Franklin created USA's first Paper Mill Utilizing Cannabis. He did so to allow the American People to have a Free Colonial Press without relying on the need for paper and books from England.
Ben found out, "Paper" from Trees, was inferior to Hemp & All the People already Utilized HEMP and Knew it was Necessary and Mandatory in many ways.
Back in 1619, Americas original Jamestown colonists grew hemp and for over 200 years, they Paid their Taxes with it.
Hemp was legal tender in most of the Americas from 1631 to the early 1800's. Nearly All previous Civilizations prospered by using it in many ways.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all of our Forefathers grew cannabis on their plantations. Washington famously stated; "sow the Indian hemp seed everywhere"! Jefferson risked his own life to smuggle quality hempseeds from China. At that time, the Chinese rulers (Mandarins) valued their hemp seeds so much, that they made it a capital offense for exportation.
American History is all about Hemp, arriving with the Puritans in Colonial America, it was planted from day one. Hemp was planted immediately to supply materials such as ship lines, sails and accessories for the Mayflower. All sea vessels back then carried stockholds of hemp seeds for various uses. In case of shipwreck, for example, they could grow the replacement parts, "fact"!
Our founding fathers were big proponents of growing hemp everywhere as it was the original Colonies best source of Fiber. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin not only Advocated and spoke of great things about the plant, but are actually part of the creation of "Hemp industry".
Benjamin Franklin became one of "history of science’s" great practitioners, his inventions are regarded as some of mankind’s greatest achievements. It was Franklin’s brilliant & revolutionary deduction that one could safely discharge lightning striking a structure, channeling the charge down a wire to a rod buried three feet into the ground, which is still a foundation of today’s international fire protection codes. By explaining and controlling one of nature’s most fearsome displays, his gift to humanity was the knowledge of what lightning really was, ending decades of ignorance & superstition. He even used Hemp Rope to fly those Kites.
Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills that processed hemp into parchment, that of which was used in many first drafts that later became the documents that America stands by. The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”, the Federalist (and Anti-Federalist) Papers, the Articles of Confederation, and of course the United States Constitution were all written on hemp paper.
Franklin was also very much involved with Farming & Agriculture which included the CULTIVATION of HEMP for Textiles! He even offered Farmers financial incentives for growing it. He opened USA's first "Hemp Paper Mill", creating independence from relying on books & paper from England. The Declaration of Independence as well as the U.S. Constitution were made from Hemp paper.
At the age of 47, Ben Franklin was awarded the Copley Medal, his era’s equivalent of a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Jefferson also wrote about the advantages of hemp over tobacco, in use, labor and for the sake of the land, on hemp paper.
George Washington not only grew hemp for clothes (home spun), he actually has a quote from his diary from August 7, 1765: “— began to separate the male from the female hemp at Do — rather too late.” It is debatable, but today that technique is used solely for drug potency in marijuana. There are a few trace evidences to the idea that our founding fathers smoked hemp for pleasure, but it seems likely.
George Washington's famous Qoute : "Sow (Plant) the Indian Hemp Seed Everywhere" on his estate!
Just like Our ForeFathers and the 13 colonies, Utilizing Hemp should once again, be mandatory. In any Sustainable civilization, Hemp is the ultimate choice for almost everything for US to live prosperously (especially over Time). You don't SEE the effects of non utilization, until it becomes Obvious, like in Todays world.
One of USA's most misunderstood aspects of Hemp, is How it could create a Sustainable, Prosperous Society and World. Media brainwashing since 1937, has created our national & worldly misperceptions of the misunderstood Cannabis Plant.
Proper Knowledge surrounding the Facts about Our American History show that Hemp was "Americas Fist Cash Crop and Hemp Helped Build Our Nation"!
England had passed Laws to have all 13 Colonies grow Hemp (before the American Revolution). Hemp was so important that the Colonists used it as "Money"! That's right, legal tender, same as Cash, you could even Pay your Taxes with Hemp! It was a normal way of life for our Forefathers to Grow Hemp for Business transactions and Bartering.
For the majority of US, it's still unclear for what particular uses our Founding Fathers Utilized the hemp plant. We now know of the many, more sustainable uses Our Fore Fathers constructed. Little did they know, their Culture of Utilizing Hemp actually Created more "Sustainability" than Our "Modern" Industries and just about Everything Else in Modern Times.
