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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:25 PM

McConnell backs hemp legalization in Kentucky

Source: RawStory

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday announced his support for hemp legalization in Kentucky.

“After long discussions with Senator Rand Paul and Commissioner James Comer on the economic benefits of industrialized hemp, I am convinced that allowing its production will be a positive development for Kentucky’s farm families and economy,” he said in a statement.

“Commissioner Comer has assured me that his office is committed to pursuing industrialized hemp production in a way that does not compromise Kentucky law enforcement’s marijuana eradication efforts or in any way promote illegal drug use,” McConnell added. “The utilization of hemp to produce everything from clothing to paper is real and if there is a capacity to center a new domestic industry in Kentucky that will create jobs in these difficult economic times that sounds like a good thing to me.”

Hemp, a name for non-psychoactive varieties of the cannabis plant, is currently considered a controlled substance by the federal government and farmers are prohibited from growing the lucrative crop. The United States imports thousands of products made from industrial hemp every year.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/31/mcconnell-backs-hemp-legalization-in-kentucky/



Before you ask, no, this is not from "The Onion".

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IDemo Jan 2013 OP
another_liberal Jan 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #2
think Jan 2013 #3
vaberella Jan 2013 #4
alfredo Feb 2013 #17
tpsbmam Feb 2013 #23
alfredo Feb 2013 #36
Kennah Feb 2013 #25
alfredo Feb 2013 #38
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #26
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #5
think Jan 2013 #8
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #9
tama Feb 2013 #29
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #32
docgee Feb 2013 #34
SHRED Feb 2013 #40
docgee Feb 2013 #47
SHRED Feb 2013 #48
think Feb 2013 #41
alfredo Feb 2013 #19
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #21
alfredo Feb 2013 #35
think Feb 2013 #44
SHRED Feb 2013 #42
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #50
Cha Jan 2013 #6
freshwest Jan 2013 #7
NV Whino Jan 2013 #10
Nanjing to Seoul Jan 2013 #11
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #55
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2013 #58
Volaris Feb 2013 #59
iandhr Jan 2013 #12
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #13
SHRED Jan 2013 #14
SHRED Jan 2013 #15
AAO Jan 2013 #16
randome Feb 2013 #39
AAO Feb 2013 #52
ReRe Feb 2013 #18
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #20
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #22
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #24
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #45
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #46
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #27
tama Feb 2013 #30
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #31
Ter Feb 2013 #53
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #54
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #49
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #28
fasttense Feb 2013 #33
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #37
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #43
Inkfreak Feb 2013 #51
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #56
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #60
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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:31 PM

1. It's for rope, officer . . .

It's for rope, officer, purely for the production of rope. I have it bricked up for ease of transportation . . . to the rope factory.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:31 PM

2. HELL HAS FROZEN OVER!!

I agree with McConnell on one thing

I have been calling my Senator to introduce a bill to allow the growing of hemp .............

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:32 PM

3. Dems should be all about hemp. From environmental benefits to economics

hemp just makes too much sense to stick to bullshit laws based on the fallacy that hemp is some kind of a drug.....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:37 PM

4. I think there is an underlying situation here...

Something more nefarious. I think Agri-Business might want a taste of the profit here. Where the "mom and pop" don't meet the qualifications and get shunted out of the backwater business they were running to be overrun by Agri-business style capitalism.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:18 AM

17. McConnell is looking forward to 2014. He's sucking up to us.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:08 AM

23. There isn't enough sucking power in a category 5 tornado

"Dallas tornado sucking up semi trucks like toys"



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Response to tpsbmam (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:19 AM

36. We need a good strong candidate to defeat his money machine.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:20 AM

25. Or making plans for 2015 when he's OUT of the Senate

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Response to Kennah (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:21 AM

38. He could make more than his $4 million a year in

The private sector.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:43 AM

26. It's about economics: hemp means jobs

We import hundreds of millions of dollars worth of it every year.

