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2013-04-05 12:32:12 PM  
See, America, see how easy it is? I just looked outside, society did not crumble, there are not zombie armies marauding the streets looking for caches of prepper beans and rice. A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.

Stand up to the DEA.
 
2013-04-05 12:45:51 PM  
Still hasn't been decriminalised here, but our cops are the same way for the most part.
 
2013-04-05 12:48:22 PM  

Generation_D: Stand up to the DEA.


Don't they get all arresty and shooty when people stand up to them?
 
2013-04-05 12:48:31 PM  
Stupid snowflakes get everything handed back to them these days.
 
2013-04-05 12:49:29 PM  

Generation_D: A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.


Save America?  From what, exactly?
 
2013-04-05 12:51:18 PM  

rkiller1: Generation_D: A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.

Save America?  From what, exactly?


Dude, like, not thinking outside the bun, man.
 
2013-04-05 12:52:38 PM  

miss diminutive: Generation_D: Stand up to the DEA.

Don't they get all arresty and shooty when people stand up to them?


Oh!  So close.  The correct answer was:  "I am standing up."
 
2013-04-05 12:54:15 PM  
The times are definitely a changing. At the bar last night the people outside smoking were about 50% smoking cigarettes and 50% smoking weed via pipes or joints. It's still surreal to see it done so casually and in the open without anyone giving a single fark.

/Denver
 
2013-04-05 12:57:59 PM  
FTFA "The marijuana was returned to each individual owner
because the amount possessed is legally allowed.

Why is this news?
 
2013-04-05 12:58:15 PM  

rkiller1: Generation_D: A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.

Save America?  From what, exactly?


"Itself"...I believe the correct answer is, Itself.
 
2013-04-05 01:01:37 PM  

rkiller1: Generation_D: A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.

Save America?  From what, exactly?


From being a sequestration nation.

/man that is one tasty looking bud in TFA
 
2013-04-05 01:01:59 PM  

chitownmike: FTFA "The marijuana was returned to each individual owner
because the amount possessed is legally allowed.

Why is this news?


FTFA

"In street dealing cases, this would be the first time. Ever," said Seattle PD spokesman Sean Whitcomb.
 
2013-04-05 01:04:54 PM  

Pair-o-Dice: rkiller1: Generation_D: A simple plant and a simple incident that could save America.

Save America?  From what, exactly?

From being a sequestration nation.

/man that is one tasty looking bud in TFA


No doubt about that, that is a fine specimen. Want, Seattle. Want right now.
 
2013-04-05 01:05:55 PM  
It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.  I think it's all fascist crap, but then again, I don't like smoke, so I'm moderately quiet on the issue :)

That aside, I'll be amused when people are made aware that legality of it does not confirm a protected or minority status on it, and businesses are still free to discriminate based on drug usage of employees or applicants.

It's all about freedom after all.  You should be free to live your life how you want, and other people should be free to judge you for how you do it.
 
2013-04-05 01:06:53 PM  
How long before the Feds send in the troops to "restore order"?
 
2013-04-05 01:11:39 PM  
I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.
 
2013-04-05 01:12:49 PM  
A... Friend of mine had this same thing happen to him here in IL. Many years ago. He still tells the story of what happened at parties.

/Wait, was that a CSB about a CSB?
//Whoa, man that was so cool!
 
2013-04-05 01:21:06 PM  

GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.


I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.
 
2013-04-05 01:23:41 PM  

Amos Quito: How long before the Feds send in the troops to "restore order"?


About an hour after the next Republican president gets elected.  So probably 11-19 years at least.
 
2013-04-05 01:30:50 PM  
Had a cop take our pipe and some bud we had on us and threw it into a nearby dumpster.

He said, 'Go home now guys and whatever you do, don't go into the dumpster and get the weed back.'

He left. We got our shiat back. This was in 96'
 
2013-04-05 01:36:03 PM  
quietwalker: " It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives."

