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If you don't really know much about hemp, now is your chance. Here are a few quick facts:

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JL A (281)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:42 am
Remind Me Again Why The U.S. Made The Best Way To Build A House Illegal
If you don't really know much about hemp, now is your chance. Here are a few quick facts:

1. Hemp is an incredibly strong, durable, fast-growing material that can be used to build houses and make fuel, fiber, paper, seed, food, oil, etc.
2. Hemp is not the same as marijuana, and can't be smoked to get someone high.
3. No one wants to legalize hemp to use it as a drug.
4. The federal government needs to deregulate growing hemp pronto.
Rollie Williams

ORIGINAL: By Associated Press. Uploaded by YouTube user icimblind. Learn more about hemp right here at Hemp University.

Jae A (316)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:22 pm
As we've been saying for years now...Number one of the list expalins the why of the question ask :-) ....

The one fact mention above in the list....You *can not* get high from 'hemp' but the corporate/government propaganda machine isn't going to tell people that fact, and that on important fact is what needs to become common knowledge in the avg. household in this country..Then we'd see a lot more people on board with deregulation of hump and put,especially, low income farms back in business,making profits... by supplying the basis to be used for the things mentioned in number one of the list above...for a better tomorrow.... for all Americans..

Thanks for sharing J.L.A...

JL A (281)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:05 pm
Thanks Jae for shedding light on some of the benefits this country could see with a change in this policy. You cannot currently send a star to Jae because you have done so within the last week.

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:22 pm

The number one "money crop" grown on Mount Vernon was .....hemp! Pot still grows on the banks of the Potomac River, yeah, just across from DC. Most of our founding fathers grew, hemp.

We have allowed our love affair with quick progress, and big corporations to over ride some basic knowledge about the best, most chemical free way to live.

JL A (281)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks for the history reminder Kit. You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:48 pm
Hemp is great !

JL A (281)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:50 pm
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Ro H (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:57 am

Gloria p (304)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:15 am
Hemp makes lots of good things. The house in the video is beautiful but I wouldn't buy it because it's hanging on a hill.

JL A (281)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:26 am
You are welcome Ro.
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Past Member (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:17 am
Henry Ford had a suite made of hemp.

Tom Edgar (56)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:31 pm
"Advanced" America can still get its hemp building materials but hey will have to import it from not so advanced nations,. In the past Hemp or Manilla was on every ship and boat, I am actually wearing underwear made from it. Imported of course.

catherine Buchanan (113)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:26 pm
hemp is a far superior fabric. hemp was used exclusively to make the soldiers clothes, their socks, parts of their boots, the ropes, their rucksacks, their jackets, etc., in wwi and wwii.

the reason why pot was made illegal was because it was either dow or dupont needed a market for nylon and the cotton plantations were just beginning. hemp and pot are identical plants. hence, hemp was included in the illegalization of pot.

it makes no sense why we do not have hemp products anymore when it was previously used exclusively by the federal government not very long ago.


Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thanks J.L.

JL A (281)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:48 pm
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You're welcome Mary.

Cecily P (4)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:51 pm

JL A (281)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:56 pm
You're welcome Cecily.

reft h (66)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:37 pm
here is a link to a factsheet on industrial hemp from the BC Ministry of Agriculture - though it is not recent, there is a wealth of info

Audrey B (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:52 am
If hemp is not a danger to our enviroment and if it is strong and durable, I am not sure why we cannot build houses with it in the US. It grows very fast instead of cutting down our trees.

I think it would be good. If it is as good as they say, then maybe it will be something we will have to complain about to our higher ups.

We should atleast have good reasons for not using it.

Paul Wellman (1)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 8:14 am
I believe there is a great market for hemp products.
Housing is definitely not one of them.
In my opinion the high volume of material needed to build replacement housing for all the garbage that is out there means you can't use organic materials to build them.
See more on how I think this should be done here:
I believe it is imperative that we address this issue intelligently.

JL A (281)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:11 am
Excellent points John, Audrey and Paul! Stars headed your way. I would add to what John said that planned obsolescence was all predicted in the 1970's in the landmark book "The Limits to Growth."

Russell R (87)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:53 pm
Hemp was big in the U.S. at one time. Every warship in WWl & ll were used to at dockside. The rope nets used to rescue the men in the water was made from hemp. Tugboats, that is all they had. Potato sags, hemp. Italy grows hemp to make clothes and other products. It would be a big boost for our economy. Thanks to Prohibition, coca & hemp were included. "Coke" Refreshes You Best!" solgan was due to the coca in a Bottle of Coke. Like someone mention in one of the comments, our forefathers, indulged in this evil stuff. Thomas Jefferson enjoy smoking a pipe ful of hemp at the end of his day sitting on his back porch. Why do you think the Native American Chiefs called it a "Peace Pipe?" It wasn't the hemp used to make ropes!

Charlene Rush (79)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:01 pm
You must be very concerned, why ANYONE would not want to legalize marijuana, and all drugs for that matter.
Do they not want to have them controlled and taxed? Certainly, it they aren't controlled, as we speak. Any one at any age, can get them, any day of the week. ALL kids know how to find the dealers.

Illegal drugs benefit_ Mexican cartels, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban_.
The fact is, we are funding our enemies.

Antonio Maria Costa, head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, said in December 2009 during the worst financial crisis, that billions of dollars in drug money kept the system afloat.
Wells Fargo, BofA, and other major banks were implicated recently, in laundering hundreds of millions for the cartels. Western Union paid a large fine a few months back, for doing the same thing. That no one, went to prison over this, speaks volumns about our compromised justice system.

Corrupt politicians, cops, banks, hedge funds, etc., benefit mightily from drugs being illegal.
More prisons get built, while, contractors and suppliers make money off that.
Law enforcement gets more funding,

ALL THE WHILE, politicians howl about getting tough on crime.
_Don't we just love our politicians?_

Russell R (87)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:23 am
~ Charlene, ThankYou for the Star you sent me for my comment - this was the only way I was able to Than You!
~Hemp is cheap! It is a weed and the fibers are stronger that any material we have on the market and as you seen in the video, it has many uses and again Cheap! The textile industry, will never let it happen

JL A (281)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:28 am
Thank you Russell for the extra effort to let Charlene know you valued her comment.You cannot currently send a star to Russell because you have done so within the last week.
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