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July 27, 2006

Marijuana gumballs

As Maryland Conservatarian has discussed, the Maryland State Teachers Association has endorsed Mayor Martin O'Malley for Governor.

I trust the most important issue for the teachers was ridding the schools of marijuana gumballs.

According to this AP article published in the Baltimore Sun, students at Howard High School in Ellicott City were charged with distributing drugs on school property or possession of marijuana after an alert teacher noticed a student giving a bad containing so-called "Greenades" gumballs -- "marijuana packaged in yellow, smiley-faced gumballs" -- to another student.

In case you're wondering how this is supposed to work, the AP article helpfully provides the instructions:

Instructions on the foil told users to chew for 30 minutes to 1 hour before they wanted to be high and to "chew for as long as possible, then swallow."
A former federal drug agent is quoted as saying: "When it comes to drug dealing, you're only limited by your imagination." When it comes to teacher's union endorsements, however, you're only limited by party affiliation.