“Haiti has an opportunity to supply a growing demand for hemp and ultimately medical marijuana. “
As Haiti rebuilds its rural areas, value-added agriculture must play the central role. There is a great need for sustainable and socially acceptable agricultural systems. The foundation could include a the most versatile and useful crops known to humanity – namely industrial hemp and closely related medical marijuana. Compared to any alternative, these will provide much higher value per acre, while rebuilding the land and rural economy.
Haiti has an opportunity to supply a growing demand for hemp and ultimately medical marijuana. This article explains the history, politics, and uses of hemp. Hemp can currently be legally grown in every country of the world – except the United States. Those hoping to help Haiti need to start working with Haitian farmers to implement a widespread hemp growing and processing program. This will set the country up well for when the US finally ends the global war against…
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