Sorry, I’m Illegal….

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Why am I illegal again?

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    11 Responses to Sorry, I’m Illegal….

    1. because cotton farmers paid off politicians a long, long time ago.


    2. Because Christians hate anything fun.


      • Seriously, jumping that shark straight from Christianity to pot being illegal? I do find the cotton connection interesting though. Is there any history on that I can check out?


        • Hemp pretty much kicks cotton’s ass as a crop grown for fiber. Cotton requires tons of pesticides, and has relatively short, weak fibers. Hemp, grows like a weed (sorry, couldn’t miss the pun), and the fiber harvested is of much better quality.

          I don’t think cotton farmers had quite as much to do with it getting banned as much as the puritanical movement in America did at the time, but there is an interesting old US Govt made film promoting hemp as an important crop for US farmers to grow:

          Hemp for Victory


          • Well done, Borked, that’s a good start. Look into William Randolph Hearst and the money he had into trees for paper, too. Now it’s just used for control. It was used as a way to demonize Mexicans and Blacks, too. It’s a multi-faceted kick in the liberty-balls.


        • I just have to point out that that is a complete misuse of the term jumping the shark.


    3. Why is it illegal? It’s under age, obviously!


    4. not any longer, in 20 states!


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