Planetary Re-Education: HEMP SAVES WORLD

Will Lockwood WillLockwood at
Thu Feb 1 14:59:30 EST 1996

alland at wrote:
> I have a sincere question for hemp-for-paper-pulp advocates:
> Why would we want to convert forests, which have many wonderful attributes
> besides producing wood for pulp, to hemp plantations, which seem rather monotonous
> to me?

Simply so that we can leave our forests intact, especially old-growth 
forests. I consider the extensive clear cutting done in the west 
monotonous and depressing. Before the early 20th century, hemp was the 
primary source of fibre for industry. Making paper and fiber products 
from trees is much more energy and waste intensive.

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