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Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:02 PM

Why America’s fired up about hemp

The once-maligned cannabis plant could herald an agricultural revolution, author Doug Fine tells Salon 

Hemp: It’s not just for health food smoothies and hippie clothing. The unintended victim of the United States’ prohibition on cannabis — it got swept up in theMarijuana Tax Act of 1937 and is now blacklisted by the DEA under the Controlled Substances Act — the plant is beginning to be seen by many as the solution to any number of the country’s problems, with implications ranging from energy to agriculture. Newly liberated (to an extent) by the recently passed Farm Bill, it could be the country’s next billion-dollar industry, journalist Doug Fine told Salon.


http://www.salon.com/2014/04/19/why_americas_fired_up_about_hemp/

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arely staircase Apr 2014 OP
TlalocW Apr 2014 #1
arely staircase Apr 2014 #2
AAO Apr 2014 #3
Samantha Apr 2014 #4
Warren DeMontague Apr 2014 #6
Cha Apr 2014 #5
arely staircase Apr 2014 #7
Cha Apr 2014 #8

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:39 PM

1. Unintended victim my ass

Oligarchs with interest in lumber made sure that hemp was considered as "bad" as marijuana in order to protect their investments.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:42 PM

2. I caught that too. it seems like if it was just a typo it would have been corrected the next time

Congress was in session. But if that is a more palatable way to sell it, I am fine with it.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 12:50 AM

3. The very reason they tied hemp to "marijuana" and created the Reefer Madness hysteria.

 

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 12:59 AM

4. Not just the lumber interests but the garment industry as well wanted hemp banned

Clothing made from hemp is extremely durable. It can last for decades. I have seen pictures of nightgowns and shirts that were 100 years old. They were simply designed but still beautiful and in impeccable condition.

Sam

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 01:50 AM

6. WR Hearst

Zaxtly.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 01:49 AM

5. and, the sooner more people catch on to that the

better! For their livelihood and the USA's Economy~

thank you, arely

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 02:36 AM

7. thank you cha

America is finaly starting to turn away from the stupidity

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 03:26 AM

8. Coming out of the dark ages and into the Light in a lot of ways, arely..

A much longer journey in other areas.

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