What's to butt heads over?  Nothing about smoking regulations is limited to tobacco.  And nothing about pot exempts smoking it from qualifying as smoking.
So you can't smoke pot where you can't smoke anything else.  It's obvious enough.  And there's no real reason for anyone to think that it would be otherwise.
 
2013-04-05 01:38:48 PM  
Next thing in line to be legalized:img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-05 01:40:40 PM  

GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.


The best way for an everyday Joe to get pot here is still the same as it's always been: find someone who will sell it to you, and don't get caught. The police don't set up stings for people buying it any more at all.

The difference now is once you get past that point, you won't get in trouble for smoking it any more. There will eventually be legal ways for anyone to purchase it (similar to tobacco anyways), but they're not expected until the end of the year or so. After that happens, you should be able to legally buy pot in some tobacco stores and other shops.
 
2013-04-05 01:40:52 PM  

VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.


So, In CA you have to go to a "doctor" to get a "prescription" before you can head to the dispensary. Any idea what the process is in WA? Having trouble getting a straight answer out of google.
 
2013-04-05 01:42:46 PM  

Falin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

The best way for an everyday Joe to get pot here is still the same as it's always been: find someone who will sell it to you, and don't get caught. The police don't set up stings for people buying it any more at all.

The difference now is once you get past that point, you won't get in trouble for smoking it any more. There will eventually be legal ways for anyone to purchase it (similar to tobacco anyways), but they're not expected until the end of the year or so. After that happens, you should be able to legally buy pot in some tobacco stores and other shops.


Ah, thanks.  Flying up there for sasquatch in may and last time it was surprisingly difficult to find someone willing to part with their stash.  Was hoping for an easier solution.

/spoiled Californian
 
2013-04-05 01:47:53 PM  
This is clearly impossible.
In Farkland, the cops tase kindly old ladies and shoot pot users on sight (and then keep the pot).
 
2013-04-05 01:50:00 PM  

GhettoWinter: VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.

So, In CA you have to go to a "doctor" to get a "prescription" before you can head to the dispensary. Any idea what the process is in WA? Having trouble getting a straight answer out of google.


it's the same. there aren't recreational dispensaries in WA yet.
 
2013-04-05 01:53:34 PM  
 
2013-04-05 01:56:03 PM  
All marijuana exclusive dealers were read and given a copy of the Admonishment letter.

So, this is supposed to stop them from selling any more weed? Betcha the part about them getting let go and getting the weed back, and the hard drug dealers kept in jail sinks in better about not dealing anything else but cannabis.
 
2013-04-05 01:56:14 PM  

GhettoWinter: So, In CA you have to go to a "doctor" to get a "prescription" before you can head to the dispensary. Any idea what the process is in WA? Having trouble getting a straight answer out of google.


Here in CA up too one ounce is "decriminalized" for any adult, and there is virtually no enforcement action. Spend $150 for a doctor visit and you can have, grow and consume all you want, since our Supremes ruled the cops/DAs can't set arbitrary limits.
 
2013-04-05 01:59:13 PM  

quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.


There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.
 
2013-04-05 02:04:11 PM  

nburghmatt: GhettoWinter: VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


it's the same. there aren't recreational dispensaries in WA yet.



I'm assuming that means you have to be a resident of the state as well then? What a bummer.
 
2013-04-05 02:15:05 PM  
That's 6 prison beds that don' t need to be funded, and 6 public defenders that don't have new cases, and 6 trials that won't require juries....    they should really keep track of the $avings.
 
2013-04-05 02:29:13 PM  
Civilization slowly mends its ways. I hope the potheads said "thank you".
 
2013-04-05 02:29:41 PM  

hermitage_deux: That's 6 prison beds that don' t need to be funded, and 6 public defenders that don't have new cases, and 6 trials that won't require juries....    they should really keep track of the $avings.


