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I think this is from the early 90′s.
What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself? “Standing Silent Nation,” airing on PBS’s P.O.V. series on July 3, 2007, features Alex White Plume and his Lakota family, who planted industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota after other crops had failed. They put their hopes for a sustainable economy in hemp’s hardiness and a booming worldwide demand for its many products, from clothing to food. Although growing hemp, a relative of marijuana, was banned in the U.S., Alex believed that tribal sovereignty, along with hemp’s non-psychoactive properties, would protect him. But when federal agents raided the White Plumes’ fields, the Lakota Nation was swept into a Byzantine struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights and common sense. Find out more at
Produced by the US Government in 1942…Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents on new synthetic fibers and Hemp had a new machine that would put them out of business if hemp were to be used for clothes. Dupont also sold – and still does many of the chemicals to wood pulp producers… so we continue to cut down forests… when Hemp could save millions of trees, be used as an alternative bio fuel and the US could easily grow enough hemp to eliminate the need for oil… so Big oil does not want hemp legal either. Neither do the drug companies… they can’t patent it. They would rather keep selling you their drugs. By keeping it illegal the lawyers, courts etc… also make a buck. You can only get high from the female flower – nobody has ever died from smoking a joint. Of course the alcohol and tobacco companies would prefer to keep their monopoly as well
If you can’t put what you choose into your own body, then you do not own yourself. To have freedom means an individual making the choices to govern their own body. A peaceful marijuana user should not be threatened with violence from people calling themselves government. If you are not harming someone else or their property you should be left alone.
Marijuana is non toxic and non addictive
Research shows that no one has ever died from it. Compare that with alcohol, caffeine and nicotine which are all addictive and lethal at a high dose.
California business people will profit
Every single hemp product sold in the USA is imported from another country. With Marijuana legalized, it will let the United States farmers grow hemp for its many uses. Like hemp protein, lotions, seed, oil, clothing and so on. These product costs are artificially higher because of its prohibition and import costs. Having businesses compete in California will lower these cost dramatically. Politicians have been against hemp because of the marijuana excuse, when in reality it is hemp that they want to keep in check.
The war on drugs is a war on people and it has failed
There is no way to keep this plant out of the peoples hands who want it; so, what is the point? Even if you throw users in prison they can still get pot! If they can’t keep marijuana out of prisons how they are they going to keep it from anywhere else? Alcohol prohibition failed and created crime (Al Capone) just like it has with marijuana. People are being taxed through force to pay for this war on marijuana weather they want to pay for it or not. Would you volunteer your hard earned money in an effort to punish people for marijuana? Marijuana prohibition cost billions of dollars in the way of housing offenders in prisons, paying cops for the victimless crime, costs for courts and costs for paper pushing bureaucrats all who benefit from its prohibition. Billions would be saved if the war on marijuana ended.
Medical Marijuana patients will get their medicine at a dramatically lower cost
Medical Marijuana prices are increased hundreds to thousands of percent due to its prohibition. Growers, dealers and users all have to take risks from being thrown in prison. Therefore, this inadvertently makes an increase cost on the black market. Limitations on how much marijuana a care giver can grow and the risk of the DEA or sheriff raiding your property keeps only the biggest risk takers in the game. Dangerous indoor grow operations would no longer be necessary because they wouldn’t have to hide their crops.
What about the children!
Yes, if you care about kids you would legalize marijuana. Do you really think your kid is not going to experiment with this non-toxic plant that was wrongfully outlawed? If he does, will it help him and keep him safe to be thrown in jail or fined? How many liquor stores ask for ID when a kid tries to buy alcohol? How many drug dealers ask to see ID when a kid buys marijuana? Some kids who want to change their mental states will do things worse than marijuana. Inhaling nitrous oxide, huffing / inhaling paints, glues and solvents even choking each other. Shall we make paint containers illegal because some kids get high from them? Should we put braces around the kids necks so they can’t choke each other? Where does it stop?
You have been lied to
Harry Anslinger first told congress that marijuana was a violence causing drug. Eleven years later he completely changed his mind and explained that marijuana makes people passive. Congress didn’t know that cannabis was marijuana when they outlawed it.
No evidence of an increased use of Marijuana
Would you, your parents or your grandparents become a stoner simply because now there is no risk of being thrown behind bars? Have you been looking for years for pot but can not find it because it’s illegal? Amsterdam has less pot head kids than the US does and pot is decriminalized there. The forbidden fruit aspect is gone when your grandpa is smoking weed.
Less power and money in the hands of gangs and cartels
Question: If importing marijuana is illegal then who is the only people who will do it? Answer: Criminals and gangs. With the high risk comes great reward in the amount of money they can profit. This in turn, makes the criminal and gangs more dangerous and rich. The northern Mexico violence would decrease. The Mexican mafia and dangerous gangs in the US would lose power and wealth because they would no longer be able to compete in the marijuana trade.
Cops would harass less people
Cops get to confiscate cool stuff when they make marijuana busts. They get to “confiscate” cash – which I am sure every cop turns in completely legal and never pockets any. Houses and cars can be confiscated and the cops get the profit. With this great incentive cops are looking for as many of these busts as possible and looking at you and me as a possible target. With the thousands of marijuana arrests, busts and investigations having marijuana legalized will allow cops to go after real criminals. Do you want them going after murderers, robbers, thieves and rapists or marijuana?
