Hemp is Good

And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land. – Ezekiel 34/29

Where did the word 'marijuana' come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant...as you will read. The facts cited here, with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopaedia Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

* All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

* It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

* 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 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

* 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.

* 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; Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer.

* For thousands of years, 90% of all ships' sails and rope were made from hemp. The word 'canvas' is Dutch for hemp; Webster's New World Dictionary.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

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

* Rembrandts, Gainsborough’s, Van Gogh’s as well as most early canvas paintings were principally painted on hemp linen.

* 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

* Quality paints and 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.

* Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and 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.

* 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.

* Mechanical Engineering Magazine (Feb. 193 published an article entitled 'The Most Profitable and Desirable Crop that Can be Grown.' It stated that if hemp was cultivated using 20th Century technology, it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The following information comes directly from the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 14-minute film encouraging and instructing 'patriotic American farmers' to grow 350,000 acres of hemp each year for the war effort:

'...(When) Grecian temples were new, hemp was already old in the service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East. For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor, no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable...

...Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands of the Japanese...American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and Navy as well as of our industries...

...the Navy's rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for victory!'

Certified proof from the Library of Congress; found by the research of Jack Herer, refuting claims of other government agencies that the 1942 USDA film 'Hemp for Victory' did not exist.

Hemp cultivation and production do not harm the environment. The USDA Bulletin #404 concluded that hemp produces 4 times as much pulp as wood with at least 4 to 7 times less pollution.

From Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1938:
'It has a short growing season...It can be grown in any state...The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop. The dense shock of leaves, 8 to 12 feet above the ground, chokes out weeds.

...hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture and industry.'

In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought America out of the Great Depression.

William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) and the Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned vast acreage of timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products. Patty Hearst's grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own personal profit, stood to lose billions because of hemp.

In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal. Dupont's Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80% of Dupont's business.


Andrew Mellon became Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont's primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was declared dangerous and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises. For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. These men took an obscure Mexican slang word: 'marihuana' and pushed it into the consciousness of America.


A media blitz of 'yellow journalism' raged in the late 1920s and 1930s. Hearst's newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose morality.

Films like 'Reefer Madness' (1936), 'Marihuana: Assassin of Youth' (1935) and 'Marihuana: The Devil's Weed' (1936) were propaganda designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be passed.

Examine the following quotes from 'The Burning Question' aka REEFER
*a violent narcotic.
*acts of shocking violence.
*incurable insanity.
*soul-destroying effects.
*under the influence of the drug he killed his entire family with an axe.
*more vicious, more deadly even than these soul-destroying drugs (heroin, cocaine) is the menace of marihuana!

Reefer Madness did not end with the usual 'the end.' The film concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR CHILDREN.

In the 1930s, people were very naive; even to the point of ignorance. The masses were like sheep waiting to be led by the few in power. They did not challenge authority. If the news was in print or on the radio, they believed it had to be true. They told their children and their children grew up to be the parents of the baby-boomers.

On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law or the bill that outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a Dupont supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress.

Dr. James Woodward, a physician and attorney, testified too late on behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee that the reason the AMA had not denounced the Marihuana Tax Law sooner was that the Association had just discovered that marihuana was/is hemp.

Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had been reading about on Hearst's front pages was in fact passive hemp. The AMA understood hemp to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing products sold over the last hundred years.

In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since.

Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31 years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism, Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify you so much that soldiers would not want to fight.

Today, our planet is in desperate trouble. Earth is suffocating as large tracts of rain forests disappear. Pollution, poisons and chemicals are killing people. These great problems could be reversed if we industrialized hemp. Natural biomass could provide all of the planet's energy needs that are currently supplied by fossil fuels. We have consumed 80% of our oil and gas reserves. We need a renewable resource. Hemp could be the solution to soaring gas prices.


Hemp has a higher quality fiber than wood fiber. Far fewer caustic chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime.

ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very familiar with, help ruin nature; they do not break down and will do great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as Dupont and other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Hemp products are safe and natural.

MEDICINES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. We should go back to the days when the AMA supported hemp cures. 'Medical Marijuana' is given out legally to only a handful of people while the rest of us are forced into a system that relies on chemicals. Hemp is only healthy for the human body.

WORLD HUNGER COULD END. A large variety of food products can be generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of protein in nature. ALSO: They have two essential fatty acids that clean your body of cholesterol. These essential fatty acids are not found anywhere else in nature! Consuming hemp seeds is the best thing you could do for your body. Eat uncooked hemp seeds.

CLOTHES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. Hemp clothing is extremely strong and durable over time. You could hand clothing, made from hemp, down to your grandchildren. Today, there are American companies that make hemp clothing; usually 50% hemp. Hemp fabrics should be everywhere. Instead, they are almost underground. Superior hemp products are not allowed to advertise on fascist television. Kentucky, once the top hemp producing state, made it ILLEGAL TO WEAR hemp clothing! Can you imagine being thrown into jail for wearing quality jeans?

The world is crazy...but that does not mean you have to join the insanity. Get together. Spread the news. Tell people, and that includes your children, the truth. Use hemp products. Eliminate the word 'marijuana.' Realize the history that created it. Make it politically incorrect to say or print the M-word. Fight against the propaganda (designed to favor the agenda of the super rich) and the bull****. Hemp must be utilized in the future. We need a clean energy source to save our planet. INDUSTRIALIZE HEMP!

The liquor, tobacco and oil companies fund more than a million dollars a day to Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other similar agencies. We have all seen their commercials. Now, their motto is: 'It's more dangerous than we thought.' Lies from the powerful corporations, that began with Hearst, are still alive and well today.

The brainwashing continues. Now, the commercials say: If you buy a joint, you contribute to murders and gang wars. The latest anti-hemp commercials say: If you buy a joint...you are promoting TERRORISM! The new enemy (terrorism) has paved the road to brainwash you any way THEY see fit.

There is only one enemy; the friendly people you pay your taxes to; the war-makers and nature destroyers. With your funding, they are killing the world right in front of your eyes. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY TOBACCO. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY ALCOHOL.

Ingesting THC, hemp's active agent, has a positive effect; relieving asthma and glaucoma. A joint tends to alleviate the nausea caused by chemotherapy. You are able to eat on hemp. This is a healthy state of being.

The hemp plant is an ALIEN plant. There is physical evidence that hemp is not like any other plant on this planet. One could conclude that it was brought here for the benefit of humanity. Hemp is the ONLY plant where the males appear one way and the females appear very different, physically! No one ever speaks of males and females in regard to the plant kingdom because plants do not show their sexes; except for hemp. To determine what sex a certain, normal, Earthly plant is: You have to look internally, at its DNA. A male blade of grass (physically) looks exactly like a female blade of grass. The hemp plant has an intense sexuality.

Well DB, that last paragraph had me curious, and whaddyaknow, it's true:

lone wolf
Female is also the one with the REAL THC content. I am curious though.... Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but isn't hemp genus indica and marijuana genus sativa L?
of coarse hemp is good, the gov't, in my opinion are a bunch of idiots, because they think hemp and marry j are the same thing. One slight difference tough, one would die of smoke inhalation, before they got stoned from hemp. Hemp is a highly renewable resource, it can be used in a multitude of ways, from cloth based products, to paper products, to oil based products, it can grow almost anywhere. The only downside is harvesting, its' stocks are so tough, that the machines used to harvest them crap out, and break down more frequently, adding to cost of growing the crop. You hear about the "Green" movement, and the Gov't is sooo serious about switching to more renewable resources, yet a solution it right there in front of them, and are too blind, or stupid to see it.
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Female is also the one with the REAL THC content. I am curious though.... Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but isn't hemp genus indica and marijuana genus sativa L?

Marajuana is mexican ditch weed, I'm not sure wheather hemp is one or the other but good smokeing cannibis comes in both indica and sativa.
I think growing hemp is legal in Grand Forks, BC
Quote: Originally Posted by miniboss View Post

of coarse hemp is good, the gov't, in my opinion are a bunch of idiots, because they think hemp and marry j are the same thing. One slight difference tough, one would die of smoke inhalation, before they got stoned from hemp. Hemp is a highly renewable resource, it can be used in a multitude of ways, from cloth based products, to paper products, to oil based products, it can grow almost anywhere. The only downside is harvesting, its' stocks are so tough, that the machines used to harvest them crap out, and break down more frequently, adding to cost of growing the crop. You hear about the "Green" movement, and the Gov't is sooo serious about switching to more renewable resources, yet a solution it right there in front of them, and are too blind, or stupid to see it.

