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The Real Reason Hemp Is Illegal

GabeNeo

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Same as alcohol went into prohibition in the twenties by the corporate mobsters like Rockefeller who did not want loose their oil profits especially when it was a draw between alcohol and gasoline to run autos. The only difference was in developing the car to run one or the other. It's always about the money trails not the benefit of the people. The desire for money is the root of all evil. The prohibition on Hemp needs to be overturned finally!!
 

Brick Top

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While it will give you the migraine from Hell doing so if someone is capable of thinking down to the average level of intelligence of U.S. politicians they will soon realize that the thought of allowing total freedom in the growth and use of hemp is far to scary to even begin to contemplate. It could easily result in anyone supporting it losing enough large campaign contributions that come campaign season their war chests would be pretty empty because of the loss of money from unions and many large corporations and also a loss of many votes from many unionized workers.

Think about it a moment. In 2013 67% of the electricity produced in the U.S. came from coal, natural gas and petroleum. Major corporations control those businesses and big unions look after the workers who supply those materials.

If power plants were changed over to hemp fired power plants crops could be grown cheaply and quickly. While growing they would absorb/use cO2. When burned they would release the trapped cO2 but then the next crop would use it/absorb it again and there would be a closed loop or closed cycle of cO2 from those power plants rather than them burning fossil fuels with cO2 trapped in them and released and there being an ever increasing amount of cO2 rather than an even, level amount being maintained. But would the coal corporations and the natural gas corporations and the petroleum corporations and their unions and their workers like to see that happen? Nope. And the politicians in the states where the products are produced would not like to lose the support of the corporations, the unions or the union workers come election time. So the politicians protect themselves by protecting those corporations, unions and union employees and vote no to hemp.

Consider the construction business. Anything that is or could be made from concrete could instead be made from hempcrete. Again the main material needed, hemp, could be grown cheaply and quickly. While growing it would absorb cO2. When made into hempcrete it would trap the cO2 and as the hempcrete petrifies it would continue to use even more cO2, drawing it from the atmosphere, and also trapping it. If a house were to be built of hempcrete the hemp fibers in the hempcrete would work as insulation so there would be less need for synthetic materials to be made and used. In areas where earthquakes are more common a hempcrete house would be the way to go since it is three times as resilient as concrete. It is harder and the older it gets the harder it gets. Does anyone think the wood corporations cutting down forests would want to lose a lot of wood sales because someone decided they wanted a better stronger home built from hempcrete rather than one that if well built and if well maintained might last a few hundred years? I guess to someone they might think, what's the difference, I'll be dead long before my wood house has to be replaced. But would they be as apt to think that if they live in an area where earthquakes or hurricanes or tornadoes are common? I doubt that the makers of fiberglass and other synthetic insulating materials would like it if someone could have a house built where the outer wall could be poured and not only be for structural support but also would provide the needed amount of insulation. They would likely be telling politicians to not support hemp or not allow hemcrete use or else the political donations will shrink or maybe dry up totally.

Highways, highway bridges, roads, airport runways, large buildings, virtually anything that is or could be make of concrete could instead be made by hempcrete and in doing so remove while growing and remove even more all through the petrification process cO2 from the atmosphere and being stringer than concrete whatever it is it would last longer and need less repair or upkeep. A lot of major corporations and businesses and unions would again not care much for things like houses built that could last for thousands of years or highway bridges that would not need frequent repairs or replacement. So they tell the members of Congress in their states and districts that they don't want hempcrete to be allowed to be used.

Not allowing the total freedom of use of hemp proves how hypocritical the U.S. government is with it's 'Go Green' position. Hemp crops would not need fertilization or herbicides or pesticides when grown. All are pollutants and the runoff from them is causing all sort of problems to wells, ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.

