If we look into biography www.ethanorfa.org/hemp-oil-production-as-replacement-for-fossil-fuels, the hemp seed( same pedigree as cannabis) has been used as a good fiber informant for many things such as rope, newspaper& garment. So handy that in the 1600′ s there were regulations extended that originated it compulsory for farmers to originate it. It was used as a currency up until the 1800′ s. Even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson squandered slave labor to stretch it on their plantations. Historians have proof to prove it has been a advantageous embed utilized by the human race for over 12,000 times. By the early 1900′ s hemp fibers were being used in over 5000 different makes. The hemp flower is not only a splendid source of fiber for textiles, but the grain is an superb beginning of oil for creating ethanol ga( biomass) which can compete with fossil fuels.
For a weed with so many benefits and uses, it seems strange that within a few years its production not only demises but becomes outlawed. What happens during a period of a few years in America closes the fate of the hemp embed in this way that one can only surmise that there were very clear incitements and the rationale for doing so.
Here follows a string of contests that resulted in the outlawing of the ever so useful hemp flower:
Before 1793 hemp was America’s contributing agricultural harvest is available as information sources for most textile concoctions. All hemp processing was done by hand.
In 1793 Eli Whitney patented the’ cotton gin’ a machine to take in order to obtain the cotton fiber from the grain. Constituting cotton the primary source for robe. Manual hemp creation is particularly laborious and cannot compete with this.
1913 Andrew Mellon takes over Gulf Oil Corp; Henry Ford embarks the first automobile assembly line, and Gulf Oil opens first drive-in gas station.
In 1916 the US Department of Agriculture was expected that with the introduction of a hemp processing machine then hemp agriculture will be coming Americas largest agricultural industry once again. In its Bulletin 404, it announces that one acre of hemp will raise just as much mushy for newspaper as 4.1 hectares of trees. The same year William Randolph Hearst begins abusing his newspapers as a weapon against’ marijuana'( the Mexican colloquialism for hemp) because it is a direct threat to his material based newspaper constructing division.
In 1917 the hemp’ decorticating’ machine was patented by G.W Schlichten and hemp fiber can now participate again with the cotton wool industry.
1919 Ethanol( made from booze) is a biomass ga( readily developed from hemp grains) is ready to compete with gasoline. The same year alcohol exclusion tumbles on the society enforced by Andrew Mellon( Gulf Oil ).
1920 DuPont develops synthetic additives for gasoline and lubricants as well as toxic sulfate complexes being implemented in paper pulp production. Andrew Mellon’s bank loans DuPont money to take over General Motors.
1921 Andrew Mellon becomes Secretary of the Treasury. His fiscal plans create massive increment for himself and the economy until the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
1931 Andrew Mellon commissions his nephew Henry Anslinger head of DEA, a Bureau of the Treasury Department.
1935 Technology to use hemp for article yield and plastics soon to become available. Mellon and DuPont manufactures are threatened with extinction.
1935- 1937 preparation of a money to target hemp. Nonetheless instead of the word hemp the Mexican slang word ‘marijuana’ is used instead. That is a good policy because the hemp industry does not realize hemp is the target and the medical manufacture is not understand they are targeting cannabis. The statement is not introduced to the Food and Drug, Agriculture, Textiles or Commerce Committees but is instead brought to the House Route and Mean Committee, a group of men who are both DuPont and Mellon industry allies.
14th April 1937 the Treasury Department introduces the Marijuana Tax Bill
Here follow a few a statement issued by key onlookers:
Henry Anslinger( Andrew Mellon’s nephew and now head of DEA)” Marijuana is the most violence-causing medicine in its own history of humankind” and that” emblazons with large-scale cheeks tempting white women with jazz music and marijuana .”
The above affirmation is staggering in its bias and discrimination. Today we know the first part of the following statement is utterly spurious and the second responsibility time does not warrant observation due to its flagrant intolerance. The place though was to stun Congress, and it did with the reporting of’ breaths’ from the Congressmen of 1937. It is important to emphasise that after 30 years( preposterous in itself !) as head of the DEA, President Kennedy obliged Anslinger to withdraw because he was an unease to have around after constituting further prejudiced statements such as” ginger-colored niggers dedicating violent crimes retraced instantly to marijuana .”
The is the issue of the Treasury Department’s motive is brought up at the hearings by one of the few hemp people who has discovered “whats going on” and arrived as a witness in defense of the bush. His call is Matt Rens, of Rens Hemp Company. Here is what he has to say to the Committee( that is primarily composed of Du Pont-Mellon collaborators ):
Mr. Rens:” Such a levy would throw all big creators out of the business of developing hemp, and the percentage of small farmers is appreciable. The real purpose of this legislation is not to raise money, is it ?”
