[declan at well.com: [Politech] Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived [priv]]

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 23 13:14:16 PDT 2005

Supposedly, the tobacco companies have had commercial marijuana products 
ready forever (I've even seen photos, but I always suspected they were 
doctored up stoner's dreams).
The idea that the pharmaceutical companies would start actively researching 
new designer drugs is fascinating and scary...wait, scratch that "scary", 
because it can't be scarier than drug-related crime in the US.

The New York Times Magazine had a fascinating story years back on the US's 
marijuana industry. it's apparently the #2 export crop and US pot technology 
is in some cases extremely, uh, high. They described growers with strings of 
apartments in various US states connected with sesnors to the internet. If 
any of the apartments showed signs of entry, the grower would never return. 
(Each apartment supposedly had low levels of crops to fly under certain 
state laws if they were ever caught.) No doubt some of those growers are 
good customers of RSA products!


>From: "Trei, Peter" <ptrei at rsasecurity.com>
>To: "Tyler Durden" <camera_lumina at hotmail.com>, <cypherpunks at minder.net>,   
>      <coderman at gmail.com>
>Subject: RE: [declan at well.com: [Politech] Montana Supreme Court justice 
>warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived [priv]]
>Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:39:17 -0400
>Tyler Durden writes:
> > Yes, but the old question needs to be asked: How much of this
> > crime would go away if crystal meth were legal?
>Actually, if we ever managed to kill the culture of prohibition,
>I suspect that crystal meth would be about as popular is bathtub
>gin is today. It's terrible stuff.
>I'd expect the big pharmas to start 'recreational drug' wings,
>which would bring real research power to the problem of finding
>highs which are fun, safe, affordable, and with minimal physical
>"I need a new drug..."
>Peter Trei

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