Gold leaf


Gold leaf

 

Why is the government dragging its heels over legalising a miracle plant that could create wealth as well as thousands of jobs and homes?

Nobody disputes the amazing properties of the hemp plant. Easy to grow and freakishly productive, environmentally-friendly, hemp has been a boon to humankind for at least 8 000 years, and possibly longer.

If it wasn’t for the fact that certain members of the hemp family contain high levels of the narcotic ingredient THC, it would still be, as it once was, the world’s most widely-grown crop.

 

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Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2008-05-08 13:59:06
My biggest sadness about the best government SA has ever had (yes, the ANC) is their sell-out to Big Business. Wherever self-sustainable clashes with Big Business, our govt supports Big Business. If they were true to their roots the ANC would support small energy generation, small farming, local wood lots, local hemp growing, etc.
Instead they are vigorously hostile to it. We "can't" get hemp growing going, but we "can" build soccer stadia. Tragic.
 
Submitted by : Toni Goncalves of Johannesburg on 2008-04-26 07:16:24
Who stands to benefit from suppressing this? This an initiative to help our people become self sufficient in some way.
Only someone receiving strong incentives to do so, would oppose this. Noseweek has lots more work to do on this.
I can hardly wait for the sequel. More corruption?

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