Steven 15 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 3 Points View Profile 1 Steven Asked: February 10, 20202020-02-10T09:19:04-05:00 2020-02-10T09:19:04-05:00In: Hemp Industry Why was hemp made illegal in 1937? 1 Why was hemp made illegal in 1937? Hemp Share Facebook 5 Answers Voted Oldest Recent wordsmith 0 Questions 84 Answers 0 Best Answers 171 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-03T10:58:40-04:00Added an answer on July 3, 2020 at 10:58 am The government made all addictive substances illegal in order to diminish abuse cases because of addiction to drugs which makes them high. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed by congress. This includes individual use, sale and even medicinal use of marijuana is illegal. While on process, hemp was also became illegal and banned since these plants look similar and there’s no research about their difference before. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 101 Answers 0 Best Answers 215 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-06-17T18:03:31-04:00Added an answer on June 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm It was an early version of the war on drugs. The banned marijuana and in the process banned hemp and growing hemp. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 81 Answers 0 Best Answers 179 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-06-11T01:30:36-04:00Added an answer on June 11, 2020 at 1:30 am What you’re referring to is the “Marihuana Tax Act of 1937”. The short form story is that two North Carolina senators drafted up a tax reform bill aimed at crippling the vastly expanding hemp production industry. It posed a threat to the business of goods and materials producers like the Du Ponts and the Hearsts and it’s argued that their business interests influenced the creation of this bill. 1937 was the first year that prosecutions for the violation of the tax act happened in America. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 151 Answers 0 Best Answers 318 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-06-11T01:29:35-04:00Added an answer on June 11, 2020 at 1:29 am So this kind of broaches into conspiracy theory territory, but there’s really no other explanation. Essentially, it was due to lobbying from the giants within the industries to which hemp posed a threat–paper, textiles, petroleum. It could replace the usual modes of production, and was more readily attainable in terms of personal production. There’s a really interesting Stuff You Should Know (podcast) episode on it, called “Reefer Madness”. It tends to focus more on the marijuana side of it, but hemp is brought into it. Really nothing aside from sheer greed and corruption could explain the prohibition, as it was used so widely prior to that, and is so efficient and environmentally-friendly. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 163 Answers 0 Best Answers 342 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-06-11T01:28:34-04:00Added an answer on June 11, 2020 at 1:28 am It was made illegal for several reasons, the most influential being that hemp and cannabis come from similar plants. If you are looking for conspiracy theory alignment of the ban, many higher class people and people with influence had stakes in the paper industry and synthetic fibers industry, hemb being a direct competitor with these, became banned as well in the marijuana tax act of 1937. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.