hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: February 12, 20202020-02-12T14:51:42-05:00 2020-02-12T14:51:42-05:00In: Hemp Industry Why was hemp banned? 0 Why was hemp banned? bannedHemp Share Facebook 4 Answers Voted Oldest Recent wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 495 Points View Profile wavess 2020-05-05T19:14:19-04:00Added an answer on May 5, 2020 at 7:14 pm Hemp was a popular crop grown on farms in the 1930s. It was so popular that it was in direct competition with other big-name industries such as cotton and new inventions. Rumors and lies about hemp circulated in the media, comparing it to marijuana and eventually leading to its prohibition (or banning). It’s crazy that it wasn’t until the Farm Bill of 2018 that hemp was decriminalized. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-05-05T14:39:25-04:00Added an answer on May 5, 2020 at 2:39 pm It was banned for many reasons, as mentioned above, the “reefer madness” campaign of the 1930s had a significant impact on the banning of it, but there are other reasons as well. The timber industry had a big play in this as hemp could be used for paper. Hemp can be used for a variety of things, including paper and textiles, so when it started to encroach on the profits of these industries, such as the timber industry, the money of big business helped push the 1930s campaign for banning. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-04-27T15:39:21-04:00Added an answer on April 27, 2020 at 3:39 pm Hemp was initially banned for two reasons in the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. 1. Economic competition with Cotton, Timber and Synthetic Plastics 2. 1930’s anti-hemp propaganda caused a moral panic, persuading Americans to believe Hemp and Marijuana were the same and would both lower the moral values of American culture. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 660 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-04-26T03:04:48-04:00Added an answer on April 26, 2020 at 3:04 am It depends on who you ask. There’s a lot of conspiracies floating around. I think many of them make sense, especially when you look at all of the corruption and back-scratching that has gone on historically with the legislature. The simple answer is, the government didn’t need it anymore. Or at least said they didn’t. Hemp posed threats to the automotive industry, textile industry, paper industry, and fuel industry–to name a few. It thrives in areas that are more plagued with poverty and allows a degree of self-sufficiency… I honestly think the government was afraid of that–and that there was a lot of back-scratching among government officials and the big players in the industries mentioned above. There’s an episode of Stuff You Should Know about “Reefer Madness”–it’s more about the war on marijuana, but hemp gets tied into it, too. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?