Marijuana Debate - Hardy, AR

Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Hardy, AR.

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

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Tennessee Seeley

Evening Shade, AR

#1 Aug 26, 2010
It is natural and helps people. You never heard of anyone killing someone for a joint.
Hardy Resident

Evening Shade, AR

#2 Aug 26, 2010
You are kidding right? This county outlawed that K2Y or whatever as well as liquor and you are posting this. I hope for your sake that is not your real name. Bad move.
Tennessee Seeley wrote:
It is natural and helps people. You never heard of anyone killing someone for a joint.
unbelievable

Salem, AR

#4 Aug 27, 2010
Liquor is not illegal anywhere in Arkansas. Selling it is not allowed in some places, but having it is not illegal.

It is less harmful than either alcohol or tobacco but those are both legal to possess and to use.

Not sure why you think Tennessee made a bad move in voicing his opinion. Are opinions illegal in Hardy too?
meeeee

Ash Flat, AR

#5 Aug 27, 2010
it affets you just like alcohol and would cause just as many accidents and is also addicive like alcohol and other drugs.
JustMe

United States

#6 Aug 27, 2010
It is not addictive as alcohol and others drugs, you better do some research. Alcohol is one of the crudest drugs you can put in your body, as it's one of the hardest drugs for the body to process back out. Although i don't believe people should drink, or smoke marijuana and drive, I'd much rather take my chances on the marijuana smokers versus the drunk. Marijuana has no withdrawl symptons, while the alcoholic could die during withdrawls if not treated. Do a little research, I did.
unbelievable

Salem, AR

#7 Aug 27, 2010
Unfortunately most people believe all the BS that is dealt out at schools and by the government regarding marijuana instead of doing the research themselves. Law enforcement and other gov. agencies would have you believe that marijuana is just as bad as all the other drugs out there, when in reality it is the safest.

A huge factor in why it was made illegal in the first place has nothing to do with getting high at all. It was due to the other uses for hemp that would cause problems, such as the paper industry, as well as some other large businesses that would be hurt by hemp being available. DuPont was a major player in this for many reasons.

Lobbyists for large corps are what pushed for it to become illegal. Alcohol and tobacco lobbyists are the main reason that it remains illegal. It's always been and always will be about money. Well, maybe not ALL about money. There were some racial issues too...

http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/why-is-ma...

http://www.ozarkia.net/bill/pot/blunderof37.h...
john

Salem, AR

#8 Aug 27, 2010
i think its better than beer at least all you wanna do is eat and go to sleep not drive around and see your buddies and its good for cancer and glaucoma and pain
Hardy Resident

Evening Shade, AR

#9 Aug 27, 2010
You obviously have your head under a bucket. This is the Bible belt man. Tennessee has a business downtown Hardy and to say the least it is a conservative city. She may want to smoke it but don't advertise it if you don't want to be ostrasized. It may not be illegal to posess liquor but it sure is illegal to sell it. As I stated, a natural herb product was outlawed for Sharp county. I can't believe you would stand in the public square and tout mj and shout your name as well. It is still illegal and until such time it is made legal use your sense of preservation. You can still get arrested for it whether you agree with the law or not.
unbelievable wrote:
Liquor is not illegal anywhere in Arkansas. Selling it is not allowed in some places, but having it is not illegal.
It is less harmful than either alcohol or tobacco but those are both legal to possess and to use.
Not sure why you think Tennessee made a bad move in voicing his opinion. Are opinions illegal in Hardy too?
Hardy Resident

Evening Shade, AR

#10 Aug 27, 2010
Hemp is not illegal. Mj is.
unbelievable wrote:
Unfortunately most people believe all the BS that is dealt out at schools and by the government regarding marijuana instead of doing the research themselves. Law enforcement and other gov. agencies would have you believe that marijuana is just as bad as all the other drugs out there, when in reality it is the safest.
A huge factor in why it was made illegal in the first place has nothing to do with getting high at all. It was due to the other uses for hemp that would cause problems, such as the paper industry, as well as some other large businesses that would be hurt by hemp being available. DuPont was a major player in this for many reasons.
Lobbyists for large corps are what pushed for it to become illegal. Alcohol and tobacco lobbyists are the main reason that it remains illegal. It's always been and always will be about money. Well, maybe not ALL about money. There were some racial issues too...
http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/why-is-ma...
http://www.ozarkia.net/bill/pot/blunderof37.h...
Be whoever

Memphis, TN

#11 Aug 28, 2010
Lets not forget that anyone can use anyname here on TOPIX so, those who assume it is a person because that put a name in, I could be anyone just trying to cause trouble. You all know that! Righttttttttt
Mayor Of Hardy

Memphis, TN

#12 Aug 28, 2010
See...anyone you wan't. So, judge not my fellow TOPIX posters because you too will be judged in the true court!
Fire one up

