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Celebrations in Oregon

Yes, marijuana is now legal in Oregon.

Hundreds celebrate marijuana’s new legal status in Oregon

Each state that gets added to the mix increases the validity of legalization, adds more evidence to the non-problematic nature of legalization, and reduces the perception of legal states functioning as “pot tourism” locations, making it then easier for more states to consider it.

It would be nice to have it reach Illinois.

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85 comments to Celebrations in Oregon

  • thelbert

    the government will never willingly allow freedom without conflict. eventhough the “rulers” will kill you for using pot, i advocate that people take their rights without permission. reject the mind games of prohibitches.

  • claygooding

    OR is top contender for any move by me if my family situation adapts or evolves into my moving.

    I wish someone would track real estate and rental rates,,they will climb because many have no family ties or careers that cannot be realized in OR.

    Now comes the education of the prohib politicians that think they can control a market by law.

    As long as we continue to spread the knowledge of how to grow your own and make safe medicines from the plant no corporation or government can ever own this plant.

  • jean valjean

    I understood that the Liquor Control Commission had made it all but impossible to legally buy any cannabis in Oregon. Any truth in this?
    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/oregon-legalizes-pot-week-thanks-liquor-control-commission-you-cant-buy-it

    • yeah, the bureaucrats have muddled the works but… sales slated to begin in Oct

      and yes I be legal – about damn time!

      Our friend Little Miss Appleseed and I have an image to honor the day: https://www.facebook.com/courtney.appleseed.3?fref=ts

      • Duncan20903

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        Ummm, the OLCC is still within the timetable specified in M-91. As a matter of fact the Legislature has passed and Gov. Brown signed into law a bill which will implement retail sales much sooner than required by the law created pursuant to the voters approval of Measure 91. I gotta tell you, I never even dreamed that I’d live to see the day.
        Kate Brown signs sweeping marijuana regulatory bill that also lowers several pot crime sentences

        (How weird is it to have two Governor Browns? Those Governors of States which share a border no less. Then there is also two Gov. Walkers, in Alaska and Wisconsin respectively.)

        • no complaints here… we BE a freaking 300 mph freight train and ain’t nobody stopping us. I’m as content as I’ve ever been on the topic. Oregon has a great collection of good hearted and smart activists and enough curmudgeons on hand to keep the pot stirred (heh) as well as a collection of great young folks (thanks SSDP!)… so I doubt there will ever be a retreat here. In fact I’m hoping Ginny Burdick loses her ass in 2016 and adds to the NotDwight cannabis voter momentum.

          watched the local evening news tonite and the newscasters were definitely under the influence of a contact high.

          We’re legal and I can calmly say “Fuck Calvina and all the Sembler and Anslinger clones (Kev…)”

          I mean it’s not like I really ever cared. I’ve always gone about my bidness with only a good head and a cautious eye (thanks for the ‘tude Dad). I still can’t believe the shenanigans I’ve involved myself in. Smuggling weed into and thru TX was admittedly a rush but it worked. I think my friend started his CPA bidness w/ the profit from that. I spent most of it on women and drugs – the rest of it I probably wasted… 😀

          Between the GI Bill and having a great Thai stick connection in the ’70s college was an affordable hoot (and once again, you know where my money went).

          Went hiking/shooting along a nice creek last week w/ my bro’ and we ran into the nat’l convention of Rhodes scholars being held in Florence, OR. They all had name tags and finally I stopped one and looked and asked what the tags were for. When they told me they were Rhodes scholars I asked if that meant they designed highways and stuff.

    • DdC

      Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed
      The odd situation—weed is legal, but there’s nowhere to buy it—has caused marijuana proponents and entrepreneurs to take the very welcomed step of simply giving samples away. The Oregonian reports that the Portland chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) will celebrate the momentous event by gathering on the west side of the Burnside Bridge at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. At midnight (therefore July 1), all 21+ adults with ID will be given free marijuana and cannabis seeds, courtesy of medical marijuana providers and activists.

  • NCN

    Gotta love the West Coast. Congrats Oregon!

    • if CA legalizes would be a completely legal drive from San Diego to BC…

      • DdC

        CA is legal since 1996 for anyone for any reason. It’s the Compassionate Use Act not some MMJ Incrementalism. Buying it in a dispensary requires an ID card that can be bought many places. But it is not required to possess. As of now CA has no authority to bust anyone for growing unless someone tweaks a “legal” initiative to give state cops jurisdiction. As it is all Californians are legal. Not that that means anything to drug worriers. Won’t in any state as long as the Feds keep it in the CSA.

