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This is why we should legalize hemp and the real reason it is illegal.

I am going to plead the case to legalize hemp AND marijuana and explain the real reasons why this plant yes plant is not legal. I also want to make clear that what is categorized as hemp now days is not the same as marijuana although they are usually lumped together as the same thing I assure you they are not . You could smoke a garbage bag full of hemp and you would not get high!

I also need to state I do not smoke marijuana so my opinions as well as my facts are not bias, with that said take a seat and prepare to be shocked about the truth. I came to the conclusion that the only sense this made as to why this plant is illegal is that it didn't make any sense at all!

First I want to speak about medical marijuana and the good it actually does to various terminally ill and sick people around the world. Before some of you say wait a minute we have a synthetic form of marijuana called marinol let me point out some important facts.

If you look at the studies, marinol makes most people physically ill when they take it, even though it is supposed to give the same effect as marijuana. The fact is that it is not natural, it is synthetic, and it is not marijuana. Next time you get a prescription for anything get a list of the side effects of these legal prescription drugs you are taking and watch how quick you get a headache from reading the 3 pages of side effects this single pill could possibly give you. On the other hand in 99.9% of people that take medical marijuana guess what? They don't get physically sick, now why is that? Could it be because it is 100% natural? What do I know I am just some idiot that knows how to read and make an intellegent decision based on facts? Shame on me for educating myself!

I became educated on this subject years ago when my father was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer and he was taking marinol for pain and couldn't hold down his food even after taking this so called wonder drug marinol.

Do you know what I did? I called a friend that smoked pot and bought some for my father and guess what? Within 30 minutes he was hungry, felt better and ate more than he had eatin in days, yes within 30 damn minutes of smoking ONLY 3 or 4 hits of marijuana. he claimed his pain was almost gone and he didn't feel sick to his stomach any longer and he was hungry, I WAS SHOCKED AND HAPPY. Rest assured I continued to buy him marijuana until he died and I am damn glad I did.

Here are just the side effects for marinol. Are you ready?

clumsiness or unsteadiness - dizziness - drowsiness - false sense of well-being - nausea - trouble thinking - vomiting - blurred vision or changes in vision - dryness of mouth - feeling faint or lightheaded, especially when getting up from a lying down or sitting position - flushing of face - restlessness - unusual tiredness or weakness - amnesia (memory loss) - changes in mood - confusion - delusions - fast or pounding heartbeat - feelings of unreality - hallucinations - mental depression - nervousness or anxiety - being forgetful - change in sense of smell, taste, sight, sound or touch - change in how fast you think - time is passing - constipation - decrease in coordination - sluggish - mood changes - panic - reaction problems in urinating - redness of eyes - seizures - severe drowsiness - severe dryness of mouth - slurred speech - unusual drowsiness or dullness.

Are you feeling sick just from reading all those side effects?

Hell forget about taking the marinol just read the side effects and you have the same side effects as they claim you get while taking their drug!

The fact is that marijuana helps people with diseases such as : Cancer, Glucoma, Multiple Sclerosis and AIDS just to name a few. marijuana helps against nausea, pain, uncontrolable shaking and depression again just to name a few symptoms. I assure you the list goes on and on.

Now this natural plant that could help millions if not billions of people is illegal even though it has been proven time and time again it would help these people? How many people are addicted to prescription drugs in this country? How many people are on anti depressants in this country? How many of these people that are hooked on these drugs were prescribed these drugs only because they had a bad week at work or just broke up with their girlfriend or boyfriend?

Prescription drugs kill over 100,000 people every year in this country due to overdose yet they are legal?

Alcohol kills over 100,00 people yet is legal?

Tabacco kills over 450,000 people and is legal; however, take a guess of how many people have overdosed on marijuana ZERO - NOBODY yet it is illegal?

What the hell is going on here you ask? I asked myself the same questions so then I started to dig into the facts and what I discovered was scary and shocking!

The Pharmaceutical industry is a 604 billion dollar industry yes 604 billion in Europe it was 664 billion so think about the profits of these companies and ask yourself, why wouldn't these companies want to lobby to make this natural plant legal and make more profit for themselves?

Becuase marijuana is NATURAL and you CAN NOT patent anything natural. If they allowed marijuana to be legal it would destroy most of their profits on the drugs they make that they have a patent on to where marijuana would take it's place.

