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Legalize Hemp !

Think Anew..Act Anew ! "See" A New Green Earth !!! It is time that hemp, which can be used for items ranging from paper products to carpets, from textiles to food & oil, from construction material to paints, once again be made "Legal" !!!

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Overlooked in the ongoing debate on marijuana is the fact that
legalization of pot would also legalize industrial hemp production in
California (passed twice by the legislature but vetoed by Gov.

At the founding of our country, all farmers and anyone with land grew
hemp as it had been a staple for producing textiles for centuries. Hemp
fixes nitrogen in the soil eliminating the need to let fields go fallow,
and it reduces the need for expensive fertilizers.

What changed was the development of synthetic fiber and fertilizer from
oil by a new company called Dupont that launched a lobbying campaign to
criminalize the production of hemp by linking it to its drug-producing
cousin — marijuana.

Some would argue that oil-based products are cheaper to make; but if that were true, there would be no need to criminalize hemp.

They may not realize it now, but industrial hemp production would be a
real boon to California farmers. And legalization could open up a whole
new manufacturing opportunity and provide much needed jobs.

Now that the governor has decriminalized pot, he should be petitioned to legalize hemp. If not, why not?

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Hemp Will Save The Earth


The earth, our beautiful planet, contains many life forms that have
in many ways been blessings to human beings and contributed to the
evolution of living things. If one considers the earth as one organism,
all of its animals, plants, minerals and micro-organisms, constitute its
ecological network, and they have contributed to our prosperity and
shared the evolution of the network. Our civilization is, however, now
endangered on a global scale by our shortsighted sectionalism,
environmental degradation caused by our social systems that focus on the
oil industry, and the ill effects that these problems have on our
bodies and minds. It has formed competitive societies based on harmful
oil resources and has brought about unavoidable dispossession, warfare
and confilct. In contrast, a symbiotic society based on infinite hemp
and other biomas resources can produce a world of peace and sharing. As a
first step, hemp, a natural material with many uses in key industries,
has recently been highly evaluated worldwide.

It cannot be said that hemp alone will solve all of our environmental
problems. However, the use of hemp and other natural resources can serve
as a warning against excessive use of fossil fuels and hazardous
chemicals, and contributed greatly to our movement toward a sustainable
society. If each one of us becomes conscious of the need for
environmental preservation and starts with what is possible, we can once
again have the type of harmonious, cyclical society that existed in
ancient times.

Hemp Paper

If hemp is cultivated on 12% of the European landmass, it can meet the
entire world demand for paper, and thus eradicate the need to cut trees
for paper. Hemp pulp, from which hemp paper is made, is as durable as
wood pulp, and it needs only one quarter of the land required for
producing wood pulp. While chlorine is used for bleaching in the
wood-pulp manufacturing process, hemp pulp can be produced using the ASA
pulp method, which hardly produces any pollutants. Moreover, hemp paper
is of such high quality and durability that it hardly deteriorates,
even after 200 years.

Hemp Bio-Plastic

Hemp stems can be used to produce biodegradable plastic that does not
produce harmful substances and is highly antibacterial. It can be freely
molded and used for car bodies, building materials and all existing
plastic products. Only a few of its many features are sufficient to
prove that it has great potential as an ecological plastic that can
solve the problems of environmental impact and waste disposal.

To give and example, the American company Ford started using hemp for
automobile manufacturing in 1929. The results of their research were
published in Popular Mechanics Magazine in 1941 along with the
catch-phrase "Organic car born from the Earth". All of the parts except
the frames were made of hemp, and hemp seed oil was used instead of
light oil. The car had one-third the weight and ten times the impact
tenacity of conventional cars of the same type.

Hemp, a Natural Resource

Hemp is a human-friendly natural resource - it can adjust the
temperature and humidity of houses because walls made of hemp can
breathe. Hemp houses provide a comfortable atmosphere - cool in summer
and warm in winter. It is an all-weather composite building material
that can save energy for air-conditioning. Hemp board bends and curves
easily, and has the same strength as concrete. It is very light and
resistant to fire. As it is a natural resource, it is biodegradable.
Hemp can totally change our views about housing and make us switch to
environment-friendly houses, because it can be grown for a half a year
and lasts for 100 years. Its use can result in the preservation of
forests and the protection of living things, as well as the restroration
of cyclical ecological system that includes human beings.

Hemp Fuel

One of the main causes of global warming is the carbon dioxide produced
by the burning of fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal. Oil from hemp
seeds and the cellulose of the hemp stem can produce methanol, ethanol
and other kinds of fuel that have the same ignition temperature as
diesel oil. Hemp fuel does not produce heavy metals or sulfur, so it
does not cause acid rain or air pollution. As hemp is a plant, it
reduces carbon dioxide to oxygen as it grows. It has three to four times
the reducing power as a deciduous tree. If hemp is cultivated on only
6% of the North American landmass, it can meet all the fuel demand in
the U.S.

