Green Economy Ennis, MT

Speaking of the green economy, where is it?! When I speak of the green economy, I speak of HEMP! Hemp/cannabis. It was touted as the billion dollar industry by Popular Mechanics, not to mention Henry Ford was fond of the herb, back in 1941!!! But, I digress the GREEN ECONOMY, where is it? Why is a majority of our paper not derived from hemp?

Well, there is a change a comin!! A woman in Ennis, Mt is going to try and test the DEA out, see if they have some nuts!She plans on putting her state legal cannabis on 140 acres of leased land. Just imagine, tractor hash!! The green economy is more than a smart grid, fuel efficient cars, and the like, it is a move from the old way of doing business as usual to the new way.

Cannabis hemp fits into the green economy seamlessly. If we just used the biomass, and seed to make bioethanol and biodesiel we would put a huge dent in the amount of foreign oil imported here in the U.S.A. What about trees, cannabis can be used fro a number of different applications like composite wood products.

The green economy up to this point has been reserved for wind turbines and solar panels, I hope that the next step is to allow American farmers the chance to grow hemp legally here in the U.S. After WWII the majority of cannabis eradicated in the wild is farel hemp. This hemp was cultivated in the first green economy and got off of the farms. “Hemp for Victory” this was the name of the program started by the government, because most, if not all, of our wartime cannabis fiber was not domestically produced due to the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937. I am still waiting for the green economy.

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