Indeed the US is too hypocritical to use hemp as an internally grown or exported product - what fool. I have hemp shirts, pants, hats and bellybags which I bought in Madison, Wisconsin imported from Canada - the same Canada where the miracle fiber Asbestos comes from and where it is handled and shipped properly.
Of course hemp and asbestos is two different products, but HEMP is the answer to so many problems, fuel clothing, it's biological brother's medicinal properties :shock: you'd think a country so fuel dependent as we are would go with a renewable, affordable alternative to carbon fuels. I assume the fear is that people will be jumping the fences to help themselves in some reefer madness frenzy - but they'd rather keep the general public stupid on the differences between these.
About the clothing, what a soft and durable feel to all the clothes. I don't ever see them wearing thin. My Belltbag I use for carrying cassette player and audiobooks and use them at work - I have finally wore a small hole where I over stuff the cassettes and STILL the bag won't tear out or thread - it just has a hole in it about half the diameter of a dime and it's been like that over a year. Nope - we'll never see hemp on any scale of production to meet the needs of our quenchless need for fuel.
I can't complain about gasoline prices when I own a car that gets 16.4 mpg on it's digital dash readout and a motorhome that might get 10mpg with a good tailwind. I "feed the pig" as is said locally - but when I bought that gas hog of a Grand Marquis (which I still love) back in July of 2001, gas was at a record low of $,89 a gallon.
Today (after voting in this poll) local Regular hit $2.05 at one of the stations - still plenty of $1.89 a gallons out there, but not for long I'm afraid. So this Summer we RV it to the extreme parts of New Jersey - North, South and West - if we went East any further we'd be in the Atlantic Ocean - lol.
Note about this poll
I'm going to redo this poll in two weeks and see what it's like then. Anyone particpating please follow up then - we could see a little stablization after the holiday weekend, but that's only wishful thinking I think!