Protected Under Plausible Deniability Clause of 2011
Name: Herman Oliphant
Notes: Deceased 1939
Oliphant used his power to help hemp enjoy taxes that made it essentially cost prohibited. He was a professor at Columbia Law and then the Chief Counsel of Treasury Dept. whose many accomplishments included a tax revenue plan under FDR that heavily taxed corporations up to 73% for their unused profits.
Hmmm.. I wonder why they wouldn't consider this idea today. The Dept. of Hempland approves since currently US corporations are hoarding more cash than ever as citizens suffer through a huge jobless recession.
Motivation for helping outlaw Hemp:
Oliphant was lobbied personally by Hearst. You can imagine in those days lobbiests weren't subject to the same regulation they are today- and many of us think that they still are allowed too much influence and power.