Ex-Pro Mountain Biker caught in Drug Bust

Jun 18, 2009 at 9:57
by Tyler Maine  
Source: The Saratogian

Nearly 400 pounds of marijuana were seized in a drug bust on Preserve Way Tuesday.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration along with the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted the bust at 22 Preserve Way Tuesday afternoon. Eric Canori, 30, of that address, and Melissa Giove, 37, of Chesapeake, Va. were both arrested on charges they conspired to posses and distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.DEA spokesperson Erin Mulvey said the DEA learned of Giove and Canori’s plans when Illinois State Police notified them about a suspicious traffic stop on June 13. DEA officials put their vehicle under surveillance until it arrived in Wilton. Mulvey said the drugs’ final destination is “still under investigation.”


Giove, a former professional mountain biker, and Canori were arraigned in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge David R. Homer Wednesday and were remanded to custody of U.S. Marshals pending detention hearings Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Between about June 12 and June 16 Giove, Canori, and others agreed to receive and then further distribute about 384 pounds of marijuana, according to information from the DEA. Following their arrests, a box-trailer belonging to Giove on Preserve Way and Canori’s residence on the same road were searched. Approximately 400 pounds of marijuana were seized in the trailer and residence, along with drug packaging materials, a money counter and other drug paraphernalia, and over one million dollars in U.S. currency. If convicted, Giove and Conari face a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years, a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $2 million.


The case was investigated by the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force; the New York State Police; the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois; the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group; the Henry County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office; the DEA Rock Island, Illinois Post of Duty; the DEA Norfolk, Virginia Resident Office; and the Illinois State Police.

Following the defendants' initial appearance, DEA Special Agent in Charge Gilbride stated, "(Drug) trafficking can lead you downhill fast. From championship mountain biking to street level drug dealing, the only reason people turn to drug trafficking is to make a profit from the sale of illicit narcotics. DEA and our law enforcement partners successfully put the brakes on this drug trafficking organization and put them out of business."


Original article can be found here at the Saratogian.


479 Comments

  • 26 0
 Missy was one of the original Icons of Downhill. If anybody currently in this sport cared enough to look back just a decade, you would know that a big part of what this sport has become is because of people like Missy. It is very unfortunate to see people like Missy and Rockwell get caught up so deep in this stuff. They were both in there time, far more important and influential to the sport of DH, than any of the new crop of riders have been. It is like having Mohamed Ali arrested for dealing dope if you were a boxer. If we don’t bother remembering and honoring the roots of our sport then it will never be more than some “extreme” past time. It could be soo much more.
Neil
  • 8 0
 Well said.
  • 7 0
 She did this to herself and us, all that aside. Nobody gets 'caught up', you have to be held responsible for your own choices. It sucks ass, I'll give you that, but call her what she is on this one, . . . stupid.
  • 3 0
 That is basically what I am saying. It is one thing to get caught buying or selling a bit of weed, but it just crushes me that Missy and Rockwell were trying to be Pablo Escobar on wheels. Just disappointing.
  • 3 1
 I just can't stand the image Missy and Myles could give to the sport. Mountain bike will be related to weed in a few years cause they'll just relate it to it. It sucks
  • 2 0
 It does not further the cause of legitimizing the sport in the eyes of outsiders. Just moved us one more notch down the path of irrelevance and relegation as a “stunt sport”. It is a shame for those still working so hard to move forward and progress the sport. I wish these legends would use their fame and experience to better the sport rather than mess up and take back some of the legitimacy they fought for, for so long. I guess everybody lives there own life so what can you do.
  • 53 29
 marijuana shouldnt be illegal
  • 43 11
 why? alcohol is worse in every aspect and its legal
  • 38 8
 it should be illegal in HUGE quantities, intended for huge illegal resale rings. But if you grow for yourself, I think it's absolutely cool. If you sahre with your friends for free, even better Smile
  • 24 6
 im against marijuana but i believe it should be legal just because there would be alot less crime. plus pot isnt really that bad for you
  • 69 5
 "minimum sentence of 5 years, a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $2 million."-USA

"Dont do it again"-Canada
  • 24 2
 to be honest alcohol does more damage if habitually uded, it is also responsible for more violent crime... there is enough drug education about, they aught to legalise a lot of things. It would take the bottom out of the arms market, people wouldn't be forced to traffic, slaves wouldn't be made to farm poppy fields. All of a sudden police forces around the world would have money available to crack down on just about everything that really needs to be stopped. the war on drugs wont be won, just like the war on terrorism
  • 16 2
 bahahahahhaahah littlemountaindj is awesome.
  • 6 4
 america is so shitty about pot. watch the movie In Pot We Trust, they're all so closed minded about the whole thing
  • 10 1
 mhoenisch, that's exactly why it should be legalized. then you have all of those drug lords dealing pot aren't a problem anymore because their industry goes down the toilet, and crime goes down because smoking pot isn't a crime, the government would stop spending millions to fight pot, and they can gain revenue by taxing the hell out of it and it would still be cheaper than it is today. plus we could start manufacturing industrial hemp again. do you have any idea how useful that stuff is?? watch The Union: The Business Behind Getting High on Google Video. great movie, very informative. the "facts" that too many people know about marijuana are just plain false.
  • 10 3
 im all for the legalization of pot, but legalizing it in canada or the US wont solve crime, itll just move the organized crime to a different field of operation, such as harder more dangerous drugs
  • 7 0
 Look at the example of holand. It's a cool drug holiday destination right. And do you think they're fine with it? Sure they legalized it because they thought it'd be better...
  • 2 0
 Downhillnirvana, I think you're the smartest guy I've seen on here. Libertarianism takes away the incentive; prohibition bred crime and alcoholism. And why are we confusing pot with drugs anyway? You're probably more likely to cause someone harm on sugar than you are on pot. The only reason I condemn pot is because you're inhaling smoke, and that's never a good thing. But I would never be so naive as to make smoking illegal, and the same goes for blazing.
  • 2 2
 yah man! fak it! just legalize the plant!! if it is really that bad, why is it legal in holland?! just let everbody who wants to enjoy weed enjoy it! just don't do it before breakfast, cause then you'll do fak all for the rest of the day Razz
  • 11 15
flag JamesOliver (Jun 18, 2009 at 13:46) (Below Threshold)
 You all must have pretty fucked up lives if you have to take drugs to have fun. wow i feel sorry fo you guys.
  • 5 4
 you don't need it for fun. I mountain bike for fun, and I could never do that stoned. it's just a different kind of fun.
  • 6 3
 with booze you loose with dope there's hope!


www.pinkbike.com/photo/1683794
  • 7 7
 Take none and you've won ^^^
  • 6 13
flag ridelife6 (Jun 18, 2009 at 15:16) (Below Threshold)
 pot doesn't do anything good it shrinks ur balls makes u loose ur money and kills ur head all for an hour of high wtf u guys are retards
  • 6 2
 it's all personal choice bro.just as much as religion, or the clothes you wear, or the hobbies you have. if dope's not for you, good on yyou for being yourself. but don't tell people not to drink or blaze, because that's just as bad as them trying to make you get high
  • 3 0
 Hey Ridelife6, let me compare two things with risks, and you determine why people do them. Sex and Weed.

Sex isn't good because it makes you tired, can get your heart racing possibly cause a heart attack, and you might get infected. But those aren't the reasons why people do it.

People smoke weed because it makes you feel great, not because of the side effects(which aren't severe at all).

In my eyes, a drug's legality should directly related to how severe the withdrawals and side effects are. So marijuana should be very legal and all that other shit should still be illegal. Plus put an age limit on weed as well, because then the cops have something to arrest people for(that's what they want).
  • 6 1
 ridelife if you did any research on marijuana it isn't near as bad as people say, i have been chron for several years and lots the same, i hold down a full time job and have since i was 17. i own a house, a car, a few decent bikes all paid with legit cash, as i am a user,not a distributor. it is a great time,my friends do it with me. just like you and your buddy's go for drinks or coffee or what ever may have you. except caffine causes more death per year. alchol causes more deaths per year, and Smoking above all causes almost 500 000 deaths a year. there is rarely violent crimes committed if people are flying. Weed grows naturally with water and sunlight while your tobacco plants are loaded up with carcinogens etc. Weed only smokers don't get lung cancer,and as far as killing brain cells goes that isn't the weed doing it, it is smoking hot plant matter that is. tobacco kills just as many brain cells, it just kills the people before they have time to get dumb from it.
  • 4 0
 ridelife, i must agree with these other 3 guys here. marijuana has no proven ill effects such as the brain deterioration you speak of. if anything, there's evidence that it can stimulate brain function. the only reason gov't studies found that it kills brain cells is because the monkeys they were testing were hit with the equivalent of 60 joints in a matter of minutes through a gas mask. in other words they were suffocated. suffocation is guaranteed to kill brain cells. i challenge anyone here to find one recorded death that caused by normally smoking marijuana.
  • 1 0
 damn the union was good hey?
  • 5 14
flag heyguysletsride (Jun 18, 2009 at 17:34) (Below Threshold)
 marijuna is illegal. fact. stop trying to make it sound as if it should be legalised. laws and rules are put in by the government for our protection, regardless of weather or not we agree with them. drugs and alcohol cause huge problems for everyone, and its for the best that drugs are illegal so drug lords in colombia (if they exist) dont get richer, but alcohol, which is legal gives thousands of people employment, which if it was illegal those people may have no source of income. face facts and stop making taking drugs sound cool, you dont need it to have fun.
and edit, yes i have smoked weed for all of you you may moan at me.
  • 7 1
 heyguysletsride you are so wrong it's not even funny.
  • 7 1
 heyguysletsride, you just wasted your time typing that because you are sooo incredibly ill informed
  • 13 1
 heyguysletsride

1. Marijuana is not illegal everywhere.
2. There is absolutely no reason why it should not be legalized.
3. Blindly following the government makes you a sheep. Bahhhhhhh
4. All drugs cannot be grouped together in such a general way. All drugs are not the same.
5. Problem causing or not, it is not the job of the government to protect its people from itself. Unless you like dictatorships that is.
6. Marijuana can be grown anywhere, I don't know what you are on about Columbia. Are you thinking of cocaine.
7. Making drugs legal would dissolve the black market behind them. If you think drug lords want drugs made legal you are fooling yourself.
8.That is the best you can come up with for the drug vs alcohol debate? Alcohol IS a drug by the way. A very dangerous one. Alcohol kills thousands of people a year, cannabis has killed NO ONE in the history of its consumption.
9. Your facts are not facts.
10. No one defends smoking pot to sound cool, and of course you don't need it to have fun. You don't need alcohol or bikes to have fun either.
11. Good for you.

Have a nice day now.
  • 4 0
 -move to Cali -get your card It's that easy
  • 1 1
 i herd cali if tryign to legalize pot in 2010? sounds like cali is the shit.
  • 3 0
 i gotta agree with th3fr33r1d3r. drug lords are in business because drugs are illegal. that's why they can charge so much for them: black market prices. if marijuana was legalized then the price would plummet and the marijuana drug lords would be out of business. mthousands here could then be employed on hemp farms, the U.S. government could cut the 3/4 of its drug budget it spends battling marijuana, untold amounts of prison and rehab center space could be freed up, the list goes on. i have never heard a solid argument to keep marijuana legalized.
  • 4 12
flag raceface77 (Jun 18, 2009 at 20:58) (Below Threshold)
 Gotta love all the 15-18 year old who get all their "information" from High Times magazine. It's all propaganda kids.

Mr. th3fr33r1d3r makes some pretty ignorant statements up there, like "8.That is the best you can come up with for the drug vs alcohol debate? Alcohol IS a drug by the way. A very dangerous one. Alcohol kills thousands of people a year, cannabis has killed NO ONE in the history of its consumption." You sure about that champ? And I also like the "5. Problem causing or not, it is not the job of the government to protect its people from itself. Unless you like dictatorships that is." What's the job of the government then? Head over to the Middle East and protect them from themselves?

Legalizing weed wouldn't stop "drug lords" from selling drugs. What would a farmer do if everyone stopped eating lettuce? Quit? Go Broke? Die? Nah, my guess is he starts growing carrots. Although I agree marijuana is entry level in the drug world, I would beg to differ that it's "harmless". And don't get on this "it's a plant that grows in the ground and it's meant to be smoked" shit because that's not at all true.

Remember that asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral, and it's also regulated due to it's carcinogenic properties.

Legalizing weed isn't a simple as saying "okay, 16 year old kids can roll joints now". Besides, if it wasn't illegal, most of you little shits wouldn't even have access to it, remember now that you're illegally buying it from a shitty "dealer" who's illegally buying from his "supplier" who's getting it from his guy who has the nuts to illegally grow the shit. It's not illegal to give the police "someone to bust (that's what they want)" they have bigger fish to fry, trust me. I will admit there are large sections of police forces dedicated to drug control, but marijuana isn't their main focus. Stop hating "The Man" and take ownership of your own lives...



okay kids, Flame On!
  • 6 1
 raceface77

Yes I am sure about that. It is quite possible to die of alcohol poisoning, I guarantee that you cannot find one confirmed death from marijuana overdose. I am not talking about drug deals gone bad or any of that nonsense, that is caused from the illegality of marijuana.

Everybody's view of what the government should do is different, but I believe the government should interfere as little as possible in peoples lives. People should be allowed to do what every they want as long as they are not affecting the rights and freedoms of other people. If you wish to put a substance into your body, even a harmful one, there should be no law against it. Its personal choice. If you look up the charter of the Libertarian Party of Canada, that is pretty close to my personal political views.

The "drug lords" in Canada, which would be the bikers and Asian gangs, are already heavily evolved in the hard drug trade. Legalizing weed would only cut off a small part of their money supply. The drug lords in Columbia and other South American countries are make there money from a different product entirely. Small timers might switch products and may suffer the consequences if caught. I personally believe all drugs should be legal, but that is hard to sell to people.

