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   It didn't take long after voters approved legalization of pot in Colorado for journalists to start cranking out stories about the scourge of marijuana addiction

15 Nov 2012 04:53 PM   |   6959 clicks   |   Denver Channel
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phlegmmo    [TotalFark]  
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15 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
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Rincewind53    [TotalFark]  
"Arapahoe House, marijuana addiction is the number one reason why adolescents seek treatment"

And how many of the adolescents are there as part of court deals to avoid jail time? Hint: a lot of them.

15 Nov 2012 12:57 PM
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scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
A) Stupid article is stupid

B) I will not trust a news station that refuses to actually fact-check or have any common sense (Hint: This is the news station that aired the Broadwell book "All Up In My Snatch")

15 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
And we all know how effective that outlawing marijuana is at stopping kids from obtaining and smoking it, right?

15 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
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Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

Marcus Aurelius: And we all know how effective that outlawing marijuana is at stopping kids from obtaining and smoking it, right?


obviously the solution is MOAR laws! MOAR punishments! muahahahahahahaha!

15 Nov 2012 01:37 PM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
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I didn't think so.

15 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
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Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  
A monkey and a lizard are up in a tree smoking a joint. The lizards says "I'm going to the stream to get a drink of water" and climbs down. In the meantime, an alligator crawls up to the foot of the tree, and the monkey says "fark, how much did you drink?!"

15 Nov 2012 01:54 PM
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R.A.Danny    [TotalFark]  
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15 Nov 2012 02:07 PM
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violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
"When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.


ha ha hahahaha, whatever.

15 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
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CommieTaoist    [TotalFark]  
Yes, because it would be traumatic if young adults and teenagers were to suddenly become lazy, eat junk food and waste their days away playing video games...

There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.

15 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
ZOMG!

PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO JAZZ MUSIC!

THE COLOREDS WILL RAVISH OUR WHITE WIMMIN!

I'VE SEEN REEFER MADNESS! I KNOW! I KNOOOOOWWWWW!!!

15 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
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Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: "When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.


So let's continue to trample other people's rights.

Besides, legalizing and taxing marijuana would (in theory at least) provide more money for addiction treatment.

15 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
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R.A.Danny    [TotalFark]  

FirstNationalBastard: ZOMG!

PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO JAZZ MUSIC!

THE COLOREDS WILL RAVISH OUR WHITE WIMMIN!

I'VE SEEN REEFER MADNESS! I KNOW! I KNOOOOOWWWWW!!!


Not to mention the sheriff

15 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: violentsalvation: "When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.

So let's continue to trample other people's rights.

Besides, legalizing and taxing marijuana would (in theory at least) provide more money for addiction treatment.


And by "addiction treatment", you mean a good shrink, since weed is about as physically addictive as mallomars.

15 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
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slayer199    [TotalFark]  
"Addiction is a public health problem," said Schut.

Ignoring the fact that marijuana is not physically addictive I'll agree that it's a public health issue...so let's treat it as such and instead of locking people up and destroying their lives with a criminal record, treat them for it...you know. Like Portugal.

15 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
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NowhereMon     

slayer199: "Addiction is a public health problem," said Schut.

Ignoring the fact that marijuana is not physically addictive I'll agree that it's a public health issue...so let's treat it as such and instead of locking people up and destroying their lives with a criminal record, treat them for it...you know. Like Portugal.


15 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
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olddeegee    [TotalFark]  
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I'm picturing this in the newsroom. "Get me the victims of smoking pot!"

15 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
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djkutch    [TotalFark]  
Nary a word on alcohol and nicotine addiction? No? Must because there aren't corporate profits for marijuana just yet.

15 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
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Nogrhi    [TotalFark]  

slayer199: "Addiction is a public health problem," said Schut.

Ignoring the fact that marijuana is not physically addictive I'll agree that it's a public health issue...so let's treat it as such and instead of locking people up and destroying their lives with a criminal record, treat them for it...you know. Like Portugal.


There is a treatment for Portugal?? WOW!

15 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
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phlegmmo    [TotalFark]  
"Here is an example: A fifteen-year-old lad apprehended in the act of staging a holdup
- fifteen years old and a marijuana addict. Here is a most tragic case."
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"Yes. I remember. Just a young boy... under the influence of drugs... who killed his entire family with an axe."

15 Nov 2012 03:10 PM
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TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
Seeing as the only people who read newspapers or watch local TV news in CO are over the age of 35 at this point, those journos are just writing for their target audience.

15 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
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Irving Maimway    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x271]

I didn't think so.


Indeed. Thank you for this. Gotta put things in perspective.

15 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
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Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Seeing as the only people who read newspapers or watch local TV news in CO are over the age of 35 at this point, those journos are just writing for their target audience.


November is sweeps month. Stations are tested via the Nielsen ratings to see who is number one and so on. The very thing that Ron Burgandy was partying about in the beginning of the movie. This is typical and not surprising. But it is annoying.

15 Nov 2012 03:25 PM
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serpent_sky    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: 25.media.tumblr.com

I didn't think so.


Is that CM Punk smirking at him in the background or someone who looks a hell of a lot like him?

Also: who on earth has EVER been "addicted" to marijuana?

15 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
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Jubeebee     

slayer199: marijuana is not physically addictive


This really needs to be repeated.

