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Why do they call them “Jolly” Ranchers?

Over at the Watch, Radley has a partial list of substances that have tested positive for illegal drugs with field testing kits.

  • Sage
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Motor oil
  • Spearmint
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap
  • Tortilla dough
  • Deodorant
  • Billiards chalk
  • Patchouli
  • Flour
  • Eucalyptus
  • Breath mints
  • Loose-leaf tea
  • Jolly Ranchers

Go to the story for links on each.

Just a warning to all you home cooks, mechanics, pool sharks, and odor-conscious humans out there.

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55 comments to Why do they call them “Jolly” Ranchers?

  • claygooding

    Of course there are legal substances that test positive in field testing kits,,what,if anything have the drug warriors created that works right?

    • claygooding

      over 24 hours and not one thing posted the drug warriors have created that worked,,sez it all.

  • jean valjean

    “Why, it’s almost as if these field tests will say whatever law enforcement officers want them to.”

    Same thing with the dog alerts.

  • darkcycle

    Better add baby lotion to that list…

  • Duncan20903

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    I was over at the NCBI web site a bit earlier trying to figure out how to tranlslate medicalese into flippin’ American English. No luck on that front but I was kind of surprised that one of the studies was about Phoenix Tears. I have no clue about what it means but I think it’s positive.
    Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Philadelphia Chromosome Mutation

    • Will

      I think you can certainly interpret the charts showing blast cell reduction after cannabis oil was administered as positive. Sadly, the health of the young girl referenced in the report was already seriously compromised well before cannabis oil was tried. Cynical prohibitionists will scoff and say, “See, cannabis oil didn’t cure her leukemia, she still died”. But as you read through the report you realize she developed problems on multiple fronts after being relegated to palliative care — the condition noted in her brain as well as the intestinal condition that eventually ended her short life.

      The charts showing blast cell reduction after cannabis oil was administered, especially fig. 6, should be shoved in the face of people like Nora Volkow, Michele Leonhart (Kevin Sabet for good measure) and anyone else who has spent the better part of their careers stonewalling attempts to study the therapeutic value of cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer (along with treating many other conditions).

      Who knows what the outcome would have been if ‘PK’ had been given cannabis oil early on after her diagnosis, instead of waiting until all other traditional cancer therapies had failed (and likely having made her condition worse instead of improving it). For young ‘PK’, cannabis being a last gasp option is a damning indictment laid squarely at the feet of every prohibitionist and drug warrior. Come on WOD’ers, “What about the …?”

      • Duncan20903

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        There’s an extremely long list of studies over on that page, with very few of them casting even a negative shadow.

        You’ll have to forgive me, I don’t play the conspiracy theory nonsense game. I was surprised to find Phoenix Tears specifically, not surprised to find positive study results. I was surprised because I think that Rick Simpson is a genuine idiot. Without looking into it further my best guess is that somebody disregarded his stupidity, and that’s how the study got done and onto the list. If people have been trying to make cannabis as medicine look bad then Mr. Simpson is an asset to them. Science works in a specific, plodding method.

        I understand that lots of people think Mr. Simpson is some sort of positive for the subject of medicinal cannabis research. Well, you’re wrong. The thumbs down button awaits your click. It still won’t make you’re opinion correct. Good science doesn’t need snake oil salesmen promoting it.

        If you want to see good science promoting its work, GW Pharm is presenting at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Healthcare Conference at 10 AM today.

        • Will

          Nowhere in my response to your post do I mention Phoenix Tears or promote Rick Simpson or subscribe to any conspiracy theory. Not sure where you get any of that from. My comment is centered around charts depicting blast cell reduction after cannabis oil was taken by ‘PK’. Even though the exact cannabinoid content of the various cannabis oils ‘PK’ took were not known — which is problematic and ‘scattershot’ — the general downward trend of blast cells depicted in the charts should be seen as generally positive. And this comment from the study bears repeating;

          —————-

          “It must be noted that where our most advanced chemotherapeutic agents had failed to control the blast counts and had devastating side effects that ultimately resulted in the death of the patient, the cannabinoid therapy had no toxic side effects and only psychosomatic properties, with an increase in the patient’s vitality.”

          —————–

          Again, that’s the positive I was attempting to point out. The negative I pointed out was the ongoing suppression of cannabinoid research by certain government agencies. That’s all.

        • DonDig

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          “Science works in a specific, plodding method.”

