Pubdate: Thu, 26 Oct 2006
Source: NOW Magazine (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 NOW Communications Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


One thing the Tories would never mention in any environmental 
legislation is industrial hemp. Hemp produces polymers that could 
replace oil-derived plastics for car bodies and thousands of other products.

This would further reduce our dependence on crude oil and reduce the 
pollution that we put into the air, soil and water.

Finally, hemp gobbles CO2 like crazy, which would further help us eat 
up some of our own emissions and those from the U.S. But then, using 
hemp to meet our energy needs and reduce pollution might "send the 
wrong message to youth" about marijuana, so it looks like we're stuck 
with crude oil and dirty air.

Russell Barth

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