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    From Drudge;

    Marijuana playing larger role in fatal crashes

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ents/10219119/

    As more states are poised to legalize medicinal marijuana, it's looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents.

    Columbia University researchers performing a toxicology examination of nearly 24,000 driving fatalities concluded that marijuana contributed to 12% of traffic deaths in 2010, tripled from a decade earlier.

    NHTSA studies have found drugged driving to be particularly prevalent among younger motorists. One in eight high school seniors responding to a 2010 survey admitted to driving after smoking marijuana. Nearly a quarter of drivers killed in drug-related car crashes were younger than 25. Likewise, nearly half of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for marijuana were younger than 25.

    A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that 4% of drivers were high during the day and more than 6% at night, and that nighttime figure more than doubled on weekends.

    Colorado has seen a spike in driving fatalities in which marijuana alone was involved, according to Insurance.com. The trend started in 2009 — the year medical marijuana dispensaries were effectively legalized at the state level.

    NHTSA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse are now in the final months of a three-year, half-million-dollar cooperative study to determine the impact of inhaled marijuana on driving performance. Tests observe participants who ingest a low dose of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a high dose and a placebo to assess the effects on performance, decision-making, motor control, risk-taking behavior and divided-attention tasks.

    The study is being performed using what NHTSA calls "the world's most advanced driving simulator," the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator, which was previously used to study the effects of alcohol on driving.



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    It's only logical that, as the percentage of people exposed to marijuana increase, the percentage of people in any endeavor exposed to marijuana will also increase. The statement "it's looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents" assumes causality from correlation though. The article mentions the NHTSA/NIoDA study, but offers no insight on what results they have found so far.
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    NHTSA studies have found drugged driving to be particularly prevalent among younger motorists. One in eight high school seniors responding to a 2010 survey admitted to driving after smoking marijuana. Nearly a quarter of drivers killed in drug-related car crashes were younger than 25. Likewise, nearly half of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for marijuana were younger than 25.
    Drivel. Cannabis can stay in the system for a month. They could have used cannabis a week before the accident.

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    From Drudge;

    A Mercedes-Benz convertible drove into the Georgia headquarters early Friday morning, shattering the lobby's glass, and the driver was taken into custody.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...atlanta-711691

    The Mercedes-Benz convertible with a Florida license plate drove into the north side of the Georgia headquarters downtown near Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive at around 4:15 a.m., shattering the lobby's glass. It came to rest in the middle of the lobby, several yards away from any of CNN's offices.
    CNN Newsource noted the news via Twitter (and the aforementioned pun) that there with no injuries.
    A man and woman were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to local news source WSB-TV, and officers found the driver in possession of marijuana. The driver admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuana before the crash occurred. Atlanta police officer John Chafee says the driver is being charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and marijuana possession.
    Video footage shows the car being backed out of the lobby. The convertible was then loaded onto a tow truck. By 7 a.m., workers were sweeping up glass shards. A section of glass of around 10 feet high and about 15 feet long was completely gone.

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    Ol' Matt is still at it.....From Drudge;



