It has 10's of 1000's of uses as a product, its easy to grow, it can create jobs, it doesn't harm the soil like tobacco does, and you can't get high from it. So why is it illegal?
I speak of course, of Hemp. The question that should
have been asked of President Obama last week in his open question appearance instead of "Hey duuuuude, what about ganja man, weed, you know..... pot'.
With 25,000 known applications from paper, clothing and food products -- which, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal back in January, is the fastest growing new food category in North America -- to construction and automotive materials, hemp could be just the crop to jump-start America's green economy. Especially here in the south with its vacant tobacco farms and fields.
But growing it still remains illegal due to the (very low) THC found in the plant. The U.S. just refuses to distinguish between the two plants, as do most people who still confuse it with the other Cannibas, Marijuana. Despite the FDA's ban on letting us grow it, we can import it - lots of it - where it is legal to grow, in Canada. We also import it from China (where it may or may not also contain Lead. Well, no.... that's just speculation and paranoia on my part. Sorry).
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