Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Willie Nelson's Weed

You might have to spit out that chaw:

"Country music star Willie Nelson has announced plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old ‘‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’’ singer the latest celebrity to jump into the marijuana marketplace. ‘‘Willie’s Reserve’’ will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, where recreational pot is legal. Nelson said in a statement that he is ‘‘looking forward to working with the best growers in Colorado and Washington to make sure our product is the best on the market.’’ Nelson joins other famous pot personalities, including rapper Snoop Dogg, who endorses vaporizing products."

Chong was jailed.

Also seeBreath analysis tests OK, state contends

Related: Beer For Breakfast

I suppose there are worse things one could move on to:

"Mass. opioid deaths topped 1,000 in 2014; Baker, aides discuss strategies for crisis" by Kay Lazar Globe Staff  April 28, 2015

More than 1,000 people died from overdoses of heroin and other opioids last year in Massachusetts, according to figures released Tuesday that provide the sharpest portrait yet of an epidemic that has devastated families across the state.

The data, released at an event that included Governor Charlie Baker and the nation’s top health official, show that opioid-related deaths last year was 33 percent higher than in 2012.

Stories and data shared Tuesday at a roundtable discussion convened by Baker on opioid-fighting strategies suggest that despite efforts by regulators, law enforcement, and health leaders, every corner of the state is contending with the crisis in abuse of opioids, especially prescription painkillers.

“This issue doesn’t care about geography. It doesn’t care about race,” the governor said. “We have much work to do.”

Baker cited research showing that four out of every five heroin addicts got hooked on opioids through pain medications, many starting with legally prescribed medicine....

Those are the gateway drugs, the dealers are even “giving away heroin,” and “simply put, more treatment options” are needed.


Good to see everyone united.

Time for a smoke break.