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(Vice)   Dude, North Korea IS Best Korea   (vice.com) divider line 64
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2013-01-20 02:51:24 PM  
I'll keep trying my luck here, thank you very much.
 
2013-01-20 03:12:14 PM  
That's the worst country in the world to get the Munchies.
 
2013-01-20 04:08:56 PM  
I was going to cry for Dear Leader, but then I got high......
 
2013-01-20 04:17:51 PM  
plenty of weed, nothing eat.
 
2013-01-20 04:19:21 PM  
Pot, the "opiate" of the downtrodden masses. Rise up, and become capitalist, and you too can afford beer and steak! Viva la counter-revolution!
 
2013-01-20 04:21:09 PM  

Bladel: That's the worst country in the world to get the Munchies.


So true. What an enigmatic place.
 
2013-01-20 04:21:57 PM  
Maybe we should reconsider this North Korea is bad thing.
 
2013-01-20 04:22:25 PM  
Vice on Fark? What is going on?
 
2013-01-20 04:24:07 PM  
There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.
 
2013-01-20 04:26:32 PM  
That might explain the paranoia.
 
2013-01-20 04:27:06 PM  
Kim Bong Un.
 
2013-01-20 04:27:08 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.


Maybe he means "black tar heroin"?

/I know; he doesn't.
 
2013-01-20 04:28:07 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.


If you believe on the libtards on Fark, weed has no negative side effects at all!
 
2013-01-20 04:30:18 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-01-20 04:30:56 PM  
Just say 아니요.
 
2013-01-20 04:32:22 PM  

Begoggle: Pointy Tail of Satan: There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.

If you believe on the libtards on Fark, weed has no negative side effects at all!


give me a few negative side effects then?
 
2013-01-20 04:32:57 PM  
The reason NK weed is weak is they don't spray cancer-causing pesticides on it.
 
2013-01-20 04:36:49 PM  
Meth is also a huge problem in the country.
 
2013-01-20 04:37:33 PM  
They were trying to tell us. We just weren't listening....
 
2013-01-20 04:37:35 PM  
i wonder where the author is from. they repeatedly refer to a wild growing plant as a drug.
 
2013-01-20 04:37:57 PM  

poxic: That might explain the paranoia.


Can you imagine how belligerent they'd be if they weren't constantly high? Makes me shiver.
 
2013-01-20 04:39:52 PM  
It would explain why Kim Jong Un has got to be a size 54 waist in a country where the mean waist size can't be more than half that.
 
2013-01-20 04:40:48 PM  
FTA : In North Korea, you don't smoke just to get high and laugh at your own hand

They're too sophisticated for that.

Also FTA : NK NEWS receives regular reports from visitors returning from North Korea, who tell us of marijuana plants growing freely along the roadsides

Someone should make up a clever name for that sort of weed.
 
2013-01-20 04:55:53 PM  
That's what I've been telling you guys!
 
2013-01-20 04:57:48 PM  

TomD9938: Also FTA : NK NEWS receives regular reports from visitors returning from North Korea, who tell us of marijuana plants growing freely along the roadsides

Someone should make up a clever name for that sort of weed.


Sidewalk sativa?
 
2013-01-20 04:58:25 PM  

tweek46420: Begoggle: Pointy Tail of Satan: There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.

If you believe on the libtards on Fark, weed has no negative side effects at all!

give me a few negative side effects then?


From my experience. Insomnia, Paranoia, reduction in effective depth perception while driving (dude I thought I was going like 90 but I was going 30!", overeating, motivational problems (though this may be because I was a young twenty something), burning lungs, hacking cough, phlegm, red eyes, dry mouth.

I quit because of the insomnia and paranoia. I just couldn't sleep after getting high, even if I baked in the morning. For the paranoia, I just didn't want to be out in public. I couldn't smoke socially, even with people I knew. Did I say that weird? Was that weird how I said it? Do they think I'm weird? That person knows. That cop knows. I can feel my bones, I think I might be dying. etc. etc. etc. The paranoia didn't develop well into the late stages of my smoking career. Never got that when I started.

Pot has negative side effects. I only drink now. No bad side effects there!
 
2013-01-20 04:59:01 PM  
So the country isn't poor, everyone's just too stoned to clean stuff up?
 
2013-01-20 05:03:27 PM  
So, one upside versus about 1000 downsides?

tweek46420: give me a few negative side effects then?


COPD, emphysema, a risk of low testosterone, and a slightly higher risk for testicular cancer.
I'm a full legalization supporter, but even aspirin has downsides.. We just have to weight them against alchohol, tobacco, driving, etc - all rights that come with responsibilities and possible harms.
 
2013-01-20 05:07:40 PM  
So? George Washington grew hemp, and the nation turned out OK.
 
2013-01-20 05:11:15 PM  
Smoked.
Read the article. Forgot what it was about.
Time to drink.
 
2013-01-20 05:13:01 PM  
Still wouldn't live there for a sack of weed as big as the country itself.
 
2013-01-20 05:13:18 PM  
img8.joyreactor.com
 
2013-01-20 05:14:47 PM  
So what you're telling me, is the most oppressive country in the world has a more progressive attitude toward marijuana than we do.

We should probably, like, do something about that.

/the bombing begins in five minutes
 
2013-01-20 05:51:43 PM  
How about that!
Now all you pot smokers can MOVE to North Korea, and leave the rest of us the
hell alone -;)
 
2013-01-20 05:57:33 PM  
So, it does help the government; the peons stay peacefully stoned and easily controlled. I am surprised it's not legal in more states, then.
 
2013-01-20 06:09:06 PM  
Kim Jung be Illin.'
 
2013-01-20 06:26:00 PM  
Subby is free to move there and be imprisoned as a capitalist spy.
 
2013-01-20 06:55:22 PM  
Interesting comments on that article have me going down the research hole. In the south pot smoking was common pastime until the military dictatorships present until 1987 banned it to encourage the masses to work harder, and also combat 'western influence'.
 
2013-01-20 06:56:19 PM  
Wow, pot is legal there! I'd totally move to Best Korea, except for the rampant corruption, mass starvation, system of forced labor camps, and flagrant abuses of human rights.
 
2013-01-20 07:31:09 PM  
NK is "conservative"? Wut? When did the epitome of progressive utopian society make a right hand turn?
 
2013-01-20 07:34:04 PM  

p51d007: How about that!
Now all you pot smokers can MOVE to North Korea, and leave the rest of us the
hell alone -;)


Which pot smokers are that bothersome to you, exactly?
 
2013-01-20 07:40:23 PM  

mattg: p51d007: How about that!
Now all you pot smokers can MOVE to North Korea, and leave the rest of us the
hell alone -;)

Which pot smokers are that bothersome to you, exactly?



I'm wondering that as well. Please enlighten us, p51d007.
 
2013-01-20 08:03:27 PM  
no wonder they're out of food.
 
2013-01-20 08:11:56 PM  
Think how much power the US could wield if it were to fly over North Korea and drop little packages of: rolling papers, a zippo lighter, twinkies, doritos, a can of coke, and a picture of Uncle Sam smoking a blunt!
 
2013-01-20 08:15:40 PM  

david_gaithersburg: NK is "conservative"? Wut? When did the epitome of progressive utopian society make a right hand turn?


They're nothing but a bunch of grass eatin, flat taxin, pro lifin, gun totin, pot smokin conservatives over there.
 
2013-01-20 09:00:29 PM  
I hear they have very little crime there, too.


/legalize
 
2013-01-20 09:32:36 PM  

david_gaithersburg: NK is "conservative"? Wut? When did the epitome of progressive utopian society make a right hand turn?


What a surprise. A Republican too dumb to know that conservative has other meanings than "right wing."
 
2013-01-20 09:40:47 PM  

Somaticasual: So, one upside versus about 1000 downsides?tweek46420: give me a few negative side effects then?

COPD, emphysema, a risk of low testosterone, and a slightly higher risk for testicular cancer.
I'm a full legalization supporter, but even aspirin has downsides.. We just have to weight them against alchohol, tobacco, driving, etc - all rights that come with responsibilities and possible harms.


