A good investment. I paid my money and the black helicopters only bother me two or three times a day, now. The advanced course ($29.95 per week) promises to get the Communists out from under my bed. I'd sign up but I'm worried about who - or what - is under the Communists.
Apparently, misconceptions about MJ use and side-effects are lingering alongside misconceptions about the nation's biggest "welfare sucks" that remain the largest U.S. corporations.
"this is just another example of the gov trying to enforce the mommy laws"
I do not believe this is a Mommy laws as you refer to it. I believe, as most look for the long-term effects of cannabis on our lives. I feel it should be legalized, but I want and hope those who are more knowledgeable of the facts than I am to look into the effects. Should it be regulated as alcohol and cigarettes? Who knows, yet?
Either way, to transport goods (legal or not) to sell across State lines is against the law, yes? It has been this way since it was passed in Congress before we were born.
There are a lot on mommy laws, but at this time, I do not think regulating the transportation of cannabis across State lines for sale is one of them.
this is just another example of the gov trying to enforce the mommy laws.until we stop trying to impress/repress/ the mommy of the world the little boys/girls will try to bully us into doing what the old woman think we should do. there is only one way to change it un-elect all the folks in-charge. I'll see y'all Halloween and we will see what we can dream up about it.
till then pleasant dreams
Interesting about that IQ study: http://www.hightimes.com/read/pot-iq-flawe…
I meet a lot of people who wish they hadn't started smoking pot quite so early in life; and others who seem to do just fine with it (like Steve Jobs, who started at least four industries and was a teenage pothead). For Brown to say "potheads" can't work 24 hours a day...well, I guess that's his new model for the workplace. Most adult marijuana smokers work, pay taxes, and should have the right to smoke a joint in the evening, and be free of insults from their elected officials.
Anyone familiar with New Zealand knows it is an ultra-conservative, nationalistic, right-wing religious and intolerant nation. Its jails are full of kids that smoked pot. Travel from Humboldt County and they will tear your baggage apart upon arrival and departure.
Governor Brown is elated to have MJ to focus upon instead of leadership.
There's few other explanations for the level for concern over 8 percentage points of IQ when the largest growth in jobs are part-time, temporary, uninsured, poverty wages, where a "public" university costs a year's salary in tuition, where there's insufficient affordable housing, healthcare and public services, in effect, the reason so many youths are filling jails, emergency rooms, rehab centers, committing suicide and yes...smoking pot...
This man is not a prisoner of war, he is a prisoner of greed. Did he think that the laws of other states have no teeth simply because he is a Californian? He was in So. D because there is big money in the oil extraction business there. Where is the environmental high ground here?
Sorry. can't get tears for him. He is where he is because of the very clear and intentional choices he made. Stop with this story, it reeks of insincerity. Some old story, only the guy is in a band you like. Please, move on.
I think calling him a Prisoner of War is a farce, I grew up in the pot game, that's why I got the fuck out of it and got legit work from day one of independence, not to say I haven't ever taken a trim job but I refuse to lock myself into pot-grow dependance. It is highly illegal and dangerous for several reasons.
It is also irresponsible to put your family in that position especially if you have children. Look at the predicament his wife is now in, angry and alone from poor decisions, misdirected anger based on the article but from poor choice nonetheless. I was a true Pot POW, stuck in the miasma of criminal behavior to fund our family life, no choice in the matter as I was a child and we were "Mom and Pop" so it really wasn't worth the risk, problem was that once they became involved in that game it was hard to extract oneself out of it.
Why it was morally irresponsible was not because of the whole "it's a plant, it should not be illegal" bullshit that Pot farmers say to themselves to justify their trips to Cabo, Uggs and Yoga Pants, Escalades and Hummers and whatever other ill gotten gains, but because if caught it can irreversibly damage the people whom you actually care about, sure the vacations and cool stuff is alluring but do you really want to leave your children without parents if you go to prison? Not to mention being a positive role model who shows their children that a "free ride" mentality is not OK?
It IS just a plant and should not be a punishable offense but plain and simple you are selling it as a controlled substance and profiting from a black market endeavor, that makes you a fucking criminal plain and simple no matter what drug or how harmless it may be. Legalize the shit and be done with it, then go ahead and grow to your hearts content, you won't hear one complaint from me but don't give me this song and dance that we have to feel sorry for someone who knew he did wrong and accepted the risk, he lost plain and simple, 5 years is a light sentence considering the "devil weed" mentality the government has about MJ....
Gee, Brett and Julia are seeing their life disrupted because Brett grew and sold marijuana. They're upset because he received the mandatory minimum federal sentence to prison. His brother and others are experiencing hardship too. Let's back up the whining train a minute here. Did they not know those activities were against the law? Did they not know the prison system is full of drug offenders serving long sentences?
