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2013-04-06 10:57:00 AM  
People expect organic pot? What next, free range pot?
 
2013-04-06 11:12:21 AM  
How it's this worse than the common practice used with tobacco and food crops?
 
2013-04-06 11:13:02 AM  

jeffowl: How it's this worse than the common practice used with tobacco and food crops?


*is
 
2013-04-06 11:13:14 AM  
Thus proving forever that cannabis is a dangerous drug and all its users are evil junkies and we need to double-down on the hugely successful War on Drugs. God bless America.
 
2013-04-06 11:14:38 AM  
It's called "Blue Moon Surprise" for a reason.
 
2013-04-06 11:16:26 AM  
Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?
 
2013-04-06 11:16:34 AM  
Order some pizzas and get an ice cream truck to swing by, they'll forget why they are there quick emough.
 
2013-04-06 11:17:20 AM  

iron_city_ap: Order some pizzas and get an ice cream truck to swing by, they'll forget why they are there quick emough.


Stupid fat fingers
 
2013-04-06 11:19:48 AM  
Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?
 
2013-04-06 11:20:38 AM  
What about 'generally recognized as safe' sprays like neem oil and safers soap? Are they banned as well or are we talking just about some of the nasty stuff like avid and merit?
 
2013-04-06 11:24:48 AM  

Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?


One of the major pests is bud mites.  Miticides are often pretty nasty in their own right and the compounds created when you burn them are not fully understood.  Since you're apply the pesticide to "consumable" parts of the plants, it's a real wild card what the effects, if any, may be in the long term.  It's also questionable if the growers are observing "days to harvest" regulations.
Other common pesticides (and yes, fungicides are "pesticides") are applied to control root diseases, most commonly Phytophthora and Pythium (Which are controlled by fungicide even though, yes, they are actually fungal-like algae).  These pesticides are typically applied as a soil drench and don't translocate through the plants and shouldn't be that big of a deal but could still cause people some concern.
Foliar diseases that require applying pesticides to above ground portions of the plant are relatively rare.
 
2013-04-06 11:33:42 AM  
FTFA: use of pesticides in their growing facilities

Spider mites are a biatch.  neem oild does pretty well.  Also, try raising the humidity... or lowering it... I can't remember...
 
2013-04-06 11:34:15 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?


i.qkme.me
 
2013-04-06 11:34:38 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?

One of the major pests is bud mites.  Miticides are often pretty nasty in their own right and the compounds created when you burn them are not fully understood.  Since you're apply the pesticide to "consumable" parts of the plants, it's a real wild card what the effects, if any, may be in the long term.  It's also questionable if the growers are observing "days to harvest" regulations.
Other common pesticides (and yes, fungicides are "pesticides") are applied to control root diseases, most commonly Phytophthora and Pythium (Which are controlled by fungicide even though, yes, they are actually fungal-like algae).  These pesticides are typically applied as a soil drench and don't translocate through the plants and shouldn't be that big of a deal but could still cause people some concern.
Foliar diseases that require applying pesticides to above ground portions of the plant are relatively rare.


You missed the point.  I too am not a pot smoker and I still don't see a big deal with using pesticides on the stuff.  They could use DDT and I wouldn't care.
 
GBB
2013-04-06 11:35:10 AM  
What?  You mean that if you leave a business or an industry to regulate itself that it will do what's best in its interest and not the interests of its customers??
 
2013-04-06 11:36:15 AM  

lack of warmth: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?

One of the major pests is bud mites.  Miticides are often pretty nasty in their own right and the compounds created when you burn them are not fully understood.  Since you're apply the pesticide to "consumable" parts of the plants, it's a real wild card what the effects, if any, may be in the long term.  It's also questionable if the growers are observing "days to harvest" regulations.
Other common pesticides (and yes, fungicides are "pesticides") are applied to control root diseases, most commonly Phytophthora and Pythium (Which are controlled by fungicide even though, yes, they are actually fungal-like algae).  These pesticides are typically applied as a soil drench and don't translocate through the plants and shouldn't be that big of a deal but could still cause people some concern.
Foliar diseases that require applying pesticides to above ground portions of the plant are relatively rare.

You missed the point.  I too am not a pot smoker and I still don't see a big deal with using pesticides on the stuff.  They could use DDT and I wouldn't care.


Ah, yes.  I didn't notice your user name.
 
2013-04-06 11:40:50 AM  
Maybe they're afraid that if they smoke the pest control weed that the so called "patients" will wind up with real verifiable ailments.
 
2013-04-06 11:41:15 AM  

Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?


Probably inhaling pesticides?
 
2013-04-06 11:42:09 AM  
Spider mites are indeed a biatch.
 
2013-04-06 11:42:14 AM  
if you don't buy a stores products they don't stay in business.

/ your only real vote is the dollar vote
 
2013-04-06 11:51:12 AM  
Grow your own.
 
2013-04-06 11:55:04 AM  
as a pot smoker, i'm getting sick of this snobby hipster weedhead movement. 5 years ago they were smoking weed from Canada that could have had anything done to it, now they're holding rallies over some pesticides. pesticides are used on stuff we eat, for god's sake. pussies.
 
2013-04-06 11:56:57 AM  
Unbelievable.  These same druggies are all crying about the existence of laws that make the use of marijuana illegal in order to protect them from its negative health impacts.  Now they are absolutely shocked that a bunch of illegal drug dealers would use pesticide and are now crying for more laws controlling how their illegal drugs are grown.

Hypocrites.  Which do you want? More laws or fewer laws? Or is the truth really that you don't have any particular logic to your arguments and are simply dope fiends who will do/say anything to get your fix?
 
2013-04-06 12:08:41 PM  
"When they legalize marijuana, everything will be perfect forever! Everyone will have all the free weed we could possibly smoke in a lifetime!... What do you mean, 'welcome to reality?' Fark you, I'm a member of the reality-based community, I know more about reality than some uptight racist godjob ever possibly could! Wait, why are the people I'm giving marijuana to getting so angry? WTF, I'm giving you free marijuana! HELP HELP I'M BEING OPPRESSED! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING I DON'T EVEN"

/and another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust
//hey, it's gonna get you too, another one bites the dust
 
2013-04-06 12:08:51 PM  
 
2013-04-06 12:14:27 PM  
Nature's chemical-free pesticide.

slowbuddy.com
 
2013-04-06 12:16:49 PM  
Back in my day you were lucky to just get a bag of weed that wasn't laced with angle dust or some other crap.. But man when you got those bags woo!
 
2013-04-06 12:24:46 PM  
If they think dispensaries using pesticides is bad, they should see the dispensaries here in Southern California which violate Federal Law by blatantly advertising 'female budtenders only' in their job postings.
 
2013-04-06 12:29:04 PM  

lack of warmth: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?

One of the major pests is bud mites.  Miticides are often pretty nasty in their own right and the compounds created when you burn them are not fully understood.  Since you're apply the pesticide to "consumable" parts of the plants, it's a real wild card what the effects, if any, may be in the long term.  It's also questionable if the growers are observing "days to harvest" regulations.
Other common pesticides (and yes, fungicides are "pesticides") are applied to control root diseases, most commonly Phytophthora and Pythium (Which are controlled by fungicide even though, yes, they are actually fungal-like algae).  These pesticides are typically applied as a soil drench and don't translocate through the plants and shouldn't be that big of a deal but could still cause people some concern.
Foliar diseases that require applying pesticides to above ground portions of the plant are relatively rare.

You missed the point.  I too am not a pot smoker and I still don't see a big deal with using pesticides on the stuff.  They could use DDT and I wouldn't care.


Perhaps if you were a chemo patient, someone with skin sensitivity to poisons, or someone with MS or Lupus you might care.  Some people use it as medicine, and not recreational.
 
2013-04-06 12:31:26 PM  

Dragonflew: Nature's chemical-free pesticide.

[slowbuddy.com image 300x300]


This.  The grow house I worked in used ladybugs and praying mantis.
 
2013-04-06 12:37:11 PM  
Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg
 
2013-04-06 12:43:40 PM  

another cultural observer: FARK rebel soldier: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?

[i.qkme.me image 552x748]


"Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me, Lebowski? The bums will always lose!"
 
2013-04-06 12:44:32 PM  

Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.


