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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:43 PM

 

What are your feelings about industrial hemp?

I think we really need to start growing hemp on a wide basis. When grown for food, fuel and fiber, it's probably the single best renewable source of biomass available. Growing hemp on a widespread basis could fuel a resurgence in family farming, promote a cleaner environment, and would stop the need to cut down old growth forests for fiber.

That's my opinion, what's yours?

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:46 PM

1. the cotton lobby will block legalization via its prostitute politicians nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:48 PM

3. Well, HEarst ran the original smear campaign because he owned so much of the wood industry

 

and hemp was poised to become an incredibly cheap alternative to wood for paper products.

And hemp jeans made by Levi's would last twenty years until hemp became illegal.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:09 PM

14. So... it was a conspiracy?

Good to see people changing their ways. See, ya hang around here long enough and one gets educated and casts off their former ways of considering the world, eh?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

15. Nope, not a conspiracy at all

 

It was all open and is all in the record.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:17 PM

22. And you were almost free.....

The SOB Hearst conspired and Lied to get hemp made illegal, and you claim it was all above board and open and democratic?

What is it about the word conspiracy that scares you so much that you deny conspiracies to defraud us exist?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:21 PM

24. Dude, read the congressional record

 

It's all there.

It was completely open, though never honest.

The blatant racism is right there in the congressional record, for all to see.

The fact that it was Hearst and DuPont that funded the effort is right there in the record.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:07 PM

11. Not to mention the petrochemical industry

the source of raw materials for synthetic fabrics.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

12. Hell, you can make PLASTIC from Hemp.

 

That's eating into their big profits from waste product business!

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

16. Hence the opposition

You'll see industries barely on the periphery coming out against industrial hemp if wide-scale production becomes imminent.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:14 PM

21. Iowa corn growers

 

It could replace corn in the production of oil, especially for fuel. Hell, it could compete directly with petrochemical fuel oil today if grown on a widespread basis.

Plus, it could help save tobacco farmers who are growing less and less of that cash crop on an annual basis due to the numbers of smokers declining.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:48 PM

2. It should be utilized, the outlawing of hemp was/is ludicrous.

Thanks for the thread, RomneyLies.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:55 PM

6. It was racism that prompted making it illegal, too.

 

Hearst depended upon fears of Hispanics and African Americans to drive the fear to outlaw "marijuana" when what he wanted made illegal was the industrial hemp market. Since it's the same species, he got his way.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:16 AM

84. In fact, with that in mind.....

I'm actually kinda amazed that hemp managed to stay legal for as long as it did. And, TBH, if it hadn't been for the Civil War eliminating Southern slavery, who knows how much earlier people like Hearst could have gotten their way?

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. its a great product

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Response to samsingh (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:56 PM

8. It insured we would win World War II

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:59 PM

9. how did it get so ignored over the decades

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Response to samsingh (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

10. Not ignored, suppressed by the anti-"marijuana" porpaganda.

 

Pushing a drug war is better for the businesses than solving problems with farming and the environment

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:02 PM

68. this may be the time to change all that suppression

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

13. My father grew it during WWII

He once told me, 'we knew it was a narcotic, but we didn't mess with it.'

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:12 PM

19. What's grown for fiber is nothing at all like what's grown for drugs.

 

Industrial hemp requires incredibly close planting, the flowers produce almost none of the drug, and the floral clusters are almost nothing like what's grown for the drugs.

Those who grow the version that produces high amounts of THC insure the plants are not grown close together and it's cultivated in a way to produce as many and as large floral clusters as possible. There is little to no fiber value at all in the plants grown for the drugs.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:18 PM

23. *You* know that and *I* know that

but my father was from a generation that was too old to even serve in that war, so it's hardly surprising he didn't know.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:55 PM

42. it looks so similar thought...

there is cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and I think it's cannabi rudaralis(ditchweed)?
indica being the one with the high THC content and used for medical purposes.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:47 PM

39. Enjoyed the movie

thanks!

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:53 PM

5. If the hippies are fer it, I'm agin it.

No, seriously, the ban on growing (not importing) hemp is the single stupidest thing about the war on drugs, and that's saying something!

