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Top 10 Hemp Uses

  1. Hemp in Religion
  2. Hemp Agriculture
  3. Hemp Biomass
  4. Hemp Fabric
  5. Hemp Paper
  6. Hemp Plastics
  7. Hemp Food
  8. Hemp Biofuel
  9. Hemp Homes
  10. Hemp Medicine

ANYTHING made from hydrocarbon fossil fuels,
could be made from organic carbohydrates!

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." — George Washington 1794

"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." — Thomas Jefferson

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this [prohibition]."
Albert Einstein (My First Impression of the U.S.A., 1921)

Hemp has been a part of the Chinese pharmacopoeia for the past 4,000 years. Ancient Chinese folk remedies call for hempseed use to improve the "chi" or stamina of the body; to cure neurologic impairment due to stroke, urinary disorders, and blood deficiency. The first report of marijuana as medicine was 2727 B.C. in China. Medical marijuana was used historically in: China, India, Rome, Greece, Egypt, Asyrian cultures.

For 3000 years prior to 1842, marijuana and hashish extracts were the most widely-used medicines in the world. Medical marijuana and hemp oils were a folk remedy for thousands of years. 2nd most prescribed for labor pains... that is 2nd to hashish. Virtually every president from the mid-19th Century up until prohibition routinely used cannabis medicines.

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The Lost American History of Industrial Hemp

Hemp History


Well-Documented History of Industrial Hemp:

  • Galileo's scientific observation notes were written on hemp paper. (c. 1600)
  • Many of the world’s most well-known paintings are painted with hemp oil paints on hemp canvas.
  • Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I & King Philip of Spain made it law for all land owners to grow hemp.
  • The King of England distributed hemp seeds free to farmers in Canada. (1801)
  • The American Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
  • The U.S. Constitution was printed on hemp paper.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
  • Ben Franklin owned a paper mill that made hemp paper.
  • Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic.
  • Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation under light of a hemp oil lamp. (1863)
  • Rudolph Diesel designed his engine to run on hemp oil.
  • In 1938 Popular Mechanics described hemp as the "New Billion Dollar Crop."
  • The United Nations signed a treaty in 1961, which allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp.


Historical Use of Medical Marijuana

George Washington Grew Hemp
Historically, Indian doctors have used bhang (a preparation of cannabis, honey and milk) for the treatment of all kinds of ailments. In the mid-19th century, Or. William O'Shaughnessy helped introduce cannabis, or bhang, to western culture. This spawned a whole slew of over-the-counter cannabis medications marketed by Squibb, Parke-Davis, and Eli lilly. Queen Victoria herself used cannabis medicine for menstrual cramps.

Hemp has been a part of the Chinese pharmacopoeia for the past 4,000 years. Ancient Chinese folk remedies call for hempseed use to improve the "chi" or stamina of the body; to cure neurologic impairment due to stroke, urinary disorders, and blood deficiency. The first report of marijuana as medicine was 2727 B.C. in China. Medical marijuana was used historically in: China, India, Rome, Greece, Egypt, Asyrian cultures.

For 3000 Years prior to 1842, marijuana and hashish extracts were the most widely-used medicines in the world. Medical marijuana and hemp oils were a folk remedy for thousands of years. 2nd most prescribed for labor pains... that is 2nd to hashish. Abraham Lincoln was an avowed enemy of prohibition. His wife was prescribed cannabis for her nerves after his assassination. Virtually every president from the mid-19th Century up until prohibition routinely used cannabis medicines.


History of the Hemp Prohibition of 1937

The current laws against the cultivation of Hemp can be attributed to three men, Henry J. Anslinger, Lammont DuPont, and William Randolph Hearst, who made growing hemp illegal. Anslinger was the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, DuPont and Hearst were the owners of the largest chemical company and newspaper, respectively. Hearst began printing outlandish stories with headlines such as "Marijuana goads user to blood lust" and "Hotel clerk identifies Marijuana smoker as gunman". He also took advantage of the country's prejudice against blacks and immigrants by printing that marijuana-crazed negroes were raping white women and by painting pictures of lazy, pot-smoking Mexicans. DuPont's banker Andrew Mellon who happened to be Secretary of the Treasury under Herbert Hoover, also had a nephew-in-law, Henry Anslinger, who had the Marijuana Tax Law of 1937 passed allowing munitions maker DuPont to supply synthetic fibers for the domestic economy without competition.