This is nothing more than profit driven to keep this natural plant that could help so many people with so many diseases get better without buying the legal pills they are selling you. That in itself would be motive enough wouldn't it? WAIT THERE'S MORE!

If they legalize marijuana they would have no case to keep hemp illegal for they would absolutely have to make hemp legal as well if they legalized marijuana.

Why do you think they have fought so hard to keep hemp illegal all these years? Well for starters, they have tried to confuse people into believeing that hemp and marijuana are bad and dangerous for you and it would turn people into drug crazed killers, rent reefer madness and watch this extreme propaganda movie they beat into the heads of people as well as schools around the world and you will understand their agenda to link these two sister plants together.

Now the truth about hemp!

Hemp you say? Why are they so against hemp if they know it won't get you high and it won't help the people and diseases I stated above? Because hemp would extremely destroy the profits of other huge companies mainly the oil, steel, lumber, plastic and alcohol industry as well as the food industry because of it's valuabe nutritional food source! How would hemp destroy these companies profits?

Hemp has so many values and can make so many things you would be amazed. What can hemp make you ask? Here are just a few examples :

# 1 : In 1941 Henry Ford built a car made almost entirely out of hemp and this hemp plastic as it was called was 12 times lighter than steel and 10 times stronger. It was virtually indestructable, but that's not all, THE CARS MOTOR RAN COMPLETELY ON HEMP SEED OIL. There goes most of the oil industry!

# 2 : George Washington as well as many other founders grew hemp and they made alcohol from it. Looks like Mccains wife wouldn't have been a trust fund baby if we had hemp making our alcohol. Say goodbye to Budweiser and John Mccains wealth!

# 3 : You can build homes and building materials from hemp, it is the strongest fiber known to man even very small stems are very hard to break. We would not have to kill so many trees that provide oxygen to our plantet. There goes the lumber industry!

# 4 : You can make paper from hemp, did you know the constitution was written on hemp paper and this is the reason it has lasted over 200 years? again hurts the lumber industry!

# 5 : You can make various lotions and skin creams and sun tan oil from hemp seed oil!

# 6 : You can make clothes from hemp and these clothes are so strong it is almost impossible to tear them!

# 7 : You can make rope from hemp and the rope is the strongest rope known to man that is made from hemp fiber!

# 8 : You can make canvas from hemp, in fact the ships used in battle in the early used hemp canvas and rope to secure and power their ships, the most famous were the cribber ships. The canvas would also make the strongest tents know to man.

The list goes on and on folks.

Considering I only gave a handful of examples do you see why they do not ever want to legalize this natural plant that gives us the benefit of so many things we use today in this world?

The motivation? GREED AND CONTROL plain and simple.

It is time for us to stand up and take our damn country back from the voltures that have taken over our country. We have been stolen from, lied to and been fed fear of these natural plants.

THIS MUST STOP!

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HEMP

Hemp is non-narcotic. Its a distant cousin of marijuana but its not weed or pot!!!!!

Half the people i know got their card

Do they really need it? Some of them really do and it brings a lot of relief. I'm not talking hemp, I'm talking Mary Jane. I'd get one myself but what rights would I trade? How long before some busy body politician says if you got the card you can't drive or buy a firearm? We already have seen this. We've also seen people denied organ transplants, necessary life saving surgery.

And they just die. Nobody helps them. What kind of a medical treatment plan is that? Oh sorry you use this particular medicine so we're gonna just let you die. We could save you but we're not going to.

I used to be an EMT. I don't know how many lives I've saved, never kept count. I once jumped into a burning car and pulled out a whole family. Doesn't it kinda seem strange that now that I need help there's nobody to give it?

This is a shame because I'm starting to wonder if pot isn't a miracle drug. What other medicine besides aspirin treats such a wide range of symptoms? And this word going around that it cures cancer. Could this be true? Cause I got that. I think it might be a bit late to do me any good but frankly I hope it does. Because that means somebody else doesn't have to suffer.

But check this out: all this "medical marijuana" has pushed out the cheaper (and probably not as good) Mexican product that patients can actually afford. THE STUFF IS ALMOST AS EXPENSIVE AS GOLD. So ironically these people have gained the RIGHT to get pot but they can't AFFORD it.

Every time we get legislation involved in a good thing they make it effectively useless.

