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2014-08-28 02:34:35 PM  
By golly, that just might work!

I move to add to the budget also some money for Doritos and Mountain Dew. Let's vote!
 
2014-08-28 03:35:10 PM  
That's not enough.
 
2014-08-28 03:37:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-28 03:38:35 PM  
About bloody time they started doing real research on cannabis again!!!
 
2014-08-28 03:40:24 PM  
i127.photobucket.com

Roll, roll, roll a joint
Pass it down the line
Take a toke
Blow the smoke
Blows your farking mind
 
2014-08-28 03:40:43 PM  
Itsatrap.jpg
 
2014-08-28 03:41:43 PM  
Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?
 
2014-08-28 03:43:05 PM  

OneDeltaTenTango: Itsatrap.jpg

 
2014-08-28 03:43:37 PM  
Presumably to mellow out Congress enough that they are distracted from all the ill conceived bills, while munching Little Debbie snacks down.
 
2014-08-28 03:44:17 PM  
The NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is looking for growers who have the capability to develop plants with altered versions of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of pot, and cannabidiol (CBD), which is known for its medicinal properties.

It looks like they might be interested in creating 'silver bullet' weed that has fewer mental effects.
 
2014-08-28 03:45:12 PM  
So, when they bust me for the quarter acre I am ready to harvest, I should haggle the price, right?

/amidoinitrite?
 
2014-08-28 03:46:16 PM  

LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?


The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.
 
2014-08-28 03:47:07 PM  

UsikFark: The NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is looking for growers who have the capability to develop plants with altered versions of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of pot, and cannabidiol (CBD), which is known for its medicinal properties.

It looks like they might be interested in creating 'silver bullet' weed that has fewer mental effects.


So, uh ... dude.  What are these, uh ... mental, you know, effects you're talking about?  Again?

/what were we talking about?
 
2014-08-28 03:48:04 PM  

Beowoolfie: About bloody time they started doing real research on cannabis again!!!


I'll volunteer.
 
2014-08-28 03:49:25 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: [i127.photobucket.com image 280x255]

Roll, roll, roll a joint
Pass it down the line
Take a toke
Blow the smoke
Blows your farking mind


It doesn't do anything of the kind.
 
2014-08-28 03:49:27 PM  

PLEASE!!

 
2014-08-28 03:50:25 PM  
The Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana - for Research

This is the one time I'm not reading "for Research" in an air-quotes tone.
 
2014-08-28 03:51:42 PM  

UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.


Because the law put into effect to "legalize" private liquor sales makes it that way.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/price_of_booze_ in _washington_m.html
 
2014-08-28 03:52:23 PM  
Honestly, government, please get the studies done. We all know the almost forgone conclusion is that a) the negative health effects likely don't outweigh the benefit to both medical patients and decent people incarcerated, and b) most assume you knew this when you released the first "studies" in 1930 showing that it turned people into walking demons within 15 milleseconds...
 
2014-08-28 03:52:24 PM  
Trolliest sting/entrapment operation EVAR.
 
2014-08-28 03:54:21 PM  

MooseBayou: UsikFark: The NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is looking for growers who have the capability to develop plants with altered versions of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of pot, and cannabidiol (CBD), which is known for its medicinal properties.

It looks like they might be interested in creating 'silver bullet' weed that has fewer mental effects.

So, uh ... dude.  What are these, uh ... mental, you know, effects you're talking about?  Again?

/what were we talking about?


How do you know you're high? Am I high?
 
2014-08-28 03:54:32 PM  
I would consider it my civic duty to sine up as a test subject.
 
2014-08-28 03:58:23 PM  

UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.


But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.
 
2014-08-28 03:58:23 PM  
It's no coincidence that they've also been advertising for black jazz musicians.
 
2014-08-28 03:59:43 PM  

daffy: I would consider it my civic duty to sine up as a test subject.


I'll cosine for you.
 
2014-08-28 04:01:51 PM  

LazyMedia: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.


Basically Sam's Club and Costco subverted the entire process. Their privatization method couldn't have been much worse.
 
