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Pot, alcohol, and the Federal Gov


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

View PostOverSword, on 24 January 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

Because pot was never legal?

Not quite. Until 1925 there was little regulation and after there was the Marihuana Tax Act. In 1906 the only real federal restriction was that Marijuana had to be labeled as poison. What changes it all was the International Opium Convention of 1925 that lead to the Uniformed State Narcotic Act (final version 1932). After that Marijuana was finally outlawed in all states.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

I  think  the versatility, and potential ABUNDANCE  of Hemp , and by products,  scared the Bjesus out of several industries .     Probably paper, cotton,  even the infantile petrochemical industry.    Don't forget Henry Ford's Hempmobile.    It was as much , or more, about suppressing Hemp than restricting Pot..  although it probably worried the booze and drug kings.

  The history of alcohol is self explanatory  .

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:16 AM



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

View Postquestionmark, on 24 January 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

Why? Everybody who wants to can make his own moonshine (until caught, that is).
You grow marijuana in a flowerpot.  You just add water.  It's free unless you want to buy some fertilizer.  Who's going to be able to control that, and how much is that going to cost?   So they have to deter us from growing the wrong plant in a pot of dirt by exacting ridiculous punishments upon us for daring to possess the wrong flower.  And even worse punishments for daring to grow it.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

View Postacidhead, on 25 January 2013 - 02:16 AM, said:


The latest research shows that it's better for our health to take a tiny amount of pot every day than none at all.  Our brains shrink with age.  Want to keep a big brain into old age?   Cannabis and blueberries.   Smoking isn't healthy for our throats, lungs and hearts, and legalization would let the market would have a lot more vaporizers available for purchase if people who cared about their health were also allowed to smoke pot.   It's the grimy "pothead" stereotype that just doesn't seem to wash off that has kept us collectively ignorant for far too long.   Even people that have smoked it are still on the fence.   Even Obama who smoked it frequently doesn't have a problem with people rotting in prison for doing the same thing he did.  It's difficult to understand how everyone doesn't get on the same page and agree with us on this topic.   I'll be defending Colorado voraciously in the future if the federal hypo-ureaucracy tries anything untoward, believe it.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

I believe any Federal argument against Legalizing marijuana will fall apart when you take into account they put GMO's into our food. A substance with unknown side effects and unknown long term side effects. We are just told its safe and to shut up. Theres enough research on marijuana and potential beneficial health effects that if a lawyer took it all the way the National ban on marijuana would be lifted or the govmnt would have to remove GMO's from the food supply.

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