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    Should Hemp be legal?

    I used to hear that hemp was illegal because marijuana plants could be hidden within the fields, and it would undermine the "War on Drugs" because both plants are closely related. Now, I am against the War on Drugs anyways, but I just assumed that hemp would remain illegal unless marijuana became legal.

    I will point out that hemp isn't technically illegal, but a federal law gives the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) the power to grant hemp farming permits, which is never does.

    For all of the talk of marijuana being grown in hemp fields, I recently learned(and I should have thought of it earlier) that cross pollination between hemp and marijuana effectively destroys both crops, because it reduces the genetics of the plants by half. This pointed out during a press conference I watched, which featured Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, and a couple of State Senators. Therefore, the marijuana argument is invalid.

    Why is hemp illegal then? Powerful business interests that don't like competition. It has tons of great uses, including ethanol, clothing, plastics, and food, among others.

    Is there any legitimate reason why hemp shouldn't be legal?
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Is there any reason why hemp shouldn't be legal?
    no legitimate reason.

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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no legitimate reason.
    Good catch.
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Who voted to keep it illegal? Why?
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    It's retarded to keep hemp illegal, even if you think marijuana should be illegal, you can't get high from hemp, and we can make everything from paper, to clothes, to plastic from hemp.
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    This pointed out during a press conference I watched, which featured Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, and a couple of State Senators. Therefore, the marijuana argument is invalid.
    Did you cross check anything?

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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Did you cross check anything?
    Of course not, it would have made my point half as valid.
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Of course not, it would have made my point half as valid.
    What? Where in the world did you get that idea?

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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Legalize hemp, marijuana, and every other drug. It is stupid to keep them all illegal and is also a huge waste of money that we really don't have to be wasting
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    Re: Should Hemp be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    What? Where in the world did you get that idea?
    I am hoping my internet sarcasm meter is working.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Legalize hemp, marijuana, and every other drug. It is stupid to keep them all illegal and is also a huge waste of money that we really don't have to be wasting
    I agree, though hemp isn't a drug.
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