I love it. This crap does nothing but help us in the battle against the war on drugs. Keep lying and we can keep telling the truth.
LOL! You can always count on the prohibs for unintended humor! As well as denigrating and insulting assumptions about the intelligence levels of their audience.
Every person they’ve ever lied to with three brains cells to click together – about the entire US population, save for diehard prohibs – would look at that, and flip it off mentally. Pathetic.
And they did it with our money, too.
If they have to waste our hard-earned tax dollars, can’t they at least hire some real talent?
None of the people with talent were able to pass the urine test, not that any of them wanted to work for the propaganda factory anyway.
The patronizing voice over sounds eerily familiar, but I can’t place it. Of course, people who just pick up in bars are protected from HIV by the tooth fairy…
If they are a legitimate drug user, their bodies can just “shut the whole process down”, right?
Ha. That is great DC.
“….go to drug abuse dot gov for the real story.”
Fitting they would employ a story that begins “One upon a Time”.
But I suppose they just cannot help themselves. Never mind that every other television spot they’ve ever made has been ridiculed, and even shown to PROMOTE drug use (as this one will too, I’m sure. I dunno, maybe they think not enough kids are taking party drugs..).
I’m SURE it’s because they just haven’t found the right vehicle for their message yet, and not because the message itself is garbage. Certainly a fairy tale could work, right?….right??
wtf was that? Insipid twits…
Stories on possible pot tourism are popping up in every major news outlet,,so being a good little advocate and following the prohib practice of forecasting possible dooms,,,I have inserted the possible losses that will be incurred on our coastal states next Spring Break,,when college students abandon the beaches and head to the mountains,,,that should wake FL,NC,TX and all the beach cities that depend on those students taking their breaks there.
There’s more to this than just the temporary effects of kids trekking to CO and WA for Spring Break. This has even bigger ramifications, socially, politically, and of course, economically.
I commented earlier that I was seeking employment opportunities in CO.
I wasn’t joking.
I am dead serious.
And that sort of ‘brain (and money) drain’ is something that few States can afford right now. You can’t have tax revenue without a tax base…and you can’t have that if a State other than yours makes living there more attractive. Particularly for the ‘professional’ sector, and also for what some have termed the ‘cultural creatives’.
This is not theoretical. Just simple economics.
It happened before, with the beginning of Silicon Valley. And then it happened again; I have no figures to quote, but I would bet money (and I am not normally a gambler; engineering teaches you plenty about probabilities) that a great many such professionals picked up and left for CA as soon as Prop215 passed.
Right this moment, who knows how many hundreds of thousands, if not a few millions, of people are thinking exactly the same thing.
By ‘voting with their feet’, cannabists can change the economic fortunes of entire States. And you can bet a lot of State treasurers are well aware of that.
The other States had better get on the re-legalization bandwagon, and at warp speed, because a lot of folks are not waiting for them to get their act together.
Welcome aboard, Kap. The Denver metro area has quite a lot of high tech industry, but housing costs are high. Beware of the Colorado Springs area, it is overburdened with fundamentalist (so called) Christians. I think you will enjoy living where the state song is “Rocky Mountain High”.
I also warn states that they are going to lose a lot of wage earners because of the number of people moving west will rival the gold rush of the 1800′s,,and I believe it will be much larger than the silicon valley rush,,
Also,,seeing a lot of Canadians talking about moving to CO,,not too many want WA…
Two Facebook queries RE employment in Wa. State so far, Kap’n. You’s right, sir, you’s not alone.
Strange you mention voting with our feet. My wife, a non-cannabist, recently mentioned relocating my business to CO. All to alleviate her fear of losing the family bread winner over something as petty as prohibition. Unfortunately the logistics make it highly unlikely. However, I can imagine raw land getting gobbled up quickly in CO if this keeps moving forward. I am definitely shopping remote raw land for some extended stay camping in CO ;)!
Between 1996 and 2011 inclusive the population of California increased by an almost identical rate as the United States as a whole. Color me skeptical that there were a lot of people that moved to California in 1996. A lot of the benefits of the Compassionate Use Act (CUA) weren’t something a very large percentage of the population could reasonably predict. There were also a rather large cohort of the general citizenry that was certain that the Feds would have the CUA struck down. Through 2003 California NORML estimated that there were only about 50,000 Californians claiming the protection of the CUA. Their 2011 estimate is between 750,000 and 1.125 million Californians claim that protection.
Let’s not forget that the California crime rate around that time was really bad. The violent crime rate in 1996 was 35.516% higher than the U.S. as a whole.
I recall thinking in late November 1996 that the CUA was of no value to anyone who wasn’t sick. The idea of moving to California because of the CUA being passed into law and I actually did so in 2005. My relocation is only mentioned because it demonstrates that I’m a person who would be inclined to do so.
We could own Colorado or Washington if we could move about a million potheads to those States if we could actually find that many who could actually agree with each other. LOL, good luck with that. I doubt that we could find a million of us that could agree on which of the 2 States to target.
Kaptinemo, I love to think of you being free and happy in Colorado. I hope you get some great job offers.
“Nobody knows where this is going yet,” said Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former Brazilian president and part of an influential group of statesmen who have met behind the scenes with current leaders to advance the debate.
“I’d describe this as a phase of timid, controlled experimentation,” Cardoso said. “It’s going forward, and it seems there will be changes … Nobody seems very concerned with how the United States will react.”
Hey, Cap’n. Ya know, I could still trade Forex and Binary Options in Colorado, still make wads and wads and never have to pee for anyone. Job opportunities be damned. I just need a warm abode with an internet connection. Hummmm. Definately gives me something to think about now. Thanks for the “mind shake.”
Damn, EZ,….just….damn. *shaking head, unsure of what he just read*
When is the ezrydn training seminar being held?
You, too, EZ. It would be great to have you back.
“The 28-year-old woman allegedly spat on the man and then clubbed him on the top of the head with an eight inch glass bong.”
No doubt there will be relocations to Colorado, but I don’t believe they’ll be large-scale. Especially if Obama grows a pair and fulfills his promise to enact true drug policy reform. Booting cannabis out of the CSA and down to the states will embolden many to quickly follow Colorado’s path.
“Especially if Obama grows a pair and fulfills his promise to enact true drug policy reform.”
I don’t think that’s in the cards, Daniel. Hopey the eighth dwarf ain’t gonna do any of that.
from Tom Angell @ LEAP:
Just a quick heads up to everyone that Neill Franklin will be on the Maddow show (MSNBC) tonight around 9:30 PM ET to discuss the historic marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington.
So it’s Jack and Jill now? It looks like somebody screwed up and switched a prohibition spiel with sexual abstinence propaganda from the Vatican.
Jack and Jill went up the hill to have sex, not to take a pill. The pill was incidental. The incriminating papal fingerprint: no mention of condoms. Is that Vatican or what?
Yeah, if people midway through an acid trip can remember the condom bit, they must have been taking some damn strong pills to override the whole “let’s not give each other diseases” bit.
Hahaha that was hilarious. Good find Pete. Seriously though this is coming from NIDA??? The people who are supposed to understand the science of drugs?? These idiots brag that they are responsible for funding 85% of the drug research in the world. Sorry NIDA I don’t “abuse” my drugs, I treat them with great respect and reverence.
Well occasionally the editors of the MSM do manage to write an amusing headline.
Voters in Washington and Colorado didn’t just pass historic measures legalizing recreational marijuana use last week, they blew smoke in the face of Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and, by extension, President Obama. The bud stops at your desks, gentlemen.