Monthly Archives: October 2013

Wanna get in My Bong Is My Child's good books by doing something mischievous in...

Wanna get in My Bong Is My Child’s good books by doing something mischievous in the spirit of Halloween?

1. Click on this picture posted by a page claiming they’ll give the winner a bag of joints
2. Comment and mention that My Bong Is My Child actually DOES give away the shit that they say they will, and arent little like whores that use their page and fans to make money.

Yes, we know it’s pointless, but before the butthurt and the trolls creep out from whatever gutter they climb out from let me just say that if you’re not up to it – don’t do it.
For the rest of you; trick or treat 😉

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Last comment wins this bag of joints.. GO! — with Simon Maina and 29 others. …read more    

Hope everyone's having a great Halloween! To spice it up a bit here's a reminder...

Hope everyone’s having a great Halloween! To spice it up a bit here’s a reminder of what’s up for grabs. The drawing will 100% be happening THIS weekend!
So share like a madman until then. On your wall, on other pages walls (generally more acceptable socially – none of us want to be spamming buttholes to our mates) and anywhere else you can think of.
Good luck! And good night ♥

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Newsweek has gone from 'may' kill cancer to 'might'. Do you think there is a di...

Newsweek has gone from ‘may’ kill cancer to ‘might’.
Do you think there is a difference?
One thing is for sure, if the likes of mainstream Newsweek is publishing positive articles about the dagga plant combating something like cancer – it can only be good news.

Marijuana Might Kill Cancer
www.newsweek.com
A new study gives hope to tokers. …read more    

Consider taking your support for the DC up a notch. Visit our resources page, do…

Consider taking your support for the DC up a notch. Visit our resources page, download and print a bunch of flyers, stickers and posters to hand out to your world.
Our latest pamphlets are now available in 5 languages……
Support the DC, spread the word.

DC Printable Resources
www.daggacouple.co.za
Download and print our B5 flyers, A3 posters sticker art and petition signature templates to share the knowledge with your world. …read more    

Good to see Ford Motor Company integrating the use of #Hemp into their automobil...

Good to see
Anndrea Hermann’s photos
Hemp Industries Association – Steve Levine, @[1056956177:2048:Eric Steenstra] and John Roulac with the Ford sign that listed hemp fibre as a component for natural fibre reinforced plastics. Taken at the San Francisco Green Festival 2012. The linage of Henry Ford carried on! http://thehia.org/ — with Nutiva and 2 others. …read more    

This makes for an interesting read about the "Good Manufacturing Practices" quagmire when it comes to producing cannabis. Which came first, the paperwork, or the plant? Let's keep it that order...? Saying no to GMP Cannabis | O'Shaughnessy's

Saying no to GMP Cannabis | O’Shaughnessy’s

GMP stands for “Good Manufacturing Practices.” Requiring vendors to follow ”Good Manufacturing Practices” is a theoretically good idea that has gone extremely wrong. …read more    

Inspect your bud with a DIY microscope using a smartphone and an old laser point...

Inspect your bud with a DIY microscope using a smartphone and an old laser pointer.

A cheap, powerful digital microscope using your smartphone and an old laser pointer | ExtremeTech
www.extremetech.com
A cool project to build a high-power digital microscope recently showed up on the instructables website. Ten minutes and twenty dollars may be a little bit optimistic, but the interesting video makes it look fairly easy. …read more    

Despite legalization, not much known about dagga’s effects

Even though 20 states, including Illinois, have passed laws legalizing medical dagga, swayed in part by thousands of personal testimonies, current research hasn’t nailed down exactly if, and how, dagga alleviates all the specific diseases the drug is being legalized to treat, experts say.

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A number of proponents believe dagga could benefit people with everything from glaucoma to cancer, and it’s been legalized in Illinois to aid patients with some 40 medical conditions. But opponents of its medicinal use believe the risks of smoking medical dagga outweigh the benefits, while others question whether patients really improve or only feel like they improve.

dagga’s best-known compound is THC, but the plant actually has 105 unique dagga compounds with potential for medicinal use, proponents say. THC has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in synthetic form to help patients with nausea and decreased appetite.

