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A Valentine’s Day poem

Stolen from Twitter…

Roses are crispy,
Violets play hockey.
I’m thinking those mushrooms
Were not shiitake.

— Adam Isacson

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24 comments to A Valentine’s Day poem

  • thelbert

    today was like summer in san diego. lots of hot women with white legs at the beach. every restaurant packed. 78 degrees in the shade. medicine growing in the yard. i’m lovin’ life.

    • Windy

      Today in the PNW (near the Canadian border) the temp reached 65.7 at my house (thermometer in the shade all day long). It was a gorgeous day and as I worked on the flowerbed (weeded and planted new flowers) over the graves of our previous two dogs (who died 3 and 4 years ago) my tears fell almost constantly making it hard to see what I was doing. At least the sun on my back felt wonderful.

  • Matt

    Hope its alright to post something not concerned with mushrooms. Something I never tried. There is a show on television here in Australia called Cops. A reality show about police on the beat in the US, usually in cars. These police must know they are being filmed, but the aggression they still display to users is really confronting. They think nothing of throwing someone to the ground and putting their knees on the persons neck, just because they ran and threw their stash. These US police seem totally engrossed in their job of oppressing people and appear to not have the slightest idea that what they are doing is wrong or involves a massive double standard. Frightening stuff and good motivation for anyone that understands current drug laws are just one big human rights abuse.

    • Duncan20903

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      Another part that I think that a lot of people missed were that there were a lot of people who ended up charged and booked who would have been let go if the cameras weren’t filming.

      Cops was the original “reality” show. So original that it’s only been referred to as a “reality” show in hindsight. Here in the US it ran for 25 seasons. You’re comment made me giggle because one of the most frequent complaints that I’ve heard about the show was how toned down the officers acted because they knew they were being filmed. I really hate it when something makes me giggle.

    • Servetus

      The drug war has always been about oppression. Never health, non-violence, nor any of the other odd excuses the U.S.’s neo-KKK comes up with.

    • Tony Aroma

      I always figured the producers of Cops and similar shows must be anti-legalization. Without drug busts, there wouldn’t be much left for them to record. If prostitution were also legalized, they’d be out of business for sure. It’d just be a bunch of guys in uniforms sitting around eating doughnuts.

  • thelbert

    here’s some news about mecical cannabis in WA state: http://tinyurl.com/oz6pdze

  • jean valjean

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    The Daily Mail is at it again:
    “Scientists” show that cannabis “triples” rate of psychosis due to new strains. Some nonsense about extra strength of cannabis, but down plays “hash” because of some pseudo science. Where are the bodies?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2953915/Scientists-cannabis-TRIPLES-psychosis-risk-Groundbreaking-research-blames-skunk-1-4-new-mental-disorders.html

    • jean valjean

      “The research appears to show a striking difference between the effects of skunk and the weaker form of cannabis, hash resin, revealing that hash seemed not to add to a person’s risk of psychosis – even if smoked daily.”
      No, the only thing this “appears to show” is the ignorance of Daily Mail “journalists.”

      Here are three forms of cannabis available in the 60s which were far stronger than so called “skunk.”

      Afghan temple ball hash
      Thai stick
      Red Lebanese hash

      The black market and smugglers, like bootleggers during alcohol prohibition, switched their operations to stronger forms like hash oil to make smuggling easier. There’s just so much wrong with this article I don’t know where to begin.

      • Duncan20903

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        If you’re not British you might like to Google “soap bar” hash. It appears that the Brits used to suffer from some really shitty commercial hash. My impression, (which could be mistaken) is that “soap bar” is to hash as cartel brickweed is to cannabis in the US.

      • Rick Steeb

        The Moroccan hash that came around Ann Arbor back then was the best!

