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Facts About Marijuana

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so much to say about fools.. but from a distance, you can't tell who is who...

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Kind of a stupid video trying to find evidence to support legalization.

I think it's kind of obvious it isn't nearly as dangerous as other substances; the video isn't really needed.

No one is trying to find evidence, its already there. They simply put it together to form a video.

Its not obvious that it isnt as dangerous as others. Go talk to some of the anti-legalization people who have never smoked pot in your life and you'll be surprised at what they think it does/can do to you.

Ever watched reefer madness? Its sort of like that, except in color and these people are serious about it.

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No coincidence that weed was illegalized when Oil took over the world.

Here ya go, enjoy this Psychedelic Spider.

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Biodiesel fuel from Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil can be used as is in bio-diesel engines. Methyl esters, or bio-diesel, can be made from any oil or fat including hemp seed oil. The reaction requires the oil, an alcohol (usually methanol), and a catalyst, which produces bio-diesel and small amount of glycerol or glycerin. When co-fired with 15% methanol, bio-diesel fuel produces energy less than 1/3 as pollution as petroleum diesel.

Energy and Fuel from Hemp Stalks through Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is the technique of applying high heat to biomass, or organic plants and tree matter, with little or no air. Reduced emissions from coal-fired power plants and automobiles can be accomplished by converting biomass to fuel utilizing pyrolysis technology. The process can produce, from lingo-cellulosic material (like the stalks of hemp), charcoal, gasoline, ethanol, non-condensable gasses, acetic acid, acetone, methane, and methanol. Process adjustments can be done to favor charcoal, pyrolytic oil, gas, or methanol, with 95.5% fuel-to-feed ratios. Around 68% of the energy of the raw biomass will be contained in the charcoal and fuel oils -- renewable energy generated here at home, instead of overpaying for foreign petroleum.

Pyrolysis facilities can run 3 shifts a day, and since pyrolysis facilities need to be within 50 miles of the energy crop to be cost effective, many new local and rural jobs will be created, not to mention the employment opportunities in trucking and transportation.

Hemp vs. Fossil Fuels

Pyrolysis facilities can use the same technology used now to process fossil fuel oil and coal. Petroleum coal and oil conversion is more efficient in terms of fuel-to-feed ratio, but there are many advantages to conversion by pyrolysis.

1) Biomass has a heating value of 5000-8000 BTU/lb, with virtually no ash or sulfur emissions.

2) Ethanol, methanol, methane gas, and gasoline can be derived from biomass at a fraction of the cost of the current cost of oil, coal, or nuclear energy, especially when environmental costs are factored in. Each acre of hemp could yield about 1000 gallons of methanol.

3) When an energy crop is growing, it takes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, and releases an equal amount when it is burned, creating a balanced system, unlike petroleum fuels, which only release CO2. When an energy crop like hemp is grown on a massive scale, it will initially lower the CO2 in the air, and then stabilize it at a level lower than before the planting of the energy crop.

4) Use of biomass would end acid rain, end sulfer-based smog, and reverse the greenhouse effect.

more...

http://www.hemphasis.net/Fuel-Energy/fuel.htm

Conclusion

The most important aspect of industrial hemp farming, the most compelling thing hemp offers us, is fuel. Right now we are depleting our reserves of petroleum and buying it up from other countries. It would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.

Petroleum fuel increases carbon monoxide in the atmosphere and contributes heavily to global warming and the greenhouse effect, which could lead to global catastrophe in the next 50 years if these trends continue. Do you want to find out if they are right, or do you want to grow the most cost effective and environmentally safe fuel source on the planet?

Using hemp as an energy and rotation crop would be a great step in the right direction.

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Hemp for fuel is not a good arguement for the legalization of Marijuana. Biofuel (whether its Hemp, or Tobacco or something else) has some significant enviromental problems to overcome before it becomes a reality.

Thats why corporations don't really care about it one way or the other. If exxon is worried about hemp as a competitor, they would just produce the stuff themselves or combine with a company that does. They would make money regardless.

The argument for legalization is about the rights of an individual to do as he or she pleases as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. The Hemp argument is a Non sequitur .

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45% of Californians didn't vote to legalize weed because that was the only guy to listen to.... plenty of people in suits use herb..

The majority of growers voted against the measure from a pure profit standpoint, ironically enough.

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The majority of growers voted against the measure from a pure profit standpoint, ironically enough.

this is true..

I guess 6% of the population need converted to overcome that..

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ok i am DEA, all youz are on MY LIST!!!!!1!!1!!!!!

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Facts About Marijuana

1. It can land you in jail.

2. It is a plant that the US Government has deemed to be illegal to possess.

3. After knowing #1 & #2 "You" should not complain if you get caught and have to do #1....just saying.

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Facts About Marijuana

1. It can land you in jail.

2. It is a plant that the US Government has deemed to be illegal to possess.

3. After knowing #1 & #2 "You" should not complain if you get caught and have to do #1....just saying.

Facts and the Government

1. The Nazi's did everything justified by the law

2. American Patriots were terrorists

3. down the road when it's time to vote for legalization, you should have no reason to vote against legalization.

just saying..

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Facts and the Government

1. The Nazi's did everything justified by the law

2. American Patriots were terrorists

3. down the road when it's time to vote for legalization, you should have no reason to vote against legalization.

just saying..

1. Not true, as they were charge under "war crimes" after the war.

2 Depends on which time frame you are talking about. Yes if you are talking about US history during "The American Revolutionary War" (1775–1783)

3. Maybe, but as for right now? It is still the law of the land.

A bonus for you: Your going to have to make sure the Government "gets something out of the deal" before it will ever be legalized. That is why it has not been so far. To much money is made from the way things are right now. Once someone is able to figure out how to make the Government MORE money legalizing it, then you will see a change. just saying :D

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alcohol was illegal at one time

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