Re: Hemp

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:14:31 +0000

> From: James Rogers <>

> At 01:37 AM 1/30/98 EST, EvMick wrote:
> >When I was in Nebraska in the early and mid seventies this "ditchweed" was of
> >some concern to the authorities...(it grew a weed). One day
> >it was mentioned on the radio that the authorities had located a whole field
> >of "killer weed" and was to begin the process of exceution forthwith. They
> >were going to burn it. The location was mentioned...and the time.
> When I lived in rural Nebraska from '85-'87 "ditchweed" (as it was indeed
> called) was as abundant as ever. What I found really interesting was that
> none of the locals collected or smoked it despite the fact that it grew
> absolutely everywhere. However, people from the East and West coast would
> frequently come out and harvest it, occasionally getting busted for their
> effort.

While I have never to my knowledge seen hemp growing wild alongside
the road, I have seen a great many other things growing there.

Things growing in the ditch tend to grow close together, which in the
case of cannabis plants makes them grow tall and gangly. A lot of
stem, not much leaf.

Those who know even a little about cannabis cultivation, read that
as "a lot of fiber for paper or cloth, but not much pot and
that of low quality".

In addition to which, being alongside the road it tends to pick up
all sorts of interesting chemicals from traffic going by.

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