Hemp: Cash Crop

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BIOL 104 Hemp as a cash crop The article, “Hemp: Our Original Industrial Crop.’’ gives some history of the United States and its’ #1 cash crop. This article from the Wise Living Journal states that, hemp, a plant that is outlawed today was once a highly used resource. Hemp is low maintenance and is said to be a weed-type that grows naturally throughout the U.S. in a variety of different climates. The stalks of each plant are dense and provide more biomass per acre than the largest trees. Biomass is the amount of living matter that can be used as a fuel source. Hemp is easy to transfer; so that could lead to more ecological means of transport could be utilized. Hemp is stronger than cotton and its cellulose can be used…show more content…
Oil is a fossil fuel supply which is not being created as fast as it is being drained. It is something that has been the cause of many deaths in two world wars. Hemp could be contributing to our independence in lieu of the government spending money to burn these crops that grow naturally. Some food crop production is being geared toward making a fuel called Ethanol. Ethanol is a healthy alternative to oil. Using food crops to produce oil aids our independence but, it also has the potential to drain our food supply, especially in a time of emergency. All these things give example of the many ways hemp oil could potentially replace our dependence on foreign oils and propel us into more eco-friendly options to sustain our daily lives. The plant would benefit people if we were to let it thrive and have taxes on different productions. The author closes by saying the government is preventing farmers from growing hemp for any reason and spends four billion dollars a year trying to keep it…show more content…
If automobile composites use hemp because of its durability then the bodies themselves could be made from hemp. Even computer frames could be made from hemp. This kind of change would save landfills and plastic disposal sites a lot of much needed space. This is a unique plant that is very strong and grows easily; it could help humanity sustain itself. We could use all our resources for other things and hemp could replace the shortages of goods. All these possibilities, the government could tax on, but it remains unused. Being seized and burned up, costing money. Anyway, I’d like to see if this plant could help us sustain ourselves and reduce

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