Marijuana is legal here in Colorado, and in much of the rest of the country now. A lot of fans of the green stuff just assumed that was the end of the story, but it turns out legalizing marijuana has led to a completely new set of problems! I mean, they aren't actually NEW problems, but they are a little more prevalent.

Unfortunately, some can't leave the house without a buzz.

We're all pretty much on the same page that, unless you hate your job and are trying to get fired, there is really no reason to be intoxicated during working hours. Whether it's marijuana, alcohol or whatever, some of us are getting a little too comfortable being messed up in public during the daytime.

Now, this isn't a hit-piece on marijuana. What legal things people do are their own business. But I have noticed a lot more people out on the streets, high as a cloud as if nobody notices.

Some of us have noticed...

I'm not the only one who has. As a matter of fact, the Daily Mail is reporting that about 50% of US dentists have reported patients coming in high for their appointments, according to a survey from the American Dental Association.

You may not think it's a big deal, but come on: what's more stressful than the Dentist? Clearly, there are those out there who feel like they need to take the edge off before somebody starts digging in their mouths. However, Mary Jane might not be the best way to go, as dentists say coming in high for an appointment can actually cause even MORE stress.

It also doesn't help that marijuana clouds your judgement. I'm fairly certain thinking normally is essential for making any kind of healthcare decision. That's why they made Britney Spears sign all that paperwork. But, patients come in and are sometimes incapable of making an informed decision, which is also fairly important when dealing with one's health, I'm told.

Bottom line: leave the marijuana on the shelf when you have anything important to do, especially anything involving a doctor.

Honestly, you won't like their follow-up questions, anyway.

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