Hemp Protest in Front of White House
Last week David Bronner, the President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, locked himself in a cage outside the White House and proceeded to harvest hemp plants to protest the fact that industrial hemp remains illegal to grow in this country despite having no “mind-altering” properties.
As you can see in the video, Mr. Bronner was cut out of the cage and put under arrest for his civil disobedience. The silliness of seeing them arrest this man does well to highlight the silliness of the whole situation. Mr. Bronner’s company imports 20 tons of hemp oil from Canada every year; that’s money that should be going to American farmers.
“Reefer madness shall be buried, American farmers will grow hemp again,” he said while cuffed in the back of a police car. And it’s true. Someday our offspring will read about marijuana prohibition the way we read about alcohol prohibition. As a time when our representatives went overboard and tried to control our lives, something that will always end in either dismal failure or revolution.
No matter what your opinion on marijuana legalization, there is absolutely no reason for industrial hemp to be prohibited. After all, if it’s good enough to import from other countries, why isn’t good enough to be grown here?
Meghan McCain and the Weed Generation Gap
This video comes from The Young Turks and contains a couple interesting things. First, of course, is Meghan McCain and her views on marijuana, so divergent from many in her Party.
But the discussion that ensues about just how “open” is marijuana use in California is great as well. While the younger people tend to see it a lot, the older host says he sees very little “open” use. Every younger generation has a certain distrust of the one that came before it, which might account for more “hidden” use around older people.
And since use tends to be more prevalent among younger people, every poll reflects that legalization support is highest among younger age demographics. Regular users and those who don’t use but have internet access both know how safe marijuana is, especially compared to other recreational and medical substances.
Those under 30 were raised with much less propaganda about cannabis than their parents. This coincides with the incredible power of the internet, where everyone has information at their fingertips.
Older generations like to pretend they haven’t been lied to, but their children know differently. Lies never last long, and the light of truth always burns through.
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