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'Legal Weed' is just beer, but Feds want to cap sales
L.A. Times ^ | 5/28/08 | Eric Bailey,

Posted on 05/28/2008 7:25:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase

WEED, Calif. — This town is in a tempest over a bottle top.

The federal government is telling the owner of a small brewery here that the pun he's placed on caps of his Weed Ales crosses a line.

The U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau says those three little words allude to marijuana use.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beer; bigbrother; govwatch; homebrew; marines; wod; wodlist

"On the bottle caps in question, "Try Legal Weed" is surrounded by the slogan "A Friend in Weed Is a Friend Indeed." To Dillmann's supporters, that spells civic boosterism, not drug pushing.

The bottle-top slogan of a brewer with a head for business in Weed, Calif., draws a warning from U.S. drug watchdogs. All he's pushing is a respectable local enterprise, backers say."


1 posted on 05/28/2008 7:25:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Hmmmm....Legal Weed...hmmm...Arghhmm....
2 posted on 05/28/2008 7:31:18 PM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: Rebelbase

The Feds are saving us from falling into a life of drug-addled debauchery just by reading a bottle cap.


3 posted on 05/28/2008 7:33:31 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Rebelbase

Sounds like another federal agency in dire need of a deadwoodectomy to me.

-Eric


4 posted on 05/28/2008 7:33:31 PM PDT by E Rocc (Resident smartass and Myspace Freepers group moderator. (http://groups.myspace.com/freepers))
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To: Rebelbase

5 posted on 05/28/2008 7:37:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Rebelbase

I was just thinking how much I’d like a central authority to protect me and my family from subversive bottle caps. Must be my lucky day.


6 posted on 05/28/2008 7:38:15 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: E Rocc; traviskicks

Agreed... and PING!


7 posted on 05/28/2008 7:39:22 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: Rebelbase
This country has gone insane.

There are way too many "law enforcement" officers.

This is an example of the thought police in action.

8 posted on 05/28/2008 7:44:20 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Rebelbase

Land of the free my @ss.


9 posted on 05/28/2008 7:48:50 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Me no bottom man. Me top man.)
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To: Rebelbase

They’re just weeding out the undesirables.


10 posted on 05/28/2008 7:48:55 PM PDT by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative and Rush Limbaugh knows it.)
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To: Gabz

ping


11 posted on 05/28/2008 8:00:30 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: Rebelbase

have a Coke, anyone?


12 posted on 05/28/2008 8:10:39 PM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: Liberty Valance

That isn’t a “Freak Brothers” cartoon is it?


13 posted on 05/28/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa (Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.)
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To: Rebelbase
The U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau says those three little words allude to marijuana use.

The rump of the BATF that's left in treasury.

Comforting, (NOT!) to know they have the same jack booted thug mentality as their former brethren in BATFE over in Justice.

My answer would be "show me the law" and "show me the regulation" (only regulations in effect when the named their brew count). If they can't, the court's will not be amused. Can you say "violation of the first amendment", among other parts of the Constitution? I know you can.

14 posted on 05/28/2008 8:22:35 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: FlJoePa

Yes it was.


15 posted on 05/28/2008 8:23:32 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: Rebelbase

This kind of insanity is why we need judges who believe in the Constitution. Alas, they are in pretty short supply.


16 posted on 05/28/2008 8:28:48 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: elkfersupper
There are way too many "law enforcement" officers.

Oh these guys aren't "law enforcement" they are tax collectors. Armed I'm sure, but tax collectors nonetheless.

17 posted on 05/28/2008 8:31:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Rebelbase
those three little words allude to marijuana use

Thought Crime?

18 posted on 05/28/2008 8:32:46 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Liberty Valance

did I really see the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, or am I hallucinating?

;)


19 posted on 05/28/2008 8:33:48 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: tired1

Good analogy. I guess speed shops will have to change their names too.


20 posted on 05/28/2008 8:34:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: muleskinner
The Feds are saving us from falling into a life of drug-addled debauchery just by reading a bottle cap.

Meanwhile, 95 percent of all those driving over 70 years old, are all driving under the influence of pharmaceutical drugs and medications.

21 posted on 05/28/2008 8:37:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Rebelbase
Hey, this is the INSANITY brought about by ALL of the supporters of the so-called War on Drugs.

Each and every one of them bears a SMALL degree of responsibility for this, whether they know it or not.

Instead of supporting the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution, they insist the Federal Goverment has some legitimate role in the enforcement of drug laws in the Interior US. They even support the idea that the Federal laws against pot supercede state laws.

Silly and malicious do-gooders, each and every one. Thjey have created a monster and are toooo stupid to see it.

22 posted on 05/28/2008 9:06:17 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Old Student

Depends on the weed.

Good Razorbuds did it for me.


23 posted on 05/28/2008 9:20:27 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Demorats tax returns consists of "welfare in" and " child support out.")
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To: Old Student
did I really see the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, or am I hallucinating?




