Hemp Production Should Be Legalized
by Edward Group
You have probably
heard that hemp, a variety of cannabis sativa (marijuana) that lacks
the high-inducing compounds has a multitude of industrial uses ranging
from paper, textile, plastics, and food
and thats barely
scratching the surface. To say that hemp is one of the most useful
plants in existence is not an overstatement. Im not going
to give an A-Z list of all the uses for hemp but I would encourage
you to read up on its many uses and take into consideration that
hemp is easy to grow, its sustainable, and its very
to hemp is that its not being produced in America. And its
really not a downside, its a travesty and an abomination.
Hemp is legally grown all over the world. Spain, China, Japan, Korea,
and Ireland all produce hemp and enjoy the economic and environmental
benefits that are involved.
Do you know
which country produces the most hemp in the world? China. Do you
know which country imports the most hemp in the world? The United
States. Does anyone else view that as a missed opportunity?
of Hemp Prohibition
Hemp is illegal
to produce in the United States because of its distant relation
to THC-laden cannabis sativa. Hemp will not get you high, but because
it looks like a plant that will, its management and oversight has
been handed off to the bureaucratic dunce cap known as the Drug
Enforcement Administration. This is stupid to a mind blowing degree
because hemp is not a drug and has no narcotic value whatsoever.
It makes about as much sense as entrusting the ports of San Francisco
to the IRS.
The DEA is
not interested in opening up new economies in America, its
not interested in improving environmental issues, its not
interested in progressive, make-sense legislation. The DEA is interested
in obtaining and maintaining power. Hemp has so many uses and positive
attributes that it could be considered a super plant
the same way pomegranates are a superfood. But, rather
than figure out a way (not hard) to implement production in America
and generate organic growth, literally and figuratively, the push
to legalize hemp production remains deadlocked.
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