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:55 PM

7. It's a travesty that it isn't being grown on an industrial scale n/t

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

17. It makes a great heavy fabric.

I'd gladly support legalizing growing industrial hemp. It's stupid that we cannot here. It's got a seriously low level of THC.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

18. Canada is having at it!

http://manitobaharvest.com/
Just one example

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:28 PM

26. Yes.

It's been legal to grow hemp under a license since 1998. I don't think Saskatchewan plants as much as Manitoba, but there's some grown here, too.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

20. I think it's a shame that it's not being grown already on a widespread basis.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

25. It's a miracle plant

The timber industry and other clothing producers need to quit hamstringing the development of hemp and buy into it big time. You can get two or three mature hemp crops per year whereas other plants may make one mature crop per year. And the hemp plant actually replenishes the soil.

If people would quit fighting it and start using it, there would be a boom in hemp applications.

I've been on the lookout for forward-thinking companies who are looking to capitalize on the legalization of industrial hemp in Colorado and Washington State. They would probably be great investment opportunities, but I haven't been able to find any yet. I wish I had a large cache of money on hand. I'd buy some land in one of those two states and start going to town.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:07 PM

69. I posted this in post 67, people in Colorado seem to be getting serious.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:37 PM

27. I challenge anyone to tell us one negative thing about Hemp. It's not only positive, it's BETTER

by far, than so many other forms of agriculture.

- drought resistant
- pest and weed resistant
- scalable
- green food
- complete protein meat substitute
- organic anti-microbial properties
- heart healthy fats
- fiber, dietary & industrial
- bio-fuel
- construction materiel, such as hemp-crete
- decorative & versatile
- soil builder

The only negative thing I can think of is that it will turn your smoking cannabis into hemp if it gets near it, but with cannabis legalization rising it's a good thing that smoking cannabis will come under quality control measures by producers that will protect it from industrial hemp.

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Response to patrice (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:40 PM

29. The recreational cannabis legislation in Colorado allows up to five plants in a locked room indoors.

 

With proper air filtration, the industrial hemp pollen should never affect that sort of a crop.

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Response to patrice (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:40 PM

30. Scalability in particular is a VERY fine feature of Hemp. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:45 PM

31. That's the beauty of the plant

 

You could grow it on a small scale or a large scale and still produce revenue.

Hell, the first law on this continent regarding hemp REQUIRED farmers to grow it.

Thomas Jefferson SMUGGLED hemp seeds into this country because of how important it is.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:11 PM

33. Scalability also creates opportunities for co - operation BETWEEN enterprises, so individuals

can have control over their own thing and still connect to something bigger if/when they want to.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:39 PM

28. My feelings are that it will be legal before 2014

and will be our #1 cash crop by 2016. It's going to change everything. I really wish I owned land.

It will keep families who can't afford to live in the old petroleum-based society clothed, fed and warm.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:54 PM

32. Canada is building cars out of hemp like Henry Ford did many years back



Short 2 min 40 sec video

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Response to think (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

62. I saw the Ford hemp car video. He pounded a hammer on a fender

and it didn't dent it...or even chip the paint.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #62)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:06 PM

75. there was a more recent "hemp car"

 




http://hempcar.org/

PS: Jack Loves You All

RIP: King Of Hemp
we miss you Jack

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:22 PM

34. We're already importing it from Canada; would be better to grow what we need here.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:25 PM

35. I'll try anything once. n/t

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Response to tabasco (Reply #35)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:33 PM

36. BWAH!

 

I vote this response of the thread!

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:36 PM

37. "Industrial Hemp" sounds like it would leave a metalic taste in your mouth.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:38 PM

38. Well, it's for manufacturing products

 

As opposed to pharmaceutical cannabis, which is produced only for the drug.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:25 PM

71. "pharmaceutical cannabis" to me sounds like it's designed to do nothing.

Even "shake" or "dirt weed" is preferable.

Let's face it. If it's open for marketing it'll be like it is on the streets,....with EVERYONE claiming they have the best shit out there.

It's like liquor stores all claiming they have the coldest beer in town.

After the hype there will be ACTUAL efforts to come up with stuff that actually does get you shitfaced.

Imagine the commercials.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #71)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:26 PM

72. "pharmaceutical cannabis", "medical marijuana". Same shit, different words.

 

I like cannabis since it's the actual name of the genus.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #72)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:53 AM

82. I prefer anything that makes scents.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:48 PM

40. It gave me a really, really nasty headache.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:52 PM

41. I'd love to ditch all the plastics

And figure out how to use hemp to replace some of it. Maybe at least some fabrics and ropes.

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Response to libodem (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:57 PM

45. I think it could replace them all

if we can get the oil, chemical and lumber companies to GTFO.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:10 PM

48. I think they are the ones who lobby against growing it

Because it cuts into their profits.

