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2013-11-16 06:35:58 PM
557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz

I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-16 06:55:01 PM

SurfaceTension: $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.


Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole.  It doesn't seem to be the case, here.  Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce.  Often, $50 or greater is the mark.  So this is really, really cheep weed.
 
2013-11-16 07:10:56 PM

433: SurfaceTension: $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole.  It doesn't seem to be the case, here.  Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce.  Often, $50 or greater is the mark.  So this is really, really cheep weed.


Yeah, I'd take an eighth of my regular stuff vs a pound of mexican ditch weed.  They are probably equivalent THC content.
 
2013-11-16 07:16:04 PM
glad to see the cops are hard at work protecting us from the evil weed. Do you think any of them will ever look back and say to themselves "gee we really did waste a lot of our lives"?
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-16 07:46:31 PM

Dinki: glad to see the cops are hard at work protecting us from the evil weed. Do you think any of them will ever look back and say to themselves "gee we really did waste a lot of our lives"?


Probably not.
 
2013-11-16 07:48:40 PM

unyon: Yeah, I'd take an eighth of my regular stuff vs a pound of mexican ditch weed.  They are probably equivalent THC content.


I wouldn't say my regular stuff, I smoke so infrequently these day (failed piss test = no job) that I'll go top shelf the few times I do enjoy it.

That said I've worked at the same company for almost 9 years and was only tested on hiring day, but still.
 
2013-11-16 07:51:36 PM

unyon: 433: SurfaceTension: $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole.  It doesn't seem to be the case, here.  Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce.  Often, $50 or greater is the mark.  So this is really, really cheep weed.

Yeah, I'd take an eighth of my regular stuff vs a pound of mexican ditch weed.  They are probably equivalent THC content.


This is the weed that dealers then buy, put a special name on it, and sell for incredible mark ups.
 
2013-11-16 07:51:59 PM
SurfaceTension: I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.

make sure to sprinkle a bottle of aspirin on that before you smoke it
 
2013-11-16 07:52:59 PM

theflatline: This is the weed that dealers then buy, put a special name on it, and sell for incredible mark ups.


Yup.
 
2013-11-16 07:52:59 PM

Dinki: glad to see the cops are hard at work protecting us from the evil weed. Do you think any of them will ever look back and say to themselves "gee we really did waste a lot of our lives"?


fc02.deviantart.net
Drugs are bad, mmkay.
 
2013-11-16 07:54:13 PM
Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.
 
2013-11-16 07:55:27 PM
Speaking as a pothead, thanks for removing 28$ an ounce weed from the streets. People are better off not smoking than smoking brick weed.
 
2013-11-16 07:55:51 PM

casual disregard: Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.


www.mlevinco.com

You're welcome.
 
2013-11-16 07:57:23 PM
Also, whoever sent that truck - you've got a rat in your organization. They were tipped off. They threw in that BS about the drug dog alerting so you won't find the rat.
 
2013-11-16 07:58:36 PM

untaken_name: casual disregard: Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.

[www.mlevinco.com image 400x288]

You're welcome.


Prickly pear leaves are edible.  The botanical gardens in San Antonio runs an awesome lunch-only restaurant - great for business meetings and ladies who lunch - and all of the vegetables are grown there.  They put fresh and pickled prickly pear slices on the salads.  Yum.
 
2013-11-16 08:00:30 PM

SurfaceTension: 557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz


I thought Cop Math for drug busts worked in the other direction... ie. this was a $250M bust.

And what's with $250,650?  For an estimate, it seems a bit overly precise, doesn't it?  Was there an invoice with the shipment?
 
2013-11-16 08:01:27 PM
Grocery stores in Texas sell cactus leaves. My Mexican friends told me poor people mix them in with other food as a kind of cheap filler.

I think foodies do something with them too.
 
2013-11-16 08:02:49 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: theflatline: This is the weed that dealers then buy, put a special name on it, and sell for incredible mark ups.

Yup.


I had to spend two hours in a bar once in Medellin, Colombia hearing a Canadian and a Californian over who had the best weed, and the argument basically about the more expensive the 1/8.

Then these guys starting going on about how they were not going to burn in Colombia since it was going to be ditchweed, that the third world just did not have the professional grow ops....

My Israeli pal proceeded to roll a joint on the bar and hand it to them.  10 minutes later these guys roll back into the bar so high they could barely speak, and asked where they could get some of that "ditch weed".

Those weed snobs died a little inside that day.
 
2013-11-16 08:03:08 PM
I just wanted to point out that most cactus don't have leaves, unless you count the spines which evolved from leaves. They are called cactus pads.
 
2013-11-16 08:03:34 PM

433: Dinki: glad to see the cops are hard at work protecting us from the evil weed. Do you think any of them will ever look back and say to themselves "gee we really did waste a lot of our lives"?

Probably not.


That level of introspection requires far more self awareness than any cop can manifest unless he finds himself under review by Internal Affairs without benefit of union protection.
 
