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The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

This is all common knowledge to those who've read, The Emperor Wears No Clothes


An ad for the 1930s film "Marihuana." Credit National Library of Medicine

By Brent Staples | July 29, 2014
The New York Times

The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans, who were associated with marijuana use at the time. This racially freighted history lives on in current federal policy, which is so driven by myth and propaganda that is it almost impervious to reason.

The cannabis plant, also known as hemp, was widely grown in the United States for use in fabric during the mid-19th century. The practice of smoking it appeared in Texas border towns around 1900, brought by Mexican immigrants who cultivated cannabis as an intoxicant and for medicinal purposes as they had done at home.

Within 15 years or so, it was plentiful along the Texas border and was advertised openly at grocery markets and drugstores, some of which shipped small packets by mail to customers in other states.

The law enforcement view of marijuana was indelibly shaped by the fact that it was initially connected to brown people from Mexico and subsequently with black and poor communities in this country. Police in Texas border towns demonized the plant in racial terms as the drug of “immoral” populations who were promptly labeled “fiends.”

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The War on Drugs

Could there be any better example of the misuse of government power by one group to control another?

Well I'm still looking forward to "the orgy"

You know?

I haven't noticed how NEEDLES GET USED when smoking weed. But "weird orgies, wild parties, and unleashed passions" sounds fantastic to me. All in? Go.

Ron Paul legalize Hemp and Marijuana

Ron Paul Debates Stephen Baldwin About Marijuana Legalization On Larry King Live. Ron Paul on Larry King live debating Steven Baldwin about the legalization of Marijuana and Hemp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIoUPvvcauQ

Anyone who hasn't taken the time to read...

The Emperor Wears No Clothes should definitely take the time. You can have it knocked out in a day or two, easy.

As I always say;

There is always a REAL reason for why things are done...

According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, there were 922,095,840 acres of farmland reported. Of that, there was around 350 million acres used for food crops. At this time, 194 million acres of cropland falls under the USDA farm subsidy program. (Paid for by citizen debt of course)

According to the 2010 RITA (Research and Innovative Technology Administration / Bureau of Transportation Statistics), the U.S.A. consumed a total of 171,435,483,000 billion gallons of petroleum based fuel in 2010. Of that, there was 47,514,000,000 gallons of Diesel.

According to a study published in the Notre Dame University journal, the American Midland Naturalist, A strain of the cannabis sativa known as wild hemp here in the USA is capable of producing roughly 8,500 pounds of seed per acre. (Study: Alan Haney and Benjamin B. Kutscheid at the University of Indiana at Urbana, Department of Biology, call the study: An Ecological Study of Naturalized Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in East-Central Illinois) That amount of seed yields approximately 300 gallons of hemp seed oil per acre. With 194 million acres available, that could mean a potential 58 billion gallons of raw hemp seed oil. (Look it up sometime, it is an enlightening read)

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 unfarmed 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)

See the details here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/314525/liquid-fuel-and-the-war-on-c...

LoL

"Weird Orgies!"
"Weed with roots in hell!"

hahahaha! lolllllllllllll

Oh God, make it stop, please! hahahahahaha!

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