Did The Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead To The Downfall of America?

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Why was Marijuana made Illegal?

A recent job interview ended in an unusual fashion, although I had no intention of working for this company, it ended with a discussion Did The Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead To The Downfall of America?.

The interviewer gave me a tour of their facilities which only reinforced my decision, not to take the job, I tried to keep an open mind and be polite. He asked me all the normal questions and concluded the interview by asking me if I would be willing to consent to a drug test.

I told him I would, even though I didn't agree with the policy and this is what happened next!

He said "Oh Really and why is that?"

I told him, that although I agreed that drugs in the work place was not a good idea, what a person does on their own time is their business.

He asked me if I thought marijuana should be legalized, hmmm interesting way to continue the discussion!

I could have ended things there, but always willing to enlighten the sheeple, I said . . .

"I think the criminalization of marijuana was illegal in the first place and in essence has lead to the downfall of America."

The look on his face was priceless and well worth enduring the insipid interview process!

He said "Oh really?" He seemed to really like that word! Evidently it can be used when one has nothing clever to say . . . and may lead to another hub entirely!

"Yes, really!" I responded giving him the chance to end things right then and there, but he took the bait, as I knew he would. (how smug of me)

He responded by saying he wasn't aware that making drugs illegal was a criminal act!

So I endeavored to enlighten him on the subject, since most people simply are unaware of the real reasons marijuana was made illegal. Hell, most people think that it wasn't criminalized until the late sixties when it became popular. (oh contrare!, I think that's French)

I told him that the conspiracy to make Hemp illegal began in the early thirties, by such rich and powerful men as the Dupont's, William Randolph Hearst, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie and asked him if he had heard of any of these men?

He said that he had and added "In the thirties? Are you sure?" At this point we had sat back down and I got comfortable as I now began the process of reeling in the sad sucker!

I said "Oh yes, quite sure, feel free to look it up. Hemp, Marijuana or Reefer as it was referred to then was made illegal in 1937 due to it's wide variety of uses."

"What do you mean wide variety of uses, it's a drug! It is used to get stoned with, that is the only use I know of!" he said, getting a little emotional.

I chuckled setting the hook a little deeper and said " Hemp has been used for thousands of years in the production of rope, sails for ships and clothing, not to mention the seeds are very high in protein which can be eaten and the plant can be used for natural medicinal purposes."

"Yeah, but how does that relate to this so-called conspiracy!"

Hmmm, evidently critical thinking wasn't his strong suit, so being the intellectual snob that I am, I reminded myself to talk slowly as I was enjoying this.

" Well", drawing the word out "Andrew Carnegie owned the first large Steel company in the US, and because he also owned a fleet of steamships and railroad cars, he had what is commonly known as a monopoly, which of course is supposed to be illegal in this country."

"Yeah, so!" he interjected getting a little more emotional. At this point I almost felt sorry for him, almost as I was having too much fun to stop now.

"The Rockefellers had monopolized the oil industry here in America, by basically using horizontal integration to run their competition out of business." Uh oh, I quickly realized I had used some words that were more than two syllables and had lost him, darn!

I reminded myself that there is a reason those Dummie books are so popular and to tone down the big words. Not wanting to spoil the fun, I quickly continued with my history lesson . . .

"The Hearst Empire was mostly built on the production of paper manufacturing, as William Randolph owned vast tracts of timberlands in the US and Mexico." Seeing the dull stare in his eyes, I continued to elucidate, "Before wood was used for the production of paper, Hemp was the preferred plant of choice as it was much sturdier and lasted longer and didn't take twenty years to grow like a tree did." I had gotten him back, whew that was close.

"Dupont, you know paint and varnishes, they used oil products to create their chemicals?"

" Yes? "

" Well his main competitor at the time Sherman Williams used Hemp seeds to produce their paint and varnishes. " Recognition returned, so I hurried on " Well Dupont also had patented the processes for using oil to create plastics, cellophane, methanol, ect. . . . I could see that he was making the connections and with it came confidence.

"Yeah that's all well and good but you mentioned J.P. Morgan how did he . . .

and I finished his thought for him " In 1901 Carnegie sold his monopoly to a group of investors lead by J.P. Morgan for 500 million dollars (a lot of money back then and now), who has often been linked to the Rockefellers and Rotheschild's banking empire."

" So do you see how the plant Hemp could have effected all these rich men's strangle hold on industry here in America at the turn of the last century? "

" Well yes, but . . . how did . . . " and he trailed off allowing me to do his thinking for him. I thought WOW, television and conditioning worked really well as he was unable to complete the thought on his own!

"All these rich folks realizing that Hemp could derail their monopolies set about using Hearst's Newspaper Empire to spread the disinformation or 'Reefer Madness' (a movie made in the 30's) to the public. Since most of America was poorly educated back then, they simply believed everything that was printed as the gospel truth. Not so different today is it?" The sarcasm escaped his clever wit or he simple ignored it!

Anyway I went on " They used their political connections to get a bill passed into legislation through the Ways and Means Committee, which effectively bypassed any debate on the matter in Congress.

I summed it all up for him by connecting the dots, before the discovery of oil and it's subsequent by products and before the invention of among other things the Cotton Gin and the process that allowed wood to be turned into paper, the plant Hemp was used.

" Yeeaah, but I don't get how that relates to the steel industry!" he said waving my explanation off with a smile on his face.

" Ahh, I was hoping you would ask me that. When Henry Ford began producing his famous Model-T's in the early 1900s he built the car to run on hemp gasoline which burned more cleanly and got better fuel efficiency than gasoline. He also constructed the entire car itself from a fiber type process made from Hemp that allowed him to mold it into any shape he wanted. This process created a structure that was TEN times more impact resistant (stronger) than steel. One of the by products of this process was an oil that did not break down when heated which he used as a lubricant for all the moving parts! "

" So you see, Henry Ford was not only going to be able to mass produce his cars using a renewable energy source, Hemp only takes about five months to grow to maturity, but he was going to be able to provide the fuel, oil and manufacture of these cars themselves from one source that didn't pollute the environment, while providing jobs for millions of people, not too mention all the farmers that would be able to sell to him, as Hemp grows in every state in the US including Alaska! "

He was stunned as the wheels began to turn slowly in his brain. He mumbled something to the effect of " I had no idea, how did this not get into the history books . . . "

I continued to fire for effect with " Carnegie invested his millions if not billions into universities and education, libraries, hospitals and trailed off as I realized he was too stunned to absorb any new information. "

I fired one remaining salvo to get his attention " Did you know? " Knowing full well he didn't have a clue " That it was actually illegal in America in the late 1700's NOT to grow hemp as it had so many uses, including medicinal purposes! "

" What . . ." he stammered!

" Yup, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all grew hemp, until the Cotton Gin was invented, 80% of all textiles were made from Hemp."

I continued to regale him with it's uses as we got up, " Betsy Ross's Flag, Bibles, The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution, all the major works of art from the Renaissance were painted or printed on Hemp canvass or paper. "

"You could even pay your taxes in Hemp, try doing that now! " We both laughed and shook hands.

"WOW", he said " I had no idea!" and he began walking me out the front door completely forgetting about why I was there.

As I got ready to leave he suddenly remembered my purpose for being there and rather sheepishly (excuse the pun) asked if I was interested in the position.

I politely turned down the offer and the look of gratitude that spread across his face, is still ingrained in my memory. Over all a very good interview as I believe we were both left enlightened.

He got a brief history lesson on the real reasons Marijuana was made illegal . . .

Because Billionaires have one thing in common they want to remain Billionaires and don't care who they screw to do it!

And me you ask, Well I have the proof beyond a shadow of a doubt that the conditioning of the Sheeple is working . . . ah you gotta love America!

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Now For the Point of the Article

Now granted I took a little artistic license with above mentioned interview, however it basically happened in that manner. The real point of this article is to allow others to ponder the real reasons marijuana was made illegal and promoted as a dangerous drug. When in doubt follow the money, at least it works on this planet.

Initially my thinking was that those that import the drug make billions of dollars on a tax free income and would be loath to give that up. Hell, if you were able to import it by the ton, you could easily spend millions on bribes to keep marijuana illegal.

