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MARIJUANA AND HEMP THE UNTOLD STORY The purpose of this brochure is to expose the numerous facts about marijuana and hemp that have been suppressed-facts the government does not want you to know Hemp is a plant that can be used to produce thousands of products Hemp is of the same plant species that produces marijuana its scientific name is Cannabis Sativa Hemp has been used for thousands of years to produce products like paper textiles oil rope and canvas In fact the word canvas is derived from the word cannabis Hemp grown for industrial use is very low in THC the psychoactive chemical in marijuana thus making industrial hemp useless as a drug Although marijuana is most commonly known as a recreational drug marijuana also has many medicinal uses During the 1930s the American media ran many blatantly-false stories depicting marijuana as an extremely dangerous drug Because these lies went unchallenged marijuana and hemp were effectively banned in 1938 Recently hemp has been rediscovered as a natural resource that has great economic and environmental potential Marijuana for medicinal use is also gaining renewed recognition Ironically as will be explained shortly it is possible that the real reason marijuana was banned was to prevent hemp from ever becoming a major natural resource What follows are many astonishing facts about marijuana and hemp-facts that will shock most people HEMP THE WORLDS MOST BENEFICIAL NATURAL RESOURCE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT AN AMAZING PLANT On an annual basis 1 acre of hemp will produce as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton Hemp fiber is stronger and softer than cotton lasts twice as long as cotton and will not mildew Many textile products shirts jackets pants backpacks etc made from 100 hemp are now available Cotton grows only in moderate climates and requires more water than hemp but hemp is frost tolerant requires only moderate amounts of water and
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