#WorldWideHemp "Hemp will heal the world"
Many years ago Hemp was unjustly banned.
However, Hemp has recently been rediscovered as a beneficial plant with enormous environmental, economic, and commercial potential.
Paper, Textiles, Fuel, Food, Plastics, Soil Remediation to name a few.
* Most hemp-derived products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and renewable.
Hemp puts little strain on the soil and requires only 0 to moderate amounts of fertilizer. Less fertilizer use results in less runoff into waterways and groundwater, hence less water pollution.
Hemp was not banned because it was a harmful drug. Hemp was banned because it was a competitive threat to the wood products industry and newly developed synthetic fibers that were patentable, and would become more profitable than hemp.
Corporations that profited from the prohibition of hemp propagated a smear campaign against hemp by claiming that Cannabis use was a major drug problem (it wasn't) and that Cannabis use caused people to become extremely violent - another falsehood. Unfortunately, these false claims went unchallenged and Congress outlawed hemp in 1937. Unfortunately, millions of Americans still believe the lies spread about Cannabis/hemp.
So it is now up to advocates of Industrial Agricultural Hemp to re-educate the public with the facts.