Industrial hemp has many uses – Opinion – The Herald

There are two basic kinds of cannabis: marijuana and hemp.  Marijuana is what gives the high and cures disease, and is illegal to grow or use in most of the country.  
Hemp is what is used for paper, fuel, food, fiber and literally thousands of other industrial and commercial applications, and is also illegal to grow in most of the country.  
This article deals with industrial hemp.

In the February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics, which you can find at www.hempfarm.org/BillionDollarCrop, there was a feature article entitled “The New Billion Dollar Crop,” referring to hemp.

It was common knowledge that the plant was extremely useful and versatile.

Hemp makes the best cloth because it is the longest and strongest fiber on earth and hemp webbing is what held parachutes together before DuPont became allies with Hearst to demonize the plant that was in the way of their personal fortunes; to hell with the environment, their actions screamed.

Hemp also makes the best paper and is made faster, cheaper and four times as much as what is produced per acre from trees.

It is also made without the use of dioxin and other heavy poisons that end up in our rivers.

Rope, twine and all other grades of cordage work best when made of hemp, again because of its long fiber and strong structure.

The USS Constitution, ‘Old Ironsides’, carried on board more than 60 tons of hemp in the form of rope, including the anchor rope, sails, Bibles, maps, uniforms, flags and pennant.

Just about everything on board, except the wooden ship and the metal cannons and cannonballs, was made of hemp in one form or another.

In the Middle Ages in Europe, most people survived on something known as gruel. Gruel was boiled hemp seeds, with some milk or fruit, if one was lucky.  
Hemp seeds could end world hunger in as much time as it would take to get a handful of hemp seeds and some water to every starving human being, for there is enough nutrition in hemp seeds to sustain life, with a little water.  
Hemp seeds are an original food, specified by God in Genesis 1:29-30:  “God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the land, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.

 “To every animal of the land and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the land, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.’ And it was so.”

 

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