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I have been involved in the marijuana industry for a long, long time. I can’t speak for all areas, or all circles, but in Oregon, there is one fact that I believe above all others in the marijuana industry – people smoke more recreational marijuana in the summer than in any other part of the year. Feel free to disagree with me, but all Oregon veterans will tell you that their most profitable months have always been during the summer. I believe there are a few reasons (and admittedly, no statistics) to support my claim.
During the summer months, there is so much more going on. Festivals seem to be abundant. I know I have been to almost a dozen of them so far, from the Spring Gathering in San Bernadino to the Oregon Country Fair just outside of Eugene. Every event, I made sure to have as many blunts, joints, bowls and brownies as I could, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. I don’t know what it is about sitting on some grass listening to music with a bunch of other stoners that gets me going, but it does.
Another big event that goes on a lot during the summer that results in A LOT of marijuana consumption is camping. If you are a pothead, and you go camping, you make sure to pack a smoking device and marijuana way before you think about a tent or anything else. If I had to chose, I would sleep under the stars with a full pipe way before I would pass it up for a tent.
Another factor is that school is out, so there are a lot more people working that weren’t. I had so many classmates in high school and college that had to scrum together money for an eighth once every never during the academic year. But when they got their first paycheck from their summer job, they were smoking like a broken chimney.
Does anyone else feel the same out there in TWB land? Do you consume more marijuana during the summer, or another part of the year? Are things different in your area than what I’m talking about in Oregon? Curious minds await your responses….
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What’s good homies, this story is coming from the Cook County Jail in Illinois. April 23, 2010, 32 year old Heriberto Viramontes attacked two women as they were walking home on a Bucktown sidewalk on the 1800 block of North Damen. Now on June 11th of this year, his girlfriend was arrested minutes after leaving the jail after leaving some bud taped under the table in the visitor’s room! If that wasn’t enough stupidity by one person, more people were allegedly involved, including 50 year old Jerom Prusa, the guard who allowed this all to happen. For the full story click here.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Prusia was suspended pending an employment hearing and he resigned from the LaGrange Park Police Department, where he worked as an auxiliary officer. Prusa faces a slew of charges, especially after officers also found two knives in his uniform. Both Viramontes and Lundgren were charged with one count each of bringing contraband into a penal institution.
Alright, I usually believe everyone should enjoy herb no matter what. But this guy is pretty much undeserving of the good, let alone life for the things he did. These fools are stupid and all need to rethink they’re shit. Be about that paper, not jail.
|Graphic: Break The Matrix|
Name one government program that for 40 years has failed to achieve any of its goals, yet receives bigger and bigger budgets every year. If you said “the War on Drugs,” you’ve been paying attention.
|Photo: Colombia In Context|
|Professor Bruce Bagley, University of Miami:
“I think we have wasted our money hugely”
|Sen. Claire McCaskill: “We are wasting tax dollars and throwing money at a problem without even knowing what we are getting in return”|
Jesus Christ was a toker. No, this isn’t some attempt by this website to convert the more ecclesiastical internet surfers to toke up when they’re reading the bible. It’s grounded in the real-life readings of ancient religious texts. Read on to find out just how the Big JC and his followers used marijuana to help heal, and propagate the more mystical components of early Christianity.
According to the Guardian:
Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published this month.
The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings. The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract, according to an article by Chris Bennett in the drugs magazine, High Times, entitled ‘Was Jesus a Stoner.’
Ohhhh. So it’s High Times that’s issuing this decree about Jesus using marijuana for it’s health benefits. But, not so fast with your dismissal. High Times has always taken pains to avoid impropriety in their articles since it’s considered a fringe publication. So author Chris Bennett took pains to avoid biased research. Witness this proclamation from Carl Ruck, a professor of Classic Mythology at Boston University:
‘There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion…Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures.’
So what does this mean? Well Mr. Bennett ends with this conclusion:
If cannabis was one of the main ingredients of the ancient anointing oil and receiving this oil is what made Jesus the Christ and his followers Christians, then persecuting those who use cannabis could be considered anti-Christ.
It’s not a terrible stretch of the imagination to understand his summation. Jesus and his followers used marijuana and marijuana oil to help the sick , and also for their own inclusion in the early cloistered group that came to be Christianity. Jesus is considered God’s son, and marijuana was the bulwark against infirmity and pain for his followers. Thus, fighting against marijuana would pit you against Christ; hence, it’s Anti-Christ.
Now let’s try and make sure the more devout Christians, who believe marijuana is a tool of the devil, don’t decide to burn me in effigy
Two weeks ago, we launched our new organization, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), to bring citizens together to work toward legalizing marijuana in2012.
Already, thousands of people like you have stood up and pledged their support for going back to the ballot next year.
With that kind of support, I am confident that we can win. Together, we’re going to build this organization, brick by brick, and lay the foundation for an even stronger grassroots movement — but we need your help to do it.
That’s why, today, we are launching our Founding Members program. With a contribution of $25 or more, we’ll place your name on your own personalized virtual brick on our website’s Founders Wall, publicly recognizing you as a Founding Member of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform.
To recognize friends like you, we’re building a virtual brick wall, symbolizing the support we have for cannabis policy reform.
Each brick represents a supporter of the cause, with his or her name engraved on the front, along with a personalized comment. Our virtual wall will let the world know everyone who is a part of this new effort from the very start.
Every contribution counts. If we build our virtual wall with just 1,000 bricks, we’ll have already raised $25,000 for our cause.
Will you buy your own personalized brick right now — so we can add your name to our Founding Member wall?
Your contribution to CCPR will help us build the movement we need to end cannabis prohibition in California. Together, we can lead the nation to a more sensible drug policy — brick by brick.
We are extremely grateful for your support.
Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform
P.S. Want to check out how the Founding Member wall is already shaping up? Click here to check it out — and then click here to buy your own personalized virtual brick.
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|The One Hitters are already kicking the Drug War’s ass — now they want to beat the drug warriors in a softball game|
Once again, the softball team representing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has backed out of playing a softball game against the One Hitters, a team consisting of members of several drug policy reform organizations and others who want to end the “War On Drugs.”
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|The One Hitters dominate the Congressional Softball League|
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|The mighty One Hitters strike fear into the hearts of the ONDCP Czardinals and drug warriors everywhere.|
That sucks. Maybe she just wanted to know where you buy your marijuana? Haha.