DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana
Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, March, 2nd 2015 by THCFinder
Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state's wildlife may "cultivate a taste" for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That's according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
"I deal in facts. I deal in science," said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who's been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the "marijuana eradication" team in Utah. Some of his colleagues in Georgia recently achieved notoriety by raiding a retiree's garden and seizing a number of okra plants.
Fairbanks spoke of his time eliminating back-country marijuana grows in the Utah mountains, specifically the environmental costs associated with large-scale weed cultivation on public land: "Personally, I have seen entire mountainsides subjected to pesticides, harmful chemicals, deforestation and erosion," he said. "The ramifications to the flora, the animal life, the contaminated water, are still unknown."
Fairbanks said that at some illegal marijuana grow sites he saw "rabbits that had cultivated a taste for the marijuana. ..." He continued: "One of them refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone."
It's true that illegal pot farming can have harmful environmental consequences. Of course, nothing about these consequences is unique to marijuana. If corn were outlawed and cartels started growing it in national forests, the per-plant environmental toll would be about the same.
But backcountry marijuana grows are a direct result of marijuana's illegal status. If you're concerned about the environmental impact of these grows, an alternative is to legalize and regulate the plant so that people can grow it on farms and in their gardens, rather than on remote mountainsides.
Now, regarding rabbits. Some wild animals apparently do develop a taste for bud (and, yes, best to keep it away from your pets). But I don't know that the occasional high rabbit constitutes grounds for keeping marijuana prohibition in place, any more than drunk squirrels are an argument for outlawing alcohol. And let's not even get started on the nationwide epidemic of catnip abuse.
There was a time, not too long ago, when drug warriors terrified a nation with images of "the devil's weed" and "reefer madness." Now, it seems that enforcers of marijuana law conjuring up a stoned bunny?
Not scary enough for the Utah Senate, it seems: the panel approved the bill and sent it to the full Senate, where it will be debated this week.
Cherry factory hides marijuana-growing operation; owner commits suicide
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, February, 26th 2015 by THCFinder
Investigators in New York are looking for answers after a large marijuana-growing operation was discovered in a maraschino cherry factory in Brooklyn, leading its longtime owner to commit suicide while locked in a bathroom at the facility.
Arthur Mondella, 57, whose family had operated Dell's Maraschino Cherries since 1948, reportedly yelled "Take care of my kids!" to his sister after locking himself in a bathroom before taking his own life, reports the New York Daily News. He shot himself just as investigators discovered the pot-growing operation in the factory.
The incident has brought cherry production to a halt at the facility and investigators are now checking whether Mondella had connections to organized crime, according to the New York Post.
"That's why he shot himself. He knew the mob would kill him," a law enforcement source tells the Post. "Why else would you shoot yourself over 100 pounds of weed? It was the multimillion operation he lost."
According to the New York Times, Dell's was one of the largest producers of maraschino cherries in the country. It was housed in a brick building with no markings on the outside.
But the Times reports there were things that made the building unusual: Mondella had a fleet of vehicles in a garage, including a Porsche, Rolls-Royce, a Harley-Davidson and a Mercedes. There were security cameras on the building's corners and razor wire barricading the roof.
An investigator tells the Times it appears the cherry plant's employees were unaware of the marijuana-growing operations. Officials arrived at about 8 a.m. Tuesday to investigate alleged pollution in the waters near the cherry plant, the Daily News reports.
While there for about five hours, investigators found a faint smell of marijuana. A false wall hid the entrance to the area where the pot was grown, the Post reports.
The hidden area contained hundreds of marijuana plants and looked "extremely professional" and very expensive, a source tells the Post. About $200,000 in cash was found in a safe.
Pat Murano, 41, who has lived next door to the factory since 2005, tells the Times that it's difficult to keep a secret in the neighborhood where the factory was located ... "except this one."
He said he found the extensive security measures at the factory curious.
"I didn't think he was protecting the Dye No. 7 or his equipment," he said.
Can Consuming Marijuana Help Cure An Alcohol Hangover?
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, January, 1st 2015 by THCFinder
Can Marijuana Help Get Rid Of That Alcohol Hangover?
Did you booze it up at a New Year’s party last night? Maybe you started with one drink. One drink became two drinks. Two drinks became many drinks, and so on. Hopefully you didn’t blackout, and whether you did or didn’t, hopefully you didn’t do anything you will regret because you drank too much. How do you feel today? Stomach a little queasy? Head hurt? If so, you are in the middle of a battle with an alcohol induced hangover.
A couple of years ago I wrote an article asking if marijuana could help cure a hangover, and I thought it would be worth revisiting this New Year’s Day. There’s always a spike in traffic to that article this time of year, and the reason for the spike is obvious. Let’s start by looking at what an alcohol hangover is, per the Mayo Clinic:
Alcohol causes your body to produce more urine. In turn, urinating more than usual can lead to dehydration — often indicated by thirst, dizziness and lightheadedness.
Alcohol triggers an inflammatory response from your immune system. Your immune system may trigger certain agents that commonly produce physical symptoms, such as an inability to concentrate, memory problems, decreased appetite and loss of interest in usual activities.
Alcohol irritates the lining of your stomach. Alcohol increases the production of stomach acid and delays stomach emptying. Any of these factors can cause abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting.
