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(NPR)   PA's Gov. Wolf: look if people are going to be stuck at home due to the pandemic anyway, seems the least we can do is let them get stoned while they are there   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-08-25 5:17:20 PM  
[SPLIFFY]!
 
2020-08-25 5:31:05 PM  
The Pennsyltucky representatives will never let this happen
 
2020-08-25 5:56:21 PM  
That would make visiting my parents more bearable.   As is, I bring it on the plane back with me.
 
2020-08-25 6:01:38 PM  
NY and NJ will likely go first.  The revenue will be too attractive.  PA may follow.  Money talks.
 
2020-08-25 6:10:19 PM  
It's one of the few tax revenues that hasn't decreased since the beginning of the pandemic, at least in my state.
 
2020-08-25 6:10:41 PM  
Whatever it takes.
 
2020-08-25 6:13:29 PM  
I will say this in every spliffy thread. The only thing that really helped with COVID was edibles. It ignored virtually everything else, the fever did dent slightly with Acetaminophen but when you're shivering so bad you crack a tooth, Pot helped.

It enabled to get some form of rest. COVID seriously does insanely evil things to you, the worst being, you've survived another day and you desperately want to sleep. It doesn't let you. you won't.

Edibles made rest possible.
 
2020-08-25 6:16:00 PM  
People are going to blaze up anyway so why not allow them to get their herbs without exposing themselves to the 'rona? State sanctioned shops in WA enforce mask and social distancing requirements, so why shouldn't other states do that as well?
 
2020-08-25 6:16:48 PM  
Amen!
 
2020-08-25 6:17:09 PM  
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2020-08-25 6:19:38 PM  
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2020-08-25 6:20:35 PM  
Yeah taking it out of the black market is a good idea any time.
 
2020-08-25 6:21:01 PM  
I hope Pennsylvania can find that weed that made Kim Jong Un paranoid and comatose at the same time,
 
2020-08-25 6:22:06 PM  
Great.  When this goes through, we here in PA will get a bunch of weed stores, a weed-sellers' lobby, a large black market (possession of whose entrepreneurs' merchandise will be protected by the law), an expensive and ineffective regulatory bureaucracy, and a small amount of tax revenue.  I can hardly wait.
 
2020-08-25 6:23:10 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: NY and NJ will likely go first.  The revenue will be too attractive.  PA may follow.  Money talks.


Yeah, the only reason we ended up with casinos is that we were losing money to neighboring states. I expect that's how we'll bring the Pennsyltuckian representatives on board.

I ain't holding my breath though.
 
2020-08-25 6:23:27 PM  

Znuh: I will say this in every spliffy thread. The only thing that really helped with COVID was edibles. It ignored virtually everything else, the fever did dent slightly with Acetaminophen but when you're shivering so bad you crack a tooth, Pot helped.

It enabled to get some form of rest. COVID seriously does insanely evil things to you, the worst being, you've survived another day and you desperately want to sleep. It doesn't let you. you won't.

Edibles made rest possible.


Sorry to hear. Cannabis should be legal everywhere, should be an option as a relatively inexpensive, relatively potent herbal medicine. Some regulation is nice, having items tested for potency so you know what you're buying is pro-consumer

Weirdest thing about COVID-19 is how it can hit one person so dramatically and others are asymptomatic. My brother had it, showed up in a pre-operative blood test (and also a retest) and he had no idea he had it

/ yes to pot
// no to covid
 
2020-08-25 6:25:46 PM  
While new growers are coming online all the time... you need to set up something with growers first. The med dispensaries can barely keep up. You go rec overnight, and no one is gonna have anything. The posh suburb distros run out of flower regularly within hours, and thats at inflated med rates.

Get the supply ready before you drop 10000% more demand on an already saturated market.
 
2020-08-25 6:26:34 PM  
Someone's Yuengling is definitely half empty.
 
2020-08-25 6:27:57 PM  
Somebody should post on Twitter that if they legalize it the Democrats will be too stoned to go and vote.

You'll have it legal by mid-September.
 
2020-08-25 6:28:15 PM  
Call the Guy:

Weirdest thing about COVID-19 is how it can hit one person so dramatically and others are asymptomatic. My brother had it, showed up in a pre-operative blood test (and also a retest) and he had no idea he had it

/ yes to pot
// no to covid


Same thing with my wife. She refused to quarantine in another portion of the apt. because in her words, "Znuh, I've been coated with it from you."

