Stoned couple was thinking Arby’s

Police: Couple Smoked Pot With Baby In Car:

In Indianapolis 27-year-old Marshall Chatman and 25-year-old Constance Payne decided to hit the drive through at Arby’s with their 1-year-old in the car. Nothing too suspicious there except that the drive through clerk noticed the distinct smell of weed coming from the car.

Here’s an interesting fact that a police officer told me once. Nothing else in the world smells like marijuana.

Anyway the clerk stalled them telling them to wait for theiir order while police were on their way.

When arrested the pair told police that Chatman had been smoking a ‘cigar’. *cough*blunt*cough*

A loaded handgun was also allegedly found in the car.

And who says weed doesn’t make you stupid. Or are people already stupid because they smoke weed? I guess that’s the chicken and the egg question.

  • JenLove

    Thumbs up to the Arby’s employee!

  • JenLove

    Thumbs up to the Arby’s employee!

  • Christel

    Stupid parents, I totally agree on that one… but why is it that when parents drive drunk with their kids in the car you don’t make the same sort of assessment? I smoked plenty of weed when my daughter was younger and still managed to be a good parent. The marijuana has nothing to do with it. There are good parents who smoke and there are bad parents who smoke. Just as there are good parents who drink and there are bad parents who drink. Either substance can be used responsibly or irresponsibly. (Don’t come back and tell me that I was a bad parent because I was breaking the law either, because I wasn’t. It’s legal where I lived at the time.)

  • Christel

    Stupid parents, I totally agree on that one… but why is it that when parents drive drunk with their kids in the car you don’t make the same sort of assessment? I smoked plenty of weed when my daughter was younger and still managed to be a good parent. The marijuana has nothing to do with it. There are good parents who smoke and there are bad parents who smoke. Just as there are good parents who drink and there are bad parents who drink. Either substance can be used responsibly or irresponsibly. (Don’t come back and tell me that I was a bad parent because I was breaking the law either, because I wasn’t. It’s legal where I lived at the time.)

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Oh trust me I do make that assessment as well when alcohol is involved.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Oh trust me I do make that assessment as well when alcohol is involved.

  • jen

    Legalize weed and make alcohol illegal!! Let these poor smucks go home and lock up the real bad parents. In this day and age it is stupid that smoking pot is a criminal offense, and yet its cool to hang out in a bar all night. Its such a double standard. I smoke and I am a good mom and so are alot of other moms I know. Now yhe whole loaded gun thing is another story. Although who says they we dont have the right to protect our families?

  • jen

    Legalize weed and make alcohol illegal!! Let these poor smucks go home and lock up the real bad parents. In this day and age it is stupid that smoking pot is a criminal offense, and yet its cool to hang out in a bar all night. Its such a double standard. I smoke and I am a good mom and so are alot of other moms I know. Now yhe whole loaded gun thing is another story. Although who says they we dont have the right to protect our families?

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Why don’t we make meth legal while we’re at it?

    Oh and don’t forget there was a loaded gun in the car too.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Why don’t we make meth legal while we’re at it?

    Oh and don’t forget there was a loaded gun in the car too.

  • karen

    30-35 years ago: not only were carseats not mandatory, they were a joke…designed more to give the child a better view out the car window than to protect them in case of accident. at that time you heard little about seat belts, some cars didn’t even have them. a nurse would wheel mother and child down to the car and then place the newborn infant in the mother’s arms, in the front seat, neither protected by safety restraints.
    you didn’t hear anything about second hand smoke other than some people didn’t like the way it smelled. you were allowed to smoke in your hospital room on the maternity floor…they just asked that you not smoke while holding the baby for fear of the baby being accidentally burned.
    a parent still had control over the way they raised their child, especially when it came to discipline. it was not uncommon to see a mother (or father) open up a can of “whoop ass” on a misbehaving child in the middle of a store. no one batted an eye (was considered good parenting…who wants a child running a muck in a store???) a child could show up in school with suspicious bruises…no one interfered with a parents God given right (ownership) of their child.
    a percentage of children were considered to have “weak teeth” as they came in all rotted and decaying. who knew that putting a baby to bed night after night with koolaid in their bottle could cause “bottle mouth”.
    there were those “bad”, “stupid” kids in school who couldn’t read; couldn’t sit still for hours doing repetitive “busy work”; always had their name up on the blackboard for one reason or another; and were periodically sent down to the principal for a good hard paddling. who knew the affects of ADD; ADHD; learning disabilities; hyperactivity; acting out because of abuse at home.
    how many children were sexually abused back then? nobody knows because nobody talked about it (especially the victim).
    smoking pot was not all that big of a deal. it was illegal…but do it in the privacy of your own home and heads were turned the other way. countless children were exposed to the second hand smoke….and a small percentage of pregnant mothers smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, took a variety of pills, smoked pot….putting it directly into their unborn child’s system. how many of these babies were born addicted? who knows…they didn’t have the means to test mom or baby at birth.
    it’s now 2009. things have changed. safety seats in my state are mandatory until the age of 8 years old; we now know the dangers of second hand smoke; beating your children is frowned upon and could land you in jail and your children in a home with new parents; infants are placed on their backs to sleep and discouraged from sugary drinks.
    we’ve discovered ways to help children with ADD,ADHD, and learning disabilities or behavior problems so they too, can succeed in school and life.
    we now know that children exposed to drugs or alcohol at various levels can have serious, long term affects on their health and development.
    my opinion? if you’re over the legal age and want to smoke cigarettes or pot, that’s your business….as long as it’s kept totally away from the children. if you want to stay out in a bar all night, fine….as long as the children are properly cared for while you’re out and the next day in case of hangover. some mom’s can handle it responsibly, some can’t. stay away from any susbstances if you’re pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no one has the right to force something into another humanbeing…especailly a tiny, unborn child. believe me, the end results for that child can be devastating.

