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MGZ | | Apr 6, 2013 05:47 AM

Yesterday, I posted a new thread about cooking with pot. It was eventually deleted and the Mods were kind enough to send me an e-mail explaining that their lawyers have advised them that such topics are unacceptable. I appreciate that they took the time to notify me, but, I spose I'm dumb, 'cause I just don't understand.

Frankly, as a former "white shoe" lawyer, I really don't get it. There is absolutely no way that any liability could be ascribed to the Site based upon a handful of us sharing recipes. Moreover, since Colorado and Washington have made recreational use legal and several other States permit medical use (not to mention places in Europe that have realized that marijuana is not a threat - we are an international community after all), why can we not, as such a community, discuss this herb as an ingredient? If I can go into a store and buy it, why can't I ask other 'hounds how best to cook with it. Sh*t, there are three boards devoted solely to booze.

In the interim, I promise to not discuss using marijuana in the things I cook. I was just hopin' that others take a moment to consider the issue. And, to make it clear, I dig this Site. I dig food and drink. I've been here for quite a while and intend to continue sharing ideas with all of you. I just wondered if I'm the only one who feels this way or if anyone had some other thoughts?

Oh, I almost forgot to mention this article that appeared in the Huffington Post about a new Cannabis Cupcake cookbook: Surely, Arianna's folks don't know more about food than we do?

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