If they think you’re even making a point, and they’re losing credibility, they often begin to come up with lies. When I rember my brother, doing so, or talk to a pothead … this behavior is so common, I suspect it’s a mental illness.
In their lies, they’ll go to great lengths to discredit you – such as claiming that hemp paper was the “paper” upon which the U.S. CONSTITUTION is written. It’s NOT.
Anyone can go and see the original CONSTITUTION and Declaration at the Archives. I think a copy of the Magna Carta – also on animal skin parchment in all its glory- is there also.
It is very clear even to the unscientific eye that these are not on the very fibrous hemp or hemp-mix paper.
Indeed, archivists will also say that hemp or hemp mix paper was never ever good. The poor quill pens would have to be heavily applied because hemp based paper was bumpy and scratchy and really was not in use.
Cotton-rag mix paper is always preferable and still used – as has always been the case- on US paper currency. You can feel US dollars and even the British pound and get the point: better engraving.
Hemp based writing material could never take the engraving or a quill pen. Linen fibre was better than hemp. But cotton was the breakthrough which man desired and soon bettered animal skins, which actually do last long if good quality when not subjected to heavy light and humidity.
Besides, what little hemp the USA ever farmed was used for nautical sails and roping until more advantageous products came along. Hemp is pretty inferior for many things. It simply does not hold up well.
They work hemp into history every place they can, and usually claim that using something other than hemp was because of a conspiracy …. illuminating the common paranoia which potheads have always suffered. They often mention how economically hemp was to farm, and their proof was that President Washington farmed hemp. He did, but the only way growing hemp was economically feasible was because he had slaves. Surely, that wasn’t what they want now.
Once again, they’re attempting farmers across the U.S. to grow hemp. Farmers, most of them, do their homework before risking their family’s welfare, but for those who don’t, and get sucked into the belief there’s a market for it, common sense ought to play into it. These economic times are no time to risk such foolishness — what 3rd world country’s labor force, would they like to compete with? Or how about even Canadian farmers? Those Canadian farmers who got sucked into the lies, and grew hemp, lost their shirts! Research it.
Other than hoping for people to believe, … and come to accept that pot itself, ought to be legal, it’s not known why the hempsters keep spreading their silliness. They should talk to historians and archivists and get the facts.