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The DEA is cracking down on hempseed oil in tortilla chips
Post-Gazette ^ | December 09, 2001 | Ann McFeatters

Posted on 12/14/2001 10:39:32 AM PST by Pay now bill Clinton

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:34:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON - And now, for something completely different, to borrow a phrase from Monty Python.

The three earnest young men burdened with plastic bags came to the office bearing food. Pretzels with seeds. A snack bar. An energy bar. Tortilla chips.


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Your tax dollars at work.
1 posted on 12/14/2001 10:39:32 AM PST by Pay now bill Clinton
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Oh, I guess now that we've rid the world of terrorism, disease, and socialism, we can conconcentrate on the really important stuff.
2 posted on 12/14/2001 10:42:46 AM PST by dead
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
This was posted a day or two ago. But I don't mind seeing it again. I'm still waiting to see how the Holy Drug Crusaders defend the War On Pretzels.

They had better ban potato chips too. Potato chips are the gateway drug to pretzels.

3 posted on 12/14/2001 10:44:49 AM PST by alpowolf
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To: alpowolf
They'll never get my Cheesey-Poofs while I'm alive.
4 posted on 12/14/2001 10:50:58 AM PST by Dakmar
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Amazing.

Yet another bureaucratic buffoon who thinks she owns We the People, and acts accordingly.

5 posted on 12/14/2001 10:53:21 AM PST by Lumberjack
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To: dead
The bureacratic taliban lives on.
6 posted on 12/14/2001 10:55:19 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
... food with hempseeds sends a pro-drug message to children and is camouflage for a campaign to legalize marijuana.

Oh boy, they would rather send a "stupidity" message to the kids. I want government to do what it is supposed to do. Being stupid is not it.

7 posted on 12/14/2001 10:59:17 AM PST by Lysander
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To: dead
Sooner or (obviously) later this country is going to have to start taking a more pragmatic approach to the drug issue. This is a waste of resources. Personally I don't see the appeal of ingesting something that makes me goofy, hungry and tired...I have a job that does that for me. But I hate seeing tax dollars going down the 'war on drugs' rat-hole.
8 posted on 12/14/2001 10:59:51 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Your tax dollars at work.

No...our advertising dollars at work. Left Wing Affirmative Action idiots combing through everything the Feds do to find this nonsense.

9 posted on 12/14/2001 11:01:35 AM PST by LarryLied
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To: Lumberjack
Sounds like this hempseed oil is more heart friendly than other oils (the crap in margarine for example). So we can eat the bad stuff which causes heart attacks, but we can't eat the good stuff cuase we might get high if we eat 1 million tortilla chips....... You gotta be kiddin.
10 posted on 12/14/2001 11:03:30 AM PST by Leto
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Hutchinson says, "Many Americans do not know that hemp and marijuana are both parts of the same plant and that hemp cannot be produced without producing marijuana."

This is one serious idiot in a job he is overwealmingly unqualified for! They are not the same plant! Hemp part of the Marijuana family, but has vertually no THC. This PR garbage sounds like it came from the film "Reefer Madness!" In order to get a good joint buzz, you would have to smoke about 1/4 of an acre of hemp.

11 posted on 12/14/2001 11:03:56 AM PST by Bommer
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To: LarryLied
Left Wing Affirmative Action idiots combing through everything the Feds do to find this nonsense.

Yeah. Best we peons who pay the bills not know about such embarrassing efforts.

12 posted on 12/14/2001 11:04:42 AM PST by dead
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To: dead
Oh, I guess now that we've rid the world of terrorism, disease, and socialism, we can conconcentrate on the really important stuff.

Any time I hear the word 'pot', it makes me feel a little high.

We need to ban the word.

14 posted on 12/14/2001 11:07:30 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Joseph Warren
I's like to see a heavily accented hispanic lookalike to the obese, good-natured sgt. in the original Zorro series advertise this one on my TV. Crunching and munching his doritos! For diversity's sake in America.

The Freeto Bandito!

