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Old 06-04-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Default Survey results: RI top in US for honest druggies willing to take surveys!

9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | Survey: Coloradans drinking less, smoking more

Your recreational drug report for Thursday, June 4th.

Okay, apparently Coloradans are spending less money on booze and toking more on the ganja pipes, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

The surveys also notes that "8.1 percent of the U.S. population 12 or older used illegal drugs in the previous month, down slightly from the previous two-year measure. Iowa had the lowest estimate, at 5.2 percent, and Rhode Island had the highest, 12.5 percent."

An attorney in Newport told me that in RI, the police/gov't/authorities "take marijuana use seriously". A single joint can get you thrown in jail, etc.

Funny thing is, you can't throw a rock in RI without hitting a spare bag of marijuana. It's just hard to get the "crippler chronic" High Times centerfold quality ganja in RI. In Colorado, every fifth house has a top-quality marijuana grow garden to supply the neighborhood.

So for all the RI "war on drugs" law enforcement effort, all they've really done is make "Mexican weed" ubiquitous and "kind buds" a rarity. Not an impressive track record to say the least.....

Last edited by POhdNcrzy; 06-04-2009 at 02:21 PM.. Reason: It all comes up Narragansett Bay on boats, baby!
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: new england
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We're number 1 and anyway I believe it's mostly from Canada.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: The State of Rhode Island, Presented by Dunkin' Donuts
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So for all the RI "war on drugs" law enforcement effort, all they've really done is make "Mexican weed" ubiquitous and "kind buds" a rarity. Not an impressive track record to say the least.....
Probably on account of pot makes you stupid. Just sayin'.

Urb
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Cranston
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So now Colorado has better weed too.

Would you move already? haha
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Well I hate to keep my own thread going (okay not really), but check out this local news item from Woonsocket:

Woonsocket man charged with illegal sale of cigarettes - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal (http://newsblog.projo.com/2009/06/woonsocket-stor.html - broken link)

I have two comments about this incident.

After the latest big cigarette price hike came through RI a couple of months or so ago, hiking the price per pack up to a whopping $8+, I thought to myself, okay at these price points a big black market industry in cigarettes is gonna crop up posthaste. Nice how we're headed right back to a surreal sorta repeat of bootleg Prohibition days to go along with our latent Great Depression Part II. It goes to show, that while there may be a new generation of naive citizen fools born every few years, there is a generation of foolish legislators unknowingly intent on reliving history's follies that passes through in cyclical fashion as well.

Folks people in RI need to make a buck and feed their families somehow. With the right mix of hopeless desperation and ample monetary reward on offer, people will turn to petty crimes to bring some money through the door. I'm sure it played out that the cops got on to Mr. Le's marijuana dealing and in the course of investigating that, they somehow sniffed out or stumbled upon the black market cigarette business. As for the marijuana bust, the Rhode Island cops and DEA can go through the motions and enforce the marijuana laws as best they can, but it's no more successful an interdiction than if the cops were ordered to confiscate all the flounder caught in Narragansett Bay....

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Old 07-17-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Hey, look what the stoners around Boston are up to:

Pot Law Leaves Cops High & Dry (http://www.mpp.org/states/massachusetts/news/pot-law-leaves-cops-high.html - broken link)

Ha hah! Crazy Mass. weedhounds indeed!
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