I'm fascinated by the potential impact of industrial hemp.
I've read that marijuana might follow the cultivation model of tomatoes, with a serious amount of production by backyard growers, an industrial production model that results in a not-entirely-comparable commodity product, and a few specialty growers meeting the demand of particular niche markets.
I sincerely hope that some way will be found to undercut the narcotraficantes that have so thoroughly de-stabilized Mexico.
"the qualities of these bacteria, like the heat of the sun, electricity, or the qualities of metals, are part of the storehouse of knowledge of all men. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none." SCOTUS, Funk Bros. Seed Co. v. Kale Inoculant Co.
even here in Michigan it can grow in the wild, and lots of people illegally plant it in peoples corn fields and even in the woods and byways..they are finding huge plants in the fall by the hundreds every year..of course they make a bonfire and all the neighborhood gets high..
I also have mixed thoughts about legalizing it, i'm basically for it but can see some problems with the dumbing down of america..esp the youth
Bloom where you are planted.
well the problem is that by making it illegal we are creating two large expensive industries with little other social benefits. 1) the industry distributing the stuff 2) the police industry to fight it Now to add to that we would do a little better at keeping the youth off pot by policing it in the way we do alcohol while colecting a tax revenue. the prohibition showed us the cost of making a societies drug of choice illegal but 90 years after the constitutional amendment to protect alcohol the traditionally preferred drugs of the non European societies that make up America are still illegal
He repaced his skull with glass. So you can see his brain. Kinda like this tiny ad: