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The Emperor Wears No Clothes
The Authoritative Historical Record of the Cannabis Plant, Hemp Prohibition, and How Marijuana Can Still Save the World
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1998(hb,11th ed,vg,s,hemp,#952AB)
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Hemp Publishing; Quick American Archives
If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as the deforestation of trees for paper and agriculture are banned from use in order to save the planet, protect the ozone layer and reverse the greenhouse effect: Then there is only one known renewable natural resource able to provide the overall majority of our paper, textiles and food, meet all the world's transportation, home and industrial energy needs, reduce pollution, rebuild the soil and clean the atmosphere --all at the same time-- our old stand-by that did it all before: Cannabis Hemp ...Marijuana!

  • Ways to Use Hemp for Medicine, Food, Fuel, Fiber, Paper & To Replace Plastic
  • Just the Facts About Marijuana Smoking & Its Effect on People
  • How & Why Cannabis Prohibition Began and What It Has Meant to America
  • Who Profits from Keeping It in Place & How We're Going to Bring It to an End
  • What You Can Do to Speed Up the Process & Profit from the Coming Changes

How Dangerous is Comparison to Other Substances?

Number of American Deaths Per Year
that result directly or primarily from the following (selected) causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actualril (death) rates, and the last 18 years of the U.S. Surgeon General's Reports.

(Figures are for 1987 from the federal governments Bureau of Mortality Statitstics and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, et al.--the last complete year at the time of this writing.)

Tobacco 340,000 to 395,000
Alcoholnot including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders125,000 +
Aspirinincluding deliberate overdose180 to 1,000 +
Caffeinefrom stress, ulcers and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.1,000 to 10,000
Legal Drug Overdosesdeliberate or accidental, from legal, prescribed or patent medicines
and/or mixing with alcohol --e.g., Valium/alcohol
14,000 to 27,000
Illicit Drug Overdosedeliberate or accidental from all illegal drugs3,800 to 5,200
Marijuana 0

Marijuana users also have the same or lower incidents of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general non-marijuana using population as a whole. Crancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al.

Lowest Toxicity
100% of the studies done at dozens of American universitites and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.).