15 posted on 12/14/2001 11:08:21 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
I guess those poppy seeds on your hamburger bun are next.
17 posted on 12/14/2001 11:08:52 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
You have got to be kidding me. Do they just sit around up there in D.C. looking for something controversial and damaging to heap on the public? She should be ran out town on a rail, but she blends so well with the rest of the D.C. abominables.
18 posted on 12/14/2001 11:08:57 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Rooper
The DEA is too stupid to stem the flow of cocaine from Columbia or heroin from Central Asia, so they have to crack down on Hempseed and Hempoil products.

Laugh -- but I see the DEA coming after your poppy-seed bagels next!

19 posted on 12/14/2001 11:10:39 AM PST by Smedley
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To: Smedley
but I see the DEA coming after your poppy-seed bagels next!

Nah, the poppy-seed bagel people are a voting constituancy.

20 posted on 12/14/2001 11:13:02 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
How will I ever get rid of my munchies when all the best munchies contain THC (leading cause of the munchies). A vicious, vicious cycle. Requires way too much thought. Someone pass me the bong.
21 posted on 12/14/2001 11:16:42 AM PST by DancesWithTrout
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To: Lazamataz
Any time I hear the word 'pot', it makes me feel a little high. We need to ban the word.

And words in which “pot” is subtly hidden, like “despotism”.

23 posted on 12/14/2001 11:18:32 AM PST by dead
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To: DancesWithTrout
LOL!
24 posted on 12/14/2001 11:20:13 AM PST by Pay now bill Clinton
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
when I think of all the gun control laws, all the beurocratic nonsense laws, all the tyranny, all the socialism, all the un-American, spirit-crushing crap peddled by the elite class and the tyrannical government, it's weird to think that taking this country back by force scares me more than it does them.

But that is the basis for the Declaration and the Constitution.

"That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted amongst Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Gverned, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundatoin on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing Forms to which they are accustomed.

and it is a scary thought, indeed...

25 posted on 12/14/2001 11:20:42 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Explains my incessant case of the munchies for tortilla chips.
26 posted on 12/14/2001 11:21:46 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: Benson_Carter; pay now bill clinton; all
crap, now I'm a "Constitutional terrorist"
27 posted on 12/14/2001 11:23:28 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Benson_Carter
it's weird to think that taking this country back by force scares me more than it does them.

Woe are those who are governed by the ones who crave power and take it than those who do not want power but are willing to accept it for a time.

28 posted on 12/14/2001 11:24:37 AM PST by Orangedog
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To: Bommer
Asa is just pissed because his name is translated to mean "hemp"
29 posted on 12/14/2001 11:26:45 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Boy, you can get the munchies and do something about it in one crunch!(/sarcasm)
30 posted on 12/14/2001 11:28:38 AM PST by mafree
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To: Joseph Warren
You certainly are one-track.
31 posted on 12/14/2001 11:28:54 AM PST by PRND21
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Geez Asa, you got too much time on your hands.

BTW - What happened at MENA Asa, you hypocrite?

32 posted on 12/14/2001 11:30:53 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Bommer
It actually is the same plant, but you can breed strains that are very, very low in THC. One can also breed strains that are very high in THC. Dirtweed is the same plant as Humbolt County's finest, just bred in different directions.
33 posted on 12/14/2001 11:31:30 AM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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To: Dakmar
They'll never get my Cheesey-Poofs while I'm alive.

They'll have to pry them out of your dead orange-tipped fingers.

34 posted on 12/14/2001 11:34:21 AM PST by PRND21
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Oh thank God they're protecting us from this Great Evil.

Good Grief. Idiots.

35 posted on 12/14/2001 11:35:13 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: PRND21
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....cheesey poof orange tipped fingers
36 posted on 12/14/2001 11:36:49 AM PST by DancesWithTrout
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
'Your tax dollars at work'...forging your chains.