          Is that a feature or a bug?

          As someone (now retired) who spent my working career in the film biz, I am as aware as anyone of the amount of time and dedication it takes to turn out a movie of any kind, even a bad one. For Christian Laurette to make the Rick Simpson movie “Run From The Cure,” without believing there is extraordinary merit to what is being presented is preposterous to me. He probably put in a thousand hours making that film, maybe much more. That’s not something most folks would do if they didn’t firmly believe in what they were doing. (I realize that’s not to say that he could also possibly be wrong however.)

          Many people have become aware of the healing possibilities of this plant through these presentations, including me.

          Good institutionalized science, the due diligence, has obviously earned its place in society, but it also seems apparent to me that that is not the only way discoveries are made. (Lester Grinspoon mentions this in his article.)

          I think these two films are worth watching, and the articles worth reading. While I don’t buy every single thing Rick Simpson says, (actually he claims he’s never sold anything), I think Rick Simpson is a hero. Your mileage may vary. We are all entitled to our opinions.

          Cured Too: A Cancer Story: A Film By David Triplett
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZfWglJ2wmU

          RUN FROM THE CURE – The Rick Simpson Story – A MEDICAL MARIJUANA FILM (FULL MOVIE)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQVeeZki_E

          Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil Medicine
          http://www.hightimes.com/read/rick-simpsons-hemp-oil-medicine

          Medical Marijuana: A Note Of Caution
          http://hightimes.com/read/medical-marijuana-note-caution

        • Windy

          The site http://www.phoenixtears.ca, is actually directions for making the oil called RSO, and how to use it. And I totally agree with DonDig about Rick Simpson the person.

  • N.T. Greene

    Ooooooh, you’re supposed to snort the chalk off the cue, not blow it

    Oooooh.

  • Duncan20903

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    OK, they’ve set yet another new bottom for stupid. I know, I know, you gotta see it to believe it. Hey, I’ve seen it and I’m still skeptical!

    DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    /snip/
    Fairbanks said that at some illegal marijuana grow sites he saw “rabbits that had cultivated a taste for the marijuana. …” He continued: “One of them refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone.”
    /snip/

    All right now. Enough is enough!

    • Frank W.

      I’m with you brother, and I have Yahoo as my home page. I guess if you click on them you make Yahoo richer (I clicked on the rabbit story too). Yahoo also shows me a shitload of pot stories which tells me they snooped into my browsing habits.

      • Duncan20903

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        I use Google News. Keyword: marijuana. Published in the last 24 hours.

        I do prefer Yahoo! finance but that’s got little to do with the subject at hand. That’s more from habit because in the late ’90s it was the place to find the most detailed information for the market. It’s probably not anymore but for a passive investor being up to the nanosecond just isn’t that important.

    • claygooding

      And we didn’t think we would ever get the DEA to quit worrying about the kids.
      At least they are evolving/morphing even and it is even more hilarious than the kids.

      • claygooding

        A better response,,it covers more ground:

        Finally,after nearly 5 decades of buying science and telling lies the DEA may have found a danger from marijuana,,too rabbits,,if they eat the growing plants they will get high,,a pity one of their experts like Mark Klieman or Kevin Sabet couldn’t tell them that growing marijuana won’t get you high unless you heat the THC,,and they have a $5 billion dollar budget,,imagine what they will be able to dream up if we gave them $10 billion.

        • Windy

          This was what I wrote when posting a link to that story on FB:

          The (unconstitutional) government agency which is tasked with controlling some drugs, SHOULD, at the VERY least, be somewhat knowledgeable about the drugs it controls. They OBVIOUSLY know NOTHING about cannabis. Raw cannabis, eaten raw will NOT get any being high, it takes HEAT to transform the precursor, THCA, into the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC.
          How do you suppose they think those rabbits are going to heat the plants? lighters? forest fires? stoves? volcanoes? hot springs? Their own body heat is NOT high enough to make the transformation. I just recently wrote that we need to stop with the demeaning labels, calling names; but when the label fits perfectly, like it does in this instance, I’m going to go against my own advice and just do it.
          The DEA is run by willfully ignorant idiots! Or else they think the American people are stupid enough to believe this BS.

    • kaptinemo

      Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

      “I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who’s been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the “marijuana eradication” team in Utah. Some of his colleagues in Georgia recently achieved notoriety by raiding a retiree’s garden and seizing a number of okra plants.

