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The Legendary Ole Miss Pot Farm

Did you know that the U.S. has a federal medical marijuana program, and that the University of Mississippi has been growing legal government pot for years?

Numerous types and strains of marijuana are grown in [the University's] large indoor facility. The pot is grown, harvested, dried and broken up, at which point it is used to fill cigarettes or joints, which are distributed to the patients...

The federal government, as it has ruthlessly at times gone after dispensaries that are legally operated under state law, has had, all of this time, millions and millions of dollars' worth of marijuana growing and stored at the University of Old [sic] Miss'.

Posted By jamesk at 2009-05-07 11:43:27 permalink | comments
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Jillian Galloway. : 2011-07-25 14:33:16
On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that "if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us." After forty years of trying to destroy "the drug menace in America" we still *haven't* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn't* destroyed us. Four decades is long enough to realize that on this important issue, President Nixon was wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately!

It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn't* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* incite the awful violence that we read about in the news every day by making criminals incredibly wealthy and providing the Mexican drug cartels with a reason to murder thousands of people every year. While it's one thing to try to discourage the smoking of marijuana, it's quite another thing to cause thousands of brutal deaths and arrest 800,000 people a year for doing nothing more than possessing the dried flowers of a plant!

We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales - to keep drug dealer criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.

"There's something extraordinarily perverse when we're so concerned about preventing addicts from having access to drugs that we destroy the lives of many times more people, either through untreated pain or other drug war damage".

SEG. : 2009-11-24 21:39:52
I've been smoking pot since 1969. I have a BS in Math. I have never seen anyone go off the deep end from smoking. Tobacco and liquor are a lot more dangerous and addictive. The gov't should stop wasting millions of dollars to eradicate the growing of pot and use it for something else other than a losing cause.
albiknow. : 2009-05-09 21:50:33
I'm so stoked they played Darkstar during this vid. There must be a deadhead on staff at FOX.
Who Cares. : 2009-05-07 21:17:03
I went to Ole Miss. They hire students to pick bud grown outside, but the students aren't allowed inside with the primo plants. Only the pharm students get to do that 'research.'
Primordial Stu. : 2009-05-07 18:28:04
The farm produces legendarily bad weed. Apparently, to standardize product, the whole plants, leaves and buds, are ground up into low-quality herb. This is why MAPS has been working, so far unsuccessfully, to get permission for Dr. Craker to grow some actual bud for research. [link]
Wouldpkr. : 2009-05-07 18:05:21
Govt week Sucks!

and yes, some of us have known about this since an article in high times about 20 years ago.

AP. : 2009-05-07 13:51:33
It's OLE Miss, not Old Miss. I'm no fan, but that's what the university is universally called.

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