Thread Resurrection GO!
Aright, instead of creating redundant thread and disregarding good information that already exists on the internet, I want to bring back a classic
discussion that didn't get far enough.
The United States of America (individual states really) has come a long way in working to fight the War on Drugs. Actually to fight back against the
Federal government's staunch opposition to states rights when it comes to going against the federal drug laws.
With a majority of Americans
legalization and reulation of marijuana, who do the anti-marijuana politicians think the public is they are serving?
moving steadily towards full legalization and regulation with or without federal agreement.
First and foremost, I want to speak out publicly against the federal government for fighting Industrial Hemp farming. It makes no rational sense to
keep laws on the books that ban growing a plant that has uses for everything under the sun. It can be used for carbon sequestration, building
materials, a weed killer (ironically), foodstuffs, biofuels, clothing, biodegradable plastics, and a plethora of other things. Here's a great link if
you're wondering if my claims are well founded: 10
reasons to kill absurd ban on growing hemp
. Why can I buy hemp at Wal-Mart or craft store that comes from Canada or China, but never from a hard
working American farmer?
According to Wikipedia
24 of the
states in the US have decriminalized even non-medical cannabis, with
working on doing so
And now, for the medical argument.
There are currently 17(!) states (and Washington DC) with medical marijuana laws on the books, the most recent addition being Connecticut, and for
some reason the Federal government only feels the need to go after dispenseries in Colorado and California.
Oddly enough, the drug scheduling system lists Marijuana as a Schedule I Narcotic, having NO medicinal benefit. Not only do the
and almost every university clinic disagree, even the US
Federal Government issues medical marijuana (Compassionate
Investigational New Drug program
begun in the 1980s), grown at the University of Mississippi and pre-rolled into cigarettes, to patients around
the country. Only 4 are alive today.
How's that for a hypocritical argument? No medical value, and still giving out medical cannabis.
Anyhow, I'm simply trying to argue that the US rethink the way it prosecutes drug crimes and rethink it's classification system. I'll take comments