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06 Nov 2012 12:00 PM   |   14454 clicks   |   Washington Post
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Maybe it's not too late to save Hostess

06 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
Beaver1224    [TotalFark]  
Obvious tag get the munchies?

06 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
If the photo at the top of the article is any indication, legalizing pot is a slippery-slope to gay marriage...
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/legalize gay marijuana?

06 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
They said, however, that they did not believe that production will rob the cartels of significant profits, saying instead that they thought Mexican drug lords would instead try to participate in legal production inside the U.S.

Except in my experience mexican weed sucks so much. It stinks like ass, has waaaay too many sticks/seeds, and is dryer than an 80-year-old nun. The only reason people purchased mexican brick weed is because it's the only thing available. If (or when) legalized, the cartels would have to seriously ramp up their production/cultivation methods (which increases costs) or watch as every person passes their "Helado y Molta" push cart and goes into a legal herb shop.

06 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
Strik3r     
We are voting to leagaize pot today ??????????????????

/ didn't get the memo...........

06 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
BSABSVR     

Paris1127: If the photo at the top of the article is any indication, legalizing pot is a slippery-slope to gay marriage...
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 560x422]

/legalize gay marijuana?


First your women start sleeping with jazz men, then your men start sleeping with each other.

06 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Taco Bell strangely silent on the matter


Possibly because Taco Bell is completely unrelated to Mexico?


I know, in the future all restaurants are Taco Bell.

06 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
SirEattonHogg     
I actually had a pot brownie from an SF dispensary 2 months ago (a buddy gets in on an expired prescription for "back pain").

Holy crap that was strong. I never was into pot because smoking it has little effect on me, but eating it? Honestly, that was like intense. 

CSB, dude.

06 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
CygnusDarius     
... Because we're farked up as it is, and having less deaths will at least make it a little bit more tolerable to live here?.

06 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Shut up Mexico, no one wants to smoke your brown weed.

06 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
davidphogan     

scottydoesntknow: They said, however, that they did not believe that production will rob the cartels of significant profits, saying instead that they thought Mexican drug lords would instead try to participate in legal production inside the U.S.

Except in my experience mexican weed sucks so much. It stinks like ass, has waaaay too many sticks/seeds, and is dryer than an 80-year-old nun. The only reason people purchased mexican brick weed is because it's the only thing available. If (or when) legalized, the cartels would have to seriously ramp up their production/cultivation methods (which increases costs) or watch as every person passes their "Helado y Molta" push cart and goes into a legal herb shop.


Apparently they already have. I've seen articles from up and down the west coast about both Asian and Mexican gangs/cartels operating indoor high end grow ops.

06 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
lewismarktwo     

Englebert Slaptyback: Taco Bell strangely silent on the matter


Possibly because Taco Bell is completely unrelated to Mexico?


I know, in the future all restaurants are Taco Bell.


Nah man, it's becuz stoopid stoners spend all their money on the weed and can only afford Taco Bell to quell their munchies.

06 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
groppet     

SirEattonHogg: I actually had a pot brownie from an SF dispensary 2 months ago (a buddy gets in on an expired prescription for "back pain").

Holy crap that was strong. I never was into pot because smoking it has little effect on me, but eating it? Honestly, that was like intense. 

CSB, dude.


I am the same way I have smoked it and just got tired and thats it woke up with a headache. But eat it and jeebus.

06 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
CygnusDarius     

CapeFearCadaver: Shut up Mexico, no one wants to smoke your brown weed.


Then why the hell so much money and guns pour down from the US?.

06 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
CygnusDarius     

davidphogan: scottydoesntknow: They said, however, that they did not believe that production will rob the cartels of significant profits, saying instead that they thought Mexican drug lords would instead try to participate in legal production inside the U.S.

Except in my experience mexican weed sucks so much. It stinks like ass, has waaaay too many sticks/seeds, and is dryer than an 80-year-old nun. The only reason people purchased mexican brick weed is because it's the only thing available. If (or when) legalized, the cartels would have to seriously ramp up their production/cultivation methods (which increases costs) or watch as every person passes their "Helado y Molta" push cart and goes into a legal herb shop.

Apparently they already have. I've seen articles from up and down the west coast about both Asian and Mexican gangs/cartels operating indoor high end grow ops.


And, the Russian Mafia is also doing business with the Zetas.

06 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
baronvonzipper     
Mexican pot grows in the Northwest is the main reason I hike in the woods openly armed. They are everywhere out here.

/know your producer

06 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
Grammatik Polizei     
Mexican cartels get more cash from heroin and meth. I don't think legalized pot will cut into their take much...

/drtfa

06 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
SirEattonHogg     
groppet

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2012-11-06 12:11:03 PM
SirEattonHogg: I actually had a pot brownie from an SF dispensary 2 months ago (a buddy gets in on an expired prescription for "back pain").

