[DWJ] Drugs (was Re: Cloth and paper (was Re: Buttons? was Cinderella Graph))

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Wed Aug 23 06:51:35 EDT 2006


On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:45:24AM +0100, Minnow wrote:

>I have been told that the reason cannabis is an illegal drug is that the
>best paper is made from hemp fibres, and the paper-making lobby wanted to
>eliminate some competition at the time the classification of drugs was
>being sorted out.

William Randolph Hearst, maybe DuPont, and the amazing (as in, you
thought loonies in charge of major federal agencies were something new?)
Harry Anslinger.

R



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