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DO NOT DO THAT, KIDS, IT IS A JOKE.

We’ve been hearing the arguments for years from the Reefer Madness crowd: If you legalize drugs, then EVERYBODY will get potted up on weed, because removing the “forbidden fruit” aspect from things always makes them more appealing. Well it turns out that, according to a new study, legalizing medical marijuana does not lead to an increase in stoner teenagers, despite what you were warned. In fact, overall rates of teens doing the pot has DROPPED slightly in states that have legalized medical pot:

Analysing data from a national study called Monitoring the Future, which collects information from 50,000 pupils aged 13 to 18 in the 8th, 10th and 12th grade (years 9, 11 and 13 in Britain) every year, they found there had not been a rise even after taking into account individual, school and state-level factors that can affect marijuana use (such as age, ethnicity, public or private school and proportion of each state’s population that was male or white).

“Our findings provide the strongest evidence to date that marijuana use by teenagers does not increase after a state legalises medical marijuana,” said Dr Hasin. “Rather, up to now, in the states that passed medical marijuana laws, adolescent marijuana use was already higher than in other states.”

The Guardian adds, “Among the youngest students surveyed, the 8th graders, marijuana use actually dropped.” The paper suggests that maybe it’s just not so cool to smoke drugs, when you see granny getting all stoned to help her deal with her arthritis pain. (They said it more science-y than that.) We’re not A Expert, but this is probably why teens also aren’t knitting or playing quite as much shuffleboard as they did in the olden timey days.

Live Science points out that usage was already higher in those states that have legalized medical pot, probably because those states are more liberal and aren’t quite so full of people who think that getting high will naturally lead to murder and meth-binging and Gono-Herpe-Syphil-AIDS. Slippery slope? Maybe if Taco Bell is at the bottom of the hill, but otherwise, not really.

One of the things old conservatives always worry about is that legalization will make pot easy to get, which is stupid, because it is already SO EASY TO GET, and always has been. Of course quality varies, because #freemarket and also #blackmarket, but it’s pretty much always there, not that yr Wonkette would know anything about that, no way.

Anyway, teens, say no to drugs, because they are bad and terrible and will ruin your life. But a little weed won’t kill you, NERDS.

[The Lancet / The Guardian via IBT]

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  • Politics_Nerd

    Kids these days! #backinmyday

  • Mehmeisterjr

    In Florida, after they belatedly closed the pill mills, the level of heroine addiction and deaths therefrom has skyrocketed. Add Flakka and guns and you have all the makings of a polite society.

    • Nounverb911

      Don’t forget Skittles too, also.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Yup. And we’re still wasting time and resources busting ALS sufferers who use pot.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Big article in the paper here in KY yesterday about the skyrocketing abuse of the drugs that are supposed to help people kick heroin. Guess no one was anticipating that ADDICTS might get addicted to something else.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “I used to be a heroin addict. Now I’m a methadone addict.”

        • nmmagyar

          Argggghhhh! For-profit methadon maintenance clinics make me stabby. Talk about fucking ghouls.

  • Lizzietish81
    • MrBlobfish

      Poetry. Another fav:

      Like Louie Armstrong
      Play the trumpet, I’ll hit dat bong
      And break ya off somethin’ soon
      I got ta get my props
      Cops
      Come and try ta’ snatch my crops

  • MrBlobfish

    Don’t say “No”. Ask “How much”?

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Those scientists and their data eh? Always trying to promote an activist judge’s liberal lifestyle agenda with their mumbo jumbo. I’m not a scientist, man, but I’m sure those scientists are wrong, wrong, wrong. Just leave it to the scientists. And state’s rights. Don’t tread on me or force anything down my throat. And Benghazi.

    • tinker12

      Argle bargle also, too.

  • goonemeritus

    I spent my youth stone cold sober in libraries and honors science
    classes and now I’m a bitter old corporate goon. Kid’s I hope this cautionary
    tale will guide you away from making the same mistakes I did.

    • Vecciojohn

      Yeah, I know. I stopped smoking dope in my early 20s.