McConnell: “The utilization of hemp to produce everything from clothing to paper is real and if there is a capacity to center a new domestic industry in Kentucky that will create jobs in these difficult economic times that sounds like a good thing to me.”

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:37 PM

5. Something I've been wondering; if hemp is grown outside, could it end up cross-pollinating with

weed being grown outside and reduce the potency? Not sure I worded it properly, but will appreciate any answers anyone may know.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:21 PM

8. Yes. See here:

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson “On Board” with Industrial Hemp
By David Kretzmann on June 15th, 2012
~snip~

I told Abramson that this is what he will hear when he brings up hemp to his advisers in Frankfort: “Hemp is related to marijuana, and if it is legalized marijuana growers can and will hide their marijuana plants in hemp fields.” Of course, this reasoning is absolutely bogus because when hemp and marijuana cross-pollinate, as they do naturally, marijuana’s THC level (the chemical that gets you high) decreases.

That’s right, the potency of marijuana decreases if it is surrounded by hemp. Only boneheaded marijuana growers would even consider growing marijuana near hemp, because the quality of their pot would quickly go down the tubes. In fact, the single most effective action the government could take to weaken marijuana would be to immediately rescind anti-hemp laws and allow the growth of industrial hemp.

Full post:

http://davidkretzmann.com/2012/06/kentucky-lieutenant-governor-jerry-abramson-on-board-with-industrial-hemp/


Other sources:

Hemp Myths and Realities
Hemp and Marijuana
Myths & Realities
by David P. West, Ph.D.


~snip~

Myth: Hemp fields would be used to hide marijuana plants.

Reality: Hemp is grown quite differently from marijuana. Moreover, it is harvested at a different time than marijuana. Finally, cross-pollination between hemp plants and marijuana plants would significantly reduce the potency of the marijuana plant.

~snip~

http://www.hemptraders.com/properties_of_hemp_myths.php


Legal hemp could net big money for farmers
Posted on June 11, 2012
By Andrea Suozzo

Netaka White, bio-energy program director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, told some 15 people gathered at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission that by his rough calculations American farmers could make as much as $3,800 per acre of industrial hemp,...

~snip~

Additionally, said White, when the two types of cannabis plant are allowed to cross-pollinate, THC levels in the marijuana become diluted and the resulting drug is less potent. That means industrial hemp would be unlikely to provide a cover for a marijuana-growing operation.

~snip~

Full article:
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206legal-hemp-could-net-big-money-farmers

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Response to think (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:23 PM

9. Well that really, really, really stinks. Thanks think! nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:16 AM

29. Works also the other way around

 

and the "experimental" growers do it mostly indoors, anyway. And you can get always new seeds for out-doors varieties, if you are growing near low THC hemp and don't want to use those seeds. And established varieties are done from clones anyway, not from seeds... so no worries, is all goood.

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Response to tama (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:56 AM

32. I feel better, thanks tama!

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Response to think (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:52 AM

34. This is not true...

Only seeds from those plants would have weaker THC levels. If you planted good plants it would produce good weed. You just have to plant good seeds every season.

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Response to docgee (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:27 AM

40. The whole technique of growing...

...female plants that continue to flower without being pollinated is destroyed by a hemp field.

Pollination stops the flower budding process and thus ruins the potential of the marijuana plant.

So no...no one would get their plants anywhere near a hemp field.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:37 AM

47. Just like any other outdoor production farm...

Also pollination does not stop the flowering process. Outdoor growing is a seasonal thing. Growing, flowering and pollination occurs at specific times of the year. You just have to harvest your plants at the right time. Sure in a controlled environment you can get bigger buds with no seeds. But hey, people still smoke dirt weed.

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Response to docgee (Reply #47)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:38 AM

48. good points

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Response to docgee (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:29 AM

41. Perhaps I should clarify

The inherent quality of the THC from the pot plant would remain constant.

However, due to the cross pollination from hemp the pot plant would be fertilized thus creating potentially a ratty harvest of very seedy pot. And since the pot has been fertilized the pot plant shifts it's energy to seed production rather than THC.

Yes the pot will still have potent THC but the concentrations of the THC will be greatly diminished due to the seed production. So basically if a pot crop got heavily dusted with hemp pollen the pot crop's overall quality, usability and value would be severely diminished.

My point was only from the immediate crop being ruined and not the long term viability of the pot strain as long as seeds created by the cross were not used.

It's not a dilution of the genetics of the pot plant but rather an altering of it's growth function from THC production to seeds that is the main problem with growing the two related plant species in close proximity of one another.


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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:27 AM

19. There's wild hemp left over from our past hemp farms. I don't know any home growers.

They don't talk shop with people outside the business. I venture to guess it won't be a problem.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:50 AM

21. I hope not, the genetics being used are amazing and would hate to see it destroyed for anything. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:13 AM

35. How far does it travel, and how long is it viable are two questions.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:50 AM

44. Sorry. I thought you were focussed only on the immediate impact

on the existing crop. The long term viability of the strain would only be effected if you used the seeds from the cross pollination.

The genetics of the weed at that time would not be altered. The only thing to be altered would be the transfer of growth from THC production to seed production thus reducing the quantities of THC and producing seedy weed.

You could even take cuttings from the cross pollinated pot plants and the genetics would remain pretty much constant. (Obviously the seeds created by the cross would be worthless.) The next crop created from those cuttings would produce basically the same quality pot as the original pot plants had the potential to have.

My apologies for not understanding your question completely.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:34 AM

42. It's more than that but yes it does


The whole idea when growing female marijuana plants is to allow the flowers (buds) to continue to grow over time and get fuller and fuller.

Pollination halts that.
The flowers stop growing and then turn their energy into seed production which effectively destroys the flower and kills the potency.

The cannabis pollen can travel for miles in the wind and is carried by insects/bees.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:24 PM

50. Thanks SHRED! nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:00 PM

6. Hemp needs to be allowed to be grown in the USA.

I'm shocked that the cons from Kentucky have their head outta their ass long enough to get behind this.. but, here we are.

Let this be the start of HEMP USA. It's only the 21 Freaking Century.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:10 PM

7. Mitch's magic pill to stay in power.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 PM

10. Is this the Onion?

Is this the same McConnell we know and love?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:59 PM

11. Worrying about your political future, McChinless? hollow asshole. We all see right through your BS

 

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Response to Nanjing to Seoul (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:31 PM

55. Many reasons to loathe McConnell, but he deserves credit, not scorn, for getting this one right.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:09 AM

58. color me very suspicious of his intentions. election time posturing

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:10 AM

59. Tentatively, yes,

but I want to know who cut him a check to take this position. It damn-sure wasn't NORML.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:05 PM

12. Wow

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:10 PM

13. And you will notice how he conjured up the image of a reasonable Rand Paul by

stating that Paul talked him into it. We got it, McConnell 2014, Paul 2016

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:12 PM

14. The Democratic Party leadership sucks


They are letting the other party take the lead in this.

Stupid...real stupid.


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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:17 PM

15. I swear...


...for the life of me I just cannot figure out why Obama and the rest of the leadership in the Democratic Party is not all over this already along with marijuana legalization.

If they were it would be another nail in the Republican coffin...a BIG nail.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:49 PM

16. McTurtle

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:23 AM

39. Do turtles eat hemp? Mind you, McConnell looks more like a meth user but still...

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Response to randome (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:03 PM

52. I think they'd try it, but likely spit it out.

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:26 AM

18. This doesn't surprise me at all...

...Kentucky is ready to throw Mitch under the bus of late. Hadn't you all heard? So this is Mitch's tit-for-tat offering. I don't think it's going to cut the mustard, though. It's all hot air, if you ask me. Thanks for posting this though, IDemo.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:47 AM

