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originally posted by: V22tech
a reply to: Erongaricuaro
Figures, the most left leaning news agency in the country tries yet again to use its quasi science to push for the legalization of dope. No one grows this crap for tactile use now, no one will grow it in the future. The only reason this plant is grown is to get high. Yes i know hemp and marijuana are different, Hemp is high growing marijuanna is low growing but same plant.
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.