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Why Hemp, The Sustainable Wonder Crop, Is Sweeping The Nation

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posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:28 PM
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posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: neo96


Thousands of farmers are vanishing from this country.

They are not vanishing the government is paying them to not grow food. We have been doing this since the 80's.


Even bother actually reading what I said ?

Because it doesn't sound like it.

Who the hell can afford the real estate costs, and the machinery costs to farm thesedays ?

Not to many.

Since most farmers are doing it part time, and working full time jobs.

The only people who are doing it full time are the farmer multimillionaires who inherited their land, but with the 'death tax' most can't afford that either.



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: wantsome
I hate drug addicts hopefully the government gets control of the medical pot industry. Too much of it's ending up on the street and people are making money off of it illegally. I know a bunch of potheads getting illegal medical weed. The marijuana in the 2 states where it is leagal is just a tourism industry. People that live there rarely buy it from dispensaries because its over priced. They are still buying the majority of it from the black market. Hopefully the feds crack down on all of this.


You do realize that people are going to use it, illegal or not. It's a pretty safe drug. The only thing keeping it illegal will do is funnel money into the black market, which creates more violence and gang activity. I would rather deal with pot heads all day than gang members doing drive by shootings.
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posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: wantsome

If nobody buys it from dispensaries then how did Colorado make 2 mil in taxes the first month it became legal?



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

He is making up facts. There are no stats released that show if the money is coming from tourists or locals.



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: kotu44
a reply to: thesaneone

He is making up facts. There are no stats released that show if the money is coming from tourists or locals.


You are loosing sight of this one important fact...the money is coming. When enough States make enough money...the Feds will take it over so they control the money.

Des

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posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: kotu44

I'm a huge believer in CBD tinctures.
I buy a cinnamon flavored tincture that taste great not sure if I can say the company name here but just in case I will send you a u2u.



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

That's true, and they will go after it hard like they did here in Washington State. The bud sold here will be taxed 3 separate times at 25% before reaching the consumer. That doesn't include the 10% state sales tax.



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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originally posted by: wantsome
I hate drug addicts...


If you just wish to sound-off you might want to start your own thread in the Rants forum. Discussing drug use here is off-topic. This thread is about industrial hemp, its applications, and the states that are trying to get legislation passed in order to get in on the burgeoning industry. It is a trend that seems to be sweeping across the nation, indeed, the world.


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posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Erongaricuaro

Great post, OP. One of the most exciting things to me is hemp plastics, which can be 3D printed: imagine, bringing any idea you like out of your imagination and 3D printing it, but having it be made out of a non-toxic and sustainable material! There's exciting construction techniques being innovated now as well, very very cheap structures that are made out of sustainable materials. Our imaginations are the limit for future production, if we fight for our rights today.



posted on May, 7 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: tridentblue
a reply to: Erongaricuaro

One of the most exciting things to me is hemp plastics, which can be 3D printed ...if we fight for our rights today.


Great idea. I had not thought of hemp as a material for 3-D printing but it does seem to have all the properties necessary to fabricate most any item, resin, plastic, fiber, and with durability that can be tougher than steel. You have me thinking in new directions that had not crossed my mind before. Thank you.

And yes, we will have to fight to reclaim the basic freedom to do utilize this resource. Amazing the depths we've sank to while we thought we were reaching for the stars.


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posted on May, 8 2014 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: V22tech

You're not exactly a quick one, are you? ha. So sad. Thankfully, people like you (the ones who have no idea what they're talking about) are becoming fewer and fewer. The majority of the country now supports legalization of some form - be it medical, recreational, industrial, etc. It has nothing to do with liberalism. It has to do with personal freedom. I feel so bad for people so brainwashed by party politics that they'd put themselves in opposition, in spite of facts.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 06:08 AM
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originally posted by: wantsome
I hate drug addicts hopefully the government gets control of the medical pot industry. Too much of it's ending up on the street and people are making money off of it illegally. I know a bunch of potheads getting illegal medical weed. The marijuana in the 2 states where it is leagal is just a tourism industry. People that live there rarely buy it from dispensaries because its over priced. They are still buying the majority of it from the black market. Hopefully the feds crack down on all of this.


No # , how ironic that your avatar is breaking bad !

funny thing is most addicts are forced into addiction through poverty, maybe want to address that issue with the feds first before cracking down on drug addicts , also legislation of drugs would reduce criminal activity , however as the OP said this thread is only about legislation of industrial hemp , which would create jobs in this industry and provide support for communities and therefore reduce poverty weird that eH!



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 06:42 AM
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How many deaths has your beloved alcohol caused? how many deaths has your beloved Marlboro red caused? how many deaths has your beloved oxycontin caused? . Millions per year. Now how many deaths has marijuana caused? Still waiting on that first report. Case closed. marijuana was made illegal by big oil companies in the 50's by the way of reefer madnrss and xother scare tactics because they learned oil from hemp could power an engine at a fraction of the cost of gasoline. Not to mention the countless other imorts from foreign countries that domestic hemp crops could have eliminated. It's only now that even with full legalization, our imports of such goods are to a point to where we couldn't turn back even if we wanted to due to our debts as a country

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it".



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Yea, you are lrobably right.
The ret of us shoud just go home and sit there waiting for our "solent red" to be handed out to us.
Just what do the use to make "solent red" anyway/
Could it be some derivative of hemp?



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: V22tech

Not the same plant at all. Lol. You could ingest hemp 24 hours a day, it might make you sick but you'll never get high. Jeeze. But, even if so... So what?! My body!



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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Good explanation answering the OP question:
armstrongeconomics.com...

To the hemp fans - have you read anything on nettles? You may find that hemp is not the only super plant out there.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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www.huffingtonpost.com...

4. It's a "superfood"
Hemp seeds are used in a variety of health foods, including hemp seed butters, hemp seed energy bars, hemp oil and even hemp seed milks. The seeds have a nutty flavor and are regarded as a superfood since they are high in omega-3 fatty acids and complete protein.


Hemp seeds were used to make our traditional "gruel". Eat it in good health.



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: V22tech

I totally agree with you!

We should not use hemp for products like paper and continue cutting down the rainforest! WHO NEEDS OXYGEN amirite?

And who needs a cheaper and less destructive alternative to Cotton? Not us! heck no!

Hemp should be illegal for no good reason!! Keep up the good fight!



posted on May, 8 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: UnderGetty
To the hemp fans - have you read anything on nettles? You may find that hemp is not the only super plant out there.


Nettles have received a good share of discussion on ATS Radio programs such as The Bear Truth and Bushcraft On Fire Radio for their usefulness in a variety of ways as a natural growing resource in the wild. I am wondering why they are not more widely cultivated for their industrial uses as well.

I asked in an earlier post if there is another plant that surpasses hemp in its usefulness and variety of uses. Nettles appear to be quite noteworthy in that regard but I don't believe they quite make the grade in surpassing hemp. Be careful handling nettles as they are not all that friendly when you first encounter them and their hairs will give a pretty good sting and leave an instant rash.



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