2013-11-16 08:11:55 PM

pushcart: Grocery stores in Texas sell cactus leaves. My Mexican friends told me poor people mix them in with other food as a kind of cheap filler.

I think foodies do something with them too.


Nopales!
 
2013-11-16 08:15:55 PM
Hilarious original headline subby! Man, where do you come up with stuff? You should write for SNL!
/very old...very busted
 
2013-11-16 08:16:38 PM
 SurfaceTension: $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole.  It doesn't seem to be the case, here.  Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce.  Often, $50 or greater is the mark.  So this is really, really cheep weed.


Yeah, if you're dealing in lots of over 500 pounds and it's brickweed, you're probably talking less than $500 per pound.

Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.  It's not like they're already broken up into quarter ounce bags or even ounces.

What's surprising is the cops didn't do cop math where they figured out how many one gram joints you could roll out of that and assumed each one of those joints would sell for $5.

/too lazy to do the math on that right now.
//Oh what the hell?, let's do it.

557 pounds * 16 ounces per pound = 8912 ounces
8912 oz  * 28 g/ per oz = 249536 grams

Okay, so each 1 gram joint is only $1 (not too bad if you're buying one joint at a time)

Maybe the cops came up with $250,650 because they were charging for the rolling papers.  Or maybe the cops were honest enough to realize that there's actually MORE than 28 grams per an ounce.  It's not much more, but if you're got 8,912 ounces, that extra fraction of a gram per an ounce could add up.

///Fun fact:  If you could roll a joint a minute, it would take you 173 days of constant rolling to roll all of those joints.
 
2013-11-16 08:19:33 PM
Well, you learn something every day don't you.

Prickly salads.
 
2013-11-16 08:20:27 PM

FrancoFile: untaken_name: casual disregard: Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.

[www.mlevinco.com image 400x288]

You're welcome.

Prickly pear leaves are edible.  The botanical gardens in San Antonio runs an awesome lunch-only restaurant - great for business meetings and ladies who lunch - and all of the vegetables are grown there.  They put fresh and pickled prickly pear slices on the salads.  Yum.


Yep. The fruits are delicious, too. My grandmother made the best prickly pear fruit dessert in the world.
 
2013-11-16 08:20:50 PM
Must penalize my math for not taking into account all the seeds you'll have to pick out of that crap.
 
2013-11-16 08:22:00 PM

AgentPothead: I just wanted to point out that most cactus don't have leaves, unless you count the spines which evolved from leaves. They are called cactus pads.


I just wanted to point out that I posted a photograph of cactus leaves upthread.
 
2013-11-16 08:23:10 PM

gfid: SurfaceTension: $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole.  It doesn't seem to be the case, here.  Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce.  Often, $50 or greater is the mark.  So this is really, really cheep weed.

Yeah, if you're dealing in lots of over 500 pounds and it's brickweed, you're probably talking less than $500 per pound.

Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.  It's not like they're already broken up into quarter ounce bags or even ounces.

What's surprising is the cops didn't do cop math where they figured out how many one gram joints you could roll out of that and assumed each one of those joints would sell for $5.

/too lazy to do the math on that right now.
//Oh what the hell?, let's do it.

557 pounds * 16 ounces per pound = 8912 ounces
8912 oz  * 28 g/ per oz = 249536 grams

Okay, so each 1 gram joint is only $1 (not too bad if you're buying one joint at a time)

Maybe the cops came up with $250,650 because they were charging for the rolling papers.  Or maybe the cops were honest enough to realize that there's actually MORE than 28 grams per an ounce.  It's not much more, but if you're got 8,912 ounces, that extra fraction of a gram per an ounce could add up.

///Fun fact:  If you could roll a joint a minute, it would take you 173 days of constant rolling to roll all of those joints.


I knew a dealer in the 80s, old black guy called Midnight.  He sold nickel bags for 5 bucks in little tiny manila envelopes.  If you wanted a quarter he would hand you five envelopes.

Those were the good old days when you could drive through a shady hood and hold two dollars up and get a decent joint to top off the nights drinking.  I was lucky, my best friend had a phototron.
 
2013-11-16 08:25:42 PM

untaken_name: AgentPothead: I just wanted to point out that most cactus don't have leaves, unless you count the spines which evolved from leaves. They are called cactus pads.

I just wanted to point out that I posted a photograph of cactus leaves upthread.


Know how I know that the only thing you know about cactus is what you typed into google image search?
 Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves.
The absence of visible leaves is one of the most striking features of most cacti. Pereskia (which is close to the ancestral species from which all cacti evolved) does have long-lasting leaves, which are, however, thickened and succulent in many species.

You posted a picture of a cactus pad. Not a leaf.
 
2013-11-16 08:49:25 PM

SurfaceTension: 557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz

I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.


Hurr durr?

I'm glad you know researched ditch weed prices before posting some retarded comment.
 
2013-11-16 08:54:26 PM
Nobody would want a "shipment" of prickly pear cactus.

That alone would tip off the cops that something ain't right.
 
2013-11-16 08:56:12 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: SurfaceTension: 557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz

I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.

Hurr durr?

