Imagine, if you will, a new planet; one covered in marijuana. Lush rolling fields of cannabis as far as the eye can see, untouched by human kind. Imagine what the ecosystem would be like. No pollution, no disruption, but rolling crops of marijuana. It could be the best space weed ever! It could be the answer to our prayers! It could be the next frontier! Beam me up!
We Can Dream, Can’t We?
So, imagine my interest when I saw an article devoted to just this fantasy as being reported as truth from NASA themselves. It’s called Planet X637Z-43, discovered using NASA’s Kepler satellite. And it’s noted as being one of the very few planets potentially habitable according to NASA experts, who have detected sufficient levels of oxygen and nitrogen to support human life. I should have known something wasn’t right when they said they still hadn’t named the pot covered planet but that the name “Bob Marley” was in the lead for suggestions. I think we could be more creative than that for an entire planet covered in pot. Then again, it was probably a pothead who named Uranus and then snickered as everyone took him seriously. My submission would be “Juteiper”, but I doubt many know what Jute is.
Not So Fast
Now, imagine my sorrow when I did my rigorous fact-checking to make sure I wasn’t doing a “Rolling Stone” and getting myself into trouble. I went to Snopes.com and, BOOM!, dreams dashed. I had the blueprints already drawn out for my backyard rocket ship to Planet Plant (hey, that’s not hash-bad either) when I found the NASA-juana article found guilty of being FALSE! A gal can dream though. Who knows? Maybe we just haven’t gotten high enough to reach the herbivorous orb yet. Some day, Scotty, some day.
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