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Dem Rep Blumenauer's New Pot Legislation

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 5:59 PM
When the article says: Remove ban on industrial hemp – Industrial Hemp is used for textiles and paper. A lot of rope used to be made of Hemp and George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. That type of Hemp is a very weak form of the MJ that is smoked for recreation. Yet the textile groups lobbied to have it illegal.

Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced his new legislation today allowing states to legalize medical marijuana. While nineteen states already allow the use of medical marijuana, federal law still considers it illegal. These incongruent policies create a significant legal grey area because medical marijuana users can be prosecuted under federal law even though they have been granted such rights under state law.

Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance, which is on the same level as heroin and LSD. As the most severe listing, the Schedule I classification is used for drugs that are believed...