Pubdate: Tue, 17 Jun 2003
Source: Evening News (UK)
Copyright: 2003 Archant Regional
Author: Richard Scott
Bookmark: (Hemp)
Note: Headline by Newshawk


I have just read your headline article about Bio Fuels and would like
to take this opportunity to remind readers of the controversy that
still exists over the growing of hemp for this purpose.

There are many sites on the Internet that claim that hemp is by far
the best source of Bio Mass available for producing Bio Fuels.

It grows to harvestable size in four months, produces more Bio Mass
per acre than anything else in that time, grows almost anywhere and
needs no fertilizer.  The only problem is that for some strange reason
it is illegal to grow it.

This is very strange because although hemp is related to cannabis, it
is nothing like it.

You can't smoke it, it doesn't get you high and you can't use hemp
crops to secretly grow cannabis plants.

The shape and size of the plants is so different it would be hard to

What reason then can there possibly be for not using the cheapest,
most cost effective method for producing Bio Fuels?

Richard Scott

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