Upon further research and when I learned that it had been made illegal in the 30's, I realized that there was obviously more to the story. That is when I began researching the topic in earnest and then came across some mind boggling claims, that unfortunately made perfect sense. Heck, back in the day when I smoked the stuff, I had no idea it had so many uses!

I find it somewhat ironic that after smoking pot for 27 years almost everyday, that after getting sober almost seven years ago I now would be writing an article about how its many uses, besides the most obvious one, are actually beneficial to mankind.

That the actual real reasons for it's criminalization have nothing to do with the fact that when smoked gives one a euphoric sensation and has an actual calming effect.

Was I in for a shock, as it turns out it was the wonder plant that surpassed all other plants in terms of uses, even down to providing a very high protein food source. What is even more amazing is that it has physical characterizations unlike any other plant on the Planet and some researchers have even gone so far as suggesting that it is an Alien life form.

What I have learned is that the differences from other plants is it's unmistakeable female/male orientation. Meaning that it has two distinct sexes that are easily determined by the naked eye! All that being said I would like to explain the how and why of it's criminalization.

The why as mentioned above, is because according the governments own sources it is a plant that has a wide variety of uses, takes little time to grow (five months), and can be grown in any climate hot or cold. Because of this and it's ability to be manufactured into a fuel source can replace fossil fuels (gasoline), plastics (rope), textiles (for clothes), steel (for construction), medicine (pharmaceuticals), paper (trees) and the list goes on and on.

According to a USDA Bulletin #404 it produces 4 times more pulp than trees while producing 7 time less pollution when manufactured. It produces a higher quality fiber than wood and takes one twentieth the time to grow, while not causing whole landscapes to erode or deplete the air of valuable oxygen as deforestation does.

According to the AMA, before 1937 when marijuana was made illegal, it has two essential fatty acids that cleanse your body of cholesterol. The seeds of the plant are high in protein and could serve to rid the planet of much of the starvation that it currently endures. (100,000 people a day starve to death)

It is currently now prescribed to chemo patients because it causes it's users to get the munchies and chemotherapy makes eating a nauseating process, hmmm!

As to the how marijuana was made illegal was through a time honored process known today as disinformation and media hype, sound familiar?

The Powers That Be (filthy rich) realizing that Hemp could bust up their monopolies, created a campaign to misinform the public and label Hemp as Marijuana, before the 1930s no one used the term marijuana outside Mexico. The American Medical Association (AMA) didn't even realize that Marijuana and Hemp were one in the same, until it was too late.

Those that did testify against its criminalization, even admitted before the Ways and Means Committee that they had no idea that Hemp had been labeled as Marijuana, so clever was the deceit. The misdirection and outright lies served the elites purpose well and a bill was passed allowing for the criminalization of Hemp without any debate in Congress.

As for my own personal experience with the drug, I can say now after being sober for seven years, that I never considered the drug addicting. I have been addicted to alcohol, crack cocaine and cigarettes and of the three have eliminated two, but cigarettes is an addiction I have been unable to break.

Although I smoked marijuana almost everyday for 27 years I could take it or leave it as it had no physical or mental cravings that I was aware of. It actually served to help in my creative processes, did not affect my coordination in anyway and I played many sports high with no adverse affects. I never got a hangover or missed work due to smoking pot and have never experienced what others call paranoia.

However it is not for everyone and if it has any adverse or negative effects on any one else, then I suggest a simple solution . . . . don't smoke it!

I have heard it is considered the gateway drug and to this assertion I would ask . . . How many people have done completely insane things on alcohol (legal) or cocaine that they would never even consider while sober or smoking pot?

A pot smoker is less likely to get off the couch to find the remote than he is to beat his wife or get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

There is a drugstore in every town in America, but the only drugs you can buy there are the ones made for you by the very people that have made marijuana illegal.

So while the War On Drugs continues with no end in sight, did allowing this piece of legislation to pass with no debate, actually lead to the downfall of America?

Consider for a moment what it has caused to happen;

• Pollution on a world wide scale, not just in America.

• Becoming dependent on a finite fuel source from mostly foreign imports.

• Inflation due to an inability to become self sufficient.

• Crime in our cities due to the criminalization of a natural resource.

• Farmers inability to raise a cash crop.

• The rise in health care mostly due to obesity and inflated drug prices.

• Deforestation from the need for trees in the manufacture of paper products.

• Millions of jobs lost due to the criminalization of one plant.

• Allowing the monopolies to continue to make policy in America.

• Cheaper more cost efficient products that actually biodegrade, cutting down on garbage.

• The rise in prices of pharmaceuticals.

Ask yourself, does anyone really know what is in those drugs? I know I don't, how many of your friends or family members takes some sort of pharmaceutical on a daily basis.

The bottom line is they want you to spend money on drugs, but just the ones they make and can control.

Perhaps being sober has allowed me the clarity of mind to write this article and I did so to keep my readers pondering and exploring new ideas and concepts to old problems!

So in conclusion it is hard to say whether the Illegal Criminalization of Marijuana Lead to the Downfall of America, but it certainly has taken many jobs away from the working class.

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jjackson786 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

By saying that "illegal criminalization" is responsible for the "downfall" of America, you are referring to a concept that does not exist. Criminalization is very much legal, and is ordained by the United States government upon deciding that the cons outweigh the pros of a potential health issue. It will be many, many years before marijuana will be legalized in this country and, quite frankly, I rue the day when it will become socially and morally acceptable for "stoners" to receive the same social treatment as the rest of us. Definitely voted down.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Oh contrare JJ,

In our lifetimes you will see the blinders come of the ignorant and all will awakened to the truth of the gangsta's that run this country crimes.

If you don't believe that America has actually started the plunge towards self destruction you haven't lived long enough or simple are not paying attention.

How old are you? You do know this site is for grown ups, right?


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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

Hiya somethgblue - great Hub. I really liked the way you included the narrative of the job interview.

I had no inkling of the lengths gone to in criminalizing hemp. I wouldn't go so far as to say it brought about America's downfall, but it certainly contributed to the obliteration of small family-owned farms. My grandfather grew hemp back in the day, as did most of his neighbors, and they never quite recovered financially after being forced to stop.

Legalization will have to wait until a more accurate testing medium is developed; one that will determine the time frame of consumption, much like a breathalyzer. One shouldn't go to work stoned any more than one should go to work sloshed or under the influence of prescription meds.

It amazes me that such prejudice still exists against marijuana and those who use it. By the logic (using the term loosely, there) of these small-minded folks, anything that alters brain function should be illegal. So, let's see, that would include anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, alcohol, even chocolate, which like THC, causes the brain to produce dopamine. Just try to take away their Xanax and their appletinis and see how loud they'd howl.

Voted up, useful, funny, interesting and downright awesome.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

H. Zen Master,

Of course the title was just a ploy to get folks to read the article, although the downfall hasn't happened it could be considered happening depending on ones perspective. One needs to look no further than small town America and to have lived at least fifty years, of course paying attention helps.

Yes, a pot breathalyzer would be a more accurate determination. Try taking away coffee or making it illegal, wow that would really get some folks riled.

Downright Awesome, can I quote you on that?

thanx for the comment!


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

Well done and undeniably true. Unfortunately, the chances of marijuana or its lower octane cousin hemp being legalized is still unlikely.

The USA has the highest percentage of citizens incarcerated of any country in the world, and increasingly the nation's prisons are being operated by private entities for profit.

We have become a country that puts profits above people. And so many of the "99%" are duped by the manipulations of the wealthy that the truth is drowned out while we fight amongst ourselves.

Although our downfall can't be fully attributed to the criminalization of marijuana, I agree it has played a major role.

CP


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

After listening to and reading the material on this site I'm not so sure . . . http://www.divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog...

Let me know what you think, you can also google Benjamin Fulford and another hubber wrote a hub about him, tho I haven't read it yet!

Will Blow You Away . . . Guaranteed!


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jjackson786 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Somethgblue-

I find it ironic that you attempt such professionalism throughout the course of this Hub yet you are so very quick to stoop to immature heights when referencing my age. I personally believe that America's "plunge" can very much be attributed to people such as yourself, who graduate from college with a degree that serves essentially zero purpose while they run up their student loans. Ideally, you should go back to college and really learn about this country, and in the process you should remove your own "blinders" and stop limiting yourself to seeing only what you want to see.

Oh, and by the way- it's "au contraire."