  • karen

    30-35 years ago: not only were carseats not mandatory, they were a joke…designed more to give the child a better view out the car window than to protect them in case of accident. at that time you heard little about seat belts, some cars didn’t even have them. a nurse would wheel mother and child down to the car and then place the newborn infant in the mother’s arms, in the front seat, neither protected by safety restraints.
    you didn’t hear anything about second hand smoke other than some people didn’t like the way it smelled. you were allowed to smoke in your hospital room on the maternity floor…they just asked that you not smoke while holding the baby for fear of the baby being accidentally burned.
    a parent still had control over the way they raised their child, especially when it came to discipline. it was not uncommon to see a mother (or father) open up a can of “whoop ass” on a misbehaving child in the middle of a store. no one batted an eye (was considered good parenting…who wants a child running a muck in a store???) a child could show up in school with suspicious bruises…no one interfered with a parents God given right (ownership) of their child.
    a percentage of children were considered to have “weak teeth” as they came in all rotted and decaying. who knew that putting a baby to bed night after night with koolaid in their bottle could cause “bottle mouth”.
    there were those “bad”, “stupid” kids in school who couldn’t read; couldn’t sit still for hours doing repetitive “busy work”; always had their name up on the blackboard for one reason or another; and were periodically sent down to the principal for a good hard paddling. who knew the affects of ADD; ADHD; learning disabilities; hyperactivity; acting out because of abuse at home.
    how many children were sexually abused back then? nobody knows because nobody talked about it (especially the victim).
    smoking pot was not all that big of a deal. it was illegal…but do it in the privacy of your own home and heads were turned the other way. countless children were exposed to the second hand smoke….and a small percentage of pregnant mothers smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, took a variety of pills, smoked pot….putting it directly into their unborn child’s system. how many of these babies were born addicted? who knows…they didn’t have the means to test mom or baby at birth.
    it’s now 2009. things have changed. safety seats in my state are mandatory until the age of 8 years old; we now know the dangers of second hand smoke; beating your children is frowned upon and could land you in jail and your children in a home with new parents; infants are placed on their backs to sleep and discouraged from sugary drinks.
    we’ve discovered ways to help children with ADD,ADHD, and learning disabilities or behavior problems so they too, can succeed in school and life.
    we now know that children exposed to drugs or alcohol at various levels can have serious, long term affects on their health and development.
    my opinion? if you’re over the legal age and want to smoke cigarettes or pot, that’s your business….as long as it’s kept totally away from the children. if you want to stay out in a bar all night, fine….as long as the children are properly cared for while you’re out and the next day in case of hangover. some mom’s can handle it responsibly, some can’t. stay away from any susbstances if you’re pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no one has the right to force something into another humanbeing…especailly a tiny, unborn child. believe me, the end results for that child can be devastating.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I agree with karen (as usual).

    I wont say a parent is a “bad parent” just because they smoke weed, but I will say they are bad and irresponsible when they are doing it around their child.
    You wanna go out back, or out to the garage, or sneak into your bathroom after baby is asleep and toke it up? Go right on ahead.
    You want to smoke it up right in front of your child, making them breath in that smoke, no… thats wrong.
    Either way it is illegal and the drive through person did the right thing. Im sure she would have done it too if the smell of alcohol was coming out of the car.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I agree with karen (as usual).

    I wont say a parent is a “bad parent” just because they smoke weed, but I will say they are bad and irresponsible when they are doing it around their child.
    You wanna go out back, or out to the garage, or sneak into your bathroom after baby is asleep and toke it up? Go right on ahead.
    You want to smoke it up right in front of your child, making them breath in that smoke, no… thats wrong.
    Either way it is illegal and the drive through person did the right thing. Im sure she would have done it too if the smell of alcohol was coming out of the car.

  • Alena

    I totally agree with Karen and Samantha. Smoking pot is not the problem, it’s the way the parents go along with it. Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem. Smoking a blunt in a car with an infant, also is a problem. They were probably also going to give the baby some arbys, which i also think is a problem. However, smoking weed is beyond the point. It would have been 20 x worse if the parents were drunk.

  • Alena

    I totally agree with Karen and Samantha. Smoking pot is not the problem, it’s the way the parents go along with it. Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem. Smoking a blunt in a car with an infant, also is a problem. They were probably also going to give the baby some arbys, which i also think is a problem. However, smoking weed is beyond the point. It would have been 20 x worse if the parents were drunk.

  • karen

    alena:”Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem.”

    i forgot that part!!!! i understand the right to bear arms and to protect your family….but seriously….we’re they in that bad of an area that they were afraid of being acousted while in their car???? the potential for an accidental shooting when there’s babies around is fierce. you have to wonder just what else was going on that they traveled with a loaded gun.

  • karen

    alena:”Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem.”

    i forgot that part!!!! i understand the right to bear arms and to protect your family….but seriously….we’re they in that bad of an area that they were afraid of being acousted while in their car???? the potential for an accidental shooting when there’s babies around is fierce. you have to wonder just what else was going on that they traveled with a loaded gun.

  • Mare

    A few notes:

    – In British Columbia, Canada, it is illegal to smoke ANYTHING in a car with children in it, recognizing the deleterious effects of secondhand smoke to children’s health

    Regarding drugs – I disagree with all of you who think that it’s really “no problem”.

    Frankly, I’m no angel – I did plenty of drugs – LSD, mushrooms, coke, pot, pills – before I had my children (and asked my doctor if that was why I had disabled child, he assured me, no) but I think the good old Bible, paraphrased here, should have the last word on the subject – First Corinthians, Verse 11:

    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

    Let’s amend it to say “parent”. I have not touched any kind of illegal drug since three months before becoming pregnant with my oldest child. And I won’t, ever again, while they are in my household. Why? Because once something is broken, it can never be remade whole. And also, I’m teaching my kids that drugs are stupid, and there’s better ways of spending your time and brain cells and money.

    Me: Underpaid and undervalued, cuz I wasted time and money on drugs.
    My friend Mona: owned her own house at 27, had a pilot’s license. never did drugs.
    It’s not hard to draw the conclusion, is it?

    You parents who sneak a toke – well, one day your kids are going to find out and really, do you want them “doing drugs?” Wait until they are out of the house… it’s not that long. God knows that if I get terminal cancer, I’ll be downtown looking to score… But right now, my job is Mommy, and I want to be the best one I can be.
    Don’t children deserve drug-free parents?

    One other thing – I notice a lot of grotty looking, underfed, underattended children around whose parents smoke pot. Seems to me that the priority is scoring a bag instead of looking after the children. Shame on these people. Shame.

  • Mare

    A few notes:

    – In British Columbia, Canada, it is illegal to smoke ANYTHING in a car with children in it, recognizing the deleterious effects of secondhand smoke to children’s health

    Regarding drugs – I disagree with all of you who think that it’s really “no problem”.

    Frankly, I’m no angel – I did plenty of drugs – LSD, mushrooms, coke, pot, pills – before I had my children (and asked my doctor if that was why I had disabled child, he assured me, no) but I think the good old Bible, paraphrased here, should have the last word on the subject – First Corinthians, Verse 11:

    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

    Let’s amend it to say “parent”. I have not touched any kind of illegal drug since three months before becoming pregnant with my oldest child. And I won’t, ever again, while they are in my household. Why? Because once something is broken, it can never be remade whole. And also, I’m teaching my kids that drugs are stupid, and there’s better ways of spending your time and brain cells and money.

    Me: Underpaid and undervalued, cuz I wasted time and money on drugs.
    My friend Mona: owned her own house at 27, had a pilot’s license. never did drugs.
    It’s not hard to draw the conclusion, is it?

    You parents who sneak a toke – well, one day your kids are going to find out and really, do you want them “doing drugs?” Wait until they are out of the house… it’s not that long. God knows that if I get terminal cancer, I’ll be downtown looking to score… But right now, my job is Mommy, and I want to be the best one I can be.
    Don’t children deserve drug-free parents?

    One other thing – I notice a lot of grotty looking, underfed, underattended children around whose parents smoke pot. Seems to me that the priority is scoring a bag instead of looking after the children. Shame on these people. Shame.

  • Jen

    I would like to point out that the above “jen” is not me.

    Also, I’m getting married next month! Yay :)

  • Jen

    I would like to point out that the above “jen” is not me.

    Also, I’m getting married next month! Yay :)

  • Annmarie

    I’m just happy it’s not another story of rape torture and murder. I hate those parents/monsters who do that to their children. Thank god they were only smoking and not physically abusing anyone like most of the horrible stories we read.

