Not so long ago when flooded questions on medical marijuana were brought to President Barack H. Obama’s attention. He respectfully said, “We can’t grow our way out of this economy”. The state Board of Equalization for California says “that the medical marijuana business is already making the state about 100 million dollars in taxes, if we were to legalize marijuana for recreational use the BOE estimates through legislative analysis that California would receive 1.38 billion in taxes”.
Imagine that tomorrow we legalized marijuana and hemp, it would truly be the solution to bringing our country back as a world financial power. Lets simply do the math. If all 50 states made 10 to 20 billion per state that would be between 500 billion and 700 billion just for commercial recreational use that would generate jobs into the millions. Then look at all the products that can be made from marijuana, thousands of new marketable foods as well as marijuana drinks and new developments in medical breakthroughs through a 100% holistic approach derived from marijuana.
The possibilities are endless, with such safe non-life threatening medications and hardly any harmful side effects, scientific advancements would be almost weekly with new real cures. The people have spoken, it’s not the place of corporations to maximize profits on the people if it directly does not allow safer medications. This would allow Pharma to start moving to the holistic natural approach in hospitals. which would generate more jobs and tax revenue, states and the federal government would see another 500 billion + from off shoots of different marijuana products for commercial and medical use.
Already we have shown over a trillion in profits in just commercial recreational use and medical use of marijuana. Now lets look at the brother male plant known as Hemp. This amazing plant can literally grow anywhere from the Himalayans to the desert, it is one of the most versatile and nutritious plants known to human mankind. A book by Lynn Osburn called” Energy Farming in America”, PYROLYSIS is the technique or applying high heat to organic matter (ligno-cellulosic materials) in the absence of air or reduced air. The process can produce charcoal, condensable organic liquids ( pyrolytic fuel oil), non-condensable gasses, acetic acid, acetone and methanol. The process can be adjusted to favor charcoal, pyrolytic oil, gas, or methanol production with a 95.5% fuel- to= feed efficiency.
Methanol-powered automobiles and reduced emissions from coal fired power plants can be accomplished by bio-mass conversion to fuel utilizing pyrolysis technology, and at the same time save the American family farm while turning the American Heartland into a prosperous source of clean energy production, excerpt from the book, “Energy Farming in America”. Not only could we use it for fuel for cars but we can build houses, make paper, insulation, energy for all residential, commercial and industrial needs would be completely satisfied. To make this all a reality we would only need 6% of the governments land.
This is truly amazing since the fact that our country brings in 1.4 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product, Hemp and Marijuana could conceivably bring at least another trillion to the GDP. Taxes generated could bring the federal government and states an additional 300 to 500 billion which is astounding. These figures are only on revenue based on internal marijuana consumption within the United States. To open the world to Marijuana and Hemp would self sustain any country for their energy needs what ever they may be. This is an untapped market that if brought into fruition would bring millions of new jobs and tax revenue for all the most important programs like education, environment, business grants and many other programs that we could reinstate due to our failed economy.
The Art of Mary Jane, the magazine of cannabis culture.