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Old 02-10-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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It's one of those things you'll just have to accept. Since you have to ride the bus and you can smell the odor of the weed oozing from your fellow passengers is another thing you'll have to deal with. Since you have no control over the smell of your fellow passengers, and you have to ride the bus, there's things you can do. One thing you can do is get a bottle of smoke eliminator air spray called "Zero Smoke" and when your on the bus and you can smell weed, spray it on yourself on your face and your clothing. It will take the smell of the weed right out of the air around you. The smell of the spray will imediately disapoear and you won't smell like weed when you get off the bus. I carry the stuff around with me. You can get it in a head shop for less than 5$ and you can get it on Amazon. That will probably stop your headaches on the bus. But if it doesn't, carry a bottle of Bayer Back and Body Ache aspirins with you. That's Buyer's most strongest aspirins.
I agree it will unavoidable outdoors. I just find it hysterical that people went ape over people smoking outside, even away from entry/exit points because they believe inhaling even a slight amount of second hand smoke is going to give them stage four lung cancer within a few weeks. These people of that group who claim to be progressive and advocate for the legalization of marijuana, I can't wait till they have to deal with the odor of that everywhere they go.

It also is ridiculous that people have to spray themselves with chemicals and take drugs because people just have to get high to go through life. It is the weed smokers who should be spraying themselves. I really don't care what folks do in the privacy of their own homes, but if we are serious about "air quality" issues in the US, that should include pressuring people to wash the pot smoke from their body and clothing before venturing out. The only way to change behavior might be to shame people. Approach them in public and ask them if they bath regularly, wash their clothing ever. Instead of such direct action though, at restaurants, tell the server to cancel the order and make it loud why you need to leave, "Someone reeks of pot and I'm just too sensitive and need to leave." Restaurants should be kicking these people out and refusing to serve them at the onset though. They actually do this to those street/homeless people who don't ever care to wash. A person's stench, whatever it is from, shouldn't intrude into other people's right to breath as clean of air as possible. I know some workplace issues where employees had to be told to stop using very strong scented body sprays or hand lotions. Of course in this era of, "Me, myself, and I" I don't expect pot smokers to care about the clean breathing of others around them.

If it gets that bad I guess I will just drive around till I find a restaurant that doesn't smell God awful. If some weed addict who can't bother to bath or wash their clothing wonders in and starts stinking the place up and isn't asked to leave, I'll just get up and go. If I already have my food I might not be able to leave as big as a tip as I normally do because I'll need some of that money for the aspirins. I don't care if we legalize marijuana or not, but I'm not taking a hit to my bank account just to continue to go through life like I was prior to legalization. If it gets really bad, I'll just be done eating out. The weed addicts hopefully will be eating more to make up for the lost tip wages to servers when I and likely many others no longer will be leaving.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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I agree it will unavoidable outdoors. I just find it hysterical that people went ape over people smoking outside, even away from entry/exit points because they believe inhaling even a slight amount of second hand smoke is going to give them stage four lung cancer within a few weeks. These people of that group who claim to be progressive and advocate for the legalization of marijuana,
Yeah, it is pretty ironic that the same liberals who were the main force behind tobacco smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes over the course of the last couple decades are now the main force behind the marijuana legalization scam. Granted, there is partisan crossover for both issues, but the strongest political support for both has been in the Democrat party. It doesn't seem to make sense that they would do everything they could to banish and tax one stinky weed, and then turn around and then try to legalize a new stinky weed. In the end, I think the thing that explains it is that in general Democrats are always looking for something new to tax in order to fund their socialist programs. One of the big tobacco taxes in California was introduced specifically to fund the First 5 program. Here's a hint for Democrats: government always takes more than it gives! Fund one of these programs, and all you've typically done is create new sinecures for some civil servants or self-satisfied non-profit workers. Taxpayers get precious little in return (most of the programs are directed towards ppl who pay the fewest taxes anyway). Another reason for Dem support is probably the liberal abhorrence of anything that smacks of rules, standards, or traditional family values.

