We are farmers and have no plans on doing that. I would not want to have an army to protect my farm....nobody is stealing our goats and sheep ( well coyotes try)I can't wait for people to start complaining that food prices are too high because farmers are growing stuff that makes them more money then food. :
Industrial hemp as in fabric, rope etc.Did you read the proposed bill?
This is NOT a legalization of recreational pot.
Its a farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, an product that has essentially no THC, the active ingredient of pot.
Its also controversial because the bill, as proposed now, excludes anyone who has a prior pot conviction from participating in this industry.
Presumably, if someone convicted of a pot crime has served their time, they've paid their debut to society. But this bill would exclude these people.
EVERYTHING is racist, especially hemp rope.Critics point to the unintentional racial effect of such a ban. Given that the War on Drugs has disproportionately affected African Americans and communities of color, banning those with felony drug convictions may disproportionately shut-out these groups from the hemp industry. Industry leaders and activists, like Morris Beegle and Rick Trojan, point to the fact those convicted of a felony have already paid their debt to society, and this amendment is, quite simply, “terrible.”
This might be an excuse but it isn't a valid one. To get decent smoking pot it's necessary to get rid of the male plants before their flowers open, because once that happens the females go to seed, and all of the plant's energy goes to making seeds, which do not get you high, so the crop is either no good or not much good, and since the pollen came from the non-smoking varieties the seeds wouldn't be any good to plant. Pot grown right is called sinsemilla, which means seedless.They problem they could have is people hiding marijuana in the hemp fields. That could be why they don't want former drug dealers and users involved.
Sure, no problem.OK having left the doper life behind when I was 15 or 16, It is my understanding that Hemp contains minimal amounts of THC and therefore your lungs would collapse before getting even a buzz on, much less a high. While Grass contains significant amounts of THC and will continue to be the go-to drug for dopers. Am I wrong? If not, WTH is the big deal on whether Hemp is legal or not? I am obviously missing something. Enlighten me please
However the ban on felons participating is considered racist.