So just for the record. I ALWAYS talk about Hemp. I have many motives, many reasons, just like about everyone in the world with a head on their shoulder.
But let me explain something to you. I would NEVER go in to anyone’s place of business, and talk about anything illegal.
So I go in to a “headshop” that sells HEMP today and I mention “hemp eliquid” because the Hookah pens that they sell look an awful lot like the “ehookahzz hemp pens“, I asked him “are those the e-hookahzz hemp pens”? A But I guess the thing that he wasn’t getting, is that LD 4 is in the Maine legislator right now, (also see this update: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/HP000702.asp) to legalize hemp on a state level WITHOUT federal approval/aka legalization on a federal level, and the sources I speak to are speculating that the governor will sign this as well. It’s still working it’s way through committees as we speak, but its moving and it appears to be something most are in favor of in these committees. But for sure do your own research!
I was explaining that the new hemp law is why we moved here. I mean we have lived in 4 medical marijuana states, plus Colorado and Washington. Our first born was born in Colorado.
So if we were worried about medical marijuana, we would just go to a different state all together. We are here because hemp seems like a likely crop to be happening here in the near future, and we want to invest in hemp. I think out of all formats of the cannabis sativa plant, that HEMP is the most valuable, and most productive crop.
Although I have very well already receive a medical marijuana recommend in the state of Maine from my therapist Christine Carr. I have the recommend available to be reviewed by anyone I choose. I also have a medical recommend in 3 other states by M.D.’s, and I have since 2009.
But that is completely besides the point. I just think it’s trippy how people react to the word “hemp” at all. I mean do these people not distinguish the difference between hemp and sensimilla ? There is a large difference, even though they are the same species of plant.
Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.
Other variants of the herb Cannabis are widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low-growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. The legality of Cannabis varies widely from country to country, and from state to state in the United States. In many countries regulatory limits for concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds, particularly THC, in hemp require the use of strains of the plant which are bred for low content. (wikipedia 05/2015 hemp)
I tend to cross reference many sources for a definition, I suggest that you do the same.
Here is what I was talking about, and what I was trying to give him advice on, from one shop owner to another shop. Is, check out this HEMP based eliquid that is legal in all 50 states. An eliquid that I sold at my shop in Pocatello Idaho, where there are no favorable laws for cannabis, with the exception of allowing folks to import and sell HEMP that has “naturally occurring amounts of THC” (less than 1% is the DEA standard for “naturally occurring amounts).
Here is from their Page: “There is no need for a Prescription or Medical card to purchase CBD. It is a natural constituent of the Industrial Hemp plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in all 50 states. In fact, the FDA considers hemp oil to be a nutritional supplement.”
This is an ad that I had placed in my own print news paper “The Clovis Star”
Our youtube video about this Cold Pressed Hemp Product/Eliquid here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYUTzIn9nA
Anyway, you can see the newspaper from where that ad was placed here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwNWsCJzdhQXZTJtVDk5eXNnRFU/edit or @ http://clovisstar.com/the-clovis-star-2015-winter-spring-edition/
In the fall of 2014, our Clovis Star Newspaper put out more information on the DOJ’s decision on this industrial hemp’s qualifying factors, which basically came down to “what is naturally occurring amounts of THC”. See that edition here; http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovispocatello2.pdf
And for anyone interested, this was our debut Maine edition of the Clovis Star for Fall/Winter 2013; http://clovisstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/clovisstared1b.pdf
Recently I had a tenant accuse me of being a “pot head” after he and I got in a dispute about him smoking in our apartment that we rented to him. He signed a lease saying that he would not smoke in the apartment, otherwise if he did, he agreed to an “immediate eviction”. When he complained about “a weird smell” I reminded him of a conversation that I over heard, where he was smoking on his front porch (which was not allowed on the lease) and he was talking to his neighbor about burning weed, and he had a horrible mix of inscents that other tenants had complained about to the police, something that smelled like a mix of potchoulli and playdoh.
And I get this a lot, since my car has a big ass hemp leaf on it. And my store sold hemp eliquid. I guess it doesn’t help my defense when I have also been a signature coordinator for legalization/decriminalization of cannabis campaigns/initiatives.
I guess what logic doesn’t make sense there, is that anyone who wants to regulate cannabis, and put it in a “legal” environment, is that they want to take money out of the cartels and gangs and put it in the community instead. I am someone who has worked hard and invested diligently for 20 years to get cannabis into a functional industry for general society (rather than just the black market, and grey market, etc). So no, I am not going around ruthlessly trying to break laws. That is not my gig at all. I haven’t had a problem with the law since 1997, other than a little domestic thing with my father in law this year. But for 99% of the last 20 years, I have been clean as a whistle. What is on my record from 20 years ago, is misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and nothing else.
I brought a legal format of cannabis to several very “red” (prohibition rich) states, and let the general population (who does not frequent the black market) experience a legal benign format of cannabis aka “industrial hemp” oil. It went over very well in Idaho where there are no MMJ laws, no hemp laws, no rec laws, etc. Idaho is as prohibition rich as it gets, and a good portion of the city budget for Pocatello comes from fines and forfeiture (research for yourself, I can’t not recall where I read that) . So selling cannabis there, even in the format that it was being prepare, it was still a very Taboo subject. But we did it anyway.
In Maine, at least they have medical marijuana, and they pass an industrial hemp law last year, which is being revised and is in committee now and should be passed which this time it will actually allow access to farmers who want to grow hemp (I am one of them).
When people have told me that I have offended them for not being more assertive, or not doing enough.
I don’t mean to demand too much. I think that our freedom is worth fighting for, and I don’t believe that armchair activism is very effective.
I want to apologize for anyone’s feelings that I may have hurt in my recovery since the car accident. Dealing with stress right now is difficult, and I have been officially diagnosed with PTSD.
I am getting readjusted. I will also write up something nice about this business in our print newspaper. After all, they are one of very few in the area, and their selection is fantastic.
I also understand about being paranoid, but also at some point you have to stand up and fight regardless of any fear or hesitation. Hemp should not be illegal to grow, it is just stupid that it is.
Most modern nations do grow industrial hemp, including our neighbor Canada and many of our allies including the UK and Australia.
(I know, Im talking in terms of imaginary borders, anyway.. You get my point hopefully)
peace, love and prosperity!
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