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(ABC News)   "You ain't just smoking pot, bud. You're smoking some heavy-duty pesticides from Mexico."   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2008-10-11 7:32:53 PM  
I think it's *cough* better than before man
 
2008-10-11 7:36:16 PM  
Organic BC bud, man, it's the only way.
 
2008-10-11 7:43:55 PM  
legalize it and tax it. The problem would disappear over night.
We would put a serious dent in the prison industry though. There's a pretty high profit margin for nonviolent drug offenders.
 
2008-10-11 7:58:34 PM  
Decriminalize, legalize, then tax it.fark the prison "industry" and their desire to have tons of non-violent drug offenders to milk the taxpayers with.

Problem solved.
 
2008-10-11 8:03:16 PM  
Subby just stole my headline and scary tag.

"You ain't just smoking pot, bud. You're smoking some heavy-duty pesticides from Mexico"

/+1 for you, you cut-throat bastard

//it is truly scary that some people are smoking this shiat
 
2008-10-11 8:04:27 PM  
queezyweezel and JohnnyC

This will never happen as long as the prison guard's union is the strongest union in California.
 
2008-10-11 8:06:21 PM  
dj_bigbird: This will never happen as long as the prison guard's union is the strongest union in California.

Thats not even close to being the largest obstacle. The sheer amount of money the prison system generates will help keep these laws on the books. (^)
 
2008-10-11 8:15:17 PM  

dj_bigbird: Organic BC bud, man, it's the only way.


This. It hink.
 
2008-10-11 8:24:07 PM  

dj_bigbird: This will never happen as long as the prison guard's union is the strongest union in California.


Mayhap so... mayhap not. Change is on the wind. Seems right time for it too.
 
2008-10-11 8:32:24 PM  
Could be worse... (new window)
 
2008-10-11 8:33:59 PM  

JohnnyC: dj_bigbird: This will never happen as long as the prison guard's union is the strongest union in California.

Mayhap so... mayhap not. Change is on the wind. Seems right time for it too.


I've always found it ironic that the generation that believed in free love and cannabis has turned around and supported DARE and the DEA, not to mention abstinence based birth control.
 
2008-10-11 8:38:28 PM  
It's too bad that the government refuses to regulate this industry and bring it under some semblance of control. But I guess that's what de-regulation is all about.
 
2008-10-11 8:40:44 PM  
Weaver95

supported DARE and the DEA, not to mention abstinence based birth control

Only 10% of the population is clinically insane, but that's enough to make a difference. Seems like we need more drugs, not less. And just think of all that tax revenue.
 
2008-10-11 8:40:49 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad that the government refuses to regulate this industry and bring it under some semblance of control. But I guess that's what de-regulation is all about.


I just don't see how we're going to be able to afford the prison industry anymore. do we want bridges and roads, or fortress prisons and entire generations incarcerated for non-violent offenses?
 
2008-10-11 8:49:39 PM  
Weaver95: I just don't see how we're going to be able to afford the prison industry anymore. do we want bridges and roads, or fortress prisons and entire generations incarcerated for non-violent offenses?

Yes, but what are we going to do with all of the young brown men? If we let them out of jail, they'll take er jerbs!
 
2008-10-11 8:52:05 PM  
i499.photobucket.com

You human paraquat!
 
2008-10-11 8:55:35 PM  
I don't recall the paraquat scare in the 70's slowing down much of anybody.
 
2008-10-11 9:07:26 PM  

Weaver95: has turned around


I don't know if it's quite that... but it is a bit ironic in the isolated incidences that you mentioned. I can agree with that much at least.

Regardless of all that. It's ridiculous that a "drug" that is as safe as marijuana is outlawed. It doesn't make a damn bit of sense.
 
2008-10-11 9:25:27 PM  
Legalize it? Hell yes.
Tax it? Fark no.

The last thing the government needs is more money.
 
2008-10-11 9:30:10 PM  

dj_bigbird: Organic BC bud, man, it's the only way.


Or DIY, if you are lucky to live in a state with fertile land. Alas, not all kinds of agriculture are smiled upon in this particular state...

/and god forbid someone ever have cause to search your basement
//but the corn is high in the summer
///lots of room down there between the rows...
 
2008-10-11 9:31:54 PM  

dj_bigbird: This will never happen as long as the prison guard's union is the strongest union in California.


Unions completely aside, there is something seriously wrong in so much of the US that you have communities fighting over getting prisons, because it's the only stable economic activity left. It's just scary.

Welcome to the heartland.

People have YARD SIGNS asking to save the prison, because it's the only jobs.
 
2008-10-11 9:32:02 PM  
Is it part Labrador?
 
2008-10-11 9:34:43 PM  

itazurakko: dj_bigbird: Organic BC bud, man, it's the only way.

Or DIY, if you are lucky to live in a state with fertile land. Alas, not all kinds of agriculture are smiled upon in this particular state...


San Diego has 2 stores that sell hydroponic equipment. For your indoor tomato garden. Yeah, that's it.
 
2008-10-11 9:39:06 PM  
Headline was a House episode 2 years ago.
 
2008-10-11 9:40:12 PM  
Who the hell buys Mexican pot? Ew.
 
2008-10-11 9:42:27 PM  

dj_bigbird: San Diego has 2 stores that sell hydroponic equipment. For your indoor tomato garden. Yeah, that's it.


Heh. A few years ago I was driving through western Pennsylvania (just crossed over the border, on a road trip to DC) and on some random AM station there was an AD - an ad for special lights that would help you grow your herbs inside. I kid you not. They made all sorts of mention of basil, thyme... but still. Lights. To grow your herbs. On late night AM radio...

