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.
Same genus, same species of plant...but not the same plant at all.
Hemp is an agricultural, industrial and sustainable oil-fuel and food crop.
Cannabis is a medical and recreational crop.
Not the same thing at all.
It's like comparing apples to oranges..literally! Apple and Orange trees are indeed both trees, both can supply wood, but what they produce are as
different from each other as...apples and oranges.
Same thing with Hemp and Cannabis.
Did you know hemp can produce fuel superior to fossil diesel fuel?
Hemp can produce stronger, more durable and very much more ecofriendly plastics than anything produced by synthetic means?
It can produce 50x - 100x more raw material, per hectare than trees, and in a fraction of the time required to grow wood for the same purposes..up to
two crops per year using hemp, as opposed to up to several decades for trees to grow enough to provide harvestable wood. Hemp is adaptable, and grows
pretty much on its own, without much trouble from pests and can tollerate different temperatures.
Hemp can be used for making the finest quality paper, for particle board for building homes and structural reinforcing and fiber for making fine,
tough and very durable cloth for all manner of products from clothing, bedding coverings, furniture, high quality sail cloth for yachts and sail
boats, the list goes on and on...and on.
Hemp is totally carbon neutral, it takes in excess CO2 as it grows, what is released on harvest is what it took in...neutral carbon footprint, unlike
fossil and synthetics.
The US Constitution is written on hemp paper...as was Britains Magna Carta and the first printed bible, the Gutenberg Bible...in fact, US money was
printed on paper made from hemp. These sacred papers have obviously stood the test of time, and are testament to hemp's durability as a fibre for
paper and cloth making.
It might surprise many who've never researched industrial hemp and its history, that once upon a time in America a citizen could pay his or her taxes
using hemp instead of money...in fact, at one time in certain places in America a farmer would have actually been sent to prison for NOT growing hemp
- it is that useful and valuable a resource.
Oh...and hemp won't get you 'high'..or relaxed, or less anxious, or less depressed or treat your MS, parkinsons, ME, or any of the many health
benefits now being recognised in Cannabis in almost half of all American states.
It simply doesn't contain anywhere near the percentage of the active ingredients of Cannabis to do any of those great medical effects...but i'm sure
most would agree...is a robust and inexhaustible little gold mine, all in its own right.
It seems industry and governments around the world are starting to wake up and smell the hemp!
edit on 8-5-2014 by MysterX because: corrected info