Monday, January 14, 2008

To the City Mayors Society of the US

"Hunger and homelessness persists in American cities
A report by the US Conference of Mayors"

Dear Mayors,

Until the word's most useful and nutritious agricultural resource is reintroduced into a truly free market, then scarcity will continue to be imposed, while the black market erodes the commons, and is thus enriched. The fundamentally destabilizing effects of the so-called "drug war" go far beyond drug policy issues, resulting in imposed essential resource scarcity, hunger and epidemic malnutrition.

Please see:

1. Hempseed as a nutritional resource

In addition, the industrial uses of Cannabis include organically grown biofuels, paper, cloth, plastics, and building materials. Abundance and even distribution of wealth are being under-mined by the failed, yet impacted, economics of prohibition.

Because of its potential for mitigating climate change, Cannabis agriculture is no longer optional. The potential for monoterpenes produced in abundance by Cannabis, to effect radiative forcing, is the final argument in determining the urgency of implementing Cannabis agricultural research and seed production projects.

"Understanding the impact of short-lived radiatively active species on future climate is critical and recently has become an active area of research in the reviewed literature. These types of studies encompass a realistic time frame over which available technological solutions can be employed, and focuses on those gas and aerosol species whose future atmospheric levels are also subject to mitigation to control air pollution."

Please see:

2. Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.2, "Climate Projections Based on Emission Scenarios for Long-lived and Short-lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols" (2007) Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)

Please contact me for more information about the benefits of ending prohibition of the world's most valuable agricultural resource.

Thank you for your consideration.

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