Re: LEGALIZE HEMP
I think the key word that spectre pointed out was a natural plant. If I'm not mistaken plants that have undergone genetic manipulation can be patented like hybrid corn or tomato plants. Then each of the tobbacco companies could have their own protected variety of hemp. The uses of hemp outside it pleasureable aspects are well documented and this plant surely does deserve more research and production.
I'm trying to envision how this would all work with the obvious effects of smoking hemp/marijuana. The regulations on this would have to be similar to how drinking and driving a and drinking in the work place is handled. I don't disagree, that the effects of marijuana or no more harmful than tobbacco or alcohol, probably less so. I'm just not sure how I feel about making it legal to be honest.