        Police Say the Biggest Pot Raid in Years Wasn’t Really About Pot

        Note. Compassionate Use Act not the MMJ Act

        • tensity1

          Ah, but the out-of-staters with no connections will eventually be able to get some legal access; but yes, CA was the vanguard, as it usually is in many things.

        • Matthew Meyer

          That’s funny to read, because right now in many California locales, cannabis is less legal now than it’s been for years. Millions of Californians live in the “ban-wagon” counties, where land-use law has become an end-run around Prop 215, and significant portions of strapped local budgets are being spent on choppers and guys in tactical gear running around the hills, looking for gardens to raid.

        • DdC

          Whats funny is thinking a state law will protect the ignorant areas stoners or sick. Only removing it Federally will take the authority away from the reefer phobic locals. A state law “legalizing” won’t change the ignorance. It’s already legal and it’s already being sold in civilized places. There is no more legal in any state. Especially the MMJ regulated. All of the CA busts are non cannabis “legally” using Fed EPA and State Fish and Wildlife and Zoning laws. Some agreed by growers to be assholes trashing the place on others property just to grow. Same as coming to civilized places to squat on public and private land diverting streams and using chemicals. Fuck that. Or regular building code and fire code. Some normal business and some fascist tactics around prop 215. But again the AG doesn’t have to intervene as long as CSA backs her or Haag up. Which a bastardization of Prop 215 won’t do. Reality verses desperation. Here’s a thought. Instead of believing the government nanny will protect you if it has a magic paper. Move.

      • tensity1

        WHEN CA along with NV (and maybe AZ) legalize in 2016, extend that drive by a half day and enjoy some bright lights and lost wages, check out the Grand Canyon (if we’re lucky), and finally head over to Four Corners. Try out the middling tourist herb in Cortez, CO, then drive a few hours more to Denver area for a hopefully better Rocky Mountain High. Who knows, maybe NM will get in the game and one could also drive to Santa Fe to take in some cool Southwest history and art and some chimayo chile dishes.

        allan, I’ve made that drive you imagine, albeit over several years and in several parts stitched together. I love the West Coast. I thought I’d extend your road trip, since I love road trips, and there’s some beautiful country in the Southwest. If I remember correctly, I believe you spent some time in NM or thereabouts.

        • Windy

          I use to love road trips, now spending much time in a car is painful, about 90 minutes is all I can take, thank the stars my daughter lives within that time frame. So road trips like that, for hubby and me, must be in the RV so I can get up and move around, or lie down and nap, when I need to do so.

        • I thank the USAF for giving me the western road trip bug. When I got of Tech School (Denver) they sent me to Mtn Home, ID. So Denver – LA – ID. The wing I’d been attached to had left and was re-stationed back east (SC I believe) so I spent a week on vacation w/ pay while I waited for new orders. Orders arrived and I went to Bergstrom AFB in Austin, TX. With 3 or 4 days travel time thrown in…

          Yeah, I love driving the west… good herb and good tunes and the desert… hell yeah.

        • Crut

          Was at 4 corners literally a week and a half ago. But we didn’t pay $30 ($5/person) to see a small plaque on the ground…

          Most national parks that we visited were rated per vehicle ($20), and those were PARKS, not a silly arbitrary point. Oh well, it was a nice trip otherwise. Can’t wait to come back and do some hiking in Zion…

        • Chris

          You’d better include Michigan in the 2016 legalization list!

      • kaptinemo

        And thus the Republic of Cascadia might finally have a chance. I’d emigrate, you betcha.

        A nice dream, but what is behind it is the same idea as what is ultimately behind ending prohibition: taking personal sovereignty back from governments that stole it under false pretenses of ‘protecting us from ourselves’. And that scares the brown smelly stuff out of any authoritarian, the idea that you’d have the power to tell some nosy bureaucrat to bugger off, and he has to.

        That is real freedom. A freedom the prohibs pay lip service to, but are terrified of.

  • claygooding

    It’s Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

    A series of papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association is starting to correct the shameful legacy of drug war politics over cannabis science. But a research catch-22 persists.

    http://tinyurl.com/nvvhx8j

    The nation’s top medical organization released a major series of papers on medical cannabis last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a move that constitutes a small step for the AMA, but a giant leap in cannabis medical history.

