Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015
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I’m sure that if you are reading this blog, that you are experienced enough with the internet to know what ‘selfies’ are. For those of you that landed on this article, yet for some reason don’t know what I’m referring to, a ‘selfie’ is a picture that you took of yourself with the camera on your cellphone. You likely have seen these pictures before and didn’t realize it. It’s the one that usually looks like the picture was taken from above the person, with their arm outstretched to get ‘the right angle.’ Often times they are of people in mirrors in bathrooms, which I have always found to be a little weird. Of course, as one comedian pointed out, if there is more than one person in the photo, it no longer is a selfie, and instead has crossed into the realm of an ‘ussie.’

Selfies seem like a safe thing to do, but in actuality, they can make a dangerous situation much more dangerous. In fact, 12 people have died in the last year from taking selfies. Per Mashable:

Four of the selfie deaths this year, like the tourist, identified as Hideto Ueda, were caused by falling.

The next leading cause of deaths involving selfies was being hit or injured by trains, either because the individual was taking trying to get a photo with a train or because the photo they wanted involved getting on dangerous equipment.

It’s not clear if the number of daredevil selfies is increasing, but more and more tourists are making headlines because of their dangerous attempts at a memorable photo. Parks have closed because visitors keep trying to take selfies with bears, bull runs — an already dangerous activity — have had to expressly outlaw selfie-taking, and even Tour de France cyclists are concerned about selfie danger.

The article tries to put selfie death rates into perspective by comparing them to shark attack related deaths, of which there were eight. This of course led to many, many cannabis supporters pointing out that no one has ever died from consuming marijuana, and that therefore marijuana is safer than selfies. And shark attacks for that matter. My friend Russ Belville wrote a wonderful article for High Times that listed a bunch of things that marijuana is safer than. Check it, and remember, be careful when taking selfies. Instead of taking selfies on ledges of tall buildings, maybe wait until you get back on the ground level, load a bowl, and then take a selfie of yourself consuming the finest plant on this earth. Just a thought.

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  3 Responses to “Marijuana Is Safer Than Taking ‘Selfies’”

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    I don’t do selfies I see that as a girl thing, but it is an interesting piece of information… I’ll just stick to waiting on the first to get paid so I can re-up. Another thing people should look at that proves Marijuana is not a drug is the fact that a crack – head will NEVER share their rock (Just to clarify I have never smoked crack and never will), but the only person who doesn’t share herb is an asshole or a mooch… I mean come on we even share with total strangers, what drug addict would do that I’ll tell you who NONE.

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    Let’s not forget how dangerous texting and driving is. I have buried my brother and 2 good friends in less than 3 years, all killed by “people” texting. It has been proven in numerous studies that texting while driving is either as dangerous or more dangerous than drinking and driving.

    I have buried 3 good, righteous, loving parents, sons and daughters to their parents, brothers & sisters to many. All because of some idiot who “assumed” they were a good enough driver to either respond to or read a stupid, irrelevant text message.

    Common sense just isn’t so common anymore. Get a grip people. After suffering the (worthless) “justice” system, I guarantee if another person kills one of my loved ones, especially while texting, I will make sure justice is handled right then and there before the cops show up. The 22 year old kid that killed my brother only received 30 days in jail, license suspended for a year and 3 years probation. And $10,000 in restitution (his funeral was $23,000, medical bills were over $20,000 out of pocket (thanks to “affordable” Obamacare).

    Rant over, I hope no one ever need to suffer the ridiculously avoidable murder of a loved one as me and my family have suffered.
    My brother’s 40th birthday would of been today. RIP Paul, I will NEVER stop loving you and fighting for the Justice you and others deserve.

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    What??? No!!! I am a weed smoker too but you also getting killed of weed! Ask me why?well…. pot smokers dying of gangs and sucide and other thing. No, weed can’t kill you by it self but it’s common sense

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