Some scientists believe the plant’s other compounds — called cannabinoids — could have equal promise. Although research has increased in recent years as more states legalize medical dagga, solid evidence of how individual cannabinoids could help people with specific diseases has been significantly lacking, a review of medical literature and interviews with experts shows.

Researching the potential effects of dagga’s various components on conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia or lupus could have serious implications for doctors who want to prescribe medical dagga to patients.

If the specific benefits could be proved, experts say, doctors ultimately would be able to assign particular strains — with varying chemical mixes — to people, depending on their condition. Further research also may help determine optimal doses and whether dagga works better than other medicines, experts say.

While most medicines derived from nature are tested before they reach the masses, the process to evaluate dagga has been confounded by its longtime status as an illegal drug, which it retains in the eyes of the federal government. A complicated federal approval process and limited availability of research-grade dagga add to the difficulty.

The only study specifically cited in Illinois’ law, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in August and set to go into effect next year, is a 1999 Institute of Medicine report. But Dr. John Benson, a lead editor of the report, said legislators stretched the conclusion of the book-length study when it said modern medical research “has confirmed the beneficial uses of dagga.”

While the report did say there was promise that dagga could have medical benefits, it also suggests researchers need to continue to dig deeper into the issue. It also says dagga should not be smoked, he said.

“Smoking dagga is not recommended,” the report states. “The long-term harm caused by smoking dagga makes it a poor delivery system.”

The 14-year-old article has become a primary source for both critics and supporters of medical dagga — the Drug Enforcement Agency and advocacy groups have cited it to prove opposite points.

“I don’t think whatever the legislature is saying (in the law) is in effect untrue,” Benson, now retired, said from his California home, “but it needs to be qualified.”

 

Medicine by legislation

Illinois legislators knew they had an uphill battle getting the medical dagga bill passed last summer, Rep. Lou Lang said. Lang worked at swaying his colleagues for five years and said he compromised on the list of about 40 conditions — some of which are closely related — that will qualify people for medical dagga once it becomes available sometime next year.

Illinois legislators, he said, did “a substantial amount of reading,” but they did not evaluate each condition on the list with any scientific methodology.

“I can’t point to specific studies that we used,” Lang said. “Much of it was done by patients telling us what worked and what didn’t. … It became crystal clear some of these things that ought to be in the bill.”

The legislators relied mostly on personal testimonies and compared notes with states that have also passed medical dagga laws.

“When thousands of people come to me and say they’re using this drug illegally because it’s the only thing that works,” Lang said, “that’s good enough for me.”

Mike Graham, of Manteno, was one person who shared his story with legislators. A little more than a decade ago, he was using 14 different pharmaceuticals. Living with an extremely painful degenerative spine disease, he has been through multiple surgeries in efforts to remedy it. But doctors feared one more could paralyze him, so he took medications for pain instead.

“I didn’t even know my name,” Graham said. “It was horrid.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-medical-marijuana-science-20131027,0,7023950.story

The popo, the stoner and the price

Nowadays dagga smokers are found from Cape Town to Johannesburg and everywhere in between and even neighbouring countries especially Swaziland & Lesotho. The number one illicit herb in the world has become the most popular recreational “drug”. It is even giving tobacco and alcohol a run for its money.

In South Africa dagga prohibition is taken so seriously that not even a cannabinoid filled fart is missed undetected. Recently a university student discovered you can test how much marijuana is used within a suburb by testing a neighbourhood, a complex or even a house’s main sewage line.

In South Africa dagga is so potent that officers and even government officials who come near the bud wear hard hats and bullet proof vests. As seen on Below The Lion.

The facts, estimations, statistics, probabilities and anecdotal math speculation.
By 2010 there were 1116 police stations across South Africa employing 150513 officers. This organization managed to confiscate 2000 metric tons of dagga between 2012 and 2013. That is 2 billion grams of dagga.

Recently a news article boasted about a si

ngle police station from an average suburb that managed to arrest 10 persons for dagga possession on a single day!

