In the early 1930s hemp farming was outlawed due to the introduction of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, and timber (for paper). Hemp was seen as a threat in the development of these new components, and was pushed aside to make way for those products.
The result of the prohibition? Dependence on foreign oil, heavy use of pesticides and herbicides (for growing cotton), soil depletion, and heavy timber cutting (resulting in erosion and ozone depletion/global warming).
Below are 5 reasons why the hemp prohibition NEEDS to be abolished:
1. Hemp is economically viable. The net returns from hemp (after growing/processing expenses) are great, compared to other chemical-intensive and process-intensive products.
2. Hemp will relieve us of our dependence on foreign oil. Anything that can be processed with fossil fuels can be made with hemp.
3. Growing hemp is beneficial to the environment. Hemp heals and replenishes the soil it is grown in. It needs no pesticides or herbicides in growing and processing is less chemical dependent compared to other fibers. Hemp is carbon negative and will not damage the ozone – it will in fact HEAL the ozone.
4. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are an excellent source of nutrition. The hemp seeds are a complete protein and are comprised of edestin protein, the protein nearest in composition to human globulin. They are easily digestible and have the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids that the human body requires. Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are also excellent for helping and treating many illness and medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, skin conditions, brain diseases, and numerous other ailments.
It is time to let go of our dependence on products that do more damage than good. It is economically and environmentally responsible to go BACK to the plant that for over 10,000 years has been an important staple in almost every society.
Now is the time for HEMP.