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The DEA has proposed rules that would make many hemp-based products, including hemp foods and hemp personal-care products, illegal.
December 21, 2000 1:37 PM   Subscribe

The DEA has proposed rules that would make many hemp-based products, including hemp foods and hemp personal-care products, illegal. But you can help protect the future of hemp as a renewable resource. This site makes it easy to send a letter, fax or email to your local representatives protecting industrial hemp.
posted by snakey (8 comments total)

 
Yeah, because without hemp, what kind of country will this be?! Can we stand to live in a place where there is no hemp AND the president is Bush? I didn't think so...
posted by smackfu at 1:51 PM on December 21, 2000


Actually, it's a Clinton appointee, Barry McCaffrey, who's trying to push these regs through.

Not to say that a Bush drug czar would be any better. I'm afraid that both Bush & Gore are both horrible on hemp issues.
posted by snakey at 2:00 PM on December 21, 2000


What a joke, nobody will smoke industrial hemp and i have a pair of pants made from hemp and their great. Why ruin a great material from which so much can be made.
posted by Zool at 3:48 PM on December 21, 2000



Are there any good stores on the net that specialize in hemp related products but don't charge an arm and a leg and have decent stuff???

Looked many times, found little.
posted by Witold at 6:41 PM on December 21, 2000


Why ruin a great material from which so much can be made.

Because it threatens the corporations that support our politicians, of course:

"...it was now possible to produce paper of much higher quality and much more cheaply than paper made from wood pulp. If our nation's inexhaustible appetite for paper was satisfied by a hemp-based industry, the wholesale logging of America's (and for that matter, the world's) forests could end."
posted by frykitty at 2:11 AM on December 22, 2000


Hemp is really easy to grow, it doesn't require any pesticides, and is the strongest natural fiber there is -- much stronger than cotton. If we didn't have to import it, it wouldn't be so expensive. Canada is making a killing exporting hemp to the US, and US farmers are starting to realize the lucrative potential of a domestic hemp industry.

The hemp industry offers an alternative to supporting the powerful logging (Weyerhaeuser) and synthetic fiber (DuPont) interests, which is probably the corporate muscle behind these proposed regs. I know of at least Santa Fe Hemp, but you can find a local hemp retailer here



posted by snakey at 8:25 AM on December 22, 2000


And if you want to shop online, here's a directory of hemp retailers
posted by snakey at 8:29 AM on December 22, 2000


Sorry, Here's a working link
posted by snakey at 8:31 AM on December 22, 2000


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