Hemp.com letter to President Obama

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Mr. President it makes no sense – in fact, it is economically and environmentally illogical that Hemp is currently illegal to be grown here.

You are a smart man and I believe a rational one as well and we are a resourceful nation that has made amazing progress over the centuries.

But we have also made some mistakes. We allowed hemp to get lumped in with marijuana. We allowed our Government to lie to its citizens about the hazards of Hemp. In 2001 the DEA tried to make food containing the hemp seed Illegal – thankfully they failed. As a result of this manipulation US Citizens have collectively forgot how important hemp has been in the growth of America.

During World War II the Federal Government was so in need of hemp for the war effort that they created a film called Hemp For Victory and distributed it to farmers across the country.

After we won the war, hemp was made illegal again and the ignorance about its myriad of uses spread throughout the country.

We are a different nation than we were back then. We live in a different time.

We are faced with different enemies now and one of those enemies is ignorance.

The people of the United States will continue to suffer economically if this campaign of ignorance perpetrated by government organizations like the DEA, Law Enforcement and Politicians that have a vested interest in certain mainstream industry continues.

The United States will fall behind as other countries continue to make strides in hemp technology.

We will continue to import our hemp instead of growing, processing and creating new products to be exported.

We will give other countries more of our hard earned money.

And frankly, we will lose any chance to be an industry leader in this field.

In the words of Henry Ford – “Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”

Why indeed?

President Obama, I ask you to support and actively campaign for our country’s farmers to have the right to once again grow Industrial Hemp on our fertile soil.

I will leave you with two quotes:  One from the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who said, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”

Those words still ring true today.

The second quote is from our forty-fourth President: ” It is a future that is ours to decide, ours to define, and ours to win….This vision for the future starts with innovation, tapping into the creativity and imagination of our people to create the jobs and industries of the future.”

Mr. President, those are your words and I believe in them.

Our only hope as a nation, is if you believe in them too.


Josh Davis

US Citizen and Senior Editor at hemp.com

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10 thoughts on “Hemp.com letter to President Obama”

  1. I agree with you whole heartedly and wish we could band together and get the word out to every American so we can overcome all of the lies that have been put out there. We here in Idaho should be growing Hemp and enjoying all of the benefits it could bring to us. Keep up the good work.

  2. Your letter is indeed a work of art! Thank you so much for writing it, and expressing yourself so well. Industrial Hemp has so many non-toxic answers for our health and our economy. I will continue to share this. I hope you print it out on hemp paper so that this wonderful letter survives the tests of time.

    Hemp Hemp Hooray!

  3. Hey Josh, very good letter, I only found one mistake, a b missing up by the fiber and about car bodies…in being. You should have this set up like the National Protection Agency does, they have you put in your information and then it gets sent to the person responsible, in this case each person can send it on to the President so it floods his in box with them.

  4. Just freaking Awesome Josh!
    Sent it out to all of our members at the Michigan Industrial Hemp Education and Marketing Project.
    I did the Vote Hemp action a couple of weeks ago.
    Got a reply from my Senator today.
    Same response I have been getting for years.
    “will keep your views in mind” bla bla bla.
    I’m sure you know the drill.
    Doesn’t mean we should stop trying though.
    If we do nothing that is what we get in return… nothing.

  5. Sir

    I commend you for your vision and courage in promoting the benefits of the hemp plant. I sincerely hope that people, not governments, become aware of the benefits of hemp and take back their right to grow this plant.

    All the best to you


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