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Petitioning Executive Director, Sierra Club Michael Brune and 9 others

Call for a United Front to End the Federal Ban on Hemp

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.

This petition was delivered 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
  • 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

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