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monty on Apr 22 2017, 07:29:37 PM wrote:Hehe, Art, curious how it's trolling whenever I say something you know deep down to be true but hate to admit...
Lol. Yep, you're right. You've convinced me. Brb downing some shots

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Never said weed was good for you. Hell, it attributed to my younger brother getting psychosis. But he was doing it at least once a day if not more for a few weeks, because of him being in an abusive relationship. It's just not as bad as alcohol.

Doing a joint like once a week if not less? I think I'll be ok.

And if I had kids? Yes I would warn them about the dangers of it, but I would also give some more clear advice. Like telling them "you know those pills people give at parties? Sure they might say it's molly, but there's a good chance it's laced with god knows what and you won't have a good time"
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So when did molly become harmless fun?
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monty on Apr 22 2017, 07:56:46 PM wrote:So when did molly become harmless fun?
You'd be surprised at how many university/college students try it. I think they should know the more realistic dangers of it as opposed to "drugs cause dead babies"
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yeah, there's a difference when talking about adults making informed decisions about drug use - including illicit, legal, and prescribed - and kids doing it. But how do we keep kids off any of this stuff when, simply put, it is basically everywhere? I'm glad I don't have to deal with this and offspring personally, but my hope would be that I could make a child understand that all kinds of substances have effects on the brain - more use, more effects - and these effects are much more concerning on a developing brain. Hell, way back when I was a kid, I wasn't allowed things like coffee because it wasn't good for kids! How things have changed there! I'm surprised Starbucks isn't opening franchises in the schools at this point. BTW there were no vending machines selling sodas back then either though I had plenty of it available at home.

The other thing, I simply can't get worked up about the dangers of medical marijuana when we're looking at this so-called crisis related to opioids. And now that I've had experience with both - and yes, the opioids were long-term, prescribed use that I was intended to use for the rest of my life. UGH! The stories about how that 'legal' prescribed drug messed with my head, life, and overall health and it was certainly a lot harder to divorce than anything else I've ever used (including tobacco).

So yes, the reason why I posted that link was precisely because it talks about the relative risks and isn't some silly "weed is totally benign" garbage piece. (And yes, I even checked the credibility of the website before posting given the current climate of fakery masquerading as news and information).

However, it's just too clear to me that the War on Drugs has failed in any other goal than to see an underclass incarcerated at increasingly high rates. We need to find another solution.

And as others have said, no one really bats an eyelash when someone says, "What a miserable day! I need a drink. Several, actually." Prohibition didn't change that - in fact, with the Depression, people wanted to drink to forget that much more.

So the real question should be what are people so desperately trying forget that they turn to whatever substance? Maybe we need to be addressing those issues and let the drugs sort themselves out.
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So I'm drinking a bomber of Toppling Goliath King Sue while watching the Globes and man it really helps tolerating the dullness of the thing and...

oh wait, wrong thread?
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OldAle1 on Jan 7 2018, 09:07:52 PM wrote:So I'm drinking a bomber of Toppling Goliath King Sue while watching the Globes and man it really helps tolerating the dullness of the thing and...

oh wait, wrong thread?
Maybe? If it is, just blame the drugs! :thumbsup:

My beer knowledge has waned over the past couple of years, but I know Toppling Goliath was one of those breweries I wanted to try. You drink the hell out of that beer - it looks really good. :cheers:
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maxwelldeux on Jan 7 2018, 09:27:04 PM wrote:
OldAle1 on Jan 7 2018, 09:07:52 PM wrote:So I'm drinking a bomber of Toppling Goliath King Sue while watching the Globes and man it really helps tolerating the dullness of the thing and...

oh wait, wrong thread?
Maybe? If it is, just blame the drugs! :thumbsup:

My beer knowledge has waned over the past couple of years, but I know Toppling Goliath was one of those breweries I wanted to try. You drink the hell out of that beer - it looks really good. :cheers:
TG is at this point one of my 5 or so favorite "local" (it's about 200 miles away) breweries, though they only seem to make IPAs...dozens and dozens of IPAs. But they're all awesome!