Personally, I'm for banning both substances simply because neither is containable. If someone wants to eat a Twinkie, that's fine as long as they don't shove half of it in my mouth. I f you want to manufacture something, that's fine as long as you don't pollute my drinking water well. With pot and cigarettes everyone within a pretty significant radius of the smoker is forced to breathe those drugs (and, contrary to what one of the earlier posters said, pot DOES hang low in the air and spread around -- it does NOT immediately fly up into the clouds or anything). I've had plenty of times when I've been waiting for the bus at a huge station platform and someone is smoking marijuana 100 or more feet away, and it will smell so strong that I literally have to leave the bus stop or deal with the nausea and headache that the odor causes. I've also noticed that pot smokers tend to be far ruder on avg than cigarette smokers. If you ask a smoker to please not smoke near you, they are often pretty nice about it. Any time I've asked the same courtesy of a pot smoker, they have been completely rude and offensive in response.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hello,
My state passed the marijuana prop, so I plan to relocate to a state that will be least likely ever to pass this, is Indiana one of them? Is Indiana a decent place to raise kids?
Thx

Sounds like a great plan...illegal drug use is just soooo much better.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I have a feeling your kid is or will be a pot head. Kids tend to do the opposite of what their overbearing preachy parents want. Moving to a new state because marijuana is legalized is ridiculous. You can get weed easily at any school.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I strongly support states' rights so if Indiana chooses to prohibit marijuana locally, then also I support that decision. Just a few points for the pro side-
  1. The massive alcohol and pharmaceutical industries have a lot to lose, so many of the negative comments (lobbying) about marijuana are coming from that direction.
  2. If people purchase marijuana from an illicit source, then there is a good chance that the seller will also be pushing hard drugs. Also, there is no quality control for marijuana in that type of market.
  3. The smell of marijuana is much less of an issue when it is vaporized (not burned). Even so, the smell of an alcoholic's rotting liver is far worse to me than the smell of burning marijuana.
  4. What would be the outcome if the resources that are currently devoted to marijuana offense interdiction/incarceration were instead spent on preventing hard drug overdose deaths?
OP was not interested in debating about alcohol, but do try watching a few episodes of Dr. G., Medical Examiner. Toxic if you drink too much and fatal (for some people) if you stop drinking too abruptly.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Yeah, it is pretty ironic that the same liberals who were the main force behind tobacco smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes over the course of the last couple decades are now the main force behind the marijuana legalization scam. Granted, there is partisan crossover for both issues, but the strongest political support for both has been in the Democrat party. It doesn't seem to make sense that they would do everything they could to banish and tax one stinky weed, and then turn around and then try to legalize a new stinky weed. In the end, I think the thing that explains it is that in general Democrats are always looking for something new to tax in order to fund their socialist programs. One of the big tobacco taxes in California was introduced specifically to fund the First 5 program. Here's a hint for Democrats: government always takes more than it gives! Fund one of these programs, and all you've typically done is create new sinecures for some civil servants or self-satisfied non-profit workers. Taxpayers get precious little in return (most of the programs are directed towards ppl who pay the fewest taxes anyway). Another reason for Dem support is probably the liberal abhorrence of anything that smacks of rules, standards, or traditional family values.

Personally, I'm for banning both substances simply because neither is containable. If someone wants to eat a Twinkie, that's fine as long as they don't shove half of it in my mouth. I f you want to manufacture something, that's fine as long as you don't pollute my drinking water well. With pot and cigarettes everyone within a pretty significant radius of the smoker is forced to breathe those drugs (and, contrary to what one of the earlier posters said, pot DOES hang low in the air and spread around -- it does NOT immediately fly up into the clouds or anything). I've had plenty of times when I've been waiting for the bus at a huge station platform and someone is smoking marijuana 100 or more feet away, and it will smell so strong that I literally have to leave the bus stop or deal with the nausea and headache that the odor causes. I've also noticed that pot smokers tend to be far ruder on avg than cigarette smokers. If you ask a smoker to please not smoke near you, they are often pretty nice about it. Any time I've asked the same courtesy of a pot smoker, they have been completely rude and offensive in response.
If the smell of weed bothers you that much, then maybe you should start carrying a pocket-sized bottle of Zero Smoke smoke odor eliminator everywhere you go. You can find it at any head shop. A 2.5 ounce bottle costs about $2.99 plus tax. It works real good. That's all you gotta do and it will take care of your problem at the bus stop or on the bus. It's one of those things thats better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
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