posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 07:35 AM
California's pushing the limit for cannabis users and making everyone dwell on marijuana
... how about a push for the plants much more
important historic uses?
Hemp hurds are 77% cellulose – a primary chemical feed stock (industrial raw material) used in the production of chemicals, plastics and fibers.
Depending on which U.S. agricultural report is correct, an acre of full grown hemp plants can sustainably provide from 4 to 50 or even 100 times
the cellulose found in cornstalks, kenaf, or sugar cane – the planet’s next highest annual cellulose plants.
In most places, hemp can be harvested twice a year and, in warmer areas such as Southern California, Texas, Florida and the like, it could be a
year-round crop. Hemp has a short growing season and can be planted after food crops have been harvested.
Switch from petroleum-based plastics to a higher quality, cleaner, biodegradable, renewable, economy-and-infrastructure-stimulating manufacturing
process/product and you're off to a really good start to a cleaner future.
The barrier of "The Law" should be nonexistent for the industrial hemp plant since it has no drug potential, and the drug-potential is what the laws
were supposed to be stamping out.
The state is famously 'relaxed' on the plants drug use, the 'industry' is booming down there. So why isn't the huge industrial
being tapped into yet?
There are a few thousand things the plant would do to stimulate most facets of local economies, and create tons of new jobs, while at the same time
cleaning up the environment and weening the people off of petroleum...