Advantages to changing present CANNABIS SATIVA L HEMP, AKA Marijuana Laws in Kansas, and the United States:
by Debby Moore, CEO, Hemp Industries of Kansas (316) 681 1743 - http://www.HempForUS.com * 2004 Leglislative Platform
The government would benefit by becoming truthful in sharing the research that the ‘narcotic’ alert on this plant varies from 0 to 22%. 22% being very rare in the most meticulous cultivator situations. The Drug Enforcement Administration reports to the General Accounting Office that the average marijuana seized in the US is only 4 THC%. Often in federal reports, Kansas cannabis is referred to as ‘ditchweed’. Makes one wonder why Kansas law enforcement spends so much money in farmers fields destroying hemp food for fowl, and small animals with a THC content of .0003%THC, ditchweed.
Kansas no THC ‘ditchweed’ has been famous through out US history. It was Kansas, who lacks several environmental factors to produce a drug quality cannabis, that grew the seed stock for the W.W.II Hemp For Victory project. Look up into capitol building rotunda to witness the value hemp has had upon the Kansas economy at the time of statehood.
A regulated market would deliver a consistent product for the consumers expenditure, especially valuable to those who seek marijuana for medical values. Medical Marijuana is a very real issue, something Kansas legislators will eventually debate. Please visit www.HempForUS.com to investigate hundreds of global research documents.
A regulated market would eliminate the black market who goes so far as to place strange chemicals on anything green. More often than the consumer would like to admit, they are consuming something green that has been soaked in chemicals like acetone. A regulated market extends an accountable tax base for legitimate businesses.
A little truth session with Americans on THC content, even with “bud” coming in from foreign countries might slow the flow of currency out of the United States. Canada often publicized as producing ‘the best bud’, [Fortune Magazine, New York Times], admits to the low quality “bud” that goes to the US. The very good, high THC content marijuana, stays in Canada. Just because it smells like expected expensive rare high THC plants, does not a guaranteed stupor bring. I cringe when I read of people paying $35, $50 a gram for something they are getting ready to burn. Without a regulated market, the chances are the high they will enjoy is coming from ‘increased cerebral blood velocity flow’, asphyxiation.
Hemp produces 40 pounds of pollen per acre. In Canada property owners are spraying hemp pollen in the air vent ducts to eliminate indoor growing operations. However, the relationship that all male species have cannabinoid receptors in their testes, and the devastating wasting of prostrate cancer among males, is yet to be recognized and accepted. It is known that Anandamide, the chemical produced in the body by ingesting THC, is the same chemical the body produces while physically running. [Specific questions can be researched at http://www.mapinc.org - search engine.]
Agri-business value: Imagine if Kansas farmers were growing the raw fiber resources for the needs of Kansas industries and consumers. Imagine if all food for cattle and farm animals was grown and processed in Kansas. All those profits made from the Kansas labors and energies of Kansas farmers would stay in Kansas coffers. In addition, the protein value of Kansas beef would sky-rocket its marketability globally. Historically, as our forefathers processed the hemp seed for its many obtainable products made from the oil, they made sure they left enough oil in the seed cakes (animal feed) to deliver adequate nutrition to the farm animals. Kansas farmers could say “No Mad-Cow Guaranteed!”
Imagine if all the paper used in Kansas businesses was being cultivated on Kansas soils. No longer would Kansas businesses import paper for their needs from other states, or countries. Kansas farmers could grow their own paper.
Imagine if building structure products, plastics, including automobile components, skin-care products, bio-diesel fuels, all came from Kansas soils, empowering local governments stability through guaranteed employment for its communities.
Imagine the investment stimulation created by the necessity of developing new physical properties to accommodate the explosion of industry that would ensue hemp law reform in Kansas. Industrially, it could be exciting times for Kansas, if we are among the first states, to show the courage to confront poor US drug policy.
Kansas, as many other states, is guilty of warehousing people in a manner we frown upon when applied to farm animals. While legislators, and investors have profited shamelessly from privately owned prisons, Kansas has now produced an epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis. Eventually our families come back home. The health departments record incidences of hepatitis C, as cases involving intravenous drug users, when the truth is they are victims of the 1 in every 37 with the “prison experience”. It is useless to debate how those with the prison experience became infected with hepatitis C, they still have hepatitis C. For more on hepatitis C, madcow, visit http://www.HempForUS.com
These practices are basically the same population control principals applied by giving diseased blankets to the Indians in the decades past.