Renee (etoilegyrl) wrote in slc_promote,
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Citizens to call for end to hemp prohibition today!

Legalize Hemp Rally and free concert
Today, May 17
3:00 P.M.
Utah State Capitol marching to Federal building
200 N., State Street

Bring your signs for legalizing Hemp

CITIZENS CALL FOR END TO HEMP PROHIBITION MAY 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
And request for coverage

Contact: Daniel McGuire
Phone: 801-859-8730 (24/7 Is ok, leave message)
Email: slcmcguire@gmail.com

CITIZENS CALL FOR END TO HEMP PROHIBITION MAY 17

LOCAL PSYCHEDELIC ROCK AND BLUES GROUP "RED CAPS" WILL PLAY FREE SHOW

As the price of fuel rises, many in Utah are looking for alternative answers to power their vehicles. "One solution is hemp", says local citizen activist, Daniel McGuire. The current resolution offered by our government is to use corn as an alternate fuel. According to McGuire there is a better option. "Hemp, is a much better alternative fuel for so many reasons". Some reasons offered are that corn should be used for human and animal consumption, since there is a limited supply of corn, and corn is not as renewable as Hemp.

Ben Valdez of Hempower Utah explains that Hemp is a crop that can be grown up to 4 times a year, depending on the region, where as corn has up to 2 growing cycles per year. "Acre per acre Hemp out produces corn", says Valdez. "The end result is that there will be enough fuel to power Utah vehicles as well as enough Hemp seed to feed both livestock and humans". Hemp, according to Valdez, has all the essential Amino Acids and Omega3 Fatty Acids to sustain human life. Hemp is a plant that " has a history of solving a vast amount of economic, fuel, food, fiber and agricultural problems". American history is painted with legitimate use of Hemp for legitimate commercial products. The problem is that Hemp is a relative of the Marijuana plant and is prohibited by US and Utah law.

Dr. Ken Larsen, former candidate for Utah governor and research scientist says that the law against Hemp is not only unreasonable it's unconstitutional. "I have $100.00 for the first person who can show me where in the Utah constitution it gives our government the authority to prohibit Hemp and another $100.00 for the same in the US Constitution". Larsen is confident that no one can collect on his challenge because neither constitution gives government the authority to prohibit it.

As things stand now, anyone growing Hemp will be charged the same as anyone growing Marijuana. The difference is that Hemp can't get anyone high. Valdez stresses, "You can smoke an acre of Hemp and the only thing you will get is a headache, you will never get high". McGuire also says that Hemp can be used to make high protein hemp milk, clothing, paper, paint, food, cosmetics, particle board, durable textiles, and even plastic bags.

Utah and the Nation faces ever increasing gas prices and problems with oil producing nations, McGuire says "We see this as a way to boost the American economy and help achieve energy independence.
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