Jenn


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

JJ 786,

Obviously you don't get my humor and that is OK with me, but thank you for pointing out the correct spelling, I sit corrected.

Graduated from college in 2011 and am currently working in the field I went to school to learn, so far it's working for me. Got good grades which isn't saying much considering most 6th graders could easily get passing grades as the curriculum is truly pathetic, my HS education thirty years ago was 10x better.

However due to my good grades and only able to find part time work Pell Grants paid for most of it, the few student loans will be paid off in less than a year.

This is what I find Ironic about you . . . I have studied for many, many years in an institute of higher learning and still have not acquired that embossed piece of paper that acknowledges me to be "intelligent" or "marketable."

How sad . . . perhaps one day you will get a clue, keep searching as long as your breathing there is hope!


hasnoh 5 years ago

Thanks for the article, I found it interesting. I have had similar opportunities to educate the unwashed on the backdoor story of the prohibition of cannabis.

Did you and your readers know that before prohibition there were over 1400 "tea houses" in New York City alone? Tea Houses back in those days (1900-1937) were places one could go and be served non-alcoholic beverages along with a lump of hash (extract of cannabis) and listen to Jazz music. Of course these tea houses were all the rage during the equally criminal alcohol prohibition daze.


RobSchneider 5 years ago

Now you're really starting to piss me off! I HAVE to get back to work, but this hub was so brilliant I have to stick my nose in and comment. A friend of mine who hates "stoners" asked me this question the other day:

"When do you think the downfall of Western civilisation began?"

"I don't know. When?"

"It was when hemp was made illegal."

He then filled me in on the British side of the story, which is similar to what occurred in America.

I had already come to this conclusion while doing research on THC as a cancer cure. Basically, a study that was meant to show how THC was harmful showed evidence of shrinking tumours in mice. Because of this, it was shut down. That led to further research which basically taught me what you have outlined above.

We have been conned for so long. Good on you for a great hub!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Then write the third chapter to this one that I barely touched on which is the medicinal uses for the plant, as I thought with the interview and my quick history lesson it would be too long, you know HAARP is cutting into our attention span!

Sorry about cutting into your work, I've been watching Project Camelot's interviews with Benjamin Fulford and would love to find the interview he does with David Rockerfeller, where he basically calls him out.

Were living in some really cool times, hopefully the White Dragon vs The Illuminati will be Televised Live, oh yeah, baby can't wait!


RobSchneider 5 years ago

I wish I had time! Maybe over Xmas. When marijuana was outlawed, the AMA objected, saying it was too valuable because of its medicinal benefits. The pharmaceutical companies are trying to synthesise THC so they can own it, but so far haven't been successful in their efforts to make a THC without the high. It's all so stupid it would be funny if it wasn't so bloody criminal.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

That's why saving your seeds (all seeds) will be beneficial in the near future, have you seen the emergency seed bank advertisements all over the hub pages and internet.

Monsantos Scam guaranteed!


RobSchneider 5 years ago

Yes and I've also read about how the warm hearted and charitable folks at Monsanto have teamed up with USAID to supply seeds to countries like Haiti and Nepal. I was recently very relieved to discover that my Cambodian rice growing extended family does not use GM seed, preferring to do it the old fashioned way. I just hope the leaning tower of greed topples before they can completely destroy everything that's beautiful and natural about this world.


RobSchneider 5 years ago

jjackson wrote: "you should go back to college and really learn about this country." My God, wake up! I've spent most of my life unlearning what I was taught in college. I was lucky enough to travel at an early age and learn the other side of the story. Specifically it was when I was in Iran in 1971 and was told by college educated Iranians that the Shah of Iran was a very different person than I had read about in my university classes. I got an A+ in a term paper I wrote extolling his virtues. When he was finally ejected from power, I was not in the least bit surprised. Now I suppose you're being taught that there is some legitimacy to the War on Terror. An education in America is largely a brainwashing exercise. It's as simple as that.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yeah, I read four of her hubs trying to show patience and tolerance of others. She is young and full of doubt and self pity, but I see hope and a beautiful soul trying to emerge. I think experience will teach her the error of her ways, if she lives long enough!

She constantly contradicts herself which maybe a sign of confusion, perhaps encouragement would help her understand that bashes others views is not the way to enlightenment.

Smart kid, good heart, but very naïve! Of course weren't we all at some point?


a government employee 5 years ago

Great article. Thank you so much for writing this. I have to remain anonymous because of my job, but I will say this. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease around 11 years ago. I have had a total of 3 flare ups, which are absolutely terrible. I had to take steroids, which do more harm than good to your body. Then I read online that marijuana helps with chronic inflamation and has been proven to significantly improve the lives of crohn's patients. I tried it. I smoked pretty much daily for a couple of months, then stopped. I have not had a shadow of a symptom for the last 7 years. It really is a shame that people chose to remain ignorant about this drug.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Agreed,

Everyone one in my family has some sort of ailment from non-Hodgekins lymphoma to skin diseases to chronic flu to bone and ligament diseases. As you know from reading my hub I smoked or ate marijuana for 27 years and yet I have none of these ailments, coincidence?

Perhaps, and yet I have never had a flu shot and don't get the flu, I don't have health care and yet don't go to the doctor, so it really makes me think that we are getting the shaft on the marijuana issue.

Making it legal will not increase the users and will allow our government to tax it, instead of putting billions of dollars into the pockets of criminals!


T. Harris 5 years ago

JJ, regardless of your age, you need to wake up. If you can't see the power grab here, your just plain stupid!!!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Now, Now T. Harris . . .

Everyone was young and naïve at some point in their lives, give her some time, at least she has the moxy to say what she believes, which is more than I can say for many of my fellow hubbers, who prefer to regurgitate what others think!

On the other hand, I can't say the thought didn't cross my mind.

I'm actually kind of surprised by the reaction to this article, Hub pages has it rated below 70 even though I've gotten more readers in one day than any other hub, except the one that won an award, things that make you go Hmmmm!

Thanx for commenting T. H.


T. Harris 5 years ago

Somethingblue...great read. Your're right, I kinda lost my manners. I'm just so passionate about this subject & there is so much ignorance & misinformation surrounding this subject. It's highly personal to me, thanks for sharing this info with us.


RobSchneider 5 years ago

As you might guess, marijuana and other drugs are pretty freely available here in Cambodia and elsewhere in SE Asia. When I first arrived, I reverted briefly to my early hippy days and gave it a try. It was fun, but I've had no interest in it since. I know of one guy who came here strung out and quit drugs altogether. Of course, there are others, and too many of them, who get on yama (a methamphetamine, I think) and get crazy or die, but that's another story. The point is that its illegality just drives the price up, puts the distribution network in the hands of the few and the powerful and does nothing to curb use. Equating marijuana with crime and dementia goes back to a propaganda effort in I think it was the 30s. Reefer Madness is an example. Before that, it was primarily a medicinal herb. Then of course there were all of the other wonderful uses for hemp products. Did you mention in your article that Henry Ford made the Model T to run on a hemp derived fuel? Sorry, don't have time to reread and as you know, I'm a fellow nutard with a lousy memory.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yeah, I mentioned it where do you think you got the information, the new testament?

Must be all the Thai-stick and of course being a Pathological Narcissist doesn't help.

I'd still be smoking it but they do random drug test where I work and I've never been able to break the habit of eating. The downside is that it effects short term memory . . . so I'm kinda wondering if you really stopped?!

So what did you think of Benjamin Fulford, quite a story huh?

This article got 280 readers in one day, but HP's has it rated at below 70 . . . what gives? Guess I'll go back to spouting crazy conspiracies as this obviously has to much truth in it for the moderators!

At least when I talk about Polar Shifts, Nibiru and Hollow Earth they get good ratings!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thanks for getting my back T, I find that writing about subjects I'm passionate about keeps my interest.

It's also good to find folks like Rob who I can insult without him taking offense, even though he is a professional writer, I think it is becoming blatantly obvious who the far superior talent is.

Actually in all fairness he has to write about useful subjects, as I can rail against society and insult my readers intelligence with little repercussions.


Dennis Neil Keller 5 years ago

Right on !!!


Albert Kath IV 5 years ago

it was not the illegal criminalization of cannabis it was the mind set of the 1% and it still is.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes, the mind set is the reason and the illegal activity the symptom, well said!