The children are right to laugh at you, Ralph.
 
2013-04-06 12:56:35 PM  

nburghmatt: as a pot smoker, i'm getting sick of this snobby hipster weedhead movement. 5 years ago they were smoking weed from Canada that could have had anything done to it, now they're holding rallies over some pesticides. pesticides are used on stuff we eat, for god's sake. pussies.


Don't be disparaging the Canadian weed, man. The friends I have who grow don't use chemical pesticides. They grow using the old fashioned in dirt, using manure for fertiliser way.
 
2013-04-06 01:04:38 PM  

Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg


Dude....  Kiddies don't try this at home. Water will not dissolve the toxic chemicals sticking to the naturally occurring resins and oils on the buds. All washing your pot will do is lessen the quality and make you look damn silly.
 
2013-04-06 01:06:18 PM  

dopekitty74: nburghmatt: as a pot smoker, i'm getting sick of this snobby hipster weedhead movement. 5 years ago they were smoking weed from Canada that could have had anything done to it, now they're holding rallies over some pesticides. pesticides are used on stuff we eat, for god's sake. pussies.

Don't be disparaging the Canadian weed, man. The friends I have who grow don't use chemical pesticides. They grow using the old fashioned in dirt, using manure for fertiliser way.


Only the finest of grass is grown up north. And in most cases its done naturally. Sorry but you yankees got a ways to go before you can try a pepsi challenge with some good BC bud.

hell even homegrown ontario weeds better than any american grass Ive tried.
 
2013-04-06 01:07:11 PM  

dopekitty74: nburghmatt: as a pot smoker, i'm getting sick of this snobby hipster weedhead movement. 5 years ago they were smoking weed from Canada that could have had anything done to it, now they're holding rallies over some pesticides. pesticides are used on stuff we eat, for god's sake. pussies.

Don't be disparaging the Canadian weed, man. The friends I have who grow don't use chemical pesticides. They grow using the old fashioned in dirt, using manure for fertiliser way.


i've visited and it is fantastic weed. i was just saying to go from getting weed on the black market from another country to biatching about mild pesticides is kinda square.
 
2013-04-06 01:08:27 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Sorry but you yankees got a ways to go before you can try a pepsi challenge with some good BC bud.


Sorry but you Canadians have yet to surpass my potency, which is why the company that makes Sativex uses my lighting and nutrient regimen.

Pepsi challenge? Son, I'm in the wine class.
 
2013-04-06 01:09:29 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: dopekitty74: nburghmatt: as a pot smoker, i'm getting sick of this snobby hipster weedhead movement. 5 years ago they were smoking weed from Canada that could have had anything done to it, now they're holding rallies over some pesticides. pesticides are used on stuff we eat, for god's sake. pussies.

Don't be disparaging the Canadian weed, man. The friends I have who grow don't use chemical pesticides. They grow using the old fashioned in dirt, using manure for fertiliser way.

Only the finest of grass is grown up north. And in most cases its done naturally. Sorry but you yankees got a ways to go before you can try a pepsi challenge with some good BC bud.

hell even homegrown ontario weeds better than any american grass Ive tried.


i'd say Canadian weed is better on the average, but our medical can stand up to any reefer in the world.
 
2013-04-06 01:14:25 PM  

Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg


LOL!  "Washed and re-dried".  Comedy GOLD.
 
2013-04-06 01:15:14 PM  

santadog: Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg

LOL!  "Washed and re-dried".  Comedy GOLD.


I guess you've never heard of water curing.
 
2013-04-06 01:20:56 PM  

khyberkitsune: santadog: Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg

LOL!  "Washed and re-dried".  Comedy GOLD.

I guess you've never heard of water curing.


My buds are so frosty, I don't even like to handle it to put it in a bowl.  I would never dream of handling it that much.   I can hear my grower gasping right now.  I've read you have to change the water every day for 7 days.  No thank you.
 
2013-04-06 01:22:28 PM  

khyberkitsune: I guess you've never heard of water curing.


He was not talking about curing, he was talking about washing bud that he had purchased.
 
2013-04-06 01:25:55 PM  

Dragonflew: khyberkitsune: I guess you've never heard of water curing.