    In bag of fast food, a surprise: Marijuana

    http://www.fredericknewspost.com/new...03059238a.html

    A trip to Sonic intended as a treat ended with a surprise twist for a Frederick woman.
    Carla McFarland said she went to Sonic on Guilford Drive on Wednesday with her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son after a trip to the library and a morning spent packing boxes. After passing chicken strips and fries to her children, McFarland, 35, reached into the bag for her own food and found a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana in a third container holding her own fries.
    “I just kind of sat there in my car in shock,” McFarland said Thursday. “I kept thinking, what if my kids had eaten it?”
    McFarland contacted Sonic's management and called police. McFarland said a manager also called police and told her that an employee took responsibility for the bag, saying that it must have slipped from her apron. The manager told her the employee had been fired.
    Franchisee John Louderback, who operates the location with his wife, confirmed the employee no longer works there. He said the incident was under investigation.
    "As this time, we believe that concludes the issue," Louderback said. He would not comment about drug-testing policies involving employees.
    McFarland said Sonic's management was apologetic. McFarland said her meal was remade and she was not charged for it. The Sonic franchise opened in May. It is the popular drive-in chain's only location in Frederick County.
    “I definitely can't say that they didn't go out of their way,” McFarland said. “I honestly think they were more in shock than I was.”
    Frederick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Bailey said the case is under investigation and no arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon. A deputy seized the suspected marijuana, but it was not clear if it had been tested and confirmed as the drug, Bailey said. She said the employee's name would not be made public unless charges are filed.
    For McFarland, the trip to Sonic was meant as a treat during a difficult few months for her family. Her husband has been in Georgetown University Hospital after surgery in May, and the family now faces eviction from its condo. The family has fallen behind on rent, with McFarland unable to work with two children.
    The nonprofit Patty Pollatos Fund Inc. is stepping in to help the McFarland family with an online fundraiser planned to begin sometime next week, founder Debbie Williams said.
    The discovery prompted a discussion about drugs and scared her daughter, who had already eaten one of her own fries before McFarland told her children to stop eating, she said.
    McFarland said she posted about the discovery on Facebook, prompting laughs from some friends. Others urged her to go public. She doesn't believe the situation is a laughing matter.
    “I think that's why everyone thinks it's so funny, because it's marijuana and it's going to be legalized,” she said. “It could have been crack. It could have been cocaine in that little baggie.”

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    People should stick to alcohol. It NEVER contributes to traffic accidents. If it did, it would be illegal!
    The proper concern of society is the preservation of individual freedom; the proper concern of the individual is the harmony of society.

    "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." - Byron

    "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." - Milton

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    For McFarland, the trip to Sonic was meant as a treat during a difficult few months for her family. Her husband has been in Georgetown University Hospital after surgery in May, and the family now faces eviction from its condo. The family has fallen behind on rent, with McFarland unable to work with two children.
    Oh, of course....

    The food from Sonic is probably less healthy than the cannabis.

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    I wish Drudge wouldn't link to this horse$#@!. The hysteria and ignorance on this issue are just incredible. I would bet you that if you showed some of these people Reefer Madness they would believe it.
    ...but when the trumpets blew again and the knights charged, the name they cried was "Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!"

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    “I just kind of sat there in my car in shock,” McFarland said Thursday. “I kept thinking, what if my kids had eaten it?”
    I would hope at 6 and 8 they would know that a bag of weed wasn't a french fry. They may not know it's weed but they wouldn't just eat it....boogity boogity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    It's only logical that, as the percentage of people exposed to marijuana increase, the percentage of people in any endeavor exposed to marijuana will also increase. The statement "it's looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents" assumes causality from correlation though. The article mentions the NHTSA/NIoDA study, but offers no insight on what results they have found so far.
    Thanks for getting it right on the first reply, +rep
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
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    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    From Drudge;

    A Mercedes-Benz convertible drove into the Georgia headquarters early Friday morning, shattering the lobby's glass, and the driver was taken into custody.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...atlanta-711691

    The Mercedes-Benz convertible with a Florida license plate drove into the north side of the Georgia headquarters downtown near Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive at around 4:15 a.m., shattering the lobby's glass. It came to rest in the middle of the lobby, several yards away from any of CNN's offices.
    CNN Newsource noted the news via Twitter (and the aforementioned pun) that there with no injuries.
    A man and woman were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to local news source WSB-TV, and officers found the driver in possession of marijuana. The driver admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuana before the crash occurred. Atlanta police officer John Chafee says the driver is being charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and marijuana possession.
    Video footage shows the car being backed out of the lobby. The convertible was then loaded onto a tow truck. By 7 a.m., workers were sweeping up glass shards. A section of glass of around 10 feet high and about 15 feet long was completely gone.
    Well, that's impossible. Marijuana makes you lazy, how could anybody who smokes marijuana possibly own a Mercedes convertible??
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Well, that's impossible. Marijuana makes you lazy, how could anybody who smokes marijuana possibly own a Mercedes convertible??
    Surely they stole it.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Surely they stole it.........
    They forgot that it wasn't theirs, man.
    The proper concern of society is the preservation of individual freedom; the proper concern of the individual is the harmony of society.

