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During the Great Depression, massive unemployment increased public resentment and fear of Mexican immigrants, escalating public and governmental concern about the problem of marijuana. This instigated a flurry of research which linked the use of marijuana with violence, crime and other socially deviant behaviors, primarily committed by "racially inferior" or underclass communities. By 1931, 29 states had outlawed marijuana.
After a lurid national propaganda campaign against the "evil weed," Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. The statute effectively criminalized marijuana, restricting possession of the drug to individuals who paid an excise tax for certain authorized medical and industrial uses.
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Hemp and Hydrogen in 2014! A New Cure For Cancer & Everything Else
The Billion-Dollar Crop the U.S. Government would not Let Farmers Grow
What if there were a powerful crop with thousands of uses… required less fertilizer and chemicals than wheat and corn… and could actually improve the quality of the soil?
Such a plant really exists. Hint: It’s been grown for thousands of years, the Founding Fathers praised this plant, and it’s grown freely in Europe and Asia.
What is this almost too-good-to-be-true crop? Industrial hemp.
Industrial hemp is not the same as its plant cousin, marijuana.
Industrial hemp has little to no THC (the chemical that provides the high), so it has no use as a recreational drug.
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both raised hemp, the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper… and many Bibles were printed on hemp.
Unfortunately, industrial hemp was declared illegal during the Great Depression with the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Harry Anslinger spearheaded a PR campaign to smear hemp because it posed a threat to the lumber and paper empire of William Randolph Hearst. Currently nine states have legalized the production of industrial hemp and over 15 other states are considering this legislation. It’s grown in over two dozen countries around the world. Which one is the largest grower and exporter of hemp? China.
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With more and more people being diagnosed each day with a Brain Injury as a result of trauma, unemployment is on the rise. It was Ortega Y Gasset who defined "Genius", as the ability to invent ones occupation.As the World's first OFFICIAL TBI THRIVER, Kevin dares to share his insight and experiences to inspire others with Brain Injuries to create a More FUNctional LIFE using a unique perspective with "WTF?".THIS WEEK: Nurture VS NATUREIn 2005, a little over 24 months after Kevin had been medically reitred, he had been nutured (aka 'prescribed) to consume five different pharmaceutical drugs for daily (if not hourly) use just to 'get-through-the-day'. Drugs to help dispell the pain from the injuries sustained, to digestive issues and arthritic effects of surgeries. It wasn't until the Mental Health Professionals began suggesting (aka wanting to prescribe) two more pharmaceuticals (Zoloft & Prozac) to be added to the cocktails of SCHEDULE I drugs already being consumed each day, before Kevin discovered a NATURAL solution.Since 1937, as a direct result of folks like Harry J. Anslinger and his associates' ignorance (just Google his name), one of Nature's best medicines has been outlawed for over 75 years and millions have endured the ignornace of the Legal Practice/System mankind has created. Despite the IGNORANCE of the two States in the Union that recently legalized Cannabis for recreational use, Kevin will speak from first hand experience of using Natures medicine and the results he's produced to include but not limited to ease of cultivation.Tune in this week to add another perspective to your daily repertoire. If there is something in particular you would like to hear Kevin discuss, join us on Fridays and share in the chat room with the "Marvelous Maggie" (Kevin's 24/7 Partner and Professional Care Assistant)
This show was recorded while the votes were still being counted. We talk about the elections briefly. We also talk about some of the other lawsuits in AZ and officials that take their power too far. We get another update on the Anslinger Saga. Plus we have a special segment from our British Correspondent, Petunia Higgenbottom. Check it out now!Weeducated Episode #12