Reason Why Hemp Is Illegal in the U.S.

I really like hemp. Do you?

Hemp farming has been around for over 10,000 years -longer than before the time of Christ!

The more I learn about it, the more I become excited at being able to use this wonderful natural resource. How can anything that bad make my hair feel silky soft, my skin feel wonderful to the touch, my face have a younger appearance? Nothing else can! No one source can have that much benefit. I’ve seen changes in my son since using hemp oil. His negative behavior, social anxiety and hyperactivity have all calmed down. I noticed the changes within a week. The things that I’ve mentioned are just the beginning.

This plant is a wonderful natural resource that can not only fuel one’s body for life (without eating anything else) it can fuel vehicles, make clothes, paper, buildings, paint and so much more. It can revolutionize the way people live, help the environment and restore healthy well-being – a preventative measure to all the diseases and illness of the world.

If it’s so wonderful then why did it become illegal in the U.S.? In fact, in the 600’s, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Chesapeake Colonies in the mid-1700’s all made it possible for the farmers to grow hemp. They not only made it possible, they ordered farmers to grow it. Wouldn’t it be great to be forced to grow this wonderful resource rather then fight for it?

In WWII the American government allowed farmers to grow it in the war effort, and then accepted it as payment for taxes; they even made a film about it called “Hemp for Victory”. In 1937 the government placed such a high tax on it that it made it impossible for farmers to grow industrial hemp. This tax was named “Marijuana Tax Act”

In the 1800’s many of the name brand companies at that time in the U.S. used it to make medication. It was still used till 1920 for veterinary medicine.

It’s legal in Canada. Even the European Union subsidizes farmers to grow industrial hemp. So why not in the United States?

Until 1950, with the government’s interference it was commercially grown so why not now? In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics put it into the same category as marijuana, so in turn it became illegal in the U.S. With the high tax prices set around the same time as this new category, who would have wanted to grow it anymore.

It should be legal again in the U.S. The government talks so much about saving the planet. The problem-too many corporations that rely on the things Hemp could provide at a low cost, would go out of business.

In the meantime, we can do our part by buying hemp seeds and hemp oil  from sources and countries that do make it legal.

Won’t you do your part?



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