Archive for the ‘Stoner Links’ Category

A 1938 Marihuana Identification Guide

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Marihuana_Identification_1938

An awesome dude on a forum I frequent was kind enough to share this gem with the world. Bit of backstory – before the DEA was even a wet dream in Nixon’s young mind, the US Govt established the Federal Bureau of Narcotics to combat the growing epidemic of cannabis use. In 1937, marijuana possession or transfer was first made illegal at the federal level, except for in medical situations. So shortly thereafter, they published this document to help the first interdiction officers combat the evil marijuana plant. Here’s a couple excerpts from the thing if you’re afraid to download a 6 mb pdf:

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“Searcher No Searching!” Ok, now what?

Friday, May 4th, 2012

This new Flex Your Rights video explores an argument I’ve seen over and over throughout the internet. Asserting your rights is all candy and dandelions when it works, but in the real world it isn’t necessarily a straight-forward scenario. And honestly, this is not a perfect video, but certainly worth a watch. A major point I’d like to note, however, that could cause some potential confusion – when a police officer calls in a K9 unit, they will have a maximum detention time that they can wait for it. It’s usually a pretty long while – 25 minutes or so – but you aren’t just free to go if they don’t have PC. And unfortunately you’ll likely be handcuffed on the side of an uncomfortable highway. Yay!

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Want some DETAILS with that weed?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

istrainguide

In the course of my web travels I happened upon this site called iStrainGuide. It is awesome because it’s very SIMPLE and lets you get the lowdown on your weed as quickly as possible. Anyway, check it out and be sure to let us know if it’s good or not by commenting below!

Friendly Reminder to Stand Up for Your Rights… With Video!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Never open the door for police. These guys made a great decision and served a wonderful example for Americans everywhere. There is absolutely no reason for the police to need to enter this home, but for some reason they are adamant about getting inside. Remember, the police have absolutely no right to enter your home with two exceptions: 1) they have a search warrant and 2) they hear a crime being committed, also known as exigent circumstance.

Whoever that officer was clearly just wanted to jerk off his dick of power, since the citizen had the “upper hand” by having the door closed. By gaining entry, the cop was able to exercise his power as an authority figure, and the citizen opened himself up to a world of potential trouble. Fortunately the officer meant no ill in this instance, but the moral stands: never open the door for the cops.

“It has nothing to do with being a man, it has to do with being a citizen.” Absolutely goddamn right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAEq0l7bxTw&feature=youtu.be

The Pot Republic Airing Tonight on PBS

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Frontline is known for their outstanding investigative reporting, and this special should be a good one! The half-hour long piece will be covering the largest producer of American-used marijuana: California. It should be a very interesting story, including the federal crackdown on some of these areas, as well as a bit of insight into the black market itself.

It’ll be showing on PBS and PBS.org starting at 9 pm tonight, don’t miss it!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

The “Kill Team” How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Morlock was particularly eager to volunteer the truth to his fellow soldiers, evidently unconcerned about how they would react to his having murdered an unarmed Afghan. The same evening he shot Mudin, several members of Bravo Company convened in the privacy of a Stryker vehicle for a nightcap of hashish, a common activity among the unit. Hash supplied by Afghan translators was a major part of the daily lives of many soldiers; they smoked up constantly, getting high in their vehicles, their housing units, even porta-potties.

Anyways here is the full RollingStone article about the “Kill Team”

Message from the Writing Staff of “The Wire”

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

In this passionate open letter to Americans, writing staff of “The Wire” point out some of the obvious flaws with the drug war, and make a suggestion of what the average, broke, well-meaning American can do to help. The authors do suggest that perhaps the role of TV writer is not the best suited for social commentary. I wholeheartedly disagree. If there is a better suited role than the most universal form of American entertainment to shed light on an issue, I’d love to hear it. Obviously this can go wrong, in the form of Fox News, for example, but when it goes right, I’ll be damned if it isn’t spectacular.

As an avid “The Wire” enthusiast, I was excited to read this. It wasn’t too surprising, however, given the nature of the show, to learn of their opinions on the matter. Regardless, I think it could be a very beneficial, and perhaps enlightening, read to the less “involved” in our culture.

Without further ado: The Wire’s War on the Drug War

Jerry Hall became a model after taking LSD

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Jerry Hall had an epiphany to become a model after taking LSD as a teenager.

The 54-year-old old American beauty was given the powerful hallucinogenic drug at a party when she was in high school and she claims realised what her destiny was whilst staring at her face in a mirror while high.

Read the rest of the story.

First Drug Legislation to Make me Chuckle Instead of Cry

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

As anyone with experience will know, Four Loko seems unlike almost any alcohol drink. And as anyone who has looked at the ingredients will know, it is the alcoholic equivalent to a speedball (a bit hyperbolic, of course). Well, thanks to this caffeinated (and usually guarinated and taurinated) malt beverage, I am reminded just how forgetful people are about prohibition.

If you click this link here, you will learn about Michigan’s new law banning Four Loko (and, as I understand it, all alcoholic caffeinated malt beverages) from sale in the state. It should be noted that a probable major contributing factor here is this incident, in which nine college freshman were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko. Because, you know, college freshman never get hospitalized for any other alcoholic beverage.

Expect other municipalities, states and hopefully not the Federal Government (don’t hold your breath) to soon follow suit.

Interesting video of the week: mechanical…computers…

Friday, May 21st, 2010

US Navy Fire Control Computers

The above link will send you to a page on youtube containing a series of a videos. If you watch them you will learn how computers worked back in the day before “computers”. If you’re bored this discovery could be quite the payoff. Leave a comment if you felt the videos were of some utility to you.