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Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:31 PM

Smoking pot makes you nicer and less greedy

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Good news, stoners! Science is finally backing up what you've long known: that smoking weed does, in fact, make you nicer ó and less greedy, to boot.
In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, University of New Mexico researchers found evidence that cannabis use makes people more empathetic, as well as less motivated by money.

Though the study focused on the "prosociality" of cannabis use ó that is, as the Scientific Reports paper defines it, "the intentional act of advancing the well-being of other people" ó lead author Jacob Vigil said that he's interested in reframing how other researchers approach studying weed as well.

"They see cannabis users as unmotivated, or they see them as addicted, or perhaps believe that they are losing sight of their goals," he told Albuquerque-based nonprofit news site The Paper. "Itís never really been approached objectively to see whatís going on before making negative interpretations."

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Reply Smoking pot makes you nicer and less greedy (Original post)
G_j Jun 18 OP
Wednesdays Jun 18 #1
certainot Jun 18 #48
NCLefty Jun 19 #61
rsdsharp Jun 18 #2
Dave says Jun 18 #18
panader0 Jun 18 #3
G_j Jun 18 #5
LiberatedUSA Jun 18 #17
Dave says Jun 18 #21
LiberatedUSA Jun 18 #24
2naSalit Jun 18 #44
panader0 Jun 18 #26
Farmer-Rick Jun 18 #39
Dave says Jun 18 #20
spike jones Jun 18 #32
brewens Jun 18 #36
MiHale Jun 18 #43
peacefreak2.0 Jun 18 #4
blue neen Jun 18 #6
Tree Lady Jun 18 #7
Dave says Jun 18 #22
leftyladyfrommo Jun 18 #8
rubbersole Jun 18 #10
Dave says Jun 18 #23
2naSalit Jun 18 #45
Ohio Joe Jun 18 #9
walkingman Jun 18 #11
Throck Jun 18 #12
GoodRaisin Jun 18 #16
FakeNoose Jun 18 #13
CrispyQ Jun 18 #37
WheelWalker Jun 18 #14
bigtree Jun 18 #15
Mopar151 Jun 18 #19
cilla4progress Jun 18 #25
SergeStorms Jun 18 #27
Marcuse Jun 18 #33
Emile Jun 18 #51
2naSalit Jun 18 #46
SergeStorms Jun 18 #53
2naSalit Jun 18 #54
SergeStorms Jun 18 #55
2naSalit Jun 18 #56
Martin68 Jun 18 #28
NNadir Jun 18 #29
USALiberal Jun 18 #57
NNadir Jun 19 #60
USALiberal Jun 19 #65
johnnyplankton Jun 18 #30
SergeStorms Jun 19 #59
Fiendish Thingy Jun 18 #31
Javaman Jun 18 #34
2naSalit Jun 18 #47
Traildogbob Jun 18 #35
toesonthenose Jun 18 #38
roamer65 Jun 18 #40
former9thward Jun 18 #41
DFW Jun 18 #42
Emile Jun 18 #49
Butterflylady Jun 18 #50
AntivaxHunters Jun 18 #52
LeftInTX Jun 18 #58
NCLefty Jun 19 #62
LuckyCharms Jun 19 #63
Emile Jun 19 #64

Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:33 PM

1. Good, although correlation does not necessarily mean causation.

In other words, smoking weed does not necessarily make you more empathetic. It may mean that those who are already empathetic are more likely to smoke weed.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:34 PM

48. but it might reduce sex on the wrong brain, which causes greed, lack of empathy,

maybe cannabis effects those neural connections that detour reproductive impulses to the left brain

weed's been around a long time and sowb has been around for millions of years, as long as our ancestors were masturbating with the right hand ---and it may be that weed was cultivated as a treatment for sex on the wrong brain.