15 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
Listening to Pink Floyd while contemplating the meaning of one's life isn't normal.

But on pot it is.


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15 Nov 2012 04:19 PM
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timujin    [TotalFark]  
wow, your anecdotal evidence is extremely compelling. Now, how about those people who work better when smoking regularly? Does that anecdotal evidence cancel your out?

/you weren't addicted, you were dependent, there's a difference.

15 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
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Kibbler     
You can almost hear the booze companies panicking.

15 Nov 2012 04:56 PM
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busy chillin'     
FTFA:

"I never worked as hard when I was high as I did when I was sober," said Brown,.

that's all on you.

An excuse is just a sh*tty reason.

15 Nov 2012 04:57 PM
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david_gaithersburg     
I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times. Thank god the paramedics are so close to my house.

15 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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Funzo     
I've been clean off grunge music for 17 years, and the fact that it's still allowed to be played makes me emotional. Where's my news story?

15 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
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DeathCipris     
Right...because people don't end up in rehab for alcohol too.
How bout we put those numbers side-by-side, k?

15 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times. Thank god the paramedics are so close to my house.


Paramedics respond to a Funyun emergency?

15 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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DeathCipris     
Oh wait, you mean alcohol is the number 1 reason people go to rehab?

15 Nov 2012 05:02 PM
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StoPPeRmobile     

Rincewind53: "Arapahoe House, marijuana addiction is the number one reason why adolescents seek treatment"

And how many of the adolescents are there as part of court deals to avoid jail time? Hint: a lot of them.


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15 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
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Headso    [TotalFark]  

Rincewind53: "Arapahoe House, marijuana addiction is the number one reason why adolescents seek treatment"

And how many of the adolescents are there as part of court deals to avoid jail time? Hint: a lot of them.


holes blown in shiat argument 2 posts in, fark wins again.

15 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

15 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
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AeAe     

FirstNationalBastard: david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times. Thank god the paramedics are so close to my house.

Paramedics respond to a Funyun emergency?


They delivered the pizza.

15 Nov 2012 05:04 PM
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wambu     
"Journalists" who regurgitate "stories" written by special interest groups are not journalists.

15 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
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AeAe     

violentsalvation: "When I heard the results of the election I did cry," said Alicia Brown, a former marijuana addict who has been clean for 17 years.


ha ha hahahaha, whatever.


Yessss.. because she had an addiction problem, that means everyone else will as well so it's best to keep it illegal and arrest anyone that uses it.

15 Nov 2012 05:06 PM
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busy chillin'     
I have a friend that got all potted up on weed once and now shoots heroin-laced crack directly into his eyeballs as he lays in the gutter masturbating in his own feces.

Not even once.

15 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
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Jubeebee     

AeAe: FirstNationalBastard: david_gaithersburg: I have personally overdosed on marijuana several dozen times. Thank god the paramedics are so close to my house.

Paramedics respond to a Funyun emergency?

They delivered the pizza.


They tried to, but he was so high that he was stuck on the couch and couldn't answer the door. Imagine being able to smell the pizza, but being helpless to get it.

Such horrors should not be tolerated in civilized society.

15 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
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slave2grind     
One time I OD'd on pot. I tried to drown myself in a bowl of water. I cut my face to shreds and ran into the dmv naked. I have no idea how I got there. I would have died from the thc saturation if it had not been for the top notch medical professionals and prayers of loved ones.Pot is evil.

15 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
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Dinjiin     

CommieTaoist: There are plenty of already legal addictive substances, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, porn, anime figurine collecting, pain killers, the list goes on and on.


That's sort of the point that I came here to make. A lot of the people who I know who are psychologically dependent on marijuana would just turn to something else to self-medicate themselves. I bet alcohol would be their next choice.

IMHO, I look at marijuana as the lesser evil between those two.

15 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
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PatGund     
And now,the brownie song (may not be safe for work)

15 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
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AeAe     

slave2grind: One time I OD'd on pot. I tried to drown myself in a bowl of water. I cut my face to shreds and ran into the dmv naked. I have no idea how I got there. I would have died from the thc saturation if it had not been for the top notch medical professionals and prayers of loved ones.Pot is evil.


Are you sure that was pot? Sounds like angel dust.

15 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
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way south     
It's about time for a reefer madness remake.

/this time they should hire Michael Bay.
/and Tom Hanks, with a script by JJ Abrams.

15 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
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Maud Dib     
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Now, there are four states of being in the cannabis, or marijuana,society:
Cool, Groovy, Hip, and Square.
The square is seldom if ever cool. He is not "with it,"that is, he doesn't know "what's happening."
But if he manages to figure it out, he moves up a notch to "hip."
And if he can bring himself to approve of what is happening, he becomes "groovy."
After that, with much luck and perseverance, he can rise to the rank of "cool."
A cool guy...

15 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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Scarlioni     
I've known people who smoke pot every day. They were just about worthless for anything. I've known people who drink everyday. They too were about worthless for anything. If you are getting intoxicated every day you have an issue.

I can but a bottle of whiskey legally, I can get drunk in a bar legally. Why can't I purchase a "joint" to smoke in my own home legally?

15 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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Ow! That was my feelings!     

15 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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