Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Johnny Appleweed

Do we need a Johnny Appleseed for marijuana?

"In parts of the United States, you can't go for a walk in the woods without bumping into apple trees. Could the debate over marijuana be settled by making marijuana plants as ubiquitous as apple trees -- so unavoidable that prosecuting people for growing and possessing the stuff becomes a preposterous proposition? More to the point, should Americans interested in easing some of the worst abuses of the drug war emulate Johnny Appleseed, the man who made apples so common, and plant marijuana seeds in every likely location?"

"Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – February 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance of apples."

I think that's a fantastic idea, because some of us did it years ago.
Back in the sixties and seventies pot was commonly low grade and full of stems and seeds. After cleaning it the seeds would be randomly planted in all sorts of interesting locations. If I remember correctly one enterprising fellow, at the county courthouse facing a posession charge, planted about a hundred seeds throughout the courthouse grounds.


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