A running test project of bio-diesel cars using hemp oil was established
in the U.S. in July 2001. A car started from Washington on July 4, the
anniversary of Independence Day, and was driven one thousand miles over a
period of three months. In Japan, a car started from Takigawa City in
Northern Hokkaido on April 29, 2002 and was driven 12, 500 km over a
period of four months until September 11. The test used 2, 600 liters of
hemp oil.


Hemp seeds and their oil are excellent foods that are good for human
health. The oil can be used for cooking, massage, lubrication,
cosmetics, and as dietary supplement. Hemp oil contains many elements
that retail humidity, so it can be used for making soap, shampoo and
environment-friendly cosmetics. Hemp seeds contain a protein similar to
that of soy beans, which is easily digested and absorbed into the human
body. They also contain eight kinds of essential amino acids that cannot
be produced by the human body, so they are an ideal food that has
perfectly balanced nutrients.

The nutrients in hemp seeds have many beneficial effects on human
health. They balance and control cholesterol, purify blood and help it
to flow smoothly in the body, thus preventing arteriosclerosis and
increasing immunity. Hemp seeds can keep human bodies young and healthy,
they are effective in preventing aging and promoting longevity.

Human bodies have many receptors that take in the medical components of
hemp. When the components enter our bodies, melatonin, a beneficial
hormone, is secreted, stimulating an auto-therapy mechanism. While
melatonin is secreted, a-waves and c-waves occur in the brain, causing
people to relax as if they were in a state of meditation. Hemp has long
been used as a herb because of its medical effects, and it will gain
importance in the future.

Textiles- Hemp and Cotton

Cotton requires the use of pesticide for its cultivation, and a huge
volume of chemicls in its manufacturing process. Hemp, however, never
requires the use of these harmful substances, a fact that makes it
cheaper to produce. Hemp textile is four times more durable than cotton,
and its productivity per unit of land area is three to five times
higher than that of cotton. In France and Germany, insulation materials
made of hemp and hemp board are already in use. Wooden buildings using
oil resources have given rise to the so called "sick-house sydrome" that
causes cancer and abnormal environmental hormones. These building catch
fire easily and do not decompose. Many buildings are constructed of
wood that is several decades old and last only 30 years.

Hemp Technology for Healing

Hemp can be used to produce 25,000 to 50,000 kinds of industrial
products. It is an annual grass that can be grown in 100 to 200 days. It
is useful for preventing deforestation and global warming b ecause it
has a high capacity for reducing carbon dioxide to oxygen. A very
adaptable plant that can be grown in most environments other than
deserts, snowfields and tundra zones, it does not require the use of
pesticides or chemical fertilizers or deplete the soil of nutrients.

Hemp fabric does not generate static electricity. Since it is highly
resistant to insects and has an antimicrobial effect, herbicides and
insecticides are not required for its cultivation. Accordingly, the soil
can be improved and it is possible to prevent ground water from being
contaminated. It has been reported if one root of hemp is planted, the
surrounding 30 meter area becomes electrically neutral.

From the energy perspective, hemp is a healing plant that harmonizes
with the environment. It has been attracting a great deal of attention
because of its potential to neutralize electromagnetic waves,
radioactive rays, ultraviolet rays, etc. Hemp fabric neutralizes
electromagnect waves generated from electrical products and toxic
substances. The material and its technology shall be required in many
fields, such as architectural materials and health care products.

Traditional Arts

Hemp fabric has been used in Japan for imperial rituals, traditional
events, Shinto religious services, shrines etc. since ancient times. In
the same way, it has been used for rituals and traditional ceremonies in
other countries all over the world.

In ancient times, the Japanese grew hemp as part of a lifestyle based on
coexistence with nature. Hemp is an annual plant, and thus fits into
the earths basic one-year environmental cycle. Cultivated every year, it
is part of an ecosystem in which everything is connected, like a
circular, harmonious society with no beginning or end. Hemp can help us
to remember what we have forgotten about the wonder of the natural
world. It is generally known that hemp can be used effectively in
various industries and that it is an environment-and human friendly
material. Whether we will use hemp and take advantage of its features
depends on our attitude and our way of life. Japan is a nation that has
strong connections to hemp in every aspect. Through our study of hemp we
have come to understand why it is a plant that Japanese people have
loved from ancient times - it represents a spirit of harmony.

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Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 22, 2011 at 3:11am

Too much is invested into the criminalisation of cannabis for it to be legalised any time soon. We have to play the Long Game. This is only one area in which Law conflicts with Right. The fact that people can get high on it is a gift to those who hold control. It provides a justification... however weak. But there are many laws that conflict with what is clearly and unambiguously Right. An example would be (and I am using UK laws here) where land owned by the local authorities is left unused and with no foreseeable plans. It becomes an eyesore and potential hazard.

