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(Politico)   Former House Rep Patrick Kennedy takes issue with Obama's stance on pot saying that the weed of today is much better than the schwag he used to sell to Spaulding Smails   (politico.com ) divider line
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604 clicks; posted to Politics » on 21 Jan 2014 at 1:35 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-21 01:33:19 PM  
3 votes:

EvilEgg: I am of two minds about the whole pot legalization thing.  On one hand, smoking is obnoxious and bad for you.  On the other hand it would probably be at least as regulated as tobacco, so it's unlikely to bother me much.

Get back to me when they start making a THC, Caffeine, and Alcohol drink.


You don't have to just smoke it anymore. You can eat it in baked goods or vaporize it in an e-cigarette.
2014-01-21 12:53:50 PM  
3 votes:
So what if it's better than when Obama had it? If it was sold legally, it could be regulated and you could even put some kind of Percent THC label on it like you do alcohol now, and then all the little kiddies can avoid the really strong stuff until they grow up and can handle it. Or just give it to me, I'm perfectly happy with my concentrates and high percentage THC plants.
2014-01-21 12:39:30 PM  
3 votes:
The country is swimming in pot, and he thinks legalizing it will do more harm than good?  Keeping it illegal is the best way to ensure it's being sold to school children.
2014-01-21 12:27:26 PM  
2 votes:
Oh yeah ya gotta watch out for the high THC stuff. You might OD on it and take a nap.
2014-01-21 04:16:33 PM  
1 vote:
Just to be more blatant about it:

If pot is legalized, we have to either keep Big Tobacco out of it, or make sure they are watched and hamstrung if necessary.  They have a proven track record of cheerfully and deliberately poison their customers.  Plus, someone may slip them cash to make sure the pot is more harmful than necessary, so it can be shown as the 'Demon Weed'.
2014-01-21 02:08:57 PM  
1 vote:
Every single person I'm very close friends with smokes weed daily.  Several of them smoke weed all day long.  3 of them are very successful business owners (10+ years in business), at least 4 are upper management in fairly large companies, and several are self-employed since the mid-nineties.  Another dozen or so have had full-time jobs at the same place for many years. They all smoke this crazy great super weed Kennedy is talking about yet seem to be able to function very well both professionally and personally.

So fark off out-of-touch child-of-privilege asswipe.
2014-01-21 02:04:58 PM  
1 vote:
Kennedy is partially right.  When I used that stuff more than 25 years ago an ounce sold for $35 and we would have to smoke a lot of it to get a strong effect.  From what I understand, botanists have refined the plant to the point that people now speak in terms of tenths of a gram for use in a single session.  Also, with vaporizing, people apparently use very tiny quantities and get a very strong effect without exposing themselves to dangerous smoke.  Sounds to me like an entirely new experience with a vastly changed product.

However, it also seems that those who have been in the loop over the last 25 years (unlike me) would adjusted to this evolution.  It isn't likely that today's users would know about or even care that the quality was much lower two and a half decades ago.  The change isn't relevant.

The issue here, in my opinion, is the cartels.  If we are to legalize this stuff, we should ban importation and exportation and require that sources be verified.  Force the international criminal element out of the market.  This is the revolution and this is something I can get behind.  As it stands, pot is widely accessible in every state in which it is still illegal.  In those states, the market is controlled by organized crime, and to a great degree, supplied by international syndicates.  My suggestions are to make the product legal to bring the market into the open and strongly control the supply system to defund the cartels.  Now we are talking about social positives.

I still won't be buying any.
2014-01-21 02:03:43 PM  
1 vote:
So? I've been an occasional smoker for 35 years (allegedly).

Yeah, the weed is a lot stronger now... why the fark does that matter? Back when we were young, we'd just smoke a shiatload more of it.

Sounds like the same rationale that was used for prohibition when America starting drinking whiskey instead of beer.
2014-01-21 02:00:22 PM  
1 vote:
By this logic we should make alcohol illegal because Everclear exists.

Just because it exists doesn't make it popular. People choose what they drink for a number of reasons, taste, company, how it makes them feel, etc. Same goes for smoking.
2014-01-21 02:00:02 PM  
1 vote:
*sigh*

There has always been good weed. It's just that high quality weed is more readily available

The hybrids of today are good, much more consistent than the weed of old. But there is a demand for old school weed, and not the schwaggy ammonia smelling brick weed. Trust me, we got GOOD weed in the 70's.

This whole business about hydroponic weed being stronger is another myth too
2014-01-21 01:56:00 PM  
1 vote:

cambie: So what if it's better than when Obama had it? If it was sold legally, it could be regulated and you could even put some kind of Percent THC label on it like you do alcohol now, and then all the little kiddies can avoid the really strong stuff until they grow up and can handle it. Or just give it to me, I'm perfectly happy with my concentrates and high percentage THC plants.


or for those of us who would like a light buzz in the evening on par with a glass or 2 of wine, we could then confidently partake. not everyone who enjoys pot is looking to be baked out of their gourd for the rest of the day/evening same way that a lot of people don't drink to get blotto.
2014-01-21 01:54:28 PM  
1 vote:

Karma Curmudgeon: Mister Buttons: EvilEgg: I am of two minds about the whole pot legalization thing.  On one hand, smoking is obnoxious and bad for you.  On the other hand it would probably be at least as regulated as tobacco, so it's unlikely to bother me much.

Get back to me when they start making a THC, Caffeine, and Alcohol drink.

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It's even easier than that. All I'd have to do is add a shot of vodka or Kahlua to my coffee right now. I am farking flying on some coconut infused something or other. Tastes good in coffee. 8)
2014-01-21 01:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
So what if it is better?  That's just the brilliance of American innovators who struggled in a heavily regulated (to the point of being illegal) industry to produce a superior product for an affordable price.
2014-01-21 01:27:12 PM  
1 vote:
I truly do wonder if the farker actually believes this crap or if he is just knowingly lying.

Well, as Hill said, "What difference does it make?"
He is a tool.
 
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