Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?
Hemp is the most universally useful plant we have at our disposal. Up until and even during WWII, hemp was a widely grown crop, which provided the world with an excellent and most durable source of fibre. Less than a century ago hemp cultivation was not just encouraged, but mandatory, with hefty fines being levied against farmers who refused. 'Hemp for Victory' was the government coined slogan that fuelled the last big bout of legal hemp cultivation during WWII, promoting hemp cultivation as a patriotic cause. The first dollar bills were printed on hemp paper, your old family bible is probably printed on hemp paper and even the constitution itself was drafted on hemp paper. So why is it illegal in the U.S.?