    In five key papers, teams of researchers systematically reviewed dozens of clinical studies of marijuana, speaking in clear language that the “use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence.”

    THUD,,,the AMA is beginning to quit running from the cure.

    • DdC

      The only thing official about the AMA is they are still working for Fat Pharma…

      AMA Calls For Ending Nixon’s Lie? November 10 2009
      The CSAPH report concluded that, “short term controlled trials indicate that smoked cannabis reduces neuropathic pain, improves appetite and caloric intake especially in patients with reduced muscle mass, and may relieve spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis.” Furthermore, the report urges that “the Schedule I status of marijuana be reviewed with the goal of facilitating clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines, and alternate delivery methods.”

      • claygooding

        They may be but kev kev’s ability to say the AMA doesn’t recognize marijuana as a medicine just ended,,,and the psychological impact of his diatribes just lost another stone block in his fucking wall.

        It doesn’t impact us on the couch much when they lied for big pharma but they just had enough science whipped on their ass that as was stated two years ago,,,the position that marijuana is not medicine is untenable a fact.

        • kaptinemo

          Naw, he’ll just say the AMA was ‘duped’, and that ‘we need more studies’.

          This is what happens when you politicize science; it invariably becomes driven by bureaucrats. In this case, bureaucrats with guns.

    • kaptinemo

      The best, as usual, is saved for last:

      “Still, as half-hearted and equivocal as the JAMA papers were, they contributed to a rising tide of mainstream validation for cannabis that’s washing away its prohibition.

      “Culturally, the fight is over. We won,” Lee said. “The pro-cannabis side has conquered the culture. Now politics is catching up.” (Emphasis mine – k.)

      And there it is. The prohib Beast has been fatally stabbed, but it is still on its feet. Still whipping its tail, still snarling, still raking with its claws…which we all pay for.

      But…only for as long as we let our Reps and Senators think we want to.

      We have the numbers to roll over any special interests, now. The sheer electoral numbers cannot be vote-scammed. And the pols, friendly or not, are realizing this.

      A concerted campaign of thanking our friends, and letting our opponents know of the increasing fragility of their continued political existence by going against the majority of that electorate, will have the desired effects.

  • kaptinemo

    Yay, Or-uh-gun! Another chunk of the prohib pallisade crumbles (Monty Python Holy Grail Narrator’s voice) “…and there was much rejoicing”.

    Now watch the prohibs get even more twisted up. They’re already ‘borderline’. This could push them over into apoplexy. As in “he was so mad, he didn’t know whether to sh*t or go blind.”

    (Evil wolf grin) We can hope, anyway…

    • Duncan20903

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      I’m hoping that at least a very substantial percentage of their numbers will soon be suffering from chronic, incurable brain lock. They most certainly have an appointment with extreme cognitive dissonance in the not too far distant future. While there’s never been any documented cases of chronic brain lock associated with extreme cognitive dissonance, the studies were done on people with full sized brains not prohibitionist pee brains. So keep your fingers crossed!

      • kaptinemo

        ‘Pee brains’.

        Even if it is a typo, it fits.

        With this continual obsession with pee-pee, they have to be urine fetishists. They do have pee on the brain, at all times. It’s a wonder they don’t chase little kids down the street while clutching specimen bottles.

        I’ve said it before, and it merits repeating: these are sick, sick people.

        • Duncan20903

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          I’m pretty sure that I meant to spell it that way because I originally typed pea. Hey, it might not amuse others but it sure had me chuckling for hours and hours after I posted that. Still, it has to be discontinued because research scientists have been working on getting brain cells to grow. The researchers are using urine to achieve that end. They use the phrase pee brain to describe brains after administration of their urine therapy.

    • kaptinemo

      The old definition of having apoplexy was to have a stroke.

      When I say that the prohibs will eventually have the kind of public exhibition that will provide inappropriate behavior, I am not speaking figuratively.

      They are so heavily emotionally invested in prohibition that they have lost much in the way of social balance. And, needless to say, some have less self-control of their emotions than others.

      That has physiological impacts. Not the kind that are beneficial. Cognitive dissonance is a female dog. Sooner or later, one of them will snap, and probably violently. And they’ll do it in front of a camera.

