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Ask a Stoner: What was Rob Corry thinking?

Dear Stoner: So last week you said Denver was a pretty tolerant place to light up outside of sporting events, and then pot lawyer Rob Corry gets arrested at Coors Field. What's up with that?

Para Noid

Dear Noid: Rob Corry's arrest on September 25 is a good example of exactly how you shouldn't use cannabis in public. For starters, police say he was in the smoking section of Coors Field when he lit up a stinky, smoky joint. At the very least, a one-hitter would have been a much better way to keep the obvious use down — but Corry should really get himself a vape pen if he wants to toke in public in a stealthy manner.

But the public use really wasn't the issue here. According to the report, when police asked Corry to hand over the joint, he told them that he didn't have to give it over because marijuana possession is legal in Colorado. Corry is right about possession being legal, but smoking marijuana in public isn't — and he knows that. Instead of weighing the outcomes and simply handing over the roach (much like you would have to do with an open container if caught drinking in public), he allegedly became defensive, raised a stink and began personally insulting the cops. So they arrested him for failure to comply with orders instead of simply giving him a public-use ticket and sending him on his way (as they did with the woman with whom he was toking up). We get it: That's his right, and he may even get part of his "refusing to comply with orders" charges thrown out in court — but that doesn't mean forcing a confrontation was a very bright idea, especially when it lands you in jail. As my Vietnam-vet uncle frequently says, "Not every hill is worth dying over."

Dear Stoner: Where did the bong come from?

Tubular Ted

Dear Ted: While the general theory is that water pipes developed in Asia and the word "bong" comes from the Thai word baung, according to historian John Philips in the Journal of African History, from 1983, the bong was created in Africa much earlier and then brought to Asian countries. Not only that, but Philips argues that bongs were designed specifically for cannabis smoking, as cannabis predates tobacco in Africa. Philips's theory centers on a set of eleven cannabis pipes dated to around 1100 A.D. and the 1945 discovery of a water pipe in Tanzania that was found to contain cannabis residue. He argues that Asian cultures ate cannabis rather than smoked it, and therefore the pipes were indigenous to Africa. He even theorizes that the name "bong" comes from an African tribe called the Bong'om.e

 
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graaywolf420
graaywolf420

I'm sorry Rob C. but I have to agree and I'll go on further to say that the joint give away in Boulder was in total bad taste.... The flood victims needed food shelter and clothing not stale joints.... It would of better served the community if Corry and his organization had done a food drive or something tangible for the flood victims.... Please I appeal to our cannabis community leaders, watch what you do in public because it effects the whole movement good or bad..... It's really hard to change a first impression. The World is watching Colorado right now.... How we act in public will affect campaigns across the country....


Robert Denman - 420Radio.org


Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

It's obvious that he was on more drugs than marijuana.  Alcohol is a drug, that will make you talk back to the cops, and if Coors field didn't support drugs like alcohol he probably wouldn't have gotten harassed by the cops in the first place.  Fuck people that support alcohol and tobacco but not marijuana.  Hippocratic, ignorant, motherfuckers.

John Dalby
John Dalby

I've smoked at Coors Field plenty of times. You go to where the tobacco smokers smoke, and then you smoke. Not really any issue, even before the legalization thing, so I don't know what the big deal is, except this guy is an asshole...

Nicholas Richter
Nicholas Richter

Probably thinking, "man, this game is boring, I should get high".

Monkey
Monkey

(much like you would have to do with an open container if caught drinking in public)

I have seen police officers ask people to pour out their drink, or put out their cigarette, much like Rob did, but I've never seen a cop ask someone to hand it over, unless they wanted a toke, or a sip. Has anyone had their drink or cigarette confiscated by police when caught consuming alcohol or tobacco cigarettes in public? Does this really happen?

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

Tip: Learn to love edibles. That said, carrying a portable vaporizer in Colorado is more practical than it ever has been before.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Djadamstall 

FWIW, I sure hope you're not David Adams in Littleton. Do you know how easy it is to google "djadamstall?" The way you behave online, someone just may hunt you down.

Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

@Cognitive_Dissident  It's probably obvious to anyone educated, you don't start a sentence with that. That being said, just to prove how dumb you really are, I used that at the beginning on my sentence, anyone who can't go without using, even for a  game, is like they say in the game a fiend!  Fuck you fiends!  Don't come to my state and fiend you way from day to day, and try to grow Ganja illegally and sell it to you friends in the East Coast.  I'll find your fake, poser ass, and show you what's up, when you try and break the law in my state!

Monkey
Monkey

@Cognitive_Dissident  I hear you, but it reminds me of a drunk I once knew who would drink alcohol from a Coke can to avoid getting caught.

Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

@Cognitive_Dissident @Djadamstall LOL, you must realize how stupid you're if you need to hunt me down.  Make sure you bring you IQ with you to Littleton, or I could always drop some knowledge on you again.  Poser, chump!

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Djadamstall @Cognitive_Dissident

News flash! I'm educated. I'm also a published author. It's not obvious. I don't even know what the fuck "that" is referring to.

What the fuck is "that" referring to?

Your post goes downhill from the first sentence and becomes even more illegible, and you are giving me writing criticism?

Oh, and stay the fuck away from me and my family. The cop across the street agrees with me and and disagrees with you.

ewilber
ewilber

@Djadamstall there is something wrong with you. lots of anger. colorado is not your state. 

Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

@Cognitive_Dissident @Djadamstall Violence, that's why I train BJJ.  I'm not some punk bitch that needs a gun for self-defense, but I'm sure martial arts training and a gun, would be a great combo, if anybody was stupid enough to try.  Really, though, you think someone as smart as I would have my info. so easily obtain on the internet?  Look up David Adams in Littleton, I bet you will only find 10,000 listings, lol.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Djadamstall @Cognitive_Dissident 

Who said I needed to hunt you down? I warned you that if you make enough enemies on the internet and don't protect your privacy, someone might do something to you. I have no interest in seeing anyone hurt, which was the reason for the warning.

If you don't heed the warning now, you are the stupid one, and you deserve it when someone violent does take an interest.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Djadamstall @Fris 

People who repeatedly mistake "your" and "you're" shouldn't give diction advice--especially when the errors are in the same post as the advice.

Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

@Cognitive_Dissident Your joke was so funny, I forgot to laugh.  No red card huh, well I know now you definitely don't know what you're talking about!

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

@Djadamstall @Cognitive_Dissident

Of course, being a complete blockhead, you missed the joke.

All of your guesses (and I mean all) are wrong. I don't even have a red card.

Kush_is_my_Cologne
Kush_is_my_Cologne

@Cognitive_Dissident @Djadamstall LOL, do you mean illiterate?  This is America jack, I'll give out advice anytime I feel like it!  Just because you moved here from Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma or some other state, and got a red card doesn't mean you know Jack.  You're just a poser, that lied about your pain to get a MMJ card.   

 
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