      What the fuck was I thinking?

      • goonemeritus

        Fuck’in peer pressure.

      • Lot_49

        Did you just go cold turkey or have to go into rehab?

      • chicken thief

        It’s not too late to (re-)start.

      • jmk

        I stopped in my mid-20s when I got a job at the federal government with random drug tests. Then, just before I left that shitty job, I had a kid and felt like it wasn’t responsible to blaze up under the circumstances. Now, when the kid is finally old enough to vote and look after himself for a bit, I worry about getting high because I haven’t inhaled anything since I quit smoking cigarettes, and I don’t want to be tempted to start that crap up again by smoking something else.

        Sigh. Life is really hard sometimes.

    • eggsacklywright

      I miss the 70’s because beautiful hashish.

      • bluejayray

        I don’t remember much of the 70s for the same reason.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Ah, the ’70s. I remember looking around the dorm room one evening, seeing a half-dozen inert, drooling dopers laid out on the furniture and floors, and thinking, “fuck this.” Walked out, met some girls, and haven’t smoked since. YMMV.

        • eggsacklywright

          Yeah, I always avoided dorms, too.

        • pstockholm

          Yeah, sex. I remember that. Good times.

    • Lizzietish81

      If I had smoked when I was a teenager, it probably would have been less traumatic.

      I was a tightly wound kid.

      • goonemeritus

        All kidding aside, I picked up a little inner-ear infection
        this weekend and my system couldn’t handle the tiny amount of vertigo it brought on. Had I trained my system with fistfuls mushrooms and hash oil like both my brothers I would have rode that shit out like a day at the beach.

    • cousin itt

      Exactly my story. Except for the corporate part. I’m unincorporated.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Kids these days just aren’t interested in what the olds are doing. Anybody remember the Macarena? I knew that was over when the priests were doing it at the fall festival. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a priest who was born 80 years old getting his macarena on.

    • Nounverb911

      Didn’t Al Gore invent the Macarena?

      • MrBlobfish

        No. They wrote it about him.

    • SterWonk

      “Anybody remember the Macarena?”

      No, but you just had to remind me, did you? :-(

      “You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a priest who was born 80 years old getting his macarena on.”

      It wasn’t bad enough to get that ear-worm stuck in my head a decade and change after it rightly died, you had to add that mental image to it?!?!!

      Damn you, sir (or madam)! Damn you to hell!

    • Lizzietish81

      iirc the video had two old guys singing….

      Here we go for the kids

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

    • calliecallie

      I have very fond memories of watching my nephew when he was little dance to the Macarena on New Year’s eve at some open-air party years ago. So much sweeter than old priests. Honestly, those were much happier times, it seems. Pre-Bush, pre-9/11, pre economic recession.

      • Lizzietish81

        The 90s, truly a magical time

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          I don’t remember the 90’s much. In my defense, I was science experimenting with certain herbal remedies…..

          • david green

            Yah, sure. Science. Of course.

  • Lizzietish81

    Really this country could use more pot smoking. Think how much less shootings there’d be.

  • Lot_49

    Marijuana is easy to get? A friend would like to know where he could score for get some.

    • Nounverb911

      The pot store across the street from Chick-Fil-A in Bellevue, WA?

    • Ryan Denniston

      Don’t go to Taco Bell, that’s where you go when you’ve smoked all the weed.

    • jviscont1

      enterprising Girl Scout sets up cookie stand outside SF dispensary, sells 1 box a minute.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        If she was really enterprising, her customers wouldn’t have to enter the clinic.

    • VirginiaLady

      Officer friendly is a good place to start. They clip it from the kids and pass the savings on to us old and arthritics;)

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …remember kids, “Drugs aren’t the problem, they are the solution!”

    • OctopiRage

      I thought it was alcohol!

  • Viva La Tabula Raza

    I think that this indicates that the DARE program (Drugs Are Really Excellent) is failing our youth.

    • Kat Anyperson

      I think the only thing DARE does successfully is identify bad drivers with their license plates.

