As long as our economic system elevates the value of Gaiacidal chemicals over organic Cannabis agriculture, we are doomed. At the moment we are poisoning ourselves with mercury and arsenic, whose solubility is increasing as the result of increasing UV-B radiation.
There’s only one crop that can replace the aerosols lost as a result of the death of the boreal forests, logged for paper (instead of using hemp). As long as the world’s most valuable plant is prohibited, humans will exist in a state of self-inflicted natural resource poverty. Essential resource scarcity imposed by Cannabis prohibition has led to our chemical economic addiction, just as the scarcity of ‘marijuana’ in Hawaii has led to a methamphetamine epidemic consuming the peace of those sacred islands.
Suffering an insufficiency of abundant, globally distributed, Gaiatherapeutic resources, there is no hope of producing complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest, as there is with hemp. Cannabis is a critical pioneer crop for regenerating the soil and expanding the arable base, which is necessary to increase the carrying capacity of this planet.
Protein production limits carrying capacity. Cannabis hemp seed is the best available source of globally distributed proteins, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, anti-oxidents, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic … How obvious does the solution have to be before it is given due consideration? Cannabis is essential, much too valuable to be truly illegal.
The question is, does our species have the adaptive capacity to achieve a polar shift in values in time to avert systemic collapse? In other words, how hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered?