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‘Medical’ Marijuana: There Must Be an Epidemic of Glaucoma in the ‘Hood

Posted on | October 30, 2015 | 156 Comments

Want to read something laugh-out-loud funny? This woman’s account of a guy who bummed a ride home after her local college class is worth a read if you enjoy, uh, authentic urban dialect.

The highlight of the story — which occurs in Los Angeles, we can gather — is a visit to a legal “medical marijuana” vendor “off Crenshaw somewhere.” Da Tech Guy points out how this story shows the way in which California’s legalization of marijuana for “medical” purposes has basically allowed the state to gain tax revenue from a hitherto illegal market. It is obvious from the woman’s story that “medical” marijuana is being sold to people whose only disease is a desire to get high. Otherwise, we would have to imagine that there has been an epidemic of glaucoma in, uh, low-income urban communities.



156 Responses to “‘Medical’ Marijuana: There Must Be an Epidemic of Glaucoma in the ‘Hood”

  1. Prime Director
    November 1st, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    The DOI and the Constitution are both written on hemp paper.

    Nope, urban myth

    Both are written on parchment i.e. animal skin

    Vellum, I believe

  2. NeoWayland
    November 1st, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    You’re right, my mistake.

    The book I was remembering talked about drafts, not the final document.

  3. NeoWayland
    November 1st, 2015 @ 9:14 pm

    And that would be bad how?

    You obviously think I’m naive here, but check out this thread. There seem to be three reasons to ban marijuana: 1) for the kids, 2) for people’s own good, and 3) because government says so.

    It’s impossible to protect kids from every possible danger. When government does things for the people’s “own good,” it means that the government doesn’t want people to be responsible. And this is the same government that brought you the IRS, low flow toilets that use more water, and Obamacare.

  4. Matt_SE
    November 2nd, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

    1) We can’t protect kids from every danger, so let’s protect them from no danger. See? I can turn that straw man back on you!
    2) People are not nearly as rational as libertarians like to believe. That’s why I’m a conservative instead.
    3) Government isn’t always wrong. Otherwise there would be literally NO REASON to have it.

  5. NeoWayland
    November 2nd, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

    1). We don’t ban drain cleaner, baseball bats, or skateboards either. Instead responsible parents teach their children.

    2). People tend to be responsible until they have a reason not to be. Irresponsible people tend to get hurt or die.

    3). Government isn’t always right, it’s mostly wrong. ESPECIALLY when it’s doing things “for you own good.”

  6. NeoWayland
    November 2nd, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

    Sorry, I missed this one this morning.

    You’ve got it exactly right.

    There’s also the narco-states and the global unrest.