Well, there are many issues that this topic does cover. The illegalization of hemp in this country is one of the highest wrongdoings by the federal government. There are so many things that could be done to ease the world's suffering and also stem the ravaging of the planet's natural resources.
Not many people know this, but hemp can be used to make very many things that could basically put many large companies out of business in essence. Hemp can make paper and clothes. Its seed can be made into a very nourishing and nutritional meal. In fact one of the best sources of proteins that humans need to survive is found in hemp seed. Marijuana usage is even legal to be used in some states for medicinal purposes. It is proven to be a pain and stress reliever. It has also been found that smoking marijuana can be good for asthma patients as it in fact opens airways thus allowing for easier breathing. Something else that not all that many people even really know about either is that hemp can be used to produce petroleum as well. Therefore, in retrospect, the timber, cotton, pharmaceutical, and OIL companies could all lose the stranglehold they have on the market for many of the products that we are utilizing right now. If we implement the industrial usage of hemp we can also save the environment because of the high yield per acre per year compared to comparable crops in other industries. It could also virtually end our usage of middle eastern oil as we could easily grow our own oil each year.
On top of that, most of the people in jail in this country right now are there for non-violent drug offenses. That comes to over a million people that are put in jail, lose their basically citizenship (you are not allowed to vote after being convicted of a felony). Now, many of these drug laws were passed by getting the public fired up through several television campaigns that portrayed Marijuana as something that drove people virtually insane. This propaganda had no reality behind it. In fact, as many people have found, considering that at least 70 million people in this nation alone have at least smoked up once in their life, we don't have a problem like that from Marijuana. There are approximately 30 million people that use this illicit substance on a regular basis and are still functioning members of society. Do you know someone with a Medical Marijuana card? Think about it, is that person still a functioning member of society?
Well, here's what it all boils down to. Many of you probably agree with me already. What some friends and I are proposing is to network out and get as many people as possible to organize for a large Community Smoke at 4:20 P.M. on April 20, 2004. We are still in the planning stages of this at this point, and are looking to get people's feelings on this subject as a whole. We feel that if we are capable of getting a few hundred or up to even a few thousand people then this will work out. We want not only people who smoke to show up, but everyone that feels these laws are unjust. This will be a large civil disobediance in protest of these shameful laws and whether you smoke or not we would like you to show up. If you are in agreement of this type of activity then let me know of your feelings on this subject. How do you feel about the idea of this form of protest? Where it might be held? If you would want to be contacted about the where and when of the event once fully planned and possibly if you would want to help network then please e-mail me at email@example.com. Please just let me know what you think whether you like the idea or are completely opposed to it. I would like feedback from anyone with an opinion on this matter.