20. Godless Pinko!

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:53 AM

22. If that creep is for it, he will be making much money from it. That is the only reason any of them

do anything ever, for money and power. Probably a combo of both in this matter.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:09 AM

24. So, McConnel is more progressive

than Jerry Brown on this issue. So much for "progressive" California.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:51 AM

45. Hey, California is behind Iowa and NY on Marriage Equality

Behind Washington and Colorado on MJ laws. CA has ceded the title of most Progressive state.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:02 AM

46. Yeah, and I can't tell you how proud I am

of my state of those "accomplishments." :hangingheadinshame: Otoh, I have to defend CA on the marriage equality issue. Instead of slushing through the ballot initiative process, we're in the process of taking it to the SC so it can FINALLY be decided on a federal level and we don't have to go through this ridiculous state-by-state bullshit. 'Course that's assuming they'll rule in our favor which, with the make-up of this court, is a BIG assumption.

We're still pretty liberal on our MM laws but ole' Jerry hasn't said word one about the feds coming in and raiding dispensaries in his state but what's worse is that he VETOED hemp legalization which the CA leg. passed last year.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:46 AM

27. But hemp won't happen without a change in federal law.

The DEA considers hemp to be marijuana. Period. So you can't grow it here unless you want the DEA coming down on you. Like they did a few years ago on Albert White Plume (?) on the Pine Ridge.

Eight or nine states have already passed hemp bills, but they are nothing without a change in federal law.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:19 AM

30. That's the problem

 

They go also after Native tribes wanting to grow hemp, breaking their treaties again and again.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:40 AM

31. Ron Paul used to introduce a hemp bill every year, but he's gone now.

I don't know if one has been introduced in this Congress.

Nope, just looked.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:20 PM

53. What was the vote on Ron Paul's bill?

 

Was it even close to passing? I would think that more Republicans would be against this than Democrats, no?

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Response to Ter (Reply #53)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:26 PM

54. It never went anywhere. Never even got a hearing. Ever.

You would think Democrats would support this more than Republicans, but they're really about the same on it. Indifferent.

Banning domestic hemp cultivation may be the single stupidest thing about the whole drug war, and that's saying something.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:50 AM

49. That's the bottom line...

McConnell, like Paul just comes out on the record "supporting" it, but don't expect either of them to actually spend one minute of effort working for it aside from the occasional "symbolic" bill...

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:10 AM

28. Rand and McChinless making sense!? Aqua Buddha moves in mysterious ways. nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:51 AM

33. There is a large Hemp processing center in North Carolina

So, Kentucky is setting up a system where by they grow the Hemp and North Carolina processes it.

Seem to me that TN is right in the middle of that deal. Maybe the stupid RepubliCONS here in TN would allow us farmers to grow Hemp too.

Nah, TN RepubliCONS are really, really stupid. After all it was our TN Senators who wanted to take $1 Trillion from Social Security to pay the federal debt.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:19 AM

37. Growing hemp should be legalized at the Federal level but it is no panacea for small farms.

It is another potential crop for some areas but if it is legalized the bulk of it will likely be grown on very large farms as it lends itself to large acreage commodity type production (easily mechanized, need for off farm processing). Think cotton. Hemp is basically a fiber crop like cotton. Yes there are other uses from the seeds, etc. but is basically a fiber crop.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:47 AM

43. Hemp Brings Americans Together As One

We are not red states and blue states. We are the getting high United States.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:39 PM

51. Color me unimpressed

He is still a douche. Personally I could care less about hemp. Big whoop. I wanna be free to get high without feeling like I'm gonna get in trouble. Specifically, when I go buy. Fucking hemp. Fucking Mitch. Fucking war on drugs. Imma go burn one and calm down....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:48 PM

56. The Bluegrass State's No. 1 Cash Crop: Dope


By ERIC HORNG and KARSON YIU (@karsonwhy)
Nov. 6, 2009

... The federal government designates the area the Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Ed Shemelya is the marijuana coordinator.