      Nuttier and nuttier and nuttier. Facts and science? ‘Concern’ about the environemnt? They couldn’t have given two shites and a damn about the rodentia population, and now they’re trying to make like they’re a branch of the Sierra Club?

      Oh, wait, I recall something…oh yes, this bilge involving a certain Tommy LaNier and his (pathetic) scheme to BS the environmental groups and use them as DrugWar pawns. Like, with years of being on the receiving end of Uncle’s tender mercies, they wouldn’t see that sophomoric chess move immediately?

      When one side in a war starts losing badly, they invariably start doing crazy things, like emptying jails and madhouses and sending their former residents at gunpoint through minefileds.

      The more the prohibs lose, the more desperate they get, the more they’ll empty out the bubbleboys, the oxy-starved ivory tower dwellers and the loopy attic uncles in their ranks and send them to the front lines.

      Like they are now. It’s crazy to rely on crazies, and that’s all they have left. Rejoice, brothers and sisters! The end is near!

  • Mr_Alex

    This is insanity at its best why is the media trying to downplay the alcohol problem

  • PainMedNews

    Given that opioids have significant risks as a medical treatment, including life-threatening respiratory depression, and have fueled a nationwide prescription drug abuse crisis, research to explore new pathways to analgesia-like cannabis would point us in a new and, we hope, better direction.

    We cannot afford to wait. With more than 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain annually—affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine—public policymakers must recognize and reschedule this potentially therapeutic modality.

    http://www.painmedicinenews.com

    • Matt

      “Life threatening respiratory depression??” This is unadulterated solid gold rubbish. A lie in other words. There is no ceiling effect for opiate analgesics.They can be taken until pain relief is achieved without regard to size of dose. They are often given to allow people to breath better with painful chest conditions.

      • Crut

        Source? And please don’t link your youtube powerpoint again…

        • jean valjean

          Crut, I tried that approach with Matt a couple of times and he just ignored it.

        • Matt

          Source: Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function. Craven, Hirnle. 5th ed, 2007. Page 1201.

          “There is no ceiling effect or maximum dose for opioid agonist drugs. As tolerance or need for more pain relief increases, doses can be increased. Doses as large as 1654 mg IV morphine per hour (37,536 mg/day) have been administered (…Moore, Green, Gracely and Miser, 1986).”

          Here is my email address: dta@aussiebb.com.au. I would be more than happy to send you an updated document explaining the myth of heroin overdose.

        • DdC

          Heroin reaches pain 88 times faster than morphine. But heroin is euphoric and the church wants dying people to look depressed. So morphine is prescribed. Unlike most medicines. Cannabis dulls pain and amplifies endocannabinoids to eliminate the problem rather than mask it.

          The Persistent, Dangerous Myth of Heroin Overdose

          The “heroin overdose” mystery and other occupational hazards of addiction

          Exploring the Heroin Overdose Myth Most fatal overdoses attributed to heroin are not actually the result in taking too large a dose. Heroin overdoses are largely a myth.

          Three Persistent Myths About Heroin Use and Overdose Deaths (Op-Ed)

          There is no ceiling effect

          New DEA rules place more restrictions on popular painkillers
          To make it harder to get certain prescription drugs illegally, the government is making it harder to get them legally.

        • Matt

          Ddc, Heroin rapidly breaks down into morphine. Heroin is just a delivery system for morphine. I personally would not say that Heroin is faster than morphine because the body has to process it into morphine (remove the acetyl groups). The euphoria from heroin comes largely from morphine. Morphine is the classic euphoric agent in opium. On your last point, I would like to offer this: the DEA relies on the black market for drugs other than tobacco, alcohol and caffeine being in existance. They would make it harder for people to source opioid painkillers legally so people HAVE to get them from the black market. Then they can be arrested by DEA agents. No “prohibition”, no DEA. DEA jobs (about ten thousand) depend on oppression.