    "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." - Byron

    "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." - Milton

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    From Drudge, again;


    Pot plants slurp up California's water supply

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101816232

    California cannabis growers may be making millions, but their thirsty plants are sucking up a priceless resource: water. Now scientists say that if no action is taken in the drought-wracked state, the consequences for fisheries and wildlife will be dire.

    "If this activity continues on the trajectory it's on, we're looking at potentially streams going dry, streams that harbor endangered fish species like salmon, steelhead," said Scott Bauer of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Studying aerial photographs of four watersheds within Northern California's so-called Emerald Triangle, Bauer found that the area under marijuana cultivation doubled between 2009 and 2012. It continues to grow, with increasing environmental consequences.

    Bauer presented data to CNBC indicating that growers are drawing more than 156,000 gallons of water from a single tributary of the Eel River, in Mendocino County, every day.

    The average marijuana plant needs about 6 gallons of water a day, depending on its size and whether it's grown inside or outside, according to a local report that cited research. Pot growers object to that number, saying that the actual water use of a pot plant is much less.

    Although the marijuana business has helped revive the local economy, residents may now be feeling the effects of living alongside growers. And, as growers—some legal, some not—face an ongoing, severe drought, local law enforcement officers expect the fight over natural resources to intensify.

    "I never want to see crime increase, but I have a feeling it will, because of the commodities that are up here," said Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey. "When we get to the end of the grow season, which is August and September, the need for enhanced water availability is gonna be there, and I don't think the water's going to be there, so you're going to see people, I believe, having some conflict over water rights."
    Stream water rules in California are the same for growers of marijuana as they are for growers of any crop: Growers should divert no more than 10 percent of a stream's flow, and they should halt diversion altogether during late summer, when fish are most vulnerable to low water levels. But Bauer pointed out that those rules apply to permit holders, and most marijuana growers haven't bothered to get permits.

    With so much of California's cannabis business operating in the more lucrative underground market, and with so many growers across the region (see the map below), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Humboldt County Sheriff's office say they lack the resources to eradicate all offenders. So they target the most egregious.

    "We get those calls daily. People are upset. Somebody has dried up a stream, somebody is building a road across sensitive fish and wildlife habitat, so that is happening on a daily basis," Bauer said. "And we do our best with the personnel we have to respond to those calls."

    Sheriff Downey concurred with Bauer about the manpower challenge authorities face.

    "We have a very active marijuana unit that is out there, especially during the grow season. But we have so many grows here that we have a hard time keeping up or making a valiant dent in the marijuana growing in the county," said Downey.

    "With the increase in water usage and pressure upon that, that lucrative business becomes even more lucrative because the price of the marijuana, the value of it, goes up even though we've had a glut on the market the last few years," he added.

    One increasingly popular solution among some growers is the collection of rain water during the wetter, winter months that they can use to water crops during the dry, summer season.

    "As long as cannabis farms remain small and decentralized, there's no reason why we can't grow everything we need to meet the state's demands using all stored rain water," says Hezekiah Allen, an environmental consultant and director of public affairs for the Emerald Growers Association.
    And for some, it's a business opportunity.

    "I've heard people shut down their grow operations, bought water trucks and have changed from growing to supplying waters to the other growers," said Chip Perry, a consultant for MC2, a service that helps people obtain medical marijuana cards.

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    From Drudge;

    Bakersfield Police Find $76 Million in Marijuana in U-Haul Truck

    http://ktla.com/2014/07/10/bakersfie...-u-haul-truck/

    Bakersfield police discovered more than $76 million worth of marijuana crammed inside a U-Haul truck this week after the driver reportedly ran a red light.

    Daniel Ruiz, 22, and Jose Alcarez, 24, both of Bakersfield, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and of transporting and possessing marijuana for sale after police discovered more than three tons of pot inside the moving van, the Bakersfield Police Department said in a statement.

    Officers stopped the U-Haul about 5:32 a.m. Wednesday after it ran a red light at Bernard Street and Wendall Avenue, police said.

    After stopping the truck officers smelled what they believed was marijuana, so they called in a police dog trained in narcotics detection.

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    Another gem from Drudge;

    More Colorado drivers in fatal crashes positive for pot, study says

    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_2...tive-pot-study

    Two new University of Colorado studies paint an ominous picture of the direction of the state since marijuana commercialization, but neither provides conclusive evidence that legal pot is causing harm.

