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Cannabis: A Sustainable Alternative. English 112 O5P Grattin Cox, Charles Kong, Tiffany Wang. Hemp For Hope. Who are we?. Charles Kong Tiffany Wang Grattin Cox. What are we about?. Sustainability Decreasing CO2 emissions Industrial Capability/ Profitability of Cannabis Commercial Hemp

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cannabis a sustainable alternative

Cannabis: A Sustainable Alternative

English 112 O5P

Grattin Cox, Charles Kong, Tiffany Wang

Hemp For Hope

who are we
Who are we?
  • Charles Kong
  • Tiffany Wang
  • Grattin Cox
what are we about
What are we about?
  • Sustainability
    • Decreasing CO2 emissions
  • Industrial Capability/ Profitability of Cannabis
    • Commercial Hemp
    • Medicinal Marijuana
effects of carbon dioxide emissions
Effects of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
  • Climate Change / Global Warming
  • Rising Sea Level / Hurricane Intensification
  • Population Decline

Hemp For Hope

rising sea level
Rising Sea Level

Flooding / Property Damage

Hurricane-Induced Economic Damages

population decline
Population Decline
  • Negative Health Impacts
    • Eating disorders, heat stroke, spread of virus
  • Caused by high-income countries, detrimental to low-income
  • Animals
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Advertise & Educate

Mobilize & Demonstrate

Globalize

phase 1 advertise educate spreading hope
PHASE 1Advertise & Educate Spreading Hope

Endorse / Promote

Hempology 101 Compassion Club Cannabis Culture Green Cross

BCMP

Advertise

Educate: Workshops, Classes, Seminars

what is cannabis
What is Cannabis?

Marijuana:

Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis

Tetrahydrocannibinal

Female

Hemp:

No THC

Cannabis sativa-L

Male

cannabis is an alternate resource
Cannabis Is An Alternate Resource
  • Lynn Osburn (biomass energy expert) estimates that 1.5-3.6 million acres of hemp can replace all of Canada’s fossil fuel demands
slide16

Cultivation – Efficient, Renewable,Abundant

Versatility allows minimal herbicides / pesticides and actually increases soil quality

Decreases CO2 emissions (carbon sinks)

=Sustainable

cannabis is a medicine
Cannabis is A Medicine
  • Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Mental Illnesses
  • Pain Relief and Paresthesia
  • Pharmaceuticals are expensive and have too many side-effects!
cannabis is economy
Cannabis is Economy
  • Poverty & Rising Food Prices
    • Inexpensive Health Care
    • Commercial Hemp = Beneficial for impoverished
  • Combined approach
    • Generates sustainable development
cannabis is illegal
CANNABIS IS ILLEGAL!
  • Legalities (permit)
    • RCMP agreement
    • Medicinal license
  • Stigma
illegal drug market
Illegal Drug Market
  • Under the table economy
  • Money flow concentrated prohibition (police) & non-renewable energy sources
  • Waste of inevitable economy
rather
Rather…
  • Instead invest money into research, legalization, manufacturing and taxation
  • less police, less drug dealers / gang violence
  • massive tax revenues
phase 2
Phase 2

Mobilize & Demonstrate

slide24

Grow, research and innovate

Invest:

  • Recruit
  • Raw Products
  • Tools & Factory
where
Where?
  • BC
  • UBC farm

“Sustainable land management and food production practices with basic and applied research, innovation, education and community outreach”

farm location
Farm Location

Where: Armstrong, BC

Size: 50+ Acres

$1,000,000

slide27
When?
  • Schedule:
    • Spring planting season
    • Summer growing season
    • Fall harvesting season
    • Winter advertising season
slide28
How?
  • Harvesting: trim the plants, trim leaves by cutting. (Can be mechanized)
  • Manicuring: scissors, automatic trimmer or machine.
    • "The Twister”
  • Drying and Curing
product distribution
Product Distribution
  • Sell raw hemp at ‘compassionate’ rate
    • (ie. ecosource paper inc, biohemp, clothing companies, fuel companies)
    • Financial support to promote
  • Donate medicinal marijuana to dispensaries
phase 3 globalize lobby
Phase 3Globalize - Lobby
  • Gain institutional support
    • By demonstrating potential / success
    • Fund related research
    • Scholarships
    • Media, government, universities
slide32

“Make the most you can of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere” – George Washington

money distribution
Money Distribution
  • Farm: $3.4 mil
  • Employment (workers ~50): $ 3 mil
  • Endorsement (Promotion/ Lobbying $ 2 mil, Support $2.5 mil, Future research $1 mil): $ 5.5 mil
  • Excess (lawyers if needed): $ 8.1 mil
in depth farm expenses
In Depth Farm Expenses

$ 1 mil

$ 250,000 $ 1.2 mil

$ 400,000

$ 20,000

$ 500,000

future research
Future Research
  • Critical Attitudes
    • Lack of knowledge/ stigma
    • Surveys
  • Cannabis genetic engineering
    • How to manufacture hemp
    • Seed Yield
  • Rates of CO2 emissions / depletion
conclusion
Conclusion

Sustainable

Industrially Powerful

Economically Prosperous

Medically Beneficial