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Why Can't Americans Manufacture Rope And Other Products From Hemp?

{This is the 3rd installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress.}

In August I wrote an article touting Senator Rand Paul’s attempt to pass legislation that would clearly distinguish between industrialized hemp and marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. Senator Paul, who hails from Kentucky, is hoping the legalization of hemp, once an important cash crop in this country, will aid with revitalizing the agricultural industry. Paul did have support from fellow Senators Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders, and Jeff Merkley when Senate Bill 3501 was introduced. These Senators will be challenged as they try to advance this legislation forward and are sure to be attacked by energy, construction, and agriculture special interests that have their client’s best interest in mind.

One of the most difficult hurdles proponents of industrialized hemp have to clear is the lack of education the majority of people possess regarding hemp. Most individuals do not understand the wide variety of products that the cannabis plant is able to supply. In fact, probably a significant majority believe that hemp, marijuana, and cannabis all share the same definition. It is an unfortunate mistake, but it is a common occurrence to relate all types of cannabis to the recreational or medical marijuana that causes psychoactive effects when smoked or ingested. Hemp only contains traces of the psychoactive compounds, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), found in plants grown for recreation or medical use, because such plants produce minimal levels. Simply put, some researchers claim that you would need to smoke an acre of hemp in order to get high. That’s assuming you have a week of free time to kill and access to an acre of hemp.

What’s that, you want to get high with a friend? You better find another acre of hemp!


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bottom line anyone that is

bottom line anyone that is anti-marijuana or anti-hemp supports cartels and is criminal by ignorance.

male hemp pollen will be the new enemy and far more effective then the corrupt dea or spider mites!

Once hemp is being grown it will be impossible to grow good marijuana outdoors unless you use special pollen filters in greenhouses or inside. once hemp is being grown. It will be impossible to grow good marijuana outdoors since the male pollen from the hemp plant will genetically destroy the female marijuana plant and thc%. Turning it into arkansas ditchweed!

Pollen does the job for the corrupt dea and saves billions!

Ron Paul 2016

Hemp is direct competition to Monsanto

And will not be allowed! Monsanto owns the EPA and the FDA, they make sure the status quo stays intact, that is corn and soybeans.

If the population knew the damage Monsanto and Bayer have done to our environment there would be demonstrations and riots in the streets. Most of the insect population is gone in my area with them the bats and song birds have disappeared.

The human population is dyeing from cancer caused by the GMO's, but no one has made the connection yet, due to misinformation. Clothianidin, the seed coating for the GMO' is a nerve agent. How can it not affect us humans? When just one seed can kill a bird!

edit: this is an excerpt from the EPA own assessment.

However, our assessment also shows that exposure to treated seeds through
ingestion may result in chronic toxic risk to non-endangered and endangered small birds (e.g.,
songbirds) and acute/chronic toxicity risk to non-endangered and endangered mammals.

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Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Good Thanksgiving Conversation

There were only a couple of Ron Paul supporters at our Thanksgiving table, but several members of my family came out and expressed an interest in the complete legalization of marijuana and medical marijuana, because they've heard on the news about Colorado, Washington, and other states having some success. These relatives tend to be either independent or Democratic, and I was happy to hear their opinions. We had one person firmly against it. If we can bring people of differing idealogies together on an issue such as this, we can have real success.

Joe in MD

:-)

for the person against, i

for the person against, i guess they love cartels! bottom line anyone that is anti-marijuana or anti-hemp supports cartels and is criminal by ignorance.

male hemp pollen will be the new enemy and far more effective then the corrupt dea or spider mites!

Once hemp is being grown it will be impossible to grow good marijuana outdoors unless you use special pollen filters in greenhouses or inside. once hemp is being grown. It will be impossible to grow good marijuana outdoors since the male pollen from the hemp plant will genetically destroy the female marijuana plant and thc%. Turning it into arkansas ditchweed!

Pollen does the job for the corrupt dea and saves billions!

Ron Paul 2016

Yep!

It pollinates through the air like corn, and would render somebody's 16th generation hybrid killer ganja worthless for the purpose of mind alteration.

One can just breeze over

the story of cannabis being made illegal in the 1930's, and it becomes obvious that, (while it was wrongly demonized as a dangerous substance using racial biases and fear mongering that would get a guy voted out today, and just plain dirty politics), the OTHER objective was to get hemp out of the picture. Big Pharma, Oil, Chemical, Textile corporations were no different then than they are now. A natural material or substance they couldn't patent and own was considered a threat to their financial interests.