    One study shows more drivers involved in fatal car accidents in Colorado are testing positive for marijuana — and that Colorado has a higher percentage of such drivers testing positive for pot than other states even when controlled for several variables. But the data the researchers use does not reveal whether those drivers were impaired at the time of the crash or whether they were at fault.

    "The primary result of this study may simply reflect a general increase in marijuana use during this ... time period in Colorado," the study's authors write.

    The other study shows that perceptions of marijuana's risk have decreased across all age groups with the boom in marijuana businesses in the state. The study also finds that near-daily marijuana use among adults increased significantly starting in 2009, relative to states without medical marijuana laws. But the study's authors acknowledge that they cannot show Colorado's marijuana laws are the reason for the shifts in attitudes and use.

    "Even though causality cannot be established, Colorado would be wise to implement prevention efforts regarding marijuana and make treatment for those with marijuana use disorders more broadly available," the study concludes.

    Both studies received federal funding and were published online last month at the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. They mark the latest attempts to answer vexatious questions about how legal, commercially sold marijuana will impact the state.

    Quantifying problems with stoned driving has particularly stumped Colorado authorities, making the new study on fatal crashes — led by CU School of Medicine researcher Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel — especially notable.

    The study found that, in 2011, the proportion of drivers in fatal crashes in Colorado testing positive for marijuana had risen to 10 percent — up from 5.9 percent in early 2009. In states without medical marijuana laws, 4.1 percent of fatal-crash drivers tested positive in 2011 — almost identical to the numbers from early 2009. Overall traffic fatalities in Colorado fell slightly during that period.

    The Colorado State Patrol only just this year began keeping track of marijuana-impaired driving arrests. So far this year, 228 people have been cited in impaired-driving cases involving marijuana. Those cases make up about 13 percent of total impaired-driving citations issued by the State Patrol.

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    From Drudge;


    Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorado’s marijuana market


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...a-black-market


    Nascent cannabis industry splits between wealthy with clean criminal records and those who turn to less than legal methods.

    In these, the curious, infant days of Colorado’s legalisation of recreational marijuana, of shiny dispensaries and touch-screen ordering and suburban parties where joints are passed like appetisers over granite countertops, no one would notice the duplex. Plain brick, patchy grass behind chain link, it appears weary, resigned to what the tenant calls “the ‘hood” and others might call left-behind Denver, untouched by the frenzy of investment that has returned to downtown.

    The front door of the duplex stays closed. Sheer white curtains cover the living room window. A basement filtering system vents air scrubbed of the sweet funky smell of the pot growing in the basement. The tenant keeps his grow operation here small. It’s his home. That’s his grandson upstairs watching TV with strict instructions not to open the door if someone knocks. Should the cops inquire, they’d find a frail-looking, middle-age Latino with diabetes and heart problems, talking about his pension and his Medicaid and waving his medical marijuana registry card.

    The red card – part of the state’s legal landscape since 2000 when voters approved the sale of marijuana for medical use – allows the grower to cultivate a doctor-prescribed 16 plants. It does not allow him to sell what he does not consume to the underground market. It does not allow him a second grow operation in another rented house where he and a partner grew 55 plants until the landlord grew suspicious. It does not allow him to run his own little corner of a black market that still exists in the state with America’s most permissive legal pot sales.

    The grower says he recently sold more than 9kg of his weed – Blue Dream for the mellow, Green Crack for the perk – to middlemen who flipped it for almost double the price.

    “I try to keep it legal,” he says, “but sometimes it’s illegal.”

    Camouflaged amid the legal medicinal and recreational marijuana market, the underground market thrives. Some in law enforcement and on the street say it may be as strong as it’s ever been, so great is the unmet local and visitor demand.

    That the black market bustles in the emerging days of legalisation is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as residents of other states look to Colorado – and now Washington state – as the nation’s giant cannabis cookie jar. And, they add, as long as its legal retail competition keeps prices high and is taxed by state and local government at rates surpassing 30%.

    “I don’t know who is buying for recreational use at dispensaries unless it’s white, middle-class people and out-of-towners,” said Rudy Reddog Balles, a longtime community activist and mediator. “Everyone I know still has the guy on the street that they hook up with.”

