Thursday, December 11, 2008

Local Drugs

I finally realized why the local Rexall affiliated pharmacy doesn't light this neon sign, even in the early hour of darkness of winter: much of the tubing is missing!

Other local drugs, of the outdoor sort, have been harvested for the season. Thanks to my favorite Humboldt county blogsister, Redheaded Blackbelt, I'm now aware that there was something of a regional harvest festival, with awards for the best produce, right here in Mendocino county very recently. Click here to learn about "sun bud" and related trends in green thinking.


Laurie Allee said...

What a fascinating post from the link. So da chronic is out and doobies are back in. I wonder how can a medical marijuana contest/festival be held without everyone getting arrested? How does that work exactly?

I love the perspective of your rexall sign. Sad that it's lost some of its neon tubes.

Anonymous said...

I like the drugs changed to RUG!!!
That's fun.

Nathalie H.D. said...

I really enjoyed your post yesterday about Human rights and gay and lesbian rights. Good on you for posting on this very important topic.
The photo is wonderful too.

Wayne said...

Nice shot Elaine.

Rexall as been around forever and they were very prominent during my younger years. I've noticed the brand suddenly making a reappearance just lately.

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Unknown said...

I really like this composition and the contrasting colours too.

Halcyon said...

The colors are pretty whether it lights up or not!

Kym said...

The marijuana festival is based on the legal (prop 215 in Calif. made medical use legal) medical crop so that is how they can hold the festival.

Thanks for the link, Elaine, and the explanation because I've wondered, too. (Just as a note the word verification was hypill--high pill seems a bit significant on the part of the system;>)

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

I've got to write about Prop 215 and SB 420 (also "CUA" Compassionate Use Act of 1996) in the future. I've been following some cases in the Pasadena area.

Many people here are arrested, prosecuted, fined, searched under warrant, surveilled, and generally hassled because our local police do not know the nuances of the laws. They simply act, gather, and testify later in court--when it is up to a local judge to decide-where it can be thrown out--but not without a great deal of time and money that a patient often doesn't have (not to mention the added stress) Some of these patients are rather elderly or are barely hanging together veterans!

They plant informants at dispensaries that set up potential traps for a patient to appear to be selling-and that's a felony. They lie and threaten jail time to get their informants to act for them. The police are legally allowed to lie in any investigation. Cannabis patients are often intimidated by police and will make all sorts of admissions out of fear or out of misplaced trust.

Never talk to the police without an attorney present. Never. Even if you have to wait for trial.

Perhaps up in Humboldt County the community has influenced their local police --helped them to understand and be better educated about patients. I hope we can start to do the same here in the south.

I didn't mean to go on and on.

I should have just said I liked your post. I like your post!

USelaine said...

Laurie - As Kym explains, medical marijuana is legal in California, although I guess federal law doesn't recognize that. It's sort of a jurisdictional stand-off, and the Feds typically just go after the big industrial quantity grows. There are plenty of those around, so they stay busy with that. Keep an eye on Kym's blog, or scroll through her archives, for some great grow-issue reporting. As for the jargon, you're asking the wrong person!

Nathalie (twice) - Thanks! As for the human rights, I wonder what the laws are in France for gay marriage.

Wayne - These look like vintage signs to me, but they are in fairly good shape. I wish they would repair this one, considering the resurgence of neon art fashion.

AKH and IDP - Thank you for your kind comments!

JM and Halcyon - Thank you as well. The sky was working with me that day.

Kym - Thanks for the expanded information, and for creating such a worthwhile blog. (Those verification words have been getting more recognizable lately. Almost spooky!)

Miss H - Hey, thank you for going on and on! It's just like the prohibition of alcohol, and the issues of money, corruption, and injustice are all part of it. I'm not a recreational user, but I hope it's there for me if I ever need chemo.

Thanks everyone!

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Thank you, UseElaine.