Hemp – Quite Possibly the Best Natural Resource on Earth

July 9, 2010 – Few people today know of the power of hemp. Hemp is quite possibly the most valuable natural resource on earth today, yet it remains unused because of the hypocrisy of the majority of governments in the world.

Hemp comes from the Cannabis plant. This material is known to have more separate and diverse uses than any other material in the world. It can be used to make paper, clothing, food, cosmetics, fabric, textiles, rope, plastic alternatives, building materials, and the list goes on. The American constitution was written on hemp paper. Those before us have been fully aware of just how useful hemp really is. George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the United States, grew fields of Cannabis plants himself. At one point in certain states of the US, it was illegal not to grow hemp. That is how valuable this resource was once considered.

As time passed on and we began to use other resources more like oil, we began to forget about hemp. Laws were passed that allowed people to legally not have to grow hemp. Then when people began understanding how useful it was once again around 1930, it was taken out of the light by a greedy man. This man’s name was William Randolph Hearst, and he owned the majority of the newspapers in the United States. When he heard of this new phenomenon of hemp, he was not happy. This was because he had all of his newspaper mills already set up as tree paper. Since he didn’t want to deal with the costs of establishing a new set of hemp mills, he began publishing false stories all throughout his newspapers across the countries associating hemp with marijuana as if it were an evil drug. His propaganda still works on many people today. Because of his propaganda prohibition on marijuana started in 1937 and from that point forward more and more propaganda was used to curb the minds of citizens.

Today, hemp is associated with marijuana and is not allowed to be grown simply because it comes from the same plant as marijuana. The reality is marijuana is the female cannabis plant while hemp is the male cannabis plant, and they aren’t associated at all. Hemp does not contain any THC, the chemical that gets people high. Yet because of conservative politicians today, many people still ignore the value of hemp as a natural resource that could potentially solve our energy and resource crisis.  By Cole Heggie. Source.

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