      • DdC

        You are entitled to your opinion doormatt. Heroin is not morphine so don’t make claims as if its all one substance. Heroin is euphoric, probably the hook that gets repeats. It is heroin, not morphine as you claim. Two separate powders. What starts the process is not the end result so stop attributing it all to the base. If it wasn’t a pleasant experience it would not be enjoyed. Morphine or codeine is a downer in more than one way. Mostly used medicinally or would be if prohibition didn’t restrict heroin as much. It is depressing. It is also nauseating. All of it white powders so they aren’t in my stash. Stanton Peele came up with these long before you decided to opine on the subject. As for the DEA you have a bad habit of inserting opinion with established facts and its lame. The DEA only does what it can. It doesn’t break laws out of meanness. It does mean things that are legal for them as wrong as that is. The DEA has established limits on pain killers, from pharmaceuticals, not the black market. Even if the patient is still in pain. They can doctor shop as rush limpbog did or go to the streets as many vets have to do. So again you present opinion that doesn’t even jive with reality, just to see your words in print I gather. As for black market connections of coarse the CIA and DEA politically use cartels and launder money for covert ops such as Iran contra or assassinations. So again I can’t trust your posts and see nothing more than a kid wanting to be noticed. Well kid you’re noticed and rejected.

      • jean valjean

        Thanks Matt for posting a source. A couple of things occur to me from that brief extract. Extreme pain (and/or tolerance) are obvious factors which will tend to prevent the blackout known as nodding off, allowing the patient to survive a potentially lethal dose.
        Secondly the the high dosage of 1654 mg/hour, as far as I can tell, was administered in a hospital, with all the resuscitation aids, naloxone etc available. Due to the drug war, most fatal heroin o/ds take place in private settings, such as a toilet, where no help is available.
        I know you will say that those deaths often are associated with polydrug use and it may not be clear which drug combination was responsible for any particular fatality.
        Your comments about DEA and other drug warriors is something we can agree on. They need prohibition as much as organised crime, and the two go hand in hand.
        The last two times we have had discussions on this I asked you to explain how Dr Harold Shipman was able to murder his patients with a single large dose of diamorphine when you maintain that there is no fatal dosage. I’m still waiting for you to answer that.

        • Matt

          I’m not really sure what to say Jean. I keep giving the facts and evidence, post an accessible presentation on YouTube, give my email address so you can contact me and I am able to send the documentation etc etc. All to no avail. You and some other regular posters on this forum, for some reason (I have struck this before) are absolutely intent on clinging to the myth regardless of genuine evidence, studies etc etc. I think in a way it is a pointless exercise on my part to go to the effort of giving some people the evidence. This is sort of the same as religion skepticism. It is like I am challenging a religion. The religion of accepting what forty years of propaganda has said about morphine. Well actually, it is not really up to me. You show me the evidence please for fatal heroin overdose. You show me the thousands of toxicology reports with high morphine levels and no other drugs present. Show me the nursing books that say that a certain dose of morphine stops breathing (not depresses it, stops it). This amount should be well documented and all over the internet. Show me the suicide sites that suggest the appropriate dosage of morphine that will confidently allow someone to easily commit suicide. The point is Jean, you apparently are fearful of entertaining the mere thought that fatal heroin overdose is a myth. I’m just a bit frustrated with humankind at the moment. It is no point arguing with me. I am just regurgitating facts and figure, studies etc by a host of academics. I challenge you, email me and I will send you the updated presentation in text format. Re shipman, you say “how Dr Harold Shipman was able to murder his patients with a single large dose of diamorphine”. You already uncritically accept that he did this. Have you seen the toxicology? How do you or anyone know it was a “single large dose of diamorphine”? If I write a post and say that coroners have a documented and proven history of lying about heroin/morphine as a cause of death, you will ask for the source. I will give you the source and you will argue again. Again, I challenge you, email me and my presentation will be sent, containing an example of incorrect coroners reporting. There, I have just had a rant.

        • Crut

          Matt,
          You very well could be 100% correct about the inability to overdose on PURE morphine/heroin/whatever other opioid. Big deal. We are not clinging onto a myth, this is just a battle with little to no reward for a lot of effort.

          The problem, and the skepticism you are receiving are due to the experiences of reality and the current blackmarket where people HAVE DIED with a needle sticking out of their arm. Whether or not it was pure heroin in that needle is irrelevant to what is experienced and believed. Were there other drugs involved? Probably!

          The masses don’t and WON’T care enough to draw this distinction between a properly administered pure opioid and street heroin, so you are fighting a battle that even if you win, you lose. As you just said, it’s pointless, let it go.

          The public still thinks that there was a face-eating zombie crazed on bath-salts in Florida. Never mind the boring truth that came out afterwards. And try to find a citizen that knows that molly, ecstasy, and MDMA are all the same thing.

