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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:57 PM

Cigarettes now cost more than marihuana. Another reason

why it can't be legalized.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:12 PM

1. A bottle of water costs more than Marijuana. nt

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:18 PM

2. No. Cigarettes at most are 22 grams for $12 (NYC)

That is $15 per ounce.

Btw, you can grow your own tobacco legally.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:24 PM

3. Ciggarettes are only about 50% "tobacco". They're mostly paper soaked in tobacco extracts.


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Response to Erose999 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:32 PM

4. That still works out to about $30/oz. Back to the Future> '70s pricing!

And, I understand that just a little eeny, wheeny bit of today's weed will knock you on your ass. Now, who says there hasn't been progress and value for the consumer?



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Response to leveymg (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. I've had to pretty much quit toking for health reasons

but yesterday afternoon I gave in and took a couple hits off a bowl and Yep you are right it kicked my ass. I was paranoid and just plain and simply fucked up until I went to bed about 9 pm.
I told my wife this morning that I ain't going to be doing that again. She just smiled and rolled her eyes, knowing full well I'll try it again. Hell after 42 years of toking its hard to just give up for good.

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:46 PM

7. Just a note about lung and throat concerns with mj.

 

I didn't start smoking till late in life for headaches, it was a miracle. But 6 months after starting I nearly had to quit because I was hacking way more than usual (I'm also a smoker) and my throat was really hurting. I thought, mmj smoking must be doing me in. However, I"m very analytical so I did just that, analyzed. It wasn't the mj, it was the butane lighter that one sucks immense amounts of when lighting a bong/pipe vs lighting a cig. First I switched to matches, and that helped, light toothpicks with my lighter and use them to light the pipe. Never a problem

Anyway, don't know if that's your "health reason," but if it is, and for anyone else, note the difference between lighting a pipe where you're lighting long, inhaling deeply, and taking that butane residue with the mmj smoke, and perhaps reconsider how you light your pipes n bongs.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. Thank you

I've often wondered about the fumes off the butane lighters. next time I'll take some kitchen matches and let them burn a bit before I toke up and see if that helps. Oh I bout forgot my problem yesterday was over indulgence. Just from a couple hits too.


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Response to madokie (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:57 PM

12. I'm a half-hitter myself, hate being high or stoned or whatever.

 

But need the mmj to waylay cluster headaches, have an appetite (this is a newish problem brought on by nerves about spending money I don't have I think), and combat insomnia. After years of multiple pills for similar, and more for side effects, I now haven't taken more than a couple OTC advils in decades.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. Uhhh...no

I get 40g of organic tobacco for about $12, including pretty significant state taxes.

For 40g of mediocre weed I would be spending at least 10 times that. For weed that would actually be worth smoking, it would be 20 to 50 times that for 40g.

Sorry, while I support legalization, your math is way off.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:49 PM

8. Yep, a pound of natural at about $13 here plus 5 pack of papers, under $20 with taxes,

 

For an entire month. Just have to stay away from the pre-rolled, soaked in chems crap.

Have you noticed this seems less "addicting" than ready mades? I used to smoke ready mades, and going 2-3 hours without was noticeable. With these, I've gone all day and not really noticed many times over the past two decades when I switched.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:53 PM

10. Perhaps I should have said "habit" as i see people are

taking it literally in terms of grams and ounces and what not. You have your evidence, I won't say what mine is, but I do know that if I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, that's at least $250 a month. If i was so inclined to do so (lol), I could spend less than that per month on mj.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:51 PM

9. K&R

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:03 PM

13. That's why I quit cigarettes. Too expensive anymore.

 

You don't smoke weed like you smoke cigarettes. It cost a hundred bucks a week to smoke cigarettes. Weed costs a hundred a month.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. I am paying almost $50 for a carton of cigarettes,

whereas in the '70s I only paid $25 for an ounce of marihuana. I have not smoked that shit since the 1970s, but I am still smoking cigarettes.

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