Hemp Backers Decry Laws Forbidding it in U.S. 

Hemp Backers Decry Laws Forbidding it in U.S. 
Posted by FoM on April 22, 1999 at 05:24:42 PT
Source: Toledo Blade
When Joe Hertel talks about the benefits to farmers of legalizing commercial hemp production in the United States, most people think marijuana rather than salad dressing, face cream, rope, work clothes, and substitutes for plastic.
``It's a sad situation,'' said Mr. Hertel, who said he would like to raise the crop on his farm between Van Wert and Ohio City. ``Everyone thinks you're talking wacky tobacky, and it's not the same thing at all.''Even sadder to Mr. Hertel and his colleagues in the Ohio Farmers Union is that prices for corn, soybeans, wheat, hogs, dairy, and cattle - the mainstays of northwest Ohio farms - are all very low this year while Canadian farmers may be profiting from hemp.Please click the above link for the whole article!
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