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(American Thinker)   Since it is no longer an illegal substance, could students sell brownies laced with pot at a school bake sale?   (americanthinker.com ) divider line
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2014-01-12 03:25:37 PM  
Gee, if only we treated pot like alcohol and cigarettes and didn't let minors use them. You farking idiot.
 
2014-01-12 03:33:23 PM  
I'm not going to recite a list of statistics, choosing instead to speak from my experiences, interactions, and observations.

Conservative journalism 101.
 
2014-01-12 03:36:09 PM  
The author's contention is that smoking marijuana can lead to a reduction in intelligence.  There's plenty of research that refutes that claim, however, speaking from my experience and observation, reading that article certainly made me feel dumber.
 
2014-01-12 03:50:41 PM  
Do we do this thread every single day now?
 
2014-01-12 03:50:47 PM  
I know it's American Derper, but I'll answer seriously.

I think as long as the students selling them mark them as having pot in them, then I don't see an issue.
 
2014-01-12 03:57:36 PM  

ManateeGag: I know it's American Derper, but I'll answer seriously.

I think as long as the students selling them mark them as having pot in them, then I don't see an issue.


Well, no, at least going by CO's rules so far, where you need to be 21 to buy or possess (or 18 with a MMJ card) and only licensed businesses can sell it.

FTFA:  Since it is no longer an illegal substance, could students sell brownies laced with pot at a school bake sale? How about the bakery or the supermarket? Would they need to disclose it as an ingredient any more than they'd have to disclose the sugar and chocolate? If anyone is harmed from ingesting the brownies, what would the liability be for the baker? The school? After all, it's legal (and supposedly not harmful) like sugar and chocolate. And, if the baker can be liable for any deaths or injuries or emotional pain resulting from the ingestion of his brownies -- because the effects can be lethal and dangerous -- then why would we legitimize the use of such a toxic substance in the first place?

Are these students 21 and do they hold a license to sell marijuana?  If no, then no.  Does the bakery or supermarket have a license to sell marijuana?  If no, then no.  If they do, then yes, they would need to disclose all of the ingredients.  Is the author suggesting that the grocery store would try to sell pot brownies without labeling them as such just for shiats and giggles?  As for liability, can you sue a liquor store for selling booze to a guy that then drives drunk and kills someone?  I'm pretty sure you can't, so, the same would seem to apply here.
 
2014-01-12 04:03:40 PM  
Wait, I thought conservatives wanted pot legalized and it was liberals that were against it? Maybe that was last week.
 
2014-01-12 04:07:20 PM  

Bloody William: Gee, if only we treated pot like alcohol and cigarettes and didn't let minors use them. You farking idiot.


Adults can't have booze in school either.

/tell that to my high school shop teacher
//stupid question
///actually more of a lame slippery slope argument than honest question
 
2014-01-12 04:07:49 PM  
Just like guns.  My school sells those all the time!
 
2014-01-12 04:10:42 PM  
WTF has that asshole been smoking?
 
2014-01-12 04:14:14 PM  
It's almost as if the American Thinker writers wake up in the morning and say to themselves, "How can I be an asshole today"?
 
2014-01-12 04:17:01 PM  
Since alcohol is no longer an illegal substance, could students sell brownies laced with alcohol?
Since antifreeze is no longer an illegal substance, could student sell brownies laced with antifreeze?
Since rat poison is no longer an illegal substance, could students sell brownies laced with rat poison?
 
2014-01-12 04:24:31 PM  
ftfa: For example, could it be that so many in the baby boom generation had difficulty conceiving because of their weed indulgences at young ages in high school and college? After all, smoking weed at a young age over a sustained period of time does lower sperm count. Could this have also directly affected their offspring, leading to the current surge in learning disabilities, behavioral, and emotional problems? Could this be a contributing factor to why our children are scoring lower on tests and performing worse in school than we did when drug use was taboo and drugs were hard to come by, classes were bigger, and resources fewer?

Whenever I mention this, I'm met with a barrage of anger.


I have no problem picturing that,

Hey Tammy, maybe the reason your kid is stupid and flunking out of algebra is because of that joint you smoked at the Cheap Trick concert back in the 70s. Ever think of that?

