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Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:14 PM

I bought legal pot today. Ask me anything!

And yes, it was strange as hell because it was one of the most wholesome goddamn things I have ever done in my life. A cute little business, a line of people out the door and the most ordinary looking bunch of citizens you'd ever see.

Nice bud, too.

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Reply I bought legal pot today. Ask me anything! (Original post)
nolabear Aug 2014 OP
Aristus Aug 2014 #1
nolabear Aug 2014 #5
Aristus Aug 2014 #6
nolabear Aug 2014 #9
OriginalGeek Aug 2014 #38
2theleft Aug 2014 #2
nolabear Aug 2014 #10
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #3
nolabear Aug 2014 #7
fizzgig Aug 2014 #4
nolabear Aug 2014 #8
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #11
nolabear Aug 2014 #12
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #13
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #14
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #22
nolabear Aug 2014 #29
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #31
nolabear Aug 2014 #33
Fortinbras Armstrong Aug 2014 #36
ailsagirl Aug 2014 #15
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #16
nolabear Aug 2014 #17
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #18
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #19
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #20
nolabear Aug 2014 #24
CanSocDem Aug 2014 #35
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #39
CanSocDem Aug 2014 #42
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #43
CanSocDem Aug 2014 #44
pinboy3niner Aug 2014 #21
nolabear Aug 2014 #23
malthaussen Aug 2014 #25
nolabear Aug 2014 #27
Art_from_Ark Aug 2014 #40
sarge43 Aug 2014 #26
nolabear Aug 2014 #28
sarge43 Aug 2014 #34
DamnYankeeInHouston Aug 2014 #30
nolabear Aug 2014 #32
KamaAina Aug 2014 #37
chknltl Aug 2014 #41
nolabear Aug 2014 #45
chknltl Aug 2014 #46
raven mad Aug 2014 #47
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #48
nolabear Aug 2014 #49

Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:18 PM

1. In what style?

Smokeable or edible?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:39 PM

5. Smokable. I don't like edibles. They last too long.

The medical shops here have all kinds of edibles but the shop I went to only had a couple.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:40 PM

6. You don't want a high to last as long as possible?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:46 PM

9. Funny, huh. I get tired of it. And I got shit to do, iykwim.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:59 PM

38. I totally get that

smoke it up, drop some Pink Floyd vinyl and then get shit done.

Or go eat.

more.

I think I need to move. Florida taking too damn long.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:19 PM

2. I wish I could do that in VA.

Maybe one day, but by then I will probably be too old to get to the shop! Sounds like you are enjoying your purchase...have a nice, relaxing evening!

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:48 PM

10. Thank you. Nice glass of rose, last of summer coming through the door...

Not too shabby.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:36 PM

3. Was it the 'Mo Special'?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:41 PM

7. *snort!* No, "Blue Dream."

Sativa but mellow.

It is weird, weird, weird for it not to be illegal. And judging from the clientele, everyone in this country smokes.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:36 PM

4. how long did it take you?

we have only two rec shops in my city and it took me about 50 minutes from the time i got in line (they had a cooler with bottled water for the customers waiting outside) to the time i made my purchase. it seemed such a damned normal thing to do.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:45 PM

8. Not too bad. Under a half hour. I swear to God, it was in a Used Car Dealership.

Apparently the person who had the dealership decided to build a little shop next door and got a license and turned it into a lovely little place with nice glassware for sale and three cash registers going like mad and a line around the side of the building.

There's been a lot of trouble keeping stick but these guys say they have got things straightened out. Fascinating.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:53 PM

11. So you just went to kick the tires, so to speak :)

You know the info about it being in a used car dealership is a perfect setup for all KINDS of jokes, don't you? Have fun!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:58 PM

12. You're going to get all the mileage you can out of it, aren't you?

Your serve.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 12:10 AM

13. I like to give others a chance to join in, but for starters...











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Response to nolabear (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 12:22 AM

14. Doesn't Martha Stewart have a signature line of pots?

Some enterprising dealer probably already has a brand of bud with her name on it.

Not a used car dealer joke, but still...

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Response to nolabear (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 02:39 AM

22. You never heard Steppenwolf's ode to the used car dealer?



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:18 AM

29. I almost got into deep, deep trouble over that song.

I had a military father who was, shall we say, not very nice. He also had brought a rather nice sound system with a reel to reel back from his tour of duty in Southeast Asia. When my sixteenth birthday came around I threw myself a little party (I was an absolutely straight kid, btw, probably out of fear of being killed outright) and had a few friends over. Unfortunately a couple of those friends recorded an awesome version of that song onto the tape and we forgot to erase it. I was grounded until I was about seventeen. I left home at seventeen.



