I do not use, grow, or possess pot (or any other illegal substance). However, recently I learned a Truth. America, (and the world) is in trouble. We will run out of oil. The toxic byproducts of oil and other products are a long term disaster. Our economy is stagnant. The Diesel engine was designed to run on hemp oil. Henry Ford's first cars ran on hemp oil. We must rediscover the history and incredible usefulness of hemp - and change the Federal law. Today's technology, combined with renewable hemp, would make our Country strong.
History, the Internet, and countless reference books prove that the founding fathers of our country grew and used hemp. Hemp was very good for everyone on earth - until about 1920 or so, when powerful men discovered how to import oil - and hemp, the world's most unique and useful crop, was renamed Marijuana, lies were invented and spread by media, and it was banned.
Natures best source of fiber, medicine, fuel, food, hope, peace, and much more - is currently forbidden. If it was legal, it would be used for low-cost food, fiber, paper, lumber, medicines, oil for cooking, and fuel for cars. Keeping it illegal does not stop hemp, it just limits the wonderful plant to be primarily grown illegally as "marijuana". It's time to change laws so this plant regains it's Royal status in Nature, and let it help mankind again.
Solar, Wind, and other energy is not going to get us out of trouble soon enough. Using food crops for fuel is insanity. Changing the legal status and the re-introduction of hemp's many uses, would provide vast improvements to the economy, pollution, mental health, crime, world hunger, violence, revenue creation, and saving tax money.
So, if you hate pot, marijuana is the devils' tool, drug users are evil, oh the children, etc. Good for you - your current intentions are good. However, most Americans don't agree with you. (Also, hemp is only pot because hemp is illegal.) Your beliefs are based on a lifetime of media exposure and law. This is so important to America's future that you should re-learn what you "know" about hemp.
Hemp should not be part of the Drug War - there is a very big difference between a Natural plant (that never hurt anyone) and "Drugs". The Drug War is a horrible disaster (on every level). The only people that benefit from the drug war are gun makers, criminals, and government law enforcement/prison systems. Everyone else - even children, suffers greatly because of the drug war. We need less violence, less pollution, less wasting of money and lives, new sources of income (a supercrop for export would be good), and the best biomass fuel source (without driving up food costs).
Not only that, but keeping drugs illegal and not growing hemp in mass means we fund terrorists and criminals.
For the good of America and the World - you owe it to yourself and everyone, to Learn the Truth about hemp. Learn the objective Truth about the incredible uniqueness and value of this plant, and the real reason it was made illegal. Please spread the word, so people can discover this Truth for themselves. Then convince those in power to Change The Laws. Please tell everyone about this topic, and web sites like this.