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(Vice)   Thai government celebrates cannabis legalization by giving out 1 million free plants to people to grow at home. US government celebrates 1 million homes seized for people growing cannabis   (vice.com) divider line
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2022-05-14 12:53:41 PM  
CSB:  Guy i used to know did all his growing in a shiatty old trailer in a RV park outside of town.

"Let them seize that piece of crap!"
 
2022-05-14 12:54:33 PM  
Just when you think someone couldn't possibly fark up legalization worse than DC, Thailand steps up and takes the trophy.
 
2022-05-14 12:56:10 PM  
"And while citizens will be able to grow unlimited amounts, they won't be allowed to use what they produce as it remains illegal to consume more than trace amounts of cannabis recreationally. Cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2 percent THC-the psychoactive element-remain on the narcotics list."

Republicans are taking copious notes on this beautifully crafted cruel fascism.
 
2022-05-14 12:56:50 PM  
I just got an ounce of black market but off to the disp. For a cartridge. Don't trust those black market and the convenience of them is too good to not have one handy at all times.
 
2022-05-14 12:59:07 PM  
So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.
 
2022-05-14 12:59:11 PM  
So what I'm getting is.
You can grow it but you can't smoke it?
 
2022-05-14 1:03:52 PM  

stuffy: So what I'm getting is.
You can grow it but you can't smoke it?


Yes, they want it as a cash export crop without having everyone in the country getting high all the time. It's doomed to fail and fark up a bunch of people's lives just as badly as our system does. Just freaking legalize it already you dunderheads.
 
2022-05-14 1:04:32 PM  

stuffy: So what I'm getting is.
You can grow it but you can't smoke it?


Or do anything else with it.  That THC limit is so low it can be used as a limbo bar for bed bugs.
 
2022-05-14 1:08:13 PM  

mochunk: I just got an ounce of black market but off to the disp. For a cartridge. Don't trust those black market and the convenience of them is too good to not have one handy at all times.


Why do you need to have it handy at all times?
Serious Q
 
2022-05-14 1:10:20 PM  
Judging by the average person's botany skills at taking care of houseplants, 99% of these plants will be dead in a week or two.

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2022-05-14 1:12:39 PM  

spleef420: Just when you think someone couldn't possibly fark up legalization worse than DC, Thailand steps up and takes the trophy.


It's not Thailand's fault that weed can't be legalized safely.

/now i need a shower
//and a hit
///or three
 
2022-05-14 1:18:50 PM  
Canada.  We didn't even get a rock.
 
2022-05-14 1:18:56 PM  
the GOP and the FDA assure me that marijuana is the most evil and dangerous narcotic known to man, and all those who even have a puff are deranged criminals who should be locked up for life!

Why are all these godless liberals hell bent on destroying society by legalizing it?!?!?!


But seriously, It's this lie and the 1000s of other lies told to us by our Government and the harm they've done to millions of working class citizens that has given rise to MAGA and conspiracy theories

Perhaps MAGA, though as extremist and misguided as they may be have a valid point: It's time for the end of the US Gov't as we know it.

However, the type of Government they want to replace it with is truly terrifying, and of course it's the GOP that stands steadfast against the reforms necessary to have a sane, rational and more transparent government, so I guess we are good and truly farked, because I really do think 2022 & 2024 will be the final slide into theocratic totalitarianism they've been working on achieving the last couple decades as the Dems stood idly by and let them gerrymander their way to absolute control of the Electoral College
 
2022-05-14 1:24:06 PM  

Lambskincoat: "And while citizens will be able to grow unlimited amounts, they won't be allowed to use what they produce as it remains illegal to consume more than trace amounts of cannabis recreationally. Cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2 percent THC-the psychoactive element-remain on the narcotics list."

Republicans are taking copious notes on this beautifully crafted cruel fascism.


They already did that, Mitch McConnel sponsored it and everything. Nobody ever told a bunch of law degree morons that organic chemistry can get around that by synthesizing their own new THC derivatives, some of which are stronger than the traditional natural one that was legislated. It's almost like letting scientifically illiterate morons write laws is stupid idea.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-mitch-mcconnell-accidentally-created-an-unregulated-thc-market/
 
2022-05-14 1:24:49 PM  

robodog: Yes, they want it as a cash export crop without having everyone in the country getting high all the time.


