This is the main reason why hemp is illegal. It can be used to make: Cotton substitute, Wood substitute, clothing, medicine, rope, fuel, food, paper, plastic, and pretty much anything you can make from cotton, wood, and petroleum. There are literally more than 25,000 uses for hemp. So this might not make sense to you, I'm sure you thinking "well why SHOULDN'T it be legal if it has all those uses?" Well its quite simple actually. Think about how much money the government makes in lobbying dollars from these companies. Billions of dollars in lobbying money. These are some of the most powerful lobbyist companies (Pharmaceuticals, Oil/Gas, Cotton, Wood, ect.) We're also not even talking about a smokable form of marijuana, were talking about Cannabis Ruderalis AKA Industrial Hemp. The THC in these plants is so low that its practically impossible to get high from them. So lets break it down, who would benefit from these Hemp being legal? Well first and foremost YOU would, the planet would, the forests and animals that live in said forests, just to name a few. Now who would lose due to it being legal? Well as mentioned above the following industries would: Pharmaceuticals, Oil/Gas, Cotton, Wood, ect. They potentially would all lose millions of dollars. But wait, they spend millions of dollars to keep this stuff illegal right? So the money they'd lose would actually be less significant because they wouldn't need to spend millions and millions of dollars keeping it illegal, however they'd still lose some money. Now think of the new industry that would open up due to this becoming legal. It could potentially cut our unemployment in half. Industrial hemp would create millions of new jobs. U mad?