Pubdate: Thu, 06 Dec 2001
Source: Westword (CO)
Copyright: 2001 New Times
Author: Stan White and Richard Rose


Seeds of dissension: So, a hemp-seed granola bar is in the same category as 
heroin (Marty Jones's "Hemp Burns Out," November 22)? Why prohibitionist 
politicians force the cultivation of hemp and cannabis in this atmosphere 
is barbaric. God gave us hemp and cannabis, and only God will take them 
away -- not some terrorist form of government that profits from this freak 
show called the War on Drugs.

It defies integrity and rationality to cage humans for using cannabis. And 
to cage sick citizens using cannabis for relief of pain is vile, morbid and 
spiteful for a civilization in the year 2001. Further, as a Christian, it 
is a sin to cage your brother or neighbor for using cannabis. Thank God for 
cannabis. Accept cannabis (also known as kaneh bosm, before the King James 
Version) for what it is described as on the very first page (like deja vu) 
of the Bible (Genesis 1:11-12, 29-30). Cannabis prohibition is a very 
serious crime.

If God gave us cannabis, who gives us cannabis prohibition? That answer may 
be found at 1 Timothy 4:1-5, the apostasy.

Stan White


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A Chicken Little in every pot: Truth is, hemp-seed products are not, and 
will not be, illegal. The DEA was doing us a favor, and its interest is 
diminishing. As the largest importer of hemp seed, and the oldest hemp-seed 
food company and founder of the Hemp Food Association, I assure you that we 
intend to comply with the rule, just as we and the other importers already 
have for years.

The real question is, "Why are the Hempsters lying to anyone who will 
listen, thereby creating the very thing the Hempsters accuse the DEA of: 
killing the market?"

The market for these products is being killed by the hemp Chicken Littles, 
not the DEA.

Richard Rose via the Internet
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