my opinion is that they should legalise it and then if it is a far superior product that is more efficient and productive then people can use it. I've never been involved in hemp production but I think that considering its little to no THC count the illegality is pretty dumb
Human greed will be the downfall of the human society we know, if we don't change our ways for the better, imho.
Then again, not just the company who makes paper would go broke (if not swapping to hemp paper), but also (and eighter way) the companies who deliver the wood, the people who chop the wood (and i'm probably missing a shitload of companies inbetween), all might go out of business.
So somewhere, I guess were screwed.
What some of you don't seem to realise though, or do not know, is that hemp is one of the easiest growing crops in the world. It's not called a "weed" for nothing.
I've heard one of the few plants that can grow on a field which is beeing used as fallow (that's probably not the right way to use the word, but I hope you understand). It's honestly alot better than placing onions in the ground for (not even) pennies of profit.
All this talk about hemp made me sober up and wan't to smoke more.
There is a reason the use of hemp in industry died out by the time the first laws banning it came into effect.
It could replace a lot of things we use, but it would most likely be really expensive. It's the same reason why ethanol still hasn't replaced gasoline as a fuel source in cars yet.
ITT: People full of ignorance spewing ignorance on other ignorant people who are attempting to spew ignorance.
If bio-fuel can be efficiently crafted from hemp, then I think that it should be used since hemp is quite easy to grow when grown en masse with professional gear. Why is hemp easy to grow? Because it's a weed (as in a plant that can grow explosively in a way that damages other plants).
It's also good to grow hemp en masse because it's effective at binding CO2 from the air.
Well, we know now that it could have supplemented or completely dominated certain production markets, but at the time, hemp was only postured to potentially be a financial problem for certain parties, once certain technologies were available. It's important to think about it in this perspective, because now that we're dealing with the dilemma of internet censorship, we must think back to this period in history.
Certain parties with a stake in certain industries are now vying to see to the destruction of something that is postured to be a potential competitor, just as it was before.
It's maddening to think that people still haven't changed their behavior, given that that we live with this abundance of information, and that we have the ability to read about the past to gain perspective about the present and the future.