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Laura Wright: Map of Free Territory

As prohibition of marijuana and hemp (the DEA rarely issues permits for legal cultivation of hemp) continues, America has become the top importer of this fiber.

A cannabis farm in international waters.

High Seas Farm will be comprised of barges outfitted to grow cannabis with the intention of providing all parts of the plant for use in industrial, medical, and recreational applications. 

 

Hemp uses little to no pesticides and fertilizer and does not require large amounts of water to grow.  It is the worlds number one biomass producer with higher yields per an acre than cotton or lumber and the stems, seeds, and flowers can produce building materials, protein and omega 3 rich food, textiles, medicines, alternatives to alcohol or other drugs, plastics, oil, and bio fuels.

 

As prohibition of marijuana and hemp (the DEA rarely issues permits for legal cultivation of hemp) continues, America has become the top importer of this fiber.  This prohibition has also helped the US to become the most incarcerated country in the world. In April 2012, 48.4% of the federal prison’s 217,817 prisoners (94,621 people) were incarcerated for drug offenses. 

 

High Seas Farm

Navagating the Inclusive Economic Zone, Model Farm, Navigational Chart

by Laura Wright

 

Year: 
2012