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Clearly the UK is no better at making anti-drug ads than the ONDCP. (Frank, BTW, is essentially the UK equivalent of an ONDCP mascot.)

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  • ezrydn

    They’ve never learned that you sell the “sizzle” and not the Bacon.

    • Duncan20903

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      I don’t know, a long time ago I lost count of the number of times I ended up eating a Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s in the middle of the night because I saw that stupid “this is your brain on drugs” PSA when I was stoned. It certainly was effective advertising to me.

      Now you’ll have to excuse me, I really want some roast beef.

  • B. Snow

    Wow, I never would have thought that – the U.K. is even worse at this than the U.S. – I can’t believe it!
    I guess if you have no argument then you just make up some wacky confusing shit & try to “sell it” = Kinda like we did with the (egg + frying pan… “any questions”?) thing back in the day.
    I mean DAMN, I can’t fraking believe someone convinced the Brits to spend money on that crap with the 0.3% GDP growth (iirc) that they’ve got to deal with nowadays.

  • claygooding

    Until they try marijuana they will never know that every strain tastes,smells and acts differently on the user,,een a change in nutrients can change those attributes,improving or reducing them.

  • darkcycle

    I wonder if that cow was “grass fed”?

  • BahnhofBoob

    It just doesn’t seem to be working out for poor old Frank:
    weve-lost-the-war-on-drugs-exclusive

    An exclusive poll for the Daily Mirror today reveals 75% of people believe the Government has lost that battle.

  • thelbert

    see, the english do have a sense of humour! those jolly fellows are passing a joint. and they are bonkers because of it. drugs are baad!

  • Duncan20903

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    This 17 second video is representative of the prohibitionists chasing potheads down with intent to cause great bodily harm:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq_bjaI0NTo

    They’re currently at the point where they’ve run off of the cliff but haven’t yet realized it. Beep beep indeed.

    • darkcycle

      I don’t know, Duncan, there’s something about that coyote’s determination and creativity that demands respect (unlike the prohibicites). Coyote has always been my very favorite WB cartoon character. I almost got a tattoo of Wile E. a few years ago.

  • I prefer to let the DEA handle the interviews (an old ae fave):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdmuVS7O6FY

  • Leonard Pitts Jr takes a more serious tack and levels a broadside across HMS Choom:

    Mr. President, tear down this War on Drugs

    Notice the first commenter… oh… and Leonard is paraphrasing the couch with that headline. If it didn’t come out of here first we surely spread the analogy of the drug war as the Berlin Wall (in fact I used almost the exact same thing here recently with President Choom, tear down that wall!)(not that anyone pays any attention)(altho’ they well should)

  • Servetus

    How the mighty British entertainment industry has fallen; from Money Python gems to senseless Frank drug puns.

    Prohibition is evidently a profession where there’s no expectation of success, making it a safe bet for those with little talent and no imagination to get a job and keep it, despite their chronic record of personal and official failures at every level.

    Scientifically oriented agencies such as NASA and the JPL don’t have that problem. Likewise, the EPA and Dept. of Energy aren’t likely to attract or keep climate deniers on their payroll. Except for the case of former education secretary under Reagan, Bill Bennett, the Dept. of Education generally doesn’t attract anti-intellectuals. Yet, any poorly-read quack-a-doodle can get into drug enforcement and become a spokesperson for the gospel of prohibition, making the profession a magnet for a debased, cult-like world-view that finds a refuge nowhere else in government.

  • divadab

    The Liberal Party of Canada debates ending prohibition:

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/27/legalize-pot-and-reap-the-benefit-from-influx-of-toking-tourists-liberals/

    First time I’ve encountered a political party considering pot tourism as a potential source of revenue.

    • claygooding

      It is just part of the train that will hit when legal markets are in place and perhaps quicker than that,,Spring Break is right around the corner and some kind of Cannibus Cup slated for 4/20 will give CO an idea of the possibilities,,

  • stlgonzo

    OT:

    ACLU Challenging DEA’s Access to Confidential Prescription Records Without a Warrant

    http://tinyurl.com/a7uu22q

    • War Vet

      That would be a good way for the DEA to mess with someone’s meds . . . especially if it is the meds of a political or private adversary attacking the DEA’s policies. The DEA could offer insurance companies the info in order to raise premiums or deny coverage if said adversary won’t cooperate.

  • War Vet

    If our ACID here was that strong, I’d be just as confused about drugs as well. Good thing it wasn’t uncooked Chicken they were passing around, someone could have gotten Salmonellae (not to be confused with Sinsemilla) . . . this is proof the War on Drugs isn’t working and should be replaced with Drug Education, so some poor novice won’t get hurt by raw uncooked foods . . . also a good thing that the beef wasn’t cooked let alone fresh hot from the oven . . . that’s how drug users get hurt on the job the most often: Burnt Hands.

  • Freeman

    Heh, followed the link to the other videos. I’ll tell you one thing: their SWAT team is nothing like ours here in the USA — they didn’t even shoot the dog!

  • Head-shakingly bad. Face-palm inducing.

    • face palm indeed:

      Legalized Hemp Would Overwhelm State Drug Labs, Narcotics Officers’ Association Chief Says

      Loving says it would be too difficult to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana[…]

      Really? Really…?? One plant grows a few feet tall and can take up to 4 sq yds and the other has many several feet tall spindly plants growing in each sq yd… duh…

      • claygooding

        I expected this argument to surface when WA state was discussing hemp production.
        Seed production is spaced to allow bushing out of each plant but not as far apart as marijuana production.
        It is a moot point anyway,,the oil industry alone will not allow hemp re-legalization,much less the prohibition/drug war corporations.
        If they allow marijuana production it will be kept indoors which keeps hemp outlawed and establishing the need for keeping it indoors is what the government is working towards.
        They know they are going to lose marijuana and now they are trying to save hemp prohibition.

      • Peter

        tommy lovings fears about drug labs being overwhelmed by people claiming pot is hemp could be solved at a stroke: legalize pot too. but then of course his job as the union chief is to keep the boondoggle of prohibition going so his members can continue to feed at the trough

        • claygooding

          If they can keep pot production indoors it will keep the drug warriors busting pot growers because the production costs will keep pot prices well above the profit margin for illegal outdoor grows.
          The way it is working out the only thing the drug war corporations lose will be arresting users,,the rest of the game,including the “green” market will remain in place.

      • Chris

        http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/01/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii/

        On his first visit to the Lykovs, Peskov—who would appoint himself the family’s chief chronicler—noted that “we traversed 250 kilometres [155 miles] without seeing a single human dwelling!”

        Isolation made survival in the wilderness close to impossible. Dependent solely on their own resources, the Lykovs struggled to replace the few things they had brought into the taiga with them. They fashioned birch-bark galoshes in place of shoes. Clothes were patched and repatched until they fell apart, then replaced with hemp cloth grown from seed.

        Clearly these christian fundamentalists willing to move into the middle of nowhere, Siberia are completely evil for using hemp. Their only form of recreation is “recounting their dreams?” Someone should bring them a few better seeds.

  • Byddaf yn egluro:

    bodies-pulled-from-Mexico-well

    “The fate of a Colombian-style music band missing in Mexico grew clearer and grimmer on Monday after authorities pulled four of their bodies from a well and tried to identify eight more.

    Descansen en paz.