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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by macbill, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Christmas sweaters, KFC and lots of weed: Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson’s adorable bromance


    It was a fitting Christmas present from one world renowned pot enthusiast to another.

    The country music legend Willie Nelson lit up social media this week when he tweeted a photo of himself in a red and green sweater depicting a marijuana leaf adorned with lights and a star and “smoke weed everyday” printed in white letters.

    The phrase is the famous closing line from the hip hop anthem “The Next Episode,” featuring Snoop Dogg. And, indeed, the sweater was a gift from the rapper himself.

    “Thank you @SnoopDogg for the Christmas Sweater,” Nelson wrote.

    While the exchange may have been, by some appearances, a lighthearted attempt to plug Snoop Dogg’s clothing line (when he reposted the picture of Nelson on Instagram, he linked to his online store), it was nothing out of the ordinary for the two artists. For years now, the 83-year-old king of outlaw country and the 45-year-old hip hop star have maintained a warm, humorous and utterly adorable friendship, formed over — but not necessarily defined by — their mutual love of marijuana, which both have long celebrated in their songs and public appearances.

    As the story goes, Snoop Dogg and Nelson’s bond blossomed in a haze of pot smoke one day in the Netherlands in 2008. Esquire journalist Andy Langer had gotten high with them back-to-back the previous year and wrote about it for the magazine. (cont)
     
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    ‘I played stoned’: Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff

    BEFORE he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.

    In fact, Britton — who also played for the Chicago Bears but left the league in 2014 — tells The Post he played three NFL games while high on marijuana.

    “NFL games I played stoned were some of the best games I ever played. Cannabis cements your surroundings,” he says. “A lot of people say they’re useless when they smoke weed. But hell, I played NFL games [while stoned], dude. My performances were solid and I felt really good after.”

    Which was the point, since the Brooklyn-born Britton was smoking to relieve, at various times, “psychological distress or sciatica or pain in my shoulders.”

    And he was far from alone.

    Asked how many NFL players currently smoke pot, Britton estimates “it’s over 50 percent and it could be as high as 75 percent.” A sports agent who asked to remain anonymous says, “The number is rumored to be as high as 80 percent.”

    There’s a growing movement among former and current NFL players calling for the league to lift its ban on marijuana. As the pro-football season wraps up Week 2, 18 athletes are sidelined for unspecified substance-abuse violations, which, says sports agent Brian Fettner, who represents a roster of NFL players, “is almost always marijuana.”

    Nevertheless, players are willing to take their chances.

    Marijuana is so prevalent that one former pro tells The Post, “I had my weed dealer meet me at the players’ parking lot after practice for a delivery.”

    SOME health professionals see the benefits of players using marijuana...

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  4. HighSeasSailor

    HighSeasSailor Strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach

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  5. Baron23

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    Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance.

    “She’s got a lot of guts,” Nelson said during a recent interview with The Associated Press in Nashville, Tennessee. “She’ll try anything. Maybe I should help her.” (cont)
     
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  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Man arrested for meth let off because it was just kitty litter

    Deputies for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office then searched Lebeau's vehicle, where they discovered a sock filled with what they believed to be methamphetamine in the car's trunk. According to a press release boasting the score, "a field test was conducted, and these 'nuggets' tested positive for methamphetamine."

    "This is another example how a routine traffic stop turned into a significant narcotics arrest in our community and may have kept our children and loved ones free from being introduced to drugs," the Sheriff's Office said in its press release.
     
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    Police: Burger King workers sold marijuana at drive-thru

    EPPING, N.H. — Police say two employees at a New Hampshire Burger King have been arrested on drug charges after authorities were tipped off that drive-thru customers who asked for extra crispy fries got marijuana with their meal.

    NH1 reports (http://bit.ly/2jViBwC) Epping Police Chief Mike Wallace said 20-year-old Garrett Norris was arrested Saturday after police conducted a sting operation. Also arrested was 19-year-old Meagan Dearborn, the shift manager.

    Wallace said drive-thru buyers would ask for “Nasty Boy,” then for extra crispy fries.

    Wallace said the drugs weren’t put in the food; they were sold in a separate container. He said the operation didn’t involve the franchise owners.

    Norris and Dearborn are scheduled for arraignment Feb. 28.

    My kind of Whopper, eh? :rockon:
     
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  9. Walter Bishop

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    Ivape? I can only imagine if this patent comes to fruition the pricing will be sky high... No pun intended. :brow:

    Apple patents a vaporizer
     
  10. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    And the legal cost for the victim is more than most can bear. And quite often the cops take your money and personal items. It then costs much $$$'s to get it back if you can, even after being exonerated.
    Some on this site have had that problem.
     
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    "The patent... outlines plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to form a vapor."

    Sounds like conduction :suspicious:
     
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  12. Walter Bishop

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    Gizmodo included a pic. I assume this is a rudimentary technical drawing or something used for the patent. I don't know too much about how patents work. But from what I understand the specs don't necessary have to be of something functioning, only a concept? But either way, looks like conduction to me as well.

    Oh Yes, Apple Just Filed a Patent for a Sick Vape



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  13. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    "Sublimated" :doh::rolleyes:
     
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  14. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    That above picture looks pretty basic. I think I could have drawn something myself that looked similar to the above pic and I don't know much about vaporizers only my experience using them.

