Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Marijuana Prohibition Era Cartoon Par Excellence: Hemp’s Notorious Cousin


January 8th, 2011 By: Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director

Thanks to the GlobalMana Foundation and the design group Northshorecartoon for publishing a very creative, funny and spot-on political commentary in the form of a short cartoon focused on the costly absurdity of the U.S. government banning the domestic production of industrial hemp.


Most all other countries (Canada, France, Great Britain, China, Switzerland, etc…) do not allow the lawful use of cannabis for non-medical purposes, yet, they allow for the production of one of the most utilitarian and environmentally-friendly row crops that humans have been cultivating and prospering from for thousands of years.

Regardless of whatever happens in state and federal governments with ‘marijuana’ laws in future regarding medical access, decriminalization or legalization, the US government must stop trying to enforce a complete and total blanket prohibition on all forms and uses of the amazing cannabis plant—notably, like other major countries have done regarding industrial hemp.


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  1. My name is Victor Arias, I am a senior at St. James High School, in Myrtle Beach. I am doing my senior project on Legalization of Hemp. I was wondering if you could contact me at 843 957 1446 or email V_Arias93@Yahoo.com, Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon

  2. Hi Victor! I would be very glad to help you in any way I can and will shoot you an email right away. I'm so glad that our students are taking an interest in industrial hemp legalization because there are thousands of benefits for the state of SC and the United States from this one product.