Bob Marley Hemp Shoes

Importance of Supporting Hemp Products:


During the first 162 years of America's existence, marijuana was legal and hemp was a common crop. During the 1930s, the U.S. government and the media began spreading outrageous misinformation about marijuana, which led to its prohibition. ("Marijuana: The devil's weed with roots in hell", "Marijuana makes fiends of boys in 30 days", “Reefer Madness”, etc.) It was banned in the U.S. under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. In a misguided case of mistaken identity, industrial hemp was banned along with it.

It is said that the motivation for the hemp ban was that new processing technologies were developed that made it a potential competitor with the newly founded synthetic fibre and plastics industries. Hemp's potential for producing paper also posed a threat to the timber and oil industries. Evidence suggests that commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition.