At 7:21 PM +0000 3/8/99, Lisa R. Harman wrote:
I thought of doing hemp weavings also but discovered hemp bracelets etc
>are not permitted in school. My 7th graders told me it was because hemp
>has drugs in it? Has anyone else heard this?
>Lisa from PA
Doesn't hemp come from the marijuana plant?
--Walter Krueger, Portland OR
[marianna delafield] Marijuana (also known as ditch weed) was grown in Iowa during WW2 for the manufacture of rope, (hence; smoke some rope). It spreads readily and although it is no longer grown as a crop, you will find it growing wild in the ditches along country roads. Its what jute is made from, I believe and baler twine. I don't believe that it has any drug-like qualities when its made into rope, or twine. I can't imagine why it would be illegal to use in a school situation, although if it has been manufactured for farm use it may have been treated with poison to keep rodents from chewing it.