Decrease Petrol Use, Save the Forests, Lower Cost of Paper and Clothing and Food?

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    Decriminalize Hemp.

    Yes, it's that simple. That alone would add 2% annually to US GDP

    FDR only outlawed it so he could prolong the Great Depression, empower his fianciers and crush ordinary citizens.

    Decriminalize Hemp. Every great civilization on this planet used it as a staple: the Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks and Romans and the USA until 1937.

    How Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana Became Illegal
     
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    Chanute Air Force Base (built in 1917) used to grow acres of the stuff. In the 70's my brother would sneak under the fence and grab about 50 pounds at a time, bag it up and sell it. The stuff was headache weed but folks bought it 'cause it was cheap and smoking was mostly a social interaction.
     
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    Lotta kudzu in Georgia...
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    Vines Choking Americas' Forests
    February 16, 2011 - Aggressive, fast-growing vines are structural parasites
     

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