A Senator talking about marijuana… “Two ounces. Just two ounces is equivalent to three joints.”
“Just two ounces is equivalent to three joints” — the Republican arguments against legal cannabis are going well. #mnleg pic.twitter.com/PYxftaaMtq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 28, 2023
2 oz = 3 joints? dude needs a better dealer
or more people to smoke those gargantuan 2/3 oz joints!
One of my window cleaning customers is an old friend of yours… David Lee-Painter, now in Moscow.
Great! Yes, David’s wonderful – fantastic person and a very good theatre artist. It’s been some years, unfortunately, since I’ve seen him.
he was complimentary of you as well – “Pete’s a great human being!” plus of course more…
After a Decade, Marijuana Legalization Is Not Going Well
I just learned that poor little Kevvie blocked me on Twitter. Whatever will I do?
The clueless Republican Senator Warren Limmer of Minnesota’s 37th District, who authored a 2012 Minnesota constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that was rejected by voters, as well as anti-pot crusader Kevin Sabet, likely have something in common when it comes to weed. Both appear to have religiously-biased oppositions to marijuana.
Kevin Sabet belongs to a Muslim sect — a splinter group known as Baháʼí that opposes the use of recreational cannabis. About 29-percent of white evangelical Protestants and about 50-percent of Catholics oppose its use. Religions with prohibitions against intoxicants in general such as Buddhism, Baháʼí, and Latter-day Saints (Mormons) oppose cannabis except when prescribed by a doctor. Other religious groups have opposed the liberalization of cannabis laws.
What is fascinating about Baháʼí is that it split off from Sufism, a Muslim sect that traditionally exalted in the use of marijuana for ascetic reasons. The history of Sufism while under colonial British control is laced with the Victorian morality of the time opposing its use because hashish was seen as not fitting well with British capitalism. A problem for Sufi acceptance of marijuana prohibition is that cannabis cannot be defined as an “intoxicant” the same way alcohol can.
From an article by Hammad Khan, Pass that chillum: Why is pot-smoking so common at Sufi shrines and why is it frowned upon? Colonialism and modernity turned hashish from a gateway to transcendence into one of degradation:
Three Camberwell Carrots = at least two oz.
The long sought marijuana breathalyzer is still a long way from realization. The government wants a technology to test drivers for recent cannabis consumption (within one hour) the way drivers are currently tested using a handheld device for alcohol consumption. Timing is key to success, as marijuana’s effects wear off rapidly compared to alcohol. The goals were not met even when bulky, ultrasensitive equipment and methods were used to analyze breath samples:
The body gets rid 0f toxic alcohol, and stores non-toxic cannabinoids in fatty tissue. Fuck what’s in the breath and test for impairment. Raise your hand if you’ve owned vehicles with sunroofs to let the smoke out.
aye! Or rolling down the windows and opening the wind wings… (auld phart reference)
Research conducted in San Francisco on psilocybin treatment for depression indicates its use does not interfere with or complicate the use of other antidepressants: