Only in CA is this an issue. We brought you the original Prop 215 to allow medicinal marijuana. When I was in college, maybe you had pot brownies, where you would taste the actual pot, because it was not strained out, but now with technology, the ability to make candy is crazy.
Calif. Trick-Or-Treaters Warned Of Pot-Laced Candy
Updated: Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 30 Oct 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
Trick-or-treaters in California have been warned to watch out for pot-laced candy this Halloween, the Los Angles Times reported Friday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued the warning to parents in light of candy and snacks containing marijuana being confiscated from pot dispensaries.
The warning comes days before Californians vote on Proposition 19, a marijuana legalization measure.
California has state laws allowing the medical use of marijuana, but the sheriff’s department said the confiscated items were untested and unlicensed.
Officials said in their warning that parents should check Halloween candy and other snacks for indications the items were tampered with.
Makes a dude want to dress up and go out knocking on doors that smell like Indonesia, if you know what I mean…
October 6, 2010
Owners of Brett Farve rejoice!
(I am one of those owners who had to bench him, even though I was able to steal him in the 9th round of a ten team draft)
Traffic Cops, be afraid, be very afraid in the Twin Cities! remember “straight cash homie” is going to a city near you!
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bumping a police traffic officer with his car.
The officer tried to stop Moss from making an illegal turn, and Moss used his car to slowly push the officer along the street, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said.
Barrington said an assault charge was being considered.
The officer was not seriously hurt, WCCO-TV reported
Where is Ludacris when you need him?
Maybe we should extend an Amber warning to all the skeezers and skanks and scallywags (all better known as hoes, and like method man and redman, I mean it in a good way)
The Vikings sent a third-round pick to the Patriots in return for Moss, who becomes a key weapon for Minnesota QB Brett Favre.
The teams had not yet confirmed the trade. But Vikings S Madieu Williams said on Twitter that the deal was “official.”
Moss returns to the team where he spent the first seven years of his career. Moss caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 TDs from 1998-2004 in Minnesota.
It leaves the Patriots and QB Tom Brady without the stretch-the-field wideout who set an NFL single-season record of 23 receiving TDs in 2007.
From the Patriots position, they were on the come-up. First, they got more for the guy then what they paid for. When he was dealt from the blogs favorite team, the RAIDERS, they only got a 4th round pick, because they were happy to get rid of his contract and his dour attitude. (We still miss what could have been here in Oakland Randy) It is rare in the NFL that assets acquire more value later in their careers. Second, they did not have to give him an expensive contract extension.
Moss did not get a contract extension from the Vikings as part of the deal, NFL Network reported.
ESPN reported that Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke by phone to inform Moss of the trade on Wednesday morning. The network described their conversation as cordial.
For Favre, the trade gives him a serious receiving threat that he has long lobbied to acquire and that he has lacked this season with Sidney Rice injured. Favre, with the Packers in 2007, pushed the team to acquire Moss but lost out to the Patriots.
This is exactly what Father Time, I mean Favre needs to get the offense on a roll. Soon, they will get Sidney Rice back and that offense will be firing on all cylinders. You will have AP (not our boy tophatal, but Adrian Peterson) Headache (not the AND1 baller, but Percy Harvin) Moss, and Rice. Plus, you have Shank Em at TE, so weapons are everywhere.
The receiver will return to New England on Oct. 31, when the Vikings visit Foxborough to the play Patriots (a game that occurs only once every eight years). Fox was already scheduled to broadcast that game nationally at 4:15 p.m. ET.
Moss’ final game in a New England uniform on Monday turned out to be his only in more than three years in which he did not catch a pass. The Herald reported that Moss had asked the Patriots to trade him after Week 1, when he had an outburst about his contract following a win against Cincinnati. Moss later apologized and said he and coach Belichick had cleared the air.
Moss, whose deal expires after the season, said after Week 1 that he wanted to stay with Patriots but added he thought this would be his final year in New England.
Moss is set to appear on Monday Night Football for the second straight week when the Vikings travel to play the New York Jets next week. He’ll likely be matched up again with Jets CBDarrelle Revis, who hasn’t played since tweaking his hamstring on a TD pass he allowed to Moss in Week 2.
Moss will be just second player to appear on MNF back to back. Keith Browner played for the San Francisco 49ers against the New York Giants on Oct. 5, 1987, then played for the Los Angeles Raiders against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 12 (viaESPN and Elias Sports Bureau).
Since the Vikings have already had their bye and the Patriots’ is Sunday, Moss could become the sixth player to play in 17 games if he plays in the rest of the Vikings’ contests.
This is another bonus to fantasy players who got jobbed this week by his unusual lack of effectiveness. It is the functional equivalent of the “do-over” in backyard sports. I guarantee that Favre will target him early and often…he is sure to be a “hit”!
September 14, 2010
All day yesterday, I thought about what we lost and he still hasn’t fully hit me yet. The music was inspiring, and mood changing. The poetry coming from Tupac could be a total attitude adjustment.
A true artist/poet has been gone for 14 years yesterday and his music still inspires others to create good music and tell the stories of the streets that need to be heard by others. It’s been a long time and that void has not and really will not be filled by others. That is what makes the loss still so painful. We need good music, and all we are getting is bubblegum rap for the most part. We need Biggie, we need Tupac.
When I hear Dear Mama, I think of my own mother, who passed away over twenty years ago. That song as the ability to make me both happy and sad at the same time. It never fails to pull on th heartstrings.
Me and My Girlfriend always gets me to think about how Jay-Z stole my mans shit, and how clever he was with the word play to talk about the criminality and the love of firearms.
I get around brings back memories of college parties and going out to the club chasing the box. That was an immediate party song that would get people up and shaking.
While I have down down the spectrum to agnostic about religion, Hail Mary brings back time in the church as a little boy. Ronin and I used to be ushers in church and sing in the choir. We needed forgiveness for the things that we did as kids.
I don’t know if we will have a poet in the same way as Tupac ever again. It really was disheartening to be watching TV in Hawaii this weekend and seeing the VH1 top 100 performers and to see Tupac in the low 60’s. Rap may not be your particular cup of tea, but to disrespect him and have Rage against the Machine, Cheap Trick and others ahead of him is ludicrous. But, rap music wasn’t even on this list the last time they did it, so it is baby steps…but Beyonce is ahead of him? child please…
We will never know what really happened that night in LV, but, I miss you and mourn would could have been.
It seems like a natural match. Black people smoke weed…I mean, I know black people…
Calif NAACP to back pot legalization initiative
SAN FRANCISCO – The NAACP’s California chapter pledged its support on Tuesday for a marijuanalegalization ballot measure, saying current laws are unfairly used to target minorities.
The group highlighted findings it says show the arrest rate among blacks for low-level marijuana crimes far exceed those of whites in the state’s largest counties.
“Justice is the quality of being just and fair and these laws have been neither just nor fair,” said Alice Huffman, president of the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The November ballot measure would let adults possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Residents could legally grow small marijuana gardens, and individual cities and counties would decide whether to allow marijuana sales.
The NAACP’s announcement outraged a Sacramento preacher who is leading opposition to the measure.
International Faith-Based Coalition president Ron Allen said African-American leaders are distressed that one of the country’s most respected civil rights organizations would disregard the harm caused by illicit drugs among blacks.
“The NAACP does not represent the African-American community when it comes to legalizing marijuana,” Allen said.
Drug legalization advocates hailed the endorsement as a major step forward in broadening the coalition of groups who support the reform of marijuana laws. Opponents of current drug prohibitions frequently point to the issue of race and drug arrests as evidence of a flawed national policy.
“There have not been high profile organizations or elected officials within African-American communities to say enough is enough, we have to end marijuana prohibition. This is really a first,” said Stephen Gutwillig, California director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
It seems like a good match. Far too many blacks (as well as other races) are given their first visit to the penal system through a minor offense that stays with them. While this is not the reason for high minority numbers in prisons and jails, it goes a long way to explaining the phenomenon.