Holy crap that was strong. I never was into pot because smoking it has little effect on me, but eating it? Honestly, that was like intense.

CSB, dude.

I am the same way I have smoked it and just got tired and thats it woke up with a headache. But eat it and jeebus.


I'm the same - minus the headache. Eating it threw me for such a loop I actually had to tell my buddy that I was a bit freaked out. I didn't expect it at all. Thank goodness I didn't eat the whole brownie.

06 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
SquiggsIN     

BSABSVR: Paris1127: If the photo at the top of the article is any indication, legalizing pot is a slippery-slope to gay marriage...
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 560x422]

/legalize gay marijuana?

First your women start sleeping with jazz men, then your men start sleeping with each other.


Sounds like the start of a great party to me!

06 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
spelletrader    [TotalFark]  
Paris1127:
/legalize gay marijuana?

Absolutely, we should all be allowed to smoke whatever we choose - from weed to pole.

06 Nov 2012 12:21 PM
stuffy     
Who do you think spent a shiat ton of money to kill California's pot legalization .

06 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
SquiggsIN     

stuffy: Who do you think spent a shiat ton of money to kill California's pot legalization .


California Physicians Association?
Every pharmaceutical company with a U.S. presence?
Law enforcement agencies who depend on drug war funding and have grown accustomed to enriching themselves with the seizure of money and property from drug "offenders"?
any one of the dozens of companies that profits from increased incarceration via the drug war?

The Mormon Church in on that like gay marriage too? )

06 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
abhorrent1    [TotalFark]  
Taco Bell has nothing to do with mexican food, stoned subby.

06 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
So much Derp every legalize Pot thread.
Bottom line is: If you legalize it, anyone can grow their own stash.
If you can't, then you suck at gardening.
Two plant will get an adult through a full year of personal use, and gifts to friends.
No one will make any money outside of a few light fixture sales folks.
And the government (bought and paid for by Monsanto, Dow, Pfiser, etc, etc, ) doesn't like it.
Not one bit.
No money for them.

Boo farking hoo.

06 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
fastfxr     
I'm in Colorado and votes for it.

Don't have time to smoke, but TWOD needs to end and this is a good first step.

06 Nov 2012 12:31 PM
you have pee hands     

Grammatik Polizei: Mexican cartels get more cash from heroin and meth. I don't think legalized pot will cut into their take much...

/drtfa


They get 40-50% of their total from pot from what I've read. They'll still be big orgs, but it would take a big bite out. And if some states legalize pot, and *gasp* nothing changes, maybe people will be more open to taking a look at our drug laws in a more general way.

06 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
Bruxellensis     
I think once (if) pot is nationally legalized, then the cartels will surely struggle in that market.

06 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  

CygnusDarius: CapeFearCadaver: Shut up Mexico, no one wants to smoke your brown weed.

Then why the hell so much money and guns pour down from the US?.


Don't ask me, I'm just a pothead.

06 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
SquiggsIN     
vudukungfu:
Two plant will get an adult through a full year of personal use, and gifts to friends.


Boo farking hoo.


2 plants? umm.. no it won't get a regular user through a year.

06 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
Mateorocks     
Maybe I should read the article, but I'm guessing it has something to do with dead Mexicans.

06 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

vudukungfu: So much Derp every legalize Pot thread.
Bottom line is: If you legalize it, anyone can grow their own stash.
If you can't, then you suck at gardening.
Two plant will get an adult through a full year of personal use, and gifts to friends.
No one will make any money outside of a few light fixture sales folks.
And the government (bought and paid for by Monsanto, Dow, Pfiser, etc, etc, ) doesn't like it.
Not one bit.
No money for them.

Boo farking hoo.


Just like how everyone is already a farmer and brewer and never buys anything that can grow out of the ground or sold in the beer aisle.

Wait, that's right! Most americans pay for the convenience. Growing GOOD cannabis is a science, and most people don't have the time or motivation to dedicate to that.

06 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

SquiggsIN:
2 plants? umm.. no it won't get a regular user through a year.


Either you're chronic, or you grow bonsai weed.

06 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
TwowheelinTim    [TotalFark]  
Good one submitter. I got a good laugh out of the Taco Bell comment.

06 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
That choice will lead to a loss of $1.425 billion to the cartels if Colorado legalizes, $1.372 billion if Washington approves the ballot measure, and $1.839 billion if Oregon votes yes, the study says.

Woohoo, Oregon wins!

/Do we smoke the most pot or something?

06 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
Bruxellensis     

vudukungfu: So much Derp every legalize Pot thread.
Bottom line is: If you legalize it, anyone can grow their own stash.
If you can't, then you suck at gardening.
Two plant will get an adult through a full year of personal use, and gifts to friends.

In other words, "I've never grown pot."


06 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

scottydoesntknow: Just like how everyone is already a farmer and brewer and never buys anything that can grow out of the ground or sold in the beer aisle.

