So a bunch of farmers were arrested outside of DEA headquarters yesterday. “For what?” I hear you ask… They were trying to plant hemp seeds on the DEA’s lawn. To protest against the ban on growing hemp.
Hemp, as you probably know, is related to marijuana, and although it doesn’t actually have any psychoactive effects itself, its cultivation is banned in the US as part of the War on Some Drugs. All hemp products in the US have to be imported from other countries, once the plant has been turned into rope or fabric or whatever, lest some idiot try to smoke something that won’t actually get you high.
I’m sympathetic to the farmers (in case you couldn’t guess), but really? Showing up in a mob outside a government agency brandishing shovels? Maybe not the best form of civil disobedience you could have chosen, eh?