Hemp is not the same as marijuana!
Although the plants are closely related, the term hemp refers to the strains that do not contain significant levels of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Hemp is a versatile crop with many practical uses.
Hemp products offer environmentally friendly alternatives for a variety of everyday applications. Hemp fibers can be used to make rope, clothing, and paper. Hemp foods, such as HempNut, contain beneficial nutrients, including essential fatty acids. Hemp oils have many applications, as biofuels, industrial lubricants, and soaps.
There is no logical reason to ban hemp.
Still, the federal government continues to waste money and resources in its attempt to protect us from this valuable crop. Drug war hysteria has clouded our leaders' ability to make good policy that would distinguish between marijuana, which has psychoactive properties, and hemp, which does not.
More about hemp:
Watch Hemp For Victory, a World War II era government-sponsored documentary about industrial hemp.