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 7 years ago '06        #61
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 nattidred said:
So you'd rather have people go to jail for this? I hope you know cannabis or hemp has a lot of other uses than to just get you high.
id rather we be focusing on bigger things to bring state out of this giant black hole
 7 years ago '08        #62
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 daffysm said:
id rather we be focusing on bigger things to bring state out of this giant black hole
I guess the billions of dollars legalizing it wouldn't help. Don't get it wrong marijuana was just a slang term the government used to make hemp illegal it truly is a magical seed. The seed has nutritional value you can also make medicine,fuel,fabric and PAPER. The Mona Lisa was made on canvas from what you guessed it, the sails boats used were also made out of what? The declaration of independence, the constitution you guessed it and that paper lasts much longer obviously.

It just has been illegal in our lifetime but has been legal for a much much longer time and we've been fed propaganda into believing we don't need it because all the kids would get high and lazy.

Read this article from popular mechanics in 1937 and remember this is 1937. What you should note is that the "decorticator" is on the cover of this issue. Also note: There was so little public attention and notice to the need for a ban on marijuana, or the resulting legislation (Marihuana Tax Act of 1937), that the editors apparently did not realize that it had already been outlawed when they published this article.

AMERICAN farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products.

Instead, it will displace imports of raw material and manufactured products produced by underpaid coolie and peasant labor and it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land.

The machine which makes this possible is designed for removing the fiber-bearing cortex from the rest of the stalk, making hemp fiber available for use without a prohibitive amount of human labor. Hemp is the standard fiber of the world. It has great tensile strength and durability. It is used to produce more than 5,000 textile products, ranging from rope to fine laces, and the woody "hurds" remaining after the fiber has been removed contain more than seventy-seven per cent cellulose, and can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellophane.

Machines now in service in Texas, Illinois, Minnesota and other states are producing fiber at a manufacturing cost of half a cent a pound, and are finding a profitable market for the rest of the stalk. Machine operators are making a good profit in competition with coolie-produced foreign fiber while paying farmers fifteen dollars a ton for hemp as it comes from the field.

From the farmers' point of view, hemp is an easy crop to grow and will yield from three to six tons per acre on any land that will grow corn, wheat, or oats. It has a short growing season, so that it can be planted after other crops are in. It can be grown in any state of the union. The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, eight to twelve feet above the ground, chokes out weeds. Two successive crops are enough to reclaim land that has been abandoned because of Canadian thistles or quack grass.

Under old methods, hemp was cut and allowed to lie in the fields for weeks until it "retted" enough so the fibers could be pulled off by hand. Retting is simply rotting as a result of dew, rain and bacterial action. Machines were developed to separate the fibers mechanically after retting was complete, but the cost was high, the loss of fiber great, and the quality of fiber comparatively low.

With the new machine, known as a decorticator, hemp is cut with a slightly modified grain binder. It is delivered to the machine where an automatic chain conveyor feeds it to the breaking arms at the rate of two or three tons per hour. The hurds are broken into fine pieces which drop into the hopper, from where they are delivered by blower to a baler or to truck or freight car for loose shipment. The fiber comes from the other end of the machine, ready for baling.

From this point on almost anything can happen. The raw fiber can be used to produce strong twine or rope, woven into burlap, used for carpet warp or linoleum backing or it may be bleached and refined, with resinous by-products of high commercial value. It can, in fact, be used to replace the foreign fibers which now flood our markets.

Thousands of tons of hemp hurds are used every year by one large powder company for the manufacture of dynamite and TNT. A large paper company, which has been paying more than a million dollars a year in duties on foreign-made cigarette papers, now is manufacturing these papers from American hemp grown in Minnesota. A new factory in Illinois is producing fine bond papers from hemp. The natural materials in hemp make it an economical source of pulp for any grade of paper manufactured, and the high percentage of alpha cellulose promises an unlimited supply of raw material for the thousands of cellulose products our chemists have developed.

It is generally believed that all linen is produced from flax. Actually, the majority comes from hemp--authorities estimate that more than half of our imported linen fabrics are manufactured from hemp fiber. Another misconception is that burlap is made from hemp. Actually, its source is usually jute, and practically all of the burlap we use is woven by laborers in India who receive only four cents a day. Binder twine is usually made from sisal which comes from Yucatan and East Africa.