Hey, don't get your nose out of joint I'm just asking questions over here!

ftfa:How will the cartels respond to competition from pot producers in this country?

Won't somebody think of the cartels?

Really?
 
2014-01-12 04:26:56 PM  
The most inane articles I've read this year.  Congrats American Stinker.  Asking the right questions?  How about asking the stupidest questions?

How will the cartels respond to competition from pot producers in this country?

Gee, I don't know...maybe by setting up legitimate manufacturing facilities?   What are you expecting...more beheadings in response?

Will black markets arise to meet demands for stronger or cheaper (unregulated) dope and won't law enforcement have to spend resources dealing with that?

You mean like moonshine?  Sure, there will always be a small black market, but MOST people won't take the risk in buying or selling if it's priced reasonably.

Will the legalization of grass pave the way for the legalization of all drugs -- a world libertarians crave but most of us fear?

Gee, I hope so since we've spent over $1 trillion dollars fighting the futile War on Drugs and the only victories have been the expansion of government power over liberty.  Legalize, regulate, and use the money from taxation for education and treatment.
What legal problems will we be plagued with and what conflicts will arise if some states continue to criminalize marijuana?
That perhaps the federal government will get wise and legalize it.  Ultimately the People will have the final say...something they haven't had with drug policy unlike Prohibition of alcohol.

And this gem:
Since so many crimes are committed under the influence of drugs like pot and so many car accidents are the result of drugged driving, how will crime and auto fatalities be affected when smoking and ingesting pot are perfectly legal and socially acceptable? If pot isn't harmful or addictive, can it be a defense? Why even have rehabilitation programs for something that presumably doesn't alter our behavior and isn't addictive?
I'm just facepalming on this one.  Gee, do you think crime will increase or decrease now that drug dealers don't have to fight over turf.  And the vast majority of fatal crashes are from DRUNK driving.

And the stupidest part of this inane article:
Since it is no longer an illegal substance, could students sell brownies laced with pot at a school bake sale? How about the bakery or the supermarket? Would they need to disclose it as an ingredient any more than they'd have to disclose the sugar and chocolate? If anyone is harmed from ingesting the brownies, what would the liability be for the baker? The school? After all, it's legal (and supposedly not harmful) like sugar and chocolate. And, if the baker can be liable for any deaths or injuries or emotional pain resulting from the ingestion of his brownies -- because the effects can be lethal and dangerous -- then why would we legitimize the use of such a toxic substance in the first place?

Gee, could students lace the lemonade at the bake sale with alcohol?  It's regulated like alcohol or tobacco dumbass.  WTF are you smoking Sally?  I'd spend more time tearing down this ridiculous tripe but I've got better things to do.
 
2014-01-12 04:29:56 PM  
Willful ignorance is legal and these assholes are trying to foist that on "the children." So it stands to reason that this argument would make sense in the derposphere.
 
2014-01-12 04:34:27 PM  
yes, just like you can sell lemonade spiked with booze, you stupid fark!
 
2014-01-12 04:35:42 PM  
Yes, that's exactly what it means. Once they're all potted up on weed they can go vote for Obama, too.
 
2014-01-12 04:38:35 PM  
here's a creative idea:  sell the marijuana brownies for different prices depending on the race of the person buying them.
 
2014-01-12 04:39:29 PM  

slayer199: The most inane articles I've read this year.


I responded in the comments section with a reply that wasn't nearly as inflammatory as yours (and yours was perfectly reasonable) and it didn't get posted. What a shock. I have to lie down.
 
2014-01-12 04:45:32 PM  

Mugato: slayer199: The most inane articles I've read this year.

I responded in the comments section with a reply that wasn't nearly as inflammatory as yours (and yours was perfectly reasonable) and it didn't get posted. What a shock. I have to lie down.


I responded in the comment section...a little toned down...I bet they take it down as well.
 
2014-01-12 04:51:22 PM  

Mugato: slayer199: The most inane articles I've read this year.

I responded in the comments section with a reply that wasn't nearly as inflammatory as yours (and yours was perfectly reasonable) and it didn't get posted. What a shock. I have to lie down.


Ha...they yanked mine as well.
 
2014-01-12 04:54:57 PM  
Rum cake?
 
