Anonymous asked in EnvironmentConservation · 6 years ago

Why won't we use hemp instead of wood to make paper?

Isn't hemp 10 times more replenishable than wood? Aren't we causing deforestation and the destruction of natural habitats by using up too much wood? Why would replacing wood with hemp be a bad thing?


@ME: look stupid, they could treat it so that any hallucinogen could be removed and there would be no way to really get high of of hemp product.

This is a serious, so kindly get the hell out.

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  • 6 years ago
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    In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in the United States. It levied a tax on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. The reasons that hemp was also included in this law are disputed—several scholars have claimed that the Act was passed in order to destroy the US hemp industry,[96][97][98] with the primary involvement of businessmen Andrew Mellon, Randolph Hearst, and the Du Pont family.[96][98] With the invention of the decorticator, hemp became a very cheap substitute for the paper pulp that was used in the newspaper industry[96][99] and Hearst consequently believed that his extensive timber holdings were at threat. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury and the wealthiest man in America at that time, had invested heavily in DuPont's new synthetic fiber, nylon, and believed that the replacement of the traditional resource, hemp, was integral to the new product's success.[96][100][101][102][103][104][105][106] The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict decided in Leary v. United States, and ultimately superseded by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

    Hemp was used extensively by the United States during World War II. Uniforms, canvas, and rope were among the main textiles created from the hemp plant at this time.[107] Much of the hemp used was cultivated in Kentucky and the Midwest. During World War II, the U.S. produced a short 1942 film, Hemp for Victory, promoting hemp as a necessary crop to win the war

    rich dudes owned forests full of trees and wanted to cut them down and sell them to paper producers. if they had owned fields of hemp......

  • 6 years ago

    have you never seen the weed legalization episode of family guy?

  • 4 years ago

    what is hemp?

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