  • tinker12

    Cannabis isn’t a drug–it’s an herb.

    • Blank Ron

      Then I’ll have to try it next time I’m baking a chicken.

      • Amy!

        Damn. I stopped and stared, and my mouth even started watering a little.

        That almost makes me want to not be vegetarian. Not quite, but close.

        Stoned ham, though. Hmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

        • Blank Ron

          NOW I know how I’m gonna cook that back bacon!

      • david green

        Probably safer to wait until the chicken is cooked. We’ve had some bad experiences trying to bake brownies while using the herb.

        • Blank Ron

          ‘Oh, WOW, man, the oven makes the COOLEST sound when the burner lights. You gotta come here and listen, man!’

  • cousin itt

    granny getting all stoned

    Then granny got run over by a reindeer–let that be a lesson to you kids.

    • Querolous

      Is it Christmas already? When does the war start?

      • cousin itt

        When is the cable news rating sweeps?

  • I heard Ginger-haired ass boil Chuck C. Johnson got all hepped on dope and then he shit on the floor and shagged all the sheep and then all the sheep were sheepish and ewe looked at me.
    ~

    • chicken thief

      Leave Kirby DeLauter out of this because Kirby DeLauter doesn’t want his name, Kirby DeLauter bandied about while talking about sheep fuckers and floor shitters.

      • Kirby DeLauter? Isn’t he on the lamb?
        ~

        • chicken thief

          I thought I saw Kirby DeLauter on the 7th floor…. could be wrong though, because it smelled like shit up there.

        • bluejayray

          I see what you did there…

  • Charles Cates

    Life is too short to smoke cheap pot.

    • eggsacklywright

      No Nebraska no-high for this kid.

    • handyhippie65

      and the economy sucks too bad to be able to smoke $100 quarters.

  • Rocky

    Kids these days are so self-focused and narrow minded.

    When I was young I helped the Mujahideen rebels fight the huge evil Soviet Empire buy smoking lots of Afghan Hashish!!

    • Lizzietish81

      Those nice Taliban boys needed our support!

      • Rocky

        Whodda thought a 17-year-old punk in London, Ontario had any global power, eh?

        On the other hand, I wasn’t one of the NeoCons and didn’t actually shake their hands and deliver crated hi-caliber armaments…

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Or chemical weapons.

        • Lizzietish81

          Actually I tell a lie, the Taliban formed in the late 80s and 90s out of the large population of Aghan Refugees in Pakistan who were educated at the Madrasas (which was literally the only thing they could do while in Pakistan for like 20 years) The guys Ronnie was shaking hands with were the Mujahideen iirc.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            yeah you can tell it isn’t Taliban because there is A Lady at the big boy talks and her face isn’t even covered

    • Ryan Denniston

      Saint Reagan thanks you for your contribution to the cause.

    • chicken thief

      I remember the field reports Bill O’Rielly filed! You were there?!

  • Brian Kelly

    Politicians who continue to demonize Marijuana, Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, and so-called “Addiction Specialists” who make their income off of the judicial misfortunes of our citizens who choose marijuana, – Your actions go against The Will of The People and Your Days Are Numbered! Find new careers before you don’t have one.

    The People have spoken! Get on-board with Marijuana Legalization Nationwide, or be left behind and find new careers. Your choice.
    There is absolutely no doubt now that the majority of Americans want to completely legalize marijuana nationwide. Our numbers grow on a daily basis.

    The prohibitionist view on marijuana is the viewpoint of a minority a very small and rapidly shrinking percentage of Americans. It is based upon decades of lies and propaganda.

    Each and every tired old lie they have propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

    Their tired old rhetoric no longer holds any validity. The vast majority of Americans have seen through the sham of marijuana prohibition in this day and age. The number of prohibitionists left shrinks on a daily basis.

    With their credibility shattered, and their not so hidden agendas visible to a much wiser public, what’s left for a marijuana prohibitionist to do?

    Maybe, just come to terms with the fact that Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think, and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide!…and Support All Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

    • Brian Kelly

      If prohibitionists really want to protect families from a drug proven to destroy lives and families, then they should be up in arms, protesting the legality of booze.

