How Does Legalizing Marijuana Save Our Economy

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Legalizing Marijuana or the Hemp Plant could save our Economy Troy Martin Tuesday evening ENGL107 - AB1GEFTE American InterContinental University Dr. Dixie Hickman Certification of Authorship: As a student of American InterContinental University I pledge that all tests taken by me, and that all work submitted by me, will be original and solely the results of my own efforts. _______Student’s Signature Here_________________ Legalizing Marijuana or the Hemp Plant could save our Economy The purpose of this essay is to explain why Legalizing Marijuana or the hemp plant could save our economy. In the article “Hemp-could save America” (2011) states that the hemp plant is one of the oldest industries in the world dating back over 10 thousand years. Hemp fabric was found in Columbia dating back to 8000 b.c. The article “Hemp-could save America” (2011) notes that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp on their plantations. During the colonial era and early beginnings of our republic American farmers were legally required to grow the hemp plant. The article “Hemp-could save America” (2011) also found that in 1939 during World War 2 the federal government subsidized a program to grow hemp and American farmers grew a…show more content…
The article “Hemp-could save America” (2011) states that some of hemp’s agricultural benefits especially for American farmers are that hemp can be grown without any herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Hemp is weed and pest resistant and also improves the soil in crop rotation. This makes hemp more cost efficient and safer to cultivate. According to the article “Hemp-could save America” (2011) the hemp fiber can be used to make almost all the paper products used in the US. Hemp paper does not yellow

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