November 26, 2012

"The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University plans to sponsor scholarly lectures..."

"... and coordinate research among 11 faculty members from fields such as economics, geography, politics, psychology and sociology."

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20 comments:

Palladian said...

Not sure. An institution takes a risk branding itself this way.

Maybe, but it's Humboldt State. They're already branded... and baked.

Comanche Voter said...

I dunno--it's the local ag product. Does the University of Iowa promote corn research? Does the University of Wisconsin have a dairy and cheesemaking program?

edutcher said...

If you mean the whole idea of The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research at Humboldt State University, then the answer is, "Yes" .

Dust Bunny Queen said...

What Palladian said. Branded and baked.

lol

Michael K said...

Humboldt County is the domestic marijuana capital of the USA. Sounds appropriate for the local college. Hiking in national forests of Humboldt County may be hazardous to your health.

phx said...

Legalize it.

Methadras said...

I'd rather see pot legalized so it will begin to breakdown the barriers to hemp cultivation and usage on a wide scale in the US.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I'd like to see pot legalized so that the criminals and gangbangers who are growing it in the national forests and out of the way places that WE like to frequent will pack up and go someplace more conducive to growing marijuana. At least we will be able to drive through the forests and walk on the trails without fear for our lives and encountering piles of garbage and human shit.

Legalize it.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Marijuana.

It's a religion.

But not an exclusive one.

One can also believe in global warming, the wealth creating powers of Socialism, and the utter absence of calories in a twelve pack of Dorito loco tacos ordered through the Taco Bell drive through at 1:30 a.m.

That, and your girlfriend isn't sleeping with your dealer for free blunts.

Chip S. said...

The university should revert to its original name, Humboldt State Normal School.

Fritz said...

As a proud HSU grad... "Far out, dude."

JAL said...

Michael K -- I thought it was Marin County. Or whatever it is between Marin and Humboldt - Laytonville - Willetts area.

A friend up thataway gave me a copy of Budding Prospects by T. Coraghessan Boyle, (don't you love that name) of "The Road to Wellville" fame.

JAL said...

Disclaimer: My little sis is a graduate of HSU, as is my niece. {wave to Felix}

madAsHell said...

I'd rather see pot legalized

I dunno. I wasted a lot of time smoking pot.

Pass the food stamps!!

Bruce Hayden said...

One can also believe in global warming, the wealth creating powers of Socialism, and the utter absence of calories in a twelve pack of Dorito loco tacos ordered through the Taco Bell drive through at 1:30 a.m.

Or, you can believe that global warming is a hoax, while still supporting the legalization (regulation and taxing) of pot. I guess that I am just libertarian enough to question the supposed benefits of this part of the War on Drugs, and look at the costs of that war, ranging from the monetary costs through the loss of civil liberties. For one thing, the justification for early morning para-military no-knock raids to prevent pot heads from flushing their stash, routinely killing family pets, along with innocent civilians who go for their guns in the face of an armed incursion into their homes, would presumably be lessened.

Despite my ability to buy pot here in Colorado, I doubt that I will. Doesn't fit my temperament. And, I have seen the adverse effects of long term use on some (and lack of such on others). Nevertheless, I think that legalizing, regulating, and taxing pot is the way to go.

I do think that research is needed. The feds have effectively prevented legitimate research into pot for longer than many of us have been alive, presumably on the theory that their position on therapeutic uses of pot could be challenged by real science. (Keep in mind that Class II narcotics are routinely prescribed and researched, but presumably much more benign pot is not legally prescribed under federal law nor is most medical research allowed).

McTriumph said...

Humbodlt U will be involved because there will be money in it.

Rusty said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...
I'd like to see pot legalized so that the criminals and gangbangers who are growing it in the national forests and out of the way places that WE like to frequent will pack up and go someplace more conducive to growing marijuana. At least we will be able to drive through the forests and walk on the trails without fear for our lives and encountering piles of garbage and human shit.

Legalize it.

It think it will depend on how it's taxed and what quality of product is offered to the public. Alcohol is relatively cheap, but moonshine still exists. If it is more profitable to break the law and grow it in national forests, then the law will be broken and it will continue to be grown in national forests.

Broomhandle said...

Ah, my alma mater. When I was a freshman there I remember walking into a house on H street and the coffee table was literally heaped with pot awaiting cleaning. No one present thought this was in any way unusual or even worth commenting on. Under the age of 21 it was much more difficult to obtain beer in Arcata than to obtain pot. Legalize it, absolutely.

Strelnikov said...

Fourth choice: "Duuuuude."