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Postby monster_gardener » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:35 am

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This Thread is for news of the Drug Culture......

Marijuana and more....

Anything related....... Legal, Ethnobotanical, Narcos or Narcs/Control Freaks Gone Wild etc.

Just felt that a replacement was needed for the Miami Zombie Bath Salts thread.........

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Lots of Good Stuff ;) there unrelated to Zombies........
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Medical Marijuana Supports California Economy with Cupcakes.

Postby monster_gardener » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:52 am

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Medical Marijuana Supports California Economy with Cupcakes...

On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, the Leprechaun's, All Riled Up Factor ;)

Had Adam Carolla on..........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Carolla

Were discussing the California medical marijuana situation.........

O'Reilly was on his usual rant against medical marijuana........ said it was producing burned out zombies........ too easy to get a prescription....... :roll:

Carolla to his credit did support being able to grow your own..... :D

Also said that the marijuana of today is too strong compared to what his hippie mother used.........

Also commented with O'Reilly that there has been an explosion of CupCake Bakeries to meet the munchie mania of medical marijuana users............ 8-) :lol:
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Re: Drug Culture News - Marijuana and More

Postby Simple Minded » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:11 am

Here you go Monster Gardener,

This was posted previously, but fits well in this thread.

http://www.socionomics.net/2009/07/the- ... ohibition/
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Do Good Times Make People Tolerant or Control Freaks.....

Postby monster_gardener » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:09 am

Simple Minded wrote:Here you go Monster Gardener,

This was posted previously, but fits well in this thread.

http://www.socionomics.net/2009/07/the- ... ohibition/


Thank you VERY Much for your post, Simple Minded.

Very interesting article..........

Social mood influences people’s actions and their social judgments. In times of positive mood, people have the resources to enforce their social desires. They can afford to express the black and white moral issues preferred during bull markets, and drug abuse is a favorite target.


I'm not sure about this.....

On a personal level when I am in a good mood, I believe I am more tolerant...........

During times of negative mood, on the other hand, society’s priorities change. People have other, bigger worries and begin to view recreational drugs as less dangerous, if not innocuous in offering stress relief, pain reduction and the ability to cope with the pressures of negative social mood.


I'm not sure about this either but it sounds more reasonable..........

On a personal level when I am in a negative mood, I believe I am often but not always less tolerant......

I understand the pain and stress relief angle and compassion often has a foundation in pain but pain can also produce impatience......
"Don't have time or energy for this 'nonsense'" syndrome......... Perhaps that is related to the commentary that negative mood increases violence..........

Was surprised to read this..........

In February, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his view that states should make their own rules on medical marijuana use and that federal raids on pot dispensaries should cease.


AIUI that was 2009....... What gives with this Federal crackdown in 2011..........

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/sto ... /50685362/
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Re: Drug Culture News - Marijuana and More

Postby YMix » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:17 pm

Comparing illicit drug use in 19 European cities through sewage analysis

The analysis of sewage for urinary biomarkers of illicit drugs is a promising and complementary approach for estimating the use of these substances in the general population. For the first time, this approach was simultaneously applied in 19 European cities, making it possible to directly compare illicit drug loads in Europe over a 1-week period. An inter-laboratory comparison study was performed to evaluate the analytical performance of the participating laboratories. Raw 24-hour composite sewage samples were collected from 19 European cities during a single week in March 2011 and analyzed for the urinary biomarkers of cocaine, amphetamine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and cannabis using in-house optimized and validated analytical methods. The load of each substance used in each city was back-calculated from the measured concentrations. The data show distinct temporal and spatial patterns in drug use across Europe. Cocaine use was higher in Western and Central Europe and lower in Northern and Eastern Europe. The extrapolated total daily use of cocaine in Europe during the study period was equivalent to 356 kg/day. High per capita ecstasy loads were observed in Dutch cities, as well as in Antwerp and London. In general, cocaine and ecstasy loads were significantly elevated during the weekend compared to weekdays. Per-capita loads of methamphetamine were highest in Helsinki and Turku, Oslo and Budweis, while the per capita loads of cannabis were similar throughout Europe. This study shows that a standardized analysis for illicit drug urinary biomarkers in sewage can be applied to estimate and compare the use of these substances at local and international scales. This approach has the potential to deliver important information on drug markets (supply indicator).

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Using the mean daily COC estimate (708 mg/day/1000 inhabitants) and a total European population of 502 million people, it appears that during the study period, approximately 355 kg/day of pure cocaine was used in Europe. It is clear that this is only a crude estimate, based upon the testing of only 2% of the population from a selection of cities and countries over a limited period.


