Virginia Cops Claim Superhuman Marijuana-Sniffing Abilities
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, April, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
Police officers in Chesapeake, Virginia, have developed the ability to smell marijuana in cars as they cruise down the highway, even when the police have their windows up. Or, at least, according to a report in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot this week, that's what they are claiming.
[image:1 align:left caption:true]"We drive our patrol car with the vents on, pulling air from the outside in, directly into our faces," Officer Barrett Ring said late last year in court during a preliminary hearing, according to a transcript of the proceedings. "Commonly, we'll be behind vehicles that somebody in the vehicle is smoking marijuana, and we can smell it clear as day."
Smelling the odor of marijuana would create probable cause to stop and search a vehicle. Ring said police would follow a car until there were no other cars in the area so they could make sure it was indeed that vehicle from which the odor of weed was emanating.
Defense attorneys and civil libertarians are pronouncing themselves mind-boggled by the claim.
"The idea that police can drive behind a car and smell marijuana is preposterous," said Assistant Public Defender Matthew Taylor. "What do we need drug dogs for if (police) can drive behind cars and smell marijuana?"
The police were claiming powers verging on the "supernatural," he said.
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.
Marijuana-Laced Wine: It's All The Rage
Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, April, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
Numerous winemakers are blending two of California's greatest treasure's—weed and wine. The recipe for "pot wine" as it's known consists of consists of sinking one pound of marijuana into a cask of fermenting wine, which produces about 1.5 grams of pot per bottle. The more potent the materials, the better the wine.
The fermentation process converts the sugar found in grapes to alcohol, and the alcohol extracts the THC in the marijuana. For obvious reasons, the enhanced wine has become a smash hit from coast to coast.
Though it's unknown exactly when pot wine originated, but it's believed to have been birthed during the Reagan Era, i.e. the war on drugs.
Marijuana Leaf Thrown Out Of Blue Jays Home Opener
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, April, 13th 2012 by THCFinder
What is the world coming to? You can’t watch a baseball game dressed as marijuana? (Please note the incredible sarcasm here.)
A fan that was dressed as a pot leaf was unable to watch the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener on Monday. “Leafy” as I call him, is seen in this video being escorted out of the Rogers Centre. By the way, why not just spell “Centre” normally? Anyway, “Leafy” got stopped by security because he was “dressed up like a cannabis leaf.” The hilarious quote (in my opinion) by the security guard occurs at the 1:33 mark.
Peopled urged to report Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to the IRS for $$$
Category: Odd | Posted on Tue, February, 7th 2012 by THCFinder
For Paul Chabot, the War on Drugs is personal indeed: Before he became a Navy man, a campus cop, and a former National Drug Control Policy staffer, he was in drug rehab for alcohol and marijuana addiction himself -- at the young age of 12, according to his online bio.
In his latest tactical maneuver in the marijuana war, however, San Bernardino County's Chabot is aiming, not at the children or at our lapsed morals, but he's going right for our checkbooks.
Californians -- and "every dad, mom and other citizen who has been affected by pot stores and drug legalization tactics" should become "IRS Pot Store Whistle-blowers," according to an e-mail Chabot sent Monday to the Coalition for a Drug Free California's e-mail list. The e-mail came under the subject line: Call the IRS and you could earn millions!
"By simply reporting a pot store to the IRS, average citizens who are fed up with these domestic marijuana cartels can now fill out a very simple form," wrote the proud Tea Partier. He added that, since California has "10,000 pot stores," the pickings are far from slim.
"If the IRS takes action and fines the pot store, the Whistle-blower, by law is entitled to a 30% cash award," he said.
There's a lot to chew on here, from a Tea Partier advocating big government and taxation, to a Ph.D.-holder overstating the number of pot clubs in California by a factor of 10. But all that, and the morals of reporting one's neighbors to higher authority as a common practice aside, there's a serious glitch in Chabot's scheme: It doesn't work.
While he mentions neither the dispensary, nor the wrinkle in the tax code by name, Chabot refers to Oakland's Harborside Health Center and its ongoing battle with the IRS. The short-version is that the dispensary wants to claim the cost of its goods -- in this case, medical marijuana -- as a business expense on its federal tax forms and thus not be subject to taxation (just as any other widget-seller would do).
Weed robbery gone bad
Category: Odd | Posted on Wed, January, 25th 2012 by THCFinder
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