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Steve Benson

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  1. eepatt

    eepatt said, 8 months ago

    What is that famous John Denver song?……
    Colorado Rocky Mountain low
    Drunken hippies barfing in the snow

  2. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 8 months ago

    There are lots of jobs for those that can pass a drug test.Now the employers in Colorado who have to go by federal guide lines ,like trucking companies or any that do business with the feds will have even fewer qualified applicants.Fewer tax payers and more dope heads on the public dole.Now all the useless weed heads will move to Denver.The Dutch are really tired of foreign dopers.
    I asked a weed head at work a few years ago, why he didn’t go to another company that paid almost $12 an hour more then he makes where he is now.He said they drug test over there.They wouldn’t hire him.Weed smoking costs him almost $2000 a month.Great decision making by a dope head.Must be some really ,really good crap he’s addicted to.
    Johns Hopkins University has done studies that say weed use makes the users stupid.I guess the study came to the right conclusion.Must be a lot of that in the Colorado legislature.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    We are going to find out in short order what the societal and medical effects of recreational and “medical” marijuana are and my prediction is that it won’t be good.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Another theme that will have the “conservative blue noses” bent out of shape touting the “reefer madness” mythology. Hmm, while I do have some reservations about “recreational use”, it IS “interesting” that it’s all those conservatives who tout their support for “individual rights and freedom” that are most against using a product that safer than either tobacco or alcohol. (Yes, if you smoke a brick a day, you may actually run the risk of developing diseases common to tobacco use, but 99.9% of even “recreational” users will never reach the consumption levels of a tobacco smoker. Plus, tobacco does NOT have the PROVEN medical benefits of marijuana, and the natural product and the synergists in that product are far more effective than synthesized THC.)

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @David

    Denis is right on the employment / use issue David. No commercial carrier is going to allow their drivers, pilots, or crew to use marijuana or not be tested for use. They will do it. So will many other employers. Also expect employment contracts to start absolving the employer of any responsibility for use in violation of company policy.
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    The simplest reason for this is that unlike alcohol THC in marijuana stays in the blood stream for up to 30 days. Imagine a scenario where a commercial airline pilot smokes some on a Friday and his plane crashes on Monday. It won’t matter if he wasn’t “high” at the time. All that will matter is THC was found in his system and the lawyers for the passengers WILL make the argument he was impaired and it will be hard to fight that claim.
    Therefore, ANY use would be considered unacceptable simply because ANY use would result in THC being present for a unreasonably long time in the blood stream.
    Alcohol metabolizes fast enough that someone who drinks on Friday is sober Monday and there is no evidence of impairment.
    That is the difference and that is GOING to be a HUGE problem for employers with recreational marijuana being legal.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    ^David: most of my medications for fibromyalgia preclude my passing a flight physical for even civil aviation. Then there’s also my blood pressure med that also is a ’"fail" on flight physicals! (because it affects memory and thought process, NOT just that it lowers BP.)

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, 8 months ago

    @denis1112

    About the Dutch, the laws prohibiting foreigners from buying were a subject of protest in response to what was believed as an overreach of eurozone authority (other member countries were unhappy about the large amount of drugs being mulled across borders, which due to being a maritime country, as well as connections into France and Germany made it an ideal location.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 8 months ago

    @Enoki

    We are going to find out in short order what the societal and medical effects of recreational and “medical” marijuana are and my prediction is that it won’t be good.
    .
    Well then, we shall see, won’t we? In my lifetime experience, I’ve found that weed-smokers were a lot more amiable than the alkies, who tend to become … aggressive. Different kinds of inhibitions are broken down.

  9. Weirdharold

    Weirdharold said, 8 months ago

    @denis1112

    “Johns Hopkins University has done studies that say weed use makes the users stupid.” Man you out to lunch You believe all the lies you have bee told since 1920. Save your conversation for AHA.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    One of my most surreal moments: Doing teleprompter for In Performance at the White House. George HW was the Prez, John Denver was the host. Of course he led off with Rocky Mountain High. Very cool.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Liked “Annie’s Song” a little better, but spent decades living the “Rocky Mountain High”, in the Rockies, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and other ranges, “allergic” to cities and “city life”.


    But Churchie, you man GHW and others also used teleprompters??? : – ))

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    you man [sic] GHW and others also used teleprompters??? : – ))

    There is a difference between using prompters and being overly-reliant on one:-)

  13. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @David

    I’m with you!

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 8 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    “There is a difference between using prompters and being overly-reliant on one”

    How is Obama acting overly-reliant on teleprompters. How is his use any different than any other President’s?

  15. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, 8 months ago

    @eepatt

    How about the little girl on a roll

    barfing cookies in the snow.

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