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February 8, 2002 10:09 AM   Subscribe

Eat a candy bar - go to Jail. An update on a previous Mefi thread: Hemp foods are now illegal as per new DEA rules that took effect this Monday, 02/06. (PDF version is available as well.) This Canada study shows that it would take the consumption of a hell of a lot of Hemp products to reach the same THC levels as Marijuana.
posted by bkdelong (13 comments total)

 
*shakes head and starts crying*

"proof this country is run by uninformed simpletons. that is all"
posted by chrisroberts at 10:19 AM on February 8, 2002


How's Dow doing in the current economic slump, anyways?
posted by Dom at 10:27 AM on February 8, 2002


If I start listening to Ministry again, I will then be utterly incapable of discerning right now from 1992.
posted by dong_resin at 10:33 AM on February 8, 2002


truly pathetic. okay, let's tally it up. deaths by "marihuana": approximately zero. death by tobacco: about 18 bazillion.

I sure hope nobody goes out and stuffs their hemp pants in a bong over this.
posted by billder at 12:46 PM on February 8, 2002


truly pathetic. okay, let's tally it up. deaths by "marihuana": approximately zero. death by tobacco: about 18 bazillion.

Right, so let's ban tobacco and legalize pot. Then we'll see how the stats add up.
posted by BlueTrain at 1:59 PM on February 8, 2002


No one has ever OD's from pot, but if you're going to say it's caused no deaths, then you have to say that Tobacco hasn't either.

Smoking Pot cigarettes is just as bad for you as smoking tobacco ones, if not worse for the lack of a filter.

But, otoh, pot is not addictive and very few people smoke the equivalent of '3 packs a day'

Anyway, I don't see what the big deal is about banning these foods. THC is illegal, it probably shouldn't be, but it is. So deal.

I mean, if I sold candybars that were laced with ecstasy and Heroin, I could go to jail, and the topic "eat candybar, go to jail" would be just as correct, and just as idiotic.
posted by delmoi at 2:25 PM on February 8, 2002


"very few people smoke the equivalent of '3 packs a day'"

True, but Willlie Nelson is still alive, so there's anecdotal evidence it's not too harmful.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:39 PM on February 8, 2002


Actually, there has been a stay:

DEA Backs Off a Bit on Hemp Foods, Extends "Grace Period"

It's not much, but it gives the legal groups fighting this ban more time to convince a judge that DEA has lost it's collective fuzzy mind.
posted by dejah420 at 3:39 PM on February 8, 2002


about as logical as banning 'bananas' because popular folk law says that smoking it dried gets you high (shyeah right!).

For a change, it's nice to see the UK leading in common-sense when it comes to the weed:
Secret plans to roll out a controversial cannabis scheme across London are being drawn up after a study found it saved officers and staff in one borough more than 2,500 hours and led to a 19% increase in arrests of class A drug dealers...
posted by niceness at 5:03 AM on February 9, 2002


*sniffle* I get no respect.
posted by thc at 7:27 AM on February 9, 2002


*throws arm around thc*
Aw, it's okay little buddy, you're still very popular.
You know it's not how m..... how....

Shit, man, anyone else want some cheez-its? I'll buy.
posted by dong_resin at 1:11 PM on February 9, 2002


Now all the Canadian hemp companies can sue the USA, get nafta working for us....
posted by Iax at 9:27 PM on February 9, 2002


LOL. Iax, that'd be too funny.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:31 PM on February 10, 2002


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