Victory First published in the
1991 Wellness Directory of Minnesota™
solving, we learn that looking at the problem from a different angle
with oftentimes result in solutions. As Americans, we are constantly
bombarded by the problems of our nation on every evening newscast;
from unemployment, to rising medical costs, to air pollution, to the
ever increasing debt. No one solution will appear for all of these,
however solutions are not that hard to find for many of them, if we
can look at the problems differently.
There is a
wonderful weed that has no natural insect enemies in the US, grows
in every state, requires little care, and has over 50,000 uses, from
clothing and paper, to oil (replacing fossil fuels) and plastics,
and even makes TNT.
The plant was
outlawed in 1937. It is this writer's opinion that the plant was
outlawed solely for economic reasons; it was cutting into the
profits of certain industries, the lumber and textile industries
The plant is
Hemp. When it was outlawed, every farmer in America wore a pair of
Levis® jeans made from hemp.
It was a stroke
of genius that created the movement to outlaw this wonderful weed;
the people heading up the movement called the plant by its Mexican
Marijuana is a
drug. However Cannabis, is not just a drug. It is a plant - a plant
with an amazing history. The word canvas comes from cannabis. I’m
sure many of you have all heard about the research on marijuana use:
brain damage, lesions in the lungs, a stepping stone to more
dangerous drugs, and chromosome damage, but we recommend you do some
reading; lots of reading, because for every assertion there is a
counter assertion. There is a book out called The Emperor Wears
No Clothes by Jack Herer which documents the history of
cannabis. The book is well documented, but find a magnifying glass;
some of the documents supplied are photocopied to fit on the smaller
A lot of the
research conducted on smoking marijuana has proven to be
unscientific and invalid. The most significant damage to the body of
a marijuana smoker is bronchitis, which goes away if the smoker
quits. Even though the researchers and the government have admitted
that their studies were wrong, the results of these studies are
still being promulgated by teachers and political leaders.
Organizations still continue to produce papers on the dangers of
smoking marijuana, and though no objective, scientific study has
ever shown marijuana to be dangerous, you will continue to hear the
old story that it leads to more dangerous drugs (like milk leads to
alcohol abuse, because every alcoholic once drank milk) and that
marijuana is addictive.
THC, the drug in
cannabis, is like any drug; it affects every person differently. To
an addictive personality, chocolate is addictive. We know nicotine
is addictive, don't we? But is marijuana use dangerous to the user?
Let's look at the figures.
nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose, in fact, research
shows that it would take 10,000 times the amount needed to affect a
human being, to kill a mouse.
In 1943, because our supply of hemp products from Japan had been cut
off, President Roosevelt repealed the prohibition against hemp, and
produced the movie Hemp for Victory urging farmers and to
grow hemp for the war effort. Hemp was so important that the farmers
and their families were excused from the draft. Even the members of
the 4 H clubs of America were asked to grow at least a third of an
acre of it, and if possible, two acres; this plant called just 5
years earlier “The Assassin of Youth.”
Facts: Ben Franklin started one of the first American paper mills
using hemp. The Gutenberg Bible and the first two drafts of the
Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. Old Glory,
our flag, was made from hemp fibers. With prohibition, bird lovers
of America pressed congress to put back hemp seeds in their bird
seed because the birds had quit singing (research shows that birds
will pick hemp seeds out of bird seed: that they live longer and
breed more with hemp seed in their diet). Queen Victoria used
cannabis resins for menstrual cramps and PMS. Hemp seed produces
omega-3 essential fatty acids that clear arteries of cholesterol and
plaque and boost the immune system. An acre of cannabis produces
more protein (from the seeds) than an acre of soy beans. When
President George Herbert Walker Bush bailed out of his aircraft in
WWII, his parachute webbing was made from hemp.
independence and over 50,000 useful products (including building
materials that replace trees) would come from repealing the ban on
hemp, but what's the answer when you confront the bureaucracy? “It's
would put a good portion of the American economy into the pockets of
the American farmer (because cannabis has no natural insect enemies,
all hemp is grown without the need for pesticides), but because the
farmers presently haven't got the resources of the oil companies,
the drug industry, the tobacco industry, the textile industry, and
the lumber and paper industries, you can bet the prohibition will
continue. Those with the money will do anything to keep it.
If you want to
stop the violence, the insanity, and the cruelty, you know who to
write. Do it today.
for over a year now we’ve been gathering information that points to
a startling conclusion: oils refined from the hemp and marijuana
plants kill cancer cells. There is a movement in Canada, illegal,
that is distributing this oil to cancer patients. Expect something
to be published soon at this web site.
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