Protected Under Plausible Deniability Clause of 2011
Name: President Richard 'Milhous' Nixon
Nixon was of course the only President to have to resign from office after the Watergate Scandal, and he also popularized the term 'war on drugs' and implemented the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The Shafer Commission was created to study marijuana by President Nixon in 1970. Let us read what they did in their own words:
This did include significant medical research. When the commission eventually recommended decriminalization, Nixon was furious.
In once secret taped audio evidence, Nixon made clear several times that he wanted a report which supported his views and 'tough on crime' policies, no matter what the facts might be. He also showed his prejudice blaming marijuana on 'Jews' and 'homosexuals'. Defiantly, Governor Shafer delivered an honest report with conclusions based on the evidence- even though it revoked his consideration for a federal judgeship.
Motivation for helping outlaw Hemp:
Anti-semitism, rascism, this was a very sick man that somehow became President. Just like today by focusing on marijuana largely due to protesters and social change, industrial Hemp under Nixon was not even an issue.