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(MSNBC)   Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul team up on hemp legalization. Both say that they want to put the grass back in Bluegrass   (tv.msnbc.com) divider line 74
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2013-02-18 06:44:59 AM  
And where the fark are the Dems on this issue right now?

Seriously, it's a winner issue and they aren't saying shiat about legalization at a national level.

Dems need to do more.
 
2013-02-18 07:04:11 AM  

quatchi: Seriously, it's a winner issue and they aren't saying shiat about legalization at a national level.


They're all freaking about rifles and magazine capacity; neither of which most Obama voters had in mind.  Get out of Iraq, close Guantanamo Bay, stop classifying a proven medically-useful drug as Schedule 1.

Dems need to slap everyone whining about magazine capacity until marijuana is declassified as a Schedule 1 drug.  There are thousands of people slowly dying in pain despite narcotics, including one of my relatives, because of Reefer Madness.

And  hemp isn't even about marijuana.  It is a highly-renewable weed that can replace the fiber for many forests of trees.
 
2013-02-18 07:06:35 AM  

quatchi: And where the fark are the Dems on this issue right now?

Seriously, it's a winner issue and they aren't saying shiat about legalization at a national level.


Two Democratic congressmen are tapping into what they call a "groundswell of public opinion" by introducing legislation to legalize Marijuana on the federal level, tax it and regulate it like alcohol and tobacco.

02/06/2013
 
2013-02-18 07:11:04 AM  
blog.sensitiveskinmagazine.com

They probably misheard when the issue was brought up
 
2013-02-18 07:12:15 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Two Democratic congressmen are tapping into what they call a "groundswell of public opinion" by introducing legislation to legalize Marijuana on the federal level, tax it and regulate it like alcohol and tobacco.

02/06/2013


Good to know.

As I recall it *was* the number one question asked of Obama during his first youtube Q&A.

Well, it was the number one that people wanted to ask but it got shuffled aside.

syrynxx: Dems need to slap everyone whining about magazine capacity until marijuana is declassified as a Schedule 1 drug.  There are thousands of people slowly dying in pain despite narcotics, including one of my relatives, because of Reefer Madness.


I'm not gonna argue you with you here. Sorry to hear about your relative.
 
2013-02-18 08:20:12 AM  
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2013-02-18 08:21:32 AM  
Mitch McConnell doing something non-shiatty? WTF? Broken clock effect in play, I guess.
 
2013-02-18 08:24:04 AM  
About damn time. I watched tobacco farming die when I was a kid in Kentucky. I always thought hemo would be great for my state's ag economy. But Ohhhh no, it has 0.^A% thc in it, so it's an evil drug.
 
2013-02-18 08:25:40 AM  
I agree with Mitch M-m-mmmm, I agree with Mitch McConnn-nn-nnn-n-nn...Oh I just cannot bring myself to say it!
 
2013-02-18 08:26:24 AM  
Of course Ron W. Paul is backing hemp legalization. That's the issue that convinces idiots that he and his dad are "libertarians" instead of the GOP bootlickers they've always been.
 
2013-02-18 08:27:51 AM  
Dusk-You-n-Me:

02/06/2013

FTFL: "Yet 15 states have decriminalized marijuana possession to the level where it carries the same penalties as a traffic ticket. Eighteen states and Washington D.C. have passed medical marijuana laws. And at least six states have introduced - or will soon introduce - legislation to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the wake of the legalization votes in Washington and Colorado."

About damned time.  This shows the cultural shift that's happening in America.  Hopefully, it carries over to more than just the drug war.
 
2013-02-18 08:28:23 AM  
The fact that marijuana is classified as Schedule 1 is farking stupid, and represents socially harmful reactionary politics.

The fact that low-THC industrial hemp is lumped in with marijuana in that classification is just farking pants-on-head retarded.  Oh look, two conservative dickbags are "going rogue" and "teaming up" to legalize a "drug" plant that not only never should have been made illegal in the first place, and who's illegality has probably cost the US economy billions or trillions in potential revenue.
 
