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posted by on Wednesday April 01 2015, @08:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the don't-bogart-that-joint-my-friend dept.

Freewheelin' Franklin writes in with a story about the dire weed shortage currently gripping New Zealand. He reminds us yet again that "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."

Danielle Street's article over at Vice describes the life-threatening shortage in gruesome detail:

New Zealand is suffering its worst weed drought in recent history, and so far pot-starved kiwis have no one to point the finger at.

She goes on to say that

...it's the most severe shortage they had seen in 15 years, and that it was a "nightmare for consumers," who were struggling to buy weed at any price.

One brave weed smoker was willing to go on record to talk about the current buzz-killing nightmare that is New Zealand.

Do any Soylentils have some weed they can spare for their brothers in New Zealand? If so, post your name, address and a contact telephone number in the comments section. Someone will be in touch shortly.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:05AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:05AM (#165316)

    I had some weed but then I smoked

    ham
    hamburger
    and a bit of lettuce, some bacon, cheese, some bacon, and mustard and bacon with some ketchup and mustard on the hamburger. And a strawberry milkshake. ...Do you guys have curly fries?

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by That_Dude on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:06AM

    by That_Dude (2503) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:06AM (#165317)

    It was probably all smoked up filming the Rings trilogy.

    • (Score: 1) by Gremlin on Wednesday April 01 2015, @11:49AM

      by Gremlin (2959) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @11:49AM (#165348)

      Funny you should say that. I was in NZ around 2004 and I was chatting to a local and he told me that him and his mates were hired as extras during filming of LOTR. He said he had photo's of him and his mates dressed up middle earth style smoking spliffs between takes. Or should I say tokes :-)

      • (Score: 1) by That_Dude on Thursday April 02 2015, @04:29AM

        by That_Dude (2503) on Thursday April 02 2015, @04:29AM (#165701)

        I figured it was a safe speculation. Years ago I heard that Robin Williams, (rest in peace), and some of the cast were toking down on the set of Popeye - made me think of the world in a whole new light.

        Random side thought - I always thought it would be funny as hell to run up on stoners wearing an Alfred E. Newman mask.

    • (Score: 2) by fadrian on Wednesday April 01 2015, @12:12PM

      by fadrian (3194) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @12:12PM (#165351) Homepage

      That would explain how slowly it moved.

      --
      That is all.
      • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Wednesday April 01 2015, @01:26PM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @01:26PM (#165376) Homepage

        One of my old friends was a weed fiend, and unfortunately unbeknownst to him we had run out and he was craving another hit.

        So my other buddy grabs a stray live potato bug and puts it in the bowl, telling the fiendish friend to light up. "C'mon!" "Hit it!" "Harder!" "Harder!" as the rest of us watched the potato bug shivel and crackle, it's little legs curling and evaporating like hairs under the heat.

        He screamingly choked and said some dumb shit like, "Duuuuuuude, that was the best shit I ever smoked...was that hash?!"

        He got me back years later when he pissed in my beer during another friend's wedding.

        p.s. This theme is pretty rad, will probably make it my default in place of night mode.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @02:03PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @02:03PM (#165387)

          Pure, North Island class.

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:12AM (#165318)

    Get back to farmin, slackers.

  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:22AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday April 01 2015, @09:22AM (#165322) Homepage
    I'm too lazy to tend the small plot of mud-like substance in my courtyard, everywhere you look, you'll find a weed. You can have them all.

    (leet to avoid "Lameness filter encountered. Your comment violated the "postersubj" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition in the subject line.)
    --
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Wednesday April 01 2015, @10:06AM

    by isostatic (365) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @10:06AM (#165334) Journal

    http://www.roundup-garden.com [roundup-garden.com]

    But I fail to see how a lack of weeds causes problems. Although Bill + Ben may be a little less interesting.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @11:35AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @11:35AM (#165346)

    If you're not addicted/married to the stuff

    Take a fresh look [shroomery.org] around

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Webweasel on Wednesday April 01 2015, @12:44PM

    by Webweasel (567) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @12:44PM (#165363) Homepage Journal

    Glad to see someone still remembers them.

    I got the Franklin "Dope will" poster from Rip Off Press about a month ago. Printed in 2004, sitting in stock ever since.

    Ahh takes me back.. I feel 10 years old again having found my dad's stash of porn and underground comix.

    I grew up to be a stoner (Responsible one with a full time job etc), looking back, I can't be sure if Shelton's work encouraged or dissuaded me from the bum stoner lifestyle.

    Still between the Freak brothers and Robert Crumbs Zap! and Weirdo comix, I saw a world of counter culture that had died and made me realise how bland and homogenous the current world is.

    And made ME feel a lot less of a werido. ;-)

    Thanks for the reminder NotSanguine.

    Peace brothers and sisters.

    --
    Priyom.org Number stations, Russian Military radio. "You are a bad, bad man. Do you have any other virtues?"-Runaway1956
  • (Score: 4, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @01:02PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @01:02PM (#165369)

    > Do any Soylentils have some weed they can spare for their brothers in New Zealand? If so, post your name, address and a contact telephone number in the comments section.

    Amy Adams
    The Vogel Centre 19 Aitken Street
    Wellington 6011
    New Zealand
    DX: SX10088

    Phone: +64 4 918 8800

    I have a ton of South Coast Red to share with anyone with a 4 digit UID or lower.

    • (Score: 2) by NotSanguine on Wednesday April 01 2015, @04:41PM

      Amy Adams
      The Vogel Centre 19 Aitken Street
      Wellington 6011
      New Zealand
      DX: SX10088

      Phone: +64 4 918 8800

      I have a ton of South Coast Red to share with anyone with a 4 digit UID or lower.

      Thank you Amy! We'll send someone over to pick up a couple hundred grams post haste. I assume you have accommodations [cathnews.co.nz] waiting for them. You're the best, babe!

      --
      No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. --Niels Bohr
    • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday April 01 2015, @05:59PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @05:59PM (#165495) Journal

      > Do any Soylentils have some weed they can spare for their brothers in New Zealand? If so, post your name, address and a contact telephone number in the comments section.
       
      CO
       
      Ummm....every address?

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @02:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2015, @02:13PM (#165390)

    More people will grow indoors if they are that desperate or they take a trip on their tiny little island to the non-South/North parts.
    The worse is that RAIDS are driving people to OTHER drugs.
    Such is the case here, where Cocaine dominates the market.

    Here is a Magnetic link for a book torrent, Marijuana Growing 101. Enjoy in 9 months!
    http://tinyurl.com/q7tca2x [tinyurl.com]

  • (Score: 2) by Hartree on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:24PM

    by Hartree (195) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:24PM (#165422)

    We can send them some of our new improved Palmer amaranths from here in Central Illinois. Extremely vigorous, hardy and naturally Round Up resistant with no genetic engineering! Your agriculture will never be the same. Could rate up with bringing in rabbits. ;)