Wednesday May 22, 2013
Federally Legal Marijuana: The Legendary Ole Miss Pot Farm (VIDEO)Tim King Salem-News.com
Fox reporter shows the world the incredibly large amount of high grade pot that the feds have been growing for years and years.
(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:
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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