BMW and Mercedes Use Hemp in Their Cars

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Remind me why hemp is illegal to grow in the U.S.:

…if you drive a BMW or a Mercedes Benz, or wear Armani jeans or Patagonia shirts, you could be consuming hemp.

Its fiber turns up in car door panels, insulation and clothing. Its seeds make tasty granola and frozen desserts, its oil expensive cosmetics and ecologically friendly soap.

If you use these products, you won’t be jailed for possession. But would-be hemp farmers’ fear of arrest is what keeps the U.S. importing the stuff instead of growing its own. [Bloomberg]

I don't write about hemp often, mainly because it's not actually a drug, but it bears repeating that the only reason hemp cultivation is illegal is because a bunch of paranoid drug warriors are utterly terrified of it. As stupid as the arguments against legalizing marijuana are, the case against hemp is even more mindless and pathetic.

Just pause for a moment and think about the fact that the DEA banned a substance used to make door panels for luxury cars, simply because it's related to marijuana. That level of marijuana hysteria probably wouldn’t be possible in the current political climate, but we're stuck with it until Congress admits this is ridiculous.

And I guarantee you that if Congress attempts to legalize hemp cultivation in the U.S., there will actually be people who freak out about it and try to argue that hemp somehow endangers America's youth.
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Using or taking drugs in a

Using or taking drugs in a car is illegal so one should avoid such things at the time of driving a car. Hemp is not actually drug, so one can use hemp at the time driving luxurious vehicles like BMW or Mercedes car. But Hemp cultivation is U.S. is illegal. We have to avoid drugs at the time of driving a car because accident can happen at any moment. Using drugs at the time of driving a vehicle is against law so every riders should avoid drugs at the the time of driving a car.

Good information about the

Good information about the car driving and how to drive a luxurious car in different type of country. At the time of driving the cars, sometimes drive very roughly and consuming hemp and these type of things happen in the European countries so how to avoid these things and drive safely for a better journey.

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I think the use of "Hemp" in

I think the use of "Hemp" in cars will be better. As BMW and Mercedes are using the same it must have some importance. I love BMW and I have one too. BMW, Mercedes and Audi are the luxurious and classy cars that we have in our auto industry. So, those who have such beautiful vehicles have to take proper care of their vehicle else have to face problems. Yes, if we go for a genuine repair center then the maintenance, servicing and repair of the vehicle may cost a bit higher as compared to a normal or ordinary repair center. really needed for us to choose a better repair center for our lovely vehicle rather then thinking of the cost we have to pay. I prefer the best BMW repair center in Chicago so that I can get best service for my lovely BMW.

Hemp is a term used for


Hemp is a term used for cannabis plant from which fiber, oil and seed. It has been refined to produce hemp oil, wax, rope,resin,cloth,pulp,paper and fuel. To some extent the discussion is acceptable but when comes to the drug it is totally inconvenient. The reason is the spoiled youngsters who will be attracted towards the drug. I know use of hemp is very useful in cars but think about the negative effect too.  Honda Repair Chatsworth

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