Weed is not harmless, but it is made to look much worse than it is through propaganda. There are legal intoxicants that are more damaging mentally and physically, such as alcohol and salvia. If you support these products legality, then why not pot?

Legalizing weed may not be simple, but it is clear the status quo has failed. The system as it stands is a huge waste of tax payer money. I don't think the argument that legalization will cause drug dealers to switch to other drugs, against this. Its not that I hate "The Man", I just feel this is an unjust law.

No flaming needed dude, I would ride with you any time. I just won't invite you to the pre ride safety meeting.

Cheers
  • 1 1
 The second to last paragraph should read:

"Legalizing weed may not be simple, but it is clear the status quo has failed. The system as it stands is a huge waste of tax payer money. I don't think the argument that legalization will cause drug dealers to switch to other drugs is a good enough argument against this. Its not that I hate "The Man", I just feel this is an unjust law."

Sorry got ahead of myself.

Cheers
  • 1 0
 no dought,to say law enofrcment doesnt put TONS of money towrds busting strictly weed is bogus. law enforcment could psuh more drug lords to the more serious drugs and spend even more money delaing with the important shit,or whatever works for them and the economy. our government doesnt even do a good job looking out for us with drugs,the swiss is all about pharmisuticals or however its spelt. thats the main industry and they DO there own testes and the drugs and determine that they will NOT allows there cititcens to use it,they sell it off to us where are governemnt makes a stupid amount of money and allows people to take drugs that are worse for your bodie in some ways than weed.
  • 1 0
 if its ever made legal then there should be restrictions on where it can be smoked so the people who dont want to be near it dont have to be. just like 2nd hand smoke from cigarettes. as long as its all smoked away from me im happy.
  • 0 2
 this is such a long shitty debate, it's never going to get anywhere. the only possible solution to the non-existant problem is to respect peoples right to THEIR OWN PERSONAL CHOICE! nobody gives a shit what you think except for yourself!
  • 2 1
 I still don't buy that nobody has ever died from smoking pot. That's the exact same as saying nobody has ever died from cigarettes, only from lung cancer/ emphysema. It's not the nicotine killing people, it's the effects of smoking shit into your lungs... they tend to not like that much. Smoking marijuana isn't any safer. Now, I'll agree that cigarettes and alcohol kill more people in a year than marijuana does, but that a percentage thing... there are simply more people that drink and smoke cigarettes. Personally I could care less if marijuana was legal or not, I'm just sick of the "it's natural and harmless" being the ONLY argument for it. I'm 30 years old and smoked when I was a kid just like everyone else did, but being in possession of 400lbs of the shit? Really? I think the laws would be alot looser if people didn't do that kind of thing. Grow a bit, twist one with your buddies in the backyard, get on with your life... It's the people with a china cabinet full of bongs, an ounce on them at all times, wearing pot leaf t-shirts listening to Kottonmouth Kings that make it a tough call for me.
  • 0 0
 there's only these problems with huge amounts of trafficing because nobdy chills out the shit! everybody just looks at it like oh yeah I'm gonna grow my dope and ship it all over the world, but that's stupid. if everybody just like had their own shit they grew and sold it locally, law enforecment wouldn't give a shit to notice
  • 1 0
 Raceface77(kinda not really aimed at you but thought you might wanna read it)

First of all 24yr old
It's not high times magazines, there are harvard professors, judges, actors, lawyers, doctors, why do you think there is MEDICAL marijuana you think that shit is different? only difference is, it is better. your right the drug lords would loose out on the pot market but they don't need it as you said, but by cutting out the drugs you don't get rid of the drug lords other drugs will just get cheaper, what it would do is take away the fact that the kids can walk down the street and buy it because you can just go into a store and buy it IF YOUR OF AGE, so just like drinking, it is harder for kids to get controlled substances than uncontrolled, you said that too. so if you ask your self the other question, if it made it harder for the demographic we try to keep there hands out of WHY WOULDN"T WE DO IT?

BECAUSE.....it is the man keeping it illegal right?.........and if they made it legal it would make it harder for young kids and teens to get it......and all the users want it legalized (WHICH IS ALOT OF USERS)......and the gov't is supposed to give the people what they want........and the gov't would be able to tax the shit out of it and make a wack load of cash....because they MAKE MORE MONEY KEEPING IT ILLEGAL.the gov't is only people who are ungoverned. They get to make shit loads of prisons, the rich and powerful and drug lords get to buy private prisons and make money on both ends. it isn't hard to see it's just people choose not to see it.

the overseas arguement is going to go down the shitter because it is becoming a largely domestic game (especially in canada THANKS TO BC! tup states has cali.) back in the day we couldn't grow good stuff here so we had to import it and that was the good stuff that is why the over seas can be the scapegoat for the war on drugs
  • 0 0
 i guess i'm just a guy who doens't believe any thing he hears and onlyy half of what he reads but there is alot of money in the world and it's not being distributed equally so that is the problem and if the poor are spending money on something they could grow if the gov't would let them, make clothes, make meds, make fuel out of....it kinda seems dumb....not to doesn't it?
  • 0 0
 shredder this is a discussion if you don't wanna read it DON'T, as you said you have a right to make your own decisions, you decided to read the convo, if your only going to cut down our convo that you decided to read, don't post unless you plan on contributing, your comment could of been considered good if it didn't sound so rough
  • 0 0
 lol that was for the one above your last comment i didn't see the one inbetween our colossal rants
  • 0 3
 the only guys here arguing that marijuana should be made legal are the 15-20 age category. even if marijuana was made legal they would probably make it the same age as tobacco smoking, so you would still be breaking the law smoking it. so stop arguing, until we reach a certain age smoking will be illegal, its not like they are going to make smoking marijuana legal to all ages.
  • 0 0
 that is exactly the point of why they should make it legal! the gov't is putting it into the 13-18 demographic, if they regulated it and legalized it would be harder for the kids to get amd easier for the users to get.
  • 0 0
 and there be all sorts of work for people that gota grow it and produce it and all that shit just like alcohal,probaly have big factories mass producing it for smoking. and its oviosuly a industry that would never fade away. so if the gov thinks they are doing themelsves good economicly they arent they gota think long term here.
  • 1 1
 I don't see how making it legal would make it harder for the underage people to get it. I never had a problem gettin cigarettes or booze when I was underage...
  • 1 0
 it's partly because drug dealers can't make the money they used to off of it. if it's legal an regulated, the price will be a lot cheaper. right now, a small basement operation can yield $20,000 every 2 months. it goes back to black market prices. you don't see guys in their homes with stocks of alcohol and tobacco that they can sell to under age kids.
  • 0 1
 kk, but $20000 isnt that much if you think about it, most local buisnisiescan make that musch money in 5-10days, like the avarage local yogurt shop make 1500-2000 a day in non tourist spots, places like san fransisco on the other hand can make up to 9000 in a day, so realy it wouldent do that much dammage, if thay invest all of there money it to a shop of some sort in a nice leagal way, but im just rambeling now, i guess what im trying to say is, pot isnt bad for you, it dosent even kill braincells it just clouds them up and disapaits, and when it dose that you lose your high
  • 1 1
 thefreerider.
''9: your facts are not facts.''

rofl ur just as bad as the f*cking politicians.
its illegal, if u dont like it f*ck off to a country where it is and quit yer whinging.
  • 1 0
 It's scary that we live in a world in which citizens do not even question the laws passed and the reasons behind them. That is far worse than me, or the politicians. I for one do not wish to live in a dictatorship. The government must always be accountable to its people. You cannot possibly think that every law that has ever been passed is for the better. The law against cannabis is a stupid law. Going to jail and probably losing you job for being caught with some plant matter is stupid. If you cannot see this then you fail at logical thinking. If you cannot see that the "War On Drugs" does not work and is a huge waste of tax money then you fail double.

And I'm quite happy where I am, thank you. I love my country, and I am proud of where I am from. I just don't agree with all its laws.
  • 1 1
 never said we did? dont prothletise about something you clearly have a single vision of. your right were all wrong, i get it.

you wont go to jail for being in possesion of a plant, or 3... or a few ounces of skunk. 400lb's is supply. the same as if you have 400 cars and havnd paid the import taxes on them.
yes i do see this, and i fully understand your childish point of view. it is indeed a waste of tax money, but if your not happy with the laws and you supply drugs your contradicting your very point.
  • 1 0
 ^^^^ i dont think there is an drugdealer that wnats it legal. the none drugdealers that do it want it legal. and in the states they can throw you in jail for a half fuking gram. i dont think they hold you very long but you get a record and all that crap im sure. that is very fuked!!! 3 plnats down in the states. that would suck to get busted with. thnakfully i live in b.c.
  • 1 1
 Benjiscott82

I don't really understand the point you are trying to make. Are you for or against legalization of marijuana? Convince me of one valid reason for pot remaining illegal and I will gladly admit I'm wrong. In America you can definitely go to jail or be put on probation for that small of an amount. If you can see that it is a waste of time and tax money, then why do you support the status quo? I fail to see the similarities in your analogy. It is not illegal to be in possession of a car. Missy is a criminal who was profiting from illegal means, I am not arguing that she is innocent, just that there should be no law against adults smoking pot.

You say, "never said we did?." Your previous post reads, "its illegal, if u dont like it f*ck off to a country where it is and quit yer whinging."

This is a direct contradiction.

In any thing is "childish", it is your name calling. If you wish to present an argument do so with valid points and counters please.

I am NOT a drug dealer, and have never supplied drugs to anybody.
  • 0 3
 my point is very clear, reading what ive put may be a starting point. hahahaha how cant u understand my analogy?!!!
hahaha why u raging so much!?

''just that there should be no law against adults smoking pot.'':
how do u define an adult? how do u only enable adults smoking pot? what about children smoking pot, why shouldnt they? if adults are allowed to smoke, whats going to stop children getting hold of it? why do u think this genetically enhanced cannabis should be legal?

havnt you got anything better to do than raise ridiculous point and arguments on a website? or are u just some fat self-rightous stoner with no life and moral obligations!
  • 1 1
 benjscott82,you dotn seem to undertsand the difference between speed and weed. take YOUR rediuclous theories off this site. "why do u think this geneticly enhanced cannabis should be legal" man you remind me off the da meating in fear and laothing in las vegas. get a life. besides were not argueing about weed in the uk. were talking about north america,which is where this story took place,weree not sying deal 400 pounds,were make quite the reasonbale argumkent about the laws with marijuana tho. it needs changes and one day they will happen,because eventualy the majority of people will overule the guys decisons sitting in there special office. infact we dont need any agruments coming from people outside of north america inless they are supporting us.
  • 0 3
 speed.. what are ylou on about eh? you cant spell, havnt you been to school?

im entitled to my view nomatter my view point. it wont change it will only get worse, smoking is inherantly bad for you, and cultivated cannabis is shockingly bad if smoked regularly, the younger you are the worse it is. dont you read science journels jeees!!

rage less please
  • 0 2
 ''take YOUR rediuclous theories off this site'' this is a riding website hence why i tried to keep my points in the context of riding and the subject in question. ''man you remind me off the da meating in fear and laothing in las vegas'' that made zero grammatical sense kid. have you been smoking weed today perchance, as it certainly seems that way... which conludes my point. night night, enjoy your munchies and laugh attacks
  • 0 0
 as you bith at me for bad spelling,and your next word is spelt wrong. clearly i dont take the time to correct my spelling. what dont you get about the fact alchohal is legal! it kills. why dont u bitch about how alhohal should be illegal!!!! since you seem kean on pointing out why weed should be illgal way more resons can be found for why a legal drug like alhcoal should be illegal,so if you dont realize thats why people think weed should be legal,especialy its unbelivable amount of users. and you seem to think weed is a chemcial drug rather then a plant. if you mean the way its grown makes more thc and thats dangerous you are absurd. anyway you simply make no sense if you dotn want to see kids doing it make it legal,therefore it will be harder for kids underage to get there hands on it cuz it would be ilegal to kids and there wouldnt be as many dealers cuz the gov would sell it. so try and peice it togather man you arent smart enough to undertsand the situation.
  • 2 0
 (1/2)
benjiscott82 I have read it. You analogy wasn't very good. Who's raging?

Where I am from an adult is defined as some one who is over the age of 18. I think the reasons against kids smoking anything are pretty obvious. Kids can easily get pot if it is illegal or not. I have been able to get pot from the age of 13, alcohol and cigarettes from about 16. Drug dealers will sell to anyone with money, a clerk in a legitimate store will not. Selective breeding is not really "genetic enhancement". The good bud of today is not really any stronger that the good bud of the past. Middle eastern countries have been selectively breeding cannabis for centuries.
  • 2 0
 (2/2)
As for why I think it should be legal:
It is stupid to make a plant that can grow in the ground anywhere in the world illegal.
It is not as harmful as legal substances, alcohol or tobacco.
It is not as addictive as legal substances, alcohol or tobacco.
It has medical benefits (and no I'm not saying that inhaling smoke into your lungs is good for you).
It can be enjoyed responsibly by adults with little effect on their lives.
Billions of dollars a year is wasted on keeping pot illegal.
People should be free to choose what they put in their own bodies.
People should not loose their jobs if for being in possession of a plant (not saying they should be smoking at work)
I don't see much difference between marijuana prohibition and alcohol prohibition in the 20's.
There is many many more reasons, and I'm not even including industrial hemp which is still illegal in America. You haven't supplied one valid reason for cannabis prohibition.

I was done with this argument until you quoted me and told me to GTFO of my country. Did you even read the post that was directed at? Saying, "laws and rules are put in by the government for our protection, regardless of weather or not we agree with them.", without even questioning them is f*cking ridiculous.

