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bullet image SNL Mocks NYC’s New Weed Policy: You Can Have It, But You Can’t Smoke It In Public

Nicely done humor piece.


bullet image Via Maia Szalavitz, an example of the complete lack of professionalism (and facts) in so much drug science reporting. A study showed that, in a study of Emergency Department (ED) visits 2/3 of overdoses were from prescription opioids. So that site, among others, reported that “Such overdoses were a factor in more than two-thirds of ED visits nationwide that year.”

Um, no. There are other reasons that people go to Emergecy than just overdoses.

What made this particular article so worthy of inclusion as the example was this gem: “They found that not only were prescription opioids involved in 678.8 percent of overdoses…” Wow, that’s a significant percentage.


bullet image I’ve been busy with another project recently – I’m actually acting in a play this time. It’s “Viral” by Mac Rogers – a very black comedy with some very controversial subject matter, including suicide and fetish. I play Snow, a distributor of “specialized entertainment.” Opens tonight and runs through Wednesday.

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67 comments to Odds and Ends

  • primus

    Left a nasty comment on the site pointed out by Maia. Total lack of logic in that article. I suggested a class in elementary arithmetic and another in logic for the airhead who wrote it.

  • claygooding

    When Kevin and Patrick claim marijuana is the number one illicit drug “involved” with ER visits it is the same tactic because the data gathered comes from the required ER admission form where all drugs used within the last 24 hrs are listed and has nothing to do with why the patient is in the ER.
    And besides that,,,what illicit drug would you expect to be number 1 showing up on those forms except number 1?

    http://tinyurl.com/kbnd9gu

    Former Kent County Jail guard caught in Marijuana butter scandal is dead.

    One of the former Kent County corrections guards caught up in that marijuana butter bust is dead. 49 year old Tim Bernhardt had 22 years on the force when he was arrested last March. He plead guilty to a reduced charge last month and was scheduled to be sentenced to up to two years in prison on December 11th. Bernhardt’s lawyer says the former officer died on Sunday, but did not share any other details. The Kent County Sheriffs office has not commented. “”END””

    Two days ago an article reported that the above officer was “snitching” his partners out for a lighter sentence,,I searched back eight pages and 3 days and never found the first article.

    I am sure they have all the evidence required to prove he committed suicide,,assisted suicide prolly.

    This is why the drug war must end,,the money created by prohibition corrupts everyone it touches and it is destroying our society.

  • Servetus

    Propaganda Alert: American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 19538 is saying that secondhand marijuana smoke is just as dangerous as secondhand tobacco smoke for impairing blood vessel function. The research makes clear it’s not the active ingredients, nicotine or THC, that causes problems, just the similar compositions of the smoke itself.

    In the study, blood vessel function in lab rats dropped 70 percent after 30 minutes of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke. Even when the marijuana contained no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a compound in marijuana that produces intoxication — blood vessel function was still impaired.

    Reduced blood vessel function may raise the chances of developing atherosclerosis and could lead to a heart attack. Atherosclerosis is the disease process that causes plaque build-up in the arteries which narrows them and restricts blood flow[…]

    Marijuana and tobacco smoke are chemically and physically alike, aside from their active ingredients.

    The drop in blood vessel function from THC-free marijuana suggests that the compound isn’t responsible for the effect. Similarly, this study confirms that nicotine is not required for smoke to interfere with blood vessel function.

    Prohibitionists will be all over the new study, misrepresenting the research as best they can to promote prohibition of cannabinoid consumption altogether.

    The answer to any potential vascular problem from smoking is vaping. Vaping is odorless, it doesn’t produce secondhand smoke, and it concentrates the active ingredients for quick and efficient ingestion of a purified product. Although with wax one can miss out on some pleasant terpenes and flavanols, these can be added if they prove medically or commercially useful.