Yup. This is the same city that picked up the 75 worst chronic drunks, responsible for literally hundreds of emergency room visits each, and... gave them a free apartment. All together in the same place. No religious sermons, and - the real innovation - they are allowed to drink themselves to a stupor in their rooms. Get pass the Righties "OMG MORAL HAZARD!!1!!1" and it has saved millions of dollars net. And we're talking serious drunks here - shiat filled pants passed out in a puddle of their own vomit in a gutter 7 days a week, not just Fridays. If you're sober long enough to log into Fark, you're not even close to qualifying. Even with a patrol car parked outside 24/7 to keep the neighbors happy and an ambulance rolling through a few times a day to pick up the most comatose, just a huge commonsense way to save money when dealing with slow-suicides-by-alcohol. Oddly, they are actually showing signs of having a better recovery rate than the traditional "swear off alcohol to come in" housing programs.

Seattle was my home town for a long time. They are an argumentative bunch of second guessers with a fetish for new stadiums (the Kingdome was the best stadium of all time - OF ALL TIME - damnit all) but they do a lot right.
 
2013-04-05 02:31:17 PM  

BullBearMS: orclover: Amos Quito: How long before the Feds send in the troops to "restore order"?

About an hour after the next Republican president gets elected. So probably 11-19 years at least.

Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

But over the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multiagency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. The feds are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush's record for medical-marijuana busts. "There's no question that Obama's the worst president on medical marijuana," says Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. "He's gone from first to worst."



LOL! Thanks BullBearMS!

I was just about to link to that same Rolling Stone article.

Of course The True Believers will plug their ears and HUMMM!

I swear, Partisan Politics is more hypnotic and stupefying than religion.


i1121.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-05 02:32:06 PM  

BullBearMS: orclover: Amos Quito: How long before the Feds send in the troops to "restore order"?

About an hour after the next Republican president gets elected.  So probably 11-19 years at least.

Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

But over the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multiagency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. The feds are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush's record for medical-marijuana busts. "There's no question that Obama's the worst president on medical marijuana," says Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. "He's gone from first to worst."

 
2013-04-05 02:34:23 PM  
I remember a few years back when some friends and I were heading up to Canada to get some french fries with gravy when we got pulled over in Vermont.  I figured we were busted, but all they did was stand there and make us smoke the whole bag.

/still got busted for littering.
//littering and...
 
2013-04-05 02:37:23 PM  
In doing some googling about WA's laws I found...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/06/marijuana-is-now-legal-in -w ashington-state-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

The comments are pretty great with actually 1 or 2 sensible ones.
 
2013-04-05 02:39:44 PM  

Stone Meadow: Here in CA up too one ounce is "decriminalized" for any adult, and there is virtually no enforcement action. Spend $150 for a doctor visit and you can have, grow and consume all you want, since our Supremes ruled the cops/DAs can't set arbitrary limits.


$150 for a doctor?  In SoCal its around $45~80 for the doctor's visit.  Get coupons from the weekly papers (OC Weekly, LA Weekly, etc).
 
2013-04-05 02:47:56 PM  
Amos Quito:

I swear, Partisan Politics is more hypnotic and stupefying than religion.


[i1121.photobucket.com image 504x412]


So you're trying to be hypnotic and stupefying?
 
2013-04-05 02:55:27 PM  

Amos Quito: Of course The True Believers will plug their ears and HUMMM!


Not many of those on the left, as the fight over Keystone is showing.

It's not an election year and Obama will never run again. The Left knows this and is giving him hell on multiple fronts. Note that here, in reality land, the Feds have resisted calls for them to put the hammer down on WA and OR.

Oh, and the non-partisan-assholes who really care about this are leaning on Congress to fixed the damn federal laws, not just Obama to chose not to enforce them (which is a piss poor bandaid approach that is of dubious Constitutionality). But you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

/Don't have a dog in the pot legalization fight personally
//Am joining the fight against Obama rolling over for Keystone - something that is actually an executive decision, not blaming him for Congress's fark ups
 
2013-04-05 03:04:52 PM  

Amos Quito: I was just about to link to that same Rolling Stone article.


That summary leaves out a couple of other things they have been doing lately.

We had the recent thread on the Obama administration digging up an obscure law meant for violent illegal drug cartels that they are now using to deny legal dispensaries the right to deduct any normal business expense. (payroll, rent, utilities, insurance, etc.)

They have also been threatening media outlets who run advertisements for these legal businesses.
 
2013-04-05 03:05:28 PM  

ringersol: quietwalker: " It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives."

What's to butt heads over?  Nothing about smoking regulations is limited to tobacco.  And nothing about pot exempts smoking it from qualifying as smoking.
So you can't smoke pot where you can't smoke anything else.  It's obvious enough.  And there's no real reason for anyone to think that it would be otherwise.


The amusing bit is the irony in the conflict: We're finally making it legal to smoke pot, while at the same time, we're making smoking illegal. Places (HOAs & townships) are already making it illegal to smoke at HOME.  If both advocacy groups get their way, it'll be a net zero gain for the pro-pot crowd.

It's like making it legal to own a gun with a permit, but never giving out permits (*looks at chicago*)

I can't help you if you can't appreciate the way in which this balancing act came to be without anyone directly attempting to cause it.  Sure it's just a confluence of unrelated events, but it's given rise to unanticipated symmetry that hasn't yet been acknowledged by those most involved with the issues.  It's ... stimulating to consider?
 
2013-04-05 03:11:03 PM  

SwiftFox: All marijuana exclusive dealers were read and given a copy of the Admonishment letter.

So, this is supposed to stop them from selling any more weed? Betcha the part about them getting let go and getting the weed back, and the hard drug dealers kept in jail sinks in better about not dealing anything else but cannabis.


Risk adjustment can have a high appeal.  Don't get caught more than X often, and don't do other shiat we'll farking hang you for.  Got it.  In for a penny, in for a penny.
 
2013-04-05 03:11:09 PM  

Surpheon: you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.


Politicians aren't responsible for promising to do one thing, then actively doing the exact opposite?

dl.dropbox.com

"relentless in pursuing corporate criminals"

Apparently this is some strange definition where relentless means "won't even prosecute".
 
Bf+
2013-04-05 03:14:28 PM  
Free Tommy Chong
 
2013-04-05 03:22:56 PM  

ShawnDoc: Stone Meadow: Here in CA up too one ounce is "decriminalized" for any adult, and there is virtually no enforcement action. Spend $150 for a doctor visit and you can have, grow and consume all you want, since our Supremes ruled the cops/DAs can't set arbitrary limits.

$150 for a doctor?  In SoCal its around $45~80 for the doctor's visit.  Get coupons from the weekly papers (OC Weekly, LA Weekly, etc).


Yeah, I totally pulled that number out of my ass. In truth I don't know how much it costs up here.
 
2013-04-05 03:37:09 PM  

BullBearMS: Surpheon: you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

Politicians aren't responsible for promising to do one thing, then actively doing the exact opposite?

[dl.dropbox.com image 400x251]

"relentless in pursuing corporate criminals"

Apparently this is some strange definition where relentless means "won't even prosecute".


Did you post to the wrong thread? That has nothing to do with Congress being responsible for the laws banning marijuana use even for medical purposes. And you have to be some grade-A stupid to compare the complexity of the loophole-ridden financial laws with the simple idiocy of the federal marijuana classification.
 
2013-04-05 03:44:00 PM  

Surpheon: quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.

There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.


Know how I know you've never worked in the restaurant industry?
 
2013-04-05 03:46:32 PM  

tollbooth_willy: Surpheon: quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.

There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.

Know how I know you've never worked in the restaurant industry?


Or in any job where people sit behind a computer all day. They would literally have to fire half of our company if they started drug testing.
 
2013-04-05 03:53:50 PM  

Surpheon: But you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.


i1121.photobucket.com

Yeah, I'm TOTALLY partisan.

And Obama has executive control over the DOJ and the DEA, so he is perfectly capable of calling off the Pot Hounds.

As a (former?) pot smoker and documented liar*, is Obama a hypocrite?

Maybe, but I think there's more to it than that: This issue (and more importantly, the brewing Gun Control issue) is about POWER, and who controls it.