And people don't help people like me. They throw people like me in jail. This society is fixated on incarcerating people. I think it would actually be cheaper to put us all on a Cadillac medical program but nevermind. Some people just must like watch other suffer.

Whelp, I would so some kind of appeal for help but there's no real cure for what I got. And all I got left is my little house on wheels that I just love and when I can't be independent anymore, well, all the shine will have gone out of my life and I won't have much of a reason to stick around.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

STOP CALLING THE CANNABIS HEMP PLANT MARIJUANA!!!

Look up where and when this term was first applied to this wonderful plant..its a racist term! The EVIL Hemp plant was making the Blacks and Hispanics RAPE the white woman! So there was a call for this DEVIL PLANT to be outlawed..but even those who smoked this plant daily had no idea that this evil Marijuana Plant was the Indian Hemp that they enjoyed DAILY! Many were shocked to find this out, but so began the demonising of THEEE most medicinal plant that grows on our planet.

Another FACT..the Cannabis Hemp Plant is NON TOXIC! You Can NOT over dose on any amount you ingest..in fact PLEASE do some research on our bodies "Endocannabinoid System" our bodies create Cannabinoids that almost mirror the cannabinoids we get from the Cannabis Hemp Plant! Cannabis is GOOD FOR YOU! Have you looked into all the studies done from Dr. Danald Tashkin (UCLA RESEARCH) "Even the HEAVIEST of Cannabis smokers had NO INCREASE risk of cancer & had a much lower risk then NON SMOKERS!! Where as Tobacco smokers had a 20 FOLD INCREASE in lung cancer!" And this is only one of many studies that PROVE that smoking cannabis is NOT a harmful activity! In fact if you smoke cigarettes and cigarettes ONLY you do your lungs great harm..smoking BOTH is BETTER! Yep smoking that evil pot plant helps to repair the damage that tobacco smoke does to them..FACT.

We have 3 strains of Cannabis..Indica/ Sativa/ and Ruderalis (Russian Strain with NO THC) the Indica is a POWERFUL Pain killer awesome for cancer/ and if you have trouble sleeping at night take 2 hits and call me in the morning!..the Sativa strain is wonderful for depression/ ADD/ ADHD a good strain to get you motivated in the AM. And Im not talking smoking 24/7 either..moderation is the key. Unless you are battleing a disease..like Cancer..get yourself some Indica strain hemp oil and start consuming. Please look into Rick Simpsons "Run From The Cure" video..this is only the tip of the iceburg what this man has done to CURE these people of their illness.

You want a CLEAN BURNING FUEL? NOTHING beats this plant..ethanol/methanol and Bio Diesel fuel we SHOULD DEMAND for our fuel needs. NO MORE GOING TO WAR FOR A FOSSIL FUEL! ZERO need to use anything but hemp for our fuel. You think Big Oil and the Big Pharma want ANYTHING to do with this non toxic God Send? This is why for the past 90 years we have been told nothing but LIES when it comes to this wonderful plant.

I could go on and on for hours about this..heres the bottom line. WE MUST ELECT THOSE WHO AGREE TO ALLOW THIS NON TOXIC VEGETABLE TO BE PLANTED EVERYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY..and use it for what our creator gave it to us for..FOOD/FUEL/FIBER..and MEDICINE!

I have smoked/eaten this plant DAILY for 35 years..Im 51 years old and have a better lung capacity then just about any 20 year old I know of..and I have been drug free for years..not so much as 1 asprin have I put into my body..no petro chemicals for me EVER, from now until I die. All Natural is the only way to go people. And I will continue to smoke and eat the cannabis Hemp plant daily..in good health! Now put this in your pipe and smoke it..in fact I think I will!! ;O)

Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE

Peer-reviewed scientific studies

I have literally spent 100s of hours researching into known cancer cures. From Daniel Chapter One, Dr Burzynski, and just raising your bodies PH. I was successful at curing the fibrosarcosis tumor on my cat Trouble that the Vet had claimed would kill him within a couple weeks. I did that following the recommendations provided by Daniel Chapter One. Recently I was shocked to find this list. I started picking these studies on the list at random and reading the actual studies to verify what they said and I admit I've only done it to just 10 of the studies. By that time I was so furious and disgusted I had to stop. But here is a list of over 600+ studies showing unheated marijuana eaten not smoked or baked cures cancer almost without fail with NO negative side effects!!
http://www.uccs.edu/~rmelamed/peer-reviewed-articles-on.html

Raw marijuana also does not get you "high"

when marijuana is smoked or baked (brownies) it changes the chemical structure of the THC that causes you to feel high. Eating it raw, say in a salad, has numerous health benefits beyond just cancer treatment.

You lost me at

"THE CARS MOTOR RAN COMPLETELY ON HEMP SEED OIL. There goes most of the oil industry!"

Nope nopeity nope.

The first part may be correct. But then again, the first cars were completely electric. Only the ultra wealthy could afford them, and on top of that they were very unreliable. Then came the internal combustion engine by the germans, and so on.

As for the claim of the "hemp car" (this is completely an internet myth), Ford claimed it was a "soybean car" . But even that was suspected to be false, since some claim that it was instead composed of :"phenol plastic", a product of coal tar.

The reason that they even experimented with it, and made 12,000 acres of soybeans to construct it, was of course due to the metal rationing of the early 40s. The car utterly failed. And I cant find any record of the motor "running on hemp"...but instead from good ole' ethanol (which is by far, the worst thing to happen to the energy industry...ever.)

But even if you did a little bit of research beyond internet hype and myths, you would have found this out in 5 minutes. But that wouldnt be an easy jab at those "EVUL OIL COMPANIES", would it?

Im even in favor of bringing back hemp production, and ending the drug war. But theres sooooo many great ways to showcase hemp's possibilities, instead of attacking the most attacked "EVUL" industry around with a statement like "THERE GOES THE OIL INDUSTRY" if hemp production is allowed....lol....

But hey, us sane Paul supporters arent welcomed where everyone is screaming about how EVUL those

Pharmaceutical Companies
Oil Companies
Fast Food joints
Soft Drinks
Coal Companies
Car Companies
Banks
Corporations in general....

....are.

And it wouldnt make for a good conspiracy-induced arcticle about how one plant would magically solve all of our supposed "problems"..

"I yield back the balance of my time"

Jefferson on hemp

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Bamboo

Bamboo is good stuff too. Many products can be made from Bamboo including clothes. It grows at an unbelievable rate cuz it is a grass.

OMG

He couldn't keep down food after taking marinol? That means he was severely anemic and could die from that alone. Cancer treatment causes severe anemia and if he wasn't eating he had a double whammy and he was prolly weak with low blood count he could have died. Maryjane doesn't increase appetite with everyone. For some people it stops their appetite. Well you know the gov and Big Pharm want all the profits. That's what fascism is.

Keepin' it real.

Depends on the strain. I'd

Depends on the strain. I'd bet there is at least one strain for every person on this earth that would help get them to eat.

Change the narrative

Don't say: "We should legalize hemp".

Instead say: "We should criminalize attacks on people who own, grow or trade hemp."

All the reasons mean nothing.

All the reasons mean nothing. Zero. It's not a free country. The state makes infinitely more money keeping it illegal than it could collect in the form of tax.

The reason it is illegal is the state gets to keep the masses obeying ( imagine going to war and killing strangers while the state you are defending locks people up for using an herb! Will wreck there life for quantities of it )

Look up "The Palermo Connection" a movie circa 1989/90 with James Belushi. Funny thing is they even changed the name in the wikpedia to an Italian name ( lol ) and you won't find it on dvd, not the kind that plays in this country far as I could find. Land of the free. LOL

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

The Drug Company

The Drug company has the Opium market cornered and that comes from a natural plant, Poppy plant. Wonder how that happened.

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

Is that oxycodin?

Is that oxycodin?

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

The Constitution is written on parchment

Not hemp paper. However, it and the Declaration of Independence were apparently drafted on hemp paper.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

According to statistics,

In order to overdose on Marijuana, you must be able to consume 1,500 lbs. of Marijuana within 15 minutes. Take 30 Advil in 10 minutes and you get to stay in la la land FOREVAR! ^________^

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

You can't compete with nature

So the only thing a pharmaceutical company can do is outlaw it's use. How can we make money off fix your cancer if you can grow a plant that cures it, in your backyard? We're here to profit off solve your problems, not and cure them! Come, take our pain killers and stress relievers, don't smoke that ugly thing created by God/Nature! Marijuana kills people! Don't you pay any attention to those studies that show the contrary! Weed kills hundreds of thousands per year! TRUST US! We're here to profit off help you!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