    This black market boom, the state argues, is a temporary situation. As more legal recreational dispensaries and growers enter the market, the market will adjust. Prices will fall. The illegal market will shrink.

    In any case, these first curious months of the legal recreational market have laid bare a socioeconomic faultline. Resentment bubbles in the neighbourhoods where marijuana has always been easy to get.

    The resentment goes something like: we Latinos and African Americans from the ‘hood were stigmatised for marijuana use, disdained and disproportionately prosecuted in the war on drugs. We grew up in the culture of marijuana, with grandmothers who made oil from the plants and rubbed it on arthritic hands. We sold it as medicine. We sold it for profit and pleasure.

    Now pot is legalised and who benefits? Rich people with their money to invest and their clean criminal records. And here we are again: on the outskirts of opportunity. A legion of entrepreneurs with big plans and rewired basements chafes with every monthly state tax revenue report.

    Ask someone who buys and sells in the underground market how it has responded to legalisation and the question is likely to be tossed back with defiance. “You mean, ‘Who’s been shut out of the legal market?’” asks Miguel Lopez, chief community organiser of the state’s 420 Rally, which calls for legalisation of marijuana nationally.

    “It’s kind of like we made all the sacrifices and they packed it up and are making all the money,” says Cisco Gallardo, a well-known gang outreach worker who once sold drugs as a gang member. For the record, he does not partake. It rattles him a little, he says, to see the young people with whom he works shed their NFL and rapper dreams for the next big thing: their own marijuana dispensary.

    In this light, taxation is seen as a blunt instrument of exclusion, driving precisely the groups most prosecuted in the war on drug further into the arms of the black market. In one Denver dispensary, a $30 purchase of one-eighth of the Trinity strain of cannabis includes $7.38 in state and local taxes – a near 33% rate. As Larisa Bolivar, one of the city’s most well-known proponents of decriminalising marijuana, puts it: that $7 buys someone lunch.

    “It’s simple,” she says. “A high tax rate drives black market growth. It’s an incentive for risky behaviour.”

    There may be an argument there, says Lieutenant James Henning, who heads Denver police department’s vice/drug bureau, but one, don’t expect much sympathy and two, “you have to follow the law. If you want to sell marijuana, find a way to sell it legally.”

    Until then, there’s Junior.

    He’s visiting the duplex basement, standing amid the Cool-Bloom, the Rapid Grow, the bags of Coco, sharing an e-cig loaded with a hash oil cartridge with the grower. Both men insist on anonymity, for fear of being targeted by law enforcement.

    “Dude, it’s way too hot in here,” Junior says, examining a yellowing plant. “It should be, like, 80.” The digital thermometer on the wall reads 97F (36C). The portable AC broke, the grower says.

    Junior, round-cheeked, soft-spoken, a once-upon-a-time gang member, recently lost his job in the oil industry, so he’s returned to an old pastime. “Would I prefer he had his legitimate job, still?” his wife says. “Yes, but when he did he was never home and now he is.”

    You have pot to sell, Junior will find you a buyer. You want to buy? He’ll find you product. He prefers to deal in bulk, taking a small commission, usually $100 a pound (450 grams). Every once in a while, when he’s got extra bills to pay, he sells it himself. That’s much riskier, felony risky, kids-visiting-dad-at-the-jailhouse risky. But profit tempts from all directions. Two thousand dollars a pound in Colorado is $3,200 in Oklahoma or Kansas City and $5,500 in New York City.

    A July study of Colorado’s marijuana market and demand for the Colorado department of revenue estimates total adult demand, including out-of-state visitors, at about 130 tonnes in 2014. Of that, licensed retailers are expected to supply 77 tonnes, most of it from medical marijuana outlets. That leaves what the report calls a “sales gap” of about 53 tonnes of projected unmet demand. Enter the licensed home growers, the people buying legally and reselling illegally, the illegal grow and distribution networks. Marijuana production in the state “is like a shoe factory”, Balles says. “You’ve got the ones that go to Nike and the ones that go to the flea market. One way or another, it all gets sold.”

    Seven months of legality is too early to tell anything, and what is now may not be in another seven months.

