Hemp as an industrial crop has tremendous potential. There are so many uses. From (organic) plastics, to food (oil), to clothing, building materials and etc... Hemp has tremendous potential as a renewable resource, and tremendous potential to form part of the foundation, or backbone, of an independent local economy.
Check out this legislative update from Vote Hemp: 2009 Hemp Bills Successful. via email:
Last week, Maine's House passed LD 1159 without objection and the Senate later passed it by a vote of 25 to 10. The bill was Passed To Be Enacted by the House and Senate this week. LD 1159 would establish a licensing regime for farming industrial hemp. Maine previously passed a study bill and has defined industrial hemp in the law.
The State of Oregon is also on the verge of passing industrial hemp legislation. If the Oregon bill succeeds it would join fifteen others that have passed hemp bills.
This blog post reminded me that 10 years ago or so we had a local currency in town called "Sound Hours." Spearheaded by the Sustainable Community Roundtable at the time, it has seemingly since disapeared.
Here's some history (circa summer 1998):
The intentions are to invest in the economy in order to promote maximum potential growth for the most amount of people as advised in The Bible. Whether you agree with The Bible or not you should agree that money is good and the key to worldly success and better health for you and the environment when done correctly as it does. I'm for groups in Olympia who are contributing to our local economy by providing local services directly to our local citizens. Olyblog is an avenue to increased wealth an economy. This can be utilized as enhanced connections and understandings in the local community and as an increase in self respect. Respect is my first priority, and I am writing this particular blog in an attempt to replace disrespect with respect. Lets get that done by increasing the money flow here. Any ideas?