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Cannabis has been one of the most controversial and most misunderstood genus of the plant kingdom Used for a number of things including clothing paper fuel food and medicine marijuana seems to be a wonder crop However in 1937 due to some of its medical and chemical properties US president Franklin D Roosevelt signed the Marijuana Traffic Act outlawing the possession and sale of marijuana Since then the majority of countries around the world have created similar laws Why would the world shun such a fruitful plant Its is quite a miraculous plant able to be manufactured into food clothing and more however marijuana also has medical properties as well as a mind altering chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC This chemical when consumed gives the feeling of a mild euphoria which some call a high Though this plant may be the to blame for millions of people for getting high and having fun should it really be blacklisted from the society Alcohol has continues to be used greatly giving similar but not as good effects as marijuana however with less other advantages In 1942 the American government asked farmers to grow marijuana in a 14-minute propaganda piece entitled Hemp for Victory The campaign was born because their main hemp suppliers The Philippine and East India were taken over by Japan The military had many uses for hemp such as parachutes uniforms and tents The fabric canvass name was derived from the word cannabis the main fiber that is used to manufacture canvas The fibers from the bark of marijuana plants are used to make a great variety of textile products including coarse fabrics ropes sailcloth and packing clothe The oil in hemp seed contains LA and LNA amino acid which rarely are found in the present day fast food diet and are the essential building blocks of life The seed itself contains a high amount of protein making hemp seeds an excellent food for
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