So yesterday they kinda sorta legalized weed in a couple states (Colorado, Washington). Apparently the whole city of Boulder came out to vote. I think it's still federally illegal, so there'll probably be a court case about who wins on that. But for now, unless you're working a federal government or contractor job (sorry all you defense contractors out in Colorado Springs) you're probably pretty safe schmoking some doobs. I, personally, don't. This is probably not surprising to most of you given how square I am. You know the classic 1950s-style parent, like Red Foreman? I was born like that. So most of the schmokers I know are on the Internet. As a 1950s-parent-type, I am emotionally predisposed to think weed comes from the Devil. I have had plenty of bad experiences (family, friends) with drugs of all sorts, both legal and illegal. Not weed in any case. Booze, cigarettes, prescription pills, meth, plenty of that. All those things have made my life suck in various ways, so when you say "oh just legalize weed, everything will be so much better" my instinctual response is "fuck you." But having read the extensive argumentation on weed on the Internet, my logical mind is swayed to believe that Everything is Probably Going to Be OK now that the legalization process has started in earnest. This does not, however, mean that I will suddenly be all happy about the large swaths of fucking annoying weed advocates out there. Categories of weed smokers that annoy the fuck out of me include: 1. The Cosmos Crowd: Reportedly, Carl Sagan smoked more weed than Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion?) However, some smokers think that smoking weed makes them as smart as Carl Sagan. Please fuck off, you are not. 2. The "Weed Makes Everything Better" Brigade: These are the people who believe that smoking weed has 100% positive effects and 0% negative effects. Weed cures disease. It mows your lawn. It mends broken families. It reduces the heartbreak of psoriasis. Please fuck off. 3. The Smoking Fetish Syndicate: These are the people who try to put some kind of rigorous/scientific/medical veneer on their getting high. They're talking about bongs designed through CAD with supercomputer fluid dynamics simulations and shit. Included here are also the people who do combinations of drugs and record dosages like they were fucking surgeons. "12.2mg Scopolamine intramuscular + 500mg Ketamine orally + 0.5g cannabis sativa vaporized to 1,000PPM in an aqueous solution." Fuck you guys. You know what you sound like? Someone who whacks off and then posts shit like "36.2 seconds of left-handed stroking at 14 strokes/minute using 8 Newtons of pressure and 0.05 foot-pounds of torque counterclockwise." Yes, I know we have a drugs thread somewhere in the Permanent Thread pile, but I thought the recent election made this a timely topic. Try to minimize politics in this thread, please (though it's hard to talk about weed without politics these days). FOCUS: WEEEEED. Love it? Hate it? What effect do you think legalization will have? Will everyone come into work trading weed-growing tips in the lunchroom? Will all the secretaries be high all day? Or the managers? Will average freeway speeds decrease to 35MPH? Will there be a patchouli shortage?