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Marijuana The Plant The Myth Most hemp-derived products are NONTOXIC BIODEGRADABLE and RENEWABLEHemp protein can be processed and flavored in any way soybean protein can Hemp oil can also be used to make highly nutritious tofu butter cheese salad oils and other foodsHemp produces twice as much fiber per acre as cottonHemp fiberboard is far stronger than similar wood products and can replace almost every item used in building a house Except electrical wiring and glass windowsThe Hemp plant has been used since the beginning of time as one of the worlds most nutritious plants second only to the SoybeanHemp can be grown in almost any climate allowing for the world to be clothed housed and fedHemp fiber when wet swells and forms a natural water barrierThe Hemp plant reduces soil erosion thereby controlling mudslides and saving mountains and rivers Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles This pattern is also true in American history The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time Marijuana whose scientific name is cannabis sativa was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B C in China Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia 1995 The cultivation of the marijuana plant began as far back as the Jamestown settlers around 1611 who used hemp produced from the marijuana plants fibers to make rope and canvas It was also used in making clothing because of its durability These uses fit in with the social climate of the time because the main focus was on survival rather than for psychoactive purposes During the prohibition marijuana was widely used because of the scarcity of alcohol Prohibition was repealed after just thirteen years while the prohibition against marijuana lasted for more than seventy-five years This double standard may have resulted from the wishes of
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