Why outlawing cannabis was a HUGE mistake

We’ve used cannabis for tens of thousands of years. Not just to get high but also to make textiles, paper, medicine and much more. We then outlawed it for decades – only to realize the stuff is pretty good at helping fight climate change. So get ready for the cannabis comeback.

Reporter: Serdar Vardar
Camera: Serdar Vardar
Video Editor: David Jacobi
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk , Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann & Kiyo Dörrer

We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.

#PlanetA #Cannabis #IndustrialHemp

Read more:
Hemp and sustainable agriculture:

Challenges of revitalizing hemp:

Hemp as a sustainable raw material: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…

A potted history of Cannabis:

00:00 Intro
00:52 The forgotten crop
04:08 Buildings made from hemp
07:03 Better paper?
08:00 Hemp and the textile industry
10:12 What holds us back
12:12 What lies ahead
13:35 Outro

Special thanks for background interviews to:
Ethan Russo
Daniel Piomelli
Tony DeVeyra
Michael Bieder
Don Langlois
Robert C. Pearce
John Fike
Benjamin Cassou
Francesco Mirizzi


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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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1 Response to Why outlawing cannabis was a HUGE mistake

  1. Outlawing Cannabis is one of the biggest hypocrisies. Tobacco and alcohol, which quite obviously are bad for human health and kill many people are not outlawed. It is not logic to outlaw another intoxicant, which Cannabis is, it is not a drug. And, unlike tobacco and alcohol, it is in many cases good for health.

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