Put that in your soap and smoke it

Dr. Bonner’s wins DEA battle to allow hemp in its soap.

(Actually, commercial hemp, which is legally grown in Europe and Canada, has no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and is all stalk and no leaf, which makes it completely useless for getting high.)

And I for one, am not even slightly startled by learning that Dubya smoked weed. He grew up in the 60’s. Next question. That he lied about it is unsurprising, given his general penchant for lying and the hypocrisy of most middle aged politicians, including Bill “I didn’t inhale” Clinton, about their past.

Full disclosure: I consumed mass quantities of alcohol and drugs and have had neither for many years now.

Update: (emphasis added)

California Legislature Considers Industrial Hemp

NORML is pleased to announce that Assembly Bill 1147, an act to legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp, has been introduced in the California Assembly. Now is the time to contact your state Assembly Member and urge him or her to allow licensed farmers to cultivate this important agricultural commodity.

The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to a 2005 Congressional Resource Service (CRS) report. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food.