Buyer beware. Not for human consumption.
The proliferation of synthetic drugs can be laid right on prohibition’s door because nobody would have attempted copying marijuana if the real thing were legal and available.
As to the other synthetic drugs the same is true because they were originally designed to bypass detection by drug screenings,,another policy unnecessary when prohibition ends.
Everybody on this couch knows better than to score from the Easter Bunny. His stuff is bunk. Now, the White Rabbit with the Pocket Watch, he’s a different matter. His stuff will have you talking to disappearing cats. And stay away from potions you “happen” to find when you’re dealing with that particular Lepus, that’s my advice.
Myself, I try to minimize my contacts with rabbits like those. Never had anything good happen around the likes of them.
UH-OH. DEA is trying to add CBD’s to the schedule of controlled substances.
“DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Drug Enforcement Administration
21 CFR Part 1308 [Docket No. DEA–342P] RIN 1117–AB33
Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract
AGENCY: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing to create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number (‘‘Code Number’’ or ‘‘drug code’’) under 21 CFR 1308.11 for ‘‘Marihuana Extract.’’ This Code Number will allow DEA and DEA- registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This in turn will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions.
Under international drug control treaties (administered by the United Nations), some differences exist between the regulatory controls pertaining to marihuana extract versus those for marihuana and tetrahydrocannabinols. DEA has established separate Code Numbers for marihuana and for tetrahydrocannabinols, but not for marihuana extract. To better track these materials and better comply with treaty provisions, DEA is proposing to create a separate Code Number for marihuana extract under 21 CFR 1308.11(d)(36): ‘‘Marihuana Extract meaning extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.’’ Such extracts of marihuana would continue to be treated as schedule I controlled substances.”
Via Az. NORML and Facebook.
Good reason to help promote that people call and write to their legislators to support H.R. 499 by Rep Polis.
The DEA needs to go. They seem to be an agency who cannot regulate with any common sense on the subject of marijuana and its derivatives. They can only ruin a good thing. Bettering conditions is not on their agenda.
I keep telling people to contact their congressional delegation (Rep and both Sens) every damn day, it only takes a few minutes of the day to contact all three, especially if your browser fills in your info for you. Let them know what you think about everything that concerns you or your life. If they get masses of comments pro or con a certain action they are soon to vote on in congress it WILL influence the way they vote. But it only works that way if they get a huge number of comments on each issue. If you do not contact them, the lobbyists and large donors are the ones who will have all the influence. It doesn’t hurt to threaten them with removal, either, if enough people are saying “you are fired if you do ___”, they will listen. You all need to do the same with your State legislators and local officials, too, tyranny doesn’t just come from the fed gov.
dc, I hope you put a link to that on your FB page so I can share it and add the link to H.R. 499 and what I just posted as comment to TC.
I’ll link it now…
Damn! Facebook sucks..it’s gone from my feed now. There’s enough info in my block quote to make it easily searchable though.
dc, it’s ok I copied your comment above and added it as a comment to the Legalize 50 poster “this person is one of those weed loving …” I shared (from you), then I added TC’s comment under that. My friends will see it.
Natch… The “rope” strains of hemp are reputed to have significant CBD content despite mere traces of THC. Can’t have DEA lose their meal ticket, can we?
(Reading caption, burst of sputtering laughter) Oh, jeez, after today I needed that!
Should check the little rodent for a pocket watch before shelling out your hard earned moolah; then you’ll know you can’t trust him.
Damn foreign counterfeiters!
Don’t give the control freak progressive Democrats any ideas or they’ll try to ban that green easter stuff next, like they just did with flavored rolling papers here in Illinois. According to the Democrat powers in this state, strawberry flavored rolling papers deserve the same prison sentence as heroin. Although, the Democrats true colors might finally be shown if they were to give the Easter bunny 5 to 10 years for peddling green plastic filler.
I’ve read that the smoking Nazis wanted to eliminate all “flavored” tobacco product but decided to make an exception for menthol because they didn’t want to be accused of being racist. I did notice several months back that Newport has started offering a non-menthol variety. Newport menthol being the ubiquitous brand of preference among black people. The company actually cultivated that clientèle in the 1950s by giving away free cigarettes in the black community.
I used to buy a pack of clove cigarettes once or twice a year, loved the taste but not for every day, so I’d smoke one every couple weeks or so. I miss them.
The 12 – Yes, they (mostly Democrats) have pretty much outlawed “flavored” tobacco, except menthols/mint/wintergreen in deference to black voters who predominantly vote Democrat for some illogical reason. I have personally witnessed Barack Obama smoking a Newport menthol, believe it or not. In my opinion, instead of the Master Settlement Agreement Bill Clinton gave the big tobacco corporations to “penalize” them for the business practices you mention, they should have been sued out of existence for lying to consumers. But Big Tobacco had Clinton/Democrats and Gingrich/Republicans paid off in their back pocket, just as Big Tobacco still has both corrupt parties and Obama the drug addict cigarette smoker paid off right now.
I just saw those new Newport cigarettes advertised in some magazines. Car & Driver, Popular Mechanics, and Road & Track. Did you know that when they transferred “regulation” of tobacco to the FDA, that they also lifted the complete advertising ban for the big tobacco corporations? I didn’t until I started seeing cigarette ads in hand me down magazines recently. American Spirit (RJ Reynolds) and Newport ads are everywhere.
Windy – I used to occasionally enjoy smoking a black cherry rollyourown tobacco that was rare to find a decade ago and is extinct now. One of the first new taxes Obama signed was raising the “loose” roll your own tobacco tax from $2.xx per pound to $26.xx per pound.
Yes, they raised that federal tobacco tax by $24 per pound. That tax increase was about $1 per pack or $10 per carton for the mostly poor people who make their own smokes. (Shh, now the poor people are smoking “pipe” tobacco because that tax only went from $2/lb to $6/lb. That tax put the little mom and pop roll your own industry out of business, to the benefit of big tobacco corporations, with the blessing and power to do so provided by Obama and his Democrats.
Back to the post topic. Now that I think about it, however, don’t most states already have “look-a-like substance” bans on the books? I believe if you tried to sell the bag pictured in this post to an undercover cop, claiming it was pot, you could be locked in a cage with a felony charge in most states. Especially in Democrat controlled Cook County, IL.
Jeff, they’re doing something similar in Japan, by increasing taxes on brand name cigarettes. They have not as yet done the same with pipe tobacco, so the almost forgotten art of kiseru smoking is coming back into vogue.
It was once seen as being unfashionable (only the elderly used to engage in it, so it was thought ‘uncool’) but now, due to government interference, courtesy of those very same Tobacco Nazis (prohibitionists are everywhere, in all cultures and times), the practice is experiencing a comeback, with even schoolgirls seen engaging in it (illegally, of course, as the legal age to use tobacco there is 20).
And the market is responding to demand, with all manner of designer pipes being made for niche markets, some specifically aimed at young women (floral patterns on the stems, tassles, etc.) Another of the ‘unintended consequences’ of prohibs.
The (sadly) late John Lennon is quoted as saying that anything government touches turns to sh*t. In this case I wholeheartedly agree.
I don’t care for tobacco in any form, but I care even less for attempts at social engineering by busybody and/or greedy governments. Any government. Because they always wind up doing exactly what (taken too soon) John said. And thus make things incalculably worse…
Here’s what must be some kin of Kevin’s if anyone is interested: http://tinyurl.com/cqbfegp
Marijuana legalization: An easy way out
By Dr. Robert Q. Dana