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Cops Claim Contact High From Impounded Marijuana-lucky them, or them is lucky!

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Cops Claim Contact High From Impounded Marijuana-lucky them, or them is lucky!

Cops Claim Contact High From Impounded Marijuana

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By Mike Hughes · Fri Feb 21, 2014

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Police in the French city of Roubaix are claiming to be the recipients of one hell of a contact high. Roughly 100 pounds of confiscated pot is being held at the station. And, according to the cops, it’s getting them stoned. Officers even claim they’ve failed drug tests because of the impounded pot.

It is important to note that the weed in question was not incinerated. Nor was it on fire when it was stored as evidence. The French police are claiming they ended up with THC in their systems simply by being near marijuana.

The stoned-by-osmosis cops also complained of nausea and headaches.

Regardless of how the police got high, their drug tests did come back positive. And a union official is concerned. “Imagine that an officer, on duty or simply going home, causes an accident. A field test would show him positive for drugs and he would be arrested.”

The stash ended up at the station after a dispute between police commissioners and the drug disposal agency. Police chiefs met last week figure out how to solve the impounded pot problem. Perhaps if they wait a little while longer, the problem will resolve itself – one “contact high” at a time.

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11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana

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11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana

11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana from High Times Magazine

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imagesAH2ZCYS4By Russ Belville · Mon Feb 17, 2014

While we’re really sure about the last three presidents’ history of pot smoking, the historical record is unclear about some of the rest. Here’s a Presidents Day look at the tokers and anti-tokers in the White House.

YES #44 – Barack Obama: The current president wrote about his cocaine and marijuana use as a youth in Hawaii and famously said, “When I was a kid, I inhaled, frequently. That was the point,” when running for president in 2008.

YES #43 – George W. Bush: Dubya was known as a cocaine user in his younger days, but he would never respond to questions about his marijuana use. Later, he told his biographer, Douglas Wead (yes, pronounced like “weed”), “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

YES #42 – Bill Clinton: Slick Willie famously said, “When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again,” when asked about his marijuana use. In true Clintonian fashion, he may have been telling the truth. The late Christopher Hitchens, who attended Oxford with Clinton, said Bill had an affinity for pot brownies, so he may not have ever tried “it” (inhaling) ever again.

NO #41 – George H. W. Bush: It’s probably safe to say Poppy Bush never touched a reefer. He is the president who brought us the Drug Czar’s office and closed off the experimental federal medical marijuana program when AIDS victims started applying en masse. On the “scourge” of drugs, Bush specifically called for “intolerance” of drug users and prophetically announced that “Some think there won’t be room for them in jail. We’ll make room.”

NO #40 – Ronald Reagan: Given that he died from Alzheimer’s disease, it is a shame the Gipper wasn’t able to embrace the cannabis medicine that could have protected his brain. Not that he would have used it, since Reagan told us, “I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.”

NO, BUT… #39 – Jimmy Carter: Jimmy Carter says he’s never smoked pot, but there’s no doubt his son Chip did on the roof of the White House with Willie Nelson. Still, Carter was the most progressive president on pot in the War on Drugs era, telling Congress, “I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.”

NO #37 – Richard Nixon: Tricky Dick is the one who brought us this War on Drugs in the first place. The Nixon Tapes are replete with Nixon’s mix of irrational hatred of marijuana and non-white races and ethnicities, with quotes like, “I want a Goddamn strong statement on marijuana, I mean one that just tears the ass out of them. You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish.”

YES #35 – John F. Kennedy: JFK used marijuana to deal with severe back pain, according to a few written accounts, including “John F. Kennedy: A Biography”, which described this White House scene: “On the evening of July 16, 1962, according to [Washington Post executive] Jim Truitt, Kennedy and Mary Meyer smoked marijuana together. … The president smoked three of the six joints Mary brought to him. At first he felt no effects. Then he closed his eyes and refused a fourth joint. ‘Suppose the Russians did something now,’ he said.”

