Hemp progress

January 30, 2014
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Congress warms up to research on hemp

WASHINGTON — Hemp is a big winner in the new farm bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

While Congress has shown little interest in legalizing marijuana, members are warming up to industrial hemp, pot’s nonintoxicating sister plant. [...]

The farm bill would allow state departments of agriculture, colleges and universities to grow hemp for academic, research and marketing purposes in states that have voted to make cultivation legal.

Besides California and Kentucky, the measure would apply to Colorado, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia, said Tom Murphy, the national outreach coordinator for Vote Hemp, an organization that backs legalization.

Naturally, Kevin Sabet had to get in on the action…

Kevin Sabet, the director of the University of Florida Drug Policy Institute and a former adviser on drug issues for Obama, said people could easily grow marijuana and hide it under the guise of hemp, frustrating law-enforcement efforts.

“This is purely a political move to further a pro-marijuana agenda,” Sabet said. “It has little to do with actually farming hemp, since the demand for that is so low. But in some states that need help on the job front, it’s good politics to claim that allowing this will create jobs. The sad truth is that it will do no such thing.”

Not only does he imply that law enforcement is too stupid to do their job, but he appears to be running off his mouth without even knowing the contents of the bill. He really gets more pathetic (and desperate) by the day.

Speaking of pathetic…

Check out the new billboard ad from Project SAM set to compete with the Marijuana Policy Project billboards:

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It’s pathetic in a number of ways, not the least of which is the amateurish design.

According to the press release:

The ad is funded by Policy Solutions Group, Inc., a consulting company headed up by Dr. Sabet that sponsors Project SAM.

Based on an internet search for Policy Solutions Group, Inc., it appears that the company essentially only exists in Kevin’s bio. So who is funding Kevin?

Oh, and guess what? Now Kevin wants to compete with Marijuana Majority

Sabet says SAM soon will unveil a new site of its own that will clarify who’s against legalization.

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Pete Guither is the editor of drugwarrant.com

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