Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Question On Hemp Biofuel For Richard Branson

Recently Richard Branson asked for question, so I posted this on Facebook. I'll let you know if he responds.

Blessed Richard:

You recently ran some planes on biofuel. Thanks.

What about hemp biofuel?

The easily renewable, up to 4 crops a year, natural energy source can run rockets, jets, planes, trains, cars, bikes, etc. at a reasonable cost without polluting our environment.

Hemp is 4 times more efficient than corn as biofuel and does not require toxic chemicals to grow. Hemp is a biomass champion that scrubs the air of excess CO2 as it grows. Since hemp is wind and not bee pollinated, parts of the plant not used in energy making can be used as a delicious back-up food source in case the bees don’t return. (For more on hemp visit the USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org .)

I ask this with the understanding that in 2007 over 800,000 people in America were arrested for interacting with hemp, a plant. A few years ago even Tommy Chong ( a/k/a Tommy Chong a documentary by Josh Gilbert) was arrested and served nine months in federal prison for selling bongs.

Given that hemp has already been voted legal in the majority of states where it's been on the ballot, and is California's number one cash crop, what else must we the people around the world do to use hemp to solve our problems now?

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