Some Hemp facts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blackjack, Feb 12, 2008.


  1. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    <dl><dt>[SIZE=+1]HEMP FACTS [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]3) Hemp Seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug. See TestPledge.com[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]4) The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose; the cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk is not psychoactive. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]5) According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of biofuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]6) Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Almost half of the agricultural chemicals used on US crops are applied to cotton. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]7) Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce wastewater contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and it's creamy color lends itself to environmentally friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical byproducts.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]8) Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. It can also be recycled more times. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]9) Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]10) Eco-friendly hemp can replace most toxic petrochemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name just a very few examples.[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
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    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]Hemp History[/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]In 1937 Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition. The tax and licensing regulations of the act made hemp cultivation unfeasable for American farmers. The chief promoter of the Tax Act, Harry Anslinger, began promoting anti-marijuana legislation around the world. To learn more about hemp prohibition visit http://www.JackHerer.com or check out "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" by Jack Herer [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
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    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]Then came World War II. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shut off foreign supplies of "manilla hemp" fiber from the Phillipines. The USDA produced a film called Hemp For Victory to encourage US farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. The US government formed War Hemp Industries and subsidized hemp cultivation. During the War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp across the midwest as part of that program. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]After the war ended, the government quietly shut down all the hemp processing plants and the industry faded away again. [/SIZE] </dt><dt>
    </dt><dt>[SIZE=+1]During the period from 1937 to the late 60's the US government understood and acknowledged that Industrial Hemp and marijuana were distinct varieties of the cannabis plant. Hemp is no longer recognized as distinct from marijuana since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970. This is despite the fact that a specific exemption for hemp was included in the CSA under the definition of marijuana.[/SIZE]</dt></dl>
     
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    All I got left are the stems and seeds..the stems and seeds..the stems and seeds...all I got left are the stems and seeds ...I can't remember the rest of the words.
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Found 'em for ya' Sea (and the chords, in case you felt like playin').

    chords to last verse line, twice (G F C G F C )

    V1:
    C E F C
    I'm sittin alone, Saturday night, watching the Late Late Show.
    C E F C
    A bottle of wine, some cigarettes, I got no place to go.
    A G F C
    Well, I saw your other man today; he was wearing my brand new shoes,
    G F C
    And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

    V2:
    Well, I met my old friend BOB today from up in Bowling Green;
    He had the prettiest little gal that I'd ever seen.
    But I couldn't hide my tears at all, cause she looked just like you,
    And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

    CHORUS:
    F C F C
    Now everybody tells me there's other ways to get high.
    F C A D G
    They don't seem to understand I'm too far gone to try.
    C E F C
    Now these lonely memories, they're all I can't lose,
    G F C
    And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.

    [Verse solo, fiddle/steel]

    V3:
    [first line spoken, not sung]
    Well my dog died just yesterday and left me all alone.
    The finance company dropped by today and repossessed my home.
    That's just a drop in the bucket compared to losing you,
    And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too.
    G F C
    Got the Down to Seeds and Stems again Blues.
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    When I go back to Nebraska in the fall for my yearly pheasant hunting trip there is always hemp plants in the creek sides and ditches. Tried to smoke some many years back and only got a headache. Have heard that some people driving through see it there and load up their vehicle, thinking they can sell it and then get busted transporting it. Always have believed that it should never have been illegal, even though I have not smoked it in over 25 years.
     
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The stalks are about the best drill material I have found for makeing friction fires too.
     
  6. FalconDance

    FalconDance Neighborhood Witch

    If it wasn't for an over-abundance of local do-gooders, I'd grow me a small patch for the fiber.
     
  7. RobertRogers

    RobertRogers Monkey+++

    The only reason it is illegal is otherwise it would cut into profits of other drug alcohol makers.
     
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