    According to the research, the vascular effect from smoking dried plant material only lasts 30 to 40 minutes, which would be expected to make smoking more harmful for tobacco chain smokers versus those who take occasional puffs off a spliff. Also, for higher potency marijuana, proportionately less plant material is burned per individual dosage.

    • thelbert

      obviously, rats should be prohibited from smoking cannabis or tobacco. i wonder why there is no concern for the spiritual and psychic health of the rats.

      • darkcycle

        W.D. Henderson expressed much the same sentiment. A researcher himself, he noted “Cannabis really is remarkably safe for humans. But laboratory mice should never use it.”

    • primus

      I suspect that the cause is carbon monoxide. It interferes with hemoglobin uptake of oxygen, and is present in all smoke, from whatever cause. Vaping does not produce any CO so it doesn’t have the same effect.

    • DdC

      More BS NIDA gutter science. No thc cannabis? When cannabis is Anti inflammatory? It also dialates blood vessels preventing strokes. So why would they test vegetable matter and call it Ganja? Leaves are not considered smokable, they contain 33% THC. Smoking oak leaves or hemp clothing would also do damage and probably do harm to all kinds of organs. As it stands forcing burning vegetation into rats to get a result has no causal connection to Ganja and Vapes are still unproven long term. Mostly synthetic parts, aluminum, plastic, steel, all polluting the environment. Probably causing more harm than anything saved using it to feel less paranoid. Plus it is paraphernalia that can get more time or bigger fines than Ganja itself in some draconian areas. I can eat a roach faster than any cop can stop me. No victims. Maybe they should test someone smoking good Ganja. Oh that might not get the desired NIDA results. Maybe we should stop passing their gossip and stop appeasing these degenerate fools. Oh wait, they have tested it, still no victims, just NIDA gossip.
      http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/848.

      Can Second-Hand Weed Smoke Cause You To Fail A Drug Test?
      http://www.cannabisculture.com/node/46938
      So, does this mean that hanging out with your pot-smoking roomies will cause you to flunk your upcoming drug test? Probably not, concluded the study’s authors, since most people won’t be in situations where they are facing GC/MS testing within the hours immediately following such extreme environmental exposure

      Can Second-Hand Weed Smoke Cause You To Fail A Drug Test?
      http://www.cannabisculture.com/node/46938

      The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Elfenworks Foundation funded the study.

      Secondhand marijuana smoke may
      Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could
      may raise the chances
      may also be harmful

      Marijuana and tobacco smoke are chemically and physically alike,
      aside from their active ingredients.

      Even when the marijuana contained no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

      Does researching casual marijuana use cause brain abnormalities?
      https://www.facebook.com/222DdC/posts/10152678958602326
      Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

      Marijuana use may lead to cardiac arrest and other hobgoblins
      http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/848
      Another new study, consistent with previous findings and strengthens the idea may lead to, may trigger, may also, more likely and therefore should be Studies have found people who use marijuana are also more likely

      Cannabis lowers blood pressure, dilates the arteries, and reduces body temperature an average of one-half degree, thereby relieving stress. Evening cannabis smokers in general report more restful sleep.
      http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/HTML/EMP/07/ECH07_09.HTM#sleep

      Endocannabinoids
      http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1683
      Antibacterial, Analgesic and Antiinflammatory

      Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy … and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with ‘scientific support’ … fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others. … The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.
      — William F. Buckley, Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

      • claygooding

        Why do heart specialist recommend people exercise,,because it does everything just described by the research yet now it is dangerous,,,,sounds to me like marijuana is jogging in a joint.
        That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

        • Crut

          I often take a single hit before my morning jog. Combined with the runner’s high, it’s usually a great start to my day.