  • Annmarie

    I’m just happy it’s not another story of rape torture and murder. I hate those parents/monsters who do that to their children. Thank god they were only smoking and not physically abusing anyone like most of the horrible stories we read.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    Mare,
    I did my share of bad things in the past and I had a career and owned my own house at the age of 22. So I dont really think your past necassarily influences your future. Sure in some ways it does, but not all. Just because someone did drugs in the past does not mean that they cant stop and make something of their lives.
    For the most part I agree with what all you have said. But there are SOME parents out there who can responsibly (well as responsible as you can get doing something illegal) smoke a little now and then. Not all smokers neglect their kids, just like not all drinkers are alcoholics. But a vast majority of them are.
    Personally, I would much rather be around someone high on marijuana then someone be drunk.
    I would actually prefer neither though.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    Mare,
    I did my share of bad things in the past and I had a career and owned my own house at the age of 22. So I dont really think your past necassarily influences your future. Sure in some ways it does, but not all. Just because someone did drugs in the past does not mean that they cant stop and make something of their lives.
    For the most part I agree with what all you have said. But there are SOME parents out there who can responsibly (well as responsible as you can get doing something illegal) smoke a little now and then. Not all smokers neglect their kids, just like not all drinkers are alcoholics. But a vast majority of them are.
    Personally, I would much rather be around someone high on marijuana then someone be drunk.
    I would actually prefer neither though.

  • Kathy

    Personally, I’ve never touched illegal drugs. But, I did have too much to drink in my college days. I still enjoy an occasional margarita. My high school days were spent around kids that had nothing better to do than get high (whether drugs or alcohol), get laid, and get abortions. We were on 20/20 more than 20 years ago for having the highest pregnancy rate in the nation. Keep in mind that my graduating class was very small. I have NEVER seen a responsible pot smoker. I’m not saying they don’t exist, but in my experience, I have yet to meet one.

    Pot, like excessive alcohol consumption, alters your coordination and reaction time, affects your ability to process rational thoughts, as well as fills your lungs and the lungs of anyone around you with carcinogens. I grew up with parents who smoked cigarettes. I stunk all the time. My lung capacity was diminished. It wasn’t until I moved out and away from cigarette smoke that I realized food actually smelled and tasted different. And, I found that when I exercised, I could do it for longer periods of time and felt like I could breathe better. I think smoking cigarettes around kids should be illegal.

    I won’t have that occasional margarita if I’m getting behind the wheel of a car or if I’m going to be the only one home with the kids, even though I’d be well below the legal limit. I don’t feel like one drink affects my abilities, but I’m not going to risk my children’s safety. The difference is that one “serving” of pot DOES affect the person consuming it.

    So, I don’t care how “responsible” the consumer thinks he’s being… his ability to respond in an emergency situation IS affected. Not only that, but decision making abilities are altered. I had a friend who’s dad partook of weed. When he was “sober” he was ok. But, the couple of times he toked up, he thought that I (at 9 y/o) would appreciate his advances. Luckily, I was able to get away, ended my friendship with his daughter, and never went back. I will never believe that pot-smoking is ok.

  • Kathy

    Personally, I’ve never touched illegal drugs. But, I did have too much to drink in my college days. I still enjoy an occasional margarita. My high school days were spent around kids that had nothing better to do than get high (whether drugs or alcohol), get laid, and get abortions. We were on 20/20 more than 20 years ago for having the highest pregnancy rate in the nation. Keep in mind that my graduating class was very small. I have NEVER seen a responsible pot smoker. I’m not saying they don’t exist, but in my experience, I have yet to meet one.

    Pot, like excessive alcohol consumption, alters your coordination and reaction time, affects your ability to process rational thoughts, as well as fills your lungs and the lungs of anyone around you with carcinogens. I grew up with parents who smoked cigarettes. I stunk all the time. My lung capacity was diminished. It wasn’t until I moved out and away from cigarette smoke that I realized food actually smelled and tasted different. And, I found that when I exercised, I could do it for longer periods of time and felt like I could breathe better. I think smoking cigarettes around kids should be illegal.

    I won’t have that occasional margarita if I’m getting behind the wheel of a car or if I’m going to be the only one home with the kids, even though I’d be well below the legal limit. I don’t feel like one drink affects my abilities, but I’m not going to risk my children’s safety. The difference is that one “serving” of pot DOES affect the person consuming it.

    So, I don’t care how “responsible” the consumer thinks he’s being… his ability to respond in an emergency situation IS affected. Not only that, but decision making abilities are altered. I had a friend who’s dad partook of weed. When he was “sober” he was ok. But, the couple of times he toked up, he thought that I (at 9 y/o) would appreciate his advances. Luckily, I was able to get away, ended my friendship with his daughter, and never went back. I will never believe that pot-smoking is ok.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Awesome comment Mare.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Awesome comment Mare.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I dont think that anyone abusing ANY substance should get behind the wheels of any vehicle.
    Whether it be one drink, one joint, one line, one pill, if it alters you in any way (and yes one drink can) then you should not be driving.
    I dont smoke pot. I did at one time, but that was way in the past. I was, however, a long time cigarette smoker. Now that I look back on it and think of the damage I did, or could have done, to my children because I “had” to have a smoke, it breaks my heart. I don’t want to do anything that could cause harm to either or my children. Yet every time I lit up a cigarette, I was affecting their health. Whether I wanted to admit it or not, I was. Now I am disgusted when I see parents smoking with their kids in the car. Or in the house where their kids live. I don’t like it.
    I dont think ANYTHING should be smoked anywhere near children, or other people. I get very frustrated when I go to Wal Mart because employees will sit outside the entrance and smoke. So my children and I have to talk through it to get inside.
    I was at the grocery store the other day with my kids. We walked out to see a man standing next to MY car puffing on a cigarette. I could feel my blood boiling and I think he could too because he back away. But you know, my car reaked of cigarette smoke! Just from that.
    Anyway, I dont know what my point was in all that but…oh well.
    See you all later

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I dont think that anyone abusing ANY substance should get behind the wheels of any vehicle.
    Whether it be one drink, one joint, one line, one pill, if it alters you in any way (and yes one drink can) then you should not be driving.
    I dont smoke pot. I did at one time, but that was way in the past. I was, however, a long time cigarette smoker. Now that I look back on it and think of the damage I did, or could have done, to my children because I “had” to have a smoke, it breaks my heart. I don’t want to do anything that could cause harm to either or my children. Yet every time I lit up a cigarette, I was affecting their health. Whether I wanted to admit it or not, I was. Now I am disgusted when I see parents smoking with their kids in the car. Or in the house where their kids live. I don’t like it.
    I dont think ANYTHING should be smoked anywhere near children, or other people. I get very frustrated when I go to Wal Mart because employees will sit outside the entrance and smoke. So my children and I have to talk through it to get inside.
    I was at the grocery store the other day with my kids. We walked out to see a man standing next to MY car puffing on a cigarette. I could feel my blood boiling and I think he could too because he back away. But you know, my car reaked of cigarette smoke! Just from that.
    Anyway, I dont know what my point was in all that but…oh well.
    See you all later

  • Mare

    I’m sure there are a lot parents who can “responsibly” smoke pot just as many parents responsibly have wine with dinner, but even Samantha points out – it’s an illegal activity.

