Protected Under Plausible Deniability Clause of 2011
Name: Lammot DuPont II
Notes: Long Gone
DuPont corp played a key role in Hemp's prohibition. They stood to lose millions in their nascent polymer plastics business which was in direct competition to Hemp. Shortly after Hemp was made illegal, DuPont's plastic fibers came onto the market to fill the void. Lammot was running DuPont at this time.
In 1939 Lammot bragged in Popular Mechanics of "conserving natural resources by developing synthetic products to supplement or wholly replace natural products." Of course the most efficient natural fiber of them all had just been squashed.
DuPont has continued to show disregard for the environment in favor of profits since then and you can blame the company's leaders, but also investors, and public shareholders too.... if they disagree with company practices they should definitely invest elsewhere. Luckily the most effective 'evil' plant based alternative remain illegal today.
Proceed to DuPont docket file #304 for further information.
Motivation for helping outlaw Hemp:
Hemp was a direct competitor to the products of the DuPont Corporation. Anslinger's Uncle in Law, Andrew Mellon, was DuPont's banker and the connections between them all are not conspiracy but fact.