Yes you did and no you are not hallucinating.
24 posted on 05/28/2008 11:20:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Rebelbase

BogBroMoFo Gubmint NOT good for what Ales ya!!!!!


25 posted on 05/29/2008 3:43:15 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: elkfersupper
Siskiyou County has Local Sheriffs.Local town cops.California Highway Patrol. Federal Forest Cops and DEA cops. You can not spit in this county without hitting a cop. We have 30,000 citizens and 20,000 of them are cops. And they ALL need something to do. End Of Rant.
26 posted on 05/29/2008 5:15:20 AM PDT by roofer13
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To: dcwusmc; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...


Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
27 posted on 05/29/2008 7:41:48 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: GOP_Raider

Beer ping!


28 posted on 05/29/2008 9:00:10 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: traviskicks

Just wow...

Sweetwater 420...beware...you may be next.

http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/brews.php?section=420


29 posted on 05/29/2008 9:02:23 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: rzeznikj at stout; GOP_Raider; Rodney King; Tainan; Chasaway; SquirrelKing; dynachrome; ...
(Back when men were men, Hemp was used for Victory!)

Beer Ping!

A low to medium ping list aimed at all of us who, well, love our beer…

FReepmail rzeznikj at stout or GOP_Raider to be added or struck from the list…

30 posted on 05/29/2008 10:08:12 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: Rebelbase
The bottle-top slogan of a brewer with a head for business in Weed, Calif., draws a warning from U.S. drug watchdogs.

I don't know what's more pathetic-

That our government is concerned with something so petty and silly,

or the high likelihood that several Freepers will applaud this nannyism.

31 posted on 05/29/2008 10:43:51 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: timm22
I don't know what's more pathetic-

That our government is concerned with something so petty and silly,

or the high likelihoodcertainty that several Freepers will applaud this nannyism.

32 posted on 05/29/2008 12:11:16 PM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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To: GOP_Raider

If I had some Weed Beer, I’d keep it in the reefer!


33 posted on 05/29/2008 3:44:20 PM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I wonder if they still make and sell “Jeremiah Weed” whiskey?


34 posted on 05/29/2008 6:58:11 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Socialism is the feudalism of the future.")
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To: timm22; dynachrome

I’ll buy a case if the rest of you will. :)


35 posted on 05/29/2008 7:01:40 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: FReepaholic
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36 posted on 05/29/2008 7:27:10 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Rebelbase

Instead of worrying about legal weed, how about stamping out illegal aliens?


37 posted on 05/29/2008 7:32:18 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz
Funny you should mention that, because if you believe Wikipedia guess who we have to thank???
38 posted on 05/29/2008 7:52:06 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: GOP_Raider
I’ll buy a case if the rest of you will. :)

"Mt. Shasta Brewing Co.
Thank you. Your order has been successfully processed."

Excellent idea. This will make a great gift for a relative who just turned 21.

If anyone else would like to contribute to this worthy cause, you can order here.

39 posted on 05/29/2008 8:05:19 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: roofer13
Siskiyou County has Local Sheriffs.Local town cops.California Highway Patrol. Federal Forest Cops and DEA cops. You can not spit in this county without hitting a cop. We have 30,000 citizens and 20,000 of them are cops. And they ALL need something to do. End Of Rant.

Same in rural counties of NM, and they all have NEW rigs with state-of-the-art equipment, which the assigned citizen-suppression operators drive to the donut shop, grocery store and dry cleaners whether in uniform or not.

These United States are a police state.

40 posted on 05/29/2008 8:31:46 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Yes it is.The militarization of the police.Mr. Orwell called it.


41 posted on 05/30/2008 10:56:19 PM PDT by roofer13
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To: Rebelbase
I was searching for any updates to this story (None that I could find, BTW.) and ran across what has to be the funniest comment on our government's glorious actions. This comes from Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy. In response to Federal claims that the beer's name could "mislead consumers about the characteristics of the alcoholic beverage" Volokh writes: "What next, going after Fat Weasel Ale on the grounds that the beer actually doesn't contain any fat weasels?".

42 posted on 06/03/2008 1:40:15 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment: It's not about sporting goods.)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.


43 posted on 06/03/2008 1:58:35 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: elkfersupper
“This country has gone insane.”

Obviously. People are loopy. When children are suspended from school for a drawing of a gun and the people that did it aren't fired immediately like the people who are harassing this man should be, then you know that the generation in charge of this country is certifiably insane. All baby boomer's don't suck, but the majority of them do. They are the same type of people who would gas Jews if they were told it was politically correct. No capacity for independent thought and no moral compass. They are stupid amoral cows who simply moo and go along with the herd.

44 posted on 06/06/2008 1:33:25 PM PDT by monday
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To: monday

Amen.


45 posted on 06/06/2008 9:10:25 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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