Re: Hemp, Cannabis, Marijuana ho-hum, If the potency has indeed increased, as mentioned, I believe it is due to to the increased knowlege of the nutritional/environmental needs of the plant. As far as the courts, and irresponsible people using it, let's separate the plant from the stupid things that humans do regardless of whatever they are "on". There is an old code of law of nature that is largely ignored now because it doesn't generate money for those that control us. That old Law is: If I am not harming you in any tangible way with my activities, then I am not a criminal ... and leave me ALONE... and I will leave you alone. Whether or not I am ingesting a substance that people disapprove of, if I violate the old Law mentioned, I am trespassing you , and you have a valid complaint. That is all that matters. Everything else is "distraction" put forth by "Law Enforcers", who stand to gain financially, and live off of us parasitically with their "laws". I don't wish to appear to focus on this one plant, but it IS the theme of this thread, and I'm trying to stay on topic. I could also talk about the many benefits of mushrooms for individual health, and also for the ecological health of the planet, but that should be in another thread. I'm not sure of the meaning of your last sentence, but I'm not for lining pockets either. I don't believe a plant that exists in nature should have any restrictions to my use whatsoever. I refuse to support any means of taxation concerning this plant (or any other) that would line anyone's pockets. If I wish to freely grow a backyard full of cannabis to use for my own purposes, who has any legitimate complaint against me... (refering to the Law of Nature, and not the Law of Controllers)?