Grateful Grower 5 years ago

"Yeah, I mentioned it where do you think you got the information, the new testament?"

Almost, the Hemp Bible, Jack Herer's "The Emperor Wears No Clothes".

The number one source on Hemp and the cospiracy against marijuana.

Jack started his research in the 70's and has since 1985 given out 11th editions and sold over 600 000 copies, since he lived for the cause and wanted this information to come out he also published it on the Internet, free for all to read.

Its here:

http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/

Jack was a great guy who sadly passed away last year, but his work still lives on and we are many fighting to Free the Seed!

sow it everywhere


okokokok 5 years ago

yo thanks for spreading some of the best knowledge on marijuana i smoke marijuana everyday and i completley agree with you man. THANK YOU


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thanx Grateful Grower and okokokok for sharing your comments and the link. I knew their was a definitive source out there, but couldn't think of the name of it, must have been to much kind bud in my youth . . .


Nate Diltz 5 years ago

It is possible check out New Approach Washington.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I will thanx for the comment!


Water 5 years ago

somethgblue .... from a green mermaid want to thank you for publishing this hub! sow it everywhere!! :)


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Rehana Stormme 5 years ago

I can't believe I even bothered reading this article, which is basically a compilation of your far-fetched, fantastical beliefs and delusions.

Nutards like you are the reason why I'm on meds!

While I'm at it, I should go ahead and say,and get a life stop 'agitating' your fellow citizens, before you do any further damage.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Ouch . . . I'm wounded, after the readership I've gotten on this hub everybody is going to be on meds soon. Hopefully it will be the natural 'kind', feel free to read some more of my hubs your pharmacy is really going to love you!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you Water, and I do, but hog all the good seeds for myself, I'm selfish that way I know!


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Rehana Stormme 5 years ago

ROFL! May be you should open up a pharmacy as a side business :D Your readers will be your largest clientele and primary source of revenue.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I'm an old dude I don't speak text . . . ROLF?


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GoGreenTips 5 years ago from Indianapolis

Great Hub! Have known about this conspiracy.. or should i say the actual facts for some time. I'm not into drugs, don't even drink, but the facts about hemp can't be argued. Too many people are blind, believe everything they here without looking for the facts.

The thing with hemp as with many other lies we are told is that the facts are right there in plain sight. Keep telling the truth!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

GGT,

Got an argument on another social site about the term Hemp and this person was convinced that marijuana (slang) for Hemp were two completely different plants. Some folks are simple unwilling to look into the facts and need them spelled out for them, so that is what this article is about.

Sharing Knowledge . . . one of my favorite guitar players Jimi Hendrix is attributed saying . . . . Knowledge Speaks, Wisdom Listens.

I think that is what hub Pages is about sharing knowledge and hopefully gaining wisdom.

You know what . . . as a non user, you might think about doing a review of this hub from an objective and non using perspective, just a thought!

Anything New?


RobSchneider 5 years ago

I just wrote an article on one of my blogs about my previous research into medical marijuana - specifically as a proven cancer and Alzheimer's treatment. I decided to publish it there rather than here since I get a lot more traffic to my blog than I get here. I gave you a plug and stole your picture: http://www.cookbookofconsciousness.com/2011/12/an-...


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I've gotten almost 1,400 readers/viewers on this Hub alone in six days, which must mean that my writing skills are improving, I will soon be known as the Greatest Writer the World has Never Known!

All will bow before my awesomeness and hang on my every word. I will be worshiped by the Known Galaxy and my keyboard will tremble before my Supreme typing skills.

Mighty will be my prose and my vernacular will make woman weep.

oh yeah and thanx peon, your dismissed . . .

Behold the Juggernaut of the Scribe that is SOMETHGBLUE!


RobSchneider 5 years ago

I guess writing the truth about hemp doesn't go down with some readers. I've already had one person unsubscribe from my newsletter and the article was only published a couple of hours ago. Or maybe it was the reference to the nutard at the top of the page that turned them off.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Sorry,

You lost a reader, but gained a true believer instead. I really had no idea, it actually shrunk cancer tumors in mice. I'm going to write another hub on the medicinal uses.

I like that site better than the other one and when I link the new article to your site perhaps you'll get some new ones.


RobSchneider 5 years ago

Feel free to plagiarise and steal my links as much as you like! That 1974 study is completely lost now, but the Spanish one they did in 2000 is still online, so include a link to that PDF so it can't mysteriously disappear. The Scripps news release about Alzheimers and THC is also a good reference. People can argue with nutards like you and me, but when it's a study conducted by a prestigious institution, they have to listen unless they're completely brain dead.


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I already did and it's published, if your following me then you should have gotten a message saying so. You should know by now that you don't have to be brain dead to be a complete idiot, people only see what they want to see.

Only folks willing to view their world with an open mind have any chance at all of finding the truth.


PWalker281 4 years ago

Hey somethgblue, I found you via the comment you left at writeronline's hub about negative comments (I like how you handle yours, btw (by the way)). I'm glad I did! Not only was this hub an enjoyable read (loved how you couched your facts in that hilarious interview), it was informative as well. I've known a bit about the history of how marijuana came to be illegal from, of all places, the History Channel, and I watched Reefer Madness a few years ago just to see what all the hype was about. A really silly movie by today's standards, but clearly had some effect back in the 30s.

What I find mind-boggling is that legalizing marijuana would provide a huge influx of tax money into financially-strapped government coffers, yet the powers that be refused to do it. But I believe legalization is inevitable. In fact, one of those History Channel shows mentioned that Phillip Morris has bought huge tracks of land in Northern California (the golden triangle of marijuana farming) in anticipation of its legalization.

Thanks for sharing this information. The more people understand the truth about the amazing hemp plant and all of its uses, the sooner we'll see it brought back into production. Am I too optimistic?

Rated up and across the board.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Well thank you PWalker281,

Excellent comment, I don't see the benefits of taxation as the greatest asset, I used to though. I see the use in the medical field as being far more beneficial.

A fellow Hub writer Rob Schnieder (he commented quite a few times on this hub) and I consider him a friend wrote a really good Hub on the medicinal uses, I did too but it's not as good. also the uses in manufacturing and a good protein supply could go a long ways to the World hunger problem.

Anyway I see it being legalized in the next 10 years if the human race makes it that long


RobSchneider 4 years ago

First: I think you're a better writer than I. Your hubs are always lively and interesting while mine are just well-constructed. Secondly, I've been hearing that Phillip Morris story since the 70s and it depresses me. Just another corporate crop to exploit people with if it's legalised.

This may be a totally off-the-wall conspiracy theory, but could PM and other tobacco companies' plan to raise hemp have anything to do with the anti-smoking campaign? I know, cigarettes are bad for you, but so are a million other things. I was there when the tide turned from athletes and doctors advocating the benefits of cigarettes to the massive anti-smoking campaign and have always wondered about why it was so successful. As you have so eloquently pointed out many times before, people are not people - they're sheeple and their cherished "personal" beliefs and convictions are usually just those that have been force-fed to them. Just a thought.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

That is a truly awesome compliment dude, but let me point out that you actually make a living as a writer, as I can afford to piss my readers off!

I generally just shoot from the hip (Barnaby Jones style) and offer links to support my wild claims, without a lot of thought and point making.

Yeah I read a lot of books and am willing to go the extra mile in research, but your articles are well thought out and structured, they follow a coherent thought pattern.

You'd think a nutard wrote mine . . . ooops I just revealed my secret!


jenubouka 4 years ago

First off, I had to shake my girly head at the two comments made by "valley girls" who still live at home, then of course I had to view their profile page, which in turn contradicts their ill sighted comments. Geez I mean it's cool to disagree but grow up chickies, you got a lot, I mean a lot of learning to do.

This was about the economy's downfall and why we are in the hole, and why the earth is basically dying on us. Maybe I believe sustainability, that we can earn our keep with minimal outside resources.

But I must remind myself I speak for the future of my child, not the future of my next "like um, i phone, or like why I think pimples are totally not a good thing, or like why I think...er" ...

Sorry somethgblue I just get really agitated with near sighted commentators who have a quick mind to judge yet not one fucking point to prove.

What a creative, insightful, fun read on history of the hemp. That was just brilliant how you were telling the purpose of the hub through a story, very cool.

