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Legalize all plants, make patenting lifeforms illegal

by  Daikashido , in Laws,  for Global  on January 3, 2012, 9:26 pm  · 80 | 8 · 2394 Views

No government has the right to make laws concerning life's intent. Life is something not one of us controls, and we are all subject to it. Plants were not designed by us, and though we alter them through many means, there is no control over what they do. We cannot dictate where they go or how they change. For this reason no corporation or business entity can claim origin or originality, and if they can't control it they don't own it. Many of the most illegal plants are actually quite beneficial to humans but are poorly understood and might threaten the healthcare industry. A chemical the brain makes every night is illegal, whats this about exactly? Why are parts of human consciousness illegal?

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  • 000001130 (Canada) 5 years ago agreed

  • 000001163 (United States) 5 years ago you can not own life only your own.

  • Ron (United States) 5 years ago Thess big corporations are trying to patten all human life on earth for thair personal gain and this means that thay owen all life formes! truly sad if somthing don't get done soon!
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  • Anonymous 5 years ago ummm guys there's already a law for keeping people from patenting things from nature. Which for those of you who may not know is the same reason that Marrijuanna is illegal around the world today.

  • GD000001469 (United States) 5 years ago Why? In a word - MONEY. Fear would be secondary, but, for example, Cannabis is illegal due to a fear campaign in the 30's, but that campaign was from a politician using fear as a tool to gain power, and power, is only the ability to control money, and in turn, people.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago You slohud keep a diary or journal of your own of all your great ideas so that you'll have them all in hand when you need to recall them later (to put together a startup, for example) instead of wracking your brain trying to recall all those great ideas you had.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago , Kinda creepy how much that looks like what we're going tuhrogh right now the great thing about doing this is watching God do things that you couldn't even plan. He sends people and sometimes speaks the vision to their heart even before I do! on 07 January 2011 / 2:16 PM

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  • Anonymous 4 years ago This was a really very good post. In teorhy I'd like to create like this also getting time and genuine work to make a great post but what can I say I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something accomplished.

  • Therumgee (United States) 4 years ago I object because this may hurt research in biological engineering in plants and other such life forms because if the people funding it don't see a reward at the end then they have no reason to fund it. Also, one of the reasons why a lot of medicine isn't being sold to cure certain cancers and diseases is because they can not be patented.

  • Therumgee (United States) 4 years ago You have a misunderstanding why patents even exist and your ignorance has made you narrow minded.

  • TheRedHerring (Canada) 4 years ago This is a terrible idea and a broad and sweeping generalization of the issue. Legalization of every plant life form being allowed to grow anywhere would cause tremendous social issues, not the least of which would be rampant and dangerous drug use. We should legalize everything and adopt the notion that "there is no control over what they do" gives us a basic release from liability for even poisoning people and animals. Think of the GMO's that would be produced, the annoying pets that would be killed.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago All plants free and legal, their seeds too. We'll breed the GMOs off this planet starting immediately. Can burn the GMO seeds like Haiti did when they were starving.

    Redherring I am sorry but drug use is rampant and dangerous (especially since it's been defined as crime) but look up how much money goes up North America's collective nose each day. You're afraid I could pick some buds and roll a joint at will? Well I'm afraid what happens when you place so much value and importance around such an easily manageable aspect of being human. Heads roll in Mexico and jails fill in the US (and Canada). I bet there's a better way...

  • AbyssalNightmare (Australia) 4 years ago I read statements, not solutions.

  • AbyssalNightmare (Australia) 4 years ago I have nothing more to add, Therumgee and TheRedHerring covered my thoughts on this.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago Humans have so much to learn starting with who made us so smart that we make the rules?

  • GD000001936 (United States) 4 years ago I object because this is far too broad and vague. I see the reasoning behind it, it just needs to be refined so it cannot be used for the wrong reasons.

