There are many other areas of the economy that would benefit from ending hemp prohibition and the resulting stimulation of commerce in rediscovered hemp products, according to the non-profit Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp (BACH), the Hempstead Company, Ecolution, The Body Shop, Hanf Haus, etc.
Legal hemp would return billions of dollars worth of natural resource potential back to the farmers and bring millions of good jobs in energy production to Americas heartland. Hemp energy farmers will become our nations largest producers of raw materials.
Family farms will be saved. Crops can be tailored to the needs of the nation. Hemp can be grown for BDF (biomass derived fuels) resources at about $30 per ton. Hempseed crops will again supply the paint and varnish industries with a superior organic alternative to petrochemicals. Hempseed oil has chemical properties similar to linseed oil. And the market is wide open for highly nutritious and delicious foods made from hemp seed with its health-giving essential fatty acids and proteins.
Hemp grown for fiber will take the paper and textile industry out of the hands of the multinational corporations, and back to the local communities.
Research by various hemp business associations indicate there are around 50,000 non-smoking commercial uses for hemp that are economically viable and market competitive. These include:
the authorized on-line version of Jack Herers The Emperor Wears No Clothes
|previous page||Chapter 9||next page|