Hi miniboss; I think it's niether blindness or stupidity but plain old greed. When you add up the cost to society and the environment because of the ban on hemp products you begin to see the monumental scope of the crime committed by the capitalist pig dogs and then when you consider all the other processess and inventions kept from the general public by those same capitalist pig dogs then it becomes readily apparent why they must be destroyed for the survival of mankind. Think green flog a banker today.

The following is a selection . . .

taken from The Good Seed Grain Merchants nutrition information document: [132 KB .pdf ]
Here are the reasons why hemp has so many health benefits:

1. Hemp contains healthy protein, called Globulin Edestin, which we can easily digest and use as the building blocks for our body structure. This healthy protein is classed as a type of plasma protein, which means it is very similar to human blood plasma. Our body uses pure Globulin Edestin to manufacture enzymes, hormones, hemoglobin, antibodies, fibrogin and blood plasma. The vital duties performed by these cells include: recognizing invading infections, attacking invading infections, neutralizing alien microorganisms and toxins, repairing tissue damaged by infections, carrying nutrient to tissue and storing amino acids in reservoirs for our body to use to respond to injury and infection. 65% of the protein found in hemp is Globulin Edestin, the highest concentration of this wonderful building material than in any other seed. Put simply, eating hemp seed gives our network of cells the necessary material to carry out their primary goal of keeping our immune system strong

2. Hemp contains sufficient quantities of all 9 Essential Amino Acids. Amino acids are the smallest building blocks of the protein world. Our bodies use amino acids from our food and reassemble them to make specific proteins according to what we need and what types of amino acids are available. When we have a good supply of these protein building amino acids our muscles stay strong, and our body is able to react quickly and effectively to changes, pressures, injuries and infections. Hemp is one of the few plant seeds containing all 9 kinds.

3. Hemp contains healthy fats, which are balanced in the ratios that the body needs them. These fats are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), the most important types being Omega 3, Omega 6 & Omega 9. They are found in every cell in our body. These 3 fats are called ‘essential’ because they are vital to keeping us alive and can only be obtained through the food we eat. EFA’s are only useful to us if we receive them in a relatively balance ratio. Over the past 2.5 million years, humans have lived on a diet with a ratio of roughly 1 part Omega-3 to 3 parts Omega-6 (1:3 ratio). Modern scientific analysis says the healthy range is between 1:2 and 1:4, with 1:2 being optimal for cardiovascular health. The miraculous hemp seed is the only seed containing a very healthy, balanced ratio of EFA’s, requiring no additional foods to complete the balance. Hemp contains 25% Omega-3 and 55% Omega-6, creating a heart healthy ratio of 1:2. Omega 9 is an especially rare yet important EFA, also referred to as Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). Also found in borage oil and evening primrose oil, GLA is very effective in balancing out hormones.
The most important functions of EFA’s include: governing growth, vitality and state of mind, carrying oxygen throughout the body, holding proteins and oxygen within each individual cell, carrying toxins to be expelled, improving circulation, tissue elasticity, blood flow and maintaining healthy bio-electric currents important to our nerves, muscles, heart and membrane functions.

4. Hemp shells contain fiber and chlorophyll. When harvested, hemp seeds have a hard outer shell, a green colored inner shell, and the white inner-nut. We de-shell our hemp, removing 95% of the outer hard shells, but leaving as much of the green inner shell and white inner-nut as possible. The few hard shells which are left in our hemp nuts provide optimum quality fiber, which gently cleanses the intestines and colon as it passes through our digestive tract. Intestinal health is the key to healthy weight loss and improved energy levels. So enjoy the ‘crunch’ in the hemp nuts, its good for you.
The green-colored inner shells, on the other hand, are soft and filled with chlorophyll. This is the active healthy ingredient that has made wheat grass so popular over the last decade. Chlorophyll assists our bodies in producing enzymes which have many healing and energy boosting properties.

Suggested Use: Hemp is good for everyone to eat, and there have been no reported allergies to hemp nuts. Hemp is gluten free, raw and vegan. Add hemp nuts to your salads, cereal, breads, vegetables, sandwiches, soups, smoothies or eat it by the spoonful if you want. 2 - 4 heaping tablespoons of hemp nut with fruit and yogurt is a good amount of hemp nuts to consume for breakfast, giving your body a healthy start.

