Why Can’t We Grow Hemp in America?


May 27th, 2009 – Hemp has served mankind for thousands of years, discovered in ancient civilizations at least 8000 B.C. Was grown widely in U.S. by colonial farmers including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. With such a long history, why is it illegal to grow it here? Is it a relation to the marijuana family? Hemp fiber is harvested from the large annual plant Cannabis Sativa. This industrial hemp has negligible alkaloid content and cannot be used for any drug. Canada, China, most of the European countries like France, England and many more allow growing and processing hemp – they don’t have problem with distinguishing the difference. What is different about US?
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You can eat it, wear it, us it but not grow it. But hemp is the fastest growing agricultural crop, gentle on the land, requiring no chemicals in its cultivation. It produces more fiber yield per acre than any other source. It leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop. It adds rich organic matter to the topsoil and helps retain moisture. Studies done in Poland show evidence that hemp is excellent plant to remove metals and toxins from the soil, multiplying its environmental benefits. Is it possible that we simply don’t want (or care) about environment as much as we claim?

In any way, it is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers. It will outlast the competition. In the mid 1980’s, researchers developed an enzymatic process to successfully remove lignin from the hemp fiber without compromising its strength for multitude of uses: including textiles, energy generation, paper, construction, bio-plastics, food, cosmetics, and more. It is its comfortable and the more is used, the softer it gets. Hemp fabrics are great for people with sensitive skin because of the lack of bleaching agents used in the processing. Some of its amazing qualities is the resistance to mold and ultraviolet light. The porous nature allows hemp to “breathe,” so that it is cool in warm weather and the air trapped in the fibers makes it naturally warm in cooler weather. Due to the porous nature of the fiber, hemp will retain its color better than other fabrics.

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3 responses to “Why Can’t We Grow Hemp in America?”

  1. When are people going to wake up to the facts? I am amazed being from the 60’s that truthfull information is still hidden, blocked, and outright lies through the corp business goverment complex loving their profits from pharm drugs…this ia America on drugs…to numb them from thinking, using common sense and logical use of resources on the planet, we could feed the world, clothes them all, and make shelters from the storms, toooooo many uses to name!!! and….have you checked the Bible? I’ll bet you didn’t know this!!!!

    The Herb yielding seed is Sacred.

    “The Lord said unto me, ‘I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs.”..Isaiah 18:4-5

    “And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.”.. Ezekiel 34:29 a healing plant… On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare 12 manner of fruits, and yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelations 22:1-2

    Genesis…1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose SEED is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    Genesis 1: 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    Genesis 1:26 And God said, let us (do I note a plural here?) make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    “The hemp plant (scientific name : cannabis, slang: marijuana) is one of the many useful herbs “yielding seed after its kind” created and blessed by God on the third day of creation, “and God saw that it was good.” He gave hemp for people to use with our free will. The Bible predicted some herb’s prohibition…”Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall speak lies in hypocrisy…commanding to abstain from the meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth…. Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3

    Cannabis was used 13 ways: clothing, paper, cord, sails, fishnet, OIL, sealant, incense, FOOD!!!!( Oh my God, we could feed everyone on earth!!) And in ceremony, relaxation and medicine. For so the Lord said unto me, “I will take my rest and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs. For afore harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks and take away and cut down the branches.” Isaiah 18:4-5

    So, and we read we learn that Jesus(Sananda) said to keep church and state apart. “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s and unto God the things which be God’s.” Luke 20:25…and we have seen, it was God, not government, who gave man the herbs to use. And it was government that put Jesus to death.

    Read the truth for yourself. I learned all this at http://www.Biblegateway they have concordances for the King James, the American Standard, and four or five other translations. Check out http://www.equalrights4all.org/religious/bible.htm

  2. As best I can figure out hemp (oil) directly competes with petroleum. It also competes with major food and textile markets. Because it is so universally used and GOOD for people it doesn’t leave room for the corrupt people like Monsanto who are more interested in keeping us sick so they can sell us drugs and keep churning out over paid doctors etc., etc., etc…

  3. In 1937, William Randolf Hearst ran a smear campaign linking hemp and marijuana together because it competed with his stock in the timber industry. It is also a main competitor with petroleum so obviously America is quick to question it.

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