Never had a single symptom. I was doing my best impression of a paint-shaker on the bed while the rigors tore through me, she never had a single cough. No fever. Nothing. Which genuinely horrified my PCP.
 
2020-08-25 6:28:44 PM  

dionysusaur: [SPLIFFY]!


I actually made a SPLIFFY tag in GIMP. I ought to dig it up for use again.
 
2020-08-25 6:29:15 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Someone's Yuengling is definitely half empty.


PA Democrats don't drink yuengling anymore because we know they're trump supporters.

/the bars i go to doesn't even sell it anymore because of that
 
2020-08-25 6:29:30 PM  

raerae1980: That would make visiting my parents more bearable.   As is, I bring it on the plane back with me.


It's still illegal federally and thus, the TSA would confiscate it.  I suppose if it's on your check-in baggage, maybe.  But you're still rolling the dice.

But yeah, the morons in the center of the state would never go for this.
 
2020-08-25 6:31:20 PM  

Call the Guy: Znuh: I will say this in every spliffy thread. The only thing that really helped with COVID was edibles. It ignored virtually everything else, the fever did dent slightly with Acetaminophen but when you're shivering so bad you crack a tooth, Pot helped.

It enabled to get some form of rest. COVID seriously does insanely evil things to you, the worst being, you've survived another day and you desperately want to sleep. It doesn't let you. you won't.

Edibles made rest possible.

Sorry to hear. Cannabis should be legal everywhere, should be an option as a relatively inexpensive, relatively potent herbal medicine. Some regulation is nice, having items tested for potency so you know what you're buying is pro-consumer

Weirdest thing about COVID-19 is how it can hit one person so dramatically and others are asymptomatic. My brother had it, showed up in a pre-operative blood test (and also a retest) and he had no idea he had it

/ yes to pot
// no to covid


Pharmaceutical grade stuff in Canada is inferior to black market stuff, but it has great quality control, so dosing becomes consistent and predictable- it's worth it for me. It's fantastic medicine for a lot of conditions, and fun, too. It should be legal and freely accessible for adults.

Glad you recovered - thanks for the covid strategy, if I catch it.
 
2020-08-25 6:31:36 PM  

Psylence: While new growers are coming online all the time... you need to set up something with growers first. The med dispensaries can barely keep up. You go rec overnight, and no one is gonna have anything. The posh suburb distros run out of flower regularly within hours, and thats at inflated med rates.

Get the supply ready before you drop 10000% more demand on an already saturated market.


This is where interstate purchasing could help. I'm sure the growers in other states would welcome the business.
 
2020-08-25 6:32:14 PM  

b0rg9: Yeah taking it out of the black market is a good idea any time.


This is why I don't understand people that say weed is a gateway drug not supporting making weed legal.  Just giving them the point, even though the evidence is debatable, weed is only a gateway drug because people have to buy it from drug dealers.  Those dealers have an incentive to get people hooked on harder, more addictive, more expensive drugs.  Legalize and regulate weed, you've instantly made not only weed safer but removed that interaction of people, who would normally only toke up, with the "gateway" component.
 
2020-08-25 6:32:15 PM  
Oh please...I just paid $250 in PA for MMJ card.
 
2020-08-25 6:32:54 PM  

awruk!: Somebody should post on Twitter that if they legalize it the Democrats will be too stoned to go and vote.

You'll have it legal by mid-September.


It'd be even simpler to just have Obama come out against weed.
 
2020-08-25 6:34:08 PM  

Call the Guy: Znuh: I will say this in every spliffy thread. The only thing that really helped with COVID was edibles. It ignored virtually everything else, the fever did dent slightly with Acetaminophen but when you're shivering so bad you crack a tooth, Pot helped.

It enabled to get some form of rest. COVID seriously does insanely evil things to you, the worst being, you've survived another day and you desperately want to sleep. It doesn't let you. you won't.

Edibles made rest possible.

Sorry to hear. Cannabis should be legal everywhere, should be an option as a relatively inexpensive, relatively potent herbal medicine. Some regulation is nice, having items tested for potency so you know what you're buying is pro-consumer

Weirdest thing about COVID-19 is how it can hit one person so dramatically and others are asymptomatic. My brother had it, showed up in a pre-operative blood test (and also a retest) and he had no idea he had it

/ yes to pot
// no to covid


This is true about most viruses.

