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  • ginaspeakstruly ginaspeakstruly Jan 4, 2007 8:22 AM Flag

    Time to Stop & Short

    The hypocrisy in our society is dumbfounding. We subsidize and encourage tobacco consumption, aiding and abetting the murder of hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, but we aren't smart enough to tap into the vast tax revenue potential of a much more useful natural product: hemp, weed, cannabis sativa, . . .

    Maybe it's because the weed executives wouldn't have the marketing advantage that the tobacco executives have: an accutely addictive substance legally present in their product (nicotine) which is harder to kick than heroin.

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    • If Hemp,weed ,cannabis etc. were legalize the big tobacco companies would the first ones in with their big money. It`s not murder but what some in our society choose to do and if it harms them that is their decision.You can`t justify the illegal stuff because the government can`t tax it . It is just as harmful as tobacco and probably more so. Smoke is smoke.

    • Excellent analysis!

      I expect plant products other than tobacco will become legal once some politician somewhere can get paid off and help enrich his buddies in companies like RAI or MO.

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