Hemp is comfy!
This is interesting.
I could barely read it either!
Originally Posted by Noodles is gay
Alas i cannot read it at all - i bet it's really entertaining too!
ohhh...i'm missing out on summat!
OK, I'm really bored!
Cannabis, marijuana, hemp. It's the "killer weed". But is it? Or have sheer greed and calculated hysteria shaped a beneficial plant into one of the prime evils of our time? Let's examine a public relations campaign which may have been nothing less than..
Given that hemp is as old as time, it is not surprising that it helped shape America, proudly cultivated, for example, by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Prior to it's prohibition, smoking was probably the least of hemp's uses. Medicinal benefits alone included clearing of bronchial passages, relief of migraines, and treatment of glaucoma.
Cannabis is also an excellent source of linen and cloth.
The westward-lurching wagons of the pioneers were literally covered with the stuff, the word "canvas" derived from canabacius.
Ship sails and most of our early flags were manufactured from hemp.
Just don't try pledging allegiance to it now.
Even the first Levi's jeans were made from hemp.
Four-score and seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth the notion that cannabis is comfy.
And hemp rope was used by virtually everyone, including the U.S. navy.
But if the history of cannabis were an open book, it's finest use would be the acid-free , non-polluting production of hemp-fiber paper.
In a saner world, in fact, you'd be reading marijuana right now...
Yes, I was! And I had to use a magnifying glass, so it took me awhile!