Rope, Hemp, Cannibis, Marijuana in North America Expose

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Note:<888>5/25/99 Tuesday 8:00 A.M. EDT: "Discussion on Hemp". There seems to be a lot interest in the press about Hemp, Marijuana, or Cannibis. I am familiar with the product and have done a little research on some of its uses in America over the years. I believe I first encountered the product while a student at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Students from the east coast attending the college in Illinois, use to use it in their hippie days while on campus. It was part of the hippie culture, so it was constantly around the campus; although illegal. It seems that Hemp grows in the wild in abundence in the midwest. Since hemp grows wild all over North America, many Afro Americans use to smoke it for medicinal relief in the southern United States up until the 1920s when it was outlawed. It was a low cost alternative growing in the wild to other more modern medical remedies and it was commonly available in the fields and forests of agricultural areas. I believe cattlemen and sheperds use to try to erradicate the product to prevent the live stock from eating it and acting irratically much like loco weed. Still like many herbs and plants, hemp was thought to have certain theraputic and medicinal properties and like the thousands of others home remedies it was commonly used. I believe it was frequenly used as a home remedy for Pollegra. I suppose the India Company, the Dutch West Indies Company, and the British West Indies Company commonly traded the product out of North America and India. Hemp had one important use even today, it was used in making Marine quality ropes. Nylon ropes and other newer types of rope tend to deteriorate in the salt water of the ocean. Hemp Rope has stood the test of time for thousands of years. The earlier colonial settlers grew hemp to be used in making rope and other products such as jute. Jute was commonly used for carpet padding until recently when foam rubber was substituted. Most automobiles in the earlier days also had jute padding which was used to dampen the sound within the automobile between the metal shells and the interior decor. Jute padding is still used today. Well after Marijuana smoking was outlawed in the 1920s in preference to tabacco smoking, World War II came along. With the German U boats began sinking a lot of nautical transportation, there was a shortage of hemp rope from India. Hemp rope from India is probably the best in the World since the plants in India in the warm damp climate grow to be about 50 feet tall or more. When making rope from hemp, the taller the plant, the longer the fibers that go into making the rope, and thus the rope is stronger. Well during World War II when there was a shortage of rope, they started commercial farming hemp in the midwest for rope, however the midwesterner hemp rope was not as good as the brand from India since the plants in the midwest would only grow to about fifteen feet during the shorter growing season. While transporting the hemp plants during the war for commercial rope production along the tens of thousands of miles of railroad track in the midwest, the seeds would obviously fall out of the box cars, and thus along most of the railroad beds in the midwest region, hemp tends to grow wild from all the seeds that fell along the tracks over the years. Also commercial bird seed products such at Hartz Mountain parakeet seed, tend to have hemp seed in them since many birds prefer hemp seed. Thus when the birds eat the hemp seed and and their feces are disgarded in the wild, they tend to spread the hemp seeds around in the wild. Thus hemp, marijuana, or cannibis plant is as common in the wild as Johnson grass, ragweed, dandillions, or golden rod. Thus after World War II when Marine interests returned to using the superior rope from India for nautical activities there was left a large number of North American hemp farms, with surplus capacity but with the expanding automobile industry and the use of carpets, hemp was still heavily used within North America for the production of jute. Well in the 1960s when farm kids started traveling around the country as they left home, they knew about hemp, and since when they met city kids from the city whom had available cash, they frequently would try to sell them hemp which was commonly available since the city kids would frequently spend small fortunes on Virginian tabacco. Thus the hemp product was introduced into the hippie culture and became a part of the Peace movement. Many youth whom had never touched tabacco were encouraged to smoke hemp. Since it reduced one's inhibitions, there was frequently sexual activity associated with the use of hemp as is much the same way with alcohol. Thus all the free love movement came out of the hippie movement. Since the use of hemp had its origins out of agricultural america, many of the hippie youth gathered around agricultural communes where the product was freely available, and they worked in various agricultural activities which the urban youth were not familiar with originally. As the urban youth and the agricultural youth traveled more back and forth between the city and the country, many cities had large numbers of users of hemp, cannibis, or marijuana as a underground free market economy. Since the term marijuana is a Spanish name, it would obviously pertain to the hemp plant from the warmer hispanic regions of North America where it would grow taller and would probably be more useful for better marine quality rope. At the moment we seem to have plenty of unrestricted trade with India, so thus the superior quality marine nautical rope from India is still available. The type of nautical rope I am refering to is not the type that one buys in hardware stores. You see it used around large nautical vehicles in shipping such as aircraft carriers, tankers, tug boats, and shipping for tow or tug lines and mooring lines. These lines depending on the size of the vessle are frequently up to two feet in diameter, and the superior quality India hemp rope, seems to withstand the ravages of the salt water exposure which nylon or rag rope does not. Moreover after prolonged periods of India hemp rope use, when the rope begins to deteriorate; they frequently send it back to India to be dryed out and rewoven back into other rope products. Since the used rope might not have the original long strands, they use it for other rope products like jute. Thus if your nautical vessle ever disappears from its mooring and floats off to sea, it is probably because your Nylon rope deteriorated and you did not use superior quality rope from India. I dare say in English if you went into more scholarly achives in British English speaking libraries in England, you would find more detailed information on the various subjects described above along with the accumulated knowlege of various botanical groups and other agriculturally orientated organizations around the world whom have cultivated and developed the Hemp, Cannibis or Marijuana product for thousands of years. Thus although marijuana is still illegal to smoke in the United States of America, except by certain small medical research groups, the growth and production of the hemp plant is still commonly practiced for its other useful purposes. Well so much for all the confusion about hemp, marijuana, or cannibis. Myself I still prefer good Virginian tabacco. Also I believe the Hemp plant was used in certain religious practices by the American Indian. Also I was once told by a Royal Norwegian Guard outside the palace in Norway, that the Royal Norwegian Navy frequently smoked rope when they ran out of good Virginian tabacco. Also there might be some Bengal Tigers lurkng around those fifty foot tall hemp plants in India. I was advised by a Dutch official that their official viewpoint in Amsterdam is tolerance, so the friendly growers in Jamaica fly the product directly from Jamaica to Amsterdam without bothering to stop in other countries. I would imagine much would be the case with other countries flying into Amsterdam or where smoking of hemp is not illegal. Thus it would seem the 1920s United States marijuana satutes were established to prevent certain groups of rurual individuals from selling a commonly available commodity product to naive city folks, and to encourage a much more lucrative trade in the tabacco industry or other similar substances. It has been commonly published the active ingredient in Hemp, Cannibis or Marijuana is "THC" which is available over the counter from any pharmacy with a prescription from a license medical practitioner and it does not have the added side effect of causing lung cancer which heavy hemp smokers might encounter. Basically individuals whom look at a Physician's Desk Reference would find tens of thousands of such drugs which are in use through out the world for various ailments. It would seem that certain law enforcement officials have tried to curtail the use of hemp, since usage would threaten the citizens in their work a day activities or using mechanized machinery since their judgement would be impaired. Thus like many laws, the Hemp, Cannibis, Marijuana laws were established for the general welfare of the public at large, and not meant to curtail the more specialized usage of the product in particular. I would imagine a great many cultures have used it for other purposes, and perhaps more research should be done on the historical usages of the contraband substance, and not use the laws as a random way of enforcing a political morality against certain groups that might be judged to be a threat to the American way of life or sensability. It is my personal viewpoint that everything in its own time and space in the order of the nature of the planet has its own purpose, or it would not have evolved on the planet. This a personal viewpoint and not a legal viewpoint. Michael Louis Scott 5/25/99
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