The Story of Cannabis
Cannabis and Hemp are the same.
"Marijuana" was the Mexican name given to cannabis. Cannabis
was first cultivated in China around 4000 B.C. The original drafts
of the Declaration of Independance were written on hemp paper. One
acre of hemp will produce as much paper as four acres of trees.
Hemp is a source of fiber for cloth and cordage for rope. The
hemp fiber is located inside the long stem of the plant. George
Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. Washington, our first
president declared :
"Make the most of the hemp seed. Sow it everywhere."
Hemp seed is nature's perfect food. The oil from hemp seeds
has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest
percentage of saturated fats. Sterilized hemp seed is commonly
sold as bird seed. Rolling paper, like Bambu, are made from hemp
In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act prohibited the use, sale
and cultivation of hemp/marijuana in the United States. Five years
later, during World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
released the film, "Hemp For Victory", which encouraged American
farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. Hemp is cultivated all
over the world. Today, China, Korea, Italy, Hungary, Russia and
France are among the countries that grow hemp for fiber, paper and
Cannabis is classified as a schedule 1 drug by the Food and
Drug Administration... Designed as a narcotic, it can not be
prescripted by physicians to patients. In 1988, the DEA's own
administrative law judge concluded that : "marijuana is one of the
safest, therapeutically active substances known to man." Cannabis
can be used as a medicine to treat nausea, pain and muscle spasms.
It alleviates symptoms of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, AIDS,
migraines and other debilitating aliments. Thirty-five states have
passed legislation permitting medical use of marijuana. Twelve
Americans receive prescribed marijuana from the U.S. government.
More than 400000 Americans are arrested each year on marijuana
charges. More than 400 000 Americans die from diseases related to
cigarette smoking each year. More than 150 000 Americans die of
alcohol abuse each year. But in 10000 years of usage, no one has
ever died from marijuana.
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