Feb
15
2013

Oh, wow, man: the GOP, like, wants to legalize hemp cultivation again.

This is, you know, really deep and stuff:

The federal government currently puts hemp in the same category of illegal drug as heroin, LSD and ecstasy — but the Senate’s top Republican wants to change that.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R – Ky., joined forces Thursday with a pair of West Coast Democrats — Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley — to cosponsor a bill that would allow American farmers to grow hemp without fear of punishment. Also on board is libertarian Rand Paul, McConnell’s fellow Republican Bluegrass State senator.


Seriously, this is going to be worth it just to watch the potheads go apocalyptic when the Democrats quash this bill.  You see, it really doesn’t matter whether or not industrial-grade hemp makes for a poor spliff (or whatever the term is, these days*); the Democrats simply cannot look weak when it comes to the War on Some Drugs.  Particularly Joe ‘War on Glow Sticks’ Biden, who apparently still thinks that he’s going to be elected President in 2016.

Sorry to harsh your mellow there, guys.

Moe Lane

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*Not that I would know anything about pot culture and terminology in the 1990s, of course.

4 Comments

  • acat says:

    I doubt exploding heads will happen, Moe. Potheads don’t do that. Maybe some soggy splorches .. but not exploding.
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    p.s. peeling potheads away from both Ron Paul’s third party quixotic asshattery and Biden is .. a good thing for the GOP, whether they like it or not.

  • Crawford says:

    Good to see McConnell standing up for the small farmers of Kentucky.

  • Finrod says:

    You can’t support the War on Some Drugs without also trashing federalism and supporting Big Government.

    Too many Republicans and conservatives haven’t figured that out yet.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    Growing hemp could have a serious negative impact on growers of recreational pot. Hemp is grown for its fibers, oils and the food value of its seeds. Smoke it and you are more likely to get a headache than a high. Pot growers cultivate strains of marijuana that maximize its recreational value. Having fields of ditch weed pumping out pollen has the potential to pollinate nearby pot plants, lowering its economic value.

    FYI, the government allowed hemp production during WWII because of the economic value of the crop. It was banned again a soon as the war ended.

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