        • tensity1

          I agree, Clay. I’ve been way too sedentary the past decade or so, and when I did synthetic cannabinoids for a while (at the time legal, and I knew exactly what cannabinoid I had), many a racing heart did I experience. I just counted my pulse, consulted with Google to make sure it was within bounds, and then got up and moved around to calm the mind and body (speeding heart should equal body movement, they considered). The pulse rate was that of a good strenuous workout. I always thought, “Hey, I’m getting some cardio that my lazy ass needs.” Sure, it won’t help you lose weight or work out the body like physical exercise, but I bet it’d be beneficial for people with mobility issues.

        • DdC

          For the long-distance runner who got caught
          – a 20-year sentence
          http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_magazine1-3.shtml
          Marijuana: the law vs. 12 million people
          Life magazine Oct 31, 1969. 25-35
          Should it be legalized? Soon we will know.

          Study links marijuana buzz to ‘runner’s high’
          http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/01/11/marijuana.exercise.reut/
          The same family of chemicals that produces a buzz in marijuana smokers may be responsible for “runner’s high,” the euphoric feeling that some people get when they exercise, U.S. researchers say.

          “Runner’s High” May Induce Marijuana-like Effects
          http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/05/07/runners-high-may-induce-marijuana-like-effects/

          ‘Wired To Run’: Runner’s High May Have Been Evolutionary Advantage
          http://n.pr/JtF4FF

          Le’Veon Bell again pulls Steelers back from the brink
          Crisis Averted: Bell Runs Steelers To Victory
          Another A-Motivational Stoner.
          https://t.co/7Eux2uMr75

        • B. Snow

          Aha, nice catch DdC, I had this same thought (more or less) go thru my head while reading Clay’s & Crut’s comments above…

          But, I didn’t have a link to anything *tangible* on the original research abstract/summary – fortunately there’s a link to it = (in the NPR blog/story) you linked to above:

          Wired to run: exercise-induced endocannabinoid signaling in humans and cursorial mammals with implications for the ‘runner’s high’

          Now, That’s a link I can feel confident in using in a debate. That’s how I would format it =

          Mostly because it’s straight from “The Journal of Experimental Biology”
          Rather than any sort of “News” site.

          No offense to any news sites, it just looks a bit more credible this way IMO.

          And that has the best, most recent description of the original study concerning the subject.

          Also (IIRC) unless I’m mistaken this research was and still is – the source for the term “endocannabinoid”, Its a very workable definition, that reads much more “empirical” than any others I’ve stumbled across.

          It’s way better an explanation than I’ve managed to come up with = during ANY of the times I’ve tried to ‘scrape together’ something close off-hand, Or “off-the-cuff” so to speak…

          Now, if I can just not lose the link this time. 😊

  • Freeman

    >> “They found that not only were prescription opioids involved in 678.8 percent of overdoses…”

    Yes, well, the hyped-up math here is pretty consistent with what I’ve come to expect from a typical public discussion of drug harms. (Millions and millions of helplessly addicted marijuana consumers, anyone?)

    It starts with academics feverishly striving to please their government paymasters, bubbles up through government propaganda, and effervesces out as a published “fact” by stenographers posing as news reporters.

  • allan

    Meep meep! zzzzoooooooooommm……

    • allan

      now this be the shit right here! Damn… do I look younger and faster? 😀

      Dial-up is a cruel master. Be gone slow ass telephone line!

      • Freeman

        Congrats on the broadband. I’ve had Roadrunner for quite a few years now. Mostly good, but my use case has me finding the upstream bandwidth inadequate. I have four security cameras and like to monitor my home while I’m away, but the 1 mbps upstream speed limits me to one frame from each camera every few seconds instead of real time. Also, I suspect Time Warner is playing the kind of games that has “net neutrality” in public discussion: even at 25 mbps downstream, Netflix stutters and rebuffers about twice an hour, and my Vonage internet phone service (which competes directly with Time Warner’s internet + phone package) stutters most of the time.

        So now I’m signed up for Google fiber! 1000 mbps upstream and down! They tore up all the streets around here and laid fiber last spring, and were supposed to have me installed by the end of summer. Now they’re saying next spring. C’mon Google!

