"MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS"
Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land.
Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide.
His family is still trying to get attention for the case
Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.
Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant
We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.
END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.
Tobacco and hemp use to be huge crops in the area I grew up. Don’t get me wrong, these crops were produced by horrible means (SLAVERY) so I’m glad the crop declined, BUT that doesn’t dismiss the fact that in the present, it could be a useful crop. Many of the products listed above where produced from hemp 150 years ago.
If you ever read up on William Randolph Hearst (y’know, Patty Hearst’s ancestor), you’d know that at one point when newspapers were in their heyday and big big money, he went out of his way to demonize marijuana. Why? The man owned a huge amount of timber shares which were used to print his newspapers on (so he got all kinds of profits).
"Newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst's empire of newspapers began publishing what is known as “yellow journalism”, demonizing the cannabis plant and putting emphasis on connections between cannabis and violent crime. Several scholars argue that the goal was to destroy the hemp industry, largely as an effort of Hearst, Andrew Mellon and the Du Pont family. They argue that with the invention of the decorticator hemp became a very cheap substitute for the wood pulp that was used in the newspaper industry. They also believe that Hearst felt that this was a threat to his extensive timber holdings. Mellon was Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the wealthiest man in America, and had invested heavily in nylon, DuPont's new synthetic fiber. He considered nylon's success to depend on its replacement of the traditional resource, hemp.” [Wikipedia article with all the references cited]
Many people will argue this is all conspiracy theories about how marijuana steadily became illegal in the past, but I wonder. I’m sure there’s a grain of truth or two in there, because I never underestimate the greed of people who come from old money and protecting their investments with these sort of actions.
See, this is much more interesting to me than “LET ME SMOKE WEED!!!! BECAUSE REASONS!!!” There are a lot more reasons to make it legal then twats wanting to get high.