Sunday, September 19, 2010

We Weed Up


California has come up with an interesting new way of "going green" by selling marijuana-infused ice cream.

A half-pint of the ice cream, which comes in flavors which include "Banannabis Foster" and "Straw-Mari Cheesecake," is as potent as eight smoked joints...and is available legally at one of California's over 2000 medicinal marijuana dispensaries, most of which exist to help with the treatment of chronic conditions like "stress," "bummer of a day, man," and a still mysterious affliction known only as "Duuuuuude!"

While we don't have specific evidence that the president has tried the concoction, his love of ice cream is well-documented, as is his fondness for marijuana (or cocaine "when he could afford it.") This being the case, we recommend that Obama stay away from California for the foreseeable future.

Or, failing that, we should at least appoint a designated driver to steer the country.

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20 comments:

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Pete(Detroit) said...

Designated Driver - WTF Stilt, THAT'S a thought! Coulda been using one of THOSE for the past two years (yes, that's right - back to the start of the real estate meltdown)

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

I've beaten this horse to dust but I want a forensic team to go into the oval office in January of 2013 and search for traces of cocaine on the Resolute Desk. I swear that jug-eared fart stain must be snorting off it just because he can and to further insult the "white man's" presidency. I wouldn't expect anyone to be prosecuted for it. I just want to know. Frankly, I'm tired of Republicans sweeping Democrat crimes under the rug (search there too) just so we can "move on".

Dr.D said...

Actually, I suspect that Pelosiland will be the last hideout before excile for BO and MO. Nobody else in this country is going to tolerate having them around for 2 minutes once they are out of the WH.

Chris Mallory said...

It also eases the nerve pain from MS. It does this in a safer manner than the drugs offered by the doctor which leave the person taking them in a stupor much worse than the effects of the marijuana. But hey, the government says marijuana is bad, so it must be true. We know conservatives trust the government so very much.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Chris Mallory- It may come as a surprise to you, but I actually support the use of legal, medicinal marijuana. It does seem to be more effective than many other medications for treating a range of ailments, and it would be stupid not to let patients benefit.

So why am I poking fun at the subject in today's cartoon? Because in California, the "medical need" for marijuana has been stretched so thin that you don't need to have MS, cancer, or glaucoma to get a prescription...you just need to claim stress. And at the point the system is abused, it becomes more likely that it will eventually be shut down...to the detriment of the patients who really need marijuana.

And we're also making references to this president's well-known love of ice cream and marijuana - which he enjoyed in decidedly non-medical circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Gee, folks in California can go out for ice cream and get high, legally. Families in Arizona that go out for ice cream will be hassled by racist, profiling police. (At least, that's what Obama warned.) It just isn't fair. How about some more pie for everyone.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Anonymous- Pie, brownies, whatever... (grin)

Suzy said...

And if they made morphine-laced ice cream, what would be the difference??? Or even Paxil-laced ice cream????

Seriously...is it medicine, or dessert? They need to really think about picking ONE.

Ridiculous.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Suzy- While it seems like a dessert simply intended to get people high, there actually is some logic behind the product. Many people who legitimately and legally could benefit from marijuana aren't physically able to smoke it or ingest it (in baked goods, for instance). The ice cream is easier on their systems, and also offers a more controlled method of dosage.

Anonymous said...

unless they're lactose intolerant.

Suzy said...

If they're that sick...what about an IV?

I dunno. I'm all for medicine, however its needed and whatever it is...but man...ice cream? You'd have to work awfully hard to convince me of that. Even my five year old has been swallowing pills (Rx) for three years now....

Oh well. Its California. Not my problem. haha.

Anonymous said...

Pain control may become a really important issue if Obamacare succeeds.

Suzy said...

True, Anon.... maybe by then it will be legal to get that ice cream at the local grocery store. Mmmm..... available with food stamps or WIC, of course....

Anonymous said...

Sorry. but contrary to reports MJ makes my severe pain much much worse. Anybody got some Fentanyl? The Damned patches fall off when I sweat and every stinking month I run out a couple days early.

Anonymous said...

All right! Color comics for Sunday!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Anonymous (immediately above)- We like to slip in a color cartoon from time to time, and have considered making it a regular Sunday feature. The problem is that to keep the comics timely, sometimes a more urgent news story needs to push into line and throws the production schedule off.

In other words, most cartoons will continue to be black and white...and on a seemingly random basis we'll slip in some color. Glad you enjoyed it!

The Osprey said...

Is the bear supposed to represent the "dancing bear" motif beloved of Grateful Deadheads?

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Michaeldtwd said...

True, Anon.... maybe by then it will be legal to get that ice cream at the local grocery store. Mmmm..... available with food stamps or WIC, of course....