View Poll Results: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed? Please select all that apply

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  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should not be farmed for any use

    33 40.24%
  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for medicinal purposes

    25 30.49%
  • Marijuana (Cannabis indica) should be farmed for purposes similar to those of alcohol and tobacco

    31 37.80%
  • Farming Marijuana and or Hemp would boost our economy

    34 41.46%
  • Hemp (Cannabis indica) should never be farmed

    34 41.46%
  • Hemp (Cannabis indica) should be farmed

    28 34.15%
  • Hemp should not be farmed, as law enforcement cannot tell it apart from Marijuana

    1 1.22%
  • Hemp should be farmed, as it is looks noticeably different from Marijuana

    9 10.98%
  • Marijuana and Hemp are both principally the same as they both can be used recreationally

    2 2.44%
  • Marijuana and Hemp are different plants; Hemp does not contain enough THC to be used recreationally

    16 19.51%
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Thread: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    =RadicalModerate;1059692227]New Device Claims ROadside Testing for Marijuana

    There is new technology being developed to detect marijuana intoxication for police and state troopers.

    THC is already fairly easily measured in laboratories. There is no reason why THC percentage should not be clearly labeled on commercially sold marijuana, just like ABV is printed on all alcohol containers.
    Thats fine .. and very well might improve the odds of it passing sooner then later, but to the best of my knowledge I have never seen a trooper have one in his possession for testing motorists yet .. have you ?

    Why do marijuana growers need to be licensed? I've always advocated that marijuana growing be treated the same as homebrewing or home wineries. There is a clear legal distinction between hombrewers and commercial brewers.
    Do you honestly believe that the government when passing a bill to legalize pot ... isn't going to go after every dollar it can get in taxes from it ? Shoot where I live you have to pay for the right to grow tobacco, I personally know farmers that sell their Allotment to other growers rather then messing with it.

    I have no problem with federally mandated marijuana quality controls, the same laws that keep our precious, precious booze high quality, regulated by the FDA.
    I didn't say I had a problem with it either, but you better believe that tax dollars from the growers and processors are going to pay for the federal inspectors to get that quality control


    I think it's quite clear that attitudes towards marijuana have changed significantly over the past few decades. Those 10-15% you speak of are usually the old folks, clinging on to their outdated politics. Give it another 10 to 15 years, the vast majority will be crying loud and clear to legalize and tax ganja. Especially when the nation is in a government debt crisis; how do you rationalize millions and millions of dollars being spent fighting against a plant that most people find at worst a marginally preferable alternative to alcohol or at best a beneficial wonder plant?
    I don't know what you are talking about .... where in my post did I say I was on the side of not legalizing it ?? I'm sure that attitudes are changing, I just don't happen to agree with you that they are changing all that fast, CA. the most liberal state in the USA had it on the ballet ... and it was defeated that tells me that my 10 to 15% figure is a low ball figure at the present time .


    That's assuming a very big part of your scenario, of course. But again, I come back to sweet, sweet booze; why isn't there a black market for alcohol? More people drink alcohol than do any other drug. It's legal and regulated pretty fairly; teenagers have money and want to buy it, so the demand is there. But yet, we don't see a thriving black market for moonshine and bathtub gin, being sold by booze-pushers on the corner to innocent children, unaware of the quality of strength of the alcohol. God knows you can go blind from ill-produced hooch! So why doesn't this scenario present itself in an already popular, well-known and easily accessible drug? Does the same really hold true to a legalized-chronic situation?
    -chuckles= you just live in the wrong part of the country, come to my state, and I can fix you up with as much as you want within a hour, and I can't stand the stuff ... way to strong for me.


    When someone cops to drinking even a small amount of alcohol, that is legitimate grounds (in most states) for a sobriety check. Why would this be any different from marijuana?
    it wouldn't be ... except for the time being admitting to taking a couple of tokes ... means you have broken the law.. so "very" few if any admit to it ... and until the cops have those devices in their cars, there is no way to prove anything, they can suspect all they want ... but if you are smart enough to have nothing in your car that relates to pot smoking, there is nothing they can do.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Both cannabis indica and cannabis sativa produce smokeable flowers.

    Hemp should be farmed in mass quantities because we can make everything we need out of it. It is a miracle plant. The fact that it is either outright banned or so highly taxed that it's not profitable to grow just shows the insanity and meddling of our country's business sector.

    We wouldn't have to import lumber from Canada, fiber from China, or fish the oceans to produce omega oils. It's all in one plant. And if done correctly, it would be the most efficient way to make bio fuel.
    Hemp can even be used to make plastic and bricks for homes. I believe that Hemp can literally save lives and improve that standard of living of people worldwide.

    If only the injustice of banning Hemp can be reversed.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Hemp can even be used to make plastic and bricks for homes. I believe that Hemp can literally save lives and improve that standard of living of people worldwide.

    If only the injustice of banning Hemp can be reversed.

    I think it is sad that only 25% of those against hemp will actually watch these videos and attempt to digest their message If only people could get past their unreasonable knee jerk reactions and be open to new, reasonable ideas

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    I think it is sad that only 25% of those against hemp will actually watch these videos and attempt to digest their message If only people could get past their unreasonable knee jerk reactions and be open to new, reasonable ideas
    The world would be a better place if that happened. It's too bad, really.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    You do realize cannabis sativa (hemp) is a different biological classification from cannabis indica (marijuana)?
    Which is actually a useless statement.. You legalize one, then you are legalizing both.. Maybe not technically, but tell that to the millions of growers who looking to make a profit and don't give a crap about scientific names or distinctions..

    To you and I there is a distinction, to the rest of the world that spills their coffee in their lap or uses their hair dryer in the bath tub, there is no difference.. Pot is pot and they want a perscription to get stoned..

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Which is actually a useless statement.. You legalize one, then you are legalizing both.. Maybe not technically, but tell that to the millions of growers who looking to make a profit and don't give a crap about scientific names or distinctions..

    To you and I there is a distinction, to the rest of the world that spills their coffee in their lap or uses their hair dryer in the bath tub, there is no difference.. Pot is pot and they want a perscription to get stoned..
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Which is actually a useless statement.. You legalize one, then you are legalizing both.. Maybe not technically, but tell that to the millions of growers who looking to make a profit and don't give a crap about scientific names or distinctions..

    To you and I there is a distinction, to the rest of the world that spills their coffee in their lap or uses their hair dryer in the bath tub, there is no difference.. Pot is pot and they want a perscription to get stoned..
    There is not a single statement in this post that is correct.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Which is actually a useless statement.. You legalize one, then you are legalizing both.. Maybe not technically, but tell that to the millions of growers who looking to make a profit and don't give a crap about scientific names or distinctions..

    To you and I there is a distinction, to the rest of the world that spills their coffee in their lap or uses their hair dryer in the bath tub, there is no difference.. Pot is pot and they want a perscription to get stoned..
    or they want to make sure that no one else gets stoned, because drugs are evil and passing laws against them keeps people from getting them.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    or they want to make sure that no one else gets stoned, because drugs are evil and passing laws against them keeps people from getting them.
    You are not serious, are you ??
    What is "evil", IMO, is man's fear and ignorance.

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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You are not serious, are you ??
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