This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hemp Legislation And The Global Economy: (Criminal Law And Procedure)

1685 words - 7 pages

(Abstract)It is the common knowledge of most global citizens that the superimposed, “War on Drugs”, was, presently is, and will always be a massive failure. Understanding this core fact, we now must intricately explore the multi-faceted opportunities that we, as the new-age global community have to infuse the quickly emerging universal economy. One of the major factors to take into account here, is the blatantly obvious viability of the over 50,000 uses of hemp and hemp derivatives. Hemp legislation, if taken seriously by the United States federal government, will once again push the United States into the forefront of the world stage. Following the very first federal drug law in ...view middle of the document...

President Thomas Jefferson had this to add about the close relationship between hemp cultivation and national security… “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country”. President John Adams summed up the United States use of hemp with this statement: “We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption”. Albert Einstein’s take on the hemp issue…"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Henry Ford, (the inventor of the famous Model-T Ford), had this to share concerning hemp production… "Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?" The last quote that I would like to share is from the current sitting President of the United States, Barack Obama, concerning our current U.S. drug policy… "The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our nation's marijuana laws." These very direct quotes were taken from some the most powerful men in history, past & present. Our legislative policies on the drug issue in America needs to begin to re-reflect the original views of our founding fathers vision of a prosperous and free country; if we are to ever hand over the keys of debt-free prosperity to our children’s children.The following information comes directly from the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 14-minute film encouraging and instructing 'patriotic American farmers' to grow 350,000 acres of hemp each year for the war effort:‘... (When) Grecian temples were new; hemp was already old in the service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East. For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor, no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable......Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands of the Japanese...American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and Navy as well as of our industries......the Navy's rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for victory!'(Dewey, L.H. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture. (p.238) (1913)This is even more certifiable proof that the United States federal...

Find Another Essay On Hemp Legislation And The Global Economy: (Criminal Law And Procedure)

Criminal Law, Criminal Careers, and the Criminal Justice System

2544 words - 10 pages inflicted upon others. More importantly, he must have a desire to live productively, peacefully, and within the laws of society.ReferencesClarkson, C. (2005). Understanding Criminal Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.Conklin, J. (2009). Criminology. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.Davenport, A. (2009). Basic Criminal Law: The Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Press.Farrington, D. (2003). Evidence-based Crime Prevention. New York: Routledge PressSchmalleger, F. (2007). Criminal Justice Today. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall Publishing.Webb, J. (2009, March 29). What's Wrong With Our Prisons? Parade, 4-5.

Internet Law And The Economy Essay

1379 words - 6 pages Internet Law and the Economy Introduction This week's article review is taken from Ubiquity, an ACM IT Magazine and forum. The article is "The New Economy: Are Rules Irrelevant?" by Daniel W. Uhlfelder, Esq. In this article it is discussed how the new economy of the Internet move forward and enact laws that would be beneficial to all parties involved. This will be hard if not impossible because the Internet can cross boundaries where laws

Brazil and the Global Economy

1804 words - 7 pages priorities of expanding Brazil's economy and taking a prominent role in the global economy as a major exporter of goods the Brazilian government must also look towards eliminating poverty and protecting its natural environment, which is a critical component in both local and international ecosystems.Historically Many political takeovers and coups have hindered Brazil's economic growth. During the mid to late twentieth century successive governments

Herman Cain's Plan to Reduce Legislation and Boost the Economy

1283 words - 5 pages way of doing things needs to come about in Washington. Herman Cain’s job creation plan is better than the Democrats’ because of the 9-9-9 plan, reduction in legislation, and more lax regulation. Supporters of the Democratic jobs bill say that more reforms and more legislation is the key to getting America’s economy intact. They feel the more the government controls, the less likely more damage will be done to the economy. This is a false belief

The Criminal Procedure

860 words - 3 pages Criminal procedure governs the investigation of crimes; the arrest, charging, and trial of accused criminals; and the sentencing of those convicted. It also regulates the convicted person's possible appeal for review of the trial court's decision. A criminal defendant who pleads not guilty is entitled to a public trial and has the right to be present at the trial. During the trial a judge or jury determines whether the defendant is guilty or not