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Postby Enki » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:57 pm

So, I say about 75 years before they start installing sensors that monitor the output of your toilet to see if you are putting any sort of contraband down it.
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Re: Drug Culture News - Marijuana and More

Postby Typhoon » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:57 pm

Mexican meth: Cheaper, stronger and filling the void after crackdowns in US

ST. LOUIS — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factorylike "superlabs."

Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high.

"These are sophisticated, high-tech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision," said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. "They're moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it."

The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said.


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Better Mexican Meth than for Uz Dumbasses to make it here...

Postby monster_gardener » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:58 pm

Typhoon wrote:Mexican meth: Cheaper, stronger and filling the void after crackdowns in US

ST. LOUIS — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factorylike "superlabs."

Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high.

"These are sophisticated, high-tech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision," said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. "They're moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it."

The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said.


Free market enterprise always finds a way to meet demand . . .


Thank you VERY Much for your post, Typhoon.

Maybe be a 'good' thing :|

Best that the meth heads get their junk without leaving the chemicals and waste products laying to contaminate houses here........

And for young kids to die from drinking sodium hydroxide in cup they thought had fruit juice that their dopey dumbass doper parents left lying around when they were making meth :roll: :evil: ..... Real incident............
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Re: Better Mexican Meth than for Uz Dumbasses to make it her

Postby Typhoon » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:09 pm

monster_gardener wrote:
Typhoon wrote:Mexican meth: Cheaper, stronger and filling the void after crackdowns in US

ST. LOUIS — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factorylike "superlabs."

Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high.

"These are sophisticated, high-tech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision," said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. "They're moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it."

The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said.


Free market enterprise always finds a way to meet demand . . .


Thank you VERY Much for your post, Typhoon.

Maybe be a 'good' thing :|

Best that the meth heads get their junk without leaving the chemicals and waste products laying to contaminate houses here........

And for young kids to die from drinking sodium hydroxide in cup they thought had fruit juice that their dopey dumbass doper parents left lying around when they were making meth :roll: :evil: ..... Real incident............


Wow.

And perhaps one day US consumers, er, citizens will be able to buy cold medicine again without requiring
security clearance and a background check with the risk of a surprise visit from the local SWAT.
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Re: Better Mexican Meth than for Uz Dumbasses to make it her

Postby monster_gardener » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Typhoon wrote:
monster_gardener wrote:
Typhoon wrote:Mexican meth: Cheaper, stronger and filling the void after crackdowns in US

ST. LOUIS — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factorylike "superlabs."

Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high.

"These are sophisticated, high-tech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision," said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. "They're moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it."

The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said.


Free market enterprise always finds a way to meet demand . . .


Thank you VERY Much for your post, Typhoon.

Maybe be a 'good' thing :|

Best that the meth heads get their junk without leaving the chemicals and waste products laying to contaminate houses here........

And for young kids to die from drinking sodium hydroxide in cup they thought had fruit juice that their dopey dumbass doper parents left lying around when they were making meth :roll: :evil: ..... Real incident............


Wow.

And perhaps one day US consumers, er, citizens will be able to buy cold medicine again without requiring
security clearance and a background check with the risk of a surprise visit from the local SWAT.


Thank you VERY Much for your Reply, Typhoon.

Seconded.....
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Thank you VERY Much for your post, DOU.

One good tune deserves another.........

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Postby Nonc Hilaire » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Happy and wholesome!

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Postby Hoosiernorm » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:42 pm

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/18/the_lib ... _election/

The libertarian/marijuana conspiracy to swing the election
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Re: Drug Culture News - Marijuana and More

Postby Skin Job » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:11 pm

Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

But over the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multi­agency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. The feds are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush's record for medical-marijuana busts. "There's no question that Obama's the worst president on medical marijuana," says Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. "He's gone from first to worst."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne ... z29gBa8lrI
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Choom Hog the Son of a Bitch Eating Thief & Liar Obama......

Postby monster_gardener » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:41 pm

Skin Job wrote:
Back when he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama insisted that medical marijuana was an issue best left to state and local governments. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," he vowed, promising an end to the Bush administration's high-profile raids on providers of medical pot, which is legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

But over the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multi­agency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. The feds are busting growers who operate in full compliance with state laws, vowing to seize the property of anyone who dares to even rent to legal pot dispensaries, and threatening to imprison state employees responsible for regulating medical marijuana. With more than 100 raids on pot dispensaries during his first three years, Obama is now on pace to exceed Bush's record for medical-marijuana busts. "There's no question that Obama's the worst president on medical marijuana," says Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. "He's gone from first to worst."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne ... z29gBa8lrI


Thank you Very Much for your post, Skin Job.

This is a reason I call Obama "Choom Hog" .......... I

It goes back to Obuma's ;) High School Daze ;) oops I mean High School Days in Hawaii when he was with his buds ;) in the Choom Van and Obama would snatch the reefers out of his friends' hands out of turn gleefully shouting "Intercepted!".......

