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Just take a drive on the backroads near the old train routes and river roads of Wisconsin and you'll find it. It's one of the world strongest natural fibers and can be used to make anything from wood products, houses, shoes, car parts, food, medicine, clothing and is a excellent rotation and cover crop. Our fore fathers were required by law to grow it but today this amazing plant is going extinct in Wisconsin. This extinction is partially caused by the increased uses of weed control chemical applications on fields along with outdated laws which prevent this plant from being grown and cultivated. This mysterious miracle plant is called hemp it is a cousin of The Marijuana plant. Which was made illegal by the1937 Marijuana Tax Act. This act made all strains of the plant illegal even know hemp will not give you the desired high that a drug user would be looking for. In this article you will be educated on the many ways reintroducing this plant to Wisconsin could help the economy, Stop the illegal growth of high THC Marijuana, keep live stock healthy and be used in sand mine reclamation.
First all hemp products such as, oils, building materials, paper, clothing, lotions, soaps and foods that are made from hemp have to be imported to Wisconsin taking the jobs and moneys else where. If we could legally grow hemp farmers in Wisconsin could export the stalks of this plant, use the leaf matter and seeds as a alternative food for livestock or even themselves. This crop could help new business spring up in production of hemp foods, biofuels, renewable wood, paper and plastic products.
Second it will help reduce the illegal growth of the High THC variety of Marijuana outdoors in Wisconsin. If a tricky hemp grower tried to grow Marijuana along side a hemp field the high THC variety would be ruined by the male hemp plant causing the marijuana be useless for smoking.
Third with the rise in silica sand mining Wisconsin is experiencing a shortage in black dirt which is essential to reclaiming land is in high demand. Hemp can be grown in any soil type with use of very little water and can be used to rebuild nutrients that are taken out of the soil. So during the reclamation process you can grow a product that doesn't only rebuild the soil but will offer the farmer a cash crop to grow during the reclamation process.
The last benefit is for some one who suffers from chronic illness and could benefit from hemp oils and foods. With medical marijuana on the increase and many studies that have shown Cannabinoids which are present in the hemp seeds and plant matter can help treat cancer, lower inflammation in people with arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases with out causing the user to feel intoxicated.
It is time for change in Wisconsin! We now have the opportunity to bring this plant back fro the edge of extinction. Recent decisions by congress have left it up to the states to enact their own laws on recreational marijuana and hemp production with out fear of the federal government stepping in. We have a great opportunities here because the very same hemp that the settlers brought here so many years ago still grows wild in some areas of Wisconsin but these wild patches are quickly growing extinct because of weed control chemicals and misidentification by law enforcement causing these wild patches of history to be destroyed forever. Now is time we encourage these farmers to save the seeds of this wild plants to create new industry with seeds from a plant that our founders brought here. In Wisconsin we are know for our cheese and now if we get over the stigma put on this plant we can grow a new market for hemp and hemp related products. Please enjoy these pictures I took on a recent field trip to find wild hemp that grows in Wisconsin.