In honor of the Supreme Court's destruction of State's Rights I'm going to do a little round up on Hemp, because I only recently discovered how useful it is.
Hemp was the worlds most traded commodity up until the 1830s
The oldest peice of paper was made of Hemp and is dated between 140 and 87 BC.
Both Jefferson and Washington were Hemp growers.
Henry Ford, a pothead? Not necessarily.
Ford recognized the utility of the hemp plant. He constructed a car of resin stiffened hemp fiber, and even ran the car on ethanol made from hemp. Ford knew that hemp could produce vast economic resources if widely.
Here is some Video Let me know if it is broken.
Also Here is a graphic from the Toronto Hemp Company that shows all the possible uses of hemp.
Now, why don't we use hemp for any of these things? Surely it would be environmentaly efficient since it is a plant and an infinetly renewable resource. I will not speculate on the possibly questionable reasons for Hemp's crimizalization, because then I will sound like a dirty hippie. I will just point out that tobacco is nothing but a drug and hemp has tons of practical uses, interesting which one is legal.