In addition to providing solutions to the above problems, unlike corn that is currently being grown for test fuels, hemp is easily grown without chemicals or pesticides and can be grown on poor soils. Hemp’s fibers produce paper products, clothing, and building materials that are far superior, cleaner, and safer than products made from trees, cotton, and petrochemical plastics. Hemp cultivation would allow us to restore, conserve, and respect what is left of the world’s ancient forests. If this plant is truly so very useful, one might wonder why we have not yet “discovered” it. The answer is that it was discovered long ago. Humanity had been relying upon superior hemp products for all of known history, but hemp was outlawed in the United States in 1937.
Some say it is merely coincidental that in the same year that hemp was outlawed, DuPont filed its initial basic patent applications for a new synthetic product called “nylon.” Coincidental or not, natural hemp was strong-armed out of the picture by placing an enormous tax on the cultivation and sale of hemp, a move that effectively taxed hemp out of existence in the United States. This piece of legislation was called the “Marihuana Tax Act” of 1937. (1)
Industrial hemp is a member of the cannabis sativa family, but it contains little or no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is one of the medicinal elements in its cousin, a plant that was demonized as “marijuana” by newspaper sensationalist, William Randolph Hearst. Hearst, along with Harry Anslinger of the Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics, (hemp is not a “narcotic”) whipped the 1930s gullible public into a frenzy of terror with their reefer-madness machinations. Unfortunately, many people, including physicians who were still prescribing medicinal cannabis for their patients at that time, did not realize that marijuana was hemp and hemp was cannabis, and that the banning of “marijuana” due to “reefer-madness” would also result in the total banning of all hemp cultivation in the United States, but that is exactly what happened.
It is worth noting that in 1935, as the reefer-madness campaign was raging in order to save the public from hemp’s contrived “deadly potential to do harm,” the “E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Company” obtained a patent on improving the manufacture of hydrofluoric acid. Much of DuPont’s work in creating synthetic petrochemical products has involved the use of fluorides, and fluoride was destined to quickly become a new major, deadly pollutant. According to statements found in The Fluoride Deception, (by Christopher Bryson), “from 1957 to 1968, fluoride was responsible for more damage claims than all twenty other major air pollutants, combined.” But it was hemp that was banned from the nation due to claims that it was potentially harmful. (2)
After fluoride wastes suddenly became prevalent and increasingly difficult to dispose of cheaply, Americans would soon become victims of more trickery, hysteria, and promotional media lies. Americans were soon told that toxic fluorides were “good for us.” A brand new “use” for fluorides was discovered that would miraculously turn a nation angry over toxic wastes into a nation suddenly grateful for toxic wastes. In fact, Americans would be so grateful and so easily swayed by the unethical media and government promotion of fluorides, entire communities would pay to have this toxic waste poured into their drinking water. This would be based upon our government’s promise that fluorides were now going to prevent tooth decay. For the first time in human history humans now needed fluorides to achieve optimum dental health. We are still paying for this HAZMAT to be poured into our drinking water, and their promise has yet to come true.
Fluorides had never before been needed for healthy teeth, and in fact, fluorides are known to cause periodontal (gum) disease. The body recognizes fluoride as a toxin that it tries to eliminate, including through the kidneys. Hemp, on the other hand, is treated quite differently by the human body. Hemp appears to have had a very ancient and unexplained connection with the human being as well as with other animal life forms. Within our bodies, there are natural cannabinoid receptors indicating an ancient, historic bond and therefore a need for what may in fact one of the most sacred plants on this planet: hemp. (3)
Current evidence suggests fluorides damage the body, and professional commentary is focused now on thyroid and kidney damage. In view of this, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recently ended its position of endorsing water fluoridation, stating the “NKF position paper on fluoridation is outdated. The paper is withdrawn and will no longer be circulated.” The NKF now claims that it “has no position.” The NKF also stated, “Individuals with CKD [chronic kidney disease] should be notified of the potential risk of fluoride exposure” CKD is in turn linked to bone deformities, including brittleness, bone density problems, fractures, kyphosis, etc. (4) (5) (6)
While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 19 million U.S. adults have CKD, and that there was a “104%” increase in kidney failure during 1990 to 2001, the NKF describes a different number: “26 million Americans have CKD and another 20 million more are at increased risk.” Many do not even know they have CKD, due to the wide range of symptoms that can include high blood pressure, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, etc. Sadly for the millions of Americans now suffering or at risk for CKD the warnings about fluoride have been rather quiet and have seen little mainstream publicity. Although hemp continues to be banned from our use, the entire nation has been inundated with fluorides to such a degree it now contaminates most of our foods, as well as most of the national water supply, and yet the government continues to aggressively promote it. (7) (8) (9)
When hemp and its many products and uses were eliminated by Congress in 1937, the United States headed into a new direction. The ban created an immediate need in the marketplace for the soon-to-be-created synthetic petroleum and fluoride-based plastic products. That year can actually be seen as the one that led the US toward its dependency on petrochemicals. It was also the starting point for the hysterical “War on Drugs,” which continues today to needlessly ruin and end lives. The dependency on nonrenewable petrochemicals has also ruined and ended lives. It has devastated the U.S.
