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Hemp legalization effort
gathers steam

Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:zoidberg, 1/14/2013 8:42:36

In the cannabis plant family, hemp is the good seed. Marijuana, the evil weed. Michael Bowman, a gregarious Colorado farmer who grows corn and wheat, has been working his contacts in Congress in an attempt to persuade lawmakers that hemp has been framed, unfairly lumped with the stuff people smoke to get high.(Snip)Bowman’s message is simple: Be sensible. “Can we just stop being stupid? Can we just talk about how things need to change?”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/14/2013 9:00:28     (No. 9115310)

Great, we need lots of hemp rope to tie up our political hacks and force them to do their job!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/14/2013 9:52:16     (No. 9115414)

It´s so sad that Canada, Europe and even Australia have thriving hemp industries without a single canabis problem associated with it. It is truly an amazing plant. But, our national insanity toward drugs of almost every kind has given us such a bad case of paranoia we can´t function as a normal state. It truly is a national mental illness.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/14/2013 10:41:52     (No. 9115530)

One hundred years ago marijuana and heroin were legal and readily available. Heroin could be purchased at a drug store for about the same cost as aspirin.

We had no ´drug´ problem. We had no gangs, no Mafia, no drug lords, no militarized police force, no No-Knock warrants, and no prison population as great as Red China´s.

Prohibition does not work, as we have proven again and again. We are long past time to re-examine our national nightmare.

It is not the duty of the federal government to regulate what drugs we take and what foods we eat. There is no constitutional ground for it. If the several states choose to regulate drugs or foodstuffs, that falls well within their purview. Let the states handle this and get the feds out of it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/14/2013 11:03:48     (No. 9115602)

It´s real simple.

If you, as an adult, with all that is going on in the world and all that the world can offer...spend your time thinking about pot, using it, and wishing it were made legal, you´re a moron.

Not someone interested in rights, or a libertarian perspective, or somehow concerned about government overreach. Take a step back, look in the mirror and repeat after me...MORON.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 1/14/2013 12:47:37 PM     (No. 9115861)

I´ve heard that if you plant hemp, it neutralizes the mind-altering stuff in any marijuana plants that are nearby - can anyone confirm that?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/14/2013 4:37:05 PM     (No. 9116299)

If you don´t know the difference between growing hemp, which has no psychotropic properties, and growing marijuana, which does, then you are below a moron - an imbecile.

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