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Hemp is the industrial grade "cousin" of marijuana, used for centuries for paper, fiber, food and fuel. Hemp can produce four times as much paper as trees. Hemp could help save our endangered forests by reducing demand for trees.
Hemp could be a valuable cash crop for farmers who currently grow tobacco, or whose fields are damaged by overuse. Hemp grows well without pesticides and tolerates poor soils.
The USA is the only major industrialized nation that prohibits the growing of industrial hemp.