You tell me.

You can still go into numerous smoke shops throughout SF and purchase ‘scent bags’ with the same potpourri in the sachets. As I understand, still the same stuff with a different description.

So what did the state legislature, or any legislature in the country accomplish by making it illegal? Not much. As I understand, from people who work in crime labs, they can just change a few ingredients and the (fake) purpose of the product and you usurp the law.

When is the justice system, law enforcement and legislators going to figure it out? Make naturally grown marijuana legal and you don’t have to worry about synthetic drugs. Heck, you don’t have to worry about billions of dollars a year going to Mexico, and you could tax the product at an almost 50% rate and turn our economy around.

OR, we can keep fighting these stupid little battles over synthetic drugs.

While not to many great things come from Montana, I will admit, they have awesome juries;

A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court this month.

Jurors — well, potential jurors — staged a revolt.

They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana.

The jurors have had it. They realized something that most of us have known for a long time; convicting casual marijuana users is a waste of taxpayer’s time and money.

“I think that’s outstanding,” John Masterson, who heads Montana’s branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said when told of the incident. “The American populace over the last 10 years or so has begun to believe in a majority that assigning criminal penalties for the personal possession of marijuana is an unjust and a stupid use of government resources.”

Read the whole article. Good stuff to fill your pipe with.

Another positive outcome of the recession? Maybe.

Of course Glenn “Fuck up a wet dream” Beck acts like a junior high kid talking about vaginas in the back of the classroom;

Glenn Beck had on Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project to discuss the proposal to decriminalize pot possession in California and to use the revenues to pay down the state’s budget deficit.

Now, Beck has already wished aloud that we could kick California out of the Union, so no doubt this just adds to his angst.

But if you’ll notice: One person in this conversation was calm, reasonable, had an abundance of facts at hand, and actually made pretty good sense. The other person was incoherent, meandering, silly, made a lot of irrelevant observations from outer space, and relied on dumb stereotypes and non-facts.

And Glenn Beck was not the former. On top of that, his nonstop sneering at Kampia made him look like a real sphincter.

In fact, this entire clip generally makes a convincing argument in favor of the marijuana advocates. If the best the opposition can come up with is this kind of gaping stupidity …