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2019-04-14 09:25:15 PM  
Here was Congress removing a substance from the Controlled Substances Act, and there were no objections. Here was Congress declaring a Schedule I narcotic as an agricultural commodity, something we were told time and time again wasn't even possible because the DEA and FDA had the power to classify drugs and determine what is and isn't legal and why, and there were no objections.

So someone was lying?
 
2019-04-14 09:28:09 PM  
Why on earth would Congress stand in the way of allowing nonviolent drug offenders to work in the agricultural industry after that's the only job experience they've had, year after year, in prison?

That's... funny? Ironic? I'm searching for a word to describe the fact that you can work with hemp while you're incarcerated but NOT after you've paid your debt to society. Absurd, maybe. Asinine.
 
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2019-04-14 09:36:03 PM  
I've heard from idiots for years that hemp, man, could like, totally turn this country around.  Prophets are never recognized in their time.
 
2019-04-14 09:48:32 PM  
I'm sure hemp will make a few investors wealthy, but hemp production has already bypassed the small-scale farmers.
 
2019-04-14 10:09:27 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I'm sure hemp will make a few investors wealthy, but hemp production has already bypassed the small-scale farmers.


Artisanal CBD oil will likely be a big thing soon, and not just in states that have legalized recreational cannabis.
 
2019-04-15 12:10:17 AM  
Huh?
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2019-04-15 12:28:11 AM  
Sure, a handful of rich landowners paying illegal immigrants pennies on the dollar to grow hemp for them will totally change the nature of this country.
 
2019-04-15 12:33:59 AM  
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"Perhaps I can help you with that hemp?"
 
2019-04-15 12:38:23 AM  
$50,000 an acre?  My tulips are going to bring in much more than that, just you wait and see.
 
2019-04-15 12:44:18 AM  

fusillade762: Why on earth would Congress stand in the way of allowing nonviolent drug offenders to work in the agricultural industry after that's the only job experience they've had, year after year, in prison?

That's... funny? Ironic? I'm searching for a word to describe the fact that you can work with hemp while you're incarcerated but NOT after you've paid your debt to society. Absurd, maybe. Asinine.


Can't let a felon make money in a new market. They need to get paid below the minimum wage until thier dying breathe. Why, if a felon started a hemp farm with high demand and low supply, they might make more than 30 thousand dollars. And we don't want them showing up at our upscale supperclubs, being able to afford 20 dollar dinners.

If hemp farming was as profitable as picking cans on the roadside, I guarantee no one would give a shiat.
 
2019-04-15 01:42:55 AM  

thehellisthis: $50,000 an acre?  My tulips are going to bring in much more than that, just you wait and see.


At $10 a "pop" your tulips are going to get quite a workout to make that. . .
 
2019-04-15 03:10:01 AM  
Notice that they don't mention any viable hemp product other than CBD? It's because other than CBD hemp is no more useful than flax which produces almost exactly the same fiber/oil/seed products. Good thing CBD got so popular, otherwise there would be almost no reason to grow hemp at all.

Also, the assumption that one could make $5M off 169 acres is ludicrous. Sorry, not going to happen.
 
2019-04-15 04:06:09 AM  
I saw something about a flooring material, but if you can make it into engineered lumber products with decent fire resistance, we could eliminate most of our use of concrete in buildings.
 
2019-04-15 04:14:30 AM  

wildcardjack: I saw something about a flooring material, but if you can make it into engineered lumber products with decent fire resistance, we could eliminate most of our use of concrete in buildings.


Or, combine the two in to a supermaterial called HempCreteTM and build the cities of the future!!

/got nuthin.
 
2019-04-15 05:29:09 AM  
Hemp's never going to become an 'industry' in the US. It threatens two major industries with massive lobby power: tobacco and cotton.
 
2019-04-15 05:51:22 AM  
It's absurd hemp was ever made illegal in the first place.
 
2019-04-15 05:53:40 AM  

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"Perhaps I can help you with that hemp?"


What hemp?
 
2019-04-15 05:55:29 AM  

wax_on: Notice that they don't mention any viable hemp product other than CBD? It's because other than CBD hemp is no more useful than flax which produces almost exactly the same fiber/oil/seed products. Good thing CBD got so popular, otherwise there would be almost no reason to grow hemp at all.

Also, the assumption that one could make $5M off 169 acres is ludicrous. Sorry, not going to happen.


I bought some hemp pants once. Most comfortable pants I ever wore. And I've never seen flax clothing.
 
2019-04-15 05:56:44 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Hemp's never going to become an 'industry' in the US. It threatens two major industries with massive lobby power: tobacco and cotton.


Cotton, yes. Hemp has nothing to do with recreational drugs, though.
 
2019-04-15 06:08:15 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: RoyFokker'sGhost: Hemp's never going to become an 'industry' in the US. It threatens two major industries with massive lobby power: tobacco and cotton.

Cotton, yes. Hemp has nothing to do with recreational drugs, though.


It's still a low-THC cannabinoid, though.
https://www.green-flower.com/articles/​1031/hemp-flower
 
2019-04-15 10:25:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: wax_on: Notice that they don't mention any viable hemp product other than CBD? It's because other than CBD hemp is no more useful than flax which produces almost exactly the same fiber/oil/seed products. Good thing CBD got so popular, otherwise there would be almost no reason to grow hemp at all.

Also, the assumption that one could make $5M off 169 acres is ludicrous. Sorry, not going to happen.

I bought some hemp pants once. Most comfortable pants I ever wore. And I've never seen flax clothing.


Umm...  it's called linen.
 
2019-04-15 10:37:18 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Hemp's never going to become an 'industry' in the US. It threatens two major industries with massive lobby power: tobacco and cotton.


Dunno about tobacco but it is no threat to cotton. Hemp is difficult and expensive to process into fine fabrics. The best quality hemp can be made into fabrics that are similar to good linen but most hemp fabric is rough and prickly.

CBD and THC are the only things about the hemp plant that make it interesting or commercially viable. Other plant or synthetic materials are just as good or better for all other uses.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:36 PM  
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2019-04-16 01:55:31 PM  
There's hemp paper. Currently, it's more expensive than wood paper, but if someone invested in new machinery and could get lower priced hemp because it was being farmed industrially it might become cheaper and a reasonably widely used product due to eco-friendliness. Slightly more expensive, but maybe people would buy it like they buy organic stuff.
 
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