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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Zealand Hemp Renaissance : Medical Hemp Proves To Be Medical Miracle For Patients

Pharmaceutical giants that have the most to loose from legalization and actively supported criminalization for decades now exposed as criminals themselves

THE 5TH ESTATE 
By Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
10/15/2013

"When the people lead, the leaders will follow..." - Ghandi

The recent resurgence of hemp cultivation – after a 5 ½ decade ban in the U.S. and its allies – is the most stunning example of this Ghandian pearl. Genetically related to marijuana, hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, the compound that gets weed users high. At the time former Congressman Ron Paul introduced his 2011 Industrial Hemp Farming Act Bill, five states (North Dakota, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Oregon, California, Montana, West Virginia and Vermont) had enacted laws authorizing industrial hemp cultivation. The U.S. is the world’s largest importer of hemp, for use in construction, clothing, paper, rope, pressed oil, and cooking. China is the world’s largest hemp producer, followed by France and Chile.


Medicinal hemp now being legalized worldwide
Despite the support of progressive Democrats, without Obama’s support, Paul’s bill died in committee. Fast forward to November 2012, when Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to legalize hemp cultivation. Last week the Denver Post reported on the Colorado farmer who made history by harvesting the first commercial hemp crop in the US in 56 years. 

Technically growing hemp is still illegal under the 1970 federal Controlled Substances Act. However given Obama’s response back in August to the 34 states that have decriminalized marijuana use, he’s not expected to go after Colorado hemp farmers. 

On August 29, 2013, the Obama administration notified 94 US attorneys that states with recreational and medical marijuana (and hemp) laws can now let people use it, grow it under license, and purchase it from retail facilities — so long as possession by minors is prohibited and it doesn’t end up on federal property or in the hands of gangs and criminal enterprises.



John Earney speaking to Prince Charles during a visit to NZ
Growing Hemp in New Zealand

In New Zealand, hemp cultivation has been legal, under license, since 2006. We have two hemp farms here in Taranaki. 

I serve as secretary of the Douglas farm, run by John Earney, owner of Avonstour Rare Breeds organic farm. It’s the goal of New Plymouth businessman Greg Flavall to create the word’s first hemp industrial village here in Taranaki. It would center around a $500,000 hemp processing facility that would use a decorticator and process hemp from all over New Zealand. 



Flavell envisions hemp as a major export industry to meet growing world demand. Once the long fibers are extracted the rest of the plant can be used for pressed oil, flour, animal bedding, garden mulch, paper making, and food.

Hemp’s 12,000 Year History

Hemp, first used in 10,000 BC Taiwan, is one of the most versatile plants known to man. Hemp fiber is used in the production of paper, textiles, rope, sails, clothing, plastics, insulation, dry wall, fiber board, and other construction materials; while hempseed oil is used as a lubricant and base for paints and varnishes, as well as in cooking and beauty products. Hemp is also carbon neutral. Hemp-based paper, textiles, rope, construction materials, and even plastics are the tried and true low tech alternative to modern synthetics based on fossil fuels.


Cannabis plant was primarily used for rheumatism, gout, malaria
At the time of the industrial revolution, most textiles, clothing, canvas (the Dutch word for cannabis), rope, and paper were made from hemp. 

It was only with the industrial revolution and the proliferation of machinery run on cheap fossil fuels that more sophisticated alternatives, such as cotton, wood-based paper, and eventually petroleum-based plastics became cheaper alternatives. Before the cotton gin was invented in the 1820s, 80% of the world’s textiles, fabrics, and clothing were made of hemp. 

By 1883, hemp was still the primary source of 75% of the world’s paper. Up until 1937, when the US government passed a crippling hemp tax, most bank notes and archival papers were made of hemp (owing to its greater durability) and most paints and varnishes were made from hempseed oil.


Hemp dates back archaeologically to 5000 BC in China
Hemp has always been such a vital community resource that a long series of laws, dating back to Henry VIII (1535) required farmers to grow hemp or be fined. In 1619 Jamestown Virginia enacted a law requiring residents to plant hemp. Massachusetts and Connecticut passed similar laws in 1631 and 1632. Betsy Ross’s flag was made of hemp. The Declaration and Independence and Emancipation Proclamation are printed on it.

Henry Ford Grew Hemp

Hemp first began losing ground in 1850 to cheaper substitutes made of cotton, jute, sisal, and petroleum. 


Prior to the 1920s, hemp had to be processed by hand, involving huge labor costs incompatible with mass commercial production. Henry Ford, one of the first modern conservationists, remained a strong hemp advocate and had his own hemp plantation on his estate in Dearborn Michigan. 


After George W Schlicten automated hemp processing in 1917 with a new machine called the hemp decorticator, Ford set up the first biomass fuel production plant in Iron Mountain, Michigan. 

 
Henry Ford at his hemp plantation
Ford ran the first Model T on corn-based ethanol (alcohol), but was quick to recognize hemp as a cheaper and more efficient fuel source. 

His engineers in Iron Mountain developed processes to extract ethanol from hemp, as well as charcoal and other industrial chemicals, including tar, ethyl acetate and creosote.




"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 an mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?" - Henry Ford 

The Corporate Conspiracy to End Hemp Cultivation

All this was happening at the precise moment that the munitions company DuPont was patenting synthetic fibers (nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc) and plastics derived from petroleum. Schlicten’s hemp decoricator and automated hemp processing, posed a major threat to DuPont’s ability to market their new synthetic fibers.


Clifford Dupont
DuPont also had a commercial interest in promoting wood-based paper production (they held the patent on the sulfates and sulfites used to produce paper pulp and gasoline). As well as the patent on tetraethyl lead, which allowed gasoline to burn more smoothly in the engine Ford intended to run on ethanol.

The main co-conspirators in the plot to kill hemp included DuPont, William Randolph Hearst (who owned a logging company and paper manufacturing plant in addition to his American newspaper empire), and Andrew Mellon, president of Mellon Bank and DuPont’s major financier. 

In 1930, Mellon, as US Secretary of the Treasury, created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and appointed his nephew Henry Anslinger to run it. Between 1935 and 1937, Anslinger and a handful of DuPont’s congressional cronies secretly wrote a bill to tax hemp production. Meanwhile Anslinger and Hearst orchestrated a massive media campaign demonizing a dangerous new drug called marihuana that supposedly turned Mexicans and black jazz musicians into crazed killers. Congress was deliberately tricked into believing marihuana was a totally new drug. 


Racist nutcase Harry J. Asslinger
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was rushed through on a Friday afternoon before lawmakers had a chance to read it. Only a handful realized marihuana was the same as hemp, which was still viewed as an essential crop and vital to the paint and varnish industry.



Overseas Bans on Hemp Cultivation

Strongly influenced by DuPont, Mellon, and Hearst, in 1925 the League of Nations passed the Geneva International Convention on Narcotics Control. The British passed a law outlawing marijuana and hemp cultivation the same year. New Zealand banned it in 1927 under the Dangerous Drugs Act.


Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall is a 65 year old American psychiatrist, activist, and author who closed her 25-year Seattle practice to emigrate to New Zealand. This followed 15 years of government harassment for her political activities. She writes about her experiences in her 2010 memoir The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee.








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