The Real Reason Hemp Is Illegal


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.

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.

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.

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..

by Doug Yurchey


  1. GREAT article, its so sad that we are destroy our beutiful world with things like petrol, chemical plastic and hundreds of others things bad for both us people and the environment..
    spread the word to the world, we still have time to save the world before its to late..
    maybe, our new generation can change the thoughts and outlooks in years to come?

  2. 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: ‘marijuana’ and pushed it into the consciousness of America…The first P.A.C., that was the “Petroleum Cartel” of 1937; donated $50,000. to keep ‘marijuana’(Hemp)out of production. This act stopped Bio-fuel from being available at .15 cents a gallon in 1990.

  3. wow reading this makes me hate america for what it is today we have something thats so great yet the people who control the government like the big companies let something that could do the world a good waste away.

    it kinda makes me wonder why other 3rd world countries dont try to use it to strengthen their economy….. i already know america is liberal now for it happen here.

  4. Wow I learned so much from reading this, its unbelievable how our leaders run this country, maybe one day someone with some real brains will get into office and show a interest in Hemp. i’ll be sure to spread this article on.

  5. […] 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…Read the full article at […]

  6. I wonder where this fits in with the History Channel’s version of the “real” reason was made illegal. Their version says the real reason hemp was made illegal was to keep mexicans from taking american jobs but even back then no self respecting white man would do “slave-worK’ yet the southwestern congressmen, senators and governors pushed hard for the law Oh and led by guess who? yeah the famously bigoted state of Arizona.


  8. This is one of the many issues that needs to be addressed in the U.S. Billionaires have to much influence on how the country is ran, It is no longer the peoples vote that contradicts what goes on. I feel sick to my stomach to be a American, I am no longer proud of it. Just as Superman became sick of the USA I am to. And considering much of the population will never stand up for what they want or believe in, the only way to make a difference is to just leave… Let it fall apart… I hear Germany is nice…

  9. The reason is to horrible to fathom….. we are greedy self destructive predators that get pleasure threw the pursuit of greed and power………….
    either that or were STUPID and well figure it out…..
    Moved to Oregon for a little more freedom… guess what i am saying is same old same…
    too many people not enough jobs technology is so far ahead of our own understanding of ourselves….
    one day I believe people will finally see the light, but for now it’s still a little blustery…

  10. our goverment is the same as the americans, all ruled by the british crown. Here in Canada and the u.s. we lack any true leadership have no faith in goverment they work only for the one percent and the british crown. we all need to stand up and say enouph after all we have all of the power there is way more of us then them

  11. I was right with you until “extraterrestrial plant from the future”. Way to squander credibility and take a thoughtful, incisive article and plop it down into tinfoil hat country. Who is gonna have their opinion changed by someone making such outlandish claims?

  12. Nice article! I think our government is TERRIFIED THE MONENY GENERATED WILL FALL IN THE WRONG HAND’S and NOT in the hand’s of the 1% club!!

  13. That all scares me, because I´m living with these stupid laws since over 35 years. It takes away my hopes, that I can live my life in peace one day! The konsequenz of all their behaviour is, they can kiss my ass and put their laws wherever they want to!!!

  14. I no longer use the Term Marijuana. I use Cannabis as the M word feels uncalled for and illegal. We all need to use the word Cannabis. I have in my wild readings have heard everything Doug Yurchey has said and written. Lets Stop using that word. No doubt you shall receive a much better treatment when using the word Cannabis. This has worked very well for my parents as they gave me an opportunity to explain what Cannabis does. After 18 mini and 1 Major stroke with no after affects from either, my parents were floored at what they thought was a miracle when in fact it was just the truth speaking thru me telling my mother and father what Cannabis really is. A Saviour

  15. Very good article on Cannabis, I use medicinally and really enjoy helping people who find themselves in legal trouble when it comes to Cannabis. USA and Canada are both countries where Cannabis is an illegal controlled substance because some rich oil people felt threatened by it back in 1937. Well the truth is out and the push against the prohibition of Cannabis has never been stronger than it is today, thanks to the many people that have spread the word, as well as the scientific evidence that clearly shows how beneficial it is to ones overall health. The cure for Cancer is now known and it is Cannabis oil which also cures many other illnesses. I’ll never in my lifetime donate to any Cancer Societies again because they have been shown the truth as well, and they continue to ignore the scientific evidence. Cannabis is here on earth for all humans to enjoy and have enhance our lives as well as cure our illnesses and Govt doesn’t have any right to say what we as free citizens choose to put in our own bodies, specially when the substance has never hurt or killed anybody in it’s history.