165+ years later, Henry Ford created Village with a lifestyle that wasn't much different! Utilizing Hemp, Fords Village had 25k+ Farmers Utilizing Fuels and his production facilities Made CARBON NEGATIVE products, including car parts!
Amazing facts virtually erased from our understanding, No Positive Education Allowed! We should Know the truth about how cannabis was Utilized throughout History and Powered & Sustained Our Ancestors. Everything about the Everything Plant we should have been taught in school.
It was the backbone of every ancient civilization that prospered for thousands of years, much Longer than the USA.
So if humans utilized it throughout human history, Why did we get so Dumb about the "Everything plant Cannabis"?
The Answer: Because the majority of US trust the "News"! The News agencies are Owned by the same people that spend millions Lobbying Our political System to get thier way. They own the Media, so they also own Our Perceptions.
Just like All our Politicians, they can be Paid off to keep Quiet. Unite thru Education of 50k+ improvements! Only A Majority of Americans can Make ANY REAL CHANGE.
The social media Rig is that if you are posting information that goes Against the "Controlling System", then you are Not going to get many "Likes" or "Shares"! They want to make everyone Think that the "info" is not credible, when in Fact, it definitely is! If the populations were properly Educated, then it would be a "No-Brainer"! We as a Species really got Lost with Who we are and What we should be Eating & Utilizing.
Think about this; "In Our backwards world where "a few" have changed the Perceptions of Reality for nearly all Humans, to perceive something so miraculous, to something so Dangerous"! They tried to scare US away from utilizing alcohol by murdering 10,000 citizens and Where are we Now? Back with alcohol because We no longer have Farmers (Half of US were farmers in 1920's) and therefore, no longer a Threat to the Energy Industry.
The Most Beneficial Plant to All Life on Earth, imperative to Our survival, has been Demonized since 1937.
So don't expect any of the 50,000 improvements to be mentioned by the Media, they are only allowed to report Negative information Only, exactly like Our Gov. agency; NIDA National Institute for Drug Abuse.
You should be done thinking by now and into the WTF feelings which wants justice and will bring about UNITY.
The top 3 replacements are Food, Oil & Plastic. Our own government has reported that the Oil from hemp seeds makes the Worlds best Lubricant and his Plastics were the most sustainable, strongest, lightest while composting back to the Earth. Cannabis has the best Nutrition and completes a Healthy Diet.
Ford also invented plastics that did Not have the Toxic chemical and petroleum additives (the standard) that eventually decay and leech toxicity.
Every piece of plastic ever made will / is becoming a toxic nightmare, it takes thousands of years to break down while also leeching its toxicity.
Hemp not only replaces disposable water bottles, it can also make permanent windows & skylights.
Non utilization becomes obvious in todays world, the question that PotMan asks; when will Everyone become Educated so that WE bring Change?
You know, "IF" we had only used Henry Fords "Hemp Plastic", used in his 1941 hemp Car, 12 times Stronger & Lighter than Steel, Our World would Not be so Disfunctional and Deadly!!!
Our world is made Not to Last Long, to Break and to Leech off it's TOXIC ingredients as is degrades! Countless Products which include Disposable ones, that make up Our "norm", also creates a Non Sustainable World.
Bridges Built with Hemp would last for thousands of yrs. showing US we are living in an Intentionally Flawed world.
We were on the right track until 1937 prohibition. We allowed People & Planet to become Toxic because we didn't utilize the Non-Toxic Plant! Cannabis IS the Answer! Don't believe me? Just Read 1941 Hemp Car on this website.
Since hemp is probably the best fuel crop, and since cellulosic ethanol is the only carbon negative choice of all the renewable energy options, hemp is a key part of any transformation to a sustainable energy grid, and might make the difference between a vibrant bioethanol industry and a stagnant one.
All the renewable energy systems – sun, wind, wave, geothermal and cellulosic ethanol – should be subsidized instead of non-renewable energy, so that humanity isn’t dependent on just one energy source.
Hemp production may be limited by land or water availability or even a year of bad weather, so it makes sense to have many different renewable energy options available. Having said that, it can also be argued that, as a fuel source that can reverse the Greenhouse effect, be grown nearly anywhere on Earth, stored in a tank, utilized when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, and can provide food, medicine, energy, construction materials, textiles, weed control, fertilizer, ect., all at the same time – hemp has no equal.
