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…
Need to find some marijuana quick? There’s an APP for that…Signs that Apple might have taken it a bit too far…
July 20, 2009
You know where we stand here at Too Old, we are NOT down with the IPhone. Ronin wrote about the Pre here, which I think that I am going to switch to, since my phone is giving me grief. Ronin also talked about the lengths that these IPhone hipsters are willing to go through to get their phone, which is basically the same phone, with 3G! (shit we already had on other phones…way to catch up Apple!)
Well, IPhone hipsters have taken it to a new level now with their latest app.
CNET.com shows the lengths Apple and other developers are going to get your money…
States that are low on funds are steadily inhaling the idea of taxing the sale of a substance that gets you high.
Meanwhile, as if anticipating an uptick in demand, the folks at Apple have approved a new iPhone and iPod Touch app that will allow a little more mobile access to the soothing properties of marijuana.
Your legal marijuana experience, that is.
Some states–California being in the surprising vanguard–have made the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes legal.
The Cannabis app’s first step, therefore, is help you find a doctor who can approve your deep medicinal need.
If your medical condition is deemed to be sufficiently pressing, the app then directs you to the nearest medical marijuana facilities. Yes, it offers precise directions, just in case you aren’t feeling at your most alert.
It even offers you the finest and most responsible locations of marijuana coffee shops in, say, Amsterdam, should you happen to have wandered to those parts.
However, it doesn’t stop there.
Should you find yourself in some untoward legal kerfuffle in relation to your marijuana use, a quick sideways glance at the Cannabis app will find you the location of the nearest and finest lawyer who specializes in marijuana-related cases.
The app is the creation of AJNAG.com, which describes itself as a “cannabis lifestyle network”.
According to Cannabisapps.com, AJNAG.com “will donate 50 cents for every ‘Cannabis’ purchase to a cannabis non-profit reform fund, which will be setup once the application reaches 1,000 subscriptions.”
I bet that they “forget” to make the donation due to all the smoking…but what happens when you find the place, get your “medicinal marijuana” and then lose your iphone in the haze of weed smoke?
There is something to be enjoyed in the language the organization uses: “Our goal is to put the power of cannabis change in your pocket while you enjoy the most sticky and potent iPhone application available!”
Sticky and potent. Yes, exactly the words to describe the finest iPhone apps.
Where is my backyard meth lab app? Someone should get right on that one. Why are we denying meth-heads their ability to get their fix?
April 23, 2009
Answer: Show it some respect.
I don’t smoke pot because I hate excessive cleaning. But I know many that do and most have had to take a drug test at one time.
ALL have passed. It’s really not that tough. Just drink lots of water and show some respect.
But some people are just a little to full of themselves.
Former Florida star Percy Harvin is giving dumb jocks a bad name.
Two sources have confirmed to Fox Sports that the speedy wide receiver failed a drug test at the NFL combine — for smoking pot. He clearly doesn’t understand what it means to be a high draft pick.
This news comes days after former USC quarterback Todd Marinovich revealed that he shot heroin during halftime of a game in the Canadian Football League. He even broke his pipe, lacerated his left thumb and missed the second-half kickoff while bandaging his hand. Another time, he was going through withdrawals so badly that he defecated all over himself before a game. He got away with both incidents.
Harvin allegedly failed a drug test that he knew was coming years before he had to take it, with a drug so easy to avoid detection that websites sell “cleansing” products with a 100% money-back guarantee. With millions of dollars and a first-round draft pick on the line, how stupid do you have to be to fail?
Apparently, Harvin bombed another test during the same week. His reported Wonderlic score was 12 out of 50. NFL players average 20, and the general population averages 24.
The NFL draft is this weekend and the spotlight is on all the top players. One of the biggest knocks on Harvin was that, in the Gator system, he would just go on basic post patterns and simply outrun his defender(s). With faster athletes in the NFL, his success will depend on learning more complicated routes and systems. That’s a little harder than preparing to pee in a cup.
Fox is reporting that North Carolina wide receiver Brandon Tate was the only other high-profile player to fail the test (also for weed). Earlier, Sports Illustrated reported that Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji tested positive for marijuana, but that story was retracted.
