Originally posted by yanchek
Originally posted by sebatwerk
if you wanna be a mason, you cant smoke pot bro. Nothing that goes against the law, im afraid.
Products made out of hemp have nothing to do with smoking pot. They are made out of industrial type of plant (Cannabis sativa). Those products are
seeds for feeding the animals, oil for cosmetic and cleaning products, ropes, strings, belts, sails, bags, clothes, paper etc. Those products are
extremely durable and bio degredable. On the other hand the female plant of cannabis (semiripe nuts) are producing sticky oil that have halucinogenic
effect and from that part they are producing hashish.
In my country you can grow pot for industrial use. Production of female plants and using them (cooking, smoking, distributing) is illegal.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
[edit on 22-3-2005 by yanchek]
judging by your use of the word "cheers", I'm going to assume that you live in a more liberal country than mine? We are not allowed to grow any
kind of scheduled plant here in the States (unless you somehow get a really hard to come by permit and not even people who medically need herb can get
it). Not even the males or separate, non-THC producing canniboids just because it's "hard" to tell the difference and it's "hard" for inspectors
to keep from raiding a property they suspect is a hydroponic lab regardless of what particular type of plant you're growing.
We can import hemp products galore (at artificially higher prices). And possession of marijuana (first offence here in California) is only a $100
dollar ticket, as is possession of paraphernalia. The funny thing is, is that it's perfectly legal to by a glass "tobacco" pipe and a glass "water
pipe" and smoke anything legal (salvia, tobacco, mouse testicles) out of it. But god help you should a cop ever see it. If they think it might have
"residue" in it, they may just give you a ticket regardless of whether or not it's proven to have marijuana residue in it without having to back up
the claim, or they may arrest you under suspicion and then let you go. Or they may just break the thing on the pavement and tell you to go away, OR
(as has happened to me a couple of times) they just give it back and tell you to "keep that kind of thing at home"... I like those guys.
It's legal to possess seeds (but not to grow). It's legal to possess mushroom spores (but not to grow). Weed is trying so hard to be legal! At one
time in Nevada, you could get 25 years for possession.
Anyway, none of that was to the point (and none of it relevant in this thread). The only real point I was making was the insane amounts of admittedly
ridiculous anti-marijuana propaganda that appeared just before and after its illegalization in the States. Oh, and some vague connection to a
freemason (though at that time you could connect anything to a freemason because everyone seemed to have been one) which I didn't expect to stick
The propaganda may, however, been sponsored by companies which had a lot to gain from scaring people away from weed and hemp products (and I know
many, MANY more pot-heads than I do people who use hemp paper or drive cars fueled with biodiesel made from canniboids). I mean, the stuff could save
our rainforests, save our last few remaining drops of crude oil for if we ABSOLUTELY need them sometime from 2100 (when we should an oil free world
unless we cut our oil usage in HALF TODAY) and... I dunno... the year 3000 (when, if humans still exist, oil should be some kind of myth or fairy
tale), help with the hunger problem (weed is nutritious, but admittedly awful tasting, and grows in almost any non-frozen climate), and can be used to
make many products we use today stronger, longer lasting, better smelling, etc. like rope, paper, and clothing.
It almost sounds like a miracle plant. I really miss smoking the stuff too *tear*, but I've moved on to bigger, more addictive, more intoxicating
substances... like BOOZE!
oh shoot, and I was SO looking forward to applying. Oh well.
[edit on 24-3-2005 by ServoHahn]