US Government Once Encouraged Farmers To Grow Hemp
While the federal government now looks at marijuana in a negative light, it once had a campaign that actually encouraged farmers to grow as much as they could.
It's only fair to point out that the government was only interested in the quality of the hemp fiber, oil, and seeds. While the drug itself is now only legal in Colorado and Washington, the actual plant has been used world-wide for as long as humans have been roaming this planet.
According to Wikipedia:
Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.
Other variants of the herb Cannabis sativa are widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Seems to me our forefathers were are a lot more acceptable than today's government officials. Of course, these are the same people that used to use LSD on students and soldiers...