    What exists now, however, is profit.

    The grower says he cleared $30,000 on his last big deal. “That’s the kind of math I want to be doing,” Junior says. He has plans to start his own grow op in his stepdad’s house. He dreams of opening his own dispensary and is now interviewing for a job at one.

    “A lot of people they look at me,” the grower says, “and they go: ‘Damn, must be nice baller, driving that new car, driving that motorcycle, taking your boat out on Sunday.’ I say I worked hard for it. ‘Oh, yeah, we know, you’re working hard, watering plants.’ I call them my money trees.”

    “They say money don’t grow on trees,” Junior says. “They’re lying.”

    The grower laughs. “They say, ‘What’s that smell?’ I say, ‘Money.’”

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    From Drudge;


    Black market boom lays bare a social divide in Colorado’s marijuana market
    Good. As always decriminalization > legalization.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Drudge again;

    Cooking Marijuana Into “Hash Oil” Causing Disastrous Fires

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...trous-fires-2/

    Across the country, emergency responders are warning people about a drug called hash oil. It’s a dangerous recipe: marijuana leaves and extremely flammable butane that can cause explosions and fires.
    While a helmet camera rolled, firefighters raced into an apartment building engulfed in flames, the disastrous end of cooking hash oil.
    Hash oil, also called honey oil, is a concentrated form of marijuana. The drug is nothing new, but authorities say it’s surging again in popularity, with instructions spread on YouTube.
    Hash oil is made by dissolving marijuana leaves in liquid butane, then cooking it. It hardens into a thick waxy dose of highly concentrated THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. When it is reheated, the vapor emitted can be much stronger than marijuana.
    “It takes much less,” said one woman. “Just a little dab will do you.”
    That’s why users call it “dabbing.” Some use an electronic cigarette. One woman described “four or five drops, and I think I took four or five puffs off of it, and I was gone.”
    Others heat it with a butane torch.
    A buildup of butane gas can explode. “Like, her skin was hanging off of her arm,” described one woman who witnessed a fire. “You couldn’t touch anything. It was so horrible.”
    Hash oil explosions have been reported in at least eight states. In Colorado, where marijuana is legal, there have been more than a dozen fires and explosions since the beginning of the year.
    One witness, Fay Berryman, said, “I heard this loud explosion that shook my house and it almost felt like a gas line exploded.”
    Major Christopher Eckert works in the State Fire Marshal’s Office in New Jersey. “A single canister of butane produces quite a lot of gas,” Eckert said. “Many times, the people that do this are impaired by the drugs themselves.”
    Major Eckert says this is something that can potentially put anyone in jeopardy.
    “You don’t know what your neighbors are doing,” Eckert said. “You don’t know what’s going on till the walls come tumbling down, basically.”
    While there have been no reports of hash oil fires here, emergency responders warn that a butane hash oil lab can be as dangerous as a meth lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    From Drudge;

    Bakersfield Police Find $76 Million in Marijuana in U-Haul Truck
    LOL U-Haul doesn't have anything big enough to hold that.

    U-Haul is hard pressed to rent you something that can hold that much cash.

    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Another gem from Drudge;

    More Colorado drivers in fatal crashes positive for pot, study says

    ...The Colorado State Patrol only just this year began keeping track of marijuana-impaired driving arrests...
    The first year of testing revealed that more drivers tested positive than the year before? Who'd have ever thunk it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Drudge again;

    Cooking Marijuana Into “Hash Oil” Causing Disastrous Fires
    Cooking ramen noodles can cause a disastrous fire, too, but I don't see anything about that on Drudge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Inflation goes to sellers, not to the Fed. If inflation is two percent, the person you buy something from is charging you two percent more. He gets that money- not the Fed.
    The seller has to pay more 'dollars' to cover his expenses, and his expenses 'went up' because the dollar is worth less than it was yesterday, but it's the seller who raised the price--and the poor, beleaguered Fed and the banks that own it didn't get richer devaluing the 'dollar' by printing more of them?

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    EAT MORE BEEF because MILK was the gateway substance that was probably used LONG before
    97.3% of these scofflaws grew up and moved on to commit these heinous acts.

