Man Gets Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For A Half Ounce Of Marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Sun, September, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
Louisiana is one of the worst places to get busted with marijuana in the country. Louisiana marijuana laws are so harsh that I can’t imagine being a marijuana consumer there. I live in Oregon where the marijuana laws are very liberal, so maybe Louisiana’s laws seem harsher to me than to other people, but I can’t imagine being sentenced to twenty years in prison for a marijuana offense.
But that is exactly what happened to Corey Ladd. Mr. Ladd was sentenced to twenty years in prison for possessing just 15 grams of marijuana. In Louisiana, if you have been convicted of marijuana possession three times you can get 20 years in prison. It feels weird even typing that out. 20 years in prison, for marijuana. I don’t care how many times you have been convicted for marijuana, or what amount of marijuana you were caught with, there is no reason you should be serving multiple decades in prison for a marijuana only offense. What a waste of tax dollars. What a waste of a jail bed that should be reserved for a deranged, violent person.
Someone really needs to take a hard look at Louisiana’s marijuana laws and see how much money is being wasted. Louisiana’s marijuana laws result in racially biased practices that have a detrimental effect on the State’s minority communities. According to Dissident Voice:
For example, Louisiana arrests about 13,000 people per year for marijuana, 60% of them African Americans. Over 84 percent were for possession only. While Louisiana’s population is 32 percent black, 60 percent of arrests for marijuana are African American making it the 9th most discriminatory state nationwide. In Tangipahoa Parish, blacks are 11.8 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites and in St. Landry Parish the rate of black arrests for marijuana is 10.7 times as likely as whites, landing both parishes in the worst 15 in the country.
If you live in Louisiana, get active. The only way marijuana laws will change there is if you put the pressure on your legislators over and over again, because Louisiana is not an initiative state. Lobby for an initiative process and align with other causes that also would benefit from an initiative system. Then Louisiana will be ripe for an initiative that reform’s the State’s horrendous marijuana laws.
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Bongs Aren't Always Glass...
Bongs are the greatest smoking device. They cool off the smoke, they hit hard, and they come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and complexity. Most people are familiar with the glass bongs, which are the most popular. Plastic works as well but never hits as cleanly as glass. There has to be other things to smoke out of though right? Here are five of the coolest bongs that I could find on the internet that aren't made of glass and would still make your friends jealous.
1. Coconut Bong
This is a bong that must be smoked on a visit to a tropical place! There would be nothing cooler than sitting on a beach with white sand and turquoise water smoking dank out of a coconut. They look cool and already come with water that happens to enhance your smoking experience by flavoring your weed like the tropical fruit! To make this awesome contraption, I found a simple way that you can do it yourself.
What You'll Need:
To start, match the drill bit to the straw that you will be inhaling from. Drill out one of the holes already on the coconut. Next, make sure thatuor drill bit fits the down stem as well. Drill out another one of the holes on the coconut. Test out what you've done so far and make sure that everything fits. Next, drill out the third hole and this will be the carb. Congrats, you've finished your coconut bong! Be sure not to push down on the coconut too hard when you're drilling. They can and will crack. Now, time to pack it up and enjoy some coconut flavored smoke!
2. Bamboo Bongs
These amazing creations are another piece that has a tropical feel. These unfortunately are a little more difficult to make and I recommend buying them rather than making them yourself. They are intricate and beautiful, not to mention their naturalness gives the smoke a very clean, naturey feel to it. I suggest trying one of these out if you can, as it is definitely an uplifting experience!
3. Lego Bong
This one is pretty complicated but is sure to be the center of attention among your pot head friends. Not only that but this piece can be constructed during smoke sessions. How much fun it is it to play with legos while you're stoned? While it may be questionable if the bong would hold water, I have a solution for you! Mix a little bit of glue with some water and paint the outside of the bong with the liquidy glue. Now it's airtight and water tight! Time to get stoned off some legos!
4. Game Controller
Talk about nostalgia! This piece isn't quite a bong but how can you deny the awesomeness of smoking out of an N64 controller? The game system was great when we were young and it's great now! Thankfully, someone thought to themselves "we could smoke out of this..." And hence this masterpiece!
5. Ice Bong
This is something you attempt when you're feeling brave. Making a nice bong requires that you create some sort of mold that the water will sit in while it freezes. While that may seem complicated, some people (myself included) can see how dope it would be to smoke out of something like this, even though it'll only last a short time.
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sun, September, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
How To Deal With A Buzzkill
While you may not think that Dane Cook is funny, he came up with a brilliant point during one of his standups that perfectly names the one stoner in the group that just... Well they suck. He aptly named this friend "Karen" and stated that every single group of friends has one. It's totally true. There are always people who get stoned and want to talk about deep life decisions or how they think that the world will be taken over by giant spider aliens that shoot lasers from their eight eyes. People get weird when they get high.
When a Buzz Killington shows up in your smoke circle, there's quite a few things that you can do to get them to shut up or leave. The buzz kill will hang on as long as they can to make sure that they feel like they're part of the group. To get a buzz kill to stop brutally attacking to positive vibes in the room, I've found that if you just kind of ignore them, they will either get that what they're saying is a bummer or they'll leave. That's the not so nice way... I use this method on people that seem to never have their own weed or who constantly have something sad to talk about when they're high.
The nicer way to tell someone that they're a buzz kill is to straight up tell them. You can either do this in front of the other friends or you can pull them aside. Basically, all you need to say is "hey man... You're bumming everyone out". If the person is chill, they'll get it and attempt to lighten their mood. This situation can still go wrong when your friend now translates from buzz kill to extreme paranoia and then they think you're yelling at them.
Dealing with a buzzkill comes with the territory of smoking! It takes some skill to master but I'm sure that in no time, you'll be able to calmly express to your rain cloud friend that bumming everyone out kills them vibe. If the friend doesn't understand, there's not a whole lot you can do other than say "see ya!"
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