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The True Weapon of Peace

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This revolutionary device will bring about world peace in the event of a conflict.

It will consist of a giant bomb which will contain an aerosol of purified THC from hundreds, maybe thousands, of marijuana plants. When dropped under battlefield conditions, it will create a blast using either compressed air or some sort of compact, low-heat explosive. This will disperse the gas cloud onto troops and tanks alike, and likely the filtration system is not equipped to filter grizazz.

Soldiers will be severely doobed out within minutes, and will commence throwing down their guns and picking up their rations. They will engage in happy games with their opponents and will then realize the true uselessness of war.

Such a bomb(bomg?) could be dropped on afghanistan maybe? I mean, they must be smoking the wrong shit.

Hey, why not pakistan, palestine, and our own nation as well?

Of course, this would require a large plantation's worth of weed :)

Oh, and the wildlife and environment damage is probably minimal. The bomb could contain seeds as well, and toss them around the ground to produce future seeds of peace!

Crazy Bastard, May 05 2002

Laser-Guided Stink Bombs http://www.halfbake...nk_20Bombs_2e_2e_2e
Idea mentions using weed smoke as an alternative to stinky stuff. [pottedstu, May 06 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) Actually, the effects of THC in battle can be the exact opposite of your idea, as the Zulus knew. http://www.pbs.org/...s2/case4_clues.html
"... warriors were given a cannabis (marijuana)-based snuff to take during battle. Analysis of the snuff has revealed that it contained extremely high levels of THC, a powerful hallucinogen, and yet no detectable levels of the chemicals that cause the sedative effects of marijuana." [Guy Fox, May 06 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Ka-Boom! --- suicide bombing for fun..... http://www.newgroun...l/view.php?id=50323

"Barefoot in the Head" by Brian Aldiss http://www.amazon.c...026-5174260-8562859
Science fiction masterpiece set in a post-Acid Head Wars era. [runforrestrun, May 09 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

"Barefoot in the Head" by Brian Aldiss http://www.amazon.c...026-5174260-8562859
Science fiction masterpiece set in a post-Acid Head Wars era. [DrBob, Oct 17 2004]


       Am I the only one who snickers whenever I read the word 'stoned' in the Bible?
RayfordSteele, May 05 2002

       Sounds fun, but what about all those people for whom the 'erb does not agree? I've got several friends who find it makes them have paranoic episodes - not necessarily the best thing for stopping wars ;op
yamahito, May 05 2002

       Is the post-blast snack food concession still available? Based on my second-hand-only knowledge of this subject, I think that I'd make a serious pile of cash. Except that I probably couldn't get anybody to show up for work.
half, May 06 2002

       Personally I'd prefer a 'weaponized' Viagra, coupled with a release of a clone army of Playboy centerfolds.   

       But seriously, WW I had a spontaneous outbreak of peace early in the war -- right in the midst of the nastiness of trench warfare. Apparently one of the by-products of trench warfare is an accumulation of unburied bodies in 'no-mans-land'. This naturally creates a nasty stench, plus health problems. The story goes that the German's sung hymns, and the English sang hymns... and they all realized that they were signing the same tunes on Christmas eve. So a truce was held so people could put candles on (very) small Chirstmas trees. Some 'combatants' even got out some soccer balls and played against their opponents. Of course some serious body-burying occurred at this time too. The truce was really arranged at the grass-roots, which gave the officer corps on both sides fits. Apparently this kept up for days, until the old troops were 'put on leave' and fresh ones deposited into the trenches.
pathetic, May 06 2002

       We've had this idea before.
pottedstu, May 06 2002

       Picture the scene. You're running around some godforsaken desert country and the only thing that you're sure of is that there are a lot of people around you who have guns and they want to kill you. Imagine being thousands of miles away from home, carrying a huge amount of weaponry, in immediate and unquantifiable danger. Now, imagine how much worse that would be if you were stoned.
Going to the twenty-four hour garage is terrifying enough when mangled. I'd rather not be in a war zone when I become suddenly and inexplicably mentally incapacitated.
calum, May 06 2002

       Hey, I saw that special, on pbs! That was cool!   

       What about making the mixture *with* all the sedative effects(maybe enhance them?)   

       Hm. I guess I'm the only one who gets uber-chill :-P   

       On the other hand, if they did become suddenly and inexplicably mentally incapacitated, that works just as well... I mean, it's a convenient non-lethal weapon that way(well, unless of course, as said, you are allergic)   

       Then, this could also be precisely synchronized to a break, like the christmas phenomenon.
Crazy Bastard, May 06 2002

       This was half-baked in 'History Of the World, part 1'. 'We are now armed with Mighty Joint!'
StarChaser, May 07 2002

       Hm. I'll have to watch this movie, for this is a well-half-baked idea!
Crazy Bastard, May 07 2002

       i dont agree with this idea
i like the thing about the first world war soldiers but it seems the military do a better job of disabling personal thought now.
but surely if you going to try this you would use mdma or esctacy as is known being 'loved up' would deffinatly stop the fighting plus provide entertaining dancing compititions...
edski, May 07 2002

       I love this... If you use E, how do you get them to TAKE the E?
juuitchan3, May 08 2002

       Replace bullets with tranquilizer gun-style syringes full of lovin'?
Crazy Bastard, May 09 2002

       MDMA has serious physiological dangers. Weed on the other hand has never killed anyone.
davidcreede, Jul 22 2003

       I just bombed myself. :)
LeRoiEllington, Jan 22 2004

       [Guy Fox], regardless of what the Zulus "knew", modern science has shown that the effects of extracted THC are similar to the effects of smoked marijuana--but less so. Less effective medically, and less recreational. See Marinol.   

       Ancient societies have taken THC or marijuana or hashish before battle, because they felt that it helped their mental state--sort of focusing them by relaxing their minds.   

       As has been stated here, marijuana doesn't work the same for everyone. Some people get paranoid, some people get sick--and beyond that, different doses work differently for different people.   

       [pathetic], I heard on the radio once that the Pentagon considered developing, or did try to develop, a pheromone bomb. This would be dropped on the enemies and make then all incredibly sexually attracted to each other, leading to massive humiliation, sex, or both, which would presumably hinder the opponents' war effort. Not sure why it didn't go through.   

       Mentally incapacitated? I don't know what weed you're talking about, [calum], but most people just get chilled out and relaxed. Some get paranoid, but it's not like you smoke it and suddenly become unable to think or operate.
disbomber, Apr 03 2005

       //it's not like you smoke it and suddenly become unable to think or operate.// [disbomber] yes, it is.
zen_tom, Apr 03 2005

       What if instead of THC they used Valium? Some sort of aerosol form?
37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 04 2005


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