I knew some of this before from extensive reading, but I was at Curious? Read and read an article from here and learned how durable hemp cloth is. Also look at all the things hemp can do:
And can you believe this cloth is over 200 years old after being used and used?
Even George Washington grew hemp and said "Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
So why is this helpful and fun ;) plant illegal?
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, let the federal government get its foot in the door of drug policy. Prior to this date the States had the right to determine drug policy. This Act has led to peeing in a cup as a condition of employment. We are the only country in the world where free people do this.
You can find a lot more information on this subject out there and at the Hemp Museum.