Hemp for Victory 1945

Hemp, Legal in the US, Is Poised For A Comeback.

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The last time the U.S. enjoyed a hemp revival was during World War II, when the country could no longer import cheap rope fiber from Asia. The effort, called Hemp for Victory, was promoted by the government even though plantings of hemp, a relative of marijuana, were tightly restricted.
More than a half-century later, there is a new push to reestablish the ancient crop. It is being led by a small group of enthusiastic activists and business people who tout the health value of hemp-sourced fatty acids and proteins.
Hemp products, they emphasize, are non-psychoactive. But, ironically, it’s changing attitudes about marijuana for medicinal and recreational use that have opened the door for industrial hemp to take root again.

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