      Being an old fart, I recall the Presidential debates of 1976, where Prez Ford essentially lost the election with one incredibly unbelievable outburst. Even Carter was genuinely stunned, as you can see from his face, a true “Whatwuzat? What dafuq did I just hear?”

      I’m waiting for the prohibs to lose it like Ford did, only it won’t be during some intellectual exercise like a debate, but probably much worse. I will leave it to the reader’s imagination what the circumstances will be. But they will elicit the same reaction in their audience that Carter and myself and every person watching that night had. And that will be the final nail in prohibition’s coffin.

  • Philosophical Whacks

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    If the sky fell in the middle of a vast, uninhabited forest and no one was there to hear it, would the prohibitionists blame it on cannabis?

  • Duncan20903

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    They certainly couldn’t have picked a better day than today to do this. As of today I’ve been choosing to enjoy cannabis for a full 38 years. That doesn’t make me feel anywhere nearly as old as does the fact that my eldest sister turns 70 in September.

    But it isn’t all bad. Baby boomers suffering from Alzheimer’s will soon make everyone forget about the cannabis addled driving hysterical rhetoric. It’s gonna be a high way cluster puck, no doubt.

    • kaptinemo

      Already sent them some moh-nay. Life sentence for a joint; how f–ked up is that? It’s Will Foster, all over again.

      And they wonder why young people are leaving Kansas. (You have to wonder how many went to CO, hmmmmm? CO right now is a money magnet – as reformers predicted it would be.) It’s like many of the Canadian Prairie provinces; local culture so repressive that those who can are picking up and moving to Ontario and BC.

      Towns there and here face eventual extinction due to loss of people due to prohibition laws, and chasing out the more creative people – as a great many cannabists seem to be – will cost them dearly.

      • Towns there and here face eventual extinction due to loss of people due to prohibition laws, and chasing out the more creative people – as a great many cannabists seem to be – will cost them dearly.

        the folly of following fools…

        • kaptinemo

          You know, this is getting monotonous: We said this would happen. Right here…and it came to pass. CO tax coffers are proof.

          We said that the center of fiscal gravity would shift to the first States that re-legalized, and the money would flow in that direction. Industries to service industries to service industries springing up almost overnight. Yea, verily, it hath come to pass!

          And, of course, tourism. (People from Japan are coming to the States to legally use; coming thousands of miles across the ocean just to try it legally. And that is not cheap.)

          So predictable. It really is. No crystal ball or postal envelopes needed. Just good ol’ horse sense. Which the Couch has shown it has in abundance, while our opponents have demonstrated about as much mental wattage as a night-light.

          Must be all that nerve-sheath protection from indulging.

        • Frank W.

          Sounds like certain towns in southern Oregon. As their forests and grasslands burn in record heat, draining firefighting budgets.

      • NorCalNative

        Kap, your link about the “nerve-sheath” protection is cool.

        What caught my EYE was the charitable foundation that helped fund the study: “The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation and the Israeli Ministry for Absorption of Science.”

        Florida voters who thought they were going to have MMJ in 2014’s election-cycle got buried in the last minutes with Sheldon Adelson MONEY. His cash infusion apparently was connected to his CASINO business but there’s no doubt he was a huge reason why Florida is without MMJ currently.

        • kaptinemo

          Yeah, the connection is weird, huh? I keep hearing Alanis Morrisette’s voice in my head: “Isn’t it ironic?”

          Or maybe not so weird, as there is intense economic competition as to who will develop and market cannabis (grrr) pharmaceutically. Recall who identified THC and where it happened.

          As it stands, the Israelis are light-years ahead in developing various medicinal cannabis applications, even as nerve-agent antidotes. And they aren’t about to let the rest of the plant go to waste, either.

          While we, stoooopidly, plod along.

          We invent the hemp decorticator technology, making hemp a new economic means of making that much vaunted ‘pie’ bigger, and instead we make Nature illegal. Dumb

          And it’s not just hemp: We let someone else come along and take the ball and run with it. VCRs. LEDs, etc, all invented here, but were not produced here, not until after foreign companies began to export them. Amurikan corp-rat kultur, blinded by short-term, next-quarter-and-no-further thinking, couldn’t see the potential.

          Nearly all that crap we get from from overseas wasn’t dreamed up there, but here. But we buy it from them.

          Embarrassing. Just embarrassing.

  • Sorry for the OT, but I went to http://www.drugwarrant.com and got this:

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

  • Happy Smoke

    Still craving another mecca to Colorado after last years
    epic adventure and dispensary tour. Travel 1000+ miles to get my magic happy smoke medicine? You betcha.
    Now I must get to the Pacific Northwest which I haven’t seen yet anyway. Washington has the epic Fruity Pebbles cannabis which is rainbow colored when it is growing.
    A local buddy grew some Oregon before a state police run grow shop entrapped him and it was very impressive.
    My favorite along with Headband, G-13, Dairy Queen, and Heavy Duty Fruity.

    • darkcycle

      Just cut down an 818 Headband the other day. Very heady smoke, just the tiniest hint of Kush, otherwise it’s diesel-ey good.
      Can’t wait for it to dry and cure!

    • claygooding

      A friend vacationed in WA and brought me a gram of the “Fruity Pebbles”,,,have no idea what it looked like growing but it tasted like Fruity Pebbles on the intake with a slight skunk after taste on the exhale.

      Prolly the best pot I have tried so far.

  • Durkin

    “It would be nice to have it reach Illinois.”

    I’m thinking even bigger. I want it to reach South Africa.

    Some of us are trying, at least:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-jvi_l3L-g

    • NorCalNative

      Durkin, the South African Sativa known as Durban plays a big part in the California MMJ scene.

      Cherry Pie, a slice of terpene heaven uses Durban in the cross along with Granddaddy Purple (GDP). This is a flower that has great smells at every part of consumption from opening the container, splitting apart the flowers, the inhale, and the exhale. Very stoney as well.

      Girl Scout Cookies, another popular High-THC favorite has Durban Poison in the cross with OG Kush.

      Also, South African Sativa varieties are known to have THCV a cannabinoid not frequently found outside of African cannabis.

      Before killing my television I was a fan of a show filmed in J-berg called “Strike Back.” The views of the city from the hills is really nice. I’d love to visit some day.

  • A great moment for Kevy McPoopiepants:
    http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/article/2015/06/29/sabet-vs-booker/

    If you have the stomach for the whole committee hearing:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UYOcDouVkG4

  • claygooding

    Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional And Unjust

    Jacob Sullem

    Next Thursday I am scheduled to debate Robert White, co-author (with Bill Bennett) of Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America, on Glenn Beck’s radio show. Each of us will get half an hour or so to make his case before taking questions from Beck and each other. Here is what I plan to say:

    http://tinyurl.com/nrk3q29

    No link to the debate but I will be watching Glenn Becks schedule for it,,never watched an entire GB show before.

    I expect Robert White to exhibit some of the teeth gnashing spittle slinging tactics of Linda Taylor over the loss of his profits in vested spinoff industries that depend on marijuana prohibition continuing.

    Perhaps we get to watch Kapt’s forecast of a prohibitch meltdown,,,what a kick!!!!

    • kaptinemo

      What I want to know is: Who requested the debate, first? White, or Sullum?

      Prohibs have moved Heaven and Earth to make it appear that they were above debate, and thus our position was not worthy of their august deliberations. They could get away with that so long as ignorant, benighted, cannabis-‘naive’ Grammaw and Grandpaw had their political and social backs, and kept voting for prohib pols.

      Well, it’s a whole new ball game. That backing has vanished, as the Grim Reaper and demographics have removed prohibition’s greatest supporters from the voting booths, to be replaced by people tired of DrugWar BS.

      They’ve had their intelligence insulted once too many times. They are vastly more socially and politically savvy due to better information sources and more of them. They know they’ve been lied to all their lives, especially about cannabis. And they want it re-legalized now.

      What’s a poor prohib to do, but crank up a PR sound machine designed for a generation that now is either deaf or dead. The prohibs have a fundamental inability to understand the mindset of this new electorate, so they try to pass off this retread as something ‘hip’. As if we didn’t know to check the expiration date. All they have intellectually is the equivalent of grocery store music from 3 decades ago.

      Used to be they sneered at us, called us ‘whacky legalizers’ at DEAWatch. They still sneer, but they hope you don’t see them sweating at the same time. They have always feared public rhetorical evisceration at the hands of a reformer who knows his scheisse, and for them to be willing to go verbal mano-a-mano with Sullum shows the degree of their desperation.

