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 NGNM85 View Post
    According to a 1998 government study, over a third of violent crimes involved alcohol consumption, and that in two-thirds of incidences of domestic violence, the participants had been drinking. (http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/ascii/AC.TXT) Alcohol is, by far, the most socially destructive drug.
    and we all know the result of attempting to outlaw that one.

    The bottom line is that outlawing drugs simply does not work. We'd be far better off to treat drug addiction as a medical problem, not a legal one.

    Education does work. Look what happened to smoking, once the proof of how destructive it is to health became known to everyone: Once, about 50% of adults smoked, now it's more like 12%. When people make informed choices, they tend to make better choices. The government making choices for them simply doesn't work.
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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
    and we all know the result of attempting to outlaw that one.

    The bottom line is that outlawing drugs simply does not work. We'd be far better off to treat drug addiction as a medical problem, not a legal one.

    Education does work. Look what happened to smoking, once the proof of how destructive it is to health became known to everyone: Once, about 50% of adults smoked, now it's more like 12%. When people make informed choices, they tend to make better choices. The government making choices for them simply doesn't work.
    I wouldn't even think of it. I was just pointing out the absurdity of the position of the opponants of Cannabis legalization, who balk at the thought, yet, seemingly, are completely tolerant of drugs that substantially more destructive, both to individual users, and society as a whole.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Can someone make one honest reason why this should not be legal with logical, true facts?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Can someone make one honest reason why this should not be legal with logical, true facts?
    In short; No.
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    Re: Should the farming of hemp and or marijuana be allowed in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Can someone make one honest reason why this should not be legal with logical, true facts?
    It'll demolish already established industries and quite possibly result in a loss of jobs.
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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
    I think you may have your terms mixed up slightly in the poll choices, as you're calling both versions of Cannabis the same scientific name.

    However, I would say that hemp should be 100% legal for growth and processing.

    Marijuana should perhaps be similar to tobacco and alcohol.

    Since the plants are identical in appearance, it wouldn’t make sense to allow hemp growth while still having marijuana illegal.

    Unless some way of ensuring only the hemp version of cannabis is grown is out there…
    Is it legal to cultivate hemp?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    Is it legal to cultivate hemp?
    No. Hemp looks too much like the devil weed, and some people could plant some illegal crops camouflaged by the legal stuff.

    We must stamp out the devil weed, as it makes darkies think that they are the equal of whites, and makes white women want to sleep with black men. At least, that was the rationale for having outlawed it in the first place.
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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
    I would suspect smoking hemp leaves would leave one retching with a very sore throat.
    You would die of carbon monoxide poisoning before you caught a THC buzz.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    It'll demolish already established industries and quite possibly result in a loss of jobs.
    Do you think it is likely that those jobs would be replaced with jobs involving the hemp and or marijuana cultivating, hemp products etc. ?

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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 think it is likely that those jobs would be replaced with jobs involving the hemp and or marijuana cultivating, hemp products etc. ?
    Marijuana legalization would be no worse than the sale of alcohol.

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