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Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:13 PM

Bernie Sanders' Stance on Marijuana Can Pave the Way For Pollution Free Transportation

The Washington Post reports that Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders proposes to remove Marijuana from the Schedule 1 Federal list of dangerous drugs:

Sanders's plan would not automatically make marijuana legal nationwide, but states would be allowed to regulate the drug in the same way that state and local laws now govern sales of alcohol and tobacco. And people who use marijuana in states that legalize it would no longer be at risk of federal prosecution.
His plan would also allow marijuana businesses currently operating in states that have legalized it to use banking services and apply for tax deductions that are currently unavailable to them under federal law.
I am sure a lot of people are talking about this because of several reasons, Marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco, lots of people especially minorities are doing time in prison for non-violent offenses related to Marijuana use, and as evidenced by the multiple thousands of people who have moved to my state of Colorado to seek Medical and now Recreational Marijuana, its a big deal.

However there is something profoundly revolutionary about this -- by providing a way for Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin Hemp to be a legal product for its various uses, from paper, to clothes, biofuel, food and especially reducing our carbon by CO2 absorption.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wade-norris/bernie-sanders-stance-on-_b_8420922.html?utm_hp_ref=climate-change

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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:16 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, UglyGreed.

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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:19 PM

2. a wonderful side effect

 

I've heard that those very benefits of hemp are the reason that marijuana was demonized and outlawed in the first place. for business reasons

Does anyone know about that?

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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 08:21 PM

3. Yes, it can. n/t

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Tue Nov 3, 2015, 09:32 AM

4. Kick

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Tue Nov 3, 2015, 09:57 AM

5. K & R

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