There was a lot of things in history I did not know, and like a mature adult I admit it and thank the writer/author for enlightening me as well as his references to his findings, as all informational hubs should do, eh emmm....

I can see why this is a "viral" hub and hope it just keeps on going.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I went to her profile page also and ended up reading four of her hubs so maybe that was the whole point, anyway in many of her hubs I got the sense that she was searching for the truth by writing about it.

I do the same thing, however I try to keep an open mind about all subjects and stay positive. It is a difficult thing to do, showing patience and tolerance to ignorance.

One of the things I've learned is that if one learns to trust their heart and God given instincts, while keeping an open mind and using critical thinking one need never trust the words of another again.

This concept is also difficult to learn as the mind often can justify any behavior and 'we' usually see what we want to see.

So you haven't told me what artwork you want for Xmas . . . ?!


jenubouka 4 years ago

Oh that's right...I just sent you a recipe (famous recipe by a chef eh em me,):) I will send my address via that way, I will let you choose.

I try to be positive though when it comes to the female race I tend to be quite irate with ill educated minds, we have enough to try to defend our selves, and don't need any extra ammo you now?


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I read a book (amazing concept) about the rise of the female light, after the Ascension process, Polar Shift, Rise in Spiritual Frequency what ever you want to call it and it basically held the premise that the female spirit will become the guiding force on this Planet in the future.

Should be interesting!

A recipe by a famous Chefess? Hmmmm!

And your going to let me choose . . . In that case do you drink coffee and if you do, do you drink it out of a steel coffee mug or out of a porcelain cup?

Anyway isn't always fun to open presents that show up late?

My family practices the 'better late than never' concept of sending gifts to each other, takes all the pressure out of it.


jenubouka 4 years ago

That's right we women will rule the world:) or least what we can....

I do drink coffee, out of a cup I got from the dollar store so some kind of porcelain species yes.

Gift giving should always be spontaneous and at random so the better late than never is a strict rule I abide.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Well it will be pretty difficult to do worse than us, of course I have never been in charge and if I was I would line the fence surrounding the White House with the Skulls of my enemies . . . after I legalized marijuana of course.

I looked for the email recipe and couldn't find it, I even looked in spam, just in case . . .

smailliw62@yahoo.com

just kidding about the skull thing . . .


jenubouka 4 years ago

Oh man you are kidding me? Alright crap, I will send it again.

That is pretty funny, I always semi-joke if you put 1500 women on the front line with PMS the war would've of been over long ago. In fact we women would not even need weapons our nagging about why the hell we are fighting in the fist place would draw all back. Or they would turn the guns on themselves to stop hearing all the complaining. They would also probably sign a deal with the whole oil sham just to never have to deal with us again.


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teenboyproblems 4 years ago from Nebraska

"A pot smoker is less likely to get off the couch to find the remote than he is to beat his wife or get behind the wheel while intoxicated" That was great!

NICE! You prompted me to consider writing about the same thing, until I read your hub.

I'm glad you touched on the subject so well. I do not personally condone it anymore, of course we have all had our days or, in my case, years of experimentation and I personally believe that it would solve a lot of problems.

But if they legalize marajuana that then they would also have to consider legalizing everything else and that, of course, will NEVER happen. Who do you think is paying our politicians? They live on the pretense of upholding higher standards yet they accept political kickbacks from the people they are trying to save us from. What BS. [Sigh]

They say marajuana is the 'gateway drug', whatever. I was personally fine with what I was smoking. Like you said, I was too preoccupied trying to find the remote or my cigarettes and lighter to even consider the other stuff.

They, the government, just don't want to give up their personal stash. Think of all the confiscated drugs they aquire each year. Do you honestly believe they are burning it in fields with gas masks on? LOL. Ya, neither do I.

You are an awesome writer. And you will go far with all your life experience and sense of humor. You talk about things that most people won't and you are very intelligent. You make people think. Great hub! Thanks!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you teenyboyproblems, BTW like the name

The whole purpose to my hubs is for consideration and to make folks think and ponder.

Yes, billionaires want to remain billionaires and can afford to give every senator and congressman a million dollar bribe to keep it illegal.

No I do not think they are burning it would you burn tax free cash? yeah neither would I . . .

Thanks for taking the time to comment!


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

If those billionaire idiots would wake up they would find that with over 22,000 LEGAL uses they would want to legalize it. They could make billions more with every day products being made with a very renewable resource. This is the stupidity that astounds me!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

If it was just stupidity they would occasional accidentally make a mistake in our favor. This is done on purpose as this plant has wide ranging uses from treatments of cancer to a great protein and food source.


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

Possibly, But what about biodegradable plastics, paper, textiles and so on. What this is all about is control by a few over many. Much like the fools in charge of our country they are short-sighted and greedy. Only thinking of themselves .


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes, this is the reason they criminalized it in the 30's as it would have broken up many monopolies of the rich and powerful and created jobs for the average citizen and a potential home remedy.

We need to get the word out, there is a You Tube video called Run from the Cure that shows a Nova Scotia man created an oil from Hemp that actually cures cancer and can be made in your own home, he is now on the run . . .


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

Thank you for steering me towards this Hub. Being a Californian, the question is asked of us each day: medical marijuana or not? A few weeks back, a local medical marijuana business gave away the last of its inventory to its patients, and these people were lined up around the block. Now you see these places, and now you don't. Bookmarked. Voted up and everything else.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Rob Schnieder who commented on this hub page also has a really good article on the medical marijuana issue and I wrote one called http://hubpages.com/politics/America-Land-of-the-C...

Which deals with the fact that it has cured hundreds of people of cancer, flat out cured them!


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

THC without the high cannot be manufactured because THC is mostly responsible for the high in the 1st place. Although it causes paranoia in high strength this is counteracted by the cannibanoids responsible for the more physical 'buzz'.


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santos88 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

Legalize it! As a smoker myself I am all for the legalization of marijuana, but I think the greatest benefit of the legalization would be the benefit it provides people who MEDICALLY need it. It breaks my heart that my 96 year old great-grandmother has to break the law because none of the glaucoma medication she is given works. When you have a 96 year old woman suffering because some plant is illegal, it can really shift your thinking. They are trying to prevent criminals by keeping it illegal but the ONLY reason crime ever became associated with marijuana was when it was criminalized and people went to jail for it. Would any of you against the legalization of marijuana really deny a 96 year old lady comfort? What possible harm could her relief cause?

This was an extremely well written article. I definitely hope for a day when we can be free to make our own decisions, but I am not holding my breath.


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

The problem is that if it was decriminalized/legalized crime rates would go down then policing wouldn't be needed as much and crime-related government income would go down.


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santos88 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

I don't see that as a problem. We need teachers and educators, not policemen arresting people for smoking an herb.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I know this is beside the point but according to my stats I have had 11 viewers in the last 24 hours and yet my overall stats have only risen by two, the rating system is weird.

Sparkster is being a little sarcastic Santos88 you guys are on the same page!

Just read any of Sparksters many informative and well written articles and you will see that he is preaching to the choir!

Hey, Sparkster thanx for having my back with scottgruber, that kind of narrow minded but intelligent thinking really frustrates me for some reason, maybe it is because I used to think like that when I was a youngster!


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santos88 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

LOL! Now that I think about it, it is obvious. The sarcasm got lost in translation :)


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yeah we wouldn't want to cut into any billionaires tax free profits, or keep the CIA ( criminals in action) from making a buck or two.

Sarcasm is a tricky thing online, sometimes it is difficult to know when someone is serious or not.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Okay, I'm sick of all this complaining about the CIA and billionaires. Without the CIA protecting them, billionaires would be helpless and their billions transferred into the hands of useless eaters who do nothing towards making the world a safer place for the Illuminati. Why not show a little compassion towards the super-rich and super-powerful for a change?


sparkster 4 years ago

Haha maybe we should join the CIA?!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes, now that you point that out it is down right selfish of me to waste valuable oxygen on my own pathetic existence, how thoughtless of me.

If there were any tall structures in the town where I live I would throw myself off it, but alas I'll be forced to wait for the end of the World.

Well, December 21 isn't that far off I guess I can wait for the cataclysmic apocalypse like everyone else . . .


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nextstopjupiter 4 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Interesting story, useful informations, thanks for this hub! I would like to add the following article I found recently http://www.rockefellerdrugwars.com/


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

Bob Marley told 60 minutes, that all governments are illegal. I will be publishing an article on hemp fuel and use some excerpts from this article and link to it.

