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Friday, February 15, 2008

This Week on Drugs

posted by on February 15 at 15:33 PM

Ruled: Pharmacists can continue withholding Plan B until case is resolved.

Stabbed: Mom nagged son to get off the pot. Son also reportedly in possession of three human skulls used for “money-making rituals.”

Charged: Garden-supply shop owner faces 40 years.

Backed: Support for medical marijuana from the American College of Physicians.

District Attorney in Texas: “Although I have enjoyed excellent medical and pharmacological treatment, I have come to learn that the particular combination of drugs prescribed for me in the past has caused some impairment in my judgment.”

County Treasurer in Oklahoma: “I resign now with enormous regret, however, in light of recent events, I find it impossible to effectively serve as Treasurer any longer.”

Hole in One: Dunkin’ Donuts rivals Starbucks.

Do not Use Exactly as Directed: FDA nods to drugs’ unapproved uses.

Passing Once Wasn’t Enough: Hailey, Idaho to consider pot measures again.

Federal Prosecutors: Won’t block commuted sentences.

Hot Water: Britain considers tea ban for students.

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Dunkin Donuts r00lz!

They're like Tim Horton's for Yanks!

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 3:43 PM

my skulls never bring ME money.

Posted by adrian! | February 15, 2008 3:52 PM

I suck dick for heroin.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 15, 2008 3:59 PM

Damn, I'm fresh out of heroin.

Posted by Dominic Holden | February 15, 2008 4:06 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | February 15, 2008 4:09 PM

Isn't tea supposed to cure cancer and shit?

Posted by Abby | February 15, 2008 4:18 PM

According to this insane version of Valerie Solanas in downtown Bellevue, Snapple gives you cancer. She told me she really shouldn't tell me, because I should die, but she figured I'd tell some others.

I like her. I haven't seen her around in a couple of months, though. She's probably dead. Double shame.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 15, 2008 4:25 PM

@6 - yes, but it depends on the tea and what you put in it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 4:28 PM

we watched rick steves infomercial for weed, but WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP halfway thru.

good going, rick, you made drugs boring!

Posted by max solomon | February 15, 2008 4:31 PM

Max...I think that actually was the point.

Posted by gnossos | February 15, 2008 4:37 PM

Tea? TEA? What the fuck?

Hot coffee and tea have "minimal" nutritional benefits and pose potential health and safety risks for young children, the School Food Trust suggested.

First off, safety risks? Okay, I can understand that they'd be worried about little kids burning themselves with hot tea. Fine. Whatever. So give the little ones tepid tea - probably a felony in England, but whatever - and don't worry so much.

As for health risks, I don't think I've ever seen anything that suggests tea is bad for kids. Coffee, maybe, since it has high doses of caffeine and can lead to stomach problems. But tea? The plant that's always touted as protecting you from cancer and shit? What are these unspecified health risks, hmmm?

They could do WAY better for kids' nutritional health by not serving English food. Get rid of all the chips and mashers and fried everything and try putting some vegetables in there for once.

Posted by Greg | February 15, 2008 4:44 PM

I have some heroin!
But unfortunately Mr. Poe, I don't have a d___!

Posted by subwlf | February 15, 2008 4:53 PM

Well, actually, British tea can be much higher in caffeine than the stuff you get here, so I can see their point.

Better to switch to a nice roasted green tea - better for digestion.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 5:25 PM


Tea has less caffeine than decaf coffee. I say let the kids drink tea. It's still better than soda. It's even better than fruit juice.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 15, 2008 5:25 PM

Will you please at least RTFA before posting? The three human skulls were involved in an entirely different case.

Posted by Big Adventure Steve | February 15, 2008 5:30 PM

The British are banning tea? I was about five or six years old when my London-born grandfather gave me my first cup of tea. It was like a rite of passage. Next thing you know they'll go after the mushy peas...

Posted by RainMan | February 15, 2008 8:11 PM

Mmmm... Mushy Peas! I miss home.

Posted by YO | February 15, 2008 10:06 PM

@13: I don't know what tea shops you go to, but I can get plenty caffeinated tea right here. The thing is, even the most caffeinated tea has about 50 mg, versus about 100 mg for normal coffee.

As for roasted and smoked teas, they taste like beef jerky ass.

Posted by Greg | February 16, 2008 8:34 AM

I like 80 mg tea once in a while, but most people don't. Don't recommend it.

And, after a day or so in the snow, Lapsang Souchong is a nice tea - very smoky, really gets you going.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 16, 2008 1:17 PM

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