There is a lot of mis-information about marijuana circulating today. That’s why we need to set the record straight.
- For the first 162 years of America’s existence, marijuana was totally legal and hemp was a common crop. But during the 1930s, the U.S. government began a media campaign which made it illegal to grow cannabis.
- Hemp is 4 times warmer than cotton, 4 times more water absorbent, has 3 times the tensile strength of cotton. It is also many times more durable and is flame retardant.
- It’s the sister plant to marijuana but it won’t get you high.
- Hemp fuels do not destroy the ozone layer or contribute to global warming.
- Hemp fuels burn clean; they do not cause acid rain.
- In 1935 116 million pounds (58,000 tons) of hemp seed was used to make paints and varnishes.