2014-08-28 04:01:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-28 04:02:03 PM  

jigger: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

Because the law put into effect to "legalize" private liquor sales makes it that way.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/price_of_booze_ in _washington_m.html


Here's a notion: fire the liquor control board and abolish it. Booze should be treated like any other grocery; the only bureaucrats you need are the ones making sure the tax is collected. Local law enforcement should handle enforcing age laws. We've still got vestiges of Prohibition hanging around like dingleberries.
 
2014-08-28 04:02:26 PM  
Harry Reid doesn't drink or smoke, and looks down on the crying orange guy from Cincinnati because he does.
 
2014-08-28 04:04:39 PM  

russsssman: Presumably to mellow out Congress enough that they are distracted from all the ill conceived bills, while munching Little Debbie snacks down.


You are assuming that they have even come up with ill-conceived bills. It would need to be enough to distract them from BENSOLYNDRAKENYANMUSLINUSERPERIRSGHAZIGATEPALOOZA.
 
2014-08-28 04:05:25 PM  

redmid17: LazyMedia: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.

Basically Sam's Club and Costco subverted the entire process. Their privatization method couldn't have been much worse.


From what I read, it was a fight between the established wholesalers and the warehouse stores. Being a liquor wholesaler in a lot of states is like inheriting a sinecure; you get a government-protected monopoly in your geographic area, and the business basically runs itself. Those guys play a lot of golf, and have extremely good-looking secretaries.
 
2014-08-28 04:07:57 PM  

LazyMedia: redmid17: LazyMedia: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.

Basically Sam's Club and Costco subverted the entire process. Their privatization method couldn't have been much worse.

From what I read, it was a fight between the established wholesalers and the warehouse stores. Being a liquor wholesaler in a lot of states is like inheriting a sinecure; you get a government-protected monopoly in your geographic area, and the business basically runs itself. Those guys play a lot of golf, and have extremely good-looking secretaries.


I'm just going off memory. But yes the distributors do have a relatively easy work day, excepting the end of the quarter. My buddy has a job with one. He makes almost as much as I do, and he plays golf with clients at least once a week during the summer.
 
2014-08-28 04:09:16 PM  

LazyMedia: jigger: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

Because the law put into effect to "legalize" private liquor sales makes it that way.

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/price_of_booze_ in _washington_m.html

Here's a notion: fire the liquor control board and abolish it. Booze should be treated like any other grocery; the only bureaucrats you need are the ones making sure the tax is collected. Local law enforcement should handle enforcing age laws. We've still got vestiges of Prohibition hanging around like dingleberries.


Because states make money from it. It's harder to abolish a state revenue stream than it is to wrestle the crack out of the hands of Rob Ford.
 
2014-08-28 04:09:24 PM  
d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net
 
2014-08-28 04:10:09 PM  
i10.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-28 04:11:26 PM  
Nice try guys, but I'm not falling for it...

/Not that I have a marijuana farm...
//As far as you know.
 
2014-08-28 04:11:46 PM  
12 acres of marijuana? They'll pay billion$ for it.
 
2014-08-28 04:12:41 PM  

mizchief: Wouldn't they have to reschedule marijuana before they could do any research with it?  How can the same government study marijuana while at the same time classify it as a substance that has no medical benefit and can't even be studied?


The US government supplies I think 7 people with their marijuana prescriptions. They grow it in Mississippi if I recall correctly
 
2014-08-28 04:14:28 PM  

Beowoolfie: About bloody time they started doing real research on cannabis again!!!


They haven't stopped since they started, in the 1970's.  They've been churning out 3.5% Delta Nine THC (CERTIFIED) marijuana to distribute to the few remaining Federally sponsored `Compassionate Use' program participants (started in `79), at the U. Of MI Fed pot farm.  The reason they started growing was to feed the propaganda mill (300+ chemical `activities' iD'ed).  Dose rats and monkeys with those most heavily expressed `activities' (alone and in combinations) and see what would maim/injure/kill. They managed to wipe out monkeys from hypoxia & tar (forced smoke machine), but that was about as scary as could be winnowed out of the weed.  So. the research spigot closed to a dribble (hypothesis is `grow a third testicle'? - here's the cash and the weed, et al. ad nauseam).

