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It's story time!
Once upon a time, in lands not so far away, there was a magical creation that was extremely cheap, easy to produce and benefitial to all people in a countless number of ways. The American Declaration of Independence was written on it, as was the Magna Carta, the first drafts of the King James Bible, and countless paintings that are considered to be precious artifacts today. They used it to make twine, ropes, nets, fashionable clothes and the sails that brought explorers across the seas to new lands. People used it to make paint, and as inexpensive heating oil to keep their homes warm during cold winters. In the 1930s they found that you could even make completely biodegradable plastics out of it. Yet I promise that you will never see any of these products today. Why don't we see this mystery product you ask? Why the Oil Industry of course!
It was in 1935 DuPont patended a new plastic fiber made from, you guessed it petroleum. By pure coincidence of course, the largest manufacturer of petroleum at the time was the Standard Oil Company. Amazingly, most products that could be made by this mystery product, could also be made by petroleum bi-products. So in the late 1930's, the Rockafeller foundation (founded by the Rockafellers who owned Standard Oil) began their campaign to make this mystery product illegal.
What is this product? Hemp of course. This foundation supported by Standard Oil, funded the public relations campaigns that released films such as "Reefer Madness" and released the first studies on the dangers of marijuana and hemp. Legislation was soon passed making it illegal to grow hemp because of the horrible effects of smoking it, for more information on just how terrible it is.. I recommend you get a copy of "Reefer Madness".
So in the end petroleum was now the amazing new product that rose to the occasion and took over as the main ingredient in everything that once used hemp. But surely this is only a coincidence. Hopefully they never figure out how to make humans drink Oil, otherwise finding water might become a problem.