H.R. 420: Regulate It Like Alcohol

Julie Fulton @ 2019-06-12 15:31:40 -0500

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Did you know you used to be able to pay your taxes with hemp?

In the 1960s, Northern California growers perfected cannabis cultivation methods, planting landrace strains and developing genetics. (6:58)

After the DARE program was introduced, adult-use cannabis became even more vilified in modern society. (7:30)

Senator Chuck Schumer recently announced the investment of $100-$150 million in New York hemp by Canopy Growth, a large Canadian licensed producer. (8:55)

The passing of The Farm Bill legalized the production of industrial hemp (11:29)

Congressional bill H.R. 420, introduced by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), would legalize adult-use cannabis nationwide and regulate it like alcohol and tobacco. (11:37)

182 million people worldwide use medical or recreational cannabis, according to the UN World Drug Report 2017. (That’s more than double the population of Mexico.) (14:30)

“I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico. I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road.”

In this episode, comedian Seán Cullen referenced Steve Earle’s song Copperhead Road when discussing early backroad grow operations.

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