  16. Pink Bat says:
    November 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    I was right with you until “extraterrestrial plant from the future”. Way to squander credibility and take a thoughtful, incisive article and plop it down into tinfoil hat country. Who is gonna have their opinion changed by someone making such outlandish claims?

    I agree. The Bible refers to what was translated into cannabis. God put it here and also asked for burnt offerings. This info should be printed in a pamphlet and millions of them air dropped across this country. It should also become MANDATORY reading from 7th grade on. God have mercy on that 1% when it all comes down. I AM READY. I will give my life for this cause, AND for my country

  17. I was almost ready to link this to Facebook, however the longer you went on, the more it sounded like a wild-eyed rant. You had great facts and details, all verifiable and then you dropped the “extraterrestrial bomb” in the middle of it. I have pigmentary glaucoma and am allergic to the eye drops so cannabis is my one hope once my 15 year old surgery degrades. I also suffer from diabetic arthritis and am prescribed multiple opiates to give me some relief from the pain. You don’t have to help convince us…you need to help convince the people who think that people who use cannabis have wild conspiracy theories and believe cannabis was sent through time and space.

  18. Facts were clearly stated.Good article.

    Medical Marijuana California                                             

  19. II enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed your whole article. We have MADE going to Mars, who cares. Maybe your comments will reach the space geeks to. ( Not saying that to be mean either, so don’t take it out of context.) It is a great article!!!!!! Thank you!! It’s there any way you can post this to my Facebook wall? If you can it would greatly be appreciated. This could help me pass it along.

  20. WOW. I thought I was reading a great article. I mean sure he jumped around a bit he’s a pothead we’re all over the place when we speak. That’s only because the amount of creativity flowing is beyond that of someone who isn’t under the influence of THC. Anyhow, to go as far as saying it’s an ALIEN plant is absurd, and you’re simply stating your opinion. In order to change a non-users point of view you have to appeal to their logic. Telling them that ALIENS brought cannabis to us is not going to convince a very large amount of people that the hemp plant has substantial medical and economical value. I will copy and paste the portion of this article that I agree with to my facebook, give you Mr. Doug Yurchey, your due credit, and spare the people I am sharing this with the embarassment of even reading the last paragraph.

  21. You are an asshole. It does not matter whether it is ET or not! It is a truly awesome plant. Get yer head outta yer ass!


  23. Interesting article although the last paragraph is a worry and completely reduces the authors credibility to that of a ranting lunatic; and not just for the ET claim… Cannabis IS NOT the only plant that displays physical male and female – outlandish statement!!!

  24. it’s taking so long to legalize, so that the dot-gov, and their complicit owners, (fascist oligarchs), can position themselves, to make sure that they retain the ‘intellectual property’, and the legislated monopoly of it all. fuck that, fuck you, fuck-no.

  25. Carl Sagan used to say were are all made from star stuff, which is true. Elements came together and mixed up a good stew called the universe. The Earth is just one spec of that stew and within that stew is the stew called life. Evolution of the elements and time created cannabis as much as it did humanity. I think the author was trying to say this but it came out as extraterrestrial. The fact sourcing gives this article credibility about the facts used and the minor nonfactual claims show a positive spirited writing. Doug may have overlooked or not understood some horticulture and botany information concerning sex of other plants on Earth but that should not take away the importance of the facts of cannabis and its history in the United States Of America. I will share this on Facebook.