    It's a known fact that excessive MILK and liquid consumption fuels bed wetters who may
    or may not grow up to write propaganda for the state.

    Slow down and think to help prevent unintended consequences!

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    OMG! Marijuana is legal!!! WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    People with addictive personalities abusing marijuana? Shocking news... I guess if it's not marijuana it will be glue.
    “Force the normies into taking sides. At the moment they are just like "meh, I am minding my own business" retreating culturally into their private bubbles and "safe-spaces" since they don't understand what is going on. When the actual "us vs them" starts, they will be forced to fight or they'll die.” - Anonymous Poster

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    Student shared pot-laced lollipops with classmates, police say

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/26...cmp=latestnews

    A police chief in Connecticut says a girl handed out marijuana-laced lollipops to classmates at her high school, and one student was hospitalized.

    Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza tells the Journal Inquirer that the Enfield High student acknowledged sharing the tainted lollipops, which were laced with THC, an active ingredient in marijuana. She said she received the candy in the mail from California.

    The police chief says a 16-year-old girl was hospitalized overnight Monday after consuming one of the lollipops. But he says the student who brought the tainted lollipops to school denied giving any to her.

    Because the student is being charged is a juvenile, she will not be arrested. Sferrazza says she'll instead be referred to juvenile court.

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    Here is just one article pointing out various studies.

    I mean, cant we actually do some studies on the subject instead of screaming "DRIVING WHILE HIGH IS BAD!!!!" It seems to me that most of the studies that try to prove driving while high is dangerous ends up proving the opposite.





    According to 4autoinsurance.com, the Top 10 reasons marijuana users are safer drivers are as follows:

    1. Drivers who had been using marijuana were found to drive slower, according to a 1983 NHTSA study.

    2. Marijuana users were able to drive straight and didn't have trouble staying in their own lanes, according to a 1993 NHTSA study done in the Netherlands. The same study concluded that marijuana had very little effect on overall driving ability.

    3. Drivers who had smoked marijuana were less likely to try to pass other cars and were more likely to drive at a steady speed, according to a University of Adelaide study done in Australia. The study showed no danger from marijuana and driving unless the drivers had also been using alcohol.

    4. Drivers high on marijuana are less likely to drive recklessly, according to a study done in the United Kingdom in 2000 by the UK Transport Research Lab. The study was actually undertaken to prove that pot impairs driving, but instead it showed the opposite -- that stoned drivers were actually safer than many other drivers on the road.

    5. States that allow medical marijuana see a reduction in highway fatalities; for instance, Colorado and Montana have had a nine percent drop in traffic deaths and a five percent drop in beer sales.

    6. Low doses of marijuana were found to have little affect on the ability to drive a car in a Canadian study in 2002. These drivers were found to be in much fewer car crashes than alcohol users.

    7. Most marijuana smokers have fewer crashes because they tend to stay home instead of driving.

    8. Marijuana smokers are thought to be more sober drivers; traffic information from 13 of the states where medical cannabis is legal showed that these drivers are actually safer and more careful than many other drivers on the road. These studies were conducted by the University of Colorado and Montana State University, exploring the relationship between legal medical marijuana and deaths in traffic accidents.

    9. Multiple studies show that marijuana smokers are less likely to be risk takers than those who use alcohol; the studies showed that marijuana use calmed them down and made them pay more attention.

    10. Cannabis smoking drivers were shown to follow other vehicles at safer distances, which made they less likely to cause or have crashes.

    "Every test seemed to come up with these same results in all of the countries they were done in," 4autoinsurance.org concludes. "Even so, insurance companies will still penalize any driver in an accident that has been shown to have been smoking pot, so this doesn't give drivers free reign to smoke pot and drive."




    http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/04..._are_safer.php
    Last edited by ZENemy; 09-26-2014 at 10:49 AM.
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    Dumbest argument ever.. Alcohol which we know causes many traffic accidents that are fatal is LEGAL so stfu dumb mother $#@!er.
    The ultimate minority is the individual. Protect the individual from Democracy and you will protect all groups of individuals
    Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. - Thomas Jefferson
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

    - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

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    very dated - Tuesday, December 26 2000: stoned drivers are safe drivers http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1775.html
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