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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We don't need another legal psychoactive drug on the markets. As a pre-pharmacy student and a biologist I cannot condone the legalization of marijuana for recreational drug use.
    Do you actively support efforts to make alcohol and tobacco illegal?

    As a pre-pharmacy student, What damage do you foresee marijuana doing?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We don't need another legal psychoactive drug on the markets. As a pre-pharmacy student and a biologist I cannot condone the legalization of marijuana for recreational drug use.
    Well, I could go with that, I suppose.

    As long as hemp can be legalized.

    Problem is, I could easily see someone breeding or genetically engineering (although less likely) a high-THC cannabis plant that looks like a high-fiber (or some other useful aspect) cannabis plant.

    Then they would be out testing all the hemp farmer’s plants for THC levels.

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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
    Do you actively support efforts to make alcohol and tobacco illegal?

    As a pre-pharmacy student, What damage do you foresee marijuana doing?
    Do I have to support those things? I said we don't need anymore psychoactive drugs on the market. Drugs and tobacco are bad and they're enough/

    Smoking marijuana bathes the lungs in powerful carcinogens which leads to cancer (much like cigarettes). We see how harmful alcohol and tobacco are, why legalize another harmful drug? THC is available in prescription form via the trade name Dronabinol. Dronabinol is a CII. Why not just legalize other CII's like morphine, Oxycontin, and other drugs for public recreational use? Doing so is foolish. Marijuana should not be legalize. THC does have some medical benefits, which is why there is prescription THC available. There is no need to legalize weed.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We don't need another legal psychoactive drug on the markets. As a pre-pharmacy student and a biologist I cannot condone the legalization of marijuana for recreational drug use.
    1) What about all the other uses?

    2) Everybody does it anyway, or used to do it, or has friends and family who do it. The last few presidents have done it. You'd continue to criminalize the whole country? Sheesh, put up the razor wire and the guard towers around the borders and call it a "camp".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    1) What about all the other uses?

    2) Everybody does it anyway, or used to do it, or has friends and family who do it. The last few presidents have done it. You'd continue to criminalize the whole country? Sheesh, put up the razor wire and the guard towers around the borders and call it a "camp".
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Do I have to support those things? I said we don't need anymore psychoactive drugs on the market. Drugs and tobacco are bad and they're enough
    If you truly believe that those as bad, then in being consistent, supporting their prohibition is applicable.

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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
    If you truly believe that those as bad, then in being consistent, supporting their prohibition is applicable.
    But this isn't my argument. My argument is that we have enough, we don't need anymore. Alcohol and cigaretes are bad enough, we don't need anymore. To be consistent, marijuana cannot be solely compared to cigarettes and ethanol as equals.

    As of now, the active molecule in marijuana THC, is legal as a prescription drug named Dronabinol. It's a medicinal molecule with psychoactive side affects. To be consistent, if people have the right to take THC for psychoactive affects, then why not legalize Oxycontin, morphine, fentanyl, and other drugs to be used over the counter for their psychoactive affects?
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We don't need another legal psychoactive drug on the markets. As a pre-pharmacy student and a biologist I cannot condone the legalization of marijuana for recreational drug use.
    So you want to keep a relatively harmless drug illegal, which funds criminal organizations, much like prohibition did in the 20's, which also puts a huge unnecessary economic burden on us as a country with the drug war, and a prison population of non-violent drug offenders? Doesn't make sense digs.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Do I have to support those things? I said we don't need anymore psychoactive drugs on the market. Drugs and tobacco are bad and they're enough/

    Smoking marijuana bathes the lungs in powerful carcinogens which leads to cancer (much like cigarettes). We see how harmful alcohol and tobacco are, why legalize another harmful drug? THC is available in prescription form via the trade name Dronabinol. Dronabinol is a CII. Why not just legalize other CII's like morphine, Oxycontin, and other drugs for public recreational use? Doing so is foolish. Marijuana should not be legalize. THC does have some medical benefits, which is why there is prescription THC available. There is no need to legalize weed.
    And there are other studies that say marijuana shrinks brain tumors. The first thing I ask myself when I see a study is "Who funded it?" because that seems to determine the outcome. All those studies that say vegetarianism is unhealthy can be traced to outfits like the Beef Council, for instance.

    We've got horrible additives in our food and our water is full of fluoride and chlorine. Damage from marijuana is negligible, if it exists at all. I know plenty of old coots who have been smoking it for decades with no ill effects but I don't know anyone who has gotten sick or dies from it. The worst that can be said is that it makes some people lazy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So you want to keep a relatively harmless drug illegal, which funds criminal organizations, much like prohibition did in the 20's, which also puts a huge unnecessary economic burden on us as a country with the drug war, and a prison population of non-violent drug offenders? Doesn't make sense digs.
    It's not relatively harmless. It's also currently a CII which is the most tightly controlled legalized class of medications in the US. Marijuana and THC cannot be compared to ethanol, but rather to other CII's like Oxycontin, morphine, and fentanyl. Why not legalize these for elective recreational use as well? Why have any controlled substances?

    The solution to the drug war is to lessen the penalty for drug use. Instead of jail time slap violators with fines. I agree that locking people up for marijuana use isn't the correct thing to do. It deserves a fine which would help offset the costs of the war on drugs (which also goes to fund preventing the use of more harmful drugs like meth and heroine).

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    And there are other studies that say marijuana shrinks brain tumors. The first thing I ask myself when I see a study is "Who funded it?" because that seems to determine the outcome. All those studies that say vegetarianism is unhealthy can be traced to outfits like the Beef Council, for instance.

    We've got horrible additives in our food and our water is full of fluoride and chlorine. Damage from marijuana is negligible, if it exists at all. I know plenty of old coots who have been smoking it for decades with no ill effects but I don't know anyone who has gotten sick or dies from it. The worst that can be said is that it makes some people lazy.
    Like I've said before. THC has medical affects, we have a prescription available for THC.
    Last edited by digsbe; 07-24-11 at 09:48 PM.
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