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to think that 8.30 am is too early to skin up

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drwitch Mon 23-Sep-13 10:56:57

it seems to be getting more and more common round us (dads doing it while walking their children to school, people doing it before opening up their shops for day)

I am just really surprised that it is done so much in public

TheBigJessie Wed 25-Sep-13 10:04:56

I don't actually drink coffee, red bull, alcohol or smoke any form of cannabis or tobacco. This either means I'm an impartial judge, or speaking ignorant nonsense.

<Big Brother voice> you decide.

However, from extensive observation (family, flatmates, etc), I would say the following affect judgment and behaviour, and I would not allow someone to look after my children while under their influence:

My only concerns about cigarettes are the second- and third-hand smoke. My mother-in-law supervises my children while highly-caffeinated, shortly after having had a fag (outside) frequently. grin

I cannot, in good conscience, make any comments whatsoever about Red Bull, because I haven't had the chance to live with several people who drank it, so I have hardly any anecdata.

AngryBeaver Wed 25-Sep-13 03:03:13

Ps would take me 10 seconds to skin up, fwiw, so wouldn't take much time to prepare!
However, the lat time I built one was 4 years ago, IN Amsterdam IN a cafe, with NO children shock

AngryBeaver Wed 25-Sep-13 03:00:02

I was a full time pot smoker up until I fell pregnant with first d&c, then stopped cod turkey.

I couldn't imagine ever thinking it was ok to do this infront of kids.

Can't believe people think that it's ok for parents on the school run to be chongin'?

If they think it's ok to do this in public (no care/fear of judgement)
WHAT do they do behind closed doors??

Imagine sending your children to school smelling of herb...WRONG!

passedgo Wed 25-Sep-13 01:55:36

I think we need a new search category on Rightmove, order list by drug use.

Red Bull

Or they could put it on the Ofsted so we can choose the most suitable school for our children.

flummoxedlummox Tue 24-Sep-13 22:29:31

hardboiledpossum I live in a relatively affluent area of West Lundun, I certainly smell it once or twice a week when out and about.

landrover Theres another parallel world going on!!! shock

The stoned parents on a school run probably look around and think this too. grin

hardboiledpossum Tue 24-Sep-13 21:57:13

My part if sw London certainly doesn't, Im sure some people round here have the occasional spliff but i have never smelt it walking down the street. When i lived in clapham and brixton i would regularly smell it when out and about.

Talkinpeace Tue 24-Sep-13 21:39:16

there are certain vehy posh suburbs of saith west lundun that REEK on a Saturday evening ....
please do not make the mistake of thinking that only poor people like cannabis with their Pinot Grigio

but they rarely come into contact with the legal authorities so are ignored by policy makers

morethanpotatoprints Tue 24-Sep-13 21:35:13

Oh and of course us. but I'm quite often not out of bed at 8.30 and prefer to relax and chill after 9pm

givemeaboost Tue 24-Sep-13 21:31:44

^^there we are, as I said, its often the ones you'd least expect!! Only a select few people out of my friends know I smoke it. Its not something most people broadcast!

morethanpotatoprints Tue 24-Sep-13 21:24:38

I think it is wrong to smoke it in front of dc but only because it is illegal. When it was still decriminalised, I didn't see a problem.
If they know what it is perhaps its not such a good idea.
You can smell it all over our street, its a typical tree lined professional street with solicitors, grammar school teachers, retired civil servants grin

saggyhairyarse Tue 24-Sep-13 21:08:24

I've not smelt it on the school run but have smelt it whilst generally out and about. I used to smoke it, before children, and have the occasional smoke but VERY occasionally and not with the kids about. Obviously I don't think it is appropriate on the school run but its not sut weed is it, in many areas khat usage is rife and that's not good either.

hardboiledpossum Tue 24-Sep-13 21:06:29

I am very glad i live in an area where this would not happen.

MsVestibule Tue 24-Sep-13 20:59:04

Man alive, I lead a sheltered life! I have never seen anybody 'skin up' (never heard that expression before, either) although TBF, I've never even smelt cannabis, so wouldn't know the difference between that an a tobacco roll up. They'd be the talk of the playground where I live!

But I'd be just as shock if somebody walked their child to school swigging from a can of lager, so not particularly a legal vs. illegal thing.

Talkinpeace Tue 24-Sep-13 20:57:51

Don't forget the meeja types who still have a penchant for Columbian marching powder - but probably not before lunch wink

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 24-Sep-13 20:55:23

blimey, I live a sheltered life. Most of the parents at our school turn up in running stuff ready for their post drop off 5K! Not me, I have to work, but still no fags, spliff or wine round our parts

MissBetseyTrotwood Tue 24-Sep-13 20:48:09

They've skinned up by the time they get to my DSs' school (but not managed to get dressed). And light it up as they leave the school gates.

We are moving.

Talkinpeace Tue 24-Sep-13 20:36:35

Very few of my old hippy friends still smoke cigarettes. Nasty smelly expensive things!

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 24-Sep-13 20:32:04

wow, the parents at the DC's school don't smoke normal fags outside school never mind weed. I would be quite shock to see a B&H tbh. We are all terribly MC and smoke in secret!

hardboiledpossum Tue 24-Sep-13 20:18:19

Namechanges, you are 100% right, i was shocked that anyone would believe different.

hardboiledpossum Tue 24-Sep-13 20:16:13

Yes talkin i have tried both, on many occasions. I have no idea of the official percentage, i can give you my personal experience though and i would say around 80% if the cannabis i come across is skunk. This would be representative of the circles i move in, i imagine if hung out with old hippies hash and weed would be more common. Hash is still a lot stronger than a fag and expresso.

Namechangesforthehardstuff Tue 24-Sep-13 20:15:27

Don't know how anyone can be,so fucking dense they don't understand why 'black bitch' is racist. Genuinely shock

Anyone who thinks the 'black' bit is just 'descriptive' should probably not be using the internet in case their teeny tiny brain capacity gets overloaded and forgets to do something important like breathing.

Talkinpeace Tue 24-Sep-13 20:10:06

<snigger, giggle, gets munchies>

passedgo Tue 24-Sep-13 20:07:02

Talkin, cool it, you're unsettlin' the vibes man.


Talkinpeace Tue 24-Sep-13 19:57:11

Hardboiled passedgo : have you tried both .... so that you know of what you speak?

I'm still waiting to hear what percentage of the cannabis used in the UK is "skunk" as I've found no evidence that its other than tabloid headline for "not hashish"

And if tobacco does not alter ones mind and body, why do tobacco smokers have such trouble giving up, whereas most tokers grow out of it in their 20's ....

passedgo Tue 24-Sep-13 19:51:59

They may not do anything but anything reported will be recorded, it eventually builds a picture which helps protect children long term. Do keep reporting.

Talkinpeace you sound like a 19 year old hippy. Perhaps it's the name. Perhaps it's the weed making you regress. Cannabis doesn't compare to Red Bull. Child neglect is caused by neglect, not espresso.

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