posted on May, 10 2014 @ 09:20 PM
originally posted by: Brandyjack
Please get your information straight. The Declaration of Independence is printed on hemp paper, tree pulp paper would be faded and rapidly decaying by
now. Hemp was a major crop during colonial times. So, important that the "drug" laws were suspended during World War II, to allow the production of
hemp for the War Effort. One of Great Britain's greatest losses with the Colonies was access to old growth timber, turpentine, and hemp rope for the
Royal Navy. Coming forward, Canada grows hemp and ships products to the U.S. Hemp is easily converted to paper, thread and cloth, twine, rope, and
products similar to plastic, without the need of petroleum. It requires minimum care, little fertilizer, again a blow for the petroleum industry, and
is easily harvested compared to other crops. Stop repeating the lies and half truths that sold us down the, rather up the river, to get drug laws that
suited industries and the self righteous, prohibitionists still hiding in the Government in the 30's and 40's.
The Declaration of Independence was printed on Parchment, not Hemp. During WW2 the U.S. could no longer get rope from the Philippines (made from
Abaca, which is a type of banana and was preferred over Hemp) and had to grow Hemp. Wood pulp is cheaper and easier to make into paper. Hemp is
almost exclusively used for specialty papers. A blow to the Petroleum industry? Hardly, plants like Switchgrass and Sugarcane work better. Most of
the lies and half truths are coming from the pro-hemp crowd. I think it should be legal to grow it, but I don't believe it is the wonder-plant
everyone is claiming. If it is so amazing, why is so little grown worldwide?
edit on 10-5-2014 by anton74 because: (no reason given)