In that article and so many others you commonly see that there is a task forces that deal with dagga policing. Although the narcotic division has been disbanded years ago there are still groups within the police serve that are on the frontline in the war not only against people who choose to use a safer alternative to alcohol and tobacco but against a wonder plant that is a herb comparable to nutmeg.

In most of the photos used in reports of dagga busts you will always see that there are about 5 police officers per dagga suspect. The ratio of cops that are out there looking for a stoner is 5 to 1.

If we start calculating with these variables and introduce a random function the true cost of the war on dagga becomes clear.

One police station is able to arrest between 1700 to 1900 persons for dagga per year.
1116 police stations are able to arrest between 1050000 to 1140000 persons for dagga per year.

As we do not know the exact cost incurred by the police for each dagga arrest we could speak of the persons arrested as units that could later be multiplied by the cost. We can for instance use the minimum units which are the total number of dagga arrest per year to calculate the cost of housing dagga convicts and we can use the cops-stoner ratio to calculate the cost incurred by the task force.

Because it’s likely that there are five police officers involved in almost every dagga arrest the cop-stoner ratio is 5:1.

We come to the conclusion that the South African police spend approximately 1050000 to 5720000 units per year.

Let’s speculate that the total cost of arresting a single person for dagga possession is R1000 the South African police spend between R1.05 Billion to R5.72 Billion on the war on dagga per year.

We recently calculated that the value of dagga confiscated by the South African police between 2012 and 2013 is about R18 Billion when using Uruguay’s fixed price of $1 or R9.77

It was also calculated that the total value of dagga that evades the police in the same period is about R 176.04 Billion using the Uruguay model.

Ultimately this means that the police spend a pessimistically calculated R5.72 Billion to make an R18 Billion debt in an R 195.6 Billion market.

Do you think R1 spent on dagga prohibition is money well invested?

Sources
http://www.beeld.com/nuus/2013-09-16-dagga-vir-13-000-op-een-aand
www.belowthelion.co.za/

 

Please do criticize and correct were needed.

This is as big decision in the USA. Cannabis using parents get their child back....

This is as big decision in the USA. Cannabis using parents get their child back. This will give hope to thousands of parents out there who have endured the heartache of being deemed unfit parents due to their use of the dagga plant.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/25/medical-marijuana-using-parents-get-baby-back/3202373/ …read more    

A warm welcome to all those who have like this page recently, and who have sent...

A warm welcome to all those who have like this page recently, and who have sent messages of support. We must step out of the oppression of the last 100 years, and claim our equal rights and our place in society.

We can do it if we mobilise and work together, wherever we live in the country.

It is not possible for the leader of this party to be everywhere. I ask all of YOU out there to be the Dagga Party wherever you are, to inform and mobilise your friends, and to form a local Dagga Party group.

Please stand by with your ID books to REGISTER TO VOTE on 9th and/or 10th November!!

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Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa
A warm welcome to all those who have like this page recently, and who have sent messages of support. We must step out of the oppression of the last 100 years, and claim our equal rights and our place in society. We can do it if we mobilise and work together, wherever we live in the country. It is not possible for the leader of this party to be everywhere. I ask all of YOU out there to be the Dagga Party wherever you are, to inform and mobilise your friends, and to form a local Dagga Party group. Please stand by with your ID books to REGISTER TO VOTE on 9th and/or 10th November!! …read more    

The South African police spend R5.72 Billion to make an R18 Billion debt in an R...

The South African police spend R5.72 Billion to make an R18 Billion debt in an R 195.6 Billion dagga market.

The popo, the stoner and the price
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Nowadays dagga smokers are found from Cape Town to Johannesburg and everywhere in between and even neighbouring countries especially Swaziland & Lesotho. The number one illicit herb in the world has become the most popular recreational “drug”. It is even giving tobacco and alcohol a run for its mone… …read more    

UnFairlady received 100&#x2019;s of comments since publishing a 4-page PRO-GMO article,...

