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Response to NBachers (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:01 AM

9. Vague memory of a hemp special on TV

It was many years ago. One thing I remember from the program was that a lot of rope used to be made of hemp and it had a lot of advantages, one of which was you could grow as much as you needed. I think you can even make cloth out of it? Anyway, if memory serves, the DuPont corporation had come up with this new petroleum based material, which they called Nylon(TM). Nylon can be used to make ropes. DuPont wanted to sell a lot of Nylon, and they didn't want to compete with hemp ropes, so they pushed hard to get marijuana declared illegal and get a crackdown on marijuana going, knowing that would effectively eliminate hemp ropes as a competitor to their Nylon ropes.

Maybe we can revitalize the hemp industry. I'd much rather we used a renewable & biodegradable resource instead of a petroleum based one wherever we can.

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