Rasta's believe the real reason that marijuana was made illegal was because that its hard to brainwash someone who is high. Because the plant causes people to question and rationalize things.

Marijuana was introduced to Jamaica by England from India. It was the reason why slaves were brought from Africa to Jamaica. They noticed that the slaves that smoked the plant are more likely to walk of the job or influence other slaves, so they changed it to sugar canes.

The link is up know, I found the same product on amazon. I find Canadian products are more organic.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Cool I'll check it out, I have often found that what some people call paranoia, I call introspection as it allows me to ponder my responsibilities and heightens my instincts!


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Rock_nj 4 years ago from New Jersey

The Criminalization of Marijuana and the War on Drugs more broadly has certainly harmed the right to be secure in one's persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The Founding Fathters of the United States would be appalled that citizens rights under the 4th Amendment are being trampled upon by the "State" in the name of stopping the growth and use of a silly green plant that grows naturally all over the country. Too bad so many people still support the marijuana illegalization laws that have harmed our consitutional rights so badly.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

You are the 2,000 viewer of this article, you win the right to roll a fatty and smoke it with you neighbors, I give you permission!

Yeah it ain't going matter soon anyway as the Polar Shift is beginning to escalate, the rats are jumping ship.


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Usually when a hub already has this many comments, I don't bother to add my two cents, but I just have to say, this is brilliant.

Like you I smoked pot in my younger days, then I got more serious about life after I got married, got pregnant and never smoked again. Never had withdrawal or anything like that. I never felt as if I NEEDED it, I could take it or leave it at any time.

Thanks for writing this.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes and it was a lot of fun to write, often times when we move on we tend to get prejudicial against anyone that doesn't share our enlightened view, that is probable why my God is of a more spiritual orientation.

I always frowned on the hypocritical views of my elders and do not wish to fall into that trap.

thanks for commenting!


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

I also shared it with my 2700+ facebook friends and on Twitter, lol


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

WOW! Did you do that recently as I was told that it was done, months ago also but am not adept at promoting my hubs yet and don't have a twitter account!

Thank you very much and will be promoting more of your hubs on my next piece!


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Shannon Paigah 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

Great hub! It's a shame to see tax-payer dollars wasted on fighting the use of marijuana, especially considering how the benefits far outweigh the consequences. Think about U.S. history and the days of prohibition, what did we learn?


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yeah the thing is alcohol wasn't going to put Big Oil, Big Steel and the Paper Industries out of business not too mention textiles and paint companies.

So many rich people were not going to be able to rape the American consumer by creating monopolies in a wide variety of companies if Hemp continued to be legal.

Rich people want to continue to be rich and greed doesn't allow for the common man to grow a bumper crop every year to sell for a wide variety of uses.

Hell they don't care if everyone is stoned, I have gotten high with Judges, Lawyers, Doctors and Politician many times, they just don't want Hemp legal.

When your making Billions on tax free income paying 30 one million dollar bribes to Congressmen and Senators is chump change.

Money Talks, Bullshit Walks!


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Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

WOW! I'm a former smoker, myself (both cigarettes and weed). Your hub blew me away! I learned so much today, and I want to thank you.

Also, just wanted to say, I was a widow at age 37, and a caretaker of my late husband, a US Army Vet. I also was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (extremely painful). In order for me to live comfortably, I need anti depressants, anti anxiety pills, and pain meds. All prescribed and all legal. I only take the addictive meds when absolutely necessary, even though I'm prescribed to take them daily.

Recently, they found a spot on my liver (gee, wonder where that came from after 15 years of poppin' pills).

I've tried herbal remedies, massage, prayer and meditation. (hmmm...haven't tried acupuncture yet though) Anyway, these alternatives help, but what I really need for all my legitimate ailments is ILLEGAL! I don't live in a medically legal state, so I'm SOL (I know you know that one).

I'm not saying that smoking it is completely healthy. But given my circumstances, it is a healthier choice, especially if eaten and not smoked.

Thanks for the enlightenment...voted up and across! And I will be sharing this hub too!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yes eating it or using the oil is the way to go, however because so many companies test for marijuana use even that isn't a viable option.

I published another Hub here is the link http://hubpages.com/politics/America-Land-of-the-C... about the medical use of marijuana and on it is a video called Run From the Cure well worth watching . . . they got us over a barrel

I'm going to publish a third Hub on the subject this weekend on a solution, so stay tuned!


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Felixedet2000 4 years ago from The Universe

Hemp is not a gateway drug, it has not led me into any other drug, personally that assumption is invalid.

Side effect, i have never had any but has countless with alcohol including loss of consciousness.

Hemp being seen as illegal is perversity the way i see the other side of belief system. You know what i am talking about sommethgblue.

health-wise, as an asthmatic hemp is the best remedy all the way. Tried many other drugs and only end up depending on them. But with hemp, you can not simply comprehend it magical power against asthma. This is a personal conviction too.

So in my own world i care not about the government ban on hemp, i smoke it when i have an attack which is once in a blue moon after i started using hemp.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Have you tried eating it, the best way I have found is to put it in a crock pot on low with a stick of butter, cook it overnight and in the morning throw away the hemp and use the butter all the THC will be in the butter.

Be careful as it will be very strong and if you eat too much it will cause you to simple go to sleep.


RobSchneider 4 years ago

grrrr - I just read an article about a girl with multiple "incurable" health problems who fixed them by making hemp leaf smoothies. Now I can't find it. Anyway, the evidence of its magical healing powers is growing all the time and only the completely brain dead/washed can deny it. If a nutard like you can put 2 and 2 together, what's anyone else's excuse?


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Agreed, it obviously wasn't made illegal because it gets you stoned that is absurd, hell pharmaceuticals do that and are legal, so it has got to be its healing properties, protien and other uses.


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

It's been awhile since I wrote here, but to help clear up WHY weed was made illegal, is simply prejudice. In the 1930s there were too many Mexican workers here since WWI ended. To get them out of the country Harry J Anslinger and his "girlfriend" J Edgar Hoover conned border states to make the plant illegal so "we" could ship them back home. Since then Govt has used fear to keep it illegal. Each and every one was a LIE (no surprise there, Huh?)


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Sorry Geordmc ain't buying that explanation, the US doesn't need that excuse to deport illeagal Aliens.


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

Read your history, you'll find that I'm telling it like it is.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I already have and history books are for those of us unwilling to think for themselves, do you have a need for others to do your thinking for you?

History books are for suckers, who do you think writes the History?

The man in charge, so he is in effect telling you what to think, feel free to believe what ever you are told to believe, I ain't buying it!


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

I think for my self, however not all books are written by "the man". The history of marijuana becoming illegal is in more than just books. During WWII hemp was allowed to be grown for military use, after the war it was once again illegal. Back in the 30's the southwest was put on the front lines of the conspiracy because of Mexican population use of the plant. However it became illegal, it is wrong for the govt to keep it that way. It's only because big businesses can't control it, they will lose money if it is legal. Money is at the front of all the reasons it still is illegal.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Did you read the article? Hello . . .

Americans could pay their taxes in Hemp for many years, our founding Fathers were all Hemp growers, it was used for clothing, sails, rope, food, oil, medicine and the list goes on for thousands of years.

Henry Ford was going to revolutionize its use in creating plastics, varnishes, paints, solvents, construction materials, paper and Big Business shut him down.

Making it illegal wasn't about Mexicans using it to get high, it was about breaking up the monopolies of Big Oil, Big Steel and Paper products, getting high was just an excuse.


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

I do know all of this. Yes, I read the article and I don't disagree with it. I am all for the legalization of it. 110%!! Keeping it illegal is going to ruin this country. The people that could be working in textiles, clothing, food, fuel and other industries would be able to work. So many people it should end unemployment problems and expand the tax base greatly. However, govt is too well paid off by big business to use common sense.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Agreed, seems we misunderstood each other, which happens!


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non12stepguide23 4 years ago from California

You made some great points. If marijuana use was decriminalized and non-prescription use made legal, we would see a significant drop in drug-related crime in the U.S.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Agreed and as more and more states allow for medicinal marijuana I suspect we will begin to see exactly that.


