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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:04 PM
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Pizza delivery guy calls cops on medical marijuana patient
Pizza delivery guy calls cops on medical marijuana patient

Aurora - A Colorado man who ordered pizza for his family after smoking medical marijuana got more than he bargained for when police arrived for a child welfare check after the delivery guy reported he was using the drug with children present in the home.

Frederick Smith of Aurora, Colorado spoke with 9News and said he feels he was harassed by the Papa John's employee who reported to police he smelled the strong odor of marijuana at the home when he made his pizza delivery.

Smith, who has a Colorado medical marijuana card due to chronic pain resulting from a bicycling accident, said he smoked a bowl of marijuana while his daughter was in the bathroom taking a bath, and then ordered the pizza pie online, pre-tipping the driver.

Shortly after the pizza was delivered, Smith told 9News, the Aurora Police Department pounded on his door. The police officers told him they were responding to a complaint by the pizza delivery guy. They did a routine check of the residence and questioned Smith, then left without filing any charges.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/312451
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:07 PM
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1. Can he cancel the tip?
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:08 PM
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2. I don't like their pizza but for those that do, boycott them. There are other places to buy pizza.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:16 PM
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6. Boycott them over a delivery guy in Colorado?
Thats about as absurd as it gets.
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:45 PM
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20. Not when their bosses condone and applaud their actions. And they should be told why people are
boycotting.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:26 PM
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10. Be and sure you tell UPPER management why you and your friends are boycotting...
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:36 PM
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17. So the best caregivers for children are stoned?
I guess you're a member of the don't snitch brigade when it comes to children's welfare.

Would it be alright if he was driving up the wrong direction on the interstate at 20 MPH with the kids in the car, while stoned out of this reality?
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:39 PM
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19. uh, are they good caregivers when taking other prescribed medication? How about after one beer?
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 01:39 PM by krabigirl
or are you advocating prohibiting those things when within, say, 50 miles of a child, too?
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 02:13 PM
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21. Funny how "good caregivers" never speak up about beer
What about the crack-head that just snorted a line (while his child was in the next room taking a bath) right before he opened the door to the pizza-guy?

Never know why some people think MJ is so .... evil.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 02:30 PM
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 06:48 PM
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29. Is your cardiac surgeon better or
worse when he is stoned?
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 07:23 PM
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32. I don't know, I've never seen a study of that

And I don't have a heart surgeon either.

But you mentioned driving (which wasn't going on in the story anyway), and that HAS been studied extensively.

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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:08 PM
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25. oh, the humanity
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 04:31 PM
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27. Or Xanax, or Zoloft, or Focalin...
You should read the NHTSA reports on marijuana and driving.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 06:50 PM
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30. As i said in a previous reply does your cardiac surgeon
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 07:01 PM by Riftaxe
perform better or worse while stoned.

Sure, they are only kids, and they will survive most things, I mean really now, they even eventually float in a swimming pool given enough time. of course the gasses build up, and make them smell a bit ripe, but screw 'em they only kids. As long as daddy or mommy can keep supporting the slaughter in mexico for a cheap buzz, all is good.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 07:20 PM
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31. Not much into science are you?

Clearly you are not interested in a fact based conversation about much.

If you have a medical condition, quite often you will be prescribed drugs for that condition.

I have never in my life seen a parent who has been prescribed codeine for pain be asked to surrender their children.

Is that it? If anyone is prescribed any medication which some person on an internet forum thinks is going to make them put a baby in the microwave, then the children are in immediate danger.

Good God, just imagine what he was planning to do with that pizza.

Get a grip.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:11 PM
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3. Papa John's Pizza is run by a RW scumbag
Fuck em

Order Pizza locally

There are plenty of hippie pizza joints around

No pun intended
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:32 PM
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13. ??

This Papa John? We hear about him a lot in local KY news, but not in a political context.

(excerpt from Wikipedia)
Schnatter has made several donations to help boost the Louisville area. His business has the naming rights to Louisville's Papa John's Cardinal Stadium used by the University of Louisville's football team. On August 28, 2007, he made a $10 million pledge toward a stadium expansion.

Schnatter made a million-dollar contribution to the Louisville Zoo's Glacier Run expansion.<3> In addition to his major contributions his Calistoga Bakery sponsors a bike team and donated money to build bike trails.

On May 28, 2009 Schnatter was announced as Honorary Chair of the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Louisville's Norton Cancer Institute. Schnatter will be riding in the two day cycling event that goes from Louisville to Lexington and back.<4>

John Schnatter is a resident and owns about 6% of the land in Anchorage, Kentucky, including much of the city center. He restored an interurban rail station, three historic buildings and built a fourth in a similar style in the city's center, with plans to build a bank, an upscale restaurant, and a hiking trail, which opened as the Anchorage Trail in June 2008.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:35 PM
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15. quick research: donated to Rand Paul. Booooooo.

Also donated to the former D mayor of Louisville.
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RevStPatrick Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:13 PM
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4. The bad news is Papa John's employs assholes...
The good news is the cops didn't press charges.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:15 PM
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5. I wonder how many people have been asked to be community police?
I know for a fact that truck drivers have been asked to be informants on the highway/freeways.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:23 PM
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8. The Soviet way!
:puke:
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:16 PM
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7. Pizza guy must work for the Obama administration..
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:24 PM
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9. Second hand smoke only created by tobacco...
doesn't this guy know anything? At least the cops knew better.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 02:31 PM
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:27 PM
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11. Dumb ass Driver.....
Doesn't he realize, Pot is good for his business....Probably more cookies and pizzas sold to smokers than non smokers. :hippie:
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:29 PM
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12. Excuse me, I didn't order fascism on this pizza. nt
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 12:34 PM
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14. This is what a police state looks like, people ratting out their neighbors.
:puke:
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randome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:15 PM
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26. Not a police state.
A police state is when the government encourages, condones and even coerces people to rat on their neighbors. This doesn't even come close.

That being said, I know I would never have said anything to anyone else. Guy is in his own house, after all. I don't mind pot being illegal but, shit, what's up with the snitching thing? I guess delivering pizzas doesn't give one enough of a sense of self-esteem.
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nomb Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 07:33 PM
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33. They're actually #2 after workers like sanitation, electric, city, contractors. Seriously, thats who
That's who calls the cops the overwhelming vast majority of the time.


Now you can't say you never learned anything useful on DU......
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:01 PM
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16. Didn't homeland security when bush was in office tell pizza
delivery people to report what they see? They suggested pizza people because they go to many houses and may see "evildoers".
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:37 PM
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18. So many uptight, puritanical people in this country just love to rat on others.
modern-day Stasi, as far as I am concerned. I feel so bad for the guy, but seriously, you cannot trust anyone as a patient.You have to be uber discreet.
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nomb Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 07:36 PM
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34. .
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 07:36 PM by nomb
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 02:23 PM
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22. There will be those who defend the delivery guy...
...after all, "what about THE CHILLLLDRENNN!"

Helpless victims of a drug addict and the horribly bad, unhealthy food the addict serves them.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 04:34 PM
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28. I used to deliver for Domino's...
...and at least in my delivery area, I would have thought something was amiss if the customers hadn't been smoking marijuana.
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