Working Stoned

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, September, 30th 2013 by THCFinder
getting-high-while-at-workMarijuana has been a staple in my life for the past six years. It helps with my anxiety, eating, sleeping, and most important of all, it gives me the ability to handle the people that I deal with at work. For four years, I've been a bartender in a colorful variation of establishments. Since I don't drink alcohol and don't particularly care for it, dealing with drunk coworkers and even drunker patrons gets extremely old after a while. It's become a routine for me to get as stoned as I possibly can before heading to the bar because let's face it, drunk people get annoying when you're sober... And they get annoying fast.
I've perfected the art of being baked at work and I figured that I would share some of these tips with you in case you're like me as I'm sure most of you are. Working stoned can be extremely scary when you're not used to it. I used to avoid smoking before work because I was petrified that my boss would find out. These days, I'm pretty sure that all three of my bosses know that I'm a huge stoner and write for both THCFinder and Stonerdays. They even read the articles I put out. 
The key to working stoned is to just always act stoned. Staying in the mindset that I'm still high seems to work for me. When I first started at my current job, I learned that this method is perfect. Thinking that you're stoned with create the placebo effect almost... If you think it hard enough, your eyes will still hang low and you'll pull off that slow smile that stoners have adopted as their trademark. It will help you slip under the radar of annoying bosses that have nothing better to do than wonder if all of their employees are on drugs.
Sometimes, being stoned at work is the only way to make it through a day. It even becomes necessary to smoke at work occasionally. Just make sure that you're still accomplishing the things that are required. Being a fully functioning stoner only proves that marijuana isn't the laziest drug ever and not all of us are slackers. By being able to function while stoned just shows how well we can manage ourselves! People take medicine at work all the time and I believe that people who use marijuana for medical reasons should be able to as well! Just keep looking permafried! ;)


Smoking with friends vs. Smoking Solo

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, September, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Smoking has created thousands of friendships over the years and strengthened just as many. Even so, there are always people who would rather smoke by themselves before smoking with friends. This is something that definitely depends on the person. Some people are just anti social or may have had bad experiences with weed thieves in the past, which is enough to make anyone prefer to toke up alone. There are pros and cons to each of these situations, whether you're a lone wolf or a social butterfly.
Smoking with friends can be a really good time! It's fun to share silly stories and watch bad horror movies together or go on adventures. Having friends around also means that you're not always smoking your weed which may or may not prolong your stash (Depends on how much you guys are smoking!). There are downsides to getting baked with buddies though. Sometimes, there is that one person who never seems to have their own weed and they always seem to smoke yours... Even when they brag about the bag of fire they just bought. If you're such good friends, a packed bowl should be filled by both people, not just always one. Sometimes, friends don't have weed and that's fine but every single time you see them? I'm sorry but they might be using you for your buds. Another bad friend type is the kind that never actually inhales the weed. They just kind of cough all the smoke out of their mouth along with a spray of spit and who knows what else. These are the kinds of friends that you don't need to have around and will only hinder your smoking.
When you're alone, it might be quite but it's a wonderful time to sit back and think. Just to think about life and work in a calm manner. I love to get baked by myself. I don't have to share my weed and it's quiet. There are people who absolutely prefer solitude to groups and there's nothing wrong with it, contrary to what others might think. Just because one prefers to be alone doesn't mean that they're super sad and bummed. Smoking alone provides a good environment for work and things that require focus. While social smoke sessions with the occasional friend are cool and somewhat refreshing, being alone (to me) is more appealing. While there are positives to smoking alone, there are also negatives. Being by yourself can be a bummer when you turn to make a silly comment and remember that no one else is there. It's also a bummer when you look at your weed jar and it's empty and you realize that you smoked it all yourself!
Everyone's personality is different and some are more social than others. Bad experiences also effect a person's ability to smoke with others, especially if a bad situation has been encountered more than once. But a burn cruise with buddies is definitely something that should be done at least once a month! Remember to respect your fellow stoners and their personal choices! Whether you're a social smoker or not, we all love Mary Jane and that's what's important!


Prison is not a place for Cannabis users

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, September, 28th 2013 by THCFinder



The Appeal Of The Blunt

Category: Culture | Posted on Sat, September, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
There have been many different ways to smoke weed introduced to potheads over the years. Bongs, bowls, hookahs, chillums, all kinds of papers, etc. Everyone has their favorite method of getting baked but it seems to me that blunts out of everything are extremely popular, especially in the Instagram community. I personally prefer to smoke bongs but I do quite enjoy a nicely rolled blunt every once in a while. So what's the appeal of the blunt? Why do some people seem to want to smoke them more than anything, especially around friends?
A blunt is easy to fill when you have a couple of people throwing down on it. In large groups, this is a huge benefit because that's less weed that the individual has to throw down out of their personal stash. While sharing weed with friends is good, in an economy such as this one, saving is kind of important! Being able to get ripped with a bunch of friends on less than a gram of weed is dope! Especially since the different strains in the blunt are going to be an interesting combination!
Smoking is largely a social activity and a blunt will smoke forever, most definitely if it's well rolled. This makes for good bonding time with people who you may not know very well. It creates new friendships and is awesome to smoke while talking about stoner related topics or whatever else you feel like discussing! If you're smoking with a group of older friends, a b makes for a good way to catch up. It's definitely the best way to smoke if you're looking to just chill, talk, and listen to tunes.
The most important reason I think that the blunt has blown up on the Internet is the attention to detail it takes to roll a perfect one. There are whole feeds that are dedicated to immaculately rolled blunts. The title of Professional Blunt Roller is one that's held in very high standards by stoners everywhere. Learning to roll is absolutely a necessity when you smoke with friends. I strongly suggest that potheads everywhere learn this craft. While you don't have to crete scorpion blunts or pipe blunts. You don't have to do anything crazy but I can promise that everyone will be impressed when you produce a perfect pearl.


Anti-pot Group Made Paranoid By Protestors

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, September, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
anti-pot-protestorsClassic stereotype; weed makes stoners super paranoid. While this fact may be true for some smokers, it doesn't happen to everyone. And I thought it was supposed to only be those smoking who got paranoid? Apparently not because the anti-pot heads are the ones scrambling for their lives it seems. Monday the 23rd was supposed to mark the meeting of the first (and hopefully last) Marijuana Policy Conference. Basically a fancy name for a bunch of people who have never smoked pot and don't really know why they're against it, other than the fact that they "know it's bad for people". 
The group is supposed to be meeting in two days but can't seem to hold down a venue for the meeting anymore. Their logic for changing it last minute is due to a group of marijuana activists. The potheads are so intimidating that the anti-druggies won't release their new meeting spot. An email was sent out to the supporters of the conference saying that they were moving due to "hostile, radical drug legalization groups". I'm pretty sure that I've never heard of a violent marijuana protest and I'm sure that this group doesn't plan on displaying any type of violence and really just want to disband the meeting, which is something I don't disagree with.
Surprisingly, this issue started when some of the pro-marijuana people bought tickets to the conference but then suddenly had their money back and their tickets cancelled. Seems a bit extreme am I right? Anyone should be allowed to attend a public meeting that they paid to see. There is no reason for this blatant show of disrespect. The issue with the tickets is what made Lanny Swerdlow - head of the pro-pot brigade - organize the protest of the meeting. Let's be honest, if you got blacklisted from an event for no reason, I'm sure you'd be pretty livid too.
The article that I read on this topic included the email from the head of the anti-pot group (Paul Chabot). It states that there would be a crowd of hostile pot people surrounding the place where the meeting was to be held. The email also stated that "it has been brought to our attention that one of the key protest organizers has been investigated for child pornography... In Oregon in 1998... The drug legalization crowd is well known for being hostile and at times, outright dangerous. The many videos found on YouTube by pot groups, including the shooting at a Denver pot event earlier this year is yet more proof of the radicalization of thee anti-social individuals who lack common sense, patience, and restraint".
Hey now! None of what was said in that email was very nice. To be completely honest, I think I have more common sense in my right foot than the person who wrote that lovely bit of literature. Unfortunately for the author, the people backing the marijuana movement have been fighting this battle for a lot longer than people give us credit for and I'd say that gives us patience. Restraint? People smoke in secret, fearing that people will discover that they depend on a plant for help dealing with the nonsense that the world throws our way. If you ask me, that demonstrates a large amount of restraint. And common sense? The people I know who smoke are some of the most intelligent people I've ever met. Taking low blows at one side or the other doesn't do anything but cause more issues. 
Marijuana legalization is an adult issue and should be handled as one, not as a "he said, she said" battle back and forth. After finishing the article on the protest, I discovered that not only did Chabot bullshit the cancellation of the convention, he did it to make sure that protestors would be confused and unable to attend due to not knowing the location. Are anti-marijuana people genuinely that afraid of those of us that smoke? And mentioning the unfortunate shooting incident in Denver, like public shootings are only possible while at a pot convention. It's extremely difficult for people to argue against pot when their argument isn't that strong in the first place. A defense tactic like the one Chabot chose to use rather than dealing with the protestors in a mature and productive matter doesn't show much for their cause either.


Driving Stoned

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, September, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
driving-while-stonedSmoking becomes a natural routine once you've been doing it for a while. I know many people (myself included) that need to smoke before doing anything. One of the most controversial subjects related to smoking and being stoned would definitely be driving. It's been in the news a bunch. How can you measure how high a driver is? Does smoking and driving really cause you to run over kids as you leave a McDonalds drive thru? 
I understand that police want to make sure the roads are safe. However, since there really is no on-the-spot way to tell how high a person is, a cop can't tell if you've been smoking for a day straight or if you took a small toke before getting behind the wheel. There's no machine that you can blow in to so the officer knows how much THC you have in your system. Half of the time, how are they even supposed to know that you're high when products like Visine and gum make it almost impossible to tell who's baked and who's just a happy, calm person. 
People in Idaho have the issued the perfect ruing in regards to driving and marijuana. They decided that, because marijuana remains in the system long after the person has ingested the substance, that they would punish those who were actually impaired. Not only that but a study released in 1999 by the folks over at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the effects of marijuana on drivers is "relatively small" compared to booze and certain prescribed medications. While the weed today is more potent than in the 90s, the tolerance of people to THC has also gone up. Either way, I must say that punishment for a driver who has used marijuana should absolutely be less than a driver who is driving drunk. 
If we're going to seriously punish people for driving while under the influence of something, make it alcohol. The effects of weed aren't even close to the impairing effects of alcohol. I don't want any of you to go out, get stoned, and attempt to drive. If it comes to it and you have no choice, it is what it is. But if you've been drinking, seriously call a cab. I have had numerous people get hurt or die from alcohol related accidents and plenty more for hitting other cars while swerving around the streets. At least pot doesn't actually make you see double or triple of what's in front you. This alone makes weed a better substance to drive with, not to mention the unfortunate problem of vomiting while drunk. That's a situation that not one of your friends will appreciate. 
Please remember to stay safe while driving. Don't act like an idiot. Be smart! :)



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