This book examines the current development of high tech industrial hemp applications by investigating rich historical precedent. In antiquity, hemp production influenced economic growth and cultural norms, including the evolution and decline of feudalism and slavery. Today, hemp manufacturing shapes global labor, innovation, and trade practices.
This book provides the current status, research advances, challenges and opportunities of hemp products along with recommendations for future research. The surge in demand is fueling a global Green Rush, even in countries where a legal market for hemp products was unthinkable just a few years ago. The hemp market is growing globally and its products (fiber, food, medicine, etc.) are overwhelmingly accepted by the customers. With increasing market demand for more natural and greener products, the revolutionizing potential of hemp and its products in changing economy plays a major role. Moreover, considering their high demand and development of new varieties for producing raw material of need, breeding tools provide an effective means of development of varieties. This book aims to highlight the revolutionizing potential of hemp and its products in changing the economy, current status, and challenges. In addition, it provides the multi-functional and multi-industrial potential of hemp.
When nations fully embrace a free-market system, they not only experience an economic boom, but many positive social changes as well. Among those changes is the desire of people to reign over their own affairs and to seek individual freedoms. However, the consequences of unsound economic policies are harsh in today's world. Nations can no longer remain isolated from a damaging economic cycle in any part of the world, meaning everyone pays a price in some way during an economic downturn. Yet, for a country to separate itself from global markets and insist on self-sufficiency is a recipe for even worse disaster. The Changing Global Economy is a timely new book that delves into the challenges facing countries as they grapple with a world economy as it goes through ups and downs.
In 1916, the USDA published Bulletin No. 404, a report on using hemp hurds as a paper-making material. The bulletin proclaims that: “Without a doubt, hemp will continue to be one of the staple agricultural crops of the United States.” The report also warns that: “Our forests are being cut three times faster than they grow.” It finds that (over a 20-year period) 10,000 acres of hemp can produce the same amount of paper as 40,500 acres of trees. The test results are so favorable that USDA Bulletin #404 is printed on paper made from hemp! "The Gospel of Hemp" explains why a crop that was hailed as a "one of the staple agricultural crops of The United States" in a U.S. government report was deceptivley made essentially illegal in 1937. The time has come for America and the world to correct this deception and injustice for the future of our planet.
King Cannabis on Top of the World For years, cannabis has been an example of struggle, empowerment, will, and progress. In this new edition, we will show how cannabis has benefited human beings from its origins to the present day. We have as a special guest Riley Cote, former hockey player and co-founder of Bodychek Wellness, a brand that specializes in CBD-based products. In CannaGrow, we observe how the first hemp crops give the current basis for implementing a sustainable and conservation system. In CannaCountry, we detail the progress made in northern Morocco in legalization, authorized uses, and production for specific purposes of cannabis. In CannaLaw, we analyze expectations surrounding Argentina after the approval of a law for using medical cannabis and the progress of the latest bill presented in the United States to lower taxes in the cannabis industry. In the CannaTrade section, we talk about the origin of the cannabis industry, and ask ourselves if the world is ready for a global cannabis economy. Finally, in the CannaMed section, we learn how cannabis has been used to treat migraines since time immemorial and the use of cannabinoids for glaucoma throughout history.
The first in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the “new green economy” is shaping our country The nation’s economy is in trouble, but there’s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around: cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp). According to Time, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates $200 million annually in taxable proceeds from a mere two hundred thousand registered medical users in just fourteen states. But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, cannabis is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance nationwide. ABC News reports that underground cannabis’s $35.8 billion annual revenues already exceed the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion). Considering the economic impact of Prohibition—and its repeal—Too High to Fail isn’t a commune-dweller’s utopian rant, it’s an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can drastically change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically. Too High to Fail covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider’s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County, where cannabis drives 80 percent of the economy (to the tune of $6 billion annually). Investigative journalist Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles an issue of critical importance to lawmakers, media pundits, and ordinary Americans—whether or not they inhale. It’s a wild ride that includes swooping helicopters, college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and never-before-gained access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying “ganjaprenneur.”
To some it's antisocial anathema, to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provides relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug that leads to 'reefer madness' and addiction; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish, pot, dope, kif, weed, dagga, grass, ganja - incites debate at every level. In this definitive study, Martin Booth - author of the acclaimed OPIUM: A HISTORY - charts the history of cannabis from the Neolithic period to the present day. It is a fascinating, colourful tale of medical advance, religious enlightenment, political subterfuge and human rights; of law enforcement and customs officers, smugglers, street pushers, gang warfare, writers, artists, musicians, hippies and pot-heads. Booth chronicles the remarkable and often mystifying process through which cannabis, a relatively harmless substance, became outlawed throughout the Western world, and the devastating effect such legislation has had on the global economy. Above all, he demonstrates how the case for decriminalization remains one of the twenty-first century's hottest topics.
