posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 12:51 PM
I read a story in the news the other day about some poor girl who died from a water overdose, competing in some stupid contest to win a game
That never would have happened with cannabis.
They could have held a 'smoke till you drop' contest, and nobody would have died.
It's such a shame that this drug which cannot kill you is scheduled alongside drugs that can't do anything but kill you, meanwhile you have a better
chance of dying from a water overdose or a bad reaction to some OTC painkillers.
Meanwhile, cannabis has accepted medical uses, and the government refuses to reschedule it, essentially defying their own rules and regulations.
A lot of people say that hemp is illegal because 'they' want to keep cannabis illegal. I disagree. I think cannabis is illegal because 'they'
want to keep hemp illegal. It's too great a threat to the chemical cartels, the petroluem pushers, and Big Pharma - their interests have become so
intertwined over the decades, they are inseparable, and now they are, for all intents and purposes, the dictators of domestic policy.
The laws have to change. The prison system won't survive without change, and neither will the country as a whole. We need sensible energy policy,
and renewable fuel is a good first step on the path to energy independence, if we can take a step towards sensible drug policy at the same time, so
much the better.