      • Duncan20903

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        Welcome to the 1990s allan!

        • allan

          🙂 smarty pants

          I watched Sebat and Ethan. Well the start of it. By the break Kev had me so ill I couldn’t continue.

          He very much is a man pretending to be a moral superior. Having been sideswiped by a christian cult back in the ’80s I know that attitude and it’s pretty nauseating. If I weren’t such a nice guy… (sometimes I regret not occasionally being an asshat to certain people)

          I tell you what, this HS net stuff has messed w/ my usual morning schedule. I normally (formerly) had time to heat water for my coffee by the time I managed to get a decent connection (40+kbps as opposed to 28kbps). Now I turn things on and *Poof!* I’m here.

          I’m not complaining… but holy shit Batman!

      • Sukoi

        Pretty cool huh? You no longer have to wait for the tubes to warm up…

  • Frank W.

    And today came the news that the DEA is knocking down on the NFL (old mob slang). Maybe test marketing a future racket?

    • Irie

      Uhhhh….going out on a limb here, but as I know it, slavery is unlawful,correct? Well, wanting to keep the incarcerated from being released because of a misdemeanor crime (check forgery, theft of property, shoplifting, receiving stolen property worth $950, and drug possession-crimes known as crimes known as “wobblers”). I see a correlation with a form of slavery with just paying $2 dollars an hour, and the courts are screaming they don’t want to reduce their sentencing!! They are out of order, just my opinion, but I think there will be some civil rights activists that just might agree.

      • Duncan20903

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        The 13th Amendment specifically allows the use of prisoners as slave labor, so no, it isn’t always unlawful. (Hey, guess how I learned this particular piece of Constitutional arcana?:) )


        Amendment XIII

        Section 1.
        Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

        Section 2.
        Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

        Regardless of any of that I’m really hard pressed to believe that California convicts are cheap labor. The LA Times claims that the California per prisoner costs are a whopping $82,865/year.
        http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-ff-pol-brown-prisons-20140622-story.html#page=1

        The Federal Courts have the California prison system under a microscope with the CA prisons ordered to reduce inmate population to 137.5% of capacity. Quite frankly I’m very skeptical of the thought that the State is saving any money by keeping inmates incarcerated.

      • Windy

        Radley just wrote about another way courts are keeping the wrongfully convicted from being released:
        http://goo.gl/lxZ8Iy

        But a deadline makes little sense when we’re talking about people serving long or life sentences. These people just want to get out. It’s hard to see how someone like Koon could game the system by waiting to file. At worst, he knew about the earlier revelations and held off because he wanted to wait until there was enough evidence to persuade a federal court. But that isn’t gaming the system, it’s understanding the high bar in getting a court to overturn a conviction. More likely, he just wasn’t aware of all that had come out about Hayne. If the court does indeed believe that Hayne is now discredited, then Koon deserves a new trial. Perhaps a different, more credible medical examiner would look at the photos and slides from Hayne’s autopsy and come to the same conclusion, and Koon would still be convicted. Perhaps, as has been the case in the past, Hayne’s autopsy report would prove to be too vague and lacking in detail for credible forensic pathologist to draw any conclusions. If that’s the case, then it would be the state’s mistake for entrusting the autopsy to Hayne, and Koon should be freed.

        This is in part a failure of the courts, in part a failure of the federal law (and Congress for passing it), and in part a failure of the elected and public officials who have used and defended Hayne over the years. Regardless of who’s to blame, Koon was convicted due to testimony from an expert the court now admits isn’t credible. For the same court to nevertheless uphold his conviction because he missed a deadline is to keep him in prison on a technicality. It’s a cynical outcome that suggests the criminal justice system values process more than justice.

  • DonDig

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    Pete,
    Don’t know the piece but have fun acting and ‘break a leg’.
    Even when edgy and crazy, theatre is such good stuff.
    We’ll be cheering from the couch!