        • primus

          Matt; As you may recall, I was perhaps your first defender, and I have not criticized you for any of your posts. I am friend. I am willing to re-examine any and all claims of harms from illegal drugs, because we have been systematically lied to about them for a century. It would appear that Jean and others are also willing, just questioning you about proof of your assertions. We have all been deceived muchly and it is difficult to throw off all the lies at once. When you are questioned about Shipman’s actions, and asked for an explanation of how that fits with your assertions, you come out swinging. This seems inappropriate and counterproductive. Be gentle. Treat the challenges as opportunities to expand on your position, to bring new information to light. This is very like the scientific method whereby a scientist makes assertions and cites his support for them. Other scientists challenge him to counter their attacks and bolster his position. Still others will try to replicate his experiments to prove or disprove him. This results in stronger science and a much more persuasive argument in favour of acceptance of the new understanding. I suggest three deep, cleansing breaths and then try to understand that we are all mostly on the same side. We are all friends here, just remember that others may have a different style of discourse than you, and make allowances. Friend.

  • […] Why do they call them “Jolly” Ranchers?Drug WarRantCynical prohibitionists will scoff and say, “See, cannabis oil didn't cure her leukemia, she still died”. But as you read through the report you realize she …read more   […]

  • jean valjean

    Not even April 1st yet:

    “Televangelist Pat Robertson said on Monday that people who smoked marijuana, used cocaine or consumed alcohol had been enslaved by vegetables.”
    As Johan Hari said in light of many who leave addiction behind, it’s not as though the real slaves just got up one day and decided to leave the plantation.
    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pat-robertson-smoking-pot-slavery-vegetables

  • Crut

    Florida Marijuana manufacturing charge: Not Guilty

    Jury only needed 30 minutes.

    Sanity in an insane world.

    • kaptinemo

      Holy Shite. This is HUGE!

      A major means the opposition has used has been to silence the defendant by piling on the punitive charges in hopes of dissuading the defendant from putting up a fight via a jury trial. This is what happens when you do. Which is why the prosecution fears exactly this kind of situation.

      “Truth is a virus”. And nothing proves that faster than what happens when it gets spread like this in a court case. Had the defense really wanted to leave a trail of The State’s blood behind him, he could have brought up the entire history of cannabis prohibition in that courtroom.

      The prohibs live in pee-their-pants fear of that ever happening, as given a modern American jury’s racial composition, a third of the jurors would be incensed to learn their suspicions of being deliberately targeted by the drug laws on the basis of their race were correct, after all.

      The prosecution would have as much chance of ever getting another conviction for a similar offense as a hotdog in Hell (burned to ashes before you could eat it) would. This was a pure example of jury nullification, and it will now spread like wildfire.

      Sooner or later, that historical revelation about the DrugWar’s racist genesis will occur in a courtroom, thanks to this historic trial. And on that day, prohibition will die.

      • jean valjean

        Plus we only need one or two of the twelve jurors to dig their heels in to nullify the prosecution. With over 50% support for regulated legalization in the US population as a whole, the odds are looking good for more of these juries upsetting the drug warriors’ gravy train. Suck on that Michele…..

        • kaptinemo

          Excatly my point. The odds have swung almost completely on our side. The generational tsunami has reached the shore, and is piling up, higher and higher. It hasn’t really crashed down yet in all its full force, but you can hear the rumble and see the sky darken as the crest rises. And the prohibs think their bureaucracies and the parasitic industries serving them can survive that?

          Yes, they do. And that’s why it’s imperative to make these clowns stand down, ASAP.

          The fact that they think they can still use the organs of prohibition like before, such as with the singularly stupid lawsuits of Oklahoma and Nebraska, and try to thwart the obvious will of the people expressed democratically, shows how dangerously out of touch they are. Ferguson was a physical manifestation of that kind of mindset at work, the kind that wants to point weapons at their paymasters.

          Well, as the social and political majority, we don’t have to take this, anymore. I repeat: AS THE SOCIAL AND POLITCAL MAJORITY, WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

          Let that sink in a bit. Realize what that actually means. We’re so used to being on the receiving end, we’re still thinking like victims. An advantage the prohibs can still take…for as long as we let them.

