Re: Science and Unemployment...
29 Jun 95 16:58:43 EST

In article <3ssev8$>, (Ken Arromdee) writes:
> In article <1995Jun28.160438.1@stosc>, <> wrote:
>>Hemp seeds are 25% protein (complete - all essential and easily digestable)
>>and contain lots of (the good kind to eat) oils.
>>Hence food. And fuel.
>>The fiber is one of the oldest known and best for durability and grows
>>very abundantly.
> I have a simple question: why don't they grow more hemp for food and fiber,
> then, in countries where marijuana is legal?
> --
> Ken Arromdee (email:
> Romana: "But he had such an honest face!"
> Doctor: "Romana! You can't be a successful thief with a _dis_honest face!"

I don't know any country where such _is_ legal. But (for one of
many examples) China grows huge amounts of hemp. They burn the leaves
and put the ashes back into the ground to replenish the soil. They
export some fiber to this country. Quality stuff. And durable.
The US loses out on the production ($!) because we are stupid sheep.