Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, April, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
Poll Position: Should marijuana be legalized?
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, April, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
Today is considered “Weed Day” by marijuana smokers because the date, 4/20, corresponds with the numbers they use to refer to the drug. The actual origins of the term “420″ are not as widely known, but you can count on thousands of college students gathering — in some cases, together, and in very public locations — to celebrate doing something that’s illegal.
For now, anyway.
Should marijuana be legalized?
There is a growing shift in public opinion about whether marijuana should be legalized, even in the South, with as unlikely a proponent as Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson arguing that particular drug shouldn’t be treated any differently than alcohol. Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico and erstwhile GOP presidential candidate now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2012 nomination, has called for legalizing and regulating marijuana, citing the ineffectiveness and costliness of enforcing the ban.
People in favor of keeping the current law argue that marijuana can be a “gateway drug” that leads users to experiment with harder, more harmful substances. Georgia’s legislators haven’t gone as far as legalizing pot, but this year they did pass an overhaul of the state’s criminal code that calls for people in possession of small amounts of the drug to face alternatives to jail time.
4/20 Dopey 911 Calls: Stoners Report Their Pot Stolen
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, April, 20th 2012 by THCFinder
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em! If you don't got 'em, don't dial 911 to report your purloined pot, unless you want the police to bust your dopey butt.
There are plenty of stoners out there who smoked enough that they apparently didn't expect to get a knock on the door after reporting their weed-related grievances.
In celebration of April 20 -- 4/20 to those of us in the know -- HuffPost Weird News bring you some of the dankest marijuana 911 call stories on the web. We even threw in a couple of our favorite weird pot stories to give you a news buzz.
Keep that high going by reading this roundup:
Puking Pothead: Calvin Hoover, a 21-year-old Oregonian, called 911 from his car to report his weed stolen. But it took the dispatcher a while to understand him because the allegedly drunk driver was vomiting on himself during the call, according to the Associated Press. He said in the 2009 incident that someone had broken into his truck and stolen cash, a jacket and his weed. The dispatcher sent cops -- but they collared Hoover on DUI charges.
Weediculous:Colorado cannabis smoker James Farnsworth got what he wanted when he called 911 to report his ganja stolen. Officers arrested the alleged perp. What Farnsworth didn't expect is that cops would search him as well, find enough weed on him to label him a dealer, and arrest him on the spot. In the November 2011 incident, Farnsworth told cops that Derrick Richardson had Tazed him and stole his pot as the two met for a drug deal, according to KKCO. Richardson was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and pot possession, and Farnsworth was collared on suspicion of marijuana sale.
'Time Is Going By Really Really Really Really Slow': Indeed. In this famous 911 call from 2007 (video below), Detroit-area officer Edward Sanchez allegedly took some green he'd confiscated during an arrest he made, cooked it into a batch of brownies, and ate them with his wife. He got so blazed that he thought he was dying -- according to the tape -- and called 911 for an ambulance.
"We made brownies," he told the dispatcher. "And I think we're dead. Time is going by really really really really slow."
In the end, Sanchez did not die, but he didn't get charged with a crime, either.
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