The Feds say "Weed is illegal" and the States say "FARK YOU!", so that threatens the AUTHORITAY of the Centralized Authoritarian Regime, and the Feds Feel that they HAVE to biatch-slap the States, lest they get all uppity, and start acting like they can exercise the Rights guaranteed them under the Constitution.

This is a Power Play, and if the Feds win, the People lose.

*All politicians are liars. If they weren't, they wouldn't be politicians.
 
2013-04-05 04:03:21 PM  

Surpheon: BullBearMS: Surpheon: you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

Politicians aren't responsible for promising to do one thing, then actively doing the exact opposite?

[dl.dropbox.com image 400x251]

"relentless in pursuing corporate criminals"

Apparently this is some strange definition where relentless means "won't even prosecute".

Did you post to the wrong thread? That has nothing to do with Congress being responsible for the laws banning marijuana use even for medical purposes. And you have to be some grade-A stupid to compare the complexity of the loophole-ridden financial laws with the simple idiocy of the federal marijuana classification.



LOL! You think they aren't prosecuting the Banksters that made billion$ upon billion$ by crashing the world economy because it's "too complicated"?

Here's news: They aren't prosecuting because our politicians - all of them - are OWNED by those bastards, and they know it.

Don't bite the hand that feeds!
 
2013-04-05 04:04:32 PM  

VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.


Your friend will have to use the old-fashioned method of asking skaters, or anyone hanging outside a Thai restaurant on the Av.
 
2013-04-05 04:14:23 PM  
Amos Quito:
Here's news: They aren't prosecuting because our politicians - all of them - are OWNED by those bastards, and they know it./i>

But isn't the most important thing to make lame ass excuses when it's your team's turn to sell us all out?
 
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-04-05 04:30:29 PM  
With handy pic.
 
2013-04-05 05:12:35 PM  
that's is, time for me to move.

I'll probably hate the weather.  And the people.  But I don't want to have to have plastic pads and hoses put in my eye to combat glaucoma which IS robbing my vision bit by bit.  Doctors are so nonchalant about it "Oh, it isn't that bad."

Oh, yeah?  Do you have one in your eye?  How about both of them?  Are you going blind without the benefit of a plant you can grow for essentially free?  Oh, yeah, big pharmaceutical will miss my 200 plus dollars a month for the rest of my freaking life.  Times that by several million people with glaucoma and you can kind of see why they're not exactly lining up to say "sure, take our money away."

JUST farkING LEGALIZE IT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY ALREADY.
 
2013-04-05 05:47:27 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: tollbooth_willy: Surpheon: quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.

There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.

Know how I know you've never worked in the restaurant industry?

Or in any job where people sit behind a computer all day. They would literally have to fire half of our company if they started drug testing.


Fair enough, my last stint in the restaurant industry was doing time at McD's in high school. But being actively stoned tends to slow down the sit-behind-computers work I do, and it also seems to impact poker playing ability (after a few regulars take a break on the back porch is when I start winning back my losses). Oddly, I've noticed pot seems to improve people's ability to fire juggle.
 
2013-04-05 05:49:05 PM  

Amos Quito: Surpheon: But you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

[i1121.photobucket.com image 631x615]

Yeah, I'm TOTALLY partisan.

And Obama has executive control over the DOJ and the DEA, so he is perfectly capable of calling off the Pot Hounds.

As a (former?) pot smoker and documented liar*, is Obama a hypocrite?

Maybe, but I think there's more to it than that: This issue (and more importantly, the brewing Gun Control issue) is about POWER, and who controls it.

The Feds say "Weed is illegal" and the States say "FARK YOU!", so that threatens the AUTHORITAY of the Centralized Authoritarian Regime, and the Feds Feel that they HAVE to biatch-slap the States, lest they get all uppity, and start acting like they can exercise the Rights guaranteed them under the Constitution.

This is a Power Play, and if the Feds win, the People lose.

*All politicians are liars. If they weren't, they wouldn't be politicians.


You left out black helicopters and the illuminati, but the random capitalization and poetic meter make it a passable Friday humor effort. Thanks!
 
