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  •  The entire genus of cannabis plants and (6+ / 0-)

    all their more than 50,000 uses should be completely liberated. The use of the dried female flowers and leaves of some strains of the cannabis plant as an euphoric is only one use for this extremely versatile plant. Once the cannabis plant is completely liberated millions of good green living wage jobs will be created in a new cannabis manufacturing economy.

    The little bump in the economies we have seen in the States that have legalized or decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis will be dwarfed by the economic impact that will be seen once cannabis hemp begins to be grown as a normal rotation crop. Hemp could easily become a trillion dollar a year crop in America.

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

    by RMForbes on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:46:31 PM PDT

    •  You must be reading Jack Herer, (1+ / 0-)
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      The Emperor Wears No Clothes?

      I live in Oregon now, and before I arrived, they passed a law allowing hemp production. I think a test batch started in the Spring. We also should be able to vote on taxed and regulated Cannabis this November.

      I plan on doing what I can not only to help the measure pass, but educate the community on the truth of the ancient plant. The initiative is sponsored by New Approach Oregon, and co-written by Ethan Nadelmann, of Drug Policy Alliance. Nadelmann is hoping that the measure will be a template, the "Gold standard" for other states to use in the future.

      •  Yes, Jack is one of my heros (0+ / 0-)

        I have a link to his book on my website.

        Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

        by RMForbes on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 10:33:44 AM PDT

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      •  BTW, I graduated from Western Oregon University (0+ / 0-)

        in 1982 and my mother and siblings currently all live around Dallas, Oregon. The last time I heard, my sister was an officer in the MMJ growers Association. My brother is also a grower and my 84 year old mother even grows her own herbal cannabis to treat the chronic pain from fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

        Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

        by RMForbes on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 10:46:18 AM PDT

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        •  Let's get in touch (0+ / 0-)

          off DKOS. I am sincere in my interest in wanting to be involved in the NAO campaign in the Nov. election. I'm planning to approach the campaign to how I can help. I'm open to any connections and/ or insights that could help me with the campaign.

          I will attempt to send you a message through the DKOS site and go from there.

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