2013-02-18 08:28:38 AM  

stoli n coke: Of course Ron W. Paul is backing hemp legalization. That's the issue that convinces idiots that he and his dad are "libertarians" instead of the GOP bootlickers they've always been.


I'm happy enough to humor them if they can get it passed.
 
2013-02-18 08:28:45 AM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 480x592]


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2013-02-18 08:35:23 AM  

quatchi: And where the fark are the Dems on this issue right now?

Seriously, it's a winner issue and they aren't saying shiat about legalization at a national level.

Dems need to do more.


Let the issue gain some roots among the conservative party, grow, and hopefully every dem jumps on board making it either an A) bipartisan alliance, or B) conservatives complain and possibly disembark because Obama is for it thusly making it a Dem issue. (Basically you get to fark the plant)
 
2013-02-18 08:38:32 AM  
All of those old, beautifully hand-illustrated Bibles from the Middle Ages and the Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp. Also, hemp lotion works wonders.
 
2013-02-18 08:40:54 AM  
FTFA: Hemp has a variety of legal uses; it can be made into fabrics, textiles, and strong rope, as well soap, paper, and plastic substitutes.

I think the biggest opposition to the bill will come from the lobby groups of the industries that produce the products hemp can be a cheaper replacement for.
 
2013-02-18 08:46:11 AM  
That's probably the first time in the last 12 years that they've actually proposed a substantive way to make government smaller.  Good for them.  I know it's just a desperate  grab for the stoner vote, but it'll be better for all of us.
 
2013-02-18 08:46:50 AM  

quatchi: And where the fark are the Dems on this issue right now?


At the voter level, about 15 points more supportive of outright legalizing marijuana than the GOP.

In the US House, kind of leading on medical MJ legislation; this combines to suggest that the Senate opposition to the bill of TFA is unlikely to be concentrated in the Democrats.
 
2013-02-18 08:48:26 AM  
 This will go knowhere until the House takes action  and both Rand and McConnell are in the Senate. Are any GOP House members supporting decriminalization?
 
2013-02-18 08:52:04 AM  

Zeno-25: All of those old, beautifully hand-illustrated Bibles from the Middle Ages and the Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp. Also, hemp lotion works wonders.


Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so. A very small amount of hemp legalization supporters actually care about the products that can be made or the corporate profits associated with doing so.

I support full legalization of marijuana just so the hempheads will finally shut up about it.
 
2013-02-18 08:56:03 AM  
everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.
 
2013-02-18 08:56:19 AM  

stoli n coke: Zeno-25: All of those old, beautifully hand-illustrated Bibles from the Middle Ages and the Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp. Also, hemp lotion works wonders.

Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so. A very small amount of hemp legalization supporters actually care about the products that can be made or the corporate profits associated with doing so.

I support full legalization of marijuana just so the hempheads will finally shut up about it.


Did you just tell Zeno-25 to smoke the Declaration of Independence?
 
2013-02-18 08:56:45 AM  

ShavedApe: Dusk-You-n-Me:

02/06/2013

FTFL: "Yet 15 states have decriminalized marijuana possession to the level where it carries the same penalties as a traffic ticket. Eighteen states and Washington D.C. have passed medical marijuana laws. And at least six states have introduced - or will soon introduce - legislation to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the wake of the legalization votes in Washington and Colorado."

About damned time.  This shows the cultural shift that's happening in America.  Hopefully, it carries over to more than just the drug war.


dc? how the hell does it get passed in dc of all places? thats literally the center of prohibition.
 
2013-02-18 08:58:06 AM  
http://www.fox19.com/story/20973882/reality-check-should-federal-ban- o n-hemp-production-be-lifted

Was actually a fairly decent summary of this.  On the state level there is going to be a fight over this from law enforcement.  They don't like the idea that they won't be able to tell what is hemp and what is weed without testing it.
 
2013-02-18 08:58:19 AM  

Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.


It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.
 
2013-02-18 08:58:28 AM  

Arkanaut: stoli n coke: Zeno-25: All of those old, beautifully hand-illustrated Bibles from the Middle Ages and the Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp. Also, hemp lotion works wonders.

Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so. A very small amount of hemp legalization supporters actually care about the products that can be made or the corporate profits associated with doing so.

I support full legalization of marijuana just so the hempheads will finally shut up about it.

Did you just tell Zeno-25 to smoke the Declaration of Independence?



Should I have reverence for the slave banging stoner who wrote it?
 
2013-02-18 09:01:02 AM  

stoli n coke: Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so. A very small amount of hemp legalization supporters actually care about the products that can be made or the corporate profits associated with doing so.


A support legalization (or at least decriminalization) of marijuana  for smoking purposes. 

 
I agree with your point about people trying to rationalize cannabis legalization by pointing out all the other things that can be done with hemp.  That said, we could save some forests if we made our papers from fast growing hemp instead of slow growing trees.  Of all the rationalizations for legalizing it I've read, paper seems the most economically and environmentally reasonable rationalization.  Plus the buzz rocks!
 
2013-02-18 09:01:42 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.

It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.


I don't think it would hurt their business at all. especially tobacco. back when I smoked cigs I always smoked more after smoking mj. (same with drinking)
these things aren't mutually exclusive. people who smoke pot and drink will drink more because it makes you thirsty.
 
2013-02-18 09:02:21 AM  

heavymetal: FTFA: Hemp has a variety of legal uses; it can be made into fabrics, textiles, and strong rope, as well soap, paper, and plastic substitutes.

I think the biggest opposition to the bill will come from the lobby groups of the industries that produce the products hemp can be a cheaper replacement for.


If I recall correctly, the cotton industry was instrumental in getting hemp banned in the first place. At the time they had a near monopoly on textiles and they didn't want to have to compete against hemp, which was cheaper to cultivate.
 
2013-02-18 09:03:22 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.

It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.



Yes, because if one group wants to keep marijuana illegal, it's the tobacco industry, the one business that has factories that can be calibrated to start churning out packs of Marlboro greens within seconds of the bill being signed into law.
 
2013-02-18 09:04:17 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.

It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.

I don't think it would hurt their business at all. especially tobacco. back when I smoked cigs I always smoked more after smoking mj. (same with drinking)
these things aren't mutually exclusive. people who smoke pot and drink will drink more because it makes you thirsty.


So you would almost say it was some sort of "gateway" to you drinking or smoking more?
 
2013-02-18 09:04:52 AM  
Just legalize it already.
Regulate it and tax it like you would alcohol and tobacco.


/simple
 
2013-02-18 09:05:00 AM  

Hobodeluxe: I don't think it would hurt their business at all. especially tobacco. back when I smoked cigs I always smoked more after smoking mj.


Smoking is becoming more and more taboo.  Tabasco farmers would probably welcome another cash crop.
 
2013-02-18 09:06:15 AM  

Muta: Tabasco farmers would probably welcome another cash crop.


Tabaco famers too!
 
2013-02-18 09:06:24 AM  

stoli n coke: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.

It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.


Yes, because if one group wants to keep marijuana illegal, it's the tobacco industry, the one business that has factories that can be calibrated to start churning out packs of Marlboro greens within seconds of the bill being signed into law.


This.  I'd be looking more at the for profit prisons, state bars, law enforcement unions, and the vendors that serve them.
 
2013-02-18 09:06:43 AM  
Yeah, THAT'S the plant Kentuckians have been wanting legalized for decades now! This is like wanting Oreos but your parents buy you Hydroxes instead.
 
2013-02-18 09:08:14 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: Hobodeluxe: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hobodeluxe: everyone should be able to grow their own or buy it in a liquor store.
it's crazy that it's illegal when tobacco and alcohol are available.

It all makes sense once you consider the amount of money the tobacco and alcohol industries spend to keep it that way.

I don't think it would hurt their business at all. especially tobacco. back when I smoked cigs I always smoked more after smoking mj. (same with drinking)
these things aren't mutually exclusive. people who smoke pot and drink will drink more because it makes you thirsty.

So you would almost say it was some sort of "gateway" to you drinking or smoking more?


no more than drinking is a "gateway" to smoking more. or eating a meal is a "gateway" to smoking.  or sex ..yada yada
 
2013-02-18 09:08:24 AM  

stoli n coke: Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so.


I don't know if you're joking, but the biggest high you'd get from hemp would be from the lack of oxygen.
 
2013-02-18 09:09:29 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: stoli n coke: Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so.

I don't know if you're joking, but the biggest high you'd get from hemp would be from the lack of oxygen.


Not sure how accurate it is, but my link said it would take about 2 acres to get high.
 
2013-02-18 09:12:23 AM  
I've often wondered if everyone would take their seeds and just plant them everywhere like Johnny Appleseed if we could make pot as common as kudzu?
 
2013-02-18 09:17:41 AM  
Does anybody else see the kid in the banner ad for the gun owner's take on McConnell and think, "Granddad, I am disappoint"?
 
2013-02-18 09:18:33 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: stoli n coke: Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so.

I don't know if you're joking, but the biggest high you'd get from hemp would be from the lack of oxygen.



It is a joke, but the point is still valid. Very few people get on the hemp high horse because of the industrial benefits. It's seen as a gateway to full legalization.

After all, have you ever talked to anyone that supports hemp becoming legal and marijuana remaining illegal? Didn't think so.

Legalization is fine, but let's start being honest with ourselves.
 
2013-02-18 09:19:22 AM  
I'm not a botanist but doesn't the marijuana plant concentrate THC in the leaf and bud?  And isn't "hemp" what's left after that leaf and bud have been separated from the stalk, stem and seed?

I mean, even if growing plants for high-quality smoking purposes, "hemp" products could still be made from what's left, no?
 
2013-02-18 09:20:44 AM  
Time to invest in Frito-Lay.
 
2013-02-18 09:23:00 AM  
The single largest supplier of U.S. imports of raw and processed hemp fiber is China. Other leading country suppliers include Romania, Hungary, India, and other European countries.    [crs]

well, that's really smart of us.
 
2013-02-18 09:23:16 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: [blog.sensitiveskinmagazine.com image 300x448]

They probably misheard when the issue was brought up


Classic

Hobodeluxe: no more than drinking is a "gateway" to smoking more. or eating a meal is a "gateway" to smoking. or sex ..yada yada


You know i was just havin' fun... Ha.
 
2013-02-18 09:32:11 AM  
Don't underestimate the motives of a politician.  There are two possible explanations:

1) The GOP is desperate for political leverage and is using this as a ploy to get votes, which means don't take the GOP seriously on this issue.

2) The GOP is baiting the Democratic party to jump on the bandwagon so that the GOP can do a 180 and accuse the Dems of supporting drug use...which means don't take the GOP seriously on this issue.

They cannot afford to lose their conservative Christian base, so there's no way this will be a mainstream push by them cuz the Christians will walk.  This is not a serious effort.
 
2013-02-18 09:33:30 AM  

quatchi: And where the fark are the Dems on this issue right now?

Seriously, it's a winner issue and they aren't saying shiat about legalization at a national level.

Dems need to do more.


"Drug Enforcement-Industrial Complex"

Law enforcement groups are endorsing Republican candidates more and more (against their own best interests) so threatening to cut off the teat of War on Drugs cash is a dangerous thing for a Democrat to consider doing.

/don't think the White House hasn't thought this all through.
 
2013-02-18 09:33:30 AM  

stoli n coke: HotWingConspiracy: stoli n coke: Dude, if you want to smoke some of the hemp, it's okay to just say so.

I don't know if you're joking, but the biggest high you'd get from hemp would be from the lack of oxygen.


It is a joke, but the point is still valid. Very few people get on the hemp high horse because of the industrial benefits. It's seen as a gateway to full legalization.


I think you'd have to be pretty high to think legalizing industrial hemp is a worthwhile path to legalizing marijuana. Besides, the latter is making its own case anyway.
 
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