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DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

05/14/2014 - Huffington Post:

The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky's legal hemp industry following congressional legalization of the crop for research purposes.

The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. "They're interpreting the law a hundred different ways," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R) told HuffPost. "The only way they're not interpreting it is the way it actually reads."

Comer said that he met with Kentucky Sens. Mitch McConnell (R) and Rand Paul (R) this past weekend and relayed to them the DEA's claim that it was simply following the intent of the recently passed farm bill, which includes a passage championed by McConnell that allows colleges and state departments of agriculture to cultivate hemp for research purposes.

"They were just appalled, because Senator McConnell was the author of the language," Comer said. "He knows exactly what the congressional intent of the law was."


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I thought they got the seeds

I thought they got the seeds back and planted about 30 acres.
Am I wrong?

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Legalization has created

Legalization has created competition which is cutting into drug cartel profits. Less profits means less incentive which results in fewer infractions of the law. Fewer infractions of the law is resulting in less people to be arrested & incarcerated. Less people to arrest & incarcerate results in less work for the DEA. Less work for the DEA means layoffs. There's definite motive for the DEA to want to interfere even with legal crops.


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Nice analysis.

Eliminate the damn DEA and let them get real jobs.

Google is government.

Oath Keeper Sheriff...

The Sheriff has the authority to seize the seeds and arrest those responsible for taking them.

“The bottom line answer is your county sheriff. Ultimately, he is the one who will decide what is and what is not enforced in your county. He has the authority and is oath bound duty to interpose himself on your behalf to protect you from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. He is the people's protector.” Sheriff Richard Mack (RET)

Live in Liberty
Tom Rankin

Is this why

the USDA wants ".40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation."





BIG Ground Petroleum and friends...getting desperate

Quick review of the math.

1) The U.S. used an estimated 70 billion gallons of diesel in 2010

2) 194 million acres of USDA “debt” subsidized, currently not farmed land would produce 300 gallons of raw hemp seed oil per acre twice per year. (600 gallons) This would create 116,400,000,000 gallons of pure hemp seed oil.

3). One tenth of that biomass material could render around 190 billion gallons of ethanol.

4). Take 15% of that, or (28,500,000,000 gallons) of that ethanol and add it to the 116 billion gallons of base oil and you get a total of 144,550,000,000 gallons of bio-diesel.

5). Clearly, 144.5 billion gallons of bio-diesel far exceeds any amount of diesel needed for the production of farming and all processing fuel requirements.

6). With that much fuel left over, it would be an incentive to convert millions of personal vehicles to bio-Diesel here in the U.S. This would be an all around beneficial and inexpensive carbon neutral fuel. (When you consider that the 2013 Honda diesel civic gets 78 mpg, it becomes blatantly obvious that we should be doing this)

Although I do not claim to possess an exact formulation, (nor can anyone find one on the internet), my research indicates that it works out to be something like this:

• One liter of hemp seed oil
• 150 ml of ethanol
• 7 grams of Potassium Hydroxide
• A few other adjuncts
• A rendering process

For the larger scale of all liquid fuels

1). The U.S. Used 171,435,483,000 gallons of petroleum-based fuel in 2010

2). Using industrial hemp, we can produce 144,500,000,000 gallons of non-toxic hemp seed biodiesel by utilizing the currently idle, and tax debt subsidized, 194 million acres.

3). Clearly, we would still have a deficit of 26,935,483,000 gallons of liquid fuel.
So how could we fill that gap? Simplicity itself

4). The average gasoline powered car on the road gets an average of 20 mpg

5). There are an estimated 125 million vehicles on the road that are classified as cars

6). The average miles driven is estimated at 15,000 per year

7). At 20 miles per gallon, that is 750 gallons per car. This means they use a total of 93,750,000,000 gallons of gasoline per year

8). If we were allowed to replace the average gasoline motor with the new diesel technology that renders higher mileage to say an average of even 40 mpg, we could reduce the number of gallons of fuel by 50% to 46,875,000,000

9). This reduces the total gallons used to 124,560,483,000 instead of 171,435,483,000

10). This means that the 194 million acres alone could produce more than enough fuel by itself to allow an end to toxic ground petroleum in the U.S.

Now, replace the 6 million+ acres currently used for corn ethanol with hemp and you get all the omega 3 rich seed for a protein rich feed stock and other uses. (Not to mention all the potential fiber and biomass for every known product and plastic we consume)

Here is the link if anyone wants to look at it.


Thanks for sharing!

In other words, our controlled and corrupt and complicit, criminal government will NEVER allow hemp to grow legally. Even if it means they violate state laws.

The feds will abuse state/local governance until we the people say NO MORE and back up our protests with arms. The Bundy standoff is a great example of the people stepping up to the plate but a poor example of the local county sheriff honoring his oath.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

If'n Ole Kentuck had a

proper Militia, this would have never happened. The federal insurgents would be in a Kentucky holding cell. Whatcha think, Rand?

why weren't/aren't these DEA agents arrested?

And jailed awaiting their trial?


Eric Holder, Attorney General runs the USDOJ.
The DOJ is in-charge of the DEA.
Michele Leonhart, DEA Administrator runs the DEA.

Kentucky Senior Senator Mitch McConnell(R), Senate Minority Leader:
Mitch McConnell sits on the following committees:

Ex Officio, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources
Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security
Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

...er....was it Rand who suggested Mitch use Jesse Benton as a campaign manager? And Mitch is trying to get back at Rand?


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At the point

of them breaking their own laws,they are criminals,and should be treated that way.

Leave an indelible mark on all of those that you meet.
OH... have fun day :)

Cops ...

... are the new criminals.

always have been

they were the ones running the speakeasies during prohibition and killing each other like gangs to maintain control. i saw whole show about it on the history channel. it was about cali and i think the same episode exposed how the automobile industry shut down the cali subway system in order to sell more tires and such. the name of the show was something like underground history.

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