If you're happy and you know it, Klank your chains...;^)

37 posted on 12/14/2001 11:38:52 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
It's an attack on the "natural foods" manufacturers. The big boys don't want the competition, and know how to stop it. Bribe a politician.
39 posted on 12/14/2001 11:40:20 AM PST by jungleboy
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To: strela
Quick, get rid of your tortilla chips you druggie!
40 posted on 12/14/2001 11:44:15 AM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
You can get high and curb the munchies all in one sitting.
41 posted on 12/14/2001 11:45:46 AM PST by NC Conservative
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To: PRND21
Dang, wish I'd thought of that :-)
42 posted on 12/14/2001 11:46:57 AM PST by Dakmar
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To: jungleboy
Sounds like the Marijuana Stamp Act aka the alcoholic beverage, pharmacutical, wood pulp, and cotton industries.

we will never learn from history, it seems.

43 posted on 12/14/2001 11:50:16 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
What an idiotic, wasted effort on the part of the governemnt. Hemp seed oil is the PERFECT balance of essential fatty acids for humans which is critical for life. Over 75 percent of the fatty acid in hemp oil are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's). A high percentage of these PUFA's are the Omega 6 fatty acids.. great Addtionally Hemp seed is primarily composed of 65% Edestin protein, a highly stable and classified as a globulin type of protein. The amino acids found here are said to be far superior to levels found in soy protein isolate, and it does not have the soy negatives such as affecting hormone levels in women.

Additionally, (though it is all technical), only certain types of hemp actually have the required ingrediants that will allow the THC to have a "high' in humans. On top of that there is a way that the hemp can be, and is ussually "sterilized" to remove the THC thereby allowing any hempseed product to have a drug effect. I understand most hempseed oil used in foods has this process done.

Even if not sterilized I have read you would need to ingest over a very short period of time about a 50 gallon drum of chips using hempseed oil to get any sort of "buzz".... and at that it would be barely noticeable. No squinty eyes, no craving for junk food, no desire to watch all 8 or so hours of Monty Python episodes, no ability to see the wisdom or better appreciate the messages Pink Flyods Dark Side of the Moon

To top all this off, hempseed oil, as mentioned above, is the perfect balance of essential fatty acids and would be much better to use as a cooking oil (and has a better flavor I am told) for virtually everyone. I would love to see the reasoning and forces behind this crack down. Show me the money as they say.

You see, hemp is a weed and will grow just about anywhere, requires no special care to grow relatively well, and is super hardy. In other words a reason for big business like the agriculture support industries to hate the plant. Tough to make a buck selling farmers stuff the don't need like special fertilizers, insecticides, soil preparations.

Here are some links which include much more info and are very interesting reading.
Hempnut.com
A more scientific site.

Do a web search for hempseed, hempnut, or hemp oil 'cause there is interesting info out there.

44 posted on 12/14/2001 11:53:29 AM PST by JSteff
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great post. as I say, the government defies all basis of Constitutional government, Free Market Economics, and Common Sense.
45 posted on 12/14/2001 11:55:58 AM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Orangedog
Personally I don't see the appeal of ingesting something that makes me goofy

Evidently that's a requirement for getting a policy job with the DEA.

46 posted on 12/14/2001 12:07:15 PM PST by steve-b
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To: Benson_Carter
It's pretty obvious why they're doing this - the drug forfeture laws, the bigger budget they'll be able to whine for to go after tortilla chip and shampoo manufacturers, the extra staff that will increase the size of the organization under the person approving the rules, leading to a salary increase and more authority, etc, etc, etc. Follow the money. It all makes sense when you look at it from the proper perspective.
47 posted on 12/14/2001 12:11:01 PM PST by mvpel
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sad, isn't it?
49 posted on 12/14/2001 12:12:52 PM PST by Benson_Carter
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To: Pay now bill Clinton
Stuff like this is the sign of a sick society. Reminds me of British bureaucrats who drive around like the Taliban trying to find clandestine TV watchers to fine.
50 posted on 12/14/2001 12:13:37 PM PST by spycatcher
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