Saturday, May 28, 2011

Half Baked cures Half Tumors

"REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763-1769"
- G.M. Herdon *Hemp in Colonial Virginia*

"The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp"
- U.S. Government Archives

Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China, 
although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.

"In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs"
- Department of Agriculture

from 1631 until the early 1800s" 
- LA Times (8/12/81)

"Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline & the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel"
- Popular Mechanics (1941)


 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the cotton gin.

 "For thousands of years, 90% of all ships’ sails & rope 
were made from hemp. The word ‘canvas’ is Dutch for cannabis"
- Webster’s New World Dictionary


"The cannabis industry as a whole -- including the underground black market and medical gray market -- generates anywhere from $18 billion to $35.8 billion a year."

 "Hemp called ‘Billion Dollar Crop.’ It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars"
- Popular Mechanics (Feb. 1938)

Rembrants, Gainsboroughs, Van Goghs 
as well as most early canvas paintings 
were principally painted on hemp linen.

"Quality paints & varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937. 
58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935"
- Sherman Williams Paint Co. *testimony before Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act*

"All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s" 
- Jack Frazier *Hemp Paper Reconsidered (1974)*

"The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 
1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. 
Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th Century"
- State Archives

(15% of all arrests in NYC: #1 offense)

"George Washington, Thomas Jefferson 
and other founding fathers GREW HEMP" 
- Washington and Jefferson Diaries
Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China to France then to America.


"Between 10,000 and 24,000 hectares of cannabis are grown every year in Afghanistan, with major cultivation in 17 out 34 provinces"
- United Nations Drug Agency (UNODC) *1st report on Cannabis production in Afghanistan*

 "Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow’s export to England"
- Jack Herer *Emperor Wears No Clothes*

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