      It’ll be a slaughter. Hand Jacob one of those butcher’s aprons; he’ll need it to keep their rhetorical blood off of him. And have HAZMAT standing by; it’s toxic, too

    • Crut

      That was supposed to happen back in May? Maybe the show hasn’t aired yet?

        • kaptinemo

          Like as not, despite any virulent denials to the contrary, Mr. White represents the system in its totality.

          Jacob asked him what moral justification he had to support violence against non-violence. Just as Kevvie, White cannot claim that, since he resides in the intellectual (translation: propaganda) side of prohibition’s house, that he’s not responsible for the innocent blood flowing under his door coming from the enforcement side down the hall. Especially not when his job is to justify the unjustifiable, in the form of rationalizing an excuse for that innocent blood.

          The cognitive dissonance is catching up, in unusual ways. All White could come up with is the stale old prohib tropes and tripes we have heard since 1982. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. They don’t get a second chance, anymore.

  • Nunavut Tripper

    Peter Hitchens says marijuana causes acts of terrorism.He knows because the Tunisian killer was once stopped by the police for a weed offence.

    Read about it here

    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2015/06/yes-the-tunisian-killer-was-on-cannabis-too-so-what-.html

    • Frank W.

      Please warn a brother if your link will take me to the Daily Mail’s site. I feel like I was just groped in an elevator, and not in a fun 80s-porn-elevator-scene way. Mailonsunday.uk??

      • Nunavut Tripper

        Sorry Frank for sending you to British Prohibition Central

        I couldn’t get over the prohibs connecting violence and cannabis with the absolute weakest sort of evidence, not unusual for the Daily Mail.
        At least they’re entertaining for a minute or two.

      • Nunavut Tripper

        Wow Hitchens has a bigger ego than I thought. He’s so arrogant and defensive about his own drinking habits and then takes several paragraphs to explain why he’s not really a hypocrite.
        In my country we call him a little prick.

      • Will

        Peter Hitchens is schooling absolutely no one with that overwrought blog post. He’s similarly aligned with Michele Leonhart’s deeply philosophical reasoning, “Drugs are illegal because they are bad, drugs are bad because they are illegal”. Perish the thought he might consider the basis for the illegality of some drugs as the root of the problem. No, he’s a good little moral toady.

    • DdC

      “It’s easier to fool people
      than to convince them they have been fooled”
      ~ Mark Twain

  • Dr Carl Hart:

    “The notion that we should live in a drug free world is not even worth discussing”

    http://t.co/OmbhwZsASY

    • jean valjean

      Lemurs getting high as kites on millipede poison….oh the depravity…..
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LwQ0ZiTYkQ

      • Servetus

        Millipedes are a veritable little pharmaceutical chemical factory. A UK garden variety of Glomaris marginata, the millipede that rolls up into a hard little ball when it’s disturbed, has similar chemical defenses:

        G. marginata produces noxious chemicals to ward off potential predators, as many millipedes do. One to eight drops of a viscid fluid are secreted, containing quinazolinone alkaloids, dissolved in a watery protein matrix. These chemicals act as antifeedants and toxins to spiders, insects and vertebrates, and the fluid is sticky enough to entrap the legs of ants. — Wiki.

        Quinazolinone alkaloids include the heterocyclic compound once sold as the Quaalude®, generically known as Methaqualone. It’s suspected the natural Quinazolinone, when consumed, acts to make insect predators sluggish so they’re rendered vulnerable to birds and other insects.

    • Hope

      Thanks, Allan. That’s a great piece. Everyone should read it.

  • Servetus

    At some late-breaking point, even the most arterially-calcified prohibitionist politicians are forced to admit the medical benefits of cannabinoids and other marijuana compounds:

    Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) have all begun speaking up about the need for more clinical research on the marijuana plant compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD. The three sit on the powerful Judiciary Committee, which has a key voice in setting the federal government’s firm stance on pot in all its different forms. […]

    Grassley, the chairman of the powerful Judiciary panel, told the audience at a narcotics caucus meeting that it’s not an “inconsistent position” to embrace the beneficial components of the pot plant even while rejecting pretty much everything else about the drug, adding that doctors prescribe morphine but don’t recommend their patients go out and smoke opium or heroin. Feinstein and Hatch also spoke about the potential benefits from CBD, and complained that current drug laws impede the parents of sick children from access to what appears to be a helpful medicine.

