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posted on Apr, 15 2007 @ 08:57 PM
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The Marijuana Conspiracy
THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGAL
by Doug Yurchey

And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger
in the land.


-- Ezekiel 34/29





The real reason Cannabis has been outlawed has nothing to do with its effects on the mind and body.

MARIJUANA is DANGEROUS. Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.



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posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 05:24 PM
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Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941
This is a cool fact. I'm all for the legalization of hemp. the Old fogies in congress need to realize that Hemp and the weed you smoke is different.



posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 12:25 PM
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As someone who is pretty unknowledgeable about this subject, I'd like to see some medical evidence that it's good for you... especially the bit about eating hemp seeds to reduce collestoral? Also smoking. Although this page is very interesting I'd like to be able to cross reference it with some other stuff. The bit about using it for paper instead of trees interests me quite a bit too.

If it's so good for you, why are most long term weed smokers the way they are? Famous example: The rapper Snoop Dog.



posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by Nova

If it's so good for you, why are most long term weed smokers the way they are? Famous example: The rapper Snoop Dog.

You are talking about two different plants, this is the key to understanding this issue.

1. Q: What is Industrial Hemp?
A: Industrial Hemp is a number of varieties of Cannabis sativa L. that are intended for agricultural and industrial purposes. They are grown for their seed and fiber content as well as the resulting byproducts such as oil, seed cake, hurds, etc. Industrial Hemp is characterized by being low in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). THC is less than 1% and in Canada and Europe the current legal level for cultivation is 0.3%. The ratio of CBD to THC is greater than one.

2. Q: What is marijuana?
A: Marijuana is a preparation made from varieties of Cannabis sativa L. that are intended for medical and recreational drug use. They are grown for their THC content, primarily in the flowering tops and to a lesser extent in the leaves. Cannabis sativa L. grown for marijuana is characterized by being high in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and low in CBD (cannabidiol). The THC content is greater than 1%, usually 3% to 20%. The ratio of CBD to THC is less than one.

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Growing industrial hemp is now legal in Canada and Europe. Since being made legal, no industrial revolutions have occurred. The article posted by the OP is basically correct in my opinion except that it is exaggerated. Growing industrial hemp should be legal because it is not feasible to extract enough THC from it to get stoned. High THC marijuana should be legal because it is safer than alcohol in my opinion and could be taxed. I believe it is the drug trade organizations more than anything that keep pot illegal.



posted on Apr, 18 2007 @ 11:26 PM
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Mary Jane is God's plant. Just ask: What would jesus do? IMO, he would light up a joint anytime. The benefits of the plant could be extensive, but more research needs to occurr. I know it can help with arthritis, as well as stimulating an appetite in people who have eating disorders.

alcohol is by far the more dangerous drug, yet it is legal and actively sold around the U.S. who ever heard of people dying from DWS (driving while stoned)??

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posted on Apr, 19 2007 @ 06:11 PM
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i dont know why the government does not legalize weed, and ban alchohol, that way the general public will be mellow and not all drunk and beat up their wives, commit violent crimes, rape women, or crash and kill some people. If weed was legal here what is the worst that could happen? Mabey kids would get ahold of their parents baggie, and go to the moon for an hour or two, and realize that this world is worth slowing down a little, and enjoying the simple stuff like nature, music, and art, and not be so angry at the world. Weed is good indeed!



posted on Apr, 23 2007 @ 10:57 AM
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A very common misconception about hemp and marijuana is that they are, somehow, from different plants. Actually, both are from the very plant -- cannabis sativa (other strains include cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis). "Marijuana" plants can be used for industrial purposes in the exact same way as hemp.

The difference between marijuana and hemp is in the amount of THC that can be found in the plants. Hemp has been bred -- from cannabis sative, indica or ruderalis -- to develop with low -- almost non-existant -- amounts of THC, the substance that gives marijuana it's euphoric properties.

One of the main reasons (and there are many) that the government does not allow the farming of hemp for industrial purposes is because hemp plants are indistinguishable from the it's high THC relation. Why is it so difficult to tell a difference between the two? Simple....they are both from the same plant! Tests to determine THC levels would, essentially, be the only way spotting a difference.

I live in Ontario Canada where there are several prominent Hemp farms. I have personally walked through the hemp fields and I can only say that these plants are, indeed, indistinguishable in every aspect; appearance, smell, save one -- the effects when ingested (smoked or eaten). This places an additional burden on the hemp farmer that differs from other farmeers who might be growing something more accepted like corn. The hemp crop is tested regularly by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ontario Provincial Police for THC levels. The tests are done on regularly scheduled visits as well as randomly. The cost of these tests are, of course, the responsibility of the hemp farmer.



posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by Nova
As someone who is pretty unknowledgeable about this subject, I'd like to see some medical evidence that it's good for you... especially the bit about eating hemp seeds to reduce collestoral? Also smoking. Although this page is very interesting I'd like to be able to cross reference it with some other stuff.


