|Hemp: A Help Or A Hindrance?
Hemp: A Help or a Hindrance?
Hemp, also known as Cannabis sativa, marijuana, grass, and by many other names,
has not been a legal commercial crop in the United States for almost sixty years.
As common two centuries ago as cotton is today, hemp is not seen on the market.
As many groups fight for hemp to become legalized as a drug, many people are
battling for the plant to become legalized for its industrial and medical uses.
From Disney Indiana Jones hats to fuel for our automobiles, hemp is a
hardworking, environmentally sound renewable resource. People have become so
wrapped up in the "drug" aspect of marijuana that many are forgetting its uses
as an industrial material.
Hemp is an ancient drug, first mentioned in a Chinese manuscript in 2700 BC.
Its uses included treating gout, malaria, gas pains, and absent-mindedness.
Hemp was an integral part of early Indo-European religious ceremonies for
thousands of years. Records from...