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jtg 02-23-2014 11:26 AM

Inside Edition exposes smoke shacks in colorado, gets them blown up
 
Videos - INSIDE EDITION Investigates Pot Smoking Skiers - InsideEdition.com

A few days later:

http://i.imgur.com/nNnGbG7.jpg

stickz 02-23-2014 11:36 AM

that shack is awesome. all we got is a tree cave.


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blackbeard 02-23-2014 11:52 AM

Placing hidden cameras is probably not legal either, unless they had some sort of permit. That being said, I do think that being under the influence is dangerous on the hills. You can seriously injure somebody.

That shack is pretty awesome though -- I wonder how long it took to build that thing.

stickz 02-23-2014 12:06 PM

that shack got blown up👎 just read in another thread. and that report was ridiculous. those two couldn't snowboard sober any better than stoned. I think having a couple beers or a joint or 2 is really no big deal. shit out here we take dabs in the parking lot throughout the day


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linvillegorge 02-23-2014 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by blackbeard (Post 1564585)
Placing hidden cameras is probably not legal either, unless they had some sort of permit. That being said, I do think that being under the influence is dangerous on the hills. You can seriously injure somebody.

That shack is pretty awesome though -- I wonder how long it took to build that thing.

I'd 1000x people be riding/skiing high compared to riding/skiing drunk. If anything, I dial it back and get a little more cautious when I'm high. 4+ beers though and I usually call it a day for my own good. Too easy to do something stupid when you've had one too many.

jtg 02-23-2014 12:43 PM

Not sure how I feel about it to be honest. The news story was dumb and overblown for sure. Some people can't handle their weed though. I'd be pissed if a stoned rider injured a family member who was trying to learn. But I've never seen anyone being as dumb as that video on the groomers. Most people who ride stoned are better than I am sober, so it doesn't seem like a real issue.

I'm not sure how things are in Colorado since the new laws changed, but in WA, nothing has changed at all. People who smoked before the law changed still do and it's business as usual. There isn't some influx of stoner gapers falling all over the place. It's like the reporters lucked out by finding these two guys and didn't bother showing the other dozens of people riding away fine.

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Originally Posted by stickz (Post 1564609)
that shack got blown up�� just read in another thread.

Yeah the second pic I posted is what the shack looks like now apparently. Rumor was that avy control blew it up.

And you can't really blame them...even if Vail turned a blind eye before, now that it's been on the news, NBC forced their hand. Otherwise there are plenty of ambulance chaser lawyers ready to go for their deep pockets for willingly failing to act.

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackbeard (Post 1564585)
Placing hidden cameras is probably not legal either, unless they had some sort of permit.

It's completely legal to record in a public place, hidden camera or not. However, they still almost always get consent to use their image in situations like this. In footage that was cut, they would have recorded them verbally agreeing that they can be shown on camera. Anyone who refused, they hide their face or blur it out. That's why you see a couple people with blurred faces right beside people with clear faces in that vid.

linvillegorge 02-23-2014 12:44 PM

Nothing has changed in CO. Same as it ever was, the state is just making money now.

linvillegorge 02-23-2014 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jtg (Post 1564737)
And you can't really blame them...even if Vail turned a blind eye before, now that it's been on the news, NBC forced their hand. Otherwise there are plenty of ambulance chaser lawyers ready to go for their deep pockets for willingly failing to act.

Unfortunately this is the truth. Our "I'll sue your ass" culture has eliminated personal responsibility. Nothing is ever anyone's fault, it was due to someone else's negligence. What a crock of shit. You wanna go hang out in a sketchy ramshackle smoke shack, go for it, but don't bitch if it collapses and crushes your ass.

OU812 02-23-2014 01:18 PM

Man that narrators voice fucking annoys me. They turn everything into a a huge drama filled episode to get ratings....and people eat it up. Should people smoke weed on the hill, no but alcohol is sold without a problem. Inconsistent.

slyder 02-23-2014 01:41 PM

That one shack was nearly a 2 story house.
How does something like that get built?
Over the summer, guys hiking in? That is insane.


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