Popular Mechanics – Hemp the Super Crop
November 30th, 2006 by Alex
Here’s a really cool set of pictures from Jack Herer. It’s an article from a February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics.
Hailed as the new cash crop of the millenium, it looks like things didn’t quite turn out as they predicted.
Still illegal under federal law, California (as usual) took the first step towards the legalization of hemp, just to see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger screw it all up.
Now, honest farmers who could be earning hundreds of thousands for an environmentally sound crop have to search for other ways to support their families.
More images after the jump…
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