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.?

    I'll say what I always say. Prohibition never works, it only creates vibrant and violent criminal organizations that thrive, filling the demand with their illegal supply. The fact that there are legitimate, demonstrable medicinal uses for marijuana while drug cartels at our borders commit mass murder and mayhem daily makes this federal prohibition even more ludicrous. Legalize drugs, regulate them, and global crime cartels would implode almost overnight.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't so common any more.

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

    It should be legal, and both should be farmed.

    As others have mentioned, hemp is a wonderfully versatile plant. Its uses in production are practically limitless. The only thing it's not much good for is getting high.

    But I think marijuana should be farmed and legal for recreational use as well. It's significantly less harmful than alcohol and it's ridiculous that alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I really don't understand the point of that and I never will.

    Apart from its obvious recreational uses, it also does have valid medical uses. Foremost among them as a painkiller. We really need to diversify our painkillers beyond highly addictive and potentially damaging opioids. Marijuana is safer, less addictive, and less harmful. In vaporized or consumed forms, it has virtually no long-term affects at all. There's no reason why it shouldn't be an option.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    It should be legal, and both should be farmed.

    As others have mentioned, hemp is a wonderfully versatile plant. Its uses in production are practically limitless. The only thing it's not much good for is getting high.

    But I think marijuana should be farmed and legal for recreational use as well. It's significantly less harmful than alcohol and it's ridiculous that alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I really don't understand the point of that and I never will.

    Apart from its obvious recreational uses, it also does have valid medical uses. Foremost among them as a painkiller. We really need to diversify our painkillers beyond highly addictive and potentially damaging opioids. Marijuana is safer, less addictive, and less harmful. In vaporized or consumed forms, it has virtually no long-term affects at all. There's no reason why it shouldn't be an option.
    And if THC-heavy cannabis is commercially grown and processed (more than it currently is?), it could be more easily done.

    Not to mention, I suppose, that pure (or perhaps diluted in some way?) THC could be sold without the chance of carcinogens that digsbe mentioned - since, if I understood correctly, the cancer risk was from the smoke - not the THC.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    And if THC-heavy cannabis is commercially grown and processed (more than it currently is?), it could be more easily done.

    Not to mention, I suppose, that pure (or perhaps diluted in some way?) THC could be sold without the chance of carcinogens that digsbe mentioned.
    In the case of marijuana, the carcinogens are produced by the actual smoking. Anything you smoke has carcinogens, simply by virtue of breathing in smoke. But marijuana itself actually has some anti-tumor properties. So if you vaporize or eat it, you won't have carcinogenic affects.

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

    Jail and prison are supposed to be for people who aren't fit to be outside, anyway. It's not like I'm scared to go out alone because Willie Nelson might get me.

    I think a lot of this prohibition has to do with prison being Big Bidness. People in prison working for a few cents an hour are slaves. You have to look at who's profiting from all this garbage.

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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.
    Do you think that outlawing weed is keeping people from using it?
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I'll say what I always say. Prohibition never works, it only creates vibrant and violent criminal organizations that thrive, filling the demand with their illegal supply. The fact that there are legitimate, demonstrable medicinal uses for marijuana while drug cartels at our borders commit mass murder and mayhem daily makes this federal prohibition even more ludicrous. Legalize drugs, regulate them, and global crime cartels would implode almost overnight.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't so common any more.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    As long as my tax dollars don't have to support you, your habit or your rehab and you don't hurt anyone else with your behavior.... I'm fine with that.
    Good! Something we agree on.

    BTW, I am a working woman so your tax dollars are not being wasted on me.
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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
    Do you think that outlawing weed is keeping people from using it?
    Of course.

    It's not like there are probably 15-30 people I know or know of who have used or currently use weed [among other things?] (rumor and innuendo, of course ), including multiple co-workers and some if not all of my bosses.
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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
    Jail and prison are supposed to be for people who aren't fit to be outside, anyway. It's not like I'm scared to go out alone because Willie Nelson might get me.

    I think a lot of this prohibition has to do with prison being Big Bidness. People in prison working for a few cents an hour are slaves. You have to look at who's profiting from all this garbage.
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