      Alcohol is the number one cause for traffic fatalities and domestic violence by a huge landslide.

      Alcohol is also infused into literally a ton of deserts and fruity drinks that “The Children” find appealing.

      Why doesn’t much more harmful yet perfectly legal use of alcohol concern you more than relatively benign marijuana? It should.

      Regarding “The Children”,

      Let’s not use “The Children” as an excuse to prohibit and criminalize adult use of a natural plant far less dangerous than perfectly legal alcohol because nobody condones child use, and this is about allowing adults only to choose marijuana.

      It’s our responsibility as parents by to educate our children on drug use. It’s not the government’s job to force Draconian Marijuana Laws upon every adult citizen under the guise of protecting “The Children”.

      What message are we sending our children when it is easier for them to obtain marijuana now with it being illegal than it is for them to buy alcohol?

      It doesn’t take the intellect of a genius to understand that stores card kids for I.D. Thugs and gang members do not. They also push the real hard drugs on children. Stores do not.

      Marijuana legalization will make it harder for children to obtain it.

      What message does it send our children when the President of The United States himself alongside a long list of successful people openly admit regular pot use at one time or another in their lives?

      While we tell our kids how it will ruin their futures, and then insure so, by allowing our government to to jail our children and give them permanent criminal records when they get caught with a little Marijuana. Especially, if they are the wrong skin color or from the “wrong neighborhood”. Which in turn, ruins their chances of employment for life.

      The Prohibition of Marijuana is the wrong message to send our children while we glorify, advertise and promote the much more dangerous use of alcohol like it’s an all American pastime.

      The worst thing about marijuana and our children is what happens to them when they get caught up in the criminal justice system due to it’s prohibition.

      Protect “The Children” and Our Neighborhoods Through The Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Nationwide!

  • chicken thief

    A ‘new study’?! Fuck that, you think Jesus could have crafted our perfect Constitution if He was high?

    • Brian Kelly

      In the prohibitionist’s world, anybody who consumes the slightest amount of marijuana responsibly in the privacy of their own homes are “stoners” and “dopers” that need to be incarcerated in order to to protect society.

      In their world, any marijuana use equates to marijuana abuse, and it is their God given duty to worry about “saving us all” from the “evils” of marijuana use.

      Who are they to tell us we can’t choose marijuana, the safer choice instead alcohol for relaxation, after a long, hard day, in the privacy of our own homes?

      People who use marijuana are smart, honest, hard working, educated, and successful people too, who “follow the law” also.(except for their marijuana consumption under it’s current prohibition of course) .

      Not the stereotypical live at home losers prohibitionists make us out to be. We are doctors, lawyers, professors, movie stars, and politicians too.

      Several Presidents of The United States themselves, along with Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, and Carl Sagan have all confessed to their marijuana use. As have a long and extensive list of successful people throughout history at one point or other in their lives.

      Although, that doesn’t mean a damned thing to people who will make comments like “dopers” and “stoners” about anybody who uses the slightest amount of Marijuana although it is way safer than alcohol.

      To these people any use equals abuse, and that is really ignorant and full of hypocrisy. While our society promotes, glorifies, and advertises alcohol consumption like it’s an All American pastime.

      There is nothing worse about relaxing with a little marijuana after a long, hard day, than having a drink or two of alcohol.

      So come off those high horses of yours. Who are you to dictate to the rest of society that we can’t enjoy Marijuana, the safer choice over alcohol, in the privacy of our own homes?

      We’ve worked real hard our whole lives to provide for our loved ones. We don’t appreciate prohibitionists trying to impose their will and morals upon us all.

      Has a marijuana user ever tried to force you to use it? Probably not. So nobody has the right to force us not to either.

      Don’t try to impose your morality and “clean living” upon all of us with Draconian Marijuana Laws, and we won’t think you’re such prohibitionist hypocrites.

      Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

      Speaking about Morals and Sins, Prohibitionists often ask: “How do you know Marijuana is a Gift From God?”

      This is how we know:

      Genesis 1:29 – And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

      Genesis 9:3 – Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

      Genesis 1:11 – And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

      Genesis 1:30 – And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.

      Proverbs 15:17 – Better [is] a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

  • chicken thief

    Besides the buzz, hemp has great commercial value and you can turn a profit e-z, peazy, if you get them negrahs to pick it for nothing for you.

    ~ Thomas Jefferson, between tokes

    • Brian Kelly

      Name calling and stereotyping. It’s all that prohibitionists have left to offer society since virtually every piece of marijuana propaganda out there has been thoroughly debunked, and completely dismissed by a smarter than prohibitionists thought public.

      Nobody can provide a real reason to continue the “War on Marijuana” because there isn’t one.

      You know, a little live and let live goes a real long way in ensuring a very long, stress and anger free life. If you don’t like marijuana, then by all means don’t use it. Allow others to make their own choices about marijuana.

      The government has no business attempting to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply doesn’t work and has already cost the taxpayers a fortune.

      • Kat Anyperson

        *cough* Sir, in the off chance you are new to wonkette, many of the posters here follow something called Poe’s Law. Look at their post history before you jump to conclusions.

        Chicken Thief is a good egg, as far as eggs go around here.

        • eggsacklywright

          Hello? Someone call me?

          • david green

            Altho his somewhat creepy fixation on Louie Gohmert makes me wonder about him at times.

      • jviscont1

        don’t you need to be attending to NotreDame recruiting or practice?

      • timpundit

        Do you ever familiarize yourself with the content of a site before you start commenting?

        ‘Cause you’re a major buzzkill. You’re like the dude that wants to talk Agricultural Advances in the Developing World at an orgy.

        • Blank Ron

          Hey, all I said was ”There’s some bush that needs clearing here.’

          • timpundit

            Diet Coke ALL over the fucking keyboard, you bastard :)

          • Blank Ron

            Then my work here is done. Hiyo, Silver! Away!

          • handyhippie65

            you definitely want clean bushes at an orgy. landscaping is also appreciated.

        • doktorzoom

          I think this may actually be a stonerbot. Banned in any case.

  • Kat Anyperson

    The White House loosened restrictions on medical cannabis research today, eliminating the Public Health Service review. My mother with Parkinsons might actually be able to get medication that helps her at this rate.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/22/public-health-service-review_n_7635760.html

    • Brian Kelly

      “[A] federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.” — Dr. Jerome Kassirer, “Federal Foolishness and Marijuana,” editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997

      “[The AAFP accepts the use of medical marijuana] under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications.” — American Academy of Family Physicians, 1989, reaffirmed in 2001

      “[We] recommend … allow[ing] [marijuana] prescription where medically appropriate.” — National Association for Public Health Policy, November 15, 1998

      “Therefore be it resolved that the American Nurses Association will: — Support the right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision.” — American Nurses Association, resolution, 2003

      “The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses’ Association and other health care professional organizations to support patient access to this medicine.” — National Nurses Society on Addictions, May 1, 1995

      “[M]arijuana has an extremely wide acute margin of safety for use under medical supervision and cannot cause lethal reactions … [G]reater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use.” — American Public Health Association, Resolution #9513, “Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis,” 1995

      “When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients … We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug.” — American Academy of HIV Medicine, letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, November 11, 2003

      • Angry_Cop

        WE GET IT, YOU’RE ON FRIENDLY GROUND HERE, GIVE IT A REST

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Our side does it too ^.^ gigglesnort. Dude, where’s the cheetos?

      • timpundit

        Dude, have you posted this to the comment section at High Times or NORML, yet?

        Cause as far as weed goes we’re on board as much as they are. Except we don’t have comment section here.

        • doktorzoom

          He probably has. This crap is all over the web. And he’s now been kissed with the Banhammer of Loving Correction.

  • Brian Kelly

    The “War on Marijuana” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

    Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Marijuana”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It’s a no brainer.

    The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

    Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

    Even The President of the United States has used marijuana. Has it hurt his chances at succeeding in life? If he had gotten caught by the police during his college years, he may have very well still been in prison today! Beyond that, he would then be fortunate to even be able to find a minimum wage job that would consider hiring him with a permanent criminal record.Let’s end this hypocrisy now!

    The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

    Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

    • Anarchy Pony

      Dude, smoke a J and mellow out. We’re all on board already.

      • I_Buttle

        These damn Wonkers needs to ban the comment section.

        • VandeGraf

          Comment section? Where?

          • Barley_Brains

            Nothing to see here, just keep surfing along…

          • lesterthegiantape

            You have to know the right people. It’s done on graph paper.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Like D&D?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Pst, go post this over on, hm, Fox maybe. Cause we get it. Also, too

      “it is already SO EASY TO GET, and always has been”

      Asking for a friend….really? Do tell, dooooo tell

      • Kat Anyperson

        I’ve heard tale of a magical website called Erowid that details certain gardening techniques. Proxy condoms are recommended.

        Hi NSA! *blows kisses*

      • VirginiaLady

        Buy a nice looking cane or walker. Use said walking device in front of a bunch of youngs (these youngs can be found almost anywhere in Virginia). Wait for one of them to make a funny joke at your expense. Put on your saddest, most pained face and explain how awful the pain is since you can’t afford your legal meds. One should take pity on you and hook you up ASAP. Hint – save any seeds to grow your own! Do this indoors only to keep away the youngs (and various other grazers).

    • Barley_Brains

      So may alphabetses! Wow! If only comments were allowed (which they are NOT), that would be like the biggest comment ever. Like a commentasaurus or something. Cool. Oh and just in case you’re not sure: word. Too also.

    • lesterthegiantape

      TL; TS; dr [too long, too stoned, didn’t read]

    • doktorzoom

      Dear Banned commenter: Please say hello to the Banhammer of Loving Correction. You’ve spammed this exact same comment all over the web, and frankly, we’re already pro-legal-weed here — you’re tiresome and not funny. But since you’re not awful, just really, really tiresome, we’ll merely blacklist you from future commenting, rather than pulling your comment altogether.

      Buh-Bye.

  • FlownOver

    So, more for me? Thank you, younglings.

  • VandeGraf

    Legalize Trans-fats!

  • VirginiaLady

    Best ways to procure it: 1. Ask your kids. 2. Ask your grandkids. Sadly it’s not legal here yet. Srsly, I would grow my own but the waskally wabbits keep eating it.

    • Mintie

      An ex-boyfriend of mine told me about this one time where his aunt nagged him into giving his mother a joint because she had a nasty toothache. Three hours later, he called his aunt back worried because his mother was laying on the floor and giggling at the ceiling. Her response was something like, “your mom hasn’t smoked in twenty years. Just give her a bag of potato chips and leave her alone.”

  • lesterthegiantape

    I’m forty-nine and I have yet to meet a youngster who can smoke the quantities of weapons-grade weed that I regularly enjoy. With my $500 vaporizer. No need to get off my lawn.

    • Dee Andee

      I recommend smoking some weed, then going out on your lawn and decorating it until it is Relentlessly Gay. That would be cool!

      • lesterthegiantape

        We have Rainbird sprinklers but I meticulously relabeled each of them “Rainbow”, so pretty much a done deal.

  • Tom_Has_Doubts

    I don’t know about Gono-Herpe-Syphil-AIDS, but when I did it, it sometimes led to Altoids.

    • Blank Ron

      You can get a cream for that now.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    Drugs Are Really Expensive

  • Last Hussar

    No, they are using Novel Psychoactive Substances. Currently no test for them, easy to smuggle, easier to take, and incredibly difficult to regulate – there’s a reason why some newsagents have suddenly started selling ‘plant food – not for human consumption’ – all with a more intense experience.

  • DutchS

    The few years of legal pot in a few areas are not enough to draw long term conclusions. The full effects of social changes take a generation to show up. Meantime, so many other things happen that anyone can draw any cause and effect conclusion they like.

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