'Global war on drugs has failed,' key panel says

PiP wrote:
Seth wrote:

No it can't.

It can barely detect semi regular use. All it can detect is heavy, habitual users. It's why so many moderate to light marijuana smokers think that they "beat" the drug test. cranberry juice is a myth.

So you agree that going to work drunk is not the same as failing a workplace drug test.

Yes.

In fact, I had a boss tell me exactly that.

garion333 wrote:
Malor wrote:

Well, and the THC isn't even important; we could probably engineer hemp that didn't get you high. But even if it still did, it'd be SUCH a good trade -- big economic expansion from the new material, much reduced economic drag from stupid policing efforts.

There's strains of hemp that have very little THC in them. Not sure if they're the kind that's useful in industrial production.

I know it's just Wikipedia, but it looks like the THC containing varietal (cannabis sativa indica) is actually pretty useless for industrial purposes as opposed to cannabis sativa sativa which is the industrial version.

The fact that the plants also look totally different makes me nearly buy the conspiracy theories behind the hemp ban.

BadKen wrote:

Coca-cola does not contain cocaine.

http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocai...

I never said cocaine, they use processed coca leaves. There is a lab in Jersey which removes the intoxicating elements in the leaves, Coca Cola then uses those processed leaves for flavor. There was some hubbub about this a few months ago with a Times article and This American Life feature.

garion333 wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

I'm pretty sure I could get fired if I showed up to work drunk. I don't see how it would be any different for drugs.

Really? So, you just had surgery and you aren't going to take those pain killers while at work? How about anti-anxiety meds? No go there?

You don't have to be stoned out of your mind for medical marijuana to work. In fact, the more research that goes on (slow as it is thanks to the government's stranglehold) they're able to better understand the mechanisms of marijuana and develop other drugs that target those specific areas.

Where did I say anything about medical marijuana? I was referring to recreational drug use. Also, I specifically said "showed up to work drunk", not "showed up to work after consuming alcohol". There's a difference between taking prescribed medication and getting stoned out of your gourd just for the hell of it. All I was trying to say is that in a hypothetical scenario where drugs were legalized, I would assume that they would be treated similar to how alcohol is today. That's it.

Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is one of the best plant based sources of protein on the planet. Doesn't contain THC but is hard to find for all the reasons in this thread.

edit: replace protein with dietary supplement

Proponents of marijuana legalization got an unexpected advocate: Pat freakin Robertson.

I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

.....huh.

Your link is bad, Seth.

Pat Robertson? Wtf? Are the ratings from the 700 Club that low he needs to bring in stoners?

garion333 wrote:

Your link is bad, Seth.

Pat Robertson? Wtf? Are the ratings from the 700 Club that low he needs to bring in stoners?

Given what time of day it's on, if the cap fits....

Agent 86 wrote:

William Bennet says Pat Robertson is a big stupid head.

He also claims in the same article that we have 'defeated the cocaine epidemic'. I wish my fantasy life was as rich and fulfilling as Bennet's.

Why should we promote the legalization of a substance that can irretrievably harm our children's brains and makes our citizens less intelligent, less productive and less safe?

Yes, why is alcohol legal? ... What's that? He meant marijuana? Oh.

William Bennet says Pat Robertson is a big stupid head.

He also claims in the same article that we have 'defeated the cocaine epidemic'. I wish my fantasy life was as rich and fulfilling as Bennet's.

Here is another link for Robertson's comments.

Seth wrote:

Proponents of marijuana legalization got an unexpected advocate: Pat freakin Robertson.

I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

.....huh.

Maybe he has Glaucoma?