Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?


Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching effects on socioeconomics as well as on environmental matters. The reason hemp is illegal is not because of any negative impact to the environment or human health, but exactly the opposite. It is so environmentally friendly, nutritionally and medicinally beneficial, that it provides too many abundant resources which would make it impossible for powerful corporations to compete.



Historical Use

Hemp is the most universally useful plant we have at our disposal. The history of mankind’s use of hemp can be traced way back in time to between about 5000 – 7000 BC. Remains of seed husks have been found at Neolithic burial sites in central Europe, which indicate that they were used in funeral rites and shamanic ceremonies. It is probable that at that time the distinctions between various strains were not as pronounced as they are today.

Up until and even during WWII, hemp was a widely grown crop, which provided the world with an excellent and most durable source of fibre. Since it is an annual with a growing cycle of only 120 days it can be harvested several times a year, depending on local weather conditions. Its biomass is considerable, which means that it absorbs large quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2. It is resistant to bugs and requires little agrochemical treatment. It is extremely undemanding and can be grown in very poor conditions and depleted soils and will actually improve the soil structure over a period of years. For many centuries hemp was one of the most important industrial crops which provided the fibres for rope and tough, durable canvass without which the age of exploration could never have set sail.

In the US too, there have long been numerous rules and regulation in place regarding the cultivation of hemp. But unlike today’s regulations that strongly prohibit any cultivation of hemp, less than a century ago hemp cultivation was not just encouraged, but mandatory, with hefty fines being levied against farmers who refused. ‘Hemp for Victory’ was the government coined slogan that fuelled the last big bout of legal hemp cultivation during WWII, promoting hemp cultivation as a patriotic cause.

Delierate Misinformation About THC

Hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa that has a long history of use in the United States. However, since the 1950s it has been lumped into the same category of marijuana, and thus the extremely versatile crop was doomed in the United States. Hemp is technically from the same species of plant that psychoactive marijuana comes from. However, it is from a different variety, or subspecies that contains many important differences.

Industrial hemp has very low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels, which is the principal psychoactive constituent. Compared to marijuana which is specifically cultivated for personal psychoactive use, it is nearly impossible to “get high” on hemp. Marijuana that can be smoked usually contains between 5-10%t THC, industrial hemp contains about one-tenth of that. In order to get a psychoactive effect, one would need to smoke more than a dozen hemp cigarettes over a very short period of time to achieve any kind of psychoactive effect. The reason for the low THC content in hemp is that most THC is formed in resin glands on the buds and flowers of the female cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is not cultivated to produce buds, and therefore lacks the primary component that forms the marijuana high. Furthermore, industrial hemp has higher concentrations of a chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) that has a negative effect on THC and lessens its psychoactive effects when smoked in conjunction.

Industrial hemp also grows differently than THC-containing cannabis. Hemp is typically grown up, not out, because the focus is not on producing buds but on producing length of stalk. In this way, hemp is a very similar crop to bamboo. The stalk contains the fiber and hard, woody core material that can be used for a variety of purposes, even carpentry.

The two also differ in the areas that they can be effectively grown. THC-producing Marijuana must be grown in generally warm and humid environments in order to produce the desired quantity and quality of THC-containing buds. However, since industrial hemp does not contain these buds, and the hardy parts of the plant are the more desired, it can be grown in a wider range of areas. Generally, industrial hemp grows best on fields that provide high yields for corn crops, which includes most of the Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast United States. Furthermore, since industrial hemp can use male plants as well as female plants (since the object is not THC production), higher crop yields can result.

While there is virtually no THC in the varieties grown for industrial uses such as oil and fibre, governments have cooperated with powerful corporate lobbyists the ensure that hemp is lumped into the same category as marijuana. The primary reason is that hemp has too many abundant resources for fuel, housing, food, medicine that corporations cannot exploit. Think about how many polluting conglomerates would go down if hemp was permitted as a resource. The oil, pharmaceutical, supplement and constructions industry would need to radically shift their business model to survive.