    You show up to the hospital smelling of weed with your kid who decided to play Superman off the couch, and guess what? Little Bobby isn’t going to be sleeping at home for awhile, nor will his siblings.

    No amount of “fun” is worth having your kids taken away. Get a better hobby, and if you have trouble relaxing, try meditation or bubble baths. Hopefully parents choose to be parents. Illegal drug use and responsible parenting are, in the letter of the law, mutually exclusive.

    May I also point out that scoring drugs also tends to involve you with the criminal element? I don’t think Kathy’s experience of near molestation is unique either – lowered inhibitions abound. My friend terminated parental rights for the father of her children – pot smoking friends – who knows what can happen when Dad’s in the bathroom too long?

    Not all pot smokers are evil degenerates (hey I just liked to giggle at the movies myself) but all pot smokers are criminals.

    There’s no way you can argue this one while pot remains illegal.

  • Mare

    I’m sure there are a lot parents who can “responsibly” smoke pot just as many parents responsibly have wine with dinner, but even Samantha points out – it’s an illegal activity.

    You show up to the hospital smelling of weed with your kid who decided to play Superman off the couch, and guess what? Little Bobby isn’t going to be sleeping at home for awhile, nor will his siblings.

    No amount of “fun” is worth having your kids taken away. Get a better hobby, and if you have trouble relaxing, try meditation or bubble baths. Hopefully parents choose to be parents. Illegal drug use and responsible parenting are, in the letter of the law, mutually exclusive.

    May I also point out that scoring drugs also tends to involve you with the criminal element? I don’t think Kathy’s experience of near molestation is unique either – lowered inhibitions abound. My friend terminated parental rights for the father of her children – pot smoking friends – who knows what can happen when Dad’s in the bathroom too long?

    Not all pot smokers are evil degenerates (hey I just liked to giggle at the movies myself) but all pot smokers are criminals.

    There’s no way you can argue this one while pot remains illegal.

  • Mare

    oops and thanks Trench.

  • Mare

    oops and thanks Trench.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aprilamber April

    I ♥ Mare!!

    Okay, for the record, I’m with Annmarie. Thank god they didn’t molest the child. They won’t need life long therapy because of the parents actions. The unfotunate truth is that they will probably wind up the same breed of loser. Sad but true.

  • http://ww.thepsychoexwife.com April

    I ♥ Mare!!

    Okay, for the record, I’m with Annmarie. Thank god they didn’t molest the child. They won’t need life long therapy because of the parents actions. The unfotunate truth is that they will probably wind up the same breed of loser. Sad but true.

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I do have to agree with you Mare.
    There really isnt much of an arguement that anyone can make since it IS illegal.

    I agree they are pretty funny to laugh at!

  • http://www.thepsychoexwife.com/ Samantha

    I do have to agree with you Mare.
    There really isnt much of an arguement that anyone can make since it IS illegal.

    I agree they are pretty funny to laugh at!

  • Layla

    Yeah, my pot-smoking “parents” thought it was ok to walk around naked, to lay in bed the entire time they were home–usually watching tv or finding some other ways to ignore their kids, to drink pepsi by the gallon, to let the house go to pot, to grow pot, to talk about inappropriate topics, to leave porn lying around, to neglect EVERYTHING, to keep too many pets, to drink too much, to have sex loudly while the kids were home, etcetera ad nauseum. No one can say that crap doesn’t affect peoples’ judgment!

    I’m sure the idiots at arby’s would have come to the attention of cfs eventually; it’s good that it was under less reprehensible circumstances than are usually reported here.

  • Layla

    Yeah, my pot-smoking “parents” thought it was ok to walk around naked, to lay in bed the entire time they were home–usually watching tv or finding some other ways to ignore their kids, to drink pepsi by the gallon, to let the house go to pot, to grow pot, to talk about inappropriate topics, to leave porn lying around, to neglect EVERYTHING, to keep too many pets, to drink too much, to have sex loudly while the kids were home, etcetera ad nauseum. No one can say that crap doesn’t affect peoples’ judgment!

    I’m sure the idiots at arby’s would have come to the attention of cfs eventually; it’s good that it was under less reprehensible circumstances than are usually reported here.

  • Angel

    I agree with Mare, April, Samantha, Karen……pretty much all of you who don’t think responsible parenting and pot are compatible issues. Pot is illegal and therefore irresponsible to do, because it teaches the kids that it’s OK to pick and choose which laws they have to obey.

    I disagree with one thing said by alena and karen, though….”Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem.”

    I have a permit to carry concealed. I never leave my house without my baby Glock. I keep it in my purse at all times, unless I am going somewhere that it would be illegal to have it (courthouse, school, etc.). When I take it out of my purse to go into one of those places, the Glock gets locked in the glovebox. My children do not have access to my gun, as I always keep my purse either with me, or put up out of their reach. Even if they did manage to get their hands on it, they would be able to neither chamber a round, or fire it. The pull on the slide is so strong that none of my younger kids can do it at all, and my 16-yr.-old has to hold the gun between her knees, and use both hands on the slide in order to pull it. Don’t worry…..I removed the clip, and the chamber was empty when we tried this experiment. ;-P I have taken her to the range and let her fire it a time or two, just to let her see what kind of damage a hollow-point will do to various fruits and other objects. Well…she didn’t get to see the damage until I fired it, because the recoil almost knocked her down (she is very petite). I also had to chamber the first round for her, because as I stated earlier, she is unable to safely do so.

    According to the comment made about guns, I would have to assume that many people would think that I am irresponsible for having a firearm and kids in the same vicinity.

    I have only had to pull my gun twice. Once someone accosted me in Atlanta, while I was in my car in an unfamiliar area, and looking at a map. He demanded that I roll down my window, and I refused. He showed me his 6 inch blade, I showed him my Glock. Guess who won?
    The second time, I was at home, with my two oldest kids, pregnant with my third, and my husband was out of town. Did I mention it was 1:00AM? I heard an intruder enter my house through a downstairs window (my kids and I were all sleeping upstairs), and I picked up my 44 and a shotgun, and went to the upstairs bannister. I propped the shotgun on the rail, and leveled my 44 at the only door the intruder could use in order to get to the stairs. I warned him I was armed, and would kill him if I saw him. He obviously still possessed a few brain cells, because he made a hasty exit, going back out the way he had come in.

    I feel I would be irresponsible to NOT carry a firearm. It has twice saved my life and the lives of my children; of that, I have no doubt.

    Sorry for the rant, but not all gun owners are irresponsible.

  • Angel

    I agree with Mare, April, Samantha, Karen……pretty much all of you who don’t think responsible parenting and pot are compatible issues. Pot is illegal and therefore irresponsible to do, because it teaches the kids that it’s OK to pick and choose which laws they have to obey.

    I disagree with one thing said by alena and karen, though….”Driving around with a firearm, that’s a serious problem.”

