Bulletin No. 404 was introduced by the United States Division of Agriculture (USDA) chief scientists Jason L. Merrill and Lyster H. Dewey. The scientists highlighted paper created from hemp pulp, which they deemed “favorable in comparison with these utilised with pulp wood.”
As additional noted by Jack Herer in his book “The Emperor Wears no Clothing:”
“The USDA Bulletin N. 404 reported that one particular acre of hemp, in annual rotation more than a 20-year period, would generate as significantly pulp for paper as four.1 acres (17,000 m2) of trees becoming reduce down more than the very same 20-year period. This method would use only 1/7 to 1/four as significantly polluting sulfur-primarily based acid chemical substances to break down the glue-like lignin that binds the fibers of the pulp, or even none at all applying soda ash. The trouble of dioxin contamination of rivers is avoided in the hemp paper generating method, which does not want to use chlorine bleach (as the wood pulp paper generating method needs) but as an alternative safely substitutes hydrogen peroxide in the bleaching method. … If the new (1916) hemp pulp paper method was legal these days, it would quickly replace about 70% of all wood pulp paper, which includes pc printout paper, corrugated boxes and paper bags.”
Regrettably, mass production of low-cost newsprint from hemp was abandoned by important corporations in the USA, who currently created significant investments in operational gear for harvesting cotton, wool, and linen although neglecting investments in hemp production. The shadow of cannabis prohibition looming more than the nation only worsened the financial predicament of the hemp sector.