Odd Thoughts

First, for those of you who are too fucked up to figure out the shamrocks post. Don’t bother smoking them, shamrocks are just clover, and if there was any trace of psychoactive ingredients there would be a lot more contented cows and that bull wouldn’t bother chasing you.

Now on to whatever:

Nevada legalized recreational marijuana could become active as early as July first, but there’s nothing definitive in the law to properly regulate it. Now Trump’s goons are out in force so we can count of legal harassment from the DEA.

Regardless of regs and enforcement the market her is much smaller than Colorado, Oregon or Washington. Personally, if I was selling it, I’d give out free samples. –I know, that’s undoubtedly illegal here but I’d try anyway.

The product now being sold is for the most part much stronger than the old strains. But, according to someone claims to know, the high you get from hot house Maui Wowee than the way different than the original strain that’s still being grown on Maui.

I figure it’s all that way. The current product is much to standardized to be anything but generic.

Can You Smoke Shamrocks

In honor of St Patrick’s Day, I pose a simple question.

What would happen if you dried and smoked a bunch of shamrocks?
Shamrock

Just asking. 😁

White House Still Wants to Ban Marijuana

White House is very Anti-Marijuana.

This from press secretary Spicer.

“There’s a big difference between that [medical marijuana] and recreational marijuana,” said Spicer from the podium last week. “And when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we want to be doing is encouraging people – there is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to medical – in terms of recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature. There’s a big difference between medical marijuana which states – in the states where that’s allowed in accordance with the appropriations rider have set forth a process to administer and regulate that usage versus recreational marijuana and that’s a very, very different subject.”

The Trump Whitehouse also implies that there is a link between the opioid problem and marijuana. In spite of numerous studies refuting his stand, Spicer insists on calling marijuana a gateway drug.

In fact some studies show that just the opposite is true.

In the meantime, if you watch the strong arm tactics employed by various agencies under the Trump administration, you can expect nothing but a continuation of the knuckle dragger approach to enforcement of antiquated laws.

Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal in Nevada

Recreational marijuana is officially legal here in Nevada but the state still hasn’t figured out how to handle it.

There’s nothing new about that. Since there’s no penalty for ignoring the law, the little napoleons the run various state regulatory agencies work on the old boy network.

If you have friends in the right places, you can get a license even if you never open.

Welcome to Nevada. Where the law is considered more of a suggestion than something to be followed.

Trump May Behave Badly but He’s Still the President

Someone said that President Trump behaves like a petulant child, and in my opinion they are absolutely correct. So what. He’s still the president.

I don’t care about the numbers, they only matter to sore losers and Trump’s ego.

He remains “President Trump” so get over it and get back to reality.

Always remember, he was elected because, on the whole, people are sick of the way this country is being run.

Maybe he’ll go down as the crappiest president in history, unless he gets impeached he’s still the boss.

Just not as much of a boss as he thinks he is.

Welcome Back to Prohibition

Trump’s choice for Attorney General is Senator Jeff Sessions who seems to be planning on using audits of various state laws and marijuana programs to see how well they measure up to the eight strictures outlined in the 2013 Cole Memo.

In other words they can bring the whole thing to a screeching halt by the use of  more bureaucratic bullshit that is supposed to be for our protection.

I don’t think they’ll ever quit fighting legalization. Hell, there are still dry counties all over the country.

I guess they’ll never quit trying to control how we think and what we do. Of course if they weren’t egomaniacal control freaks they’d never survive in politics, much less as the head cop.

Vape Pen

I no longer smoke, but when I did I got tired of burning my bud, so I invested in a series 3 V2pro.

I never tried oil or wax in it but for flower it was great.

It never burned the leaf and it didn’t waste any.

Nevada Leaks MMJ Applicant’s Information

From ZDNET:
“Nevada’s state government website has leaked the personal data on over 11,700 applicants for dispensing medical marijuana in the state.”

This is the front of the application:
Nevada MMJ App

The data includes Name, Social Security Number, height, weight, eye color and driver’s license. Along with street address and phone numbers.

If you want to steal someone’s identity, the state in it’s nearly infinite incompetence, has just handed you everything short of a birth certificate.

They’ve taken the site offline and there’s no telling when it will be restored, but the state of Nevada has yet to explain why the Hell such sensitive was available on such a poorly secured server. And why did they put it on the same server as the mundane data.

The Smell of Marijuana

Is the aroma of marijuana grounds for an intrusive search?

The state of Maryland, decriminalized cannabis possession in 2014, allowing an individual to possess up to 10 grams with only minor civil penalties. Yet the police in Maryland still use the smell of the drug as the basis for searching vehicles.

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on the legality of intrusive searches based solely on the aroma of marijuana.

“The smell alone does not give rise to suspect a person is in possession of 10 grams or more of marijuana,” attorney Ethan Frenchman told the court in his opening arguments. But the state’s attorney insisted that it was.

The appeal stems from three recent cases in which police officers smelled marijuana and cited it as probable cause to search vehicles where more drugs were found. The practice was upheld by trial courts and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

In this latest appeal the court debated “The aromatic potency of fresh marijuana versus that of burnt marijuana and the relationship between the amount of marijuana at the source of the smell and the resultant distance at which the smell might be detected.”

The problem stems from the fact that the lawmakers decriminalized possession, but they did not legalize it.

State of Nevada vs the Law

Some friends of mine have been fighting the state of Nevada for a license ever since medical marijuana was legalized. They more than meet the requirements, but the state in it’s infinite wisdom –providing having their heads so far up their asses that they have to yawn to see where they’re going counts as wisdom– hired inspectors based on the friends and family plan.

These people had no knowledge of the subject at hand and zero oversight, so they could make their decisions based on whatever they felt like making up.

So my friends sued and won a reevaluation, my friends then got gigged for, among other things, not supplying plans for the proposed building. -The only trouble is that the building is a pre-existing structure. The bloody thing has been there for years.

Some other fool mumbled about it not being secure enough. Well sure, everybody knows how insecure cement and re-bar reinforced block walls are. Please ignore the fact that banks are built that way. –Once again this state sponsored vendetta is taking it’s toll.

The way I see it, the state of Nevada is just like a lot of other states in that there are no repercussions for anything they decide. There’s no oversight, no responsibility and is run by a bunch of petty empire builders who throw a five year old’s temper tantrum every time somebody questions their decisions knowing

Isn’t it strange that certain movers and shakers got their licenses without a problem, whether they met the requirements or not?

I’m not even a little bit surprised. I grew up here and know from experience that crooked politician is redundant. If my friends would have hung out with the local power brokers they wouldn’t have these problems, but that’s just not who the are.

So it’s back to court for them next March. After that I’m sure they’ll have to sue the state of Nevada.

I can’t see any way to recoup the money they’ve spent trying to force Nevada to do what’s right under the law, but by now it’s personal enough that they’re going to sue just to get justice and they have deep enough pockets to do do it.