Other fuel sources are carbon neutral, but only cellulosic ethanol can be carbon negative. And lithium car batteries have a huge carbon footprint and possible land-fill problems that cellulosic ethanol doesn’t. HEMP batteries are several times stronger and Better for the Earth. Ethanol Can Be GROWN like Hemp and has the added benefit of requiring no cleanup in the case of a spill – it simply evaporates.
Hemp can even grow in sand and help turn desert regions into farmland – allowing energy independence for nearly every country on Earth, which would essentially end armed conflict over limited energy resources.
No more oil wars. No more oil spills. No more climate destabilization. A $135 to $300 dollar conversion kit turns every gas powered car into a hemp ethanol powered car. Hemp ethanol would be about 5 times cheaper than gasoline at the pump and the car engine conversion kit will pay for itself with just a few trips to the gas station.
...PotmMan says; It's obvious to me, I see how the richest people have suppressed the incredible Knowledge that would make All the Difference in Acceptance to Utilization.
Did Our American Presidents Smoke Hemp?
Dr. Burke, who is a president of the American Historical Reference Society, has noted seven of the earliest presidents as hemp smokers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Franklin Pierce. According to Dr. Burke, Early letters from our founding fathers refer to the pleasures of hemp smoking.
After all Thomas Jefferson smuggled seeds from Asia which is believed to be the origin of cannabis. For thousands of years before Americans were growing hemp, Asians were smoking it and Utilizing it especially for Medicines. It’s hard to say, but if Jefferson was aware of the hemp culture in Asia, one would think he would have seen the delight in smoking it as well, and thus provoked him to bring the Asian strain of cannabis to America.
It seems unlikely for some people to think of our first Presidents and Leaders as hemp smokers, especially with today’s brianwashed view.
Hemp has All the Health Benefits as regular cannabis, just alot Less THC, so consuming it in any way is Healthy.
Over Time, We have come a long way in negative perception that Still inhibits implementation today. Necessities to build this nation, are being neglected, Not Reaping Our Proper/Full Biologic & Evironmental Stability & Prosperity. Education is the Answer - the Key,...is WE!
Nobody should be Blaming Ourselves (humans) for Our "Dysfunction & Corruption", it Starts at the Top and is intentional for "their" Profit.
Some of History's Pivotal Moments are Falsely Documented by the most Corrupted, Powerful = Richest People on Earth (the Corruption), hence Our societal & Global situation. I'm not talkin "sending people to space, rich, those guys are small-time.
Apparently, mankind has been manipulated throughout History, but it's Never Too Late to "Learn".
World Sustainability Facts are Still being Suppressed by the "worlds richest" who manipulate & control Our Politicians, Our Media and Our very Own Perceptions!
The Good News is Hemp is Legal once again! Everyone should be Utilizing it for optimal Health benefits! Earth Needs to Grow It Like WE used to!
We Are All Pot - Men, Women & Children! Humans "co Evolved" Eating, what is best classified as a "Vegetable", Cannabis.
Thanks to evolution, human beings achieved symbiosis with the unique and vital cannabis plant. Symbiosis between US & Pot, happened, by consuming this plant, over the course of tens of millions of years.
There is no other explanation Why it is an integral part of Our physiology. Natural Cannabinoids present in Humans are the Same Exact cannabinoids present in cannabis and found nowhere else on Earth! At least 4 cannabinoids in mothers breast Milk ARE NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE, except in Cannabis.
Cannabis Cannabinoids Fit Our bodies Receptors Better than any Pill Western Medicine can create (hence, no serious side effects)! The Human brain stem co-evolved, to Not let us Die from even heavy exposure, Heavy Cannabis exposure was once used to Treat people Dying from Toxicity!
Mammals have Endocanabinoid Systems (E.C.S.), which Regulates (homeostasis) our most important bodily functions.
The E.C.S. was Discovered in the 1990's and is still NOT TAUGHT in MEDICAL SCHOOLS because of Political intervention! Only 13% of Medical Students (mainly Nutritionists) have been Educated about our E.C.S.
...and then there's the Pollution aspect of non utilization!
Nothing Helps more, both Biologically as well as Environmentally.
If this Information does Not Make You want to Fight for Human Rights and Advocate for Cannabis, then you are no longer "human".
Pot is actually the Opposite of Dangerous & there is proof on every single subject.
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