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Stealth Pot

Use Crossbreeding or Genetic Engineering to make Stealth Pot Plants
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Make plants that produce THC (active ingredient in marijuana) but look like tomato plants, corn whatever.
1978tomy, Jan 05 2001

Tomacco http://www.tvtome.c...owid-146/epid-1516/
Simpsons episode where Homer invents "Tomacco" [Qualiall, Jan 05 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Interesting. Genetic engineering that hippies would support but that I would oppose.
centauri, Jan 06 2001
  

       Smoking tomato?
Getting high on potato?
Doesn't quite have a ring to it.
badoingdoing, Jan 06 2001
  

       Some nutty scientist once claimed that they had done this, or were going to do it, or something like that. I'm not sure what the benign plant in question was, though, and I don't have enough to come up with a link, so I guess it doesn't really exist, huh?
egnor, Jan 06 2001
  

       egnor, I've heard something along those lines, but I thought the plant up for modification was orange trees. We can't both have imagined it, can we?
centauri, Jan 06 2001
  

       I also vaguely remember the article about the "wacky farmer" genetically engineering orange trees to produce fruit with THC; however, I'm pretty sure it was a hoax. (It blathered about gene splicing in a way which sounded plausible but didn't make any sense.)   

       Certainly a lot of people were taken in, though.
krevis, Jan 06 2001
  

       Three days, and nobody has mentioned the phrase "baked potatoes?"
Uncle Nutsy, Jan 08 2001
  

       Fried potatoes anyone? If there is someone working on this, hurry up already.
mooka, Aug 22 2003
  

       Now, if the idea were a virus to wipe the plant out, then maybe you'd have my vote.
Almafeta, Aug 22 2003
  

       [Almafeta] why on earth would you want that? you bad bad person.
stilgar, May 15 2004
  
      
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