Scott: So how's it going Hemp? Seems like you've made quite a comeback lately.
Hemp: Yeah it's about time. I've been hated on for way too long. I blame marijuana for this.
S: Why are you so pissed off at marijuana?
H: It gave the government a reason to make me illegal. What the hell did I do wrong? So I look like pot. Do I get people high? No. All you have to do is give the Government a reason, SMH!
S: I see, so you think if your cousins cannabis sativa and indica weren't being abused by people then the Government wouldn't have targeted you?
H: Well yeah. I mean, when Henry Anslinger became the drug czar-excuse me-U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics after alcohol prohibition got lifted he needed to put something on his resume. So he went after cannabis sativa and indica, I got caught in the backdraft. Called it "marihuana", used all sort of racial propaganda to make the white population want to make it illegal. Don't forget this was back in 1937, before Jackie Robinson and MLK, you know that jerk Anslinger made the whites associate pot with blacks and hispanics, that was all it took to change the legislation.
S: You're referring to the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act aren't you? Well where do you get the idea that racism played a part in this.
H: Scott you're just a kid. What are you 30? Haha... I wouldn't expect you to remember this, but trust me I'll never forget it. Look when Congress was at the hearing of the proposed Act, during Anslinger's documented OFFICIAL testimony he had the nerve to quote an editor of the Alamosa Daily Courier, a paper in south-central Colorado. Give me a second I'll read it to you....
"I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions."
Scott, you be the judge. In fact, do your own research on racism and marijuana prohibition. You will see what I'm talking about. You know one of the first people to ever be arrested for pot right? Louis Armstrong. That's right the famous black musician. The did everything they could publicly to get the white majority to buy in. It was bad, man. You should have been around then.
S: Wow hemp. You're irate. Why? I thought cannabis was a peaceful plant.
H: Look Scott. I build this damn country, it was built of the skin off my own back! Christopher Colombus' sails and ropes were built with my body! The first Gutenberg bible! The first American flag! The first Model-T! Henry Ford was my freaking boy! George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both had hemp farms! Farms! Ben Franklin owned a hemp mill! They all profited off me tremendously! I am American history! You're looking straight at it!
Do you understand why I might be pissed off? I am the oldest cultivated fiber bearing plant on this freaking planet! How dare they make me illegal!!!!
Yeah I'm coming back baby. I'm back and this time I'm taking over. There will be no prisoners. I've talked to the scientists. They say they are going to use modern technology to dominate paper, plastics, food, oil, everything. This time Hahaha!! Total world hemp domination!!!! This ain't a joke. I am not playing!
S: Dude you are sadistic, you sound like a maniac. Chill.
H: Hahaha... I'm just excited. You know why? Because all I really want to do help others. There is so much I can do medicinally for kids and seniors. So much I can do for animals and the environment. Anyway I have to go save the world, it was nice talking to you.
S: Later hemp....oh is there anyplace you recommend I can learn more about you?
H: Yeah I mean I'd tell your readers to just come back to cannabisandhemp.org, you guys do great work. There's also this book by Doug Fine. Check it out.