NFLDraftBible.com reported Harvin’s failed test several weeks ago. At least it seems to have nailed one story. The site also said that Raji had failed and that USC linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews tested positive for steroids. Both Cushing and Matthews were later cleared by NFL officials.
Percy you big DUMMY, you just don’t get it. Now the NFL owners have a reason not to pay you the big DOLLARS. That’s all this is about. And your Dumb-A*s never saw it coming. You just took money out your own pocket and burned it by being a dummy. Pitiful.
BTW, E don’t think I missed that bit about former ‘SC quarterback Todd “I never had a Big Mac, but I love to shoot-up the H” Marinovich. Why are all Trojans a MESS?
April 30, 2008
At Too Old, we are staunch advocates of children not doing drugs, and adults that make that lifestyle choice to do it responsibly. Let me repeat, KIDS DON’T DO DRUGS!!! (We even capitalized it like they do during chats, so it seems like we are yelling…) Now, that we have our PSA out of the way, let’s talk about the issue of NYC and the War on Drugs. I won’t bore you with the statistics, but we are here to tell you it is staggering the amount of money that we spend. If you are not strong enough to say no, then why fight it? Druggies are going to do their drugs, whether you want them to, or not. The government is missing a wonderful opportunity to tax the hell out of drugs and find a way to stem the spending on the actual war. Located Here, is a counter that we found that shows what we have spent on the War on Drugs.
After looking at the counter, I decided that Harold and Kumar, once they get out of Guantanamo Bay, they should stay the hell out of New York. It is not really conducive to people who carry on their lifestyle choices… WCBSTV explains why Too Old feels this way…
NYCLU: City Now World’s ‘Marijuana Arrest Capital’
Report: Racial Profiling A Fact Of Life; NYPD Disagrees
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) ― Police busted nearly 400,000 people for carrying small amounts of pot in the last decade, making New York City the world leader in marijuana arrests, civil rights advocates said Tuesday while unveiling a study criticizing the war on drugs.
Police officials — who have long argued that the low level drug arrests help drive down more serious crime — countered by saying the report’s data was flawed and its findings misleading.
The study by Queens College sociologist Harry G. Levine, titled “Marijuana Arrest Crusade,” accused police of purposely singling out minorities during the 10-year crackdown. It said that data provided by stat Division of Criminal Justice Services showed that between 1997 and 2007, 52 percent of the suspects were black, 31 percent Hispanic and only 15 percent white.
The findings are further proof that “racial profiling is a fact of life on the streets of New York,” Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, told a news conference at the group’s Manhattan headquarters.
Laws were revised in the late 1970s to largely decriminalize carrying small, concealed stashes of marijuana, Levine said. But he claimed police routinely “manufacture” arrests for possession in public view — still a misdemeanor — by stopping young black men on the street and goading them into emptying their pockets.
According to the study, arrests for marijuana possession began skyrocketing in the late 1990s during the Giuliani administration — a trend that continued under Mayor Michael Bloomberg at an estimated cost of between $50 and $90 million a year. There were 39,700 arrests last year alone, according to the study.
The 2007 total makes the city “the marijuana arrest capital of the world,” Lieberman said. The study says New York deserves that title because it devotes far more resources to arresting and jailing marijuana offenders than other large cities in Europe and elsewhere. It also cites a previous analysis of FBI data showing that five of the top 10 counties with highest per-capita arrest rate were the five boroughs.
Police disputed the study’s finding that most of the misdemeanor arrests involved suspects carrying only a few grams of marijuana inside “blunts” or small plastic bags. Typically, they said, the suspects were either smoking pot in public or carrying more weight: Between about one and eight ounces.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne called Levine an “advocate for marijuana legalization,” and accused the NYCLU of using the sociologist “to mislead the public with absurdly inflated numbers and false claims about bias.”
“If the NYCLU is for legalization, it should just say so without resorting to smears,” Browne said.
Good luck to Harold and Kumar getting out of this year alive. Again, children, don’t do drugs…
We’re only looking out for your health people.