Government and Big Oil stopping hemp

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “Hemp helps with green movement”
Nov. 21, 2007

To the editor:
“Since hemp can grow in virtually any climate including northern and desert climates, it offers nutritional support and protein for developing countries.” This is exactly why Hemp is illegal in the U.S., and suppressed in most other countries.

Hemp can be used for food, and for the fuel used to grow and transport food. In fact, the top of the plant is used for food, and the stalks are used for fuel and fibre, meaning there are actually two crops in one.

One acre of hemp can produce up to 1,000 gallons of methanol in four months. In places with no winter, one acre can produce up to 3,000 gallons per acre each year. Small methanol producing facilities could be set up cheaply in every rural community on the planet, making the need to ship oil across oceans obsolete.

If the masses were allowed to use hemp in this way, Big Oil would not have a stranglehold on everything. In fact, they would have no power at all. But with oil barons in control of the price of fuel, they are literally in control of all prices. That artificially increases poverty, widening the gap between rich and poor, making it easier for the wealthy to subjugate the poor.

It also increases violence and terrorism, which the wealthy see as justification for more armies and police and jails.

If everyone were allowed to just grow all the hemp they wanted, there could actually be peace on earth, but world leaders see no profit in that, so it looks like we are stuck with oil.
"Russell Barth
Federal Medical Marijuana License Holder
Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis (PAIDOC)

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