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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 04:24 PM
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28. Bingo!
Many people think hemp is illegal because of its relationship to marijuana, in reality it is the opposite marijuana is illegal because of hemp. As you point out hemp poses serious competition to some big industries textiles is one, but there are others as well. The timber industry and oil industry are big ones as well. Hemp is an incredibly useful plant that can not be patented. It also doesn't need a lot of chemicals such as pesticides to grow. How do you think Monsanto likes that? Cotton is not nearly as good of a fabric as hemp is and it certainly is not as environmentally friendly, but cotton is more profitable. It is all about the bottom line.
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