Senator Brown:” Well, we’re adhering to the proposition that it is .”
Mr. Rens:” It will cost thousands and thousands of .”
Senator Brown:” Thank you .”( Witness dismissed .)
A last-minute witness, Ralph Loziers, general counsel for the National Oil Seed Institute, representing depict manufacturers and high-quality machine lubrication processors, is demonstrated by at the hearing to represent the weed. He tells the committee that hemp seed as an indispensable merchandise used in all the Asian societies and specific areas of Russia as meat.
Then he speaks of the need for hemp seed by American manufacture:” Respectable sovereignties tell us that in the Orient as least 200 million people consume this drug, and for thousands of years people have been using this stimulant, but never have they used the seed of this plant or the seed’s oil as a drug. It is grown in their studies and used as oatmeal.
Millions of parties every day are expending hemp seed in the Orient for food. They have been doing that for many generations, especially in periods of dearth. The level I become is this-that this proposal is too all inclusive. This statute is a world inciting bar. This proposal returns this great industry under the supervision of a bureau-which may aim its elimination .”
Speaking as general counsel for the American Medical Association, Dr. William C. Woodward attacks cannabis prescription and likewise affirms the road the proposal is being handled:” The rule time contains provisions that prescribe a ineffective overhead and is not accomplish the result .” Dr. Woodward said that the data being presented does not substantiate cannabis use has increased, but whether the government has, the “newspaper exploitation” Hearst’s newspapers of the dres has done more to increase it than anything else. When the meetings of the committee asks him if he reputes federal legislation is necessary, Dr. Woodward mentions,” I do not . . . It is not a drugs addiction that is involved .”
Committee member Doughton( Du Pont ally) responds to this statement by Dr. Woodward, enunciating:” If you want to advise us on legislation, you ought to come here with some productive proposals rather than reviews, rather than trying to prostrate obstacles in the way of something that the federal government is trying to do .”
1937-Henry Ford does not know about the scheme. He is germinating hemp on his farm to demonstrate how his gondolas can be fueled by biomass.
1937: The brand-new Tax Bill has not yet been passed by Congress. In November of this year, Popular Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering introduce investors to a fully operational hemp decorticating manoeuvre. Commodities in these periodicals foresee million dollars profits for hemp businesses. Coupled with G. W. Schlichten’s decorticating machine that was patented in 1917, Hemp is now mass rendered, viable paper beginning, half the cost of tree-pulp article.
1937-Du Pont’ s Annual Report to its stockholders has urged continued investment in its new but has still not been recognised petrochemical synthetic products. Here are the conspiratorial keywords in that report: Du Pont is envisioning “radical changes” from” non-respendable revenues parent the ability of authority” that will soon be converted into an instrument for” magnetism acceptance of rapid new ideas of industrial and social reorganization .”* Du Pont Company annual report, 1937.
It is evident from this report that Du Pont knew something neither their investors nor the public knew, namely that the Marijuana Tax Bill was going to make it impossible to continue using embed biomass for industrial production. Only a handful of prosperous barons knew that their leader possible adversary, hemp, was what was being vetoed under the identify of “marijuana.”
It could be said it was smart government lobbying that sealed the fate of marijuana by prescribing a prohibitive levy on it that originated it commercially unviable to produce anymore. As a recreational dope, it was the spreading of information and lies about its effects that startled the public into believing it to be harmful if not hazardous.
Note: If hemp had not been offset illegal 80% of Du Pont’s petrochemical business would never have come to be. Nor it could be argued would the majority of members of global warming and the vast amounts of pollution pumped into our inflicted rivers have occurred.
Today, with the amazements of the Internet we no longer have to rely on what we are told or what the regional newspaper answers is the alleged fact. Knowledge is freely available and no longer the privilege of the prosperou. Lobbyists can still bully through government legislation claiming it is our best interest but we can and has every right to to dissent. Opennes is becoming common situate and the freshly adhered to etiquette.
We, peculiarly here in the developed societies claim to live in a republic for the people by the people. I guess global common sense will prevail and eventually we the people will decide what is and what is not good for us. For over 12,000 times Marijuana has had an important residence in “peoples lives”. I would say more welfares both commercially and medically have been experienced with its utilize, and therefore public opinion( when not obligated by incitements of avarice and selfishness) will reinstate the great importance is again in “peoples lives”.