Absolutely!! Hemp / Cannabis was criminalized by our govt for the benefit of BigOil (think Rockefeller), BigChem (think DuPont), and BigPharm (essentially brought into being through BigOil and BigChem). They didn't want the competition of cheap hemp vs their expensive nylon (made from petro) or the cheap and highly beneficial CBD oils / cannabinoids et al of cannabis vs their extremely expensive, and often highly addictive (think opiods) drugs. The govt made cannabis (which they called "marijuana" to stigmatize it as the drug of crazy Mexicans--TRUTH!) a Code I drug, meaning -- a substance with NO current accepted medical value (a complete and total lie, as it has many beneficial medical uses known for centuries and even millenia throughout the world) and with a HIGH likelihood of abuse (THC is the psychoactive substance in cannabis but only makes up about 3% of its content in normal cannabis, and has never been known to kill anyone...the benefits come mainly from the NON-psychoactive ingredients). BUT, to prove that the govt knew it had great value and that their declaring it a Code I drug was a big fat LIE, the NIH was granted a PATENT on this supposedly good-for-nothing-for-humans plant's cannabinoids BY our govt AFTER it had been declared a Code I drug--Patent #6,630,507 covers: the potential use of non-psychoactive cannabinoids to protect the brain from damage or degeneration caused by certain diseases, such as cirrhosis. And that's just jacks for starters. It was all about COMPETITION WITH BIG PHARM AND BIG OIL AND BIG CHEM. They didn't care what benefits they were taking away from WeThePeople, the money people spoke, and cannabis was shot dead by the govt. Sickening.