If we look into autobiography, the hemp plant( same household as cannabis) has been used as a good fiber informant for many things such as lasso http://www.ethanorfa.org/hemp-oil-production-as-replacement-for-fossil-fuels/, newspaper& cloak. So helpful that in the 1600′ s there were statutes extended that induced it compulsory for farmers to grow it. It was used as a currency up until the 1800′ s. Even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson utilized sweatshop labor to originate it on their orchards. Historians have testify to prove it has been a advantageous embed utilized by the human race for over 12,000 times. By the early 1900′ s hemp fibers were being used in over 5000 different concoctions. The hemp bush is not only a fanciful generator of fiber for textiles, but the seed is an excellent source of oil for creating ethanol gasoline( biomass) which can compete with fossil fuels.
For a weed with so many benefits and uses, it seems strange that within a few years its production is not simply dies but becomes outlawed. What happens over a period of a few years in America seals the fate of the hemp weed in such a way that one can only surmise that there were very clear rationales and the rationale for doing so.
Here follows a sequence of occurrences that resulted in the outlawing of the ever so useful hemp flower:
Before 1793 hemp was America’s preceding agricultural harvest is available as information sources for most textile produces. All hemp processing was done by hand.
In 1793 Eli Whitney patented the’ cotton gin’ a machine designed to obtain the cotton fiber from the seed. Originating cotton the main source for garb. Manual hemp production is highly laborious and cannot compete with this.
1913 Andrew Mellon takes over Gulf Oil Corp; Henry Ford embarks the first vehicle assembly line, and Gulf Oil opens first drive-in gas station.
In 1916 the US Department of Agriculture predicted that with the introduction of a hemp processing machine then hemp agriculture will be coming Americas largest agricultural industry once again. In its Bulletin 404, it announces that one acre of hemp will produce just as much pulp for article as 4.1 hectares of trees. The same time William Randolph Hearst begins exerting his newspapers as a weapon against’ marijuana'( the Mexican colloquialism for hemp) because it is a direct threat to his beam located newspaper inventing division.
In 1917 the hemp’ decorticating’ machine was patented by G.W Schlichten and hemp fiber can now rival again with the cotton fiber industry.
1919 Ethanol( made from booze) is a biomass gasoline( easily originated from hemp grains) is ready to compete with gasoline. The same time alcohol proscription pitches on the person be in compliance with Andrew Mellon( Gulf Oil ).
1920 DuPont develops synthetic additives for gasoline and petroleums as well as toxic sulfate deepens being implemented in paper pulp product. Andrew Mellon’s bank loans DuPont money to take over General Motors.
1921 Andrew Mellon becomes Secretary of the Treasury. His monetary programmes cause massive proliferation for himself and the economy until the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
1931 Andrew Mellon designates his nephew Henry Anslinger head of DEA, a Bureau of the Treasury Department.
1935 Technology to use hemp for article yield and plastics soon to become available. Mellon and DuPont industries are threatened with extinction.
1935- 1937 preparation of a statute to target hemp. Nonetheless instead of the word hemp the Mexican slang word ‘marijuana’ is used instead. That is a good approach because the hemp manufacture does not realize hemp is the target and the medical manufacture is not understand they are targeting cannabis. The statute is not introduced to the Food and Drug, Agriculture, Textiles or Commerce Committees but is instead brought to the House Road and Means Committee, a group of men who are both DuPont and Mellon industry allies.
14th April 1937 the Treasury Department introduces the Marijuana Tax Bill
Here follow a few a statement issued by key evidences:
Henry Anslinger( Andrew Mellon’s nephew and now head of DEA)” Marijuana is more violence-causing drug in the history of humankind” and that” coloureds with large-scale lips enticing white women around jazz music and marijuana .”
The above announcement is staggering in its bias and prejudice. Today we know the first part of the following statement is utterly fallacious and the second constituent simply is not warrant observe due to its obvious racism. The moment though was to shock Congress, and it did with reports of’ breaths’ from the Congressmen of 1937. It is worth noting that after 30 times( awesome in itself !) as heads of state of the DEA, President Kennedy thrust Anslinger to adjourn because he was an discomfort to have around after stirring farther prejudiced statements such as” ginger-colored niggers perpetrating violent crimes traced instantly to marijuana .”
The question of the Treasury Department’s motive is brought up at the hearings by one of the few hemp people who has discovered what is going on and arrived as a witness in the defence of the embed. His reputation is Matt Rens, of Rens Hemp Company. Now is what he has to say to the Committee( that is primarily composed of Du Pont-Mellon collaborators ):
Mr. Rens:” Such a excise would give all small-minded farmers out of the business of changing hemp, and the percentage of small farmers is considerable. The real purpose of this greenback is not to raise money, is it ?”