that's why the sowb authoritarians don't like anyone smoking it. a major motivation for authoritarians is avoidance/fear of uncertainty. does weed reduce fear of uncertainty in most smokers? that could be easily measurable

greed is what happens when you mix reproductive impulses with generally left brain parts of the brain that quantify, compare, do the numbers

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:55 AM

61. The study lists all sorts of caveats.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:44 PM

2. And it gives you the munchies!

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:24 PM

18. I use medicinal cannabis to maintain weight as best I can while undergoing maintenance chemo...

...for an incurable cancer. It helps. I try to microdose most days to avoid the psychoactive experience. But, come the weekend (more than just Saturday and Sunday - I'm retired), watch out! Maxi-dosing here!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:48 PM

3. That's why at 71 and a pot smoker for 55 years, I'm a mellow poor Democrat.

Feelin' good tho....

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:50 PM

5. just what I was laughing to myself about

though Iím just 70.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:24 PM

17. Just out of curiosity...

 

Ödo you have any issues with your short term memory as a result?

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:26 PM

21. I'm sorry, but what did you just ask? I can't recall...

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Response to Dave says (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:29 PM

24. I have zero issues with using it.

 

It is great for anxiety and it does chill people the fuck out. But, I am interested to know if any of you long term users have any shorter memory issues as a result.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:17 PM

44. Intermittant short term loss...

But also not frequent. And whatever it was, always comes back around eventually.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:32 PM

26. No. I'm as sharp as I have been for 55 years.....

Seriously, I do not. I don't smoke as much as when I was younger, a bowl in the evening, or when
I am bored (pot will make you not bored).

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:30 PM

39. My uncle who was very ill before he passed away

Smoked it for pain regularly. He did have memory problems. So much so that I took over giving him his other medications. But it may have been due to how sick he was, you know, brain fog from being so weak.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:25 PM

20. ditto, but about a half-decade younger

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:09 PM

32. I've smoked weed since 1963, that is 59 years. n/t

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:25 PM

36. Dude. My thing these days is making my own edibles. It's kind of fun too. My breakfast bars

put me in a great mood for my morning walk. Even an hour and a half in the rain today.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:57 PM

43. Same here!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:49 PM

4. Don't bogart that joint, my friend.

Pass it over to me.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:51 PM

6. Too bad Dastardly Donald doesn't partake.

It would be a lot better for him than Ritalin.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:54 PM

7. lol on the unmotivated part

My older daughter has a high stress manager job making good money and she comes home and smokes pot to chill nightly, has for years. She is super motivated, hard working.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:27 PM

22. I worked at the director level of several major corporations and did the same to chill when home

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:55 PM

8. I think that it's just that nicer people smoke pot because

it's the only way they can stand to be around all awfulness going on right now.

I don't think I am nicer but I am more I don't give a shit.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:01 PM

10. What she said...

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:27 PM

23. lol ... yup!

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:27 PM

45. +1

It really helps with PTSD.

A friend I was visiting recently and I were joking about what we tell our shrinks when they ask what it does for us. I looked at him and said,

"Some days it keeps me calm and alters my attitude so don't all wacko and do something I might regret. Other days, I helps me laugh."

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:56 PM

9. It's true...

Iím as nice a guy as you can find

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:02 PM

11. 100% agree ☮

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:06 PM

12. And hungry.

Don't ask.

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Response to Throck (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:23 PM

16. Pass the cake please.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:07 PM

13. I think it's the other way around ...

I think that friendly, less greedy, empathic people are more likely to be pot smokers.
The weed didn't make us that way, it's the way we are.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:26 PM

37. I like the way you think! -nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:17 PM

14. Said effects naturally interpreted as "Reefer Madness" by capitalist pigs.

But of course.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:20 PM

15. bet they don't mention commandeering the cheese puffs

...or eating the last donut. (not anyone in particular )

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:25 PM

19. It's a synergy, man!

There's some folks that just dig tie dye...

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:31 PM

25. I just need it to switch off my busy brain

at the end of the work day!

I don't like to smoke if I'm going to hike or bike or something...I like to have my lungs clear for that!

If I'm going to garden or putter, I like that I feel floaty, if I smoke earlier in the day. It always "talks me down." May be because I tend to the hyper, anxious side of things.

We've recently learned (from our daughter!) about vape pens. Ummm...it's cool that they are so stealth. But the idea of it being a chemical, even though derived from the plant, is a turnoff.

Just a good ol' leftover 70s hippie chick, I guess!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:37 PM

27. Weed will get you through times of no money....

better than money will get you through times of no weed.

That was true back in the 60s when there were weed droughts. Now the country awash in weed. There aren't any weed shortages anymore.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:09 PM

33. Canon.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:50 PM

51. Back in 1973, I shared the rent with two other guys and a girl! We were

the wild bunch for sure. Big old house, 5 bedrooms, beautiful open stair case with two living rooms and another rook we called the TV room. We had lots of wild parties, but I remember the next morning after one of those parties I walked into the TV room and this young gal was asleep on the floor with art brushes and paint next to her. On the blank wall she painted the fabulous freak brothers smoking a water pipe. It was so nicely done we just left it alone.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:30 PM

46. I still have that poster...

The black light edition!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #46)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 06:20 PM

53. Lucky!

The only poster I have from the 60s that survived is, "Phi Zappa Krappa", Frank Zappa sitting on the crapper. I still have several original Fillmore posters. New Year's Eve 1968 with The Jefferson Airplane, one for The Doors, and one for Jethro Tull. Those are still in pretty much mint condition, believe it or not. I knew they'd be worth something someday.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #53)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 06:33 PM

54. Sounds better than my stash...

My brother got all the cool stuff like you have. I have a few Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers nude in the stream. I have a few others but I don't recall what now. It'd better check on them, my storage was flooded last week in that Yellowstone/Montana flood. It only got up to 3" in my unit and nearly everything is up on shelves and a loft, all paper stuff is up there but I should bring those out and check for dampness.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #54)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 08:37 PM

55. Oh yeah.

You'd better check that stuff. Paper and cardboard will mildew in a hurry. Protect your hippie valuables at all costs!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #55)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 09:22 PM

56. Indeed!

I did have couple boxes on the floor but the two with paper stuff were this I was going to get rid of anyway, why they were on the floor.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:39 PM

28. I long thought, from personal experience that "smoking pot brings peace and love." But a friend of

mine who taught middle school in Vermont reported that the boys there thought a good time was getting stoned and fighting out in the parking lot. I've heard other similar anecdotes since then that suggest the effects of pot vary depending on who is smoking it and what their idea of a good time is. It's not so simple.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 03:45 PM

29. This is a very, very, very subjective criteria.

I believe the "less motivated" part, but not much else.

I abhor marijuana use, and before people jump all over me, that doesn't mean that I want anyone to go to jail over it. I just think it isn't good for people.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #29)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 09:29 PM

57. Feel same about alcohol?

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #57)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:48 AM

60. It's like Pavlov's dogs, this tiresome rote response.

If I say that pancreatic cancer is bad for you, that doesn't mean I have to talk about heart disease, or does it?

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Response to NNadir (Reply #60)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:49 AM

65. Lol, ok!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:08 PM

30. As a longtime former daily pot smoker, I'm not sure it makes you nicer...especially when you run out

Some of the most irritable un-mellow people I know are potheads that aren't stoned. Just my experience

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Response to johnnyplankton (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 12:06 AM

59. If you have any money at all....

it's almost impossible to run out in today's marijuana economy. Just about every state has decriminalized it, if not legalized it, and many have state dispensaries now.

So I hear anyway. I'm not allowed to touch it.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:08 PM

31. Unless you're Elon Musk. Nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:18 PM

34. Can we pump into the next repuke convention through the vents? nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:32 PM

47. That or hemp...

Seriously, hemp will mellow you out without the buzz.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:24 PM

35. This is the


MOST fun thing Iíve read here in a long time. Been a whole lot of bickering and belittling othersí thoughts and opinions for a long while. See, just talking about weed makes people nicer. More please. More weed talk, less GQP bullshit. We will all be healthier. Or at least feel better.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:27 PM

38. Less greedy? Absolutely not. Don't you dare try and take the Doritos bag when I have it! lol

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:35 PM

40. ...and eat more pizza.

I used to crave pizza when I got high many, many moons ago.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:42 PM

41. The study is not science.

It is subjective from beginning to end.

Scientific Reports is an "open access journal" which is ranked 4084 among journals. Its impact score is 4.84. Good journals are 10 or more.

https://www.resurchify.com/impact/details/21100200805

https://www.cwauthors.com/article/At-what-score-can-a-journal-be-considered-a-top-journal-in-any-discipline

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 04:52 PM

42. No wonder I'm greedy and mean

I never smoked anything.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:36 PM

49. Makes you happy too!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:44 PM

50. I have been around a lot of pot smokers and a lot of drunks.

And I have never seen a nasty pot smoker but I have seen plenty of nasty and violent drunks.

Please note, I do not smoke or drink but I am fine with others who do.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:54 PM

52. Legalize weed NOW

There's just simply no excuse for it being legalized and/or decriminalized at this point.
ZERO.

I use it because I can't use opioids due to prior addiction. The amount of pain I'm on on a daily basis is unbelievable due to 2 ABX resistant superbug infections of both Staph & E. Coli. I micro-dose with gummies which are just 10mg each but when it's really bad where I can't function, pass the hybrid and a lighter please!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 10:58 PM

58. Haven't touched it in 40 years

Always made me depressed

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 04:24 AM

62. Stanford: Marijuana linked to heart disease; supplement may mitigate risk, study reports

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2022/04/marijuana-heart-disease.html

It's not all good, folks. Never think it.

Yes, I smoke it. That's how I know. 😛

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:40 AM

63. Story time.

I have many stories like this.

My wife never smoked. I do occasionally. Now, only very occasionally, because it gives me uncontrollable munchies.

I was at a concert with my wife several years ago. She drove there, while I got high on the way. You had to walk up a ramp and stand on this big elevated concrete platform where the entrance doors were. I'd say there were maybe 1,000 people there that arrived early, standing around, waiting for the doors to open. We were standing next to these two young guys, maybe late 20's, early 30's.

One of the guys was standing behind me, and his friend was to the side of me. I hear the guy behind me teeth start to chatter, and he's making that teeth chattering/shivering noise. You know, like...zazazazazaza....sucking air in.....zazazazaza. Teeth banging together.

I turned around and said "What the fuck man, it's not THAT cold"! (It was late March).

He said "I can't help it man! I'm fucking freezing"! He had no coat on.

I had a really nice leather coat on.

I took off my coat and helped him put it on.

He thanked me, and then I turned and looked at his friend, who was just as baked as I was. We locked eyes, and we made some kind of connection. We both smiled. Then we started giggling. I hear my wife whisper "Oh, no, Jesus Christ", because she knows how I get.

So this guy and I are staring at each other, laughing. Then we started laughing harder. Then we started ugly laughing, screaming laughing. We were laughing so hard that we were holding onto each other, and we fell to our knees, clutching each other. By this time, the people in our immediate vicinity started laughing, and then REALLY laughing. This laughter spread throughout the crowd, and about a minute later, about 1,000 people waiting to get in were laughing their asses off. Many were laughing so hard that they were crying.

Things calmed down a bit when they started letting people through the doors. When we got inside, the guy I gave the coat to said "Hey, here's your coat back, thanks a lot"!

I said "Keep it! You need it more than I do"!

So in that particular case, being stoned made me nicer and less greedy.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #63)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:48 AM

64. Bwhaha +1. Funny story

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