Pubdate: Wed, 23 Feb 2005
Source: Nelson Mail, The (New Zealand)
Copyright: 2005 Independent Newspapers Limited
Author: Steven Wilkinson
Bookmark: (Hemp - Outside U.S.)



It's amazing how the ones receiving their fuel free from the tax
payer, are the ones who are raising the price of petrol by five cents
from April the first. It's sad that we can only elect people who have
trouble seeing passed the next election. If they could see further,
we'd see the government creating a fuel industry designed to produce
fuel from biomass. Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol or
petrol at a fraction of the cost of oil or coal.

It's time for our country to start looking after it's own future!  We
can use a annually renewable resource, to deal with a near future
reality.   Or are we expected just to wait around for our rationed oil
delivery?   We won't be near the top of that list.

Ask the government why we don't do this, they will say it can not
happen because cannabis is illegal! Cannabis being more than four
times suited to this job than any other biomass source.

Why keep up the facade that prohibition is working, be like Holland
and deal with cannabis as a health issue, because cannabis doesn't
work as the boogie man!   Our future needs this plant!

Steven Wilkinson

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