QUOTE(Rocha @ Feb 11 2009, 02:53 AM)
That sounds like a classic trap. I don't think the cops these days would bother wasting considerable time and money just to bust marijuana buyers (that was more of a Reagan era thing), but I still wouldn't trust it.
Also, here comes SATS.
Well, I don't think it's a trap. A lot of stuff I found via google was on message boards from long time posters and they had pics of the different stuff and there was a ton of people replying saying how they have used a similar service. I also stumbled across an article from Newsday about one of these rings that called themselves the "Cartoon Network" that did get busted in 2005, but the article noted that there are many of them and that it takes too many resources to track these guys and they pretty much don't bother. I was just curious if anyone has ever heard of them.
More importantly, I don't think they are going to set up a huge sting to bust people and hand out citations, since marijuana is decriminalized in NY. That doesn't really make any sense. If I am walking around with a bag I'm not nervous I'll get arrested like I used to be, it's the equivalent of a traffic ticket, it doesn't stay on your record you just get a citation. You still get fucked if your smoking it and get caught, but it's better than nothing.
The report estimates that it would add billions to the American economy. CNBC did a special on the idea just last month during which they went further, and stated that 1/3 of the economy of California is generated through the production and distribution of pot, with most of it being illegal and untaxed. There was also an episode of National Geographic Explorer in December that echoed the report's findings.
Yeah, I never really saw a dispensary before I watched that documentary "Super High Me", which was fucking hysterical, awesome movie. And the owner of a dispensary was like "When I first opened the neighbors were all like, 'oh, black man setting up shop to sell some dope' but now they see we are a legitmate business and it's ok.
It's a fucking disgrace that the DEA is still raiding the dispensaries even though Obama said he would stop wasting money using federal agents to overcome state law, I mean the people fucking voted it in! But at least the other day Obama mentioned he'll make sure the raids stop when he picks a new head of the DEA.