An honestly no I do not have anything better to do. I would normally be riding my bike but the femur break kind of puts a damper on that. Not fat and not a stoner, I smoke pot a few times a week.
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 haha clealy you havent seen the funniest movie ever. im saying you rmeind me of the drug agency guy in the movie "fear and loathing in las vegas" you would be pumped on what he thinks of marijuanna,but you sound like a complete fool like him,i think we all argea you dont know what your talking about,economicly and such,usa is in huge debt they should legalize it cuz its not as dangerous as alchoal and they are wiasting money when thet cant afford to! but even if the economy wasnt bad,it still makes no sense to keep it illegal.
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 i hope you all know you don't have to SMOKE pot!

you can consume it several ways including vaporizing and eating

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporizer ----check it out, almost 95% less carcinogens entering your lungs,

all you are doing is heating up the cannabis to the THC vaporization temperature while avoiding combustion, you get more high way more effecticvely. Less weed used, no smoke entering your lungs, you do not cough nearly as much( if you are a beginner)

Eating it in brownies and other stuff also gets you high, so your lungs are fine.
  • 0 1
 smoking it is the most effitent way,as consuming it isint,weed brownies would be cool but u gota use alot of weed so its kind of expensive to go. vaporizing is great idea as it gets you 95 percent of the thc in the weed so i agree with you vaporize away.
  • 0 0
 hahaha what a dumb ass, you do relize to make brownies you use thc butter not strait up weed, ahahahahahaha
  • 0 0
 btw smokein isnt the most efective way, you need to watch this vid
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_gcM0qh0k
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 lol momojelly "kk, but $20,000 isnt that much if you think about it, most local buisnisiescan make that musch money in 5-10days"

lol we are talking about people just growing a plant in there basement.... how is that not lot of money for sitting around the house watching it grow. Most local businesses also have to pay taxes, employees, other bills and expenses, plus the employees aren't the ones making all that money but if you got $20,000 by a basement grow then you get a big portion of that. But then again right now it's illegal, so I wouldn't suggest doing it.
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 hahahaha it is highly addictive. even more so when mixed with standard tobacco. it is very dangerous with prolonged use on brain chemicals. read some studies into it before u make ridiculous points like, ''it isnt as harmful as...'' ''it isnt as addictive as...'' LOL! like it should be legel cos i smoke it blar blar blar ive had conversations about it with other stoners and they think the same as me when were all high and enlightened zzzzzzzzzz

yes it does have pain releiving qualities with such problems as M.E and arthritis and ive read studies that say that it helps with parkinsons also.

there is many differences between prohibition of the 1920s and cannabis wtf are you talking about, please discuss this point more... as i dont really get your point of argument, interested though i am!

yes you are raging, cant you sense the tone in your own verbage?! lols
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 Watch this video and shut your mouth. It will answer your questions.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_gcM0qh0k
  • 0 1
 ben you clearly havent never even seen what it looks like so get a life argue about something you do or your intersted in,clearly not one person here agreas with your foolish idieas,i dotn realy care if i cant change your opinion and you will always think your rite but acknowledge evryone is infact raging(on you) so why do you see it nessesry to keep argueing when all u get is evryone still telling you time after time,you are fooloish.weed doesnt even make you dumber,dumb people that do it are dumb,smart people that do it are smart. does drinking alchohal here and there make u dumb,kill brain cells? alhohal even makes your head hurt so deal with the fatc that weed is basicly harmless,the smoke doesnt contain near the carsogens if any that cigartes have,you get all those diseases and cancers from smoking because they add hunderds of poisinous material. weed is not fuked with it may contain more tar,but there isisnt rat poisin in that tar etc.
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 rofl never said weed makes you dumber!? why cant you spell, are u 12 and or dumb?!

hahahahahaha what are u saying: ''alchohal here and there make u dumb,kill brain cells? alhohal even makes your head hurt so deal with the fatc ''.... mi nam is konad i am mogn
  • 1 0
 Just for the sake of stating it, and because this tread keeps popping up on my homepage, I'll state the main reason I think pot remains illegal. It's not because of it's level of THC, or because of the "drug lords", or the government wanting to keep people under opression. It's because there is currently no system of measurement of the level of intoxication. It's inevitable that people will smoke weed behind the wheel, on the job-site, public areas etc. and there are no standards to determine how much is "too much". Everyone knows that the legal limit for consumption of alcohol is 0.08% And anything above that you're in shit, weather you're driving, at the job, in public or whatever. Everone is affected by marijuana differently, just like booze, so there would have to be a standard in place first to determine an acceptable level of intoxication, or at least a functionable one. It's my understanding, (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on this, but only with real fact please), that the level of intoxication from marijuana is not measureable with current technology, due both to the short duration of the high and the methods of testing. A urine test will only show it's presence.
  • 0 0
 Well they can do a field sobriety test and determine if you are flying really really high or just have a decent buzz. I've heard that marijuana can help driving skills, not impair them like alcohol does, but that depends on who is using it. Luckily for marijuana you can drive after waiting(maybe munching out?) a while, but for alcohol waiting a few minutes to sober up, doesn't work.
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 I can't take pity on people who make such obviously poor decisions.

Irregardless of her decisions, I found the statement from the officer hilarious.

"(Drug) trafficking can lead you downhill fast. From championship mountain biking to street level drug dealing, the only reason people turn to drug trafficking is to make a profit from the sale of illicit narcotics. DEA and our law enforcement partners successfully put the brakes on this drug trafficking organization and put them out of business."
  • 22 4
 did you really just say irregardless?....wow...
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 Did you find a problem with the fact that I use words in the English vocabulary, type using the shift key and use punctuation when appropriate?
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 Since when has WEED been a NARCOTIC?!!
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 "Irregardless is a term meaning in spite of or anyway, that has caused controversy since it first appeared in the early twentieth century. It is generally listed in dictionaries as "incorrect" or "nonstandard"."

not a word.
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 Websters:

"Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance."
  • 6 3
 You should learn to check your facts when quoting Wikipedia. Stuff makes it onto there all the time that is flat-out false.
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 Without lack of disregard!
  • 10 0
 saying "irregardless" is like saying "irirregular."
  • 3 0
 hahaha xltriders made a good point
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 It is a double negative. So basically it makes no sense at all but it is used enough to be in the dictionary- therefore a word. Educated people will refrain from using it though.
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 xltrider did NOT make a good point. If something is regular, that means it is regular. If something is irregular, that means that it is not regular.
Regardless means "without regard," so adding the "irre" to "regardless" is not the same thing, it is a double negative like DARKSTAR63 said.
Anyways, it's a funny word because it is so wrong, but has been integrated into language through pop culture, namely, Ben Affleck on SNL (remember, with the Boston Bruins jersey on at the party where Jimmy Fallon makes out with Affleck's girlfriend?). OK, I'm a nerd...
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 xltrider say irirregular, that was the point. anyway I hardly see what this has to do with this ex-pro getting busted.
  • 4 0
 Yeah well according to Stewie, people who say "irregardless" are to be put into work camps. Same thing foes for people who say "a whole nother".
  • 0 0
 i agree with Stewie
  • 2 0
 also they will be put to a work camp if they say "all of the sudden"
  • 3 0
 i want the last 2 minutes of my life back for reading this nonsense. who cares
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 The point is that you can't come off like a smartass know-it-all while using terms like "irregardless", which is moronic. It's not a proper word just because people use it. So don't judge. Missy got nailed because of the illegality, not because someone thought she was stupid. People always tell us that downhilling and jumping are stupid, but that doesn't stop any of us, either.
  • 2 1
 dont you guys have better things to do than argue about grammer
  • 0 0
 obviously you do a little research in the subject...
  • 0 0
 are you talking to me?
  • 0 0
 hahaha, pinkbike grammar school. better than the grammar this kid learns at school: www.pinkbike.com/photo/3085109
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 Yes, kqmtb2006, I am talking to you. Smile
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 I didn't understand what you said...
  • 1 0
 the government would never be able to make shit loads of money off pot taxes because people would just grow it themselves.
  • 16 1
 wow! thats crazy!
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 wow, if you dont stop taking drugs ull eventually stop biking
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 exactly
  • 32 1
 whats going on? just a few months ago there was an ex-mtb'er who got caught stealing a chopper to fly in marijuana from canada. i think he hung himself in the jail cell in spokane, but i dont really remember. he had an NWD part in one of the earlier films.
  • 65 3
 holy shit is that the girl from downhill domination? Man that game was sweet
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 realy? thats crazy, i never herd about it
  • 29 4
 See ya in 5 years!! pfft, what a dumb ass move!!
  • 8 1
 this reminds me of the tom boonnen story a few months ago...
  • 11 9
 she totaly looks the part though
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flag norcofreeridderr (Jun 18, 2009 at 10:40) (Below Threshold)
 I don't know much about this guy here but he looks like a pinner with his expression and bike (foes are badass) Not really suprised he got caught. I dont know if there are any Washingtonians here but up near 38 and other snoqualmie trails, there are a couple greenhouses up there cause I used to know one of the guys that had one. Also, there are pounds of marijuana being shipped in the cargo from california going into port of seattle. Theres A LOT of marijuana everywhere in certain areas
  • 41 0
 dude it's a chick
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 Oh oops sorry I meant to say girl
  • 24 5
 hahaha its really hard to tell. FAIL
  • 35 3
 Selling huge quantities of drugs? MINT! She'll look real cool in the lesbo-gym at the local county jail.
  • 22 1
 400 pounds holy shit. 4 grams looked like a lot to me, but 400 pounds. i think i'll stick to biking Wink
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 Bummer. She was pretty rad back in the day. American policy is ruining the world. There. I said it.
  • 32 11
 i think people are forgetting that we are taking about a plant- not a drug
  • 16 4
 who the hell would you choose drugs over foes? haha
  • 28 1
 she should sooooo talk to frank ...
  • 19 9
 Go mountain bikers, just need to stop getting caught. People that say its stupid go die. Its only weed and more money passed through their hands in a month than you would even see in a year. Good business? yes just dont get caught lol.
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 "anything's legal if you dont get caught man"- Steven Hyde
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 Mountain bikers do not make good drug trafficer's.
  • 15 0
 Damn, Girl! Should've of kept it on the DL with a couple of pounds here and there. No need to become the friggin Costco of KGB. I guess DH/FR Mtnbikers always want to go big no matter what they do.
  • 7 2
 Wow that's pretty crazy, especially since I work in the town where they were busted. Its unfortunate what people turn to but seriously its only weed, up to 40 years in prison is a little too much.
  • 7 1
 wow give a shit it is a bit of weed ??
  • 1 0
 I still can't believe it...
this is article about Missy Glove??
  • 2 0
 Jeez. Just yesterday I read Cam McCaul's article on drugs in sports that was featured in Decline. This is a perfect example.
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 I have been doing pot since I was at University, and I'm still doing it, but I would not sell it. I am still waiting for some regulation to be put into place, most particularly, to avoid administrative sanctions and prevent kids from using it. From a legal point of view, this war on drugs is immoral and is causing more harm than the one it was intended to avoid. I've always been a brilliant student (I am an academic), but I'd be in trouble if they ever find out I am using it, so that someone can say it was marijuana the thing which triggered off my downfall, and not a man and his law. The role of government should be to prevent the most chaotic drug users from harming others – by robbing or by driving while drugged, for instance – and to regulate drug markets to ensure minimum quality and safe distribution. The first task is hard if law enforcers are preoccupied with stopping all drug use; the second, impossible as long as drugs are illegal.
  • 7 4
 why, these guys had the dream lifestyle, and throw it all away. Jackass.
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 Gilbride stated, "(Drug) trafficking can lead you downhill fast..."
the irony

that was a lot of grass too. how many bogie board covers would you need to move that??
  • 1 1
 400 pounds of weed cost cost close to a million dollars depending on the kind of weed it is. thats rediculous
  • 2 2
 haha evryone thiknks the pros dotn get baked some of them deal hundreds of pounds for crying out loaud.
  • 2 1
 that is fuccing hard to belive its a chick and 400lbs holly crap
  • 4 2
 i think there should be a punishment for this... but minimum 5 years?! people spend less time in jail for murder, if they go up to 40 years in prison for that i think that murderers should spend 40 years of pure torture and get their balls chopped off and lots of other extreme torture for 40 years. weed doesent hurt anyone but the person using it and its their chioce,the government is so screwed up
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 yea i agree the sentencing is absurd,but with money like that in the millions its not just aboiut the drugs its about all the fraud and that shit.it seams rediculously harsh i know they want to make a big point and deter people from doing this kind of thing but its rediculous.most people dont go to jail for less then 5 years for murder too,its just the only cases you here in the news is the cases that are extrmemly lean charges most murdre casses are for decades.
  • 4 5
 maybe she should've just gotten a real job instead of trying to make money selling pot. she's pathetic.
  • 4 0
 hay man, pot is the #1 cash crop in calli
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 beast.
  • 1 0
 artifact (18 hours ago) (Below Threshold) show comment
"anything's legal if you dont get caught man"- Steven Hyde

