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My response to the Michigan Rep on Green trees tonight.

 

They’ll tell you that if hemp were legal, law enforcement would be burdened trying to determine which fields were hemp and which were pot. This doesn’t seem to be a problem for the police in Canada, or most of Europe, however, as they seem to be able to tell the difference between a tall, reedy hemp plant and a short bushy pot plant without much difficulty. Maybe our Michigan cops are just too stupid to handle basic botany.

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Why would we want to grow hemp anyway? We don’t need clean air, water, or land. We have no need to produce the one plant that has ALL the basic nutritional vitamins and minerals needed to be healthy. It certainly make more sense to make paper from a tree that takes 100 years to mature than it does to use a plant that takes 3 months to mature. And of course we need cotton and the tons of deadly, bug killing chemicals needed to grow the crop. A Lord knows we are better off with petroleum and all its by-products. Could it be that Cannabis was originally made illegal because of industrial use?

 

Can't you tell the hemp plant from other cannabis plants by it's shape? The hemp plant grows straight, the other plants branches out.

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The ban on hemp remains for two reasons. One is to protect the entrenched business interests. Hemp can produce anything you can make from a tree or a barrel of oil, and do it cheaper, make it better, and cause less environmental damage along the way. Hemp press-boards are as strong as steel and save our forests. Hemp seed oil has the highest energy value of any seed oil crop – all current diesel engines can run on hemp-seed oil with no modifications required. Hemp seed is one of nature’s highest protein foods and a source of important anti-oxidants. Hemp cloth is impervious to mildew, repels water, and holds heat better, and requires no pesticides. Can you begin to imagine all the companies that would lose money if forced to compete fairly with hemp? And the second reason is psychological. If hemp is legal, cannabis is just a plant. It’s a subtle thing, but under the current framework, the government can tell us cannabis is an evil drug. But if hemp is legal, then sometimes cannabis is an evil drug and sometimes it is just a plant. Once cannabis is sometimes just a plant, it is harder to scare people into thinking it can be evil. Thanks for asking Ms chocolate. I know you are joking ;)

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The ban on hemp remains for two reasons. One is to protect the entrenched business interests. Hemp can produce anything you can make from a tree or a barrel of oil, and do it cheaper, make it better, and cause less environmental damage along the way. Hemp press-boards are as strong as steel and save our forests. Hemp seed oil has the highest energy value of any seed oil crop – all current diesel engines can run on hemp-seed oil with no modifications required. Hemp seed is one of nature’s highest protein foods and a source of important anti-oxidants. Hemp cloth is impervious to mildew, repels water, and holds heat better, and requires no pesticides. Can you begin to imagine all the companies that would lose money if forced to compete fairly with hemp? And the second reason is psychological. If hemp is legal, cannabis is just a plant. It’s a subtle thing, but under the current framework, the government can tell us cannabis is an evil drug. But if hemp is legal, then sometimes cannabis is an evil drug and sometimes it is just a plant. Once cannabis is sometimes just a plant, it is harder to scare people into thinking it can be evil. Thanks for asking Ms chocolate. I know you are joking ;)

 

All True!! Thanks for this!

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