2014-01-12 04:55:27 PM  

slayer199: Mugato: slayer199: The most inane articles I've read this year.

I responded in the comments section with a reply that wasn't nearly as inflammatory as yours (and yours was perfectly reasonable) and it didn't get posted. What a shock. I have to lie down.

Ha...they yanked mine as well.


It's back on there....it disappeared for about 10 minutes and showed up again...though it wouldn't surprise me if it disappears for good.
 
2014-01-12 04:57:24 PM  

slayer199: Mugato: slayer199: The most inane articles I've read this year.

I responded in the comments section with a reply that wasn't nearly as inflammatory as yours (and yours was perfectly reasonable) and it didn't get posted. What a shock. I have to lie down.

Ha...they yanked mine as well.


Is this you?
slayer99: "I'll preface this by stating I'm neither a Democrat or Republican...not conservative or liberal. But I do believe in Constitution and liberty. I don't do drugs, and I seldom drink...but that's me exercising my liberty to choose NOT to do something.  blah blah blah, tl;dr"

You realize the default sort order is by "best", right? a.k.a. highest voted?  Your comment stopped showing up on your monitor because you reloaded the page.
 
2014-01-12 04:59:05 PM  

quatchi: ftfa: For example, could it be that so many in the baby boom generation had difficulty conceiving because of their weed indulgences at young ages in high school and college? After all, smoking weed at a young age over a sustained period of time does lower sperm count. Could this have also directly affected their offspring, leading to the current surge in learning disabilities, behavioral, and emotional problems? Could this be a contributing factor to why our children are scoring lower on tests and performing worse in school than we did when drug use was taboo and drugs were hard to come by, classes were bigger, and resources fewer?


The Netherlands is consistently in the top ten global rankings for education and test scores.  So no, it would appear they are unrelated.
 
2014-01-12 04:59:51 PM  
Short answer: no.

Given that all drugs -- even prescription ones -- are controlled by the school [nurse], no.

That said,

Bloody William: Gee, if only we treated pot like alcohol and cigarettes and didn't let minors use them. You farking idiot.


/author == dumbass
 
2014-01-12 05:00:17 PM  
Yeah, right next to the vodka-lemonade stand.
 
2014-01-12 05:02:28 PM  
Once you libs get prostitution legalized, you'll all turn into kiddie-diddlers. Checkmate.
 
2014-01-12 05:03:03 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Yeah, right next to the vodka-lemonade stand.


Hand-wringing about legal pot just seems so ridiculous when booze is legal.  "Oh, how will we keep the reefer away from kids now that ti's legal in some places?"  I dunno, how do you keep booze away from them?  Or make sure they aren't slipping Vicodins out of the prescription you got from your doctor?
 
2014-01-12 05:03:29 PM  

serial_crusher: You realize the default sort order is by "best", right? a.k.a. highest voted? Your comment stopped showing up on your monitor because you reloaded the page.


Yeah, I found it again...
 
2014-01-12 05:05:02 PM  

When I was in college, getting pot was super easy. Getting booze was a hell of a lot harder, because some dumb fark drank himself to death my freshman year and the city cracked down on underage drinking.


Now, I didn't do harder drugs, but had I wanted to, it still would have been easier to get than booze.


/We went through strum un drang to get a 30 pack of MGD and a few bottles of Boones Hill Strawberry
/(((shudder)))
 
2014-01-12 05:09:09 PM  
"Keep government out of our lives" is more than just a sound bite. Oh, wait. No it isn't.
 
2014-01-12 05:39:31 PM  

propasaurus: Wait, I thought conservatives wanted pot legalized and it was liberals that were against it? Maybe that was last week.


They're all for small government. Except when they're not. Which is most of the time.
 
2014-01-12 05:56:57 PM  

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"Mooshi, mooshi"

 
2014-01-12 06:12:27 PM  

albert71292: [img.fark.net image 474x354]"Mooshi, mooshi"


Jack Soo high on hash brownies was probably one of my favorite episodes of Barney Miller ever.

I cracked up just looking at that pic and caption.
 
2014-01-12 06:33:02 PM  
About the same time that students will sell Mai Thais and Hurricanes door to door, or Oxycodone laced peanut brittle, since both those substances are legal as well.

Seriously kids: the fear gong just doesn't work with pot. It just doesn't. It hasn't for a long while, and the more desperate folks get that there will be real legalization, the more silly it gets.

Legalization has only two real components of actual fear: fear that competition will set into the market--both within intoxicants and with the very lucrative non-drug aspects, which you don't hear folks screaming about much, which tells me that they are pretty damn desperate to KEEP attention away from that portion of the fear--and then you have fear that legalization will end a lot of business as usual within the justice system, prisons for profit, and a LOT of folks who have been profiting fairly well thanks to current drug policy. The fear is actually pretty much the same thing though: the wrong people will profit from legalization, and all of the Sturm und Drang is supposed to distract folks from that realization.
 
2014-01-12 06:38:33 PM  
Sure they can.  Just like they sell booze and smokes.
 
2014-01-12 06:45:01 PM  
Ever since Colorado legalized recreational pot, conservatives have been sounding like John Lithgow in Footloose.
 
2014-01-12 06:54:49 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Sure they can.  Just like they sell booze and smokes.


If they get the right licenses there's really no reason parent couldn't hold a bake sale with hash brownies and the like for a fund raiser.

A Baked sale, if you will.

Also, imagine if Girl Scouts could laden their door to door treat thingies with THC.

Sales of Tagalongs and Samoas would go through the roof., I tells ya!

/See also: Cholesterol levels.
//I'm just spitballing here, mind you.
///Haven't really thought this one thorough yet.
 
2014-01-12 07:00:26 PM  

Bloody William: Ever since Colorado legalized recreational pot, conservatives have been sounding like John Lithgow in Footloose.


POT WILL LEAD TO DRUM CIRCLES!  AND DRUG CIRCLES WILL LEAD TO BESTIALITY AND THE CRAVING FOR HUMAN FLESH! AND THEN THERE WILL BE DANCING AND LEWDNESS OF THE LIKES OF WHICH WE HAVE NEVER SEEN SINCE THE GRATEFUL DEAD WERE TOURING!
 
2014-01-12 07:07:36 PM  
Rum brownies > pot brownies
 
2014-01-12 07:22:59 PM  
www.durr.com
 
2014-01-12 07:36:40 PM  

slayer199: How will the cartels respond to competition from pot producers in this country?

Gee, I don't know...maybe by setting up legitimate manufacturing facilities?   What are you expecting...more beheadings in response?


This seems to be the new concern troll line about this: "The cartels will become even more violent to stop the flow of legal pot!"

Well, how did the Mafia deal with the 21st Amendment?  They found other things to do.
 
2014-01-12 07:49:09 PM  
No.
Next question?
 
2014-01-12 07:50:25 PM  

Bloody William: Ever since Colorado legalized recreational pot, conservatives have been sounding like John Lithgow in Footloose.


Next thing you know, they'll be dancing! DANCING!
www.clydekeller.com
 
2014-01-12 07:52:36 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: I'm not going to recite a list of statistics, choosing instead to speak from my experiences, interactions, and observations.

Conservative journalism 101.


Truthiness

/same thing really
 
2014-01-12 07:55:13 PM  
Yeah, right next to the Jello shots.

Is this really the nature of conservative thinking?  As an American, I really think we should petition their use of that status in the title of their website.  I certainly hope that percentage wise, they do not speak for Americans.
 
2014-01-12 07:55:34 PM  
I have no problem with seniors in high school (over the age of 18, of course) selling pot brownies to other legal adults. If the school is fine with it, then there's not an issue.
 
2014-01-12 08:02:16 PM  

jake_lex: slayer199: How will the cartels respond to competition from pot producers in this country?

Gee, I don't know...maybe by setting up legitimate manufacturing facilities?   What are you expecting...more beheadings in response?

This seems to be the new concern troll line about this: "The cartels will become even more violent to stop the flow of legal pot!"

Well, how did the Mafia deal with the 21st Amendment?  They found other things to do.


Helped break their power too. Prohibition was a VERY lucrative business. The profits paid for a lot of people to look the other way...
 
2014-01-12 08:05:53 PM  
You libs laugh now. Just wait till the obamacare reefer madness strikes your local bake sale. You'll see
 
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