INDUSTRIAL HEMP SHOULD BE THE NEXT ECONOMIC VENTURE AT WALES ESTATE –RAS LEON SAUL.
With the announcement by Government of its intention to close the over one hundred year old Wales sugar estate at the end of 2016, general secretary of the Healing the Nation Theocracy Party(HNTP) Ras Leon Saul wants the lands at the estate to be use for Hemp cultivation.
Hemp, also called industrial hemp refers to the non-psychoactive (less than 1% THC) varieties of Cannabis Sativa. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods. Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals. Hemp fibers and stalks are used in clothing, constructions materials, paper, biofuel, plastic composites, and more. Hemp can do a lot, but it can’t get you “high.” Because hemp varieties contain virtually zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), your body processes it faster than you can smoke it. Trying to use hemp to put you on cloud nine will only put you in bed with a migraine. It is also very economical to cultivate since it does not require any chemical or large supply watering to grow.
Moreover, he is calling for the decriminalization of marijuana and the immediate halt to the harsh prison sentences meted out to persons found with small amounts of ganja.
In Guyana a person found with one gram of marijuana can be imprison for up to three years and fine thousands of dollars by a magistrate. On the other hand, a persons can drive his car recklessly on the road and kill someone, go before that same magistrate tomorrow and be granted bail.
Is this the time for Guyana to reform its laws relating to the prohibition of use of marijuana?
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