It's really a great song.

(On edit, I notice I said "almost." Trust me, it could have been considerably worse.)

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Response to nolabear (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:51 AM

31. There's a lot between the lines there

I'm sorry it was like that for you. I had a great childhood and it was a very long time before I learned and understood that others didn't. It still hurts me, knowing that.

Mention of the reel-to-reel reely brings me back. Over there, we all got super stereo components from the PX. Those r-to-rs, turntables, amps, and speakers. I had mine for a long time until stuff started failing with no replacement parts available and I finally sold the whole kit and kaboodle for 60 bucks.

That was a great song, really addressing the nitty-gritty head-on.

Love and Peace to you,
pinboy3niner

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 12:00 PM

33. Thanks, sweetie. I survived well. Made a writer of me, and a therapist.

And my father was smart enough to bequeath that reel-to-reel to my son instead of the guns he gave to the other grandsons, because he knew I'd go berserk. He was one of those men who had enough smarts so you couldn't figure why he was so mean.

That thing is in storage somewhere. I always wondered what happened to the tape.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:17 AM

36. Ah, getting cheap stuff at the PX

I bought a Nikon camera for a song. I was in a helicopter somewhere in the middle of II Corps, and I leaned out to take a photograph. Someone fired on the helicopter, the pilot made a sudden evasive maneuver, and I dropped the camera. So somewhere in the Central Highlands of Vietnam is a Nikon-F with a 105mm f/2.5 lens that belongs to me. If you find it, let me know.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 12:40 AM

15. How much...

did it cost, all told?
How much were you able to buy at a time?

Call me curious.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 12:45 AM

16. I hear you can buy a whole candy bar

But only idiots eat more than one dose at a time. Of course, a complete moran might consume half a candy bar (8 doses) at one sitting...

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:30 AM

17. Oh it was insane. About $30 for a big bud.

I think it's more expensive than medical but I could be wrong. I've not bought anything privately for tears so I don't know but I suspect it's much less.

On the other hand, they're raising beaucoup taxes from it and that's good.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:33 AM

18. Not to give away my age, but I remember when a lid was ten bucks

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:49 AM

19. too late.

on that age thing ...

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:54 AM

20. Nailed me, LOL!

What gave it away--was it my Vietnam War Service Medal avatar?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:02 AM

24. I KNOW, right? Cheap Mexican.

And though I'd hate to not be outraged, the refined, conditioned bud is a whole 'nother thing. I haven't seen a seed in years, and as I said earlier, more than a hit every few hours is just a waste.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:04 AM

35. Ha! Never heard of the "nickel bag"???

 


Yours was called the "dime bag" and was considered a bulk purchase...


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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #35)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:22 AM

39. Sure, I remember. A friend and I were going in on this, so we sprung for a whole lid.

But I soon left for my stint in the Army, so I never got my half. He had all those seeds and stems to himself.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #39)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:17 AM

42. That's interesting.

 



Another one of those times when a bag of weed stands between you and a completely different life. Perhaps, had you 'got your half' you may have decided to postpone your stint in the army. Just the same, better late than never.

"All those seeds and stems..." weren't readily apparent in the early days. Later when grass became a marketable commodity instead of the free and widely available cultural panacea that it was supposed to be, the 'seeds and stems were included to bulk up the purchase.

My first 'nickel bag' was all leaf...stuffed into a sandwich size baggie, no buds, no seeds and easily concealable on my way back to Canada to, ironically, avoid the army. But that bag of weed was still highly consequential despite being out of sight.

On my way from L.A. to Canada, I met some hippies and we toured Golden Gate Park. Had I even thought of digging out that bag of leaf, there is a really good chance I wouldn't have left.


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Response to CanSocDem (Reply #42)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:33 AM

43. Expatriate in Canada eh?

I know a few of those. I joined a group of Canadians, mostly VN vets--both Canadians and expats-- for their first memorial service at the Wall in the late '80s, and we've stayed in touch and visited back and forth over the years. They're mostly from BC (Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, etc.).

I happened to be doing a congressional internship with a Dem Rep from CA when Jimmy Carter issued the pardon and I wrote my Rep's press release announcing and explaining it.

I was drafted from the San Fernando Valley.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #43)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:55 AM

44. Canadian citizen...through and through.

 



Technically, I was working illegally in California in 1967 and although the scarcity of young men made finding a job easy (they even issued me a SS#), the threat of the draft was always there. The culture was changing and when I took time out from my straight job(sales) to get high, I found myself somewhere between an anti-war hippie and a "...well dressed man about town...". I went back to Canada to clear my head.