This Son of a Bitch Eating :twisted: Thief & Liar stole more than his fair share of the marijuana but now has expanded his interception racket to even medical marijuana.........
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Postby Skin Job » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:37 pm

I have not worked up the animus for Obama that you have, but he certainly does not seem to represent my view on any of the issues that I care about, ending the War on Drugs being one. But since Romney can only be worse on this issue, it really doesn't matter at this point.
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Possible Silver Lining to Sad Election Results.

Postby monster_gardener » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:19 am

Skin Job wrote:I have not worked up the animus for Obama that you have, but he certainly does not seem to represent my view on any of the issues that I care about, ending the War on Drugs being one. But since Romney can only be worse on this issue, it really doesn't matter at this point.


Thank You VERY Much for your reply Skin Job.

I am not sure I have as much animus for Obama as it may seem though it is increasing after Black Hawk Down Libya and the Lying that followed......

Part of it is that Obama's gaffes lend themselves so well to parody........ His Romney dog carrier gambit opened him up to being called a "Son of a Bitch Eating" ______________ (fill in the blank) when he forgot about bragging about eating dog in his biography.......

You are probably correct about Romney unless the Mormon Church President gets a message from G_d..........

What hope is there for Mary Jane if Booze, Tea and Coffee are right out.......

In the Meantime, I plan to vote for Gary Johnson.......

At the Alfred P. Smith on TV tonight it was noticeable while Romney was NOT drinking Coffee, President Obama is quite a Coffee Hound ;) :lol:

If Obama does manage to get relected, there may be a silver lining to the rightly feared flexibility he mentioned to the Russians........
Maybe after the 2014 elections when our "brave" President will not have to face any more general elections, the Choom Hog will share a little of his stash with the rest of Uz......

But don't count on it........
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Postby Typhoon » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:04 am

Economist | American politics - the view from Mexico: Legalising marijuana

AMERICAN elections are watched closely in Mexico, which sends most of its exports and about a tenth of its citizens north of the border. But Tuesday’s presidential contest is not the only poll that’s sparking interest south of the Rio Grande. On the same day, voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will vote on whether to legalise marijuana—not just for medical use, but for fun and profit. Polls suggest that the initiatives have a decent chance of passing in Washington and Colorado (Oregon is a longer shot).

The impact on Mexico could be profound. Between 40% and 70% of American pot is reckoned to be grown in Mexico. According to a recent study (in Spanish) by the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), a think-tank in Mexico City, the American marijuana business brings in about $2 billion a year to Mexico’s drug traffickers. That makes it almost as important to their business as the cocaine trade, which is worth about $2.4 billion.

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Postby Apollonius » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:41 pm

Israeli firm rolls out medical marijuana - Yolande Knell, BBC News, 3 November 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20189347


Under armed guard, at a secret location in the hills of northern Israel, rows of cannabis plants in a large greenhouse give off a sweet, distinctive smell.

In a nearby processing room, bags of dried buds and leaves are weighed and bagged. A woman in a lab coat operates a device producing dozens of ready-made cigarettes.

Cannabis is an illegal drug in Israel but this facility is allowed to operate under a government licence.

The company that runs it, Tikun Olam, uses organic methods to grow different kinds of cannabis for medical use.

Now, it has developed a new strain that could change the image of the drug.

It does not give users the characteristic high or get them "stoned".

Careful cross-breeding has virtually removed the chemical in cannabis known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which has psychoactive properties.

Instead the new plant has a high concentration of another of the main constituents called cannabidiol (CBD), a powerful anti-inflammatory.

"Cannabidiol does not bind to the brain, to the brain cells, therefore after taking it you don't have any side effects that you don't want," says Ruth Gallily, an immunology professor at Hebrew University who has researched CBD for 15 years.

"(These include) not being high, not being confused. You can drive, you can work, you can do everyday things. It's very non-toxic."






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Postby Enki » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:16 pm

It is so bizarre to me that people want to the pleasurable part of marijuana illegal. At some point it's going to become clear that 'pleasure' is what's illegal in western society.

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Postby Skin Job » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:13 pm

People act as if the pursuit of happiness specifically excludes intoxication, yet there is ample evidence many of the Founders were not strangers to a good buzz, admittedly via wine and booze, but still...
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Postby Typhoon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:07 pm

Enki wrote:It is so bizarre to me that people want to the pleasurable part of marijuana illegal. At some point it's going to become clear that 'pleasure' is what's illegal in western society.

What sort of dreary world have we created?


Indeed.

On the other hand: some signs of reason

Washington [state] Prosecutors Drop Marijuana Cases in Anticipation of Legal Pot

Boulder DA dismissing small-scale marijuana possession cases in light of Amendment 64
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Postby Hoosiernorm » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:13 pm

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83737.html

In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession.
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