So, the other forum I involve myself with is (besides a reasonably small, tight-knit community) dedicated to blends. That's right, spice, incense, whatever you want to call it. I know this is a bit of a controversial issue, even in the marijuana-smoking community, but I think a huge deal is being made out of nothing. Today, that forum lost all of it's involved vendors (at the advice of the admin's lawyers) due to a new law in Florida, and the future of the market seems nothing but bleak. As it is, even on the internet, there are only a handful of legitimate reputable shops still doing their thing.
Now, I'm not saying this stuff is the greatest thing on the planet, nor is it better than pot (aside from the fact that it's much cheaper), or even as good health-wise. But the fact is, the closed-minded, never-try-anything-for-themselves, paranoid, holier-than-thou Americans who both run and inhabit this country just do not want to let the rest of us live our lives (substitute any "vice" that you enjoy, and you'll know what I'm saying). I know what I'm doing. I know that I can overdose, just as I can with most legal drugs, just as I can with alcohol, just as I can inhale cleaning products if I choose to act like a buffoon. And yes, so can your children. So be a fucking adult and educate them. Stop scaring them into rebelling against you, and I guarantee you the situation will be better for everyone. We need to be helpful to our children, not training them like animals that fire is hot.
I wanted this to be a thread dedicated to the discussion of the product, and not just this rant, but I'll just say that everyone is different. Certain things work for some, and not for others. After all, there are plenty of people who won't touch a drop of alcohol, but have no problem when other people choose to. I do my research before ingesting anything, and I'm always prepared for any situation, should one arise, though I have confidence that it won't. I have a good, safe, enjoyable time, with no rapid heartbeat, no trouble breathing, no paranoia, and no problems whatsoever. It's moderation. It's use, and not abuse. I guarantee you whoever overdosed on this stuff did not stop at two hits.
So let's open this up for discussion. What are your thoughts on blends? Why do you endorse them or have a problem with them? What is your experience with them? What do you think of the laws the DEA keeps trying to enforce? Why do bad things happen to good people?