OK, so i have been doing a LOT of research on hemp, cannabis, and marijuana and I have learned some unbelievable history facts that i doubt many people on this website let alone this country know about. I can not vouch for how much the government has actually researched all the uses of cannabis or if the president has even considered looking in to it, but smoking bud from the cannabis plant is just a small fraction of what it would bring to this country. My personal belief is that legalizing cannabis is the key to getting this country out of its economical grave that it has dug for its self. But the fact is all the big company owners that have a heavy foot (aka: lots of $) in politics will not let it be legalized because it would hurt them so much. The reason this amazing, very sophisticated, plant from the past and future is illegal has nothing to do with how it physically affects us….. …POT IS ILLEGAL BECAUSE BILLIONAIRES WANT TO REMAIN BILLIONAIRES! I'm just going to go over a few things right now and if interest is shown i have a lot more info that will blow your mind, but if nobody really cares then im not going to waist my time. Did you know, it is estimated that hemp has approximately 25,000 uses? From food, paint and fuel to clothing and construction materials, hemp is used. There are even hemp fibres in your Red RoseÂ® and LiptonÂ® tea bags. And several cars made today contain hemp. The oldest relic of human industry is a piece of hemp fabric (canvas) found in ancient Mesopotamia dating back to approximately 8000 B.C. The oldest surviving piece of paper was made over 2000 years ago in China and was also made from hemp fiber. In 2500 B.C. the pharaohs used hemp in the construction of the great pyramids. Hemp was so important in England in the 16th century that King Henry VIII passed a law in 1553 which fined farmers who failed to grow at least one quarter acre of hemp for every 60 acres of arable land they owned. There was even a time in history for over 200 years when you could pay your taxes in America with hemp. In 1850 there were more than 8,300 hemp farms in the United States. Every 3.6 seconds someone in the world dies of hunger. Hemp seeds are the most nutritious and economical solution to end world hunger. With an 80 percent concentration of "good fats" our bodies need for good health maintenance and protein with all eight amino acids plus optimum dietary fibre, hemp truly is a "perfect balance" food source. Nature has provided the essential nutrients for restoring and maintaining optimal health in a power-packed seed that is gluten, cholesterol and sugar free. Pure, natural, raw shelled hemp seed - the best single food source of protein, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes on the planet. Taken from the Hempola Trivia Trail Healing-Source.com The first diesel engine was designed to run on vegetable oils, one of which was hemp oil. In the 1930s Henry Ford produced an automobile composed of 70 percent hemp plastic which also ran on hemp based fuel and oil. In 2001 the "Hempcar" circled the North American continent powered by hemp oil. The paintings of Rembrandt (1606- 1669), Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) and Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788) were painted primarily on hemp canvas, often with hemp oil based paint. Over 50 percent of all chemical pesticides sprayed are used in the cultivation of cotton. Hemp is eight times stronger than cotton and more air-permeable. Hemp can grow vigorously (up to 16 feet) in 100 days without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides... healthier for your skin and the environment. One acre of hemp can produce as much raw fibre as 4.1 acres of trees. Pulping hemp for paper would produce a strong paper that lasts incredibly long and doesn't yellow with age. Also, using hemp as a raw source for paper would eliminate the need to cut down our dwindling old-growth forests which contribute to climate control and clean the air we breathe. Source: HempSeeDee Hemp Facts what is fibre? fibre: Information from Answers.com let me know what you think so far. how you agree, disagree, and your beliefs. IM OUT!!- 3G GODMADEIT, GODSMOKEDIT, GODSHAREDIT careful who you judge! [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcPF59CoGvs"]YouTube - Fox News Gets Reefer Madness Over So-Called Killer Marijuana[/ame] this is some unbelievable bullshit!