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By Robert Deitch

Who positioned the Hemp in Hempstead? prior to the cotton gin, hemp used to be a necessary uncooked fabric valued for its fiber and oil, as a gasoline and a medication. This colourful socio-economic historical past clears the smoke obscuring hemp's position in battles among Britain and the colonies, the North and South, the haves and have-nots, and the marijuana foyer and their foes. Deitch bargains a glance at significant occasions in US and international historical past as they encouraged, and as they could were inspired by way of, the cultivation and use of hemp.

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Burk, president of the American Historical Reference Society and a Smithsonian Institute consultant. 26 CHAPTER 1 and Franklin Pierce reportedly smoked Cannabis with their troops and wrote home of the pleasures of smoking hemp. Pierce, a reformed heavy drinker, is said to have written home that smoking hemp was the only good thing about the Mexican War. 23 These realizations raise the quirky question of whether America's founding fathers and several of our early presidents were “pot heads”? ) These men never would have attained their leadership roles if their peers had thought the use of Cannabis negatively affected their mental or physical capacities.

The years between the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781 and the opening of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was a period during which all sorts of people, for all sorts of reasons, were trying to shape America’s character. Hamilton was the leading proponent for an elitist society that, like everywhere else in the world, would place its reliance on (and serve the interests of) those with the most resources. Today, to suggest that the wealthy are better qualified to run things smacks of elitism.

24 CHAPTER 1 intent of the First Amendment as either to protect religious people from government, or to protect government from religious people. However, since the constitution only speaks of the rights of the people — not the government's rights or religious rights — it is far more likely that the actual intent was to protect the American people from being dominated by organized religion, any religion. According to the first official census (1790), when the Constitution was debated (1787) there were approximately four million people in colonial America, with a variety of religious backgrounds.

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