Marijuana May Fight Lung Tumors
Cannabis Compound Slows Cancer Spread In Mice, Researchers Say
www.cbsnews.com...

This is interesting too:

Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer
Study Shows No Increased Risk for Even the Heaviest Marijuana Smokers
www.webmd.com...

Hemp seeds are extremely nutritious, a high quality protein. As for cross-referencing, if you google either of the above studies, you can view the primary sources i.e. the actual research if you want.



posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by Nova
If it's so good for you, why are most long term weed smokers the way they are? Famous example: The rapper Snoop Dog.


Yeah, because it follows that if one person shows certain characteristics, then everybody who share one particular trait with that person must also exhibit those exact same characteristics.

Please



posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by ChilledVoodoo
i dont know why the government does not legalize weed, and ban alchohol, that way the general public will be mellow and not all drunk and beat up their wives, commit violent crimes, rape women, or crash and kill some people.


I agree with you. The only thing is that the government is attempting to decrease the population, not increase it. If they wanted us to be happy and healthy, they would stop putting the chemicals in the food and stop fluoridating the water supply. But that's not going to happen. Right now, they are even trying to gain control over natural herbal and homeopathic medicines so they can be taken away from us. Seeds are being genetically modified so you cannot use them to grow your own food. It's frightening to look ahead and what the future holds for us if no one intervenes with the agenda of the FDA, USDA, and the Food Industry.

Check out this article: Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"



posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 07:35 PM
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I don't think pot should be legal. Most of the big pot endorsing celebrities end up dying of brain cancer and I think that says something about how "safe" it is.

but i really don't see anything wrong with growing industrial hemp.

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posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by lizziex3
I don't think pot should be legal. Most of the big pot endorsing celebrities end up dying of brain cancer and I think that says something about how "safe" it is.


What a ridiculous comment. Care to name most of these celebrities who died of brain cancer caused by smoking pot ?

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posted on Apr, 30 2007 @ 04:12 AM
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Originally posted by lizziex3
I don't think pot should be legal. Most of the big pot endorsing celebrities end up dying of brain cancer and I think that says something about how "safe" it is.

but i really don't see anything wrong with growing industrial hemp.

[edit on 29-4-2007 by lizziex3]


Many of those who endorse alcohol end up killing innocent people. I would definitely say that marijauna is safer to use. At least to other people around you.



posted on Apr, 30 2007 @ 05:12 AM
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...Apparently, hemp has many positive uses., both medically, and
industrially.

Paper, clothing, bio-degradable plastics, and oil that could possibly replace petroleum are just some...


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If you have ever read "Illumanatus"...

you might even speculate that it is the "secret ingredient" in US paper money...

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posted on May, 9 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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i read some people asking how it can be good for you
now, im not sure if this is correct just a theory but...

When you smoke marijuana, your heart rate increases. This would mean that your blood is being pumped faster or more through out your body. This would give a chance for more oxygen in Red Blood cells to be passed through out the body. Also White Blood cells would be circulated through out the body faster or more, right? wouldnt this give the body a better chance to fight off illness? ( WHite blood cells help with that) any ways all im saying is that this may be a reason why it could be used for "medicinal purposes"

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posted on May, 9 2007 @ 03:51 PM
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I can't stand the way we(USA) act about drugs. We all have to sit through ads about how people who smoke are evil killers one smell of one of there evil sticks and you will fall over and die. Then we see the ad about weed where there is some 5-year-old riding her bike in a drive-thru and gets hit nobody asked where the parents are. And then right after the other ads we see one that makes it seem like a beer maker is an american hero HOW STUPID ARE WE!!



posted on May, 9 2007 @ 05:33 PM
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As a Ex-regular smoker i have to disagree with alot of u guys. I live in Belgium just to the south of Holland. Up here in my neighbourhood like 60% of teens smoke. And trust me when i tell u things are getting way outta control. The police up here doesnt care if we smoke . Its still illegal to HOLD but u can smoke it by law (kinda silly aint it?
) . The reason i quit smoking was that the stuff u buy up here was beginning to hold way more THC then the % mentioned above . I Know people who are turning nuts when they dont have any ! So explain to me how its not addictif?

The thing mentioned that alcohol is far worse than hemp i have to agree with. I say that the world wouldt be a better place when it was legal. thats just my opinion !



posted on May, 10 2007 @ 05:34 PM
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I am currently a smoker, and have been for several years.