UnFairlady received 100’s of comments since publishing a 4-page PRO-GMO article, (written by Robyn MacLarty), promoting GMOs, & calling well-researched opposition to GMOs “Hysteria”. These comments have been ignored, except for one statement yesterday by the Editor, Suzy Brokensha (SBrokensha@fairlady.com or letters@fairlady.com) as follows:

“Hi all
Interesting responses – thank you!
But just to clarify: this is a thoroughly researched story; we spoke to internationally renowned scientists and received absolutely no payment, advertising –or anything at all, in any form whatsoever – for this article. And we stand confidently by every word we published.
We know GMOs are a contentious issue and we suspected this story might engender this kind of response, but we elected to publish because we believe FAIRLADY readers to be open-minded and intelligent enough at least to have their own views challenged, if not to change their minds based on what they read. We expect our readers to be intellectually curious, and the majority, by far, are.
As I wrote in my ed’s letter in our September issue, Confirmation Bias is ‘our tendency to focus on details that confirm what we already think and believe, and more or less disregard the rest … we filter everything before we’re exposed to it, so there’s even less chance of challenging ourselves, or ever changing our minds about anything. The danger is that it leads to more entrenched opinions and even less tolerance for other ways of thinking or being.’
I know that confirmation bias is seductive, but I still think we should all try to resist it, and reading articles that challenge our opinions is one way to do that.” …read more    

&lt;3 FUTURELIFE promised that all products manufactured AFTER 1 JULY 2013 would be...

♥ FUTURELIFE promised that all products manufactured AFTER 1 JULY 2013 would be Free of GMOs. They said the NEW STOCK would be appear on Shelves in OCTOBER 🙂 The Process has NOT BEEN EASY, PLEASE READ what they had to go through to achieve this status (& Well Done, You Lot, for encouraging them to persevere):

GMO – FUTURELIFE

How to Tell a Wolf from a Sheep: The wolf/sheep test #MustRead The world is qu...

How to Tell a Wolf from a Sheep: The wolf/sheep test #MustRead

The world is quickly changing and We The People are waking up. A new page in history is about to be turned and the forces of domination are volleying with the forces of freedom. New programs and systems are rolling out almost daily, promising to bring our long awaited peace and prosperity. But which ones are simply re-packaged systems of control? How can we discern the wolf in sheep’s clothing?

I have devised a wolf-sheep test consisting of 5 questions to apply to new offerings. Is it……

1. Flexible or rigid?

2. Transparent or secret?

3. Pure or homogenized?

4. Simple or complex?

5. Empowering or coercive?

Just to illustrate, let’s take our banking system for example. If we apply the above queries we see that it’s rigid (rules, binding contracts), secret (very deep rabbit hole), homogenized (human value blended with finance), complex (uses banking lingo most don’t understand), coercive (maintain good credit or you will not be able to provide for basic needs). WOLF (That was easy.)

Now let’s apply it to our legal/law system. There are basically three kinds of law: Common Law, Statutory Law and UCC Law (so you see, we already have a problem, but let’s continue…).

{see embedded document about common law compared to statute law}

How to Tell a Wolf from a Sheep: The wolf/sheep test

10/24/2013

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The world is quickly changing and We The People are waking up. A new page in history is about to be turned and the forces of domination are volleying with the forces of freedom. New programs and systems are rolling out almost daily, promising to bring our long awaited peace and prosperity. But which ones are simply re-packaged systems of control? How can we discern the wolf in sheep’s clothing?

I have devised a wolf-sheep test consisting of 5 questions to apply to new offerings.
Is it……

1. Flexible or rigid?

2. Transparent or secret?

3. Pure or homogenized?

4. Simple or complex?

5. Empowering or coercive?

Just to illustrate, let’s take our banking system for example. If we apply the above queries we see that it’s rigid (rules, binding contracts), secret (very deep rabbit hole), homogenized (human value blended with finance), complex (uses banking lingo most don’t understand), coercive (maintain good credit or you will not be able to provide for basic needs). WOLF (That was easy.)