The flu has about 50% asymptomatic rates, about 40% it hits and sucks but you're fine, everyone else it hits so bad you have to go to the hospital.  Course with the flu that just means IVs for a day and you go home.

Even polio was that way.  People think that if you got polio you ended up like FDR.  Nope!  Only about a half a percent of people ended up that way.  It was a fairly rare complication.

COVID is no different.
 
2020-08-25 6:38:24 PM  

fragMasterFlash: People are going to blaze up anyway so why not allow them to get their herbs without exposing themselves to the 'rona? State sanctioned shops in WA enforce mask and social distancing requirements, so why shouldn't other states do that as well?


The ones in Maryland are all curbside.
 
2020-08-25 6:38:54 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: fragMasterFlash: Someone's Yuengling is definitely half empty.

PA Democrats don't drink yuengling anymore because we know they're trump supporters.

/the bars i go to doesn't even sell it anymore because of that


Whoopsie. I did not know that. Anyway that person I shall not mention probably still drinks it.

When in doubt, JAM BAND!

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2020-08-25 6:38:56 PM  

saturn badger: Psylence: While new growers are coming online all the time... you need to set up something with growers first. The med dispensaries can barely keep up. You go rec overnight, and no one is gonna have anything. The posh suburb distros run out of flower regularly within hours, and thats at inflated med rates.

Get the supply ready before you drop 10000% more demand on an already saturated market.

This is where interstate purchasing could help. I'm sure the growers in other states would welcome the business.


Some of the growers in PA have out of state biz, if they could bring in product form other states it would help a lot, like a REAL lot. But as you said...
 
2020-08-25 6:40:33 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: fragMasterFlash: Someone's Yuengling is definitely half empty.

PA Democrats don't drink yuengling anymore because we know they're trump supporters.

/the bars i go to doesn't even sell it anymore because of that


Yep. Yuengling also claims to not have suppressed unionizing at their main plant a number of years ago.
Next burg over has a dispensary/growing op almost set up. Gonna make some big bucks. Pennsyltennarkatucky needs the bucks, Trump*s COVID has ruined what was left of small business in the middle of the state. The Harrisburg dweebs (who were caught voting a hefty pay raise for themselves awhile back) just got played by Wolf. Good.
 
2020-08-25 6:41:51 PM  
I know people in the industry as well as a number of state reps and senators (I'm kind of a big deal). Pot will be legal within two years here. Go on and screen cap this.
 
2020-08-25 6:43:01 PM  

jake3988: Call the Guy: Znuh: I will say this in every spliffy thread. The only thing that really helped with COVID was edibles. It ignored virtually everything else, the fever did dent slightly with Acetaminophen but when you're shivering so bad you crack a tooth, Pot helped.

It enabled to get some form of rest. COVID seriously does insanely evil things to you, the worst being, you've survived another day and you desperately want to sleep. It doesn't let you. you won't.

Edibles made rest possible.

Sorry to hear. Cannabis should be legal everywhere, should be an option as a relatively inexpensive, relatively potent herbal medicine. Some regulation is nice, having items tested for potency so you know what you're buying is pro-consumer

Weirdest thing about COVID-19 is how it can hit one person so dramatically and others are asymptomatic. My brother had it, showed up in a pre-operative blood test (and also a retest) and he had no idea he had it

/ yes to pot
// no to covid

This is true about most viruses.

The flu has about 50% asymptomatic rates, about 40% it hits and sucks but you're fine, everyone else it hits so bad you have to go to the hospital.  Course with the flu that just means IVs for a day and you go home.

Even polio was that way.  People think that if you got polio you ended up like FDR.  Nope!  Only about a half a percent of people ended up that way.  It was a fairly rare complication.

COVID is no different.


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Put on a mask and STFU, dipshiat.
 
2020-08-25 6:48:43 PM  
*pssssst* Hey Democrats, want something that'll take the edge off and win you an election? It's on the ballot here in Arizona. We can't trust the GOP for nothing here. If you ran on this, you'd get a lot of votes. Also, health care. Run on that, too. You'd win.
 