Abundant Resources

Hemp provides the fibre to make a durable paper – a far more sensible solution than the wasteful method of clear cutting old growth forests, or even the cultivation pine plantations that are ecologically speaking dead zones that take 20 years to mature before they can be harvested. Cannabis produces 4 times more fibre per acre and can be harvested several times per year. The first dollar bills were printed on hemp paper, your old family bible is probably printed on hemp paper and even the constitution itself was drafted on hemp paper.

Hemp has the strongest natural fibres, which can be used not just to produce rough cloth, such as sails or canvass, but also durable work clothes, like the original jeans. When the plants are grown closer together the fibre becomes shorter and finer, which allows for finer textiles. Today, there are some fashion designers that are experimenting with a wide range of textiles made from hemp for their stylish, trendy hemp lines, shirts, suits, bags, jeans and more. And, no- you can’t smoke them to get high!

Hemp fibres are also finding application as a modern building material, an application that has been spearheaded and exploited successfully in France. Hemp fibres can be blended with water and limestone to create an extremely tough, light-weight, natural cement that has not only excellent insulating properties, but also shows more flexibility than conventional concrete, which makes it particularly useful as a building material in earthquake prone areas.

Back in 1941, Henry Ford built a car that was not only entirely built from ‘hemp plastic’, but also ran on hemp fuel. Hemp oil, pressed from the seeds is also extremely versatile. It can be polymerized to create a solid plastic-like material, which is extremely durable, yet nevertheless is completely natural and biodegradable, which could replace plastics in numerous industrial processes.

Car manufacturers are again turning to hemp as a resource to provide light-weight, yet shock absorbent and environmentally friendly material for their cars. Due to the high biomass hemp would also make an ideal source of ethanol, the best bio-fuel alternative to gasoline, which is capable of fuelling engines without producing all those evil gases that are destroying our atmosphere and poisoning the air. At long last, some of the top car manufacturers are beginning to follow in Ford’s steps.

Some Facts on Hemp

– Farming 6% of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass crops would provide all of America’s energy needs.
– Hemp is Earth’s number-one biomass resource; it is capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months.
– Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol, or gasoline at a cost comparable to petroleum, and hemp is much better for the environment. Pyrolysis (charcoalizing), or biochemical composting are two methods of turning hemp into fuel.
– Hemp can produce 10 times more methanol than corn.
– Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due to sulfur pollution.
– The use of hemp fuel does not contribute to global warming.

Hemp oil is of a very high quality and industry is using it in paints, inks and varnishes. In recent years the food industry is also discovering its virtues. Hempseed oil is one of the richest sources of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, providing an excellent balance between omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. All of these substances are currently being discussed, not only in the alternative health scene, but also by the food industry, which is searching for suitable ingredients to create so called ‘functional foods’. Essential fatty acids are extremely important to the proper functioning of cells. They play a role in reducing bad cholesterol and plaque, which is responsible for arteriosclerosis. Healthfood companies are beginning to experiment with hemp as a basis for a large range of products- from hemp seed bars, to gummi bears, to beer, to hemp cheese and many more.

Studies have been released that show people suffering from cancer have low levels of melatonin in their bodies. Also studies have shown that just smoking hemp can raise the melatonin levels in our bodies. So one can only imagine what hemp oil that is in a concentrated state can do to increase melatonin levels. Hemp oil promotes full body healing and raises melatonin levels thousands of times higher than normal. When the pineal gland produces vast amounts of melatonin, it causes no harm to the body but it is very hard on the condition you are suffering from and indeed can eliminate it. For almost a decade, Rick Simpson has been showing people how to cure cancer with hemp oil.

