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Hemp vs Heat Domes:  Another Reason Why Hemp Needs to Stay!

Why we NEED hemp and cannabis REGULATED, NOT PROHIBITED - heat domes version (Columbia Climate School).  This situation is affecting millions across the entire planet, and is a part of a much larger environmental situation that we won’t go too far into - I am not Greta Thunberg.  Here is a quick breakdown if you haven’t seen the news: C02 Creates High Pressure System →  High Pressure System stalls → Traps hot air in place → Dome Created →  Sunlight Intensifies Heat  —>  Roasting Heat Domes🔥 Coming to city near you...

Here is why we need hemp to keep growing across the county -

Cannabis producing oxygen from carbon
Cannabis producing oxygen from carbon

Cannabis is a carbon sequestration KING!  Meaning it absorbs C02, a large component to these heat domes.  In this situation - wherever, whatever, however this plant is grown, it is a positive in this negative scenario; which is our children's future.  According to Cambridge University research “a hectare of hemp (2.5 acres) can absorb between 8 - 15 tonnes of C02” (per hectare). When compared to forests that absorb 2-6 tonnes per year; this is at twice the rate! (Cambridge Research)  The cannabis plant can do this at a fraction of the speed of the forests that are being destroyed to support other industries; which again, cannabis can supplement. A “ton”, or metric ton, can be pictured as a 27’ x 27’ x 27’ cube of CO2 (Climate Portal).  (An average American produces about 15 of these cubes of CO2 per year!) We should allow this plant to flourish in the medians of our highways.  It should be the weeds we walk through on golf courses, and be growing alongside corn and our food!  If you did not know, cannabis also “cleans the soil” through a process called phytoremediation; where the plant absorbs toxins and chemicals. (National Institutes of Health Article)

In MJ anger they killed hemp
In MJ anger they killed hemp

The plant needs to be released!  It seems during the Cannabis (hemp) vs Cannabis (marijuana) war, big marijuana and politicians have forgotten completely about the additional benefits of growing cannabis in all of its glory throughout the nation - the environment being just one of them.  Outside of extraction for ingestible products like CBD, CBG, and hemp derived THC products; the plant fibers and stalks can be used for things like hempcrete which is also carbon sequestering - multiple layers of absorption. “Big Marijuana” (Greenleaf, Green Thumb, and the U.S.C.C - to name a few) push how hemp derived products are poison.  They propose complete shutdowns of all hemp derived products, and disregard any ideas of regulation of the industry and aim to establish a new age of prohibition; while hemp supporters only ask for regulation! Opposing using politics to shut down their own industry and stomp out the competition…The very thing they swore to be against. (Obi-Wan-Kenobi voice)  Prohibition at its finest…


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Photo Cred: imgflip.com

Farm Bill Amendments that support any ban or prohibition would wreak havoc on any farmers who are growing hemp or trying to grow hemp, regardless which sector of the industry they are growing for; which in turn cripples any progress made in the cannabis space through the hemp industry environmentally; amongst all other progress. Simply put…Cannabis (hemp or marijuana) is additionally beneficial for the environment (actually one of the best plants for the environment), and the economy, (AND MORE….more blogs to come).  WHY ARE WE STILL DISCUSSING THIS?!  We NEED to Keep Growing Hemp, Cannabis, MJ - ALL OF IT.




Side Note of Reality:  Cannabis is not a “miracle crop” that will save all farmers, rather it should be scaled and worked into our economy and current processes that will in the long run benefit everybody!  We can have a green future, but it will not happen overnight.  The main point is let's start absorbing some of this C02; which cannabis does superiorly.

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