2013-04-05 05:58:32 PM  

txchad: Next thing in line to be legalized:[img.photobucket.com image 800x600]

-=-
Do you know how I can tell you are a dufuss?
Do you know you are a dufuss?
It's okay, I believe there are support groups for your ailment.
 
2013-04-05 06:04:32 PM  

Surpheon: You left out black helicopters and the illuminati, but the random capitalization and poetic meter make it a passable Friday humor effort. Thanks!


Since there was only mention of occasions when Obama promised to do one thing and then turned around and actively did the exact opposite, you can keep your tinfoil hat to yourself.

Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.

Obama promised to be relentless going after the corporate criminals who destroyed our economy. He has refused to even prosecute them.
 
2013-04-05 06:14:59 PM  

VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.


Indeed, all dispensaries are still operating under the medical marijuana guidelines. The Alcohol Board still needs to get the recreational side flowing.
 
2013-04-05 07:05:51 PM  
Jack in the Box parking lot on the Ave. Yes, I know it well, living a scant three blocks away. The Brothers work in shifts
 
2013-04-05 07:10:23 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Still hasn't been decriminalised here, but our cops are the same way for the most part.


Christ, when I was living in Seattle (15 years ago), this wasn't uncommon.  Depended on the cop(s), I guess.  But, a friend of mine was carrying (not enough to deal) and the cop just let him go.
 
2013-04-05 09:07:31 PM  

BullBearMS: Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.


Settle down Bruce. You're a bigger drama queen than my five year old daughter. Used every means? Really? He loosened up for 2 years until the election began to loom, and post election he has rather conspicuously not sued to nullify the Washington and Colorado laws, as many drug warriors have been screaming for him to do.

Fact is he has NOT used every means at his disposal, not at the start of his term and not now. He's playing politics with it and doing it well - marijuana is entirely legal in WA and CO and his hands are completely clean of it. Fault him all he wants, but results count more than the wails of whiny biatches on the internet.

Now the Keystone pipeline is a major test. He stands to gain almost nothing by blocking it, it is entirely under his regulatory authority to recognize and protect from the environmental harm,

BTW, you better keep your OMG HE LIED!11!!! panties off of horrific sites like  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/ if you're such a delicate flower about it.
 
2013-04-05 09:34:19 PM  

Surpheon: Settle down Bruce.


Personal attacks against the gay Farkers from supposed Liberals on my Fark?

/Not the least bit surprised.
 
2013-04-05 10:02:33 PM  

Surpheon: BullBearMS: Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.

Settle down Bruce. You're a bigger drama queen than my five year old daughter. Used every means? Really? He loosened up for 2 years until the election began to loom, and post election he has rather conspicuously not sued to nullify the Washington and Colorado laws, as many drug warriors have been screaming for him to do.


Yet.

You seem to be under the impression that Obama's heavy-handedness (far worse than Bush) against perfectly legal and compliant (under State law) medical marijuana dispensaries was a clever political move by an Obama facing reelection. Right?

Why don't you expand on that thought a bit?

Tell us what you think his "strategy" was.

Tell us how this clever political hat trick, which destroyed lives and livelihoods, and deprived people in legitimate need access to medical MJ may have worked to gain him support and votes, and how it won-over the hearts and minds of the People.

Did the end justify the means?

I'm anxious to hear your theories.
 
2013-04-05 10:41:50 PM  

ReverendJynxed: VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.

Indeed, all dispensaries are still operating under the medical marijuana guidelines. The Alcohol Board still needs to get the recreational side flowing.


I won't get anyone in trouble, but if you just ask about to the right people....
 
2013-04-05 11:48:38 PM  

BullBearMS: Surpheon: Settle down Bruce.

Personal attacks against the gay Farkers from supposed Liberals on my Fark?

/Not the least bit surprised.


I'm not making a personal attack on BullBearMS because he's gay, but because he's a nutcase. As a sidenote, I don't actually know any gay men named Bruce, the name was just on the top of my mind due to a recent list of upcoming baby names.
 
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