From what I've read in the past.
Hemp cleans the air 5 times faster (more efficient?) than trees.
1 acre of trees or 1 acre of hemp will produce the same amount of paper, the hemp takes 6 months the trees take 20 years.
Just those 2 facts alone should be enough to open some eyes one would think......? global warming anyone?
There is no waste from hemp, the final waste product can be used to make superconductors. Just google superconductors from hemp waste to see what I mean.
There is so much to be learned from this plant that it is enough to frighten the powerful into keeping it out of our reach. After all it was the rich and powerful who started the reefer madness and they are still the ones promoting all the hatred towards it.
Lets not forget what started all of this nonsense, nylon was invented, that industry along with paper, media and the government shut down hemp for victory and started reefer madness to enhance their own personal profits.
As long as we allow people with vested interests to run our government offices we will always be fighting for our freedoms. It seems wonderful that our Canadian government is opening their eyes towards legalization and I'm ecstatic really, but the reality is probably not what I (we?) were hoping for. Either way I do see it as one step in the right direction, it may be 2 or 3 steps back but at least we've started to move.
FWIW I have worked for an organic farmer in the past, we did grow hemp here's a link to a video I posted years ago, This variety of hemp only grows to a max of 4 feet...oh man this is bringing back some fond memories, what a beautiful morning this was.