To think that weed smoking didn't use to be so blatant

(40 Posts)
NuzzleMyScratch Fri 08-Feb-13 20:34:44

I live in a London suburb, and work in the centre of London. Both near home and work at least once a day I'll find myself walking behind/in the vicinity of someone brazenly smoking weed on the street likes it's a cigarette. And cars often drive past leaving a tell-tale smell behind them.
Does no one actually give a shit any more?

tinygreendragon Fri 08-Feb-13 21:38:28

If it were decriminalised and regulated the kids wouldn't be able to get hold of it. Plus I believe if the smokers had somewhere to go (eg coffeeshop like Amsterdam) they wouldn't be smoking it on the streets.

HollyBerryBush Fri 08-Feb-13 21:46:08

Its dealt in most school playgrounds sad

I smoked a hideous amount between the ages of 14 and 19, about a tenners worth a day blush, I really did smoke it everywhere - shopping, at the pub, at college, just out walking, in friends cars. I looked very smart, so I suspect police just assumed it was someone else if there were a few people around. I also remember a group of students who would have a spliff every lunch time by my primary school playground, so to be honest I don't notice a huge difference really...

BigAudioDynamite Fri 08-Feb-13 21:55:46

I was thinking this recent too...didn't know if it was just the area I live...the whole neighbourhood smells of weed. But, I like it! grin

I like cycle back from work, in busy dynamic city centre, and passing through the wall of smoke....different pace/people stood about chatting....it makes me grin and remember to stop and smell the flowers (man)! Peace out grin

Seriously, if the police mocked everyone for weed smoking....there would be no-one left here!

NuzzleMyScratch Fri 08-Feb-13 21:57:45

Doesn't it worry you, the number of people in charge of cars, kids, jobs that are stoned?

tinygreendragon Fri 08-Feb-13 22:03:05

Nuzzle : Doesn't it worry you, the number of people in charge of cars, kids, jobs that are stoned?

No more so than the worry of the number of people in charge of cars, kids, jobs who are drunk.

OeufsEnCocotte Fri 08-Feb-13 22:08:18

OP, brazen public weed-smoking was prevalent if not de rigeur in certain parts of Manchester during the late 80s - early 90s. Some of the pubs were positively Amsterdamian in allowing joints to be smoked openly. Happy days ;)

Stangirl Fri 08-Feb-13 22:19:07

I've lived in London since 87 and have always smelt it on the streets. Makes me all wistful these days...

I had a friend who did every driving lesson and her driving test while stoned. Not to the point of ridiculousness, but a bit mellow. She couldn't drive if she wasn't, because she wasn't used to it, was rather odd...

BigAudioDynamite Fri 08-Feb-13 22:40:09

Me too stan sad

ComposHat Sat 09-Feb-13 01:56:51

We used to get merrily stoned in a discrete corner of the college bars. I
haven't had any weed for years but get the occasional craving for a joint.

I smell people smoking weed in the street and my old next door neighbour used to prop himself against the wall watching the world go by joint in hand.

I can't get that worked up about it and I guess the cops have got better things than do than bust adults for having the odd recreational puff.

ifancyashandy Sat 09-Feb-13 08:16:40

Weed smoking has been unofficially decriminalised in many parts of the country. Police resources are stretched and since most stoners are too chilled to commit crimes (apart from the one they are inherently committing), they are left alone. They'd have to nick half the population!

I miss getting stoned. But can't hack the schizo weed. Bring back sticky black I say!

ILoveTIFFANY Sat 09-Feb-13 08:23:31

Our local councillor smokes it.... Brazenly.

MoreBeta Sat 09-Feb-13 08:24:34

There is a gradual move in the USA to decriminalise it too in various individual states.

In fact the state Govts are desperate for the cash the main driver is to begin to allow it to be taxed like cigarettes - but they have to decriminalise it first before they can tax it.

BarredfromhavingStella Sat 09-Feb-13 08:44:13

Don't think it's any more prevalent now than when I was a caned teen in the 90's.

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