I only wish I could have taped it.
 
2008-10-11 9:45:07 PM  
Go to a hydroponics store if thinly veiled innuendo tickles you itadurakko. Lots of stuff for tomato plants.
 
2008-10-11 9:46:29 PM  
itazurakko too.

And yes the_chief Mexican weed is only smoked by black people. Or ignorant white people. (or Mexicans I guess)

Not to generalize.
 
2008-10-11 9:46:38 PM  

the_chief: Who the hell buys Mexican pot? Ew.


Came in here to say this...Humboldt County ain't that far away.

/Gettin' a 'scrip for Xmas :)
 
2008-10-11 9:48:07 PM  
Who wants to go for a hike in Sequoia National Forest? I'll bring the zags, bro!
 
2008-10-11 9:49:02 PM  
Just farkin legalize it already. We're Americans, we ought to know the best way to get rid of these pesticide-toting dirtbags is to undercut their prices!
 
2008-10-11 9:49:56 PM  
the_chief

Who the hell buys Mexican pot? Ew.

Me. It's cheap as hell. I could be a pot snob and fork over $120 for every 1/4oz of hydro I want to smoke (which I occasionally do), but silly me - I'd rather smoke the shiat that doesn't put me to sleep in 2 hits that I can get for $30\oz.

/Houston pot ftw
//low transport costs due to vicinity = low overhead = me getting cheap herb
 
2008-10-11 9:50:11 PM  
Mark me down for 'legalize it'
 
2008-10-11 9:50:39 PM  
No, I used to smoke heavy duty pesticides. But now that I'm a responsible adult (i.e. - random drug screening at work), there seems to be an influx of very good home grown in the area, now that I can actually afford it. farkin' A.
 
2008-10-11 9:51:21 PM  
This is the same sort of false argument as using (exclusively) corn for ethanol and then saying alternative energy takes away from starving people.
 
2008-10-11 9:51:40 PM  
Pot should not only be legal, it should be mandatory.
 
2008-10-11 9:52:03 PM  

itazurakko: dj_bigbird: San Diego has 2 stores that sell hydroponic equipment. For your indoor tomato garden. Yeah, that's it.

Heh. A few years ago I was driving through western Pennsylvania (just crossed over the border, on a road trip to DC) and on some random AM station there was an AD - an ad for special lights that would help you grow your herbs inside. I kid you not. They made all sorts of mention of basil, thyme... but still. Lights. To grow your herbs. On late night AM radio...

I only wish I could have taped it.


That's NOTHING. Up in Vermont, we had ads for a a hydroponics store on tv. It was called "Hooked-on-ponics" They sold lights and hydro equipment for indoor vegetable and herb growth.

Better yet, on the road to Stowe (a VT ski resort) there was another Hydroponics store just a 1/10th of a mile from a glass-blowing studio.

Good old Vermont.
 
2008-10-11 9:53:10 PM  
have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said.

I'm calling BS here. Cannabis will grow almost anywhere, you don't NEED to use all those chemicals. You can plant it and not come back until harvest and still get a decent crop. The reason they are using all this crap is to maximize production within a limited area. Again, a byproduct of prohibition.

Let me grow the stuff in my back yard and the harshest chemical I will put on it is compost and water.
 
2008-10-11 9:53:39 PM  
I should also mention that these ads aired during daytime TV, and there were also ads on the radio for the business.
 
2008-10-11 9:55:57 PM  

HowlingFrog: I don't recall the paraquat scare in the 70's slowing down much of anybody.


that's because paraquat was sprayed in Mexico, no crisis there. Sounds like one agency wants more of the war money.
 
2008-10-11 9:59:51 PM  
Then quit buying swag.

/bc
 
2008-10-11 10:02:05 PM  

the_chief: Who the hell buys Mexican pot? Ew.


YOU do, you just don't know it.
 
2008-10-11 10:02:06 PM  

Churchill2004: Legalize it? Hell yes.
Tax it? Fark no.

The last thing the government needs is more money.


Yeah, because our government just has way too much money on their hands.

They're going to spend it anyway, they ought to at least have some.
 
2008-10-11 10:06:22 PM  
If you live in California and you're buying this garbage weed, you're a fool. Marijuana is quasi-legal here because of how vague the wording of Prop 215 is. Anyone with a pulse can get a prescription here if you go through Medicann.

It might be pricier to buy at a dispensary, but you get a damn good selection and high quality stuff, depending on where you go. Plus, you don't have to deal with the criminal element.

/has a legitimate reason for using marijuana medically, not that it matters
 
2008-10-11 10:07:03 PM  
Who buys Mexi weed anymore?

/Pacfic NW FTW
 
2008-10-11 10:08:00 PM  
Probably the reason potheads are so buzzed and wasted these days is BECAUSE of all the pesticides, herbicides and god-knows-whaticides that have been sprayed on their dope. It's not due to better breeding and fertilizing techniques, it's just all the extra chemicals.

So....is this a good thing or a bad thing? I mean, do we care if potheads are more wasted than they were already going to be?
 
2008-10-11 10:08:48 PM  
I don't smoke marijuana, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies....
 
2008-10-11 10:09:36 PM  
And you are supporting the terrists. Terrists like Oh-baa-ma.
 
2008-10-11 10:12:52 PM  
Canada, in spite of not locking up as many per capita as the US is starting down the slope...

Link (new window)

Yes, the temptation can be very strong to bring back slave labor, and there are enough scary right-wing assholes waiting in the wings would just love to pull this off with the cover "tough on crime".
 
2008-10-11 10:13:23 PM  
fark Mexicans!


messing up our country as bad as their own

/Eff political correctness too, its the Mexicans
 
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