Hemp For Victory – 1942

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for Victory, produced by the in 1942, made a case for increasing the domestic cultivation of .  As ratcheted up and the Japanese controlled the powerhouse of Southeast Asia, a vital resource for the effort, the filmmakers advocate US farmers focus on the “devil’s weed” as a cash crop.  In the post- years, the US government would again opportunistically turn on as the first front in its disastrous on .  It would take nearly 60 years for this wonder plant to become acceptable again to the mainstream for therapeutic and medical purposes.

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