He was not talking about curing, he was talking about washing bud that he had purchased.


Again, water curing is the proper washing method.

THC isn't exactly water-soluble, you know. Very very low saturation point, in fact.
 
2013-04-06 01:26:40 PM  

santadog: My buds are so frosty, I don't even like to handle it to put it in a bowl. I would never dream of handling it that much.


You're missing out on collecting some of the best. hash. EVER.
 
2013-04-06 01:30:16 PM  

quickdraw: Great Justice: Everyone laughed at me when I washed and re-dried my stuff.  How can people not live in the modern era and not expect everything they buy to be covered in poison?  Wash your shirts before you wear them the first time.  Wash your produce before you eat it.  Wash your toaster before you make toast with it.  Everything either has potential toxic dust from the manufacturing process or is coated in preservative or pesticide chemicals to keep it safe or smelling fresh or whatever.  And don't think your "organic" produce doesn't have "organic" pesticides on it either!

/the more you know.jpg

Dude....  Kiddies don't try this at home. Water will not dissolve the toxic chemicals sticking to the naturally occurring resins and oils on the buds. All washing your pot will do is lessen the quality and make you look damn silly.


Just to clarify, I didn't wash it with soap and water under the tap, I pulverized it and soaked it in heated distilled water for 24 hours and then filtered it.  It removes a lot of something, and still the important parts are still definitely there afterward.  I use this process for cooking, and it helps avoid imparting the smell and taste along with the active ingredients.

Yes, the process is slightly wasteful and you lose a tiny portion of the product.  You still gain far more active ingredient by cooking instead of smoking anyway.

/is this really so strange?  Don't some folks make hash this way?
 
2013-04-06 01:33:05 PM  

Great Justice: Just to clarify, I didn't wash it with soap and water under the tap


Oh, good.
 
2013-04-06 01:33:40 PM  

Great Justice: Don't some folks make hash this way?


Yessir. I just took a picture for this thread, too.

i.imgur.com

That's about a quarter pound, in total. All from water-curing and filtration through bubble bags for grading.

The dispensary has the buds. They sit on the top-shelf.
 
2013-04-06 01:57:53 PM  

simplicimus: People expect organic pot? What next, free range pot?


Fair trade pot.  Stop using child trimmers.
 
2013-04-06 02:03:31 PM  

GBB: What?  You mean that if you leave a business or an industry to regulate itself that it will do what's best in its interest and not the interests of its customers??


Yep.  In this case, the grower fined itself, chose to stop using pesticides, and invited 2500 patients to protest it.
 
2013-04-06 02:08:09 PM  

khyberkitsune: If they think dispensaries using pesticides is bad, they should see the dispensaries here in Southern California which violate Federal Law by blatantly advertising 'female budtenders only' in their job postings.


I'd love to read their rationale for that.  Begging for a suing.
 
2013-04-06 02:10:46 PM  
I wonder how many of those protesters smoke cigarettes..and whether they're familiar with just how many pesticides put on their tobacco (hint: it's several usually, and it is on the consumable portion). That being said, it does show that like any "new' industry, medical marijuana will need regulations to at least disclose some of these situations where additional chemicals have been used...
 
2013-04-06 02:38:41 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: khyberkitsune: If they think dispensaries using pesticides is bad, they should see the dispensaries here in Southern California which violate Federal Law by blatantly advertising 'female budtenders only' in their job postings.

I'd love to read their rationale for that.  Begging for a suing.


I'm trying to sue, in fact, because I applied for a side job and was told explicitly females only. However, it seems no legal enforcement wants to do anything about it. I called the EEOC and they go "The place has so few employees that it would be difficult to deal with."

And no lawyers want to take such an open and shut case on contingency.
 
2013-04-06 03:04:16 PM  
I would only have 3 questions for the growers:
1. What pest where they hoping to combat (likely spider mites)
2. What pesticide where they using? (Some of them, like avid, are dangerous, while others like neem oil are next to harmless)
3. Was said pesticide applied before or after they put the plants on a 12/12 cycle AKA the start of Budding?
 
2013-04-06 03:17:55 PM  

santadog: lack of warmth: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?