        • Duncan20903

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          Every time I hear that “the cannabis today is not your grandma’s merrywanna” I think, of course it isn’t granny smoked all of hers a long time ago. Then I start waxing nostalgic for that truly gorgeous black hash which was around for perhaps 3 years in the early 1980s. Then for the Panama Red which got me friggin’ totally subsumed that night when we were listening to Gregorian chants. Yes, I was a very weird young man…what’s your point? Next flashback is to what the guy selling called “Hawaiian” but with the benefit of hindsight I’m confident it was from a local grow. The word “homegrown” if used to describe reefer was a denigration back in that day and place. The only dealer I ever knew to actually put physical price tags on his product. The truly inexplicable part was that the only price he knew was $10/gram.

          But anyway, this particular piece of hysterical rhetoric has little to nothing to do with potency, and everything to do with keeping today’s parents away from drawing on their own personal experiences with cannabis.

      • Windy

        The very first time I smoked any Thai, hubby and i were a horseback and about 1.5 miles from home visiting a neighbor when our friendly weed dealer drove by, saw us, turned around and said “You guys GOTTA try this shit!” So we did, never getting off our horses (and so did the neighbor we were visiting who was luckily standing on the ground), I had two tokes off that joint and I was so high I nearly fell off my horse (I usually preferred bareback, back then it was the only way I ever rode, nowadays I often use an English saddle, but we no longer have our own horses).

        After we got home, hubby decided we were going to take the kids to the waterfront to “catch Jaws” (it was a family joke), I literally could NOT get out of the truck until we got home. I have only been that high twice since then, when I ate a gram of hash (young and stupid) and the first time I did RSO.

        • and Windy? that Thai ganja is not just the kind, but it’s the auld kind of kind.

          My first joint in Thailand I managed 6 hits and I thought I’d been poisoned – until I realized I was just high as a mofo and then some

    • darkcycle

      Well, they are effectively extending the shelf life of this study. Without a doubt it will be debunked within minutes of hitting the internet. Can’t point out flaws in methodology or conclusions if you can’t look at them.

  • Nunavut Tripper

    The Brits that run Daily Mail are in love with “Skunk” LOL

    Someone tell them it’s just another strain with an interesting aroma.

    • Poca

      I haven’t had some proper skunk in AGES… A decade and a half to be exact… It would be funny if they started calling herb cheese instead of skunk in UK as that was a more recent dominant flavor in their market… Everyone here in US is doing the same thing the Brits do w/ skunk calling weed kush. It does seem like most strains were crossed w/ kush for a while, kinda got old. Variety is the spice of life. But no not all weed is called kush or skunk lol

      • darkcycle

        Never been a fan of that strong Kush flavor myself. I prefer a fruity strain. Original Sour Diesel or blueberry….also I’m a big fan of the Hazes, that dry spicy flavor works well for me.

  • Frank W.

    Deke Leonard’s memoirs often refer to his love of the Nepalese Temple Ball, which he says contains “the smell of upturned earth from Dracula’s grave.” Not really accurate I guess but filled with romance. And the NSA sent us their own Valentine Twitter:
    Roses are Red
    Violets are blue
    NSA loves privacy rights and you
    Learn more from NSA’s #CLPO Director http://bit.ly/1CgYRGH #vday2015

  • claygooding

    Roses are red
    violets are blue
    if the blood pressure medicine lets us
    maybe we can find someone to screw.

    I had a great Valentines and hope you did too.

  • Duncan20903

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    I haven’t got the words to accurately express my genuine delight that Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has resigned in disgrace. Considering that in 1997 he signed the voter vetoed re-criminalization law in his previous stint as Oregon Governor I figured the odds were very much in favor of him trying to monkey wrench the implementation of Measure 91.

    But guess what? His public corruption is being investigated by Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum. Here’s an accurate wording of a possible future MSM headline: Cannabis law reform friendly Attorney General investigates defrocked Governor and known enemy of cannabis law reform.

    Man this one has me twisting my neck so far around like Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” that it’s gotten me wondering if I have owls in my family tree.
    AG Rosenblum: Kitzhaber resignation will not affect ongoing criminal investigationYou go girl. Make sure that you cut him up into little pieces!

    Ain’t karma a bitch? But it isn’t all puppies and sunshine. I just can’t get this song out of my head and fear that it might make me go mad:”> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEm2afF8Iyo“>”Everything’s Coming Our Way” ~ Santana