You don't have to SMOKE weed. People do that because it's more efficient, and pot is expensive because it's contraband. So cross lung problems off the last. If it were legal, I'd just as soon eat it.
 
2013-01-20 10:28:58 PM  

david_gaithersburg: NK is "conservative"? Wut? When did the epitome of progressive utopian society make a right hand turn?


When it became insanely obsessed with preserving their "pure and clean Korean blood". Read BR Myers book The Cleanest Race. They're not some leftist regime; they're a group of insane totalitarian racists.
 
2013-01-20 10:29:39 PM  
If this makes NK attractive to you as a destination, perhaps you should check out Afghanistan as well.
 
2013-01-20 11:42:46 PM  

Thunderboy: If this makes NK attractive to you as a destination, perhaps you should check out Afghanistan as well.


Or just Earth in general. There's a reason it's colloquially referred to as "weed".
 
2013-01-21 12:02:25 AM  

Apos: I was going to cry for Dear Leader, but then I got high......


FTA: Then again, bring them a bottle of Hennessy and they might be more willing to help you out.

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If he drinks up all the Hennessey ya got on your shelf, then just let him introduce himself.

/pronounced with a Umpty.
 
2013-01-21 12:06:33 AM  

ransack.: Somaticasual: So, one upside versus about 1000 downsides?tweek46420: give me a few negative side effects then?

COPD, emphysema, a risk of low testosterone, and a slightly higher risk for testicular cancer.
I'm a full legalization supporter, but even aspirin has downsides.. We just have to weight them against alchohol, tobacco, driving, etc - all rights that come with responsibilities and possible harms.

You don't have to SMOKE weed. People do that because it's more efficient, and pot is expensive because it's contraband. So cross lung problems off the last. If it were legal, I'd just as soon eat it.


Granted, that was a hell of an omission on my part. And vaporizer technologies would reduce harm even from inhalation. But that's still leaving a lot of downsides unmentioned. If we're honest, it does cause some adverse reactions in some folks, and lung issues aside we're still left with hormonal and possible cancer issues and mood fluctuation in heavy users. It's just clearly orders less than tobacco and alchohol - and I'm still at a loss for finding a fatality that's unambiguously linked to marijuana.
 
2013-01-21 12:10:04 AM  

Somaticasual: ransack.: Somaticasual: So, one upside versus about 1000 downsides?tweek46420: give me a few negative side effects then?

COPD, emphysema, a risk of low testosterone, and a slightly higher risk for testicular cancer.
I'm a full legalization supporter, but even aspirin has downsides.. We just have to weight them against alchohol, tobacco, driving, etc - all rights that come with responsibilities and possible harms.

You don't have to SMOKE weed. People do that because it's more efficient, and pot is expensive because it's contraband. So cross lung problems off the last. If it were legal, I'd just as soon eat it.

Granted, that was a hell of an omission on my part. And vaporizer technologies would reduce harm even from inhalation. But that's still leaving a lot of downsides unmentioned. If we're honest, it does cause some adverse reactions in some folks, and lung issues aside we're still left with hormonal and possible cancer issues and mood fluctuation in heavy users. It's just clearly orders less than tobacco and alchohol - and I'm still at a loss for finding a fatality that's unambiguously linked to marijuana.


Fark and humanity in general needs a lot more people with your rationality and civility.

/fist bump
 
2013-01-21 12:33:31 AM  
I've found that anyone who is as against weed as some of the people in this thread are tend to just be contrarian assholes who's opinion I care little for. Bottom line is its less harmful than so many things readily available already, let's just allow the adults to make adult decisions.
 
2013-01-21 12:57:31 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: I've found that anyone who is as against weed as some of the people in this thread are tend to just be contrarian assholes who's opinion I care little for. Bottom line is its less harmful than so many things readily available already, let's just allow the adults to make adult decisions.