.


Here in Vermont, most people I hang with brew their own.

06 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
Bruxellensis     

vudukungfu: scottydoesntknow: Just like how everyone is already a farmer and brewer and never buys anything that can grow out of the ground or sold in the beer aisle.

.

Here in Vermont, most people I hang with brew their own.


You're losing this one, buddy. Sorry.

06 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
Firethorn     

Grammatik Polizei: Mexican cartels get more cash from heroin and meth. I don't think legalized pot will cut into their take much...

/drtfa


I think that most of their profits are from weed - it's just that heroin and meth are higher margin.

Another benefit is that under legalization, you'd have fewer growers out in parks and reserves ready to shoot innocent campers and hikers.

06 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
TwowheelinTim    [TotalFark]  

lewismarktwo: Englebert Slaptyback: Taco Bell strangely silent on the matter


Possibly because Taco Bell is completely unrelated to Mexico?


I know, in the future all restaurants are Taco Bell.

Nah man, it's becuz stoopid stoners spend all their money on the weed and can only afford Taco Bell to quell their munchies.


And smart stoners know how to get their weed for free and don't have to resort to *gag* taco hell.

06 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

vudukungfu: scottydoesntknow: Just like how everyone is already a farmer and brewer and never buys anything that can grow out of the ground or sold in the beer aisle.

.

Here in Vermont, most people I hang with brew their own.


And that anecdotal evidence definitely translates to the entire population. That's why Anheuser-Busch is close to bankruptcy, all those home brewers....

06 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  
The point is that home brewing hasn't killed the market and neither would legal home growing, but it definitely could make a huge dent in Mexican and Canadian imports, especially if made legal to sell in stores.

06 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
Crewmannumber6     
Mexico doesn't want weed to be legal any more than the US does. It's too profitable while it's contraband

06 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
SquiggsIN     
vudukungfu : everything you said is accurate except the 2 plants = 1 year supply part. Look at places where cannabis is grown legally and they are not getting those yields even with the best methods. Most plants aren't going to get you more than an ounce or a few at most. Even the highest quality cannabis can be consumed at rates of an ounce a week or more. (I have a cousin that burns about a half an ounce a day)

Just like brewing your own beer or wine, with legalized cannabis there will be ridiculous regulations preventing the sale or transfer to other parties. Most people will seek distributors for the convenience factor. However, just like microbrewers/vintners, there will always be connoisseurs who see their products as an art form and would want to grow their own.

06 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
santadog    [TotalFark]  

vudukungfu: So much Derp every legalize Pot thread.
Bottom line is: If you legalize it, anyone can grow their own stash.
If you can't, then you suck at gardening.
Two plant will get an adult through a full year of personal use, and gifts to friends.
No one will make any money outside of a few light fixture sales folks.
And the government (bought and paid for by Monsanto, Dow, Pfiser, etc, etc, ) doesn't like it.
Not one bit.
No money for them.

Boo farking hoo.


I live in Colorado. Right now "almost" anyone can grow their own stashes, and they / I don't. Anyone can grow "weed", not everyone can grow quality Med Mar. How many people grow their own tobacco? Anyone can grow tobacco.. but they don't.
I consume an ounce a month, so your "two plant" per person isn't realistic by any serious user.
Soon, you will hear the term "Big Marijuana".

06 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly    [TotalFark]  
What remains to be seen is how it would effective the prices. I suspect the high end stuff would remain about the same with huge influxes of lesser grade for very cheap. If a big enough difference, you might see alot more bubble hash and such around.

06 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

SquiggsIN: (I have a cousin that burns about a half an ounce a day)


I find that hard to believe. 14 grams a day? Does he do anything besides chain smoke one after the other?

06 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
santadog    [TotalFark]  

Wasilla Hillbilly: What remains to be seen is how it would effective the prices. I suspect the high end stuff would remain about the same with huge influxes of lesser grade for very cheap. If a big enough difference, you might see alot more bubble hash and such around.


Lived in Austin, Texas.. and now in Colorado. When I moved here in 2006, an ounce was the same price as in Austin for good quality bud (around $400). Now, I can get an ounce for $175.00 and it's better than the Texas variety. Prices didn't drop in Austin. We see a ton of hash here.

06 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
wambu     

Strik3r: We are voting to leagaize pot today ??????????????????

/ didn't get the memo...........


Make sure to vote twice.

06 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

santadog: I consume an ounce a month,


That's. . . a lot.
Soon you will have MASD telling you you're chronic.
Just like if you drink more than one beer in a lifetime.

06 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
Leeds     

Paris1127: If the photo at the top of the article is any indication, legalizing pot is a slippery-slope to gay marriage...
[www.gannett-cdn.com image 560x422]

/legalize gay marijuana?



You know what they say: Once they go hermaphrodite-

You've got seeds.

06 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
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