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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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And to think, I thought tobacco was the only drug my new roommate was going to smoke.

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Although, secondhand bong smoke is way better for you (as in, lesser of evils) than cigarette smoke...

I agree with that. At the very least, it affects my allergies less. I still find the odor unpleasant, but as long as it's within tolerance of my asthma, it's probably not worth the trouble to try to move.

Well, usually, it is just the green stuff. With cigarettes you have all those other chemicals in there. ^_^ Formaldehyde and stuff. Yuck.

If it bothers you, though, let him know. Say, "hey, I've got really bad inhalation allergies/asthma, so could you wait to do that when I'm not around so it doesn't make me sick?" Or something like that. In my experience, those sort of smokers tend to be more courteous (there's a specific etiquette to it) about that sort of thing, in general of course, than cigarette smokers.

... no, it isn't. If anything, it's worse, being unfiltered and having no quality control; marijuana plants are fertilized and debugged with anything the grower has available, legal or not. It's not unknown for seriously damaging chemicals (like bleach or DDT) to be found in marijuana. Not to mention that inhaling burning anything is going to trash your lungs.

As a former resident of Humboldt County, the Green Capital of California, I'm always amazed at the "Ooh, it's natural, it must be good for you!" justifications that stoners use to pretend their habit is healthy. If it gets you high, it's damaging your brain; that's how it works. Yes, cigarettes do it; marijuana does not do it less.

Call the cops on him. That'll get rid of him fast.

Agreed that there are fewer allergens; on the other hand, if you don't want the effects of the drug, it's entirely reasonable to tell him not to smoke while you're around, or even to find somewhere else to do so. You definitely have the moral high ground here, legal issues aside. I'm all in favor of people altering their consciousness in ways that suit them, but not of altering your consciousness if you don't want them to.

Exactly. And not everybody gets happy-fluffy-high from marijuana. Knowing what it does to alter my mood, I'm pretty damn militant about avoiding it, and keeping it out of my environment.

On the legal issues - what happens when the cops show up - he's out, and you get caught with his drugs? It's not a fun tap dance - because in the cops' minds you're still wrong for not snitching.

But, don't use the legal stuff as the main motivation.

I have to agree with some of the comments listed above. I'm very much of the "live and let live" mindset, and if someone's desire is to smoke away their brain cells one at a time then more power to them. Problem is the stuff is illegal, and they are keeping it/using it in your residence. And while you may not possess it or use it yourself, should someone down the hall/street/whatever call the cops and complain about the smell of pot smoke wafting from your apartment and they come looking, getting caught up in the whole mess is a headache and a half even if you don't actually get "in trouble" for it.

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