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Paul has introduced the “Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act”, H.R. 5842, which would bar the Federal Government from intervening in doctor/patient relationships that violate no state law.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetectiveThat a gov entity has the right to tell ANY adult human being what they can and cannot put in their own body is sickening.
"I will end the Nanny State. I will give personal responsibility back to the American people. The decisions on how to live your lives are yours. The decision on vaccinations for your children is yours. The decision on what to eat is yours. The decision on what to watch on your computer or television is yours. The decision to own a gun is yours. The decision to smoke or drink or gamble is yours. The job of government is not to protect you from yourself. Or to prosecute victimless crimes. Big Brother will no longer be open for business under my watch."
--Wayne Allyn Root
Congressman Paul is also co-sponsor of H.R. 1009, calling for the legalization of industrial hemp as an agricultural product. Hopefully, these two bills will begin to chip away at the DEA and it’s stranglehold on the issue of industrial hemp and medical marijuana.
The duly elected sheriff of a county is the highest law enforcement official within a county. He has law enforcement powers that exceed that of any other state or federal official.
"If a sheriff doesn’t want the Feds in his county he has the constitutional right and power to keep them out, or ask them to leave, or retain them in custody."
Originally posted by Karlhungis
If congress passes the bill, I would bet dollars to donuts that our fearless leader would veto it. I am sure big pharma would get the best lobbyists that money can buy to ensure this bill won't pass.
It is a shame that corporate greed supercedes common sense.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
One of the biggest conspiracy of the world, in my opinion, is the suppression of this plant.
We could eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, become a "green economy," and save trillions of dollars per year in the process.
However, industries such as the paper, logging, petrochemical (plastic, fuel, etc), and textile industry would feel the hurt.
You cannot copyright this plant, unlike GM foods.
Uses of Cannabis Sativa/Hemp
The plant can be broken down into a few categories of usage: seeds, fiber, stem, flower, and the entire plant.
The seeds can be used for (from the original link I posted):
Confectionary, baked goods; salad oil; body care and cosmetics; animal food; dietary supplements; and industrial oils.
The fiber can be used for:
Plastics; Paper; Construction material; and Textiles.
The stem can be used for:
Bedding; insulation; and construction fiber and plasterboard.
The flowers can be used for:
Medicine; Essential oils; and insect repellant.
The entire plant can be used for:
Alcohol; fuel; and fodder.
The major uses of industrial hemp: