And all because its a member of the Marijuana crop! That debate has been going on over here as well, apart from rope and clothing. The amount of uses hemp has is astronomical.
So now we rip out the weed, hybridise the plant so it has no cannabinoids and demand millions in compliance costs for farmers to grow what is now hemp, whilst largely ignoring the bikie gangs who hybridise it to make skunk. And then dispense millions of highly addictive opioids where hemp would do just fine