  • Madhat (United Kingdom) 4 years ago There is only one plant that should be legalised in many places and used more in places where it is already legal and that is Hemp (not Cannabis) which about 98% of it where it is grown is used for fishing bait and bird food, it is an amazing plant for many reasons and has an amazing amount of uses from food, fiber, paper to bio-degradable plastics it can substitute a great deal of things we use and it does not need pesticides. They are more efficient in cubic area than trees and it is far less harmful to the environment than cutting down forests. Please resarch this and tell others we need to start using this amazing plant, it could help the environment, make more bio-degradable products and also create more jobs.

  • ecky190 (United States) 4 years ago I agree this needs to be refined into a absolute statement and I say this because i'm getting the idea that half the people leaving comments want cannabis legal than the other half talk about geneticly modifying plants and bacteria. Within the range of what can or should be modified i think simple education into what actually it means when you play god is rational. its one thing to break particles apart and make energy, but when you promote Dna or give Dna to a promoter thats a different ball feild. life is more complicated than we can imagine and looking at biomechanics in a way where only a dollar sign is at the end is ignorance at its greatest. I agree funding makes shit get done cause the road is always more golden at the end with a sack filled with cash. Although it is one step forward never the less and just like a invention the creater should be able to claim his invention. The morals behind what we do is what worries me, but basically if we can genetically modifie bacteria that dissolve oil for energy; that's a great achievement in cleaning up our mistakes. Thus I neither disagree or agree it all comes back to what really is on ones mind money, fame, enlightenment, success, the future of man kind, helping, people...

  • 000002039 (United States) 4 years ago Great idea

  • takuto (United States) 4 years ago that is freedom. we have no right to alter the nature that nurtures us all.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago I disagree entirely due to the the fact that my 2nd cousin cloned(succesfully) pigs and rabbits and my family and i have the understanding you don't.
    We are not just screwing around or pretending to play "god" we are achieving OUR DESTINY!!!!!!!

  • soldierunit113 (Canada) 4 years ago I object because legalizing all plants would just be stupid, and it is the worst idea I have ever heard, and is almost always only purposed by potheads.

  • 314 (Australia) 4 years ago I object because this would reduce vital research to find solutions to some of the biggest problems in life.

  • GD000002831 (United States) 4 years ago "Cannabis is illegal due to a fear campaign in the 30's, but that campaign was from a politician using fear as a tool to gain power, and power, is only the ability to control money, and in turn, people." I disagree with whoever said that earlier. Honestly, would you want to legalize it? I mean, you would, but what about other, more dangerous drugs? Those come from plants, mainly. They change the way you think, and they can kill you.

  • Arkannor (United States) 3 years ago If a company devotes resources to developing a new strain of wheat, why should they not have a patent on that information? Of course they did not create the wheat, but the designer of a car did not create the metal, rubber, plastic, and other materials needed to produce it, how is that any different? A patent is used to protect information, shouldn't that include information concerning plants?

  • Arkannor (United States) 3 years ago I object because information concerning plants should be patentable. If a naturalist discovers a new species of grass, they cannot patent that life form, but if a company devotes resources to developing a new strain of wheat, why should they not have a patent on that information? Of course they did not create the wheat, but the designer of a car did not create the metal, rubber, plastic, and other materials needed to produce it, how is that any different? A patent is used to protect information, shouldn't that include information concerning plants?

  • 000005721 (United States) 3 years ago I was expecting to agree with the Daikashido, but after reading some of the **HELPFUL** comments (TheRedHerring and Therumgee's first comment), I have to say that the idea needs to be refined much more.
    1) I am pretty sure this is about pot being illegal and has nothing to do with patents or plants growing where-ever.
    2) Therumgee has a good point. Most people don't want to pay to study things just to learn about them.
    3) Some plants are very dangerous to humans, and our pets. I don't think we should go on a killing spree, unless they threaten ecosystems, but I would like to keep deadly plants out of my backyard thank you very much.