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Legalize Industrial Hemp Its time to do something about it Our government has kept it away from usfor long enough The hemp plant is a misunderstood natural resource that iflegalized would solve many problems in the United States Our founding fathersgrew and used this plant faithfully It is a remarkably strong and versatile plant Infact it is helpful to our diminishing environment We need to decide the outcome ofour future and legalize growing industrial hemp for the good of humanityThe oldest relic of human history is hemp fabric dated to 8000 BC fromAncient Mesopotamia an area in present-day Turkey Both George Washingtonand Thomas Jefferson grew hemp America was founded on hemp The firstAmerican flag and the Declaration of Independence were made from hemp fiber Atabout the turn of the 20th century companies like DuPont who developed chemicalsto allow trees to be processed into paper began to eliminate the need for hempBefore that hemp was used for thousands of years to make paper and textilesDuPont was able to make wood pulp paper cheaper than hemp paper due to thesechemicals In 1942 the American government introduce a film called Hemp forVictory which showed the most efficient way to grow and cultivate hemp for warefforts By the end of the war hemp was not needed and the soldiers that used hempin battle were forced to destroy the hemp that once helped them survive Humanhistory shows that hemp is a valuable resource with its many uses Peoplethroughout history have grown this plant for everything from food to fuel Hemp seeds are high in protein calcium magnesium phosphorouspotassium and vitamin A Hemp seeds are the most nutritional and potentiallyabundant food source on Earth Hemp seeds can be eaten in many different wayseaten whole
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