I'm glad you know researched ditch weed prices before posting some retarded comment.


Thank you for your pointless, thoughtless comment.

433: Bricked marijuana is not usually the same grade of marijuana as your friend is buying.
Many times, too, when marijuana is being tallied as a dollar amount, the dollar value at different points of sale is calculated as the whole. It doesn't seem to be the case, here. Here they are giving a dollar value of $28 per Mexican brick ounce. Often, $50 or greater is the mark. So this is really, really cheep weed.


Thank you 443 for that great explanation. While I may or may not smoke the stuff, I honestly don't know the first thing about pricing so I appreciate the tutorial. And for illustrating the difference between a constructive response and 89 Stick-Up Kid's moronic attempt at snark.
 
2013-11-16 08:57:21 PM
I for one will sleep much better tonight knowing there won't be raving bands of lunatic teens high on reefer roaming the streets of my neighborhood.
 
2013-11-16 09:54:38 PM

untaken_name: casual disregard: Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.

[www.mlevinco.com image 400x288]

You're welcome.


Well. That's very interesting. I am in fact a Cactus Partisan. I wasn't aware we molted so...sexily.

This complicates things.
 
2013-11-16 09:57:44 PM
357 lbs of weed, subby?

media.screened.com

MAGNUM!
 
2013-11-16 09:59:44 PM
Otay Mesa. Really?

www.svtperformance.com
The site where I found this says Buckwheat is changing his name to Kareem of Wheat.
 
2013-11-16 10:20:40 PM
Seven weeks.  Sweet sticky Colorado nuggets.

/$30 an eighth
//plus tax
 
2013-11-16 10:33:12 PM

studebaker hoch: Nobody would want a "shipment" of prickly pear cactus.
That alone would tip off the cops that something ain't right.


Seems kind of weird. When I had prickly pear growing four feet tall in my yard and had to trim it, I had to take it to the dump. So did everybody else. It was like a nuisance weed.
 
2013-11-16 11:18:14 PM
What is the street value of 157 pounds of pot?
 
2013-11-16 11:21:44 PM

casual disregard: Cactus leaves?

I have a very strong interest in cacti. What in the flying fark is a cactus leaf? Photographs appreciated.


*Technically*, from a taxonomical standpoint, the needles are the leaves. Water loss, not sunlight, is the problem for cacti, and leaves are the biggest source of water loss (transpiration) on most any plant. So, they're modified to not lose water, similar to pines (and fending away thirsty animals is a nice bonus).
 
2013-11-16 11:23:18 PM
The headline joke was kinda funny about 10 years ago, then became tiresome having been greenlit dozens of times over the last few years.

Now it's pathetic.
 
2013-11-17 12:32:42 AM
What about the cocaine cactus?
 
2013-11-17 06:40:42 AM

SurfaceTension: 557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz

I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.


You couldn't pay me to smoke that Mexican brick garbage. It is always headache-inducing, tastes like fertilizer, and is usually grown amidst bloody conflict. I say let the feds bust these kinds of traffickers and legalize/standardize our domestic herbs. Price is of no consequence for me these days; I'd much rather pay top dollar for the good stuff grown by friendly locals. The better, cleaner high is just a bonus.
 
2013-11-17 06:43:51 AM

bmr68: What about the cocaine cactus?


Good luck finding a mescaline dealer in this day and age. You could always extract it yourself, but that's expensive and tedious. Just buy some acid or grow some shrooms.
 
2013-11-17 09:41:32 AM

FuzedBox: SurfaceTension: 557pounds x 16ounces x $500thatmyuhuhfriendpaysforanounce = $4.5M in regular math and $250,650 in cop math.

$250,650/(557x16) = $28/oz

I want some of that $28/oz pot, that's for sure.

You couldn't pay me to smoke that Mexican brick garbage. It is always headache-inducing, tastes like fertilizer, and is usually grown amidst bloody conflict. I say let the feds bust these kinds of traffickers and legalize/standardize our domestic herbs. Price is of no consequence for me these days; I'd much rather pay top dollar for the good stuff grown by friendly locals. The better, cleaner high is just a bonus.


What are you, racist or something?

Like an old dealer of mine used to say when asked if it was any good he'd just shrug his shoulders (over the phone) and say, "well, it gets you high"

Sometimes beggars can't be choosers.  It never gave me a headache.  You just had to roll fatter joints or pull a lot more tubes.  Also back in those days they weren't killing 500 people every single day in Mexico for it.  (or whatever they're up to now).


You youngsters and your good pot.  Yeah, I would have never touched Mexibrickweed either if KB had always been available.
 
2013-11-17 12:30:30 PM

Dinki: glad to see the cops are hard at work protecting us from the evil weed. Do you think any of them will ever look back and say to themselves "gee we really did waste a lot of our lives"?


Um no. Cops will work until they get their pension and gold watch. I believe the term is "Too old for this shiat". At that point, they get their gold watch and buy a boat. 90% of them will get murdered by Nicaraguan drug lord right hand men and get avenged by their rookie partners. Duh.
 
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