Pot Damn!!!

PotCandy

Alright, this one was so wild, I had to come up from the depths of work to post about it.

Per The Smoking Gun:

A California drug operation manufactured marijuana-laced candy and soft drinks that were packaged to resemble popular products like Jolly Ranchers, Milky Way, and Pop Tarts. The pot ring, busted yesterday by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, was headquartered in Oakland and allegedly headed by Kenneth Affolter, 39, who was one of 12 alleged dealers nabbed.

DEA raids at indoor pot-growing facilities turned up the marijuana-infused products, which carried labels such as Toka-Cola, Pot Tarts, Puff-A-Mint Pattie, Stoney Ranchers, Munchy Way, and Buddahfinger. A DEA spokesperson told TSG that the pot was baked into chocolate bars and hard candies and that the soda contained concentrated hash oil. A label on the ring’s Nestle Crunch knockoff describes the item’s ingredients as “milk chocolate with crisped rice dipped in hash oil rich chocolate.”

I’m sorry, I gotta give respect due where respect is due.

That shizz is BRILL-YANT. Okay?

I’m no proponent of drugs and letting stuff like this get loose to kids. I’m no pothead, either. But I am one of those people who thinks marijuana should be legal. There’s no logic to alcohol and cigarettes being within the law and maryjane being outside of it. Makes no sense. Might even minimize some of the crime on the streets if it’s no longer an illegal substance to be trafficked and dimebagged. And at least folks can possibly be healed by dro. I’ve never seen cigarettes or Grey Goose destroy cancer cells or aid in the treatment of glaucoma. Put an age limit on the stuff and stock the shelves with it already.

But I digress.

Check out some of this stuff. This is why so many former drug dealers and street hustlers thrive in the corporate world. This is the work of someone(s) with a true head for business.

PotTarts

PotSoda

While you bullshittin’, them Stoney Ranchers look mad delicious.

StoneyRancher

Y’all already know a sistah’s got a bit of a sweet tooth.

PotCrunch

And Lo Zoners know I would have been all over that Puffsi.

Puffsi

I’m just sayin’.

The Smoking Gun: Drug Ring Sold Pot-Laced Candy, Soda – March 17, 2006

4 thoughts on “Pot Damn!!!

  1. >As you said, you gott give respect where respect is do. This was a marketing genius. I have a friend in NY who is partner in an ad agency and she said she would have this person in a heart beat. I too, believe the lealization of mj would cure some of the social ills. You're right they figured out a way to get rich off of liquor and cigarettes by taxing them, so what if a dime bag will cost $11.00 — it's a small price to pay for the convenience of being able to go to seven eleven and get a large slurpy and all the ingrediants for a blunt. Puff, puff.

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  2. >good lookin' juan. "puff, puff"…"cough"….(it's been awhile y'all) i'm gettin' the munchies just reading the story!.."puff, puff"….back to you juan.

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