New USA Hemp Museum Address
We are engaged in the biggest DUH! of this century. There is no more denying Global Warming, Climate Change, whatever folks want to call it, the result is the same. We need to clean up this mess now!
This shift can empower the true foundation of the American economy, the family farm.
Ethanol is now being used as an additive in gasoline to reduce pollutants. Vegetable oil from hemp can be mixed with methanol to make bio-diesel. Bio-fuels from tree wood are currently being used in thirty-three California energy plants.
Hemp can compete with tree wood, and leave the tree wood as an expanding carbon sink. Rather than coal and other polluting energy sources, alternative energy sources such as hemp must be employed. Hemp fuels do not cause acid rain as do fossil fuels.
First, convert from petroleum to hemp biofuel and other clean, efficient energies. The emergency in World War II showed us that hemp can be brought into production in as little as two years. Let’s get started now. California in 2006 came within one signature of having legal industrial hemp when the Republican Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the legislation. We hope for a quick reconsideration and passage of that bill.
Establish a seed bank and empower seed production. Use government land for growing hemp. Ice bergs can be harvested to supply additional irrigation and clean drinking water needs. Issue hemp stamps. Make information available on line to link and empower local growers. Replace farm subsidies with hemp incentives. Replace that which is killing us with that which enriches us.
Diesel trucks and cars can already run on hemp bio-diesel fuel. Other cars can be converted to use any mix of gas or alcohol by using a Flex Fuel Conversion kit. The conversion process creates many short term business opportunities for folks who know how to install a Flex Fuel Conversion kit. On line, have conferences of ‘car and biofuel folks’ interested in starting businesses to do the conversions. This is a short window (maybe 3-5 years) business, but can generate substantial profits based on volume and fair pricing.
Another promising alcohol fuel from hemp biomass is butanol. “According to Environmental Energy, Inc., butanol can run in unmodified gas cars. In the summer of 2005, EEI drove an unmodified ’92 Buick across the US running on butanol…EEI uses a patented, two-stage process to convert biomass into butanol.” (www.solarpower.org)
Let each individual begin within."
We’ve made nature’s hemp plant, a biomass champion at scrubbing the air of excess CO2, illegal, and wonder why we have a problem with the environment.
We’ve made clean, easily and quickly renewable energy sources, i.e. hemp biofuel, illegal while woefully under funding or not funding clean and/or free energies like magnetic, hydro, solar, wind, algae, etc. and wonder why we are at the mercy of toxic energy sources.
We’ve made our number one cash crop illegal, jailed over 800,000 people on hemp related crimes, lost tax income on millions of hemp transactions, failed to gain the benefits of hundreds of thousands of hemp related jobs, and wonder why our economy is not working."