If you are trying to lose weight, begin by curbing your consumption of heavy starches, sugars and cholesterols such as pasta, rice, bread, and potatoes. Instead of these fillers, eat between 8 & 12 heaping tablespoons of hemp throughout the day accompanied by low calorie and high protein foods, preferably fruits, vegetables, nuts and/or small portions of lean meat. Make sure you drink lots of water as your body will naturally start to detoxify itself. The hemp ensures that your body is getting plenty of the required nutrition for proper health and cell maintenance, as well as gently cleansing your digestive tract and giving you energy to burn calories.

We highly recommend hemp nut for pregnant mothers, nursing mothers and for toddlers being introduced to solid foods. Hemp will help the fetus develop properly while keeping the mother healthy and her skin soft and supple; able to recover from the pregnancy with less risk of stretch damage. Hemp will continue to allow nursing mothers to produce healthy breast milk, in turn helping the newborn baby to get all that is needed for proper mental and physical development. Finally, when children start eating solid foods, hemp can continue to provide them with the essential building blocks to grow, learn and stay healthy.

Anyone with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis or eczema would be greatly encouraged to add hemp to their diet as soon as possible. People with these conditions need the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids found in hemp seed so that their bodies can properly respond to the illness by improving circulation, increasing tissue elasticity, getting oxygen and protein to more cells, and decreasing joint inflammation. Again, people with these conditions should definitely cut out all unnecessary starches, sugars, saturated fats and carbohydrates from their diets, replacing these filler foods with 8 – 12 heaping tablespoons of hemp nut per day.

We sincerely hope that our organically grown hemp seed will help maintain and improve your health. Enjoy the hemp!
The following are excerpts . . .

from "Hemp Hearts--Nature's Power Food" by Roger Snow: Rocky Mountain Grain Product
*Contains more required amino acids (proteins) than milk, meat or eggs.
*Is a complete protein source--much more balanced & digestible than Soy products.
*Contains about 47% oil, 78% of which is omega 3 & 6--the essential fats.
*Contains all the essential or omega fats required for human health.
*Contains several times more omega 3 essential fat than any fish.
*Provides more energy than energy bars--without their sugar and with less saturated fat.
*Is suitable for those unable to eat gluten, sugar, milk, nuts & meat.
*Is perfect for those troubled with constipation and for those avoiding carbohydrates.
*A 42 g serving (4 tbsp) contains 240 cal energy from 15 g protein, 15 g polyunsaturated fats ( 11.4 g omega 6 & 3.6 g omega 3), 2.7 g mono-unsaturated fats, 2.1 g saturated fats, 2.5 g fiber, 4.5 g carbohydrates, 2 mg iron, 31 mg calcium, 3.8 mg sodium, 3.8 mg vitamin E, 956 IU vitamin D, .42 mg vitamin C, .05 mg vitamin B6, .14 mg vitamin B2, .58 mg vitamin B1, 1.68 IU vitamin A.

CLINICAL STUDIES: Analysis indicates that Hemp Hearts are unmatched in Nature for their balance of all required proteins and all essential fats as well as most vitamins and enzymes. Many clinical studies prove the importance of these nutrients. Analysis also indicates that these beneficial nutrients are concentrated in Hemp Hearts without sugar and with only minimal quantities of carbohydrates and saturated fats. Many clinical studies associate excessive quantities of sugar, saturated fats and carbohydrates with chronic disease. Other clinical studies indicate that hemp products reduce inflammation and improve circulation--factors of primary importance in the cure and prevention of many diseases. A large percentage of our older customers have selected Hemp Hearts in desperation because of failing health. Within three months they report significant improvements in cholesterol and blood pressure. Diabetics especially, report that circulation improves, often to the extent that they no longer fear losing their feet. Pain and inflammation, characteristic of arthritis and many chronic diseases, are often much reduced. Various disorders of the digestive system are often much improved. The experiences of our customers are consistent with the magnitude of clinical studies that relate to these issues. Many health care professionals are using Hemp Hearts to achieve great results. They attribute their success to the superior balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes in Hemp Hearts and to the relative absence of sugar, carbohydrates and saturated fats.
Geez, sounds like 'Soylent Green' should be hemp.

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