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Sticking it to Feds: First Hemp Crop in 60 Years Planted This Week in CO

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Ronny, May 19, 2013.


  1. Ronny

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    We'll await anxiously to see what the feds do. The federal law does not even distinguish between industrial hemp and the marijuana drug. Under present law, George Washington could be given a life sentence, like this brave soul risks.




    Hemp, the THC-free cousin of cannabis, has recently been made legal in Colorado, but the feds still don't approve, even though the selling of hemp products is perfectly legal (about $500 million worth are imported from other countries every year).

    What's a would-be hemp farmer to do when faced with this dilemma? Ryan Loflin, of Springfield, Colorado, decided to take a chance and go ahead anyway. As of Monday this week, he planted the first official hemp crop in the United States in about 60 years. This was historic enough that a documentary film crew was present.

    Loflin is planting 60 acres that were previously used to grow alfalfa. With his partner Chris Thompson, they plan to make hemp oil.

    Hopefully this will help bring attention - and support - to a bill in congress that would legalize industrial hemp (as well as regulate marijuana in states where it is legal). There are so many things we can do with hemp, a crop that requires little or no fertilizer and pesticides, it's crazy to keep farmers from growing it.

    http://www.treehugger.com/sustainab...-crop-60-years-was-planted-week-colorado.html


    Lets contrast with WW2, where the government asked people to become pot farmers to win the war.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0xHCkOnn-A"]Hemp for Victory - Entire Film - US Government asks farmers to grow it - YouTube[/ame]

    George Washington is smiling in his grave. :)
     

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    Good stuff. Although I don't agree with CO gun regulations...I certainly agree with them furthering personal freedom of choice via Marijuana.
     

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  4. Kablam

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    "Hemp itself is going to save the world." :upeyes:
     
  5. EOS

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    Good news. Hopefully he doesn't get raided by DEA thugs. While hemp isn't going to save the world, a step toward freedom is a step toward freedom. Government shouldn't regulate what you can and cannot grow on your own property. That is vastly inappropriate. It's a violation of personal freedom AND property rights. Not to mention the only reason (on the record) that hemp is illegal is because it looks like pot. Hardly a credible reason for denying thousands of farmers the opportunity to prosper by growing hemp.
     
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    My position on legality of drugs is clear. I just think the quote is funny.
     
  7. Paul7

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    How did we survive all these years without legions of dopeheads.

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    I guess we're just lucky!
     
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    I think most people needing marijuana every day would happily give up their gun rights or any other rights, to get the weed.

    Colorado gives them that option.
     
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    Yes!!! Because, no organization or group has ever had anything but stunning success, once it was filled with drug addicts.
     
  11. Gundude

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    Yes, how did we survive as a country from 1776 to 1934 with all those awful plants being grown without such a benevolent guiding force as the federal government to tell us exactly what to do and not do with them.
     
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    Yes!! And no action has ever been quite so successful at getting people to stop abusing something as banning it. Drugs, booze, guns. Banning is the magic wand that makes any problems related to them go away.
     
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  13. cowboywannabe

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    a govenment wanting its trogs to walk around in a drug induced stupor so they can keep passing more restrictive gun laws is hardly personal freedom, its self enslavement.

    only vermont, arizona, and alaska could claim anything close to what many think colorado has....
     
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  15. Gundude

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    You sound exactly like the anti-gunners that said that CCW legalization would result in endless wild-west shootouts in the streets.

    They were dead wrong. You are dead wrong. You have your ignorance, prejudice, and love of authoritarian government in common. You are very similar, you and the anti-gunners.
     
  16. cowboywannabe

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    and you sir are a gun dewd.:rofl:

    im trying to read into what you think i said to make you post that dribble.

    and if comes down to carry my guns or smoking dope id rather carry my guns.

    you seem to not see the backwards movement in new colorado anti gun rights laws. must the the authoritarian government lover in you coming out.
     
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    I find it funny that CO is becoming more like CA. Fewer gun rights but more drug rights.

    Yes, I understand weed is still illegal without a weed card but it is so easy to get one. Even then it is a $100 fine. A red light ticket is $500+. The costs associated with processing the ticket is more than $100.
     
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    Last time I checked, "dopeheads" have been around all these years and we've survived just fine.

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  19. Gundude

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    Something about "their trogs walking around in a drug induced stupor", as if legalization of pot will have that result, the same way legalization of CCW will result in endless wild-west shootouts in the streets.

    Yeah, you got yours, so don't bother with the others. It's not like an authoritarian government will ever turn its sights back on you...
     
  20. cowboywannabe

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    help me understand, other than glaucoma or something...people smoke dope to get high right?


    do you like the new colorado anti gun rights laws recently passed?

    which do you feel is more of an expression of personal freedom, a man with a gun or a man with a joint?
     
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