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Is it a long trip from your physician to the nearest approved cannabis dispensing station? Here's a solution. Get on your Iphone and download cannabisapps.
posted by Xurando (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Damnit, someone needs to invent a way to download cannabis.
posted by loquacious at 3:12 PM on July 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


Downloading cannabis over tcp/ip would be a killer app, in that it would kill society by removing people's need to go outdoors for pot.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:17 PM on July 25, 2009


Downloading cannabis over tcp/ip would be a killer app, in that it would kill society by removing people's need to go outdoors for pot.

There are pot delivery services.
posted by delmoi at 3:19 PM on July 25, 2009


There are pot delivery services.

O.K., so what do you want to do now you just killed Metafilter?
posted by yoink at 3:22 PM on July 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Coming soon: medicine menus

Medicine? Oooh, right. Medical brownies.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:24 PM on July 25, 2009


posted by yoink at 3:22 PM on July 25 [+] [!]: O.K., so what do you want to do now you just killed Metafilter?
Back in the days delmoi would have shot you in the face for that.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:28 PM on July 25, 2009


Don't bogart the iPhone.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:25 PM on July 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pass it to the left.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:25 PM on July 25, 2009


Back in the days delmoi would have shot you in the face for that.

To be fair, he'd at least buy him dinner first.
posted by Dark Messiah at 4:29 PM on July 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Canibliss
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:30 PM on July 25, 2009


I'm waiting for my ap
iPhone 3GS in my hand
Up to Lexington, 125
Must charge the battery, it's more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my ap
posted by yoink at 4:33 PM on July 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


Funny, I just started reading Cannabis by Martin Booth.
posted by bwg at 4:43 PM on July 25, 2009


There are pot delivery services.

I've always been curious of how these services are set up. I couldn't imagine product acquisition would be that hard. Distribution may be the most dangerous part, but client acquisition would be the toughest part. Word of mouth? That would be really slow and may not be worth the time investment. Flyers? Business cards? How the hell do you advertise for something like that? Of course, taking into account, it's illegal and all that.
posted by P.o.B. at 5:03 PM on July 25, 2009


I've always been curious of how these services are set up.

Pretty sure delmoi was referring to delivery of prescribed medical marijuana. There networks for these sorts of things at sympathetic clinics and dispensaries.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:09 PM on July 25, 2009


Funny, I just started reading marihuana: a signal of misunderstanding , the First Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse. March 1972. They recommend reclassification, decriminalization.
Seems pretty level-headed.
nineteen seventy-two!
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 5:14 PM on July 25, 2009


I've always been curious of how these services are set up.

In Philadelphia, when I first went to University of the Arts, there was Holla.

I got the phone number by word of mouth. Which is no detriment, 'cause that's how all dealers advertise. You ask around campus (or work, or the bar, or the neighborhood) until somebody says they know somebody. It's not like dealers put up fliers and take out an ad in the yellowpages.

So, I called the number:
Voice: Holla.
Me: Hi. Um. I want, like, a twenty of trees.
Voice: Where you at?
Me: 15th and Pine.
Voice: What color's your shirt?
Me: Blue.
Voice: Twelve minutes. Be outside.

And then you went and stood on the corner and tried to look like you weren't waiting for a drug deal. And a dude rode by on his bike, completed the transaction in about a quarter of a second, and was on his way again.

Sadly, the Holla guy got busted about halfway through the second semester. And the guy who inherited the operation couldn't keep it running right... so, you'd wait hours for your pot, as opposed to about ten to thirty minutes before. And since they didn't, like, call you when they showed up or anything, you had to wait outside that whole time, It only limped along in that configuration for a few more weeks before Holla collapsed completely.

I was pretty sad.
posted by Netzapper at 5:30 PM on July 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


Gosh, I wonder how they took down this Holla character.
posted by limmer at 5:59 PM on July 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


SWAT team.
posted by box at 6:17 PM on July 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


How the hell do you advertise for something like that?

In San Francisco, you advertise your marijuana by taking an ad out in the newspaper. The free weeklies all have ads for various marijuana stores. The SF Chronic(le) may not take pot ads. (But hey, here's another idea on how to save journalism. Is there anything this wonder weed can't do?) Or sometimes you just walk around and shout. There was some guy loudly hawking his "medical ganja brownies" in Dolores Park last week when the symphony was playing. Some cops about 30 feet away pretended not to notice.

We've got a lot of people in San Francisco with grave medical conditions that can only be cured by marijuana. If you're not sure you have such a condition, right next to the alternative herbal therapy store ads are ads for the doctor who'll write you a marijuana scrip for a $100 visit.
posted by Nelson at 6:23 PM on July 25, 2009


So is Apple going to bring back Ellen Feiss?
posted by FireballForever at 7:23 PM on July 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


iTimes?
posted by horsemuth at 7:25 PM on July 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


I love the "Purchase Cannabis from iTunes" link.
posted by emelenjr at 10:02 PM on July 25, 2009


Not available on Gateway computers. Odd, since cannabis is a gateway drug.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:22 PM on July 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is it a long trip

I see what you did there.
posted by lostburner at 11:22 PM on July 25, 2009


I've always been curious of how these services are set up.

Really not sure how they started, but I know of two internet sites where I can get my fix if I so desire. One of them has been in business for, what, 10 years? Also has been on the news. Who knows how they can get away with it. But they're legit, I know it for a fact. Second I once used lasted maybe 5 years total before closing down recently. They tend not to across national borders so maybe that's an added layer of security. Generally they deliver within a week after payment is received. Obviously not as fast or as cheap as a local hookup, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
posted by splice at 5:48 AM on July 26, 2009


Oh, and the one still going strong has been on the news in the past. So I imagine a lot of people learned about it through that. Also is frequently mentioned on message boards, etc.
posted by splice at 5:49 AM on July 26, 2009


Really not sure how they started, but I know of two internet sites where I can get my fix if I so desire.

Dammit. I was all like, TELL ME WHAT THAT SITE IS, then I looked at the profile: Canada. Of course.
posted by DecemberBoy at 8:06 AM on July 26, 2009


In the mid-80s in NYC I used a weed delivery service. It was great. After a few runs I got to know the delivery guy. He'd call me when he was heading my way and ask if I needed anything from the store. About half an hour later he'd bike up to my building with a six-pack, a roasted chicken, a fresh pack of smokes and a half ounce of sticky icky. It wasn't cheap but it sure was convenient.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:01 PM on July 26, 2009


When I was in NYC in the mid 80's, I had went to an unmarked black door, next to an ambulance company. Inside was a pool table, and something like a ticket window. Latter, I used a store on the upper eastside. That one looked like a normal corner bodega, except the shelves were strangely shallow, holding little. You could walk behind the shelves in the back, and there was a window made exactly like a bank drive-through. They only sold the sticky stuff. The other place was the lower eastside, and they only sold the common herb of the time.

A few years latter, I had to take to buying on the street. Then one had to walk in likely places, listening. You'd hear someone going "smoke, smoke", under their breath. Or the park behind the main library was a good spot to score, before they "cleaned it up". Then I moved to LA, and it was much more difficult.
posted by Goofyy at 11:22 AM on July 27, 2009


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