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First Last Teacher Writ 101 04 April 2012 Industrial Hemp Marijuana is a natural plant that inhabits in almost any environment except desert or artic. An amazing part of the plant is hemp, and hemp is defined by Dr. Tom Murphy is a variety of the Cannabis sativa L. plant whose growth is strictly intended for agricultural and industrial purposes. Many years ago, the distribution of industrial hemp in the United States was declared unlawful without obtaining a government permit. Hemp has dealt with a bad rap for hundreds of years, and has remained unlawful in this country due to misconceptions of its uses. If made legal In the United States once again I believe hemp holds the potential to change and shape the world by opening thousands…show more content…
Its natural brightness can obviate the need to use chlorine bleach, which means no extremely toxic dioxin being dumped into streams. A kinder and gentler chemistry using hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine dioxide is possible with hemp fibers. It is said that Trees take around 20 years to mature when on the other hand Industrial Hemp only takes around four. Our forests are being cut down three times faster than nature allows them to grow and one acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees do. (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404. U.S. Dept. of Age. 1916) This information uncovered new perspectives on hemp and helped me realize and become in favor of the industrial uses of hemp for our world and soil that we live on and use daily’s health, and I hope it does the same for you. This leads me to my next main point. The Hemp seed can be made into oil for cars, and for many other things including food. Hemp oil also burns cleaner then oil keeping our planet cleaner. The most amazing thing about hemp is it can even be made into unimaginable…show more content…
On Henry Ford’s large estate he was photographed among his hemp fields. The car was grown from the soil. It had plastic panels made from a mixture of 70% cellulose fibers from hemp, in which impacted and perfected strength with 10 times stronger than steel and stood at two thirds the weight. In the end hemp easily stood for better economy (Popular Mechanics, 1941) but in the end Alcohol prohibition prevented the genius Henry Ford from powering his fleet with "plant-power". For starters the core of the hemp stalk is used to produce fiber board, insulation, carpet, fiberglass substitute, cement blocks, concrete, stucco and mortar. Basically to me all the necessary building blocks of life. But then again it is responsible and capable of creating Hemp oil extracted from hemp seeds and then can be used in the production of plastics, oil paints, varnishes, inks, solvents, lubricants, putty and coatings. In conclusion even after hundreds of years of bad rep, yes it still has remained unlawful in this country due to misconceptions of its uses. But if made legal In the United States once again I believe hemp holds the potential to change and shape the world by creating a wide variety of industrial uses that are scientifically proven every day to be a better alternative for conserving life on

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