How Hemp Threatens the Corporatocracy
With the recent legislaiton in Colorado and Washington to legalize pot and hemp, Kentucky's interest in industrial hemp, and Guatemala's interest in decriminalizing we have brought up both pot tourism and industrial hemp production for Nicaragua here.
An RT editorial gives us a bit of perspective on why industrial hemp is a problem for the corporatocracy. The video, available on youtube is likely to surprise even people who have done a lot of previous research. (For me, the biggest surprise was Henry Ford's accomplishment.)
Industrial hemp is produced in many places including China but, to the best of my knowledge, nowhere in the Americas. While hemp should not have been a victim of the war on drugs, it clearly was. With reality setting in, it is likely industrial hemp will regain favor in the west but Kentucky will not be able to meet the needs or even compete with the low wages here for manufactured products based on hemp.
While some will just see cheap labor producing paper or clothing, there are many high-priced products including food products that can be produced. Clearly, there is a lot of potential and a relatively low cost of entry into producing many hemp-based products.