Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oakland Approves marijuana farming and Four Marijuana Factories: Make it country wide!

The Wal-mart of pot in Oakland California

California is on the right track everything has failed and every State needs the revenue not just California. Oakland Approves Four Marijuana Factories

California city approves marijuana farmingOAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The city of Oakland, California on Tuesday legalized large-scale marijuana cultivation for medical use and will issue up to four permits for "industrial" cultivation starting next year.

Please enlighten yourself: marijuana 101

Kill the growing drug violence on the Mexico US border, change the US forever, think about it! Legalize marijuana at least then follow with the rest, maybe! That would kill much of the incentive for Cartels to be waging a war on drugs. Yes there is cocaine heroine and other drugs but marijuana is America's number one cash crop! That blew me away.

According to official Government figures The value of the annual harvest exceeds that of corn, soybeans, or hay, the country's top three legal cash crops with an annual crop value of $35 Billion. There have been an estimated 100 million pot plants destroyed between 1981 and 2006 yet production has still increased 10 fold to 22 million pounds! Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop

While California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington are the top producing states, pot is the top cash crop in 12 states and among the top three in 30 states. "There is a lot of demand for marijuana in the US, and it's only natural that production would increase here,"Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop, legalize it nation wide and collect the much needed taxes.

"This is a monumental step forward," Dale Gieringer, an Oakland resident and marijuana activist said. The measure, which pitted small and midsized "gardeners" against larger producers, initially allows the large farms to sell only to medical marijuana dispensaries Gettman told Drug War Chronicle. California is right to legalize it and capture the tax dollars. I just love it, imagine this country wide. This could reinvent America!

With our 100 year drug war and guns being purchased here and sent to Mexico then drugs being sent here feeding this drug war. This has not spilled over from Mexico it has spilled over from the US. I reiterate: eastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico are clamping down and National Guard troops are being requested!

We keep hearing that Mexico's war on drugs is spilling over into the US. We have been fighting a self professed war on Drugs for one hundred years! I wish someone would be able to figure out at what cost. It seems to me that the drug war has spilled over the Border with Mexico. However it went north to south. It is our drug war that has spilled into Mexico. It is us that have made Mexico the narco State it is.

I do believe we should at least put American military on the border and do not really understand why it is not. That would go a long way in stopping the problem so I do not understand why they are not on the Border unless it is because a certain political interest still does not want the border secured to enable illegal immigration? Why else? A desire to keep this war going? For gain? of what?

I do believe we can end this! Put our National Guard on the Border in shifts! After I got out of the military I joined the reserves. I do not know how it works today because our troops are flat out. Besides one week end a month we use to be required to do 2 weeks as a unit somewhere to train. With 50 States they could all do their required 2 weeks on the border doing one thing or the other. The other half of the equation:

Legalize marijuana, follow California's example, secure the border! Just imagine what it would be if it was legalized. Regulate it like alcohol, sell it in package stores! Tax it! Look at the potential revenue. Legalizing marijuana would end a hell of a lot of problems and create exactly zero! Think about it!

The number one abused drug in the world is legal, Alcohol! It destroys numerous lives! What sane argument is there against legalization? None, none whatsoever! All we are doing with this insane war on drugs is driving people and not just kids to experiment and find a legal way to get high with common household products. We are only making the problem exponentially worse. END IT! LEGALIZE! All States!

James Joiner

Gardner, Ma


Tim said...

You get No argument from me on this.
It's a win win for all except the drug trade.
The laws are archaic. Once again The many Religious zealots that have influenced this Country far to long,are opposed to legalizing it.
It will take strong leadership to get it done. Oh yeah, never mind...

an average patriot said...

Yeah Tim we can forget about strong leadership other than activists. Once the rest of the country see Ca benefiting from the farming and factories in any more respects than just the significant taxed you will see other states coming on board!

Robert Rouse said...

All of this just because of Harry Anslinger. How many people realize that the first law written within the borders of what we call the United States was a 1619 order for every member of Jamestown to grow marijuana. Watch the documentary "The Union - The Business Behind Getting High". It is one of the best documentaries on the subject ever made. You can see it in its entirety on Google Video.

an average patriot said...

Hi Robert! Wow I didn't know that, now I'll educate myself and thanks for the video

Weaseldog said...

I'm really surprised that so few states are looking into legalization.

As the crisis deepens, I'm sure this idea will spread.

an average patriot said...

pardon the pun wease but it's growing. I was impressed with Colorado's plans. They figure they can put more people to work legalizing it than starbucks!

Anonymous said...

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Demeur said...

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until the federal laws are changed. Once a more conservative political shift happens you'll see a crack down on medical marijuana shops.
As for immigration all the troops in the world aren't going to stop this when people are starving on the other side of the border. If we want to nation build Mexico would be a far better place to start.

Glad to see you back Robert.

Robert Rouse said...

Demeur, good to see you too. I'm not really back. I just got sick of politics. As for marijuana, I've actually seen a lot of movement from the Right to legalize pot. Hell, even Glenn "I'm an idiot" Beck advocates the legalization. It's not politicians that will be in the way of this, it's the Religious Right and Left.

Weaseldog said...

California has already paved the way to blocking Federal Jurisdiction in the case of Marijuana. There is a lot a state can do in local non-cooperation to make it difficult for Federal Authorities to engage in a crackdown.

If the Federal Government starts interfering with a State's Revenue Stream, you can expect an exciting pissing match to ensue.