Both the commercial legal type of hemp oil and the illegal THC laden hemp oil are one of the most power-packed protein sources available in the plant kingdom. Its oil can be used in many nutritional and transdermal applications. In other chapters in my Winning the War on Cancer book we will discuss in-depth about GLA and cancer and also the interesting work of Dr. Johanna Budwig. She uses flax seed oil instead of hemp oil to cure cancer — through effecting changes in cell walls — using these omega3 and omega6 laden medicinal oils.

Hemp Oil Uses

Every application that uses petroleum for it’s skin and hair products can use hemp oil as it is more beneficial and herbal. It can be used in many health issues as either a pain reducer or even as the cure for it.

– Since hemp oil is natural, it is used as a moisturizing oil which can be applied after a shower or a bath. When you massage your body with it, it nourishes the skin and increases the blood circulation. More on facial skin care.
– Hemp oil is used in cooking as well, though it is not suitable for high heat cooking. Along with giving a slightly nutty and crispy taste to food, it can be the perfect salad oil just in case you’re out of olive oil.
– Another application of hemp oil is it’s use as biodiesel in the same manner like other vegetable oils. It is a safe replacement for petroleum as it is non-toxic and doesn’t harm the environment.
– Almost all the forms of plastics can be made by using hemp oil instead of using petroleum as a base. As those made from petroleum, release harmful chemicals while decomposition, but those from hemp oil, don’t.
– Hemp oil can also be used in the production of paints as it doesn’t cause any armful releases when washed down from the drain and has very low emissions than the petroleum paints which are currently being used.
– Hemp oil prevents skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin. It is highly nutritious for the skin and makes a wonderful addition to homemade moisturizing blends and rejuvenating creams. (Read Andrew Weil’s article on hemp oil http://www.ratical.org/renewables/TherapHoil.html)

The list of beneficial uses of hemp goes on and on.

So why is non-psychoactive Hemp illegal?

There is an old saying: if you want to get to the root of a problem, follow the money. This holds true for hemp. In this case we have to ask the question ‘who benefits from hemp being illegal?’ The logical answer is: the oil companies- and their share holders, of course. Hemp became illegalized at the time when oil was beginning to make an impact on the economy as a base material for many things that hemp could also be used for, including textiles and fibres (plastics), cosmetics and fuel. Obviously, a resource is more profitable if access to it is restricted and not every farmer can grow it himself. In an exceedingly clever PR move psychoactive marijuana and hemp have been ‘thrown in the same pot’ as it were, and a massive campaign has been launched to convince people of the dangers of marijuana alias hemp – a highly questionable assertion.

Although technically hemp is not illegal to grow in some states, it requires obtaining a special permit from the drug enforcement agency (DEA) to restrict mass production. These permits are rarely given out and require that the crop be surrounded by security measures such as fences, razor wire, security guards, or dogs. For a crop that has little-to-no potential to get people high, the current attitude is both irresponsible and draconian.

Hemp is the most useful plant ally we have – a sustainable resource par excellence, as some might like to call it. Instead of cursing it we should be grateful to its deva and use all its ample gifts to turn the ecological demise of our planet around.

It is not hard to see how immensely valuable hemp is and how it has the potential of solving many of our environmental problems, not to mention our health problems. Yet, we are continuously deprived of its benefits because farmers are prohibited from cultivating this crop. Obviously importing it or products made from it is very expensive and the high expense is a prohibitive factor to choosing hemp as an environmentally friendly alternative even where it is available. It makes no sense to import a crop like hemp, when it can be, should be and used to be grown in all temperate and hot regions of the world.

Industrial hemp could transform the economy of the world States in a positive and beneficial way, and therefore should be exploited to its full potential.

Marco Torres
is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.




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19 Responses to “Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?”

  1. Gordon says:

    See also e.g.:

    Hemp Clothing:




    I particularly like hemp oil (Good Oil), had from Waitrose and Tesco at around £6 a bottle, as an alternative to olive oil dashed over salads adding a real nutty flavour to the recipe. Also available is Good Oil Light.