The brothers try to take solace in Obama's comments that he didn't see marijuana as any more harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. Do they have any idea what that statement represents? Do they know or think about the personal tragedies that have befallen users and innocent second-hand bystanders from use of those two drugs? Do they want to legally enable another drug to add its victims to the traffic accidents and cancer wards of America?
Whatever happened to personal responsibility here - to spouse, family, community? If your thinkin is stinkin you make lousy choices. It was, after all, their CHOICE to engage in criminal activities was it not? If Brett (and his brother) CHOSE to risk doing the time, the least they could do is lessen our exposure to their whine - 'cause that's what it sounds like to me. If they want to avoid unlawful profits and reside in a weed-accepting society that is going nowhere, go to Jamaica man!
Just to be clear, Brett was not caught transporting any illegal substances. In fact, he is charged with conspiracy, which means there only needs to be allegations of the future or past plan to aid in the transport of said illegal substances. This case is a perfect example of the flaws within the Federal system. Conspiracy charges were design to aid in prosecution of cartel related criminals in the 1970's and 1980's, not to focus on non-violent offenders. A sentence of 5 years with no chance of parole is absolutely outrageous. This is even more clear when we can see the attitudes about marijuana changing on a national level. Although, as mentioned in the article, the laws are decades behind the attitudes. Even the President admits that it is "not worse than alcohol and cigarettes". So why are we wasting tax dollars, law enforcement resources, etc. on cases such as this when we have so many more important issues to address in our society. The War on Drugs is a failure. It has not produced the desired results for which it was designed, it has cost the tax payers billions of dollars, ruined the lives of many individuals, and catalyzed the prison-industrial complex. Not to mention increased the profits derived by true international drug cartels by creating a black-market. Furthermore, details of this piece were completely omitted. The article didn't even mention that Professor Dan Faulk was also involved in the interview and discussion. What I hope is that the Department of Homeland Security agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents, and the South Dakota DA involved in this case (and others like it) really examine their own actions and intent and ask themselves, "is this worth it? Is my work really keeping society safer?" In this case, among many others, it's obvious that the answer is, "no". Shanda is absolutely on point on this one. Could be doing real community service to "payback" for his actions, and instead is going to have part of his life taken from him, which will hurt the community, friends, and family.
Shanda has a good point! And watch the Newspapers lately it seems those using the harder drugs are the repeat offenders of more serious crimes which makes no sense that the jail has a revolving door to them.
What angers me is that this man could be doing Community Service and supporting his family instead of being incarcerated and costing the Tax Payers money.... while Meth Users go in and out revolving doors.
Five years for over 200 pounds isn't a light sentence, but it's not the end of the world either. A guy named Jeff Mizanskey is doing life in a Missouri prison for allegedly being involved in a plan to buy 5-7 pounds.
If you think what the Petrolia guys got is unfair, you might want to check out this petition at Change.org:
What is the solution addressing arrest happening now?
Would it not be more positive to keep the arrest to those using public lands and poisoning water streams, not those who grow on their property using appropriate tools?
Our local Law Enforcement receives funding from busts through the eradication process through the Forest Service, State and Federal governments. To stop arrests pertaining to grows on private lands would we not need to remove the funding?
I am curious to, was not MacFarland arrested for illegal transportation across state lines? Are there not permits required to transport from state to state goods and products? This would definitely need to be changed, yes?
Cannabis needs to be legalized, but it also needs to be regulated for safety, just as alcohol is. It is just too bad it will be a few years before it is openly legal the way our present Congress works.
Thank you to the North Coast Journal for this important coverage of the world of weed. No one should go to jail for a plant. http://the-human-solution.org/ Is a growing national organization that provides support and outreach. Please contact us about active court cases and pot POW prisoner #'s and addresses. There is a contact form on the website. Humboldt County needs an active chapter. Be the change you want to see in the world!
"...resembles what would happen if you layered the phrase "duuuuude" with several Instagram filters." Brilliant, TinTin!
I'm glad someone out there is debunking all of those dumb, un-fact-checked Facebook memes.
a bad habit, a vice, no worse than booze or smokes .. he needs to study more.
Hopefully ecig compnaies can come together with marijuana companies ( i imagine marijuana will be legal in the usa in under 10 years) maybe vapourlites will be the first brand to link the two ?
Um.... Do you realize the organizers tried to have the event at 2 fairgrounds in the area and were denied due to the nature of the event? Maybe you should direct your discontent to the event venues in the area. The Emerald Cup would be in the Emerald Triangle today if not for those rejections. Maybe everyone who is upset about losing their "sports franchise" should call the fairgrounds in the area and let them know how you really feel. This entire article felt like a waste of time. Thanks, S
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