Monday, April 04, 2011

Marijuana 101: 1619 order for every member of Jamestown to grow marijuana. Watch the documentary

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 here

The first 2 copies of the Declaration of Independence were printed on Hemp! Benjamin Franklin used Hemp to start Americas first paper mills. It was once legal and one of the largest crops in the world. The majority of fabrics, lighting oil, medicines, paper, and fiber. Hemp was touted as a billion dollar crop in the 19th century and its unparalleled universality made it a target of other sources. It produced more than 5000 products from its thread and 25000 from its cellulose including dinamite and cellophane.

They made it illegal because it was the most widely used product in the world and would interfere with other products and diversity. WW2 brought the necessity that it be legalized once again as there was so much of it , its wide use, and its abundance. WW2 ended and once again it was made illegal to protect other industries and interests.

Even though illegal 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.

Legalize marijuana, 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! We can really use this phenomenal product, 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


Ranch Chimp said...

Thank You for the video link, I want to link up to it later because of the time of it, but did watch a few minute's now ... because I never seen this.

However ... that's been another rant of mine for year's actually, about this nonsensical drug war ... Why? .. because this is something I know about in detail. When I first moved to Houston from Montreal, QE was in the early 1970's (I was young and smoked pot back then, I'm 55 now) we used to buy pot weekly by the pound it was so cheap here (compared to NYC or Montreal) ... folk's were driving in van's from NY to here, buying it for $60 to $100 a pound and driving it back to NY and selling it on the street at $100 an ounce (figure the math on profit). This new "dope war" has been ungoing for decade's already ... much of the gun's sent by us to Mexico to fight dope (pot/ cocaine, and now opiate's even) end up in the hand's of the cartel's, many cartel's even were trained law enforcement in Mexico, trained and supplied by the USA, they found out they could make more selling it than fighting it(I spent alot of time in Mexico as well) ... what illegal pot does is create a schlew of revenue for court's, prison's, half assed attorney's who live off plea bargain's instead of actually trying a case, the list is endless, and it keep's low to middle income folk's constantly paying in money to these useless institution's to keep them going, and not a bloody thing has improved as a result of this so called "war". One of the most popular uses as well as far as the early USA was hemp for "rope" too ... I also think that the "cotton industry" also benefited big time because of the crack down on hemp ... again ... of course "big business". Yes ... I have alway's been 110% for the legalization across the board of especially marijuana ... and I dont even smoke pot these dayz (I'm too old and it just slow's me down). Thanx again for the vid link

an average patriot said...

RC we are the same age and the same experience with reef. I highly recommend listening to or watching the video it is quite interesting. Hemp is such a versatile product it is a threat to existing products across the board not to speak about that lie of a drug war.