Mountain Home, AR

#13 Aug 28, 2010
Mayor Of Hardy wrote:
See...anyone you wan't. So, judge not my fellow TOPIX posters because you too will be judged in the true court!
Please DO NOT Judge me...I will not JUDGE you...That TRUE COURT is so right...You can see many things on this Earth, but try to remember the unseen as often as you can...The choices you make are the waves of the future for many people in GENERAL. Topix is over rated and addicting for some. I try not to judge but each day is a challenge. I wish good luck to "Mayor of Hardy" poster because he/she makes a GREAT POINT always and sends good vibes out there in the midst of a crazy world getting crazier every day. Keep up that positive output, some people reject it but many look forward to it. Now get ready for the drama again, Topix is my only soap opera! Have a fun day, I am...
unbelievable

Salem, AR

#14 Aug 28, 2010
Hardy Resident wrote:
Hemp is not illegal. Mj is. <quoted text>
This is the most recent article I found about hemp laws.
As Common Sense for Drug Policy previously reported, Oregonian lawmakers passed a bill to legalize the production, possession, and commercialization of industrial hemp and related products with a veto-proof margin in early June of 2009. As the Drug War Chronicle reports in its August 13, 2009 edition ("Oregon Governor Signs [Hemp] Farming Bill Into Law"), however, legislators no longer need worry about the status of their bill. As the Chronicle states, "Oregon became the 17th state to pass legislation favorable to hemp farming and the ninth state to remove legal barriers to farming the potentially lucrative crop [when] Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D) last week signed into law SB 676," which "removes all obstacles to growing hemp for food, fiber, and other industrial purposes" even though "industrial hemp production remains prohibited under federal law."
Note the last line. Industrial hemp productions remains prohibited under federal law.

Not sure if that's still accurate, but that was just last year. Seems like several states have made it legal even though it goes against federal law. So technically, even in one of those states the feds could still arrest you for producing hemp. If you have any info that shows that is no longer true, please post it, I would love to read it.

Read the articles I posted earlier about DuPont and how they lobbied to get hemp out of production due to the affect it would have on their businesses.
unbelievable

Salem, AR

#15 Aug 28, 2010
Here's what I found about the effort to legalize hemp in Congress. Looks like it hasn't been voted on yet as far as I can tell.

Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009
Bill # H.R.1866

Original Sponsor:
Ron Paul (R-TX 14th)

Cosponsor Total: 25
(last sponsor added 05/24/2010)
5 Republicans
20 Democrats


About This Legislation:
4/2/2009--Introduced. Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed .3 percent on a dry weight basis. Grants a state regulating the growing and processing of industrial hemp exclusive authority, in any criminal or civil action or administrative proceeding, to determine whether any such plant meets that concentration limit.
Conservative Christian

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Aug 28, 2010
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man and oil to make his face to shineth.(Psalm 104:14-15)
herb

United States

#17 Aug 29, 2010
mj is already being used on cancer patients in ARKANSAS so whats the big deal, You people want to complain about drugs start on the meth heads and the pill eaters(man made drugs) is the main problem. I have a buddy that is fighting stomach cancer and mj pills is keeping his appatite up and his pain levels down.I think mj pills are a better alternitave to oxy even otc pain medication,easier on the stomach.maybe if everyone took a mj pill there would'nt be so much fighting on topix!
dixierebel

Evening Shade, AR

#18 Aug 29, 2010
Why not? It would cut bck on everyone trying to sell it and buy it! Not to mention if sold through stores and businesses it would increase the revenue and bring more business to places
Hal

Evening Shade, AR

#19 Aug 29, 2010
Oh yes. I am anyone and everyone but don't assume that I am me because I might be you. I like to cause trouble. It is what we do in Memphis. Woo Hoo! But don't forget, I might be youuuuuu.
Be whoever wrote:
Lets not forget that anyone can use anyname here on TOPIX so, those who assume it is a person because that put a name in, I could be anyone just trying to cause trouble. You all know that! Righttttttttt
Tracy

Evening Shade, AR

#20 Aug 29, 2010
It is I. The trouble maker from Memphis. But I might be someone else but don't judge me because I just can't help myself. Dale, how great that you are defending our cause. Keep up the smoke screen. FOHA thanks you buddy.
Mayor Of Hardy wrote:
See...anyone you wan't. So, judge not my fellow TOPIX posters because you too will be judged in the true court!
Hal

Memphis, TN

#21 Aug 30, 2010
As spoken earlier, anyone can be anyone on here. Obviously the two post above are not who they say thewy are, but, hey you must really care about us to use our names! We appreciate you!

Oh, wait, its obviously who you are...you are one of those that HATE change, HATE anyone with ideas, HATE a person who cares, HATE someone who questions others, You my friend of just a HATER.

Regardless...we, the community will be the ones to celebrate.. "Unity In The Community"

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