Actually the Travelling Wilbury's said it first in the song "Tweeter and the Monkey man"
  • 0 0
 Why didnt he just stick the weed up his ass?
  • 1 0
 Well its a woman for a start ^^^. The harsh sentence is to deter people from trafficing the drugs and you have to remember that the money from the drugs might be used to buy weapons or for other bad thigs like that.
  • 2 0
 how could you ever expect someone to stick 400 pounds of week up their ass....
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 *weed
  • 1 1
 james oliver she probably lives in America or Canada which is full of weapons so i don't think that will be a issue lol
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 MAN! Facepalm From a world champion mountin biker, to a drug dealing loser! What a crying shame! Rolleyes
  • 1 1
 What a big shame for MTB!
  • 1 1
 legalising the drug is completely different to trafficing it. and artifact the chemical that grows on the plant is actually a drug, muppet. if she had 400lbs of hemp it would be a different matter.
  • 1 0
 But then again, who would ever haul 400 lbs of hemp? It's only used to make clothing and such. THC (crystals on the outside) is what makes you high and to me (IMO) it seems to be like having nicotine in tobacco. Both plants are natural but both have a disticnt feature that people want. They say that over 10 billion dollars could be brought in if bud was legal and they just put a fat tax on it. The American Government needs to THINK.
  • 0 0
 well depends what you mean by fat tax,delaers could undercut the government if it was still expensive.
  • 0 0
 the first step they should do is decriminalize it!
  • 0 1
 its not that expencize, if any of you have ever bought it before, all that crap the cops talk about, like 1000000$ for like a little glad bag full, such bull shit, but yes decminalize it, but then we will have a lot of probelms with the expost facto law
  • 1 0
 rofl at the patronising (brackets) im very aware of what chemicals created by the plant cause such effects.
the problem is that todays cannabis has been cultivated to create a vast ammount of thc cannabinols that makes you proper high. nothing like what plants in the wild would be/have been or what people in the 60's when it became popular would also have smoked, or american indians in there 'spiritual' rituals.

people have been taking natural drugs such as cannabis for 1000's of years, but the stuff we have these days is nothing like this.
because of the it has very high psychotropic properties which isnt good for for humans generally and especially certain people with the propensity to have mental issues, and IS linked to pschytsophrenia.
im not, not just condoning it for that fact alone, as alcohol and smoking tobacco has much wider health implications and are legal and a tax commodity. and thus would be a ridiculous argument point.
  • 0 1
 the fact it has more thc doesnt make it dangerous you goof,it gets ya more fuked. it doesnt add any more tar in your lungs. and momojellydonut,consider a gram 2 joins will say. thats 10 bucks rite there. cigarets are 20 for 10 bucks or less. so dont tell me its a cheap thing,i may not reach the same price as cocaine or heroin but its still expensive. ans cops dont call a glad bag full 100000000$. not around here anyway. maybe in the states they do.
  • 2 1
 it does. you want me to get the urls to the research?

and yes it makes you more f*cked... have you and your little cannabinoid brain ever wondered why 'it gets ya more fuked'?
  • 0 3
 i dotn relay crae for your resaerch. if you use the proper fertlizers etc,youl end yp with good bud with good amount of thc. u get more high.i relaize soem weed uses bad chemicals but not all of it. it gets ya more fuked cuz it has more thc cuz we have the proper enviroment/fertilzers. your dreamign if you think the entire world is goign to shit cuz of good bud nowadays.
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 and take note i dotn say things to you like "your little cannabinoid brain" when i reply to your coments,it seems u guys always have to say somehtigtn like that when someone has somehting to say,well im not gona say things to act all tough on the internet so dont get all carried away in your next coment.
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 and even if it is that bad,its no more chemicly then tylenol or advil or even close to that and theres no problem with taking that shit... because it doesnt get you high? well thats cool do some research on what it does to your bodie,liver in particular. have you ever had pharmisuticals before? i imagine you have. the shits made in labs,so dotn worrie about the weed!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 The reason why we have good bud compared to the past is because people are now using much more advanced methods than before. You wouldn't get fire (high grade bud) by just throwing a seed in the ground in your back yard and wait for it to grow. Check out hydroponic growing. It where the plant grows in nutrient enhanced water instead of dirt. Plus anyways, why would people be arguing that having better weed now is such a bad thing. Pounds of it are being smoked this second I bet, and how many people have been a reported death from mary jane overdose? none. It's near impossible to overdose on weed unless maybe you smoked a few pounds of hash.
  • 0 1
 no it is impossible BECAUSE you would greenout or passout(body would just stop and you would fall asleep untill the thc left the bodie) so you cant die. and you would be tired of smoking before you could die. imagine the pasties and the pain in your throat of all that smoke!!!!!!!!!!!! cannot die from weed inless you get cancer or somethign which takes decades
  • 1 2
 its not the fertilisers that are intrinsically bad for you, its the crystals themselfs. being high isnt the bee all and end all in life. good for you keep gettin high and dossing about
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 cancer doesnt take decades. cannabis is unfortunatly made in labs also, hence why u have such high strength skunk these days. please do some research before you make a completely useless and pointless arguement to which you clearly know nothing about
  • 1 1
 you already got owned and you dont need to get owned again just get out of here.
  • 2 0
 benji, the only way they can enhance bud is through selective breeding. So they are finding plants with higher thc content and breeding it over and over until they find strains that can yeilder higher levels of thc. It is not made in a lab, they just take really good plants and make a bunch of seeds, grow them, find the best ones out of the batch and then make more seeds with the new, improved strain. They are doing natural selection not for survival, but for quality.
  • 2 0
 scrippsranchDJ is telling the truth. Some people will go as far as saying the plant feeds on LSD or whatever, but this is not true. A plant needs Nitrogen to grow up and Potasium to bloom: full stop. The rest of it is pretty much like scrippsranchDJ is saying, but this will apply to dogs, catle, etc., so please don't be surprised. Prohibitionism has helped a lot in trying to put the wrong message about, so I'm not surprised about what I can read here.
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 BTW, selling it is still against the law and kids must not have it.
  • 2 1
 LSD and ecstacy are the safest drugs for you. negative prop me all you want but its a fact. they are not addictive, and if not tampered with do no harm to you if taken with and open mind and while a person is in a good mood.
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 But you can only learn something good for your life when things do take a bad turn and then you go on a bad trip.
  • 0 0
 ecstacy is safe if its pure and you dont take alot. its not atall the sfaest drug. remeber it controls dopamine and fukcing with the stuff your brain puts out in the amount its spossed to is dangerous and doing it too much,say as much as weed would forsure fry your brain just like meth because they are the same concept of drugs most e is meth!!! acid can be taken hunderds of times the propper dose,but like you said you risk bad trips which surely youl get if you did it as much as weed. weed is the safest drug ever!!!!!
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 yyeeesss^^ that video is amazing, im spreading it around as much as i can
  • 2 0
 A few people up said the exact right answer. It's not like the nugs are being sent into a lab where they are treated with chems and coatings. No. Like said above, it's just been more generations of weed so it has been breed many times and gotton better. I bet in another 50 years, it will be even more powerful.
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 Well technically they can alter the genes of the plant to help produce a stronger plant but can have negative side affects, such as unwanted traits being transferred over. If you have studied gene cloning or genetic engineering, then you will know that they can do this to add certain traits that are anti-pest and disease resistance. Which if done right would have positive results, so it is not that outlandish but I don't think there are companies that are payed to do that at this time(unless there are some rich growers out there paying them).
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 The reason behind genetic alterations is to preserve good traits and avoid the bad ones: this is kind of a botanical law. As prohibition comes into place, criminals have been trying to make the plant stronger, leaving some good chemicals behind in the process. THC is one of the chemicals which cause psychotic episodes whereas CBD is an effective antipsychotic which can be used to prevent it. It is ironic the same plant which drives you crazy has a chemical compound in it to treat it. This is another reason why pot should be legal: it would be just as nice to give users the chance to buy the weed according to their individual needs and not just the standard and criminal one.
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 On a different note, research done by the Scripps Research Institute in California shows that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, may prevent the formation of deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. THC was found to prevent an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase from accelerating the formation of "Alzheimer plaques" in the brain more effectively than commercially marketed drugs. THC is also more effective at blocking clumps of protein that can inhibit memory and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients, as reported in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
  • 1 1
 im glad some1 has finally agreed with me about the negatives effects of THC!! whats CBD, is that the cannabinoids? ive been told that aswell, high thc is v.bad n i was told to go for smoke containing low levels of it and high cannabinoids!?

''But you can only learn something good for your life when things do take a bad turn and then you go on a bad trip.'' is that so lol!

esctacy is bad for you, in thre long term it leads to reduced seratonin intake in the brain thanks. but yeah in the short term i completely get your point!

you make a good point there smeckma, about people individual needs. i completely agree with that also. personally i think aswell kids wouldnt try it so young aswell if it wasnt illegal just because that its cool because its illegal and fraund upon.

am off to the dam in a few months to get f*cked up so i'll take note of what its like over there
  • 1 0
 The fact THC has this effect upon users is not so more a drawback as something wise users will be able to work upon. You can only learn good things from defeat, not victories. A bad trip can be a good one in this sense. Early Christians used to drink strong wine and contaminated bread, just like Jesus did, so that they could witness, and not so more believe in, the Holy Spirit. Pain is God's tool to tell you about the right and the wrong, and the more you fight against it, the more it's gonna turn against you. Here I am coming from that very thin line in between sanity and insanity, for if you cannot come to terms with it, you will remain psychotic. When I say God I don't mean the Biblical one, but rather Mother Nature, the Universe, or whatever it is which holds everything in place or keeps you alive (it more or less is a figure of speech). I am an atheist: I don't believe in God.
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 80 percent of americas prisons are filled with none violent drug offenders. weed is classifies in the states like heroin and crack!

look im not saying george bush did 9/11,but in 2001 the taliban got rid off all the opium in afganistan excpet the northern aliances,who aided america in toppeling the taliban. the attack was septermeber,nato invaded in november,thats the month to plant the seeds,in the summer of 2002 afghanistan porduced more heroin then ever before,90% of the worlds heroin.

america is flooding the world with drugs,uncle sam is making unemaginable profit at are expense,at what point will everyone wake up??? ofcourse we cant just leagalize every drug,and the war on drugs is needed,but its time to control heroin and cocaine,and leaglize marijuana.the coroption sickens me!
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 Yes, but in trying to prevent people from getting hurt, they're actually causing more harm than the harm they mean to prevent. On another note, our civil liberties have not been given to us to do the right thing, as you can still err, but this is part of every other person's learning process in life. If every time you break a plate I pay for it, next time you're very likely to break a set of 12. Not only mariguana, but all drugs should be legalized.
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 i fucking love getting toasted.
  • 2 0
 we will win
  • 1 1
 wtf,who said it would,that isint the point!they could sell more meth but more time and money could be spent on busting meth which is a real problem because its made in the states. it could be dealt with better because if pot was legal,heroin and cocaine were controlled,and less money was spent on putting people with those drugs in jail,what profitable drug would there be? cocaine,crack,weed,heroin, those are the major drugs. you cant grow acres of coca plant and opium in america,the cia for deacdes has used drug barons and cia flights to bring the drugs into the states,where the real money is made,filling up prisons and busting people with the drugs they are allowing in.despite what the whitehouse says,theres simply no evidence to back it up.they are the drug dealers.the desperate countries making these drugs should be rich,they arent but the shit ends up in europe and america and you get the point i hope.the drug barons are rich and the government,they make way to much profit to say no to the drugs,they dont give a f*ck about killing people with hardcore drugs when theres billions to be made. CHECK OUT: the last white hope
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 ^^^^i forgot to say,I dare you anti pot fools to watch the last white hope.
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 yea fair enough,drug tests are fine.getting weed is easy sure,but it would be even easier and way cheaper if it was legal,BTW if you read my coment above you would notice i said the drug war shouldnt end,i never said dont bust fools trying to deal 400lbs,im just saying legalize it,for the average user the price would be so much cheaper,if the gov made a cent of each gram it sold it would make billions and im very critical about americas action against pot,not so much my country,but canada probaly would of leagalized pot and the states is so against it they are screwing up canadas chances and constatly preasuring are laws so im pissed of about that because like i said if america would lay off, pot would be cheaper.
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 konad, how much do you smoke a day?
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 Just a minute ryan.... let me try.
Konad, how much of the day aren't you smoking?
:P
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 1500 lbs a day,i want it cheaper damnit!!!!!!!!
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 The DEA needs to stop busting the harmless pot heads and grow a set of balls and start busting the meth labs and coke dealers
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 f***ing right!!!
weed is hurting no one.
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 HEAR HEAR!!
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 agreed+2
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 >>> It is very unfortunate to see people like Missy and Rockwell get caught up so deep in this stuff.

True indeed. i have nothing against racing bikes or smoking weed but you would think they would know when the proper time to call it quits. why risk losing a large portion of your life when you already have a million bucks and 400 lbs of smoke is my question.
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 hahahha i agree to that i would buy an island and a boat with my million and take my 400lbs of smoke and have an awesome life.
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 wtf its only bad as long as its illegal... So legalize it... Then noobody would have to carry around hundreds pounds of weed anymore.. .( they do it for the normal user, som3body has to do it ) Razz
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 why lock the thread discussing the issue...you might as well remove the news post while your at it, I guess pinkbike cant handle the truth being told...touchy subject eh?....just plain sad
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 It was locked because there were several people not discussing the issue but simply promoting drug use...Doesn't mean it's locked for good, but it needs cleaning up. Smile
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 legalizing weed would generate so much revenue in the us that we wouldn't owe china another red cent. anyone on here bad mouthing missy, myles, or every pro rider that burns some bud should sell there bikes and help get missy a great lawyer so she would get off with the minimum. weed can't be bad for you since doctors perscribe it to people with real illnesses.(aids, cancer) legalize it.... it's a plant. i think everyone should burn. people would be mellow. the us is the worst government when it comes to its laws. light it up for every rider who burns and rips the trail.
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 plus they can make paper with the leftover parts and not have to kill all the trees that take 50 years to grow.
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 Agreed
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 wow im glad you guy aren't politicians.
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 wow way to F up your life.
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 ahh by the way .. the citizens of the usa sonsume 28 tons of weed everyday...
its hard work getting it there Smile
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 It's not all imported though. A lot of people grow it in the states.
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 Any one remember Myles Rockwell getting busted for growing large amounts on his land?

