You will not see anything about this documentary in the mainstream media and that’s because it is not benefiting the global pharmaceutical companies.
When most people hear the word Weed or Cannabis, they imagine happy, hungry stoners, in most cases, using an illegal recreational drug. For the vast majority of people this is where their knowledge on the subject begins and ends.Cannabis, or its non psycho-active form Hemp, has been used by humans for thousands of years and is currently the number one contender for being one of the most useful plants on the planet.
Until recently, Hemp was one of the most important crops grown on Earth. The Empires that were carved out by Britain, France and Spain were rooted in Hemp cultivation. From Africa to India and South America, their locations were chosen for their Hemp growing potential. During hearings on Marijuana law in the US during the 1930’s, claims were made about Marijuana’s ability to cause men of colour to become violent and solicit sex from white women. This imagery became the backdrop for the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively banned its use and sale in the US and the majority of the western world followed.
The main issue here was, there was no distinction made between the psycho-active effects of Cannabis and non psycho-active Hemp. They were both made illegal to cultivate and, effectively, overnight the world lost access to a plant that had supplied the majority of Oral Medicine, Rope, Paper, Clothes, Oil, Soap, a source of high Vegetable Protein and many other uses too many to mention, for