  26. Quite a lot, but it has to start with people taking an interest in politics at all levels, from the school board all the way up through the local assembly and then onto the national stage. We need to hold people accountable, and we need to remove those who work for the “special interests”

  27. Just because the DNA might be different does not necessarily mean it is from “off-world”, or that if it did originate somewhere else, that it wasn’t transported here via asteroid, meteor, or stellar dust. Using the term “ET” is just lazy.

  28. I truly believe that it’s all about the money. I so hoped we’d see true change in our government on several levels including the issue of a harmless herb over dangerous chemicals. But who truly runs the country? You all said it, the 1%. As for the benefits of hemp, how can anyone deny the benefits?

  29. One thing that would end all this is to rob the oil companies of their funding by doing something revolutionary like stop bitching about lack of one plant and turn to look at the huge list of other plants that many of which, they have failed to stop out, One such plant is Kudzu, grows a foot a day and is a pest most places it grows year round, (freezing weather will protect the area from it getting out and destroying the landscape) faster growing than hemp, trees or what ever, and it can be turned into alcohol easily, which can be converted with reusable materials into plastics and raw crude oil that is better than the drilled stuff in one major way, NO HEAVY METALS the stuff pulled up out of the ground has absorbed all the toxic metals and minerals that have been out of our ecology safely stored deep underground and they then end up blown into our air and water, I am talking arsenic, mercury, lead, vanadium traces of uranium, you name it, it is in there, and some of this ALWAYS makes it into our products you burn and use.

    Kudzu based oil and plastics would be completely devoid of those metals and minerals, just plain ol carbon and hydrogen,

    worried about the carbon foot print? check this out!

    the Kudzu you grow tomorrow to replace the oils of today will SCRUB THAT SHIT OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE and make SUGAR that can then be used to make MORE OIL.

    so the carbon foot print of Kudzu based oil is neutral, no new carbon goes out that is not removed!

    and this is just ONE plant that we have we can use to rob the oil cartels that work to keep hemp illegal of their funding to do so.

  30. Huh?? Mr Yurchey’s last 2 paragraphs are… a comedy bit perhaps? I’m not sure.

    Dioecious plants have male (staminate) flowers on one plant,
    and female (pistillate) flowers on another plant. Cannabis is dioecious, along with many, many others like: kiwi, yew, persimmon, etc.

    Ending a serious, fact-based article with the idea that little green men accidentally, or purposely, scattered seeds or, planted potted-plants here on Earth was a bad call.

  31. Famously bigoted, huh? You’re a tool of the mass media and race baiters who want to divide us. While I won’t disagree that people like Joh McCain work to keep us divided because it serves his personal interests, after 25 years living in Arizona, you can’t convince me the people of Arizona are racist. Arpaio is simply enforcing fededal laws, which should be done. When your schools, hospitals and welfare system are overrun wih illegals, it has an impact on quality of life that needs to be adressed. Do you know that Arizona State University once hosted MLK, Jr.and he gave a powerful civil rights speech on campus? Do you know that we allow illegals to march thru our streets and protest federal government policy? Do you know there are cities in Arizona that allow gay marriage? Do you know that medical marijuana is legal in Arizona? If you want to help the cause and elevate the conversation, at least know what you’re talking about. The silly hysteria makes you irrelevant to the conversation.

  32. “…Hemp is the ONLY plant where the males appear one way and the females appear very different, physically!” I am sorry to report, but, Japanese Hops (Humulus Japonicus) exhibits male/female traits identical to cannabis.

  33. This is a perfect example of people keeping their heads in the sand and letting the powers that be, making decisions for the masses. The current administration is destroying our ability to get ahead and regulating industry out of business. I don’t see this president getting up and saying hey, look what we could do with hemp, we don’t have to cut trees down for paper anymore! At least he could go out accomplishing something positive for our country. Yeah I’m saying the ACA is a NIGHTMARE!!!

  34. true, they said there were several raids in Beverly Hills homes, and other locations for the sale of marijuana, of course that meant any minorities who may have started a pot shop and made big profits, well I guess the rich are greedier than we all thought. everyone should just be happy that everyone is happy, and if the cigarette companies, don’t like it maybe they should invest in their own hemp companies and stop cryin like babies and having crazy police track people down like animals cause they’re growing medicine.