Senator Brown:” Well, we’re persisting to the proposition that it is .”
Mr. Rens:” It will cost a million .”
Senator Brown:” Thank you .”( Witness rejected .)
A last-minute witness, Ralph Loziers, general counsel for the National Oil Seed Institute, representing colour manufacturers and high-quality machine lubrication processors, shows up at the hearing to attack the plant. He tells the committee that hemp seed as an essential stock used in all the Asian commonwealths and specific areas of Russia as nutrient.
Then he speaks of the need for hemp grain by American industry:” Dignified jurisdictions tell us that in the Orient as least 200 million people abuse this medication, and for thousands of years beings have been using this treat, but never have they used the seed of this plant or the seed’s oil as a drug. It is grown in their fields and used as oatmeal.
Millions of parties every day are employing hemp seed in the Orient for menu. They have been doing that for many generations, especially in periods of hunger. The quality I do is this-that this greenback is too all inclusive. This legislation is a world inciting measurement. This greenback creates this great industry under the supervision of a bureau-which may convey its suppression .”
Speaking as general counsel for the American Medical Association, Dr. William C. Woodward attacks cannabis medication and too complains the space the statement is being handled:” The ordinance merely contains provisions that prescribe a hopeless expenditure and is not accomplish research results .” Dr. Woodward goes on to say that the data being presented is not substantiate cannabis use has increased, but whether the government has, the “newspaper exploitation” Hearst’s newspapers of the practice has done more to increase it than anything else. When the committee queries him if he remembers federal legislation is requisite, Dr. Woodward pronounces,” I do not . . . It is not a drugs addiction that is involved .”
Committee member Doughton( Du Pont ally) responds to this statement by Dr. Woodward, suggesting:” If you want to advise us on legislation, you ought to come here with some constructive suggestions rather than reviews, rather than trying to hurl obstacles in the way of something that the federal government is trying to do .”
1937-Henry Ford does not know about the plot. He is growing hemp on his farm to show how his automobiles can be fueled by biomass.
1937: The brand-new Tax Bill has still not been passed by Congress. In November of this year, Popular Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering introduce investors to a fully operational hemp decorticating invention. Sections in these periodicals foresee billion dollar benefits for hemp transactions. Married with G. W. Schlichten’s decorticating machine that was patented in 1917, Hemp is now mass displayed, feasible article beginning, half the cost of tree-pulp article.
1937-Du Pont’ s Annual Report to its stockholders has urged continued investment in its new but has still not been recognized petrochemical synthetic products. Now are the conspiratorial keywords in that report: Du Pont is apprehending “radical changes” from” non-respendable revenues elevating the superpower of government” that will soon be converted into an instrument for” action following of abrupt new ideas of industrial and social reorganization .”* Du Pont Company annual report, 1937.
It is evident from this report that Du Pont knew something neither their investors nor the general public knew, namely that the Marijuana Tax Bill was going to make it impossible to continue using flower biomass for industrial production. Only a handful of wealthy industrialists knew that their primary possible entrant, hemp, was what was being prohibited under the list of “marijuana.”
It could be said it was clever government lobbying that sealed the fate of marijuana by enforcing a exorbitant tax on it that met it commercially unviable to produce anymore. As a recreational medicine, “its been” the spreading of publicity and lies about its effects that frightened the public into believing it to be harmful if not dangerous.
Note: If hemp had not been constituted illegal 80% of Du Pont’s petrochemical business would never have come to be. Nor it could be argued would the majority of global warming and the vast amounts of pollution gushed into our inflicted flows have occurred.
Today, with the amazes of the Internet we no longer have to rely on what we are told or what the regional newspaper reads is the alleged truism. Knowledge is freely available and no longer the privilege of the prosperou. Lobbyists can still bully through government legislation claiming it is our best interest but we can and has every right to to contradict. Opennes is becoming common target and the newly adhered to protocol.
We, extremely here in the developed people claim to live in a republic for the people by the people. I speculate world common sense will prevail and eventually we the people will be used to determine what is and what is not good for us. For over 12,000 years Marijuana has had an important target in “peoples lives”. I would say more advantages both commercially and medically have been knowledge with its operation, and therefore public opinion( when not coerced by motives of gluttony and selfishness) will rehabilitate the great importance once again in our lives.