On Marijuana Prohibition: "The government has drawn an arbitrary line..."

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    it should have never been made illegal.
     
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    Thats true. It is based on historical patterns.
    Your point?
    My solution is to see all drug dealers get a fair trial and then summary execution. Would certainly cut down on the trade.
     
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    biggest drug dealers in this country belong to the ama.
     
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    When it comes to hemp?

    This nation's laws and policies are completely nuts.

    The vested interests who benefit from these insane laws do so purely for monetary gain and population(political) control.
     
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    Is NORML still active? I met (and partied with) the founder Keith Stroup back in college. He asked me to form a campus chapter. How could I refuse LOL. Ah the memories. :D
     
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    I did big reasearch paper on this in college.

    You guys know why it was made illegal right? If not i'll give a super short summary.

    1) You can make a crapload more paper from 1 acre of hemp over 20 years than you can from 1 acre of trees over 20 years.

    2) Paper companies hired "doctors" and "experts" to do studies on marijuana as they feared hemp farmers putting them out of business

    3) The result of these studies were things such as you hear in the movie called Reefer Madness.


    Basically a company felt threatened by the hemp plant and demonized it successfully. Now its an illegal "narcotic"


    At least in MA its a civil and not criminal offense to possess it.
     
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    This is one issue that seems to cross the political divide more than any...lol, it can't be all bad if the one thing we can agree on is sitting down and smoking a joint together.

    US Government’s medical marijuana patent « Patients for Medical Cannabis

    excerpts:

     
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    Not arguing in favor of it, but you're right PLYMCO. It's the same as how the Tire Companies Lobbied against an idea years ago in the late 90's where used tires would be mixed in with the road pavement (asphalt) in order to triple the life of vechicle tires. The patent was purchased and buried by the greedy pukes. God forbid anyone save a buck, and most of all god forbid these carpetbaggers lose one. ~BH
     
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    It may have started with the paper industry, but now it is the Alcohol lobby that keeps marijuana illegal.
     

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