Hemp and Marijuana Fact Sheet
The Federal Government gave farmers thirty billion dollars of subsidies and tax incentives to control crop production in 1994. At $200 an acre, this represents 150 million acres of farmland taken out of production. Legalization and cultivation of Hemp as an industrial raw material and food source will generate $250 billion dollars annually. This can create three million farms of fifty acres each with an annual income of over $80,000. One hundred fifty million acres of hemp will yield between 200 and 600 million tons of seed and between 600 million and one billion tons of stalks.
Hempseed is classified as a strategic food source in America. (Executive order #12919) As a Strategic Food source Hempseed is stockpiled by the government but denied to its citizens. Hempseed is accepted as the most nutritional plant food source on the planet. It has been used as an important staple for man and a major animal feed for livestock for thousands of years. Hempseed is 23% protein and 35% essentials oils. Hempseed contain all eight essential amino-acids and the protein concentration exceeds most cuts of beef. The protein in Hempseed are digested easily without most of the problems associated with beef. The essential fatty acids strengthen our immune system, reduce cholesterol and plaque buildup in our arteries.
Hempseed oil and hemp flowers have been used as medicine for over three thousand years. Hemp is presently being used in Europe for cancer, HIV and other immune and nutrient blocking diseases. Hempseed can be legally imported into America, however, the government requires all the Hempseed to be heated which kills the seed and destroys much of the nutritional value. The process increases the price fourfold and increases the chances of the food source spoiling.
As a feed for livestock, Hempseed is a healthy alternative to hormones and remnants. The hormones and remnants fed to beef in America have caused Europe to ban all imports of American beef. It is also likely for the spread of BSE in our population and food chain. Europe banned the feeding of remnants to livestock in the late 1980s because of BSE. BSE in humans leaves calcium deposits in the brain and mental deterioration similar to Alzheimer's disease. BSE is verified through autopsies of Alzheimer's victims. As of two years ago, random autopsies yielded 6% BSE for Alzheimers diagnosed victims. Remnants are also a major components of pet food. Tumors are now a major cause of death in our pets. The FDA is used to hide this information from the public. It is just business. The FDA turns out to be an illusion that protects the public from corporate misconduct. This statement illustrates the true function of the FDA. "The laws, you espouse, are there for show and enforced when it suits your agenda." The FDA has done nothing but promote the problem by approving BGH (BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE) from Monsanto which encourages the feeding of remnants to livestock as a discount source of nutrients. Remnants are a multi-billion dollar industry in America. Attempts by dairies to label milk (hormone free) resulted in lawsuits from Monsanto. Our government is suppressing this information under the commerce code. It is just business as usual.
This is a vivid example of government promoting economic interests over the health of its citizens. This is an important lesson to American citizens to demonstrate the value of an informed citizenry in a democracy over stupidity. It is also a slap in the face to anyone that believes the government cares if you get high or not. Hemp prohibition is an economic agenda.
Hemp stalks are 25% fiber and 75% cellulose or hurds. The fiber per acre exceeds cotton in strength, yield, durability, versatility and quality. Hemp is pesticide free where cotton consumes half of all agricultural pesticides in America. Hemp stalks yield three times the fiber per acre as cotton. That fiber turns out four times stronger by weight than cotton. Hemp clothing is warmer, more durable and cheaper to make than cotton clothing. Historically, hemp sails and canvas were preferred to cotton because hemp is four times stronger by weight. In fact, the word canvas is derived from the word cannabis.
Hemp hurds produce four times the paper per acre as timber. Hemp paper is better quality, cheaper to manufacture, a renewable industrial raw material, and environment friendly. Hemp pulp is processed with hydrogen peroxide where timber based paper is processed with sulfuric acid. The timber-pulp process is a major industrial pollutant while hemp-pulp is almost pollution free. Hemp paper is stronger, acid free, has a longer shelf life and costs less than half as much to process than timber based paper. Hemp paper has been produced in China for almost two thousand years. Many of their original manuscripts from hemp paper are still with us today. Hemp paper is acid free and can be recycled 10 times where timber based paper can only be recycled twice. The acids in timber based paper leach into the soil and decompose the paper rapidly, whereas, acid free hemp paper is biodegradable, environment friendly and benefits the soil.
