Embracing and supporting the hemp industry in Central America could help ease the deplorable living conditions there as well as in other parts of the world. Our politicians know this – why can’t we seem to help?
Doesn’t it break your heart to see all the people from Central America jumping onto trains with nothing more than the shirts on their back, in hope of possibly making it into the US? What would it be like to say “goodbye” to loved ones, jump on top of a smoldering hot train to travel to a foreign land in hope of a better life? Add to this the idea of uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring. Questions arise: What happens if I fall asleep and fall off the train? Will I ever see my mom and dad again? Will I ever make it home again?
On the other hand it’s also easy to be frustrated with the politicians in Washington. We see them all dressed up for success and in fine form but doing nothing except bickering with each other over the immigration issue. None of them seem to have any real solutions to the human suffering going on in Central America. Perhaps this is why tensions are running so high in our nation’s Capitol.
Let’s help our friends out down in Central America by helping them build a more stable society in their own homeland, where they would rather be anyway. One way to accomplish this would be through establishing a thriving hemp industry. The benefits of the hemp plant are well known by the US government as noted in the “Hemp For Victory!” campaign during WWII.
Some benefits of hemp include: 1) Hemp seeds are a Superfood. The nutritional benefits of this plant are unmatched by most other sources of food. With hemp people could grow their own food giving them the ability to eat as much as they need. 2) Hemp can grow practically anywhere and it only takes 12-14 weeks to produce a mature plant with edible hemp seeds and useable plant material. 3) Hemp breathes in 4xs the amount of CO2 as most trees. 4) Hemp produces clean burning oil. 5) Hemp can be used for soap, lotions, shampoos etc. 6) Hemp makes very durable clothes, canvass, rope etc. 7) Perhaps the latest and greatest to make it’s debut in the hemp industry is a product called Hempcrete. Hempcrete is a natural, energy efficient building and insulating product that is being used to build homes. Here is an awesome site containing a video showing the construction of a house in Asheville NC. http://www.hemp-technologies.com/page15/page16/page16.html
Here is a link to Hemp Technologies home page. They cover it all. Check out the video of Henry Ford’s hemp car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rgDyEO_8cI
But back to the desperate situation in Central America. The only thing left now is to convince Uncle Sam and other world leaders what they already know, that hemp could help eliminate a substantial amount of suffering not only in Central America but other parts of the world. If we know of the benefits of hemp and continue to keep it out of the hands of the people, aren’t we then part of the problem?