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Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | 06/20/2019 | GENE JOHNSON

Posted on 06/22/2019 9:09:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie

Edited on 06/22/2019 5:08:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in one major city, over three years — a conclusion scientists reached by way of the unglamorous work of analyzing raw sewage.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: backbiters; cannabis; searchworks; seattle; sewage
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1 posted on 06/22/2019 9:09:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie

Sounds like a really crappy job in doing this so called study.


2 posted on 06/22/2019 9:10:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (KAG! Keep America Great! Vote for President Trump in 2020! KAG! Keep America Great!)
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A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014.

So glad we're funding critical research like this...

3 posted on 06/22/2019 9:12:02 AM PDT by Rio
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To: Uncle Miltie

My worries are that all these drugs are not being filtered out at the waste treatment plant and coming back to us all in our tap water. Not good.


4 posted on 06/22/2019 9:22:08 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Uncle Miltie

What a waste of money.


5 posted on 06/22/2019 9:26:28 AM PDT by rhombus10
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To: dhs12345
My worries are that all these drugs are not being filtered out at the waste treatment plant and coming back to us all in our tap water. Not good.

That's why I never drink sewage from senior centers because of all those pharmaceuticals and vaccines they're taking. /s

6 posted on 06/22/2019 9:29:39 AM PDT by rhombus10
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To: dhs12345

They can’t filter out meds already. It’s not good and the greenie left hides it.


7 posted on 06/22/2019 9:45:13 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: rhombus10
Yeah, the government needed a "study" to figure out that use increased.

I think I could have saved them some money.

8 posted on 06/22/2019 9:50:10 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: dhs12345

Water treatment plants remove solids, pathogens, nitrogen, and phosphorus, not drug residue. However, the chemicals are highly diluted after being released into your reservoir or river.


9 posted on 06/22/2019 9:50:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

A sewage plant employee dropped his jacket into the cesspool and was trying to fish it out with a stick when his friend asked him why, and he said - “my lunch and reefer is in the pocket, dude”.


10 posted on 06/22/2019 9:51:11 AM PDT by dainbramaged (My dog can drive a stick shift, but she can't work the radio.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
“And what, exactly, is your job, Mr...Mr I. P. Daley?”

”I sniff urine.”

11 posted on 06/22/2019 9:52:09 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts.”)
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To: dhs12345

At least the fish will be happy.


12 posted on 06/22/2019 9:56:57 AM PDT by antidemoncrat (yawn)
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“However, the chemicals are highly diluted after being released into your reservoir or river.”

I can now understand why the salmon industry is having so much trouble up here in Washington state. The fish are getting high and can’t, don’t want to, or can’t find their way, travel up the rivers to spawn or get caught. There is probably a large conglomeration of them right at the entry to the Columbia River right now just as stoned as clams.

rwood


13 posted on 06/22/2019 10:03:11 AM PDT by Redwood71
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To: dhs12345

Nah. Can’t be. Cause FR’s addicts assure us it’s all good.


14 posted on 06/22/2019 10:05:48 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Redwood71

LOL! Also, even if they made it to the spawning grounds, they couldn’t reproduce because the water is full of residue from birth control pills.


15 posted on 06/22/2019 10:14:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

They found similar findings when prescription drugs became a problem.
It is going to get worse.
“Cross and the Switchblade” was written about the NYC drug problem in the 60’s and this is going to be far, far worse.

Now it is a weapon of the left to control and motivate their Bots.


16 posted on 06/22/2019 10:22:30 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: dhs12345

Look at the “men” all around you. You can see the results of decades of female birth control hormones going into our water supply.


17 posted on 06/22/2019 11:03:26 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Zathras

Marijuana use causes permanent psychosis, szhizophrenia and brain damage. It destroys the areas of the brain involved in rational thinking, motivation and future planning. But Big Marijuana and their allies on the left and leftist media cover all that up. And yet everyone wonders why we have hundreds of thousands of brain-damaged, mentally ill “homeless” wandering our streets.


18 posted on 06/22/2019 11:09:50 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Zathras

Marijuana use causes permanent psychosis, szhizophrenia and brain damage. It destroys the areas of the brain involved in rational thinking, motivation and future planning. But Big Marijuana and their allies on the left and leftist media cover all that up. And yet everyone wonders why we have hundreds of thousands of brain-damaged, mentally ill “homeless” wandering our streets.


19 posted on 06/22/2019 11:11:46 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Uncle Miltie

the dream of leftist is to get everybody stoned so they’re more easily manipulated. That’s why the left always Advocate marijuana legalization.


20 posted on 06/22/2019 11:11:54 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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