Prohibition Kills Again

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When is marijuana lethal? When it's in a plastic bag that you try to swallow to avoid arrest. A similar incident occurred at the Seattle airport last month. In both cases, the authorities pronounced themselves baffled that people would go to such lengths to conceal their drug use.

[Thanks to Dennis Callahan and James Matthiessen for the links.]

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  1. That’s what they get for carrying their stashes around in plastic bags. Why do you think lubricated condoms were invented?

  2. authorities pronounced themselves baffled that people would go to such lengths to conceal their drug use.

    Yeah, why would anyone go to such lengths just to avoid having their life wrecked and going to prison?

  3. “That’s what they get for carrying their stashes around in plastic bags. Why do you think lubricated condoms were invented?”

    Yikes…a strategically placed film canister is much more comfortable.

    What I was struck by is that they found crack too. What kind of middle age pothead smokes crack too?

  4. “Yeah, why would anyone go to such lengths just to avoid having their life wrecked and going to prison?”

    That depends, didn’t WA decrim small amounts? The article talks about a simple citation though I am curious as to why the Feds wouldn’t have jurisdiction.

  5. Clearly, it’s time to ban plastic baggies.

  6. Nah, just increase penalties for those using plastic over paper

  7. This might be setting us up for ‘marijuana reduces mental faculties to dangerous levels’.

    I can easily see this as part of the new ad campaign.

  8. The simple answer:

    Federal Mandantory Minimum Sentences

  9. I’m a cynical as the next guy, but I can’t believe that these people were complete morons for stuffing a plastic bag down their throats. They must’ve been terrified.

    And these cops wonder why? They claim these people were overreacting to a simple citation? Give me a fucking break.

    “What I was struck by is that they found crack too. What kind of middle age pothead smokes crack too?”

    But you must aknowledge that MJ clearly leads you other drugs. The experts say so. One day, you are smoking a joint. The next, you are shooting heroine into your eyeballs.

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