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Legalising medical marijuana in Utah could lead to absent-minded rabbits and other animals who don’t feel their natural instincts, a special agent for the DEA has warned the state.
Fairbanks did not say why marijuana cash crops would be any more destructive than the corn and wheat crops that grow in Utah and have similarly destructive consequences, also by way of the pesticides, deforestation and erosion that farmers inflict on the environment. Nor did Fairbanks present science from environmental researchers or biologists, despite his assertion that “I come to represent the actual science. I want the science studied and looked at and specifically gone over.”
At a news conference Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 homicides at this point last year, versus 54 this year) on marijuana.
“The seemingly innocent drug that’s been legalized around the country. In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with [in the] 80s and 90s with heroin and coc aine . . . In some instances, it’s a causal factor. But it’s an influence in almost everything that we do here.”
Hyperbole at its finest. Even if this year’s uptick holds through December (and it’s worth noting that we’re only dealing with eight weeks of data, here), New York would end the year with 383 murders. The city saw 2,245 murders in 1990.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: network dude
and this shows you how stupid the DEA is. They do know that the THC isn't psychoactive in it's natural form. It has to undergo heating (cooking, smoking, vaporizing) to a certain temperature to chemically change the THC into it's psychoactive form. You can't just eat raw cannabis and get a buzz. And if you can somehow it's because you are gorging on trees all day (literally whole cannabis trees-all day) like some mountain gorilla.