A new problem

Synthetic cannaboids..(k2 spice) In the attempt to go around the marijuana laws, these synthetics were abandoned by the pharmaceutical companies. Umm think about it thats scary the list of side effects of most drugs are insane who would take them but these were not put into production? Think of the money they could have made and they never did it. However, now these CHEMICALS are sprayed on whatever is burnable and being smoked up and rapidly changed to get around new laws outlawing them. They have been in my area for about 2 years now. Side effects that I have observed and talked with people about(work in this field) start escalating in about 1 year or 1 and 1/2 years of use. Coughing, gagging, yellow/brown sputum, headaches, confusion, short term memory loss, agitation, suicidal ideations and attempts, severe depression, lack of interest, problems with their esophagus, seizures, respiratory issues and lastly two weeks ago a 17 year old went into respiratory distress and died. Also when given the choice regardless of the legality of it or not people are chosing these synthetics after a long period of use over marijuana because THE SYNTHETICS are proving to be very addictive. Would this even been happening if you could grow your Xanax in the back yard? Now these new drugs are being lumped in with marijuana again attempting to scare the public on marijuana evils. When given the choice between something natural or an engineered chemical you would think the choice would be obvious.

one day, yes, one day

one day, yes, one day

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams

D.L. Crumpton speaks out on decriminilization

This is by far the best article ever written on why marijuana should be legal. D.L. Crumpton puts an argument together in such a clear and concise way and wraps it up in ribbons and bows so by the time you get done reading this article there isnt any argument in opposition to legalization left standing that hasnt been destroyed. Anyone passionate about this topic or that has loved ones in pain from things like cancer MUST read D.L. Crumpton's reasoning on this issue.

http://www.iamthegrandchild.com/2012/04/20/can-i-be-your-bud...

K.C.

Agreed on this. He manages to

Agreed on this. He manages to cover all the bases is the shortest amount of time possible. Prohibition is disgusting and destroys countless lives. Legalize now!

The Marijuana Conspiracy - The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal

ALTERNATIVE DRUGS & MEDICINE

The Marijuana Conspiracy - The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal
by Doug Yurchey, June 15, 2005

THE REAL REASON CANNABIS HAS BEEN OUTLAWED HAS NOTHING
TO DO WITH ITS EFFECTS ON THE MIND AND BODY.

MARIJUANA is DANGEROUS. Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.

The truth is if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the word 'marijuana' come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant...as you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

http://www.illuminati-news.com/marijuana-conspiracy.htm

And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land.-- Ezekiel 34/29

Everything in moderation

It is rough on the liver if taken daily. How can the liver filter the resin? The resin piles up in the gall bladder blocking it....but hey, the gov made 'nouvo ring' for birth control causes disease of the gall bladder even in women of their early twenties.

Keepin' it real.

I've been aware of this information for many years.

When I first found out that some republican congressman named Ron Paul was against the war on drugs I began to look deeper. That was the beginning of my political education about five years ago. Around the same time I got internet. Wow have I changed since then.

I believe this is a key issue as it clearly shows that the emporror isn't wearing any cloths.

One more thing about cannabis and hemp, it grows in all 50 states, like a weed.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Here is why it's not legal...

You'll probably lose it over this short article. Be sure to watch the two short videos.

http://superofficialnews.com/dea-chief-dodges-more-questions...

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Does anyone know when they

Does anyone know when they made hemp illegal? Seeing as it was used at one time for cars, gasoline, alcohol...when and who decided we had to stop?

Its illegal cause many many

Its illegal cause many many industries would have competition. We all know they lobby to not have any of this legal. Propaganda just like alcohol had. If these industries were smart and just embrace the change then it would benefit there pockets. Until we have free markets again I dont see it being legal.

ALWAYS bring up the point

ALWAYS bring up the point that one doesn't have to smoke cannabis to get the medicinal effects

someone close to me has an illness . . .

that 70 years ago could have been managed (pain and etc.) by the use of cannibis tincture/tonic; no need to smoke it.

Now there is really nothing effective that can be used, and this person is in pain most of the time--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Check out the official

Check out the official Facebook of Rick Simpson, the pioneer of cannabis oil. There is a lot of information on his page for just about everything. It's never too late for this person that is close to you, the hemp oil could very well be able to help them.