originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: FyreByrd
If that's the case I'm sure there are other weeds out there that are just as if not more effective than hemp...people are just not looking in
different directions or they choose not to....
What insight and scientific and historical knowledge, and experience with botany, makes YOU so sure there are just as effective if not more effective
alternatives to hemp for this purpose???
Historically, people have looked in all directions for plants that can be used for fiber, oil, food, medicine...hemp has proven to be a very versatile
plant with a history dating back thousands of years. But, you propose to throw away all the accumulated knowledge and try again, and for what
The people that choose NOT to look in one direction for an obvious solution, but rather say "I dunno about that, but I am sure about that, because I
think that, without any evidence whatsoever" are biased and being ignorant of the facts already established over thousands of years of use by peoples
all over Earth...and no, none of that history until the early 1900's has anything to do with stoners and legal bans on psychoactive substances.
Henry Ford proposed a fully-recyclable automobile with panels made of hemp, using hemp lubricant for oil and fuel, that would have established a fully
self-sustainable economy of transportation. Until the early 1900's hemp was preferred for clothing, ropes, oils, and yes...medicines as well.
Then Dupont came along....and the Rockefellers came along....and the hemp industry had to be destroyed by misinformation and propoganda, so their
fledgling businesses could sell their petroleum products and synthetic chemicals at a price advantage to the much cheaper and more plentiful hemp that
could be produced by everyone.
'Reefer Madness' and the resulting draconian legal state against abuse of the psychoactive species of this plant doomed the entire genus to
illegality, and our society pays for it.
I suggest your response is a product of the brainwashing of generations; and that until this is turned around, more will continue to respond with your
attitude that 'there must be something else, not because I know anything about it, but because I have been brainwashed to oppose it' reply to
anything innovative that comes from development of yet another application to put on the list of things this particular plant species can do for
WAKE UP and smell the hemp! It's not all about getting high, DUDE!