Ron Paul’s bill HR-1866, to legalize growing hemp, has the same ol, same ol supporters – Barney Frank and crowd.
What is not apparent nor well-known to the public though, is the recent history of hemp. We, and others we work with, intend to do what we can, to set that straight!
Canadian farmers’ crop of hemp a few years back, most all of it, rotted in warehouses because there was no market for it. That’s not changed much.
Still, potheads continue to push it on gullible farmers telling them it’s a viable crop . . . . and also, on government agencies – seeking subsidizing of their faux-agricultural groups which also push for the legalization, even in light of Canadian farmers’ experiences likely to be replicated here. Though deep-pockets politicos fund many efforts, they want tax money to use to support their efforts.
Canadians don’t do well competing with undeveloped 3rd world nations . . . . Canadians need more than pennies a day for their wages! Why would U.S. farmers be different?
Whether talking about the economy, the environment, cheaper gasoline, any issue they can use, . . . . it’s the same old drug users who want to legitimize and improve the acceptance of pot that promote hemp as the silver bullet . . . . their ‘cure-all’.
I’ve worked against pot use for over 25 years. I’m a former user and realize the damage done – to me and to others; I’ve never met a person whom I believed was truthful about supporting growing hemp that was not also a user; it’s obvious that’s their only motivation!
Ask them yourself (keeping a straight face and seeming to agree with them is more likely to get at the truth, something they’re not big on).
They’ve produced cars that run off biomass – made from hemp (as if there were not better plants to do this with); wonder why they invest all this money?
There are numerous varities of hemp; ask yourself why is it, that they are only interested in legalizing the hemp that also contains THC and looks the same? DUH . . . . .
Fact is though, the reason behind the push to legitimize hemp has nothing to do with these other issues.
Ignore the fact that THC can be extracted from hemp, and that today’s hemp contains about as much THC as was in the pot of the 60’s, (which was around 2%), it’s that they want their drug of choice, and hemp would help that! Pot growers have been able to increase the THC level (the euphoric and psychedelic attributes) from around 2% well into the 30% – 35% range; the majority of emergency room visits for drug use is not for heroin; it’s for marijuana use; pot is the most insidious drug there is! Though you’ll never convince users, it causes major psychological damage for young people! New users, happy to be accepted by this group, excitedly buy into the lies and regurgitate the propaganda at every opportunity!
Legalizing hemp would also provide a look-alike substance, with which cutting it would increase the quantity, improving their profits. Still, that’s a secondary issue to promoting acceptance of pot – it’s why they have invested so much money finding ways to use pot in a multiplicity of products.
As transparent and laughable as their latest tactic is, that “it will help raise taxes!” (Like that’s what they want to do – raise taxes for the government! They’re about the most irresponsible people, in existence.)
Even Michelle Obama doing her part, while overlooking the (unintended?) consequences of drug use and the links to hemp, . . . decorates the White House with it!