WeedWeek 10-30-15: Thou Shalt Not Trespass

The Internet is a know-it-all and loves weed.

Three men were shot to death in the Rail Road Flat area of Calaveras County, California, a location made famous in the Mark Twain short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” The dead men appear to have been trespassing on a property containing dozens of marijuana plants. Elsewhere in California, marijuana farmers were counting losses of product consumed by uncontained wildfires. In New Jersey, 50 pounds of weed were shipped to the wrong address, and police have asked the correct recipient to step forward and claim the package. In Georgia, smelly marijuana plants led to a driver’s arrest.

Image via Atlanta Police Department

The Internet erupted in criticism of a home Snapchat video that appeared to show popular entertainer Tyga’s 3-year-old son, King Cairo, cavorting within yards of a modest mound of marijuana on a coffee table. Tyga objected that the weed was not lit and that, in effect, nosy motherfuckers should chill the fuck out and worry about their own asshole kids. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in effect, declared that marijuana poses less risk than, for instance, heroin. The Internet erupted as though Sanders had made an incredibly forward-thinking observation.

Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The Ohio NAACP has come out against a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in that state, and new research suggests that weed may be no worse than Adderall in treating ADD, which—please be reminded—is short for Attention Deficit Disorder. Two Kansas City Royals fans appeared to be smoking weed on a World Series Clip aired on nation television by Sports Center. New York State doctors will be required to pay $250 and take a 4 ½-hour online course before being certified to authorize medical marijuana for patients. 

Finally, Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided a grow site on sovereign lands of Wisconsin’s Menominee Indian Tribe. DEA officials claim it seized marijuana plants; a tribal spokesperson counters that the federal agency destroyed an industrial hemp crop.