All of these products, now imported, can be produced from home- grown hemp. Fish nets, bow strings, canvas, strong rope, overalls, damask tablecloths, fine linen garments, towels, bed linen and thousands of other everyday items can be grown on American farms.

Our imports of foreign fabrics and fibers average about $200,000,000 per year; in raw fibers alone we imported over $50,000,000 in the first six months of 1937. All of this income can be made available for Americans.

The paper industry offers even greater possibilities. As an industry it amounts to over $1,000,000,000 a year, and of that eighty per cent is imported. But hemp will produce every grade of paper, and government figures estimate that 10,000 acres devoted to hemp will produce as much paper as 40,000 acres of average pulp land. (Think of how long a tree takes to grow)

One obstacle in the onward march of hemp is the reluctance of farmers to try new crops. The problem is complicated by the need for proper equipment a reasonable distance from the farm. The machine cannot be operated profitably unless there is enough acreage within driving range and farmers cannot find a profitable market unless there is machinery to handle the crop. Another obstacle is that the blossom of the female hemp plant contains marijuana, a narcotic, and it is impossible to grow hemp without producing the blossom. Federal regulations now being drawn up require registration of hemp growers, and tentative proposals for preventing narcotic production are rather stringent.

However, the connection of hemp as a crop and marijuana seems to be exaggerated. The drug is usually produced from wild hemp or locoweed which can be found on vacant lots and along railroad tracks in every state. If federal regulations can be drawn to protect the public without preventing the legitimate culture of hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture and industry.



It competes with too many profitable products that's why it is illegal. And Arnold opposes prop 19 so don't get it twisted.


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 10-01-2010, 09:39 PM         #63
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Its the beginning! Great Job.
 10-01-2010, 10:07 PM         #64
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MMM mmm some police retirements are about to be re-instated now lol.... tax is going to be a biiiiiiitch on a box of blunts! Stock up now.... (no pun intended since tobacco is one of our biggest exports)!
 7 years ago '04        #65
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 10-01-2010, 10:28 PM         #66
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colorado got the same law. not in my state tho, an oz get you in a s**t load of trouble.
 7 years ago '07        #67
genobee 21 heat pts21
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Niccas are mad late, we been had that over here in boston:lachen001:
 7 years ago '09        #68
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 genobee said:
Niccas are mad late, we been had that over here in boston:lachen001:

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f**k boston :finger2:
 10-01-2010, 11:11 PM         #69
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this law has actually been in form for a while excluding the misdemeanor charge. (IF ITS YOUR FIRST OFFENSE)

besides cops will just throw away your weed and give you back your pipe here in CA
 10-02-2010, 04:56 AM         #70
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Oh I need to move asap. Im jealous of you Cali folks
 7 years ago '04        #71
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I have no problem with people getting high @ home but dont be bringing that s**t outside of ur house I aint tryna go nowhere and a n*gga working high as hell smh
 7 years ago '04        #72
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Niiiiice.
 10-02-2010, 09:24 AM         #73
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wait wait wait... I know it far outweighs sendin people to jail but... aint this the same as the government taxing weed? in essence ...
 10-02-2010, 09:58 AM         #74
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respect to Arny

a real dude
 7 years ago '10        #75
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I like this. I also have a card, and now I won't be so paranoid of being cuffed up on the corner of Gage and Vermont
 7 years ago '10        #76
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s**t massachusetts already had that s**t done awhile ago time for others to catch up
 7 years ago '09        #77
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yesss that means this will most likely happen in MI next
 7 years ago '04        #78
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 CentsCuZ said:
So essentially they're setting up a punishment mechanism (fines) for simple possession. Isn't one of the main purposes of Prop 19 supposed to be to allow for legal possession of up to one ounce?
Reading is key.

The new law, which takes effect on Jan 1, 2011, will have an effect even if Californians vote to legalize marijuana by passing Prop 19. Proposition 19 leaves misdemeanor possession penalties in place for public use and smoking in the presence of children; under SB 1449, these offenses would be simple infractions.
 7 years ago '06        #79
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Nothing like cali
 7 years ago '07        #80
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I am a.ssuming this law won't effect people already convicted and[MAD][/MAD] have it as a criminal record.
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