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Forum Post: Reality Check: Should federal ban on hemp production be lifted?

Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 6, 2013, 11:36 a.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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I personally think there is also some big business mixed in with the reasons to keep hemp banned....hemp would challenge established industry..but decent overview regardless:




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (32538) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Non-toxic biodegradable - Hhmmmmmmmm - whats not to love?

Welcome to Hemp Plastic


[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 2 years ago

It should be illegal to produce traditional "recyclable" plastics. It has it's uses but how can you call something that lasts virtually forever environmentally sustainable? I heard that something like 97.5% of waste is industrial and agricultural, and only a tiny fraction of that is returned to the earth in a safe way. Only a tiny fraction of what we use is recycled, so just a few percent of the garbage capitalism produces ends up recycled.

Don't mean to bring anyone down, but recycling is just a gimmick to take blame from the capitalists and place it on people who didn't recycle.

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 3 years ago

Awesome sites....wasn't aware that hemp plastic was biodegradable.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (32538) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

It "can Be" depends on the process. Also makes great paper products - process is not chemically intensive like the tree paper process is. Friendly to recycle back to nature ( shred and spread on a field ) as is environmentally friendly to produce.

[-] 2 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 3 years ago

It's an old conspiracy that needs to be ended. Obviously hemp is vital to sustainability.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 2 years ago

Wasn't it a requirement for farmers to produce a certain amount of hemp back in the day (in the US)? Before the 1930s, I believe is what I read once.

Yup I'm certain too that it was some dick move by a few corporations in industries like forestry, steel, etc.

Did you happen to catch that Anonymous vid about Marijuana?

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 2 years ago

I missed the anonymous vid about marijuana...about all it's uses?

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 2 years ago

I found it on YouTube before. Explains why it's good and how we were fooled into thinking otherwise.

[-] 1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 2 years ago

Ban links back to 1% conspiracy, dupont, hearst, mellon, anslinger. If we cannot get this reversed, we are NOT ever getting sustainable.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 3 years ago

Of course it should be lifted. It can compete with plastics makers, pharma, and other big industries.