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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Uninformed, stupid, crazy or malicious. There are no other choices.

Some of you have no doubt been reading my exchange with Kevin Woster and others at Blogmore.

If you have any further interest in my reasoning, you can get a fuller picture at the following link.

Stupid, Crazy, or Malicious?

Why do the politicians continue to oppose industrial hemp?


Bill Fleming said...

Bob, I'd discuss this with you a little if I thought it would do any good. But I don't, so I won't. Let's just say that sometimes it costs you a lot to be right.

Sometimes maybe too much.

Bob Newland said...

It's cost a lot for a lot of people, for a lot of people to be wrong.

larry kurtz said...

Bill is right, Bob. Our best choice would be to hire a lobbyist to bring this discussion to the floor of the US House. Barney Frank and Dennis Kucinich have been plowing the road.

The Secretary of HHS has the unilateral authority to move cannabis off Schedule 1. Indica as a special case got waived when the president ordered DoJ to stand down. Sativa certainly should be a market crop as oilstock.

DDC said...

Mr Newland,

Thank you for your zeal in pursuing justice and personal liberty. Thank god there are still people that are willing to pay an incredible price for those ideals.

Bob Newland said...

Aw, shucks.

Bill Fleming said...

Right, Larry, you can't lobby very well for a change in the law when you're on probation with your mouth zipped shut. Nor, it seems when it gets unzipped and you start hammering away about law enforcement people and how poorly they enforce the law.

We are a nation of laws, not of men. We are trying to change an unjust law. At this time we are only trying to change that portion of the law that affects people who need cannabis for medicinal purposes.

In my humble opinion, it would be best for the cause, this close to a vote, if everybody stayed on point and kept their egos and anarchistic instincts out of the public conversation at this time.

Bill Fleming said...

In short, don't stop talking, but do stay focused and on message. One thing at a time. Let's win the first difficult fight before we move on to the next, even more difficult ones.

larry kurtz said...

Did you see this?