Alcohol causes your blood vessels to expand, which can lead to headaches.
There’s only one thing on the list above that marijuana doesn’t help – dehydration. To fix that you need to consume as much fluid as possible to replenish your body and flush out the toxins that are ravaging your body from the inside out. But, marijuana can help with everything else found above. Marijuana is great at treating neuroinflammation. Marijuana will help increase your appetite too. It is well known that marijuana can help treat nausea, which is one of the most common symptoms of an alcohol hangover. The other most common symptom is a headache, which marijuana can also help.
Probably the best thing that marijuana can help with is tolerating the hangover itself. Consuming marijuana will relax you, and provide euphoria, which will help you deal better with the hangover while fluids and cannabis work their magic. If you have a savage hangover, then you are likely learning the hard way why marijuana is safer than alcohol. Hopefully you don’t drink anymore in the future, but if you do, make sure to have some marijuana ready the next day to help you get over the lame after effects!
My Sheep Ate My Pot
Category: Odd | Posted on Wed, October, 29th 2014 by THCFinder
You read the title right. A herd of sheep recently made news when they discovered a dump of cannabis on the side of the road. And I’m not talking about a single baggie or anything. This pile of plants was huge and the police estimated that it was worth about $5,500. The sheep managed to eat a great amount of the pot before their owner, Nellie Budd (no pun intended but funny right??), stopped them and informed the police.
When the police arrived, they weren’t previously aware of the scene and were baffled as to where such a large amount of cannabis had come from. The plants had been tossed off near one of the grazing areas in large black trash bags. The flock wasn’t deterred and managed to chew through the bags and get to the weedy goodness inside. But while they had no knowledge of the pile of pot, the cops assured Budd that they would investigate the case fully. They’re still on the hunt for the person who left the weed on the side of the road. There are no leads as of right now.
Ms. Budd inspected the sheep and discovered that there were no ill side effects from the absurd amount of weed that they ate, which is good. Some animals do develop adverse effects when too much bud is eaten. While animals do possess cannabinoid receptors in their brains much like us, they handle the substance much differently. Some animals pass out, throw up, and seize when given too much cannabis. But the farmers said that the flock is fine.
“My sheep weren’t quite on their backs with legs in the air but they probably had the munchies,” the sheep owners said.
Diamonds Or Bud?
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, October, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
We all love cannabis. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this and I wouldn’t be writing it. The plant helps a lot of us get through our daily grind, whether helping us eat, ease pain, laugh, sleep, or just deal with people in general. But most of us probably wouldn’t steal a $160,000 diamond from a UPS plane and trade it for $20 worth of bud… But Walter Earl Morrison, age 20, did just that and got caught, go figure.
Morrison was working to UPS while unloading planes in the cargo area of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, when he stuffed one of the packages under his shirt. He believed that the package contained cash but instead, he discovered that the box held an extremely valuable hunk of diamond. Instead of buying a ton of cannabis, Morrison allegedly traded the single stoned (again, valued around $160,000) for $20 worth of cannabis. The quality of the cannabis purchased wasn’t stated in the report but we can assume that it was probably substandard and not nearly worth what the diamond was.
According to the owner of the House of Diamonds, Brent Taubman, any single stone worth more than $100,000 is a very sought after piece. Imagine even holding a single piece of geographical fragment that was worth such a staggering sum. Most stoners would be too afraid to even touch such an object but Morrison didn’t think so. The diamond was recovered from the person Morrison traded it to and returned to the original recipient. UPS fired Morrison and he is being charged with felony theft.
If faced with such a choice, which option would you choose? The diamond worth enough to buy three brand new Mercedes plus a trip to Las Vegas for a weekend or maybe a gram of marijuana? Whatever you would choose theoretically, please be sure to avoid stealing $160,000 diamonds and trading them for things that are valued at far less.
Man Arrested After Cops Find Pot WHERE?!
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, October, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
My mother works in a hospital as a security officer. She's a tough lady, having to oversee things such as patient admittance, problematic psychiatric patients, and autopsies. Needless to say, she's definitely seen some crazy stuff at her stint in this hospital. But it's a job and my mom is a tough lady so she handles the challenges like no other.
One time, she told me a story about a woman that was very overweight, to the point where she was brought to the hospital for fear of severe health issues. The nurses in the hospital noticed a bad skin rash on the woman while they were giving her a sponge bath and upon further inspection, noticed that a single Oreo cookie had lodged itself in the woman's skin and had begun to cause the rash to flare. It's kind of a gross story but you'll understand this somewhat awkward introduction in a second.
Police officers pulled over Christopher Mitchell, 42, and Keithian Robers, 38, early in June for not wearing seat belts in their vehicle. When the cops asked why the two weren't wearing the belts, Mitchell stated that he was too big for the seatbelt, being a very robust man. But the men apparently didn't appear to confident in themselves and their nervous behavior caused the cops to summon a K-9 unit to check for drugs in the car.
The dog alerted the cops to the presence of narcotics in the car and the officers searched the men and the vehicle. When they searched Mitchell, they found more than they bargained for. The man had stashed not only 23 grams of marijuana in his stomach folds but also uncovered a handgun, $7000 cash, and a baggie of cocaine as well. Roberts was charged with possession in addition to Mitchell getting a ticket for not wearing his seatbelt. The report didn't state whether the weed was bagged or not.
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