Why does it seem to be an issue that hemp is illegal to produce since it won't get you high? I am assuming it actually is illegal because there is so much activism about it. But, I would think that the absence of THC and the totally different nature of it as a plant would put it in a totally different category. Why is there a problem with it?Answer Question
Answer by gammie at 11:25 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:12 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Look up Hearst Publishing, DuPont Chemicals and Harry Ainslinger. Hearst & DuPont had a patented process for making newsprint out of trees and didn't want hemp to interfere with their profits so they made up a bunch of BS, think Reefer Madness, to have both outlawed. Hemp is easier to grow than trees, you can get 2-3 crops annually from one field and makes better paper. The Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper as hemp was a huge resource back in the day. In fact Washington, among others, grew it and if you owned a certain amount of land you were required to grow hemp because it was so vital to our growing nation.
Answer by Friday at 1:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by callmeann at 5:10 PM on Nov. 6, 2009