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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 02:31 AM

21. We're still waiting to hear about the aftermath. Was it Cheeto Nirvana?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:59 AM

23. Good morning! It was just a nice, easygoing evening. Same as it ever was.

Isn't it funny how we gat all adolescent over the "transgressive" nature of this? People in the line, and at 59 I was FAR from the oldest or best dressed, were smiling in a kind of sheepish delight at one another.

And Cheetos will kill you, dude.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:06 AM

25. I get a kick out of picturing the little old grannies (and grandads) in the line...

... times have changed a lot since Auntie Mae.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:10 AM

27. True dat. Although...



(Wish I could find some with visual but...)

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 01:17 AM

40. Well, some of those grannies and grandads

were hippies during the '60s. Someone who was 20 years old at Woodstock would now be 65 years old today.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:08 AM

26. You gonna share?

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:11 AM

28. It's just good manners.

More tea, Vicar?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 01:33 PM

34. Why thank you, m'dear.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:48 AM

30. Is the legal smile as happy as the illegal smile?

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Response to DamnYankeeInHouston (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:53 AM

32. I thought about that. Oddly there's already a little nostalgia.

Funny but driving home I kept asking Mr. Bear "So we can carry this around in the car? They can't call it probable cause? It doesn't have to be sealed up?"

Hard to unlearn bad stuff. But I'l willing to give it a go.

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:42 PM

37. Are you gonna share with Maureen Dowd?

 

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 02:52 AM

41. A freind of mine has grown Blue Dream in the past.

The first time he grew some AMAZING Blue Dream plants which produced some Amazing smoke. The past few attempts by him to grow Blue Dream turned out disappointing on both levels. We have our fingers crossed for him for this most recent attempt with that strain, he was able to get his clones from someone who guarantees that they are directly descended from that first batch and we want to see those AMAZING plants again!

FWIW, I am 60 and have been a small time grower since 1989. It has indeed been a long strange trip culturally speaking. We have had grow shops 'supplying', (polite way of saying GOUGING!!!1!) the local growers for decades here in Western Washington. Recently I discovered that I could get bales of a preferred growing soil "Sunshine Mix #4" from a local farm n feed supply store at 39$ a bale, the grow shops still sell it at over 50$ a bale (last I checked). When I was making my purchase from the farm store the young lady who took my money wanted to know what all the recent popularity for this product was about so I told her. After decades of living the secret life, it felt very VERY strange telling her what the bale of 'dirt' she was selling me was going to be used for, how basement pot growers loved the stuff, what the 'grow shops' were charging for it and if she would be so kind as to NOT raise prices for us hippy lookin types. It feels weird even admitting to it here too but I no longer fear as I once did.

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Response to chknltl (Reply #41)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 10:12 AM

45. It is pretty crazy, isn't it? I've known medical growers for a while.

I suspect the price will keep a lot of underground economy going. I'm such a casual user I don't care too much.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #45)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 05:38 PM

46. I care for the underground market growers

I have known quite a few small time growers. There is something of a misconception out there that pot growers live the life of Riley. Most of the have growers I have known grow pot as their sole source of income. Of these growers, most of the luckier ones have done nothing else for a decade or more. From an economics sense, these Mom and Pop Ops spend pretty much most everything they earn as growers on the basics: food, rent, gas for the car and electricity. After bills there is rarely much more left over. I could provide details as to why this is should you want to learn more.

We are a large cottage industry here in Western Washington and like any large cottage industry we contribute greatly to our local economies.

Here is why I care: What makes more sense, trying to find jobs for countless thousands of growers who have little to put on their resume's other than Pot Grower or appreciate and protect us for the wonderful cottage industry that we are? I worry about outside influences who would drive our struggling Mom and Pop OPs out of business. California outdoor growers would love to sell their tonnage up here taking Washington dollars back to their communities in California. Big business from around the world are looking to move in to Washington, to set up and eventually 'corner the market'. In either case the local small time growers get driven out of business.

Like I said earlier, most of us local growers never got rich and for many of us we don't really know how to do much else. I am one of the luckier ones because I get a military pension but without that pension I would be struggling too. I don't know what the future of pot in Washington State will be like but I sure hope that our State's cottage industry pot growers have a dynamic part in it. Not just for ourselves but for the benefit of the overall State economy.





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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 05:09 AM

47. Praying our referendum will pass here in AK in November!!!

This little old granny could sure appreciate it! Matanuska ThunderF*ck!!!

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Response to nolabear (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:12 AM

48. Did you smoke some? What is it like to be "high"?

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 12:06 PM

49. I...I...I don't remember. I think I saw God.

Or MFM. I'm not sure.

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