  2. ian says:

    One of the educated folks on here will bale me out I hope, but, I recall reading that early Ford cars used hemp fibre as reinforcing in door panels and the like, but that the Rothschild’s early petrol empire took over with plastic. There was then a campaign to demonise anything to do with Hemp or Marijuana as they called it.
    On a slightly different tack. Back in the 1950’s and earlier in the pre myxomatosis days, rabbits were a real problem to farmers. Long netting was an effective way of reducing the numbers, and hemp was and still is the very best rabbit net making product available. Fine, soft, strong and non stretch. They still sell it however much of what is sold as hemp, is in fact spun flax, a good product, but inferior in many ways to hemp.

    • Nollidge says:

      It threatened William Randolph Hearst’s investments in forestry for paper for his news empire.It threatened the profits of big pharma.It threatened the cotton growers,usually a big corporation thing,not one-man independents.And of course the oil industry.And Ford had published some very anti-Jewish stuff in the Dearborn Observer over the years.
      So it could also be a way of getting back at him.
      Remember,Christians offer forgiveness,Jews seek revenge.
      So put that lot together.Hemp didn’t stand a chance.

      • ian says:

        Cheers N’ most informative.

      • sovereigntea says:

        On of the key drivers for maintaining prohibition is that a black market enabled by prohibition allows the suppliers to charge a vast premium for a commodity that would otherwise be cheap / free running a business that is exempt from costly regulation and pays no taxes on the profits. Policing & war on drugs whilst profitable also provides a standing army for the corrupt gangs that run most nations to beat down any dissent and maintain their grip on power. Look at the political history of the US Canada Holland the UK & Israel. The political / gangster classes are filled with those who profit / profited from prohibition.

        Every town in the UK has a grow room supplies retailer, how often does the profiteering power company notice or complain of domestic users excess 12hrs on 12hrs off electricity usage ? Never because they get paid and profit from the venture. If people grew their own weed in the garden the power company would get nothing.

        Another key driver is the media, the Daily Mail repeat their mantra and appear to be totally against cannabis. Is this a moral stance based on science and medical advice or something quite different. Promoting prohibition to maintain the illicit income and policies of the cabal ?

        Bronfman – booze HSBC – opium Electricty Companies – weed grown under lights

        Who gets the money from people who are fined for possession ?

    • sovereigntea says:

      Another cornerstone to the prohibition movement in the US was the illegal and unlicensed film showings of the film Reefer Madness by huckster Dwain Esper.

      The propaganda of the Daily Mail pathetically echoes the memes embedded in Reefer Madness.


      Propaganda film that relates the story, as told by high school principal Dr. Carroll to parents at a PTA meeting, of the scourge of marijuana. The tale revolves around Mae and Jack, accomplices in the distribution of marijuana, who manage to entice the local high school kids to stop by Mae’s apartment to smoke reefer. The lives of all who are involved with this menace are inevitably shattered. One man becomes so addicted to the killer weed that the guilt over framing a teen for murder causes a judge to order him to be committed for life to a mental hospital! Dr. Carroll closes by advising us to not incur the same tragedy.

      Of course if the above were an accurate reflection of the effects of cannabis use then half the nation would be institutionalised.

      Oh and dont forget

      Harry Anslinger, the father of the war on weed, fully embraced racism as a tool to demonize marijuana. As the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, a predecessor to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Anslinger institutionalized his belief that pot’s “effect on the degenerate races” made its prohibition a top priority. Here are just a few of his most famous (and most racist) quotes:

      “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

      “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

      Between Anslinger’s ruminations on the need to keep marijuana away from minorities — especially the entertainers! — were countless other fabrications about the health effects of pot. It was “more dangerous than heroin or cocaine” and “leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing,” he claimed.
      Reefer Madness (1937)


  3. ferryt says:

    I believe it used to be illegal not to grow hemp in the USA, owing to hemp’s ability to
    provide so many useful resources that we consume so readily. What’s that agenda 21 double plus good newsspeak phrase they like to use so much? Sustainability. Well it is appropriate in the case of hemp though ironically hemp is illegal. Ho ho ho.

