EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
In ma belly!
To the Editor:
I was diligently writing my History 220E paper at Weldon Library
at 6:30 p.m. when I decided to go and have a quick bite to eat
before the final leg of my journey.
When I arrived at the University Community Centre, I found
The Spoke was closed for the night due to some sort of renovation.
No big deal, I thought. I headed up to The Wave to find out
I couldn’t get in there either; apparently on the same
night The Spoke was being renovated, The Wave was having a private
function for which I had not received an invitation.
Feeling taxed, I decided I could buy some noodles at Pit Stop,
and find somewhere to warm them up. No luck as Pit Stop was
already closed. Being Sunday night, I went back upstairs to
the theatre snack bar where I figured I could get a bag of $1
popcorn. No luck, because as I wasn’t seeing Kill Bill
Vol. 1 that evening, I was not allowed to purchase the popcorn.
With CentreSpot long closed, my only option was to reluctantly
get in a 20-minute line for Tim Hortons.
Perhaps the University Students’ Council should plan
these events more carefully in the future, because students
need to eat even on Sunday nights. Clearly with the line at
Tim Hortons as it was, I’m not the only one in this category.
To the Editor:
Hemp is an alternative resource that has been available for
many decades now, but laws forbid its use. Now is the time
when Canada’s government is waking up and allowing
it to be grown, although it is still restricted in the United
The hemp seed is one of the best sources of protein and the
No. 1 source of essential fatty acids. Up until 1883, more than
75 per cent of the world’s paper was made with hemp. In
the early 1900s, Henry Ford realized that fossil fuels had to
be replaced by a renewable fuel source, like hemp.
In 1937, however, the marijuana tax act was passed. The government
taxed hemp growers until they were put out of business.
George Washington once said, “Make the most of the hemp
seed. Sow it everywhere.” Today, another George (Bush)
is trying to ban all food products containing hemp seed or hemp
Industrial hemp contains less than 1 per cent of THC. Trying
to get high off this is like trying to get drunk on non-alcoholic
beer. Hemp can basically be used to make anything currently
made of cotton, timber or petroleum. In 1941, Ford produced
an experimental automobile with a plastic body composed of 70
per cent cellulose fibres from hemp and designed to run on hemp
fuel. Because of the ban, the car was never mass produced.
For anyone who disagrees that hemp is a valuable resource,
you’ve been misinformed. Let’s all stand together
and fight for the legalization and use of hemp so we don’t
continue to waste our natural resources. George Washington and
Henry Ford knew what was up. What would you rather do, destroy
your natural resources or get high? Tough decision.
Mechanical Engineering II