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Micky Dee 4 years ago

God bless you for this posting. People refuse enlightenment but the same love rhetoric and power usually not earned.

You are right in wanting to legalize hemp. Obama's store buys it from Canada.

I will surely take it further and say that the smoking herb should also be legalized. It has never harmed anyone. It may have made some folks "too" aware toward temporary paranoia.

But if anything - ALCOHOL should be illegal or very strictly controlled.

Why do bars have parking lots?

It is money, money, money, lobbyists and money.

Cannabis has too many positive contributions to mankind to be illegal. Alcohol is a poison. That is the high. A person poisons themselves for a high. One should only need to ask AA members.

Smoking cannabis is a better PTSD drug than all the Veterans Administration can offer.

But back to hemp - part of the illegalizing of hemp was for profits from oil. It is an ignorance and insanity to keep hemp out of America and to only import it. Our founding fathers grew it.

God bless you for your love for truth.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you Micky I wish I could become a good enough writer to make a living at this but still enjoy my day job which drug test, so all I can do is continue to use the four Universal Laws of attraction, intention, allowance and balance to begin to create the world I live in to a one of my own making!


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

I read and commented on the Hub, months ago, but I have found myself thinking about it often. I've often wished I had printed it off to give to people. So, now - with your permission, I will.

I love how informative it is, but I also really enjoy the wit and sarcastic humor you show.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thanks KT, speaking of making trouble that article is getting a lot of well deserved attention.

This used to be my highest Hub in terms of page views but has been recently doubled by my Pineal Gland article and many other Nibiru Planet X articles


Sam Heckle 4 years ago

Thank you so much for posting this Blue. I have spent countless hours researching the benefits of hemp, as well as attempt to find what little evidence I can for the reason it should remain illegal. Yet, I have never taken a deeper look into how it became illegal in the first place. Plain and simply though, Marijuana is literally the safest "drug" on the planet, can potentially make the U.S. economy much much stronger, and is an extremely environmentally friendly alternative to many things we use daily. Those reasons alone justify legalization. It's a shame to see so many ignorant people in the United States who support is criminalization.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Illegal Criminalization of what many now believe is a plant that was introduced to this planet from outside the solar system.

Of course that subject alone could easily be another Hub entirely, considering the fact that this whole planet was formed and didn't evolve naturally allows room for this kind of speculation.

Hell, MJ alone could solve the world hunger problem!

thanks for commenting


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Yeah, well, making hemp illegal helped make me rich and that's all I care about. Sincerely, Wm. Randolph Hearst


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

He was rich to begin with helping to make it illegal kept his deforestation project going strong.

I know you got to write to make a living, so please write a summary to your articles so when I link them to my vastly superior ones I don't have to.

Also this tidbit of information might prove worth reading http://thecrit.com/2009/05/12/top-secret-us-milita...


RobSchneider 4 years ago

If it's fiction, it's brilliant fiction. How's this: "For most people all of this will be 'unbelievable'. Unfortunately, beliefs are not a reliable criteria for reality."

Worth reading even if you're a near brain-dead skeptic like me, if for no other reason than the quality of the writing.

Okay, I'll write a summary. Thanks. I forgot.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

thanks as my summaries tend to be bland unless of course I'm writing them for me.

Yeah I'm about halfway through them and it reminds me a lot of the Terra Papers by Robert Morning Sky, A prison planet explains a lot.


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SaritaJBonita 4 years ago from Upstate New York

@somethgblue. At one point in your comments you patted yourself on the back for having so many hits on this blog, but then you questioned why it's HubScore was only 70. Perhaps it's because you belittle people when they disagree with you? I didn't even read through the second half of the comments because I was disgusted by the immaturity.

Everything you wrote is true and I agree, but I also agree with jjackson786. If you're going to write a Hub on such a vital topic, you should do it in a mature manner. Voted useful, but also voted down.

Oh, and your spelling and grammar both suck....


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Well, thank you for voicing your opinion, I've been working on both my grammar and spelling as I realize those are both areas I could get better at (oops did I just end a sentence in a preposition), darn!

However constructive criticism works much better if you are specific and less general.

If you had read the comments you would have noticed that every other commenter slammed JJ's stance as naïve and ignorant not just me and to be fair I then went and read at least five of her hubs and quickly realized why.

There is hope for her because she is young and can learn to grow up, but in essence she did me a favor as it created a controversy which allowed this article to spike in readership.

It was my first hub that reached 2,000 page views in very little time and taught me some valuable lessons about what it takes to succeed on Hub Pages, being nice is not required.

Many people do not understand or appreciate my humor but those that have lived at least a half century or have half a brain do, I'm sorry that you are neither, but guess what I'm over it.

Gotta go vote some of your hubs down but look on the bright side at least I will get you some page views! (howz that 4 mature!)


RobSchneider 4 years ago

Controversy is king! I recently wrote a post on my travel blog in defense of Cambodia's PM Hun Sen and got an enormous traffic spike. I got some scathing criticism and wrote equally scathing rebuttals.

Sarita - somethingblue is something of a celebrity on Hubpages. He must be doing something right, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is. :)


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you Rob however I hadn't realized I had reached celebrity status, is it my charming demeanor, my clever wit or my mature rebuttals, who's to say, certainly not I.

The key point is that one must stand up for what they believe in and one of those things is that playing nice is over-rated and usually for losers!

However I will be the first to admit that I could use some work in being more humble, practicing patience and tolerance and encouraging the conditioned masses to wake up and smell the lies, deceit and disinformation.

The human race is so much more than we outwardly display, we know the truth, we need to stop playing the victim and wallowing in denial waiting for some one or something to save us.

We need to save ourselves!


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Bugg Adventures 4 years ago from Arizona

Great article! Interesting and entertaining! I really enjoyed it!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thanks Bugg, will you moving east to CO soon or does it really matter where we live as it is damn near legal in any state?

Let's face it The Powers That Be make sure we are readily supplied on all drugs legal or otherwise.


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Micky Dee 4 years ago

Oh by the way - I love your spelling and grammar.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you, Micky Dee . . . see if our education system were better this wouldn't be an issue, of course getting stoned before English class didn't help!


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Jen Card 4 years ago

You fascinate me! This was the "somethg out of the blue" I have been waiting for! Hemp, Maryjane, Pineapple Express... Whatever you want to call it, is a natural resource of this planet. To illegalize it was done for the sole purpose of the mighty dollar. This plant was here long before the invasion of this country and the discovery of its possible uses. The conspiracy started a long time ago and I believe it was possible the powers that be foresaw as far back as the 30's what this plant (which I repeat.... is a natural part of this planet) might cause the pharmaceutical companies in revenue. Which would not really even begin to tap into the trillions they make off keeping people sick! The herb does not need to be smoked, that actually harms the lungs. Tea gives off the same effectiveness. Whatever your preference of its intake is not important, it has helped so many that have life fatal and threatening illnesses. I am so tickled blue by this hub! You are a master my friend and one I hope keeps using the word to educate. Bravo! I say stir the pot that for so long has had a bitter taste, seasoned by those abusing the power they have obtained. You are bringing back the sweetness in life showing us all your passion. Kudos to you!!! EXCELLENT HUB!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thank you Jen, I would like to stir the 'pot' with some Purple Canadian Thunder F_ck but alas the company I work for drug tests.

Yeah they knew it could single handily shut down many monopolies (oil, steel, paper), affect health care and stop world hunger, not too mention linen and textile companies.

It's a joke!


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Jen Card 4 years ago

Yes I agree they are lousy comedians... time for a new show. It has been happening for hundreds of years. It sure is not the way this land or its people originally were like! Purple Canadian huh? Never heard of smoking a Canadian... interesting. hehehe


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't marijuana just been made legal in Washington? I read a few days ago that citizens were now allowed to carry up to an ounce and could be in possession of as many as 6 plants (according to MSN News)!


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

yep and Colorado also.


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow, what a move! I wonder if the UK will ever follow suit.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I don't know but Colorado is my home state, it figures I would move away and they would legalize it.

Hey have you read my latest Nibiru Planet X weekly series November 25, 2012? It is going through the roof in page views but not one person has commented on it, hint , hint . . .


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Lol, funny you should say that - my traffic has hit the roof too but I'm getting few comments (and yes I have read it).


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

It is weird that it would drop about three weeks drastically and then spike dramatically now, without comments.