  • Duncan20903

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    I was walking down the road just minding my own business when this was dropped on my head as I was passing the ivory tower!
    Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Have to Lead to Commercialization

    Even better, the comments are turned on. NY Times usually limits that opportunity so if you want to give The Professor a piece of your mind please don’t dilly dally.

    • Duncan20903

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      Rats, it wasn’t 30 seconds after getting whacked on the head by The Professor when The Lapdog regurgitated this hogwash and now I’m soaked!:
      Marijuana Legalization Is Just a Gateway to Profits

      • Frank W.

        The comment folks who disagreed with Sabet are a lot more “civil” than I would be…huff…huff…

        • Duncan20903

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          NY Times reviews every comment before posting it in the comments column so that there won’t be any of that honesty nonsense.

          But as far as “Big Merrywanna” is concerned we’re screwed. We’re never going to hear the end of it now.

          Since we’re going to hear about it incessantly, here’s something from the “life, liberty and the pursuit of trivia” category: Bob Marley did not die from brain cancer. He died from melanoma which metastasized in his brain. His cancer was diagnosed when it was confined to one of his big toes. The man could have been cured with a pair of bolt cutters. He refused amputation because Rastafarians aren’t supposed to alter their bodies even to save their lives. That’s why they always appear to be having a bad hair day. It was religionism that killed Mr. Marley.

      • kaptinemo

        Consider yourself fortunate. Be glad it wasn’t Johnny Pee chasing you down the street with a specimen bottle, shrieking that you ‘stand and deliver’…publicly, too.

        Der Profezzor lately reminds me of someone I saw many years ago in DC, standing on the steps of a Federal building, regaling passersby (when he was lucid, that is) regarding his mental health problems, to no avail. People walked by him as quickly as they could.

        A sign of intelligence is being able to learn from others mistakes without having to repeat them. The other States have seen what his ‘expertise’ has wrought in WA, and apparently are not so cavalier with their taxpayer’s dollars to commission a known fox to design a ‘vulpine-friendly’ hen-house.

        WA got burned for 800,000; the other States have learned from this mistake and are signaling “No, thanks”…and are walking by him as quickly as they can.

      • darkcycle

        Went there and the Times has locked me out of my account. Weird. Anybody else have this problem?

        • Windy

          They don’t recognize my username or password anymore, haven’t been able to log in there for a couple of years, now.

  • Servetus

    The lexicographers are on our side. “Vape” has been named the Oxford Dictionary’s “Word of the Year for 2014”.

  • Crut

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    Good stuff from Cato (Originally from the American Spectator):
    Federalism should trump Drug War

    I may be getting ahead of myself, but, now that the “drug war wall” is definitely coming down, how and when do we prepare to clean up the rubble? Some reparations will be in order, but likely, most will go unjustly unfulfilled. Some crimes will never be prosecuted, but a brighter future (in at least some ways) for our kids will be coming.

    • claygooding

      I am still suggesting a 2 inch red “D” on the forehead of every person that has worked for NIDA/DEA/ONDCP so America can shun them the way they have had America shun marijuana users.

  • Servetus

    Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer accused of gunning down Michael Brown, a marijuana consumer, is now missing all his court appearances because Officer Wilson is too frightened to show up to testify against all those dangerous drug criminals.

    A St. Louis County judge just tossed a felony marijuana possession charge against a 28-year-old arrested on February 2 because Wilson declined to show up. It was the same bust that earned Wilson an award from his police department, as well as a complaint that Wilson used excessive force against the marijuana suspect.

    It was the sixth low-level drug case connected to Wilson to be dropped in recent weeks, according to information from Ed Magee, spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.

    The question arises as to whether Michael Brown would be alive today had Officer Darren Wilson been removed from regular duties, or simply undergone retraining in order to deal with the excessive force issue caused by his inglorious marijuana bust.