I think they should legalize pot and tax the crap out of it. Make people who use bad things pay the full social cost. Tax pot, alcohol, gas, tobacco, and other negative goods even more!
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 more tax on fuel? then you wouldnt be able to get to the comps/jams. tax on weed? more tax on alcohol and tobacco? then all the after comp/jam parties would be boring as hell. "would you like a cup of tea while we play scrabble?" "why thank you. this is much more fun than getting oot yer tits wi your mates an a bunch of pros."
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 nah luck on getting caught. waaaaaayyyy to much to plead personal use lol. always thought she was rad as f*ck back in the day, still do. and i still have a poster of her on my wall from when she used to ride for yeti. as she said in an old interview, "iv got a big set of ovaries." Props to you Missy, hope they take it easy on you henSmile
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 wouldn't be suprised that many ex pro athletes do stuff like this because they have no other means of money..
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 Hell yeah Konarider92! Hmmm you think these Pro riders make enough to coast on after their career is over like other major sports professionals? Yeah Right!
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 They won't legalize it because it would be too hard to tax. You couldn't tax people growing their own or keep track of how much is sold person to person. If they can't make money off it they won't legalize it. I don't care either way.
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 It would be hard to tax independent growers but if it were as available as beer, the vast majority of users would be more likely to pay the tax for convenience rather than setting up a large growing operation. I have friends that brew their own beer, very good beer, but it can be a pain in the ass so I choose not to brew my own like the majority of other beer drinkers.
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 slabHB- you might be very surprised if you knew how many people recreationally use marijuanna.. maybe even some of the politicians in your state?!
weed is so 2010! lets legalize this shit so we can focus on more important current events please :b

i think PB needs a current news section so bikers have a chance to talk about non realated bike things together. haha
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 Im not condemning her for use...I live at the beach in socal. the stuff is more socially acceptable than beer. just saying its not really a surprize to hear about this. she was definitly the wild girl of the sport back then.
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 A conservative estimate: $768,000.00 worth of pot.

Top dollar: could fetch as much as $960,000.00

A ballsy/stupid move, 'cause one doesn't want to get on the bad side of the Hells Angels. From what I hear, at any rate. Worth the risk?
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 yyyyaaaayyyyy!!!!! the war on drugs rages on and once again the results depress me...i wish my government would let me keep my money so i could at least burn it to stay warm this winter. gonna have to burn one down in tribute...
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 Missy Giove was one of the most exciting mt.bikers out there during the 90's. This little wrinkle in her life can't take away her championship status and I hope she can weather the storm. I won't get into the debate about the illegal/legal nature of weed, or the monumental profits/risks involved....she's a big girl and knew all that. I just hope she can get on a bike again on the trails and remember just how good that feels. I'm with ya Missle!
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 CHEERS!!!
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 bikerboy456 (9 hours ago)
The DEA needs to stop busting the harmless pot heads and grow a set of balls and start busting the meth labs and coke dealers

Put down the paint can and plastic bag. You have no clue what the DEA does or how many countries they are in around the world do you?
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 marijuana helped my bro ease the pain of his cancer. unfortunately, he didn't win and cancer took him this past January. I think it definitely has its place. A natural occuring remedy along with man made drugs will always get abused somehow by someone. I know derivative pills of it cost my brother a fortune compared to the real bud. Payment and politics that's the reality. Missy looks like she didn't care or forgot about the reality of it. now, she suffers, the sport will suffer a little (but it'll be fine cuz judging by everyone's post, we're way too passionate to let it go), I hope it does find more acceptance cuz it can really help people who are sick also. Can't say I can get on a high horse and have a definitive "yes" or "no" about legalization. I can say it did give me my bro a little help from his pain. I guess at the end of the day, it's what it's worth to you.
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 If its legalized, you reduce the violence associated with trafficing, will possibly increase revenue from taxing it (but I agree that lots of folks would grow their own), and GREATLY reduce the amount of money spent on the incarcerating pot users. It cost tax payers $15,000-$20,000 a year to pay for one inmate. If Giove gets the minimum 5 year sentence then it will cost us up to $100,000. I don't really want to pay for that especially because SHE IS NOT A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL!
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 "SHE IS NOT A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL!" TRUE!!!!!
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 She choose to sell drugs to make money not because she was a crusader for weed. Those dealers locked up would still need an easy path to cash that doesn't take effort. They get into dealing for cash man. Missy would be selling something else illegal if weed was illegal, the mobsters moved on to other illegal things when prohibition ended. They chose to be criminals 400lbs was not for her use.
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 Yes men, you have reason. It was her owned decision. But provably we can get a long discussion about why the people are looking for easy money. One of these reason it’s because our governments didn’t do the right things, one off this things is blind the people, marihuana didn’t kill somebody, we kill ourselves because our voices aren't heard
Marihuana must be an option, a free option
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 Hay all~
We have known Missy for over 9 years now and have spend many of races watching, chatting and hangoing out with her!!!!
I really do not know if this is true and to be honest I really do not care, if you can not look at the person inside than you should not look at all.....I am sure many a person have done things that they should not have in their life time....So, for everyone that is amking the comments about "THE MISSLE" they ought to get to know her before passing judgement, by getting the true facts and right facts....Not just what some reporter wrote...how do we know it to be true????
I have and always will remain a fan of "THE MISSLE" along with my brother whom has many of times rode along side of her, my mom and my son!
When my son met her for the first time, she was amazing with him and till this day he still talks about "MISSY".....

ROCK ON MISSY, we got YOUR BACK!!!!
As Missy has said many a times after a race "IT"S ALL GOOD"!!!!!!

Fans from NJ!!!!
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 missy was a fast chick in her day.
she's also living the "alternative" lifestyle if you know what I mean.
not that it's wrong or anything
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 Now she's in heaven, locked up with other chicks.........such a bummer for someone who had experienced tremendous success on a bike. She will have time to 'think' about the magnitude of her actions now.........
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 she'll have time to eat pink twinkie and braid her dreadlocks. And she'll prolly smoke some reefer too.
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 WTF this is the second former pro mtber in the last couple months that was involved in large quantities of pot.... wtf is going on?
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 My guess is this. Mountain biking is a proffesional sport, and like other proffesional sports it requires you to dedicate your whole life to it. Also like most proffesional sports, you "prime" is over pretty fast. There are a few exceptions as always, but once your past your mid thirties your going to have a hard time competing with the new kids coming up. Now you are forced to retire. The only problem is, what do you do? Biking didn't leave time for building a career, and often times even for further schooling, and unlike most other proffesional sports, you don't make enough money to be set for the rest of your life. Makes the easy money offered by the drug trade look a whole lot more appealing.
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 and career
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 First Myles and now Missy, what is happening to my childhood heroes!
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 that must of been a dream team, both of them on volvo cannondle! lol
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 Dream team for their dealers! (and I don't mean equipment dealers)
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 They are becoming teenage heroes Razz
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 who cares? Pot isn't even that bad for u
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 This page has a ridiculous amount of comments, but yeah, this is scarily like the Sam Brown story. The comments are still arguing whether they should legalize dope, PB will never agree on anything, not least something like this which is actually an argument.
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 F**k the DEA.
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 This is crazy. So many MTBers seem to get nailed for this. I think everyone is forgetting that Myles Rockwell also has a similar problem when he was caught with 52 plants in his home. Thats not to mention countless others that have gone down this path. I wonder if it might have something to do with our thrill seeking lifestyles or something.
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 A lot of drugs shouldn't be really even tried 'cause as bad as are, but some weed doesn't make u any bad. " Ain't nobody business it you do " is perfect. I didn't read the book and have no idea what it is about, but if you smoke the sentence is perfect, you know what I mean. Just be in peace and don't harm anybody, or others will judge everybody that smokes by your acts. "Peace and Love"
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 Sounds like a better argument to me than "if we legalize it we will rule the world with all that tax revenue"
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 Whether you are pro-marijuana or not is really irrelevant. The fact is that Missy Giove is giving our sport a bad image, and that is not good. I first found out about this today on ESPN.com front page, not on pinkbike. That means the general population reads this article and associates mountain bikers with drugs, period. They shouldn't, but that's the way it is. Yes, she was an extremely influential person in our sport. However, her decision to deal large quantities of weed has pretty much negated that because of the perception that it creates to the public. And let's be real here, she wasn't caught smoking a joint. She was distributing 400 pounds, and that is frowned upon by nearly everybody. We need positive articles on the front page of ESPN, not this shit.
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 too true dude
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 The truth is, to most of the population our sport has no image, good or bad. I don't think this will have any impact on how mountain bikers are perceived. A month from now people will still be clueless about mountain biking. Every sport has their notorious athletes. Football has Vick along with a laundry list of other, Basketball has its Bryants and Williams, baseball has steroids, and I'm sure just about every other sport has some athletes who have done things their mom's aren't proud of.
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 Unfortunately pinknugget, you may be right. However, that does not make it okay. It is sad to hear about any professional athlete getting arrested, doing steroids, etc. These athletes are supposed to be role models for young kids and they should strive to be positive ambassadors for their respective sports. If we want to reverse the current trend and educate the general population about our sport, we need positive media attention. The truth is, one wrong overshadows many rights, and this is detrimental not only to mountain biking, but sports in general.
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 Pinknugget Unfortunately you are correct about one thing, that the general public does not have a concept of what mountain bikers really are. However having crap like this, Rockwell etc get into the national media we are getting a recognized public image... as drug dealers. Unfortunately there are not enough of the good role models getting public exposure to counter the 400lbs of BS Missy and the like bring down on us. And weather or not people here want to accept it or not it does have an impact, when that young kid wants to get into MTB and his parents push him away because of the apparent losers they associate with our sport. Just a bit up on this forum there was a 12 year old kid talking about how it is going to be even harder for him to convince his father to allow him to peruse DH over hockey etc. Many of us have been involved with DH from the beginning and have seen the sport rise and fall and start to rise again. Having young kids want to MTB and have their parents allow them to participate in a potentially dangerous and outrageously expensive sport matters to the future of this sport, the events and the manufactures. DH has been my life's passion, from a young age, I love the sport and the people who participate in it and I and many others hope for a positive image for our sport. Because myself as a life long MTB addict would have to start questioning how bad I want my son to pursue the sport I love if the mentors and role models are becoming hardened criminals. If I start to worry, you better believe the people who think we are dirt bags already are never going to let their kid's compete in this sport. It matters
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 I can imagine that in different areas of the world mountain bikers are perceived differently. That being said, I don't know anyone who perceives mountain bikers as dirt bags. I also don't know anyone who isn't into mountain biking that knows the story of Rockwell. My point is that most people are not going to change their opinions because of one "bad seed". There are going to be just as many kids playing basketball, baseball, and football even with the Vicks and Bryants. I think it is a parents job to be a role model, not an athletes. I think its great when athletes are positive role models, but that's not what they are getting paid for.
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 I agree Pinknugget.
It is just not something our sport needs, it does have an impact, it is having one on me.
I agree we can't rely on sports figures to be role models for our kids, but we can still hope that they will be, it would be better if Missy saved a bunch of kids from a burning building then distribution of drugs. I know most people don't think of us a dirt bags, but this doesn't help. Sure the big 5 have more F ups then MTB but they also get more nationally recognized heroes and per capita I think MTB may start getting more drug dealers then the NFL after this considering there are only a handful of "hall of fame" quality figures in our sport.

I am just disappointed maybe, because I was able to grow up in our sport respecting her achievements and her as a person, I have meet and spoken to Missy many times back in the day and she seemed like an outstanding person and I respected her personality, style and skills. I guess I am more like a disappointed father, having hoped for so much more from her, now my son will not be able to have her as a role model the way I did and that bums me out big time. I still have a poster of her up in my shop.
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 Let’s not get distracted here,
Missy is not some marijuana crusader; she is apparently a massive drug dealer! If you think she started selling 400lbs of weed and had a million on cash to give to needy cancer patients think again! This is not about weed; it is about a hero of the sport choosing to be a real criminal. What ever the arguments for and against weed are absolutely irrelevant. Missy “apparently” chose to sell drugs to make money regardless of its potential impact on others. She wanted to make a quick dollar at the expense of others; she probably would have been selling heroine or crack if weed was legal. Again… what is depressing is that she apparently a fairly deep life of crime and it hurts for those of us who have really admired and known here for over a decade.
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 full ack!
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 What is the expense of others? Some munchies and the undeniable urge to laugh at shit?(I know your being serious but I thought it was funny)
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 It's all about the drugs man.

People forget that this is a crime of trafficking, not use. This type of crime has nothing to do whatsoever with how bad MJ may or may not be. This is gross and flagrant violation of the law.

If she had tried that here in Asia, the news article wouldn't be 5 years in prison, she'd be dead. Drug trafficking here is punishable by death.

However, it's also worth noting that even in Holland/Amsterdam, moving that amount of MJ would still land her in the slammer. Again, not for drugs, but for trafficking.

Oh and by the way, you can also die from overdosing on water (and people do). Does that mean that MJ is safer than water? Hardly.

Just because something can't kill you, doesn't mean it can't hurt you.

Not that it matters, but it is pretty amazing that people get so polarized and worked up over MJ. Just as nobody has ever died from MJ overdose, nobody has ever died from lack of MJ.

