• Mar 19, 2007

Picture it: you're a police officer on traffic patrol in an urban setting. Your patrol car is cleverly hidden within a dimly-lit side street, and you're holding your radar gun to gauge the speed of passers-by. Then you see a white GMC Express commercial van driving in the left-hand lane. The vehicle isn't speeding. Quite the opposite, the white van is going 10 mph under the speed limit. The driver of the white van appears to be pre-occupied with large quantities of fast food. Then you see it, a billboard-sized "Legalize Medical Marijuana" sign adorns the sides of the vehicle. You flip the lights pull the guy over.

That's the danger for a guy named Noel every time he gets in his van. Noel's transportation is a mobile billboard for the legalization of medical Marijuana. Noel began his quest to have medical marijuana legalized after he was in a motorcycle accident that put him in a wheel chair. Noel was fed-up with the long line of expensive and potentially harmful medications that were used to ease his pain when, he felt good ole Marijuana would work even better.

Besides driving the "world famous" marijuana van, Noel also has a website, cleverly titled grassynoel.org, dedicated to marijuana awareness. The site has many different uses for the "weed" plant, including using the stalk to produce diesel fuel at a reported $.40 per gallon. Our compadre's over at Autoblog Green would be interested in checking out that little factoid since they are already studying the idea of "Hemp as fuel."

We don't have a stance on the "legalize medical Marijuana" debate, but we're pretty sure we'd be okay with $.40 per gallon weed-diesel, as long as it doesn't make the engine lazy or give it the munchies.

[Source: Madwhips.com]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      >> The driver of the white van appears
      >> to be pre-occupied with large
      >> quantities of fast food.

      I think Noel should not be eating fast food while driving.

      Or was that just the author trying to be clever? If you expect Noel to be taken seriously, this is not the way go about writing your article.
      • 7 Years Ago
      +1 for legalizing weed.
      i have seen the advantages to cancer patients and am sad that the gov't fails to realize its medicinal ability.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *Clap* -- Very well said, Sasha!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't even know if I should reply to retard #8, but i guess i will. Just cause something is or isn't illegal doesn't make it bad, nor does it make it right. But I know from first hand experience throughout my life pot users are much more docile, than that of an alcoholic. Nobody has overdosed on weed yet in America compared to the 130,000 that overdose on alcohol annually. Can you tell me why alcohol is legal and pot is illegal...?
      • 7 Years Ago
      #5 I sell weed and Im not dangerous,actually a lot of us drug dealers arent we just want our money ASAP.They should legalize weed in the U.S anyway cause most people smoke it.Also if this was controlled by the government they would love the millions or billions we make a year.I vote WEED.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They say biodiesel exhaust smells like french fries. I wonder if that's also true of biodiesel made from hemp, or if the schmuck stuck behind you during morning rush hour is just going to be real mellow all day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm.. Weed diesel.. I wonder if you could make your garage into a hotbox...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I live in Canada,it is leagal for cronic patients,or a select few.If they legalized it,everybody could grow their own,less money spent on chasing Drug Gangs,Bikers and so on.Put the Crime prevention,or action monies to fight Crack,Coke,and other drugs that make you so desperate that one day your're robing people,or shooting people to get your fix.It is a fact,the worst thing anyone did high on Mary-Jane is eat too much or laugh so much that they strained an abdominal.I don't smoke anymore,But when I did it was alot of fun,never dark or dangerous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @8
      You notice how everyone who wants it legalized gave valid information and benefits as to why it should be legalized. Did you also notice how you're the only one who commented who thinks it should be illegal, and you gave absolutely no information to back up your position.


      This is exactly why marijuana is still illegal. Marijuana first became illegal because towns in texas needed a way to control mexican immigrants who were bringing marijuana into our country. It was then adopted by a strict prohibitionist (he didnt want beer either #8 and if he had his way alcohol would be illegal too) who lied to the masses saying it was a killer weed that would kill you on the first puff. After many people proved the government wrong, they changed their position to it will make you crazy. After being proved wrong again the government said that it will lead to other drugs. Being proven wrong yet again, Regan declared that marijuana was the most harmful of drugs, we just dont know why.

      For over a hundred years our government (the united states) has lied to us about marijuana. For thousands of years, throughout the world, marijuana has been celebrated as a wonder drug, helping ease pain, tension, stress, and numerous other things. Chronic pain conditions can be easily solved by toking down on some marijuana, instead of pumping your body full of engineered chemicals with numerous side effects.

      Those think marijuana should be illegal have no basis for their argument, at least none that I've seen. Whenever I get into an argument with a prohibitionist, I find that they always state untruths and can easily prove them wrong.

      One prohibitionist named Anslinger sent us down this path, he controlled drug policy for decades and forced the use of marijuana to be a criminal act. Every year the united states spends over a billion dollars jailing marijuana offenders for possesion. Over 94 million people, 40% of the United States Population over 12, have admitted to smoking marijuana. It would cost 117 billion dollars to jail them for their minimum sentance, just one year on the federal level, not to mention the amount of money spent on trials, which costs the united states 8 billion dollars a year. According to the United States government, everyone of those people should be in jail. In 2006, 786,545 people were arrested on marijauana charges. Twice as many as 12 years ago. Of these people arrested, 88% of them were arrested and charged for possesion only. 88% percent of the people in jail because of marijuana are there because they had it, not because they were smoking it or selling it. 1 out of 8 people in jail because of drugs, are there because of marijuana.

      "Prohibition cannot be inforced, for the simple reason that the american people do not want it enforced, and are resisting its enforcement. That being so, the orderly thing to do, under our form of government, is to abolish a law that cannot be enforced, a law which the people of the country do not want to be enforced." - New York Mayor Laguardia. LaGuardia wasn't only talking about alcohol and even then created a commision to determine whether or not marijuana had any addictive qualities or detrimental side effects. The report found there was none, and Harry Anslingers Federal Bureau of Narcotics destroyed every copy of the report and prevented any other studies of the drug.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't agree with the legalization of marijuana or the use of it for medical purposes. People who smoke it now for non-medical purposes, are doing it illegally and mock everything that is legal and good. Beer will not be mocked or removed from its throne.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I too am for legalization of marijuana. Jason #6 has it right in his second paragraph.

      But at the very LEAST it needs to be moved to Schedule II (recognized though very limited medical use -- same as Cocaine, indidentally). Otherwise state governments and the federal government will continue to clash on this question of medical marijuana prescriptions.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep, legalize hemp and marijuana. Let the government make money off of the taxes on it. It will also free up our cops/law enforcement to go after REAL dangerous criminals. Of course the government won't because they are chicken shits who will be on the side of the chemical lobby.
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