Hemp: The Anti-Drug

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In discussing the bill to legalize industrial hemp cultivation in California, the New York Times hits the nail on the head. Responding to complaints from law-enforcement agencies and ONDCP officials that hemp fields would provide a hiding place for commercial marijuana plants, the Times throws it back at ‘em:

To some people intimate with the nuances of marijuana, however, the idea of hiding marijuana in a hemp field, where the plants would cross-pollinate, provokes amusement. "It would be the end of outdoors marijuana," said Jack [Herer], 67, a marijuana historian and author who runs a group called Help End Marijuana Prohibition, or HEMP. "If it gets mixed with that crop, it's a disaster."

Once again, the drug warriors have followed their own ignorance into a counter-intuitive position that contradicts their stated goals. Widespread hemp cultivation could leave huge portions of the state unsuitable for commercial outdoor marijuana growing, a result they’ve been quite unable to achieve by conventional means.

Further proof that the drug warriors in Washington, D.C. don’t have a clue.

Honestly, I’m surprised they don’t just start claiming it gets you high. It would be our word against theirs. But I guess if they said that, then it would be their fault when some hippie asphyxiates from trying to smoke his pants.

Update: Months later, they're still trying the same line.

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My life with cannabis and alcohal

Cannabis saves lives, tobacco and alcohol kills. Cannabis is illegal and tobacco and alcohol is legal there is something wrong here don't you think?

I am 56 years old.The first half of my working life I drank and went through several different jobs. Some of these jobs I lost because of not showing up for work because of hang overs or even coming to work drunk.
I quit drinking for 13 years. Now I have a few beers once in a while and smoke a lot of pot.
In the last half of my life, I have this job I am working on right now for 11 years, and have not missed one day of work. I Also got an employee of the year award. I have been high on pot for all these years and doing my job very well. I hope my boss dosn't read this. ha! ha!
I can even do my job better high on pot then when I am straight.
I don't under stand these laws today I think they have everything all back wards.

Smoke his pants?

Did you really mean to say that?

yes... smoke his pants.

hemp is a very usefull plant. the fibers can be used for everything from rope to textiles that can be made into chlothing. and the cellulose can be used in plactics, biofuels, and even dynamite.

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