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Blog & Newsletter of THC Hemp Spot.

Hemp… a driving force of the American Revolution?

What up! How many times have you been reminded that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper?  Interestingly, colonial America's history with hemp is far deeper than that little anecdote. So important was the hemp plant - and...

Can the smell of cannabis get you arrested?

What up! The self-revealing nature of the cannabis plant - its pungent smell - has long been exploited by law enforcement & used as an excuse for them to destroy lives. Numerous times, this matter has been brought before the courts with the rulings being a mixed...

How the Delta-8 market solves the fentanyl problem

What up! We have all heard about fentanyl and all the people who are dropping dead from it.  It's a tragedy. The places where could point our fingers in blame are numerous... the corrupt medical establishment, the war on drugs, and the propaganda,...

Uncle Sam’s boot on Canada’s face

What up! In 2018, Congress passed their annual Farm Bill - this time with a provision legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp.  Twenty years prior, in 1998, Canada did the same thing. Then, three years later, they legalized cannabis for medical therapeutic...

Politicians punting on pot prohibition relief

What up! Before the DEA, there was the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.  In 1972, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and the American Public Health Association teamed up to petition for marijuana's medical value to be...

Greatness lost to stupid cannabis prohibition

What up! Every once in a while, it's difficult not to go down some kind of YouTube rabbit-hole.  Over the last year, the two primary rabbit holes that their algorithm took me down were stories from people telling their sasquatch/bigfoot experiences and...

Guess what this INSANE “drug czar” did

What up! In the '90s, General Barry McCaffrey served as Bill Clinton's drug czar.  For McCaffrey, czar was the perfect term to use.  After promising to cut "youth drug use" in half within ten years, his tactics were exactly what you'd expect from a...

We did the worst thing in the world

What up! Yep, we moved. We packed up all our stuff, loaded it in a truck, drove it across town, and unloaded it into a new house.  All this while juggling multiple work schedules, school schedules, gymnastics schedules, and all the taxi driving to go...

Vietnam vets thrown in prison for pot

What up! After the Gulf War of the early '90s, Dr. Tod Mikuriya began treating Desert Storm veterans for PTSD.  He found that many of his patients, which also included vets from Vietnam, smoked cannabis to mitigate flashback nightmares as well as...

Lizard People prefer you take Prozac

What up! A big part of the Reagan presidential administration's legacy is related to Nancy Reagan's "Jusy Say No" campaign.  Between that, the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, & elementary school D.A.R.E. programs, the Reagans left us a world of...

Back to the place where it all began!

What up! No, it hasn't exactly been a year that we've been in business - we've still got a couple of months to go before we hit that milestone. But we have made it a year in another sense... Our first sales after we launched this e-commerce business last year took...

The problem with D.A.R.E. programs

What up! Cops first made their way into schools in 1983, ostensibly to help teach young children about the dangers of abusing and becoming addicted to drugs.  It sounds innocent & benevolent enough, but as is often the case with government programs, the truth...

1984 was a bad year for cannabis

What up! Three years after taking office, Ronald Reagan signed into law the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, a piece of legislation that was anti-freedom in numerous ways.  Not only did the act increased federal penalties on the possession, cultivation,...

Smoking weed in a San Francisco police station

What up! An important, yet rarely acknowledged fact about the plethora of unjust laws on the books (such as the prohibition of cannabis) is that those laws would stand for nothing if not for the willingness of cops to enforce them. The only reason that...