You may not fo heard of this plant the biggest most important crop in human history.... i do not remember reading about this is any textbooks. The first crop sown 12,000 years ago Hemp has been the biggest industrial crop since, in 1938 it was to become the first billion dollor crop. For thousands of years, 90% of all ships' sails and rope were made from hemp. The word ‘canvas' comes from the Middle English word “canevas” which comes from the Latin word cannabis Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself was constructed from hemp! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel. It is estimated that if 6% of the continental U.S. planted with hemp would provide for all national energy needs. Hemp fuel is 10 times less toxic than salt, and as biodegradable as sugar. In 2001, the “Hemp Car”, a converted 1980s diesel Mercedes station wagon drove a 13,000 mile 50 city tour of North America. It was powered by solely by 600 gallons of hemp bio-diesel fuel made from the stalk of the hemp plant All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s. n 1942 the U.S. government strongly encouraged hemp cultivation to help with the war effort, going so far as to produce a film entitled "Hemp For Victory". the parachutes the uniforms the rope all made from hemp, it was vital supply. It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s. The heating and compressing of hemp fibers can create building materials superior to wood in strength, quality and cost. Refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was against the law! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., were made from hemp until the 1820s, with the introduction of the cotton gin. In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937. 58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935. Ford model-t was made from hemp which had an impact strenth 7x stronger then steel while much lighter, it ran on hemp oil. lotus made a car from hemp including body panels and interior it weighed less then the elise S.. Henry Ford grew it on his estate and had a dream of bio-fuel and cars growing out the ground that was until oil and petrochemicals took over..... imagine that growing your own fuel, there is a monopoly on resource of oil and the hemp plant totally renewable resource the most usefull on the planet is not being used???why? its clean fuel for homes and cars, massively abundant quick renewable and grows anywhere without need for ferts or pesticides, replenishes soil and cleans the air, life cycle is quick in 2 months you can get enough paper from hemp on 1 acre as the same as 4 acres of trees which took 20 years.... on one acre you can grow 300 gallons of oil and 30 tons of protein and 30 tons of fibers. You can build homes from hemp and they are far better then regular concrete or brick, no need for a cavity wall, breathable insulation. no cracks, mold proof, damp proof. heres first one built itn eh UK, with an extensive study against a regular home. Suffolk Housing Society - Developments Everything in your home could be made from hemp, the home itself the paint on the walls, the carpets, the furnisher, lining fabrics, bio-degrable plastics, metal composites. it can feed the world because its protein rich, give us fuel, medicine, the list is endless. All of lifes needs from one plant from the abundance of nature, corporations really pressed hard to surpress this plant so you can be sold your needs. Dupoint came up with a chemical depulping process so since hemp was made illegal all paper comes from tress, yes we are cutting out the earths lungs needlessly. hemp paper is better stronger lasts ages and is easier to make...mmmmmm. why are we not growing homes for people and allowing them to grow our own fuel.... why is not all the green land in england covered in hemp as it once was? the enviroment.... why is toxic oil based plastic being made and dumped and not biodegrable hemp, why are we burining toxic oil and not hemp oil that is clean, why is there 10 homesless people for every empty house when hemp homes are renewable and grow out the ground, why are we cutting down tress? our needs are abundant renewalbe and supressed.