The DEA considers hemp to be a dangerous substance and it's still classified as a schedule I drug, alongside heroin and ecstasy, even though the plant contains almost no THC and has no psychoactive effects.
Many believe this classification is the result of the oil industry's grip on the legislative process in America, because hemp is one of the most viable alternatives to plastics, fuel and other building materials.
In fact, it used to be an important domestically produced crop, and it even contains extraordinary health benefits.
The Tiny House Movement is Growing
As a response to unbridled consumerism and desire for infinite growth inherent in our economy, some are finding that satisfaction in life is not dependent on having and maintaining the 'American Dream.'
Tiny houses are becoming widely popular, especially so for those not interested in participating in the debt economy which is driven by banks who've used the mortgage industry as a means of looting the nation.
Unity - Tiny Hemp Housing
In Bellingham, Washington, a local grandmother, Pamela Bosch, is making news for combining the philosophy of tiny home living with the growing innovation in building materials and practices made out of hemp.
In what she considers a pioneering experiment in sustainable living, Pamela's organization Highland Hemp House is using hemp imported from Europe to make model energy and resource efficient homes.
Pam was recently featured on Seattle's K5 News (below video) showing off the tiny home she is building by herself, proving that anyone can do it, so long as they have the desire to be a part of our sustainable future.
Environmentally friendly, healthy, affordable, yet illegal, hemp offers great promise, yet the U.S. Federal government is prohibiting innovation by continuing the ridiculously un-warranted and unfair ban on hemp.
Legalize hemp, now...!
Prohibition against hemp is finally cracking, however, and some states are allowing farmers to cultivate the precious crop, and as technology and innovation move forward together, many ingenious people are finding excellent new uses for this cash crop, including the making of building materials.