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dc.contributor.author Luginbuhl, April M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-25T17:55:49Z en
dc.date.available 2013-01-25T17:55:49Z en
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.citation The California Geographer 41: 1-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.2/2738 en
dc.description Until the early 1900s industrial hemp was a valuable crop used all over the world for its strong fibers and oil seeds. Today, however, the common perception of the industrial hemp plant is generally negative and associated with the drug marijuana. This perception is the legacy of a century of powerful influences constructing hemp as a dangerous drug, even though is not a drug and it has the potential to be a profitable alternative crop. In the United States, the public's perception of hemp as marijuana has blocked hemp from becoming a useful crop and product. This paper begins with a history of hemp use and then describes how hemp was constructed as a dangerous crop in the U.S. The paper then discusses the potential of hemp as an alternative crop. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher California Geographical Society en
dc.subject Hemp industry--United States. en
dc.subject Marijuana industry--United States. en
dc.title Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L): The geography of a controversial plant en
dc.type Article en


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