    I have a permit to carry concealed. I never leave my house without my baby Glock. I keep it in my purse at all times, unless I am going somewhere that it would be illegal to have it (courthouse, school, etc.). When I take it out of my purse to go into one of those places, the Glock gets locked in the glovebox. My children do not have access to my gun, as I always keep my purse either with me, or put up out of their reach. Even if they did manage to get their hands on it, they would be able to neither chamber a round, or fire it. The pull on the slide is so strong that none of my younger kids can do it at all, and my 16-yr.-old has to hold the gun between her knees, and use both hands on the slide in order to pull it. Don’t worry…..I removed the clip, and the chamber was empty when we tried this experiment. ;-P I have taken her to the range and let her fire it a time or two, just to let her see what kind of damage a hollow-point will do to various fruits and other objects. Well…she didn’t get to see the damage until I fired it, because the recoil almost knocked her down (she is very petite). I also had to chamber the first round for her, because as I stated earlier, she is unable to safely do so.

    According to the comment made about guns, I would have to assume that many people would think that I am irresponsible for having a firearm and kids in the same vicinity.

    I have only had to pull my gun twice. Once someone accosted me in Atlanta, while I was in my car in an unfamiliar area, and looking at a map. He demanded that I roll down my window, and I refused. He showed me his 6 inch blade, I showed him my Glock. Guess who won?
    The second time, I was at home, with my two oldest kids, pregnant with my third, and my husband was out of town. Did I mention it was 1:00AM? I heard an intruder enter my house through a downstairs window (my kids and I were all sleeping upstairs), and I picked up my 44 and a shotgun, and went to the upstairs bannister. I propped the shotgun on the rail, and leveled my 44 at the only door the intruder could use in order to get to the stairs. I warned him I was armed, and would kill him if I saw him. He obviously still possessed a few brain cells, because he made a hasty exit, going back out the way he had come in.

    I feel I would be irresponsible to NOT carry a firearm. It has twice saved my life and the lives of my children; of that, I have no doubt.

    Sorry for the rant, but not all gun owners are irresponsible.

  • Kathy

    Angel, my husband is licensed to carry a concealed weapon. He doesn’t do it (not sure why). But, he has been through the course… attended the certification program. And, we have a double lock thick metal gun safe and the keys are stored in a place I don’t even know about. There can be responsible gun owners.

    And, as a responsible gun owner, I assume that you don’t clean your gun while your kid sits in front of it (no matter how many times you checked to make sure nothing was in the chamber). You keep it away from the reach of your children.

    I think the potheads are probably quite a bit different than you and most likely keep the loaded gun in the car because of the places they must visit to obtain their fun.

  • Kathy

    Angel, my husband is licensed to carry a concealed weapon. He doesn’t do it (not sure why). But, he has been through the course… attended the certification program. And, we have a double lock thick metal gun safe and the keys are stored in a place I don’t even know about. There can be responsible gun owners.

    And, as a responsible gun owner, I assume that you don’t clean your gun while your kid sits in front of it (no matter how many times you checked to make sure nothing was in the chamber). You keep it away from the reach of your children.

    I think the potheads are probably quite a bit different than you and most likely keep the loaded gun in the car because of the places they must visit to obtain their fun.

  • BoB

    For those who want to quote the bible go back and reread from the beginning Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    and as far as omg its the law and you should never break the law, if everyone followed that mentality we would still be a British colony. Not all laws are good right or just. Yes children should never be exposed to drugs or riding around in cars with loaded guns but this has nothing to do with the drugs and everything to do with responsible parenting. and as for comparing pot to Meth that is ridiculous at best and speaks to the brain washing you have whole heartedly bought and swallowed. Drugs don’t make bad parents, people make bad parents.

  • BoB

    For those who want to quote the bible go back and reread from the beginning Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    and as far as omg its the law and you should never break the law, if everyone followed that mentality we would still be a British colony. Not all laws are good right or just. Yes children should never be exposed to drugs or riding around in cars with loaded guns but this has nothing to do with the drugs and everything to do with responsible parenting. and as for comparing pot to Meth that is ridiculous at best and speaks to the brain washing you have whole heartedly bought and swallowed. Drugs don’t make bad parents, people make bad parents.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Hemlock and belladonna are plants too. Why don’t you smoke those? Or maybe some poison ivy. I always wanted to see what happened when someone got poison ivy in their lungs.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Hemlock and belladonna are plants too. Why don’t you smoke those? Or maybe some poison ivy. I always wanted to see what happened when someone got poison ivy in their lungs.

  • SithSnoopy

    Ditto most of you on pot/alcohol/pills/drugs and kids.

    Ditto Angel on guns.

    I think it’s ok for one parent to drink at home if the other parent is being “designated parent”, lol. [Or if there’s another person in the house at the time playing “designated mature adult”, lol.]

    Unless of course you are one of those persons who gets angry/violent when you drink. :P

    My husband and I get silly, romantic, sleepy… basically everything but angry/violent. I tend to get a little loud, too. :P

  • SithSnoopy

    Ditto most of you on pot/alcohol/pills/drugs and kids.

    Ditto Angel on guns.

    I think it’s ok for one parent to drink at home if the other parent is being “designated parent”, lol. [Or if there’s another person in the house at the time playing “designated mature adult”, lol.]

    Unless of course you are one of those persons who gets angry/violent when you drink. :P

    My husband and I get silly, romantic, sleepy… basically everything but angry/violent. I tend to get a little loud, too. :P

  • Christel

    “I have NEVER seen a responsible pot smoker.”

    Live someplace where it’s legal and you will meet lots of them. I never smoked around my child, or even when she was going to be in my care. Only when she was spending the night at grandma and grandpa’s or during her dad’s custody time. I never drove under the influence. It never affected my ability to work, and it didn’t affect advancement within my career. In a society where it’s legal it is really no different form alcohol. Some people abuse it, but most people don’t.

    I don’t tell my daughter not to use it either. When she’s an adult she can decide for herself (she still lives there with her dad most of the time, and BTW her dad smokes too). I wouldn’t tell her not to drink either. What I tell her is that if she’s going to use either substance as an adult she should obey the law and use it responsibly.

  • Christel

    “I have NEVER seen a responsible pot smoker.”

    Live someplace where it’s legal and you will meet lots of them. I never smoked around my child, or even when she was going to be in my care. Only when she was spending the night at grandma and grandpa’s or during her dad’s custody time. I never drove under the influence. It never affected my ability to work, and it didn’t affect advancement within my career. In a society where it’s legal it is really no different form alcohol. Some people abuse it, but most people don’t.

    I don’t tell my daughter not to use it either. When she’s an adult she can decide for herself (she still lives there with her dad most of the time, and BTW her dad smokes too). I wouldn’t tell her not to drink either. What I tell her is that if she’s going to use either substance as an adult she should obey the law and use it responsibly.

  • Christel

    Really Trench? You’ve implied that drinking in and of itself makes you stupid? I guess I missed that.

  • Christel

    Really Trench? You’ve implied that drinking in and of itself makes you stupid? I guess I missed that.

  • SithSnoopy

    Trench wrote: “I always wanted to see what happened when someone got poison ivy in their lungs.”

