That isn’t oregano, it’s government issued marijuana.
In an analysis by the Washington Post, researchers found that the samples of marijuana that the government uses for testing look nothing like marijuana. If you are not too knowledgable of what marijuana is supposed to look like here’s a side by side photo comparing what looks to be some regular weed on the left, and the government’s pot on the right.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 13, 2017
The Washington Post showed the images of the marijuana being used for testing by the government to Jake Browne, a cannabis critic in the Denver area– he professionally reviews different marijuana strains for a living. When he saw the photo, all he had to say was: “That is, flat out, not a usable form of cannabis.”
“In two decades of smoking weed, I’ve never seen anything that looks like that,” Browne said. “People typically smoke the flower of the plant, but here you can clearly see stems and leaves in there as well, parts that should be discarded. Inhaling that would be like eating an apple, including the seeds inside it and the branch it grew on.”
People on Twitter also were quick to point out that the government’s weed looks more like oregano, grass clippings, or rosemary.
no wonder the government hates weed they've been smoking grass clippings this whole time 😭😭 https://t.co/W7iAHdMKhd
— 𝕓𝕣𝕪𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕒 (@BryannaRusnak) March 14, 2017
that is old grass clippings from the inside of my lawnmower son https://t.co/w84tBYCqE3
— rodrick heffley stan (@hoteljuno) March 14, 2017
I'm screaming, does the government rlly think we getting high off rosemary leaves https://t.co/lQMhuTK4fy
— . (@communistxicana) March 14, 2017
I don't get how that's not just grass… https://t.co/nFscgTHiyu
— Lauff (@imlauff) March 14, 2017
They smokin grass https://t.co/lNoM0jEMC3
— Wookiee (@_AngelaUchiha) March 14, 2017
One Twitter user even asked Snoop Dogg what his thoughts were on the government’s green:
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) March 13, 2017
The fact that the government has some bad weed is not a good sign though as that means that all medical and research testing is being done improperly. This could have lasting effects when it comes to government rulings on marijuana legalization. All federal marijuana is grown in one single facility at the University of Mississippi, and it is overseen by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). As another Twitter user points out, this could possibly be what the government has been testing since 1968.
P.S.: all researchers working with weed in the U.S. have had to use government-issued marijuana by law since 1968.
So many tainted studies.. https://t.co/ozt6fo5GvZ
— benny • בני (@bennykoval) March 14, 2017