Lotus Eco Elise -- Eco-friendly car by Lotus with parts made from Hemp. Hemp will be key in the coming years.
Cannabis (hemp) is the best food source on earth. Hemp fuel is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly reusable energy source on the planet. Hemp uses less water no herbicides or pesticides. The first diesel fuel was made from oil pressed from hemp seeds. It's non-toxic, a nitrogen fixer, grows well nearly everywhere, a renewable resource, makes food, fuel, paper, rope, medicine, cosmetics, plastic, housing and much more. Hemp can make our roads, highways and freeways from hemp based concrete: Hempcrete, which lasts for centuries.
USA consumes ~19,150,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/day)
1800 gallons of hemp ethanol per acre=42 barrels (42 gallons in a barrel)
half of the arable land in USA 235 million acres
235,000,000 x 42 = 9,870,000,000 barrels
USA consumes ~ 7,008,900,000 barrels every year
Worlds total arable land 13,805,153kmÂ²
half of the total arable land in the world 6902576kmÂ² x 247 acres in 1 kmÂ² = 1,704,936,272 acres
1704936272 x 42 (1800gallons) = 71,607,323,424 barrels
projected world oil consumption by 2030: 104,000,000 barrels per day x 366 days = 38,064,000,000
Anyone who does not think there is enough land to grow hemp for fuel and still grow food crops need to take a serious look at all the waste land that can be converted into arable land. 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Hemp would also be a great resource to convert land into arable land good for growing food crops. There are other methods to increase yield per acre: vertical greenhouses, growing on rooftops, and why not make use of those hydro fields grow cannabis.
Rudolph Diesel who made the diesel engine to run on hemp fuel was found swimming with the fishes! Wide use of Rudolf Diesel's engine would have made petroleum-based fuel obsolete. The idea was destroyed by marijuana prohibition after Rudolf Diesel's death.
We need repeal of an unconstitutional law that has filled our prisons with nonviolent cannabis users. The prohibition against marijuana was unconstitutional from its inception. We don't want legalization of marijuana which leaves the government to control and regulate it. Thomas Jefferson was a hemp farmer. In early Colonial times people could pay their taxes with hemp!
The seeds can be pressed and used for diesel. Leaves and stalks can be fermented and used for fuel grade alcohol. Hemp harvests the most ethanol per acre compared to the alternatives, up to 10 times more than corn ethanol. Low THC hemp plants produce less seed and ethanol per acre compared to other strains. Some varieties mature in 60-90 days.
Despite Industrial Hemp having 50,000 uses, Dupont, Rockefeller, Hearst, Mellon and their constituents cornered the industrial and medicinal market with political propaganda, to insure against the competition of hemp fuel and safe, non-addicting and biodegradable products. The blind prejudice remains. If we and the other animals on the planet are to survive, we must see through this ignorance and correct the problem.