November 19, 2014

King Hemp

Santa Fe Reporter
Doug Fine believes that hemp will save humanity.

The New Mexico-based journalist, conservationist and activist is probably best known for his 2012 book Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, which took an in-depth look at how a growing legal cannabis industry is revitalizing the economy.

In his latest study, Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, Fine shifts his research to the potentials of marijuana’s non-psychoactive counterpart.

 Hemp can be used for everything from sustainable, non-GMO food to a new major energy source, and Fine argues that maximizing the plant’s cultivation can solve several of society’s burning issues all the while giving a bright, lucrative future to farmers in New Mexico and across the world. 

 “Hemp is really as big as your college roommate with the lava lamp claimed it was going to be,” Fine says. “Or perhaps a little bit bigger.”

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