From President #17 Andrew Johnson to President #34 Dwight Eisenhower, we have almost nothing in the way of historical record of presidents smoking pot. Pre-Civil War America was a land of hemp farmers and slaves who could commonly roll up some hemp leaf as a smoke. Post-Civil War America heralded the development of pre-rolled tobacco cigarettes and prejudice against the Mexican immigrants who smoked “marihuana”. Cannabis was becoming a patent medicine, so perhaps some presidents used it in that fashion. But by the turn of the 20th century, the temperance movement was in full swing and states were beginning to prohibit cannabis. Pot smoking is not likely to be something the late 19th and early 20th century presidents wanted recorded for posterity, if they did it at all.

NO #16 – Abraham Lincoln: The internet abounds with people claiming Honest Abe loved “a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” Hohner didn’t make harmonicas until two years after the alleged quote and didn’t export them to America from Germany until 1868, four years after Abe’s assassination. Also, that oft-cited “Prohibition… goes beyond the bound of reason…” Lincoln quote? It’s a fake, written by a former mayor of Atlanta in 1922 to court black voters to oppose alcohol prohibition. That doesn’t necessarily mean Lincoln didn’t partake; we just have no proof that he did.

YES #14 – Franklin Pierce: One of three military men to become president who enjoyed smoking marijuana with the troops fighting the Mexican-American War. In a letter to his family, Pierce wrote that marijuana smoking was “about the only good thing” about the war.

YES #12 – Zachary Taylor: Another of the three military men who smoked marijuana with the troops.

YES #7 – Andrew Jackson: Third of the three military men whose letters referred to smoking marijuana with the troops.

YES #5 – James Monroe: Openly smoked hashish while he was Ambassador to France and continued smoking it until his death at age 73.

YES #4 – James Madison: The “Father of the Constitution” claimed that hemp gave him the insight to create a new democratic nation.

YES #3 – Thomas Jefferson: In addition to farming hemp, Jefferson was Ambassador to France during the hashish era there. At risk of imprisonment if caught, Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China known for their potency to America. However, as far as our research takes us, he never said or wrote, “Some of my finest hours have been spent sitting on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”

YES #1 – George Washington: The father of our country kept meticulous diaries, wherein he noted “Sowed hemp at muddy hole by swamp” away from the hemp he grew for fiber. “Began to separate the male from female plants at do [sic –rather too late” and “Pulling up the (male) hemp. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month” indicates he was going for female plants with higher THC content. There is also indication he used hemp preparations to deal with his toothaches.

“Radical” Russ Belville is the host of “The Russ Belville Show.”

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Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time

TOP 25 POT SONGS

Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time

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THE MARIJUANA ANTHEMS! HIGH TIMES Presents the Top 25 Pot Songs:

1. PETER TOSH “Legalize It” (1976) “Don’t criticize it,” Tosh toked. He criticized the Jamaican government and paid for it with his life in 1987. Updated by Sublime on HEMPILATION.

2. BOB MARLEY — “Kaya” (1978) Marley’s most famous ganja tune was written in the late ’60s with the help of Lee “Scratch” Perry, but wasn’t released as an album until the late ’70s.

3. BOB DYLAN — “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” (1966) The song’s chorus, “Everybody must get stoned,” makes you forget about those rainy day women, whatever numbers they’re high on. Updated by the Black Crowes on HEMPILATION and Cypress Hill on Temples of Boom.

4. BLACK SABBATH — “Sweet Leaf” (1971) “You give me a new belief,” Ozzy Osbourne espoused in this pre-metal glorification of ganja. Updated by Sacred Reich on HEMPILATION.

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5. RICK JAMES — “Mary Jane” (1978) “It’s my main thang,” James sang. “I love you Mary Jane.” The funkiest ode to pot . . . ever.

6. CAB CALLOWAY — “Reefer Man” (1932) “Have you ever met that funny, funny reefer man?” was the question posed in this period piece, recorded by Cab Calloway and many others.

7. BREWER & SHIPLEY — “One Toke Over the Line” (1971) The highest-charting pot tune of the ’70s is the song the Grateful Dead should’ve written. Updated by the Rainmakers and Brewer & Shipley on HEMPILATION 2.

8. MUSICAL YOUTH — “Pass the Dutchie” (1982) Also a Top 10 hit, this remake of the Mighty Diamonds’ “Pass the Kutchie” came courtesy of five British youths.