    Darren Wilson’s behavior and that of his police department is indicative of a social mindset that sees marijuana consumers as less than human, and therefore less deserving of human rights. For Darren Wilson, and for many other American citizens, arresting a person for marijuana possession serves the same purpose as arresting them for being black or brown.

    • FinalPiece

      This raises an interesting issue — if any cop has to defend themself against charges of misconduct, that could easily compromise everything in the pipeline. I see why the DA is so protective of cops now. Many cases would likely fall apart if arresting officers can’t appear in court. “

  • Servetus

    More new research confirms marijuana’s cannabinoids are anti-cancer agents

    The Combination of Cannabidiol and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Enhances the Anticancer Effects of Radiation in an Orthotopic Murine Glioma Model. The researchers are Katherine A. Scott, Angus G. Dalgleish, and Wai Liu, Department of Oncology, Division of Clinical Sciences, St George’s, University of London:

    Cannabinoids were used in two forms, pure (P) and as a botanical drug substance (BDS). Results demonstrated a duration- and dose-dependent reduction in cell viability with each cannabinoid and suggested that THC-BDS was more efficacious than THC-P, whereas, conversely, CBD-P was more efficacious than CBD-BDS. Median effect analysis revealed all combinations to be hyperadditive [T98G 48-hour combination index (CI) at FU50, 0.77–1.09]. Similarly, pretreating cells with THC-P and CBD-P together for 4 hours before irradiation increased their radiosensitivity when compared with pretreating with either of the cannabinoids individually. The increase in radiosensitivity was associated with an increase in markers of autophagy and apoptosis.

    There can be no question by now that the United States government, as well as other governments taking their cues from the religious right, have spent the last 80-years prohibiting a cure for glioma, as well as treatments for other types of cancer, such as adrenal sarcoma.

    • Duncan20903

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      I’m guessing that you wouldn’t want to know which company owns the just less than 1 year old patent for using organic exo-cannabinoid medicines as a treatment for glioma.

      • Servetus

        Patents operate in two different ways. One way is to make commercialization of the invention possible through the economic incentive of a temporary monopoly, the other is to prevent commercialization by refusing to license the patent to anyone. If the government is refusing to license its intellectual property on cannabinoids, then we know its intent.

        • darkcycle

          The patent Duncan is referring to is held by G.W. Pharma.

        • Servetus

          Good for G. W. Pharmaceuticals. Their patents are kinda weak because they’re combination patents—all anyone has to do is alter the suspension holding the active ingredients to bypass the patent claims—but their pursuit of the blessings of the FDA puts them in the position of having their foot in the door first. If BDS cannabinoids get rescheduled to Schedule II, the company will finally be in a position to move quickly. Perhaps G. W. will become the Big Marijuana K. Sabet is howling about.

  • Why Congress should legalize pot
    http://tinyurl.com/mexztzl

    “To realize the full potential of legalization, therefore, federal law must change. The best approach is to remove marijuana from the list of drugs regulated by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the federal law that governs prohibition.”

    “Standard regulatory and tax policies would still apply to legalized marijuana, and states would probably adopt marijuana-specific regulations similar to those for alcohol (e.g., minimum purchase ages). State and federal governments might also impose “sin taxes,” as for alcohol. But otherwise marijuana would be just another commodity, as it was before the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.”

  • Darkcycle: All in all, Kevvie looked like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming 300mph freight train.

    allan: now that’s a political cartoon!

    I give you: http://freeradicalsings.blogspot.com/2014/11/deer-in-headlights-drawing.html

    Share as you will.

    • thanks free! 🙂

      Yeah, It’s hard to act relevant when no one else will.

    • kaptinemo

      That poor car. It’ll be totaled, not from impact alone; too much of an intellectual lightweight.

