I have to admit, I am befuddled by the lack of vision, and profit, that The Powers That BE (TPTB) missed out on, regarding a huge market, as Popular Mechanics pointed out in February of 1938 and reiterated in this paper. But it does prove that we had/have the best political and judicial systems money has bought.

TPTB have taken the most benign and useful plant on the planet, and demonized it to profit a multitude of industries that would close if cannabis/hemp was legalized. And by the way, I am on a campaign to get people to stop using the “M” word. It is what the government used to demonize it. And further, cannabis is a plant, not a drug; drugs are manufactured, mostly poisonous, and used to cover symptoms rather than cure.

To get hold of the whole process and understand how modern science(government controlled) can totally ignore somewhere between 3-5 thousand years of documented use of the plant, saying it is all anecdotal, I suggest you start here, reading Jack Herrer’s (he jokes that it sounds like terror, with an H) book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes.

It has been shown that hemp has over 50, 000 uses.

Here are a few of the industries that could potentially wiped out:

  • Synthetic Textile
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Timber
  • Industrial agriculture
  • Construction Materials
  • Oil/Petroleum
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Add your own

Considering the money spent on just recreational/medicinal cannabis use over the last couple of years, and they could have been looking at trillions of dollars of profits today, in both cannabis and industrial hemp. Hindsight is always 20/20.

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