DEA outlaws hemp food products.

DEA outlaws hemp food products. The Washington Post reports that the DEA has sunk another notch in its war on drugs. The order? No hemp in food. Despite having only trace amounts of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), the DEA has ordered all hemp food products off the shelf. Quote: “This is from the same administration that says it’s okay to have more arsenic in water than it is to have hemp in cereal.” The DEA defended the decision by stating that they are required by law to ban anything containing THC (no matter the amount). Bagels to be banned next? [kuro5hin.org]

Now, this is ridiculous. Hysteria & inflexibility have won out over logic & reason. I personally don’t approve of drug use. I’ve seen too many lives ruined and too many people die before their time.

I smoked pot frequently when I was 16 & 17, but when I discovered computers a year later, I quit because I lost interest and also drifted away from my old friends who were getting more heavily involved in drugs. I don’t know what happened to them.

Despite my personal beliefs, this is just plain wrong. It ammounts to throwing out the baby with the bath water. Do we deny any possible medical and health benefits because of rigid, inflexible laws or do we make our laws more reasonable?

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