True American Heroes
Bring back industrial hemp
Eighty years ago, using a dizzying barrage of propaganda and racist dirty tricks, the chemical company DuPont with the help of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst succeeded in having the cultivation and possession of hemp criminalized. The reality is that industrial grade hemp cannot be used to get high, and it's one of the most useful plants in human history. Hemp is one of the most diverse plants on the planet, and could literally supply most of humankind's needs for fuel, food, clothing, building products, and medicine. It would provide a multi-billion dollar industry for American farmers in this dire time of economic need.
Two US Congressmen, Barney Frank and Ron Paul, have introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act to change this sorry state of affairs. Eight other Congressmen from both parties have co-sponsored it.
Currently, about 99% of marijuana that is being eradicated by the "heroic" efforts of the DEA and other publicly funded layabouts is "ditchweed," completely unsmokable biological material descended from hemp plants that used to provide America and the world with cloth, fiber, paper, industrial lubricants, and even food (the seeds are as nutritious as milk.)
Then, in 1943, the United States Department of Agriculture produced this 13 minute video entitled "Hemp for Victory" in the national interest to protect our efforts in WW2 urging American farmers to grow this valuable plant that was MANDATORY for the early colonial farmers to grow.
Perhaps sanity will FINALLY prevail in this country.
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