These men succeeded in a conspiracy which ultimately added to the destruction of the environment, by them producing plastic and paper where hemp could have been more beneficial. In 1991 DuPont was still the largest producer of man-made fibers, while no citizen has legally harvested a single acre of textile grade hemp in over 50 years. The standard fiber of world history, America's traditional crop, hemp, could provide our textiles, paper and be the premier source for cellulose. The war industries DuPont, Allied Chemical, Monsanto, and others are protected from competition by the marijuana laws and they make war on the natural cycle and the common farmer.

Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31 years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism, Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify so much that soldiers would not want to fight.

Bolstering the theory that marijuana was banned to destroy the hemp industry, two articles were written on the eve of Marijuana Prohibition that claim hemp was on the verge of becoming a super crop. These articles appeared in two well-respected magazines that are still published today. The articles are:

This was the first time that billion dollar was used to describe the value of a crop. These articles praise the usefulness and potential of hemp by stating "hemp can be used to produce more than 25,000 products" and "hemp will prove, for both farmer and public, the most profitable and desirable crop that can be grown." Marijuana Prohibition took


Forgotten American History

From more than 1,000 years before the time of Christ until 1883 A.D., cannabis hemp - indeed, marijuana - was our planet's largest agricultural crop and most important industry, involving thousands of products and enterprises; producing the overall majority of Earth's fiber, fabric, lighting oil, paper, incense and medicines. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals.

From 1776 to 1937, hemp was a major American crop and textiles and medicines made from hemp were common. Yet, The American Textile Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, and most American history books contain no mention of hemp. Dupont's War on Marijuana Smokers has created an atmosphere of self censorship--speaking of hemp in a positive manner is considered taboo.

United States Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, used products made from hemp, and praised the hemp plant in some of their writings. Under the laws written by today's politicians, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be considered a threat to society - they would be arrested and thrown in prison for the felony crime of growing natural plants.


Decortication Machine Coincidence?

Decortication is the removal of the bark, husk, or outer layer, or peel of an object.

The Industrial Hemp Prohibition was a direct result of the invention of a decortication machine that reduced the manula labor required to decorticate the fiber from the hemp plants. This effectively ruined DuPont's chance to make a synthetic fiber known as nylon (offshore with CURRENTLY HALF OF Rockefeller's offshore oil imports) at less cost than American farmers can produce hemp that is far superior to toxic nylon.

Keep in mind that DuPont is a CHEMICAL company that directly competes directly with hemp. Rockefeller owns or controls most OIL companies, which compete directly with organic ethanol and methanol produced from hemp. Biomass also competes directly with his coal mining monopolies.


Hemp was Criminalized with a $1 TAXSTAMP

In the United States, the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937), was a significant bill on the path that led to the criminalization of cannabis. The act was penned by Harry Anslinger and introduced by Rep. Robert L. Doughton of North Carolina, on April 14, 1937.

The Act did not itself criminalize the possession or usage of hemp, marijuana, or cannabis, but levied a tax equaling roughly one dollar on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. The Act did include penalty provisions and elaborate rules of enforcement to which marijuana, cannabis, or hemp handlers were subject. Violation of these procedures could result in a fine of up to $2000 and five years' imprisonment

Literally millions of wild hemp plants currently grow throughout the U.S. - Wild hemp, like hemp grown for industrial use, has no drug properties because of its low THC content. U.S. marijuana laws prevent farmers from growing the same hemp plant that proliferates in nature by the millions.

The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 made possession or transfer of cannabis illegal throughout the United States under federal law, excluding medical and industrial uses, in which an expensive excise tax was required. Annual fees for the tax were $24 ($337 adjusted for inflation) for importers, manufacturers, and cultivators of cannabis, $1 annually ($14 adjusted for inflation) for medical and research purposes, and $3 annually ($42 adjusted for inflation) for industrial uses. Detailed cannabis sale logs were required to keep record of cannabis sales. Selling cannabis to any person who has previously paid the tax is $1 per ounce or fraction thereof; however, it is $100 ($1,406 adjusted for inflation) per ounce or fraction thereof to sell any person who has not registered and paid the special tax.