Globes are dull of course but my mind always ranges to interesting places when half-watching shit and drinking...
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Smoked weed a lot, though it varies from time to time
Used XTC once (though there was speed in it)
Smoked hash one or two times.
Would love to try LSD and paddo's at least once.
I'm very tolerant towards drug use.
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I love smoking weed. Especially Jack Herer. This strain is out of this world.
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I wasn't even aware there were different marijuana types
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Armoreska on Mar 22 2018, 09:41:49 AM wrote:I wasn't even aware there were different marijuana types
Come to Washington. I'll take you to one of the dispensaries for a good ol' fashioned shopping trip.
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Armoreska on Mar 22 2018, 09:41:49 AM wrote:I wasn't even aware there were different marijuana types
there are indicas and sativas and hybrids but shitload of strains that are one of the three

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Only can get indica for now.

I'm gonna try so many strains when it becomes legal here.
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id want to try cbd-only strains, edibles and what not. too bad they are illegal here and not available otherwise either at least to me
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The budtenders tend to be really good at what they do. If you know what you're looking for, you can just ask for it and they'll either find it or recommend something very similar. If you don't, you can just describe what you want, and they'll recommend something that works pretty well, actually.

One time, I went to a dispensary with my grandmother and told them she needed to gain weight, but didn't want to smoke, and edibles were too unpredictable for her. They suggested a few vape options, and we went with the simplest. Great experience.
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I really wanna try different strains. I think I’ve only had a ‘named strain’ once or twice but we don’t really have a selection available unless we wanna visit really dodgy scummy people.
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legalization - it's the only way to high
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xianjiro on Mar 22 2018, 09:04:50 PM wrote:legalization - it's the only way to high
Fo' shizzle. Before it became legal here, I had smoked maybe half a dozen times in my life. Then it became legal, and I'd smoke on occasion. Then my wife was diagnosed with MS, so we just had it around, mostly for her.
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nimimerkillinen on Jun 24 2018, 11:31:13 AM wrote:https://qualiacomputing.com/2016/12/12/ ... periences/
Someone posted me a link to this the other day, still need to read it more carefully.

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Thoughts on acid? Have you tried it? I dropped some for the first time a couple of years ago and I've had five trips since then, though I think I didn't "get" what it was all about till the third time.
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never tried it - never had much interest
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Carmel1379 wrote: June 24th, 2018, 5:41 pm
nimimerkillinen on Jun 24 2018, 11:31:13 AM wrote:https://qualiacomputing.com/2016/12/12/ ... periences/
Someone posted me a link to this the other day, still need to read it more carefully.

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sweet, will check it out
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Hunziker wrote: October 5th, 2018, 7:22 am Thoughts on acid? Have you tried it? I dropped some for the first time a couple of years ago and I've had five trips since then, though I think I didn't "get" what it was all about till the third time.
its awesome but things can go sour if you dont take enough time integrating between the trips (if one plans on keep doing it), some suggest months i think and not to rely on it. it can show pretty straightforwardly you some destination which you can get to without drugs eventually if you keep on integrating and going on spiritual path ...probably less visuals tho :D
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nimimerkillinen wrote: October 6th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Hunziker wrote: October 5th, 2018, 7:22 am Thoughts on acid? Have you tried it? I dropped some for the first time a couple of years ago and I've had five trips since then, though I think I didn't "get" what it was all about till the third time.
its awesome but things can go sour if you dont take enough time integrating between the trips (if one plans on keep doing it), some suggest months i think and not to rely on it. it can show pretty straightforwardly you some destination which you can get to without drugs eventually if you keep on integrating and going on spiritual path ...probably less visuals tho :D
I feel the same. The first two times were too close for me, it felt somewhat awkward not having time to process everything. THe third time was much later and it was amaazing, truly one of the most clarifying life-changing experiences I've ever had.
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Hunziker wrote: October 5th, 2018, 7:22 am Thoughts on acid? Have you tried it? I dropped some for the first time a couple of years ago and I've had five trips since then, though I think I didn't "get" what it was all about till the third time.
Took it once, at a music festival. It was quite fun but that wasn't the best setting and it went on waaay too long. I remember it being almost exactly the same as taking mushrooms, just lasting 3x longer, and I took shrooms numerous times when I was 16-18ish. Though to be honest I enjoyed the experience less with each time rather than the opposite (maybe because I started taking larger amounts and it got a bit too weird). But I did have a really amazing, incredibly fun trip once that was absolutely revelatory to my mindset at the time. Among other things I genuinely decided I didn't need God anymore (I was never strongly devout, but did believe up to age 16) and became an atheist. Such a cliche, but completely true!
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My brother told me a story about a dude who took acid and had a bad trip seeing demons in the vents, and the guy still can’t be around vents. That kind of put me off. And he also said if you’re depressed or unstable it can send you off into the deep end, so I think it’s best for me to just stick with weed.

