Ron Paul: Hemp for Victory

Paul: Gage Skimore/Flickr; Hemp plants: WikiMedia Commons

“It would be a good crop. If we really needed ethanol, maybe ethanol from hemp might be beneficial. But no, we subsidize one thing and make the other stuff that might be useful illegal. So I hope someday that the people wake up, because the Congress is asleep. They assume that that the average person supports the idea that hemp should be illegal. But quite frankly, I think the average person doesn’t know. If they knew more about it, they would support my position of legalizing it.”

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