Politics and Criminal Law

1540 words - 6 pages be broken up so they don't work selfishly in their own interest.Stultz's argument is that constitutional law creates some sort of political contributions that make some kinds of crime control cheap and others more costly. For example, the supreme court aggressively regulates policing and trial procedure, but generally leaves the creating of criminal code and sentencing to the politicians. Politicians then go wild expanding the number of laws and

Criminal Law and The War on Drugs

1778 words - 7 pages Criminal Law and The War on Drugs      "These records of wars, intrigues, factions, and revolutions, are so many collections of experiments, by which the politician or moral philosopher fixes the principles of his science, in the same manner as the physician or natural philosopher becomes acquainted with the nature of plants, minerals, and other external objects, by the experiments which he forms concerning them." (David Hume.)2

The Difference Between Civil Law and Criminal Law

979 words - 4 pages One way of looking at criminal law is that it is dealing with something of public awareness. For instance, the public has awareness in seeing that people are protected from being robbed or assaulted. These are legal problems that fall into the criminal law. Criminal law involves punishing and rehabilitating offenders, and protecting the public. Since the public has an interest in having criminal law, we give the

Escalating Oil Prices and the Global Economy

2285 words - 9 pages With the current rise in oil prices, many people are asking themselves, "What is going on?" Oil prices are of major interest to everyone not only in this country but everywhere. It seems that everyday gas prices are spiking and haven't been stable for a long time. In order to fully understand this problem and how it is affecting the global economy we need to look at the variety of factors that are involved. These factors include but are not

Global Warming. 5 pages. Causes, effects, and possible solutions, such as: the kyoto treaty, "sinks", and hemp

932 words - 4 pages For the past several decades people have continued to pump dangerous emissions into the atmosphere and rapidly remove vital resources from the earth, and as a result it is slowly depleting. Some people have begun taking responsibility for their actions, but the world is still not doing enough. Although many people may not agree that this problem exists, the world population needs to act now against global warming or the earth will continue to

Criminal Justice System and Law

1324 words - 6 pages cultural and or ethnic backgrounds, but they are still looking into common law and order. (Longley, 2013) There are several different levels of the government that involve the criminal justice system; this allows the local level to have an important position in enforcing the policies and or decisions that are made by the state and or federal officials. Consequentially the criminal justice system policies at the federal and state levels affect the

Similar Essays

America's Antitrust Legislation And The New Global Economy

909 words - 4 pages America's Antitrust Legislation and the New Global Economy John Kenneth Galbraith in The New Industrial State argued that U.S. anti- trust legislation is a result of outdated arguments about the need to preserve “free enterprise” and the competitive market. Galbraith stated, that large corporations in modern economies may need to limit competition in order to achieve efficiency and compete with foreign imports in the new global

Criminal Procedure And The Constitution Essay

853 words - 4 pages grand jury in a prosecution by a State for murder. So, in essence I would also agree with the majority, in that why take a case to a grand jury when you have all the facts and proof in front of you, just convict him without wasting valuable time (Legal Information Institute, 2014). Works Cited Legal Information Institute (2014). Cornell University Law School. Hurtado v. California. Retrieved from http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/110/516. Samaha, J. (2013). Criminal Procedure and the Constitution. Criminal Procedure (8th ed). Mason, Ohio: Cengage Learning, 25 - 47

Criminal Procedure And The Court System

1056 words - 5 pages The idea of having a criminal law, procedure and a proper court system has been a concern and must in the United States since it was first founded. This concept is always under consistent speculation and undergoes changes almost every year. One of the most influential pieces included into the procedure of criminal law and the court system is the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was created by the representatives of America to not only

Procedure Civil Court And Criminal Essay

657 words - 3 pages Business LawMay 11, 2008Process Civil Court and Criminal CourtSteps need to be taken by the plaintiffs when a lawsuit is filed. In a civil court procedure papers must be file correctly by lawyers. Process can take time and can be stressful. The initial steps include, initial paper or document must be file, fact-finding and discovery, court motion, alternative dispute resolution, trial and verdict, judgment and appeal.Initial court paper must be