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Magda Hassan
04-06-2009, 10:00 AM
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/591.html

Bring back industrial hemp


A great video from the archives. Hemp manufacturing was resuscitated to meet the demands for its many uses during the war and promptly criminalised again afterwards. This video shows the many uses of the plant.



Eighty years ago, using a dizzying barrage of propaganda dirty tricks, the chemical company DuPont with the help of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst succeeded in having the cultivation and possession of hemp criminalized so that it would not compete with Dupont's new synthetic nylon textiles.

The reality is that industrial grade hemp cannot be used to get high and it's one of the most useful plants in human history.

Two US Congressmen, Barney Frank and Ron Paul, have introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act to change this sorry state of affairs. Eight other Congressmen from both parties have co-sponsored it.

Currently, about 99% of marijuana that is being eradicated by the "heroic" efforts of the DEA and other publicly funded layabouts is "ditchweed," completely unsmokable biological material descended from hemp plants that used to provide America and the world with cloth, fiber, paper, industrial lubricants, and even food (the seeds are as nutritious as milk.)

Perhaps sanity will prevail.

Bruce Clemens
04-10-2009, 11:33 AM
When I was a kid growing up in California, there were Castor Bean plants all over the place. They can kill you. The seeds are where Ricin comes from.

The following from: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/vex/toxic/castor/castor.htm
Castor bean is ... a garden plant throughout the U.S. for its large, striking appearance. It is now commerically grown in the U.S. in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon and California. As a result, it is naturalized in the south where winters are mild and most often is found near streambeds, dumping grounds, barnyards or along roadsides.


Talk about ditchweed! Amazing how something as benign as marijuana will put you in jail but possessing a horribly lethal toxin gets you into the local garden club. I guess Du Pont didn't make anything that Castor Bean threatened!

Peter Lemkin
04-10-2009, 12:56 PM
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/591.html

Bring back industrial hemp


A great video from the archives. Hemp manufacturing was resuscitated to meet the demands for its many uses during the war and promptly criminalised again afterwards. This video shows the many uses of the plant.



Eighty years ago, using a dizzying barrage of propaganda dirty tricks, the chemical company DuPont with the help of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst succeeded in having the cultivation and possession of hemp criminalized so that it would not compete with Dupont's new synthetic nylon textiles.

The reality is that industrial grade hemp cannot be used to get high and it's one of the most useful plants in human history.

Two US Congressmen, Barney Frank and Ron Paul, have introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act to change this sorry state of affairs. Eight other Congressmen from both parties have co-sponsored it.

Currently, about 99% of marijuana that is being eradicated by the "heroic" efforts of the DEA and other publicly funded layabouts is "ditchweed," completely unsmokable biological material descended from hemp plants that used to provide America and the world with cloth, fiber, paper, industrial lubricants, and even food (the seeds are as nutritious as milk.)

Perhaps sanity will prevail.

Hemp or marijuana fiber for materials are important and very good [superior and ecologically, economically so] for SO many things. The mildly intoxicanting variant is not bad either for headaches, heartaches, loss of appatite, pain, and aches of an existential type - plus exploration of reality. :dancing2: I'll smoke to that! :canabis::canabis: