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  •  And an old fashioned hemp plant (0+ / 0-)

    is not today's designer bud.

    I'll stop calling him Boner when he stops saying I belong to the Democrat Party.

    by al23 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 08:50:59 AM PST

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    •  Hemp is used for rope. The stoner version has been (4+ / 0-)
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      cultivated for its physiological efects for 5000 years. Just because the USA is only now cultivating the more potent strains does not make them a new and dangerous entity.

      Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

      by OHdog on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 08:56:25 AM PST

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      •  Splittng hairs (0+ / 0-)

        The stuff I grew in my moms attic back in the 70's bears no resemblance to the high tech hydroponically grown bud they cultivate today.

        Plenty of technology applied, just like with Heroin and Coke. (I think they've smoked opium for a long time too)

        I'll stop calling him Boner when he stops saying I belong to the Democrat Party.

        by al23 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 09:19:11 AM PST

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        •  Splitting hairs is right (0+ / 0-)

          Pot diaries tend to become like RKBA diaries .

          Obama 2012 http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

          by jiffypop on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 09:26:12 AM PST

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        •  Except that if you plant a seed of this (3+ / 0-)
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          "high tech" magic herb on the gound, it will turn into a plant. Just like the stuff you allegedly grew in your mom's basement back in the 70's (which I doubt you did).

          “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

          by 420 forever on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 09:26:31 AM PST

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        •  Sorry you were a poor pharma-farmer According to (3+ / 0-)
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          reports

          The European Monitoring Centre For Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), in their July 2004 report titled "An Overview of Cannabis Potency in Europe" noted the following:
          "The available data do not show any long-term marked upward trend in the potency of herbal cannabis or cannabis resin imported into Europe.
          The effective potency in nearly all countries has remained quite stable for many years at around 6-8%. The only exception has been the Netherlands where, by 2001-2002, it had reached 16%....[I]t must be assumed that the quality of herbal cannabis consumed in the USA more than twenty years ago was unusually poor, but that in recent years it has risen to levels typical of Europe. So even the modest increase found by ElSohly et al. (2000) may be less significant than it seems.

          Life is just a bowl of Cherries, that stain your hands and clothes and have pits that break your teeth.

          by OHdog on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 09:31:07 AM PST

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        •  It is this way because of the drug war (3+ / 0-)
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          It became more powerful and more high tech because of the drug war. There's a prohibition mindset that created a stronger high. Had the drug war not been in place, it's less likely to have become as jacked up as it has.

          There's a decent chance these "less powerful" strains will become more used rather than their more jacked up "relatives" the farther we move away from prohibition.

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