April 11, 2000 4:14 PM   Subscribe wants to deliver high-grade marijauna using a fleet of trucks across Europe-- kind of like except...better
posted by chaz (7 comments total) Europe
posted by EngineBeak at 6:06 PM on April 11, 2000

But... those buttons... so, very, awful.

I got a little curious last week, and asked a couple people: Why are drugs (specifically weed, MDMA, and LSD) illegal? No one could give me an answer. Just seems kind of arbitrary that these things are banned, but alcohol and nicotine are A-OK with everyone.
posted by endquote at 10:44 PM on April 11, 2000

except....drug trafficking in Europe is still illegal.
posted by Markb at 5:42 AM on April 12, 2000

Marijuana is illegal in the US coz of two reasons, mainly: the lumber industry and racism. The lumber industry was pressuring the gov. to outlaw it for competitive reasons. In the south, there was an effort to associate marijuana use w/ blacks and mexicans, and headlines from the time said stuff like: MEXICAN "MARIJUANA" IS KILLING OUR YOUTH!
The english called it hemp, but the spanish word, marijuana, was pushed to associate it w/ mexicans.
And did anyone read that report the gov. did a while ago? They basically said "We lied about all that stuff we told you before. It doesn't cause brain damage. It doesn't mess w/ yr. DNA and deform your children."
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:44 AM on April 12, 2000

This site didn't by any chance appear on 4/1, did it?
posted by lbergstr at 10:38 AM on April 12, 2000

is it me, or is the promise of Dutch-style smoking coffee shops in London, Tokyo, and New York by 2001 a little, ahem, ahead of it's time? 4/1 indeed.
posted by mercuria at 2:21 PM on April 12, 2000

You're probably right. See the second picture from the left here: poop.
posted by EngineBeak at 6:04 PM on April 12, 2000

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