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Why is it that the one plant that could save our planet from certain environmental destruction is illegal in our country The Cannabis plant is grown legally for hemp in many countries around the world and yet the government of this country continues to view it as a dangerous plant The prohibition of the Cannabis plant in this country is one of the greatest injustices in our history Cannabis has been used by humans for its fibers oils and medical qualities for more than 10000 years It seems as though Cannabis was created with the basic needs of humans in mind It can provide us with clothing building materials fuel oils food and many other products that are currently synthetically made Our world economy could be based on this one plant instead of harmful petroleum Humans who are concerned about their environment should fight for the legalization of the cannabis plant It is the only renewable resource that can meet our consumption needs for paper food and fiber Not only can hemp meet our needs it can often produce a higher quality product than what is currently produced For thousands of years cultures across the globe have recognized and utilized the amazing qualities of the Cannabis plant Our government refuses to recognize that hemp has beneficial uses and in doing so directly lies to its citizens The history of humans and the use of hemp products go back as far as the last ice age Ten thousand years ago in Turkey hemp was used widely to make ropes cloth and fishing nets The ancient Chinese were also users of hemp They made their first paper with hemp and also ropes clothing and medicines References to the medicinal properties of marijuana were found in a Chinese emperors pharmacopeia Hemp was also the dominant fiber used in the ship building industry until the late 1800s It was used for ropes rigging and sails because of its
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