    I don’t see why it is illegal. It is illogical and ridiculous. It’s known as weed since it will grow literally anywhere, so why aren’t we growing it?

    I read that the paper industry also had eyes on demonising hemp or the evil weed. JP Morgan I think was involved but I may be wrong.

    Here are a few of the propaganda posters that were used to implant the notion of evil weed:


    “The smoke of hell!” Indeed. Still these propaganda campaigns work on the masses as it would appear people will not research things themselves. Perhaps we deserve to be in this mess.

    As for THC and the stronger variety. Nothing wrong with getting high if that’s your wish. Man has been getting high since forever. I do like to point out that bottle of wine consumed every night to those pompous middle class goons who repeat the propaganda ad naseum.

    Here is some modern day propaganda to scare people about…SKUNK oh what wait skunk? Quick run for the hills! When you’ve reached safefty whip out that harmless phone or iPad and have a ganders at none other than John Snow consuming skunk:


    ‘Scarier than war!’ What a tool he is. Has he been to war then? Also take note that the dose he consumed was massive. For someone who doesn’t partake this would be like say a teenager experimenting with alcohol and consuming a bottle of tequila in one sitting. I should think that would be a site far worse to behold than Mr Snow’s experience. Reminds me of all the problems on Britain’s streets at the weekends caused by over consumption of alcohol. Over consumption of marijuana? Not so much. At best you’ll be lazy and eat more snacks than you should. At worst you’ll er go to sleep.

    Lest I forget the war on drugs. Lots of people like a smoke. If they could just grow their own they wouldn’t need to but it from drug dealers. TPTB don’t want this though since they control the black markets and make lots of dollars from it.

    Lastly the recent claims in the am of cancer patients rejecting traditional ‘treatment’ and opting for the evil weed. Lots of success stories and you can literally grow it and make it yourself. No profits to be had there though eh?

    I read about dolphin’s getting high recently. Must be a common theme in the animal kingdom. Wasn’t Jesus a toker? 🙂

  4. NIke says:

    It seems everything bad is released, the beneficial suppressed.

  5. Lynn says:

    They don’t want anything beneficial getting to us. They simply want customers for their poisons. It has worked a treat. Oil is in everything. Hence the throw away society.

  6. silverhaze says:

    If weed were legal it would be worth nothing, as everyone could grow it for free in their garden, but under current laws, it’s value has risen to between £5-7,000 per kilo wholesale in the UK.

  7. Nollidge says:

    Actually,the highly cultivated “Dutch Skunk” is said to be almost as strong in it’s effect as LSD.Some of the elements that gave a sort of protection against strong side effects are now missing.In short.the cannabis of today ain’t like your grandad’s cannabis of the 60’s.Possibly someone out there knows the technical details.I read about them some time ago,but never made a note of them since I was never a user.

    • ferryt says:

      “Is said to be as strong in it’s effects as LSD” – more fear porn I’m afraid Nollidge. Sounds like something you might read in the DailyMail. Or perhaps John Snow would tell you this.

      THC is the active compound in weed. Skunk and other hybrids have a higher percentage of THC than the old weed from back in the day. It is simply stronger. Net effect is you consume less for the same high, or vice versa.

      I haven’t taken LSD for decades but I can tell you for sure today’s weed and LSD are in no way the same thing. I didn’t like LSD personally because of the hallucinations and you can’t make it stop. Weed just gets you high.

      The media have been attacking ‘skunk’ for a while. Stories of it inducing mental illness. In my experience there are people who are unsound mentally who smoke weed and they then report it as having profound affects on their mental health. I don’t believe the blame lies with weed.

      As with anything you ingest or digest it is a matter of taste and personal choice.

      But today’s weed is not LSD.

