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Mitch McConnell, That Old Hippie,
Pushes Legal Hemp

Reason, by Jacob Sullum

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Posted By:zoidberg, 2/13/2013 1:39:58 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently came out in favor of legalizing hemp cultivation, thanks to the persuasive talents of fellow Kentucky senator Rand Paul and the state´s agriculture commssioner, James Comer, both Republicans. The New York Times cites McConnell´s conversion as evidence that the cause, long identified with hippies and stoners, has gained respectability among conservatives. The fact that it has taken so long is testimony to the plant´s powerful symbolism, because there is no logical reason to stop farmers from growing industrial hemp, a version of cannabis with negligible THC, even if you support marijuana prohibition.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 2/13/2013 2:04:47 PM     (No. 9174365)

Concentrate on the real problems!!!
Mitch cannot since I suspect he is smoking hemp!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/13/2013 2:08:18 PM     (No. 9174373)

If he is smoking industrial hemp, he does have a problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/13/2013 2:16:36 PM     (No. 9174393)

These guys are fully capable of multi-tasking, believe me...

Congress can get this done and tackle other problems also.
In fact, this may be easier to do ultimately than the tougher problems.

Hemp is a No-Broehner. Current U.S. policy on hemp is irrational and counterproductive.
Why have to import when we can grow it at home and make the profit?

Just like being, or becoming, energy independent. We can do it ourselves here.
Why not? There is no valid reason not to.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/13/2013 2:52:40 PM     (No. 9174459)

I wish McConnell would start smoking the stuff. Might straighten him out a bit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/13/2013 3:14:02 PM     (No. 9174491)

Smarter than Sheila Jackson Lee and better looking than Steve Forbes !

Come on, Mitch, go ahead and grow the sticky bug.

That´s where the fun is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/13/2013 6:19:21 PM     (No. 9174796)

Industrial hemp has no psychedelic properties, however it would provide excellent camouflage for the recreational kind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/13/2013 8:43:14 PM     (No. 9175019)

#7 - no, it won´t. Read the article, and you´ll know why.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: toddh, 2/14/2013 11:14:52 AM     (No. 9176010)

This is an anti-THC move, because this stuff will release pollen and fertilize the herb crops.

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