But land owned by the local authority is land owned by the community, whom the local authority represent. However, it would be illegal to build on this land without local authority consent. It would be illegal to build anywhere (including on one's own land) without planning permission. So, if a group of Guerrilla Builders decided to build a house on local authority-owned land, even if the plans could show that all building safety regulations were being adhered to and that the design is in keeping with the immediate environment... and even if the labour were provided free by volunteers and the materials were recycled materials donated by supporters and therefore costing the local authority and the taxpayer nothing, it would be deemed a criminal act.

Now let's suppose the objective of this house would be to provide a home for a homeless family and that not one person would be making a penny from the project. This would not minimise the illegality... but would add additional plus points to the positive nature of the perceived outcome.

Now let's look at the points in favour of this action:

  • It would turn what is currently a hazardous eyesore into an aesthetically pleasing and safe space.
  • It would put good use to land that is otherwise unused.
  • It would accommodate a homeless family.
  • It would improve the quality of life for all who live within the immediate locality.
  • It would cost the government and the taxpayers nothing.
  • It would utilise recycled building materials that would otherwise go into landfill.
  • It would provide training and experience for anyone who wishes to get involved with the project.
  • It would be an act of pure altruism.
  • It would be providing something of benefit to the community.

Now let's take a look at the negative points:

  • It would be illegal.
  • Er.... that's it.

Now the beauty of this project is that it doesn't give the controlling authorities a single hook on which to hang a justification for taking obstructive legal action.

What has this got to do with cannabis legislation? Bear with me...

This is an act of what I am calling Impeccable Activism. The objective is to do something that has no negative implications whatsoever... and yet comes into conflict with law. It is an act that has only beneficial and positive outcomes and is therefore clearly and unambiguously Right.

But, of course, laws have been breached and the authorities must take legal action. Those involved with the project must be arrested. This is playing directly into the hands of the activists, who maintain a pleasant manner and do not even criticise those who are obliged to put a stop to the project. Nothing the activists do can possibly be defined as wrong.

This creates a dilemma for the authorities. The project will have public support and will attract press and media attention. It would bring the discussion of Law vs Right into the public consciousness in a way that it cannot be swept away.

Although the legal argument is clear: the law has been breached, the moral argument cannot be dismantled. It forces the discussion of the fact that the law often conflicts with what is clearly and unambiguously Right.

This clearly highlights the fact that the law is no longer based on the concept of Right and Wrong. We all know this anyway but arguments along these lines are easily dismissed. In this instance, it would be impossible to dismiss the argument.

I think, even in the UK, it would be unwise for anyone with political ambitions to declare themselves an atheist. In the US, it would be suicide. Every leader claims to be on the side of God and committed to doing what is Right. That false claim can be used to reinforce a demand for a vital clause in the law: when Law conflicts with what is clearly and unambiguously Right, Law must give way and Right must prevail.

No US president would dare deny that laws are made by man but Right and Wrong are dictated by God. The President cannot claim superiority to God and any attempt to do so would immediately bring the people en mass out in opposition and the President would have to stand down.

The argument for The Rule of Impeccability is strong. The objective of law is to uphold what is right and just. Jefferson said: "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty".

What the people need to do is demand that the Rule of Law is always subservient to the concept of Right and Wrong. Otherwise, law is unfit for purpose.

Because law is unavoidably complex, there will always be situations in which the letter of the law is in conflict with what is clearly and unambiguously right and actually supports what is clearly and unambiguously wrong. But this is always dismissed with: "It aint right and it aint fair but it's the Law". This argument sets out to demolish the perception that law should always be the deciding factor without question.

Cannabis legislation cannot be used to force this argument onto the table because the narcotic aspect can always be presented as the moral argument against decriminalising it. What we need to do is find situations in which activists can conduct an act that can only be described as beneficial and positive with no loss or harm caused to anyone... but which also conflicts with the law. This will bring the demand for a clause that ensures the Right outcome prevails over the letter of the law. This is The Rule of Impeccability.

Laws won't have to be changed but, with The Rule of Impeccability inserted, it would mean that no one would get away with crimes on technicalities and no one would become innocent victims of inflexible laws that conflict with what is clearly and unambiguously the right outcome. 

With that clause inserted, all legal rulings would have to be tested on a case-by-case basis against The Rule of Impeccability by weighing the positive against the negative aspects. Currently, someone who uses cannabis to ease the pain and discomfort of something like MS can only do so by breaking the law. None of the benefits of cannabis can be utilised because it has been outlawed by inflexible laws that currently serve as the last word on the subject.

It would be very difficult for any legislator to argue against a universal legal clause that serves only to ensure the right outcome is achieved in instances where the law conflicts with Right. It would be impossible for a senator, congressman or certainly a president to get away with declaring: "To hell with what God says is right! I say what goes!"

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