One of the major pests is bud mites.  Miticides are often pretty nasty in their own right and the compounds created when you burn them are not fully understood.  Since you're apply the pesticide to "consumable" parts of the plants, it's a real wild card what the effects, if any, may be in the long term.  It's also questionable if the growers are observing "days to harvest" regulations.
Other common pesticides (and yes, fungicides are "pesticides") are applied to control root diseases, most commonly Phytophthora and Pythium (Which are controlled by fungicide even though, yes, they are actually fungal-like algae).  These pesticides are typically applied as a soil drench and don't translocate through the plants and shouldn't be that big of a deal but could still cause people some concern.
Foliar diseases that require applying pesticides to above ground portions of the plant are relatively rare.

You missed the point.  I too am not a pot smoker and I still don't see a big deal with using pesticides on the stuff.  They could use DDT and I wouldn't care.

Perhaps if you were a chemo patient, someone with skin sensitivity to poisons, or someone with MS or Lupus you might care.  Some people use it as medicine, and not recreational.


chemical sensitivties are a real b*tch to live with and inhaling a toxin is worse than ingesting in food. They should be required to list ingredients used when growing. They deserve to be picketed and if they lied about it, they should be shut down.
 
2013-04-06 03:55:47 PM  
The Jedi grower I know is adamant that a properly applied systemic miticide/ovicide, applied monthly is safer than ingesting a weak organic pesticide applied 2x a week (neem etc). Laboratory testing confirms that 4 weeks after application, none of the original chemicals remain.

The key is proper application, timing and doses.
 
2013-04-06 03:58:45 PM  

icemanwol: I would only have 3 questions for the growers:
1. What pest where they hoping to combat (likely spider mites)
2. What pesticide where they using? (Some of them, like avid, are dangerous, while others like neem oil are next to harmless)
3. Was said pesticide applied before or after they put the plants on a 12/12 cycle AKA the start of Budding?


Is Neem oil harmless if inhaled?  I know it's safe for my tomatoes...but I don't breath in the vapors.  This is an honest question, I am just being curious.  Like the retard boy who walks into the ladies room.
 
2013-04-06 04:03:18 PM  

Gos2Slo: The Jedi grower I know is adamant that a properly applied systemic miticide/ovicide, applied monthly is safer than ingesting a weak organic pesticide applied 2x a week (neem etc). Laboratory testing confirms that 4 weeks after application, none of the original chemicals remain.

The key is proper application, timing and doses.


Also, the key is being highly volatile so that it goes away cleanly.

/hangs a couple dichlorvos strips in the flower room
//by the time dry/cure is done, there's nothing left.
 
2013-04-06 04:04:54 PM  

another cultural observer: Is Neem oil harmless if inhaled?  I know it's safe for my tomatoes...but I don't breath in the vapors.


I don't know but pyrethrin would be terrible.
 
2013-04-06 04:07:10 PM  
agreed that too little info was supplied to pass proper judgement.  would those patients have preferred bugged up buds of a noticeable reduced quality?  there are proper ways to deal with mites, aphids and thrips.  not many other insects are a nuisance and if preventative measures are taken against those big three then it is highly unlikely any bug issues will arise.
 
2013-04-06 04:09:30 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: another cultural observer: Is Neem oil harmless if inhaled?  I know it's safe for my tomatoes...but I don't breath in the vapors.

I don't know but pyrethrin would be terrible.


Pyrethrin is derived from chrysanthemum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrin#Toxicity

It's almost essentially harmless to us, with a few exceptions. It is easily hydrolyzed and pyrolized.
 
2013-04-06 04:12:35 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: another cultural observer: Is Neem oil harmless if inhaled?  I know it's safe for my tomatoes...but I don't breath in the vapors.

I don't know but pyrethrin would be terrible.


Hey, don't knock Raid-huffing.  After a few bangs off of a can of Wasp & Hornet Control, you'll be singing a different tune.
 
2013-04-06 04:44:20 PM  

khyberkitsune: BarkingUnicorn: khyberkitsune: If they think dispensaries using pesticides is bad, they should see the dispensaries here in Southern California which violate Federal Law by blatantly advertising 'female budtenders only' in their job postings.

I'd love to read their rationale for that.  Begging for a suing.

