In North Dakota, the state agricultural commissioner, Roger Johnson, has proposed allowing () farming, and has been working with federal drug regulators on stringent regulations that would include fingerprinting farmers and requiring G.P.S. coordinates of () fields.
“We’ve done our level best to convince them we’re not a bunch of wackos,” Mr. Johnson said.
The quotes, with a single word replaced by (), are from the New York Times story, “California Seeks to Clear Hemp of a Bad Name.” Whatever you happen to think about the criminalization of plants and their products, I hope it’s clear that when we’re talking about fingerprinting farmers in order to convince someone that “we’re not wackos,” something is out of whack.
Photo: “Picking Stuff” by Lynt.