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Despite Rising Teen Marijuana Use, U.S. Government Refuses to Enact Age Restrictions for Purchase

They only have themselves to blame.

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13 comments to Despite Rising Teen Marijuana Use, U.S. Government Refuses to Enact Age Restrictions for Purchase

  • Cannabis

    40 years and a trillion dollars wasted and all we have to show for it is a lot of wrecked lives and a treatment/law enforcement/justice system fighting for their share of the $$$ and saying whatever they think will keep it coming.

  • DdC

    I thought you were going to say 40 years and a trillion dollars wasted and all we got were these lousy tee shirts…

  • malcolm kyle

    40 years and a trillion dollars wasted and all we got were these lousy tee shirts

    Me thinkes there’s more than a few bucks to made with that one!

  • DdC

    Don’t check ID is one thing. They don’t even take credit cards, and just try to get a refund or trade it for a different color or size. Or get it on credit, not even a layaway plan. Or do they gift wrap. They don’t even ship UPS. Try to find a sales clerk, they don’t wear name tags. Or do they give a receipt or frequent flyer miles. Convenient locations my ass. Hardly ever the same place. Hell with that, I’ll stick with the organic homegrown Farmers Market.

    The Ganjawar is like a jon boat, with a hole, on a lake, filled with large mouth bass fishermen afraid someone will find out they put a hole in the boat, so they keep fishing. Pretending nothing happened. Soon no one will even know about the hole, after the boat sinks.

    DEAth in Sessions

    “Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
    ~ Robert Francis Kennedy

  • ola

    great saturday night live video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzbIrAZTUrg&feature=player_embedded#!

    oh wait, it’s not snl it’s cnn.

    can you count the adjectives and believe the incredulity that these knobs spout as they report the omg unbelievable finding that kids might smoke weed more than cigs?

    “if u can believe that” why yes we can
    “disturbing” only to a moron
    “startling” only to a moron
    “staggering” see above
    “stunning” see above
    “remarkable” maybe
    “alarming” to whom?
    “startling” wait, already used that one
    “hard to believe” maybe if your high
    “surprising” not

  • DdC

    The mudea is so blindly obedient to the status weird. One might expect it from Faux but all of the alphabet channels do it. Yesterday msnbc The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell ranted on about Nixon and the missing tapes discovering he was a bigot and “the worst president ever” and not a mumbling word about why he was belligerent against Jews and blacks. It was the Jews he thought were legalizing and the blacks fit into the grand scheme of incarceration for fun and profits. Not a word. They don’t report so we can’t decide!

    Video: Rewriting Nixon
    MSNBC 12.14.10 The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

    U2b: The Nixon Tapes:
    May 13, 1971, between 10:30am and 12:30pm — Oval Office
    Conversation 498-5– meeting with Nixon, Haldeman and Ehrlichman

    Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1

    Lumping marijuana, homosexuality, Jews and Commies into one grand conspiracy, a paranoid Richard Nixon launched America’s “war on pot” almost 40 years ago. Here are the tapes to prove it.

    Once-Secret Nixon Tapes Show Why the U.S. Outlawed Pot

    Nixon’s private comments about marijuana showed he was the epitome of misinformation and prejudice. He believed marijuana led to hard drugs, despite the evidence to the contrary. He saw marijuana as tied to “radical demonstrators.” He believed that “the Jews,” especially “Jewish psychiatrists” were behind advocacy for legalization, asking advisor Bob Haldeman, “What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob?” He made a bizarre distinction between marijuana and alcohol, saying people use marijuana “to get high” while “a person drinks to have fun.”

    “You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish.”

    “You’re enough of a pro,” Nixon tells Shafer, “to know that for you to come out with something that would run counter to what the Congress feels and what the country feels, and what we’re planning to do, would make your commission just look bad as hell.”
    – Richard Milhouse Nixon

    “Marijuana does not lead to physical dependency, although some evidence indicates that the heavy, long-term users may develop a psychological dependence on the drug”
    ~ The Shafer Commission of 1970

    Nixon tapes.org

  • Tim

    Via Tom Angell, a great smackdown from the LA Times:

    …Kerlikowske should have checked such sources as the Congressional Research Service before jumping to conclusions. An April report, issued to advise Congress on whether to loosen federal restrictions on medical marijuana, examined studies comparing teen pot smoking in states with and without medical marijuana laws and found no connection between such laws and drug use. “Concerns that medical cannabis laws send the wrong message to vulnerable groups such as adolescents seem to be unfounded,” it stated.

    But the real story is that they failed to mention that Gil is required by law to lie.

    (Pete, if I’ve forgot to mention it before, I’l say it again: THANK YOU SO MUCH for this page and this soundbite!)

  • Duncan20903

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    So who the heck knew that the ONDCP surveys for the incidence of “blunt” use?

    http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/mjBlunts/mjBlunts.pdf

    …and who the heck knew that the ONDCP describes “marijuana” as they do below?

    Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant.

  • DdC

    Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant.

    This is exactly what is described by previous IND patients. Schwag.

    The new growth tips and female flowers contain the highest THC levels, followed by male flowers, large leaves, stems …roots none.
    ~ Mel Frank
    Marijuana Grower’s Guide
    by Mel Frank and Ed Rosenthal

    THC (tetra-hydro-cannibol) is one of over 400 cannibols present in the cannabis plant and is responsible for the ‘high’ associated with smoking cannabis.
    ~ Cannabis Heaven
    Hants, England SO53 1HT

    Rod Rolle/Getty Images
    A tin canister used by the U.S. government to provide medical marijuana to patients like Irv Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld is one of seven (4 remaining) patients who currently receive medical marijuana grown and legally provided by the federal government. The federal government did run a program from 1978 to 1992 that allowed select patients to receive medical marijuana. Known as the IND Compassionate Access Program.

    872,721 marijuana arrests in 2007 Inhaling or Not. Possessing safer bud than what the ground leaf, stem and seed schwag the Federal NIDA Narko’s have been sending the IND patients. While Kirlyque rolls 300 joints every 25 days and delivers them to 4 Americans. Schwag Sabotage, as with Merdénol fast tracked to ward off using Ganja. As well as Bayer and Barthwell’s whiffer. Word is that its inferior to the already produced underground version. If Obombo lowers RxGanja sublingual spray to sched#2, Ganja and Hemp remain outlawed with no excuses. Using whole plant extractions from the same Schwag Farm, Probably monsatan franken-seeds in the future. The important thing is the Ganjawar won’t end in case any cartel’s, moneysluts and prison factories are nervous. Boehner can stop bawling.

  • chris

    Shh don’t tell them but it can also be purple. In fact, I’ve got a sample of such a thing.

  • Can you say...

    …Stupidity on capitol hill?

    I see stupid people on the hill.

    no one can hear you scream on the hill.

    mamma always told me stupid is as stupid does on the hill.

    stupid and stupider…goes to the hill.

    droppydog does the hill

    cheech and chongs bad dreams on the hill.

    planet terror on the hill.

    dark city on the hill.

    doom on the hill.

    HELLO, IS THERE ANY LIFE ON THE HILL?!

    dude. wheres my government?

    Three Lies for the president-like kings under the sky,
    Seven for the FDA-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for the Mortal Justices doomed to die,
    One for the Darklord Gil on his dark throne
    In the land of ONDCP where shadows lie.
    One lie to rule them all, one lie to find them,
    One lie to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the land of ONDCP where the shadows lie.

  • DdC

    “In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”
    — Thomas Jefferson, 1814

    Time To Again Mobilize Against Marijuana
    CN Source: Christian Science Monitor December 16, 2010
    A pleasant surprise from last month’s elections was a big “no” vote in California on a ballot measure that would have created the first jurisdiction in the world to fully legalize marijuana. The state most identified with “recreational” drugs sent a strong signal to all the nation’s politicians that – maybe, just maybe – pot isn’t heading toward social, and ultimately legal, acceptance. Ah, if it were that simple.

    “The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”
    — Abraham Lincoln

    The Government of the United States of America is not,
    in any sense founded on the Christian religion

    “In some districts, inhabited by Latin Americans, Filipinos, Spaniards and Negroes, half the violent crimes are attributed to marijuana craze. Dr. Lee Rice of San Antonio reports that eighty per cent of all the murders committed by Mexicans are done while the killers are drugged by marijuana.”
    The Christian Century (newspaper) – 1938

    Sacramental cannabis sects

    Since the dawn of recorded history, secret sects of cannabis-using worshipers have tuned in to the potential of the human spirit, while mainstream religions, serving the interests of the state, have demonized their practices as dangerous, heretical and evil. Using entheogens to reach higher levels of consciousness, these secret sects have opened themselves to the utmost potential of humankind, but not without cost.

    In unholy, bloody purgings, ancient kings turned their temples to dust, sacrificed their priests on their own altars and scattered their followers. Still, their teachings remained. The inherent impulse to ingest psychedelics for spiritual illumination survived, as have the prohibitions of governments desperately grasping to limit the definitions of human consciousness.

    Ancient Temple Hashish Incense! Did Jesus Inhale?

    Our current drug crisis is a tragedy born of a phony system of classification. For reasons that are little more than accidents of history, we have divided a group of nonfood substances into two categories: items purchasable for supposed pleasure (such as alcohol), and illicit drugs. The categories were once reversed. Opiates were legal in America before the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, and members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, who campaigned against alcohol during the day, drank their valued “women’s tonics” at night, products laced with laudanum (tincture of opium).
    ~ Stephen J Gould

    A pleasant surprise you fucking dogma freaks!

    ‘Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible’

    Christian deterrents to smoking pot = rape and beatings?

    There are approximately 77,000 state, local and federal inmates imprisoned on marijuana charges (2005). What’s life like in our prisons for those 77,000 marijuana convicts?

    “In many situations you are better off agreeing to do something (masturbating, oral sex, sex with a condom) rather than just resisting until you are overwhelmed and forced to deal with unprotected anal sex from one or many guys. You may feel you should resist to the end, but that would put your life in danger. There is no shame in doing what you have to do to survive; nothing changes the fact that rape is involved and you are not morally or legally responsible for it; these compromises are just pathways to your survival. It may even be to your advantage to develop skills in oral sex so that guys you have to deal with will be satisfied with that alone. Don’t feel guilty about it; you’re just trying to save your life….”