They don't like it when you point out that all alcohol consumers are wife beating, child abusing, drunk drivers, who would constantly riot in the streets if strict control over their dangerous, addictive drug of choice wasn't in place.

I'll take some tokers over disgusting, violent, alcohol addicts.
 
2013-01-21 01:55:34 AM  

Somaticasual: So, one upside versus about 1000 downsides?tweek46420: give me a few negative side effects then?

COPD, emphysema, a risk of low testosterone, and a slightly higher risk for testicular cancer.
I'm a full legalization supporter, but even aspirin has downsides.. We just have to weight them against alchohol, tobacco, driving, etc - all rights that come with responsibilities and possible harms.


I'll say it again .... the research into negative physical health and mental health issues have had mixed results. No, I don't accept that there are zero negative side effects. But, we don't have enough information to come to many real conclusions. I believe that we have such limited data because researching cannabis, in any form, has been kinda sorta taboo for the last few decades. We need more funding for more research. Now that it has been accepted medically in so many places as well as the recent legalization for recreational use, I hope more funding will become become available. Mostly from those who expect to profit from the new laws and attitudes. But also from the feds and NGOs who oppose legalization.

We can argue back and forth about the legalization and the comparisons with other vices in vague terms for now. Let's wait until the science is in to claim we know what the side effects are.
 
2013-01-21 02:25:59 AM  
megarian:

Smoked.
Read the article. Forgot what it was about.
Time to drink.



Is that what passes for haiku in Best Korea?
 
2013-01-21 03:30:33 AM  

Richard C Stanford: Wow, pot is legal there! I'd totally move to Best Korea, except for the rampant corruption, mass starvation, system of forced labor camps, and flagrant abuses of human rights.


It's the weed making them paranoid about the US government. The studies were right after all.
 
2013-01-21 04:03:08 AM  

tweek46420: Begoggle: Pointy Tail of Satan: There is lots of "tar" in weed. Writer is ill-informed.

If you believe on the libtards on Fark, weed has no negative side effects at all!

give me a few negative side effects then?

Many studies have looked at the effects of smoking cannabis on the respiratory system. Cannabis smoke contains thousands of organic and inorganic chemical compounds. This tar is chemically similar to that found in tobacco smoke or cigars.[44] Over fifty known carcinogens have been identified in cannabis smoke.[45] These include nitrosamines, reactive aldehydes, and polycylic hydrocarbons, including benz[a]pyrene.[46] Marijuana smoke was listed as a cancer agent in California in 2009.[47] A 2012 literature review by the British Lung Foundation identified cannabis smoke as a carcinogen and also found awareness of the danger was low compared with the high awareness of the dangers of smoking tobacco particularly among younger users. Other observations include increased risk from each cigarette due to drawing in large puffs of smoke and holding them; lack of research on the affect of cannabis smoke alone due to common mixing of cannabis and tobacco and frequent cigarette smoking by cannabis users; low rate of addiction compared to tobacco; and episodic nature of cannabis use compared to steady frequent smoking of tobacco.[48] The review has been criticized by David Nutt.[49]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)
 
2013-01-21 10:07:45 AM  
they need to update Link

They don't even have an entry for NK - and they still haven't noticed that Colorado legalized it (I didn't look up Oregon).

Be glad you don't live in SK. $30-50 a gram and you better not get caught with it
From that link:

The PoPos have all the right to search you anytime they want and have your urine tested whenever they want. They even make a deal with you. They ask you to tell 5 pot heads you know or 1 dealer, or you get locked up in the jail or get banished if you are lucky enough.(US Citizens tend to be banished more than other countries' citizens. Remember, they can have your urine tested anytime they want and if your urine is positive for marijuana or any kinds of drug, you are doomed.
 
2013-01-21 11:33:25 AM  

Bladel: That's the worst country in the world to get the Munchies.


done in one
 
2013-01-21 03:33:43 PM  
Don't worry, world.

Whenever the government in North Korea falls, the US will make sure week is banned there immediately.
 
2013-01-21 10:03:13 PM  
I believe North Korea is trying to build an atomic bong!

//perfectly okay in Iran & Pakistan too
 
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