Why is USA opposed to growing industrial type of hemp? from what I know hemp fibres are very durable and can be used in all sort of things( paper, linens etc.) Oil from hemp can replace in some way fossil fuels,hemp is also very cheap to grow, can grow in worst types of soil and does not require fertilizers to grow. Hemp is simply universal plant. Not long ago (WW2 ) USA grew large quantities of hemp for almost every imaginable use,but now it seems hemp is enemy # 2 after OBL. I understand there is connection with marijuana here, but hemp has minuscule amount of THC in it. So what gives?