  35. I think ET probably didnt bring it with them!! the article shows a massive. Lack of knowledge towards plant botany and science in general the bottom line is the strains today are about as far removed from mother hemp as its possible to be. I agree the governments of the world need to think more clearly about our beloved plant but come on mate aliens!! he is just making the issue a joke and that we dont need what we do need is some fresh thinking. Thanks. A uk grower.

  36. Except for texas and Illinois , you have till may and June to register new candidates and parties for the mid terms this year.

    the 50+ million people who have smoked marijuana voted for party for a liberated hemp future, then those number mean you would have control of the nation.

    Why vote for major parties that don’t really change anything. Utilise your democracy , but you don’t have lot of time. Imagine putting all the good points above , plus links and anything else good you want to add, into all your neighbors letter boxes.

    Imagine the groundswell when they see a Rick Simpson video or a Marijunana juicing benefits video and ask why did my system suppresses this and let so many of my friends and family died of cancer and many other horrible ailments.

    Hemp is a real big one.

    The establishment loves blogs , all the converted going on this to each other, its the asleep one you need to get moving, and once moving will be a juggernaut.

    Hemp can be the world game changer.

  37. Hey I agree, but hemp’s so multi purpose.

    I have watched on YouTube David Blume 2 parts alcohol can be gas and that is video all need to watch.

    We have been so dumb and duped and it needs to change fast.

  38. Welcome to monolpolies. Ayn rand in of Atlas Shrugged fame would not approve of monopolies, they are anti capitalism. She is a considered a bulwark of capitalism

    Because you should not live at the expense of other other and they should not live at your expense. Its one of the main theme’s.

    Goodbye how many of the fortune 500 on that basis.

  39. What about the 150+ million plus donated in today term by big oil to prohibition groups, that helped stop the stills making car fuels and nuked fords push.

    Do you think it was because they were nice, we are talking about the people who doi to corruption had their company split up .

  40. If the effing corporations and industries and billionaires suppress cannabis from getting to us in many states and nations,
    how do some of them managed to legallize it?

  41. Thank you for an extensive history, all in one place! Enjoyed the reading-ride! Yup, it’s all about the money. I wonder…how much does a bilionaire think is enough? Unfathomable, Thank you Universe!

  42. Cannabis DOES help fibromyalgia sufferers, contrary to what the “anti” retorics say…just vape it and see…no more pain and vomiting…

  43. great article who ever drop it off on our planet was trying to give mankind a way to to use this for many different things keep us from destroying our planet and allow us to thrive i wish to thank ET for doing so

  44. great article, Harry J. Anslinger also didn’t like the jazz players of the time smoking it, so basically racism and greed took down the most important plant on the planet today. Read History of Cannabis by Martin Booth explains all this in great detail, the Hash Assassins was very interesting to read about.

  45. Bat Pink –
    You have a very myopic view of how this Earth fits into the Grand Scheme of things. You are like all the other ignorami that believe that it’s impossible for anyone or any being to have been here before us.
    Maaaaan, that’s like millions of years but no one but us ——- noooooo —- that’s like BILLIONS of years with no one here but us ! Where did you get your information from that is so reliable about stupid us being the only ones that have ever, ever, EVER been here in BILLIONS OF YEARS. You have put modern mankind on some pedestal there, Pink Bat when really the situation is that you are one of the sheeple that the government loves to herd.
    Just like 1937…

  46. Pretty good article untill the last paragraph concerning sexual morphology in plants. What the hell are you talking about ass? That last paragraph was so stupid that it discredited the entire article.

  47. this is a wonderful article ….lots of facts …all though the government wont tell the general public that it is illegal world wide was the peace treaty that let the Hebrew’s back in the Holy land with out world war 3 braking out in 1949…..its is in the section and revised statues the ” Hemp Plant ” be illegal to the world for all the reasons above but… mainly the sections say : To be out lawed until the sea of oil in Saudi Arabia is gone(do to the fact the hemp plant can out produce any oil field on earth,it says it in the peace treaty)….well it started drying up in the late 90’s ….if you could find the peace treaty from 1948 the the US signed with Egypt and Saudi Arabia …to peacefully put the Hebrews in Jerusalem….

