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I'm convinced that Cannabis is the most beneficial plant known to man

and I will try my hardest in this poem to help you to understand

but before we get to the festivities we must start at the start

marijuana increase Alpha-wave brain activity, thus creativity and art

Marijuana should be legalized just look at who stands to gain

look at all of the sick people and think about their pain

then look at who it is that stands to lose the most of all

its the lumber companies that chop down trees standing tall

if marijuana were legalized it would replace 10-20 percent

of all prescription medicines and such money wouldn't have to be spent

so you can see why pharmaceutical companies might not want to compete

and on top of all that its one of the best things you can eat

its an exceptional source of protein and vitamin E,

and essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3

so its great for good health and its good for great healing

and it grows for free so there's no need for paying or stealing

In fact IN 1619 Americas first law was enacted at Jamestown colony

"ordering" all farmers to grow hemp seed in the land of the free

You could pay your taxes with cannabis in America for over 200 years

now they just take it away and make us pay and fill our heads with fears

You could even be jailed in America if you chose not to grow

I bet that was some information that you didn't know

George Washington grew weed and Ben Franklin used it in paper mills

and now we honor them both on our one and one hundred dollar bills

The reason for the War of 1812 fought by America against Great Britain

was access to Russian hemp thats the history that was written

its the most-durable natural soft-fiber in the world, its the strongest

and out of all other natural fibers on the planet it lasts the longest

Botanically, hemp is one of the most advanced plants on Earth.

thats part of the reason why it has so much value and worth

Hemp is, by far, Earth's premier, renewable natural resource.

Yet it has been seized from the people by violence and force

It can grow 12 to 20 feet or more in just one growing season

Yet its on the wrong side of a war for which there is no legitimate reason

Now its 2004 and lets face it our environment is wrecked

we need to stop deforestation and reverse the greenhouse effect

Hemp can provide the overall majority of the worlds energy needs

as well as food, transportation, Industrial, and paper all in one seed

while at the same time rebuilding the soil and reducing pollution,

and cleaning the atmosphere , it is the perfect solution

Hemp was used in ship sails as far back as the the 5th century BC

and the world wouldn't be the same if we didn't sail across the sea

when the covered wagons went west they were covered with hemp canvas

even the word "canvas" is a pronunciation of the Greek word "Kannabis."

The first American Flag known better as "Old Glory"

was made out of marijuana and thats a true story

Although these facts have been almost forgotten,

our forebears were aware that hemp is softer than cotton,

Cotton accounts for about 50% of all agricultural chemicals used today

Pot needs no chemicals it has few enemies except for the U.S. gov & DEA

Whatcha ya think the Declaration of Independence was first written on

thats correct you guessed right and it just goes on and on and on

Marijuana is more a part of our history than roses or corn

and its not nearly as bad for society as X-rated porn

What happend to the "inalienable rights" that were given to us

of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Whats all the fuss

There was never a real threat to your health or well being

It was manufactured media cuz people believe what they're seeing

they told the people that if they smoked it they would go nuts

and it would turn their daughters into drug addicted sluts

they said a man that uses it rapes and steals and probably Kills

while at the same time they tried to sell you prescription pills

Lies LIES lies its just another way that the few can control the many

and get us all tied up in the system and take our every penny

Its not logical its not right our whole country has been mislead

and the government wont rest until each pot plant is dead

Its just as bad as genocide destroying an entire species or strain

Its a plant that can save the World and we KILL it. Thats just insane

So I say legalize the weed and let it be grown in fields and on farms

and I promise to you all that it will bring you no harm

The only thing dangerous about weed in the world today

is that your likely to get shot at or taken away

Am I really free if I can only make the decisions that I'm allowed to make

If thats the case than all our claims of FREEDOM are fake

So pop your pills smoke your squares and drink your alcohol

eat your fast food drink your coke watch the news and believe it all

those things are legal and they're all multi-billion dollar industries

but for some strange silly reason I really don't feel free


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The following comments are for "Are we really free?"
by KingBongmaster

Weed, glorious weed!
Bob,

A well constructed and informative poem. I recently published a poem on the problems encountered with a teenager who used weed continually. It may have given the impression I was against this drug.

As an ex foster parent, i can say that the biggest cause of misery is from alcohol, not that this is bad, it is the abuse of it or addiction to it that causes the problem.

Recent studies are showing, beyond doubt, the medical benefits of canabis. I am, in principal, against any law illegalising the use of drugs as they create a far bigger problem and do not deal with the medical needs of the addicted.

It would be interesting to see the widespread legal introduction of canabis replacing alcohol, though the dangers of smoking, in my opinion should prevent us from promoting it in this form.

A good poem giving lots of food for thought.

Ivor




( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: September 11, 2004 )

As a staunch..
person who doesn't care for people who use drugs, and usually lean Democratic or Libertarian towards that way, I must say it made me rethink that, the only way why it would have problems being a state by state matters is because of the Interstate Commerace Clause. Besides that I must say it was great read, for this Sunday afternoon.

( Posted by: ryangilr0y [Member] On: April 10, 2005 )





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