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  Quote farmer mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 00:22
Quarzen, the Hempflax challenge doesn't say that cannabis can save our climatic conditions. It says cannabis can provide paper, textile, construction material, energy, etc while trees repair the damage to the environment.
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  Quote Quarzen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 00:51
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‘If the greenhouse effect were to be reversed by a ban on all fossil fuels and their derivatives, or if their use were to come to an end, and no more trees were allowed to be felled in order to prevent further deforestation, then there would be one natural resource able to supply the greater part of the world’s demand for products such as paper, food, textiles and construction material. This annually renewable resource can also provide energy to the industry, transport and the home. Meanwhile, the soil and the atmosphere on Earth can be restored and pollution reduced. This sustainable resource does it all at one time and is an old acquaintance: cannabis – hemp.’
 
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  Quote farmer mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 12:21
"If the greenhouse effect were to be reversed by a ban on all fossil fuels and their derivatives, or if their use were to come to an end, and no more trees were allowed to be felled in order to prevent further deforestation..."
 
I think this makes it clear that the soil and the atmosphere on Earth would be restored and pollution reduced by an end to the burning of fossil fuels and an end to the destruction of forests, not by fields of cannabis plants.
 
The purpose of the cannabis plants is to provide the resources that are currently derived from cutting down trees and from burning and processing fossil fuels.
 
However, cannabis by itself can also be beneficial to the planet. As a food crop, or when grown for textiles, it is more environmentally friendly than existing crops.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp - "While cotton uses 25% of the Earth's pesticides, hemp does not need any."
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  Quote Quarzen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 16:39

if the development of the mankind goes on like this, they will stop felling trees when theres only few left in the rainforest (and its main regulator on our planet by now).

...and then hemp will be a good delivering source for all these things, but it will never help to restore the atmosphere or prevent pollution.
I wrote this now couple of times, its been proved cause they made new experiments with all kind of plants and recognized this output on methan the first time ( in 06 ). trees can help (though they have a great methan output), but no commercial using of cannabis and also not corn, tobacco, wheat, and so on.
and : commercial fields irrtate the atmophere above.
 
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  Quote farmer mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 21:42
Okay Quarzen, I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say.
 
Neither I nor HempFlax have said that cannabis will directly restore the atmosphere or prevent pollution.
 
The argument is that cannabis can supply the majority of human beings' demand for paper, textile, construction material, energy, food etc.
 
Therefore, there is no need to cut down trees, burn fossil fuels or grow crops that require vast amounts of chemical pesticides and fertiliser added to the soil.
 
Now, can we please call a truce? I really wish I'd stayed out of this argument.
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  Quote Quarzen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 21:45
no more comments from my side, but I will stay at my point.
 
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  Quote farmer mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 21:54
Cheers Q. We'll have to agree to disagree on this issue.
 
Have a good one,
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  Quote Grasso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2007 at 22:17
Hello,

hemp is easily grown and easily worked into paper, ropes, fabric, food and so on. A sane world based on hemp did not need so much energy, minerals and water. Everybody can prove that for and reward oneself instantly.

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  Quote sickhaze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2007 at 09:18
yeah that will really help it will a little but its true we still have waste i believe this will build up an excess of waste products from the hemp yeah maybe we should try it for a month lmao but the waste will build and then we have different problems yes hydro electric power is the way the onli consequence free power  
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  Quote Canna Zine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2007 at 14:21
Hi guys - goeden dag;

Congratulations to Mr Dronkers and co for raising awareness to the hemp cause!

My name is Red dragon ;) and I'm the cannabis/hemp news editor at http://cannazine.co.uk - daily zine for the cannabis scene.

Having just signed up as a new member (looking for some information) I hoped no one would mind if I added my tuppenceworth (a frightfully British term if ever there was one) to the debate.

Lots of people believe hemp to be the saviour of the planet, and it has some great qualities, on this we all agree?

But saviour?

As much as people in the press would have you believe its simply a case of planting some hemp seeds to get the first commercial hemp crops grown legally since the second world war, thats just not the case!

In North Dakota farmers are sitting, waiting, wishing, whilst the administration umms and aah's over when the hemp licences will be released.

With the growing season already started, farmers are yet to procure seeds and equipment, essentially writing off this growing season even though the US administration received (and banked) the almost $2500 dollars a commercial hemp licence costs annually!

Elsewhere, because of the specialist nature of hemp (its tough - this we know), special machinery designed to cope the the rigours of processing hemp is being designed and built in barns on backwater farms as the technology just doesn't exist at this stage, to deal with the raw hemp in any mass.

Lets face it, apart from some well thumbed references to the "Indoore" method, there isn't a lot of hard fact around concerning hemp and its cultivation, as well as the handling of the raw material itself, and until this issue is resolved there doesn't seem to be a lot of point in growing it.

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Hemp still carries with it the stigma of a distant and 'accidental' relationship with the devil weed marijuana (a publicity job undertaken by Harry Anslinger which was more successful as well as a lot more expensive, than any undertaken by Pepsi).

And until power is wrenched from Harry's long deceased hands (he died in 1975) once and for all, any moves toward hemp legislation will carry on at the pace it does today..painfully slowly!

Without industry spending its money in research & development, hemp will continue to be classed as the hippie cause - one not to be taken seriously.

But before this can happen, the "prime-movers" within the hemp lobby need to mobilize, to organize, and to analyze, on the way to setting up a publicity machine which has the ability to spread the message far & wide. To counter the adverse messages with positive stories and articles, showing the benevolent side of hemp, as well as its subversive sibling, the cannabis plant.

The Internet (and the social bookmarking phenomena) have paved the way for people to take their own message and spread it far and wide, in communities of like minds on MySpace, Facebook etc and this is where the battle could be won!

Even politicians have not yet wised up to the use of the social networks to spread a message. But its a powerful tool, served to people who search for a specific topic genre, so spam filters are taken fully out of the equation and our information served hot and fresh, to a generation unafraid of undertaking transacions online. 

This is the Ebay generation!

If you would like to know more about how to use cutting edge technology to move information in a way that just wasn't possible a year or so back, check in with us at the canna zine - daily zine for the cannabis scene.

Good luck Hempflax!

Red Dragon


Edited by Canna Zine - 17 June 2007 at 14:27
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