You're on the search for the next groundbreaking business opportunity-- one that is time-tested yet still holds unlimited potential. It's been here all along...if you know how to find it An emerging industry poised for incredible growth in the United States promises big benefits and bigger profits. With the right strategy, you can cash in now. Successful entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker Matthew Harmon traveled the world researching the newly legalized super crop hemp and the unlimited opportunities it holds for investors, entrepreneurs, and farmers. In Marijuana Hater's Guide to Making a Billion Dollars from Industrial Hemp, discover the potential of this transformative industry and your ability to grow your own lucrative hemp business with fascinating facts and insider information. You'll learn: Go deep into the myths, misconceptions and fascinating history of hemp and marijuana plants that taint perceptions today - and how that's an opportunity for you. Innovative industries featuring hemp products, from construction materials to nutritional food, for beginner investors to consider now. Medical hemp opportunities for the science-based entrepreneur, including skincare products and pain management. The path to a more sustainable future using hemp as renewable energy to replace eco-unfriendly products. Strategies to understand hemp's value in America and help change laws regulating cannabis and weed. Whether you're interested in permaculture, eco-friendly manufacturing, or green energy production, now is your time for business innovation success with industrial hemp. Get this guide and plant the seed for an organic ground-floor opportunity with limitless potential!
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Law - Public Law / Constitutional Law / Basic Rights, grade: 2, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: This research paper will give justifications for the legalization of marijuana. Currently, there is an endless debate on whether the use of marijuana should be legalized. However, some few countries have, so far, legalized the use of marijuana: not only for medical use, but for general use just like tobacco. From the scientific as well as economic perspectives, marijuana seems to have enormous benefits, although many people view its benefits from the social perspective which make it appear unethical. Nevertheless, marijuana remain a highly productive ‘crop’ which holds economic and health benefits just like any other Agricultural crop cultivated for its usefulness to human beings elsewhere. Legalization of marijuana means that the current prohibition on its use in the US Constitution will be lifted to allow public use of the herb and its products. However, the legalization of marijuana may require an overhaul review of the US Constitution because; there are series of enactments and regulations, which prohibit public use of marijuana. Historically, legislations illegalizing marijuana began with the Opium Act of 1908, although this Act was framed as statement. Later on, the Opium Act was amended to demystify its legal implication. Today, there are numerous legislations, which prohibit marijuana use, although some US States have legalized the production of medical marijuana.
The place of cannabis in global drug prohibition is in crisis, opening up new directions for socially engaged cannabis research. The Routledge Handbook of Post-Prohibition Cannabis Research invites readers to explore new landscapes of cannabis research under conditions of legalization with, not after, prohibition: "post-prohibition." The chapters are organized into five multidisciplinary sections: Governance, Public Health, Markets and Society, Ecology and the Environment, and Culture and Social Change. Case studies from the United States, Uruguay, Morocco, and the United Kingdom show readers alternative ways of thinking about human–cannabis relationships that move beyond questions of legality and illegality. Representing a cross-section of cannabis scholarship, the contributors provide readers with critical perspectives on legalization that are not based upon orthodoxies of prohibition. While legalization signals a global shift in the legitimacy of cannabis research, this collection identifies openings for academics, policy makers, and the public interested in ending the drug war, as well as a way to address broader social problems evident in the age of neoliberal governance within which prohibition has been entangled.
This book explores the origins, history and organisation of the international system of narcotic drug control with a specific focus on heroin, cannabis and cocaine. It argues that the century-long quest to eliminate the production, trade in and use of narcotic drugs has been a profound failure. The statistics produced by the international and domestic narcotic drug control agencies point to a sustained expansion of the drug trade, despite the imposition of harsh criminal sanctions against those engaged, as producers, traffickers or consumers, in the narcotic drugs market. The roots of this major international policy failure are traced back to the outdated ideology of prohibition, which is shown to be counterproductive, utopian and a fundamentally inadequate basis for narcotic drug policy in the twenty-first century. Prohibition, championed by many US policy makers, has left the international community poorly positioned to confront those changes to the drug trade and drug markets that have resulted from globalisation. Moreover, prohibition based approaches are causing more harm than good, as is demonstrated through reference to issues such as HIV/AIDS, the environment, conflict, development and social justice. As the drug control system approaches its centenary, there are signs that the global consensus on narcotic drug prohibition is fracturing. Some European and South American states are pushing for a new approach based on regulation, decriminalisation and harm reduction. But those seeking to revise prohibition strategies faces entrenched resistance, primarily by the U.S. This important text argues that successive American governments have pursued a contradictory approach; acting decisively against the narcotic drug trade at home and abroad, while at the same time working with drug traffickers and producer states when it is in America's strategic interest. As a result, US policy approaches emerge as a decisive factor in accounting for the failure of prohibition.