PS. If your doctor prescribes you MJ for glaucoma, you might want to consider finding another doctor if you actually get sick with something (or if you actually have glaucoma - glaucoma is easily and quickly solved by laser surgery... it takes about 30 seconds, leaving actual glaucoma alone and treating it simply by smoking up will lose you your eyesight).
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 Jeez, thats shocked me, she was always impressive to watch, but crashed alot! shes defo crashed big this time!!
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 Wonder what I'd do with 400 lbs. of weed and a million in US currency . . .
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 I wouldn't be in Virginia.........Whistler would be ideal....LOL!
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 thats a lot of fuckin pot!...thats a lot of money for more tools and bike parts lol
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 i always thought she was a pot head.. even when i was like 7 and i watched an interview of her in a old MTB video. She was probably high then too.
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 kinda strange I was just talking about Giove and how she used to dominate back in the day. Not a shock she is having problems with the law and drugs at all. Looks like these DH pioneers are falling into the same troubles as the skateboard legends from that era.
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 i'll take a toke after my ride today for these two!
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 another casualty of our failed "drug policy"
the DEA uses lies and internal curruption to make it look like we have a problem with marijuana. such a joke. now they can take our heros, athletes, pioneers, ext... for owning a plant. 400lbs or a gram if it was legal it wouldnt matter a bit.
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 Even if it was legal, she would need a license to distribute it, just like current alcohol regulations. Just because a drug becomes legal doesn't mean everyone can buy and sell it in quantity and at will.
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 yeah ur right.. well i guess she wouldnt be in this situation at all if it was legal. unless she was trying to smoke 400 pounds to herself, then she would be high as shit
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 The older riders on here will know how much of a legend Missy was, i am afraid thats all gone. Lost all respect for her now. That's just plain stupidity. At least it was just pot i guess. Now deal with the fallout. How do these once legendary people get in this position? Probably the fact once upon a time they are on cloud 9, earning loads of money...Then they arent winning so much, not so cool and get dropped by their sponsors. They must just want to keep living the dream, how else they gonna get the money to do so? Very Very sad IMHO. Still no pity here, its thier choice but a shame.
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 Agree, I was thinking about how much those guys made back in the day. Some dropped out of high school or college to race, then wham late 90’s almost all sponsorship dollars fly away, teams shut down, even some of the most famous athletes can’t even get parts sponsorships etc. What do they do? Most still tried to stay pro for a while but without sponsorship $$ that is a dream. Even now let’s see Pete or Hill compete in the world cup when the races are all over the globe. It is cheaper to be a world cup ski racer than a DH racer and they make big $$. Still no excuses for them, but I wish the bike industry and its fans would have taken better care of its luminaries. Juli Furtado get Lupus and retires in her prime and gets a ¼ page in Bike magazine, Tomac is reduced to hocking Kenda tires to kids who don’t know who he is and apparently the bike industry didn’t offer enough to Rockwell or Missy to keep them from becoming drug lords. Most sports that remember and honor their heritage do better then ones that only know what is happening right now.
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 Yeah thats it, such a shame. I think its mixed thing really, totally their own fault but i am sure the industry was the driver to go down illegitimate roads. Such a shame. Glad someone else could see where i was going with it. Happy trails.
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 Missy Giove is a real champion in the world of biking. She is proud of her many accomplishments. She is someone who went from delivering Chinese food to being the winner of the World Cup Downhill Series in Hawaii.

Missy has always been a daredevil. She skied before she began biking. When she was in college in 1990, she and a friend were skiing. Her friend was dared to bike down the snowy hill. Being one to never let a dare go unchallenged, Missy borrowed a bike a rode down the hillside. She crashed once and then got up and crashed again, but made it down the hill.

She was always fast but she kept crashing when she raced. "I went fast for maybe 50 yards and then crashed. Then I went 100 yards and crashed. Finally one day I made it across the finish line without crashing and won. I never got faster. I just made it down farther."

Her specialty is the downhill race. She is nicknamed "The Missile" and she has a title as the fastest mountain biker in the world. She has broken her left wrist three times, her right wrist twice, and she broke her kneecap and heel. She landed herself in a wheelchair for three months, recovered, and won the world championship. She has also broken her collarbone, fingers, tore her rotator cuff and cracked her ribs.

During her races she has an interesting lucky charm. She wears her deceased dog's ashes and her pet piranah's dried remains. She keeps these with her to remind her to be aggressive.

At 24, Missy Giove has won the women's title at the World Cup Downhill Series and has lifted the standard in downhill racing by making it more dangerous and daring. She also earns about half a million dollars a year not including her winnings and merchandise.

Missy believes that bicycling should remain a soul sport and not be one for only the elite.
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 just think, all that work and what she gave to the sport of DH. i was in Vail for the '94 worlds and met her at the Cdale pits. definitely a character! we were checkin out the same hotties! she was so stoked cuz she had just won the gold and I think Gachet won the mens. anyway, it's a shame for one of the most colorful rider in the sport since before the Palm to go down like this.
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 Say what you want about legalizing it, the fact is it is current illegal and apparently Missy knowingly decided to involve her self in a major drug distribution ring. It is easy to dismiss the occasional bong hit, but I find it more difficult to forgive someone for going into major business to distribute something currently illegal. Smuggling 400lbs of weed and 1 million in cash around if very different from growing a plant in your dorm room for personal use. Also a bummer because it makes all gravity bikers look like stoners or they look to dumb to get away with anything. gezzz Shame Missy
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 EVERYONE: Please look into and read the book "Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do" by Peter McWilliams. You all need some education on this important matter. This whole subject saddens me to the core of my being. Please, read this book, it is my number one personal read.
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 I really don’t want to come down on the legalize it stuff because I generally agree, mostly because it is ridiculous to try and control something that grows like dandelions all over the country. I also agree that using tax money to combat personal choices is illogical. The only way to know at the USA would be like without drug laws would be to try it and see what happens. If things go bad then I am sure society would quickly bring the laws back.
However I think making an argument that legalizing weed to make money is very over rated. The difference between tax money from alcohol and tobacco products it that alcohol generally takes skill and significant equipment to make quality product and tobacco can not grow everywhere, so taxing these things works. Weed grows everywhere; if they legalize it I would just buy a bunch of Maui Wowie and grow the seeds in my greenhouse where it would be impossible for Mr. tax man to charge me. If they did it would just change from the war on drugs to the war on tax evasion. Unless they tax zigzags and bongs like 500% the nation will not receive a ton of cash because they legalize a weed.
Stick to the illogical idea of hindering personal choices of people and give up on the tax revenue from weed saving the country, Using our current financial situation to further a cause sucks. How about we move on to even more important topics regarding the limits of our freedoms rather than getting obsessed with improving our access to drugs.

“Life is a drug, smoke it every day”
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 Well there is a difference between wild weed, and that delicious domestic indoor bud. The real money maker would be legalization of hemp&marijuana.

The difference between letting the locals run the business and letting the gov't run the business, is that the gov't can grow on a scale that no local farmer/smoker would be able to compete with. And the larger the operation, the lower the cost per individual plant, so the gov't can spend less money but grow more weed.

Tobacco is legal but nobody buys their own plants just because it will be cheaper. People don't try to evade taxes with their tobacco plants, why would weed be any different? Tobacco can only be grown in select locations, same with marijuana if you want some good plants! There are so many things that can f*ck with your plants that's why people do hydro and indoor, because it eliminates the outdoor elements but you can alter the air/soil to produce different results.

"How about we move on to even more important topics regarding the limits of our freedoms" - We are trying to get the freedom to smoke weed whenever we want because it is our pursuit of happiness(just one of many).
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 There is a difference between tobacco and weed in that heavy smokers can smoke a pack or two a day that’s 20 to 40 cigarettes a day, if you are smoking that much weed a day you have a problem. 2 to 4 plants can have 4 grow cycles in a year that is plenty to keep people stoned. Sure your skill as a grower can make differences in quality but if you could make almost as good of whisky in your house would you still buy the same amount of jack Daniels? If you could make a Turner DHR for pennies in your garage would you blow 3 g’s on a frame? The small indoor hydroponic kits are what would flourish every dorm room in North America would have a friggn window box. The reality is that you would probably never be able to go to 7=11 and buy a 20 pack of Mexican redhair for $3.00, it would still be so regulated and controlled that it would still be about as much out of your pocket to buy an ounce as it is today. So why would you buy a dime bag when you can grow what ever you want for pennies? I grow my own chives, basil, oregano, chili peppers etc etc, If those herbs were still $100+ an ounce no body would buy it from the store. why would I pay a legit company so much money and pay so much tax when it is legal to grow in my house like a f-n tomato?

The legal marijuana market would be much smaller than the current dollars spent on overpriced weed, guaranteed. The tax revenue concept is a non starter used to convince Americans suffering through a depression to legalize your drug. Don’t get me wrong, that’s fine and dandy to cut the Bull shit about how it will make the world a Utopia and erase the national debt.. please just continue on the ridiculous idea of regulating a weed that is less harmful than many things that are already illegal
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 "A little wine sometimes, that's all. Spirits bad. Alcohol wrong. Herb does grow."- Bob Marley.

my best day of riding is hiking/pedaling up a huge mountain on my DH bike. Catch my breath for a min, smoke a fat blunt of good northwest buds in the woods with my good riding buddys. Then pinning the trail to the bottom as fast as i can and challenging myself. nothin wrong with that.

thank you missy for risking it all for the benifit of others, without ppl like her to put it all on the line id be smokin shitty buds or payin 20 a gram or some shit. thats a big fail
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 Fuck yeah dude!
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 Why can't people just have fun without the drugs. It's just going to mess up your life eventually.

Sunshine, dirt jumps, & friends to ride with that's what it is all about.

Ride on!
  • 4 0
 I hear ya Biking is a drug if you let it be.
  • 0 0
 Don't hate the playa, hate the game! Just kidding, but I don't see how what she is being charged for, don't forget that we are innocent until proven guilty, changes what she accomplished as a rider.

I would argue that her "business" was more legitimate than many legal business ventures. Unlike many of the financial institutions which pander bullshit, she was selling a tangible product that will always be in high demand. With cannabis, what you see is what you get. There is no deception and no over leveraging of you debt to equity just to turn a quick profit. What is unfortunate, is that because marijuana is criminalized, that 400 pounds was likely purchased from a Mexican cartel. If the stuff was legal and taxed, that would have been 400 pounds of US grown herb and the government would have gotten their cut. Figure about 40% of that million would go to income tax in addition to whatever the tax was on the actual product. Since marijuana is already the number one cash crop in the US, even with people like Missy buying hundreds of pounds from Mexico, we are talking a lot of tax money going to the government along with a huge reduction in the amount going to the various cartels. Fight crime and save the economy by legalizing one plant, forget about an economic stimulus package, legalize that shit already.
  • 0 1
 Dude if weed was legal why would you be buying it from somebody like Missy? A weed tax revenue is a myth, you would just grow it in your dorm, there would be nobody to tax except zigzag and bic lighters. The second weed is legal, its status as a cash crop is over and it will be what it has been for hundreds of years, an invasive weed that grows all over the place. If you think legalizing weed would solve anything for our nation besides making it easier for you to get high, then you have been smoking to much bud.
even the idea of it helping with prison overcrowding is mostly false. Just like Missy most people busted for distribution have made a choice to sell something illegal to make a quick buck, if weed was legal, that would not alleviate their need for an easy route to cash, they would just sell coke or stole cars or the stolen crap. they chose to become criminals, they did not chose to be warriors of weed.

Please... making it legal will do nothing for the USA financially, The successful argument is that regulating a weed that grows like dandelions all over the country and attempting to restrict peoples individual choices is a more convincing argument.
  • 1 0
 I concede your point about innocent until proven guilty. Man do I ever hope that this was all a big mistake and that Missy was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time or something. Please please let that be the truth.
  • 0 0
 I wouldn't be surpised with alot of big companies filing for bankruptcy (GM etc.) and were already in the recession already that government does finally legalize pot again, really it'd be in their best interest, Saves tax money from putting us in jail and prospers money from getting a few bucks from us everytime we get high.
  • 0 0
 And in defense of the comments above, Tobaccos legal. Most people want a quality smoke though, I'm sure the same would happen with pot for most users
  • 0 0
 If people only had one or two cigarettes on the weekend to party instead of so many addicts smoking 20-40+ cigarettes a day I am sure some people would grow there own. Have you every grown a pot plant? It is not rocket science and you can grow stuff that will blow your mind, it is as simple as has having the correct variant of seed. Once you have that it reproduces identically all the time.
  • 0 0
 I would argue that marijuana is just as hard to grow as tobacco is. You can grow marijuana that is indeed just like a weed on the side of the road(thin, low number of leaves, not robust), but it takes effort to grow a quality crop that yields good weight. It probably takes 1 or 2 tries before you get a real good yield as well. And it is succeptable to different bugs and diseases and molds and fungus, just like tobacco is.

And what do you mean 'correct variant of seed. Once you have that it reproduces identically all the time'? A female plant can't produce weed over and over, once you harvest, it's dead. And making a mother plant that produces the same strain each year is hard.
  • 0 0
 (tacobell123 (1 days ago)
wow, if you dont stop taking drugs ull eventually stop biking)

your a dumb f*ck you can smoke weed and still ride bikes. f*ck you can do it together.. if weed was legal it wouldn't have been a problem....
  • 0 0
 Wow first Myles, who rode for Cannondale, and now the Missle(Missy Giove) who also was a Cannondale star...Hmmm where is Libor Karas?, he'll be next, 25 acres of primo plants and a 50 man production team. Just Kiddin Libor; but Damn A million AND 400 pounds, both?! Good luck with that plea deal! Weed is over criminalized, just ask the law enforcers. They'd rather be putting real criminals in jail ,not stoners!
  • 5 3
 ouch its a tough call, easy money and a chance to come up out of being poor to having money.
  • 21 5
 Tough call! Its 400lbs of dope, she's as stupid as she looks - sorry but really 'drug dealing' aint smart or cool
  • 5 3
 agreed!!
  • 6 2
 better her than us.
  • 4 0
 sam hill's next...jk
  • 1 1
 maybe the endorphin high of drug runnin is the same as it was pinning it on a DH course for her? maybe she should've just done a hot lap at The Isle of Man instead w/ no brakes. it's sucks when your "high" isn't legalized!
  • 6 2
 FREE MISSY!!!!!
  • 3 1
 a t-shirt is in order
  • 2 0
 ILL BUY ONE AND WEAR IT WITH PRIDE!
  • 2 0
 wait, how about this....RELEASE THE MISSLE...
  • 1 0
 lol i didn't think of this situtation at all when i read RELEASE THE MISSLE
  • 2 0
 Holy cow. Missy is a legend and a jailbird. She's gonna go away for a long time.....
  • 2 0
 anyone think she might be a BOBFOC? (body off baywatch, face off crimewatch)
  • 1 0
 it's a shame when stuff like this happens. does no good to further progress the sport or shed a good light on the sport.