Cash export. Also, convince Trevor and Gav on break from Sydney that it's totally legal, give them a day in a Bangkok prison, then see if their parents can come up with $20k to get them quietly sprung.
 
2022-05-14 1:56:30 PM  

Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.


My guess is that vice doesn't understand how percentages work and the decimal got randomly thrown in
 
2022-05-14 2:04:32 PM  

chitownmike: Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.

My guess is that vice doesn't understand how percentages work and the decimal got randomly thrown in


I hate when I'm all set to have a good time, and then someone's period is early.
 
2022-05-14 2:18:34 PM  

Claude Ballse: Judging by the average person's botany skills at taking care of houseplants, 99% of these plants will be dead in a week or two.


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2022-05-14 2:19:16 PM  
This is perfectly the Thai way of doing things. They do the right things but in their own imperfect way. When they went from squat to flush toilets they kept the square shape of the squatties. Square toilets. There's so many things like that there.

Weed is already pretty much available everywhere. I was propositioned by every bartender I talked to. Didn't want to discover what their legal system was like so I declined.

Technically prostitution is illegal there too. But the 3 red light districts in Bangkok alone shows how they treat that.
 
2022-05-14 2:22:26 PM  
You could say it's...
<puts on sunglasses>
All Bhang and no bite....
 
2022-05-14 2:23:28 PM  
Why is the government seizing homes for people to grow cannabis?  That seems wasteful...

/Dangling participle is dangling.
 
2022-05-14 2:24:50 PM  
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2022-05-14 2:26:33 PM  

Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.


The .2% limit applies to extracts, not the plants. So no hash, kief, shatter, wax, oil, peanut brittle, or other WTF forms that they make now.

It's similar to how you can make your own wine but distilling it to brandy is still illegal in many places.
 
2022-05-14 2:36:20 PM  

mochunk: I just got an ounce of black market but off to the disp. For a cartridge. Don't trust those black market and the convenience of them is too good to not have one handy at all times.


Why would you waste your money on a bag you admittedly don't trust and then go to the shop for something you do trust? Selling the bag to someone else, perhaps?
 
2022-05-14 2:44:45 PM  
real thai stick would be nice. been a long time
 
2022-05-14 2:45:06 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: the GOP and the FDA assure me that marijuana is the most evil and dangerous narcotic known to man, and all those who even have a puff are deranged criminals who should be locked up for life!

Why are all these godless liberals hell bent on destroying society by legalizing it?!?!?!

But seriously, It's this lie and the 1000s of other lies told to us by our Government and the harm they've done to millions of working class citizens that has given rise to MAGA and conspiracy theories

Perhaps MAGA, though as extremist and misguided as they may be have a valid point: It's time for the end of the US Gov't as we know it.

However, the type of Government they want to replace it with is truly terrifying, and of course it's the GOP that stands steadfast against the reforms necessary to have a sane, rational and more transparent government, so I guess we are good and truly farked, because I really do think 2022 & 2024 will be the final slide into theocratic totalitarianism they've been working on achieving the last couple decades as the Dems stood idly by and let them gerrymander their way to absolute control of the Electoral College


You almost had me agreeing with you, until you said that Republicans gerrymandered control of the Electoral College...you do understand those things are unrelated, right?
 
2022-05-14 2:53:38 PM  

spleef420: Just when you think someone couldn't possibly fark up legalization worse than DC, Thailand steps up and takes the trophy.


Right?
What kind of horrible person illegalizes something happening inside the body. Wow.
 
2022-05-14 2:58:43 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: spleef420: Just when you think someone couldn't possibly fark up legalization worse than DC, Thailand steps up and takes the trophy.

It's not Thailand's fault that weed can't be legalized safely.

/now i need a shower
//and a hit
///or three


Safety? As far as what?
 
2022-05-14 3:24:39 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.

The .2% limit applies to extracts, not the plants. So no hash, kief, shatter, wax, oil, peanut brittle, or other WTF forms that they make now.

It's similar to how you can make your own wine but distilling it to brandy is still illegal in many places.


