Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Opinion Piece: Fake pot a potpourri of bad ideas

One thing I find interesting in this article is that it quotes a DEA agent who's basically telling you to ignore the "not for human consumption" label and encouaging you to smoke it anyway... that want you to smoke it so that they can say "hey look, we need to ban this, people are smoking it"...

So far we have no information that people are using this for anything but aromatherapy use, which is its intended purpose.

Fake pot a potpourri of bad ideas
Before the Milwaukee ban kicks in, I scored a pouch of fake pot this week.
And by scored I mean I walked into Shiraz Foods and Spices at Oakland and Locust and plunked down $29.99 for 3 grams. Completely legal. In fact, $1.83 extra went to the government in sales tax.
I wanted to see what this stuff looks and smells like. I poured some out of the silvery 4-inch-by-4-inch pouch. It was a greenish/goldish coarsely shredded plant material. It smelled like tea. When I put a match to it, it smelled like, I don't know, maybe some cheap incense tossed on burning leaves. Not an odor you'd need to hide from the neighbors.
But there was no way I was smoking this mystery mix.
In fact, right there on the pouch it says: "Not for consumption" and "For aromatherapy use only."

Click the link to read the rest...

104 comments:

  1. Fake cannabis is not a good idea. I'd trust the kinda-sketchy guy selling weed over some chemical sprayed potpourri

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  2. sounds bad, wonder what'll happen.

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  3. I've tried the stuff once. Needless to say, I'll be sticking to the natural stuff in the future.

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  4. That kind of stuff is always suspicious :D

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  5. Doesn't that stuff contain like plastic and shit?

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  6. lol smoking plastic...thats weird :)

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  7. I love how they sell pot vaporizers as "potpourri infusers" or whatever =P

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  8. HAHAHAAAA I LAUGH AT YOU
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  9. My friends bought some of this before they banned it. I thought it was stupid they smoked it haha.

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  10. oddd... and yet interesting lol

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  11. cool link! I started reading your excerpt and thought you did it yourself lol!

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  12. Thanks for this relevant information.

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  13. Fucking tards.....toke on some real herb...Chemicals straight to your head....

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  14. Spice is only a good idea when you're in the military and you can't smoke because they drug test.

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  15. "effects of marijuana prohibition are way worse than the weed itself."
    This sums it up pretty good.

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  16. I prefer real weed, fake is never as good.

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  17. That doesn't really sound safe; potpourri is usually treated with a lot of chemicals I think?

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  18. wow, im sure inhaling that stuff is really dangerous

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  19. i think the people that smoke that stuff are crazy. for real

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  20. Lots of bad stories with this stuff, just stick to the real deal.

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  22. Forget this. Real stuff all the way :D

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  23. i had to read it all the way through. good stuff!

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  24. Yeah it could be anything, but then again kids used to huff paint. People will do anything to get high.

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  25. It gives you head/earaches realllly bad, and depending on what you smoke it with, you can still get a paraphernalia charge...

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