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May-07-2009 07:27printcommentsVideo

Federally Legal Marijuana: The Legendary Ole Miss Pot Farm (VIDEO)

Fox reporter shows the world the incredibly large amount of high grade pot that the feds have been growing for years and years.

University of Mississippi marijuana plantation site
This image apparently predates the current indoor facilities, US National Institute of Health, University of Mississippi marijuana plantation site, showing variation in plant size. A tall fiber-type of hemp plant is shown at left, and a short narcotic variety (identified as “Panama Gold”) at right.

(SALEM, Ore.) - It's a mixed up nation that we live in. The federal authorities like the FBI and the DEA have repeatedly stated in unequivocal terms that there are no federal laws sanctioning the possession and use of medical marijuana.

What they should have said was, it is legal for a publicly funded state university in Mississippi to grow it in amounts that would truly make the most hardcore drug dealer pale.

Not only has there been an ongoing medical marijuana program for federal patients, but the University of Mississippi has been growing it for years.

Numerous types and strains of marijuana are grown in their large indoor facility. The pot is grown, harvested, dried and broken up, at which point it is used to fill cigarettes or joints, which are distributed to the patients.

There have been so many victims of the DEA's overzealous persecution and blatant disrespect of state laws that it would take a long time to just count them. The herb is natural in every respect and widely accepted by society, especially when considering the results of a Zogby Poll released yesterday, indicating that 52% of Americans want to see marijuana decriminalized.

The DEA has earned a nasty reputation over this harassing police work that sick patients won't likely forget any time soon. There is footage on YouTube of a DEA agent that a crowd has trapped at the top of a set of stairs in Los Angeles. His partner actually gets in the car and leaves. They didn't threaten the agent or assault him, but he looked mighty uncomfortable.

So the federal government, as it has ruthlessly at times gone after after dispensaries that are legally operated under state law, has had, all of this time, millions and millions of dollars' worth of marijuana growing and stored at the University of Ole Miss'.

And now as neighboring Tennessee considers legalizing medical marijuana, FOX takes a look inside the University of Mississippi marijuana farm:

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor.
Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website, affiliated with Google News and several other major search engines and news aggregators.
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joe smith October 26, 2012 12:55 am (Pacific time)

I am a sick man i have biopolar majore depression panick atacks I all so have bulding disk in my back never damage that casuses me pain 24 / 7 whit hardy any relife from it I take so many pill they make me sick I know they killing my kindines i have trouble all the time with them because of all the pills . I whish you could find it in your hart to leagle lize pot it would help with the stress and the pain please consider that thanks and GOD Bless you .


car lifts June 8, 2011 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

Lets contribute to our tax deficit and legalize marijuana. I don't personally smoke it, but I'd much rather drive with someone who's high on pot than drunk on alcohol. I know someone who smokes pot and he runs a a successful legal business and just purchased a phantompark www.phatompark.com


revolution November 21, 2010 1:01 am (Pacific time)

So I get jail for a joint, while the fed gets to grow as much as they want. That's fair. Keep up the good work uncle sam.


Hey January 11, 2010 11:21 pm (Pacific time)

Its not Old Miss its Ole Miss. Get it right.


msfreeh May 7, 2009 9:42 am (Pacific time)

to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see http://www.forums.signonsandiego.com/showthread.php?t=59139 to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see http://www.dallasnews.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3574

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