The Marijuana Conspiracy: The Reason Hemp Is Illegal

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They say marijuana
is dangerous. Pot is not harmful to the human body or mind. Marijuana
does not pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very
much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries
and a large number of chemical corporations. Big businesses, with
plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from
the people. The truth is, if marijuana was utilized for its vast
array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic
bomb! The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about
the plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.

Where did the
word ‘marijuana’ come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word
was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of
the hemp plant – as you will read. The facts cited here, with
references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopedia Britannica
which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years :

1) All schoolbooks
were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s. (Jack Frazier.
Hemp Paper Reconsidered. 1974.)

2) It was legal
to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s.
(LA Times. Aug. 12, 1981.)

3) Refusing
to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was against
the law! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp
from 1763 to 1769 (G. M. Herdon. Hemp in Colonial Virginia).

4) George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers grew hemp. (Washington
and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China
to France then to America.)

5) Benjamin
Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America, and it processed
hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted
to cut off Moscow’s export to England. (Jack Herer. Emperor
Wears No Clothes
.)

6) For thousands
of years, 90% of all ships’ sails and rope were made from hemp.
The word ‘canvas’ is Dutch for cannabis. (Webster’s
New World Dictionary.)

7) 80% of all
textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., were
made from hemp until the 1820s, with the introduction of the cotton
gin.

8) The first
Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts of
the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from
hemp. (U.S. Government Archives.)

9) The first
crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky
producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the
20th century. (State Archives.)

10) Oldest
known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, although
hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.

11) Rembrandt’s,
Van Gogh’s, Gainsborough’s, as well as most early canvas
paintings, were principally painted on hemp linen.

12) 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. (U.S. Department of
Agriculture Archives.)

13) 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 the U.S.Congress against
the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.)

14) Henry Ford’s
first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself
was constructed 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.)

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