Bill Hicks - Marijuana and Global Illegality
The criminalization of marijuana in the United States in the 1930s at the behest of the oil industry and others threatened by hemp, and the maintenance of the criminal status of cannabis to this day by cryptofascist governments, principally the United States, profiting enormously, directly and indirectly, from the "War on Drugs" while callously inflicting, directly and indirectly, major harm upon their citizens, is one of the great contemporary crimes against humanity. How long are we going to let those bastards get away with this?
ODE TO LAUGHING GRASS|
By John C. "The Engineer" Turmel
Aug. 16, 1994 Hemp Rally in Toronto Canada
(To the tune of "Glory Glory Halleluiah")
Throughout all history, hemp's been a plant of great repute,
Four months to grow a mini-tree of twenty foot from shoot,
More oxygen converted from dioxide-carbon smogs,
Four times more wood than forestry can chop trees into logs.
A hardy plant, insecticides and fertilizers, not,
It grows so tall the shade kills weeds for fertile garden plot.
With petro-fuels with sulfur being burned into the air,
A fuel of bio-mass would help environmental care.
Hemp protects human environment,
Hemp prevents human defilement,
Hemp promotes human achievement,
God's gift for certain life.
Hemp fuel, hemp paints, hemp varnishes, hemp fibers, cloth and rope,
Hemp fertilizer, oil and plastics, medicines of hope.
It's source of protein primary for man and beast alike,
The best plant used for finger in environmental dike.
While alcohol debases, vibes of negative grow strong,
God's laughing grass makes calm and jolly, wishing no one wrong.
There's never been recorded death from using hemp, they say,
It's sedative that fits receptors in our DNA.
The industry of dirty petro-chemicals may fear,
It's nature's agri-chemicals we'll substitute, it's clear.
For crops of untold uses which can soon be realized,
Our greatest source of bio-mass must first be legalized.
The chance that we may yet evade environmental doom,
With planet's fastest-growing vegetable, no need for gloom.
The Abolitionists charge that "On lies are based these laws."
Abolishing hemp prohibition is our second cause.