Nasa Paying People To Lay in Bed and Smoke Weed?
No, NASA is not paying people to smoke marijuana. Moreover, the growing acceptance of marijuana has created what many people are calling a “green rush,” an explosive spike in cannabis-related business ventures. These ventures include the most hands-on industries like growing cannabis, making marijuana products, and selling these products in dispensaries.
But they also include a huge variety of businesses that are less directly involved: marijuana-themed websites, cannabis related social media apps, marijuana investment advisors, and services that help people find nearby dispensaries, among many others.
And while this rapid growth of all things marijuana seems, for the most part, to be contributing in positive ways to the larger cannabis movement, there are also a growing number of frauds sneaking in and trying to capitalize on the green rush.
Take, for example, CannaSOS, a website that presents itself as a kind of one-stop site for anyone interested in the wide world of weed. On the surface, this site might appear to be providing people all sorts of fresh and helpful information, but a deeper look at what’s going on reveals a very different picture.
Let’s take a look at one of their most recent articles: “NASA will pay you 18000 USD to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days,” which was published on February 25.
This story claims that “NASA is currently looking for volunteers to participate in their ‘Rest Studies'” in which participants will remain bedridden for almost two months straight. In exchange, they’ll supposedly be paid $18,000.
The best part of all, according to the so-called “experts” at CannaSOS, is that “participants will have to spend 70 straight days in bed and smoke different types of cannabis.” Sounds great, right? The only problem: the entire article is a fabricated rip-off.
What the folks over at CannaSOS did was spin an article written by Andrew Iwanicki back in 2014 by adding a bunch of false material about it being a current study rather than a study that happened almost two years ago.
Worst of all, CannaSOS completely fabricated all that business about participants being allowed to “smoke different types of cannabis.”
CannaSOS took one correct thing—NASA did conduct a 70-day long bed rest study in 2014—and then added a whole lot of made up bullsh*t about it somehow being a cannabis study, all so they could put it on their website.
Apparently, some of those trying to cash in on the green rush are willing to go to any lengths to get attention and drum up some business.
In this case, the people at CannaSOS published an article that not only blatantly ripped off a real writer’s work (nowhere did the article even mention Iwanicki, whose story they stole), but also told a bunch of lies designed to get the cannabis community interested and excited.
Looks like those of us sincerely interested and invested in the cannabis movement need to be on the look out for people trying to hop on the green rush bandwagon in unethical, dishonest, and misleading ways.