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The 420 Tribal Council
This is where we like to discuss the war on drugs,drug testing,the legalization of Cannabis,and any other related subjects.Drop in.The bowl is loaded,and we would be glad to have you.
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This a delicate subject for all of us, be aware that the use,distribution,and possession of Cannabis is still illegal in the United States.We all have families to protect so we must respect the laws of our country, find civil ways to voice our opinions,and make a change.

Claim ONE: "Critical skills related to attention, memory and learning are impaired among heavy users of marijuana . . ." Most people think of marijuana users as dreamers with the attention span of a gnat and no memory worth the name. Wrong............. Follow this link to this article and more:

New DEA Ban Targets Hemp Foods Washington, DC: Regulations announced this week by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) criminalize the possession and manufacture of any edible hemp seed or oil products - including snack bars, veggie burgers and salad oils - that test positive for trace levels of THC. Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, "No person may manufacture or distribute any such product for human consumption within the United States." Any person or proprietor who possesses these products will have 120 days to dispose of them or face criminal prosecution. "The DEA's planned new rules will cause substantial harm to hemp businesses and consumers alike and are not based on any real threat or abuse potential," asserted Eric Steenstra, National Coordinator of VoteHemp Inc., who said that the hemp industry will pursue legal action contesting the ban. "Hemp seeds and oil have absolutely no psychoactive effect and are about as likely to be abused as [are] poppy seed bagels for their trace opiate content, or fruit juices because of their trace alcohol content." Hemp-based health and food products are sold commercially throughout the world and have been touted for their high concentrations of amino and fatty acids. Though some of these products occasionally contain trace amounts of residual THC depending on how thoroughly the manufacturer has cleaned the seed's outer hull, they do not present a health or safety hazard to consumers. Several nations, including Canada, allow ingestible hemp products as long as they test below ten micrograms per gram. In addition, many companies and their suppliers already adhere to industry wide standards guaranteeing their products will not test positive on a work-place drug test, Steenstra said. For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director of The NORML Foundation, at (202) 483-8751 or visit the VoteHemp website at:
Feds' Pot Eradication Program Seizes Nothing But Ditchweed Hemp Not Marijuana Focus of DEA Effort, Report Shows Washington, DC: Nearly 98 percent of the marijuana seized under the DEA's "Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program" is feral hemp - a non-psychoactive variety of marijuana, according to figures published in latest edition of the US Bureau of Justice Statistics Sourcebook. "The government is literally spending tens of millions of dollars to pull up weeds," said Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director of The NORML Foundation. "From a health and safety standpoint, they'd be better off plucking dandelions." Of the 133.6 million pot plants seized under the program in 1999 - the last year for which data is available - more than 130 million were "ditchweed," defined as "wild, scattered marijuana plants [with] no evidence of planting, fertilizing or tending." Feral hemp, which contains only minute traces of THC, grows plentifully throughout the southern and midwestern United States. Many of the plants are remnants from government-subsidized plots grown during World War II. Six states - Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota - eliminated more than a million hemp plants each. Of these, Missouri seized the largest volume of hemp, a whopping 73.3 million plants. North and South Dakota anti-drug task forces eradicated virtually nothing but hemp. DEA figures show that DCE/SP efforts netted roughly 37.6 million hemp plants in South Dakota, compared to only 255 cultivated marijuana plants. In North Dakota, 4.2 million wild hemp plants were seized by law enforcement, compared to only 721 marijuana plants. Ironically, a 1999 North Dakota law recognizes industrial hemp as commercial fiber crop and licenses farmers to grow it. However, the state statute offers no protection from federal law prohibiting hemp cultivation. St. Pierre said the DEA's hemp eradication program was not only wasteful, but also economically counterproductive. "While the DEA is needlessly destroying domestic American hemp, US retailers and manufacturers are annually importing 1.9 million pounds of hemp fiber, 450,000 pounds of hemp seeds and 331 pounds of hempseed oil from Canada and dozens of other nations that license and regulate hemp farming," he said. The federal "Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program" provides funding, training, equipment, investigative, and aircraft resources to participating states' marijuana eradication efforts. For more information, please contact either Allen St. Pierre or Paul Armentano of The NORML Foundation at (202) 483-8751.