    ::SHUDDER::

    My husband is horrifically allergic to poison ivy. If he comes into contact with it, he has to get steroids to help him heal up from it. :P

    And as to smoking pot, all seeds being ok to eat, etc.:

    Ephesians 5:18: “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”

    If you can smoke a joint and not be acting drunk/stupid afterwards, more power to you. ;)

    As to disobeying bad laws… I see what you are getting at. I’m glad we’re the USA and not still a member of the British Empire. ;)

    And yeah, I suck at obeying the “don’t be drunk on wine” thing, and probably the drunk on the Spirit thing too. So I know I’m being a hypocrite when saying this.

    I know God gave man all those things for food, but I don’t think that can imply that all things are edible or good for you. At least, not in our current age. Although, before the fall of man (around chapter 3), maybe it WAS all edible. Maybe, before the fall, there was no such thing as poison oak!

  • SithSnoopy

    Trench wrote: “I always wanted to see what happened when someone got poison ivy in their lungs.”

    ::SHUDDER::

    My husband is horrifically allergic to poison ivy. If he comes into contact with it, he has to get steroids to help him heal up from it. :P

    And as to smoking pot, all seeds being ok to eat, etc.:

    Ephesians 5:18: “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.”

    If you can smoke a joint and not be acting drunk/stupid afterwards, more power to you. ;)

    As to disobeying bad laws… I see what you are getting at. I’m glad we’re the USA and not still a member of the British Empire. ;)

    And yeah, I suck at obeying the “don’t be drunk on wine” thing, and probably the drunk on the Spirit thing too. So I know I’m being a hypocrite when saying this.

    I know God gave man all those things for food, but I don’t think that can imply that all things are edible or good for you. At least, not in our current age. Although, before the fall of man (around chapter 3), maybe it WAS all edible. Maybe, before the fall, there was no such thing as poison oak!

  • Alena

    Wow. These people have so much to say about the people who smoke pot, and have a fire arm (i would never do either) around their children, but look above you, on these posts. These people, rape, beat, strangle and KILL their kids. Smoking pot is seriously NOT, THAT, BAD.

  • Alena

    Wow. These people have so much to say about the people who smoke pot, and have a fire arm (i would never do either) around their children, but look above you, on these posts. These people, rape, beat, strangle and KILL their kids. Smoking pot is seriously NOT, THAT, BAD.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    When you run your own blog then you can decide on what’s not so bad. Me? I think it’s pretty bad.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    When you run your own blog then you can decide on what’s not so bad. Me? I think it’s pretty bad.

  • Alena

    Honestly, trench. Smoking Pot, Is really not that bad. I Dont even smoke pot! But compared to everything else, it’s really not that damn bad.

  • Alena

    Honestly, trench. Smoking Pot, Is really not that bad. I Dont even smoke pot! But compared to everything else, it’s really not that damn bad.

  • Christel

    Hey I agree that these parents firmly belong on this blog. I can’t get behind the idea that anyone with kids who smokes pot is on par with these clowns though.

    To answer your question: Smoking weed doesn’t make you stupid, nor do people smoke weed because they are stupid. The answer is simply that some people who smoke weed are stupid. There’s really no connection. :)

  • Christel

    Hey I agree that these parents firmly belong on this blog. I can’t get behind the idea that anyone with kids who smokes pot is on par with these clowns though.

    To answer your question: Smoking weed doesn’t make you stupid, nor do people smoke weed because they are stupid. The answer is simply that some people who smoke weed are stupid. There’s really no connection. :)

  • Bishop Black

    “Not all pot smokers are evil degenerates (hey I just liked to giggle at the movies myself) but all pot smokers are criminals.

    There’s no way you can argue this one while pot remains illegal.”

    Mare, yes I can. Some people have legal prescriptions.

    Most smokers do not have a legal prescription, this is true. But, some do, so not *all* are criminals.

  • Bishop Black

    “Not all pot smokers are evil degenerates (hey I just liked to giggle at the movies myself) but all pot smokers are criminals.

    There’s no way you can argue this one while pot remains illegal.”

    Mare, yes I can. Some people have legal prescriptions.

    Most smokers do not have a legal prescription, this is true. But, some do, so not *all* are criminals.

  • Mare

    Slicing it fine, as always, Bishop, but if I were to have a prescription, as with all prescriptions, I would use it responsibly, and explain to my children what the good Dr. Wade Davis says:
    “Often the only difference between a medicine and a poison is dosage”. Here, however, we are talking about recreational use – no prescription provided. God help the poor souls for whom marijuana is their only freedom from pain. I don’t wish to be in their shoes.

    Re: Christel’s pretty liberal (Amsterdam?) but she’s also twisted my words – I’m not going to tell my children don’t do it, but I am going to present evidence that it’s just not good for you.
    Get it? It’s NOT GOOD FOR YOU. It doesn’t make you happier, smarter, healthier, a better communicator, or anything like that. Sure, it cures boredom, but so does a few hearty rounds of computer solitaire. And solitaire doesn’t fry your lungs. The jury is still out on solitaire and brain cells , though…

    Alena – Of course pot-smoking, gun-totin’, fast-food snarfing White Trash parents aren’t as bad as the other truly evil folk described on this site, but those are fait accompli – they don’t need debate.

    What we are debating are the finer points of bad parenting – the ones you or I could fall into, such as lighting a doobie while Billy and Suzie are down for the night, driving tipsy on a glass of Chablis, or leaving our children to bake in the car instead of dropping them off at daycare.

    Those things are bad parenting. I’m EMBARASSED about my drug use. I plan on telling my kids what a waste of time and money it is. Not to mention the LOSERS you get to hang around with, and the scary-ass people you meet and places you go to score. Also – you pro-pot smoking people annoy me. I am goddamned sick and tired of this attitude of “I deserve a break”. Me, me, me. Grow up. Which is what I meant by the reference to the bible. And find a better hobby. How smart are you if your only recreational outlet is to get baked? Geez. Read a book or something. Learn a new language. You can sit on your fat ass with a book on tape, so that will approximate your pot-smoking experience of doing as little as possible.

  • Mare

    Slicing it fine, as always, Bishop, but if I were to have a prescription, as with all prescriptions, I would use it responsibly, and explain to my children what the good Dr. Wade Davis says:
    “Often the only difference between a medicine and a poison is dosage”. Here, however, we are talking about recreational use – no prescription provided. God help the poor souls for whom marijuana is their only freedom from pain. I don’t wish to be in their shoes.

    Re: Christel’s pretty liberal (Amsterdam?) but she’s also twisted my words – I’m not going to tell my children don’t do it, but I am going to present evidence that it’s just not good for you.
    Get it? It’s NOT GOOD FOR YOU. It doesn’t make you happier, smarter, healthier, a better communicator, or anything like that. Sure, it cures boredom, but so does a few hearty rounds of computer solitaire. And solitaire doesn’t fry your lungs. The jury is still out on solitaire and brain cells , though…

    Alena – Of course pot-smoking, gun-totin’, fast-food snarfing White Trash parents aren’t as bad as the other truly evil folk described on this site, but those are fait accompli – they don’t need debate.