Now if they could just legalize puff, puff pass…
Visit by the Grim Reaper: Jack Herer, noted Weed Activist dies…Roll one up for the Godfather of HEMP ACTIVISM
April 16, 2010
(SALEM, Ore.) – The sad news has been confirmed. Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes and renowned around the world for hemp activism, has died at 11:17 a.m. today, in Eugene, Oregon.
Pre internet, The Emperor Wears No Clothes was the ish. If you wanted to run a legalization argument and didn’t have this book, you were doing yourself a disservice. The number of rounds won because of this book had to be close to triple digits. We ran it as an affirmative and we argued it as a counterplan on the negative.
Jack Herer suffered a heart attack last September just after speaking on stage at the Portland HempStalk festival. The last seven months have proven to be a huge challenge to the man, with several health issues making his recovery complicated.
Jack Herer’s health has been poor lately, this last week there have been reports of the severity, and an outpouring of prayers on his behalf.
“It’s shocking news, even after these last seven, trying months,” said Paul Stanford, THCF Executive Director.
“Jack Herer has been a good friend and associate of mine for over 30 years. I was there when he had the heart attack at our Hempstalk festival and I know he wouldn’t appreciate the quality of life he’s endured these last months. Still he will be greatly missed. I honor his memory.”
“No other single person has done more to educate people all across the world about industrial hemp and marijuana as Jack Herer. His book is translated into a dozen different languages, it’s a bestseller in Germany,” added Stanford.
“The Hempstalk stage will forever be the Jack Herer Memorial stage. And, a Memorial is planned to be built where he fell that day,” Stanford said.
“His legacy will continue to inspire and encourage for generations to come.”
His wiki page does a very good job in examining who the man was
A former Goldwater Republican, Herer was a pro-cannabis (aka, marijuana) and hemp activist. He wrote two books, the aforementioned The Emperor Wears No Clothes and Grass. There has also been a documentary made about his life called, The Emperor of Hemp. He believed that the cannabis sativa plant should be decriminalized because it has been shown to be a renewable source of fuel, food, and medicine, and can be grown in virtually any part of the world, and that the U.S. government deliberately hides the proof of this. He devoted his life to the support of cannabis, hemp and marijuana.
A specific strain of cannabis has been named after Jack Herer in honor of his work. This strain has won several awards, including the 7th High Times Cannabis Cup. Jack Herer was also introduced to the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the 16th Cannabis Cup in recognition of his first book.
In July 2000, Herer suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke, resulting in difficulties speaking and moving the right side of his body. Herer mostly recovered, and claimed in May 2004 that treatment with the amanita muscaria, a psychoactive mushroom was the “secret”.
On September 12, 2009 Herer suffered another heart attack while backstage at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon. He spent nearly a month in critical condition in a Portland hospital, including several days in a medically induced coma. He was discharged to another facility on October 13, 2009. He is “waking up and gazing appropriately when someone is talking… but he is not really communicating in any way.” He died aged 70 on April 15, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon, from complications related to the September 2009 heart attack.[8
So, if you lean that way, go out and roll one up and thank Jack, because in a lot of states, you have the freedom to…
I guess the question mark is unnecessary, since they were hanging out. The question is did he smash it like an Idaho Potato? I am hoping not…
This is your choice Reggie. From the outside, they both look really good.
But, the risk of Herpes is a million times more possible with Paris, even though she probably is the girl you would really want to hang out with. Her voice is a little annoying, but she might have finally grown into being an adult and understanding that we don’t always have to see the peach (a.k.a. the box) everytime you get out of the car.
Now Hilton, also 29, has followed suit and is back on the singles market again, according to Hollywood reports.
The hotel heiress has been dating the The Hills star on and off for the past 14 months.
Sources close to the pair have claimed that the LA socialite was worried that Reinhardt was only using her to further his career, according to celebrity website RadarOnline.com.
It was recently reported that Reinhardt’s younger sister had landed her own reality TV show and that her brother would act as producer, with Hilton appearing in several episodes.
But according to more recent reports, Hilton did not agree to take part in the show and it was never set to go ahead without her planned appearances.
Sources added that Hilton’s family reportedly never liked Reinhardt and had questioned his motives.
