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Girl Scout Sells Cookies In Front Of A San Francisco Weed Shop

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An enterprising San Francisco Girl Scout set up her cookie shop outside a local medical marijuana clinic, hoping to lure in some stoners with the munchies.

Not surprisingly, 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in her first two hours outside The Green Cross, which her mom says is 37 more than she sold in the same time span at a Safeway.

Lei’s mom Carol said that she contacted The Green Cross beforehand to get their permission. The marijuana shop’s owners were immediately on board with the idea  – probably because they were high and had a sudden craving for cookies.

“It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls,” Holli Bert, a staff member at The Green Cross said. “It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”

Carol figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs, but the real reason she let her daughter sell cookies to stoners is because she wants to be a “cool mom”.

“You put it in terms that they may understand,” Carol said. “I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana […] It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”

Carol can send her daughter to all the weed shops in the country, but she’ll never reach Regina George Mom status.

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Even Texas Governor Rick Perry is Gay for Marijuana!

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Colorado, Washington, and now Texas?? Well, not quite. Governor Rick Perry is making moves toward decriminalizing marijuana use but is still against completely legalizing the drug.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the one-time presidential candidate voiced support for softening penalties for marijuana use and  alternate rehab and drug court programs.

“After 40 years of the war on drugs, I can’t change what happened in the past. What I can do as the governor of the second largest state in the nation is to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization and keeps people from going to prison and destroying their lives, and that’s what we’ve done over the last decade,” Perry said.

This marks the first time the governor, a long-time supporter of drug rehabilitation programs, has taken a position on decriminalization in Texas. Perry’s newfound support for decriminalization can be summed up as follow:

Number One: Decriminalization would help keep small-time stoners out of jail.

Number Two: Diversionary programs like drug courts in Texas that have had remarkable results in the past.

Number Three:  And… er… what’s the third one there… let’s see… little help Ron Paul?

Rick Perry ChiaBut hold on – before all you Texan pot-enthusiasts go out and celebrate by buying a 6 foot tall Rick Perry chia pet, keep in mind that Perry isn’t as pro-pot as you might have hoped.

While Perry believes “states should be allowed” to decide whether to legalize marijuana, he is personally against it. Perry’s spokeswoman cleared up any confusion, saying the Republican governor still opposes fully legalizing marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug. Instead he is simply looking for ways to reduce jail time for some nonviolent pot users.

Perhaps Gov. Perry has been spending some quality time with Sean Hannity. On his show Thursday night, the Fox News host (who STILL lives in New York) claimed that marijuana is much more dangerous than alcohol because Hannity can drink two beers and get behind the wheel but he can’t handle his pot.

“Alright, I can drink a beer or two and I don’t really feel anything, right?” Hannity said. “But you can’t smoke a joint and not feel something… If you smoke any marijuana, you’re going to get high.

Or you just have a high alcohol tolerance from decades of drinking… which would actually explain a lot.

Via: Politico

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Obama Downplays The Dangers of Pot

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President Barack Obama announced that he doesn’t think pot is more dangerous than alcohol, but it’s still a “bad idea”.

The Obama administration has given states the green light to experiment with marijuana regulation. Colorado and Washington have already taken advantage of that and recently legalized recreational weed. The president said it was important for the legalization of marijuana to go forward in those states in order to avoid “a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.” Or to put it in other words, the disproportional rates of prosecution and incarceration for drug crimes between middle-class whites and poor African Americans/Latinos aren’t exactly fair.

In an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine, the president downplayed the dangers of marijuana, comparing it to cigarettes and arguing it is no more dangerous than alcohol.

Obama Pot“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president told the magazine.

He went on to say pot smokers shouldn’t be locked up for long stretches of time when people writing drug laws “have probably done the same thing.” Lesson: smoke pot, just don’t get caught.

Despite Obama’s gradual softening of legalization language, he’s not ready to go full stoner just yet. At least not until public opinion shifts…

Smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,” Obama said.

The president also urged a cautious approach to changing marijuana laws, saying that people who think legalizing pot will solve social problems are “probably overstating the case” and describing the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington as a challenging “experiment”.

Obama also raised a concern about where the U.S should draw the line when it comes to harder drugs.

“I also think that, when it comes to harder drugs, the harm done to the user is profound and the social costs are profound. And you do start getting into some difficult line-drawing issues,” Obama said. “If marijuana is fully legalized and at some point folks say, ‘Well, we can come up with a negotiated dose of cocaine that we can show is not any more harmful than vodka.’ Are we open to that? If somebody says, ‘We’ve got a finely calibrated dose of meth, it isn’t going to kill you or rot your teeth.’ Are we OK with that?”

I’m sure the methheads will be OK with that – except that the price will probably jacked up 3000%.

Via: Washington Times

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CNN Reporter Randi Kaye Gets Contact High in Colorado

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In CNN’s Gone to Pot series, reporter Randi Kaye did some “extensive research” on Colorado’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana and ended up in a bus full of stoners with a contact high.

And by extensive research, I mean Randi Kaye rode around all day in a limo with some stereotypical stoners in one of Colorado’s newly legal pot tours.  But it was all worth it because Kaye was able to bring the viewers some breaking news: being trapped in a confined space with a bunch of stoners smoking weed can give you a contact high.

After the cannabis tour bus (cannabus?) group started demanding tacos, Kaye’s investigative journalism came to an end and she went on to tell Anderson Cooper all about her contact high.

“How extensive was your research in the back of that limo?” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked from back in the studio.

“It was top notch, we did very extensive research I have to tell you,” a smiley Kaye says.

My brain was a little fuzzy by the time I got out of there, I wasn’t thinking right and I couldn’t remember even some of the questions I wanted to ask in the interview, which has never happened to me. And I found things to be really funny, much funnier than I normally do,” she added.

“But it was just a contact high. I just want to make that clear. Is that correct?” Cooper asked.

“Yes it was a just a contact high,” she confirmed.

Skip to 4:30 to see Randi Kaye get a little giggly and Anderson Cooper get a little condescending. 

Via: The Daily Mail

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