<p>The Empire doesn't understand yet what has happened. Legalizing hemp farming and hemp industries will have a profound impact on our local communities, our soil, our ecosystems and our culture at large. They don't understand that legalizing hemp, part of the new Farm Bill enacted in December, is a tremendous catalyst for change. But we do.</p>
There’s a lot of energy in the air these days surrounding hemp, and with good reason. Hemp was removed from our culture back in the early 20th Century when a number of laws were established that demonized hemp and marijuana. Now, as we’re learning that so much once held as true is false, it should come as no surprise that our illusions about hemp are crumbling as well.
<p><span>Hemp is the common name for cannabis, the first plant cultivated by humanity as we crept from being Neolithic to becoming Agrarian. Likely this was due to a few reasons. First, hemp is an extremely versatile plant,</span><a href="http://hempbasics.com/shop/cms-display/hemp-information.html"><span> with leaves, seeds and stalks all capable of creating useful products</span></a><span>.
Our federal government has now clearly established itself as an enabler for corporate special interests instead of being the champion of we, the people and the common good. All three branches collude in eroding our civil rights, creating laws and policies which benefit the very rich at our expense. Our situation becomes less tolerable each day. We need a new way forward.
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<blockquote>Our true destiny...is a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaged in and by their places. - David W. Orr</blockquote>
<p>Communities are the lifeblood of human existence. 'No man is an island', and we do well to hold this context. Sadly, our communities have been abused and destroyed by the usual suspects. This must change.</p>
<blockquote>The world would be a poor place indeed without commerce [pun intended]. Along with community, it serves a vital purpose in our daily lives.</blockquote>
<p>Sadly, in our culture today and throughout much of our history, commerce has been controlled by corporations for interests we do not share. As it plays out in our lives today it's called globalism or plutocracy, and it preys on people and planet alike. It respects nothing but money, and it is in dire need of transformation.</p>
<p>The World 5.0 Platform is the cornerstone of our efforts to transform our Earth. These five topic areas are crucial to our lives and the quality of our lives. They provide a context for moving forward into our Great Transformation. Indeed, there are already Revolutions of Love taking place in all five content areas - Peace, Governance, Localism, Organic Food and Learning. Wonderful ways to engage...</p>