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Washington Residents Smoke Way More Weed Than Officials Thought

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by green2brown, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. green2brown

    green2brown Well-Known Member

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  2. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    I need to see CAs consumption. We have a much larger population.
     
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  3. mystikalghost

    mystikalghost Well-Known Member

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    Washington has 6.8 million and we have a comfortable 38 million. Let's just say Californians consume multiple metric fucktons of marijuana.
     
  4. macbill

    macbill WA-WAHHH. WA, Oh WA-To-See

    I can not tell a lie: we Washingtonians are stoney folks........
     
  5. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I was at a MMJ farmer's market today... sitting in the lounge, listening to the music, and looking around.

    I'd run into a former co-worker.
    Got some great meds from a grower we trust.
    Had a dixie cup of juiced cannabis.
    Didn't win the raffle drawings.

    Most of the people there, well, if I saw them at the grocery store, I would never imagine they use MJ. Especially my favorite grower - hell, they look like an "Amway couple" - and nearly everyone was using, and were very functional. Smile a lot, but functional.

    Most people have no clue how many people are helped by MJ. I never did.
     
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    grokit power cosmic

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    That sounds wonderful, I hope I can participate in something like that in my lifetime!
    :bowdown:
     
  7. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    It's a beautiful thing that brings people all of different types of upbringings, cultures, and beliefs, into one setting, and they can all relate and love. Whenever I am at a Cannabis event it feels like utopia, a place where all are one, and all are happy. It melts my heart.

    I gotta make it up to WA to go to one of those Farmers Markets!
     
  8. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    We are on the threshold of a new era in the U.S. With the 70s generation becoming senior citizens the population's morals are a changin, and it seems to be happening fast, not fast enough for some of us.

    There are a lot of unknowns yet to be known here in Washington. It's an exciting time in the long history of cannabis use here in Washington and Colorado, and I hope soon other states. I'll have to agree with macbill there's a lot of stony folks here in Washington, i will second to that.

    Been buying cannabis on the down low for about 35 years, it will take a lot of getting used to, going to a store to buy my herb. With what i see on the news about Colorado running out of weed i hope that the good folks here are taking some notes. They need to plan on a lot of out of state shoppers.

    I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.
     
  9. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    Vapor lounges are sprouting up in Washington state. Bars are setting aside separate building space for vapor lounges for members only. A separate facility for smoking or vaping cannabis. It can't be part of the bar, it can't be in public. So folks pay a fee to be part of a type of a members only club to smoke or vape cannabis. That can't sell alcohol or sell any cannabis related equipment.

    A friend of mine said she went to one in Seattle , they also served food of course, natural drinks, Essprsso, no cannabis infused food. All those hungry customers after vaping or smoking. Lights were low, and a lot of laughing going on, she said. She paid a $50.00 yearly membership fee. She said they had a good time.
     
  10. mrboote

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    What's it called, @Pinnacle Pro? The vapor lounge set-ups that I'm familiar with are part of a dispensary/access point. Most of em lack the ambiance that would make me want to linger for very long.
     
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  11. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    They were at Stonegate Pizza in Tacoma, a couple months or so ago, they had a separate facility in the back upstairs and Frankie's Tavern in Olympia, they also have a members only club. She had paid a fee at Frankie's Tavern. There is the Volcano Vapor Lounge in Olympia, folks are able to vape, some are vaping reg herb and some are vaping cannabis, they are not suppose to, but it happens all the time. Police are trying to crack down on public cannabis smoking or vaping.

    She said they were at Have a Heart Cafe in the University District in Seattle and it was a Medical Cannabis facility with a restaurant. Her friend had a medical marijuana card but she didn't, my friend was able to vape. My friend said there's Hookah Bars/Lounges in Seattle where they are trying to crack down, and not allow cannabis use, but people still do it.

    WA state legislature is trying to crack down the the vaping lounges that are trying to allow cannabis it looks like.

    Places and facilities are trying to get around the law if they can. I've noticed just the area where I live I smell people smoking cannabis in parking lots and parks more open lately since the passing of the rec. cannabis law. There are too many folks doing it for the police to keep up with. Most of the time I hear they just give a warning no ticket or anything.
     
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  12. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I used to go to that cafe, before it was a lounge.
    Very good for vegan breakfast :tup::tup:!
     
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    LOL. This could change the whole dynamics of the restaurant industry. It used to be that the "real" 'money that restaurants made was from their bar. Lots more profit in the drinks than the food. But now, with the legalization of cannabis, the food sales could go through the roof and they could surpass the bar profits on sheer volume alone. :lol:

    Marijuana would be our biggest cash crop.

    http://norml.org/legal/item/california-top-10-cash-crops
     
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  14. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    Any of you Washingtonians pay a visit to a recreational dispensary yet? I'm planning a visit to Colorado this year just for that experience alone. MMJ is on the Florida ballot in November and I'm hoping later on we can get recreational use legalized as well.
     
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  15. Caligula

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    One step at a time. CA is ahead of you in that recreational line. ;)
     
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    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    We are very jealous over here on the east coast!
     
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    No recreational dispensary's in WA yet....I believe they begin in June...don't quote me on 'June' though. Still a lot of details to work through and learning from Colorado.
     
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  18. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    I just hope people dont abuse this and fuck shit up for the rest of us.
     
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  19. z9

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    Shut up Florida you have a chance for MMJ. I doubt we'll see anything here in NC for a while.
     
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  20. Cwittneben

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    I wish you were wrong z9 but unfortunately I dont think you are. Hurry up NC!
     
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  21. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    We have a chance but realistically I don't think it is going to get passed. Florida is ultra conservative except for the 3 counties that make up South Florida.
     
  22. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    I have heard there are folks that have been in prison for a long time for small amounts of mj possession in Florida. It would be scary to live in Florida IMO. It may be the same for some of the other very conservative states.
     
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  23. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    I think it depends on the cop. Years ago in my brazen days I was caught with a little less than two grams and I received a "paper arrest". I wasn't taken to jail but I had to go to court and a misdemeanor possession charge was on my record (expunged and sealed now). This traumatized me to the point that I dont ever want to go to court for anything.

    My friend was pulled over for tints on his car and he also happened to have a quarter of really stinky bud in the car. The cop gave him a summons and that was that.

    My cousin got pulled over being solo in the HOV lane and was taken to jail for 4 blunt roaches in his ashtray.

    Yeah, FL sucks.
     
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  24. mscm888

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    LA (state not city) sucks that way too!
     
  25. WakeAndMedicate

    WakeAndMedicate New Member

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    Congrats on your new laws can't wait till they come to the whole nation. It will medical use started in cali in 1996 and then spread all over after many years hopefully legalization spreading won't take as long!
     

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