With the introduction of House Bill 2306 on Thursday, Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank have put forth a piece of legislation that will at least return one small jurisdiction back to the States, where it belongs. This follows the findings of the Global Commission in Drug Policy which stated the “war on drugs” is a failure.
But getting this legislation passed will take a monumental effort by We the People, calling and writing to all of our representatives to support this bill, which is modeled after the act that repealed alcohol prohibition.
Amid all the hype about marijuana being a “gateway drug” and that its medicinal use also questioned, it is evident that hemp as an industrial fiber alone is worthy of cultivating here in the United States. Hemp seed oil is also one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids, both Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Hemp can also be used for bio-fuels without using established food sources and hemp for industrial uses requires very little care in cultivation. Water and sun will produce acres of hemp to make paper products that will not require trees, nor the toxins to bleach it white. Hydrogen peroxide is used to whiten hemp fibers and paper.
The bill itself will remove “marihuana” and “tetrahydracannabinols” from the federal list of Controlled Substances (see full text of bill here)thereby permitting the States to determine their own laws regarding marijuana.
It will take a concerted effort by the People to get their representatives to approve this act and get States to realize the economic benefits of hemp industries.
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