[DWJ] Cloth and paper (was Re: Buttons? was Cinderella Graph)
juliette at harvestroad.com
Wed Aug 23 21:19:39 EDT 2006
Hemp is cultivated as a common commercial crop in other parts of the
world. Of course, they use a variety of hemp that doesn't spin heads.
Hemp is used in paper, rope, industrial felt, cosmetics (the plant's
oil), and fabric.
Otter Perry wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2006, at 4:45 AM, 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. I can't remember any details, but it does sound
>> possible, indeed downright plausible, given how un-dangerous cannabis
>> actually is when compared to the drugs it is classed with.
> Hemp is truly wonderful stuff. It is not necessary to grow cannabis
> sativa in order to get hemp that makes good paper, rope, and cloth.
> Unfortunately, here in the USofA, people are so afraid that other
> people might grow cannabis sativa that it's not allowed to grow
> hemp at all.
> There are three kinds of theoretical physicists:
> those who understand math and those who
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