I'm trying to sue, in fact, because I applied for a side job and was told explicitly females only. However, it seems no legal enforcement wants to do anything about it. I called the EEOC and they go "The place has so few employees that it would be difficult to deal with."

And no lawyers want to take such an open and shut case on contingency.


http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/coverage_private.cfm 

"If a complaint against a business (or some other private employer) involves race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability or genetic information, the business is covered by the laws we enforce if it has 15 or more employees who worked for the employer for at least twenty calendar weeks (in this year or last)."

Guess it's about how big a deal it is to society, not to an individual.
 
2013-04-06 04:46:08 PM  

khyberkitsune: BarkingUnicorn: khyberkitsune: If they think dispensaries using pesticides is bad, they should see the dispensaries here in Southern California which violate Federal Law by blatantly advertising 'female budtenders only' in their job postings.

I'd love to read their rationale for that.  Begging for a suing.

I'm trying to sue, in fact, because I applied for a side job and was told explicitly females only. However, it seems no legal enforcement wants to do anything about it. I called the EEOC and they go "The place has so few employees that it would be difficult to deal with."

And no lawyers want to take such an open and shut case on contingency.


So, were you given any rationale for this policy, or was it just "policy?"
 
2013-04-06 04:57:08 PM  

Lunger42: Not a pot smoker, so what's the big deal with using pesticides on the stuff?


If you wouldn't be ok with drinking it in it's pure form, why the fark would you smoke it or put it in your body any other way? This goes for a lot of chemical fertilizers as well. Those minerals and chemicals can and do build up within the plant material and some argue it could be very nasty.


The smokers wanted pot and not a can of raid to huff.
 
2013-04-06 04:59:20 PM  

khyberkitsune: Great Justice: Don't some folks make hash this way?

Yessir. I just took a picture for this thread, too.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

That's about a quarter pound, in total. All from water-curing and filtration through bubble bags for grading.

The dispensary has the buds. They sit on the top-shelf.


Honey oil is where it's at.
 
2013-04-06 05:15:54 PM  
I use my Self-Transforming-Machine -Elves to keep the bugs at bay, it's a bit trippier than having bugs everywhere, all in my beard and behind my eyelids like how it was with Bob Arctor, but I think I'll live.
 
2013-04-06 05:19:59 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Guess it's about how big a deal it is to society, not to an individual.


Yep, this place has fewer than 15 employees, AFAIK.

BarkingUnicorn: So, were you given any rationale for this policy, or was it just "policy?"


Nope. It was explicitly advertised in the job posting as females only, though I knew that was not a legitimate occupational qualifier, and I applied for the job anyways, and got told the exact same thing, females only.

santadog: Honey oil is where it's at.


Sadly most people cannot make the stuff in a proper manner, and it ends up being crapola.

Heat and negative pressure, people. Heat and negative pressure after your extraction.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-06 06:56:39 PM  

lack of warmth: You missed the point. I too am not a pot smoker and I still don't see a big deal with using pesticides on the stuff. They could use DDT and I wouldn't care.


Is that because you're in no danger of reproducing?

That's be my guess.
 
2013-04-06 08:52:51 PM  

khyberkitsune: BarkingUnicorn: Guess it's about how big a deal it is to society, not to an individual.

Yep, this place has fewer than 15 employees, AFAIK.

BarkingUnicorn: So, were you given any rationale for this policy, or was it just "policy?"

Nope. It was explicitly advertised in the job posting as females only, though I knew that was not a legitimate occupational qualifier, and I applied for the job anyways, and got told the exact same thing, females only.

santadog: Honey oil is where it's at.

Sadly most people cannot make the stuff in a proper manner, and it ends up being crapola.

Heat and negative pressure, people. Heat and negative pressure after your extraction.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


That's *sniff* beautiful.
 
2013-04-06 10:11:03 PM  

khyberkitsune: santadog: My buds are so frosty, I don't even like to handle it to put it in a bowl. I would never dream of handling it that much.

You're missing out on collecting some of the best. hash. EVER.


I bust my weed in a coffee grinder bought especially for that purpose.  Clean out the crystals and make some kickass finger hash.

/just got done smoking some in fact :)
 
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