SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT...WITH HEMP
posted by Jonathan Davis
Did you know??
HEMP (marijuana) CAN SAVE THE WORLD!
This in not a joke, but a very well documented subject that has been know since before 1938 when HEMP's cultivation was outlawed.
Here are some interesting facts:
- 1 acre of Hemp (marijuana) = 4 acres of trees and will make every grade of paper BETTER at 1/4th of the cost of wood pulp and 1/5th the pollution. (source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
- Hemp seed is one of the world's best and cheapest sources of protein, and contains no THC. (source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Congressional Records)
- Hemp and waste paper can generate ALL fuel for autos and replace ALL nuclear power at a fraction of the cost of fossil fuel WITH NO POLLUTION or CHERNOBYLS. (source: Solar Gas 1980, Science Digest 1983-84, U.S. Dept. Energy)
- Hemp plants can reach treelike heights of 20 feet or more & could replace cut forests in just one growing season! (source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
- 10 acres of Hemp is equal to 40 acres of pulp land. Hemp forests would protect the top soil from further erosion. Hemp plants make oxygen for you and ME to breath! (source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
Here are just a few of the things that could be manufactured from Hemp, just to name a few...
- Clothing (softer and more durable than cotton)
- Automobile GAS (pollution free)
- Motor OIL
- Coal (pollution free burning)
- TNT (dynamite)
- Food (the seeds of Hemp contain no THC and are second to soybean in protein content)
- Hemp oil could replace WHALE oil
If you would like to learn more about this topic there is a Television network called: "THE 90's" that speaks out on this topic. THE 90's is shown on "Public TV" stations in most major cities in the U.S.A. THE 90's has had such an incredible response to an episode that was done on Hemp, that they are going to sell a one hour video tape on the topic: Hemp Can Save The Environment.
400 N. Michigan Ave. #1608
Chicago, Ill. 60611
Another source of information on this topic is contained in a book called:
THE EMPEROR WEARS NO CLOTHES, by Jack Herer
$12.95 + $2 shipping
You can get it from:
PO Box 1900
Frazier Park, CA 93225
There is nothing new about the many uses of Hemp. Hemp has been used for hundreds of years until 1938 when its cultivation became illegal. If fact our very own United States Constitution was written on paper made from Hemp. In fact in those days all of our paper was made from Hemp, and both George Washington & Thomas Jefferson were Hemp farmers. During World War II our own US government made a film called; 'Hemp for Victory', a film to encourage farmers to grow Hemp so that its fibers could be made into rope, army uniforms, and parachutes. Today in China (were Hemp is legal) it is used to make both clothing and paper. Go to your library and check out any books published by our US Dept. of agriculture this has been a known fact since 1937 when the Dept. of Agriculture predicted it to be the number #1 cash crop in the USA because of its uses as food, fiber, paper and petroleum products. This is why petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies spent so much time and money to propagandize the plants use as "Marijuana" (for smoking) by making movies like "Reefer Madness" so that they could continue to keep the monopoly on the products with which Hemp would compete.
Wealthy families such as the Hursts, Duponts, and Mellons also spent a great deal of time and money to make sure that Hemp became illegal. William Hurst had the rights to cut down trees in the northwest to turn them into newspaper. Hurst owned all the major newspaper companies in the country at that time and he knew that people would not want the trees cut down if his newspaper could be made from Hemp fibers, so William Hurst used his newspaper companies to further spread the "Reefer Madness". Since Hemp IS petroleum and could totally replace our current fossil fuel system (pollution free, Hemp fuel contains no sulphur, and when burned does not create sulphur dioxide, no pollution, no acid rain), you can imagine why the Duponts and Mellons would have such an interest in seeing Hemp wiped out. It was during 1937-38 during the 'New Deal Legislation' where our government allowed big business to underwrite the laws that would govern them. Big business took advantage and spread the "reefer madness" so that they could continue to hold the monopolies on the goods with which Hemp would compete. It is no coincidence that in 1938 Hemp was outlawed and shortly after that Nylon was patented.
From: Nighthawk - Running WILD! in Phoenix 602-995-3321
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