"<Marijuana> is our No. 1 cash crop in the Appalachia HIDTA region," Shemelya said. "Tobacco, to corn, to soy beans, you name it. Marijuana is the cash crop. ... Not even close. No comparison." ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/kentucky-drug-trafficking-daniel-boone-national-forest/story?id=8935635

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #56)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:07 PM

60. Check out "The Cornbread Mafia" by James Higdon.

Tells the story of Kentucky's crazy-ass pot growers in the '70s and '80s, and the largest domestic pot cultivation bust in US history. Quite a read.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:00 PM

57. i swear i went cross-eyed when i read that. is KY going to have flying pigs next?

DENVER — Hemp suffers from a bad image problem.

Though hemp does contain a trace amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical in marijuana, it is not pot, not even close, supporters of industrializing it say.
http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/two-legislators-to-push-bill-on-industrial-hemp

colorado ^^^ ('not even close' is an understatement)

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Kentucky Senate Bill 50, pushed by state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, would allow production of industrial hemp if the federal government reclassified the plant as separate from marijuana.
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130131/BUSINESS/301310059/1003/rsslink?nclick_check=1

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In the cannabis plant family, hemp is the good seed. Marijuana, the evil weed. Michael Bowman, a gregarious Colorado farmer who grows corn and wheat, has been working his contacts in Congress in an attempt to persuade lawmakers that hemp has been framed, unfairly lumped with the stuff people smoke to get high.

Somehow over time, as Bowman’s pitch goes, hemp, which is used to make paper, oils and a variety of useful products, was mistaken for its twin, marijuana — a.k.a pot, chronic, blunt and weed — a medicinal drug loaded with tetrahydrocannabinol that buzzes the mind. Hemp got caught up in the legendary crusade against pot popularized by the movie “Reefer Madness.” All varieties of cannabis ended up on the most-wanted list, outlawed by Congress as well as lawmakers in other nations, inspiring people to kill it on sight.

Bowman’s message is simple: Be sensible. “Can we just stop being stupid? Can we just talk about how things need to change?”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/hemp-legalization-effort-gathers-steam/2013/01/13/f8b984f0-5a94-11e2-9fa9-5fbdc9530eb9_story.html

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“A lot of people in the General Assembly House and Senate have a lot of questions not answered, including the viability and what it takes to grow the crop and what the profitability of the crop is,” McKee said. “It’s too soon to say what will happen.”
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130129/NEWS010802/301290048/&nclick_check=1

will somebody PLEASE teach the KY politicians how to operate the internets?

One acre of industrial hemp plants can grow around 15,000 pounds of green hemp in about 110 days. For every ton of hemp converted into paper, we could save 12 trees. It is a renewable, sustainable, environmentally conscious crop.
http://kentuckyhempcoalition.blogspot.com/

*** (sounds like they're BUSY...)

SB 50 (BR 433) - P. Hornback, D. Seum, W. Blevins Jr., D. Harper Angel, D. Thayer, R. Webb

AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 260 to define "Commissioner," "department," "grower," "industrial hemp," and "tetrahydrocannabinol"; establish conditions and procedures for the licensing of industrial hemp growers by the Department of Agriculture; require the department to coordinate a criminal history check with the assistance of law enforcement agencies; establish a license duration period; require the department to set the cost of the license by administrative regulation; require the department to forward a copy of an industrial hemp grower license to law enforcement agencies; specify stipulations for growers having an industrial hemp grower license; clarify that the Act does not authorize a person to violate federal law; require periodic reports to the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission; establish circumstances under which a license may be withdrawn; amend KRS 218A.010 to conform; amend KRS 260.853 to clarify the scope of industrial hemp research; amend KRS 260.857 to allow for additional members of the Industrial Hemp Commission and designate the commissioner as the commission chair; amend KRS 260.859 to conform.

Jan 11-introduced in Senate
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/SB50.htm

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