      • Ive never taken weed, and am reluctant to, don’t really want to. Mostly because my sense is, its been bred to be very unbalanced, and id go so far as to say this isn’t just natural breeding evolution over time by cultivators. Id say a more sinister hand is in this, TPTB I feel have deliberately messed about. We also have a more toxic world today and I think the heavy metals ingested by smoking weed, is a concern too. I also note the Establishment twist and lie with everything. And its hard to get at truth. But I do feel the reports from doctors and alternative health people I think are genuine and good, their reports how cannabis around today wrecks peoples brains and lives, im sure theres truth in this

        Had this been 80 or 100 yrs ago, or even 50, id have been more tempted to try at least once, even just by eating it somehow.

        However saying all this, the anticancer effects of cannabis need attention and investigating. Important questions for me that arise are
        – How can we know what are the safe strains for anticancer use? Nature gives a spectrum of chemicals in, and these lopsided bred ones that remove the protective natural chemcials, I wonder whether the Establishment has purposely bred these and flooded the world market. So is there anyway we can trust a cannabis source with a good profile of phytochemicals in?

        – Why was David Rockefeller in Uruguay meeting the president there discussing marijuana? Surely this raises red flags, that Rockefellers and who knows who else are messing about with things

        – Im all for growing and cultivating ones own cannabis to make oil as an anticancer remedy and sharing this with the community. I just know that nothing in this world, if its useful, are we allowed to enjoy it freely. I feel there must be some catch, sting in the tail. Maybe theyre flooding the world market with strains with no anticancer activity?

        – So I hope anyone who can answer address how a cultivator could rest easy, and no what to look for, this would be helpful to share this info. I mean, should the cannabis go in some kind of lab analysis before ingesting it to ensure a safe/correct/therapeutic phytochemical profile exists?

        As for LSD and mushroom ayahuasca drug use generally – I suspect I probabl am missing out, apparently the DMT flooding the brain really does let the user know the truth that, our own pineal gland itself is a stargate, an interdimensional portal, access to our Higher Self, or to other dimensions or whatever. I just haven’t the nerve to try, and I feel theres too much potentially unsafe stuff around

        – A question that arises though worth asking is – do these elites in 33rd degree freemasonry use psychoactive substances in their rituals? Its quite clear to me this DMT truth is the real reason for the drug laws.

        And ill say as well, knowing how the cabal work, they will have deliberately made drugs harmful and toxic and flooded the country with them, to JUSTIFY clampdown laws. Because TPTB don’t want the man in the street knowing about his Higher Self, and certain physics/reality/spiritual truths

      • ferryt says:

        No one is forcing you Adam! It’s a personal choice.

        If you’re interested in the traditional strains have a look here:


        Quite fun growing your own. I grew outside 2 years ago on the south coast. We had the weather that year. This year well no I wouldn’t think so. She was a beautiful plant. Felt terrible harvesting. Enjoyed it and shared with friends for free. No drug dealing or black markets or money changers required! Lots of good conversation I can tell you 🙂

        Rockefeller no doubt looking to monetise and profit.

        Really we should be able to grow our own. Remove the black market and the money changers. It’s a plant for Christ’s sake!

        DMT sounds interesting.Joe Rogan did a pod cast all about it.

        LSD not for me (there’s that personal choice again). But to reiterate skunk is not LSD. It’s just stronger than traditional weed in my experience.

  8. ian says:

    Won’t let you have weed because it’s bad for you, then put fluoride in your water and chemtrails in your air. Sounds about right

  9. Bluefeather6 says:

    Whilst looking at the benefits from Hemp, I came across these video’s, I guess that TPTW, didn’t want the people educated on the many uses and positive effects of using Hemp.
    LEAF – Dr Courtney

    WEED – Dr Sangay Gupta

    What is CBD and how it cures cancer
    And also there is a link to these wonderful people who specialise in CBD and other botanicals
    Know ledge – no end to learning
    The more we know the more we know there is to know…

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