Eric & Melissa....FAIL
  • 2 0
 Haha...shitty on the bust Missy! I figured Shaun Palmer woulda got nailed before you did!
  • 3 1
 Congrats Cops, you created more criminals to pay for other bullshit the government doesn't need.
  • 3 1
 hahahahaha homeless from weed?^^^^^^haha thats ridiculous it aint even a drug
  • 0 0
 msn.foxsports.com/other/story/9696520/Ex-mountain-bike-champ-Giove-hit-with-drug-charge?GT1=39002

this was on national news.. truly a sad incident. reminds me of the whole sam brown situation
  • 4 0
 not cool man.
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 Fact is, weed is illegal. It slows reaction times and impairs judgement. Anyone comparing alcohol to weed is only fooling themselves. Alcohol is actually BENEFICIAL for you. A beer after working out quenches your thirst better than water. It fights cancer. Alcohol ABUSE is what you're all going on about. Marijuana isn't as widely abused as alcohol, so you can't really compare them.
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 Alcohol does not quench your body's thirst better than water. I t may satisfy your thirst but it actually inhibits the body's ability to absorb water which is why you pee a lot if you've been drinking - because your body doesn't retain the water it's taking in. Weed is no good for you either but I'm just saying.

We'll anyways that's too bad for the chick/dude whatever it is. Doing the drug isn't really a concern for me, but selling it is no good. Potentially wrecking other peoples lives, I'm not a big fan of that.
  • 0 0
 There have been studies done that a pint of beer after a workout quenches your thirst better than a pint of water. I'm not just pulling random things out of my ass.
  • 0 0
 Interesting, might be worth trying. Maybe I'll just fill my Camelback with beer for my next MTB ride lol Razz Smile
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 hey i agree with you man its giving our sport a bad name but pot is not a drug its a plant.You dont here about people dying every day from smoking and driving, its from drinking and driving!!
  • 0 0
 dude 90% of the drugs in the world come from plant live!
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 "Alcohol is actually BENEFICIAL for you. A beer after working out quenches your thirst better than water."

Reading the comments on Pinkbike is half the fun of this entire site.
  • 2 0
 I love a beer after I ride, but not because it helps with hydration. Anything with alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it dehydrates your body. The reason beer can be good for you after a ride is because the carb hit will help with muscle recovery.
  • 1 0
 And because it tastes great, is refreshing, and you get buzzed more easily after riding and working hard!
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 ya a beer once and a while is cool but hardcore drinking is a lot worse than hardcore smoking.
  • 0 1
 That's my point. If weed was legal, they would not be buying it from people like Missy, they would be buying it from people like the proprietor of your local liquor store. Just because it is legalized, doesn't mean it shouldn't be regulated. In Amsterdam its legal and regulated, and if you go into one of the hundreds of coffee shops you are going to be paying the same price that you do in the US. Legalize it, regulate its growth and distribution, and tax it. Explain to me how that wouldn't work. Thinking that the weed you see growing like dandelions is anything like that weed you smoke is absurd.
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 Why would you buy a "weed" it from a liqueur store man.
I can tell you for certain that the weed growing in the ditch is not good. But here is what I would do the day it is legal.
Walk into a shop purchase one packet of Maui Wowie seeds a $40 hydroponic kit shove it on my kitchen counter and buy a case of zigzags, then never set foot in a legal drug shop again. four crops a year and I would have contributed like $10 to any tax revenue. Weed does not take expensive distillation or brewing equipment or skill to make, unlike tobacco it can be grown in just about every state and any home. If you have ever lived in the Midwest you may have had the experience of the Highway department mowing down canibas plants on the sides of the highway, remnants from the hemp industry of a half a century ago. In about 3 grow cycles of farmers growing "kind bud" in open fields it will be everywhere like the hemp canibas plants are because it is an invasive weed like dandelions. Sure some pot bars and premium brands would exist, but it would only be a minuscule fraction of the current marijuana demand in the USA. The billions of dollars American spend currently on an expensive illegal substance would be maybe a couple million at most when any American could grow good stuff in their home without much worry of ending up like Myles Rockwell. If I could make bad ass Kentucky bourbon in my garage I guarantee you I would almost never fork out cash for a bottle of Jack again.
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 That said, I agree that it should be legalized, just stop with the legal weed will save the world crap. All it would mean is that when I had a bad day at work I could role a fatty and make the day go away without the man coming after me. Wonderful bring it on.
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 I definitely agree that legal weed will not save the world. I also don't actually believe that it will save the economy, but it certainly won't hurt. I think what you are missing is that regulation would be the key to legalization's effectiveness. You may not be aware of this, but distilling your own liquor is very much illegal. Close to half of the final price of a bottle of liquor goes to taxes. If your caught with your own still you can be arrested. Also, liquor is not as hard to distill as you would think, just as quality pot is not as easy to grow. If you go South of the mason-dixon on the east coat you will find that untaxed moon shine is readily available. For almost no investment, someone could be churning out several thousand gallons of moonshine a week. Even so, not many people drink it, and its affect on total liquor sales is minimal. Just like in Amsterdam, many people would not have the means or desire to grow their own. Prices would remain similar to what they currently are, but quality and availability would increase. There would certainly be people who skirted the regulations and avoided taxes, but there would also be a significant market for those who didn't. Without a doubt, the tax revenue generated would be substantial.
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 My relatives have run illegal stills since prohibition, I have run a pot still, I know all about distilling my friend. I can tell you that it is very difficult to 1. not kill yourself producing it and 2. that it is very difficult to make something besides crappy moonshine, it takes skill and if you are going for any kind of quality you will have spent thousands on distillation pots, mass amount of grain every time you produce etc. There is no comparison at all to growing a plant my friend. And yes it is illegal to distill, and when you get arrested for it it's for tax evasion essentially. There is no way that the DEA will transfer it's energy to controlling what plants people are growing in their house when weed is legal. You think people get upset now even defending Missy having 400lbs how do you think it will look for the DEA to be raiding homes because someone has "A weed that grows out of the ground man" and charging them with tax evasion. If it's legalized there will be virtually no control over home production of weed..... it's a weed.

Sure there would be a smaller "Amsterdam like" market here but it would be insignificant compared to what is spent on illegal drugs right now. Even so like you said over half of the cost of alcohol is tax right? and there are significantly more drinkers than pot smokers, and I can tell you that tax revenue from booze has not been the secret to wealth for our country. taxing our recreational drugs etc barley pays for automobile deaths and drug treatment for Alcoholics and cancer treatment for smokers. All I am saying is that it would not even be close to being a magic path to wealth for our country.
Again it is more important to argue the legitimate reasons for legalizing it like trying to control a weed, the number of users, the relative safety of the product etc
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 How about a growers permit? You pay a fee for a 2 year growers permit, and the fee is relative to the number of plants you plan on growing(not how many in total but how many each harvest). This way you can allow locals to have small grows ops but not pay a huge fee, but larger companies will have to pay more money in order to grow a farm of it. And if you choose to not buy a permit then you can be fined/jailed if proven guilty of growing without a permit. Making 3 grow op sizes would help categorize how much you plan on growing.(1-10 plants)(10-100 plants)(100+ plants)- remember this is each harvest, so entry level is just at your house, mid level would be for small businesses, and last level would be for farm sized grows. And then you could make 2 categories for what your are growing for : personal use or business purposes, both with different fees and laws.

Then all you do is simply have a medium fee or 1 year of jail or possibly charged with tax evasion. The consequences is how you keep people from breaking the law.
  • 2 0
 Prohibition = good business, please, we need an honest world. Not a fake world. hear me URIBE
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 "(Drug) trafficking can lead you downhill fast."

Oh snap I see what he did there
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 Yeah Missy!! Nice work.. Pretty lame to get busted for a plant
  • 5 2
 drugs are bad mmmmm, K
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 Classy shit, mountainbikers and ex-mountainbikers getting arrested for drug related offenses. Gives a nice image to the sport, good job guys and gals, keep it up.
  • 1 0
 we should all get into motor-sports and support big tobbacco and alcohol companies
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 Never did say whether I agree with marijuana being illegal or not though. Simply saying that to outsiders, this sport is not looking too good currently, and over here the sport has a bad enough image anyway without having to contaminate it further.
  • 0 0
 there's too much good and good people in this sport so it will be fine for everyone. It's just a F'ed up day in her life is what it amounts to.
  • 0 0
 Having the legends do this crap certainly does nothing to further the legitimacy of DH or to help it become an Olympic sport etc.
  • 0 0
 Fullbug, might be lucky over in the good old US of A but over here half the time we're seen as simply reckless people who do stupid things on their bikes. In theory all trails around the area are illegal, same goes for street riding, etc and to be honest I don't blame them, too many reckless people around. Just saying that this will simply help promote that image.
  • 0 0
 the olympics aren't all that. it leads the sporting world in less than desirable actions. legend just means you did alot to get you remembered not that what you did was all for the good
  • 0 0
 gabor, I guess my comment was a little self-centered cause I certainly don't know how other parts of the world may view MTB culture. sorry, point taken.
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 No problem, didn't mean to come across as bitter or anything but the situation is become shittier by the year here. Frown Mainly due to the stupid mayor, he's banned the use of bikes on paths less than 4 metres (!!!) wide in the mountain due to ecological impact, but only a month ago they just finished cutting away a chunk of the mountain (and I wish I was joking/exaggerating here) to build a huge complex of luxury houses, and that chunk of mountain included half of my favourite trail. Great, so my 2.5" tires will do more damage than remove several million tonnes of soil, trees, etc from the mountainside and building 16 houses and something like 5 swimming pools? Nice. :/ Luckily the police and rangers are sympathetic for the most part so in the worst case we're let off with a warning if we're stopped but it could get a lot worse. Argghh.
  • 0 0
 wow that really sucks man
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 I agree to a point; however legitimacy for the sport (possibly including Olympics) can further the sport brings in money and more talented athletes to the sport. It can also bring in more sponsorship money, events, coverage etc. It can enable more people to devote more time to DH and to enable more than just a hand full of people the opportunity to dedicate their athletic careers to the sport. Most importantly it can keep the 14 year olds riding DH into adulthood and get more kids on bikes pushing the limits. The freedom of DH and Freeride will always be moving forward, I just feel that a more mainstream legitimized competition can also move foreword without taking away from the sport.

I agree “ledged” is related to their accomplishments and not to their personal choices. However both Missy and Rockwell actively progressed the sport of DH in their competition, style, sponsorship deals and promotion of the sport. The fact that they were so visible at the birth of the sport and perhaps unknowingly influenced where it is today makes them legends of DH regardless of their personnel life choices. So if Wade Simmions does some dumb things in the future it still can’t change his influence on the sport of Freeride, so I have to hope that those people make good role models for the sport. Obviously they have no obligation to, just my hope.
  • 0 0
 wow, pardon my spelling
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 damn it, 100 kilos wasted... wht a shame he got busted
  • 0 0
 she* I remember seeing a video of the DEA burning a marijuana field to dispose of it. They had masks on but I bet that messed up the bird's migration pattern
  • 1 0
 I heard burning weed in big quantities like that after apprehension is not good to the environment. It should be burned in small quantities at a time so helps the environment 'cause open people minds.
  • 2 0
 Weed isnt a drug. It comes out of the ground like that!
  • 0 1
 It is a drug, a natural one. Stop listening to Kat Williams, now the whole United States believes that the definition of 'drug' is a altered substance. A drug is a substance that alters your perception and reaction.
  • 1 0
 Epinephrine "adrenaline" alters your perception and reaction, would you classify that in the same category as weed? Testosterone does the same... what does that get classified with? How about Seratonin? I'm not saying that pot isn't a drug, but not all drugs are created equally. Having pot classified as a schedule 1 narcotic along side heroine is ridiculous. That's not to say it should be taken as lightly as a tomato or some lettuce, but there are plenty of legal substances that are more dangerous and destructive which are not considered "drugs".
  • 0 0
 i love listening (reading) to people who know what they are talking about! thanks PinkNugget
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 she hasent done much for the image of downhillers now!! now when we bike down the street pepole will just think we are rough dope head's!!!!
  • 2 0
 whoo cares what people think? people are dumb, i'm one of em.
  • 0 0
 Good thing she isn't racing pro anymore and the young'uns don't recognizer her...if she were current, we would have such a great role model for aspiring female riders/racers!
  • 2 0
 thats alot of the herbal essences
  • 4 2
 bikes n weed make a mint combination. good session then a joint
  • 1 0
 that's not what my front rim says
  • 1 0
 i agree. i do both at the same time! one handed cruisin and flyin.
  • 1 0
 Nice combination. Just have fun.
  • 0 0
 they both are so it's like DOUBLE FUN
  • 2 0
 she left no turn unstoned!
  • 4 2
 they should stop the shit and make weed legall
  • 2 0
 damn i shoulda bought my weed from these guys Smile
  • 0 0
 Well is anyone surprised???? First the death in BC now this, moral of the story kids stay away from drugs and don't give up on life!!!!!
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 GEREREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
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 400 pounds this time of year... must have been some Mexi-brick. Sucks for her, but at least they didn't snatch up our headies!
  • 2 0
 shitty what a way to throw a sweet hobby / pass time away
  • 0 0
 now a days people get thrown in jail for years with just alittle weed but with that much she will be in for like LIFE and thats like 1millon dollars of weed CRAZY
  • 0 2
 Sorry Matthew. DEALING Weed is bad. Bikes are good! I don't like it when someone that was looked up to by so many does something bad. Hence, giving a bad image to such a great sport that already doesn't receive the recognition it should. Didn't mean upset you. Hey... You should be riding not messing around on the computer anyway!!
  • 1 0
 i dont smoke weed, and dont plan on it but seriosly just legalze it how is it any worse than drinkin?
  • 0 0
 it's alot healthier than drinking actually.
  • 0 0
 I Realy didn´t like to ear this piece of news, I don't agree whit drugs you know. Mountain bike riders involved in drug dealing, I fell sad about it.
  • 2 0
 unlucky getting caught
  • 1 0
 ahh, my hometown Saratoga...wish NY had laws like california & canada
  • 3 3
 nice move. she thinks she's so tough trying to look like a man and now she's locked up.
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 bit ironic that DEA Special Agent in Charge Gilbride stated, "(Drug) trafficking can lead you downhill fast since he was a downhill mountain biker.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully they dont hang themselves like that other guy.
  • 1 0
 i wonder what kind of weed it was
  • 0 0
 makes me miss seeing Llanes on a DH and 4x course even more cuz she always seems to represent so well
  • 1 0
 wow,400 lbs in 1 bust...imagine what /how much didn't get busted
  • 0 3
 yesterday my dad told me why he waqnts me in soccer and hockey so much one day he went to the rink and saw at the skate park a lot biking and skater kids smokin dope and smashing bottles and then he went into the rink and a couple of hockey players were very polite to him opening the door and saying high so id like to thank this chick for helping my dad like mountian biking more dope isnt fine my dad also told me that his best friend is now living in he streets because of it and the owner of our local shop smokes it to
  • 2 0
 your 12 you definatelly shouln't be smoking anything.you might want your dad to check out a race sometime and let him draw a conclusion from that.focused,physically fit athletes not kids hanging around a skate park.
  • 1 0
 well your Dad doesn;t know what he is talking about, weed cannot make someone lose there job and end up on the street. they did that to themselves. i know people who charge hundreds of dollars an hour for their legal council and smoke pot on a regular basis. it has nothing to do with the drug it is the person taking it that causes all the bad things
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 I think Missy just lost any job she had and is going somewhere worse than the street.
If you are using that line of defense then you can justify breaking a bunch of other laws also. I know a ton of kids from high school who's lives became obsessed with weed and the business behind it and 90% of are in jail or just plain losers now. Did weed physically make them losers? well probably not, but they certainly would have been doing more with their young lives then obsessing about smoking weed and getting more weed and selling weed. Who can say weather their involvement with it ruined their lives or not, we can't know.
Yes as an adult I still know many people who smoke up, but for most of them they struggled with it during their younger years and it still can jack their lives now if they get caught or do something stupid like Missy. Until it is legalized it is irresponsible for you to tell some 12 year old that it can't f**k up your life because the very fact that is illegal is what messing everything up initially, and I can tell you for a fact that getting involved with illegal things at that age do not translate to good things in your transition into adulthood.
If weed did not alter your brain people would dot be interested in smoking it. Living youth or adulthood in an altered state is not good for you weather it is alcohol or drugs. At some point being constantly inebriated is either physically bad for you or socially destructive to your future.

