Trade ‘hemp‘ for ‘food stamps’…
Or, did the amendment survive because it has no teeth, other than for the limited planting uses of colleges and universities, and only in those states whose legislatures have already legalized the planting of hemp seeds for cultivation (ie. Kentucky).
Here we are in the year 2013…
The 21st century of Walter Cronkite’s then futuristic vision of America.
And, it is the Canadians who plant hectares and hectares of hemp for fiber, seed, protein, and oil.
We buy their god-awful tar sands oil, and then we also buy their crushed hemp seeds.
With less than 1/2 of 1% THC certified (the psycho-active cannabinoid), hemp is still very high in CBD, the anti-psychotic cannabinoid.
The country of Lichtenstein even outlawed their cows from munching on feral hemp leaves because of the prevalence of CBD in hemp leaves, and the fear that CBD may somehow filter into the country’s milk supply.
Which is a good thing!
CBD is anti-psychotic.
And, the less psychotic people in a country, the better, don’t you think?
Especially in America, where ‘kooks’ can walk into the local Walmart and buy enough arsenal to wipe out a full city block of people at the whim of their psychotic flowerings.
The hemp amendment to the Farm Bill 2013 is truly a very small baby step in the direction of returning our fields of grain to the levels of the 1920‘s when we defended our song bird populations from the destruction of their feral seed sources, namely the wild Indian hemp plant.
For almost 100 years now, we Americans have persecuted this most benevolent and non-malevolent food source of our native and migrating song bird populations.
Birds love hemp seeds!
Now, let’s get on with the business of carbon sequestration by planting hectares and hectares of hemp plants to suck in that carbon that our automobiles so profusely extrude.
We will all breath easier when hemp is returned to it’s former status of a viable farming product in the United States.
Robert Hempaz, PhD Trichometry™
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