“Each year the world loses up to 58 thousand square miles of forest for paper, construction materials, firewood, and agriculture (Deforestation).” Yet a much more sustainable crop that has been cultivated for thousands of years can greatly remedy this issue. Hemp, the cousin of the marijuana plant; banned back in 1937 through the “Marihuana Tax Act” which made possetion of hemp and marihuana as well as transfer, illegal. However, as of 2015, congress has passed “The Industrial Hemp Farming Act”, and now it is up to the individual states on what to do next. People are still unsure about hemp due to the similarities to its cousin. However, I know that hemp is the key to save the world’s forests because it is a much more sustainable source of paper, clothing, and construction materieals.
On of your local grocery stores should carry Hemp Granola. They might even carry other Hemp items. The imported products are extremely popular. Americas inability to produce their own products. Forces local consumers to buy forienge items. Creating a profitable agricultural industry. Will help the local and national economy. It will also create thousands of American jobs. These improvements would decrease our need to import. From other countries and eliminate the need to import Hemp.
Just the mention of the word Cannabis in today’s society brings about all types of negative connotations. This is understandable due to the major propaganda campaign that has been waged by the U.S. government on the plant. Most citizens have no idea what a mature Cannabis plant looks like, and close to none recognize the thousands of uses it has. This is paper will not discuss whether drug-type Cannabis should be legalized for recreational or medicinal purposes, what it will discuss is the many environmentally friendly products that can be made from non-psychoactive hemp.
Legalize Industrial Hemp General Purpose: To inform the class on why industrial hemp is illegal and the benefits of legalizing industrial hemp. Specific Purpose: To provide my audience with a better understanding of how useful industrial hemp could be for the economy. Central Idea: Due to the war on drugs, hemp production is
Lastly, hemp may also be used to produce ethanol. The United States government has developed a way to make automobile fuel additive from biomass, and hemp is an excellent source of high quality biomass. One other way to use hemp as fuel is to use the oil from the hemp seed. However, even if we could produce and press enough hemp seed to power many millions of cars, the oil is more useful for other purposes as suggested earlier. Biomass fuels are clean and virtually free from metals and sulfur, so they do not cause nearly as much air pollution as fossil fuels. More importantly, burning biomass fuels does not increase the total amount of carbon
Tyson, Caves Professor M.M. Eskandari Political Science 101 SBCC 11/19/2014 11:10-12:30 Hemp for the True American Victory One of the first things about marijuana history that the American public still doesn 't understand is that cannabis, was once very legal to grow in the United States. In fact, up until 1883 it was one of the largest agricultural crops in the world, including America.(The Union) But it wasn’t grown for the psychoactive plant cannabis sativa. Cannabis hemp, which carries a fraction of the amount of THC, (the compound in marijuana that attributes to the high feeling) was and is used all over the world, producing the overall majority of Earth’s fiber, fabric, paper, and medicines.(Herer,20) Hemp has a deep American History as well, from the gardens of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin to the 8,327 American hemp plantations counted in the 1850 census.(Herer,15) Yet the Federal government now recognizes cannabis as a Schedule I drug with no medical value, and 23 States have legalized cannabis for medicinal use. (The Union) Even though some western states such as Oregon and Colorado are making legal changes to marijuana policy at the state level, the most beneficial marijuana law we could pass is and always has been the Nationwide legalization of industrial Cannabis Hemp.
Hemp can single-handedly improve our world 's environment by cutting down our dependency on timber, cut our use of water, and eliminate greenhouse gases. Forty percent of our forests are use to create timber stated by hempethics.weebly.com. As referenced
Hemp is essential to your bodily health because of the vitamins and minerals located in these types of products. Industrial farming of hemp should be legal in the United States because of the monetary and physical benefits.
First, founding fathers were very secretive of hemp paper in the U.S. Constitution, and they made in this material. “In reality the word ‘marijuana’ or ‘marihuana’ chopped up in the according to research at Kingston University in the United Kingdom” (“Busting Some Myths about the Founding Fathers and Marijuana”). Founders had discovered the hemp in the United States of America, and they had smoked a weed. This article
Industrial hemp is an interesting and unique crop with a vivid history spanning centuries. However, the hemp plant has been faced with controversy in the last 70 years. The industry is experiencing restrictions that are thought to be imposed by the current social, economic and political atmosphere surrounding key stakeholders, rather than any technical inferiority. Education regarding this subject seems inadequate and appears restricted to those who actively research the topic themselves. As a fiber and oilseed crop, hemp offers agricultural potential as well as the ability to be manufactured into valuable end uses. Possibilities exist for expanded growth in hemp markets and a closer look should be taken to reexamine the current situation
Marijuana is the flower of the cannabis plant, and if smoked, gives the smoker an euphoric high, but really has much more to offer than just the high. Using marijuana and the growing of hemp are presently illegal in the United States, with the exception of medicinal uses in
The aim of this report is to give a good understanding of Hemp and how important it can be for people that have cancer or heart problems. Hemp has been around longer then Tabasco and it has no deaths under its name. The future of hemp is looking very well and it could eventually cure some cancers. Hemp can be easily grown; many suppliers grow them inside because they don’t need to live in a certain environment. In Australia the leading cause of death is Coronary heart disease, hemp can be a strong anti-biotic but the government does not agree despite the evidence. In some pleases in the world hemp is legal, country’s as Canada, Jamaica, India, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Uruguay and some states in the USA. The focus of this report will look
Even our flags were from cannabis fibers. Best of all they come pesticide free! 75-90% of all paper in the world was made with cannabis hemp fiber including paper for books, Bibles, maps, paper money, stocks & bonds, newspaper, etc. Hemp paper lasted 50 to 100 times longer.” (DigitalHemp)
Throughout American history our country has come to rely on many different natural resources. With technology and the population increasing, the number of fossil fuel reserves and natural forests are going down. What America needs is a renewable source of fuels and fibers that will meet the growing needs of the future, but will not damage our environment. One of the most promising sources of fiber, fuel, and natural oil is hemp. Hemp, also known as Cannabis Sativa L, has been used in our country since the early 17th century (Schreiber 160). Although hemp is considered an illegal drug, many people forget that it is a part of our country’s history. Despite its negative connotations, hemp has the potential to revolutionize the paper,
GOING PAPERLESS 2 Abstract As the economy weakens, Americans begin to find ways to save money. One of the latest trends in saving money is considered “the paperless office”. This new paperless office method is a concept that is now considered