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Barrelling down the path to passé?

I remember back in the 80’s when going to the East Village (St. Mark’s Place) was this incredible experience — the people, the shops, so… radical and edgy. And then… in 1988, the Gap moved in at the corner of St. Mark’s and 2nd Ave. People were outraged — it was ruining that underground cultural experience.

There has to be a similar kind of feeling going through some in the cannabis community regarding this: The Culinary Potential of Marijuana

Yes, the New Yorker is publishing recipes calling for “one bunch of fresh cannabis leaves.”

Kind of hard to believe that it wasn’t so long ago that no major media outlet was allowed to say anything positive about cannabis.

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11 comments to Barrelling down the path to passé?

  • DdC

    We are sooooo far ahead of the status weird… You just want to take the prohibitionists and shake them and say get over it. Your fired! The modern Pioneers do us proud. Facing not only the adversity of anyone trying to start a business, especially a restaurant. But to do it quasi legally never knowing when some politician will go off and send in the storm-troopers. The ingenuity of these no less than hero’s is beyond any new I phone or pharmaceutical advertised with dozens of side effects and you can’t eat them. Checking CBD’s for a patient with decades of seizures I found several dispensaries and one I posted yesterday even delivers. It’s all over except the profiteers clinging to the edge of the cliff grasping for dear life. No matter the cost to innocents in the line of fire the drug worriers care only for greed and ego’s. Time to step on some fingers and let them fall into the abyss from wince they came! Take NO prisoners! With all of the worthless Congress and Yesman president and Fascist Supreme Court followed by a Dick Armey of ditto’s willing to kill the country over profits. The stoner entrepreneurs are the only group making the USA #1 again. Makes me want to go shake a hemp flag and listen to Hendrix’ version of the star spangled banner.

    ☮I started a thread on Ganja restaurants…

    At Ore. medical pot restaurant it’s bring your own
    By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press
    Posted: 05/09/2012
    GRANTS PASS, Ore.—The dream of a place where medical marijuana cardholders could eat a bowl of Mongolian barbecue laced with pot and smoke a bowl of hashish while waiting for their food has crumbled under the weight of a rare city ordinance.

    Baked Food™ @BakedFood
    Pics of the best foods to satisfy your baked munchies.

    After prop 215 SC got into it…

    Maria & Andrea Tischler *The Compassion Flower Inn*

    The Marijuana-Themed Chain Restaurant on a Smoking-Hot Roll
    It’s been said that stoners have little ambition beyond getting high. If that’s true, then the owners of Cheba Hut, an Arizona-based sandwich chain named after the somewhat obscure ’80s rap song “Cheeba Cheeba,” aren’t exactly Jeff Spicolis.

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESTAURANT

    Weed Recipe Makes It in The New Yorker; Weed Finally Makes It

    Washington’s First Marijuana Restaurant Makes a Brief Appearance in Seattle
    Before Have a Heart had even figured out the dosages for the menu items, the company discovered under federal law restaurants are not allowed to add marijuana to edible fare. It’s considered a toxin. You can, say, make beer from hemp because there is no actual THC present in the final product.

  • thelbert

    WA staters like their homegrown medicine better than the liquor control board:http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/hundreds-attend-rowdy-hearing-about-medical-mariju/nbsJs/#cmComments

  • strayan

    Another sad day in the life of an Australian drug law reformer. The government once again rejects the use of medical marijuana: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-government-has-its-head-in-the-sand-over-rejection-of-medical-marijuana-say-critics-20131118-2xqav.html

  • Guys, does this programme of an imminent Cannabis and Health conference in Sweden seem sinister at all to you? https://www.delegia.com/app/Data/ProjectImages/3924/Preliminary_programme_cannabis_and_health_June__2_.pdf Estonia’s Ministry of Social Affairs is sending a representative and I’m afraid it might undermine some of what we’ve been trying to do here (www.ravikanep.ee).

    The list of speakers includes Nora Volkow, Russian representatives, local public health officials etc. And we all know Sweden’s stance on any drug law reform…

    • strayan

      Harry Sumnall is reasonable I think.

      But Sweden has a dirty little secret. They’ve been trying to convince the EU to overturn the prohibition on smokeless tobacco (snus) for years.

    • kaptinemo

      Think of it as a distillation of malignancy. What is bound to happen as the prohibs lose further and further ground.

      Their manias will become more and more…condensed…is the only way I can put it. Like boiling something nasty down until all the liquid is gone and you’re left with some distasteful gunk in the bottom of the pan. The worst of the worst. As the more opportunistic (or more conscientious, but I’m not putting money on that one) of the prohibs realize where this is heading and leave, all that will be left will be the hard-core fanatics.

      The good thing about that is that as it becomes clear what the prohibs actually stand for – fascism – the general public is bound to turn away, in irritation if not disgust.

      So, let them rave away. The louder they rant, the more evidence of their feeling the public isn’t listening, thanks to that public realizing what’s doing that ranting and why…and turning away from them as you’d avoid a wide-eyed, gibbering madman in the street. They will prove to be their own worst enemies.

  • kaptinemo

    And as for ‘the path to passe’, IMHO it is more like the public acknowledgement of the reality. Namely, the reality that most of the subscribers are of the same mindset as the reformers. That for both groups, cannabis use is normal. Again, that generational shift, manifesting itself culturally…with a quiet but no less deep rejection of the prohibition paradigm.

    The prohibs have always railed against the ‘normalization’ of cannabis use, never realizing that, instead of society-as-crew asking them to be ‘master and commander’ of the cultural ship as they so arrogantly assumed they would be, this particular boat set sail long ago, leaving them both dockside and clueless. Which pretty much sums up their present situation…and bodes very ill for their future if they don’t throw in the towel soon.

  • CJ

    Pete thats where i live, homeless everyday. St. Marks. its changed even since. that gap is long gone. the only things on that block from the old days is search and destroy, trash and vaudeville.. its loaded with sushi places now, bars, tourist stands. despite this, its still a hub for homeless junkies and alcoholics. we dont usually sleep ON st marks itself but its still pretty safe, comparaitively, for us, versus other places, in terms of police. there has been a narc out there who has busted alot of people, we have taken to calling him the big lebowski, he just got some people a little while ago… but st. marks attracts us no doubt for what it was, not what it is, and a long time ago i wasnt sure, but i know now that everybody hates us… even though without us, that area would lose something. i sleep on bond st or great jones usually, only a few blocks away. any fellow posters here, feel free to say hi, im the homeless guy with the short bleach blond hair who doesnt quite look like all the other “crusties” if youve been there or frequent it, i cant see how youve not seen me with my big laundry bag and brown case… running missions, male prostitution, whatever it takes, all day, every day… when will this war on drugs end so a bag of dope will cost a dollar instead of 10

  • CJ

    oh and if, by some chance, someone does want to find me, there are two CJs, if you ask other young homeless types for CJ, you probably want to specify by saying the “blond, younger one.” lol… just saying