So, she kicked the dude to the curb and is looking at Reggie like a he was a T-bone and she hasn’t eaten in a week.
Last night Paris partied at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas with Bush, a move which will surely not go down well with her former pal Kim.
Bush reportedly paid Paris a lot of money to host the event for a private birthday party for a friend, and he also paid for around 100 bottles of Cristal champagne.
Reggie and Paris both had their own bottles of Cristal and it seemed she was intent on having a good time and even danced on tables according to onlookers.
Reggie, I am not feeling that you had to pay her for her appearance, but I understand. Your boy better thank you for a tight party. But, you have been warned. If you get burned, and I mean that literally, it is going to be your own damn fault.
Paris, if you really hate Kim, then this is the best way to get back at her is to steal her man, even though they are on the outs. If you manage to pull this off, you will be on the covers of all the gossip rags. Kim, this will burn you up inside if it happens. I am betting on no, but stranger things have happened
March 11, 2010
Last night, I felt lousy when I got home. Actually, when I got home, I felt good until I turned on the TV. I saw my alma mater choke and lose the conference championship. Fortunately, she (my erstwhile girlfriend) made me feel a whole lot better after a horrendous game. Thinking about that spurred the song of the day.
Freeway is a Philadelphia bred rapper, who has a high energy flow. He is a guy that I liked off the ROC with Jay-Z. Various issues caused the partnership or collabo to end, including a crisis of faith. He took some time away from the mic, and now in 2010 he is ramping back up, getting shine on mixtapes. Freeway, welcome back….
Freeway and Jake One— She makes me feel alright…
Cannabis Crown April 17th and 18th 2010: A weed smoking and testing EXPO for those who can’t make it to Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cup
January 26, 2010
It’s pot mania! The sticky green is cropping up everywhere!
Many states are moving to legalize the weed, and now there are some expos that are opening up to spread the word.
A version of Amsterdam’s “Cannabis Cup” is coming to Aspen, in which medical marijuana growers, providers, patients and others in the industry will convene over one weekend in April.
The First Annual Western Slope Cannabis Crown, organized by Glenwood Springs resident Bobby Scurlock and the owners of High Country Caregivers, will be held April 17-18 at The Gant.
The conference is open to the public and will include speakers, live music, information booths, and most notably, a competition among providers that showcases their best strains. Growers and providers will vie for the “cannabis crown.”
Scurlock said he hopes to draw about 50 dispensaries from around Colorado and their strains will be tested by Denver-based Full Spectrum Laboratories. The marijuana strains will be diagnostically tested for their THC levels and how it matches up with patients’ ailments.
There also will be a “people’s choice” award for those who are on the state registry for medical marijuana and have received a “golden ticket” from one of the organizers. The people’s choice will narrow down the field for the crown but the ultimate winner will be based on the diagnostic test, Scurlock said.
“We want to get the best of the best in there,” he said. “We want as many vendors as possible.”
Only Colorado registered medical marijuana users will be able to buy products from vendors, which will have to occur outside of the conference — most likely in a private condo or room where the providers are staying.
“This is not about pot heads running around the streets,” Scurlock said. “This conference is to enlighten people and talk about the benefits, and its economic impact.”
Scurlock said the event is nearly sold out; about 1,500 tickets have been sold. The $25 ticket buys admission to the two-day event.
Proceeds from raffles will benefit disaster relief for Haiti. Items to be raffled include grow room kits, vaporizers and other merchandise.
Nathan Traul, co-owner of High Country Caregivers, said as many as 400 strains could be showcased at the conference, as well as an edibles category.
So far, about 40 strains have been entered.
“The reception has definitely been great,” Traul said. “We’re excited about the event.”
Scurlock hopes that this year’s event is successful enough that it can grow into a week-long conference next year.
Scurlock said the crown’s website is currently being built and has limited information. Participants can log onto westernslopecannabis.com, which will allow them to book a room at the Gant. Those who are interested in learning more about the conference can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call High Country Caregivers at (970) 945-2492.
That is what we call an entrepreneur. This is the modern day Woodstock of weedsmoking…