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Response to libodem (Reply #48)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:15 PM

49. Oh yeah

They were the first ones to demonize it too.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #49)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:21 PM

55. It's crazy

It is industrial not medicinal.

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Response to libodem (Reply #55)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:29 PM

57. Indeed.

But it can make fiber that is superior to anything the chemical companies can produce.
It can make fuel, celluloid...and other things the petrochemical companies control.
The lumber companies hate it because 1/4 acre of hemp can grow 4 times as much biomass as 1 acre of pine trees. It can make paper, clothing, and it can also be formed into 4x8 sheets like plywood, and it's lighter AND fire and water resistant than pine plywood.

It really is a miracle plant.
We are fools for not using it.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:36 PM

61. Total fools

I don't get it?

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Response to libodem (Reply #61)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

63. Money.

It's all about money.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:56 PM

43. Your feeling on this

are the exact same as mine.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:57 PM

44. Good stuff, it is ciminal how the govt treats hemp.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:58 PM

46. I had called my Senator and told him it should be legallized

both MJ and hemp

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:09 PM

47. No problem here.

I don't see how it could possible be "the single best renewable source of biomass available", but I'm sure it's just fine.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:18 PM

51. Having read many many articles about it

that not only highlight the many things this plant can provide, but also how many polluting corporations are vehemently against it, has lead me to believe that it is damn close to being the perfect plant.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:20 PM

53. Well, perfect plants tend to be planted in monoculture.

If legalized, I hope we're smarter than that.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #53)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:31 PM

58. Good point

And I hope so too.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:17 PM

50. "For it"

Don't know how else one could respond to this . One of several useful tools.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:19 PM

52. LEGALIZE IT NOW!!! nt

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:20 PM

54. I couldn't get that much of a buzz from it.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:24 PM

56. It's being discussed here in Kentucky. We used to have a healthy hemp industry.

Marker in Nicholasville, Ky



A hemp barn near the Kentucky Horse Park.




The tobacco industry has abandoned us to a great extent, so we have the curing barns and the tobacco base we can repurpose. I remember all the sales barns and redryers around town. Most of them are gone.


There used to be a redryer across the street from U of K. If downwind, it would take your breath away. They were like huge pizza ovens. Instead of the aroma of pizza you get an invisible cloud of gas that makes you feel as if your throat and lungs are in a vice.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:32 PM

59. Termite resistant, hurricane strength residential lumber.

2x lumber made with hemp fiber too long for termites to digest, also increases the tensile strength. 90 day yields for this usage gives you 3 to 4 grows per season. And if you strip the leaves and buds (ditch weed) and mulch it back, it returns nitrogen levels w/o chemicals.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:34 PM

60. It would certainly solve a lot of problems.

 

There once was a law that required it.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:43 PM

64. If it does anything to put a dent in how corn is taking over I am for it...

plus I think it was unconstitutional to make hemp illegal. It doesn't serve the country in anyway to make something illegal that couldn't possibly cause harm.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:50 PM

65. Timber, corn, cotton, plastics, and oil industry wouldn't be happy about it,

 

But it could fuel a resurgence in America.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:58 PM

66. It's Constitutional

Old Ironsides took over 60 tons of hemp for rigging.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

67. We may be growing it here in Colorado this year.

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_22368156/hemp-industry-poised-grow-colorado-new-legal-status

"If Colorado were to establish a hemp-farming industry, it would be limited by a federal ban on interstate transportation of the crop. The harvested hemp would need to stay inside Colorado, where currently there are few major industrial customers.

That limitation does not deter Mike Bowman, a Yuma County farmer and alternative-energy activist. He plans to plant a test crop of 100 acres of hemp, possibly as early as this year, on land typically reserved for corn."



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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:14 PM

70. Agree 110%

There are many uses for the Hemp plant. It can provide a clean and renewable source for many products hydrocarbons are currently used in. Our founding fathers over 200 years ago recognized its versatile use and promoted its use.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:40 PM

73. Just another industrial plant product. n/t

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

74. ALL of it needs to be legal.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:41 PM

76. I have a hemp shirt.

It is very soft, comfortable, and has been very durable. I think hemp is a wonderful material for many products.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:26 PM

77. the problem is that there is no science allowed in the USA, even though hemp in Canada is thriving

a few miles over the border.

