- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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I gave up smoking pot regularly almost ten years ago, but if cannabis were legal and easily available today and I wanted a little recreation I would probably either use a vaporizer (smoking without the smoke) or buy edible baked goods containing marijuana. What I’d really like though, is to be able to legally grow my own and eat most of the harvest as a dietary supplement. Eating the raw plant, unheated, doesn’t get people high because psychoactive cannabinoids, the ingredients in cannabis … Continue reading
Hemp is one of the most versatile industrial crops on the planet, so why aren’t our legislators scrambling to get our state a piece of the action?
Hemp is cannabis, the same species as the plant called marijuana, but thanks to selective breeding and different cultivation techniques hemp contains little or no psychoactive elements sought by medicinal or recreational consumers. Hemp has numerous industrial uses, by some accounts upward of 2,500. As a textile, cannabis fiber has three times the tensile strength of cotton and was cultivated up to 8,000 years ago or more by the Chinese. Cannabis is a hollow fiber, more breathable than cotton, and … Continue reading
January 23, 2013 – Greg Hall, reporter for The Courier-Journal, sits down for a one on one interview with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to talk about Comer’s bill to legalize industrial hemp farming. Comer distills into 24 minutes everything that you need to know about passing a hemp farming bill and the reasons why. North Carolina, like Kentucky, is a big agriculture state – meaning, we make our living from farming or processing farm products, or at least we used to. We … Continue reading
To: All members of the North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh, NC I’m writing to you today as a constituent, a business owner, and a taxpayer, to ask you to support the North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act, (HB-84) which seeks to authorize the doctor-advised medical use of cannabis by patients with serious medical conditions in North Carolina. Eighteen states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington — and the District of Columbia … Continue reading
Welcome to Amsterdam West: Olympia, Washington. Frank Schnarr, 62, said he hasn’t smoked any marijuana since he fought in Vietnam in the 1970s, but he could sure use the extra income. “I’m about to lose my business,” he told Jonathan Kaminsky of Reuters. “So I’ve got to figure out some way to get people in here.” “To bring in another type of person to come in my establishment is a plus for me,” Schnarr told MyNorthwest.com. Schnarr already fought state regulators in … Continue reading