoke weed or even drink they look at me like I have three heads.
>>739329765 >You are correct, but there is more to it than that. By not putting people in prison, you save a tremendous amount of money. Cool, so let's just decriminalize things solely for the purpose of saving taxpayer dollars. Sounds like a great plan. >You keep people working, and taking care of their families.  Jobs are already low. Decriminalizing things doesn't increase the amount of jobs there are enough to offset the amount of jobs it lowers in the prison industry. >You have police freed up for more serious crimes. Severity of a crime is determined by the justice system who dole out punishments and allocate resources accordingly. It's a collective agreement as a society, not an objective truth.
Or, y'know, we could use prisons as fucking rehabilitation instead of as a negative consequence and achieve basically all of the things you mentioned. Rehabilitation lowers repeat offenders, time served doesn't.
>>739330522 >Severity of a crime is determined by the justice system who dole out punishments and allocate resources accordingly. It's a collective agreement as a society, not an objective truth.
Right, this is why as a society if we decide that MJ should be legalized, we can better allocate those resources.
>Cool, so let's just decriminalize things solely for the purpose of saving taxpayer dollars. Sounds like a great plan.
It is as good a reason as any. Do you want a moral reason?
>You keep people working, and taking care of their families.
Sorry, don't have time to. But I think it is fair to posit that someone arrested for drug possession is more productive to society outside of jail.
> Rehabilitation lowers repeat offenders, time served doesn't. yep, agree with you 100%. Good luck with that though. It is politically very unpopular. And our current administration is much more interested in getting those prisons back up past capacity, and dusting off the ole War on Drugs manual.
>>739330131 yeah I got strung out during my party phase. started really casual, but after a few years my career and life imploded. I'm very lucky.
>I want to be a art director, dream job right there, I'm unemployed at the moment.
Sure what kind of art? graphic / web design? game design?
Entry level jobs are pretty competitive. I can rattle off some general advice here:
-always be working. travelling? check out local examples of design. find design you like? copy it and refine it for your personal portfolio. Have as many "styles" as you can. you want to be as flexible a tool as possible.
-new hires from college fucking suck. why? -no concept of time. each hour you spend on something is money spent. A great project done in 40 hours, might lose the company money, where an ok one done in 20 might make a profit. As you work you start to develop these ideas of how long projects take. that is a valuable skill. -no concept of appropriate behavior. new hires .. some of them can't do even basic shit right. They cant follow naming conventions, and when you drop their files into the workflow they fuck everything up.
>>739331547 He isn't trying to decide you triggered fuck, he's voicing frustration of finding the desired group to associate with and blames cannabis' prevalence among young people today as being partly responsible for his difficulty.
Neither of my parents, and none of my aunts or uncles (probably a total of 15 people) have ever even TRIED pot or any other hard drug. They all drink, but no drugs.
Of every person I have every spoken in their 50s-60s I'd say probably 1% of them smokes weed on occasion, probably 1/10 of 1% has done heavier drugs or is some kind of fuck up loser/alcoholic (or friends parent etc).
Literally 100% of people I have ever met under age 35 has at least tried weed. A solid 5-10% smoke weed like people drink booze. Just go out every weekend and smoke, smoke daily, etc.
Probably 5% have also used harder drugs multiple times. I'd say something like 1-2% are druggie fuck ups (no job, addicts, rehab, etc).
It's not even CLOSE to comparable. 16/18-40 uses a SHITLOAD of drugs. Like...CONSTANTLY.
-showing up on time. many people can't do this. -overdress a bit. better to be seen as a dork who will get shit done. Detail really fucking matters, when stuff being a few pixels off just isn't good enough. ESPECIALLY if you are starting out at production level ( which you probably will assuming you are in graphic design ) .
-look at resumes of people whose jobs you want. Art director is a crazy one because it covers such a broad range. Like you can be an art director in a small company and be the ONLY person at that company in your department. You could do a bit of everything. Or you could be an Art Director in an agency, have 5-20 people reporting to you, and you don't really design much - you are mostly working with copywriting / sr. designers on high end concept for the project.
-never bad mouth your company, especially on forums and shit. I saw a young guy lose a great job that way.
if you give me more specifics, where you are travelling to, what you studied and where, and what industry I might be able to give you some more specifics.
Im currently on a 2 week tolerance break but im a daily smoker, weed helped with depression, has all but fixed my insomnia, and my GAD has completely gone.
the reason why people smoke and stay active is because its fun to do. if you dont want to smoke, thats fine, but when others choose to bun and choose to be social and active. dont rain on their parade.
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