Not only is hemp the prime resource for dealing with carbon, it eats it up.
Hemp also traps the carbon when made into products.
Those products have the potential to continue trapping more carbon for thousands of years.
Hemp-crete homes breathe, resist molds and bugs, are the most energy-efficient, and last almost forever.
A 2,000 year-old building in Japan made of hemp still stands, and so do many Roman built hemp-crete roads.
Legalizing Industrial Hemp in the States -- Vote Hemp
Written by Roger Lothamer
International treaties are usually mandatory rules for the participants and stakeholders. The US government has a history of breaking Indian treaties, but the treaty it is currently breaking is the International Single Treaty Convention. This is causing a domino effect globally because of the need for drug war changes; many other countries have begun breaking this treaty agreement too.
This is actually a good thing. Why? Because the laws and the prohibition of cannabis/hemp are antiquated and not up to date with current science and agronomy. Whether it is as medicine or industrial hemp resources, cannabis is the major player on dealing with Climate-change action in its form as hemp.
Agronomy is the development of agriculture enabled by science, in harmony with environmental and human values (which includes human rights as defined by the U.N.). It is the science that will turn climate change around. The rights to medicine, and the rights to grow the #1 green sustainable resource, hemp; and that actually is what it is all about really.
Oh yeah, there are the drug cartels and black markets to deal with, but cannabis is going to be a major resource for the pharmaceutical markets; and it will be in drugstores, and over the counter, available everywhere it is allowed.
As the #1 natural resource, hemp can do so much: bio-fuel, 3D printing, building materials, graphene conductors, nano-particles, bio-plastic, bio ceramics, soil reclamation and detoxing, the healthiest protein on Earth, fibers, paper and cardboard, pressed board, bio-composites, clothing, furnishings, tools, oils, wood sealants, paints, flooring, plastering, roofing tiles, and the list grows daily with new discoveries and types of products.
The whole world is affected by what Obama and the states that have cannabis/hemp laws are doing to the Single Treaty Convention. Not only have Uruguay and Colombia, now Tasmania and Australia have been disregarding the international treaty laws.
In the U.S. Kentucky put 1.00% THC as the level for their hemp on the State laws for hemp, much more than the legal .03%. The thing is that, according to the Single Treaty Convention, even .03% of THC is the minimum, and if you are researching it, you can go way higher on the percentages.
The global summit set for 2016 to address these issues on the international treaties and laws for drugs will be looking at 2 specific categories:
Is it a black market drug problem for law enforcement, or
Is it a green sustainable solution (using hemp for local green sustainability).
For each of those focuses there are many options on the table and more coming in daily. The organization that is in charge of all this in 2016 is the United Nations, and they are making this the priority focus for getting action and commitments from participating nations.
The various interested parties besides the cannabis/hemp industries include the whole environmental climate change movement, the fossil fuel divestment movement, the fracking activists, the Indigenous world-wide, and global drug law enforcement groups.
Of course, hemp is not a panacea for the climate change problems. But it is the #1 green sustainable resource and can be grown locally more than most other plants. The idea of hemp being a schedule 1 controlled substance as a narcotic is totally ludicrous in this modern time, when all the research on it is proving that every aspect of cannabis also has several resources it can produce as a hemp by-product.
Some activists believe that hemp should not just be legal, it should be mandatory; because hemp eats more CO2 than almost any other plant, five times more than trees, as hemp is carbon neutral and carbon negative.
The bottom line is the global drug war is changing, and industrial hemp is going to become the biggest resource dealing with the climate problems and local green sustainability.
With all the world’s problems, it is interesting that drug control and the environment are the key issues globally now. It even has the United Nations getting more actively involved, instead of just having G20 style groups facilitating this.
For the first time in U.S. history, this year cannabis/hemp was a key campaign point on local state elections. The rider on the Financial Bill got the states, who have passed laws for hemp, the ability to be protected from the DOJ and DEA enforcement by yanking all their money for raids, busts, and prosecution.
The hemp industries world-wide are grappling with the drug laws that confine them. For the sake of the environment and economy we need to grow as much hemp as possible. We need to make it so easy for farmers legally to grow it, that they significantly can help climate change for the better.
The future of our environment and economy does come down to addressing the illegal economy of cartels and the global laws on cannabis/hemp. Drugs are a part of the environmental problem too. The prohibition of hemp since 1930’s has caused more deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and toxic homes than anything else.
Just the protein in hempseed itself can get us off the non-eco-friendly, animal meat addiction and give us the actual healthiest protein, with the highest anti-oxidants, essential amino acids, highest & in gammolinoleic acid, vitamins, minerals, and CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the medicinal non-psychoactive aspect of cannabis that activates the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, which works in unison with the immune system.
Under the drug laws, and the Single Treaty Convention, CBD is still considered a schedule 1 controlled substance; and yet the U.S. government holds a patent on it.
CBD is popular because of Charlotte’s Web, the CBD strain that cured a 4 year-old epileptic girl and was named after her. The raw juice form of drinking CBD has no activated THC in it, but has all the vitamins, cannabinoids and nutrients. Charlotte was healed in a few weeks, after having to suffer dozens of violent epileptic fits, daily for years.
How does keeping CBD a schedule 1 controlled substance help a dying child? How can we be so uncompassionate as to deny such children the medicine that works for them? How can we justify the prohibition on cannabis/hemp, when it is the main green sustainable resource? These are the issues involved. Children dying because of the prohibition; and economies with environmental pollution.
Finally, the real issues of importance for life on this planet are being more realistically considered by humanity. Think about Charlotte when you think about prohibition of cannabis/hemp, how many children must die before the prohibition ceases? How many toxic homes are built before we stop doing that and start building green sustainable homes?
You can do your part to change the world. Get educated about the Hemp reality.
If you wonder why this is not mentioned in mainstream media much, below are a few links on this subject that describe the various parts of this new can of worms in detail:
Best U.S. Broken Treaty Ever