Here's a few facts from the illumati-news.com link.
The Marijuana Conspiracy - The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal
* In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down.
Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs; Department of Agriculture
* Quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937. 58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935;
Sherman Williams Paint Co. testimony before Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.
* Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was
photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel;
Popular Mechanics, 1941.
* Hemp called 'Billion Dollar Crop.' It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars; Popular Mechanics,
Why then did it never get there... legally?
Because of William Randolph Hearst, the media tycoon, who also owned the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark and vast acreage of
timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products and stood to lose billions because of hemp.
was Hearst, the actual model for Orson Welles classic movie. He created 'yellow
journalism' and used his news corporation to discredit the innocent herb by publishing horror stories about it, and his influence in Hollywood
resulted in propaganda movies like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marihuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marihuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936).
Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marijuana. The menace of 'marihuana' made headlines. Readers learned that it was
responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality.
All done by a weed called "marihuana", a word he didn't exactly coin, but promoted to distort the fact it was nothing but the good ol' hemp, the
wonder-plant promoted by US governments for decades.
In fact the ignorance was so great that when the American Medical Association in 1937 testified to the House Committee in favour of passing the
Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law they didn't knew it in fact was the medical herb, known for its hundreds application, revered since Hippocrates, they
testified against. The AMA understood cannabis to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing products sold over the last hundred years. Too late they
learned it was the same herb that had been demonized as MARIJUANA.
Also in 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon,
rayon, Dacron, etc. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont's business.
Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Harry J.
was appointed head of the Drug Commission and was the drug-czar for 3 decades, persistently promoting the idea that marijuana made
users act extremely violent.
Today, our planet is in desperate trouble. Earth is suffocating as large tracts of rain forests disappear. Pollution, poisons and chemicals are
killing people. These great problems could be reversed if we industrialized hemp. Natural biomass could provide all of the planet's energy needs that
are currently supplied by fossil fuels. We have consumed 80% of our oil and gas reserves. We need a renewable resource. Hemp could be the solution to
soaring gas prices.
Today the propeganda scam is wellknown and regonized as such, beside the medical and enviromental properties being throughly documented.
Question is, why don't we do it then? Legalize it.
[edit on 12-3-2007 by khunmoon]