“Industrial hemp could transform the economy of the ‘Whole World’
in a positive and beneficial way, and therefore should be exploited to its full potential.”
Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known. It has been cultivated by many civilizations for over 12,000 years.
...many people survived a famine in the 1800’s by eating hemp seed as protein and hemp leaves as roughage.
Since there are so many differences between industrial hemp and
THC-marijuana, it seems to make sense that it would be a fostered, rather than demonized crop.
For 8000 years or more before that it was the world’s largest agricultural crop, producing the majority of our fibre, paper, fabric, lighting oil, medicines, as well as food oil and protein for both humans and animals.
For a crop that has little-to-no potential to get people high, the current attitude is both irresponsible and draconian.
According to the Columbia History of the World, “The earliest known woven fabric was apparently of hemp, which began to be worked in the eighth millennium (8000-7000 BC).”
Industrial Hemp is not to be confused with the close relative cannabis, which is also a Cannabis plant, but is widely used as a recreational drug and medicine.
Industrial hemp grows differently than marijuana:
...it grew so quickly and could meet so many of their requirements for clothing, food and fuel.
More than 30 nations, including England, France, Germany, China and Canada now have a legal hemp industry, and many more are undertaking research in a move towards a change in legislation.
...many believe that it is the only known renewable natural resource that can meet nearly all our requirements to move back to a healthier, greener planet.