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Marijuana Home Delivery 大麻能快递?
   2014-12-12 09:57:38    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Han

 

大麻你到底要闹哪样?

The Los Angeles city attorney in the U.S. has filed a lawsuit to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.


The suit alleges that the iPhone and Android free app, Nestdrop, is a "flagrant attempt" to bypass restrictions contained in Proposition D, the medical marijuana law approved by Los Angeles voters last year.


Nestdrop links customers with delivery services. It started as an alcoholic beverage delivery service but added marijuana in November, promising arrival within an hour.


Pot delivery is currently only available in Los Angeles, but the company has said it wants to expand throughout Southern California.




语言点与词汇

city attorney

n. 市检查官,市检察院


file a lawsuit

v. 提起诉讼


marijuana

n. 大麻 大麻在美国境内是否该合法化是争论已久的问题,目前在加州(即洛杉矶所在的州)大麻依旧非法。


flagrant

adj. 明目张胆的,用来形容无耻的行为 该词和fragrant(芳香的,令人愉悦的)长得很像,意思却截然相反,要注意区分。

例句:

Their behavior is a flagrant violation of the law. We should never condone it.

(他们的行为公然无视法律。我们决不能姑息。)

I love this shampoo. It always keeps my hair fresh and fragrant.

(我可喜欢这款洗发水了。它总能让我的头发保持清新、芳香。)


bypass

v. 绕开,逃避


pot

n. marijuana的别称,口语里最常见的用来代替marijuana的单词,跟动词smoke搭配,指吸食大麻,引申义泛指神志不清的状态(像吸高了大麻一样)。

例句:You want a 500 percent pay raise? Are you smoking pot?

(你想涨五倍工资?你神志不清啊?)





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