FWIW, 0.2% doesn't necessarily preclude edibles.  They just need to be large enough relative to the THC content.  In the US you can already get gummies with 10mg THC each that are under the 0.3% limit for federally legal hemp products.
 
2022-05-14 3:31:19 PM  

Somaticasual: You could say it's...
<puts on sunglasses>
All Bhang and no bite....


That's not a thing
 
2022-05-14 3:31:26 PM  

waxbeans: common sense is an oxymoron: spleef420: Just when you think someone couldn't possibly fark up legalization worse than DC, Thailand steps up and takes the trophy.

It's not Thailand's fault that weed can't be legalized safely.

/now i need a shower
//and a hit
///or three

Safety? As far as what?


Just waiting for the inevitable thread in which any negative results from Thailand's cannabis regulation will be attributed to the cannabis instead of the regulations.
 
2022-05-14 3:31:43 PM  

Trocadero: Lambskincoat: "And while citizens will be able to grow unlimited amounts, they won't be allowed to use what they produce as it remains illegal to consume more than trace amounts of cannabis recreationally. Cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2 percent THC-the psychoactive element-remain on the narcotics list."

Republicans are taking copious notes on this beautifully crafted cruel fascism.

They already did that, Mitch McConnel sponsored it and everything. Nobody ever told a bunch of law degree morons that organic chemistry can get around that by synthesizing their own new THC derivatives, some of which are stronger than the traditional natural one that was legislated. It's almost like letting scientifically illiterate morons write laws is stupid idea.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-mitch-mcconnell-accidentally-created-an-unregulated-thc-market/


Or when California outlawed the .50BMG, and Barrett told them they weren't going to repair any of the Barretts owned by CA law enforcement statewide.

CA lawmakers said, "Don't care!", so Barrett came out with the M99 in .416 instead of .50BMG. Some of the legislators threatened to ban that too, and Barrett told them that they would come back with all manner of calibers/case lengths, and the legislature would spend untold time and money to ban every possible variation.

California kept the ban on .50BMG, but didn't try to ban anything else. Barrett agreed to service the rifles already owned by the cops.
 
2022-05-14 3:35:40 PM  

uberalice: mochunk: I just got an ounce of black market but off to the disp. For a cartridge. Don't trust those black market and the convenience of them is too good to not have one handy at all times.

Why would you waste your money on a bag you admittedly don't trust and then go to the shop for something you do trust? Selling the bag to someone else, perhaps?


He's just an idiot who makes up stupid anecdotes to get attention
 
2022-05-14 3:53:15 PM  

indy_kid: .

They already did that, Mitch McConnel sponsored it and everything. Nobody ever told a bunch of law degree morons that organic chemistry can get around that by synthesizing their own new THC derivatives, some of which are stronger than the traditional natural one that was legislated. It's almost like letting scientifically illiterate morons write laws is stupid idea.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-mitch-mcconnell-accidentally-created-an-unregulated-thc-market/


That explains delta 8 gummies so strong i was sure I'm was going to die.
Instead of cotton mouth I had dry heaves.
Freaky 💩
 
2022-05-14 4:17:30 PM  
Growing your own doesn't put cash in the pockets of the wealthy, thus, fark you, Americans.
 
2022-05-14 4:23:19 PM  
China makes and sells the devices to measure and confirm the amount of THC.

Wonder who is really behind this.  Follow the money.
 
2022-05-14 5:45:03 PM  
It's like how a Thai three way is a lottery. Six balls, no winner.
 
2022-05-14 7:07:23 PM  

Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.


On the bright side, Thailand will soon be the global leader in rope production. They'll be able to make a rope long enough to get to Mars. Think about that.
 
2022-05-14 7:13:37 PM  
I didn't think Thailand had much of a rope and sacking industry...

/obscure?
 
2022-05-14 9:58:24 PM  

Zizzowop: So, you can grow unlimited amounts of marijuana but it can't contain more than .2% of THC. What the actual Fark. That's like telling people you can distill your own booze but it can't have any alcohol in it.


What the article fails to properly explain is that medical use is now legal in Thailand. Farmers are supposed to sell into to the "medical" supply chain.

It's the same fiction that CA and various other states have used as a half-measure before simply making it recreationaly legal.
 
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