by Duluth News Tribune
October 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Prevented by city ordinance from selling fake pot, the Last Place on Earth could go out of business within a few weeks, its owner says in an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court.
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Well, the Last Place on Earth is fighting back? Tax and regulate this fake pot, the gov. needs the (more) money.
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There is no such thing as fake pot. There simply isn’t.
You may as well call this garbage fake spices coated with RAID, because that would be a more accurate than fake pot which servers only to stigmatize further that which cannot be logically stigmatized.
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If you need to sell this garbage to stay in business, it’s time to go out of business.
It’s like the liquor store saying they can’t keep their doors open because they can’t sell moonshine anymore.
Give me a break. Good riddance to the Last Place on Earth.
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Bartlet–you got that right! Or, the guy could find a new product to replace the garbage.
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My only question: Do the sales they talk about equal the sales they report on their sales tax and income tax returns? My guess is no.
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How about we just leagilze pot
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Can’t. Our legislators have to protect the children remember. It doesn’t matter the fact that any middle schooler can get a dime-bag quicker than they can a porno mag, none of the people we unfortunately send to St. Paul would vote for it.
Ridiculous. This attorney may as well represent all the peeps selling cocaine and meth. Sue the city They were deprived of gainful employment….ROFL. Mr. Carlson needs to attend a business management course or two…..better yet he needs a full degree.
And the attorney should worry about getting paid from Carlson being as Carlson will be losing his Business LOL.
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This is one business, and one businessman, that need not be missed in our community. Our children and youth should come before his “business”. Meanwhile, could the IRS do an audit of all these thousands of dollars in sales that are claimed???
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Wow, ok. Lets do a quick inventory…
We got torches …
We got pitchforks …
Hot oil … yup
Hey! Anybody remember the boiling tar?
Jan, you got the boiling tar I told you to bring …?
Just one more reason to legalize pot, the “fake stuff” is allegedly more dangerous. But I have to add that if this business will fail with the loss of just ONE product, then he has a defective business plan, or maybe none at all.
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Ha, yeah. The funny thing would be if Minnesota voted to legalize pot and then they criminalized the synthetic stuff. lol.
Save your money. You can get high by smoking nutmeg.
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Jeff…..you don’t have to smoke it, just ingest it in high enough quantities. It is a hallucinogenic. Saw it on the Food Network.
Yup, but DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nutmeg is a SEVERE hallucinogen.
A little about it.
Nutmeg is not a gentle drug. In lower doses (less than 1 tablespoon) it can cause mild euphoria. In large doses (2 to 6 tablespoons), it can cause â€œnutmeg psychosisâ€ including visual, auditory and tactile hallucinations, headaches and nausea â€“ not to mention paranoia and violent anger. Effects can last several days after ingestion. Nutmeg has been linked to several deaths (though generally other drugs were contributing factors).
I never did this stuff, but I know several people who did, and they only did it once. From their testimonies, it wasn’t a good trip.
Heard the same thing about hollyhocks….
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really nutmeg? note to self…next fetival leave behind CO2….bring nutmeg. thanks peeps!
LOL….let’s not forget the famous Seinfeld scene where Elaine failed her drug test due to Poppy Seed Muffins…..I wonder if anyone has ever od’d on poppy seeds.
Obama, thanks for the heads up on the nutmeg consequences…..
We have more than enough drunk, stoned, stupid people now as it is.
yeah but converting those stupid drunks to stoners may have a big payout.
That was supposed to have been a joke : )
Looks like Last Place won their lawsuit. Heard a commercial on the radio for the Smoke Shop up by the mall and they advertised “Herbal Spice is BACK!” Sure enough it was on sale in mass quantities and the place was full of “kids” (probably 18-20 year olds) when I went in to talk to the owner (he’s a great guy, I’ve known him for years).
So much for Duluth’s “ban” on this stuff.
