On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 12:16:30PM +0100, Kathryn Cassidy mentioned:
> The cannabis plant also has many other economic uses. Overall it's
> pretty bizarre that cannabis is illegal while tabacco and alcohol
It was made illegal because of those other economic uses. Hemp is an
excellent paper and clothing material. In the thirties & fourties, Du Pont
paid massive amounts of money to various government in helping sponsoring
anti-drug programmes, targetting cannabis specifically.
At the time, Hemp cloth was the biggest compeditor to Nylon.
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