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  •  Great philosophy... (9+ / 0-)

    We'll never realize anything close to what you're talking about in this country until we change the culture of mega-capitalism. It's just too socially destructive.

    Nothing good is manifested through greed and apathy.

    We need to embrace nature -- not destroy it. I wish people could see how our collective way of life is so counterproductive to life itself.

    Hemp represents some of the most valuable aspects of a green socioeconomic system. I believe if cannabis/hemp is R&D'd to its fullest potential it could be one of the most epochal, life-changing developments in human history.

    Short growing seasons, relatively inexpensive to grow, environmentally-friendly -- and low maintenance -- VERY high yield.

    Hemp/cannabis production is a no-brainer

    'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

    by markthshark on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:02:40 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed- a no brainer. (2+ / 0-)
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      Jay C, markthshark

      It is possible to grow hemp in my country, Finland, although I'm not sure about all of the legal hoops. When I have my own small farm I'll make sure to look into it.

      Its uses in an agroecological system are beyond a doubt some of the most beneficial and wide ranging of any annual plant.

      Thanks for the diary!

      •  Thanks, the legalization of hemp and marijuana... (1+ / 0-)
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        is one (well, two) of my causes. Together, I believe marketing this gift from nature could profoundly change this country and indeed the world.

        Food, fuel, fabric, textiles, medicine and a stimulant relatively safe for recreational use -- all from one base plant. (and those are just the uses and attributes we know about without full R&D efforts)

        Here in the U.S., marijuana is grown with great success in all 50 states even Alaska. (and Puerto Rico and American Samoa)

        Hemp's overall sustainability and its innate capabilities to adapt and acclimate to it's environ -- grow to full maturity in a very short period of time -- and produce one of the highest yield rates per acre of any crop you can think of... without a doubt makes it a no-brainer... almost anywhere on the planet.  

        'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

        by markthshark on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 02:06:36 PM PDT

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