Skip to comments.Let Our Farmers Grow - Industrial HEMP act - Ron Paul
Posted on 10/21/2011 1:47:36 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
Congressman Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, on May 11. It is a simple bill at just two pages in length, and it would legalize the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.
Currently farmers can grow industrial hemp only if they have received a permit from the DEA a prospect that the agency has made all but impossible for decades. Otherwise, it is illegal to grow.
Although Rep. Paul has introduced several bills like this one in the past, there are several reasons that this bill should be passed now. Hemp has an amazing number of uses. Its fiber can be used in carpeting, home furnishings, construction materials, auto parts, textiles, and paper. Its seeds can be used in food, industrial oils, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
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Hemp isn’t the great product that it once was. Hemp no longer makes the best rope or best anything else. If you want to release farmers from restrictions, choose another crop. There are plenty to choose from.
Hey man, what’s happening? Scored any good sh..?
Legalized Pot Growing act of 2011 - Really?
What’s next, pork for wicker baskets and chamber-pots?
In other news, the big Texas Shoot is tomorrow that you're missing again. ;-)
Sounds like the New Jersey right to bear arms situation. A far as hemp goes, it does have many valid uses. But we know why "they" REALLY want it legal!
Hemp was grown by a few southern Wisconsin farmers during WWII, as a source of cordage(rope) fiber. The plants have survived for a long time in fencerows and other sites free of tillage and grazing.
Not to make light of such a serious issue, but I’ve actually smoked hemp which was advertised to be “industrial strength.”
I’ve had potheads tell me that Jesus’ sandals were made out of hemp so we need to legalize it being grown. Also, the sails on Columbus’ ships were made out of hemp and that the U.S. Constitution was made out of hemp. Now that’s some good sh** to know. I tell them that a Narc once told me that their badges are also made out of hemp and that I was also told by an astronaut that the ISS is also made entirely out of hemp. They are always amazed. Hemp is good sh**! Ask George Soros or Ron Paul.
Why is the federal govenment governing what anyone can grow. Where in the Constitution is that authority granted?
Overturn Wickard v Filburn.
You can’t get high on another crop.
The entire “industrial hemp” idea is just a smoke screen for leglizing marijuana.
In a way, this is beneth Ron Paul. If he wants to legalize pot, he should just introduce a bill doing that, instead of this backdoor charade.
Well, when I started messing around in boats we were still using hemp and cotton ropes. But nylon and dacron have replaced them, and I can’t imagine going back. Hard on the hands, and not nearly as long lasting.
AMEN! This little gem out of SCOTUS in the 40s really continued our decline into tyranny. All under the guise of "the common welfare." Robert Jackson's majority opinion was a lackluster and uninspired fleck of dung, but then so were most of FDR's SCOTUS nominees.
Starting with the first Roosevelt, Teddy, we've taken a slow pike downhill with occasional stumbles. Our current "stumble" is a little too long and steep for me.
“Hemp was grown by a few southern Wisconsin farmers during WWII”
BWAAAA! Wisco Weed! Used to pick it in one of the parks. Also farmer’s grazing fields. Really great for giving you a sore throat!
Save the trees! Gtrow more HEMP!
Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were known to partake of the weed...smoke rope on sailing ventures etc...legalize it..jeeeez
I think there is so much really good stuff being grown for personal use in basements, closets, abandoned factories and warehouses that thousands of acres of “Kansas No High” will be good. Especially when all people’s fancy electronical devices fail and won’t be easily replaced, because of the rare earth metal stranglehold the Chicoms have. If we are gonna turn ourselves into a nation of underwater basket weavers, might as well have the materials USA made...
So much for Buy American!!!
No kidding, most of the people here that are dead set against it have never tried the stuff. I say legalize it. Far less harmful than even alcohol. And the gov would make a killing taxing it.
