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Denver Fairís Bong, Edible Contests Celebrate Pot
cbs Denver ^ | 8-3-2014

Posted on 08/03/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation’s first county fair to allow pot competitions.

This weekend’s Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over “Pot Pavilion” where winning entries for plants, bongs, edible treats and clothes made from hemp are on display.

Organizers say the marijuana categories this year — which come with the debut of legal recreational marijuana in Colorado — add a fun twist on Denver’s already-quirky county fair, which includes a drag queen pageant and a contest for dioramas made with Peeps candies.

“We’ve been selling tickets to people from all over the world, and we keep hearing they want to come see the pot,” said Dana Cain, who helped organize Denver County’s first fair three years ago. This year’s event is expected to draw 20,000 people.

Judges considered only the quality of individual marijuana plants, not potency or the merits of drugs produced by the plants.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cannabis; countyfair; culturewar; denvercountyfair; doperpride; downisup; homosexualagenda; legalpot; marijuana; pot; whytheycallitdope; wod; wrongisright
The mile high city.
1 posted on 08/03/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Was Ron Paul a contestant?


2 posted on 08/03/2014 7:12:46 PM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: Citizen Zed

Sounds like it has become a religion to a lot of these folks.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 7:13:16 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Citizen Zed

Breaded deep-fried buds in 5...4...3...


4 posted on 08/03/2014 7:13:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Citizen Zed

I hope the LORD flushes Colorado before it starts to stink.

Born and raised there; I’m really glad I emigrated out a few decades ago.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Pot Seen as Reason for Rise in Denver Homeless
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pot-reason-rise-denver-homeless-24727436


6 posted on 08/03/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Citizen Zed

A Mile High Bong-a-Thon!!


7 posted on 08/03/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

“which includes a drag queen pageant”

I think I’d rather hang out at the pot show. o_O


8 posted on 08/03/2014 7:29:20 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush

Drag Queens are frigging hilarious!


9 posted on 08/03/2014 7:32:18 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Citizen Zed