9. DAVID PEEL — “I Like Marijuana” (1968) The master marijuana minstrel championed pot to the tune of 1961’s “Peanut Butter.” Updated by the 360’s and David Peel on HEMPILATION and Technohead as “I Wanna Be a Hippie.”

10. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE — “Panama Red” (1973) Peter Rowan’s smuggler tale harkens back to the days when the best weed came from Latin American.

11. FRATERNITY OF MAN — “Don’t Bogart Me” (1969) Better known as “Don’t Bogart That Joint,” this originally appeared on the Easy Rider soundtrack, was popularized by Little Feat and earned an update by Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise on HEMPILATION 2.

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12. RITA MARLEY — “One Draw” (1981) Also written by Bob Marley, the song’s catchy refrain, “I wanna get high,” served as the basis for Cypress Hill”s 1993 version.

13. CYPRESS HILL — “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk” (1991) Hip-hop nation’s highest band put themselves on the map with this stoner masterpiece

14. LEROY “STUFF” SMITH — “If You’re A Viper” (1937) This reefer-jazz classic was recorded by numerous artists, renamed “Reefer Song” by Fats Waller and updated by Wayne Kramer on HEMPILATION 2.

15. BLACK UHURU — “Sinsemilla” (1980) “I’ve got a stalk of sinsemilla in my pocket,” Michael Rose exhaled on the chorus to one of reggae’s most enduring ganja classics.

16. REDMAN — “How to Roll a Blunt” (1992) Named for the HIGH TIMES centerfold featuring Cypress Hill, Redman took blunt-smoking to new heights.

17. DASH RIP ROCK — “(Let’s Go) Smoke Some Pot” (1995) This New Orleans trio transformed Bill Haley’s “At the Hop” into a veritable stoner anthem.

18. COMMANDER CODY & HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN — “Seeds & Stems (Again)” (1971) A country weeper complete with tears-in-your-beer steel guitar that’s both heartfelt and parody, as the Commander sings, “I’m proud to be a toker from Muskogee.”

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19. STEPPENWOLF — “Don’t Step On the Grass, Sam” (1968) A stab at a government that prohibits pot, this was one of Steppenwolf’s most political tunes. Updated by Gov’t Mule on Hempilation.

20. MURPHY’s LAW — “Big Spliff” (1990) New York’s premiere hardcore band were the first ’90s rockers to support pot legalization with tunes such as this one.

21. LOUIS ARMSTRONG — “Muggles” (1928) Before pot was illegal, it was known as gage, mezz and muggles to a coterie of weed-smoking jazz cats like Armstrong. The great trumpet player and founder of jazz wrote this instrumental with pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines.

22. NEIL YOUNG — “Roll Another Number (For the Road)” (1975) This road-trippers’ anthem is one of several weed-friendly tunes from the former member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

23. TOYES — “Smoke Two Joints” (1991) Covered by Sublime and Norman Nardini, the Toyes’ wake & bake anthem is an underground reggae favorite.

24. TOM PETTY — “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1994) This Top 10 hit was censored by MTV and radio stations because of the repeated lyric, “Let’s get to the point and roll another joint.”

25. TRADITIONAL — “La Cucaracha” The theme song of the Mexican revolution contains the memorable lyric, “Marijuana que fumar” (smoke marijuana).

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HONORABLE MENTION Certain songs, like Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow,” the Association’s “Along Comes Mary” (1966) and Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Puff the Magic Dragon (1963), have long been associated with marijuana, but actually were not pot songs per se. Outcries about these songs at the time of their releases, however, requires us to give them honorable mention. Also deserving honorable mention are all songs with the word “high” or “stoned” in the title, such as the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” (1966), Sly and the Family Stone’s “I Wanna Take You Higher” (1968), Paul McCartney’s “Hi, Hi, Hi” (1972), Van Morrison’s “And It Stoned Me” (1971) and Ray Charles’ “Let’s All Get Stoned” (1964). Special mention to the Beatles’ for advising us “to smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot” at the end of “I Am the Walrus” (1969).

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List written and compiled by Greg Casseus, Steve Bloom, Steven Wishnia, John Holmstrom, Chris Simunek and Mike Edison.

Top 25 Pot Songs Of All Time