          No more victimhood. No more begging; we’re telling the pols. Don’t wave those BS studies in our faces, we know their sources and we’re not listening to the lies they told our parents and grandparents…and told you, Mr. & Ms. Politician. We want it legal again, and you’re job is to make it so.

          That’s really it. That’s all we have to do now. No more he said/she said, no more dueling talking heads, no more BS studies waved in our faces like some carved wooden fetish made in Boogaboogastan to ward off the Evil Eye. All they have to do is what the majority tells them to do.

          Oh, and just a reminder, Mr. and Ms. Pol: Just like you, the bureaucrats and LE who stand against this are not stakeholders, they are employees and if they don’t like the laws being changed, they can vote against them when it is time, but as employees, they will damn well do what they are told if they want to remain employed…just like you, Mr. & Ms. Pol.

          Because of the DrugWar, the guard dogs have been allowed to dictate to the lord of the manor for too long; time to pull some leashes up, hard.

    • Will

      Here are a few things I think makes the acquittal of Jesse Teplicki interesting;

      1). As you correctly note, he was up against a manufacturing charge (I assume that comes with “with intent to distribute” but I could be wrong) which is pretty serious. Busted for 46 plants — and he still won.

      2). He was admittedly self medicating. As the prosecution correctly pointed out, he had no recent medical records corroborating the claims of his condition. No physician took the stand in his defense, saying something like, “Yes, Jesse has a severe eating disorder that the medications I prescribe him don’t alleviate. While I disapprove of him consuming marijuana, it seems to work for him”. And he still won.

      3). Jesse Teplicki himself. His wide eyed, wide open enthusiastic description of what he did and why he did it is infectious. He wasn’t sullen, shifty, or dismissive of the proceedings. I especially enjoyed his ‘reasoning’ as to why he grew so many plants: that he planted them all at the same time in late winter, and then by June the sun was hitting them just right. Not that that explains the need for 46 plants…;). He won, at least in part, because of how he presented himself and his earnest belief that he was doing nothing wrong.

      4.) And of course, The Jury. Clearly the jury wondered — individually and collectively — is this guy really a public menace? Should we really send him to prison for up to 5 years for trying to find relief from his symptoms? Do we really have to negatively alter the course of this person’s life for what 58% of Florida voters wanted to become law last November? And the answer to all those questions was “no”, arrived at in 30 minutes.

      Now the prosecution did not manufacture a shady informant to lie that he/she bought cannabis from Jesse. That despicable tactic could have altered the case dramatically. And while Jesse’s defense attorney mentioned he has six other similar cases, he probably knows not all of them will have similar outcomes. But Jesse Teplicki’s case represents a shift of significant proportions nonetheless

      Another part of one of the accompanying videos I enjoyed was when Jesse described that he was going to go home, have dinner with his wife, smoke a fat one before it, and “that’s it”. Exactly, that’s all it is.

  • Servetus

    Technology may be bringing us a more accurate way to test marijuana for THC content using a device now in development by Consumer Physics, Inc., and modeled after the Star Trek Tricorder concept.

    Designed to analyze and identify food contents, the sugar and calorie content of Jolly Ranchers, and other materials’ spectrums, the device links to a cloud database that provides online chemical analysis.

    Conceivably, the purity of other drugs such as MDMA and cocaine can be determined. Testing reliability is unknown because the device hasn’t been completely commercialized yet. If it’s effective, the handheld scanner can provide a tool for making drug consumption, in some cases at least, a safer recreational pursuit.

    • Frank W.

      “a tool for making drug consumption, in some cases at least, a safer recreational pursuit.”
      I don’t trust “tools” built by for-profit companies which will be sold to schools and LEOs.

      • claygooding

        Yes,,especially with states that may limit thc in their legal marijuana market and use it to catch growers and users enjoying untaxed marijuana.

  • claygooding

    I knew it was coming someday,,,,

    KFC Gets Occupational Business License To Sell Marijuana In Colorado Restaurants

    http://tinyurl.com/nwua35f

    Now we will get to try the really secret recipe.

  • OT
    Washington Medical Marijuana Trial Ends With Acquittal On All But 1 Charge – “Kettle Falls Five”
    http://tinyurl.com/pmfretz

    “They still may face up to several years in prison when they are sentenced later.”

    They have done enough time already.

    As to Petes article: The field testing kits should be banned from all the police departments. One false test ending in arrest is too much. This is arresting people under false pretenses. They know these kits are inaccurate. The answer is they don’t care.