Why Big Business would rather drug you than feed you!
Why Are Most of the World’s Governments Fighting Against Hemp but Lax on Marijuana?
To put it simply Hemp once it is accessible to the world will create a massive exchange of wealth that governments can’t control and once people are able to feed, warm, and clothe themselves as well as become property owners exploiting them and convincing them to go to war to make rich people richer becomes difficult!
In fact the US government had to create a marijuana problem in order to stop hemp from becoming the world’s most valuable crop!
So what makes hemp so valuable and what is the difference between hemp and marijuana? I’m glad you asked. To put it simply any nation embracing hemp fully as a crop is embracing a trillion dollar industry that is not only green in every aspect but actually cleanses the soil and aerates it as it is grown. Hemp literally removes poisons from the earth and Russian Federation uses it to remove radiation from the soil around Chernobyl Marijuana and hemp both come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa. When it was discovered the plant’s flowers had psychoactive effects different strains were grown for recreational drug use. Although in its early days the effects were minimal some members of the federal government decided they could use this to slow down the population and economic progress of black and brown populations and feed the prison slave system while simultaneously taking away the vote and maintaining wealth gaps and segregation. In the USA this is why there is such a disparity in sentencing for this drug if you are white, its a slap on the wrist. Black, red, or brown? …you could get 20 years in some states!
Thirty nations worldwide allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, China is the largest grower and exporter. Canada produces hemp for food, clothing and toiletries and it has been legal there since 1996. The USA categorizes hemp as a schedule 1 drug of the Controlled Substances Act despite the fact it would take a joint the width of a telephone pole and 30 feet long to get a high from hemp. In fact you would probably die of lung cancer far sooner than you would get a buzz. Hemp allows farmers to build a livelihood from a crop that’s both good for the environment and the growers themselves. Hemp puts back nitrogen into the soil.
But the Federal Government uses mainstream media to lie about hemp and equate it to marijuana. When people asked them about growing hemp CNBC released this statement: “Since legalization of marijuana for medical or general use would increase marijuana use rather than reduce it and would lead to increased rates of addiction to marijuana among youth and adults, legalizing marijuana is not a smart public health or public safety strategy for any state or for our nation.”
But what is so great about hemp that makes it such a threat?
The list of positives is so long it would take up a 100 page report but we’ll start with the most amazing attributes of hemp. When cultivated, hemp actually captures carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Essentially, hemp helps sequester or “trap” carbon from the air into plants. For every ton of hemp produced, 1.63 tons of carbon is removed from the air. Because hemp is an annual fiber (and the best technically as a wood replacement) and also has a longer and stronger fiber, is naturally brighter (less, if any bleaching) and is much faster growing than wood, it will increasingly out-compete wood fiber in the future. Hemp grows prolifically, making it an extremely efficient crop for green sustainable plastics known as 'bioplastics'. They are lightweight, biodegradable and can replace many petrochemical plastics (oil-based plastics).Hemp’s environmental footprint is relatively small. It requires few pesticides and no herbicides. It's an excellent rotation crop, often used to suppress weeds and loosen soil before the planting of winter cereals. Hemp is an extremely durable and quick growing crop (faster than weeds). These sturdy plants need minimal water, about a third that of organic cotton, in fact farmers can extend their growing season and usually grow four crops annually instead of two or three , hemp requires no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or GMO seeds. This means there is no pesticide, insecticide, or synthetic fertilizer pollution of ground water, soil, or air, in areas where hemp is grown. has over 25,000 uses from rope, to clothes, to concrete, to medicine, ts seeds are nutrient dense and can be eaten raw or made into milk or oils.
Lets not forget hemp paper, or even hemp concrete, called hempcrete it is the most popular building material in the world for building in tropical climes because it is mold and pest resistant naturally. When you mix the wooden stalk hemp-core as part of the fiber-making process with a lime binder and water you get a hardened substance similar to traditional concrete. Except this concrete filters CO2 out of the air as it dries. As a result, a meter squared area of hempcrete can sequester up to 16 kg of CO2 equivalent over its lifecycle. Slowly but surely poorer nations are embracing hemp and building infrastructure to help their citizens enrich and feed themselves from this crop. Currently, only 12 countries are reported to allow the growing of industrial hemp in Africa, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Though having a hemp program since 1999, South Africa has failed to make needed amendments to the laws or establish any meaningful hemp industry, with the police often violently persecuting indigenous cannabis growers. Now it seems the government has a fresh approach to the plant, and intends to celebrate and actively build the “entire” South African cannabis value chain. As more African and Asian nations embrace cannabis the rest of the world can expect to see an economic boom that cannot be stopped!
The problem was colonial error laws imposed on African nations citing hemp growing to be immoral even as European nations grew it for themselves. The pandemic surprisingly lifted a lid on the arguments against hemp. The Hemp Business Journal estimates that hemp retail sales in African markets will grow to $600 million by 2025. From the farmers' point of view, hemp is an easy crop to grow and will yield from three to six tons per acre on any land that will grow corn. Guyana is exploring tapping into the lucrative hemp industry, His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali disclosure on Sunday at a 2021 press conference hosted at the Guyanan State House. The Guyanan President mentioned Hemp seeds are particularly rich in healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of these fats are known for improving heart health by reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. He also noted the numbers he has seen on the return per acre in the hemp industry are unbelievable.