i cited that link earlier, some one just came in behind me and c n p'ed the whole link to this thread..
true, now i have to figure out how to make that shit. i may try that pulp method, just grind the shit out of some leaves and use that kit, hopefully it wont come out too thick(i dont wanna be smokin a hemp blunt!). and its sad how this shits illegal, i bet the paper companies are dying to grow this shit and make paper with it. guess they'll have to take it up with the pharmaceutical/tobacco/alcohol companies that keep this shit illegal.Hemp paper is paper made from finely processed entire hemp plants...so it is like paper is made from trees...well if you use hemp plants as your trees, you get hemp paper...super super similar...except you can grow a million sheets worth of hemp in a small space in a small time...very unlike trees and paper.
true, now i have to figure out how to make that shit. i may try that pulp method, just grind the shit out of some leaves and use that kit, hopefully it wont come out too thick(i dont wanna be smokin a hemp blunt!). and its sad how this shits illegal, i bet the paper companies are dying to grow this shit and make paper with it. guess they'll have to take it up with the pharmaceutical/tobacco/alcohol companies that keep this shit illegal.
i once heard that the great publisher william randolph hearsh is a big reason why cannabis is illegal.. something about the machinary he had was old and he would have had to have spent millions at the time to get the equipment needed to handle hemp paper, so instead he went on a publishing rampage against the evils of marijuana, and pretty much killed the hemp industry single handedly.. i'll try and find a few links for this info to double check my facts..actually timber and paper industries are trying to keep it illegal because of how cheap and easy it is. Sure, they could jump on the hemp paper idea too but so could a million other people and their families.... competition
i bet theres at least one company out there that sees the potential, just too much propaganda from the 50s and 60s set us back, reefer madness was probably the main reason like racerboy said, not to mention the start of the drug war. lol, a war on people who smoke plant matter, then they get really hungry and spend money, on food that is taxed. so whos really losing here?actually timber and paper industries are trying to keep it illegal because of how cheap and easy it is. Sure, they could jump on the hemp paper idea too but so could a million other people and their families.... competition
its crazy how people live by the words of a racist, i liked how it was always black jazz musicians that smoked, and got all the white girls into it. lol, and stepping on a white mans shadow is bad supposedly. tragic how one little bitch ruined almost a century of industrial progress, not to mention we probably wouldnt have all these harmful greenhouse gases and deforestation..In the early 1930's, Hearst owned a good deal of timber acreage; one might say that he had the monopoly on this market. The threatened advent of mass hemp production proved a considerable threat to his massive paper-mill holdings -- he stood to lose many, many millions of dollars to the lowly hemp plant. Hearst cleverly utilized his immense national network of newspapers and magazines to spread wildly inaccurate and sensational stories of the evils of cannabis or "marihuana," a phrase brought into the common parlance, in part due to frequent mentions in his publications.
The sheer number of newspapers, tabloids, magazines and film reels that Hearst controlled enabled him to quickly and to effectively inundate American media with this propaganda. Hearst preyed on existing prejudices by associating cannabis with Mexican workers who threatened to steal American jobs and African-Americans who had long been the subject of white American venom (see accompanying articles). An ironic side-note: much of this racism had already been perpetrated by the propaganda of Hearst, an unabashed racist. The American people had already developed irrational hatred for these racial groups, and so readily accepted the ridiculous stories of their crazed crimes incited by marihuana use.
Hearst was not alone in his scheme to destroy hemp production. The new techniques also made hemp a viable option for fabric and plastics, two areas of manufacturing which together with paper seriously threatened DuPont chemicals, which at this time specialized in the chemical manufacturing of synthetic fiber and plastics, and the process of pulping paper. In fact, Hearst and Lammont DuPont had a multi-million dollar deal in the works for joint papermaking. So these two moguls, together with DuPont's banker, Andrew Mellon, bravely joined forces to stave off the bitter onrush of bankruptcy. They combined Hearst's yellow journalism campaign (so called because the paper developed through his and DuPont's methods aged prematurely) and the appointment of Mellon's nephew-in-law, Harry J. Anslinger, to Commissioner of the newly created Federal Bureau of Narcotics in order to successfully stamp out the threat of hemp production.This document may be reproduced whole or in part for "Reefer Madness" promotional purposes.
that sounds interesting, how did you treat it with blueberry? and if you did it with a tobacco leaf already theres no doubt you could do it with a fan leaf, just need a super fat indica, or make the hemp pulp paper that others have suggested.Stange thing, just before I seen this thread I rolled a blunt out of a tobacco leave treated with blueberry and was wondering if something similiar could be done with fan leaves
Roll leaf around a dowel rod of the desired diameter while still fresh and flexible. Gently secure in place with string or something similar. Make sure to leave some extra length of dowel sticking out at least one end for easy handling. Then set it upright to dry/cure. Before removing the dowel, carefully rotate it to ensure it's not stuck to the leaf. I would think the primary concern is drying the leaf for long enough and in the right conditions to make sure the chlorophyll breaks down correctly. Otherwise it will probably be harsher, some people also report headache and sinus irritation after smoking improperly dried material.What can be dryer than a paper? I would agree it should be a bit dry, but not completely so.