2020-08-25 6:50:03 PM  

Summoner101: Legalize and regulate weed, you've instantly made not only weed safer but removed that interaction of people, who would normally only toke up, with the "gateway" component.


Do you really?  In which legal at retail state or country has the black market in weed been extinguished, as you imply?
 
2020-08-25 6:51:58 PM  

ruabadfish2: Oh please...I just paid $250 in PA for MMJ card.


you kinda got ripped off. because of the pandemic and Wolf's emergency orders, the state now allows virtual certifications over the phone. I - er, I mean my friend - paid $125 for the consultation and $50 to the state for the card for the year. the same doc does recertifications for $50.

all I - er, I mean my friend - had to do was show any kind of paperwork from a doctor showing any pain, anxiety, etc and they'd issue the card. heck - they told me - er, I mean my friend - that if I didn't have any paperwork, they accept a photo of a prescription bottle with my name on it, and it didn't matter how old it was.

one phone call and a week and a half later I - er, I mean my friend - had their card and could go to the dispensary

/it's pretty awesome
 
2020-08-25 6:53:21 PM  
I just want to grow some. Neighbor's yard would be better unseen.
 
2020-08-25 6:55:50 PM  

Nadie_AZ: *pssssst* Hey Democrats, want something that'll take the edge off and win you an election? It's on the ballot here in Arizona. We can't trust the GOP for nothing here. If you ran on this, you'd get a lot of votes. Also, health care. Run on that, too. You'd win.


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2020-08-25 6:58:11 PM  
My backwards-ass state will be last to legalize.

/ fark Ohio
 
2020-08-25 7:09:53 PM  

Nick Nostril: My backwards-ass state will be last to legalize.

/ fark Ohio


You've done something horrible in your past that makes you deserve living in Ohio.
 
2020-08-25 7:11:59 PM  
*cries in Tennessean*
 
2020-08-25 7:19:37 PM  

tirob: Summoner101: Legalize and regulate weed, you've instantly made not only weed safer but removed that interaction of people, who would normally only toke up, with the "gateway" component.

Do you really?  In which legal at retail state or country has the black market in weed been extinguished, as you imply?


Pedantic man to the rescue!
 
2020-08-25 7:24:45 PM  
I kinda liked my headline: "Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) wants to make Pennsylvania the Key Stoner State".
 
2020-08-25 7:25:58 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: I kinda liked my headline: "Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) wants to make Pennsylvania the Key Stoner State".


Absolutely the better headline.
 
2020-08-25 7:37:19 PM  

jake3988: raerae1980: That would make visiting my parents more bearable.   As is, I bring it on the plane back with me.

It's still illegal federally and thus, the TSA would confiscate it.  I suppose if it's on your check-in baggage, maybe.  But you're still rolling the dice.

But yeah, the morons in the center of the state would never go for this.


Im not carrying bud back, i haven't tried that.  The vape pens, though, they dont care about.    Sorry, i should have been more specific.   :-)
 
2020-08-25 7:39:56 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: PA Democrats don't drink yuengling anymore because we know they're trump supporters.

/the bars i go to doesn't even sell it anymore because of tha


So, what do you get if you ask for a Lager in those bars?

/genuinely curious
//used to "Lager" and "Yuengling" being synonyms
 
2020-08-25 7:44:03 PM  

GWSuperfan: TheDarkSaintOfGin: PA Democrats don't drink yuengling anymore because we know they're trump supporters.

/the bars i go to doesn't even sell it anymore because of tha

So, what do you get if you ask for a Lager in those bars?

/genuinely curious
//used to "Lager" and "Yuengling" being synonyms


You still get a Yuengling but there is a disapproving sigh with it.
 
2020-08-25 8:11:31 PM  

tirob: Summoner101: Legalize and regulate weed, you've instantly made not only weed safer but removed that interaction of people, who would normally only toke up, with the "gateway" component.

Do you really?  In which legal at retail state or country has the black market in weed been extinguished, as you imply?


please.  what does black market mean at its core?

Friend of mine gives me a little pear wine that they made...is that a black market exchange?

I mow my neighbors side yard since it is only two passes with the riding lawn mower...is that a black market exchange?

I paint some terra cotta planters and sell them...is that a black market exchange?

Friend shoots a deer and gives me some beef jerky...is that a black market exchange?
 
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