Ah, where to start my rant!
As you already know this rant will be about marijuana - the hemp plant.
Now I'm sure that many of you here, have made your minds up about the plant. I know some of you wants this plant legalized, and some of you probably
think that this plant should be burned down to the ground.
Now to the reason why I bring this rant to ATS, is because that I know many of you will (in a moment) hopefully will nod in agreement (maybe not to
all of it).
It started today with a discussion between me and a family member.
He thinks the plant should be burned down for good, because people gets 'addicted' to this.
I then asked him; "Why do you only bring this discussion up, just because it can be abused as a drug? Every single time I hear you talk about this
plant, its always
the single negative thing about this plant. You never bring all the positive
things up about this plant"
He then looked at me like I only said that because I'm young....[snipped]
BUT WHY, OH WHY do we only hear about the only single negative side about this plant, that it "ruins" some peoples life (another thread), this rant is
not about that WE NEED TO LEGALIZE IT because it can be smoked, but because of all the REALLY GOOD THINGS WE CAN DO WITH IT!
I said to him: "Just for a moment lets not talk about how it can be mis-used - only the positive sides to the plant. We can make Paper, clothing,
plastic, ropes, medicine, even building material and more. Now, you all whine about how we cut the trees down to make paper etc. It takes around 3
months for a hemp plant to grow full size. What about a tree, how long time does that take? And wont the hemp plant help with ALOT of todays
He then needed
to agree with me, otherwise he would look plain stupid.
NO ONE should be able to disagree with the hemp plant now, when we take the 'abuse' of this plant out of the picture.
So to all of you who does not want to legalize this plant, do you understand what damage to the world you do?
For a short moment stop thinking about that this plant can be abused, think of all the things we can get from it
I could keep on speaking about all the good things about this plant, but I know many of you here have the same point of view about this plant, but I'm
also sure that some of you hate this plant.
So why is it that people always brings the "You get addicted and destroys your life" argument, instead of talking about what good things it can be
Do you agree?
Do you disagree - if so, please tell why.
Rant over - and sorry for the long rant.
edit on Sun Nov 2 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: Please...absolutely no personal drug use references.