- Posted August 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Heat and droughts strike U.S.
Bi-partisan bill would make drought-hardy hemp legal to grow.
In what could be a big boost to farmers in drought-striken areas, a bi-partisan bill sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and cosponsored by Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) would take hemp off the Controlled Substances list where it is currently listed as a drug.
Huh? Has anyone ever tried to smoke hemp? There would be a lucrative underground market for hemp if it was used as a drug. But it has so many awesome uses as fiber, oil, food and much more. And it is a drought hardy plant!
There are millions to be made by farmers and manufacturers. So if you need a job, go get a sewing machine! Get a tractor! Find some recipes!
Let's turn America green!
Read more here:
photo of hemp field from Cannabis Culture (link above)
Thanks for reading!