    This could take a very long time, and is it really true? Anymore it's hard to know fact from fiction.
     
  15. Walter Bishop

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    Well filing an application for a patent doesn't necessarily mean they actually have current plans on moving forward with a vaporizer. Lot's of patent applications get filed and lead to no where.

    As to it being true, absolutely. Here is the patent application: SUBLIMATOR/VAPORIZER
     
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    So I was reading headlines and ran across one from Reuters saying "Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production" and I thought of that $200-$250 an ounce medical stuff they peddle around here.
     
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    HighSeasSailor Strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach

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    Anybody notice this Martha Stewart - Snoop Dog (T-Mobile) ad - full of weed puns during the Super Bowl?

    Click to play YouTube Video


    Can of bisque :rofl:!
     
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  20. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  21. Baron23

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    Cannabis Farm Discovered inside Cottage at Legoland
    The British police arrested two men after 50 weed plants were discovered growing in a hut at Windsor’s Legoland, which bills itself as “The UK’s Favourite Kids Theme Park.”

    Windsor is based in the County of Berkshire, located on the Thames River about 20 miles west of London.

    Workers doing a routine asbestos check at the site, just three miles away from Windsor Castle, came upon the pot farm, which was nicely equipped with lights and a watering system. (cont)

    Officer Who Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Drugs Disciplined
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida say an Orlando police officer who arrested a man after mistaking doughnut glaze for meth has been disciplined.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports that Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.

    An internal affairs report released Thursday by the Orlando Police Department found no evidence she acted in bad faith. The report says the department never trained its officers to use the department-issued roadside drug tests.

    Daniel Rushing was arrested in December 2015 when Riggs-Hopkins spotted flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’d eaten but roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance.

    A state crime lab test cleared Rushing several weeks later, and charges were dropped.
     
  22. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  24. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    GOP congressman worries about terrorists using bales of marijuana to smuggle nukes into the U.S.
    Rep. Trent Frank’s claim is dubious.


    Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivai
    While defending the need to build a costly wall along the southern U.S. border, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) claimed on Wednesday that nuclear bombs could be hidden inside bales of marijuana smuggled into the United States through Mexico.

    “I can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” Franks told CNN host Brianna Keilar on Wednesday. “We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, well, we’ll simple hide it in a bale of marijuana.”

    “And so, the implications of a porous border have national security dimensions that are very significant and that bear a lot of consideration when we talk about costs,” he added.


    Franks made a similar statement in 2012, Talking Points Memo reported, when he took to the House floor to suggest that Middle Eastern terrorists could hide nuclear warheads in bales of marijuana. At least one other Democratic congressional member, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), said in 2007 that a nuclear bomb could be smuggled with marijuana, according to the Washington Post.

    Franks has made salacious claims about the porosity of the southern U.S. border before. In 2014, he said that the militant group ISIS had operations running in Ciudad Juarez, a claim that a senior U.S. law enforcement officialsaid had no basis in reality.

    In fact, there is no reason to believe that nuclear weapons can be smuggled into the United States. As Rep. Sherman suggested in 2007, nuclear bombs are the “size of a person,” so it would hardly seem possible to smuggle such large objects.

    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are incredibly adept at smoking out marijuana smugglers as it is.

    As to the claim that the border is not secure, the U.S. government under the Obama administration ramped up the number of Border Protection agents from 10,000 in 2004 to more than 21,000 in 2011 and requested $41.2 billionfor federal funding for the Department of Homeland Security agency last year.


    while defending the need to build a costly wall along the southern U.S. border, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) claimed on Wednesday that nuclear bombs could be hidden inside bales of marijuana smuggled into the United States through Mexico.
     
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  25. grokit

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    Huge cannabis farm 'was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers'
    Three teenagers were found working in slave-like conditions at former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire

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    Several thousand plants were discovered, with about 200 in each of the 20 rooms.

    A vast marijuana farm discovered in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers working in slave-like conditions, police say.

    Three British men were charged on Friday afternoon with conspiracy to produce cannabis, and conspiring to hold another person in slavery or servitude. The four Vietnamese men were released from custody, and were told no further action would be taken against them. An age assessment conducted while they were in the police station provisionally put the three teenagers at about 19 years old.

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    Police who uncovered the cannabis farm said they had ‘never seen anything on this scale’.

    This week’s discovery is an extreme example of a phenomenon police have been aware of for the past decade: the large-scale trafficking by organised crime groups of vulnerable young people from Vietnam to the UK to work in cannabis farms. Often these farms are relatively small, located in terraced houses which have been stripped inside, fitted with complex ventilation, lighting and watering systems, and are tended by a lone gardener, who is often locked into the property, receiving food deliveries through the letterbox and gardening instructions by text message.

    But police last year discovered a number of much larger operations, raiding an ex-Barclays bank in Grimsby, a disused sports centre in south Wales, and a recently emptied GP surgery in Cumbria that had all been turned into cannabis farms, tended by Vietnamese workers.

    (edited for brevity)
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...staffed-trafficked-vietnamese-teenagers#img-2
     
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