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[liii] -Hemp paper can be recycled 10 times whereas wood-based paper can only be recycled twice without losing integrity and requiring additional virgin fibre content.[liv] -China, the world's first paper maker, used hemp to make paper 1,900 years ago.[lv] -Both the Gutenberg Bible (15th C.) and the King James Bible (17th C.) were printed on hemp-based papers.[xxxviii] -Frequently blended with cotton, silk, tencel, bamboo, spandex and other fibres to make a wide variety of fabrics with various attractive properties.It is also an efficient insulator keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.[xxxix] -A 2000 year-old hemp-rope toupé was found in Sichuan, China. -It is said that a parachute rigging made of hemp saved the life of George Bush Sr.“Hemp For Victory” was the name of the informational film made by U. Department of Agriculture in 1942.[xxx] Decades later they denied they ever made the film. [xxxiii] - is Canada's first cinema to use hemp fabric to cover its seats. Due to a fire in the Levis archives (San Francisco's Great Earthquake and Fire - 1906 ) it can no longer be proven, but many believe the first pair of Levis were made from hemp.This was disproven by researchers in 1989 when they found evidence of it at the Library of Congress.[xxxi] -Of all the hemp grown in Canada, almost all of it was for seed, oil and construction material. -The word canvas (traditionally made from hemp) comes from cannabis (Latin).It is also many times more durable and is flame retardant.[xlvi] -Many high fashion clothing manufacturers have produced clothes and footwear made with hemp.Some of these include: Nike, Converse, Armani, Patagonia, Polo Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and many more.[xlvii] -Hemp fabrics were once far more expensive than cotton and other fabrics due to limited supply, but increased demand and availability in recent years have lowered the price considerably.

(Stalks can reach 15 feet tall in 70-90 growing days)[xxiv] [xxv] -Yields can reach between 3 to 7 tons of dry hemp fibre stalk per acre.[xxvi] -HEMP IS THE NUMBER ONE biomass producer on planet earth: 10 tons per acre in approximately four months. Wood produces 60% cellulose.[xxvii] -Low abrasion means low impact on farm equipment and workers hands.

US0 million in the United States alone.[ix] -The HIA (Hemp Industries Association) is confident that the total North American hemp food and body care market in 2008 accounted for at least 0 million in retail sales. government and the media began spreading outrageous lies about marijuana, which led to its prohibition.

In 2005-2008, hemp food sales have averaged 47% annual growth, making hemp one of the fastest-growing natural food categories. Legality: -For the first 162 years of America's existence, marijuana was totally legal and hemp was a common crop. ("Marijuana: The devil's weed with roots in hell", "Marijuana makes fiends of boys in 30 days", “Reefer Madness”, etc.) It was banned in the USA under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

Evidence suggests that commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition.

It is debatable at to whether special interests conspired to destroy the hemp industry via Marijuana Prohibition, but evidence exists to raise the possibility.[xi] -In Canada, parliament passed Bill C-8 in May of 1997, freeing industrial hemp from the drug legislation imposed in 1938 when Canada’s Opium and Narcotics Control Act followed the United States’ lead and banned hemp production.

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