Help U.S. farmers grow HEMP in America again.
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Help U.S. farmers grow HEMP in America again.

    1. robert jungmann
    2. Petition by

      robert jungmann

      Santa Barbara, CA

 

We Dream of a Greener World

Our Mission is giving everyone a USA Made hemp t-shirt by 2020.

Why Give Hemp a Chance? Because today the Earth could really use your help. "Deforestation. World hunger. Fossil fuel depletion. Economic recession. Many of our planet’s biggest problems could potentially be solved—or at least substantially relieved—with a single plant. Hemp, marijuana’s non-psychoactive sibling, is nature’s single most versatile crop. Twenty-five thousand different products can be produced from it—from ice cream to insulation—and it only takes a hundred or so days to grow. Not only that, it replenishes topsoil, requires zero pesticides and yields the most perfect protein source known to man. One of the biggest drawbacks? It’s illegal to cultivate in America, as our first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, claimed his men couldn’t distinguish it from its lurid sister: pot. Seventy some years later, we could be on a crash course with extinction because cops couldn’t sit through a botany class. " 303 Magazine

"Agriculture is the largest source of pollution in most countries. 2.4% of the world’s crop land is planted with cotton and yet it accounts for 24% and 11% of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides respectively." WWF

Industrial Hemp is not water intensive, cotton is water intensive. "It can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce a cotton t-shirt and pair of jeans." WWF. "The difference in producing a hemp t-shirt and a cotton one is 300 gallons of water per shirt." HIA

With your help, industrial hemp could be re-elected this year in California. You can help change the law to permit the cultivation of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop. SB 676 would enable American farmers to grow industrial hemp.

We invite you to help U.S. farmers follow in the footsteps of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, all who were hemp farmers, to once again grow this sustainable and profitable non-drug crop. Contact President Barack Obama here.

 

 

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    • James O'Shea MONROE, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Because there is no reason besides special interests and false/misleading propaganda that USA is the only industrialized nation in the world whose farmers can't grow hemp!

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    • Tyler Frank SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Signing to help aid in the rehabilitation of a better natural resource.

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    • Kenneth Taylor FAYETTEVILLE, AR
      • over 3 years ago

      Then we could stop calling it marijuana. I'm sooo tired of having to roll my r's. lol. I can not wait for the day we stop calling this life - giving, affirming, and not to mention, sustaining plant, the Mexican slang and prejudicial; and DEA buzz word, Marijuana; and we can start calling it by it's scientific or industrial names, (Ameri-)Cannabis or Hemp (respectively).

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    • Justin Pillsbury NORTHVILLE, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a veteran of the United States Air Force where I supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. We risk our lives and fight not for the government idea of money and power, but we do fight for American idea of rights and freedom for family, friends, and Americans. It is very refreshing as a veteran to see so many people come together and fight for a right they believe in. I strongly feel that Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp can be what brings country to the prosperity that we deserve. "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" Thomas Jefferson

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    • Ingrid Setzer CAPE CORAL, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Mr. Obama, President of the United States of America, Please allow farmers to become licensed to grow Industrial Hemp. Farmers would like to be allowed to alternate plant this crop in order to A. amend the soil without chemical fetilizer, B. destroy the weeds without weedkiller and also to C. harvest a very important crop they can make money and D. provide jobs with.

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