Hemp declared illegal to save corporate profits
Written by Justin Kemp
Published June 1, 2010, 7:16pm in the Kenosha News
What people don’t know is WHY cannabis and hemp are illegal. Hemp, a member of the Cannabis family, was the most profitable crop ever. With great durability and strength from the hemp fiber you could make anything from it.
In 1937 DuPont patented the process to make plastics from oil and coal. DuPont’s annual report urged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division. This process made synthetics such as plastics, cellophane, celluloids, nylon, rayon, etc. Natural hemp industrialization would have easily taken 80 percent of DuPont’s business.
So the primary investor of DuPont, Andrew Mellon, also Hoover’s Secretary of Treasury, appointed his soon-to-be nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Anslinger, who just married in to the family, realized that the hemp industrialization would put an 80 percent dent in DuPont’s profits. Something had to be done to protect this fortune.
As head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Anslinger declared hemp was a dangerous drug — pushing the slang of “marihuana” into society as a negative bad drug. Not to mention William Randolph Hearst, owner of Hearst Paper Manufacturing; they supplied most of the paper, a division of Kimberly Clark. Patty Hearst’s grandfather owned vast acreage. He destroyed nature for his own profit and stood to loose billions because of hemp.
Don’t be fooled into thinking it was made illegal because it was a bad drug; cannabis and hemp were made illegal so that people in power could remain in power and in doing so kept their fortunes protected by changing a law.