    What we are debating are the finer points of bad parenting – the ones you or I could fall into, such as lighting a doobie while Billy and Suzie are down for the night, driving tipsy on a glass of Chablis, or leaving our children to bake in the car instead of dropping them off at daycare.

    Those things are bad parenting. I’m EMBARASSED about my drug use. I plan on telling my kids what a waste of time and money it is. Not to mention the LOSERS you get to hang around with, and the scary-ass people you meet and places you go to score. Also – you pro-pot smoking people annoy me. I am goddamned sick and tired of this attitude of “I deserve a break”. Me, me, me. Grow up. Which is what I meant by the reference to the bible. And find a better hobby. How smart are you if your only recreational outlet is to get baked? Geez. Read a book or something. Learn a new language. You can sit on your fat ass with a book on tape, so that will approximate your pot-smoking experience of doing as little as possible.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aprilamber April

    Okay – Getting back to the story. It isn’t an issue of them being bad parents because they smoked pot. The bigger issue is that they were DRIVING and the car smelled of it. Implying that they were moking pot and high and driving – with the friggin’ kid in the car. To me, this is no different than if they had been drinking and driving with the kid in the car. LOSERS!! They should both be sterilized.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aprilamber April

    Okay – Getting back to the story. It isn’t an issue of them being bad parents because they smoked pot. The bigger issue is that they were DRIVING and the car smelled of it. Implying that they were moking pot and high and driving – with the friggin’ kid in the car. To me, this is no different than if they had been drinking and driving with the kid in the car. LOSERS!! They should both be sterilized.

  • 420vada420

    I dont see what the parents were doing wrong. I mean… its just weed man.

  • 420vada420

    I dont see what the parents were doing wrong. I mean… its just weed man.

  • Angel

    42Ovada: Go smoke another one, dude – and leave the responsible adults to their conversation. You have nothing valuable to offer here.

  • Angel

    42Ovada: Go smoke another one, dude – and leave the responsible adults to their conversation. You have nothing valuable to offer here.

  • BoB

    wow 420 brilliant summation way to go. as for the rest of the haters spouting stereo types and propaganda do a little research. your spouting the same bogus untruths and stereo types only makes you look silly. i smoke plenty of pot when my children aren’t around. I also ride my bike about a hundred miles a week, have held the same job for almost 10 years, am college educated and have read more books than you can count, none of which has ever been endangered by my smoking. The first anti marijuana laws were passed way back in 1914 not because its bad for you but as a way to hurt Mexican immigrants. Thank god many states are finally coming to their senses and decriminalizing what was never a crime in the first place. Pot doesn’t make people stupid, stupid people are stupid people regardless of what they put into their body

  • BoB

    wow 420 brilliant summation way to go. as for the rest of the haters spouting stereo types and propaganda do a little research. your spouting the same bogus untruths and stereo types only makes you look silly. i smoke plenty of pot when my children aren’t around. I also ride my bike about a hundred miles a week, have held the same job for almost 10 years, am college educated and have read more books than you can count, none of which has ever been endangered by my smoking. The first anti marijuana laws were passed way back in 1914 not because its bad for you but as a way to hurt Mexican immigrants. Thank god many states are finally coming to their senses and decriminalizing what was never a crime in the first place. Pot doesn’t make people stupid, stupid people are stupid people regardless of what they put into their body

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Ok, just don’t bitch when you get arrested and your kids get taken away.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Ok, just don’t bitch when you get arrested and your kids get taken away.

  • karen

    it alters the way you feel,think, act and look. if it didn’t, then why waste your time, money and lungs smoking it? parents need to be alert and focused at all times. kids are sleeping? kids are in school? at someone else’s house for the night? sure hope there’s not an emergency…it might end up worse than it had to.
    mom’s who have babies that test positive at birth, won’t be bringing those babies home for quite some time. they also don’t have to see what their newborn goes through….over sleeping, not wanting to eat, the high pitched screaming….not a pretty site. any of you out there that are smoking in front of your kids so they can inhale your second hand smoke….you might want to read up on the injustice you’re doing to that child.

  • karen

    it alters the way you feel,think, act and look. if it didn’t, then why waste your time, money and lungs smoking it? parents need to be alert and focused at all times. kids are sleeping? kids are in school? at someone else’s house for the night? sure hope there’s not an emergency…it might end up worse than it had to.
    mom’s who have babies that test positive at birth, won’t be bringing those babies home for quite some time. they also don’t have to see what their newborn goes through….over sleeping, not wanting to eat, the high pitched screaming….not a pretty site. any of you out there that are smoking in front of your kids so they can inhale your second hand smoke….you might want to read up on the injustice you’re doing to that child.

  • sfdude_2008

    BoB and 42Ovada, don’t like this site? Then don’t read it. Just move on. Nobody is forcing either of you to red it.

  • sfdude_2008

    Oops, I actually meant, “Nobody is forcing either of you to read it”.

  • sfdude_2008

    BoB and 42Ovada, don’t like this site? Then don’t read it. Just move on. Nobody is forcing either of you to red it.

  • sfdude_2008

    Oops, I actually meant, “Nobody is forcing either of you to read it”.

  • BoB

    yeah see trench that’s the thing. Where I live possession under an oz is a small fine and nothing else. I won’t be arrested and my kids will never be taken away because I am an excellent father. I don’t get stoned around my kids, nor do I neglect them in anyway. your comments only show your ignorance

  • BoB

    yeah see trench that’s the thing. Where I live possession under an oz is a small fine and nothing else. I won’t be arrested and my kids will never be taken away because I am an excellent father. I don’t get stoned around my kids, nor do I neglect them in anyway. your comments only show your ignorance

  • karen

    where do you live Bob? where i live, possession of a roach in your car ashtray or paraphanalia(spelling?) with residue on it can cause some big problems for the owner. maybe what you say is true, that you don’t get stoned around your kids or neglect them (you did say you smoke plenty of pot…ride your bike a hunbdred miles a wekk and hold down a full time job…when is it that you’re spending time with your kids? are you a visitation time dad?)
    as to how trench’s comments and others who are against the illegal use of drugs make them “look”…one would have to say that is your opinion and not the majority of responsible parents opinion.
    good luck to you. i wouldn’t venture to my state with your understanding of the law…you might find yourself in a heap of trouble.

  • karen

    where do you live Bob? where i live, possession of a roach in your car ashtray or paraphanalia(spelling?) with residue on it can cause some big problems for the owner. maybe what you say is true, that you don’t get stoned around your kids or neglect them (you did say you smoke plenty of pot…ride your bike a hunbdred miles a wekk and hold down a full time job…when is it that you’re spending time with your kids? are you a visitation time dad?)
    as to how trench’s comments and others who are against the illegal use of drugs make them “look”…one would have to say that is your opinion and not the majority of responsible parents opinion.
    good luck to you. i wouldn’t venture to my state with your understanding of the law…you might find yourself in a heap of trouble.

  • sfdude_2008

    BoB, if you want to harass Trench or any of us regular readers, please leave. You don’t have to read this article you don’t like it. You don’t have anything valuable to add; you are just stating nonsense, stating only your own opinions and all. Some people should not be online at all.