    The blinders aren’t completely off. The scientifically illiterate still promote further research instead of action. They still reject pot for pleasure, as they believe they can legislate morality, not realizing laws are useless if they force someone to dislike something they don’t already hate.

    • kaptinemo

      The above named pols are old machine types, still atherosclerotically thinking they can legislatively contain reform by making CBD-only bills, and handing the business to their intended monopoly of Big Pharma campaign contributors, blocking full legalization.

      Ain’t-a-gonna-hap-pen. We see their game, and so do our allies in Congress. And Booker now has a personal bone to pick with Sabet, after Sabet’s incredibly ignorant insult to Booker, essentially claiming Booker’s CARER is the result of being suckered by ‘legalizers’.

      One day, I drove the truck at work and the brakes went out. I told the super, but the pressure had gone back up in the master cylinder and he said I was full of it.

      The next day, he drove it and the brakes went out. The truck was fixed that day.

      Blumenauer, Cohen, Booker, Gillibrand, they are all getting a taste of what we had to put up with for decades, thanks in no small part to the geriatrics in both parties supporting prohibition. They have had that sinking feeling of the brakes giving out that we’ve felt for so long, having had to deal with such as Kevvie.

      But…they are in a position to fix things. And, like my former super, since they are affected personally, as the old saying goes, “When it gets personal, it gets done”.

    • kaptinemo

      ” Feinstein and Hatch also spoke about the potential benefits from CBD, and complained that current drug laws impede the parents of sick children from access to what appears to be a helpful medicine.”

      AS IF THEY HAD NOT HAD A VERY OBVIOUS HAND ALL THESE DECADES OF OBSTRUCTING THAT SAME RESEARCH?!

      I said they’d try this. They are trying to climb on our bandwagon and take it over, acting as if all our complaints for the last 40 years about Uncle’s monopolizing of weed research in the hands of prohibitionists, who dragged their feet when their shoes were paid for by us, never happened.

      As if the reform movement didn’t exist.

      What about the buried 1974 anti-cancer study, DiFi? What about the Kaiser study 20 years later that duplicated the results and was also deep-sixed, Grassley? And Hatch? Double for you. Let’s see if you are REALLY serious about the need for cannabis research AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH BOTH OF THOSE STUDIES!

      • DdC

        Franken Feinhatch are not rolling over with enlightenment. Fat Pharma groupies are looking at CBD and only sold in pill or tincture form.

        what appears to be a helpful medicine.

        1898-1952 – Online Dictionary
        n. 1. A strong-smelling Asian plant (Cannabis sativa), also called hemp, from which a number of euphorogenic and halucinogenic drugs are prepared. The euphoric effect is predominently due to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

        Webster’s Dictionary 1952
        Also employed in medicine, for its anodyne, hyponotic, and anti-spasmodic qualities.

        Seems they’ve known about it a while now DiFi. Curiouser and Curiouser. I thought THC was discovered in the 1970’s?

        http://antiquecannabisbook.com/

        • claygooding

          Appx 18 months ago the NIDA had a contract with a KY pharmaceutical mfr to produce freeze dried cannabis in double ought capsules,,of course they were probably done with the government produced ditch weed but it is probably a preview of big pharma’s next cannabis pill,,they will prolly be suspending it in an oil/gel filled capsule so it can’t be smoked but it will be their Alzheimer/Dementia/arthritis pills.

  • Hope

    Yay! Hugs and kisses, Allan!

  • DdC

    Is he running for a third term?

    Obama Plans Broader Use Of Clemency To Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders

    This Is a Big Win for Marijuana and Researchers

    Here’s the real reason why marijuana is illegal in the US
    Reagan’s escalation of the drug war led the U.S. to go from 150 people in prison per 100,000 to where it stands now, just over 700 per 100,000.

    Plus as sir Hilary said In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion?

    Clinton: I don’t think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. I hear it in my country. It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it…

    July 4th Fireworks Misfire Into Colorado Crowd, Injure 9

    Sabetage SAM Anti pot cruds dropping bombs on stoners…

  • Windy

    Just thought everyone would enjoy seeing this hypocritical candidate for prez’s comment on “marijuana”:
    https://www.facebook.com/cannalawblog/photos/a.633950640026832.1073741828.625474004207829/866253423463218/?type=1&theater