Believe it or not, squares, but hemp is actually a VERY versatile material!
Now, Kentucky farmers might be able to grow hemp for a variety of products — because a vote passed the state Senate on Thursday! It isn't just some hippie material, and it has a lot of promise as an industry. That is, if the skepticism from the governor and Kentucky State Police don't ruin the chances completely!
Still, the latest 31-6 vote is very promising and could make Kentucky among the first in the nation to legalize the crop, potentially creating thousands of hemp-related jobs growing and processing the plant's fiber and seeds.
The problem is, people are afraid of it because it's a relative to marijuana!
The actor took to Twitter earlier this month to document his difficulties with the state of Florida while attempting to vote in 2012 Presidential election, and announced that after five hours waiting in line, confusion over his identity and voter registration, he was FINALLY able to cast his ballot and perform his civic duty!
Or so he THOUGHT!
According to a letter he received from the state a few days ago, his ballot was ultimately discounted and TRASHED because his signature on the provisional ballot didn't match the signature on his registration records…because they have him down as CHRISTINA.
All we have to say is that THANK goodness the election didn't come down to Florida this year, because we doubt he'd be taking the snafu in such stride if that were the case!
Ch-ch-check out the actor's frustrating, albeit HIGHlarious difficulties trying to rock the vote…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
But we still wish they could have abolished ALL of these ridiculously RACIST and unjust policies!
The U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled today MOSTLY in favor of the federal government in regards to the controversial SB1070, a policy in Arizona immigration that has caused quite a bit of controversy regarding its support of blatant racial profiling. Although the 5-3 vote was largely a success, the judges upheld the arguably most CONTROVERSIAL provision, which allows police to check the immigration status of individuals while enforcing other laws!
Ch-ch-check out a news report on the semi-victory!