Now let’s apply it to our legal/law system. There are basically three kinds of law: Common Law, Statutory Law and UCC Law (so you see, we already have a problem, but let’s continue…).
Frederick Mann, author of The Dynamics of Human Power, writes:

“Very few Americans know that they have a fundamental choice: To live their lives and conduct their businesses under common-law jurisdiction or under statutory jurisdiction. Common Law is the law of the land, the law of the Constitution. Statutory law is legislated law.

The IRS makes this distinction between the two kinds of law:

1. Common law comprises the body of principles and rules of action relating to government and security of persons and property which derive their authority solely from usages and customs or from judgments and decrees of courts recognizing, affirming, and enforcing such usages and customs.

2. Statutory law refers to laws enacted and established by a legislative body.” IRS Manual, page 5041.1 Section 222.1.

Much of the original U.S. common law has been codified in a single Federal statute, the Uniform Commercial Code.

The UCC provides the mechanism for making the choice between common law jurisdiction and statutory jurisdiction. It also states that the failure to make the choice results in the loss of common law rights.” (emphasis mine)

How to Tell a Wolf from a Sheep: The wolf/sheep test

10/24/2013

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The world is quickly changing and We The People are waking up. A new page in history is about to be turned and the forces of domination are volleying with the forces of freedom. New programs and systems are rolling out almost daily, promising to bring our long awaited peace and prosperity. But which ones are simply re-packaged systems of control? How can we discern the wolf in sheep’s clothing?

I have devised a wolf-sheep test consisting of 5 questions to apply to new offerings.
Is it……

1. Flexible or rigid?

2. Transparent or secret?

3. Pure or homogenized?

4. Simple or complex?

5. Empowering or coercive?

Just to illustrate, let’s take our banking system for example. If we apply the above queries we see that it’s rigid (rules, binding contracts), secret (very deep rabbit hole), homogenized (human value blended with finance), complex (uses banking lingo most don’t understand), coercive (maintain good credit or you will not be able …read more    

My 9-year-old is on drugs Children as young as six have received treatment and...

My 9-year-old is on drugs

Children as young as six have received treatment and counselling for drug addiction in East London, a social worker told the Saturday Dispatch this week.

Most of the young boys were smoking drugs using Hookah pipes or “hubbly bubblies”, said Samantha Beaumont, a social worker with the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (Nicro).

TOO YOUNG: A young boy in Buffalo Flats with a Hookah pipe, which is used to smoke dagga and other drugs Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

On Thursday the Dispatch spoke to the mother of a nine-year-old boy being treated for addiction to heroin and dagga at the South African National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca).

His desperate mother said drug use was rife in the Parkside community where they lived and believes her son may have started using drugs from as young as seven.

The 45-year-old mother, whose name is being withheld to protect the family’s identity, said her son, who attends a local primary school, had turned into a “drug monster” and stole anything he could to sell and feed his addiction.

“I noticed this early in the year but I never wanted to admit that he was doing drugs although the signs were there,” she said.

“I heard rumours that he was being used to push drugs but I never knew it would go this far.” Working for a multinational company in a well-paying job, the mother of three said the family lived comfortably.

“I just don’t know how I’m I going to tell my relatives about my son’s addiction,” she said. “I feel I am to blame. My child has turned into this black sheep.”

She said drugs were rife in the community. “I blame the older people for letting him get involved in this. My son has become so aggressive and has become this monster who doesn’t respect his older siblings.”

Another mother, Janice Mahadeo, 43, said she had recently caught her 12-year-old daughter doing drugs. “I have a 14-year-old son who is into drugs and as I was nursing him I noticed that my daughter was smoking dagga. She’s only 12 years old. What must we do as parents to stop this?” asked Mahadeo.

Both mothers attended a three-day workshop organised by Nicro in East London this week. Beaumont said the workshop was aimed at bringing parents together to fight drug abuse in their communities.

She said boys as young as six were doing drugs and most had started using Hookah pipes, or “hubbly bubblies”, as they are commonly known.

“The workshop was about upholding positive parenting skills and the aim is to connect children with their parents,” she said.

It is time for parents to come out and fight this

“You see kids as young as six getting more love and connection with their peers on the street than at their homes and that is wrong.”

The workshop, which ended yesterday, was attended by 25 parents from around the city who had problems with drugs in their homes.

Beaumont said many teen drug addicts dropped out of school because their minds weren’t functioning properly.

“For example, dagga lasts up to six weeks in one’s body,” she said.

“But many of these teenagers are also using hardcore drugs.”

The issue of drug use among young children was confirmed by Sanca’s Angelique Fraser, who said education was needed to address the matter.

“We are facing a huge problem here. The youngest client we’ve had to assist at Sanca was a nine-year-old. This is a crisis,” she said. …read more    

Woman threatens action after Rastafarian fianc&#xe9;e jailed for dagga possession O...

Woman threatens action after Rastafarian fiancée jailed for dagga possession

Odette Odendaal (22), the fiancée of Rastafarian Gustav Mowers (28), has vowed to approach the highest court in the land after her future husband was handed a six-month jail term in the Kwaaiman Periodical Court for being in possession of less than half a joint, or 0.65g of dagga, says a Daily Dispatch report.

Legalbrief – Woman threatens action after fiancée jailed for dagga possession
www.legalbrief.co.za
Legalbrief – a daily alert of important legal news …read more    

Wow. UnFairlady publishes a biased, 4-Page PRO-GMO Article promoting GMOs &amp; accu...

Wow. UnFairlady publishes a biased, 4-Page PRO-GMO Article promoting GMOs & accusing the vast majority of anti-gmo consumers of hysteria. What about Monsanto creating rBGH (banned in most countries) which has been linked to cancer, especially BREAST CANCER! and then they post this “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

My breast cancer journey | Health & Fitness | Fairlady
www.fairlady.com
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a FAIRLADY reader shares her journey with breast cancer. …read more    

It's official - Cannabis legalization is happening, worldwide! http://www.below...

It’s official – Cannabis legalization is happening, worldwide!

Marijuana Legalization Germinates Across The Globe
www.belowthelion.co.za
One brick at a time the prohibition of cannabis has started being dismantled. While a few remain sceptical, it is impossible not to see the momentum that global legalization is gaining. …read more    

Like if you agree Skunk is #1 For a long time I believed South African Skunk...

Like if you agree Skunk is #1

For a long time I believed South African Skunk was Indica dominant but it’s not. It’s sativa dominant. There are many crosses of Skunk. Some might be crossed with Afghan others are crossed with multiple strains in either direction Sativa or Indica. The exact lineage of South African Skunk in unknown to me.

Online sources indicate Skunk usually has very little to no CBD but as previously pointed out all strains grown in South Africa, Swaziland & Lesotho maybe even all the way to Malawi have higher CBD ratios than the same strain planted elsewhere like the US for instance.

South African Skunk has a slight couch lock property which Indica is famous for.

Please leave a comment about your thoughts on Skunk the #1 hybrid strain in the world.

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Once in a while you hear about a real drug lab being raided. http://m.news24.c...

Once in a while you hear about a real drug lab being raided.

http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/Hawks-crack-huge-West-Rand-drug-syndicate-20131024

Hawks crack huge West Rand drug syndicate
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The Hawks believe they might have cracked the biggest drug syndicate on the West Rand following the arrests of two men in Krugersdorp. …read more    

GM &quot;Food&quot; is probably the Most Burning Issue of Our Times. UnFairlady assigns th...

GM “Food” is probably the Most Burning Issue of Our Times. UnFairlady assigns the Subject to a Writer of “Puffery”. While Our Children are diagnosed with Cancer, Tumours, Deadly Allergies…

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This is the author, @Robyn_MacLarty ,of the Pro-GMO article in this weeks edition of FAIRLADY… The way she describes her "writing" in her profile, just aggravates me because of this one-sided, irresponsible article innocent people carry on poisoning themselves and their families with GMO's! We've just created awareness for Breast Cancer, with PINK TREES FOR PAULINE, and then you have people like this, maybe purposefully or just plain ignorantly, promoting cancer causing GMO's….. SIES MAN, speak for yourself! …read more    

Empower yourself and those around you.............

The Dagga Couple ‘Know Your Rights’ Booklet.

