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Hemp Legislation And The Global Economy: (Criminal Law And Procedure)

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(Abstract)It is the common knowledge of most global citizens that the superimposed, “War on Drugs”, was, presently is, and will always be a massive failure. Understanding this core fact, we now must intricately explore the multi-faceted opportunities that we, as the new-age global community have to infuse the quickly emerging universal economy. One of the major factors to take into account here, is the blatantly obvious viability of the over 50,000 uses of hemp and hemp derivatives. Hemp legislation, if taken seriously by the United States federal government, will once again push the United States into the forefront of the world stage. Following the very first federal drug law in ...view middle of the document...

President Thomas Jefferson had this to add about the close relationship between hemp cultivation and national security… “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country”. President John Adams summed up the United States use of hemp with this statement: “We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption”. Albert Einstein’s take on the hemp issue…"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Henry Ford, (the inventor of the famous Model-T Ford), had this to share concerning hemp production… "Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?" The last quote that I would like to share is from the current sitting President of the United States, Barack Obama, concerning our current U.S. drug policy… "The war on drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our nation's marijuana laws." These very direct quotes were taken from some the most powerful men in history, past & present. Our legislative policies on the drug issue in America needs to begin to re-reflect the original views of our founding fathers vision of a prosperous and free country; if we are to ever hand over the keys of debt-free prosperity to our children’s children.The following information comes directly from the United States Department of Agriculture's 1942 14-minute film encouraging and instructing 'patriotic American farmers' to grow 350,000 acres of hemp each year for the war effort:‘... (When) Grecian temples were new; hemp was already old in the service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East. For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor, no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable......Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands of the Japanese...American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and Navy as well as of our industries......the Navy's rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for victory!'(Dewey, L.H. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture. (p.238) (1913)This is even more certifiable proof that the United States federal...

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