  48. It’s the rather obvious difference between the male plant and the female plant. You can sort of see the poor “boys” at the bottom of this photo. Tiny among all the females.

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  50. You are a brainless idiot, if any of these commercial uses were economically viable they would certainly be exploited already. Just because something was used 250 years ago doesn’t mean it is appropriate today.

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  52. Once I saw Reefer Madness the truth of the propaganda was so self evident. I wouldn’t be surprised if Joseph Goebbels could have been a mind spinning adviser for the director.

  53. In high school (’98) I wrote a paper we had to write on “The Truth about Marijuana and What They’re not Telling You” the teacher was very proud on the research and writing but not so much the subject. Needless to say I got a A+. I have told so many people (while sitting around enjoying a good one) why we can’t relax and unwind at the end of our day…..

  54. Hennep is Dutch for Cannabis, not canvas. Canvas comes from Middle English “canevas”, from Old French and from Medieval Latin “canavāsium”, both ultimately from Latin cannabis, hemp. I referenced 4 dictionaries and they all say the same..

    One of the things we need to do is stop calling our beautiful plant by names that don’t belong to it, like “Marijuana”, “pot”, “weed”, etc.. and call it what it is, Cannabis. I notice if I say “weed” in certain circles I get a cringe, or one of those looks.. You all know the look I mean.. lol. However, you say Cannabis, and the same circle of people will go, “Ohhhhhh! I heard that really helps people!”

    Also, I just don’t call it “Marijuana” for more personal reasons, when you have a birthdate like mine (guess, it’s easy.. if you think about it.. lol), came from a hippie mix of people that grew in secret, yet somehow out in the open on the front balcony of the house (my mom is half British and Japanese and looks like freaking Yoko.), and grew up with a grandmother named Mary Jane.. Well, I tend to get a lot of giggles and jokes from those that connect the dots. It was my father’s favourite “stoner story” up until the day he passed away. I feel like if I call it “Marijuana” that I’m also contributing to some sort of stoner stereotype, because that’s the notion that word brings to the minds of most people, and that’s the image we want to stay away from. Because while those types of “stoners” exist, the vast majority of us are nothing like that.

  55. Hemp and Cannabis are not exactly the same in potency, and are classified differently even though they’re genetically similar (Hemp is considered to be a subspecies of Cannabis, though there is some debate on that considering its place of origin being far removed from c.indica and c.sativa). One of them is high in THC and low in CBD (Cannabis) and the other is high in CBD and VERY low in THC (hemp), you can’t get any type of psychotropic response from hemp, it’s merely illegal (except in some states, including mine [ I currently reside in Massachusetts]) because it’s technically a cannabis plant (and a few other reasons) , but it’s not c.india or c. sativa, it’s c.ruderalis, and you could burn an entire field of it and stand in the center and you’d die of smoke inhalation and lack of oxygen before you’d ever get a high from it. The CBD also nullifies the psychotropic affects of THC. Hemp protein is wonderful, as a vegan, it’s my third to main source of protein. Hemp milk lightly sweetened with a little bit of Grade A Maple Syrup mixed in and then heated and served warm is the bees knees! :)

    Hemp is typically around 0.1% – 0.2%THC and the CBD is typically greater than a 1:1 ratio per THC, while even “ditchweed” or Wild Cannabis has at least 0.3% THC and about 2.9% CBD and likely to be completely ignored. It even grows along roadsides in Iowa.. I’ve seen it.. lol. What people refer to as cannabis is considerably higher, just recently there has been a new strain developed that boasts some grows being 30% THC (average is 28% for that particular strain) and producing extractions of 37%.

    So, that’s why people tend to use Hemp and Cannabis separately rather than “Hemp” as a blanket term. If we act like “cannabis” is a dirty word, it will always be a dirty word. We have to remove the stigma for the betterment of humankind. :)