‘Hemp For Victory’ is the Holy Grail of the modern hemp movement, kickstarted by the late, great, Jack Herer with his monumental book The Emperor Wears No Clothes.
The 1942 USDA film explained the long history of hemp as a natural resource and how essential it was to the war effort, but by 1989 the film had vanished from the Library of Congress with the US Government had declaring that there was “no such film”.
When Jack found a copy, what he saw was a very, VERY, different story than the current DEA party line that hemp and marijuana are nothing but deadly drugs that needed to be wiped off the face of the plant before corrupting the youth of America and destroying our nation. Far from the “Schedule 1 Drug”* of today, hemp had been declared “vital to our national security” during WWII, just as it had been in the war of 1812 and all the other wars that relied on hemp based ropes and sails for the thousands of years of human history before foreign oil began powering our ships (and cars, and factories.)
Decades after the film was rediscovered and Jack’s book was published, our government still officially declares hemp to be nothing but a hippie pipe dream. But today we have the internet and the truth is available to everyone in the world, proving more than anything else that the dark ages of hemp prohibition are fading with the light of truth.
Instead of continuing to bow down to oppressive Federal regulations and the DEA’s expensive and inhuman War on
Innocent Americans ”Drugs”, we can now point to this incontrovertible and fact filled film to prove that their $30 billion a year war is based on nothing but racism, lies, and the DEA’s self-serving desire to keep the people of America afraid and under their thumb by not allowing us to grow the one crop that could rebuild America’s heartland from the ground up.
The truth shall set us free. We got to fight the powers that be.
*For those in need of a good laugh (or cry), here is the DEA’s definition of Schedule 1 Drugs:
Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:
heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote
“Less dangerous” Schedule 2 Drugs include:
cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin