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Canada Gets Its First Marijuana Vending Machine
05-09-2014, 05:16 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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In Vancouver of course rofl.gif

The law in Canada now says pot medical marijuana users purchase must only come from approved companies licensed by the government. The B.C. Pain Society, and other operations doing similar business in the city, are not approved but police have essentially said that when it comes to pot they have bigger fish to fry. They do not intend, they say, to raid establishments openly selling marijuana to licensed medical marijuana users from unapproved sources.

http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/canada-...ng-machine
05-09-2014, 05:32 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That should not end up being a big deal. When Colorado went legal, opponents cried the sky is falling and what about the babies.
Amazing how stupid arguments are squashed by the amount of cash they are raking in. Money talks, BS walks.

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05-09-2014, 05:56 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,363 Threads:1,483 Joined:Feb 2011
Good news your police force has its priorities straight. beercheer.gif
05-09-2014, 06:10 PM #4
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,036 Threads:74 Joined:Feb 2011
No way..!

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05-09-2014, 06:40 PM #5
ezrin Incognito Anonymous
 
From Aldous Huxley's Foreword to the 1946 edition of his 'Brave New World'
(1931):

"To-day I feel no wish to demonstrate that sanity is impossible.

On the contrary, though I remain no less sadly certain than in the past that sanity is a rather rare phenomenon, I am convinced that it can be achieved and would like to see more of it.

For having said so in several recent books and, above all, for having compiled an anthology of what the sane have said about sanity and all the means whereby it can be achieved, I have been told by an eminent academic critic that I am a sad symptom of the failure of an intellectual class in time of crisis.

The implication being, I suppose, that the professor and his collegues are hilarious symptoms of success. The benefactors of humanity deserve due honour and commemoration.

Let us build a Pantheon for professors.

It should be located among the ruins of one of the gutted cities of Europe or Japan, and over the entrance to the ossuary I would inscribe, in letters six or seven feet high, the simple words:

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE WORLD'S EDUCATORS.
SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE"
(Huxley 1976, ix-x)."

Written after the atomic glare of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Huxley foresaw the harnessing of nuclear energy to industrial uses, and the avoiding of atomic wars.

But he did perhaps not expect that 'Brave New World' is being realized in the sixth decennium, and not in the sixth century A.F. (after Ford). He expected:

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"
(Huxley 1976, xvii)."

"The ~love of servitude~ cannot be established except as the result of deep, personal revolution in human minds and bodies. To bring about that revolution we require, among others, the following discoveries and inventions.

First, a greatly improved technique of suggestion - through infant conditioning and, later, with the aid of drugs, such as scopolamine.

Second, a fully developed science of human differences, enabling government managers to assign any given individual to his or her ~proper place~ in the social and economic hierarchy. ...

Third (since reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays), a substitute for alcohol and the other narcotics, something at once less harmful and more pleasure-giving than gin or heroin.

And fourth (but this would be a long-term project, which would take generations of totalitarian control to bring to a successful conclusion), a foolproof system of eugenics, designed to standardize the human product and so facilitate the task of the managers" (Huxley 1976, xix)."

"All things considered, it looks as though Utopia were far closer to us than anyone, only fifteen years ago, could have imagined.
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Then, I projected it six hundred years into the future. To-day it seems quite possible, that the horror may be upon us within a single century. That is, if we refrain from blowing ourselves to smithereens in the intervall" (Huxley 1976, xxi)."

[HUXLEY, Aldous (1970) Brave New World. (Original: 1932) London: Chatto & Windus.
HUXLEY, Aldous (1976) Brave New World. (Original: 1932) Bath: Lythway Press.]
05-09-2014, 06:56 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,574 Threads:1,444 Joined:Feb 2011
(05-09-2014, 06:40 PM)ezrin Wrote:  First, a greatly improved technique of suggestion - through infant conditioning and, later, with the aid of drugs, such as scopolamine.

Second, a fully developed science of human differences, enabling government managers to assign any given individual to his or her ~proper place~ in the social and economic hierarchy. ...

Third (since reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays), a substitute for alcohol and the other narcotics, something at once less harmful and more pleasure-giving than gin or heroin.

And fourth (but this would be a long-term project, which would take generations of totalitarian control to bring to a successful conclusion), a foolproof system of eugenics, designed to standardize the human product and so facilitate the task of the managers" (Huxley 1976, xix)."

"All things considered, it looks as though Utopia were far closer to us than anyone, only fifteen years ago, could have imagined.

wave.gif cheers.gif Hey Ezrin! Sounds more like Dystopia than Utopia.

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05-11-2014, 05:04 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,179 Threads:429 Joined:Jun 2012
Just one more great reason to move to B.C. yay.gif




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