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From the book “The Emperor Wears no Clothes”
(Reuters) – A California voter initiative that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana has qualified for the November ballot, state election officials said on Wednesday, in what supporters called a “watershed moment” for their cause.
Passage of the measure, by no means certain, would make California the first U.S. state to legalize marijuana. Backers believe the state could be at the vanguard of a national movement toward decriminalizing the drug.
“This is a watershed moment in the decades-long struggle to end marijuana prohibition in this country,” said Stephen Gutwillig, California director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which has spearheaded the ballot initiative.
“Banning marijuana outright has been a disaster, fueling a massive, increasingly brutal underground economy, wasting billions in scarce law enforcement resources and making criminals out of countless law-abiding citizens,” he said.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said in a written statement that her office had certified the measure for the November 2 general election ballot after backers submitted the required number of signatures on petitions.
Bowen said that proponents, who needed 433,971 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, had submitted 694,248 that were verified through a random sampling.
POLLS SHOW MANY SUPPORT MEASURE
Legalizing marijuana appears to have broad support in the state, with some 56 percent of Californians surveyed in an April, 2009 Field Poll saying they favored making it legal for social use and taxing the sales proceeds.
In October, Gallup found 44 percent of Americans favored legalization.
Activists have suggested that taxing marijuana sales could help bail out the cash-strapped state, but plenty of Californians still oppose marijuana.
“With legalization of recreational marijuana use, impaired driving, fatalities, injuries and crashes will go up, and we don’t want to see that,” California Mothers Against Drunk Driving spokesman Silas Miers said.
The measure’s qualification for the ballot was “the first step toward its defeat,” said John Lovell, a lobbyist who represents a number of law enforcement groups.
Critics also say the social costs of a free-smoking state far outweigh the money it would bring in.
They say that the already enormous societal damage from alcohol and tobacco use would only increase if people were allowed to legally sell and smoke pot.
Under the initiative, simple possession of an ounce (28.5 grams) or less of marijuana, currently a misdemeanor offense punishable by a $100 fine, would be legal for anyone at least 21. It also would be lawful to grow limited amounts in one’s own home for personal use.
While sales would not be legalized outright, cities and counties could pass laws permitting commercial distribution subject to local regulations and taxes. Retail sales would still be limited to an ounce for adults 21 and older.
The Marijuana Plant can also provide the most healthy protein in the world. HEMP PROTEIN
The US Census of 1850 counted over 8,000 Hemp Plantations the were at least 2000 acres. This figure did not count the tens of thousands of smaller farms that were also growing cannabis.
The good old days when you would not have violence upon you for using a plant.
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Whey Protein vs Hemp Protein vs Soy Protein. Just a few vague comparisons between the different types of protein supplements. Video comparing protein.
(NaturalNews) Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away caused by the disease.
With a protein structure of 66% edestin and 33% albumin, hemp seeds (latin: sativa) contain all 8 essential amino acids plus 2 conditionally essential amino acids. In addition to its surprising protein profile, it also contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids researchers recommend for good health: 3- omega-3`s to 1-omega-6.
Why Are Amino Acids Important?
A human being needs 21 amino acids to survive: Eight are essential and must be obtained from food; two are conditionally essential and can be synthesized if all the eight essential amino acids are consumed. No other plant or animal source, aside from hemp, contains the first ten amino acids necessary for health. Nor do any of them contain the fatty acid ratio essential for life.
Hemp seeds are not unique among plant seeds in having all the essential amino acids. However, they are unique in that they have them in the correct ratio and they are in the form of globulin edestin at 65% of the protein content. The other 35% of the protein content is albumin.
The globulins contained in hemp seeds are one of the seven classes of 100% pure amino acids. Globulins make up the portion of seed between the embryo and the seed coat and they are a fraction of all animal and human blood. Edestin globulin comes from seed; globulin is in blood plasma. Globulin and albumin are classified as globular proteins. All the enzymes, antibodies, many hormones, hemoglobin, and fibrogin are made from globular proteins.
Albumin, globulin, and fibrogin make up the fluid part of blood plasma. The protein portion of the blood answers the call of tissues in need by providing nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Similarly albumin and globulin provide all the nutrients to the seed embryo until it can begin to provide its own through leaf photosynthesis. The seeds of most plants contain all the necessary nutrients for metabolic activity.
Since globulin is the third most abundant protein in the human body, it is no surprise that it acts as a catalyst for many other processes, acts as an enzyme and performs necessary functions within the plasma. It is responsible for the activity of the cells which make up the immune system. These cells are responsible for recognizing and destroying foreign invaders such as toxins, viruses, and dangerous bacteria.
Our body also needs other amino acids in sufficient quantity in order to manufacture other globulin proteins and cells structures. Most foods do not contain sufficient quantities of these essential amino acids nor the right kinds. Additionally, amino acids in many foods, especially animal foods, are not available to the body most of the time. Part of the problem is the structure of the foods which contain them, the other because humans are not sufficiently equipped as meat eaters to digest them. This can result in certain globular protein deficiencies which can result in weakened immune systems.
Since hemp seeds contain 65% globulin edestin and 35% albumin, both in a highly digestible state, it contains a protein panel similar to that of human blood. In addition to the necessary amino acids, it contains the right 3:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids our bodies need to be healthy. Hemp seeds also contain sufficient quantities of zinc, iron, and magnesium, three of the most common metals/minerals implicated in mineral deficiency diseases.
Even though this cartoon character is close to stereotypical stoner; the video is a cool intro to what cannabis is about.