Mandatory sentencing and increased punishment were enacted when the United States Congress passed the Boggs Act of 1952 and the Narcotics Control Act of 1956. The acts made a first-time cannabis possession offence a minimum of two to ten years with a fine up to $20,000; however in 1970 the United States Congress repealed mandatory penalties for cannabis offences.


In 1968 the United States Department of the Treasury subsidiary the Bureau of Narcotics and the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare subsidiary the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control merged to create the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs as a United States Department of Justice subsidiary.

In 1973 President Richard Nixon's "Reorganization Plan Number Two" proposed the creation of a single federal agency to enforce federal drug laws and Congress accepted the proposal, as there was concern regarding the growing availability of drugs. As a result, on July 1 1973 the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE) merged to create the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). On December 1, 1975, the Supreme Court ruled that it was "not cruel or unusual for Ohio to sentence someone to 20 years for having or selling cannabis."


In January 1976, California's careful study of the economic impact of its law repealing prohibitions of use went into effect. The law reduced the penalty for personal possession of an ounce or less of marijuana from a felony to a citable misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $100. Possession of more than an ounce was made a misdemeanor, making the maximum fine $500 and/or six months in jail. After the law went into effect, the states annual spending towards marijuana laws went down 74%. Prior to the law, the state had been spending from $35 million to $100 million.


During the Reagan Administration the Sentencing Reform Act provisions of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 created the Sentencing Commission, which established mandatory sentencing guidelines. The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 reinstated mandatory prison sentences, including large scale cannabis distribution. Later an amendment created a three-strikes law, which created mandatory 25-years imprisonment for repeated serious crimes - serious drug offenses is in on that list - and allowed the death penalty to be used against "drug kingpins."


In 1996 California voters passed Proposition 215, which legalized medical cannabis. The Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative was created to "provide seriously ill patients with a safe and reliable source of medical cannabis, information and patient support" in accordance with Proposition 215.

In January 1998 the U.S. Government sued Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative for violating federal laws created as a result of Controlled Substances Act of 1970. On May 14, 2001, the United States Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Coop that federal anti-drug laws do not permit an exception for medical cannabis and rejected the common-law medical necessity defense to crimes enacted under the Controlled Substances Act because Congress concluded cannabis has "no currently accepted medical use" when the act was passed in 1970.


Gonzales v. Raich 545 U.S. 1 (2005) was a decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (6-3) that even where persons are cultivating, possessing, or distributing medical cannabis in accordance with state-approved medical cannabis programs, such persons are violating federal marijuana laws and can therefore be prosecuted by federal authorities because the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution permits federal authorities (pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act) to prosecute any and all offenses of federal marijuana laws. The respondents argued that because the cannabis in question had been grown, transported, and consumed entirely within the state of California, pursuant to California medical cannabis laws, their activity did not implicate interstate commerce and as such, could not be legitimately regulated by the federal government through the Commerce Clause. The Supreme Court disagreed, reasoning that cannabis grown for medical purposes is indistinguishable from illicit marijuana and that, because the intrastate medical cannabis market contributes to the interstate illicit marijuana market, the Commerce Clause applies. Even where persons are using medical cannabis in full compliance with state law, those persons can still be punished by federal authorities for violating federal law.

To combat state-approved medical cannabis legislation, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) routinely targets and arrests medical cannabis patients as well as seizing medical cannabis and the business assets of growers and medical dispensaries. However, the Obama administration has indicated that this practice may potentially be curtailed.


Documentary Movies About Hemp

Hemp For Victory Hemp Revolution How Weed Won The West
Grass Reefer Madness The Emporer Wears No Clothes

George Washington 1794
George Washington Indian Hemp Seeds
Thomas Jefferson Wealth
Thomas Jefferson Useful Plant
John Adams
Abraham Lincoln
The Nation Hemp Built
Hemp Legal Tender Laws 1682
United States Dispensatory 1851
Hemp Farmer 1856
DoA 1916
Henry Ford
Carl Sagan



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