Saturday, July 21, 2007

Now, that's good news

North Dakotans are hoping to aid their farm economy by legalizing industrial hemp (which can't be smoked to get high). It's a move in the right direction, one that I often wish tobacco farms would embrace. Hemp has tons of uses, like soy, and could be a great and reliable cash crop.

The only thing that bugs me about that article is its tone, which screams "Rural white people want to do this, so it can't be sketchy, it has to be a wholesome idea. You know, not like it's cooked up by hopeless dope addicts in the ghetto or patchouli-wearing hippies. That would make it A Bad Idea."

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