Im Oregon we dont have to travel to Washington to get pot.
Im sure you're going to see legalization on your ballot again in Oregon in the next 2-4 years and the Initiative will look a lot lke the Wa and Co initiatives and it will pass as well. California, New Mexico and Washington DC will also legalize in the next 2-4 years I think. Just my prediction.
Edited by MissMelsWell, 03 February 2013 - 05:58 PM.
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preacherman76, on 03 February 2013 - 02:22 PM, said:
Making hemp illegal has nothing, and I mean NOTHING to do smoking it. It is illegal cause of several lobby groups who would be threatened by the competition. Especialy those who profit from destroying this earth by deforestation.
Right... like news PAPER King William Randolph Hearst used to. He was very instrumental in the illegalization . (to coin a word) ... He owned 4.1 ZILLION acres of trees.
.. i know this has been told many many times.. but it's worth repeating .. In general , for usable fiber ... ONE acre of hemp = FOUR acres of trees .. AND Hemp grows to a harvestable size in less than ONE year.. as opposed to trees , which take anywhere from 25 to 100 years to be worth cutting down.
Another thing is... To be useable for paper wood has to be broken down with poisonous chemicals.... HEMP can be broken down with water and mechanical stress.
Also... Hemp produces 2 to 3 times the amount of fibre per acre as cotton.
http://www.rollingsandsharmony.com/pages/Why-should-I-choose-Hemp-over-Cotton%3F.html Why should I choose Hemp over Cotton?
Hemp is a wonderful alternative to cotton. We currently carry several items that are made from hemp - yoga straps, a yoga mat bag, yoga bolsters with hemp covers, and meditation cushions with hemp covers - to offer an eco-friendly option for our customers. Benefits of Hemp
Hemp fiber is the longest, strongest, most durable, most elastic natural vegatable fiber
A normal stand of 200 to 300 plants per square meter shades out weeds, leaving the fields weed-free at harvest and covered in leaves that improve the soil in a self-mulching eco-system
A hemp field produces a very large bulk of plant material in a short period of time (stalks can reach 15 ft tall in 70-90 growing days). Yield can reach between 3 and 7 tons of dry hemp fiber stalk per acre
On a sustainable basis, hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber and can be used for every quality of paper. Creating hemp pulp reduces the need for acids and its creamy color lends itself to environmentally-friendly bleaching thereby reducing use of harsh chlorine compounds.
Hemp softens with each washing without fiber degradation.
All products made solely from hemp fiber are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. Hemp planting reduces deforestation and improves the soil upon which it is grown
Why hemp is better than cotton
Globally, conventional cotton uses 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all pesticides. The hemp plant is highly resistant to most insect and disease, largely eliminating the need for most (or all) pesticides and herbicides.
It is estimated that less that 10% of the chemicals applied to cotton are accomplishing their tasks, the rest are absorbed into the plant, air, soil, water and eventually, our bodies
Hemp fiber is a better insulator than cotton fiber
Compared to cotton, hemp is stronger, more durable, won't mildew, is anti-microbial, shrinks less, is UV-protectant and uses less water
Cotton crops in the USA occupy 1% of the country's farmland but use 50% of all pesticides
The increased use of bio-mass fuels would reduce dependence on foreign oil while increasing American jobs and revenues.
Hemp fuel burns cleaner than petroleum, and any pollution caused by burning hemp is offset by the cleansing effect of growing the plant. Burning hemp fuel does not, therefore, contribute to global warming or acid rain.
A bio-mass fuel is one made from hemp and/or other plant materials
Hemp produces 10 times more methanol per acre than corn, and because hemp is not, like corn, a major food staple world-wide, using hemp instead of corn to produce methanol would not have the disastrous effects of raising food prices across the globe and creating famine.
Hemp can be blended with diesel fuel in any ratio or used alone. Biodiesel fuel is the only alternative fuel that can be used as-is, in an un-modified diesel engine.
Edited by lightly, 04 February 2013 - 01:11 PM.
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Great post lightly. Another great thing about using hemp for fuel is, it produces lots of oxygen. More then the C02 it would create burning it as a fuel. It is down right criminal that this plant isnt mass produced for nearly everything.
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