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Are you mad as hell about the Gulf of Mexico - Oil Disaster and want to see America fully commit to utilizing the best resource for biofuel?

Presently, we only have Vote Hemp as the primary organization pushing to re-legalize Hemp with the Pro-Cannabis organizations also acknowledging its many benefits, but doing nothing to lobby on its behalf.

We need to get the leading organizations for preserving nature and the environment, promoting alternative fuel sources, and climate change awareness, to take a stand and unite in ending the Federal ban on Hemp.

If we can get these organizations to come together, the media and the Obama administration, will have to address this issue and hopefully, the voice of reason will prevail.

I selected ten of the top national organizations to send this petition to, requesting they take a stand on this cause. 

Portion of the letter to be sent, see below for full copy.

The issue of Hemp’s true potential has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media but if one does a search on the Internet, an abundance of information on the truth can be found. One estimate claims that if just 6% of the land in America was dedicated to growing Hemp, we could produce enough biofuel to cover our energy needs.

When it comes to deriving fuel from organic matter the key words are biomass & cellulose and when it comes to the percentage of biomass – cellulose and the tonnage per acre, Hemp beats out all other plants. Depending on the reports cited Hemp provides from 4 to 50 even a 100 times the cellulose of corn, sugar cane and other matter used for fuel.

During World War II, the Department of Agriculture mounted a campaign urging farmers to grow Hemp for the war effort and produced a short film entitled “Hemp for Victory.” Yet after the war, Hemp was once again banned as a legal crop.

Hemp is the Green Bullet that can put America back on the path to prosperity.

Letter to
Executive Director, Sierra Club  Michael Brune
President, Natural Resources Defense Council Frances Beinecke
Vice President for Government and Political Affairs, Republicans for Environmental Protection David Jenkins
and 7 others
Executive Director, Oil Change International  Steve Kretzmann
Coalition Chair, Set America Free Anne Korin
Acting Executive Director, Center for a New American Dream  Kathy Hedge
President & CEO, Alliance for Climate Protection Maggie L. Fox
Executive Director, Environment America Margie Alt
President, National Geographic Society John M. Fahey, Jr
Domestic Policy Director, US Climate Action Network Kate Smolski
We, the Concerned Citizens of America, respectfully request that the leading organizations for preserving nature and the environment, promoting alternative fuel sources, and climate change awareness, take a stand and unite in the pursuit to end the Federal ban on Hemp.

The Gulf of Mexico - Oil Disaster is a Wake-Up Call that America needs to embrace and develop an alternative to oil as a fuel source. The time has come to look to our past, for what is the most viable source of energy from the most resourceful plant, that was so foolishly banned by an act of ignorance. The plant that was grown since the first settlers arrived in Jamestown and revered by our Founding Fathers who praised it as a wonder of nature.

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." George Washington

"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." Thomas Jefferson

The issue of Hemp’s true potential has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media but if one does a search on the Internet, an abundance of information on the truth can be found. One estimate claims that if just 6% of the land in America was dedicated to growing Hemp, we could produce enough biofuel to cover our energy needs.

When it comes to deriving fuel from organic matter the key words are biomass & cellulose and when it comes to the percentage of biomass – cellulose and the tonnage per acre, Hemp beats out all other plants. Depending on the reports cited Hemp provides from 4 to 50 even a 100 times the cellulose of corn, sugar cane and other matter used for fuel.

During World War II, the Department of Agriculture mounted a campaign urging farmers to grow Hemp for the war effort and produced a short film entitled “Hemp for Victory.” Yet after the war, Hemp was once again banned as a legal crop.

We need to put end one of the greatest travesties in American history and make Industrial Hemp a legal crop to provide the country with new industries and jobs for Americans that will lead to energy independence. Our Canadian neighbors woke-up to the value of Hemp over a decade ago. How long must American farmers wait to grow this precious resource?

Hemp is the Green Bullet that can put America back on the path to prosperity.