For fields growing other crops or when the same fields are growing other crops sue to a crop rotation cycle hemp could still be used to greatly reduce the amount of pollutants that make it into the various water sources. Fields are shaped/graded to make swales for runoff during heavy rains. Each swale could be planted with hemp. Hemp plants break down or degrade organic pollutants and stabilize metal contaminants by acting as filters or traps. Various toxins would be absorbed and then the hemp could be harvested and used for biofuel or to fuel hemp fired electricity plants. The hemp plants would absorb toxins but also depending on what type of toxin they will break some of them down to safe inert forms by phytotransformation, also referred to as phytodegradation. Hemp plants could be planted in areas of toxic spills or buildups of toxic waste and clean the soil rather than having massive amounts of soil removed and then relocated in a still toxic form or just bury it under a layer of new clean soil, like was done at the decommissioned titan II ICBM sites where the missile silos, according to the treaty with the Soviets of the time said the missile silos had to be destroyed so they were blown up and the hardened concrete that contained PCBs was strewn all over the property so a foot of new clean soil was just spread over the top of the contaminated soil, but still allowing the toxins to leach down into the water table.

In Belarus, site of the Chernobyl disaster, they are not only using the hemp to clean up the soil, they're making money on the processing of that hemp into biofuel. Lead, uranium, cesium-137, and strontium-90 and other highly toxic and deadly pollutants can be removed from soils and also from water using hemp.

There is great concern in the U.S. over what to do with spent rods from nuclear power plants and in some cases the pools they have been kept in have leaked. Hemp could clean the soil where there have been leaks. While most of the contamination is contained inside some did end up outside and to this day the Three Mile Island nuclear mess has not been cleaned up. At least the outside portion could be by growing hemp there.

In nations where the U.S. has used depleted uranium munitions hemp could clean up the dangerous radioactive elements left behind. That would make the citizens of those nations like the U.S. a whole lot more than many years of increases in cases of various types of cancers will.

Hemp is second only to sugar cane when it comes to making biofuels. Not a lot of the U.S. is prime sugar cane growing country but hemp could be grown over much of it. Instead of so much corn going to be used to make biofuels hemp could replace it and make it less expensive. That would mean there would be more corn for different foods that are made or or partially made from corn and more feed corn for beef cattle and other corn fed animals and because there would be more corn available for those uses the cost of foods could drop because there would be a glut of corn and it's cost would drop. But since so many farms are now large corporate owned mega-farms those corporations would not like to see the cost of corn drop so they tell the members of Congress from their states that they don't want hemp grown and if it is they won't be as generous with their campaign contributions and of course the workers they would need to layoff would be less likely to vote for the politicians that voted in favor of allowing hemp to be grown and used without limits or restrictions.

The list of reasons why hemp should be allowed to be grown and used in whatever manner possible goes on and on. The farther it goes the more it showcases the hypocrisy, the stupidity, the sheer ignorance and the thirst and greed to gain and then retain their seats of power above the betterment of the nation of the typical U.S. politician. Yes some industries would suffer, some people would lose their jobs. But new industries would spring up and new jobs would be created so it would result in a shifting of the workforce not the destruction of some portion of it and it would also help to break the unacceptable degree of power and leverage major corporations and unions presently hold over the heads of politicians and use that power to work the strings of the puppets in both state legislatures and in congress and in the White House.

If you are capable of temporarily turning off, of shutting down most of your braincells and then be able to think more like the typical U.S. politician you will only then easily be capable of seeing why the total freedom to grow and use hemp is utterly horrifying to them and why regardless of the vast improvement that would in time come from it they will not support it.

In short, it is not in their own personal best interest and that is all they care about. So it is being kept as illegal as possible in as much of the nation as possible and in what states the politicians have had an epiphany of sorts and support hemp growth and use the feds still battle against it since they hold much more power and they desperately want to keep their seats of power for as long as possible. It is the same as with medical marijuana. There are to many puppeteers working the mouths of the Howdy Doody politicians they own and keep saying no, no, no, no, HELL NO!

There are a lot of reasons why hemp is still illegal at the federal level and in most states and a good number of those reasons are seldom mentioned even though in the end they all or mostly all end up being just one reason. The psychological malady that causes politicians to have such a desperate need to gain and then to retain power and authority. They know that if they would do what would be best for the nation, for them it would be political suicide.
 

dcoukeking

On Vacation
From what I have seen, Farmers get pushed around more than anybody. Monsanto, an enterprise that really protected the hereditary qualities of certain produce (which is illicit), steamrolled over ranchers in court cases and crushed great agriculturists business. Under totally incredible and unlawful circumstances...
 