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One had to know that this topic would bring out the stoner-losers again. The extent that these clowns will go to justify their deviant behavior is remarkable in that if they applied only half the energy the spent getting stoned to becoming a contributing member of society(as opposed to being a drag on it) they’d probably all be corporate CEO’s by now. Somewhere deep down inside themselves, they must secretly be acknowledging that they really are losers. Why else go to such extremes to prove the contrary?
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If alcohol were illegal, but there was a big demand to legalize it, and the U.S. went with a 2 year probationary period of having alcohol legal to see what the ramifications of it were, do you think we’d legalize it after those 2 years?
Now do the same with marijuana. Which would be legal after a 2 year trial to see what sort of bad things would happen?
…..but aren’t you forgetting that dope and illicit drugs have NEVER been legal.
When will you guys stop making excuses and become contributing members of a sober society? What’s so wrong with your life that you need a chemical crutch to get through it? Heck, even GW stopped drinking, doping, and snorting.
Please answer the question. It wasn’t a difficult one. If you need help understanding it, just ask.
“dope and illicit drugs have NEVER been legal.”
In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics.
Coca wine combined wine with cocaine, producing a compound now known as cocaethylene, which, when ingested, is nearly as powerful a stimulant as cocaine. The marketing efforts for coca wine focused primarily on its medicinal properties, in part because it didn’t taste very good and in part because the cocaethylene effects were perceived to “fortify and refresh body and brain” and “restore health and vitality.”
From 1898 through to 1910, heroin was marketed as a cough suppressant by trusted companies like Bayer — alongside the company’s other new product, Aspirin.
Smith Glyco-Heroin (cough medicine)
A mixture of heroin and glycerin. “No other preparation has had its therapeutic value more thoroughly defined or better established.”
Pantopon Roche Injectable Opium
Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral
Depending on which list of contents you reference, this cure for colds, coughs and “all diseases of the throat and lungs” contained either morphine or heroin.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
Contained 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce. “For children teething.”
Kimball White Pine and Tar Cough Syrup
Until 1976, chloroform was used in consumer products like cough syrup, toothpastes, ointments and other pharmaceuticals.
This cough remedy contained, among other things, codeine, chloroform and cannabis.
Coca-Cola was invented in the late 1800s as a “coca wine” (see above) mix of wine and cocaine, but the alcohol and cocaine were later replaced with syrup and coca leaves, respectively. Nevertheless, typical coca wine claims of increased vitality remained for many years.
Brand name for methamphetamine. “The selective cerebral action of Norodin is useful in dispelling the shadows of mild mental depression.”
A straw man argument unworthy of a response. You’re treating a hypothetical situation as fact. We both know that undoing something congress has done is more difficult than doing it in the first place. Once a demographic gets something, they feel entitled to it for all eternity. Nice try though.
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Indulge me, hypothetically. I’m not suggesting any repealing of congressional legislation.
You, Hugh, answer the question as it was asked please.
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Wow…the history of this stuff is really confusing.
They were initially developed over the past 40 years as therapeutic agents, often for the treatment of pain. However, it proved difficult to separate the desired properties from unwanted psychoactive effects.
So That would lead me to wonder….who ever decided that something for the treatment of PAIN should be marketed as “Incense”?
And of course….since these days K2 is labeled as an “incense” and marked with the words, “not for human consumption” on the packaging.
Ya gotta wonder who got the bright idea to try smokin’ it.
I think one of the things that disturbs me the most about this is Mr. Carlson’s attitude.
Clearly he knows he’s selling something labeled “not for human consumption” and yet, not only talks freely of his customers smoking it but, pretty much defending their right to do so as though it’s a normal and natural use of the product.
That would be like the guy in the hardware store promoting the sale of spray paint for huffing or the guy in the office supply store advertising canned air and naming ‘getting high’ as one of the normal uses of it.
While I do believe that adults have the right to make these kinds of decisions on their own, there just seems to be something inherently wrong with the whole scenario.
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