Monday, March 26, 2018



SENATE MAJORITY LEADER REPUBLICAN MITCH MCCONNELL PUTS IN MOTION THE NATIONAL LEGALIZATION OF HEMP

The U.S. Senate's top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list that now associates the crop with its cousin — marijuana.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity. The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years.
"It's now time to take the final step and make this a legal crop," McConnell said."

Since 2000, I am on  record in press all over the state of calling for the legalization of hemp, and in particular as a job creator for the LRGV.  But in politics people prefer to hear "I support jobs," instead of saying we can create jobs if we legalize hemp.
We will fill our farm land with a crop which uses little water, and no pesticide.  The question is in Cameron county do we have any leadership at the county or city levels who understand with the inevitable legalization of hemp as a crop we need to now start investing in job training for all of the products which can be made with hemp.
One company is making hospital gowns with hemp which in turn reduces the capacity for the spreading of bacteria.
Because of our weather, the LRGV is ground zero for hemp.  We can be the largest producers of hemp in the U.S.  
WILL OUR LEADERS BEGIN NOW, AND NOT ONCE THE INDUSTRY IS CENTERED ELSEWHERE BEGIN TO RECRUIT MANUFACTURES OF HEMP PRODUCTS AND THOSE WHO WILL PROCESS IT FOR COMMERCIAL USE?
Unless our elected officials can find a way to personally make a profit from it, expect nothing.  This could lead to the end of cutting trees for paper.  Hemp is cheaper as a source for paper. The uses are endless.  We can become manufacturing central for hemp products.  Mark my words our feckless leaders will do nothing to prepare for this new revolution in manufacturing.  How sad, how very, very sad.
My new post on Mike Hernandez is coming, I am working on it, but my days are busy.  Just tomorrow I have 4 separate doctor appointments as incident to getting me closer to the surgery.  Also the last lab worked showed hypothyroidism.  This contributes to neuropathy and makes weight loss harder.  I can only hope the VA does not fight me on this one.  The medicine is cheap and I will buy it with my money.  But until it is stabilized you must get blood work on a regular basis as you slowly increase the dosage.  We shall see.

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