The short answer is…NO GOOD REASON. As usual with tyrannous government edicts, the pendulum swings to extreme levels when covering up corruption.
Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and provides extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. The fibers are great for making clothing, paper, biofuels, construction materials, etc and are routinely imported to the USA, but not allowed to be PRODUCED in the USA. How screwed up is that?
Since there is no real rational reason for this, we must continue to analyze the true reasons for these prohibitions…and push this new government administration to legalize one of history’s most useful products.
In addition, “As it grows, hemp breathes in CO2, detoxifies the soil, and prevents soil erosion. What’s left after harvest breaks down into the soil, providing valuable nutrients.
Hemp requires much less water to grow — and no pesticides — so it is much more environmentally friendly than traditional crops.”
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to legalize hemp agriculture is that it can naturally clean the water supply, especially in a state like Florida that has huge fresh water supply and contamination issues. http://hemp4water.org/ is one organization we have identified as having a real plan to clean up this problem in Florida and usable most anywhere. It is especially viable in a climate such as Florida where in a few short years this could be the best and most effective cash crop in the USA and singlehandedly resolve the state’s water issues. We would be much better off with “hemp water” than consuming all the toxic chemicals used to “purify” the tap water in Florida. Talk about a response to cancer…
The main reason we still have these unconstitutional prohibitions is basically the ignorance and passivity of the average American. They have no education along these lines and simply accept all the lies and corruption of this nature provided by their government and its cronies. It is time for all rational citizens to get educated and then force their government to allow all the benefits of hemp…and yes, Marijuana…products. It will definitely help “make America great again”.