This legalized pot experiment is bound to end badly. We’ll find out that, yes there are a majority that can use it responsibly but we’re in for it from the large minority without self discipline. Yeah, that’s just like booze but it’ll add on to both the illegal drug and the alcohol medical and crime problems. You knew in the mines that when someone consistently smelled of weed, he would either stop coming to work, have an industrial accident (real or more often fake), or get fired as unsuitable on probation. The he was societies’ problem.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 7:32:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DemforBush

~~~which includes a drag queen pageant~~~

Nah, too easy to make a reference about a Dem campaign stop by a particular politician.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 7:42:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Citizen Zed; GeronL
Edible products did require tasting. A secret panel of judges sampled brownies and other treats earlier this month at an undisclosed location.

How does that work since efficacy is part of the "grade" among clientele?

Do you buzz test on different days? Does the fourth contestant rate higher?

12 posted on 08/03/2014 8:07:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Citizen Zed
California holds an Emerald Cup at the fairgrounds in Sonoma County, where guests with medical clearance are able to sample the drug. That contest is held at the fairgrounds but isn’t a part of the county fair.

Like Disney's plausible deniability regarding Gay Days?

13 posted on 08/03/2014 8:10:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Darned it 2ndDV -Lol, I saw the title and came here to post what you did. Read the article the other day.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 8:13:00 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: potlatch

This ain’t the country I was born in.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sure isn’t. I and some of my family are not far from the border in Texas and the illegals and Ebola are scaring me!!

And Obama lies with every word he speaks.....God help us.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 8:17:27 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: a fool in paradise

and people dragged their kids to stuff like this

disgraceful


17 posted on 08/03/2014 8:18:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I have no problem with smoking pot as long as the smokers are responsible adults who don’t toke with their kids or allow them to toke.

But I agree with you. This is no place for children.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 8:47:13 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Don’t these morons have anything better to do?


19 posted on 08/03/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: RichInOC

Peeps are so disgustingly sweet. Ugh.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 8:49:24 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“For many years the opening lines from Foss’ The Coming American (”Bring me men to match my mountains / Bring me men to match my plains / Men with empires in their purpose / And new eras in their brains”) were inscribed on a granite wall at the United States Air Force Academy to inspire cadets and officers, but they were removed in 2003 to harmonize in perception to the Air Force Academy’s having become coeducational.

Too bad Colorado has become such a leftists dream land....


21 posted on 08/03/2014 8:55:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: JimSEA

How did we ever survive it being legal from Colonial times until FDR and the New Deal?


22 posted on 08/03/2014 9:20:01 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

We had a different, less hedonistic culture, it competed with opium but wasn’t that well known. The 60s really changed America and not for the better. We have to deal with today’s America.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 9:30:12 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA
So what good has the War on Drugs accomplished?

Has it been worth wholesale violations of the Constitution - asset seizures, SWAT raids, criminalizing otherwise legal bank transactions etc. - in your opinion?

24 posted on 08/03/2014 9:37:48 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: JimSEA

libertarians don’t deal with “today’s America” they are pie-eyed utopians who think their drug and sex liberation and open borders will create a perfect nirvana.

“Brave New World” explains it well


25 posted on 08/03/2014 9:48:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

God doesn’t have to send a plague. We’re doing it to ourselves.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 9:52:51 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Ken H

What will be the advantage of substituting self discipline with “if it feels good, do it” in your opinion?


27 posted on 08/03/2014 9:56:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Citizen Zed

Its bedtime, so I will not be staying on the thread trying to convince anyone of anything. But I will post this link:

http://www.populartechnology.net/2014/04/150-scientific-studies-showing-dangers.html

“Perception of marijuana as a “safe drug” is scientifically inaccurate (University of Montreal)

Cannabis more damaging to health than previously thought claim doctors (Imperial College London)

NIDA review summarizes research on marijuana’s negative health effects (New England Journal of Medicine)”

Argue/agree with the 150 study authors. Good night!


28 posted on 08/03/2014 9:58:09 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: JimSEA

I’ll give you a simple, straight answer to your question - as soon as you do the same for mine.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 10:08:01 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

“150 scientific studies showing dangers of marijuana”

This is an awesome list of studies! Proof positive that those few relentless pothead Freepers are brain-damaged and will never back down from their irrational choombacca defense.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 10:54:57 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Ken H

Drug dealers are for the most part, the scum of the earth profiting from the desperation, addiction and hopelessness of their customers, cartels eliminate their competition by murdering them and are protected by the governments they have corrupted. Los Zetas have branched out into supplying iron ore but still use the same techniques to stifle competition.

You think pot doesn’t kill? In 1982, shortly after I went on salary, I was called in the middle of the night due to a mine accident. An underground locomotive operator had run through a red block light hitting the rear of another train. The other train’s operator was in front of his train throwing a switch. The collision cut him in half. Not something you want to see, particularly if you know the man. The motorman who ran the block light told me he didn’t see it, he was “floating”. The only drug found in his drug test was thc.

The drug war is a war against criminal enterprises. If it’s not drugs, it will be something else. Might as well keep drugs expensive and a little risky to get. I really don’t think anyone has a right to a chemical high. Booze is bad enough.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 11:05:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA
As promised, here's my answer to your question in post #27 => 'None that I can think of'.

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JimSEA: Drug dealers are for the most part, the scum of the earth profiting from the desperation, addiction and hopelessness of their customers, cartels eliminate their competition by murdering them and are protected by the governments they have corrupted. Los Zetas have branched out into supplying iron ore but still use the same techniques to stifle competition.

So the cartels got richer and more powerful, despite the drug war. That's called failure.

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JimSEA: Might as well keep drugs expensive and a little risky to get.

That's another failure =>

In the USA, the average inflation-adjusted and purity-adjusted prices of heroin, cocaine and cannabis decreased by 81%, 80% and 86%, respectively, between 1990 and 2007, whereas average purity increased by 60%, 11% and 161%, respectively.

http://www.bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/9/e003077

32 posted on 08/03/2014 11:40:02 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

No, seriously. Breaded deep-fried Thai stick. Somebody’s going to do it and make an obscene amount of money on the fair circuit.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 11:55:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."Is this right?" "Try not to drool so much at the end of it.")
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To: Citizen Zed

People who are high don’t rebel against the evil acts committed by their government. It’s all cool. Soma.


34 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:14 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission
marijuana’s negative health effects

Alcohol, tobacco, and deep-fried Twinkies also have negative health effects. In a free society, does government or the individual adult decide whether to self-inflict those negative health effects?

35 posted on 08/04/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: RichInOC

I was thinking ganja flavored green Peeps, dipped
in hashish batter and deep fried...

Mmmmm, deep fried Majoon.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 9:17:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Nothing else."

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37 posted on 08/04/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

I will rephrase your question to: “Does the Government have the right to prevent you from harming you in your pursuit of (?) pleasure? (I would not say happiness In this case.)

I was not really attempting to answer that question. I did provide a resource to assist people with information on why marijuana is not a harmless recreational drug. It is good that people have access to this information, is it not?

I will ask in return; should some one be allowed to use methamphetamine even once? Or heroin? With addictive drugs you may choose to use it the first time, but do you really have free choice after that? Do you wish that freedom on someone who ends up a prostitute or a career criminal to support their habit? How free is the person whose home is burgled by someone to support their habit? A law does not provide absolute restraint, but it may make someone think twice before taking damaging action.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 5:51:05 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission ("Don't make the same mistake once!")
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To: tet68

“Our Friends The Deep-Fried Honey-Oil Peeps”, or, “Why Johnny Can’t Move”.


39 posted on 08/04/2014 10:04:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission
Alcohol, tobacco, and deep-fried Twinkies also have negative health effects. In a free society, does government or the individual adult decide whether to self-inflict those negative health effects?

I was not really attempting to answer that question.

But in a free society it needs to be asked. Too many FReepers leap straight from 'it's not harmless' to 'it's proper for government to ban it.'

What is your answer to that question?

I did provide a resource to assist people with information on why marijuana is not a harmless recreational drug. It is good that people have access to this information, is it not?

Absolutely - it's good for information about all harmful activities to be accessible.

I will ask in return; should some one be allowed to use methamphetamine even once? Or heroin? With addictive drugs you may choose to use it the first time, but do you really have free choice after that?

Since of all those who ever used heroin, more than three in four never became dependent, the answer is "yes, you continue to have free choice after the first time." And since the corresponding proportion for marijuana is even higher than that for alcohol, a free-choice-protection argument can't support the current alcohol-legal-and-pot-illegal policy.

40 posted on 08/06/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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