The few human subjects getting dosed via Uncle Sam's boo?  They petitioned to be monitored and examined for consequences of smoking all those machine rolled joints.  The Feds refused.  The patients had their own testing done (other than mild bronchitis and improved quality of life?  Nada):  Irvin Rosenfeld was signed-up in 1982 and has been smoking 9 oz. a month (300 cigs) courtesy of the Feds, ever since:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-12-14/news/fl-medical-marijuan a- mayocol-b121513-20131214_1_irvin-rosenfeld-medical-marijuana-medical-u se
 
2014-08-28 04:14:52 PM  

daffy: I would consider it my civic duty to sine up as a test subject.


With what frequency?  I might take this on a tangent and cosine with you.
 
2014-08-28 04:15:06 PM  

mizchief: Wouldn't they have to reschedule marijuana before they could do any research with it? How can the same government study marijuana while at the same time classify it as a substance that has no medical benefit and can't even be studied?


They've actually considered it lately. They've already covered a much bigger base that really shows the progress though : they legalized the income from it by telling banks that they can accept the income from mj business in states with legalization. That itself says it's virtually guaranteed.
 
2014-08-28 04:16:34 PM  

IoSaturnalia: daffy: I would consider it my civic duty to sine up as a test subject.

I'll cosine for you.


You beat me to it...
 
2014-08-28 04:18:06 PM  
Mississippi, not Minnesota (preview, yes) MS
 
2014-08-28 04:19:12 PM  
What if the idea is to actually develop a synthetic pharmaceutical like Marinol, but with CBD - or which mimics it?

Then they can push to repeal all the medical marijuana laws.
 
2014-08-28 04:19:39 PM  
Not michigan, either (quit posting on phone)
 
2014-08-28 04:21:05 PM  

Crazy Lee: Mississippi, not Minnesota (preview, yes) MS


MI is Michigan. MN is Minnesota.
 
2014-08-28 04:21:27 PM  

redmid17: LazyMedia: redmid17: LazyMedia: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.

Basically Sam's Club and Costco subverted the entire process. Their privatization method couldn't have been much worse.

From what I read, it was a fight between the established wholesalers and the warehouse stores. Being a liquor wholesaler in a lot of states is like inheriting a sinecure; you get a government-protected monopoly in your geographic area, and the business basically runs itself. Those guys play a lot of golf, and have extremely good-looking secretaries.

I'm just going off memory. But yes the distributors do have a relatively easy work day, excepting the end of the quarter. My buddy has a job with one. He makes almost as much as I do, and he plays golf with clients at least once a week during the summer.


He also has probably a 'pickled' liver.
 
2014-08-28 04:31:25 PM  
They're going to need a mule.
 
2014-08-28 04:33:25 PM  

nacho cheese sauce: redmid17: LazyMedia: redmid17: LazyMedia: UsikFark: LazyMedia: Oh, this is just great. What's next, government-run liquor stores and lotteries?

The gov't run liquor stores in WA had better selection and lower prices than the current 'liquor aisle' private market.

But you spent more on gas making two stops. Government-run liquor stores are RETAHDED. California has the best law: just sell all booze everywhere. I'm sure Washington's are more expensive because of some dumb regulation slipped in by some interested party to cut down on price competition.

Basically Sam's Club and Costco subverted the entire process. Their privatization method couldn't have been much worse.

From what I read, it was a fight between the established wholesalers and the warehouse stores. Being a liquor wholesaler in a lot of states is like inheriting a sinecure; you get a government-protected monopoly in your geographic area, and the business basically runs itself. Those guys play a lot of golf, and have extremely good-looking secretaries.

I'm just going off memory. But yes the distributors do have a relatively easy work day, excepting the end of the quarter. My buddy has a job with one. He makes almost as much as I do, and he plays golf with clients at least once a week during the summer.

He also has probably a 'pickled' liver.


To be fair, I think he drank more before he started the job, so it might be a net benefit for him

That said, I wouldn't want to trade livers with him.
 
2014-08-28 04:34:06 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: By golly, that just might work!

I move to add to the budget also some money for Doritos and Mountain Dew. Let's vote!


They couldn't possibly do any worse than they're doing now.  Things would go slowly, but going slowly because you're forgetful is better than going slowly because you're an ass.
 
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