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Day
22
Month
February
Year
1974
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Author Jack Frazier has come up with a possible solution to the current paper shortage--the growing of marijuana plants. Fraier. in his new book The Marijuana Farmers: Hemp Culis and Cultures, says that the marijuana or hemp plant has been used as a source of paper for thousands of years. Frazier says that the inner staik of the pot "plant was used in the United States for pulp production prior to the iniroduction of the chemical woodpulping process in 1854. He writes that the hemp plant is so sturdy and versatile that discarded fiber was even recyeted by printers to make paper. There is orte big advantage in using marijuana instead of wood. Frazier says: He states that the per acre pulp producing capactty of pot is reportedly four times that of trees. -