Texas Hemp

New Member
And to think back in the day if farmers weren't growing hemp they risked prison and what about the hemp farmer on the back of a 10 bill or was it a 20 don't remember now.
 

Jtotheroc

Member
The real reason Cannabis has been outlawed has nothing to do with its effects on the mind and body.
MARIJUANA is NOT DANGEROUS. Pot is NOT harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.

The truth is if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the word 'marijuana' come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant...as you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

* It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

* REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

* George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China to France then to America.

* Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow's export to England; Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.

* For thousands of years, 90f all ships' sails and rope were made from hemp. The word 'canvas' is Dutch for cannabis; Webster's New World Dictionary.

* 80f all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the cotton gin.

* The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross's flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp; U.S. Government Archives.

* The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th Century; State Archives.

* Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.

* Rembrants, Gainsboroughs, Van Goghs as well as most early canvas paintings were principally painted on hemp linen.

* In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs; Department of Agriculture

* Quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937. 58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935; Sherman Williams Paint Co. testimony before Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.

* Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.

* Hemp called 'Billion Dollar Crop.' It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars; Popular Mechanics, Feb., 1938.

* Mechanical Engineering Magazine (Feb. 1938) published an article entitled 'The Most Profitable and Desirable Crop that Can be Grown.' It stated that if hemp was cultivated using 20th Century technology, it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The following information comes directly from the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 14-minute film encouraging and instructing 'patriotic American farmers' to grow 350,000 acres of hemp each year for the war effort:

'...(When) Grecian temples were new, hemp was already old in the service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East. For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor, no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable...
...Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands of the Japanese...American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and Navy as well as of our industries...
...the Navy's rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for victory!'

Certified proof from the Library of Congress; found by the research of Jack Herer, refuting claims of other government agencies that the 1942 USDA film 'Hemp for Victory' did not exist.

Hemp cultivation and production do not harm the environment. The USDA Bulletin ..404 concluded that hemp produces 4 times as much pulp with at least 4 to 7 times less pollution. From Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1938:

'It has a short growing season...It can be grown in any state...The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, 8 to 12 feet above the ground, chokes out weeds.
...hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture and industry.'

In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the Great Depression.

William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) and the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned vast acreage of timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products. Patty Hearst's grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own personal profit, stood to lose billions because of hemp.
In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont's Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80f Dupont's business.

THE CONSPIRACY
Andrew Mellon became Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont's primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was declared dangerous and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises. For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. These men took an obscure Mexican slang word: 'marihuana' and pushed it into the consciousness of America.

MEDIA MANIPULATION
A media blitz of 'yellow journalism' raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality.

Films like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marihuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marihuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936) were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be passed.

Examine the following quotes from 'The Burning Question' aka REEFER MADNESS:

a violent narcotic.
acts of shocking violence.
incurable insanity.
soul-destroying effects.
under the influence of the drug he killed his entire family with an ax.
more vicious, more deadly even than these soul-destroying drugs (heroin, cocaine) is the menace of marihuana!
Reefer Madness did not end with the usual 'the end.' The film concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR CHILDREN.

In the 1930s, people were very naive; even to the point of ignorance. The masses were like sheep waiting to be led by the few in power. They did not challenge authority. If the news was in print or on the radio, they believed it had to be true. They told their children and their children grew up to be the parents of the baby-boomers.

On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law or the bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a Dupont supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress.

Dr. James Woodward, a physician and attorney, testified too late on behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee that the reason the AMA had not denounced the Marihuana Tax Law sooner was that the Association had just discovered that marihuana was hemp.

Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had been reading about on Hearst's front pages was in fact passive hemp. The AMA understood cannabis to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing products sold over the last hundred years.

In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since.

Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31 years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism, Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify you so much that soldiers would not want to fight.

Today, our planet is in desperate trouble. Earth is suffocating as large tracts of rain forests disappear. Pollution, poisons and chemicals are killing people. These great problems could be reversed if we industrialized hemp. Natural biomass could provide all of the planet's energy needs that are currently supplied by fossil fuels. We have consumed 80f our oil and gas reserves. We need a renewable resource. Hemp could be the solution to soaring gas prices.

THE WONDER PLANT
Hemp has a higher quality fiber than wood fiber. Far fewer caustic chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime.

ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very familiar with, help ruin nature; they do not break down and will do great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as Dupont and other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Hemp products are safe and natural.

MEDICINES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. We should go back to the days when the AMA supported cannabis cures. 'Medical Marijuana' is given out legally to only a handful of people while the rest of us are forced into a system that relies on chemicals. Pot is only healthy for the human body.

WORLD HUNGER COULD END. A large variety of food products can be generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of protein in nature. ALSO: They have two essential fatty acids that clean your body of cholesterol. These essential fatty acids are not found anywhere else in nature! Consuming pot seeds is the best thing you could do for your body. Eat uncooked hemp seeds.

CLOTHES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. Hemp clothing is extremely strong and durable over time. You could hand clothing, made from pot, down to your grandchildren. Today, there are American companies that make hemp clothing; usually 50emp. Hemp fabrics should be everywhere. Instead, they are almost underground. Superior hemp products are not allowed to advertise on fascist television. Kentucky, once the top hemp producing state, made it ILLEGAL TO WEAR hemp clothing! Can you imagine being thrown into jail for wearing quality jeans?

The world is crazy...but that does not mean you have to join the insanity. Get together. Spread the news. Tell people, and that includes your children, the truth. Use hemp products. Eliminate the word 'marijuana.' Realize the history that created it. Make it politically incorrect to say or print the M-word. Fight against the propaganda (designed to favor the agenda of the super rich) and the bullshit. Hemp must be utilized in the future. We need a clean energy source to save our planet. INDUSTRIALIZE HEMP!
The liquor, tobacco and oil companies fund more than a million dollars a day to Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other similar agencies. We have all seen their commercials. Now, their motto is: It's more dangerous than we thought. Lies from the powerful corporations, that began with Hearst, are still alive and well today.

The brainwashing continues. Now, the commercials say: If you buy a joint, you contribute to murders and gang wars. The latest anti-pot commercials say: If you buy a joint...you are promoting TERRORISM! The new enemy (terrorism) has paved the road to brainwash you any way THEY see fit.
There is only one enemy; the friendly people you pay your taxes to; the war-makers and nature destroyers. With your funding, they are killing the world right in front of your eyes. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY TOBACCO. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY ALCOHOL. NO ONE HAS EVER, EVER DIED FROM SMOKING POT!! In the entire history of the human race, not one death can be attributed to cannabis. Our society has outlawed grass but condones the use of the KILLERS: TOBACCO and ALCOHOL. Hemp should be declassified and placed in DRUG stores to relieve stress. Hardening and constriction of the arteries are bad; but hemp usage actually enlarges the arteries...which is a healthy condition. We have been so conditioned to think that: Smoking is harmful. That is NOT the case for passive pot.

Ingesting THC, hemp's active agent, has a positive effect; relieving asthma and glaucoma. A joint tends to alleviate the nausea caused by chemotherapy. You are able to eat on hemp. This is a healthy state of being.
The stereotype for a pothead is similar to a drunk, bubble-brain. Yet, the truth is ones creative abilities can be enhanced under its influence. The perception of time slightly slows and one can become more sensitive. You can more appreciate all arts; be closer to nature and generally FEEL more under the influence of cannabis. It is, in fact, the exact opposite state of mind and body as the drunken state. You can be more aware with pot.

The pot plant is an ALIEN plant. There is physical evidence that cannabis is not like any other plant on this planet. One could conclude that it was brought here for the benefit of humanity. Hemp is the ONLY plant where the males appear one way and the females appear very different, physically! No one ever speaks of males and females in regard to the plant kingdom because plants do not show their sexes; except for cannabis. To determine what sex a certain, normal, Earthly plant is: You have to look internally, at its DNA. A male blade of grass (physically) looks exactly like a female blade of grass. The hemp plant has an intense sexuallity. Growers know to kill the males before they fertilize the females. Yes, folks...the most potent pot comes from 'horny females.'

The reason this amazing, very sophisticated, ET plant from the future is illegal has nothing to do with how it physically affects us..
POT IS ILLEGAL BECAUSE BILLIONAIRES WANT IT THAT WAY!!!

by Doug Yurchey
That was a really good read thanks
 
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