This is the #1 Bestselling Hemp book of all time, the true Hemp Bible. The authoritative historical record of hemp's myriad uses and the war on this plant. Hemp has a long, illustrious history and can be used for paper, fiber, fuel, food, clothing, medicine, soap, varnish and recreation. This book shows how Hemp can save the world. From the time that hemp was legal in this country and farmers were required to grow it, and documenting the petrochemical industry's plot to outlaw this renewable source of paper, energy, food, textiles and medicine. Who benefits from prohibition? Profusely illustrated, thoroughly documented, including resources to take action for change. 8½" X 11", 330 pages. Revised & Updated.
Back cover offers $100,000 to anyone who can prove this statement wrong: If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meet all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time... and that substance is -- the same one that did it all before -- Cannabis Hemp... Marijuana!
fact that should be stressed. Too often books dealing with the subject of drugs are either too dry and scientific or to New Age and flower child. While this book does focus on the positive aspects of marijuana usage I feel it does so in a way that does not alienate those who might be nervous about reading drug-positive literature.
First, let's use the words cannabis or hemp instead of marijuana - as the author suggests - and second, let's get this book out to everyone over the age of 15 or 16. Parents, before you talk with your kids about "marijuana", read this book! Why? This book is not about "sparking a bowl" and getting high: This book uses facts and common sense to explain the history of cannabis and its uses (which are far more than medicinal), what cannabis has done and can do for humanity, and the governmental/commercial conspiracy against cannabis (and its advocates) in the US. The recreational use of hemp is but one facet of this informative book.
"The Emperor Wears No Clothes" changed my life. The lies and propaganda we Americans have been fed about cannabis (particularly in recent generations) is not only astounding but sickening, and Jack Herer necessarily shines a bright light into the dark recesses of our nation's cannabis hypocrisy. --Online review from a reader.
Prison building is currently the largest growth industry. Every state in America is expanding its prisons. Since the 1998 birth of the DEAs War on Drugs 75% of those imprisoned (600,000 a year) are there for mere possession of marijuana for personal consumption (not dealing), and since this war began, this is what our drug enforcement tax money has been paying for.
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