I can see many points on either side. Positive first:

Cannabis increases the horizons of your mind, allowing more creative and lateral thought. Also you aren't going to hurt anyone, it doesn't make you more violent or incapable of driving a vehicle. Alcoholics can mess up their lives, which is far worse than a dimmed pot-head. It does have medicinal benefits (a friend of mine shattered his legs, and after a while he ditched the Codiene in favour of cannabis - which he claimed worked better and he was in a more normal mental state - coming from a heavy smoker though). It has been shown to be great for arthritis and MS as well.

However, most people when smoking it smoke tobacco as well, which isn't safe. It also produces a lot of tar when smoked which can have worse short-term effects than smoking tobacco. This is compounded by the fact that the smoke isn't filtered. It also burns hotter causing damage to your troat and lungs. Whilst it has been suggested by some that Cannabis fights lung cancer, I think this is ignoring the wealth of other physical health issues which result from not treating your lungs too well...

It is not physically addictive, but it is habit forming and mentally addictive.

I have met VERY few (if not no) people who have permanently messed up their brains from drinking at a young age, whilst I have several friends whose minds grow weaker by the day. My best friend from years ago became a bit skitzophrenic. No smoker can deny that it also messes up your short term memory. Recent studies also indicates that it damages the part of you brain which controls suggestibility and addiction fighting, as well as the part of your brain which prevents your from saying inappropriate things. I have noticed the latter in myself, and possibly the former.

Something that we have been unable to test properly is the effects of modern weed, now weighing in at ~20% THC, something like 10 times more powerful than it used to be (not certain of that figure). This has been relatively recently so we have been unable to judge the long term affects of this change.

A 14 year old smoking 20%+ THC cannabis daily is going to SCREW themselves up. That's because THC changes the way the brain grows, and if this happens whilst it's still growing serious problems occur. The risk is less after about 18 or something.


That wasn't really relevent, but that's just what I've learned about my drug of choice over the years.



Hemp as a plant is a great plant, and has many practical uses - shipbuilding being the first major one which made it become an important part of the UKs and USs farming culture. However the swing against it was taken, still hundreds of years ago. The christian church classes it as the plant of witches etc. and degenerates. This was enforced by the people that we were killing in the crusades - who were allegedly using it to make fearless assassins, though it was more likely opium. (hashish - assassin, where the term came from). This anti-cannabis sentiment isn't just a product of modern financial interests, or if it is it started further back than many would think.



posted on May, 10 2007 @ 05:40 PM
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ever realize that the armed forces sell cheap alchol?
at least in canada they do.
cheap beer to the men
drunk me want to fight
stoned men do not
no reason to legalize pot, cause no one would show up for war....and we need to run our illegal war campaigns by people drunk on power...through the haze of alcohol...
I see no stoners in the army....

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posted on May, 10 2007 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by lizziex3
I don't think pot should be legal. Most of the big pot endorsing celebrities end up dying of brain cancer and I think that says something about how "safe" it is.

but i really don't see anything wrong with growing industrial hemp.

[edit on 29-4-2007 by lizziex3]


Cannabis has not one single death directly attributable to it in recorded history. How many people die from alcohol related illness every year where you live?

I would be dead without cannabis. Not that my condition, Chronic Generalised Pain - an advanced stage of CRPS, will kill me. The most common cause of death with sufferers is suicide (around 70% according to one specialist). The only drugs that are available are anti-epilepsy drugs, certain antidepressants, opiates and horrendously expensive (£20,000 a 3 infusion course) osteoperosis meds. The only opiate I can tolerate is codeine, which doesn't do much, and all the others just take the edge off. Cannabis, good quality sensimilla, does more to make life bearable than any of them. And yet I am constantly breaking the law. I try to always have a certain amount and get more when I run low, so I'm always guilty of possession. Its not a big deal, as my specialist has said he'll back me up if I ever get nabbed and he's one of the top pain consultants in the country. Yet he still couldn't prescribe it. He can give me pharmaceutical grade morphine, but not weed. So I have to pay a fortune for it on the black market.

The company that is working with cannabinoids in the UK is GA Pharmaceuticals, and when they were developing Sativex, the THC spray that was recently approved for MS sufferers, conducted 6 patient trials. Only two were on the effects on MS, the rest were on Chronic Pain.

Because there are unfortunately hundreds of tousands of MS sufferers they exert more pressure on the medical establishment, but there are only a couple of thousand generalised CRPS sufferers in the entire country and we don't really have a voice.

So you can understand if I'm a little ticked off with the governments of the USA and UK colluding in criminalising it for their own profit.





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