I’m planning to try quitting weed over the holidays but I’m a bit scared of having a PTSD/depression relapse. The exercise and stuff I’ve been doing has been the first part of the plan and I feel like I have things in place to deal with it, but it’s going to be hard. I haven’t really been sober since before I was depressed and I don’t know what I’m like sober anymore.
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Weed is legal here in 6 days. Time to do lots of research. Any recommended strains from you Dutch folk?
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XxXApathy420XxX wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:09 am Weed is legal here in 6 days. Time to do lots of research. Any recommended strains from you Dutch folk?
All depends on what you want - and the method of delivery you want...
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maxwelldeux wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:15 am
XxXApathy420XxX wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:09 am Weed is legal here in 6 days. Time to do lots of research. Any recommended strains from you Dutch folk?
All depends on what you want - and the method of delivery you want...
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XxXApathy420XxX wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:20 am
maxwelldeux wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:15 am
XxXApathy420XxX wrote: October 12th, 2018, 12:09 am Weed is legal here in 6 days. Time to do lots of research. Any recommended strains from you Dutch folk?
All depends on what you want - and the method of delivery you want...
Smoking through a pipe. I want to relax and listen to music.
I'd probably go with an indica or hybrid strain. I'm a fan of both gorilla glue and girl scout cookies, but it's pretty hard to go wrong with anything. My key advice is don't go for top-shelf stuff right off the bat - aim for low- to mid-shelf strains until you really know what you're going for. I usually aim for midshelf strains/growers, as that's good enough quality, but doesn't break the bank too much.
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PAX is classier and sexier than that one

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I wanted to switch to vaping but a couple months ago one of my brothers orders of CBD oil got found by customs and now he’s on a watch list which means my name and address will also get checked if I try to buy some. So living sober with PTSD it’ll have to be. :(
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Practically every website has Blue Dream at #1. Guess I'll have to try that one first.
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Hunziker wrote: October 6th, 2018, 7:20 pm
nimimerkillinen wrote: October 6th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Hunziker wrote: October 5th, 2018, 7:22 am Thoughts on acid? Have you tried it? I dropped some for the first time a couple of years ago and I've had five trips since then, though I think I didn't "get" what it was all about till the third time.
its awesome but things can go sour if you dont take enough time integrating between the trips (if one plans on keep doing it), some suggest months i think and not to rely on it. it can show pretty straightforwardly you some destination which you can get to without drugs eventually if you keep on integrating and going on spiritual path ...probably less visuals tho :D
I feel the same. The first two times were too close for me, it felt somewhat awkward not having time to process everything. THe third time was much later and it was amaazing, truly one of the most clarifying life-changing experiences I've ever had.
tripping 70 times in a years wasnt a great idea for me (not just acid) :circle:
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