From ANTHONY GUCCIARDI
[See also James Lee, Anderson Valley, on Local Hemp below and thanks for video above... DS]
Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used as a super cheap and highly efficient building material — at least in other nations where ridiculous bans are not enforced on the ‘high-free’ material.
Colorado farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp to be harvested and sold off as not only building material, but a highly nutritious superfood. While marijuana is considerably high in the substance known as THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which of course is the compound that produces the ‘high’ effects, it’s also significantly low in what’s known as CDB (cannabidiol). That’s where hemp comes in. Both THC and CDB are known as cannabinoids, but hemp is particularly high in CDB while lacking in THC.
Hemp as a Superfood, Industry Transformer
These cannabinoids have actually been promoted by many first hand sources as not only a health optimizing substance, but a serious solution to cancer. One popular documentary titled ‘Run from the Cure’ by Rick Simpson, which is available for free on Youtube, focuses on the use of hemp oil to conquer cancer.
Rich in essential oils, fiber, and a close to complete amino acid profile, hemp contains beneficial ingredients such as:
Linoleic acid (44% of the weight of hempseed is actually full of edible oils). Omega 3 fatty acids (shown time and time again to fight against anxiety, depression, and even inflammation) Omega-6.
A ‘complete’ amino profile that surpasses the profile of eggs, milk, soy, and many meats. This includes the 9 essential aminos that the human body cannot produce on its own.
It is for these reasons that hemp is utilized today in many high quality products like protein shakes, energy bars, and many more food products. Two tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds contain about 11 grams of protein and 2 grams of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
Its versatility allows it to be a prime ingredient even in clothing and fabric-based industries. It could transform the entire industry, replacing unsustainable materials with environmentally friendly hemp.
Feds: ‘We Will Come for Your Hemp’
That is if the federal government doesn’t seize it across the nation. The DEA has its sights set on confiscating all hemp planted and grown in the United States through citing the Controlled Substances Act, which doesn’t differentiate between marijuana and hemp. The agents, which will ignore state law and enforce federal law throughout any state, say that they will be going after farmers who plant non-THC hemp as if they were planting marijuana. After all, they say it doesn’t matter what it actually is.
“It really doesn’t matter whether it looks different or it looks the same,” DEA agent Paul Roach told NPR. “If it’s the cannabis plant, it’s in the Controlled Substances Act and, therefore, enforceable under federal drug law.”
In the event that Colorado manages to generate acres of hemp without the federal government raiding the super efficient substance that is classified as a dangerous drug, it will provide a serious industry change that may spread to other states and potentially even federal law. In the more likely scenario of federal agents jailing hemp farmers and raiding their ‘drug’ operations, an intellectual and legal resistance will be in order to attempt to alter the ridiculous laws surrounding the cultivation of hemp.
From JAMES LEE
What if we, you, me and the people in Mendocino had many of the Big answers to many, many of our problems today, especially our Climate Weirding dilema?
Oil and the powers that shouldn’t be just don’t want to solve our problems and effectively bans, through owning the regulatory process, these known ancient technological answers to our many problems.
There is not a free marketplace in this country, the regulators and government agencies representing Big Biz make sure of that. And there is no level playing field with which to introduce with economies of scale much better ways to live in harmony with Nature.
But we do have the solutions right now, right here.
What if Mendonesia was/is a prime area to make the changes we need to see to heal the planet, generate our own self reliant and efficient localized economy, create jobs and provide clean energy for all, at a much lower costs that would require minimum, if any Federal or State oversight because it needs little oversight than perhaps water use controls?
Hemp (from the male plant) was banned because the Rockefellers did not want alcohol or bio diesel products to compete with fossil fuels. Hemp oil can produce fuel for vehicles at less than 1/3rd of fossil fuel costs, can be grown locally and the excess can feed our livestock with 3x the nutrition of commercial corn, sorghum, etc. and can is truly clean energy. Nearly every part of the plant can be used effectively for our needs. Did you know most books were made of hemp paper until it was banned in the ’30′s, which is why old books have lasted so long as opposed to the acid wash process of today?
Please watch this amazing video above.
Henry Fords’ first model A and T’s had a switch to alcohol or to oil to run the cars. This is what Prohibition in the 20′s was really about, not a social disease as has been taught to us. (This ban, with complete compliance of Congress and the President, also made Joe Kennedy and the Robber Barons even more wealthy.)
Then Rockefeller along with Firestone, GM, et. all formed the fictitious United Motors Transportation Corp. (UMTC) and bought up all the electric rail lines and ripped them out, so people would be forced to commute and this is how and why the ‘burbs got built out as well. .
Could this be the real reason why the Federal government will not legalize dope because they know this may lead to people discovering they could grow their own fuel, paper, clothing, feed their animals with more nutrition and help the environment, etc.???
And we’ve been taken for a ride ever since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, we can be the answers to many of the problems we all face with our own hands, on our own lands. The choice appears to be ours should we choose to act in an organized, cohesive local agency.