Cannabis plants when mature grow quite tall in height - many feet - and bushy. Decades ago it was farmed extensively in the US and formed the basis of many different products. Midwestern farmers planted long stands of the stuff to act as windbreaks. Then, in yet another manifestation of the tragedy of Puritanism which still dogs American society today, the practice was banned on moral grounds.

In Iowa, however, the farmers apparently continued raising the stuff, and do so to this day, obviously having adapted themselves to another application of the plant: home recreation.

How else can you explain this?

Steve | 13:34 |