Will you help our hemp leaf emoji campaign?

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Hemp is a wonder plant, so let’s recognise that with an emoji

Hemp is a hot plant in 2021, and its popularity is growing. Hemp is truly a wonder plant, capable of saving the world from climate disaster. An acre of hemp can absorb 9 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere in just one season. And the products made from hemp, such as fuels and plastics, can displace oil from our lives altogether. Hemp can also be used to make nutritious foods, sustainable fabrics, even hempcrete for housing construction.

We want a hemp leaf emoji to be part of the emoji alphabet

The emoji alphabet has become a new language, a new way to communicate. A picture can replace many words, and we can invent new meanings for pictures. Emojis are easy, and they’re fun. So, as emojis become an ever more important language, we want hemp to be part of the conversation. Hemp is a key part of the future for a sustainable world, one with nature at its heart. Unicode, the organisation that decides on emojis, is not accepting new emoji submissions until 02 April 2021. We aim to send our submission for a hemp leaf emoji on that date. Are you ready to help?

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420 is a demand for change. Legalize hemp and cannabis worldwide now

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What 420 means, origin story

In 1971, five high school students in San Rafael, California, used the term in connection with a plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop, based on a treasure map made by the grower (sounds like a movie waiting to happen). The group called themselves The Waldos, met after school at 4:20 PM, and were later popularised by High Times magazine. Now 420, 4/20 or 4:20 (pronounced four-twenty) is used as a general slang or codeword for smoking cannabis, and also represents April 20, an annual occasion for cannabis activities, including pro-legalization marches where it is still illegal.

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Hemp plant FAQ, climate change, CBD, THC, cannabis

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What is a hemp plant, what does it look like, climate change, CBD, THC, cannabis FAQ

The hemp plant is beautiful and so versatile. There’s a lot of confusion around hemp, cannabis, the uses of these plants, hemp offset, and the hemp plant’s potential impact on climate change. So we’ve put this handy FAQ together for you. Enjoy and share!

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Your vision of a sustainable planet is our mission

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You want to live in a world that is beautiful, stable, fair and full of promise for many generations to come. You have a vision of a sustainable planet.

So do we.

We are you. Together we can save the planet.

We now offer everyone a way to stop climate change, by absorbing carbon dioxide – CO2 – from the atmosphere. If we absorb enough CO2, we stop the global temperature rise, and pull back from the 2 degrees Celsius increase that will tip the entire planet into chaos, disaster and uncertainty.

Welcome to your sustainable ecommerce marketplace

And it is so doable! Hemp absorbs 10 tons of CO2 for every acre planted. We need to plant hemp on just 5% of the world’s agricultural land to do this. Just 5%! Every purchase on our growing ecommerce platform will pay for a hemp plant to be planted, harvested, processed and sold as high value products, products in everything from wellbeing and nutrition, to fabric and fuel. We will sell a limitless range of sustainable lifestyle products on our sustainable ecommerce marketplace, including hemp products made from the hemp we grow. And when our crop makes a profit, you will share in the value generated.

Taking a vision of a sustainable planet and working together to make it real

This project is a real solution to the climate crisis. We will partner with hemp and sustainable product operations all over the world, working together for a better future for all.

Your future belongs to you

We will share the value that we generate while saving the world from climate change. That’s only fair, isn’t it? If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because we live in a system that’s rigged to work against the majority and the environment. Readathriller believes that the capitalist economy is no longer fit for purpose and we need to reimagine how and why goods are produced, and how and why value and profit are shared.

We can do this. Because we must do this.

You are not alone.

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Vision, mission and values work together. Read about our values.

Who are the villains in this thriller? It actually doesn’t get any worse. You honestly couldn’t make this stuff up.


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NASA Blue Marble: NASA/ GSFC/ NOAA/ USGS [Public domain]

How to stop drug war slaughter in Ireland: Legalise and control cannabis

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Ireland a bastion of liberal humanism? You think?

You’d think, wouldn’t you, that Ireland is a bastion of liberal humanism, not at all isolated and insular out there on Europe’s western fringe, but a cosmopolitan, secular, fun place to be. You think? Nah. Ireland is still very conservative, unimaginative and a ‘nanny state’. When we take a mature approach to the legalisation and control of cannabis, then we’ll start to grow up.

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A sign in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Take it literally.
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Industrial hemp is now legal in the US – Great news, especially for climate change

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USA decriminalises hemp

2018 was short on good news stories, but President Trump gave the world something to celebrate late in December, when he signed the 2018 US Farm Bill into law. One part of the Farm Bill decriminalised industrial hemp, at federal level, meaning that US farmers can now grow the crop without a complex licensing process, or fear of federal intervention.

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Reefer Madness and all that

The Marihuana (sic) Tax Act of 1937 effectively made possession or transfer of cannabis illegal throughout the United States under federal law through the imposition of an excise tax on all sales of hemp. This act was brought in to criminalise the use of recreational cannabis, following the infamous Reefer Madness religious propaganda film. Many believe that hemp was effectively criminalised under this act so as to protect the paper and plastics interests of American industrialists. Whatever the truth was, hemp is now once again legal to grow, without the need for licences or advance tax payment. The 1930s were truly odd.

Hemp for sustainable production that helps the environment

Hemp built America, and much of the modern world, so it’s great to see this plant again taking the lead in the search for sustainable materials that can keep us in the lifestyles to which we’ve become accustomed, but without destroying the planet. An acre of hemp absorbs 10 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, while the processed plants can displace materials and foodstuffs derived from trees, oil and dairy cows. So hemp is the champion that can save the world. And it is truly awesome to see America again take the lead in mass cultivation of hemp.

Learn more

This Wikipedia article has great detail on the history of cannabis in the USA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States

This article from Visual Capitalist has information on the 6,000-year history of medical cannabis: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-medical-cannabis-shown-one-giant-map/

Watch Reefer Madness, IF YOU DARE! https://youtu.be/esfKfTBGadg

Reefer Madness poster credit: By Motion Picture Ventures – posterwire.com direct link, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69820558

Hemp absorbs 10 tons of CO2 per acre, hemp is the climate solution

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Don’t listen to climate change deniers

The climate solution is hemp. Whatever the deniers may claim, the devastating fires in California are a result of climate change. Carbon dioxide is the biggest problem in climate change. We produce it by burning coal, petrol and gas in electricity production and transportation. Agriculture is another big source of CO2, as are deforestation and cement production. The CO2 that’s released by human activities helps to warm up the atmosphere. This is called the greenhouse effect, and CO2 and other contributing gases, such as methane, are called greenhouse gases, GHGs. A warmer atmosphere has more energy, which unsettles weather patterns and causes more severe weather events. Hurricanes, droughts, forest fires, ice storms are all caused by our GHG emissions.

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