This eighteen page downloadable, printable handy guide has been designed for you, the Dagga user, to put in your bag, wallet or glove compartment. Getting arrested on a Dagga charge can be a scary thing. This handy little booklet attempts to lessen the scare and empower you with knowledge. Getting… …read more    

Washington State&#x2019;s New Field Sobriety Tests to Check for Driving Under the Influ...

Washington State’s New Field Sobriety Tests to Check for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana.

“Hold these Cheetos in your hands for as long as you can without eating them.”

“Tell me about your favorite Pink Floyd song in less than 30 seconds.”

“Describe the sound you hear when I tap my nightstick on your head.”

“Count backwards from 1 to 0.”

“I’m going to massage your shoulders. Tell me when to stop.”

“Discuss your favorite moments from Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2007.”

“See how long you can hold your eyes more than 25% open.”

“Look directly into the flashing lights on my patrol car and try not to say, ‘Awesome.’”

“Try to contemplate this without having your mind blown: Is it possible that our entire universe could be contained on the fingernail of a giant existing in a much larger universe?”

“Now, tell me how many bong hits you’ve had tonight.”

DUI Marijuana Field Sobriety Tests In Washington State
DUI Marijuana Field Sobriety Tests In Washington State

Officers use the same Standard Field Sobriety Tests for detection of marijuana DUI as they do for an alcohol DUI. These tests are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn test, and the One Leg Stand test. With marijuana use, the officers are looking for any indicators they can find that show you are impaired in any way through these tests. However, very few sober people can pass without practice. Since these tests are completely voluntary, and there is no penalty if you decline, you should politely decline the tests.
It Is Legal To Refuse A Field Sobriety Test

In response, the officer may try to coerce you into doing the field sobriety tests by telling you that if you pass, you may leave. DO NOT believe this! If they suspect you have used marijuana, they are trained to say this in order to gather as much evidence against you as possible—and they most likely intend to arrest you whether you do the tests or not. Decline them in a manner that is apologetic but firm, such as, “Officer, I respect that you are doing your job, and I intend to cooperate with you so long as my rights are protected. I am now invoking my right to silence and to an attorney upon the advice of counsel, and I decline to perform any sobriety testing.”

Even if you believe that the marijuana use won’t affect your performance in terms of balance, gait or eyes, it is unwise to perform any of these tests because even if you make a slight mistake it will be used against you. In addition, officers rarely allow you to perform these tests in the view of the video camera (if any) thus, they can say you failed even if you did the tests perfectly, and it is your word against theirs.
Measuring Alcohol Content With Portable Breath Tests

Whether or not you do the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests it is also likely that the officer will ask you to do a Portable Breath Test (PBT) to check for alcohol (despite his/her suspicion of marijuana use). Again this test is completely voluntary and there are no penalties for refusing the PBT (do not confuse this for the Breathalyzer test at the police station; refusing that may result in a license revocation of at least a year). If you haven’t had any drinks and blow a 0.000, you are not in the clear, because now the officer has ruled out alcohol and has even greater suspicion of drug use, and next, will try to get you to submit to a Drug Recognition “Expert” (DRE) Evaluation. …read more    

Dagga breathalysers becoming a reality in the USA and UK...

Dagga breathalysers becoming a reality in the USA and UK…

Marijuana Breathalyzer Close to Reality
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“If You Are Going to Get High, You Better Not Drive,” or some other public service slogan will surely be plastered on billboards all across America as soon as science figures out a way to stick it to the average citizen with the marijuana breathalyzer. …read more    

Have you ever been impaired from smoking dagga and felt like driving? Testing f...

Have you ever been impaired from smoking dagga and felt like driving?

Testing for dagga impairment in the same way as testing an alcohol limit is the wrong approach to testing impairment.

Heavy users will always indicate impaired. Even when they may not have smoked in the last hour or two.

Most stoners will pass a field sobriety test. Those that wouldn’t won’t normally drive. That’s just how weed works.

Pot Breathalyzers May Come if California Legalizes Marijuana
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Roadside marijuana tests may be on the way if California decides to legalize marijuana. …read more