(i pasted this from the legalize+tax weed thread)

(16) The term “marihuana” means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.


medical and industrial are so far apart genetically- the law ^^^ is kind of f'd up. you can grow hemp with virtually no THC, and the law manages to allow hemp without allowing it to be grown (no LIVE seeds..)

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The results showed three distinct "races" of cannabis. In central Asia the THC-rich indica predominated, while in western Europe sativa was more common. In India, south-east Asia, Africa, Mexico and Jamaica the rasta variant predominated. It looks similar to the sativa subspecies, but generally contains higher levels of THC.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18725175.200-rasta-lends-its-name-to-a-third-type-of-cannabis.html

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Another paper in the series on chemotaxonomic variation in the terpenoid content of the essential oil of Cannabis revealed that several wide-leaflet drug strains in the collection had relatively high levels of certain sesquiterpene alcohols, including guaiol and isomers of eudesmol, that set them apart from the other putative taxa. Hillig concluded that the patterns of genetic, morphological, and chemotaxonomic variation support recognition of C. sativa and C. indica as separate species.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis#Continuing_research

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so, anyway, this is a good one if you haven't seen it-
http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #77)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:31 PM

78. I have a copy of The Emperor Wears No Clothes

 

I am of the mind that the species is accurately Cannabis sativa while there are three generally accepted sub-species, Cannabis sativa sativa, cannabis sativa indica, and cannabis sativa ruderalis.

In those sub species there are literally hundreds of land races with multiple purposes.

Edited to add: The single most important aspect of cannabis is that large agro businesses should never be able to gain a foothold on patented cannabis genetics.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #78)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:16 PM

79. they're still working on the species thing, i think. one of the best things for hemp would be

a different definition legally


Hillig (2005) conducted allozyme analysis of 157 Cannabis populations. This study examined single amino acid variations of enzymes which result from DNA mutations, acting as genetic markers, and concluded from this data that the
Cannabis
genus is divided into two species,
C. sativa
and
C. indica.
This conclusion further clarifies taxomomic distinctions based on morphological and geographic characters, as C. indica is generally much shorter and confers different subjective effects upon use.However, it is unclear whether this bifurcation of the Cannabis genus occurred prior to or as aresult of domestication by humans, as humans have greatly influenced both the cross-breeding and divergence of Cannabis gene pools. Investigation of cannabinoid genetics using RAPD(random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis) to elucidate the taxonomic intricacies of cannabis shows promise. As of August 19, 2011, a small company based in the US and the Netherlands,Medicinal Genomics, has sequenced the Cannabis sativa genome using short-read sequencing technology, and has made this phylogenetic data publically available via Amazon Cloud database,allowing free access for scientists and others around the world with limited research access to this highly regulated plant.
http://www.academia.edu/966181/Herbal_Cannabis_as_Medicine_a_Biocultural_Analysis

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http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/

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This SNP assay was tested on 94 Cannabis plants, which included 10 blind samples, and was able to differentiate between “drug” and “non-drug” Cannabis in all cases, while also differentiating between Cannabis and other species. Non-drug plants were found to be homozygous at the four sites assayed while drug Cannabis plants were either homozygous or heterozygous.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073810004639

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #78)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:30 PM

80. that train is leaving the station

 

right in front of everyone's eyes

many people just can't seem to grasp the significance of it


US Federal Patent on Cannabinoid Use


​Exclusive Interview: Dean Petkanas, CEO, KannaLife
(The Company Just Awarded An Exclusive Cannabinoid License By The Federal Government)

http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2011/12/cannabinoid_patent_exclusivity_only_applies_to_one.php

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Response to green for victory (Reply #80)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:32 PM

81. Motherfuckers

 

I'll never recognize their patent.

Fuck 'em.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:01 AM

83. It's great for the environment and highly useful, too.

And if it hadn't been for the wood & cotton lobby and the racist fearmongerers trying to invent stories of blacks and Mexicans going crazy and killing white men, or screwing white women or whatever other fantasy they could come up with, this plant would still be legal today(or, at least, industrial hemp might be. Cannabis sativa might still be banned, though.).

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:41 AM

85. agreed. and it would create a new cash crop for farmers

when I was in Germany a few years ago, I saw standing rows of wind turbines on farmland. That farmland can be planted with industrial hemp. Both the turbines and the hemp can be part of the localized fuel production in some parts of the country.

This is, really, the future. We need to stop oil subsidies and stop pretending that hemp is anything other than an agricultural product with a lot of uses and with a market among people who want to live by consuming in ways that are healthier for the planet.

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