Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?
Ever wondered if there was a difference between marijuana and hemp? Well there is, they come from the same family but are very different plants. Commonly confused, presumably because countless corporations and powerful people do not want the public to know about its many uses, hemp can literally change the world, in more ways than one.
Firstly hemp, is not something people use to get high. It has very little potential to do so, but it has lots of potential to change the world.
In the past, dating back as far as ancient times, hemp was well known for its benefits. A strong plant, that does not require much help to grow or thrive, it is both extremely nutritious and a durable material to use for building.
In fact, despite hemp being largely outlawed in the U.S. today, in the past, particularly during world war 2, hemp was grown by farmers, to the point that it was even mandated and propagated as a patriotic cause, since it was of great help to the war effort.
Hemp provides the fiber to make durable paper and produces 4 times more fiber per acre than the destructive practice of cutting down trees. The first dollar bills were printed on hemp paper and even the constitution was drafted on hemp paper.
It can be used to produce strong cloth, such as sails or canvass and work clothes, like the original tough and strong jeans.
Hemp fiber is also being used as a modern building material, known as hempcrete. Hemp fibers are blended with water and limestone to create an extremely strong, durable, light weight, cement that makes it very useful as a building material in earthquake prone areas and other extreme weather scenarios.
Back in 1941, Henry Ford even built a car that was largely made from hemp and it was extremely durable and also ran on hemp fuel.
So hemp has the ability to challenge the auto industry, the oil industry, the paper (cutting down trees) industry, and many others, including different typed of materials made from plastics which are harmful to the environment, while hemp is biodegradable.
To further highlight the benefits of the extraordinary plant, farming 6% of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass crops would provide all of America’s energy needs!
Hemp is also one of the most nutriotous foods on the plant since Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%.
For almost a decade, Rick Simpson has been showing people how to cure cancer with hemp oil.
The list of beneficial uses of hemp goes on and on.
So why is Hemp illegal?
Hemp was made illegal, despite its many beneficial uses because it threatened powerful corporations like Du Pont. As a result, the rich and powerful began to associate the beneficial plant with a new term that was being used, called ‘marihuana’, which people related to the wave of Mexican immigrants that were coming into America who used ‘marihuana’ to relax. Through propaganda, which even made its way to the television in films like ‘Reefer Madness’ that featured a seemingly normal man murder his family with an axe because of being high on ‘marihuana’, it was eventually made illegal and has since intensified through the so called ‘war on drugs’ which has proven to be a huge failure for the people, but a huge success for the prison industrial complex.
Hemp could literally change the world we live in, in so many ways. It is arguably the most beneficial plant we have on the planet, and does not require good conditions to even grow. But the only way things are ever going to change is if the people demand change, which all starts with spreading awareness. Which is where you can help.