Tag Archives: Hemp

Election debate – Maori TV

I have been watching many of the TV debates, in the run up to this weekends’ General Election. The mainstream channels have been limiting their participants, to political parties currently in parliament or that have previously had MPs. Last evening … Continue reading

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over the fence

I keep trying to workout why, it is; that Aotearoa/NZ (& France etc. ?) has falling so FAR behind the rest of the OECD on drug/cannabis reform.. this is all I can surmise; 1) they are not actually listening to … Continue reading

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what to do about plastic ?

One of the real negatives of the ‘WAR on Drugs’ is the massive increase in products made from the alternatives to HEMP (banned under Nixon’s war) & only recently being re-legalised; fossil fuels, cotton, woodchips for paper.. but mostly: Plastic … Continue reading

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Rope & hemp

This is the most contentious issue, to my mind.. how could a plant, with almost no THC (the active compound) grown exclusively for its fibre content.. then twisted into rope, be BANNED under the ‘Marihuana tax act 1937′ (‘marihuana/m-j’ was … Continue reading

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Hemp houses

Just continuing my rant about Hemp; I saw a couple of TV docos.. where they built houses from ‘Hemp-Crete’ & hemp-fibre boards. The largest city in Aotearoa/NZ has (depending on who you believe) ‘a housing crisis‘.. can’t build them fast … Continue reading

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Textiles/clothes from hemp

The most popular textiles, these days are made from; Cotton.. one of the biggest users of chemical fertilisers & pesticides in the horticulture/fibre industry.. in fact; the world ? When once many of these products were made from Hemp, until … Continue reading

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Fuel from Hemp

addendum to previous hemp post; FUEL: Mr Herer & others, claim that the main reason, why cannabis/hemp was banned in 20th century; was to get it out of the ‘raw materials’ supply chain. One of the main competitors, being the … Continue reading

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