Hemp hurds can also be converted to methanol efficiently. Methanol yield from hurds is 1,000 gallons per acre. Methanol is a clean burning, lead and sulfur-free fuel. Existing policies promote $60 billion of imported oil and $40 billion protecting the source. Hemp converted to methanol is a domestic alternative to imported oil that eliminates demand for fossil fuels. This policy squanders almost $100 billion annually of revenues and resources from America. Hemp hurds (cellulose) can also be converted to wood flour. Unknown to most Americans our oil based synthetics originated from cellulose based technology. Banning hemp gave selected global corporations, like DuPont, control over the value added products produced from oil. This economic policy is promoted by the government through Hemp Prohibition and the Drug War. Annual sales of DuPont products are over forty billion dollars in America alone. This is reality.
THE RICH HAVE PROHIBITION TO ELIMINATE THEIR COMPETITION, HEMP.
Hemp is the most versatile plant on earth. There are thousands of applications for hemp products such as light weight concrete, pressboard, PVC, biomass and wood flour products. Hemp is a safer, cleaner and generally a less expensive alternative to oil, cotton and timber based products.
Throughout history, hemp has been referred to as anything from "The most versatile and valuable plant on earth" to "Marijuana, the Mexican killer weed". In reality, hemp is a strategic industrial raw material and food source. Hemp should be a major source of food, shelter, clothing, fuel, medicine and income. Even in the 1930s, industry estimated hemp will be used as an industrial raw material in over thirty thousand products made in America. This versatility would have provided American citizens with a sense of independence, self reliance, prosperity and real access to the levers of power in America. It is this threat to the power structure, government, and the rich that made Hemp Prohibition a reality. Banning hemp is actually an arbitrary control or power motivated by this hidden economic agenda. This is not the first time hemp has been banned by all but the power elite. Here are two examples of Hemp Prohibition by all but the power elite and the motives behind it.
The Church banned Hemp during most of the Middle Ages (Dark Ages) to control commerce, travel, information, lighting and medicine. Hemp provided the materials for paper, sails, lamp oils, cloth, medicine, feed stocks and building materials. The Church used this control to help enslave Europe for almost 1,000 years. At the same time, teaching someone to read and write was a capital offense, often enforced. Hemp Prohibition never applied to the Church.
Hemp prohibition, in 1938, was also the product of the Hearst Media Empire to protect the value of millions of acres of timberland and paper mills owned by their subsidiary, Kimberly Clark. Andrew Mellon, of Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh and Secretary of the Treasury was chief financier of DuPont plastics technology and Hearst timberland. All three would suffer major losses or bankruptcy from hemp competition. Kimberly Clark is the largest corporate contributor to the DARE program. Prohibition eliminates Kimberly Clark's industrial competitor, hemp. Kimberly Clark makes paper products.
In 1917, a major breakthrough in technology made the processing of hemp, for paper, much cheaper than the old hemp paper of wood pulp process. The new process used a Decordicator which separated the fiber and cellulose without the labor intensive retying process that had changed little in 5,000 years. This new equipment cut the field processing time from approximately 200 man hours per acre by 90%. This combined with the Department of Agriculture Bulletin #404 released in 1916 promised a world where timber based paper could be eliminated.
Bulletin #404 was a ten year study by the Department of Agriculture started in 1906. By 1906, existing timber harvests were exceeding sustainable new growth estimates and over 50% of America's timber harvest went to paper production. To deal with concerns of dwindling timber supplies and problems caused by deforestation the U.S. Government began examining alternatives to timber based paper. The government study chose hemp as the best alternative paper source and superior to timber based paper. The 25 page report does not mention the word marijuana anywhere. At this time, the only people that knew Marijuana was hemp were key people involved in a propaganda campaign to eliminate hemp based products.
By 1915, Marijuana was banned in California. Hearst had hidden the fact, Marijuana was hemp, so well the law was unenforceable. Hearst could not prove hemp was Marijuana. The Department of Agriculture Bulletin #404 conclusions are hemp produces four times the paper per acre as timber. The process is environment friendly, produces better quality paper, and can be sold at less than half the price of timber based paper.