....So when WW2 starts, in a blatant case of hypocrisy, they force farmers in the midwest to cultivate it for cordage and as a textile. As a kid, 40 years ago, hemp grew voluntarily everywhere around my rural southern Michigan home, and even today here in Indiana you'll see it all the time in the fields and ditches.

it was always about the hemp

it was always about the hemp for sure, your spot on!

Ron Paul 2016

Because

It would cut into the profits of lots of rats out there. Did you know DuPont was the driving force to ban it? So was Hearst.

skippy

Petition President Obama to Change DEA Policy

If you petition the White House directly to urge the current President to alter DEA policy. All we have to do to change the definition of industrial hemp to be allowed in each state or nationwide is less than 1% THC. Industrial hemp needs to be separated from the whole marijuana debate entirely. We also need to convince local, state, and Federal(cringe) law enforcement that asset forfeitures will not be reduced by industrial hemp. We need to give law enforcement at least 5% of the annual tax revenue from industrial hemp. If we do find out local, state, and national coalitions to lean the executive branch to alter industrial hemp definition.

Here the post I made for that artical...

Great artical..this plant is a NON TOXIC VEGETABLE..and I dont care what strain of the Cannabis Hemp plant we are talking about..its still a NON TOXIC VEGETABLE..never in the history of mankind has anyone ever OD'd on Cannabis! In fact the Indica & Sativa strains are thee most MEDICINAL plants that grow on this planet! The cannabinoids from these gifts from God, CURE DISEASE! If we were to use this plant like our Creator intended us to use it for..we would be planting this EVERYWHERE there is dirt! Clean burning FUELS/ awesome FOOD and FIBER..research this plants potential on just these 2 things..no more World Hunger..in fact the food and fiber this plant produces is second to NONE. And again...the MEDICINE that this wonderful plant produces is a CURE FOR DISEASE. This plant will cost those who are in control of this planet TRILLIONS..THATS WHY this plant has been lied about for the past 90 +years..100%FACT.

Cannabis Hemp Oil CURES DISEASE

Automobile safety- better protected occupants

In 1941 Ford made a HEMP CAR- tougher than steel.>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rgDyEO_8cI and in europe, bricks made from hemp>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=wRtDh6YUt-0&feature=ends...

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

WOW

That's awesome! Never seen that before. Imagine the kind of innovations we would see if government just stayed out of the market.

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Because the goobermint commands so!

We should have a national "Plant-a-Dope" day.. Just go out your nearest politicians house, plant some seeds in an inconspicuous location, wait till it grows a bit, then call the news and sit back with a recorder... THEN post it on YouTube so we ALL can see it.

:)

(Edit: You know I'm just kidding right?)

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Kidding or not

It's a great idea! Not that I'd advocate such a thing but if I diiiiid...

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It would be funny if someone did that.. Hell they "punk" us

everyday with some new attack on us. A little get back would be enjoyable. :)

Not that I advocate anything like that for real either.... :)

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

If the governemtn bans it, type it in to google with "cure"

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/ricksimpsoncancercure16dec07....

They want us sick, not cured. They want to sell us drugs, not have us grow our medicine. They want us endlessly distracted with arguments over minutiae like whether we should allow hemp or cannabis or both or neither and how much should we allow?

If one were to substitute "marigold" for "marijuana " in all these discussions you would soon see how absurd the entire discussion is. And yet.... Marigold also is a curative herb. One day we may be adding "marigold" to their banned substance list. Or perhaps they can just genetically modify the benefits away.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

bump

Thanks for posting.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

And thanks for bumping, legalize

You're certainly a major asset to the liberty movement, good sir.

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The American Government Is Controlled By Lobbyists !

A lobbyist is a paid company sales person with deep, deep pockets.
Current companies are multi-national corporations that only care about squeezing out competition, forming types of monopolies, and disregard for the U.S. Constitution.
Law enforcement at all levels is BIG business, with lots of employees.
These employees must justify their government pay checks by enforcing completely unnecessary laws.

Ban lobbyists, re-instate strict U.S. Constitutional LAW, and the U.S. may survive this attack on its sovereignty !

beesting

Lobbyists Are Only A Symptom

Of the greater problem of government. When we give government the power to regulate markets and hinder competition, lobbyists are sure to result.

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I Disagree !

Why has Israel {A country the size of the state of New Jersey }become such a main topic on the U.S. news outlets?

Because of Israeli lobbyists controlling the media.

beesting

Israeli lobbyists control the media?

Or does the U.S. government, which is influenced heavily by Israeli lobbyists due to its ability and willingness to provide military equipment and political cover, largely influence the media?

Maybe it's chicken and egg, but it's important to identify the ultimate source of these problems, and that is the acceptance of government and it's monopoly powers to regulate markets and wage wars.

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i agree

With Marc we need to treat the cause not the symptoms.