Maybe you could write an article about any pot initiatives in the UK to get public interest in it . . . you never know!


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

TBH I don't think people really take any notice of the law anyway. Most marijuana in the UK is not imported any more, it's grown in people's attics! Most of them hardly care about getting caught.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Yeah growing it is the best way as you know what your getting.


me 4 years ago

Hemp has little to do with pot, if one looks at a field of hemp vs a field of smokable weed one will plainly see there is no mistaking the two. Hemp farms produce zero smokable weed so the issue of making hemp illegal and the issue of making smokable weed illegal are actually two different stories. Perhaps the author should dig a little deeper into the criminalization of smokable marijuana and realize hemp farms are in no way related to pot farms. This is a myth perpetuated in the stoner community as a means of garnering support for their cause. Do I agree it should be legal, yes, but do I buy into this propaganda any more than the other side, no. Racism more than big business contributed to the criminalization of smokable weed, big business dealt only with hemp.


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somethgblue 4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Marijuana is only a slang term for hemp, there are three types of hemp plants two are for smoking one is for the use in rope, cloth, paper etc.

Your Sir are mistaken however it is not surprising as most of the gullible sheep in this world are easily mislead from years of conditioning.

Hemp farms are obviously related to pot farms as it is the same plant used for different purposes, it is sad that someone can be so easily deceived.

However that is exactly why I wrote this article to educate the sheep!


BothPartiesRCrook 3 years ago

The Prison Industrial complex, the Pharmaceutical industry, oil corps, cotton industry, alcohol industry, drug smuggling cartels and more, all want it to remain illegal. Given that list it's quite obvious that we're talking trillions of dollars and they wont give it up. They all make huge campaign contributions to politicians nation wide (read bribes) and neither the businesses nor the politicians gives a hoot about the American public.

Here's a real kicker for you.

Everyone's talking gun control over these young people flipping out and committing mass murders but guns are definitely not the problem this link will show you why.

http://ssristories.com/index.php?p=school

They all know exactly what's going on and how people are dying but they don't care one iota. Blood is on their hands but to them it's no big deal, because they didn't pull the trigger and what they do is perfectly legal.

I hope to see it all end in my lifetime but what pisses me off is, even if I do see it, I'll never see these @#&%$# held accountable for their actions.

Thanks for a great and informative article!


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

I don't know how old you are but I do believe within the next twenty years many will be found and held accountable.

A New paradigm is being created right before our eyes as the public is awakening to the truth and those that have a good grasp on it are now beginning to think differently.

I believe the Polar Shift is an opportunity to level the playing field and create a new way to live out of the ensuing chaos.

Thanks for reading and leaving the link!


BothPartiesRCrook 3 years ago

Well I'm 61 and had much experience with SSRI's and I know first hand how they can effect some people.

I have PTSD and all they offer me is Pharma poison, which is what actually brought on the PTSD after it had laid dormant for many years..... so how crazy is that?

I choose my own medicine and it works much better.

I see the potential for a shift but I fear the sheeple effect and sometimes wonder if anyone is listening.

Johns Hopkins just released an article on alternative cancer cures but I doubt we'll see anything about it on MSM.

I don't rememmber a major health organization doing that before so I'm guessing it's a step towards the new shift you mention.

I hope so!

Take care and nice to chat with you. BTW I'm a pal of Bill Wilsons in case you know him. lol


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Ah yes, Mr. Wilson and I are good friends.

Thanks for leaving such well written comments as that is very refreshing.

I recently was given much grief about leaving a comment that was constructive criticism but viewed as being negative, seems some writers are sensitive.

I don't expect folks to agree with me, just to keep an open mind and search for the truth for themselves.

Thanks again!


Stellar Phoenix 3 years ago

This article is wicked! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..hehe) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Thanks and it was fun to write as well putting the ignorant neo-conservative types in their intellectual place is always fun!


Wrattystentee 3 years ago

I used to acquire high on lifestyle nevertheless these days We have built up any resistance.


TOM1963OZ 2 years ago

Your two major parties are just stooges for the 1%.

You need new parties and you need them now, mid term elections are 18 months away. Imagine they cannot open their mounts with someone demanding free hemp farming and free farmer seed collection.

We are a "money"society so show how hemp is on the money and these :monopolists have to go.

You were their first bug prize and they are working hard on the rest of us, outside the USA as well.

Same people rigged the federal reserve act and what a CON that was.

We can talk amongst ourselves but to change we have to act.

I have had so many conversations on hemp with most of the points in this article.

I often start with given me half and hour on hemp, but most likely I will shatter your view on the world.

We need hundreds of millions of these conversations.

Imagine the next mid term and you are threatened getting voted in not have a very progressive view on hemp.

Engaging people and being active make that either a fantasy or a reality.


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somethgblue 2 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

The first big con was not the Fed but the fact that voting in America is rigged and has been from the outset, so with that information in mind . . . falling for the tired old paradigm of voting will change America falls on deaf ears.

It is designed to make the public think they have a say which they do not, although I do agree that the only way we can change America is to act.

We must change it by changing ourselves, our limited narrow minded perception of the world, must go! We can replace with creating a new paradigm of giving.


TOM1963OZ 2 years ago

In states with legal medical marijuana male suicides have gone 10% a anew university study has showed.

Imagine if a Pharma anti depressant was that good, it sowuld be on every channel. Basically the subversion of our medical system starting 100+ years ago is criminal.

Basically there methods have killed and lets be provactive and say essentially in the last 100 years murdered hundreds of millions.

Makes the Nazi's look tame, and they got tried at Nurmeburg.

maybe we need a trials for these present day criminals.

The crimes are on this scale.

Cancer is cured by marijuana, B17, Max Gerson, Liposomal Vit C, Dr Holts therapy , localised Sodium Bi-carb therapy, Herb Robert.

So many cures, so many suppressions , so many crimes.


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somethgblue 2 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

The Akashic records, records history on every planet without embellishment, so the guilty parties will be prosecuted, I have no doubt.

As the planet Earth moves into the 5th dimension with those that are able to raise their vibrational frequency to match, the spiritually evil on this planet will be separated and left behind.

But what must be understood is we brought the remnants of the Nazis to this country for the specific purpose of allowing them to continue their regiment of terror on the American and World's public. Make no mistake this was the agenda of the New World Order to reduce the World's population so that after the Pole Shift they could rule supreme.

However all they have done is distinguish themselves as the guilty parties without prejudice, so the wheat may more easily be separated from the chaff.

These criminals will be punished in a much higher court than either of us can be a party too.

Yes, as we both know there is no money in a cure, so this knowledge like so much other knowledge will remain a secret.


geordmc 2 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

10% where, up or down? Your comment is unclear.


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somethgblue 2 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

10% of what? I'm not following you, please be more specific and I will make myself clear.


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Lipnancy 9 months ago from Hamburg, New York

Yes, it lead to the downfall of America. If you look at it from the simple perspective of healing (my area of expertise), it is the cure for most cancers. It relieves anxiety thus, less mental illness. It actually cures muscle spasms and seizures. Can you imagine an America without just these 3 major health problems? No outrageous health care costs, no pain and no crazies to worry about. What would we do?


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somethgblue 9 months ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Had it not been illegally criminalized in 1937 it may very well have changed the entire social-economic culture of not just America but the entire world.

The Health Care benefits alone are staggering but consider an economy not dependent on oil, the creation of biodegradable cars, buildings, roads, food packaging, clothes, paper products. No plastics, no tin cans, no more metal what so ever.

Think of the millions of people that have died of cancer in the last 100 years alone, then add to that the massive amount of pollution from our oil based economy and infrastructure.

Our World could have quite the different place!


sensualspirit 7 days ago

Thanks for the article blue.

While I knew a lot, you did teach me some things.

I wish I knew how to give a thumbs up for articles on here. I've had an account for years, but never used it & I can't find any icon that allows me to do that.


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somethgblue 7 days ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee Author

Hub Pages has changed a lot, you used to be able to do that. I'm glad you learned something new, that is what makes writing articles like this one worth while, if folks learn something new.


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sensualspirit 5 days ago from Overseas, but back to the US soon

Oh, that's strange, why wouldn't they want to know which articles are doing well & which ones aren't?

I also thought that's how you make money.

I've followed you at least for future articles.

Thanks blue : )

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