Legalization Sought for Cousin of Pot! 

Legalization Sought for Cousin of Pot! 
Posted by FoM on May 09, 1999 at 12:52:15 PT
Source: SF Gate
In California these days there is the hemp movement and the other hemp movement -- this second one backing the kind you can't smoke or bake into brownies for an altered state.
Its leader wants it known that he is a strait-laced Southern Baptist "white-bread" guy from Orange County who doesn't smoke marijuana. Though he's got support from some who do smoke openly and often, he also has in his corner the former director of the CIA and agriculture officials from such non-trendy states as Wisconsin who see the plant as an ecological and economic bonanza. "I'm a member of the NRA, I'm overweight, I'm a meat eater, I'm no dope-smoking hippie," said Sam H. Clauder II, a political consultant who's heading a campaign to get industrial hemp -- the unsmokable cousin of marijuana -- legalized in California. "I wouldn't be near the marijuana issue until a year and a half ago when a few key people convinced me that marijuana and hemp are not the same thing." The quiet political campaign to turn industrial hemp into a legal crop is gaining support, an Examiner/KTVU Channel 2 report found, but big obstacles remain. There's the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, for one. All hemp is listed as a controlled substance, regulated by the DEA, and is therefore illegal to grow. Indeed, industrial hemp and marijuana are part of the same species, Cannabis sativa. But there the similarity ends, say industrial hemp activists. Click the above link to read the whole article!
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Comment #4 posted by Da Band on March 27, 2001 at 01:44:34 PT:
smokin' de 'erb
Legallize cannabis right now so our drummer don't get arrested be4 a gig... aiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
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Comment #3 posted by Chris on April 05, 2000 at 10:28:41 PT:
Legalize all of it!!!!!
What is wron gwith pot? It is natural and when it is smoked the person is usually happy or asleep not like being drunk off of liquor when people get all pissed off and stuff. Legalize and all will be good with the world. 
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Comment #2 posted by steven.james on March 08, 2000 at 20:07:21 PT:
We want it so why dosn't the government do the smart thing and sell it to us. They can make from $25 to $15000 every deal.
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Comment #1 posted by colin on May 13, 1999 at 10:26:10 PT:
this is good news for the world...that people are beginning again to realize the true value of the hemp plant !! for three reasons1)recreational2)industrial3)enviromental
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