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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If Pot Falls from Heaven...

Posted by on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

...then it's legal.

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Some mysterious angel just delivered a bunch of pot to me. And now it's legal just to post photos of our pot on Slog, so... I am. Technically, it's still illegal to sell pot until the Washington State Liquor Control Board works out the details on who can grow pot and sell it, pursuant to our new marijuana legalization law.

But possessing pot is legal if it just appears out of the ether.

So that means the paper bag of pot that arrived—which said "Happy New Year, Dominic Holden" and contained seven smaller plastic bags of pot and a note that says, "If it falls from heaven, it's legal"—is totally legal. Thanks, mystery angel! It was nearly an ounce in total (that's a couple grams of it in the photo), and that amounts to roughly 20 times more pot than I could smoke in a year. So I've left it out for my dear coworkers. Because I can. Because it's legal now—if it falls from heaven.

 

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freesandbags 1
Wow Dominic!! God reeeaallyy loves youuuuu!
Posted by freesandbags on January 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Angels up on high we sing!
They are high up with the King!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 8, 2013 at 5:22 PM · Report this
thene 3
Is giving it to your coworkers legal?
Posted by thene http://thene.dreamwidth.org on January 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 4
@3) I left it out... and they just took it. It fell from heaven.
Posted by Dominic Holden on January 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM · Report this
heywhatsit!? 5
I'm assuming it was gone in about five minutes?
Posted by heywhatsit!? on January 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM · Report this
stuckie 6
And that's how the entire staff of the Stranger was Anthraxed.

For serious, though - if you can receive it as an anonymous gift, can you receive it as a DIRECT gift, as long as no one has any evidence of you paying for it? Or giving it to someone else (like you're doing) as long as you aren't witnessed as accepting payment for it?

It's the Burning Man gift economy at work!
Posted by stuckie on January 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM · Report this
7
Dominic: Distribution of cannabis without state license is still a felony. But does that green stuff you allegedly handed out cannabis? In this state, at this time, only a very expensive test at the State Crime Lab can tell for sure.

A friend of ours brought to my attention today this gem published by King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg: The new definition of cannabis under Washington law means that in order to successfully prosecute for cannabis-related crimes in our state, a new quantitative analysis that can only be performed by the State Crime Lab on machinery that costs more than $100,000 must be performed. Previously, the law required simply a showing that the material contained some amount of THC which could be measured by a trained police officer using an inexpensive chemical testing kit.

Satterberg cautioned, "Now that only the state crime lab can analyze marijuana, police and prosecutors must be very careful not to overwhelm the crime lab, which is also our primary source for DNA and other forensic testing necessary to prove serious violent crimes."
Posted by Phil M http://twitter.com/pmocek on January 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM · Report this
ScandalMgr 8
I'm sure there's almost zero risk of ketamine-sprinkled or paraquat-poisoned pot delivered by your arch-enemies at the Seattle Times or other so-called journalistic endeavors.

But about that non-zero risk... don't be paranoid.
Posted by ScandalMgr on January 8, 2013 at 6:31 PM · Report this
Soupytwist 9
@8 - Ketamine's efficacy is reduced significantly if evaporated & smoked... I wouldn't expect any significant effects from ketamine-treated pot.
Posted by Soupytwist http://twitter.com/katherinesmith on January 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM · Report this
KingofQueenAnne 10
Hey, don't bogart.
Posted by KingofQueenAnne http://blingeejesus.blogspot.com on January 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM · Report this
11
Damn, i wish i was yer coworker!
Posted by BallardBoy on January 8, 2013 at 7:01 PM · Report this
12
if anything its pcp(10X more potent than ketamine by weight and smokable)
have a fun horror trip!
Posted by srnz on January 8, 2013 at 7:36 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 13
i think you all should know that marijuana is addictive & will lower your IQ. i read it in the NYT today.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/author/ron…
Posted by Max Solomon on January 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 14
@13 And *I* heard that if you take pot JUST ONCE then your eyeballs fall out and your hair falls out and you go all crazy 'n stuff 'n jump out windows. Jenny's friend's cousin's neighbor took a pot at a pool party AND SHE DIED. Everybody just stood around and watched and didn't care because they were all CRAZY on POT.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM · Report this
Baconcat 15
Joni Balter has found your weakness and is testing its limits before getting you!

BE WARNED!
Posted by Baconcat on January 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM · Report this
16
Satterberg has a really acute (and cute) sense of humor.
Posted by sarah70 on January 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM · Report this
Ballard Pimp 17
I'm practicing my prayers.
Posted by Ballard Pimp on January 9, 2013 at 12:32 AM · Report this
Womyn2me 18
So, what were the strains listed on the bags? I plan on treating pot like wine and knowing about the terrior and other details about the different strains.

Currently I enjoy a nice Panama Red after dinner for a head buzz, although some Blue dream came by recently and its a nice mix of head and body buzz.
Posted by Womyn2me http://http:\\www.shelleyandlaura.com on January 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 19
@15 for the Paranoia is just Paris in the Springtime win.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 9, 2013 at 9:40 AM · Report this
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@6 stuckie:

For serious, though - if you can receive it as an anonymous gift, can you receive it as a DIRECT gift, as long as no one has any evidence of you paying for it? Or giving it to someone else (like you're doing) as long as you aren't witnessed as accepting payment for it?


No. Transfer of weed as a "gift" still constitutes delivery under the statute, and remains a crime. The exchange of money has nothing to do with it.

But realistically, law enforcement (at least in KC) isn't going to look very hard for this sort of thing. So let's all just take a tip from The Roots and, "stay cool muthafuckers, y'all know the rules...stay cool...stay cool"
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on January 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM · Report this
21
Thank you, Heaven! You're the best Heaven, ever!
Posted by Kelly O on January 9, 2013 at 11:30 AM · Report this
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@20: As Dan Satterberg noted (see @7), any prosecutions for violations allegedly involving cannabis will have to wait in line for our overworked State Crime Lab with those of serious violent crime.

"Hello, Officer Forfeiturepays, this is the State Crime Lab. What can we do for you? Oh, you want this tested for THC content? Okay, we'll just set this murder scene DNA aside for a bit."
Posted by Phil M http://twitter.com/pmocek on January 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM · Report this
Skye Blu 23
your coworkers should reward your beneficence with cookies! Mmm coooookies...
Posted by Skye Blu on January 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM · Report this

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