A few days ago, in the post about vampire bat breath, I pondered:
Oh those stable istopists what will they drop into the mass spec next??
Well, now we have our answer.
That’s right, reefer, herbage, kali, slang tang, chronic, da shiz, cheeba, kronic, the danky dank, ganja, I could go on but I won’t.
Every so often, a package of marijuana arrives in Jason B. West’s mail at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. While Dr. West may not be the only one on campus receiving deliveries of illegal drugs, he is probably the only one getting them compliments of the federal government.
Dr. West’s marijuana supply is decidedly not for consumption. It is meticulously cataloged and managed, repeatedly weighed to make sure none disappears, and returned to the sender (a laboratory at the University of Mississippi) or destroyed when he is done with it.
But, you just know they’re shotgunning the ICPMS.
Dr. West said his involvement in the project was not tied to any particular policy judgment. “I strongly believe that part of the picture in any policy development has to be the best possible science, and in cases where my work can contribute to that, I think that’s great,” he wrote in an e-mail message.
Yeah, whatever, narc.