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Do the Amish grow/sell marijuana?

Asked by nayeight (3347points) May 11th, 2008 from iPhone

My little sister told me that the Amish grow weed in their fields and sell it. Could that be true. Wouldn’t the police do something about it…?

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El_Cadejo's avatar

It could be true. Is it? i dont know. The police would only do something if they knew about it. Just like you could grow a plant and sell it. Your not getting in trouble unless you get caught ^_^.

Mtl_zack's avatar

i would think that they would cultivate it for themselves, because i thought they dont like using “outsiders” currency. it would be pretty smart though, because, c’mon, who associates pot with the amish? usually i associate ploughs, steam and bonnets with the amish.

marinelife's avatar

They do not. Cultivating and selling marijuana would violate the dictates of their faith. They do have a rite of passage for their young people called rumspringa during which the youth are encouraged to experience worldly things. There have been news reports of Amish youth using drugs and alcohol. There have also been pot busts in Amish country, but the drugs were grown and sold by outsiders living in the Amish area not by the Amish or Mennonites.

babygalll's avatar

No! They can’t even drink coffee!

Indicaman's avatar

The Amish may grow ‘Hemp’ and sell it.

It stands to reason that a community as self-sufficient as the Amish would grow a versatile plant such as hemp. For example, they could make their own rope, cloth, paper, (mud) bricks and even paint. They could also use the seed for oil and food. It’s extremely high in Omega-3 and -6 oils (they’re the good oils that our body needs to stay healthy). If they required it, they could convert the trash to bio-deisel.

A quick Google
shows a lot of Amish furniture upholstered with hemp cloth. If you add ‘grow’ to the search, you’ll find articles about the Amish Hemp industry.

So yes, it’s feasible that the Amish grow weed in their fields and sell it. Just not the ‘weed’ we all would assume at first. However, I don’t know what the laws are in the Amish country states, so couldn’t say if they do or don’t.

Cheers,
Indica Man

marinelife's avatar

1. Hemp and marijuana are not the same thing.

2. Even if hemp is used in Amish products, that does not mean the Amish grow hemp. It is illegal to grow hemp in the U.S., but it is not illegal to own or buy hemp products.

holmescty's avatar

Yes, they do grow and use marijuana. It is mostly the younger people, but adults are starting to use it as well. I haven’t seen any evidence of them selling it, but I have seen their fields where they grow it. A bit much for “personal use” if you ask me. But this is the Mount Hope area, I can’t comment on other Amish communities.

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