SNL Mocks NYC’s New Weed Policy: You Can Have It, But You Can’t Smoke It In Public
Nicely done humor piece.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 itâ€™s not the active ingredients, nicotine or THC, that causes problems, just the similar compositions of the smoke itself.
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 doesnâ€™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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Can Second-Hand Weed Smoke Cause You To Fail A Drug Test?
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 studyâ€™s authors, since most people wonâ€™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?
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?
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Marijuana use may lead to cardiac arrest and other hobgoblins
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
For the long-distance runner who got caught
– a 20-year sentence
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’
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.
â€œRunnerâ€™s Highâ€ May Induce Marijuana-like Effects
‘Wired To Run’: Runner’s High May Have Been Evolutionary Advantage
Le’Veon Bell again pulls Steelers back from the brink
Crisis Averted: Bell Runs Steelers To Victory
Another A-Motivational Stoner.
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 â€˜runnerâ€™s highâ€™
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. ðŸ˜Š
>> â€œThey found that not only were prescription opioids involved in 678.8 percent of overdosesâ€¦â€
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.
Meep meep! zzzzoooooooooommm……
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!
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!
Welcome to the 1990s 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!
Pretty cool huh? You no longer have to wait for the tubes to warm up…
And today came the news that the DEA is knocking down on the NFL (old mob slang). Maybe test marketing a future racket?
In other exciting news…
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.
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?:) )
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.
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.
Radley just wrote about another way courts are keeping the wrongfully convicted from being released:
But the courts DO value process over justice, therefore he will not get a new trial.
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!
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 Doesnâ€™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.
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
The comment folks who disagreed with Sabet are a lot more “civil” than I would be…huff…huff…
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.
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.
Went there and the Times has locked me out of my account. Weird. Anybody else have this problem?
They don’t recognize my username or password anymore, haven’t been able to log in there for a couple of years, now.
Saw this on FB: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/11/18/bob-marley-to-be-face-of-corporate-pot.html
The lexicographers are on our side. â€œVapeâ€ has been named the Oxford Dictionaryâ€™s â€œWord of the Year for 2014â€.
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.
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.
The D stands for Dickhead, right?
Oh why the heck stop with just a D? Let’s go ahead and spell it out: D-U-N-C-E. Also, how about if we have Charlie Manson do the tattooing? I understand he’s gotten very good at practicing that art.
Oh my, this makes me feel ancient:Who Is Charles Manson?
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.
â€œIt 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.â€
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 Wilsonâ€™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.
“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. “
More new research confirms marijuanaâ€™s cannabinoids are anti-cancer agents
â€œThe Combination of Cannabidiol and Î”9-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:
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.
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.
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.
The patent Duncan is referring to is held by G.W. Pharma.
Good for G. W. Pharmaceuticals. Their patents are kinda weak because theyâ€™re combination patentsâ€”all anyone has to do is alter the suspension holding the active ingredients to bypass the patent claimsâ€”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
“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 thatâ€™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.
it’s hard to act relevant when no one else will act like you’re relevant.
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.
This is just great.
Earth Knows No Joy Like Three Grannies Smoking Weed for the First Time
Reality 101. Same flick different site…
Queen Cannabis â€@_QueenCannabis
Grandmas Have The Best Reactions After Smoking Weed For First Time (Video) http://elitedaily.com/humor/grandmas-smoke-weed-cards-against-humanity/856304/ â€¦ via @EliteDaily
Senior Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legalizing Pot
Marijuana and Seniors:
Americaâ€™s Underserved Could Benefit Most
I wonder when they will realize the seniors of today were the hippies in the 70’s and 80’s,,,
Apparently not so much in FL, as they’re the only demographic that voted against mmj.
If the people in FLA between 21 and 30 had went and voted instead of sitting on their azz and claiming voting didn’t matter it would not have mattered who voted against it,,4% of the eligible voters in that group says it all.
Our consolation prize is that that group now has a memory burned into their learning processes that will never go away,,,they put any reform off when the could of had it started now.
Turnout in the Miami/Dade county area (41%), and Broward(44%) was hugely disappointing. Both of those are large and largely democrat and independent areas of the state.
I’m not so sure that the consolation prize is as “burned in” as you would like it to be. Apathy is a disease.
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 Canâ€™t Do Math
The reality of Incremental Illness…
All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization
Could Vanish With A New President
Access to Extracts
Cannabis Extracts throughout History
Marijuana Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer
Pot Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
The DEA shut down all cannabis/tumor research.
Gerald Ford ended all public research.
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. 🙂
Take a look at this:
Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time
It was posted yesterday and already has well over 8.5 million views…
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:
WOW! What an amazing and beautiful mixture of stigma colors. Do you have any idea about the genetics or name of that flashy plant?
I do not know…
We’re getting better all the timeâ€¦
Today it is much more civilized,
busting someone for cannabis possession every 51 seconds.
In the old days they used to get busted every 37 seconds.
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.”
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.
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
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 Implyâ€¦
Marijuana Legalization Means Big Money for New States
That’s Big Money for New States they’re trying so hard to bankrupt.