      No, it’ll be totaled from the brown smelly stuff blasted all over it from the impact. Kevvie’s brand has a regrettable tendency to stink and stain long after he’s left the room. You’d have to call in the brave folks at Ft. Detrick to decontaminate the area, it’s that toxic and rank.

      Nope, don’t hit him. It splatters. Innocent bystanders might become sick from the fallout. The most effective way of dealing with him is to just gently but firmly ‘brush him off’.

      Just as American History forces us to recall such charmers as Carrie Nation in none too flattering a light for her support of alcohol Prohibition, I fear Kevvie’s name may turn out to be foremost in the minds of historians of the near future when the final chapter of drug prohibition’s long career is written…and for the same unsavory reasons.

  • Howard

    This is just great.

    Earth Knows No Joy Like Three Grannies Smoking Weed for the First Time

    http://tinyurl.com/olzu9um

  • DdC

    Snowbirds in FL following the dem party lead and DWShultz. Most were more against changing the constitution than against cannabis. 58% is a majority.

    Prohibitionist Spin on Marijuana Prove They Can’t Do Math
    http://shar.es/1X7Zu4

    The reality of Incremental Illness…

    All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization
    Could Vanish With A New President
    http://www.cannabisculture.com/node/47079

    Access to Extracts
    https://www.facebook.com/222DdC/posts/10152694639127326
    Cannabis Extracts throughout History

    Marijuana Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer
    http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread28378.shtml

    Pot Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/588
    The DEA shut down all cannabis/tumor research.
    Gerald Ford ended all public research.

  • Tim

    Oh, the media…

    These days, I’ve been busy with another issue (GamerGate).

    The consensus media is trying to push the “we harass women” narrative to deflect from the fact that, just as it as been for decades, it’s about ethics and quality. Games reporting is just as bad, if not worse, than drug reporting. I’m glad to lend my transferable skills to this new project. (It’s actually pretty much all media now. Clickbait is the new yellow journalism, and yes, we’ve benefited from it.)

    “Misogyny” seems to be the new “gateway theory” for me. 🙂

  • Sukoi

    Take a look at this:

    Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time
    http://youtu.be/IRBAZJ4lF0U

    It was posted yesterday and already has well over 8.5 million views…

    • Nunavut Tripper

      Just watched it with my wife who is also a grandma.

      The thought that came to my mind is that there are still people in this country that think they did wrong and should be arrested and punished.

    • picked up all across the media landscape… saw it on TMZ even.

  • besides being super fast I love that I now get to work on my photography in PhotoShop. Check out my latest contribution to cannabis art:

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/oregonyun/works/13073688-good-medicine

  • DdC

    Who ray?
    We’re getting better all the time…

    Today it is much more civilized,
    busting someone for cannabis possession every 51 seconds.
    https://t.co/UcLd4hYdkS

    In the old days they used to get busted every 37 seconds.
    http://blog.420petition.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Marijuana-Truth.jpg

    While Obama says “We should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks writing those laws have probably done the same thing.”
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B27kHLzCMAIYdZ-.jpg:large

    He does anyway. He can remove it in all forms as a scheduled substance. He can stop the drug war. He is talking to himself, and he is not listening. What’s this “We” shit, are we in France Monsieur? You can do it! We get a run around.

  • DdC

    Quick look, Justice.
    Hurry before its extinct
    and they put it in a museum.

    U.P. prosecutor’s ‘diatribe’ about marijuana ruins case
    http://on.freep.com/1qVezpm via @freep

    Canadians slipping into reality…

    Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin via @YahooNews

    12,000 Years
    Calculating the Enormous Potential of the Hemp Industry
    http://wll.st/1F2UOPA via @wallstCS

    Out of the mouth’s of Babble…

    Pot sales could stoke Big Pharma,
    http://nyp.st/1zc4dQU via @nypost

    D’oh! Dayum! Ya think?
    That Might Imply…

    Marijuana Legalization Means Big Money for New States

    That’s Big Money for New States they’re trying so hard to bankrupt.