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post #61 of 75

I think we should just ban skiing.  It's far to dangerous and enjoyable to remain legal.  Then we can consider whether or not to travel to states that have black market winter sports industries.

post #62 of 75

A good friend of mine is an ER physician and he says the same thing.  He gets tired of asking, "what did you take?" and always being lied to.
 

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Do I see motor vehicle accidents due to pot in my ER? No

Do I see motor vehicle accidents due to alcohol in my ER? Yes

Do I see all sorts of crap from The Three Amigos in my ER? Oh, yeah....



 

post #63 of 75

Me too, me too!!!
 

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love that show!  My favorite show on TV.

 

If you really want the whole story, get a hold of the Ken Burns series on Prohibition.   you will learn a lot and see amazing similarities to current political climate and right-wing religous insanity that had a lot to do with this and attempts to legislate morality.. according to their standards.. 



Another outstanding documentary is The Unionhttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9077214414651731007

 

 

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Did Jimmy used to work at the Crestwood?



No but i've had dinner at the arch stone.

 

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No but i've had dinner at the arch stone.

 



 

Sorry, I thought you might be an old friend?

 

post #67 of 75
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Do I see motor vehicle accidents due to pot in my ER? No


There is now quantitative evidence as well as anecdotal:

 

 

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DENVER – A groundbreaking new study shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana have resulted in a nearly 9 percent drop in traffic deaths and a 5 percent reduction in beer sales.

 

“Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities through reducing alcohol consumption by young adults,” said Daniel Rees, professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver who co-authored the study with D. Mark Anderson, assistant professor of economics at Montana State University.

 

http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/Study-shows-medical-marijuana-laws-reduce-traffic-deaths.aspx

 

See also: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/how-to-reduce-traffic-deaths-drive-stoned/

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post #69 of 75

If you have kids, consider skiing outside Colorado until the stoner situation is understood.  Here's an account from our weekend half day in a resort just above Boulder, and I'll say we've had similar experiences at Breck.

 

 

We were at a local ski place yesterday for a quick half day of skiing.  I wanted to play golf later in the afternoon.  We headed to the backside where the "black" runs were located, as we figured few people would be over there in the morning.  The slopes are shaded in the morning, and generally icy.  The day was low light and flat lighting conditions.  We skied over to that area, and took the lift up to the top of the "expert" black diamond run.  As we rose, we saw a college age kid coming down at a high rate of speed.  He drifted over to the edge below the lift line.

 

Folks - what do you see below lift lines in many resorts?  MOGULS.

 

So, the kid launched off the mogul area.  Fortunately it was the end of the moguls.  He flew about 25 or more feet in the air.  Hard to know, because of the pitch for the black slope.  Of course, he lost control.  He fell backward and slammed his head against the icy snowpack, and bounced a few times.  He was limp immediately.  

 

We knew he wasn't immediately paralyzed - that's because his arms and legs flapped loosely as he slid face down, and unconscious below us.  He slid for a few hundred feet, and we turned to watch.  When a person is paralyzed, they go stiff.  

 

A guy stopped to grab the skis AND poles above the injured college student.  As he did this, ANOTHER college kid flew in the air, and hit, sliding past the man.  He slid into a small island of trees a couple hundred yards below.  

 

ANOTHER college student then flew by and landed on his back.  He slid down head first, LAUGHING as he slid.  He was stoned out of his mind.  

 

Three other college kids quickly wrecked and slid down the slopes.  Two were laughing and the third was hurt.

 

We decided to ski the catwalk back and go home...  As it turned out the Colorado School of Mines had a "ski deal" and brought three bus loads of STONED college kids to the resort that day.  The word quickly got out among locals and parents, and it was quickly passed on to parents and responsible skiers.

 

Flat light, icy conditions and stoned college kids.  Head home.

 

The "legalization" of marijuana in Colorado will be an EPIC disaster for ski resorts.  I'm not sure how many paralyzed college stoners it will take to make changes, but one thing's for sure - you WILL know who is skiing stoned, and you will be very lucky if you avoid them.  The resorts are running on fumes with labor because of the lack of snow and skier visits.  They DO NOT take away passes, and you will find very few ski patrol folks monitoring the slopes right now.  

 

Good luck and God Bless.

post #70 of 75

Since when is pot a requirement for stupid/ill-advised behavior? I assume these "college kids" were mostly if not all guys? Need I really say more?

 

Gonna ban beer, too? Why not just ban everyone over the age of 12? Until they take up golf, of course.

 

( Methinks you're a troll, but methinks also there are many who think like you do. )
post #71 of 75

One hit of a bong or bullet wastes you.  One beer does nothing.  What a classic stoner reply from you.  A bong hit is the equivalent of 6 martinis.  

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One hit of a bong or bullet wastes you.  One beer does nothing.  What a classic stoner reply from you.  A bong hit is the equivalent of 6 martinis.  

 

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Edit to add: It's hard to argue with scientific statements like this^.  

 

But seriously bowlmar, you have got to point me to your outlet.  


Edited by Bob Lee - 1/27/13 at 12:12pm
post #73 of 75
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One hit of a bong or bullet wastes you.  One beer does nothing.  What a classic stoner reply from you.  A bong hit is the equivalent of 6 martinis.  

 

post #74 of 75
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One hit of a bong or bullet wastes you.  One beer does nothing.  What a classic stoner reply from you.  A bong hit is the equivalent of 6 martinis.  

 

 

Brought to you by the Utah tourism department...  this is just too funny. seriously and I don't partake either.  

post #75 of 75

It's really amazing that no one ever smoked weed and skied in Colorado before it was legalized.  confused.gif   And apparently they now have SUPER weed that is stronger than any weed ever even conceptualized previously.

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