Please "ridelife6" enjoy your youth doing things like biking and don't let to much of your time be wasted with stupid drug stuff, it certainly will do nothing good for you.

PS. I am not saying smoking weed is the devil, just that it is irresponsible to pretend constantly being stoned is no different for you then being sober... gezzz are you high er somthin?
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 SMOKE WEED! THATS ALL I GOTTA SAY
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 I DO! but he is correct in almost every thing he said but right off the bat here i want to say that your friends were probably like most people and got consumed by what they found escape in, and if your escape is illegal, as you said, that's not going to end well. but if your escape is alchol, tylenol, or fast food you will almost certainly die before a pot head. since it was profitable it also had greed, if you can make money while escaping you will get caught up, lose your head and end up in a bad place.

also i didn't say it wouldn't mess up your life, nor was i encouraging him to use pot, all i was doing was casting the light that his dad was telling showing him the shadow of. but here in canada if you have less than 30g you get a ticket and have to go through a course, not very discouraging is it?

So if they aren't discouraging the use, and they aren't making it legal what are they doing? they are making CRIMINALS, now why would they make criminals? well criminals make prisions, and criminals make more police,
criminals make more court cases, more judges...i think i made the point.

It is a fact that weed is a mind altering plant. but it has not been proven that it is harmful,they have NEVER found marijuana ONLY users to have had brown lung, cancer, constricted blood streams, liver problems etc. think about that NEVER in the past however many THOUSANDS of years of smoking pot there has not been ONE case of a marijuana only smoker being sick because of marijuana.

"Please "ridelife6" enjoy your youth doing things like biking and don't let to much of your time be wasted with stupid drug stuff, it certainly will do nothing good for you." Best advice! it is all about time.
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 and ridelife if i can give you some advice in this (somehow we decided you need advice Big Grin regardless of if you do or not
tup or if you want it. So don't be offended or anything your just the lucky(hahaha) one). it is-Do what you want with your time, if you wanna bike, BIKE! if you wanna play soccer, PLAY SOCCER! if you don't and you want to dance in the ballet DANCE GOD DAMMIT! people go where they go in life because of the choices they make with what they are given. a different spin on when life gives you lemons make lemonade, but i think that is a good way to sum it up.


RE: P.S.LoL i know what your saying and your right, when i'm sober, its kinda like being high, and i have recently realized this which is why it is a pretty good setup. when i am USING mj i'm not sitting around playing video games, munchin out, watching paint dry.i go for bike rides (SO FUN), training my dogs, hanging out with my buddies around a fire listening to music( hippy shit i know, but if talking to my friends while camping makes me a hippy so be it) reading,( your mind is altered so you read things differently, and recently marijuana has actually been found to stimulate brain cells {some of which are inactive otherwise, i think!})i have also learnt to control my hunger, which i have been hyper obese since elementary school, now i'm just a fat guy because of it. so there is a success story for Mary Jane and to answer your last question VERY!
  • 0 1
 rockostiffready is spot on with his comments to this article
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 (wow i got a thing saying my message was too long, i have never seen that before{they logged my IP![I EFFIN LOVE SUB BRACKETS]})
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 >>>"well your Dad doesn;t know what he is talking about, weed cannot make someone lose there job and end up on the street"

That sounds like a statement telling the kids to not listen to his fathers warnings about drugs, and that getting involved with weed is harmless to me.

I understand your point Mazekwan, I do. But I can not accept someone telling a 12 year old to not listen to his father’s advice and that weed is harmless. There are some things that are just not cool.
Also I never said weed was going to harm you just that being in an altered state all the time does nothing good for you, if you get drunk every night of your life 1. you are an addict
2. You are living in an state of altered reality and perception “otherwise smoking up would not be worth it) Weather your high is good or not it will eventually be bad for you physically or socially. A lot of my friends just found they enjoyed the life of being high all the time better then the real world, well being stoned is not the real world, you are far less productive at work and school and most everyone else is not living in that same false world that you are when you are stoned.
Weed is fine if used as a recreational intoxicant, problem is 85% of the people I know who smoke up feel they need to do it everyday or every weekend, and that’s not cool, that’s a problem regardless if it is bad for you or not.
Instead of having some 12 year old kid get hi highs out of drugs why not let him experience the highs of biding or hucking a big cliff or before he goes and distracts from that experience with drugs.

I am stoked that you feel you can find some kind of deep experience from smoking, but please just realize that it can and does screw up peoples lives and that part of what makes weed attractive is that altered state… well is what you get out of things really a deep experience or are you just high?
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 In my life I have found that there are many things that can get me high, really high if I concentrate on them enough it blows smoking weed away. Racing DH is far more exciting to me then getting lit, hanging out with my girlfriend/wife or getting it on is far more enjoyable than getting lit. Playing guitar or dj’n for a large audience get me high. I found when I was young that if I was literally high with weed that those experiences while still enjoyable, It was difficult to know what was causing my enjoyment, the drugs or the activity. When I would separate the two I always enjoyed the high I got from the activity over the chemical.
At least give kids a chance to learn to enjoy life’s experience for what they are. There will be plenty of life in adulthood that are painful, boring, and stressful that could maybe benefit from some chemical alteration. If you grow up thinking that riding DH is only cool when you’re stoned, then you are missing a pretty sublime experience in my opinion
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 Fck the DEA! Target the crack/coke heads.
Decriminalise pot not legalise it.
Don't a lot of bikers smoke it now and again?
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 more like now and now. they keep it illegal cause it makes them money. Criminals make money off the crimes, police make money off of criminals, more criminals more money. weed illegal=more criminals. they don't give a f*ck about what is good for us or not ], it is strictly business. and when you mess with peoples lifestyle, health and moral decisions there shouldn't be business involved. they should treat it like it is Salvia. (which is a halucingenic (?) that can be harsher that acid) but is legal as insence AS LONG AS YOU DON"T SMOKE IT!!!
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 real drugs should be illegal not a plant. people arn't being murdered over some bud.
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 legalize it !!!
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 E isso ai brazuca . A voz do povo e a voz de Deus.
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 No Brasil, na real, o usuário não pode mais ser preso.
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 wow this is crazy.. i met missy up in snowshoe she was cool but damn haha they musta been smokin some good shit
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 thats a women??????
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 Apparently, I had trouble believing it.
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 smoke the mary Jane all day baby!!!it should be legal everywhere it is a lot better than fuckin alcohol.
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 I don't smoke but I agree with you man. If alchol is legal to drink then pot should be legal to smoke, it's far less dangerous.
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 are you a scientist? do you really know that?
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 no!! but more people die every day from alcohol than they do pot.
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 I'm a scientist, and those be the facts.
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 Statistically it's less dangerous. Alcohol causes much more harm than weed. Maybe not necessarily to the users body but to others around them, i.e. drunk driving.
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 Uhhhh... Yes a ctually im a certified bicycleologist, thats a type of scientist. Look it up. Wink
  • 0 2
 the world would be so stupid if everyone if weed was legal.
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 Poor missy, she was an Icon of my teen years, I'm gonna pour a forty on the curb for her next chance I get.
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 What is it with ex DH'rs and pot?
This reminds me of Miles Rockwell..
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 Mindless glorification of the War on Drugs? Check. Law-enforcement authorities approached for comment? Check. No comment sought from opponent of futile War on Drugs? Check.
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 ohh, never saw so many comments about an article! Smile
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 I smoked weed with Missy once.. Keep your head up Missy. Maybe bike parts will be cheaper in 5 years.. Probably not though.
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 i went to that world cup race, it was at grouse mountain, it was cool
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 MISSY "MISSILE" GIOVE... Downhill DOMINATION playstaion game's rider
100kg maria... 2million $...
awsome
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 this happened so close to my house. if i knew she had that much dope i would have robbed her.
  • 1 0
 A bag of weed, a bag of weed, everythings better with a bag of weed!
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 thats a girl???!?!?! wtf i thought that was a guy the whole time. i guess that explains it...
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 Oh yeah she's girl Razz
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 Are you shitting me sideways? 400lbs?
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 haha i have meet her and my friend took lessons from her
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 What a prize money for a race...
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 she obv's just did it for the lulz
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 |What a shame to MTB world, sucho good riders doing this kind of shit|
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 Perhaps keeping quiet would be better dude.
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 Damn her house is literally half a mile down the road from mine, o boy...
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 she looks the type (drugy)
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 thats irrelevent. weed isn't a drug
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 Our current law says it is, If weed was not a drug why would you smoke it? If it gets you high for good or bad it's a drug man. Don't hide from that fact embrace it, so is Ginseng and caffeine.
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 i beleive its a plant. a drug is a chemical and man made, weed has been on earth since the day god or whomever created it. its natural and a thing of beauty
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 Nah man Weed is a drug.
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 AsAsbestoses and uranium are natural substances so are poison ivy and Hemlock, just because something is natural doesn’t make it harmless man.
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 artifact, weed is a drug, just like rocko says, why would you smoke it if it didn't have an affect on you? That's what a drug does, it gets you high.
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 smoke weed! THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY
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 Everyday
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 THAT'S SAD! what a waste of talent!
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 it dosnt qwench my fuckin thirst buddy.
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 yeah that's totally untrue, and freaken retarded too
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 i dont no wht da fuss iz abawt, Drugs are awesome!
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 lets just say she's had some trouble keeping her chain on her rings
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 LOL thats awesome. What an F-ing idiot. Reguardless of if Weed is or isnt that bad, it is illegal. Hopefully she gets what she deserves. Loser
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 Yeah that's true but she's not a stoner she's a SELLER! Much different.
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 Guys...im not kidding. Marijuana grows for free in my country
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 Please let it be a mistake.
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 Everybody must get stoned!!!!!!!!!!
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 its fuckin weed man let him ride! keep smokin bra
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 $250000 bail.
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 legalize pot? how does the mafia make their money?
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 Waste, they hold the cards in waste management. So if Pot goes legal, they get more garbage.
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 Weel if it gets legalized, we would have a hole different scenario. The mafia would't be in control anymore. You could just go to the corner deli grocery and get some. Cooooool
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 Thats less than 20min from my house.......
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 [*] legalize it!
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 theres nuffin wrong wid a bit of green but 100 kilo or more raking the cash in ye but fuks u up
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 so if I traffic drugs I can become a faster at racing?!
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 haha she did it cause she was running out of lesbian chicks at the clubs, prison is the gold mine for them.
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 wow, i live in saratoga.
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 Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Bit of a black eye for our sport, nice one Missy.
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 awesome
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 that is crazy, nice bikes.
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 If you can't do the time ,Don't do the crime...o yea yea dude looks like a lady..
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 legalize it! USA SUCK´S
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 STICK 2 BEER
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 I saluate :saluate: to DEA
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 weed is illegal, thats that. so dont get involved in that shit
  • 0 3
 melissa wont mind 5yrs in d slammer! all d pussy she can eat
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