Ding bat Paul says something smart, like roll back the base line on spending, takes a big drink and runs in the ditch with another stupid line about hemp.
yea.. we have such a shortage of rope making material, thread for uncomfortable clothing, those rasta berets, poor fitting belts and vegetable based oils so we NEED hemp just for this stuff, it has nothing to do with taking a step towards the federal legalization of pot.
If the people proposing this actually think we believe that, they need to put down the bong, set aside the spliff, turn off the lava lamp and black lights and take a break.
Who cares if it is legal? The people who want to smoke it ARE, regardless if its legality. I guess there are plenty of people who do the right thing and get prescriptions for their dope. That makes their addiction morally and legally right. Right?
Evidently, there are many uses for it. It’s grown in Canada, I believe. If farmers are growing it, they’re making money from it. And,,,, it will grow where other crops will not.
According to the USDA's film, Hemp for Victory, more than 60 tons of hemp was used for rigging and anchor lines on Old Ironsides.
I am curious. Why is that? I have some hemp sandals that I love; they wear very well. I don't see the problem; it has low THC content, can't get high on it.
I’m absolutely for it. I’ve always been told that hemp has many uses and could be a good cash crop. From what I understand, the stuff grown for industrial use doesn’t have that high a THC content. It shouldn’t take much work to get a Genetically Modified version that has little or no THC.
How long did you wear them before you tried smoking them???
I have a confession to make, just between the three of us, heehee.
In the ‘70s — of the last century -— I set out with friends to explore the West on a camping trip and we were told about fields of “fool’s marijuana” (a redundancy, I know) and as I recall, we found lots of ‘em in western Nebraska... looked a lot like mary jane but wasn’t. Those were probably left over hemp fields.
Ohhh, lesseee... when I ran out of banana peels??:)
May 12-13 1765: "Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp."
August 7, 1765: "--began to separate (sic) the Male from the Female Hemp at Do--rather too late."
You don't separate out the males if you're growing hemp for seed or fiber.
NOW I KNOW!!! Seeds don't make sense... PEACE OUT!
Sin Semilla,,,, without seeds.
"They" will be disappointed. Hemp that is bred for fiber tends to have a very low THC content. Hemp that is bred for high THC content tends to be weak.
NOW I KNOW! Who it was that bought my old “Tops From Oaxaca” poster at that yard sale...
There is nothing wrong with the hemp products, there are just other products which are better.
With all the talk of biodiesel, I've always wondered why hemp seed oil wasn't included in the discussion. Instead of having to be distilled like ethanol, it just has to be pressed. And the leftovers make high quality livestock feed. The stalks and leaves will create more wood fibers per acre than trees.
I read a book about hemp back in the 80's, and I remember that part of the motivation to outaw it after prohibition was repealed was to keep revenuers employed in the depression to eradicate hemp, and the big chemical/oil corporations didn't want the competition.
“looked a lot like mary jane but wasnt.”
You could harvest just the tippy-top buds from those plants, roll a joint the size of a huge Havana cigar,,,,, and get a really good,,,,, sore throat!
1. What is the source of the following?
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
2. Where, in your opinion, does the Constitution delegate to fedgov the power to impose national prohibition on marijuana?
3. See my tagline. Will that be a) helpful or b) harmful for continued funding of this prohibition?
Would you be so kind as to take the quiz in post #45? It's very brief. Each question can be answered with just a word or two.
3. Harmful to BigGov to discontinue funding.
Nearly any thinking individual should agree that we are not winning the "war on drugs" using the tactics that we are using.
IMO, we could easily reduce young people starting on pot by a simple application of public disapproval. Kind of like Nancy Reagan's "just say no" campaign, only with more vigor.
What we see now is a schizophrenic glorification of using MJ while the FedGov attempts to interdict, judicate, and eradicate at tremendous costs, both in money and social degradation.
Stupidness will always be with us.
Seriously, I wonder who or what is blocking hemp cultivation and production in this country? I’ve been reading about movements to get its growth legalized for decades now.
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