I read some pretty funny news today on The Smoking Gun. The Beyond Bomb Company in the US has been busted for producing ganja based products. They have actually manufactured a variety of products under brand names similar to existing brands. They have mimicked brands like Crunch, Reese’s Pieces, Milky Way, and Butterfinger, renaming them Tri-Chrome Crunch, Rasta Reese’s, Munchy Way, and Buddahfinger. You have to admit that those are some pretty catchy names.
In addition they also seem to have another company called the Jones’N Soda Pot Company that produces replicas of Pepsi and Coca-Cola, renamed Puffsi and Toka-Cola. The drinks are said to contain concentrated hash oil and the chocolates are rich in hash oil too. Basically the active ingredient in all these products is THC. The alleged mastermind behind this operation has been identified as one Kenneth Affolter, 39, who was apprehended with 11 others at his facility in Oakland.
So I am guessing that these guys are not only going to be busted for selling drugs but also copyright infringement. But if weed was legal, these guys would probably have top notch jobs in marketing and product development at the same companies that are going to hang them out. However, I think that they should register these brand names just incase bud does get legalized. I think it would be awesome if I could walk onto a 7-11 and see these products sold right along side my favorite beer or bourbon. After all, it is not as bad for you as alcohol is.
There are tons of arguments concerning the pros and cons of whether marijuana should be legalized or not. Obviously I am pro legalization but that is not just because I favor the occasional toke. It is just that I am pro choice and I believe people should have the right to make their own choices. There is no reason why cigarettes should be sold openly and not MJ.
I caught glimpses of a show on BBC last night that was addressing the issue but I could not focus on it because I was watching Leno. It is good to see that discussion is still up in the air but I doubt whichever way it falls it would have an impact on life, unless maybe I could start exporting some Aceh homegrown. I just think these products are pretty funny and it is even more hilarious imaging how 12 stoned people actually thought they could pull this off.
If you want to cook some up at home for yourself, all you really need to do is put a stick of butter in a pan and melt it up with a batch of your favorite funny tobacco. When it’s a nice golden color and the leaves seem cooked, you just strain it out so have just the butter and you can stick it back in the fridge. This process just extracts the THC. Use the butter to cook whatever you want, be it brownies, cake, chocolate, or just spread it on some toast in the morning. Happy hunting.