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Hemp for Victory The US Department of Agriculture persuading farmers to grow hemp for the war effort in the 1940s coined the slogan Hemp for Victory Websters Dictionary defines hemp as a genus of widely cultivated annuals this plants fiber used for ropes and coarse fabrics Hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa which is similar in structure to the street drug called marijuana Yet Kulpa 1999 p61 indicates hemp is marijuanas straight cousinclassified as cannabis but containing microscopic levels of THC the psychoactive ingredient in pot according to the North American Industrial Hemp Council Marijuana is much higher as stated by Sternburg 1999 p1A contains THC levels as high as 20 The uses of the hemp fiber are numerous and have been woven into our nations heritage The first immigrants reaching America used sails rigging and nets made of hemp White 1999 p 4 In the early colonies must grow hemp laws were enforced to provide sufficient clothing and materials White 1999 p4 The Declaration of Independence an unofficial transcript of the Constitution and the first flag of the United States were all written on hemp Today anything made from petroleum or synthetic products can be manufactured from hemp Smith Industrial hemp is an environment-friendly crop that might contain a wealth of possibilities Currently US farmers are looking towards hemp as a new crop to provide diversity and better prices then the present corn wheat barley etc In 1998 Canada lifted the ban on hemp allowing farmers with government permits to provide a new rotation crop Sternberg states 1999 p1A The farmers must pass criminal records checks and prevent the THC level in the plants from exceeding 03 percent which is monitored by law enforcement The price difference between hemp and traditional crops is considerable The average price for farmers growing traditional crops is around 25 an acre while in Canada profits from hemp provide approximately 225 an acre Ackerman 1999 p
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