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Hemp! maybe not in the US but what about the rest of the world?

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posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 04:13 AM
I have been doing a bit of reading on hemp, which can be used for paper, clothes and even fuel. It can be harvested and grown fairly quickly far quicker than replacing a rainforest. I have learnt that DuPont was the demise of Hemp in the US. They used their political influence to pass anti Marijuana laws making it impossible to harvest Hemp. But what was the excuse for the rest of the world not using this environmentally friendly source of fuel/resources?? Was it DuPont's global influence or was it the influence of the American politicians that spread to other countries?

] Dupont established itself as the world leader in synthetic fibres, with such new inventions as Nylon and Raylon, with the aid of the global outlawing of one of the most useful natural fibres, hemp. This was achieved in the US by the1937 Marijuana Transfer (Tax) Act, which was passed in the same year DuPont patented both nylon and the polluting wood-pulp sulfide (sulfur dioxide) process used to make paper. The Act was the result of political pressure and a sustained propaganda campaign by du Pont and logging and oil companies.

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 07:21 PM
DuPont isn't that powerful...i think the hemp thing was an outgrowth of a multinational ban on the hemp plant that produced hash-hish & marijuana drugs.

a couple days ago i ran across a link to this site
which has a 13:42 video about hemp,
which the USDA promoted and enticed farmers to grow back in 1942,
by promising them draft exemption and lots of bennies if they grew
acreages of hemp plants, for the good of the nation & the economy !

((alert: the link automatically begins the music & the video when you connect...))

posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 06:31 AM
Hemp can often be seen growing in huge unplowed areas of the midwest as a weed from when it was used for various reasons during WWII. It has been replaced in usefulness by synthetics, especially where rope is made.


posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 10:34 AM

Originally posted by St Udio
DuPont isn't that powerful...

Actually you are wrong, DuPont was/is that powerful. A gang of 3, dupont, hearst publishing and mellon bankers conspired to have hemp made illegal for economic reasons having nothing to do with the intoxicating qualities of marijuana. It had primarily to do with hemp being in competition with man made materials being produced by DuPont.

Around 1935 Dupont had patented a new synthetic fibre called Nylon...

a machine which had been invented in the early 1900's and perfected around 1937 was set to revolutionise the Hemp industry

In the late '30s hemp was shaping up to be 'the crop of the future' - and Mellon stood to lose millions because of his petro-chemical investments.

Hearst had tooled up his paper mills to use wood-pulp as the raw material for the large scale manufacture of paper, no doubt a substantial commitment and investment? It was clearly not in Hearst's interest to see the strongest traditional challenger as an alternative raw material for paper, hemp, suddenly become much cheaper.

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It is outrageous that the same lies about hemp/marijuana are naively accepted in the present day.

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