Andrew Mellon's cousin, Harry J. Anslinger (Dirty Harry) was put in control of the FBNDD ( Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) by Andrew Mellon himself. Hearst started a smear campaign called Marijuana to hide the fact he was eliminating his industrial competitor, hemp. Hearst, DuPont, Mellon and other special interests lobbied Congress for Prohibition. Anslinger (Dirty Harry) used articles from Hearst media sources to promote hysteria in Congress and the public to support Prohibition. Hearst continued to smear his tabloids with scare stories that did not exist. The propaganda campaign was so effective most people still don't realize, hemp is marijuana.
Hemp prohibition passed in 1938 and has put millions of farmers out of business. In 1938, Popular Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (two respected periodicals) referred to hemp as "The Most Profitable And Desirable Crop That Can Be Grown" and "The First Billion Dollar Crop" in America. In 1932, the California Blue Book valued the entire agricultural output of the state at $532 million. This billion dollar crop represented almost twice the agricultural output of California. The value of hemp as an industrial raw material is almost $2,000 per acre in today markets.
Both articles described the versatility of this ancient crop, new technology to process it, and a bright and rewarding future for its use. Popular Mechanics states hemp fiber is use in over 5,000 products and the hurds or cellulose is processed into wood flour for use in 25,000 additional products made in America. They described a world where Free Trade was Fair Trade and America would be able to dig itself out of the Depression. Hearst bought Popular Mechanics to eliminate one more source of accurate information.
Hemp Prohibition denied millions a reprieve from the Depression and access to real prosperity for the middle class. Hemp had the ability to turn the American Dream into reality and shift the concentration of wealth to a new middle class created from real economic growth. It would also give the middle class control over the industrial raw materials and finished products produced for the marketplace. Prohibition shifted wealth and power in America to what can only be described as a Corporate elite. This Corporate elite control the media because they own it. They control commerce through manipulation of legislation, capital, campaign contributions, stocks, artificial subsidies or whatever it takes. They represent less than 1% of the population but control the public, government, capital, labor and industry. They not only believe in the Golden Rule but live it. "The one with the Gold Rules." They are above the Law because they enforce it when it suits their agenda.
Hemp prohibition is nothing more than an unjustified subsidy for the affected industries and bureaucracies. This is the true meaning of welfare as we know it in America. Unlike America, most of the world no longer supports hemp prohibition or the Drug War. This misinformation campaign has been exposed. Millions of acres of new hemp crops will be harvested worldwide annually. The versatility of this ancient crop will consume its competition in a few short years. Current policies are doomed to failure and will bankrupt any country and government that gets in its way.
Legal hemp imports are increasing at rates of over 10% a month. Our trade agreements no longer deny access of these products to American markets or tariffs to keep those products out. The only viable option is to legalize Hemp. NAFTA and Free Trade must not apply only to American workers with respect to third world labor. This is a doomed, bankrupt, and corrupt industrial policy that has turned America into a Police State. If this policy continues, the police state we create will enforce our new third world economy.
America cannot allow the corporate world an unfair competitive advantage through a fraudulent manipulation of commerce. This is accomplished through media manipulation, campaign contributions, fraud, extortion, special interest legislation and the Drug War ( a poverty program for America). It will destroy our country, future and the future for our children. It denies American citizens control of their own destiny by manipulating their access to prosperity.
This quote from DuPont in its 1937 annual report to its shareholders addresses corporate power at its worst, "The future is clouded with uncertainties, not only as to the amount of future imposts but also to the extent to which the revenue raising powers of the government can be used as an instrument for forcing acceptance of sudden new ideas of social and industrial reorganization." DuPont is a major beneficiary of prohibition. Prohibition eliminated cellulose based alternatives to oil based synthetics they control. The moral to this story is, it is easier to get rich controlling a market than to compete in one.
The Drug War is an example of corporate manipulation of America. It forces acceptance of a corporate agenda by banning an industrial competitor. It misrepresents the competitor by an illegal manipulation of commerce. The government responds by promoting these policies with the Drug War, and looking the other way at violations of their own laws. The Drug War is corrupt to the core.
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