We were not always dependent upon petroleum and petrochemicals, and there is no reason for us to remain dependent upon this unhealthy source of fuel today. As though the list of uses for the miraculous hemp plant is unending, at about the time of hemp’s ban, Henry Ford was perfecting a hemp vehicle that was nearly indestructible. He had built a car constructed of a hemp-resin plastic that was lighter than steel but “ten times stronger.” In a demonstration to prove this claim, a sledge hammer was used to pound repeatedly upon the shiny vehicle’s trunk, but this action failed to create a single dent. The engine of this incredible car was humming quite nicely on the clean-burning fuel made from the renewable hemp oil that Henry was growing in his fields. (10)
The list of honorable uses for hemp continues and it appears to be nothing short of a miracle plant. In recent medical studies, hemp has been observed and reported as a potentially safe, effective and promising treatment for numerous cancers. The studies have shown that cannabinoids readily destroy cancer cells even in difficult-to-treat malignancies, including glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor), lung and pancreatic cancers, cervical carcinoma, and malignant melanomas. (11) (12) (13) (14) (15)
As the age of petrochemical dependency and our resulting contamination with fluorides finally draws to a close, an age of reason is being born. Hemp can no longer be labeled as having no “accepted medical use” as falsely claimed by the DEA. Fluoride can no longer be called a “safe for all” drinking water medication, as is falsely and unethically claimed by the CDC. (16)
In fact, The Lillie Center (a public health training firm) recently filed a charge of “Formal Ethics Complaint and Request for Investigation” against the CDC for its continued promotion of water fluoridation. It was in part this ethics complaint that caused the National Kidney Foundation to reconsider its position on water fluoridation. Lawyers throughout the United States are now educating themselves about fluoride and the damage it has done to an increasing number of new clients. The damage claims seen back in the 1950s and 1960s might pale in comparison to the long-overdue lawsuits we are now going to see regarding fluoride damage to human beings. (17)
In addition to the damage to humans, one must also ask how far-reaching the deliberate poisoning of our drinking water might be with regard to animals. Thorough investigation is certainly called for in view of the increasing incidence of injuries now occurring in racehorses. Many working horses drink far more than ten gallons of water a day, and Kentucky is one of few states that is nearly 100% artificially fluoridated. (Despite this, Kentucky continues to have one of the worst dental health ranks in the nation.) (18)
We have an inalienable, unchallengeable, absolute right to all that is considered to be God-given to humanity, and no government has the right to take from us anything that is God-given, including clean water and all God-given plant-life that bears seeds.
“And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every
plant yielding seed which is upon
the face of all the earth,
and every tree with seed in its fruit;
you shall have them for food.'” (19)
Mary Sparrowdancer is an independent journalist, and the author of a bestselling true book about the messiah, The Love Song. www.sparrowdancer.com She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, along with her two now-grown children. Her son, John Shaw, (age 22) is a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives with the campaign platform of ending the “War on Drugs.” He is currently trying to put his name on the official ballot. http://www.johnshaw.org
1. Smithsonian, History of Inventions.
2. Fluoride patent, DuPont.
3. Fluorides, periodontal disease.
4. Effects of fluoride, National Academies NRC, 2006, study.
5. Kidney disease and bone deformities.
6. National Kidney Foundation statements on fluoride.
7. CDC Trends in CKD.
8. Fluoride in Drinking Water & Kidney Damage
9. Cattle Deaths from Fluoride Ingestion
10. Ford hemp car:
11. Cannabis versus glioblastoma.
12. Cannabis destroys glio cells.
13. Cannabinoids “therapeutic option” for “highly invasive cancers.”
14. Cannabinoids effective against pancreatic tumors.
15. Cannabinoids effective against malignant melanoma.
16. DEA “accepted medical use.”
17. The Lillie Center’s Formal Ethics Complaint Against CDC.
18. Kentucky, highly fluoridated but dental health problems remain.
19. Genesis 1:29, Old Testament.