Cannabis can save the planet - prohibition will continue to destroy it?

Surprisingly and sadly it is not only the politicians and multinational conglomerates that refuse to listen!

It is also ENVIRONMENTAL and HUMAN RIGHTS campaigners!

Organisations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Green Party, whilst advocating desperate measures to solve environmental problems, ignore the use of cannabis which is staring them in the face. They have been told!

Groups such as Amnesty International, for all their good intentions and results, continue to deliberately turn a blind eye to cannabis prisoners who are, in reality, also political prisoners, since the prohibition had political motives and was not created merely to 'protect' the public from cannabis.

It is quite easy to find information on the many uses of cannabis hemp, but why is it that those in control continue to ignore this versatile plant? The prohibition of cannabis must surely be based upon more than just the effects of consumption of the tops and heads.

The prohibition of cannabis came about due to pressure on the Geneva Opiates Conferences of the late 1920's. Egypt and Turkey were the two main countries to push for the inclusion of cannabis in the list of prohibited substances about to be agreed by the treaty-signing countries. In fact, their description of cannabis as a 'narcotic' and insistence that it be banned, was the reason why it was rushed through before reports could be obtained. Great Britain abstained from the vote but, the motion having been passed, then included cannabis in its own Dangerous Drugs Act. Subsequent treaties endorsed this prohibition based upon in the very least, grave errors, and probably deliberate lies.

Why would these lies be created? If one examines the development of the pharmaceutical companies and petrochemical companies at the time, one may inevitably wonder if there is a connection. Cannabis hemp could be grown almost anywhere - as it has been for thousands of years - and used locally, without fertilizers and pesticides, to produce a huge range of goods and products such as paper, furniture, textiles, rope, medicine, fuel, paints, varnishes and even food,. It could not have seemed a very profitable venture for billionaire profiteers. On the other hand, with work on new synthetics which could replace textiles with plastics, on the use of petroleum and diesel, instead of hempseed oil as a source of fuel, tranquillisers and anti-depressant drugs, along with all the chemicals needed to produce the new products, huge profits could be envisaged by these multinationals, simply by banning cannabis.

Of course, cannabis was an old friend to many people. At some times it was law that farmers had to grow cannabis for rope and sails. During the Second World War the USA changed its tune twice; when the rope was needed the farmers were encouraged to grow. When not needed the Government spread tales of 'Reefer Madness' and insanity amongst young users in order to discourage use and scare the people. This latter campaign has been so successful that most of those to whom power came now continue to believe the lies.

Cannabis continues to be banned. The whole 'War on Drugs', with all its disastrous social consequences, is based upon cannabis. Billions of pounds and dollars are spent arresting drugs users, over 80% of whom are guilty only of possessing small amounts of cannabis. Any questions to our political leaders are usually side-stepped, the issues ignored, the debate stifled and the lies about addiction, brain damage, memory loss etc, repeated. The many uses of cannabis are ignored because of these untruths.

Cannabis can save the world and solve most of our problems, including: