Support For Marijuana In Coal Country
SUSAN TEBBEN | January 6, 2018
In Meigs County, Ohio, some residents are turning to pot to help bring prosperity back to this former coal mining town.
It’s the biggest cash crop on the world. And it is an eco-friendly plant. The more I read about the amazing properties of marijuana, the more I become impressed by its its beneficial properties for the entire environment.
-Farmers around the world grow hemp. Legally. And they’ve been doing so for thousands of years. View a timeline of hemp throughout history-
-Yields can reach between 3 to 7 tons of dry hemp fibre stalk per acre.[xxvi]
-HEMP IS THE NUMBER ONE biomass producer on planet earth: 10 tons per acre in approximately four months. It is a woody plant containing 77% cellulose. Wood produces 60% cellulose.[xxvii]
Even when reading the entire article skeptically, there seems to be ovwerwhelming evidence of the benefits and new industries, which the hemp industry would certainly support and which far outweigh any “conservative” man-made arguments against it.
And it seems natural that a naturally occurring plant fills a much larger part of the ecologial balance than was ever considered.
Let’s be “conservational” in insuring the utility of this most versatile plant which offers a legitimate farm crop, even in otherwise hostile environmental climates, which otherwise yield below par value crops..
Instead of artificial plastic, why don’t we use hemp plastics, for molding into extremely functional and resilient purposes.
Let’s just get thing started so we can learn the thruth about marijuana as needing to be viewed for its benfits, not its mythological reputation as a form of opioid.
Hemp is a Cannabinoid. and that places it in a very special class, it is very low in THC content, which actually is not an opioid by definition. Still its growth throughout the world and use with well documented benefiacial outcomes, remains against US Federal law and Constitutional Rights..
Impose controls, fine, but don’t let this “resource” lay unused in a world where resources are becoming more scarce.