    I don’t like it when dummies come to this site just to write down stuff like “Hey, I know this person, blah blah blah”, “Leave ‘em alone”, “Pot is good”, “they is nice”, “shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about”, “you all suck”, “You fail”, “I h8 this site”, “he a good daddy”, “she a good momma” and more…BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! Trust me, I would really be disgusted if I ever knew a person online, let alone smoke pot. These aren’t anything that I would ever brag about. I would also be disgusted if I ever get stoned by drugs.

    Don’t get me wrong, people; even Trench doesn’t tolerate mindless flames at all, so if you insist on spewing more mindless flames, BoB, like I said, please leave and move on. No one is ever forcing you to read it.

  • sfdude_2008

    BoB, if you want to harass Trench or any of us regular readers, please leave. You don’t have to read this article you don’t like it. You don’t have anything valuable to add; you are just stating nonsense, stating only your own opinions and all. Some people should not be online at all.

    I don’t like it when dummies come to this site just to write down stuff like “Hey, I know this person, blah blah blah”, “Leave ‘em alone”, “Pot is good”, “they is nice”, “shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about”, “you all suck”, “You fail”, “I h8 this site”, “he a good daddy”, “she a good momma” and more…BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! Trust me, I would really be disgusted if I ever knew a person online, let alone smoke pot. These aren’t anything that I would ever brag about. I would also be disgusted if I ever get stoned by drugs.

    Don’t get me wrong, people; even Trench doesn’t tolerate mindless flames at all, so if you insist on spewing more mindless flames, BoB, like I said, please leave and move on. No one is ever forcing you to read it.

  • Kathy

    http://www.marijuanaaddiction.info/harmful-effects-of-marijuana.htm

    Yeah, the stuff is good. There’s NOTHING wrong with it… ooohhh, everyone should do it.

  • Kathy

    http://www.marijuanaaddiction.info/harmful-effects-of-marijuana.htm

    Yeah, the stuff is good. There’s NOTHING wrong with it… ooohhh, everyone should do it.

  • Zappatista

    Just an FYI, the Marion County prosecutors office decided NOT to file charges. They out.

  • Zappatista

    Just an FYI, the Marion County prosecutors office decided NOT to file charges. They out.

  • Angel

    Z:
    I hope they still don’t get the kid back though. Smoking weed around a kid is just as bad as giving it a beer. Both destroy brain cells. If you want to fry your own brain, be my guest – but don’t make that decision for your kid as well. Let them make it themselves when they are older.

  • Angel

    Z:
    I hope they still don’t get the kid back though. Smoking weed around a kid is just as bad as giving it a beer. Both destroy brain cells. If you want to fry your own brain, be my guest – but don’t make that decision for your kid as well. Let them make it themselves when they are older.

  • loving_mom

    I have read MOST of the comments here and I agree with some of the stuff that was said.

    Drugs are not for me. I don’t drink often and when I do it is at home and after my babies are dead asleep. I have done drugs in the past. I have done things I should not have saw where it was going and I stopped. I do not like to smoke, it hurts my chest. I have smoked pot in the past though.

    My parents smoked pot while I was growing up. We had a two story 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. When I was in school I had all the cool brand name clothes and we had more groceries then Wal-Mart. We did have one cabinet in our home that had “munchies” but, that cabinet was avaliable for me and my brother to enjoy also. They never smoked in the house, when we were awake or if we had friends over. Most of the time it was in the basment, where the kids never went. My parents would pay the house, car note, bills, give me and my brother some money (usually $50.) and then buy some pot AFTER everything was paid for. My dad worked durning the day (he never ever went to work high) and my mom would work at night waiting tables (mom did no have to work she did becasue she wanted to and she also never went to work high). Dad made sure we had a hot breakfast, mom would pack us a nice lunch everyday and we had a hot meal we when came in from school. I don’t think that is bad parenting.

    I am 22, I have 3 kidos, I work part-time and I am a full time culinary student. I don’t think I am a bad parent becasue I experimented with drugs. What I will say is the two parents in this story were not using good parenting skills here. That was just dumb. I am glad that there was no physical abuse involved.

  • loving_mom

    I have read MOST of the comments here and I agree with some of the stuff that was said.

    Drugs are not for me. I don’t drink often and when I do it is at home and after my babies are dead asleep. I have done drugs in the past. I have done things I should not have saw where it was going and I stopped. I do not like to smoke, it hurts my chest. I have smoked pot in the past though.

    My parents smoked pot while I was growing up. We had a two story 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. When I was in school I had all the cool brand name clothes and we had more groceries then Wal-Mart. We did have one cabinet in our home that had “munchies” but, that cabinet was avaliable for me and my brother to enjoy also. They never smoked in the house, when we were awake or if we had friends over. Most of the time it was in the basment, where the kids never went. My parents would pay the house, car note, bills, give me and my brother some money (usually $50.) and then buy some pot AFTER everything was paid for. My dad worked durning the day (he never ever went to work high) and my mom would work at night waiting tables (mom did no have to work she did becasue she wanted to and she also never went to work high). Dad made sure we had a hot breakfast, mom would pack us a nice lunch everyday and we had a hot meal we when came in from school. I don’t think that is bad parenting.

    I am 22, I have 3 kidos, I work part-time and I am a full time culinary student. I don’t think I am a bad parent becasue I experimented with drugs. What I will say is the two parents in this story were not using good parenting skills here. That was just dumb. I am glad that there was no physical abuse involved.

  • LisaAnn

    Mare, I want to argue one point you made. “It (marijuana) doesn’t make you happier…” Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) causes excessive release of seratonin and dopeamin, two neurotransmitters in the brain. The emotion of happiness is triggered by these neurotransmitters. So, technically weed does make human being happy.

  • LisaAnn

    Excuse me. …human beings…

  • LisaAnn

    Mare, I want to argue one point you made. “It (marijuana) doesn’t make you happier…” Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) causes excessive release of seratonin and dopeamin, two neurotransmitters in the brain. The emotion of happiness is triggered by these neurotransmitters. So, technically weed does make human being happy.

  • LisaAnn

    Excuse me. …human beings…

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/ Trench Reynolds

    Where I live possession under an oz is a small fine and nothing else. I won’t be arrested and my kids will never be taken away because I am an excellent father. I don’t get stoned around my kids, nor do I neglect them in anyway.

    If you were an excellent father you wouldn’t smoke dope.

  • http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com Trench Reynolds

    Where I live possession under an oz is a small fine and nothing else. I won’t be arrested and my kids will never be taken away because I am an excellent father. I don’t get stoned around my kids, nor do I neglect them in anyway.

    If you were an excellent father you wouldn’t smoke dope.

  • jeff

    excellent father?? it is only time before your son knows you smoke dope, and to a young mind that gives them the justifiable notion that there almighty loving father does it so he can too, and now how do you make him just stop at trying pot, you, the good father , gave him a justifiable reason in his young mind to try drugs.

  • jeff

    excellent father?? it is only time before your son knows you smoke dope, and to a young mind that gives them the justifiable notion that there almighty loving father does it so he can too, and now how do you make him just stop at trying pot, you, the good father , gave him a justifiable reason in his young mind to try drugs.