Ron Paul: “Hemp is a Good Product”
Ron Paul is one of the few representatives in Washington D.C. who has steadfastly defended the right of Americans to freely produce, process, and sell hemp products. Most officials and representatives in government have no clue even about the history of hemp’s criminalization (which goes all the way back to 1937). Hemp used to be grown by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, and other famous and revolutionary heroes in United States history.
It goes to show how effective the government’s campaign against hemp has been. Within 75 years hemp has gone from one of America’s most productive and promising agricultural staples to a misrepresented, misunderstood, and largely unknown plant forbidden from growing in the United States.